As the initial shock begins to fade and our minds have exhausted its first question, what just happened, we move onto the next matter at hand, what do we do now? It’s a puzzle, for sure, since there appears to be no clear answers. Governments and leaders are in a panic. Some are handling the crisis better, but it’s hard to judge since the world has flipped upside down. I imagine that most of us feel like we’re hanging on by our fingertips for dear life.
What do we do now? I have an answer that I have been taught and have been teaching for the last twenty years. To date, it hasn’t gone over well with most people because it isn’t something we have tried before. So here goes.
My answer is we choose Love. Love is the only way out of this mess we’ve gotten ourselves in.
When I pose this solution to folks, especially business and education people, I usually get the rolled eyes reaction at best or a few profanities thrown my way. I am often dismissed as being naive. Love is many times misunderstood and cast into the emotional realm of puppy love and even disappointment in life. The truth is that Love is an energetic source that is more powerful than the fear that currently directs the world. But those trying to control the world don’t want us to know it.
Humanity has been on a course of reckoning for thousands of years. We don’t seem to learn from history, which is stunning to me, considering we’ve been through two world wars and several empire collapses. Albert Einstein said that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Our history is fraught with insanity.
We had an opportunity to shift human consciousness. It didn’t happen, and instead, we did the opposite and gave up many liberties.
Part of the reason I think this has happened is because when faced with catastrophic disasters or confrontations, humans tend to rally around a leader or group out of concern for what comes next, not understanding their power. We have waited for a savior or politician to solve our problems, but the right ones never come. We tend to make decisions about what to do in our most vulnerable emotional state of fear. The powerful know how to use this against our best interests. I saw this in our reaction to 9-11 when there was an incredible chance to rally the world leaders together to unite in a non-violent effort to say enough of war and violence and set a new course for change. We had empathy from our most feared rivals, like the people of China and Russia. We had an opportunity to shift human consciousness. It didn’t happen, and instead, we did the opposite and gave up many liberties. We let the one percent in power lead us into a war that happened to line their pockets at the same time.
There is goodness in our hearts, and we summon this courage from the power deep within us to perform heroic measures.
We’ve been given many opportunities in our lifetimes to change our direction and choose love but have not done well. When the financial crisis in 2008 came, we looked the other way. Hardly anyone was held accountable for the biggest heist the world had seen and lobbyist and lawyers did their best to protect Wall Street. When our babies in school were massacred, we went out and bought more guns and then loosened the few restrictions we had on firearms. When more schools got mowed down, we did it again. Our pattern of fearful decision making is obvious. In these cases, we still witnessed the best of humanity in individual acts of bravery, kindness, and generosity. There is goodness in our hearts, and we summon this courage from the power deep within us to perform heroic measures. The strength to do this comes from the power of love. It can move mountains.
My favorite book on this subject is Power vs. Force, The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior by Dr. David R. Hawkins. Dr. Hawkins does a fantastic job of breaking down the levels of human consciousness. What he describes as power, I know as love, and what he describes as force, I know as fear. Dr. Hawkins aptly describes power vs. force as the following:
On examination, we’ll see that power arises from meaning. It has to do with motive, and it has to do with principle. Power is always associated with that which supports the significance of life itself. It appeals to that part of human nature that we call noble—in contrast, to force, which appeals to that which we call crass. Power appeals to what uplifts, dignifies, and ennobles. Force must always be justified, whereas power requires no justification. Force is associated with the partial, power is the whole.
He goes on to say:
Force always moves against something, whereas power doesn’t move anything at all. Force is incomplete and therefore has to be fed energy constantly. Power is total and complete in itself and requires nothing from the outside. It makes no demands; it has no needs. Because force has an insatiable appetite, it constantly consumes. Power, in contrast, energizes, gives forth, supplies, and supports.
The beauty of Dr. Hawkins’s revelations is that each of us already has the power to create change. The systems that have been purposely developed in fear no longer can support life on this planet. We are going through a reckoning of our souls and our collective consciousness. This must happen to change the tenuous direction we have been going. On a deep level, I am relieved that this reckoning is not coming through another world war that would cost many more lives.
My guidance showed me this pandemic last fall. I couldn’t for the life of me imagine how a virus could get past our borders, seeing how we have been able to prevent this in recent years. However, the perfect storm was brewing from the level of fear in our collective consciousness.
This change that we are going through will not end in a month. I’ve been shown that we will be isolated for a while, and this is painful but necessary to change our habits long term. The crisis is ugly and will be brutal at times. Still, it is also exposing what life could be like without pollution, wasted time, and the value of local sourcing of food and supplies that can create deeper community connection. Many souls are leaving the planet, some because they aren’t ready for the changes to come and others because their work here is done. No one can know why our loved ones are leaving, but all of these beautiful souls should be honored and cherished for their part in this awakening.
It is an awakening that is happening, and we can make this significant change worthwhile by using the power of love in our everyday thoughts and decisions. It’s time to choose love. We need to stand in the eye of this storm as an observer rather than a participant. It’s time to step back and observe the actions and reactions for what they indeed are. We must see the truth that is being revealed rather than allow our perception to mold what we want to see.
The truth must come out in order to set the right course, and it will surprise all of us. We have labeled our good guys and bad guys from our human perception of what we want to see. This perception has created a stark polarization that has kept us from creating a peaceful, fair world. With every action or thought that we make, or other people and our leaders take, we must honestly ask these two critical questions:
Is this action or thought coming from love or fear? Is this freeing us or controlling us?
Our outer world is breaking down so that our inner world can course correct. We must first heal ourselves. My first reaction when the virus spread became apparent was to write an article of what I knew a few months ago, but I had an awful flare-up of a physical problem that stopped me. It turns out that I still had some deep wounds that I had to release before I could speak about this crisis. Our recovery is going to be a prolonged process because we need this time to reflect on our inner health and power. What I learned is that we cannot work our way through this if we have judgment, resentment, or feel any kind of superiority towards other people
Without great solitude no serious work is possible.
Of course, there needs to be accountability. We are moving to transparency like it or not. Sometime in the future, we will see many people be exposed and fall for their fearful, greedy actions. But at present, it is vital for those of us who cannot help those in need to do this inner work. So, when the time comes for global accountability, we have cleared our hearts and can stand in our power of love to see the truth. Then, we can bring about the creative solutions the world needs. We’ve never done this before, but doesn’t this prospect make the journey more motivating?
What do we do now? Choose LOVE!