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Covid-19 (A Manifestation of Narcissism)

In this vast universe, we are not just neighbors if we live on earth.  We are roommates. We share the same ‘house’.  And yet, relative to the majority of beings (including people) who live here with us, we live as strangers.  I have lived in neighborhoods where if I passed someone who lived right next door, I wouldn’t know it…  Neighborhoods where no one says hello.

shutterstock_1033259008 (1).jpgThe loneliness is growing in the human race.  Its cold, sharp edges numbed by the addiction to our technological devices.  All species are suffering from our ability to disconnect and separate from that which we see as ‘other’.  They say that if you put a frog in cold water and heat the water up slowly, the frog will not jump out.  He will acclimatize until he boils to death.  This I fear, will be the story of people and separation.  The human race is becoming more and more aloof by the day.  And I watch the chill of this aloofness making people more afraid of one another.  The Covid-19 outbreak is just the "cherry on the cake".  This makes my heart ache because people need the warmth of each other. 

What those of us who see the pain of this ‘boiling water of separation’ can do is to become that warmth… To be the one to speak first.  To be the one to smile.  To be the one to act in a manner that relieves the tension of other people’s fear.  To act in the best interests of nature itself. 

shutterstock_1150971305 (1).jpgToday the world is boiling in the water of fear.  The Covid-19 outbreak has become the tipping point for the human psyche with regards to this fear.  The fear that people and governments feel makes openly speaking about the outbreak in and of itself a very risky proposition.  I will simply say this:  Back when people began speaking about the fact that the 2008 financial crash was caused by big hedge fund companies, insurance companies and banks creating mortgage backed securities and giving subprime loans for their own personal profit, people considered it a conspiracy theory… until it became obvious that it was reality.  There is nothing insane, paranoid or kooky about the understanding that money is the root of most every decision made in the world today.  It certainly isn’t the care for our fellow men.  That is a gaslight. And you must understand that the reality of economy is that when changes happen in the market and many people become financially ruined and even die, others become very, very rich.  But because we have been socialized to comprehend that self-centered motives (such as wealth or campaign strategy or irresistible headlines or personal safety) is immoral, no one will ever admit it.  Instead, they will cover it over with a veneer of morality. 

If the safety of people is the concern at hand, we get to look directly at the reality that according to statistics, as of today about 337 people die in fires every day.  Around 1,418 die of the flu every day.  About 3,792 people die from car accidents every day. About 7,671 people die of obesity every day and some 21,000 people die from hunger every day.  There is almost no global reaction to any of these threats.  There are two main reasons why there is no reaction.  1. People see minimal to no profit in solving them.  2.  Uncertainty is the food of panic.  We have the tendency to not panic in the presence of a very real risk if it is familiar and known, but panic anytime we encounter something unknown and unfamiliar (even if it ends up posing a minimal risk).  Covid-19 is an invisible threat that we feel is novel and foreign and that we feel we have no control over catching or not catching and so it suddenly feels like a survival risk to all of us.  Not just to “those people”.               

shutterstock_1448686568.jpgWhen people are afraid, people become narcissistic.  It is not that people are ‘bad’ for doing this.  It is simply that the focus naturally shifts to self-preservation.  It is a knee jerk reaction...  One that is biologically wired into us.  The irony is that this knee jerk reaction so often makes us even more unsafe.  Especially in a modern world, where the threat is so much more complex and multifaceted than simply immediately reacting to escape a physical threat.  Fear can make us completely blind and also controllable.  So many of you have been asking and even pressuring me to comment on the Covid-19 crisis.  What you want is an answer.  Many of you want me to tell you what to think and what to do.  That is the normal reaction to have when you are in fear.  All I wish to reflect to you about that before I continue is how easily fear can open the door for people to control you in whatever direction suits their own best interests if fear puts you in a state to want to be told what to do. 

