With this in mind, I questioned my own time in this unusual time. Unfortunately, rituals, gatherings, and festivals were scheduled with no new dates in sights. What I do have are my meditation practices such as lighting a soy candle for world healing on my altar and saying Loving Kindness Meditation each night. Each morning when I walk my dog, I’m grateful for the sky, the trees, the grass, the weather, the birds––the list goes on. In simple things I’m expressing gratitude.
Everything looks and feels different with a thankful spirit. Instead of being upset at hoarders I am grateful we have food to eat and toilet paper. It also gives me renewed appreciation for things such as reading or a shared conversation via the phone. This trying situation has given me inspiration for writing.
As far as church services, rituals, or even continuing spiritual classes, Zoom provided a bridge. It was good to be able to see fellow members. Even received healing from a shamanic healer via the phone and received messages from a medium via the Spiritualist church service Zoom meeting. I attended one class on Hermetic Philosophy, which was five hours long. Although it was a great class I came away with the need for a more comfortable chair.
With Quarantine slowly being lifted, I’m not sure I’m eager to go back to things the way before. I appreciate the quiet nature walks and my intentional meditations, which I will include into my re-invented lifestyle. How has the Quarantine changed your spirituality?