Updated: Mar 22, 2020
What's an Animal & Nature Communicator to do on St. Patrick's Day during times of the Corona Virus? Go for a hike of course! Nature heals! After I returned I sat down to have another conversation with the Corona Virus. Here's our dialog:
Maia said: Hello Corona Virus
Corona Virus said: Hello!
Maia said: Since I talk with animals, plants, insects, cells, organs, bacteria and viruses on a regular basis I have had numerous people asking me to talk with you. And, of course you know I have talked with you on my own ever since I heard about you and I have also enlisted my awesome students to talk with you in class as well.
Maia said: Corona Virus I would love to talk with you now to learn more about you and how we humans may proceed in our lives in your presence.
Corona Virus said: Here’s what I would love to say. You have heard it many times from many sources and now you have an opportunity to learn it first hand through experiencing a direct threat to your species. I am not evil in myself and it is NOT my intention to cause harm or to elicit fear and upset among you. I am here because you asked me to be here. You have been calling for a quieter time. You have been asking for a rest from your stress-filled days. You have asked for more peace and simple joys to be experienced on a daily basis. You have asked to experience feeling purposeful and useful and appreciated for who you are. You all have asked to experience love, kindness, strength and patience. Your species is on a road to wreckage. I am here to divert you in the path you are heading down. I am here to give understanding and appreciation for what is truly important in your lives. I am here to remind you what life is all about. You now have a time of quiet and contemplation and reflection like you would never imagine creating. I encourage you to go inward, and appreciate these times while you have them. This is a time I encourage you to stay in, rest deeply (you need it!). Rest for your life, complete things of the past, forgive one another come together in your hearts (not in person). Use your technology to stay in touch.
Work with yourself to manage your fears. What you are learning is to live in the moment. Living in the moment is not knowing what is in the next moment. It is living fully celebrating life ~ just being. Step outside, go for a walk. Allow the trees, plants and animals to guide you and to love you. Love them. Be grateful for what you have.
Corona Virus said: What this is all about is living in the moment and loving one another as your family. What you have forgotten is that what is good for one person must be good for another. If something you want or you do is harmful for others including animals, plants, insects and Earth, then it is ultimately in the long run harmful for you too. You are killing yourselves, I am not killing you.
Corona Virus said: We (the virus) don’t despise you and we don’t want to harm you. We LOVE you! The way you humans are living is not sustainable. It is not real, and it is not loved even by you. It is out of the realm of natural harmony. It is out of the realm of nature. You are nature! You are the corona virus. You are the Buddha. You are Christ. You are cancer. You are influenza. You are a vibrant healthy being! You are everything! You, each one of you, encompass all the possibilities and all the expressions of life. You have good hearts. You have good minds. We want to help you STOP, help you pause and reflect and regroup, individually and together as a species. This is a time to go inward and catch up on your rest. Put yourselves and your homes and lives in order. Catch up on the really important things, the things you long to do but never have the time, energy or inspiration. Rest first then rejuvenate and recreate. It is time for you to have your voice again and to be a part of creating your tomorrows. Here’s an example. What is deep in your core is the desire to be of service to another, to do something truly good from your heart. This means thinking of others, it means thinking as a human community being sure all have what they need to thrive. An example now would be not to clean the shelves at the grocery store but instead to take only what you need. As the shelves are cleaned of food and supplies those who had no chance to get their share are in distress and fear. Those clearing shelves are in fear and perpetuating fear. What if you only took what you needed so that others could feel at least as secure as you do? This (Corona Virus) isn’t something you survive and then change to be a better person later on. It is something you strive to be a better person RIGHT NOW because there is no tomorrow! I’m not saying that to scare you I’m simply making a point that fear driven living is causing havoc and it is not new. That is in part why we (the virus) are here right now in this situation.
Maia said: Corona Virus I have heard you may be man made. What do you have to say about this?
Corona Virus said: Well, in a way I/we am/are man made. Humanity is ill. Your species has been ill for quite some time and growing more ill every day. Again, there is nothing to fear. Let me explain. The way your species is living, and living with one another, is not sustainable. You all know this deep down and many of you are very aware and concerned about this. Some of you are living for today and will concern yourselves later, ie tomorrow. You are going to be however you are going to be as usual. Others of you are suffering each passing day with news of cruelty to people and animals and disrespect for the Earth, feeling like you have no voice and no one understands or really cares. ALL of you are contributing equally because this is not a way to live. Very few humans are living in harmony, peace and integrity all around. Every one of you humans has work to do, including you of course. I will say humanity has brought about the corona virus because your immune system as a species is compromised. It is like a doctor (in this case Dr. Corona Virus) putting you on forced bed rest because you are overworked and overstressed. Your systems are on overdrive all the time. Many of you don’t sleep, you don’t give yourselves the opportunity to be out in nature or celebrate and enjoy life. This is not a bashing of humanity. Honestly it isn’t all your fault. You unknowingly have taken paths which have led you to this situation. All that is required now is compassion for yourselves, forgiveness and the opportunity to rest individually and as a species and to rejuvenate your spirit. That is what we, the virus and fellow beings of nature want. We would like humans to join nature, slow down. Some of you are much better at this than others. Often those of you educated in human institutions have more challenge slowing down than others who live in remote villages closer to the land. Some villagers may be new leaders for humanity’s next chapter. It is drama!
Maia said: What do you mean Corona Virus?
Corona Virus said: You humans are dramatic! It is a grand drama watching all that you do. And, I must say you are a lovable lot! Truly you have tender hearts and young minds.
Maia said: Do you have any specific advice or guidance for us Corona Virus?
Maia said: How can you say you like us humans but then cause the deaths of some members of our species?
Corona Virus said: As I said before it is not my intention to harm humans. I am very similar to what you humans call the flu. I am not normally deadly to most people. I am only a danger to those most delicate. Similarly, just as I am, the common flu can be deadly to some human beings.
Corona Virus said: Here’s the thing, if I, the corona virus, am handled with integrity and care then I can disappear from your lives quickly and with no further events. However, this is the challenge. It is difficult for you human beings to do the right thing. You are a young species. In most cases people are being infected because of a lack of understanding of the oneness of you all and the responsibility that naturally dictates. Deaths have occurred because choices have been made which were out of balance with what is in the best interest of your entire species and all species. If you thought of what is in the best interest of all beings including the human species and all other species, animals, Earth, then you would take actions on behalf of all. You would be the voice for all and you would feel the deep satisfaction of standing for all to thrive. You wouldn’t go clean off the shelf at the grocery store. And if you already did maybe you would ask around to see who might need some toilet paper or paper towels and give them some. You would encourage peacefulness and rest and be an example for all humanity. Forgive yourselves, forgive each other. Start anew!
Corona Virus said: My presence could result in a tremendous transformation of the human spirit! We hope to see you having more restfulness, more peace of mind, and peace and MORE simple joy in living!
Maia said: What about those who have died and those who have lost their loved ones and friends?