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What Is The Metaphysical Meaning of Coronavirus?

Posted on Mar 16, 2020 by in Blog | 9 comments

What Is The Metaphysical Meaning of Coronavirus?

Like most Americans, I spent most of my life over the past week preparing for the coronavirus, shopping for supplies, reading everything I could, adjusting my schedule.

A good friend of mine had been teaching craniosacral therapy in Wuhan, China, three weeks before Covid-19 hit in December 2019.

We were having lunch recently and I asked her all about what she had noticed. What was Wuhan like? Were the people she taught back in China still ok?

I was hoping to get a glimpse, to understand what had come before, what had happened since and what was sure to come.

As a medical intuitive healer, I empower people to see what’s going on with their bodies.

What’s going on with your physical body? How does your energy system contribute to the way you feel? What unresolved emotions have been causing your dis-ease? What thought patterns hold you back? Why did  your soul call forth the challenges you are currently experiencing?

And last but not least, what will actually work to make you better?

It’s one thing to understand what’s going on with one person and it’s quite another to be confronted with a global pandemic.

I’ve been praying, meditating, reading and asking for guidance.

So here’s my current and admittedly limited understanding.

A virus is a call to change your consciousness.

My understanding – such as it is – is that anytime you contract any virus you are being called on to change your consciousness which means to re-evaluate the way you have been thinking and relating to the world around you.

In the few months since Covid-19 hit China, virtually every aspect of our lives has been affected:

Health. As much as 80 percent of the population is projected to contract the virus. Millions may lose their lives.

Money. The collapse of the bull market, businesses shutting down, workers losing jobs. The net result is less money for everyone.

Relationships. Gatherings of more than 50 people are discouraged, conventions and sports events cancelled, churches meeting online. Social distancing encouraged, interfering with our most basic need to connect with friends and loved ones.

Education. Schools and colleges moving to online classes, totally disrupting the way children have been expected to learn.

Work. Employees are being encouraged to work remotely from home.

Indeed if you look over this list you can see that we are indeed shifting our consciousness about not just one but virtually every major aspect of our lives.

This particular virus has pulled up our deepest survival fears. 

You may be asking yourself:

  • What do I need to do to protect my immune system?
  • What do I need to do to protect my money?
  • What do I need to do to protect my emotional well being?
  • What do I need to do to protect my children?
  • What do I need to do to protect my job?

I keep asking my angels, “Am I OK?” and every time I ask that question, I hear, “Yes, you are totally OK.”

I hear the reassuring words and feel comfortably certain of this truth.

And yet this begs the question, “What does it really mean to be ‘OK’?”

Because you are a soul having a human experience, you survive everything that ever happens to you until you don’t.

Perhaps as part of this larger shift of consciousness, we are learning we are not our aches, pains or diseases, we are not our bank account, we can learn to feel at peace even despite disruptions in our usual routines, that perhaps there are other ways our children need to learn or perhaps even bigger lessons than ones traditionally taught in schools and maybe the way we have been working needs to be re-tooled for the greater good.

It’s a lot! And it’s a lot all at once.

“You say you want a revolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
You tell me that it’s evolution
Well, you know
We all want to change the world
But when you talk about destruction
Don’t you know that you can count me out
Don’t you know it’s gonna be
All right, all right, all right” 
The Beatles, “Revolution”

Even if you are one of the lucky 20 to 30 percent who never contracts Coronavirus, more than likely it will touch someone you deeply care about. 

I’m scheduled to celebrate my mother’s 83rd birthday with her this weekend. There’s a 14.8 percent projected death rate for people over the age of 80 who contract the virus, according to the Centers for Disease Control.

As soon as I saw the bigger picture, I began distancing myself from people who had been sick, boosting my own immune system with supplements and organic juices, avoiding the gym, large crowds and movie theaters and doing everything I can to make sure I don’t bring anything harmful to my mother.

So many of us make the mistake of thinking that your health is just about you.

When you make the effort to be as healthy as possible you actually uplift everybody around you.

At the very least, you don’t spread diseases other people would rather not suffer.

You don’t contract illnesses that could potentially devastate your family’s income or cause other people to suffer by watching you be miserable.

Although your health is about you, for sure, your health affects literally everybody around you.

You might get sick because someone in Wuhan, China, got sick in December.

Think about that for a moment.

Someone you have never met has a direct affect on your own health, your family and the well being of your entire community.

Coronavirus is teaching us in the most unavoidable way that we are actually responsible for each other. 

This particular virus affects our lungs.

You can download a FREE chart about emotions and your health from my companion blog at this link.

What are the emotions that affect your lungs?

  • Cheerfulness
  • Depression
  • False pride
  • Haughtiness
  • Humility
  • Modesty
  • Openness
  • Disdain
  • Intolerance
  • Prejudice
  • Contempt
  • Regret

That list alone will give you plenty to contemplate.

How have we as a society allowed intolerance, prejudice, contempt and false pride to get out of control?

One of the primary causes of depression is the pressure of change.

With all the changes coping with the coronavirus prompts us to make – with our health habits, money, work and school schedules – it would be very easy to feel overwhelmed with depression.

A helpful affirmation for the lung meridian is: I AM HUMBLE BEFORE THE BEAUTY AND WONDER OF THE UNIVERSE.

If I could summarize this in one word, it would be “WOW!”

