We are just now entering what is being called “the saddest week of the pandemic.” We are being set up to deal with extreme sadness and our expectations have been set to prepare ourselves for the worst. In some cases, I can understand the benefits of this, but I also want to take this opportunity to offer some advice.

Are you familiar with the term entanglement? Our energy gets entangled with those we spend time with. It is certainly entangled with our family members, loved ones, and friends. But it also gets instantly entangled with people that we happen to be in close proximity to. Have you ever walked into a friend’s house, perhaps just after members of the household had an argument? You might not be able to pinpoint the source of your unease just walking into the room, but you know something doesn’t feel right. There is tension in the air, so to speak. Your energy just became entangled with their negative energy. It happens that quickly. When you are near other people their emotions affect you whether you realize it or believe it.

I think most of us have probably experienced this and believe that it happens. But here is something that we need to also consider. This entanglement also happens online. We may go to Facebook for some much-needed social interaction, but when we get there we inadvertently get exposed to political negativity, panic, anger, etc. All the emotions of all your friends, both good and bad will immediately enter into your energy system. In many ways this is great. You feel connected to the friends that make you laugh, inspire you, bring you joy, or make you feel good. But how do you prevent the fear, anger, panic, and negativity from dragging you down? In a nutshell, you can’t. What you can do is to control or limit your exposure to negativity.

I’m not sure what the latest statistic is on how contagious the COVID-19 virus is and what your chances are of picking it up upon exposure, but I can tell you this . . . exposure to all emotions is 100% contagious! If you are exposed to negativity you are entangled with it and it is having an effect on your immune system, your nervous system, and many parts of your physical body (depending on what the specific emotions are).

But on the flip side, if you are exposed to inspirational thoughts, joy, and happiness that is also having an immediate effect on your systems. I realize that suggesting you stay away from all news is impossible right now, but let me just offer the suggestion of consciously adding some positivity into your daily routines.  There is plenty of out there if you go looking for it. Here are some suggestions on where to find some uplifting content:

  • My favorite spiritual guru Sadhguru – I listed this one first because I feel it is the most relevant right now and discusses what I personally think is THE MOST important thing that we (this country) can do to combat the virus. Our political divide is literally killing us and nothing inspires me more than watching India come together as a nation. In this short video, Sadhguru illustrates how ridiculous some notions of politics and religion can be and explains the importance of coming together for a common good.
  • Deepak Chopra videos – He added a new section specifically for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic
  • Calm YouTube channel – lots of free and easy meditations to get you started along with some personal stories from people who changed their life with meditation.
  • Dr. Wayne Dyer website – so much inspiration content on this site in various forms including streaming videos, articles, very inexpensive online classes.
  • Hay House – You Can Heal Your Life podcast – a free podcast that invited you to take a step back from life’s stress and anxieties—and replace any negativity with life-changing insights and real-world solutions. Learn from some of the world’s greatest teachers in spirituality, health and wellness, and more.
  • Dr. Joe Dispenza Blog – Educational and inspirational content about how powerful you are in creating the life you want
  • Just some fun inspirational quotes and images