COVID-19 Wake-Up Call – Part 3
More Resources for You
The COVID-19 pandemic continues to unfold with almost all states initiating some partial openings. Many people are working from home and trying to stay as safe as possible by practicing physical distancing and wearing face masks. Others are in quarantine after getting sick or experiencing some kind of exposure. Some family members are taking care of relatives diagnosed with the virus.
Others have become ill. Some are still fighting for their lives in hospitals. Children are reported to be coming down with a variation of the virus. Some of them have been hospitalized. Others are fighting for their economic lives and are defying orders to stay at home. Some are suing their states for the right to open their businesses. While some are heading back to work, the numbers of fatalities continue to rise here in the United States.
And just recently, there have been reports of some states having numbers of sick and dying going down after reopening their areas. Those who claim to be experts are not sure if it’s because of physical distancing, masks, handwashing and frequent disinfecting of areas or if this is just the calm before another bigger and more severe storm in a few weeks.
Is this just the calm before another bigger and more severe storm? Photo by Aldon Scott Mc Leod from www.freeimages.com.
There are conflicting opinions and stories in the news about whether all is getting better or worse and whether to go back to work or to continue to stay home. It varies from state to state and from county to county within a state. People are not even sure whether it is the right thing to wear a mask or not. Some mandate it and others say it is just for the protection of others, and not for the one wearing the mask. Some even say that wearing a mask stresses out the body’s immune system even more.
As a backdrop to all the differing opinions and actions taken, many reporters are quoting some scientists who predict all may get much worse in the fall. For now, with so many still at home, worrying about finances and their future, I wanted to continue to provide positive resources you can read, watch and listen to.
With so many parents doing home-schooling and trying to entertain their children and stay sane, I wanted to provide resources that could provide some insights and a respite from all the COVID-19 noise that now fills our world. I hope those of you who land on this and my other blog post pages enjoy what you see and hear as we continue on together in these most unusual and challenging times.
Resources for You
Resource No. 1: Seaside Center for Spiritual Living
This spiritual center has so much to offer. Based in Encinitas, CA, one block from the ocean, it boasts a large and loyal congregation that fills its big space every Sunday. Luckily, before the pandemic struck, the center was already broadcasting its Sunday services live on Facebook and via Livestream at 11 a.m.
My husband Sharbel and I attended two of their services in the past. We plan to become members in the future. The head of this center, Rev. Christian Sorenson, was born to do this ministerial work. An expert and eloquent speaker, he is passionate about his connection with Source and loves nothing more than to uplift the hearts of those he serves and help them feel a strong connection to Spirit and their own passion.
Each service features the music of a fabulous and very soulful jazz band. Added to the musical mix is a professional singer, Rebecca Jade, who could easily I think try out for “The Voice” and get in. She selects lovely songs that complement the theme of the Reverend’s message and sings them quite beautifully.