The real problem with Covid-19 will prove to be the reaction to it.  In this case, the governments have different motives and reasons for panicking than the citizens do, because they have different information.  The reaction to it has the potential to kill more people and ruin more lives than the “organic virus” ever would.  The many conflicts that will arise as a result of the reaction to it are the biggest threat of all in this situation.  It is the beginning of what I was writing about when I released my 2020 forecast earlier this year.  Most people will not be facing how to respond to a virus, but instead how to respond to government action and the reaction that companies and citizens have relative to those government actions.  The world right now is set up like a house of cards, more interdependent than most people have awareness of.  The domino effect is already proving to be colossal and will continue to prove to be so.  But never forget that each and every one of you has the power relative to how you respond to the situation

shutterstock_1079173076.jpgAre we going to respond by making the world a safer place on a physical, mental and emotional level?  Or will we make it more unsafe in the delusion that we are taking steps to ensure safety?  In the name of safety, people have the capacity to destroy life as they know it.  This is what creates vicious spirals.  For example, imagine that people began to fear that the financial markets would crash.  And so everyone tried to withdraw their money from the markets overnight.  They would create the very thing they are afraid of.  People who foresaw this would be in a very difficult position themselves.  Because if they are the only one to not do the same thing, they are left with nothing.  So it would seem their hand would be forced by the rest of humanity to participate in the very thing that creates the downfall of human society… To act in their own best interests.      

The definition of a safe relationship is a relationship in which we take someone else’s best interests as a part of our own best interests.  When we are in fear and thus in self-preservation mode, this is precisely what we are not doing.  And so, by definition we, ourselves become unsafe to others.  This causes other people to go into self-preservation mode relative to us.  As you can tell, this inevitably becomes a self-perpetuating spiral of warring methods of self-protection.  It takes some deep, deep looking to see the vulnerability, the fear and pain underneath those warring strategies.  If we did look, we would quickly see that the best strategy for actually being safe is not to focus on preserving ourselves, the best strategy is to focus on alleviating their fear and pain.  It is a drastically different focus.  It is a step towards taking others as a part of ourselves, which is a far more objective response than strategy. 

shutterstock_273433976.jpgYou will hear a lot in the coming year about how bad fear is.  Fear will never go away. You will never live a life without fear. There is no such thing as fearlessness.  We may try to hide our fear from each other but that doesn’t mean it isn’t there.

 Fear is neither good or bad.  It is information.  Information about a potential or a reality that is deeply unwanted.  Everything depends how that information is used.  And most people do not know what to do with that information, which is something that the media must understand unless they want more blood on their hands than they already have on their hands as of today.  Reacting to fear causes us to do stupid things.  Ignoring fear also causes us to do stupid things.   And so your task for this year is to master fear.  To figure out how to make objective decisions that involve risk.  If all you can do is to practice this mastery, that is enough.  

shutterstock_569382892.jpgFear is inherently about separation. By its very nature, it is an instinctual reaction to push something or someone away from you. And fear is the number one most isolating experience on the planet. The more fearful we are, the more alone we are.  To help visualize this, imagine that you are standing in the middle of a circle with a bunch of people. Now see yourself feeling fear toward these people in the circle and pushing them away. When you do this, eventually, everyone else ends up outside the circle and you are the only one inside the circle … alone. Now imagine that same scenario but this time, your fear toward everyone causes you to want to avoid them and thus, run away from them. If you do this, everyone else is still inside the circle and you are now outside the circle … alone. This is how fear creates loneliness and prevents connection.  This is a big problem when we fear each other, because the number one human need is connection.  And this outbreak has caused us to fear each other.  I am the first person to say "never mess with a single cell organism".  But there is a big difference between 1. Deciding to take precautions relative to transmission and 2. Fearing everyone, pushing everyone away and separating and isolating them out of that fear.  The trauma and ripple effects, aftermath and implications of forcing separation on people will extend far beyond the potential damage of the threat that people SAY they are trying to prevent.  We must be very careful as well because the threat of separation from loved ones is perhaps the biggest form of leverage that someone can use on someone else in order to force their compliance.                 

shutterstock_1266819832.jpgTo love is the opposite of to fear.  We make very different decisions out of love than out of fear.  To love means to make the decision to take something as a part of yourself.  This means, nothing is more important than to re-own your own fear and to take responsibility of it as if it were a crying child.  When a child cries for help because he or she is afraid of something, the correct response is not to immediately get rid of that thing.  For example, there are children that cry hysterically in fear that their own shadow is following them around when they walk.  You cannot get rid of the child’s shadow.  What you can do in that scenario is to help them to see the reality and to change their perspective.  It is only by really owning and taking responsibility for your own fear that you can make an objective decision in whatever situation you find yourself. 

