What if the virus was here to wake us up?
Mother Earth is changing…
She is showing us what it’s like to not be able to breathe.
For so long we have been hurting Mother Earth, and now the great mother has had enough. The time is now, the change is here. Earth lived long before we came, and will live long after us if we do not embrace this change.
Could the virus be happening to form a better way of living and being?
Instead of fearing the virus, why not see it as an opportunity? A time to go within, to reflect and reset. To spend time with those that matter most.
I remember 3 years ago when I heard someone say “turn your fear to love”. I got tingles all over my body. I didn’t know what this meant, but I started to take notice of my fears. I learned that all negative emotions come from fear, and all positive ones from love. This is the root to what heals, or what kills.
Stress, pain, anxiety, anger, rage, and frustration all stem from a level of fear. When we live from this place, our body cannot function at its best. This lowers our immune function massively. When we turn to love, however, our body begins to heal.
We must rise in community and love, to turn our fears into the awakening that is needed for humanity to live on.
Travel is stopping, factories are closing, and less cars are being driven. In such a short space of time, we are already seeing places where pollution is high, rapidly reduce. We are starting to see blue skies for the first time in some places in China. Humanity is seeing right before their eyes, how fast nature can heal, and that we really can make a difference.
While I have fears about canceled bookings, being trapped in one place, and the unknown certainly of the year ahead, part of me also feels excited. It somehow feels expansive. It might be a bumpy ride, but I know the virus is an opportunity to unite together and grow.
Dont be a victim, surrender to what you cannot control, and have trust you are exactly where you need to be. There is collective fear everywhere, but you have control to tune into your heart and turn that fear to love.
Smile at strangers.
Help someone you dont know.
Through love you will rise.
“Tune into your heart, and turn your fears to love.”
Prepare your body and mind to be as strong as it possibly can be
Although the virus should not be feared, that is easier said than done. Below are some ideas for you to explore. Listen to your own intuitive guidance, and follow your heart always.
Find ways to reduce stress
Put your phone away, stop reading the news, and find ways to get out of your mind, and into your heart. Fear is the mind, and love is the heart. Thinking rules the mind, and it focuses on the past or the future. The mind gets caught up, and attached to stories. It sets expectations, and judgement. The mind worries about what might happen, but the heart surrenders. Your heart has its own electro magnetic frequency and the more you live from this place to stronger it becomes. Your heart is the greatest defense against all illness.
Meditation daily is one of the greatest tools, but find what works for you. Maybe it’s grounding in nature, swimming or having a massage? Getting out in the sun is wonderful for a boost of energy. It’s also great for vitamin D, which is essential in having a strong body to fight off infections. I love to read, make up creations in the kitchen, have magnesium salt baths, and go on long walks.
Nourish your gut
When we are experiencing fear it impacts your gut microbiome. The beneficial bacteria in your gut support everything from how you think, to regulating your immune health, metabolism, and how you digest food.
Did you know that most of the feel good hormone serotonin comes from gut bacteria, and that a healthy gut microbiome, can decrease the levels of the stress hormone cortisol? The love hormone oxytocin, is also supported by having a good balance of bacteria! This shows how important it is to take care of your gut, to assist you to feel good, think clearly, and be in balance.
Many people that suffer with depression, are shown to have issues with constipation, or other digestive discomfort. If you have ever taken antidepressants, you will know that these also affect the stomach. This is because of the change of the hormone levels in the gut. This just shows how real gut health is.
There are many things you can do to support your gut, including eating local high fibre foods of all colours of the rainbow, fermented vegetables and drinks, cleansing the colon, moving your body, calming your nervous system, avoiding processed foods, adding bitter herbs, and ensuring your body is well hydrated.
Reset your body
A detox is a great way to build immunity and let go of anything that could be causing inflammation, mucus or disease in the body. When you give your digestive system a break, you allow it to heal.
There are many ways to detox the body. For some people just removing dairy and gluten for 2 weeks you will see vast improvements. For others they might like to explore a juice detox. If you are new to detoxing it is recommended to do it under guidance of someone experienced. If you would like to explore this reach out.
Support your lungs
The virus is affecting the lungs so its good to take some extra care of them.
Breathing deep is important. Practice breathing big belly breathes throughout the day. This helps to detox the body, and also oxygenates your cells for greater functionality in all of your body systems. It is also powerful for calming your nervous system.
