The Covid Years
During the Covid years we have seen more division among the population than unison and goodwill. But, was it Covid that divided families, friends and communities, or was it the way Covid was handled, or mishandled?
In Australia, like many other countries, it was a fear driven campaign, from both sides of the political fence. The race was on to get the country vaccinated and lockdowns were the norm. As of 29th January 2022, 93.3% of Australians over the age of 16 years were fully vaccinated. A pretty impressive result! Yet, while we can say that lockdowns are now last year’s news, many individuals are still in self-imposed lockdowns, afraid to venture out for fear of contracting the virus. It appears that Covid has been upsized – with fear!
At a time in which the 225/9 Major World Time Cycle says we need to be more understanding, empathetic, generous and forgiving, the vaccinated and the unvaccinated have been pitted against each other. Families are divided. Communities are divided. Friends are divided.
I ask you to consider this – If you chose to be vaccinated, ask yourself how understanding and accepting you are of those who chose to not be vaccinated? If your vaccination was not from choice but because your job was on the line, how understanding and accepting are you of those who believe in mandatory vaccination? These are the hard questions we need to ask ourselves and to honestly answer if we are to leave fear behind.
Our answers will reflect how aligned or how distant we live to the World Cycle mandates for our time. The 2 governing this millennium demands that we get on with one another, regardless of our differences. It means that we give others the human right of having their own opinion, even if it’s different to ours. Whether our differences are about Covid vaccines, or the colour of someone’s skin, about religious beliefs, ethnicity, or any other difference. From this we can then begin the journey forward. We can deal with Covid with optimistic caution, not with fear and trepidation, but with love and courage, with less stress and more contentment.