Coronavirus pandemic is potentially a historical turning point
for humanity that could transform nations, politics, economies and
societies by unshackling us from belief systems of the past and opening
doorways for the age of benevolence.
Imagine a future in which borders have little significance any more and
so does race, colour, gender, caste, or sexual orientation; there are no
more wars, nuclear and conventional weapons no longer exist; crime has
reduced dramatically and so has poverty; everyone has access to clean
drinking water; we have cleared islands of waste in the oceans; food is
free of harmful chemicals; cancer is far less prevalent and has multiple
cures; man made laws are losing relevance as humanity recognises
greater laws; power generation and transportation requires no fossil
fuels, causes no pollution; corporations care for the planet; humans
treat animals with love; news media cover positive aspects of stories;
women have greater respect and say in society; people recognise the
importance of beauty, poetry, music, love in their lives; they no longer
feel that their fate is to suffer in silence, instead, they embrace joy
as their primary purpose; living in Nature replaces living with luxury
as the highest common aspiration; politicians are honest and
transparent; and we even have help from our galactic relatives.
If the above passage sounded idealistic and utopian it is my assurance
that as you read through this post, you would find in it a conceptual
framework on which it is based. As you do, it is my hope that your
perception would shift from "totally bizarre" to "what if!"
A Most Exciting Period for Humanity
Earlier this month, I was describing the idea of a black swan event
(high impact, low probability occurrence) elsewhere without realising
that we were in the midst of one. In my defence, the WHO had not yet
declared it a pandemic. Days later as the reality sank in and as I
contemplated the events in light of the lessons learnt from the
teachings, I realised that it's the most exciting development for
humanity that could catapult us into another era. A much bigger change
than the environmental benefits we see around ourselves awaits us. Is it
possible that the event is the result of ongoing evolution of human
consciousness and is taking us towards change we cannot conceive today?
Little Reason for Fear and Panic
First of all, I want to offer some perspective that may give you solace
from constant fear being promoted in the media. I would say that as long
as one maintains social distancing and hygiene there is actually little
reason to worry. Precautions are crucial and I am glad that decisive
action at an early stage has enabled India to fare far better among
The media has not reported that so far the virus has had a limited
impact in India compared to more industrialised nations. Some would say
that is the result of inadequate testing, but the figures do not support
that notion. The media reports that per million population, testing in
India is 60 times less than UK but they don't mention that causalities
in India are 1050 times less (0.02 in India vs. 21 in UK). Compared to
the U.S, testing in India is 82 times less but deaths are 500 times less
per million population (0.02 vs. 10). It is true, we lag behind in
testing but we are much further behind in the impact of the virus on the
The Atlantic magazine has outlined four possible timelines
for the lifespan of virus ranging from two months to two years. I will
hazard a guess that we will see the virus suddenly disappear within
their most optimistic scenario #1, anytime from next week to end May.
This “false alarm” outcome would of course be fantastic, but also
produce “a lot of head-scratching” among public-health experts, reports
It's also important to recognise that most cases of infection lead to
only mild symptoms with a relatively quick recovery. A large share of
positive cases are of people who have no symptoms whatsoever. So, even
if one contracts the disease, please understand that it's not the end of
the world. A family friend in UK who is a physician with the NHS has
contracted the disease along with her husband, also a physician, as well
as their two children. Yet they are not worried.
So my suggestion is, take all recommended precautions but then let go of
anxiety and worry. Cultivating a positive outlook will be extremely
helpful at this time. The opposite of fear is gratitude. If you can find
things in your life to be grateful about, you will take back the power
you unknowingly gave away as fear.
Let's also acknowledge that with more than half the population in
lockdown around the world currently a large number of deaths are being
saved due to air pollution and traffic accidents avoided during this
period. Remember that air pollution is the single largest environmental
health risk that takes an estimated seven million lives annually
worldwide. About two million more die in traffic accidents. Both figures
are by WHO.
Could the Outbreak Have a Higher Purpose?
I believe that is the case. I will answer that question in three stages:
by offering a look inside our mass consciousness; unveiling the
benevolent agenda behind the pandemic; and finally, describing how it's
leading to an astounding future.
