Beyond Quarantine: A Chance for Rebirth

Before 2020, most of us believed that pandemics were ancient history. Having read about the black plague, smallpox, and other illnesses as lessons learned, we assumed we’d most likely never have to face such doom and gloom again. After all, science is powerful!

Not so much.

Science, as we all know it today, is relatively new, and less than 150 years old. And until mRNA developments, the way we treated viruses was less than pretty. Thanks to the process developments over the last 15 years, our ability to eradicate viruses has improved. That said, it’s far from perfect. 

Prior to the late 1800s, folklore, mythology, herbology and intuitive healing practices were more popular than aspirin. Strangely, and much to the chagrin of many of today’s scientists, herbs are still popular, highly nutritious, and often incredibly effective against a myriad of health challenges. 

During the 2020-21 quarantines, people realized the virus didn’t just affect their physical health, but every aspect of their lives. Things we used to take for granted, like hugging loved ones, social gatherings with friends, and collaborative meetings at work were limited, indefinitely postponed, or canceled.

As we contemplate the aspects of our lives, and coordinate all the changes we’ve had to make, many of us are wondering, “Is Covid-19 coming to a close? Are we done with this crap?! Can I finally just frickin’ go to Starbucks and drink lattes?!” *

As we prepare to emerge from our homes, stepping out of our lonely, secluded bubbles, and back into the bright, warm, light of the world, most of us understand that this is not just a hiccup. Truly, for all of us, life has changed forever. 

(*) Um. Well, yeah, I guess. But, it’s complicated. And it’ll be dangerous for quite some time, largely because, ya know, science and well, the idiots who find the realities of health science to be inconvenient. 

“I luv my dang intense phone and highly engineery diesel injun and all thuh other conveniences that cum outa smart people’s heads, but this dang science bill gates bullsh*t ain’t for me. I seen thru the onion! I been down the rabbit’s hole – and without protection! Jesus told me to blow at the virus soze it goes outs the window, which I did and I saw it went! All this masky fear is a big guvverment scam to make us cancel tractor-pulls, mate with farm animals, and eat our own livers! LONG LIVE JFK JR, MY CUTIE Q FOREVER!”

— Bucky Buferd, Anti-Science, Pro-Qanon, Human-Hater

 

We’ve All Grown Up Over The Last Year

It’s been a little intense at times, right? Many of us have struggled to thrive. With isolation from friends, family, coworkers, and adventures, little dips can turn into mopey-dopey rests, or multi-month depressions. It takes a ton of discipline to remain positive during times like these.

While many of us may have adopted a variety of wonderfully healthy new habits. To you, I say, “AWESOME! GREAT JOB!” For the rest of you, there’s probably a slew of things you’ve been doing that aren’t necessarily helping you improve your vibrations, uplifting your state of mind, or, shall we say, advancing our species to new heights.

At first, the sudden changes in our schedules felt exciting. For a moment, some of us were looking forward to slowing down, connecting with family, and growing a tomato. But over time, on some days, we probably found it difficult to get out of bed in the morning. Heck even hitting snooze can feel like a monumental task. 

The best of us treated this period of time like we were at war or as if we just repelled into a 1930s kibbutz or commune. You may have begun making jams, breads, jarred vegetables, and fermented, probiotic cranberry spritzers. You may have grown sprouts, built new shelves, or had sex with your equally bored neighbor. You may even have adopted new hobbies, like painting on grains of rice or windsurfing in your mind. 

Hey, whatever it takes, right?! It’s all about staying positive and finding ways to invite enjoyment and normalcy back in our lives!

Some of us have taken this opportunity to learn new instruments, pick up gardening, or even start their own businesses. Don’t be surprised after visiting with a friend or family member and find they’ve changed religions, converted their spare bedrooms into shipping centers, and built panic caves under their compost bins.

Though some people have dramatically changed their lives during their isolation, some struggle to adapt to life while living alone. If that sounds like you, you might be counting the days until you can embrace a loved one, go naked-hottubing with your pals, and socialize like it was 2019. 

