Metaphysical spiritual teachings remind us that the Infinite Spirit (God) is Omnipresent. This differs from traditional Christianity where there is an accommodation for duality – often referred to as “evil“.
The examples cited most are darkness and light; heat and cold; love and hate and in today’s “interesting times“, I would add fear and peace. Metaphysically, we believe that these are not 2 opposite ends of a spectrum but instead are binary. Zeroes and ones, in the tech language. Darkness is not its own entity, but simply the state where there is an absence of light. The same applies to hot and cold, with cold simply being the absence of heat.
In the spiritual context we would apply this analogy to good and evil in the same way with evil being simply the absence of good (or God) and fear being the absence of peace.
This perspective eliminates the need to “fight” anything. There is no war between good and evil, or light and darkness: there is only the need for more good, more light.
In the world today, as we face multiple reminders that things have changed, we encounter numerous opportunities to be fearful. We can, if we choose, stream near constant updates on how many people are ill, how many are in intensive care units, how many body bags were ordered from the Department of Defense and of course the death toll.
I don’t recommend it. It only crowds out our peace.
While I am an advocate for being smart about public health issues, it doesn’t mean we need to dwell in doomsday. Instead, we can turn our attentions to better things.
In metaphysical studies we often hear phrases like: “energy flows where our attention goes“.
Joseph Murphy wrote in the previous century that “Whatever we give attention to will grow, magnify, and multiply in our experience.”
These teachers and teachings suggest strongly (& correctly) that our peace of mind is directly connected to the things we place our attention and energy upon.
The writers of the Christian canon took it a bit further, suggesting that not only will a positively-inclined attention bring us peace; but that as we “practice these things“, the Infinite abides with us.
8 … whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.”Philippians 4
Most of us will not contribute much, if anything, to solving this global crisis aside from cooperating with public health officials, and abiding by the expert’s recommendations to keep ourselves and others safe.
The most important thing we can do is to walk in the Light. To help us achieve this we can listen to uplifting music, read a spiritual book, listen to a streaming podcast by a favorite author or spiritual teacher, take a walk in nature, or meditate in silence. These activities (and many others) are ways to keep our feet on a path where we can “walk in the Light“.
To date there are no cures known for COVID-19, but there is a cure for fear: peace.
Let’s commit to walking in the Light, embracing calm and peace, and watching our fears dwindle into nothingness.
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