Because our planet is over-populated and there is a limit to the number of humans it can sustain, the force of nature will ensure that one way or another our global community will be reduced to an acceptable level; we have seen in recent years how earthquakes and tsunamis, floods and famine have wiped out large numbers almost overnight, and it is very possible that a contagious disease will do the same. No doubt, as we hear about more men and women being affected by this latest virus in Europe and the Middle East - where it is believed, interestingly, to have originated - and beyond, there will be talk of another Sars-like scare, and increasing concern about an out-of-control and possibly untreatable virus taking hold with serious consequences.
To see a loved one die of a severe respiratory infection such as novel coronavirus is a terrible experience and I do not minimise the pain and grief involved when it occurs, nor your natural fears if you discover you have been in contact with a carrier and may be infected too. For anyone who faces serious illness or possible death unexpectedly, whether it is through a virus, a car crash or cancer, the situation is likely to be difficult: it takes a wise and strong person to be able to see that the challenge is there in that way and at that time for a reason and always for the benefit of their soul.
This is why there is no need to fear the spread of novel coronavirus or any other such virus, for if you are touched by it terminally or otherwise it is for your higher good and comes to you not by bad luck or random chance but ultimately to help you. It does not mean taking risks recklessly or inviting a dangerous disease to come to you, instead it is about not being in fear, rather, being in acceptance of all that fills your life, the downs as well as the ups. These viruses can be deadly, but many people survive them – and many people will not be touched by them at all.
So often we fail to remember that the Law of Attraction governs fear as well as abundance - and that fear in itself can be deadly.
Claire Montanaro is a spiritual teacher, channel and blogger. Loves nature and wildlife. Author of Spiritual Wisdom.