Question: What can we learn from the corona crisis? Both on a personal and a societal level?
Answer from the Ascended Master Mother Mary through Kim Michaels. This answer was given at the 2020 Webinar for the Liberation of Women.
Well my beloved, this is a very, very complex situation. And there are obviously many things you can learn from it. Not so much on the personal level other than what we have talked about before: raising your consciousness, keeping your consciousness up and also at the same time taking the practical measures to avoid being infected by this. But even if you are infected, the more healthy you are, the better your consciousness the better your body can of course fight off the virus.
But on a societal level, there are many, many lessons that can be learned and hopefully will be learned as nations begin to process this experience and their reaction to it. Let me point out one thing that should be part of this entire process. It is necessary to take a look at the fact that this virus originated in China, or at least that it started spreading from China. And it is necessary for the rest of the world to take a look at how the Chinese government dealt with this situation. It should be pretty clear that the Chinese government took a long time to really admit that there was a situation here that was extraordinary. And they tried to hide it in order to save face because this is more important to the Chinese, both to save face for the Communist Party, but the Chinese have also always been, even going far back in history, concerned about saving face, maintaining an image.
It needs to be recognized by the international community that this was a very severe demonstration of what can happen when a nation has this kind of attitude and is not open, honest and direct with the rest of the world. It is clear that the international community cannot really allow one single nation to withhold information about a situation that has such dramatic effects on virtually all other countries in the world. There are many different ways that this could be implemented. But it is quite necessary that the international community recognizes the need to put pressure on the Chinese government and make it clear to the Chinese government that if you want to sell goods produced in China to the rest of the world, then you need to follow the rules and standards that we have adopted in the international community. You cannot expect that you can set yourself apart and have a special status in the international community and at the same time be able to trade freely in ways that are just to your advantage.
You need to create this awareness that the world has become so interconnected. A virus does not stop because you have politically created a border here that says nobody can enter. A virus can spread beyond borders. But more than that, you also have a situation in the world where the world is so connected both physically and economically, that you can see that what happens in one country or starts in one country can have wide, wide ranging effects on the entire world. And you cannot turn back the clock because the economy simply couldn’t withstand turning back to a state that was 50 or 100 years ago. You need to move forward by making the world more and more connected, but this also means that you need to then put procedures in place that can prevent a disease from spreading beyond borders. You need to then strengthen the international effort to bring all nations to a point where they are open, they are direct, they are honest. And therefore, you will need to go through an interim period where you put pressure on the nations who have traditionally not been open and honest. It is, of course, not restricted to China alone. This would be a very important lesson to learn.
Another important lesson to learn is, of course, the entire issue of the economy that we have already talked about to some degree, where it is simply necessary to find a new approach to the economy where governments realize that they must take up the responsibility to be in charge of the creation of money and how the money system works.You will see universally, that whenever there is an economic crisis, who are the ones who are most severely affected by it? Well, it is, of course, the majority of the population. The elite, they can sit in their mansions and isolate themselves. And they have so much money in their bank accounts that it doesn’t even matter to them. But the people who are losing their jobs and are facing an uncertain future are deeply affected by it. The question that simply needs to be asked here is: “If we claim to be a democratic country, can we allow our economy to be dominated by a small financial elite that are not affected by any crisis. Whereas our economy is so that a crisis very much affects the majority of the people. Why should we not have an economy that benefits the majority of the people instead of benefiting a small elite?”
These are just a few of the questions that need to be asked. You, of course, also need to look at government’s reactions to the crisis. Is it reasonable? Is it constitutional that a democratic government effectively shuts down the economy of a country for several months, causing massive job losses and failures of businesses? Is this a reasonable approach? I know that you have these very severe scenarios in Italy and Spain, for example, where the government did not act to contain the disease at an early stage and you had some very severe consequences.
Naturally, most nations nations want to avoid this. But is there a different approach? Is there perhaps a more balanced, middle way between doing nothing and doing too much? I’m not saying there is just one way to evaluate this. But it is important that each nation looks neutrally at its response. And as I have said before, creates an independent commission that can evaluate the government’s response. And this should be something that is beyond party politics. It is not a matter of whether you are for example, a Republican or Democrat, there should be an independent, politically neutral commission that could evaluate this in order to improve the response in the future, or even improve the response during the rest of this crisis, because it isn’t by any means over yet.
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