Hope and fear are two sides of the same coin
A Course in Miracles teachings on sickness, health, and the ego

If you want to get rid of something, you must first allow it to flourish. (Tao Te Ching)

The current state of the world is not allowing; rather, resistance. To resist this virus increases its effect.

How so? By dragging out the inevitable process which will occur no matter what we do, by allowing a strain of flu to completely take over our lives, by allowing fear to overshadow all that is beautiful about life.

If we would, instead, allow even illness to flourish, our boldness and wisdom would strengthen our immune systems. The entire world would know what it looks like to stare death in the face standing, with dignity, with a deep knowing of what it means to be human and be alive. This is true healing.

We are being asked to sacrifice so much for a seemingly noble cause of saving the vulnerable. Unfortunately, our good intentions are futile and powerless against truth, against nature. Sacrifice is impotent, and to believe otherwise is the root of the error.

True strength is never found in resistance; rather, in allowing things to be...allowing things to flourish. We have been dragging out sickness for a long time already. Now we are sacrificing our entire lives dragging this one out indefinitely. In the end, we are not getting rid of anything in this fight and the natural balance to things will eventually be restored. But without acceptance, it will take much, much longer.

In a state of resistance, this hell will continue indefinitely for those unwilling to awaken to eternal truth and wisdom. Conventional wisdom offers no path forward. Conventional wisdom is what got us into this sorry state. It is time for true, ancient, eternal wisdom. One of the pillars of true wisdom is the acceptance of what is.


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