The growth we’ve experienced during this is not limited to hobbies, habits, and bad cooking. One study shows that 22% of us have reported gaining weight in 2020, some now struggle with alcoholism, and many more show symptoms of deeper depressions. This difficult time has caused many to reevaluate their social circles, work ethics, and priorities. 

On the positive side, 2020 found many of us adopting pets, finally meeting our neighbors after 10 years, and spending 10X more time with household and family members, even the ones we don’t like!

The Challenges Of Getting Back to Normal 

Here’s the thing: it’s incredibly unsafe to pretend that life is now “getting back to normal.” During any pandemic, and especially during a pandemic involving a mutating virus, we can’t make any assumptions about timeframes as related to normalcy. 

When you take your first steps out of quarantine, wear a mask, socially distance yourself from others, and stay out of rooms and buildings that do not have open windows. 99.999999999999999% of ventilation systems do not defend against viruses. 

As you ponder your next move, consider some of these ideas:

 

Forgive Yourself For Mistakes

During this timeframe, you may have consumed more junk food and alcohol than the average 18 yr old on their first spring break. 

It might be that you purchased so much toilet paper, you’ve launched a new business making paper-mache angels for new-age bookstores. 

You may have cheated on your wife or husband by jerking off the postman. While your mail now comes a day early, it’s quite possible that breaking this and other rules didn’t make you feel too good.  

Meanwhile, all the people you love might also have made a few of these mistakes. In times of war and pandemics, it’s always best to get to forgiveness as quickly as possible. With emotions heightened and with more people feeling confused and depressed, it’s vital that you give every human being the benefit of the doubt. 

This is a great time to forgive yourself and others. 

 

A Time to Build Relationships

Keep in mind that many people throughout the world have been cooped-up just like you – for the same amount of time – or even longer. This means that almost any person you reach out to is desperate for social interactions. They might even cry when you say hello.

As you explore new relationships (and revitalize the old ones), ask them about their lives, take time to listen to their struggles, and let them know that they are loved.

This is a great time to practice sharing your compassion for all living Beings. While it may have been scary to make yourself vulnerable in the past, people will be more receptive to vulnerability, especially now that they have felt cut-off from the rest of the world.

Many people lost their jobs, some have gone through a divorce, and yet others are under an almost insurmountable amount of stress. There might even be people you know who are even facing the possibility of losing everything. 

If you see somebody suffering, do what you can to help them. Something as simple as a smile or hug can go a long way. 

Remember, too, that a smile shared is equal to meditation. It can dissolve pieces of your karma and bring you closer to the Divine. 

Set Realistic Goals

To set yourself up for success, be careful how you fill your schedule. 

     1 – Don’t take on every project and idea that trips across your desk. 

     2 – Take a measured approach. Don’t rush. 

     3 – Upon every decision, be certain before moving forward. 

     4 – Relax your demands and expectations. 

     5 – Allow yourself to upgrade your priorities. 

It might take you some time to start feeling “normal” again. You might also consider that there is no more normal. The past is gone. It is a canceled check. Expect a new reality. 

For some, quarantine is not very challenging.  You might LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE working from home and spending more time with your family. You may have also taken so much pause in your life that you’ve fallen back in love with your spouse or partner. You might even now really LIKE your kids! 

If you’re ready to get back in the game, or create a new game, make a list of a small handful of daily and weekly goals. Get a schedule going. 

Continue working out at home, but maybe try an outdoor class now and again. 

Start moving your alarm clock back 30 minutes at a time until you start waking up at your desired time. You might consider 15 minute of meditation in the early morning, a light breakfast, and then 30 minutes of praying, forgiving yourself and others, and forming a life-plan.

Don’t Compare Yourself to Others

When we come to life or step out of hiding, it can be easy to see someone else’s successes and feel like we’re not accomplishing very much. In these cases, we forget how long other people have been working on something. We might not know how many failures they had along the way. 

