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A Message to My Friends

I’m not even sure what to write about current events. Who knew that in 2020 we’d be living in a pandemic? Not me. A lot of good things are coming from staying at home and being stuck inside.

Last Tuesday, Sasha Graham asked me and other members of the tarot community to create videos filled with messages of hope and how we’re surviving this time. This video contains my thoughts and rough ideas of how I’m dealing with all this. It’s okay to be scared. I am. It’s okay to do nothing (I’ve done a little bit off this list each day so far…). Stay safe, stay healthy, and please, stay inside.

All my love to the community, near and far. And to those who dealing with the virus, stay strong! We love you. We need you. We’re sending you all our love and energy.

Video composed on 24/MAR/2020. Thanks to Kendra for processing this message.

Transcript:
Hi everyone, I hope this video finds you healthy and safe indoors. Can you believe this is happening? Crazy, huh?

In any case, I wanted to let you all know that I am safe and inside my home here in Portland. And I want you all to be safe as well. My plan for surviving this time is 3-fold:

1. I’m listening to my body. I’m staying inside. With asthma and allergies, and the pollen going crazy outside, I can’t do daily runs or walks. So I’m doing other things. I nap. I meditate and I try and keep the house cleaned. It’s amazing how many calories get burned by doing some cleaning.

2. Keeping my mind active. I’m using this time to study up. I’m watching a lot of video classes on business or crafts. I’m writing new material: for books and articles. I’m keeping up with the podcast schedule. And I’m taking this time to delve deeper into my deck collection. I’m examining each deck, learning the strengths and weaknesses of each one, and trying to figure out how to integrate them into my personal and private practices. It’s fun and a good reminder of what I have in my collection.

3. Finally, I’m staying connected. I’m talking to friends. Whether it’s text chat or video chats on zoom, I’m trying to stay connected to my friends and neighbors. Staying home is fine but staying home and inside for an extended amount of time is rough on this extrovert. So I’m doing my best to connect with others.

I miss you all. Please take this seriously and stay safe. I look forward to seeing you all at the next gathering, whether it’s online or in person. Big hugs and feel free to reach out to me, I’m here to listen.

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