Part 1: An Unseen Picture: The Two Polarities in Our Mass Consciousness
A key principle in the teachings, suggest that all physical reality has
consciousness as the underlying principle. This applies to individual
experiences as well as national or international events. What we think
individually or collectively, over and over again, that is, whatever
vibration we hold - its equivalent is always manifested as our
The present age in which we find ourselves is characterised by extreme
polarity between two forces in human consciousness. Whenever polarities
develop in the life of a person, a relationship, nation or a planet,
there tends to be a trigger event that offers a choice. This trigger can
cause one to go deeper into polarity and pain or it can open a
transformational doorway. What happens thereafter depends upon the
choice taken by the person or the collective.
If we consider the present age and try to discern the forces underlying
mass consciousness, we can see the two polarities that have been in
conflict over the last fifty years or so. On one side is the energy of
conservative attachments and on the other is the energy of progressive
desires. What does that mean?
Conservative attachments in the context of a person or collective is the
notion that when they are faced with unpleasant stuff, they refuse to
address it and instead continue to cling to their old way of doing
things. It represents the refusal to change regardless of the energy of
evolution that is always propelling them to move out of the box in which
they have decided to imprison their reality. This clinging energy
sabotages the evolution of the individual or the collective in all other
This energy is represented today by those who hold the positions of
power and influence in governance, economy and other spheres. In terms
of age, I would say the majority of those above the age of fifty today
represent this energy. If we consider the present political leadership
in the two most powerful countries, United States and China, we see that
one is deeply controversial and conservative while the other is an
authoritarian regime. The energy of conservative attachments can be seen
in all other countries and other populations but is most clearly
evident in these two nations that are key players in the pandemic
situation unfolding right now as will be seen in near future.
Progressive desires is the other force in an individual or mass
consciousness that is the opposite pole of conservative attachments. It
is the energy of desperately wanting change or pushing for it without
having a sense of whether the change is appropriate at the time or not.
It is the wild desire to jump out of the box and rush forward in a new
direction when the individual or mass consciousness may not yet be ready
to do so.
In today's political context in U.S and China, it is the protest
movements that represent the energy of progressive desires. In the
United States: the occupy movement of the previous decade led by those
disenfranchised from economic and social order; protests against Donald
Trump in recent times, including the multiple women's marches; the 2017
people's climate march, last year's climate strikes led by activist
Greta Thunberg and so on are all examples of this energy. In terms of
age, this energy is represented by the youth, specifically, those
younger than 30 years of age.
China's neighbouring Hong Kong has recently witnessed quite remarkable
protests, largely driven by the youth that continued non-stop for
several months until the outbreak of the epidemic. Often in dramatically
large numbers and in very creative ways, the protestors who won a local
election recently, have been protesting against the move by China to
exert greater control over the region.
As a former climate activist in India, for about eight years I was part
of the energy of progressive desires until I questioned my approach,
abandoned activism, and sought answers within. Since then I've moved
towards organic cultivation, living in a garden in our family farm while
discovering and practising the teachings.
So these are the two poles that have been on the opposite end of the
spectrum in mass consciousness - one refusing to change old beliefs and
the other rushing to embrace new ones without thinking through it. I
will come back to these two forces in the third part. For now, let's
return to the pandemic for a moment.
Part 2: A Pandemic in Disguise: Unveiling its Benevolent Agenda
A profound paradox of our age is that we live in the best of times and
the worst of times. This is not a new phrase, the difference, and that
is what makes it profound, is that the worst aspects of our times are
now working for the best.
Imagine a game of soccer in which no matter who scores the goal, it's
counted under the tally of the team you support. I've come to believe
that's where humanity is right now! There has been a massive change
inside mass consciousness that is barely perceptible on the surface to
an ordinary person and yet it is deeply profound in significance.
It started around five decades ago but mainly catalysed in a significant
way since 2012. We thought nothing has changed, yet everything has been
changing right under our noses. The year 2012 was not about the end of
the physical world. It was always about the end of the era of old energy
and the beginning of a new benevolent age.
