Whatever is going on in our lives, I believe it always helps if we try to look at things in as positive a way as we can.
The world is going through a time which could be termed `an initiation`, or an opportunity for a global change of outlook. I have heard it likened to what it was like in the second world war when life changed for so many people. (I was born just after the war ended, but I still remember dried bananas and my mum talking about what it was like trying to make things out of powdered eggs! )
I think one of the positive things which happened during the war, was that everyone was drawn together in a much closer way. Social barriers were broken down and people helped one another more than ever before. Now, with the Corona Virus, although we are `socially distancing` there is a growing feeling of `we are all in this together - we must help one another.` People are freely volunteering to look out for the vulnerable, to do their shopping, check they are OK etc.
Chatting together about this, my son, Michael, (who is now on a `work at home` regime as so many people are,) showed me the list he had written of positive outcomes:
Benefits for the environment (e.g. even dolphins and swans reappearing in Venice canals)
Vast improvement in air quality (e.g. statistics that the number of people in China who would not now die of air pollution far exceeds the number dying from the virus).
Far less crime
Families coming closer together
More people thinking more of others and helping in the community.
So there are still many things to feel happy and positive about as we go forward into spring time, and our positive thoughts and feelings help our personal well being, and everyone around us!
As always, there is so much encouragement in White Eagle`s wise words:
'We see a beautiful shining light that is beyond the clouds, and so we bring you this message of hope.....All will be well. Have no fear. Give your trust, that is all. Trust and have courage. The tests you are called upon to undergo have their bright side and the cloud has not just a silver lining, but even a golden one!` (from 'Seeking Serenity').