Because fear tells you very clearly what you don’t want, it means the door is wide open to figure out what you DO want and need.  If you could take your attention off of pushing against the unwanted and put it squarely on putting your energy into what you do want in any situation, life would feel much, much better. 

What is the Covid-19 situation telling you that you want and need?  Is there a way you could put your focus and energy and action into those things in a much more direct way?  Every time a decision is made my someone outside of you, consider it a chess move.  And your job is to figure out what you want and need given the new situation and pour your energy into that.  I’ll give you an example, when President Trump declared a national emergency yesterday, we made the decision to cancel both of our events this month.  I want and need to teach and to see a world full of awakened people.  I want to live out my purpose.  But a bigger want and need for me is togetherness.  When the government created a risk of separation through quarantine or closed borders, we found that we were unwilling to take the risk of people being forcibly separated from their families and loved ones.  It does get significantly harder when you find yourself in a lose-lose scenario in which there is fear on both sides of a decision.  But prioritizing according to your most honest and important wants and needs still works in a lose-lose scenario.  If any of you are interested in understanding what to do about fear in a much more in-depth way, I have an entire chapter dedicated to it in my book titled: The Anatomy of Loneliness.  

shutterstock_265671650 (1).jpgOne of the many gifts of near-death experience is that you get to measure being alive next to so many things.  I am going to say something now that I want you to never forget.  Fear has a way of convincing a person that the most important thing in existence is survival.  It isn’t.  It is quality of life.  Quality of life is what humanity must stand for. 

I have been teaching relentlessly for a while now about the importance of taking that which you see as ‘other’ as a part of yourself.  At the most objective level of perspective, the Covid-19 outbreak is a manifestation of the failure to do this.  The failure of humans to take nature as a part of themselves and thus to commit environmental abuse.  The failure of the individuals running major corporations and governments to take citizens as a part of themselves and thus profit off of their suffering.  The failure to take the most basic human emotional needs that we have as a part of ourselves, and thus make decisions that will damage our capacity to thrive. 

The most important thing you can do as an individual, which will change the way you respond to anything you fear, is to take that which you see as ‘other’ as a part of yourself and by doing so, to take their best interests as a part of your own best interests.  To do so is to fix the root of the entire weed of suffering that has grown rampant within the human race.  And I believe that each of you, whether you decide to do it or not, are capable of doing so.  You are capable of popping the bubble or narcissism that fear has the tendency to cause you to build.  You are capable of lovingly caretaking your fear.  You have the power relative to how you respond to any situation.  You have the power of transcending herd mentality and not doing what everyone else is doing.  You have the power to ask yourself what your fear is telling you that you deeply want and need and focusing your energy and actions on those things directly.  You have the power to take the best interests of others as a part of your own, without sacrificing your own best interests.  Because YOU are capable of the practice of love.        

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On 3/15/2020 at 9:07 PM, Crystal Rob said:

Our economy here in New Zealand is dependent upon foreign investment and a balance of trade and raw resources being exported so that no one thing affects us as much as some other countries like the USA. We don't print paper money to make people think they are still earning a decent wage for example, but america does. Our population is smaller and less dependent on imported goods because being smaller means being more adaptable. We still have a huge trade relations with China but because our needs are less we could probably survive - but watch what happens when China stops trade with america.  At least the US govt will have a good excuse to stop paying out the 421K retirement to a huge population of america that's getting set to retire. The US govt and Donald will be able to use the sharemarket crash as their excuse - convenient huh? The US govt doesn't have the money anyway but what better excuse than to blame and point the finger elsewhere as though world events caused the fund to dry up.

