Yin and Yang of the COVID-19 crisis

COVID-19 and the transition of the world’s energy system

The COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic has triggered global anxiety and fear. As it spreads throughout the world, it is affecting our lives in what seems to be a very negative way. Many feel helpless and confused in this time of global pandemic.

However, this does not need to be a time of despair or fear. As stated in Coronavirus from a Tao point of view, we do not need to harbor fear about it when we understand that behind it all, there is transformation and healing taking place. In fact, we are all privileged to live in this time of major transition.

We are making a transition from an old world to a new world. We are making a transition from the era of Yang to the era of Yin. The world is changing, the Universe is changing, and humanity is awakening. Darkness is losing power as light is pouring in. Hidden secrets are being disclosed to us. Doors, hitherto locked, are now being swung open and new opportunities are arising.

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COVID-19 from the principle of Yin and Yang

From our physical perspective, the COVID-19 outbreak is certainly a disastrous event that affects our lives in a very negative way. However if we look at it from a broader perspective, the COVID-19 crisis can be seen as the Yin aspect of the global transformation and healing that is currently taking place.

Now, let’s briefly go over the principle of Yin and Yang. We live in the world of Yin and Yang. According to the philosophy of Yin and Yang, there is Yin in Yang and Yang in Yin. Look at the symbol of Yin and Yang. There is white (Yang) in black (Yin) and black (Yin) in white (Yang).

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Most of us are so accustomed to a dualistic point of view. So, in order to truly understand this principle of Yin and Yang, we should be able to look beyond what is happening externally. We should look beneath the surface. Once we understand this principle, however, we can appreciate the hidden gifts that come with the current crisis situation.

Behind this seeming disaster called COVID-19 (Yin), there is much energy and light (Yang) available to us. Yin and Yang accompany and follow each other. Many of us feel depression and anxiety due to the pandemic situation. However, if we momentarily cease the stream of our thoughts and look deep inside, we would be able to perceive that deep inside, a part of us is actually enlivened and energized by this seemingly disastrous situation. Our higher selves, who are able to see both Yin and Yang, know that the current COVID-19 crisis comes with hidden gifts and that it provides us with an opportunity for spiritual awakening and inner transformation.

As you see, behind illness, there is healing taking place. Behind losses and deaths, there is transformation taking place. We can appreciate the COVID-19 outbreak and remain positive no matter how grim it may look from outside. It is only natural that this time of great awakening is accompanied by chaos and confusion as well.

Yin and Yang go together. This crisis situation also provides us with a wonderful opportunity to achieve spiritual awakening and inner transformation. In this new energy, for example, we can achieve, in a day, the same spiritual growth that would have taken years of intensive spiritual training for those in the past. It requires some inner work, but we can certainly turn this pandemic situation into an opportunity for healing and enlightenment.

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