Be careful not to make too many assumptions. And never place yourself hierarchically beneath another person. 

THERE IS NO HIERARCHY! THERE IS ONLY PROJECTION!

Projecting less means less fantasy, fewer disappointments, and more reality. More reality means a more grounded, actionable life. 

YOU GOT THIS!

Be careful on social media. Relax before responding to someone. It’s important to remember that social media is only a glimpse into someone’s life, and usually only shows the best parts. Every person you respond to on Facebook, Instagram, and other places, is struggling in ways you might not be able to see, know, or understand. 

Instead of comparing your successes to those of your friends and associates, focus on your own goals and how to gradually work towards them. 

You are a capable individual and beautiful in your own right!

Remember What You Learned In 2020

Let’s face it. You were a rockstar. You rose above the sadness. You gave good thought to your goals. You shifted your habits a bit. And you made some solid headway. You broke through a few walls, you forgave a few people, including yourself, and you made some wonderful things happen. 

YOU did this. YOU! GREAT JOB!

Remember all of the coping skills you developed in 2020. Take time to look inwardly and reflect on who you’ve become. If you’ve started to practice meditation or yoga, GOOD ON YA, MATE! Please continue working on these things to clear your chakras and energy centers, and expand your awareness and self-love.

Create a doable schedule for all these things, commit to it, and you’ll expand your life!

Try Something New

Instead of heading out and picking-up where you left off a year ago, tell yourself: IT’S TIME TO BEGIN AGAIN. It’s time for a REBIRTH!  

A few ideas!

     1 –  If you have a cat, dog, goldfish, or pet rock, I’ll bet you’ll find a MeetUp group that’ll tickle your fancy and heart – and make you feel all warm-fuzzy inside!

     2 – Start guided meditation or yoga class! Online to start – and when it’s safest, you can join a few in-person classes – but only in highly ventilated rooms and buildings. 

     3 – Examine your job and profession. Are you in the right position or field? Can you grow here? Do you have some other ideas? If so, get to it! 

     4 – After spending so much time away from everyone else, it can feel daunting to get back out there and immerse yourself with others. Think about how a butterfly emerges from a cocoon after spending a long time developing herself. During this time, you’ve grown in more ways than you know. It’s not time to be fearful, but time to spread your own wings and share the new you with all those you meet.

 

Rituals & Prayers

Find time for rituals and prayers, which you can find on my website under Free Resources. Dive deeply into your nature and learn who you truly are. Expand your heart by forgiving everything, including each of your mistakes. 

 

With daily prayer, meditation, and rituals, we can establish protective spheres around us and create pathways for light to move into our hearts, minds, and lives. 

 

Once in a while, find time to serve others and pray for others. This invites The Universe and all the divine Beings to nourish and support you.

 

Remember how powerful and wonderful you are. 

 

Love yourself, always.  

 

MAY ALL THE BEINGS, IN ALL THE WORLDS, THROUGHOUT ALL THE REALMS, BE HAPPY!

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Lesson 2: Forgive Everything

Lesson 3: Authentic Living

Lesson 4: Responsibilities & Desires

Lesson 5: Selfish Self-Care

Lesson 6: Your Operational Life-Plan

Lesson 7: Love & Honor Key Relationships

 

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Free Yourself Mini Audio Course – Lesson 7: Love & Honor


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Lesson 7: Love & Honor Key Relationships

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Here’s what we’ll explore in this lesson:

When we think about our primary relationships, are we truly aligned with these people? Have we established reciprocal relating patterns that allow both people to feel empowered, heard, loved, and supported?

It might seem like an obvious question, but are you truly supporting and seeking to grow these key relationships?

Are you always “filling their buckets?”

Are you holding any secret agendas that are harmful to the relationship?

Are you being transparent most of the time?

In what ways do you feel underserved by these people?

In what ways can you help both parties improve how they participate?

Is it time to release one or more of these people – or is it time to put more effort into connecting and relating with them?

