As a result of what is currently taking place in the world, it has meant that a large part of the population hasn’t been able to carry on as normal. Right now, a lot of people are in isolation and are only allowed to leave their home to do certain things.
When it comes to those who are not currently in isolation, there is a strong chance that a lot of them have been in isolation. There is also a strong chance that it won’t be long until they are back in isolation, either.
A Very Different Experience
If someone who is currently in isolation, was to go back in time and to imagine what their life would be like in the future, they would probably find it hard to accept that this is what it would be like. Now, however, they will be only too familiar with what it is like to be cut-off from their fellow human beings.
To make matters worse, they could also be in a position where they have lost their business. What took them years, if not decades, to build may have fallen apart in a matter of weeks, if not months.
A Deeply Challenging Time
If they live by themselves, it could be a lot harder for them to handle what is going on than it would be if they lived with another or others. Then again, if they lived with another or others who they didn’t get on with, this could be even worse.
Therefore, simply living with another or others is not what matters; what matters is living with the right person or people. This is something that a lot of people will have found out during this time, thanks to having to spend so much time around the wrong person or people.
Not an Island
What could have become crystal clear throughout this time is how one is an interdependent human being. Before this, they may have seen themselves as someone who was independent and didn’t need others.
Not having as much human contact is likely to have undermined them. Still, they may have been able to take the edge of how they have felt through speaking to people over a screen.
If having to deal with spending so much time by themselves and even another or others who they don’t get on with is one challenge, what could be another challenge is dealing with their inner world. For example, what could often consume them is the fear that they are going to die.
They could fear that they will end up being affected by the virus, have no control and that their life will come to an end. When they are not experiencing this fear, they could find that they are on edge and have a sense of impending doom.
There are going to be a number of different reasons as to why they would be experiencing life in this way right now. Firstly, if they are spending a lot of time by themselves, it will be a lot harder for them to regulate their system and to think rationally.
Whereas if they were spending time around others, the presence of others would allow them to feel more at ease and they would have less time to get caught up in their minds stories. Furthermore, they could spend a fair amount of time focusing on what the fear-based mainstream media comes out with.
The Reality of the Situation
Undoubtedly, their life has been disrupted and there is something going around; this is not something that can be denied. Nonetheless, if one spends a lot of time watching the news, it will be even harder for them to handle what is going on.
Through the power of their attention and their minds imagination, plus their feelings, what is going on could have been made a hundred times worse. What’s more, being caught up in all the fear-based news won’t do their immune system any good.
It doesn’t stop there, though, as what can also make it harder for them to handle what is going on is if they have experienced trauma and haven’t resolved any of it. This could be trauma that they experienced as an adult and/or throughout their formative years.
Whenever this was, it would have been a time when they felt overwhelmed, powerless and unable to do anything. Ergo, as they won’t have as much control as they would usually have, it is not going to be a surprise if this trauma is often triggered.
Replaying The Past
This would have been a time when they felt as though their life was going to come to an end and what is going on at this point in time will re-connect them to this inner experience. Without this understanding, it would seem as though what is going on ‘out there’ is causing them to have a certain inner experience.
It will be playing a part but it won’t be the only reason why they are finding it hard to handle what is going on. What can make it difficult for someone to be able to join the dots, so to speak, is that their conscious mind can block out what took place to protect them; the trouble with this is that although this can help them to handle life, it also alienates them from important information.
If one can relate to this, and they are ready to draw the line, they may need to reach out for external support. This is something that can be provided by the assistance of a therapist or healer.
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Oliver JR Cooper
Oliver JR Cooper
Author of 26 books, Transformational Writer, Teacher & Consultant.
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That which is contained within these articles is based on my own empirical understanding and is true for me at the time they were written. However, as I continue to grow, what I perceive as the truth will inevitably change and as a result of this - parts of these articles may not reflect my current outlook.