Welcome to the first publication of my newsletter. I figured what better time to start it on the first days of spring. What's covered:
Yes you heard me right ... the Benefits of Coronavirus!! Nothing in this universe is created without purpose or reason. We might not like, or be in agreement with the reasons, or the outcome, but it is always for the highest good. I know this does not sit well with lot of people, specially if you are already mad at the universe. But allow me to explain this situation.
So there are so many people around the world that have been trying to do something about what is happening to our planet, but the resistance has been overwhelming with many people, specially politicians. Mother nature has been trying to be nice, to show us what is happening, but the majority have not been willing to listen. So what does she do to address the situation, Virus ... A virus that will handle the separation among humans, pollution, over population, people's need for external attention, people's need for more things, people's need for more money. Stay with me and let me explain.
Benefit 1: A virus that knows no separation. Yes, what better way to show us that we are all one. A virus that is equal opportunity in every way, it does not know age, race, gender, religion ... it does not care. Giving us the opportunity to see we are all one and the same on this planet called Earth, so let us find ways to stop the fighting, separation and let us work together in coming up with solutions to help us all. Can we for a second imagine what if the needs of every human on this planet was met: food, shelter, clean water, safe living conditions, clothes, utilities, education and everyone was accepted just as they are (i.e no discrimination or mistreatment because of race, gender, sexual orientation/preference)! Do you think under such circumstances anyone would need or desire to leave their home? So there would not be a need for boarders, walls, weapons of mass destruction and armies to protect the walls. Yes, I know we are not there and this is a dream but I love to dream. This virus is showing us we are all the same and to start thinking more globally as Earth citizens and not by the place we came out of our mom's vagina's or in my case her tummy.
Benefit 2: A virus that cleans mother earth. So, we all know we are polluting with our consumption and desire for more and more and more ... So what better way to clean the earth, slow down the factories, not having as many planes in the skies, not having as many cars on the streets, not having ships and boats on the waters. LA and NY, two of the biggest cities when it comes to traffic and people, now you see pictures of both cities that look like some kind of apocalypse movie. Venice, due to self isolation, and people not coming out to dirty the waterways, is the clearest it has been in 60 years, and dolphins have been spotted down in southern Italy, swimming in clearer water. So mother earth is taking charge and forcing us to stay away and she is doing what humans have not been able to do.
Benefit 3: A virus that slows down the fast pace life styles. Human society, more so in the cities and suburbs of those cities, has become very fast pace. Work, kids, deadlines, after school activities, weekend schedules of running from place to place to either get things, or take kids from one activity to the next, and so on ... even exercise for most has become a chore a task and a place to run to, in order to escape. So now this virus has mandated a slow down of life. Slow down to be with your family without all the running around and have tos and shoulds and musts. Slow down so you have no place to run to in order to escape, you have to face your self and your mind that keeps running and running and makes you run with it. Slow down in order to be more mindful, more self aware, and to start getting in touch with yourself and those around you. Slow down and find new ways to enjoy your self and your loved ones without the constant running around and external entertainment. A virus that is doing what gurus, spiritual teachers, healers, etc have been guiding and asking everyone to do to live a happier life.
Benefit 4: A virus that forces simplification of life. Money and "things" have been a major part of human life. People work more so they make more money so they can get more things. So now this virus is shutting things down and slowing things down, impacting economy so everyone is looking for ways to simplify their lives and rethinking things that they buy, is it necessary, is it needed, can I reuse something else instead. All the items that you have been used to, amazon same day delivery, next day delivery, second day delivery no longer available. Items that you deemed as necessity no longer available. So yes it is making everyone simplify their life styles. And the less we consume again the better for the planet.
Benefit 5: A virus that is making people be more grateful for what they have and for each other. A virus that is making people to be out in nature more. A virus that is getting people to think of creative ways to help each other, entertain each other and have fun. And after the initial spread of fear that spread in social media, now people are posting more positive quotes, comedies, funny posts, and fun activities they are doing with their families. And the best thing of all, having all the nail salons, hair salons, restaurants, bars etc closed, has made people take less selfies and being attached to their phones and taking pictures of every moment of their lives to show everyone else. Instead the posts are become more about their real life.
So yes what pockets of people have been wanting the rest of humanity to do for their own benefit and the benefit of the planet, now the universe has mandated it for all. So let this time be a time of reflection, a time to enjoy and be kind and loving to yourself, a time to reflect on your relationships, a time to reflect on what you want your life to be like and to do what brings you the most pleasure, and let it be a time that you get in touch with your true self. Let us not let the anxiety and fear take over but gratitude to take over. Let's see the silver lining in this one and remind ourselves nothing is ever created with out a purpose and in that same light there is a purpose for you being created in this physical life. Love and Peace to all
Some good exciting news to share. First is the start of this newsletter ... Yay :)
Reminder, I do offer remote sessions in addition to having sessions in my backyard out in the open. And for those that still want to come in I can send you an email or text letting you know the precautions taken to insure your safety.
Next I have a new artwork called My Life My Journey. You can read the inspiration and purchase it HERE. This is one of my own favorites.
Another exciting news is that I am now part of the teaching faculty at Transformation TV. I will have a monthly show called "Goodbye Bullshit, Hello Happiness". Follow me on Instagram or Facebook to know when the show is online. It is also available via podcast. Also as part of Transformation TV I will be offering workshops and other services online at Altr Global. More information to be provided on my social media once its all online.
Also both of my websites have been updated so be sure to browse around.
Because of the great amount of anxiety, fear and stress all over the world, I decided to share some of my practices that I provide to my clients, online. So please make sure you are following me either on Instagram @atousar or Facebook @Soulystic.
The exercises and meditations that are provided can be used in your daily life and not just for what is happening now. Video 1 provides a good way to practice gratitude, mantra and exercise to reduce anxiety in the moment. Video 2 provides helpful hints to do mediation and stay mindful, more about gratitude, relationship advice.