You can’t turn on the television or listen to the radio without hearing about the coronavirus. And it feels like some of the things that some of the people are saying out there is just set up to have us all be filled with fear. Of course, we need to be vigilant and not be stupid, but as someone who believes I am creating my own reality, I’ve been thinking a lot about what can I do in this situation?
And as I’ve watched and listened to other people spin out of control in fear and anxiety, I realized that I’m not powerless, there is something I can do. I can harness the transformational power of Sedona, I can enlist the aid and assistance of my incredible practitioners and staff, and you, our amazing family, and together we can do everything we can to affect healing and transformation, and move the planet out of fear and into a higher vibration.
Starting this Sunday, March 15th, I am inviting you to join me and our practitioners and staff in a daily High Vibration and Upliftment for the Planet Meditation/Prayer/Healing for 3 minutes at 7am – and continuing for the next 28 days. We will be doing this on Facebook Live.
I am inviting you to join us and take these 3 minutes each day to do something valuable for the planet. Each day will begin with prayer for healing for those affected, and then move into a meditation and high vibration to lift the energy of the planet out of fear and anxiety, and into a feeling of love, hope and connection.
I know that is the most powerful form we can use. The bringing together and focusing of all of our powerful energies.
Won’t it feel good to feel like you’re actually doing something positive about this, rather than just succumbing to the fear that is all around us?
I am specifically starting this on March 15 which is the Ides of March. In the Roman period, this was a day of celebration where people settled debts. This is also the day that Julius Caesar was assassinated after being warned by his astrologer to “beware the Ides of March.” Ever since then, this day has been considered as a portent of doom. So what better day to turn around the doom and start settling the debts that I believe we all have to the Universe, the debt to do our part for healing of the planet.
Here are all the particulars:
Each morning at 7am Pacific for 3 minutes, March 15-April 11
- That’s 10am Eastern
- 9am Central
- 8am Mountain
To come onto Facebook Live:
1. Click here to go to the Sedona Soul Adventures Facebook page
2. Like the page (this is important, because when we go live, if you’ve liked the page you will see that we are live and if notifications are on you will receive a notification that we are live)
Set the alarm on your phone each day and join us. Are you willing to take 3 minutes each day to do what we can to help the planet?
Some additional information that can help calm your fears…
I received this email from Peter Diamandis:
Over the past week, our amygdalas (the fear centers of our brain) have been in overdrive.
As Coronavirus (and anxiety) spread, I’m concerned by the level of pandemic fear circulating through our news and social media.
The goal of this blog is to give you a thoughtful alternative to fear… to contextualize what you are hearing…
Let’s talk about death rates… While this is no apples-to-apples comparison, how we react to death is primal. And when we hear about Coronavirus-induced deaths, we go on red alert. But allow me to contextualize the numbers for you.
(Disclaimer: The below compared populations are different (China vs. world), and infectious diseases do not maintain a consistent daily average. But the point still stands…)
On one of the worst days for Coronavirus in China (February 10, 2020), 108 people died. But on a given day, globally:
- 26,283 people die of cancer;
- 49,041 people die of cardiovascular diseases;
- 4,383 people die of diabetes.
Meanwhile, suicide takes on average 2,191 lives…
Mosquitoes take the lives of over 2,740 people…
And HUMANS kill an average of 1,287 fellow people, every single day.
The Numbers… Let’s look at the data
COVID-19 has come out of left field and left us blindsided.
But people are largely fearful because we don’t understand it.
So let’s look first at the numbers.
During the 2017-2018 flu season, CDC figures put U.S. influenza deaths at roughly 80,000. Meanwhile, global estimates indicated anywhere between 290,000 – 650,000 influenza-associated deaths from respiratory causes alone.
And in terms of deaths from influenza-induced lower respiratory tract infections, a 2019 study estimated 99,000 – 200,000 deaths for the 2017-2018 flu season.
The following year, CDC figures estimated 35.5 million Americans fell ill with influenza, resulting in 490,600 hospitalizations and 34,200 deaths.
And since this past October, the regular influenza has infected as many as 49 million and killed between 20,000 – 52,000 in the U.S. alone.
By comparison on a global scale, the Coronavirus outbreak has infected over 90,000 people as of early March, resulting in 5,043 deaths worldwide (today’s stat).
While the fatality rate of Coronavirus now appears to be slightly higher than that of typical influenza (estimates range from 1.4% to the WHO’s 3.4%), the toll of the common flu is staggeringly higher than that of COVID-19.
Concern—as with any infectious disease—is warranted, yes.
But knowing the numbers helps limit our fear of the unknown, and battle our amygdalas against irrationality.
These figures are not to suggest we should live without precaution. Regardless of how willing you are to sacrifice enjoyment for safety, it’s critical to understand expert concerns and how to mitigate them.
3 Important Reasons For Optimism (Dr. Paul Sax, Harvard University)
- We know the disease is mild in most people who get it. At least 80%, most likely more, won’t have an illness bad enough to warrant hospitalization. We’ll have a better idea once testing is more broadly applied, but it would not surprise me if the widely cited case fatality rate of 1-2% is eventually less than half that.
- Children seem particularly protected from severe coronavirus disease. Many of the sniffles and colds kids experience are due to existing milder coronavirus strains, possibly giving them partial immunity to this more serious new threat.
- There has been extraordinary global cooperation from doctors, scientists and public health officials. In most cases, this has included remarkable sharing of clinical data and research. It is wonderful to see the medical community responding in such a unified voice, all of us trying to solve this new problem.
I feel more hopeful reading those reasons and putting the numbers into perspective, especially about the flu. I hope this helps. As I said, we can’t ignore this, we can’t be stupid, but let’s not go into total fear.
Recipe for natural hand sanitizer
One of the things I have used for many years is a natural hand sanitizer. In
fact, I’ve been using this on all my Sacred Travel trips since 2004!
So if you’d like to use this alternative, here’s the recipe:
Fill a 3.2 oz. spray bottle with purified water, then add a 3-4 drops of grapefruit seed extract oil and 3-4 drops of high quality tea tree oil. Add drops of lavender oil until it smells really great. This is the best antibacterial spray you can use and you can easily find all these ingredients in the health food store.
What we’re doing at Sedona Soul Adventures
There have been no reported cases in the Sedona area. The cancellations that have happened around the country have been for large group events. Our retreats are completely private for individuals and couples, consisting of private sessions where you are working one on one with the individual practitioners. None of this is done in a group setting.
In fact, we just had someone who came this week who was scheduled for a large group workshop in California that was cancelled because of the virus, so he contacted us and he started his retreat on Thursday!
In addition, our office staff and each of our practitioners are following CDC Guidelines. We are urging people who are at risk to postpone their retreats.
We have modified our Cancellation Policy to provide that if the retreat needs to be postponed, it can be postponed for up to 24 months. And if the health concerns continue for a period of six months (travel bans, lockdown, or similar provisions continuing), we will issue a full refund. So people are booking their retreats with that peace of mind. As one person told us, “I’m more afraid of not changing my life than I am of the coronavirus.”
But I believe the most important thing we are doing is our High Vibration and Upliftment for the Planet Meditation/Prayer/Healing which starts today. I sincerely hope you will join us as we try to take this positive action – Click Here.