In recent days I have spent more time doing yoga, meditation and music, both as a mindful choice to try and stay in the vibration of love instead of fear, as a form of self-healing, and as a way of creating space in my thoughts for my angels, guides and the Divine to drop in any healing directives they wanted me to share with everyone.
This morning, the answer came. Simple, but it immediately rang true, like every piece of Divine guidance I have ever received, either for myself or for all of humanity.
The answer was: You Have Power.
Read that again: You Have Power.
So many people are getting lost in a fog of fear. If they’re not frightened of the CoVid-19 outbreak itself, they’re frightened of the stock markets crashing, or of what the outbreak is a cover-up for, or of not having enough. Once you get into a spiral of fear-thought, and the longer you let it run unchecked for, the less chance you have of coming back out of it.
And ultimately, thought creates reality. If you’re spending the majority of your day, every day, trawling through the news reports, which are worded to be as sensational and dramatic as possible, and focusing on the fear, it’s arguable that all you are creating is more fear, and a greater possibility of the things you fear actually happening.
Fear is an ego response to what is going on around you and not feeling safe and secure in your own being. And fear can be created, amplified and exacerbated by the very particular feeling of not having power. So many people feel that their lives, their livelihoods and their lifestyles are totally in the hands of the governments and authorities at this moment in human history.
But actually: You Have Power.
You have power to make your own informed decisions. You don’t have to rely just on the mainstream news reports. You can do your own research. Read words written by people actually experiencing the worst of the current health crisis. Read words written by doctors and scientists. You can choose to self-isolate if your gut tells you that’s the best thing for you to do, regardless what the authorities in your country say. Yes, there may be obstacles to this, in terms of your jobs and your finances. But you can explore and exhaust all the possibilities with your employer and your family and decide what you personally need to prioritise. It’s your choice every step of the way. Some will choose to follow guidelines and some may do their own thing. There’s no right or wrong but only what’s right or wrong for you. You can spend time figuring out what’s right for you and doing everything you can to make it happen.
You have power to limit your movement around your community and country (and internationally). You don’t have to follow through with travel plans. You can stay in touch with friends and family by text, phone, messengers, Skype and email. You can avoid busy places like malls and large social events. You can choose to engage in leisure activities at home rather than out and about. Reading, drawing, painting, playing music, listening to music, watching TV, gentle exercise like yoga, meditation…the list is endless. Even if you absolutely cannot stay off work or work from home at this time (and not all professions can), you can limit your contact with others by stripping it down to essentials only. Every individual choice and decision counts.
You have power to explore mindful practices that will boost your own intuition and raise your own vibration. When you’re full on in fear mode, it’s very unlikely that the still small voice within, the voice of your higher self, will be able to make itself heard through the endless loop of fear thoughts. Choosing to meditate for ten minutes daily, to get still and centred and state to the universe that this is a time to connect with the love and wisdom at the core of your being and to let God, your guides and your higher self whisper to you, will help you develop strong intuition and in the current situation, following your own internal radar and gut feeling is incredibly important. You can also choose to cut fear-mongering pages from your news feed, mute or block them or limit the amount you read or watch once you have the basic information.
You have power to make your voice heard. If you strongly feel in your gut that your government should be doing more to limit the spread of the virus, that their actions are not drastic enough (or too drastic if that’s your perspective), you can sign petitions and share them on your social media, you can contact your MP in the UK (I’m sure there are equivalents in other countries). You can choose not to share fear-based information on your social media platforms and you can choose to share articles that are informative, productive, pro-active or coming from a standpoint of love and healing. You can also choose to stay silent if you have nothing positive or constructive to say, to avoid provoking more fear or anger in others.
You have power to look after and support your and your family’s health and healing in every possible way. You can research natural herbal supplements with antibiotic properties such as garlic and echinacea. You can supplement your immune system with vitamins – a lot of articles I have read suggest Vitamin C and Vitamin D are particularly important. You can choose to eat the freshest, healthiest food available to you. You can choose to stay home and rest if you are under the weather and therefore have a compromised immune system – again, this is more challenging for some than others, but rather than just assume it’s not a possibility you can explore it by speaking to your GP and your employer. You can drink plenty of water to flush toxins through your body. You can do all of the above regardless whether you do it pre-emptively or to support your healing if you have symptoms of illness.