Human nature has been changing for the better. We are moving towards
becoming an evolved consciousness, no longer shackled by the need for
suffering. This doesn't mean that what we call evil has suddenly
disappeared from the planet. It means that no matter how it plays out,
no matter what it does, the energy that we call evil will now work for
good. This means that aspects of humanity that are negative will be
exposed and it will be transformed into good.
Stay with me for a thought experiment. Let's superimpose this goody-good
image on the pandemic and see what we find out. We know that the
disease has caused pain to thousands of families and for billions it has
been a mind numbing experience to watch it unfold. If the notion of
evil working for good is true, this entire series of events must hold
deeper significance than what appears at the moment.
Is there an analogy we can find that will offer meaning? Oh yes, when a
patient is to undergo a surgery for removal of a tumour, there is
nervousness and fear before the procedure. The patient is then taken to
the operating room, administered anaesthesia and the tumour is taken out.
What if the pandemic is only a symptom of a malignant tumour inflicting
humanity and we are collectively being prepared for surgery right now?
If that is true, this suggests that over the coming months and years,
the pandemic would expose negative, even horrendous aspects about
humanity and eventually we would eradicate them. We are already learning
a number of lessons about the ways in which we live and consume natural
resources. I believe we will learn many more lessons about ourselves in
times to come.
Could these lessons also be about the origin of the disease, the way it
was suppressed, the way it spread, the timing of its occurrence, and
finally, the way we responded? Already there is a first whistle blower
account, could there be many more to come? I have reason to believe that
we will find out unconscionable human acts relating to this pandemic
that will shock the world. Here is a scenario that is how I think it's
likely to play out.
As we learn unpleasant things about ourselves, implicating people in
power, there will be much uproar and many will say humanity has reached
the lowest low and there is no hope. If that happens, I want you to
remember that the higher reason for the scandal is to share knowledge
about the tumour. When there are even greater tumours revealed and the
shock gives way to calls for change and humanity comes out on the
streets calling for a revolution, you will know that all is well and
that the patient is on the way to the operating theatre.
This is what I meant that events which seem negative are now working for
the good of everyone. Instead of being shocked by the negativity, we
have the capacity to respond in a way that a mature consciousness would -
by understanding that it here to offer us choice. The choice is to
acknowledge the negativity and work towards overcoming it or ignore it
and allow it to get worse. We must seize this amazing opportunity and
In the third and final part, I will describe how the outbreak is catapulting human consciousness towards another age.
Part 3: The End of Normal: Our Astounding Future
I started the post with a seemingly utopian image of future and showed
in part one the underlying forces in mass consciousness at play. In the
second part I suggested a possible scenario in which I expect the
pandemic will unfold in coming years and why it will be a benevolent
outcome in the bigger picture if we choose change.
Mired in Old Beliefs
Let's get back to the two forces of mass consciousness that I talked
about earlier, conservative attachments and progressive desires. For
several decades there has been a war going on between these two, not
necessarily led by the same group of people or even the same philosophy
or ideas over the decades. It's about the _nature_ of the ideas with one
extreme representing protection of the status quo at all costs and the
other trying to jump out to the new. Each side thinks it is right.
Now comes the most important aspect regarding this ongoing war. Our
belief systems. Right now we are so mired in our personal and collective
belief that it has kept us tied to the old energy, slowing down our
movement towards higher consciousness. This belief system is the last
gauntlet before the shift is made and overcoming it is humanity's
Many of our conscious beliefs are actually echoes of unconscious beliefs
that are much more powerful and over which we have no awareness as they
are rooted in our unconscious. Laurie Santos, professor of psychology
at Yale runs a course on happiness, that has been taken by over a
million learners, that illustrates some of our unconscious beliefs.
Using the latest research in positive psychology Santos poses questions
such as, why do we always misjudge what would make us happy? From a
higher perspective of the teachings, the lessons today's science offers
may not be the most important ones, yet they reveal part of the system
that traps us inside the hamster wheel called pursuit of happiness which
basically requires us to expend a lot of energy running all the while
to reach nowhere in particular.