We live on the most beautiful planet, full of amazing, lovable people, incredible scenery, flora and fauna, and have been incredibly blessed with the opportunity to enjoy all of it.

When we affirm our connection to all that is, we can approach all of life – including our own – with reverence and appreciation.

In this way, I believe coronavirus is teaching us to remember our true place in the universe. 

One of the unanticipated side effects of the coronavirus has been that images from space show that places where commerce has shut down have dramatically decreased air pollution. You can see the images from Italy at this link and the images from China at this link.

When I’m working with an individual, I find that when a person learns the deeper lessons behind why they got sick they are ready to let the disease go.

What if we, as a society, could come to appreciate our deeper connection to all that is, to value our place in this beautiful world  and take greater responsibility for how the way we live our lives affects everyone and everything around us?

Not that I know anything about Coronavirus.

I have great respect and appreciation for the World Health Organization’s very important work on this subject as well as everything that the U.S. Centers for Disease Control is doing to keep all of us safe.

I bow to the true experts and am carefully following their advice.

What is healing? Healing happens when we humble ourselves before the beauty and wonder of the universe.

To set up an appointment for a medical intuitive reading or healing work, email or call 678-612-8816. If you are outside the U.S., please call via WhatsApp. I can work with you from anywhere in the world by phone, Skype or Zoom video conference.

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The Little Book of Breathwork

The Little Book of Breathwork

Resources to Cope with the Coronavirus Pandemic

I’ve been searching around for ways to help everyone get through the Coronavirus, an illness known to attack the respiratory system, hinder breathing and adversely affect people’s lungs both during and after the virus.
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Turn to Mushti Mudra to release emotional stress when you don’t think you can handle any more anxiety, depression or loneliness. Find out by reading this blog.
And above all I know how profound the breathing exercises in The Little Book of Breathwork can be.
I wrote the book and produced a series of FREE videos of these exercises because I know you can usually cut your anxiety in half in a mere eight minutes. That’s why I called the breath work routine “Eight Minutes to Inner Peace.”
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If you are sick with Coronavirus and notice yourself having trouble breathing, you can turn to these breathing exercises, hand mudras and affirmations to redirect your chi and hopefully open up your airways.
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  1. Thanks Cathy for this. I am afraid in northern Nigeria where am domiciled, majority of people are not really conscious of Covid-19. People here live a care free life. This is very worrisome.

    • Dear Joseph, Thank you so much for reading my blog. The World Health Organization and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control have been putting out helpful suggestions about what we can all do to protect ourself and spare our families from the coronavirus. But a person would need access to the internet to keep current with the latest information. I agree this situation is very worrying. I am praying for guidance about how best to serve others at this time. Tomorrow I will be giving away free copies of my book The Little Book of Breathwork for FREE on ebook March 17-21 to help strengthen everybody’s lungs, give people a tool that will actually work to lower anxiety and give people who are suffering methods to continue to breathe even when their lung function feels challenged. Here is the link where people can download the book for FREE March 17-21 Please share. If the link doesn’t work in your country please send me an email and I will send you the ebook for FREE via Sending you love and light, Catherine Carrigan

      • Will your book be available for download for those who don’t have a Kindle?

        I purchased it in paperback when you first published it.

        Thank you for making it so readily available for people at this critical time. I’d like to print it out for use in my yoga classes, if possible.

        • Dear Patricia, That’s a very good question! March 17-21 everybody can go to this link and download the ebook for FREE! If you have trouble with that please send me an email and I will make sure you get a copy! Thank you for sharing it with your yoga classes. We all need practical FREE tools we can use anytime, anywhere to get through this challenge. I believe that the more we pull together the easier it will be for all of us. Sending you love and light, Catherine Carrigan

          • Thank you so much. I’ll try that tomorrow and see what happens.

            Would you be open to a wholesale purchase of your book? In quantities of 10 or 12?

            Namaste, P

          • Yes, of course! I’m happy to sell The Little Book of Breathwork to you in quantity. We need more peace in the world – especially right now! People also need to learn these simple, profound tools available for FREE that they can use anytime, anywhere to heal themselves from many ailments. Love and light, Catherine Carrigan

  2. Thank you for your article on our current state of human existence, Catherine.

    I remember from long ago, perhaps it was at the time of the first Earth Day celebration,,
    that someone said that if we don’t step up and take care of our Earth, she will take care of herself, at our own demise.

    She continues to give us these signs to warn us.

    When I saw those air pollution images the other day, I thought to myself, here is the plain truth right before us.

    The slow death from rising temperatures of climate change has not deterred us. The almost undetectable dehydration from our poisoned water has not deterred us. So Earth is now trying to heal herself of her human virus by suffocating us. And, it’s working.

    My yoga training master teacher once asked us during a class on Ujjayi Pranayama, “How long can you live without food? How long can you live without water? How long can you live without air?”

    Om namah shivaaya. Namaste

    • Dear Patricia, Thank you so much for reading my blog. I would add, “How long can we live without Mother Earth?” I believe we live on a beautiful planet. That is why I am constantly sharing photographs of my orchids and my garden and the flowers I see as I walk through my life. This is a magical planet we live on and it’s really up to us to remember how blessed we are to be alive, to share this sacred time with each other and to discover and fulfill our soul purpose. At times like this I think it does help to contemplate the deeper meaning of what’s really happening. Sending you love and light, Catherine Carrigan

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