You have power to explore alternative forms of healing if you have knowledge of them or know somebody who does, again, regardless of whether you have symptoms that are worrying you, or pre-emptively. Many forms of alternative healing, including angel, reiki, sound and crystal healing which are the main ones I have some knowledge of myself, can be done distantly with no need for physical proximity. You can choose to hold a healing circle remotely via the internet with friends, or send healing to the planet, or the whole of humanity, or a loved one with health issues. You can choose to listen to healing chants and frequencies, which raises your vibration as well. There are many free audio tracks for this on YouTube. You can choose to use simple healing affirmations such as: I am strong. I am healthy. I am healed. I am whole. I am in perfect health. I am in perfect balance. I am grateful for my good health. Humanity is healed. Humanity is whole. It can be especially powerful to use them when you catch yourself in cycles of fear thoughts. The premise of vibrational healing is that everything is vibration. Every thought, action, choice and energy sends ripples out and makes subtle shifts and changes to the vibration of every other energy it touches. Many people swear by alternative healing and there is definitely no harm in investing some time exploring it in the interests of supporting your health and healing in every way possible.
You have power to step up your hygiene practices as you see fit as well as continue the good hygiene practices you already had. You can wash your hands more frequently, avoid touching your face if you have to go out,avoid touching surfaces unnecessarily, cover your nose and mouth if there is someone coughing or sneezing around you, wash your clothes more frequently, at high temperatures if possible, and educate your children to do the same. You can disinfect your home (and vehicle, and working environment if you can’t avoid it) more frequently. If you do not have access to alcohol hand sanitiser, hot water and soap is equally effective providing you dry your hands properly. If there is a shortage of chemical cleaning products, you can research natural alternatives such as using vinegar or lemon juice to clean and disinfect surfaces. You can add certain types of disinfectant to bathing water if you read the instructions carefully, and you can also add certain essential oils to bathing water to ease symptoms (for example lavender oil), disinfect (for example tea tree oil) or for general self-care. You can, additionally, add Epsom salt, rock salt or Himalayan salt to your bath to cleanse energetically as well as physically.
You have power to choose the way you respond to events as they unfold and the perspective you take. When surrounded by chaos, it can take mindful practice to stay calm and focused on love, positive outcomes and healing, but you can set that intention to choose that focus and do the best you can, taking it a day at a time. You can choose to be calm. If you have children in your life, take a moment to think about what example you are setting them. Is it likely that in their lifetime they will see another pandemic or a different type of global crisis? Absolutely. The way you are responding right now is setting a precedent for them to know how to behave in such situations. And you can choose to set an example of panic, fear, anxiety and paranoia, or you can choose to set an example of calm, pro-activity, kindness and compassion. You can choose to be kind and think of others as well as thinking about your own needs. You can choose to make sure you don’t clear a supermarket shelf of a product, for example, in case somebody more vulnerable or less mobile than you comes in after you needing that product. If you have to isolate at some point, you can choose to acknowledge the good in that situation – not only from the point of view of the greater good in slowing the spread of the virus, but from the point of view of getting those jobs done at home there’s never time for, extra time with your children, time to rest and heal if you have been sick, and time for self-care, for spending more time on hobbies, re-invigorating a lost passion or starting one you’ve always fancied but never had the opportunity to. Even if you still perceive that the disadvantages outweigh the advantages, choosing to acknowledge the benefits and be grateful for them raises your vibration, shifts your perspective and helps attracts more blessings to you energetically.
You have power still to do good in the world and make a difference. You can check on friends and loved ones, no matter if you’re isolated or how far away they are, via phone and internet. You can keep in touch, chat regularly, and help keep each other’s spirits up, or be a listening ear if there are problems or fears. You can listen to challenges your loved ones are experiencing and give practical help if you are able to (whether financially, with childcare, with advice, with errands, with sharing essential items), or signpost them to practical help elsewhere if you have ideas, or at the very least offer your empathy, your understanding and your thoughts and prayers. This will be especially important if you have friends and loved ones who are health workers right now. There is immense pressure on them, however you look at it, and they need our love, understanding and support. And very important if there are people you know in your community who are vulnerable, have pre-existing health conditions or are elderly. And at the very least, you can always pray for those you care about, pre-emptively as well as when they are facing challenge. You can always ask angels to intervene for them. You can always send healing light their way, pink, green or white light from the Divine through your heart and out to theirs, for their highest good.
