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  • Writer's pictureAlan J Porter

"We always have a choice ..."

March the 11th

Wednesday, 2pm. The sun came out briefly today, and it always lifts your spirit and makes one feel better. Just like any good news wherever it may be you feel better for hearing it. The opposite is occurring when the world faces a virus where there is no cure yet available. We are hearing, seeing, and witnessing a contagion of panic, fear, and misleading reports that are taking a bigger toll on society than presently the Coronavirus is. Many deaths are reported which are sad and unfortunate as any death is, but if related to other death statistics like how many died last year of a violent death in wars the figures are awful. In 2018 between 480,000 and 507,000 people died. Right now more than one billion people suffer from hunger. One in every six people on Earth don’t get enough food to live a healthy life. This year 36 million of these people will die of hunger. 647, 000 people will die each year of heart decease, 599,000 of cancer, 437,000 of murder, 750,000 from Mosquitoes, 100,000 from snake bites this list could go on and on. I’m not letting the Coronavirus feel small because a pandemic can occur if it is not controlled and fully understood. In 1918 saw the Spanish Flu Pandemic, where over 40 million died. But releasing news that brings panic will create far more harm than releasing measures that don’t see a population reading what we are hearing today. It was said after previous outbreaks with anthrax-laced letters in 2001 and the Ebola outbreak in 2014 that people react more rationally and show greater resilience to a full blown criss if they are prepared intellectually and emotionally for it. Meaning it’s not wise to follow the extreme measures some people are taking by going out and stocking food and toiletries to such a degree, then sending panic motions to others that then creates its own full blown crisis and consequences. The worst situation that can occur is when people’s spirits are broken and despair sets in and leadership is not shown.

In May 1492 the French won the siege of New Orleans largely because of Joan of Arc a teenage peasant girl, whose visions of god led to a fight in a hundred Years of War. Joan of Arc’s strong belief against all odds captured, and boosted morale of a dispirited French army, who mentally and psychologically could not forget the demoralising defeat by the English Henry IV at Agincourt in France in October 1415. This young girl could not be moved by the visions she had received and followed the messages given to her. Such believe is a strength that is needed when at times you may think you are facing the impossible. This is the strength a leader needs today, to hold people to not believing the worst can happen but to believe and act rationally showing others weaker than yourself to stand by your actions.

Such situations can occur in many ways in your everyday life, when you may have lost your job, due perhaps to the present Coronavirus. Circumstances will see many difficulties with people, and the rush by others can be stemmed by your own actions, where your belief is greater than theirs. Such thoughts raise the story where two of Jesus’s disciples failed to help a man who was having a seizure. Jesus stepped forward and healed the man, and the disciples asked how he had done that when they had failed. Jesus said simply, “MY BELIEF IS GREATER THAN YOURS“ This is the test we all have to pass when trying to achieve what needs to be done. It’s my belief we all are put in a situation where difficulties arise and you find you can go no further, then you give up hope. The mountain we are all given to climb is different for each of us, because the metaphoric river we have chosen to follow can be difficult, and you ask, WHY ? The answer you will be given, is by succeeding with your belief your reward will be far greater than you can ever imagine. For not many are chosen to climb such mountains doing good for others. Then it is said you chose to return to Earth to complete a task, where you once succeed before in helping others. You believed you can repeat that feat again, where against all odds you are not afraid for your believe is strong enough. That was Joan of Arc’s mission to return and help her country that shouldered the barbarity of the English army raping and pillaging every village in France. There are many battles today in so many areas of society and the world. We have the choice to accept what is, but if you’ve seen that special spiritual loving white light as JOAN OF ARC had it’s impossible to be who you really are and walk away. Today there are many bright lights who volunteer to help others where their lives are put at risk. This is clearly shown with medics, nurses, doctors, soldiers and more who stand tall to fight their corner they have chosen. Again all may have chosen to return and give their love and help in times of great need. To walk away is easy, but no fulfilment will ever touch your soul with the real intentions your life was meant for. Those with that light in their soul are the beacon of hope for so many in today’s world.

It’s just given the news that the world Health Organisation has declared the Coronavirus is a Pandemic with 118,000 cases declared in 114 countries.

Further inspirational quotes ... Your chances of success in any undertaking can always be measured by your belief in yourself... If you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything... Believe that life is worth living, and your belief will help create the fact... You can do a thing only if you have the belief that it can be done... It’s what you choose to believe that makes you the person you are... Keep your dreams alive, understand to achieve anything requires faith and belief in yourself, vision, hard work, determination, and dedication... Remember all things are possible for those who believe...What distinguishes the majority of men from the few is their ability to act according to their beliefs... Determine that the thing can and shall be done, and then we shall find a way... Abraham Lincoln

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