How are you addicted to or negatively impacted by each of these relationships?

What actions are you willing to take – and what decisions are you willing to make – to uplevel the quality of the love & honor in your life?

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

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You might also love the deeper, more-involved Free Yourself Video Course – 30 videos that can lead you to personal freedom. Check it out!

Rituals & Declarations can inspire rebirth and give you momentum.

Paul’s Courses are empowering and enlightening.

You’ll love THE PERSONALITY CARDS – a new tarot for liberation.

You are the embodiment of light and love!

Forgive everything, learn how to say goodbye & set boundaries, stand strong in the face of challenges, and remain drenched in gratitude!

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Free Yourself Mini Audio Course – Lesson 6: Your Operational Life-Plan


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Lesson 6: Your Operational Life-Plan

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Here’s what we’ll explore in this lesson:

This episode is about one big question: WHAT IS YOUR OPERATIONAL LIFE-PLAN?

When we know who we are, understand what drives us, have learned how to nurture ourselves, and have forgiven our realities, we will need a plan. This will help us continue to move forward.

Without plans, we tend to meander in the desert. With thoughtful, always-evolving plans, we remain active, moving in the right direction, and free from the past and debilitating encumbrances.

Do you know how to plan your life so that you get what you want and need?

If you were to build an operational life-plan, what would be required to be in it?

Which parts of the plan would need to be prioritized?

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

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You might also love the deeper, more-involved Free Yourself Video Course – 30 videos that can lead you to personal freedom. Check it out!

Rituals & Declarations can inspire rebirth and give you momentum.

Paul’s Courses are empowering and enlightening.

You’ll love THE PERSONALITY CARDS – a new tarot for liberation.

You are the embodiment of light and love!

Forgive everything, learn how to say goodbye & set boundaries, stand strong in the face of challenges, and remain drenched in gratitude!

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Free Yourself Mini Audio Course – Lesson 5: Selfish Self-Care


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Lesson 5: Selfish Self-Care

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Here’s what we’ll explore in this lesson:

When we’re seeking personal freedom, we must know how to nourish and fulfill ourselves. From there, we can expand and grow.

How are you broken and how are you healed?

How did you get in this position – what effort did you put into knowing and nourishing yourself?

What types of people, beliefs, and decisions lead you? What events colored the person you are right now?

What do you do to nourish and encourage yourself? This a vital aspect of being a human being – loving yourself enough to nourish and encourage yourself – or at least exploring the pathway to get there.

What are the components of the machine that drove you to your current state of mind, heart, and life-position?

Are you ready for a fulfill your tithing responsibility in the category of self-care? Are you ready to be self-powered, self-encouraged, and self-motivated?

All of your ancestors, angels, and divine guides are with you! You are the embodiment of love & light!

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

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You might also love the deeper, more-involved Free Yourself Video Course – 30 videos that can lead you to personal freedom. Check it out!

Rituals & Declarations can inspire rebirth and give you momentum.

Paul’s Courses are empowering and enlightening.

You’ll love THE PERSONALITY CARDS – a new tarot for liberation.

You are the embodiment of light and love!

Forgive everything, learn how to say goodbye & set boundaries, stand strong in the face of challenges, and remain drenched in gratitude!

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Free Yourself Mini Audio Course – Lesson 4: Responsibility & Desire


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Lesson 4: Responsibility & Desire

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Here’s what we’ll explore in this lesson:

This episode is about understanding yourself—specifically your primary responsibilities and desires.

It’s not an agenda that drives us. It’s what we feel we are beholden to. Responsibilities and desires are two of the most powerful engines driving the creation of our realities.

When we’re not conscious of what is pushing us and informing our decisions, we are no longer free.

Do they dance well together?

Which responsibilities did you contrive to make yourself seem busier or more important?

Which desires of yours are you using to construct an out-of-date or incorrect version of yourself?

What and who are you truly responsible for?