You have power, in fact, to pray and send positive thoughts universally. If you believe in the power of prayer, why stop at just praying for your friends and family? You can also choose to pray for the places that are hardest hit. To pray for the most vulnerable. To pray for support, wisdom and Divine guidance for the leaders of our countries. You may not agree with their decisions, but imagine being in that position right now with lots of tough calls to make. It is possible to support rather than hinder energetically, by sending them loving energy and praying for the best decisions to be made for the highest good. You can choose to hold vision for the best possible outcomes. To hold vision for healing. I will include the daily visualisation I am doing at the bottom of this article. You can choose to focus on creations of love, stories, poems, songs, pieces of music, art, articles, inspirational videos, meditations, acts of kindness, and continuing to put them out into the world to inspire and uplift others, to restore people’s faith in humanity. Via the internet it’s still possible to do most of that from home – or share those that others have created. If your abundance is unaffected, you can also choose to donate money or items to food banks, homeless charities etc who may be hard hit by current events.
You have power – on a related note – to not take your eye off other pressing issues, such as the climate crisis as a prime example. You can choose to still champion these causes, still donate to them, still hold vision for resolutions for them, still seek out and share information about them, still take the practical steps you can to lessen your own impact on the world, still sign petitions for change where you feel change is necessary, still use your social media platforms to educate others, share relevant information and encourage people to take actions you believe are important. You can still plant wildflowers, feed local wildlife, plant trees, reduce waste, monitor your own carbon footprint, save water, save electricity, champion conservation and prevention of animal cruelty. Increasing financial issues in many countries, impacting healthcare systems, education, etc is another prime example. The pandemic is not the only problem we face and it’s important that we continue to work through all the challenges, for the sake of future generations as well as our own.
You have power to choose who to align with. At this moment in time there is a collective wave of fear, which is understandable, and I empathise wholeheartedly with everyone who is frightened. I have been on a spiritual path for a long time, have meditated frequently, and received many pieces of guidance that give me hope for the future, and I’m doing internal work daily in order to stay in the vibration of love. Nobody is saying it’s easy – it’s not. It’s a challenge. But you can choose and set intention to be part of a collective wave of love instead. And do something every day to re-affirm that choice. There are scientists, doctors and citizens in hard-hit countries out there who are sharing information on prevention and management of the virus. There are spiritual teachers, channels, psychics and healers organising group meditations to hold vision globally for healing and resolution of this crisis. There are people staying calm, keeping their sense of humour and making inspirational posts to help us cope and raise our vibration on a daily basis. You can choose to be part of that wave. To share positive, inspirational, informative posts, and to join in with pro-active energy healing events.
You have power to accept and also appreciate that this is a moment in time. How this situation turns out depends on every choice, action and decision that is made by every single one of us in the days, weeks and months to come. This too shall pass. It really will. The truth is, it is likely to get worse before it gets better. But you have the choice to be a beacon, an earth angel, trying to make it easier to bear for whoever the universe puts in your path either in person or remotely. You have the choice right now to hold positive visions, take positive actions, demonstrate loving behaviours and contribute to the solutions. You have the choice not to deny your power but to step into it, to be empowered, to acknowledge your power and make more conscious choices about your own health, your own mental well-being, the example you set, the influence and impact you have in the world, and what you choose to focus your thoughts, time and energy on: the challenges or the solutions; the worst-case scenarios or the best-case scenarios; what you can’t do or what you can do; in short, fear or love.
