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 A lot of people are experiencing depression in these trying times because they have lost their jobs, spend most of their days bored, and ruminate on fear-based thoughts. You are in a position where you have little power to affect behavior. No amount of modeling, persuasion, or leadership will affect the out-of-control, untamed force that has been set loose. The purpose of this short article is to suggest two interrelated ideas about how to create a psychological breather of positive emotion during your day that can also distract you from worry and stress.  Let Mystic Awakenings be your teacher, representing the inner life and the method for contacting it, as well as the contemplative study of nature and spiritual mystery.

 There is no avenue for the will to regain control until this social distancing situation has passed.

 This is the perfect time to be philosophical, to study and meditate upon the position you find yourself in, and to form resolutions for the moment you become free again. Let yourself be spontaneous enough to stretch beyond the realm of logic. There is no advantage to be gained by thinking you possess the knowledge, power, or control to direct reality. Open and receive without question, instead of trying to manage what's happening right now. Begin a pilgrimage toward self-knowledge and, eventually, wisdom. Recognize the path of personal development within ourselves and the stage upon that path where we find ourselves in order to energize our movement toward deeper self-realization.

 You may balk when you know you need to pick up the reins and take responsibility for setting your life in motion. You know you could instigate change, but you haven't yet chosen to move toward it. You may be holding back for what feels like good reasons, but nothing is actually being imposed upon you; you do have other options. Own your own inner resistance instead of blaming circumstances. Earn respect, recognition, and create a mass scale transformation of humanity into a fully empowered, conscious, and cooperative species, using your unique gifts. By completing your education and broadening your experience. If you already have all the necessary experience you need, then rewrite your resume so others can appreciate who you are and what you can bring to a situation. You may be resisting the process of evolving towards a level of wisdom that sets you apart. Fear of the path is haunting you; it could be a fear of loneliness. Focus on your goal and be determined. You may be destined to be a master in your realm. Assertively discipline yourself and separate self-interest from enlightened wisdom. Deliberately identify with your intuition, even if it works against the desires of your willful ego. Demand and expect the same from others who have some power in this situation. You cannot challenge them to live to a higher standard if you, yourself, have not yet done so. Influence others by setting an example of integrity. Your self-esteem will increase to the degree that you succeed in your efforts. Only those who possess wisdom, patience, and optimism will be able to see through limitations, including possible humiliation, to grasp the inspiring lesson one can gain from such an experience. Be prepared and self-contained for the changes that will sweep in and carry you with them. Ask yourself what you have to lose. Have the courage of your convictions and speak your truth.