You are probably aware that the actual statistics for the Covid19 event we are experiencing fall way short of the extreme 'plague-like' numbers that were initially touted. 2017 and 2018 are still considered to have been much more serious flu seasons than the current one, but there was no lockdown back then; it was just dealt with in the normal fashion.
The current extreme measures of house arrests, behavioural control and a vaccine that is being rushed through without any safety tests is suspicious, to say the least. But the immediate troubling fallout of global lockdown is the economic hardship and stress being experienced around the world. That's not to say that there are no benefits to this period – there certainly are, such as the quieter roads, the chance to slow down, and the rapid expansion of contacts with like-minded people via the internet as we search for answers! However, those who are out of work or experiencing extreme stress at home due to a myriad of factors are driving up the statistics for depression, abuse and suicide.
Someone doing something practical about this is Psychotherapist and online educator, Anita Bentata. Anita trained in Psychotherapy after emerging from an abusive relationship. She now specialises in cases of trauma, stress and abuse. Having worked one-on-one for many years, Anita has changed her focus to group programs in order to reach more people. She has just received a grant from the Victorian Multicultural Commission to run a program for women that will assist them in managing the current set of stresses. The program began on Monday 13th July and registrations are open for another week. Anita was glowing after that first session from her delight in being able to serve so many women. 🙏🏽 ❤️
Thank you, and stay well.
People around the world were captivated by James Cameron’s film Avatar, and his depiction of the Na’vi, a blue-skinned race living in a lush alien world.
But did this advanced people demonstrate a fall in consciousness?
Could they have responded differently to the American invasion of their planet?
And what’s the relevance of Avatar to today’s situation?
Some are saying that we are right now in World War III, but this time it’s not a war between nations but between the wealthy/powerful/controlling élites and the rest of humanity.
The story in a nutshell:
When his father is diagnosed with cancer, Nathan escapes the stress at home by dreaming his way into a fantasy dimension. But even there, trouble is brewing as evil ‘Reactors’ take over the world. He joins a band of rebels led by a carefree woman called Rada, and as he struggles to understand her cryptic leadership style, he begins to realise that the messages he is hearing could help his sick father… and himself.
Power of the Light is an allegorical story that sheds light on the ancient
If I handed you a $100 bill, would you...
- buy something that makes you feel good?
- save it?
- pay a bill?
- give it away?
Your answer reveals something of your money personality, your values, and your childhood programming.
It’s important to value ourselves, so (a) can be a worthy option, especially if we rarely treat ourselves. But if we can’t hold onto money, if
More than ever, it is time to hold the vision of co-creating the world we want to experience. The world today is not as it was…
And I’m not talking about the virus and lockdown. For sure everything has changed due to the ‘deadly’ virus but once you look behind the curtain, you discover so much more you hadn’t known that the whole world changes shape.
I shared some thoughts in my last blog about the current ‘pandemic’ and the agendas behind it, and the fact that, coming from a Holocaust background, the signs of increasing (and dictatorial) government control are alarming.
Signing up for a tracking app is all too similar to the Star of David armband that the Jews were required to wear in WWII Germany and Poland, to my mind. Freedom of speech seems to be an endangered species…
So how is this story likely to end?
Writers know that you milk a storyline for as much drama as you can!
More and more people are beginning to ask questions about the virus and lockdown. One of my chief values is independent thought. I hope you'll join me in exploring some of the issues we are facing today...
More people, even in mainstream, are wondering why there are such severe travel restrictions given what is now emerging about the virus:
- that it’s not nearly as dangerous as we were initially told
- that the rate of death is on par with any year’s influenza statistics. (Details on this point below.)
- that it is pneumonia in the wake of the virus that kills, not the virus itself. (See video link with epidemiologist below)
- that the calls for a vaccine are suspicious since a patent for the virus was applied for in 2006 (US2006257852), and a patent for the vaccine was applied for in 2014 and granted in November 2019 (EP3172319B1)…
And then there are questions about the lockdown and enforced separations:
Did you know that Isaac Newton wrote his great work, Principia, during the Black Plague, when the university where he worked was closed for nearly two years from 1665 to late 1666?
During his ‘lockdown’ at home, Newton researched mathematics, physics and optics, and laid out the three laws of motion.
What are YOU doing with your time?
So far three new people have contacted me seeking book coaching or writing classes in order to take advantage of this period to work on their own projects. I’d love to support you too – and your kids!
Here are some options that might suit:
We are living in extraordinary times. This is a unique world experience that we are having right now, and truly the biggest virus is probably fear. So here are some thoughts that I hope will serve you in combating anxiety and finding the upside of the coronavirus health issue and lockdown.
I call my e-newsletter/blog ‘The Whole News’ because I want to train myself to look at an issue completely; I want to be able to see both the benefits and the drawbacks, since every issue in life is two-sided. There are benefits for us personally and nationally and internationally. Here are some of my thoughts – please share your ideas in the comments area below.
BENEFITS OF CORONAVIRUS LOCKDOWN
It’s International Women’s Day this Sunday and I’d like to call upon women everywhere to harness their extraordinary creative power and stare down this ‘coronavirus’ panic!
From the point of view of living as conscious creators of our lives, it’s just crazy to keep focusing on it and giving it so much energy. It’s a basic principle of life that ‘what we feed, grows’. ‘Where the attention goes, the energy flows.’
The best way to protect yourself and your family is by keeping your and their immune systems resilient, and the best ways to do that are:
A long long time ago (2006)
I self-published a novel called The Mastery Club – See the Invisible, Hear the Silent, Do the Impossible.
In 2007 it won an award for youth fiction
and I began giving talks and running workshops.
I received many many beautiful emails and messages of appreciation.
Within a couple of years I’d sold 5000 books,
putting it in the ‘Australian bestseller’ category.
In 2009 I was having coffee with an enthusiastic reader when she innocently asked me,
‘Is there anything I can do to help?’
‘Well, if you happen to know a film producer, that would be great!’ I joked.
Enter: The Universe.
I’m reading an article by Bill Gammage, who at the time of writing was an adjunct professor in the Humanities Research Centre of the Australian National University and author of prize-winning book, The Biggest Estate on Earth: How Aborigines Made Australia.
I first read this article years ago, and the magazine (Australian Book Review) has been kicking around among my things ever since. Suddenly I pick it up again and the timing is exquisite.
I’ve just finished reading a book called Imperfect – How Our Bodies Shape The People We Become by Lee Kofman.
Lee was scarred as a result of several major operations when she was a child from injuries sustained in a bus accident and from a defective heart. To begin with, she saw her scars as ‘badges of honour’ but as a young woman in Israel,