Coronavirus: Connection and Communication, Part 2
Last week, in Coronavirus: Connection and Communication, Part 1, I shared some of the understanding and communications I have received about the global coronavirus pandemic from the virus itself, as well as from my meditations in this time.
In this post, I’ll share some of the writings and communications of other people (human people, that is) whose work and depth of listening I deeply respect. Next week, in Part 3, I’ll share some additional communications from some of the non-human wise ones who have been offering their perspective both on the virus itself, and also what is unfolding on our planet for all species.
(These writings and insights are shared in alphabetical order by the last name of the author.)
I have been privileged in the last few years to have some of my writing published in the journal Dark Matter: Women Witnessing, edited by Lise Weil and Kristin Flyntz. Kristin’s beautiful poem, “An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans” has gone “viral” with this video in English, and this one in Italian.
While Kristin has been clear that this “imagined letter” comes from her own creative listening and perspective, I feel that there is deep wisdom in her writing that arises from great sensitivity and connection with the non-human worlds and what is unfolding as both challenge and opportunity for us in this time.
An Imagined Letter from Covid-19 to Humans
By Kristin Flyntz
Stop. Just stop.
It is no longer a request. It is a mandate.
We will help you.
We will bring the supersonic, high speed merry-go-round to a halt
We will stop
the frenetic, furied rush of illusions and “obligations” that keep you from hearing our
single and shared beating heart,
the way we breathe together, in unison.
Our obligation is to each other,
As it has always been, even if, even though, you have forgotten.
We will interrupt this broadcast, the endless cacophonous broadcast of divisions and distractions,
to bring you this long-breaking news:
We are not well.
None of us; all of us are suffering.
Last year, the firestorms that scorched the lungs of the earth
did not give you pause.
Nor the typhoons in Africa,China, Japan.
Nor the fevered climates in Japan and India.
You have not been listening.
It is hard to listen when you are so busy all the time, hustling to uphold the comforts and conveniences that scaffold your lives.
But the foundation is giving way,
buckling under the weight of your needs and desires.
We will help you.
We will bring the firestorms to your body
We will bring the fever to your body
We will bring the burning, searing, and flooding to your lungs
that you might hear:
We are not well.
Despite what you might think or feel, we are not the enemy.
We are Messenger. We are Ally. We are a balancing force.
We are asking you:
To stop, to be still, to listen;
To move beyond your individual concerns and consider the concerns of all;
To be with your ignorance, to find your humility, to relinquish your thinking minds and travel deep into the mind of the heart;
To look up into the sky, streaked with fewer planes, and see it, to notice its condition: clear, smoky, smoggy, rainy? How much do you need it to be healthy so that you may also be healthy?
To look at a tree, and see it, to notice its condition: how does its health contribute to the health of the sky, to the air you need to be healthy?
To visit a river, and see it, to notice its condition: clear, clean, murky, polluted? How much do you need it to be healthy so that you may also be healthy? How does its health contribute to the health of the tree, who contributes to the health of the sky, so that you may also be healthy?
Many are afraid now.
Do not demonize your fear, and also, do not let it rule you. Instead, let it speak to you—in your stillness,
listen for its wisdom.
What might it be telling you about what is at work, at issue, at risk, beyond the threats of personal inconvenience and illness?
As the health of a tree, a river, the sky tells you about quality of your own health, what might the quality of your health tell you about the health of the rivers, the trees, the sky, and all of us who share this planet with you?
Notice if you are resisting.
Notice what you are resisting.
Stop. Just stop.
Ask us what we might teach you about illness and healing, about what might be required so that all may be well.
We will help you, if you listen.
My friend and colleague Andrea Mathieson is an intuitive wise woman, flower essence creator, and someone who has spent years communing with all life and listening deeply to the soul of the world. I met Andrea through the Dark Matter writer’s circle, and have great respect for her work and her visionary listening.
Andrea shares several pieces of writing on her website; each of them contains a great deal of insight and wisdom:
Also, you may be interested in the two conversations that Andrea and I recorded together:
Penelope Smith is one of the pioneers in the field of animal communication, and was my primary teacher and mentor. Penelope’s books, teachings, and writings are foundational in the field of interspecies communication.
These posts are very helpful in understanding the spiritual and evolutionary process we are in as a human species, and the broader perspective of viruses as allies and helpers in our journey together on this planet at this time.
“Find the spiritual peace within. Make it your foundation. Do what arises for others and to restore the health of Mother Earth out of your loving center.”
Pandemic Arising: What Can We Do? Penelope Smith
Are Viruses Sentient Beings? Penelope Smith
It is my hope that these perspectives and writings will nourish and inspire you, and encourage you to share in a broader perspective of this challenging, poignant, and transformational time.