Healing hands not just washing hands

There are more and more people these days seeing the corona crisis as healing. It’s about healing hands not just washing hands. Here are my perspectives and stories from this particular journey…

How are you?

In these corona times this is a question with an extra significance somehow. There is pressure around it and it is what we all talk about. And my inclination actually this morning was not talk about it because everyone else is talking about it. …

There is a need for our healing hands

But then I’m not going to talk about it. It’s not about it, it’s about us, it’s about you and me. It’s about how we react during these times too. How we prevail. How we bring in our love, our light, our joy, our healing hands into it all.

And it all looks different for each and everyone of us. It really strikes me how different the world is being experienced. It’s like there is a wave moving through the world and each of us reacts in a different way, depending on our circumstances for sure, but also depending on our inner circumstances. And maybe also just depending on where life takes us these days.

I have such strong and powerful experience that this is so not random, that we are really being invited to bring something into this situation and it may be different for each and everyone of us what it is.

Different challenges – different opportunities to heal

Some will and do experience great pressure, perhaps in terms of health, perhaps in terms of experiencing death in families. For most that’s actually not the case but for some it is. For most there is pressure created in life as we know it. There is more financial pressure perhaps, or pressure in relationships.  Some people are forced to be with other people all the time in their homes and apartments. Other people experience loneliness. So it’s very different for each of us.

In any case we are invited to heal ourselves, to discover our self healing hands so to speak. My dear speaking mentor,  teaching mentor and  colleague Steinar Ditlefsen expressed it with such clarity, just in 5 minutes, how it is all about healing ourselves first, and becoming first what needs to become during this time.

Because as we heal the world heals. That’s how it works. This is a mirror. Whatever we see out there is a mirror for us.

It is a friendly mirror. Sometimes it looks scary but it’s actually a friendly mirror inviting us to heal from within what we see outside. So this is the first thing to do for all of us.

We are more than this

The other thing to do is to remember that we are more than that. We are more than the pressure, we are more than the trouble, we are more than the limitation, we are more than the challenges.

We are infinitely more. We are infinite beings showing up as these human beings, moving through a great challenges. And the great challenge is actually what happens on Earth, it is the climate, the environment and not the corona crisis itself.

It’s not about corona

I talked with a friend yesterday and she said that within the last week  or so she’s been talking with some 200 people, and except of one, just one, all the others had the realization that this whole thing with the corona virus is created for us to wake up to our responsibility. And to wake up to our abilities as people who can connect with who we really are, and connect with each other, and work together and collaborate. Because this is really what is being called for.

And they all said to her, “You know once this thing is over… And maybe even before it… I’m going to engage much more around climate and environment. ” They really see how it is important.

We do experience during these times how the pressure that we create in the world as humans how it lessens actually, because we stay at home. You can almost here the sigh of relief in nature.

Can you feel that? I feel it almost literally whenever I go for a walk. Like there’s something opening up. And yes, it’s Spring and the birds are singing but it feels like more than ever before. I’ve heard of others having this experience.

So there is a bigger context for us people, as humanity, as individuals, and also as souls. It is very much about bringing that bigger perspective in, it is very much about surrendering to what life gives us and healing what needs to be healed. Finding our healing hands, literally and figuratively speaking.

Joy and Playfulness in corona times

It is also about bringing even more of our love in, bringing even more of our joy in, bringing even more of our playfulness in. Playfulness as in playing fully.

And how do you play fully when you are under limited circumstances? The reminder is that while some circumstances appear limiting – and I don’t’ want to underestimate those – but our ability to be in joy, our ability to play, our ability to shine is not dependent on our circumstances. It never has been.

No matter how serious things look it doesn’t mean that you should turn that ability down, on the contrary. You can! And I’m here to help you with that, so if you have any questions, if you don’t know how, let me know.

There are resources available for you: Joy Keepers Network offers resources here on how to open up to more joy, specific practices, coaching and more.

I’m reminded all of a sudden… 25+ years ago my dear dear brother passed away very suddenly, leaving behind his 6 children. I went to Israel where the funeral was to be within very short time, because that’s how they do it. And so I spent time with his family that was in such deep grief, such deep loss…

And the children.. The youngest was just 1 year old, the oldest was a teenager I think. What I really noticed was how they moved through waves… There were times where they were grieving and crying and missing their Dad and also just reacting to the grieving adults around them… But in between that they were playing, they were joyful, they were alive!

This is our natural way of being. And, we live in a culture that may be judging that, that may be saying oh you shouldn’t… But we know we should! And we see it. I’m sure you’ve seen videos from Italy where people are singing and laughing, and there are so many beautiful things going on right now, it makes my heart sing!

Our challenges and our gifts

In meeting a challenge we are really bringing gifts in, we are really bringing our joy, we are really bringing up what we are, which is more than the circumstances, and more than the challenges. It’s so wonderful to see that.

So let’s keep doing it, let’s keep shining. This is our role. I’ve seen that some of us had this very strange experience: As soon as this thing began to accelerate there was a great peace, great love, great joy flowing into us and through us. And it is there for a reason. It is there because this is the role we are here to play.

We are here to be that peace, to be that joy. So if that happens for you wonderful, be grateful, and share it. Let’s shine! This is what we’re here for.

If you don’t experience the shining that’s totally fine. Then you’re here to heal it right now. And the shining will come. Because the only thing between the shining and the not shining is what needs to be addressed at this time. We experience it for a reason.

This is the time to be a Joy Keeper in whatever way you are that. And Love Keeper and Light Keeper and Hope Keeper. Be the healing hands of the world.

I think this is very important actually. I’ve heard a lady who for the best of reasons and with the best intentions said ”This is the worst crisis in the history of humanity” and she said it with such gravity. And I don’t want to underestimate what is going on, especially because I cannot see into the future. But I do know and I do see and I am being told and others are too, that this is a wave that is going pass and it is not the worst crisis in the history of human.

It is a serious crisis yet in the big scheme of things it is actually minor. And I am not underestimating it, please don’t take me wrong. I’m not underestimating the pain, or the suffering, or the trouble. Still, this is not the end of the world, this is a passing wave.

The invitation

The invitation as always is to do what we need to do, to heal ourselves first and then we heal the world. To shine within and then to shine outside. To find the joy and the playfulness in whatever way we can right now and then to bring it out. And the world moves and life moves on.

Thank you! Thank you so much. Be Joy because you are. Be Love because you are.

And you will find it, even if you cannot come in touch with it right now, which may be true for some of you, you will find it and we are here to help each other with that. We are waking up to this together.

There is support around you for sure. And I’m here for you as well so just let me know.

Thank you for listening, thank you for being here.

healing hands

Image by Gerd Altmann from Pixabay

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