Our registrar updated our summer Orff course information with new plans pending COVID-19 news, but I couldn’t see the changes she made. My Zoom camera didn’t open for some reason and I attended the meeting without people seeing me (lucky them!). I had trouble accessing my Schoology account and worried about receiving my online school assignments. The usual frustrations when machines don’t work as we expect them to.
The solution for all three? You guessed it—
Really, 9 times out of 10, that solves the problem.
So having explored the time-out metaphor, the “we’re all in this together” slogan, the “alone together” invitation to feel more connected and united through a practiced solitude, here’s the next hopeful explanation for the hidden meaning of this global pandemic.
In short, a universal “RESTART!” Shut down all operating systems as they’ve currently been running, let the screens go dark and when the whole show boots up again, everything will work as it should have been— gratitude over greed, health over hatred, soul over sensation, cooperation over corporations, divinity over division and so on. All systems go.
Well, a bit flawed, since the righting of computer wrongs through re-starting is some kind of magical process out of our control and yes, we will need that kind of help from the Other World, some guidance from angels, ancestors and spirits. But we also will have to shoulder more of the responsibility ourselves and do the needed work to commit to our better selves.
And if re-starting works 9 out of 10 times, maybe that conscious work is for the 10%. Though I suspect it’s 90% perspiration and 10% inspiration. Who knows?
Meanwhile, I hope I can post this on the blog, but if not, why, I’ll just restart.