From Affluenza to Covid-19
“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it!” Ferris Bueller
As my father in law Ralph used to tell me, as you get older time not only goes by faster but it accelerates. Boy, have the last 6 weeks proved his theory right. The world as we know it has changed dramatically overnight!
Americans went from fat and happy, (but suffering none-the-less from affluenza), to being fat and fearful. Most of us had not only enough, but often too much – dwellings crammed with stuff, more than enough food to eat, and multiple ways to spend our leisure time. Then we were confronted with scarcity- empty shelves, lost jobs, and nothing to do but sit at home and stare at the walls (oh yeah, and our screens filled with negativity). Of course this situation caused a lot of anxiety and discomfort.
While at first the situation seemed completely negative, there are glimmers of hope. People finding creative ways to connect and help each other, people finally slowing down and letting go, people beginning to question our hectic, “more, more, more” lifestyle.
Unfortunately the fear of scarcity is occupying the majority of people’s thought patterns, the news cycle, and our conversations. At times like this, it is important to remember the world is naturally abundant and take some steps to develop an abundance mindset. How to do this? Here are a few things to try;
- Get out in nature. Notice the abundance of the trees coming to life, the abundant sunshine, and the fresh air. These things do not stop because of Covid-19.
- Say abundance affirmations like “”I am connected to the endless abundance of the Universe”
- Be grateful for what you already have. Find books or clothes you’ve neglected and start using them. Appreciate the food and things you have- don’t worry about what you don’t have.
This is a temporary situation! Remember that the Universe does not allow us to move forward until we honor where we are currently. Let’s take this time to make changes within ourselves so that we can better impact others when we come out of this!
In Chiropractic, DR Matt
- Posted in: TGIM