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Video: Coronavirus Pandemic, Global Fears & the Role of Priests and Priestesses.

The world is reeling with thousands of deaths as a result of the current Corona Virus pandemic. No one is beyond reach of this virus.. Every aware human is facing this fear of death! Scientists & Health service professionals are beyond busy – doing their best to save lives and stop this pandemic. Many nations are in lock down to stop the spread of the virus. So what are we …Pagan priests & priestesses doing to help? Are we any good to anyone if we feel crippled by our own fears, shadows and the dark that’s lurking in human collective at the moment..? I have some reflections on these matters..and what we Priests & Priestesses should be doing! -Mani

Tears, Fears and secret Deals Devils. (aka. Reflections on Death!)

Tears, Fears and secret Deals with Gods & Devils.
(aka. Reflections on Death!)

Everyone is panicking..have their perfectly justified fears to process and overcome.. That’s human nature.. and I do wish all the best in this..and I keep waking up.. far away from some of my loved ones (sister & nephews.. partner & kids).. I try to do something useful and positive everyday.. for their sake.. and for my sanity…and for all my friends on social media.. And not once so far had I crumbled.. I’ve managed to keep my faith and belief..and shoulder others’ fears and gently support and empower them..

During a telephone call to my partner last night.. I was thinking about the kids being locked in house for months is going to drive the little kids crazy.. and their mothers insane!! I also thought about what I can do from afar.. buy play-stuff and send to them by post.. Do some fun videos ..and share with my nephews and partner’s kids.. Just some ideas. It’s all been fine. Spirits up.. motivations high.. Faith in future. Be a beacon of hope etc etc.

But today.. today during a drive, while thinking about making videos for our kids (possibly just a private channel) I was suddenly overwhelmed..and got tearful..!

What if…just a micro-nano-If.. that I don’t get to see them? These videos or whatever I send them might be the contact they get.. and the last time I saw them ..will have been the last time..

I’ve had 50 years …and been done and seen things…. Of course I want a bit more time with my loved ones.. But if it comes down to it.. I am expendable..

I know..I know.. I’ll get back to my positive self posting silly jokes again.. in a moment.. But just for a while.. am happy to sit with my own vulnerabilities ..and my fears.. and if it comes to it.. my sacrifices. Because.. despite our best hopes and faiths, there is a distant possibility.. of losses and pains.. And sometimes facing our shadows is better in the long run.

Some guy outside a shop was saying to someone else.. `if we are going to loose 50,000 people, let’s have it all tomorrow..and be done with it..’ That on the first instance is a horrible thought. But it is a knee-jerk reaction, with an underlying fear-filled heart.. He was just trying to make it safe for himself. (I just hope he factored in that he himself might be one the 50,000 he thinks should die the next day.. !)

But seriously, how do we choose.. ? (not that we have the option!) which 50,000 are going to perish.. so that rest of the 65 million can live? Let’s get dark.. What if each one of us is given the divine choice to pick someone to die ..that 50,000 of us are given that choice to nominate a name.. from our midst.. so that the nation of people can live. A trade off! Can we choose someone else … 50,000 someone else.. to die so we can live? Or will 50,000 of us step forward and say `we’ll offer ourselves to Gods & Fates, so that our loved ones may live? Which option will you take? what will you endure?!

It’s only March …not yet July.. and too early for Lammas sacrifices.. But pagans have had this concept embedded within us .. Mothers & Fathers, brothers & sisters ..have been making these deals with their Gods & Devils for aeons….to save their loved-ones! So these trade-off thoughts are nothing new to some of us.. (Yes even to me!)

Loss of lives may be a statistical reality under current circumstances but it is not an emotional option at all for me.. not at all!!

`Everybody Lives!’ As an esoteric magician .. that’s my goal… and my prayer!!

-Mani

Belief in the face of fear! (Corona-Virus reactions)

Belief in the face of fear!

I run a number of outdoor events event month.. and am also part of teams that run bigger events. In recent days there’s been an escalated numbers of  cancelling  or postponing of events coming up in next few months.. !   There’s great uncertainty..  Fear of catching the virus/ infection ..and indeed an unspoken but most certain fear of death looms everywhere.  All very understandable..

Yes absolutely ..we must be responsible.. follow advice by experts, authorities and government (though they did take a very idiotic approach early on …one that is now shifting ).

But I also believe that as `magical practitioners’ some of us are in community care  (priest/ priestess) roles and have to become beacons of hope and faith…(mind you, not blind faith!).

Cancelling events is necessary!  But so many things are disappearing fast –  things that people depended on as ladders and constructs to get through days and weeks in the past..   like looking forward to events, socials, shopping, just meeting a friend or even a loved one across town.. !   In addition to the obvious but perhaps unspoken fear of personal death or loosing a loved ones, there’s also now  perhaps an unsaid deeper feeling of defeat.. despair and desolation!

On a magical level, this is a disaster for the  human collective.

Our fears and emotions sink in to the collective, and start to take root like dark seeds..  and they *will* manifest more of that darkness and despair..  if this negative cycle is not arrested.

From an events point of view, short of government law passing on militant curfews, there has to be – not large scale- but small events running here and there .. with plenty of safeguards put in ..  so that they can act as the right kind of light & magic into the heart of the human / esoteric collective.. !

If a little creature like Virus can bring us to our fearful knees… let us  learn to respect Gaia… but we can also turn to our great `mind and magic over body’ powers ….really start to believe it and practise it.. I propose we keep doing magical work on our bodies.. send the magic inwards..to every cell.. and keep them healthy and strong..

It’s time to believe that true magic is within. The upcoming triple Jupiter-Pluto conjunctions in 2020 show us how the wider horizon and the microcosm are connected..

Bright Blessings

-Mani Navasothy