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Pandemic as Practice: Transforming Fear Into Empowerment (with special co-host Joanna Macy)
April 23, 2020 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT
A powerful and unlikely spiritual teacher has arrived on Earth, blowing across the globe, sweeping everyone into the shadows of its cloak. This teacher has interrupted life as we know it, showing us the impermanence and fragility of our lifestyle – foreshadowing what we can expect as climate change progresses.
This spiritual teacher brings us right to the razor’s edge of this precious present moment. No past. No future. Just what is here now. All across the globe, people are speaking this spiritual teacher’s name: Corona.
The Coronavirus has the potential to kill millions worldwide. The virus also has the potential of being a spiritual initiator for humanity.
In our day-to-day lives, we are lulled into merely skimming the surface layer. We can easily fall asleep into a homeostatic trance that preserves the status quo, woefully inhibiting our evolution. What can awaken us from slumber is a personal or collective crisis.
A personal crisis has the power to thwart our daily routine. Cancer, stroke, heart-attack, job loss, divorce, or loss of a loved one can crack the shell of ingrained habit and initiate us into a journey of self-discovery.
A collective crisis has the potential to wake up the masses. Climate change and pandemics serve as potential species-wide intiatory events. Recognizing the possibility that Corona may kill millions can activate dormant spiritual instincts, bringing into consciousness such powerful spiritual inquiries as:
Who am I?
What do I do?
What is my purpose, place, destiny?