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

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You might also love the deeper, more-involved Free Yourself Video Course – 30 videos that can lead you to personal freedom. Check it out!

Rituals & Declarations can inspire rebirth and give you momentum.

Paul’s Courses are empowering and enlightening.

You’ll love THE PERSONALITY CARDS – a new tarot for liberation.

You are the embodiment of light and love!

Forgive everything, learn how to say goodbye & set boundaries, stand strong in the face of challenges, and remain drenched in gratitude!

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Free Yourself Mini Audio Course – Lesson 3: Authentic Living


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Lesson 3: Authentic Living

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Here’s what we’ll explore in this lesson:

When we’re born, we’re thrust into societies, religions, and family constructs that are often built on principles that have nothing to do with the truth. These ideologies are built to contrive allegiance and compliance – not freedom.

Freedom is removing the limiting constructs from your thinking so that you can attract and create a more fulfilling and FREE life. It’s all about being authentic. The real you – not the one that wears the costume to make other people feel more comfortable.

Are you being authentic in your life?

Authenticity leads to personal power, life flow, and better health, which is what freedom is all about. Get yourself out of the box and be real, starting with yourself.

How are you a slave to society, your religion, an ideology, your habits, your conditioning, your emotions, or your excuses?

What would happen if you decided that you would be happier if you reworked your beliefs and intentions, and took control of your mind and heart?

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

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You might also love the deeper, more-involved Free Yourself Video Course – 30 videos that can lead you to personal freedom. Check it out!

Rituals & Declarations can inspire rebirth and give you momentum.

Paul’s Courses are empowering and enlightening.

You’ll love THE PERSONALITY CARDS – a new tarot for liberation.

You are the embodiment of light and love!

Forgive everything, learn how to say goodbye & set boundaries, stand strong in the face of challenges, and remain drenched in gratitude!

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Free Yourself Mini Audio Course – Lesson 2: Forgive Everything


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Lesson 2: Forgive Everything

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Here’s what we’ll explore in this lesson:

The first step in understanding the barriers to freedom is welcoming the idea of forgiveness – of self and others.

Without forgiveness, there will always be blockades in our way.

What are the emotions that come up when you hear the word forgiveness?

Have you forgiven yourself lately?

Have you loved yourself lately?

Do you know what or who you need to forgive?

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

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You might also love the deeper, more-involved Free Yourself Video Course – 30 videos that can lead you to personal freedom. Check it out!

Rituals & Declarations can inspire rebirth and give you momentum.

Paul’s Courses are empowering and enlightening.

You’ll love THE PERSONALITY CARDS – a new tarot for liberation.

You are the embodiment of light and love!

Forgive everything, learn how to say goodbye & set boundaries, stand strong in the face of challenges, and remain drenched in gratitude!

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Free Yourself Mini Audio Course – Lesson 1: Who Are You?


Lesson 1: Who Are you? 

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Here’s what we’ll explore in this lesson:

When we’re seeking personal freedom, we must start with who we know ourselves to be in this moment. From there, we can expand and grow.

How did arrive at your current self-definition? The Who that you believe yourself to be – what are the attributes of this temporary identity?

What led you to become this collection of attributes? What decisions brought you to becoming the person you are right now?

What are the components of the machine that drove you to believe what you believe about your Self, capabilities, illusions, and circumstances?

What agreements have you made that have enabled or empowered you to become this person? What do you seek to change and how can you get there?

Are you ready for a rebirth?

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TIPS FOR LIVING A FULFILLING LIFE

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You might also love the deeper, more-involved Free Yourself Video Course – 30 videos that can lead you to personal freedom. Check it out!

Rituals & Declarations can inspire rebirth and give you momentum.

Paul’s Courses are empowering and enlightening.

You’ll love THE PERSONALITY CARDS – a new tarot for liberation.

You are the embodiment of light and love!

Forgive everything, learn how to say goodbye & set boundaries, stand strong in the face of challenges, and remain drenched in gratitude!

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