We all were seeing it coming since a long time, but humans being humans, too full of their supremacy over other species ignored the signs Mother Nature was giving. And Mother Nature put up with our atrocities till it could. Then it just refused. And Covid-19 happened. The reason of Coronavirus can be any – may be it is a weapon of bioterrorism, may be it is the result of Chinese folly of consuming uncooked wild animals. Whatever it is, the fact is it is the result of human greed. If I talk of my perspective, it is the result of our deeds.
For far too long, we humans plundered Mother Nature, we kept cutting trees, adding chemicals (in the name of fertilisers) to earth and water, kept killing other animal species either for food, or for clothing or just for fashion. We kept plundering earth. For how long would Mother Nature not hit back? It had to do something to bring back the balance. And it did.
And as we humans are forced to lock ourselves in our homes, the other components of our ecosystem have moved out to reclaim their spaces that we had forcibly taken. News and photographs from all over the world show animals strolling on the streets, roads, banks of river and in water bodies. Boulder in Colorado has Mountain Lions, the streets of Lopburi in Thailand are full of Macaques, Silver Fish can be seen swimming playfully in canals of Venice, Italy while herons, egrets and cormorant birds can been in the clean and clear water of canals in Venice, California and Wild Turkeys have taken all over Boston.
Closer home, the Eastern Ghats in India are witnessing deer and leopards, Olive Ridley Turtles can be seen along Mahanadi riverfront in Odisha while closer home in Delhi-NCR residents are spotting Mongoose, Jackals and Nilgais. Bird watchers are spotting several bird species hitherto unseen in Delhi skies. Both air and water pollution levels have gone remarkably down thanks to the absence of automobiles on roads and shutting off of industries.
By making is restricted to our homes, God is telling us to look inwards. HE wants us to awaken our souls, find the deeper meaning of life. HE wants to tell us human life is surely more than eating, drinking and being merry.
Spiritualists say this is the time of mass awakening. The prospect of collective mortality makes humans question their existence, the whys and how’s of life and find out things buried in the subconscious mind. As spiritualists say, this is the dark night of soul, a mile-marker on the souls’ journey into living in greater, light, peace and connection.
There is a mass awakening in action.
So what is to be done?
Just one thing. Hold on to your positive beliefs, meditate, spread love and be there for your family and friends. Help all those you can, but indulge in self-love and self-care too.