What I feared has come upon me;
what I dreaded has happened to me. Job 3:25
Did I fear this? I must have somewhere deep inside? What would I do if I were to get COVID19. Not because I fear my health; I believe that no matter what diagnosis I am ever to receive, I would be guided, directed and supported and safely and lovingly carried through. No, the fear was not for me, but for our Center and for its safety and progress and sustainability. What if either Patrick or I were to get COVID19?
I can’t say I thought about it too much. I was too busy getting things done and working and planning. However, when I got the call on Saturday that someone who had been present in our Center the previous Sunday had a positive test result, I thought, here it is. It happened. Was I alarmed? I would be dishonest to say that I was not concerned at all. I do not spiritually by-pass challenges that come up. This was a real concern in the world of form. Although, we were masked and socially distanced, still here it is. How should we respond?
The first thing Patrick and I did was to do Spiritual Mind Treatment. We needed clarity. We needed guidance. We called our Board to discuss how to proceed. There were no answers yet, only to seek a test for ourselves. As I took the test, I had a inner feeling, things might not be okay with me; however, I continued to remain positive, knowing no matter what there is always a solution and resolution.
So, late Saturday night when I opened my file in MyChart account to find out that I tested positive, my fear was now right in front of my face, up close and very personal. How did I react? My first thought was still “Unbelievable! What? It has to be a mistake. Other than feeling like I have the sniffles, I feel fine. Patrick is negative! What the heck!”
After doing Spiritual Mind Treatment, I went to bed and slept soundly. Sunday morning as I meditated, I asked for more guidance and direction. I discovered this. This happened for a very good reason. I am a public figure. I can be an example. I can allow myself to be transparent. Just last Sunday, I talked about health and how no matter what the diagnosis, there is a Power greater than it all that takes us through any earthly experience.
This is how I am dealing with having this experience of COVID19. I know beyond a shadow of a doubt that I am perfectly fine. I know that I have the Divine frequency within me to ride this through to health. I believe in my health and I believe that I am guarded, guided and protected. I am grateful that I was vaccinated, because I believe in all forms of healing. I believe it is my strong immune system that has allowed me to experience this illness as just a minor irritation.
I’m not happy about the inconvenience of quarantine but I will get through this. I’ll make it the best time possible. I am staying in the moment and living this time decision by decision, moment by moment. Although on the outside, there seems to be no logical reason why I would have to go through this, a deeper look lets me know that this has given me an opportunity to be a positive example to others. We are strong. We are resilient and we are greater than any illness that comes into our field. We have spiritual tools that we can rely on – meditation, Spiritual Mind Treatment and the deep knowing that no matter what, the Universe is conspiring on our behalf.
With Love and Aloha,
Rev. Rita Andriello-Feren