The ongoing coverage of the coronavirus is ubiquitous, yet while we were sleeping, 22 unsuspecting people died in a tornado in Tennessee. Did they die in a tornado while worrying about a disease? It makes me think about all the things I’ve worried about that have never transpired, and all the things that caught me off guard, that I didn’t know enough to anticipate.


I learned years ago that worrying is pointless. It’s like meditating on what you don’t want. If you believe at all in the law of attraction or power of positive thinking, you know that worrying is not only a waste of your precious time, it’s actually harmful. According to WebMD, worry can graduate to anxiety, panic and suicidal thoughts. Activating the body’s stress response can cause a wide range of symptoms including fatigue, headaches, short-term memory loss, muscle aches, shortness of breath and twitching. These symptoms can create other disorders like coronary artery disease, immune system suppression and digestive disorders. In a cosmic joke, worrying about the coronavirus can lower your immune system and make you more susceptible to infection.


Aside from the negative effects on the physical body created by the stress response, I believe worry sends a harmful message to the energetic body. Walking in worry changes your aura – the electromagnetic field that science recognizes combined with the unexplainable energy we exchange with others.


Ironically the lead character in my first novel, Chocolate Souffle, was named Aura. When I wrote the book in 1995, I didn’t know what an aura was scientifically, but I knew that people carry an energy around them that is palpable.


I started watching a documentary series today that suggests ancient civilizations were more advanced than our modern culture, and we are catching up to our past. In Yoga Nidra training over the weekend the same suggestion was made when we discussed brain waves. We pride ourselves on being state-of-the-art, despite the fact that many times science is only beginning to catch up to traditions that are thousands of years old. Auras, energy and the use of foods and herbs to heal are part of this ancient wisdom.


As the 24-hour news cycle blasts you with a detailed description of every soul who has been infected with COVID-19, I encourage you to walk in awareness, not in fear. Take some time to follow the ancient wisdom of our ancestors and maintain health through quality rest, nutrition, intentional meditation, connection with others and physical exercise.


Walk in love, light and awareness. 


Rise above your fears. 


Be kind to yourself.


I wish you Freedom, Alignment and Effortless Abundance!


P.S. The photo is the ancient Egyptian pyramids. Scientists still don’t understand how a supposedly primitive civilization erected such complicated structures. Likewise, science is catching up to the various levels of consciousness in the human body. If you’d like to explore relaxation and yogic sleep, join me on Saturday for my “Courage to Dream” Mini-Retreat and Ghana fundraiser. Details at If you want to check out the documentary series I mentioned, it’s called “Secret Life of Symbols” and is available on Gaia.

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