If you’re tempted to feel isolated because of Covid restrictions and rules, there’s a spiritual point of view that can break you out of that feeling and keep you living a life that is filled with boundless freedom, joy and meaningful interaction with others.
I find inspiration in the story of Paul and Silas (Acts 16:22-26) who were thrown into prison and had their feet locked into stocks. Rather than wallowing in self-pity, complaining and worrying about their future, they prayed and sang hymns of praise to God. They refused to let their thinking get locked down and isolated with negativity. They stayed positive. They remained spiritually minded! They stayed in touch with God.
As a reward for their spiritual clarity, a massive earthquake occurred which shook the prison to its foundation and caused the doors to fling open. Paul and Silas were free!
Covid restrictions and rules may feel like a prison sentence, but they are not. They are an opportunity to see beyond the physical sense of things to spiritual reality and prove that the physical never limits the spiritual. What we see in Spirit crushes what appears to be real in matter, just like Paul and Silas looked beyond the prison walls to the allness of God and made the physical prison of no consequence to them. They walked out free.
We too can “Walk out free!” We can walk out of any mental prison mortal mind is trying to form around our thought. We can demonstrate God in control, not a pandemic. We can use our time well, stay in touch with our loved ones, remain productively employed and engaged with worthwhile activity. We can be moving down a path of progress that knows no limits.
So, refuse to be isolated. It’s a choice to make. Stay in touch with God’s omnipotence and omnipresence. Let every thought praise God and every word out of your mouth indicate Love’s presence. Stand up for your spiritual rights and keep living life to the fullest.
In the Mind of Love, there is no isolation. Only abounding and continuing good.