It seems as if the whole world is shutting down, and it’s just the beginning. If there is a gold lining to this experience it’s that for the first time in a while we are reminded just how connected we are. How often we interact, how closely we share this world. That our bodies are porous. Our actions many. Our need for each other...great.
We survive, and thrive, by working together. We are connected beyond measure. Borders and oceans are ways we self-organize, but they don’t keep us apart.
If anything, COVID-19 has me grateful for the messages I am receiving:
This has been a reminder on how to properly and effectively wash your hands, and the importance is exactly the lesson we need to learn now to help us survive. Perhaps it’s a lesson our children need for their survival as more and more people join our world.
I speak with dozens of professionals each week. Often we talk about life dreams or what we wish was possible. The idea of living on more land away from the hustle and bustle comes up, often. Perhaps this is a call for us to spread out and get closer to the earth, or at least to commit to connecting to nature more often.
We are one interconnected system of human beings. We share this planet, together. Perhaps it’s a call to take better care of the weakest, most vulnerable. Those down on their luck, those without support or means. Instead of thinking we are different, seeing that we are the same and the health of one is the health of all of us.
Many companies are instructing their employees to work from home. It’s the first time they are activating a full trial of a remote workforce. Perhaps this is nature’s (or collective consciousness’) way of giving human beings a chance to create what we have been craving: freedom and space from rigid working structures.
One of my greatest joys has been connecting with other Collective Gain coaches who live in other parts of the world. Our team has expanded into Europe and China, and what I have found is a reminder that no matter where we come from, or what language we speak, there is one language of the soul: expression, love, connection. Perhaps companies will be reminded that their customers, all over the world, need to be fed on a deeper level. On a soul level. And the greatest strategy to grow their bottom line is one of expression, love and connection in all aspects of what they create.
Gratitude works miracles. And in the case of COVID-19 in regard to work, how blessed we are that technology allows us space and connectedness. This is a new construct for humanity, one we may be overusing in our personal lives, but underusing at work. We can connect with others beyond our town, our company, and what a blessing to have that expanded experience of human life, of work, that allows us to connect on a much grander scale than we could have without technology. Perhaps it has a grander purpose, one grounded in connecting the whole of who we are.
What messages are coming forward for you? Is it one of fear? Or opportunity? Are you rethinking where, and how, you live and work?
If there is anything I know it’s that there is meaning in everything we experience. There is no subtlety to life. Only an unwillingness to see.
I hope during this time of the unknown, of precaution, you create time and space to go within and allow the wisdom to be heard. It can be different for each of us, what we hear, what we realize. But that’s the power of our uniqueness. We’ll all realize something different, and perhaps, be called toward greater service to ourselves and the world. One where we all win, together.
With gratitude for this moment on this planet with you… and all of us,