Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can install in us.
2020, an unforgettable year, is about to end:
What happened? What do I take with me? What do I leave behind? What do I let go? What am I going to change? What is going to change?
A virus goes around the world and paralyzes our “everyday life” worldwide. The viruses sweep like waves over the planet and unsettle, annoy, irritate, make sick and kill.
Nothing is save and plannable anymore – everything taken for granted, well-loved and familiar is suddenly no longer here.
Everything and everyone are focused on defeating these viruses.
Experts are on duty around the clock with the aim of finding strategies and solutions for this. The politicians try to follow the recommendations of the experts and people feel at the mercy of the experts or they are asked to take responsibility and look for solutions themselves.
Many use this opportunity to create, innovative, new ways in all areas of life or “lend a hand” and initiate a wave of solidarity to strengthen the “we” in the common fight against the invisible enemy.
On the other hand, too many are afraid about their rights, criticize and enter the dark world of conspiracy – preferring to negate, resign, demonstrate and block.
The current situation has forced us to look into the mirror – made transparent what damage we humans have done to this planet, to Mother Earth, over the centuries what we have neglected more and more in our own lives. The virus crisis has put the brakes on for us, stopping and questioning the pursuit of “more, more + faster, faster”.
Once again, we have to realize that we are all connected and interconnected and that all life on this planet is one.
For humanity, this crisis offers the possibility of a complete change of direction, of turning in and out, of a tremendous growth in consciousness in many ways.
JU’S 3 QUESTIONS OF THE MONTH
1. How do you personally take advantage of this opportunity of reflection and reversal? Which of your strengths helped and still help you most in dealing with the crisis?
2. Will the positive moments and experiences from 2020 and the power of sharing end up being stronger than all the negativity exposed during the crisis?
3. To what extent can the individual grow spiritually in and through the crisis – what are your own experiences and recommendations?
🙎🏼♀Lore Margreiter 🇦🇹🇸🇮🇺🇸
Lore and I first met in Vienna in 2008 – we were both guests at the 50th birthday party of my neighbor who was also a friend at the time.
From the very beginning, I was fascinated by Lore’s elegance and joy of life.
Lore worked for 36 years as a pediatric audiologist full of fire in the support center for hearing-impaired children and adolescents in Graz. During her first 10 years of retirement accompanied her mother, who had Alzheimer’s disease and met her life’s companion three months after her mother’s death.
I admire Lore for her sense of the ‘delicate’ in many aspects of life, her elegance and beauty, her lived interest in culture and art – she is a woman who shines more and more with the years and who knows how to enjoy and capture the beautiful moments of life without overlooking those in need surrounding her. Lore has been accompanying and caring for seriously ill people for several years.
🙎🏽♀Naomi Mwanasha Chigulu 🇦🇹🇰🇪
The first time I saw Naomi when she was about three days old. Her Mum and I used to travel a lot together – in 2000 we visited Kenia together, this was also when Naomi’s parents met – they later asked me to become Naomi’s Godmother. It has been a gift for me to see Naomi growing up and develop a strong connection with her. Today she is a wonderful and very beautiful young lady – I love Naomi’s positive, heart-centred and often funny way of dealing with people. She’s is a talented writer and has an extraordinary beautiful and strong voice. At the moment she is attending the Vocational School for Tourism Modul, in Vienna; Naomi has an eye for extravagant design – I am a fan of her fashion style.
👩🏻🦰Marilyn Prebul 🇨🇦🇺🇸🇵🇱🇨🇿
Marilyn is Canadian, she lives in California and works as a Mastermind Facilitator and Accountability Coach for Strategic Coach. The first time Marilyn and I met was at a Christmas Party at Strategic Coach in Toronto in 2013. I Immediately felt connected with Marilyn and we became friends; we met again in Los Angeles and Vienna the following years – I admire Marilyn for her natural beauty, her heart centred way of listening and communicating, her love for nature, arts and cultures, her flexibility and her curiosity and commitment for continuous learning.
🙎🏼♀Lore Margreiter 🇦🇹🇸🇮🇺🇸
Corona hit me extremely hard. At the beginning of February, I got two diagnoses: The first one, was a melanoma on my forehead, which wasn’t discovered by my dermatologist, and a basal cell carcinoma invisible in my nose. I had to undergo two operations, as both had to be operated urgently. Bitter weeks followed and the surgery result is not pretty, but it was cut in the healthy area.
My will to live, strengthened by my joy of life and the spiritual support of my loved ones helped me to get through everything. But it is the guidance from above, to which I owe everything!!!
This insidious Coronavirus, hiding behind supposedly healthy people, triggered traumas in us and worldwide.
The inhumane conditions of isolation of very old, dying people, the struggle for survival in overcrowded and overloaded clinics and the sudden threat to the existence of working people and many companies are shocking consequences. Helping each other and thus moving closer together will continue to have an effect in small circles in the future.
But the crisis will leave traces in all of us and worldwide in our souls.
The negative that has now come to light, however, will unfortunately continue to exist as soon as the wounds are closed. Greed and the pathological pursuit of profit will not be curbed, and so poverty will continue to increase worldwide.
I am also skeptical about the achievement of the climate goals and thus the attempt to preserve land masses.
Only in the expected catastrophe one will be forced to look for new ways of living together.
My recommendations from the experience of an aged but young-at-heart under 80:
☆ Life is a journey. Don’t take too much luggage with you.
☆ Set goals that make you happy and persevere to achieve them.
☆ Speak your mind in a friendly and clear way. Take every opportunity to learn.
☆ Spending time together is more important than material things.
☆ Take time even alone to go into nature and look at all the wonders of plants and animals. Ask your inner self which form of spirituality is good for you and live it out.
☆ And the most important thing: Love is divine. Be loving! With yourself too.