There is much debate, though not in the mainstream media, about whether the severity of the Covid 19 coronavirus is sufficient to justify the current global lockdown with the disastrous effect that will have on the economy. Are the death rates so bad, or could they potentially be so bad, that we should cripple ourselves for what might be the foreseeable future?
I have come to believe that this is irrelevant. The coronavirus is not important. Whether it is just a bad flu or something more serious is really just a secondary issue. What is important is our reaction to it on a spiritual level. The fact is that we, the collective we, have no real spiritual beliefs at all and that applies to us whether we are the typical modern agnostic or the conventional religious believer or the 'spiritual' New Age type (or whatever the current version of that is). We all react to this crisis on a purely materialistic level, thinking only of the safety of our bodies. That is why we are so easily persuaded that protection, of ourselves and our medical systems, is paramount and everything else must be subordinated to that. It is why we willingly hand ourselves over to state supervision.
But what about our souls? Where do these come in?
Good question. Where do souls come in to all of this? For the answer, read the rest of William's excellent post here.
For my own part, I have been harping on about the importance of the spiritual in all of this for a better part of a month. The spiritual level - your soul - is the only level at which anything that is happening now matters.