Corona lifts the rock When you lift a rock on an ant colony, there is momentary chaos, but soon the whole colony as an organism moves on. Corona has lifted the rock over our civilization of interconnected networks, and there is momentary panic, but we can see the ants creating a new social network, a new way of relating, a new colony that we could not imagine before Corona.
A metaphorical mind, a mythological mind is liberated from the literal interpretation of our reality. Corona is a coronavirus, a real thing, but it is also Shiva. or any other frame of reference that sees beyond the boundaries of dictionary definitions.
Why Corona? Why Us. What did we do? Is this a punishment? Is this the End of Time? OMG. This should not be happening! I grieve. I’m in despair.
Movies, great movies are myths and extended metaphors that give us a way to see beyond our literal borders, which are our prison when change comes. When Shiva comes, we need a bigger boat of understanding.
The question in this meditation on Corona as a rock lifting, what does it expose? is there a sleeping basic creative intelligence in all of us, sleeping because our culture of dependence on external systems has put us to sleep. When everything is supplied by external forces, why turn within? Why rely on your own resources. Everything is just one click away on Amazon.
Is there basic goodness, a basic creative intelligence that always knows what to do in me? My old guru said: God dwells within you as You. This basic goodness is joyous when it rises because it does depend upon external conditions that are favorable.
Our sense of happiness and well-being is conditioned to depend upon favorable conditions. We long for the moment when everything is just perfect. When all the bills are paid, and nothing breaks down, and there is no loss or unexpected upsets. No problem, we keep saying. But the moment “Shiva the destroyer” comes, we experience the stages of grief.