Rarely do I record an opinion piece, but this unfolding is too big to ignore. Everybody is wondering what is happening, where the virus came from, and how it will affect our future. I see both positive and negative outcomes for this story.
The good news first? I believe our current economic system will be destroyed, and we will have to live an entirely new way where making, buying, and spending is not the primary focus of our lives. We are going to have a spiritual revolution in consciousness. People all over the world are sitting at home with time to either do two things: run their wires dry with worry and fear or to contemplate with the questions, “What is really important right now? How do I really want to spend my time? Without my career, who am I?” amongst a million others, to be sure.
The bad news? I believe another revolution will come beforehand and of at least a semi-violent nature. Food is being hoarded from shops as people panic. It is seen as a limited resource, and this is the first form of control; granted, it is being controlled already including stealing from the small farmer, pesticide use, the mass killing and utilisation of animals as machines, bad advertising and fast food, fake concoctions made of sugar and E-numbers, etc. However, now that food (and toilet paper) are the number one commodities, it can be used on a global scale as a form of control. Riots could break out and a suppression of ‘the troublemakers’ could ensue.
Countries are also limiting travel – not only to and from airports – but to and from a variety of shops and services. Nations like the UK, Spain, Portugal, and Italy have called for a State of Emergency, meaning most leisure activities and travel are cut out, save for trips to the supermarket, pharmacy, or petrol station. In other words, whatever isn’t necessary — you can’t do. Spain is even handing out fines to cyclists and walkers just for being outdoors! Portugal is a bit better, because there are less people and it’s deemed fine to exercise or walk the dog, as long as it’s a one-person project as groups of two or more are not allowed. Small food markets are totally shut down, so this forces people to shop at supermarket chains right now. I fathom that governments will ultimately try to tighten regulations even further on our food supply as a form of control, because “the virus started at a small market in Wuhan. So do you think it’s safe to buy and sell from normal people anymore? We need to slice it, test it, add chemicals to it, and distribute it waaaaay more carefully to our trusting public.” (Sarcasm).
I also suspect mandatory vaccinations for Coronavirus, even in order to step on to an airplane. Airports are already seriously considering “forcibly quarantining” people who are either ill or suspected to carry the virus. Human rights are teetering on the brink.
Tough questions about the economy, globalisation, and human control will be explored in this episode, so have a listen and form your own opinion. The best we can do is to think critically at this time, carry out our spiritual lives to the fullest, and think of creative ways to come together communally so that the shift of power lies in the human spirit and not in governments who have tried so hard to make slaves out of us — pure beings in a crazy system we never wanted.
I want to share two powerful videos below containing advice and hope through this rough period of Kali Yuga:
Sri Acharya of Dharma Nation
Shanyamurti of the Sat Yoga Institute.