Now that we’re all cooped up, what are we supposed to do with this abundance of undifferentiated free time? For the moment, I’m telling myself to do nothing writes Charles Mcnulty for the Los Angeles Times . The old me he elaborates, would have ambitiously drawn up plans. Finally, time to continue writing that book, redraft that play and start a new short story .
The astrologist Pam Gregory posts on You-tube live yesterday : Whenever we have an Aries Equinox, ( March 22) we experience great opportunities for setting up goals and manifestation. While we watch in silence the ‘ Collapse of the Old World” we will experience substantial ” Jumps in consciousness” and ‘Kundalini energy’ that will stimulate the opening of our so far limited third eye, downloading flashes of futuristic information, evolutionary developments that will lead us to a better understanding of our reality.
Turning his apartment into a monastery is not one of Charles Mcnulty ‘ s immediate plans. He simply want to give himself “a break from the frenzy of mass cultural consumption — the binge mentality that doesn’t pertain only to streaming television. For the last few years, I’ve been keeping a tally of my reading. This year I could easily set a record, but I think the time would be more profitably spent if I reevaluate why I read.”
In my case things are much more simple, during this time of distress, I am just grateful to choose for a self-imposed a house arrest. It has several temporary positive aspects: No annoyance for missed deadline , tax delays, rough sketches, late RSVP, unaffordable Spring looks and upcoming boring galas . I am giving myself the luxury of a bit of silence away from the medias where I can fin ally hear my agonized, Munchian heart’s desperately asking for some rest and self-care.
Morning rest and self-care Ritual :
To prevent COVID-19 disease, I take time to wash my hands, 20 seconds and more with my ( favorite of all times ) Maja soap. Luxuriously soft its scent reminds me of flamenco dancers from Andalusia. Then I pour boiling water with a slice of lemon on a pretty Japanese style Gibson glazed mug as a holistic health remedy with a twist of Vitamin C and other vitamins.
Then I sit in a comfortable position and prepare for a short meditation . To do so, I have been using an wonderful Ayurvedic oil on my temples and chest to help reduce anxiety and hydrate my skin. Sometimes I also use it to treat my hair with it’s active nine elements and sooth bruises from mosquito bites during Summer.
To add to this holistic ritual Kyle Russel from Crystal Cocentric once suggested to add to my collection of crystals an Apophyllite crystal I should hold it in my hand during meditation. Apophyllite healing properties are known to bring peace and tranquillity and believed to create connections between the physical and spiritual realms. On this recent video Kyle shares further his knowledge about the relationship with crystal and the corona virus.
Daily prayers are a must, and the psalm 91 from David’s psalms is true consolation to reinforce our faith that we are not alone in trouble times. A 30 minutes walk to Central park before 8 am keeping distance fo r at least 2 meter ( 6.5 feet) from other pedestrian a token of witnessing that nothing lasts forever and Spring is at the door with a promise of renewal .