Wow, I just re-read my last post. That was pretty cool! I can say that I have definitely continued on the path of spiritual development. I guess I should catch things up a bit first.
Starting March 13th, we – most of SRP actually – started working from home full time. The coronavirus pandemic, which I have lovingly decided to call the “corone-bone” to take any destructive power away from it, has been continuing to spread, resulting in stay at home orders for most of the country. Here in AZ, all bars, sit down restaurants, barbershops, malls, schools – have all been closed. Grocery stores, doctors, bank, and some other “essential” businesses have remained open, and a lot of restaurants are getting by doing take our or deliver orders. This has all been pretty stressful for some people understandably, but I have actually been doing much better than I would have expected. I’ve been in a pretty good mood, and I think I attribute that to the fact that it looks like, FINALLY, this system is going to crumble, or at least be changed drastically. I have prayed for YEARS for some kind of global event that could bring on change like that, but didn’t imagine it could be a pandemic. And I’m not going to go into all the things that are being affected, but suffice it to say the economy is being battered.
For me personally, this is a time of re-invigorating my spiritual practices. I have been meditating, or at least taking the time to try to, much more often now. I have extra time in the morning after Debbie gets up, since I don’t have to drive to work, and I typically use that 30-40 minutes to do a little meditation and prayer. It has honestly been pretty challenging – I average one really good session out of every 5 or 6, but I am hoping with practice, that average will go up. Still, even the ones that aren’t great are beneficial.
I’ve greatly increased the number of items on my altar too – lots of cool new stones, got a lapis obelisk, and even picked up a cool little wooden wand a few weeks back. Admittedly, I sometimes find myself telling – well, myself – that I am being “silly” getting all this stuff. But then I try to stop and remind myself that it is not silly – that there is something deep inside of me that believes, has always believed, in magick, miracles and metaphysics. I paused when saying “always” because there have been some dark night of the soul when I didn’t believe in anything – or so I thought. But something inside must have held on to the belief, because it always came back – was never completely gone for good. Maybe, like Fox Mulder, I WANT to believe lol. In any case, I have been giving in more to my compulsions regarding that stuff, like I did back during the original coin-incidence, and honestly, it’s been pretty refreshing.
On the mundane level, the pandemic has definitely created some challenges. We had our big trip to England planned for our birthdays in May, and have had to reschedule all of that for late August. We are hoping things are back to something closer to normal by then. So far, we have successfully moved everything except the flights. That is turning out to be quite a pain. But I’m sure we’ll get it figured out eventually. Of course Debbie was pretty upset about it. But I think she is starting to come to terms with everything. Once we can actually get the flights done, I think she will be ok. And then there is is the trip to Nashville. We moved that to the second week of May, and will be wearing our new masks on that. I don’t think it’s necessarily the best idea to go, but Debbie is dead set on seeing her family again, and I have protection – both physical and spiritual – so I’m ok with it.