The lungs in Chinese medicine are connected to grief and sadness. Focus on each breath you take in being new positive energy, and trust your body to release what no longer serves you through the large intestine (the lungs partner organ). What can you let go of? Invite love into your life, surrender to what you cannot change, and practice acceptance of the present moment.
Vitamin C is not only builds the immune system, and supports the body to detox, but it’s great for respiratory health, and your lungs. Camu camu is a great source of vitamin C, as well as citrus, and most fruits.
Ginger can help you clear out your lungs, reduce inflammation and also boost immunity. As its warming is great for also clearing congestion and reducing inflammation. I love ginger an lemon hot drinks.
Eat orange fruits and veggies. The beta-carotene is great for your lungs as it converts to vitamin A. So get on the carrots, pumpkin, sweet potato, mangoes and papaya.
Inflammation is your body responding to an infection or injury. If your body is already inflamed when you get sick, your immune system isn’t going to be able to work as well as it should. That is why reducing inflammation is key as a preventative, and a cure.
Turmeric is a powerful way to reduce inflammation and cleanse the lungs. Add it to soups with root veggies, make warm drinks, or get it in capsules. Having it with a bit of black pepper amplifies its effects.
Also ensure your omegas are in balance. If your omega ratio is off, inflammation occurs. You can do this by minimizing processed foods and oils, plus increasing omega 3 rich foods, including dark leafy greens, flaxseeds, walnuts and chia seeds.
What else can you do?
Stay hydrated by eating lots of fresh fruits and vegetables. Coconut water is incredible as its also antifungal and antibacterial.
Cook yourself. The virus doesn’t like the heat so have lots of saunas, baths, warm drinks, spices etc.
Stay clean. Wash your hands and clothes well, use hand sanitizer, dont touch your face, oil pull, tongue scrape, practice pranayama etc.
Turn off your phone when you sleep, avoid having it on you always and get a stone or divine to protect you from EMFs (I love shungite).
Body brush or practice hot/cold therapy. This moves the lymph to help detoxify the body.
Ensure you have adequate mineral levels. Zinc, magnesium, selenium and iodine are particularly important to ensure you are fit and healthy. To fight off the virus It is best to get your minerals from foods like dried fruit (I love dates and figs), fruits, veggies, mushrooms, nuts and seeds. Spiralina and chlorella are 2 of my favorites to add in, plus they are great for removing heavy metals. You can also add in fulvic and humid minerals for an extra dose.
How to prepare for lock downs
Don’t freak out! This is an exciting opportunity to have break. Imagine 14 days of being internal, meditation, journaling, connecting to nature, eating healthy food and being with those closest to you. EMBRACE THIS GIFT. Its all happening as it should. See the positives, dont focus on the bad.
Stock up on healthy supplies. Think sprout seeds, greens powders, chia seeds, chickpeas, quinoa, dried fruit, coconut water, herbal teas, long life juice, seaweed, frozen fruit/veggies, hemp seeds, dried legumes etc.
What if you get it?
Prevention is always better than cure but if you show signs of infection including fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties, do not panic. If you get the virus it’s ok. It’s an opportunity to learn more about your body. I got influenza A last year, and it was such a powerful experience. It felt like I died and was reborn. I am so grateful for the experience, and if I get the Coronavirus I will embrace that too.
There are many things you can take to support your immune system, but you can also do more harm than good. For example oregano oil is great, but it can also kill off good bacteria in the gut, and therefore weaken the immune system. Speaking to someone with knowledge of herbs to use as anti-virals can be helpful, especially if you are on other medication or have existing health conditions.
If you can find someone in your area that makes their own herbal remedies you are very lucky. I am blessed to have a woman in Australia just 5 minutes from my home that grows most herself. Consuming local makes the formulas extra potent for immunity. Ask for antivirals, adaptogens, and herbs, like Elderberry, Echinacea, Licorice root, Andrographis, St Johns Wort, medicinal mushrooms, ginger, Astragalus etc.
Ensure you reach out to friends and family if you feel down. Spending time with people will lift your spirits which will strengthen your immunity. During social distancing schedule video calls.
If you need additional support I am offering 1-1 sessions for 1/2 price during this difficult time. This might be for emotional support, or for advise on preventive medicine and detoxing protocols. I am also available for messages to ask basic questions. I will only give advise where I feel its safe to do so. Sometimes a consult is needed to understand the bigger picture.