Great comment. New Zealand sounds like a nice country with plenty of resources to support its population. This virus has opened a lot of eyes around the world, including the US. Especially the imbalance in trade and near complete reliance on other countries for some important products. But its not just the US. Really take a close look. No country should be reliant on other countries to this extent. The potential for great instability. Look at Japan before World War II. Look at Japan afterwards.

Anyway....

Interesting. I didn't realize anyone including the US really printed that much money anymore. Too expensive....

a little tip....US coins used to contain valuable metals...."used' to being the operative word.....A penny is supposed to represent 1 cent...Pennies used to have 3 cents or more of copper in them... The new one are copper colored worthless steel.  Now the push in the US is toward electronic payments..... No more paper or coins.....Just a swipe or a click......Of course we still have some coins and paper, just for the locals to use. What do you think happens when the power goes out? No swipe and click.... I sad and fun to watch.

Can you believe a politician actually thought to refuse paper money due to the virus.... Illegal and funny..... US used to be based on the Gold and at some point a Silver standard....long time ago in a far away galaxy.

Big problem with US is the wonderful, masterful politicians let tariffs go awry....free trade and all...what a bunch of ****** .......No one at the helm so to speak....I always assumed the politicians were at least mindful enough to keep some domestic production for emergencies....Looks like a time to learn this is now....We let a lot of production go overseas...But we could and are starting to jump start domestic production again.....Plenty of resources (which means we have plenty of wealth; which is much more comforting than money....money is just a medium of exchange....), just not using it....

Where are the medicines in New Zealand obtained from....What percentage are produced in China? Maybe time to open up the alternative medicine books for sure.

Are you referring to 401k. That's private money which is invested  and where the taxes are deferred until retirement. Nothing to do with US government per se. The money in the 401k can be withdrawn, but at a penalty.

Quite frankly....You are right....US government doesn't produce squat. Not one dollar that isn't taken from a citizen....I wish they would take a lot less and let me decide how to use the fruits of my labor.

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17 hours ago, BeyondTheRim said:

"...Where are the medicines in New Zealand obtained from....What percentage are produced in China? Maybe time to open up the alternative medicine books for sure.

Are you referring to 401k. That's private money which is invested  and where the taxes are deferred until retirement. Nothing to do with US government per se. The money in the 401k can be withdrawn, but at a penalty.

Quite frankly....You are right....US government doesn't produce squat. Not one dollar that isn't taken from a citizen....I wish they would take a lot less and let me decide how to use the fruits of my labor..."

Medicines are, like elsewhere controlled by an organisation called Farmac that allow or disallow certain medicines into our country. So we're in the same Catch-22 as everybody else. That's just one hold over us that power mongers have. It's the one industry that's totally world-wide and has the majority of the population stuck. Doctors sit in their rooms and dish out pills - this one counteracts that one. "Next."
If the world fell over and we had to rely on native medicines, NZ would have the Maori elders to look to. Also common sense which seems lacking considering Convid is an agressive flu not the Black Plague or the Spanish Flu. Storm in a teacup created to make world chaos and money out of the panic, plus show the amount of power to other major countries how they could be fucked-over should it suit. China exerts its muscle in exports to USA who can't sustain themselves anymore. Many countries are reliant on other countries.

Yes 401(k) - got the concept wrong thinking it was a govt fund. We have the same, employer and employee contributions, managed at a fee cost, withdrawal terms. My daughter and her husband both took their individual funds out the other day for the downpayment on their first house. My wife has initiated withdrawal to pay for home renovations; using it while it still has value.

