Normal?

I’ve been through hard things in my life time and something that all hard times have in common is that they have a way of forcing you into a space of reevaluation. Whenever hard times come the truth of what you think, what you feel, what you miss, what you want, and don’t want come to the forefront. It is like a big light gets turned on in your life and you are then left with the reality of what is actually there or not there.

A question the world seems to be asking right now is, “what is our new normal?” It’s a valid question because lets face it, we can’t go back to what it was! I don’t say this or mean this in the way most of the news outlets or are saying it. They want us to stop shaking hands, wear masks, and skip the hugs for life. I mean, do we really want to go back to the way it was emotionally, mentally, and spiritually?

A question that has been on my mind, “If what we were doing before all this happened, is not necessary during this time, then is it really essential that we do it at all?” I think of things that are necessary as things that bring life and bear fruit. After I was able to get through the first initial shock and fear factor and come back to living from my true self and core, for me that center is Christ, I have entered a place of peace. I am no longer afraid of a virus or death or loss. From this place, this slower pace, the time to reflect has unveiled somethings for me.

It seems to me that the only thing that has been absolutely necessary during this time is connection and communication. Haven’t these always been necessary? Yes i think they have. But were they. No, I don’t think they have.

Some questions that you may want to consider:

How does the first time you encountered death affect you now that so many are dying or could die?

How does the pace of life you were living before covid 19 make you want something different?

Are you doing what you really love to do, now that doing what you did, is no longer essential?

Are the people in your life the people you really want in your life?

How connected are you to the people you really love?

What things have you have left unsaid for to long?

How are you still distracting yourself?

How is your relationship with God?

I find that we are in a space full of potential and opportunity to readjust our priorities and values not based on what others may think or say but on what we truly desire to live in God. If we are to be people who live with clean consciences and hearts we must remove the things that have caused us to live against God and against our own spirit and soul.

Anyhow, thanks for listening,

Starla

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