What is the Corona/ Covid-19 Virus Really Teaching us?

There must be a *spiritual purpose behind everything that happens*, whether that is what we perceive as being good or being bad.

The Corona/Covid-19 virus is really doing to us:
– It is reminding us that *we are all equal,* regardless of our culture, religion, occupation, financial situation or how famous we are. This disease treats us all equally, perhaps we should to. If you don’t believe me, just ask any famous person who already has this.

– It is reminding us that *we are all connected* and something that affects one person has an effect on another. It is reminding us that the false borders that we have put up have little value as this virus does not need a passport. It is reminding us, by oppressing us for a short time, of those in this world whose whole life is spent in oppression.

–  It is reminding us of *how precious our health* is and how we have moved to *neglect* it through eating nutrient poor manufactured food and drinking water that is contaminated with chemicals upon chemicals. If we *don’t look after our health,* we will, of course, get sick.

–   It is reminding us of *the shortness of life* and of what is most important for us to do, which is to *help each other, especially those who are old or sick. Our purpose* is not to buy toilet roll.

–  It is reminding us of how *materialistic* our society has become and how, when in times of difficulty, we remember that it’s the *essentials that we need* (food, water, medicine) as opposed to the luxuries that we sometimes unnecessarily give value to.

– It is reminding us of *how important our family and home life* is and how much we have *neglected* this. It is forcing us back into our houses so we can rebuild them into our home and to strengthen our family unit.

– It is reminding us that *our true work* is not our job, that is what we do, not what we were created to do. Our true work *is to look after each other, to protect each other and to be of BENEFIT to one another.*

– It is reminding us to keep our *egos* in check. It is reminding us that no matter how great we think we are or how great others think we are, a virus can bring our world to a standstill.

– It is reminding us that the *power of freewill is in our hands.* We *can CHOOSE* to cooperate and help each other, to share, to give, to help and to support each other or we *can CHOOSE* to be selfish, to hoard, to look after only our self. *Indeed, it is difficulties that bring out our true colors.*

– It is reminding us that we *can be patient, OR we can panic.* We can either understand that this type of situation has happened many times before in history and will pass, or we can panic and see it as the end of the world and, consequently, cause ourselves more harm than good.

– It is reminding us that this *can either be an end OR a new beginning.* This can be *a time of reflection and understanding*, where we learn from our mistakes, or it can be the *start of a cycle which will continue until we finally learn the lesson we are meant to.*

– It is reminding us that this *Earth is sick.* It is reminding us that we need to look at the rate of deforestation just as urgently as we look at the speed at which toilet rolls are disappearing off of shelves. *We are sick because our home is sick.*

– It is reminding us that after every difficulty, there is always ease. *Life is cyclical, and this is just a phase* in this great cycle. We do not need to panic; *this too shall pass.*

Whereas many see the Corona/ Covid-19 virus as a great disaster, We can PREFER to see it* as a great corrector. It is sent to remind us of the important lessons that we seem to have forgotten and it is *UP TO US if we will learn* them or not.

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I am an international education improvement leader specialized with IB Diploma Programme. Pedagogical leader of changes and visionary school administrator. I help schools to introduce, implement and also improve their IB Diploma Programme by consulting, trainings that I offer and with my leadership. My international educational leadership skills are acknowledged by my appointment in the team of IB Diploma authorization visits in Europe, Africa and the Middle Eastern counties and also in Asia Pacific. As an IB recognized Diploma Programme educator, I have participated in the authorization and consultation of many schools all located in various parts of the world. On behalf of the IB organization I prepared reports on DP 5 year evaluation self-studies. I have a genuine interest in broadening the horizons of the young people that we educate and contribute improving the overall quality of the education institutes that I take my part in the admin team. As details can be seen below I keep on attending several professional development programs, including the Principals' Training Center. Many students and teachers with whom I had the chance to work closely with, certainly managed to change their lives for the much better and improved themselves a great deal . I can proudly say that, the same thing applies to the schools that I took part in the leadership teams. With great enthusiasm I teach IB Theory of Knowledge and philosophy. As a world citizen coming from a natural transition area in between the western world and the east, I have acquired a strong intercultural sensitivity.

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