Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the world — and a major risk factor for COVID-19. This is such a powerful message. Our world has suffered from heartlessness for a long time. Selfishness, greed, cruelty and the egotism that has defined civilization. So this microscopic entity is targeting our chests in which our hearts live. In fact, actually damaging the heart and doctors are baffled as to why some patients are suffering cardiac arrest. 6 days ago, I read an article from Scientific American which says…
As more data comes in from China and Italy, as well as Washington state and New York, more cardiac experts are coming to believe the COVID-19 virus can infect the heart muscle. An initial study found cardiac damage in as many as 1 in 5 patients, leading to heart failure and death even among those who show no signs of respiratory distress.
We have denied our hearts for so long, putting mental intelligence as a higher priority than compassion, love, kindness and integrity. The energy of our hearts has been weakened by ruthless competition and commercialisation of everything in our lives. People haven’t counted, animals haven’t counted, the environment hasn’t counted because only money and accumulation are the modern idols of success. There is always an excuse against changing greed to selflessness. Remember all those environmental summits and arguments that big business and our politicians have used to stall environmental healing for decades? And yet, within a couple of months of being free of us, the environment is recovering at an astonishing speed. In a heartless world where we have exploited nature and each other there are more levels of unhappiness and loneliness than ever before. Shouldn’t that be telling us something? In 2018 a Gallup Poll showed that it was a record year of unhappiness around the globe. Last year, the Children’s Society reported that 219,000 children are unhappy with their lives. That’s a quarter of a million young people just in the UK! But that is just the children, so how high would that figure rise if we add the adults too? It is a well known fact that stress and unhappiness leads to disease because of a lowered immunity. But nothing significant has been done because money is always more important than anything else in the human world. Now we have the Covid 19 virus and it is attacking the most vulnerable part of us that we have neglected for so long. Those poor people who have been ill and died of it have reported a sense of drowning, well haven’t we been drowning collectively? Those whose voices have been drowned out and ridiculed because they have dared to try and shine a light on the truth of this intellectually dominated world of ours.
But this is our big chance; the Grand Reset. The opportunity to put our hearts at the centre of our lives and every decision we make from now on. This is the message we are being given and the virus is the messenger. It is shining a light and pointing us to live our lives through our hearts. This must become a very different world to the one before the pandemic. We all know that, even the ones who have been trying to convince us that black is blue. The beautiful thing is that while our minds are never satisfied and always want more and more, our hearts need very little to be happy. A sense of purpose to help others be happy, loving relationships built on trust, truth and mutual understanding and a sense of awe and wonder about the incredible world we live in. Many people are starting to discover how to be happy for the first time in many years. They are discovering how having access to less, gives you more. This beautiful truth is unfolding as we remember how to do things ourselves…grow our own food, create what we need at home with our hands, take time for each other and have proper meaningful conversations. We are collectively waking up from the torpor that our technology and consumerism has had us imprisoned in. The ‘sheepwalking’ is ending. We must guard our new habits and discoveries as the most precious jewels. When lockdowns are over we must not be seduced back into the numb/dumb lifestyle. If you learn to live through your heart now, you will not go back to that. A tiny entity has shown us the way, the bigger picture alerts us to what needs to stay changed permanently.