Convid:
Interviewer: "Mr. Trump, God, Sir - can you comment on the ConVid outbreak...?"
(Donald): "We have no knowledge, that anyone has profited from the share market crash, lest of all, me. (diversion tactic) China Flu has damaged the U.S. And Ah Pledge, to the Amerikan people, that Ah will bring the Might of the U.S. Army and take what's rightly ours! (circled finger gesture) God wants us to defeat these threats, and Ah promise to build a wall across the Pacific to keep our borders safe. Ah will be commenting more on how you good people can contribute through a new initiative called 'China Flu War Wall Fund Tax' in due course. (circled finger gesture) Let me say again, there's a rumour that China wants to hurt the amerikan people anyway it can but Ah hold no faith in speculation... Now this China Flu - did I mention China? And Flu.. - together? This China Flu they infected the world with, it's just a rumour (circled finger gesture) - was done to hurt us and to make look like it was originated by White scientists. It's just a rumour that China stole our money electronically and I deny that Russia has all their nuclear warheads aimed at amerikan people - some may be, may be, aimed towards us because if you look at a world map you'll see Korea is that direction - they're aimed at Korea. The rest are aimed at Europe. (circled finger gesture) Ours are aimed everywhere... Our Chinese Great Wall across the pacific will contain all the nuclear fallout necessary, Ah promise you."

Fruits of your Labor:
I decided my own fruits by not having that much invested in the share market and what I do have I control that myself with a sharemarket account not somebody else control it. It's quite easy really and at the moment you can take advantage of plunging share prices and buy cheap then sit back for after the panic and wait. I did that last sharemarket crash and got up to 1,000% share increase overall with buying cheap and waiting.
Buying Gold and Silver - it'll be too late now, you have buy beofre the chaos. Prices would have already risen in the shares dropping those 2 commodities rise - but you have to hold actual gold or actual silver - paper certificates aren't the same thing in times of trouble.
I also pulled my own self-retirement fund 2 years ago and used it while it still had value.
 

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4 hours ago, Crystal Rob said:

Medicines

I hope that world eyes are opened about the wisdom of diversification for many reason. Having most of the production for a fairly critical product stuck in one place or region is not wise.

1. Countries and regions are affected by natural and man made disasters. Is it wise having most of the production in one area or country.  Perhaps it should be spread around a bit. Think of how much trouble we would all be in if an asteroid impacted in China wiping out most of the facilities.  Swap China for Mexico, Canada, Germany. Perhaps the world focus should be on diversifying globally. Use the continents as a template for regions. You would have a North American , European , etc... facilities to produce enough in those regions.  One regions experiences trouble, the other regions could assist.  Probably a pipe dream. Think of the jobs that would be created

 

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Teal,

 thank you. I read and watched the video. I am not afraid of the virus. But I do feel sad when I see people with masks over their mouths and noses and more shut-downs of places of business. 

Taking the "other" as oneself is something I have been practicing for a while now. I have been successful with both human relationships, and non-human relationships . Two of my greatest teachers in this have been the cockroach and rat. They have enabled me to expand my heart energy tremendously. There was a co-worker at my office who was another great teacher. with her, I was able to come to love as a friend someone I initially did not like.

Some time ago I read a blog by Penelope Smith, animal intuitive , who communicated with the consciousness of viruses, including the covid19. It brought tears to me and felt immediately like TRUTH. I love it and include it for others here. EVERYTHING IS BENEVOLENT if we could but know it. 

 https://www.animaltalk.net/The-Animal-Communicator-Blog/files/8bd4669c918d040b2fcf908a4fa32632-58.html

Cheers,

Kay

 

 

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On 3/17/2020 at 12:45 AM, George. said:

Dear Ryuraven,

the person at the checkout might just fulfil their emotional need for connection by chatting with the cashier. Seems to be a great opportunity to implement/apply Teal's advice to take other people's best interests as a part of your own best interests. 💗(expand your heart)

As Teal suggested: The most important thing you can do as an individual, which will change the way you respond to anything you fear, is to take that which you see as ‘other’ as a part of yourself and by doing so, to take their best interests as a part of your own best interests. 🧩⭕(different part of the whole; ONENESS)

Additionally, you could take care of the unwanted feeling that arises while waiting at the checkout 🛒or while thinking about "this whole thing"/the virus 😷. You can take this feeling also as a part of yourself (love it) and take responsibility of it as if it were a crying child. 🌞🦋(shining your light initiates transformation)

The checkout thing was just an example to better explain how I felt. Something like that hasn't happened in years.