Speaking from a spiritual standpoint, great energetic shifts have been taking place for a number of years now. It seems to me that this is part of that process. I am in a deeper place of surrender to the Divine than ever before and walking in trust and faith that there is a plan and that one day we (collectively) will look back and see how all these shifts brought us to a better place, a world, in essence, with a higher vibration, a world with unity consciousness, a world based on love and not fear. You have power to see the current situation as an opportunity to rise up and consciously choose love. You have power to see it as an opportunity to be kind, show compassion, caring, empathy and care for others, including the most vulnerable in society. You have power to see it as an opportunity to collectively come together to make our voice heard, look after each other, support each other, and love each other through this. You have power to see it as an opportunity to practice better self-care, put more emphasis on healing and well-being, and to master your own thoughts and responses. You have power to surrender and trust the Divine, to look for the positives amidst the challenges, and witness our collective growth as we face this together.
We are not the only generation to have faced similar life-changing and far-reaching events where there have been great changes to systems, great shifts in consciousness, or great advancements in science, medicine and technology that followed. You have power to read about such historical events as previous pandemics, world wars and natural disasters. What comes through loud and clear from most social history accounts is the inherent good in our souls: the people who risked their own lives to save others; the people who buckled down and worked harder than they ever had before to assist their country; neighbours pulling together; countries creating alliances; the fighting spirit; the resilience; the courage; the ability to keep walking no matter what and do what needed to be done for the highest possible outcomes and the greater good. You have power, too, to call on your own ancestors who walked through such times for strength, courage and guidance now. You have power to respond in those positive ways now. You have power to make ripples, to contribute, to further leaps forward, change, transformation and hope for the future, right now.
You Have Power.
Affirm it. I have power. I am powerful. I am empowered. I choose my thoughts and my thoughts create my reality. I choose love over fear. I am love. I choose unity over separation. We are all one. I choose the highest possible timelines for myself and all of humanity.
Regardless of how you have responded up to now, you have power to choose love over fear from this moment on.
And before I wrap up this piece, I feel I wish to disclose, I have what could be considered risk factors with my own health, and so do quite a number of my friends and loved ones. Please believe me when I say I understand the fear. But this is also a great reason to consciously choose love-based thinking and actions! Focusing on taking positive action can keep you more upbeat, more uplifted and more determined, and help others in your circle to do the same. It’s a form of protection and it’s an energetic investment in the most positive outcome for the highest good of all. And it’s about setting intention to do that, and then doing your best with it each day, taking each day as it comes, and some may be more challenging than others. But you can take each day as a new start and bring the focus back. I’m also taking this situation as an opportunity to focus on self-healing and becoming as strong and healthy as possible.
Even just changing your perspective to look at the wider picture, or setting intention to raise your vibration and respond with love, or sending out and visualising positive outcomes, or switching focus to truly examine the choices you CAN make and the elements of the situation you CAN make positive contributions to, is a ripple that feeds into a collective wave of love, which is the vibration needed to heal the vibration of fear.
With love and blessings from Silverla StMichael. Xxx.
MY CURRENT DAILY VISUALISATION FOR HEALING
I am doing a little visualisation, at least once daily, and more if I catch myself distracted by fear-thoughts, and some of you might like to use it too. I get still and ask for my angels and guides to open my channels as much as possible to receive healing energy from them, from God, from the universe. (You can substitute power words as appropriate to you.) I visualise bright white or emerald green light (whatever feels right that day) coming in through my crown and permeating my whole system expanding out into my aura like a bubble around me. Then I extend it to my whole household and immediate family. Then my workplace. Then my community. Then my city. Then my country. Then other countries where I have loved ones or attachments to the place. Then the whole globe. I stay in that visualisation with the green or white light softly holding the whole planet for a few minutes, however long feels appropriate.
A visualisation works so well because you are thinking loving thoughts and also creating a loving image in your head, and it works well to extend step by step incrementally as it is less abstract than going straight for the globe image. I have been doing it for a couple of days and I feel a marked difference in my vibration when I do it. This gives me faith that it is making a positive impact. Imagine the positive impact if many of us do the same thing whenever we catch ourselves having fear thoughts.
Photo taken at Big Trees State Park in California, 2018 after an intense earth healing session with a soul sister. I was going through a period of Archangel Raphael photo-bombing my pictures in many different places and I still believe it captures his healing energy!