the Front Porch sessions

March 27, 2020

And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.

And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.

And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.

 – Kitty O’Meara

I am in utter disbelief that this is our reality right now. My sessions are postponed and we are all staying inside — “DO NOT GO OUT UNLESS ITS ESSENTIAL” they say. Never did I imagine something like this would happen. I feel like we are all characters in a movie!! Ugh, I was just in the hospital six months ago because of a virus, quarantined for a week THIS CANT BE HAPPENING AGAIN! I’m scared. I’m scared for my family, I’m scared for my friends and I’m scared for our future —  but all we can do is just wait… just stay home, snuggle our babies and just hope we get through this soon.

However, through all this sickness and uncertainty Mother Earth seems to be healing. With most people at home in quarantine, pollution levels have decreased and Nature is reclaiming its space. Dolphins and swans return to Italy’s waterways. In Singapore the otters are running free, even in my own neighbourhood I’ve noticed bears have been roaming more freely than usual. Sometimes I can’t help but think maybe WE are Mother Earth’s VIRUS and throughout the years in self-defence She has caused floods, droughts, hurricanes, wildfires and now finally Covid-19.

I do believe we will make it through this together, and I can only hope that when we do, we don’t forget to be kinder to Mother Earth.

Stay Safe Friends.