By Isabella: Today, more than at any other time, our masked society must learn new ways to communicate. With the Corona virus still threatening life and wellness globally, we have all become a world of eyes and muted voices. But eyes can speak volumes and hands even more. You can speak volumes without saying a word and you can still smile underneath that mask. You can lend a hand, make loving hand gestures or nods, you can wink and wave. There are other ways to communicate too; text, call, email, zoom, Skype, Facetime but body language is what you employ each day at the grocery or hardware store.
Body language is defined as a type of a nonverbal communication in which physical behaviors, as opposed to words, are used to express or convey the information. Facial expressions, body posture, gestures, eye movement, touch and the use of space are ways to communicate without speaking a word. Body language exists in both animals and humans. Although body language is an important part of communication, most of it happens without conscious awareness.
We have to become more creative as a whole, find new ways to let people know we care. We have to grow kinder and gentler as we enter this new era of masks, social distancing and pandemics because Ebola, SARS and Corona virus are just the tip of the iceberg. There will be more and as a nation under Obama, we were prepared for such an outbreak. However, under Trump, who dissolved the Dept. of Pandemic Response when he was elected, we are more vulnerable than ever before.
It is incumbent on all of us to learn to be more self-sufficient and more alert and attentive to our own well-being. You cannot trust or rely on any government, they are not perfect people, and they too are flawed like every person on the planet. You must learn to listen to your intuitive, to love with greater purpose and to participate in any action that produces tangible change. But it is also imperative that we maintain some forms of socialization or we will breed an entire generation of de-sensitized humans.
Do your part to follow the guidelines the CDC and other health organizations are promoting but take time to explore new ways to communicate and love each other. Humanity depends on you. Love and goodness always win in the end, love always finds a way and if you’re attuned, it will find its way back into your heart and that love will alter the outcomes of all we as a world are experiencing.
With beams of Love, Light and Laughter,