No amount of shadowwork is going to change the fact that I am annoyed at how nobody fucking cares about how their actions affect others. So what if the best some people can think of to feel safer is to hoard 20 packs of toilet paper? Them feeling slightly safer is not going to help me wipe my ass. Buying a stock of soap just means the next person won't be able to wash their hands, and it won't be enough to make those hoarders feel an actual sense of safety.

I'm so fucking sick of everyone telling me I need to care more about how others are feeling when the exact thing I'm pointing out is how nobody is caring about others. I'm just worrying that there won't be enough resources for everyone at the stores and that suicide rates might go up, all because everyone only thinks of themselves. But the second I start to express my feelings I get told I need to care more for others, as if I wasn't already doing that. And in telling me to care more for others specific for the virus and nothing else people are also discarding my feelings.

I'm not capable of caring for everyone, that's too fucking stressful. I can get their perspective but I have no better solution. A change in perspective might make people less scared and self centered, but forcing a change in mindset is not a loving thing to do. 

People need people. Right now I need someone to be able to hold space for how I'm feeling. The ability to hold space for the emotions of others has always been lacking in this society, but because of the virus it gets highlighted. That's why I want this to blow over fast. Because as crappy as it was, we did better in terms of taking care of others emotionally before we panicked over covid. We are so focused on overcoming 1 problem that we are blind to everything else falling apart.

Everyone agrees that they want to be well. What we disagree on is what it looks like and how to get there. And since this is a global thing, resolving the cause is not something within my capabilities (and I have no interest in becoming anything related to doctors or therapists). Even if I don't feel that strongly about this, the fact that it lasts so long is what's wearing me down.

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Hi Teal,

I sent in a message earlier but I don’t see it on here. I’m a huge admirer of yours and have been following you for 3 years.  
This message however, has sent me reeling. The 800 a day death toll in Italy is real, there is nothing government controlled about the number of coffins ⚰️  transported by the military to alternative crematoria as Bologna struggles to cope with the number of deaths from Covid 19. 
Physical connection is not an option if we want to save lives by social distancing and slowing the virus down, preventing our health services from being overwhelmed.

Teal, please retract your message. It is irresponsible to suggest we ignore messages to temporarily distance ourselves from relatives. There is no Big Brother government conspiracy theory aimed at controlling people. The aim is  purely and simply to save human lives. 
 

Be responsible and care for your fellow human being by preventing the rapid transmission of this deadly virus. Save lives by staying at home.

Teal please, to save lives, I urge you to amend your message to your followers.

from Ireland

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On 3/18/2020 at 5:14 PM, Ryuraven said:

People need people. Right now I need someone to be able to hold space for how I'm feeling. The ability to hold space for the emotions of others has always been lacking in this society, but because of the virus it gets highlighted. That's why I want this to blow over fast. Because as crappy as it was, we did better in terms of taking care of others emotionally before we panicked over covid. We are so focused on overcoming 1 problem that we are blind to everything else falling apart.

Thanks for sharing your perspective, worries and some of your emotional concerns, Ryuraven. I think I can understand you now.

I am happy to hold space for how you are feeling right now (That's what I have been trained to do).

Let me know if you need more direct support (or if it works across time and space and beyond words for you).

 

Personally, I prefer a more "feminine" approach (like holding space) to working with my emotions (instead of shadowwork) without using the mind to control and lead the process.

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This scenario proves most people like fascism or they would not put up with this. The government by printing money is destroying peoples savings which they have worked for. Any talk of a "national unity cabinet" is code for fascism or marshal law. The government here in Australia is openly saying things will NEVER return to normal, referring to the new normal. This "virus" is a cover for world wide dictatorship such has never been seen before. Neither Communism nor Fascism ever got to this stage of infringement of normal civil liberties and legal rights. "this is not a time for politics nor criticism nor cynicism but nation unity." "There are no rights only obligations" etc etc.  
 

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