A new concept takes approximately 5 mins to read.I started writing this blog in July 2020. I have thought about publishing it many times and didn’t. Now the time is right.

“When you open your heart with a quiet mind love rushes in.” 

Genevieve Gerard

The Problem

Many people have sadly, but understandably, fallen victim to the mass formation that has spread across our planet. In this video testimony Prof. Mattias Desmet explains how many people have been captured by this hypnotic phenomenon. This blog is not for them. 

It is for those of you who know, deep in your bones you know: something is wrong with the way this whole Coronavirus thing is playing out.

The precise moment at which a great belief is doomed is easily recognisable; it is the moment when its value begins to be called in question.”

Gustavo Le Bon

Demonising, dehumanising, segregating and discriminating are all hallmarks of dark planetary histories and horrors we should never repeat. This current enactment must therefore be called into question.

We seem to have forgotten those who campaigned, faced prison or died to defend freedom, inclusion, equality and civil rights. These hard won values contain the life force of those who fought for them. Many must be turning in their graves right now.

Not content with merely name calling and labelling those of us making different choices to the majority, our Government has now deliberately designed a new form of discrimination, the Covid pass. We have a fissure in our society, a form of apartheid which should be deeply disturbing to all.

It is often easier to become outraged by injustice half a world away than by oppression and discrimination half a block from home.

Carl T. Rowan

A possible solution

For many years I attended a Twelve step recovery group called AlAnon which provides support for friends and families affected by someone else’s drinking. There are many things to love about AlAnon but here I wish to discuss only one, Concept 5:

“The Rights of Appeal and Petition to protect minorities and ensure that they be heard.” 

Concept 5

This concept was designed to protect the freedom and belonging of the minority. It offers respectful consideration of another person’s point of view and ensures that dissenting opinions will be heard.

I LOVE this Concept and have had the privilege of experiencing the deeply transformational impact of applying this Concept in difficult circumstances.

There is more: 

“…we need to listen with consideration to everyone and encourage those with differing opinions (minorities) to state their views. Inviting those in the minority to speak out and listening to them with full hearts and consideration helps us maintain unity.”

This is the very opposite of what I, and many others have been experiencing over the last year. 

It continues:

“When we hear, understand, value and incorporate minority opinions into our decision-making process, we may avoid mistakes that can occur when we are angry, hasty, misinformed or rigid. Practicing consideration couples a thorough debate, keeps us all focused on the issue in hand and validates the dignity and worth of each member.”

We now know that many of the Covid rules were hasty and misinformed. We still live in the rigidity of those mistakes.

It’s time for change

  • Dignity
  • Worth
  • Consideration
  • Full hearts
  • Unity
  • Listening

These are values worth preserving. They offer hope in this darkness, a way to heal the divide.

Listening is an attitude of the heart, a genuine desire to be with another which both attracts and heals.

Christopher Isham

Be brave, face your fears, open your heart and listen. Listen to each other,  explore  and try to understand. Find what you have in common, where your concerns meet.

Do not let the media or the Government agendas cause you to hate each other. There is another way. 

“People are hard to hate close up, move in.”

Brene Brown


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Radical Self Care Coach, supporting you to create a calmer, simpler, more deeply connected life where you take better care of yourself and our planet.

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