Lessons from the Pandemic
Now with the coronavirus pandemic people of all sections of society in
all parts of the planet have been affected. The resulting lockdown of
half of humanity has suddenly stopped the hamster wheel in their
everyday lives. This unexpected and forced leisure has opened the
possibility for inward reflection for people who never before could
afford it or wanted any of it. I consider leisure as a critical
requirement for inner growth.
As suggested earlier, at the most fundamental level what we face today
is about choice. We must contemplate every aspect of our individual and
collective lives and decide whether we wish to resume running inside the
hamster wheel when leisure is no longer available or step outside and
change in some significant way.
The choice is open whether it relates to our relationship with mother
nature; our relationships with each other; our patterns of addiction
through which we consume resources; the way we lead our lives, be that
may about flying around the world or living in concrete boxes; honouring
connectedness with all beings or living disconnected lives; whether we
continue to value protection inside comfort zones or strive for
resilience; whether we continue to believe in the illusion of
development and progress or learn to question those beliefs; whether we
indulge in gratitude or fear; and, whether we value faith or cynicism.
The End of Normal
Nobody could have imagined that the world would grind to a halt within a
matter of weeks of spread of a disease. A great blessing is that "we've
always done it this way" is no longer a valid excuse for anything. This
implies that what was true in the past does not necessarily have any
bearing on the future. This is a momentous change. Nothing that we held
true in the past is true any more. Truly the greatest gift of the
pandemic is the challenge it poses to our beliefs.
How Many People Would Actually Change?
Five and a half years ago I would have dismissed this post as a
hopelessly romantic yarn. We tend to be reflexively cynical and that was
my reality as well. Since then I've had a system upgrade, so to speak,
and gained a new set of beliefs and body of knowledge that I simply
call, the teachings. The teachings suggest that we are all connected in
consciousness and therefore in the reality of one, numbers are
insignificant. They say that if less than half percent of population
changes a set of beliefs, it will affect everyone. They also suggest
that one must begin with oneself and that our thought is the only
reality we can truly control. And thought determines everything.
Birthing A New Consciousness
I said the two polarities have been held back by our beliefs. As the
coronavirus pandemic has begun to dismantle our belief system, the
moment this change is processed by mass consciousness, the moment we
acknowledge it, what results is new consciousness.
Imagine a giant slingshot in which humanity is placed in the centre. The
person holding back the stretched rubber band is our beliefs, the
rubber band pulling the humanity forward is the coronavirus pandemic,
the two ends on which the rubber band is tied are the two polarities in
mass consciousness. As soon as humanity is released from the grip of its
beliefs it would rapidly propel forward into the air, far away from the
present reality towards ascension.
The energy of ascension is here. We are in a transition towards higher
consciousness. This shift is evident in all spheres of life and you can
see it if you know how to look. As I write, we are witnessing birth of a
new consciousness on Earth. Whether it takes ten years to realize or
thirty depends upon the choices you make today.
In Closing: Expect the Unexpected
In this post I have tried to illustrate some concepts that are very
difficult to speak about in the mainstream as they exist outside of our
common narrative, the body of knowledge and beliefs that make up science
and history. A small but expanding circle of readers are familiar with
the ideas contained in books published under the genre of mind, body and
spirit. What I refer to as the teachings are derived from a set of
books that came in my path over the last few years. The ideas in this
post are informed by concepts from: Anastasia of Ringing Cedars, Abraham
Hicks, Kryon, Matt Kahn, Lyssa Royal Holt among several others. They
are also informed by some specific guidance released earlier this month
regarding the pandemic by Kryon
, Lyssa Royal Holt
and Matt Kahn
There are hundreds, if not thousands, of books offering guidance on
transitioning towards higher consciousness that is in the reach of
everyone. The image they project is of a benevolent future in which all
of those unbelievable things I mentioned in the beginning will come
true. If you are a reader of these books you may already know that
something like this is coming. If you practice these teachings in your
own life, you may know it experientially
by having witnessed change in your own life with the change in your beliefs.
I close with a prose poem penned by Kitty O'Meara which went viral
on social media earlier this month:
And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested,
and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of
being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some
prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in
ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again,
they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images,
and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been