Thursday, May 7, 2020

Quarantining in an unusual confinement

It all started in Quebec on Friday March the 13th, 2020, when the government decided to shut everything up, from schools, universities, malls and shopping areas, leaving only essentials open.

For Quebec, usually the number 13 is considered a curse... so go figure Friday & the 13! We don't even have the floor 13 in our the elevator...

Googling Friday the 13th to know more its meaning, it says the following:
"Friday the 13th is considered an unlucky day in Western superstition.
The irrational fear of the number 13 has been given a scientific name: "triskaidekaphobia"; and on analogy to this the fear of Friday the 13th is called paraskevidekatriaphobia, from the Greek words Paraskeví (Παρασκευή, meaning "Friday"), and dekatreís (δεκατρείς, meaning "thirteen")" --- Ref: Wikipedia

"The fear of Friday the 13th is also called friggatriskaidekaphobia or paraskevidekatriaphobia. Now say that 10 times really fast! Friggatriskaidekaphobia comes from Frigg, the Norse goddess of wisdom after whom Friday is named, and the Greek words triskaideka, meaning 13, and phobia, meaning fear." --- Ref:

13 Facts About Friday the 13th -

What got my attention here is the Norse goddess of wisdom translated as explained above to: Norse Goddess of Wisdom = Friday, the Triskaideka which is 13 to Phobia & Fear. 

So why Wisdom is connected to fear?

So I googled again the Norse Goddess of Wisdom, & it seems Snotra is the goddess of wisdom and courtesy. ---Ref:

Although written above the name of the Goddess of Wisdom was Frigg... so I googled:
"Frigg wears many hats in Norse mythology. She is often described as “foremost among the goddesses,” and was the wife of Odin. She was the Queen of the Aesir and the goddess of the sky. She was also known as the goddess of fertility, household, motherhood, love, marriage, and domestic arts." --- Ref:

Then I looked up at this:

"In Norse mythology, Snotra is the Goddess of Wisdom. Some also consider her a Goddess of hard work and labor.
In ancient northern Europe, people were often crowded into cold and drafty halls all winter for their survival. To keep fights from breaking out and ill will from creating trouble, rules of courtesy had to be followed.
Snotra is the Goddess who reminds us of courtesy and consideration. She can be called upon to help a mixed group of people follow the rules of etiquette during an event, and also to help someone entering a space where people use unfamiliar customs. She can ease the way through well-meaning missteps, helping everyone to move through other people's space with grace. Snotra always knows the right thing to do and is a model of society aid, encouraging us all to set an example for others.…/handma…/snotra/who-is.html
by gpalmer"

Snotra is the goddess of wisdom

& here I find it quite interesting....

We have been Quarantining since Friday Marc 13th, from this Corona Virus known also by Covid 19.
Putting the puzzle together - I simply saw an interesting happening...

The idea behind the virus is to be more hygienic, keep distancing from people, and be more isolated in your own home with your family depending who lives with you. Here is where the Goddess of Wisdom comes in... "Snotra is the Goddess who reminds us of courtesy and consideration", so by being gentle with yourself and others, you are helping out by keeping good & healthy so the people around you be the same. & Frigg, having many hats, is the oddess of fertility, household, motherhood, love, marriage, and domestic arts.

Anyhow, when I decided to write today after all this time, it wasn't at all related to Friday the 13th, or The Goddess of Wisdom, I simply wanted to express how this isolation has opened up new views of the world to me, how it actually helped me be more in tune with myself, and is still teaching me every single moment.

Today marks the 36th day of Quarantine - May 7th 2020.

For me, since day one, I put together all my efforts & energy to start giving free online meditations for the people who needed the support, all over the world. I signed up for zoom, paid the subscription, & I was guiding Saturday and Wednesday a one hour meditation for the public, Tuesdays one hour for the healers to send healing around the world, Thursdays I was assisting my friend's meditation using my zoom account, and also I reached out to my friend in Lebanon who is a Life Coach to put together on Fridays a support group.

I was so excited and so present for all of these sessions, with lots of love and energy, & kept them all up until April 18 for the meditations & Friday the 1st of May for the support group. I was happy & proud to have been there for whom ever needed it.

& during all this time, I was either walking distances, cycling when ever the weather is good (I live right across a big parc, so I get the freedom to wander around.) Yoga & meditations, eating healthy, Raw & Sprouted food, and some cooked plant based food not to forget the cold pressed juices & smoothies - simply to keep my immune system boosted & healthy, I also started the planting process to have a small garden on my balcony this summer.

Following that, I took less then a week off, & now I got myself into silent retreat, & water fast, which I have started yesterday.

I am not supposed to be writing, or reading, and of course now even speaking to anyone, with the Self-Course Vipassana at home, only that I felt like writing and thought why not, I can either publish them now, or after May 17th.

So in the coming days, I will see how I can take few moments off to write my journey into this...
Honestly, I did get hungry, & I did get sleepy, although I am trying to keep my routine of walking distances, meditating, drinking water, herbal teas & prep water with some lemon, cayenne pepper, maple syrup, & apple vinegar cider to keep me boosted.

 I will write my day to day journey... so stay tuned.

I truly miss writing, and happy to have decided to give this a try again!

to be cont'd....

Live in Harmony, Peace & Love



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