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Hidden Blessings

Like so many of us, these past 6 weeks have been spent focused on survival stuff, ie. being a food gatherer, staying healthy, cleaning the clutter in my house,  seeking financial help during unemployment (which,  despite hours upon hours on my computer, has not panned out as yet), and learning how to expand my healing practice online.

In a way, I was running the same rat-race behavior that I have maintained for so many years now keeping up a busy acupuncture practice and busily maintaining a lifestyle that had grown comfortable.

The last day or so my awareness has started to shift to the blessings that are being brought to me and to us as an earth family through this ordeal.

I think I have finally slowed down.  I’m taking better care of my own health than I ever have.  My sleep has improved. I’m enjoying working in my garden and eating my own herbs,  tomatoes,  peppers, cabbage, and lettuce.  I’m walking every day.  I can find things in a house with less clutter.  Do I want to go back to my fast pace?  No,  I don’t.

I keep reading and hearing about the renewal of nature to our cities, the oceans and waterways, and our skies.  Initially, I read about the inhabitants of the huge industrial city of Wuhan seeing a blue sky for the first time, about the canals of Venice, Italy once again having fish, dolphins, and ducks.  Now cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco are reporting blue skies and cleaner waters.  We are getting a chance to see what our earth used to look like before we humans left our very large footprint on our land, our skies, and our waters.

Having to look in the face the possibility of the extinction of our own human race hopefully can become a doorway to our collective awareness of and compassion for the extinction of so many of our animals, plants, birds, insects, etc. that has been quietly creeping up on us for some time.  What we choose to do with this wake-up call remains to be seen.

Bonnie McLean
Bonnie McLeanhttps://www.spiritgatemedicine.com/
Dr. Bonnie McLean O.M.D, A.P. has been in practice for 36 years. A graduate of Duke University School of Nursing, she practiced nursing as an RN for 20 years before embarking on her studies in natural medicine, which included an MA in Counseling from Pepperdine University, a Doctorate in Oriental Medicine from California Acupuncture College, and training in energy medicine and shamanic healing. In addition to her holistic acupuncture practice, she is a writer and speaker. She is author of Integrative Medicine: The Return of the Soul to Healthcare, which can be found on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. Bonnie is a contributing author to the inspiring book Crappy to Happy: Sacred Stories of Transformational Joy

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