As always this is not to give way to more panic about COVID-19. This post is for information only. This is from a email I received and I thought it was important to share it with you.
These are unprecedented times that have dramatically changed our daily lives. While the uncertainty can be unsettling, I believe we will get through this together and emerge stronger.
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These are no doubt stressful times, but I hope through a sense of community we can not only survive but come out of this with more connection and support for each other. It reminds me of a great African proverb: “If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together.”
I was finally able to take a real walk today. It was marvelous even with overcast skies! Before I left I listened to the USA’s NBC channel nightly news and there was a heart touching short segment of children writing cute and some inspirational messages in pictures and words. When I took my fur girls out for their 1st walk with me in over 3 weeks (sprained wrist than overlapped a mild case of COVID-19) I noticed this type of chalk art on the sidewalk in the direction we walk. Uplifting statements like “Be brave”, “Your with family”, and “Sing a song” are just a sampling of what was written. This inspired me to join children and adults across the country to write my own message. I uploaded it on Instagram on the 1st #chalkthewalk. Please join the children, adults, and myself in leaving a message for others. If anyone can make a # with the name #PagansChalkTheWalk please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org so we can talk about setting up the # tag today Friday, April 3rd. Thank you!
Please keep those on the front lines taking care of infections people. Many doctors, nurses, and everyone else in the hands on part of caring for people with COVID-19 worldwide that haven’t been home in weeks or months because of their tiring mostly thankless job they have choosen to do. Blessings of staying healthy to you all.
I have been confirmed as having mild to moderate COVID-19. As my breathing is good my long time doctor and I feel my best course of treatment is isolating at home for approximately two to three weeks, short course of oral steroids along with a steroid inhaler ( I’ve been on for 2 years which was my saving grace of keeping my lungs somewhat clear), cough medicine, White willow bark as a fever and inflammation reducer, and lots of extra fluids.
Please keep in mind just because so far the virus in me is being controlled and I do not need to be hospitalized everyone reacts to the COVID-19 virus differently. Please contact your health care provider of other call in centers of you or anyone you know shows any type of symptom as soon as you possibly can. Wash your hands very off and use hand sanitizer when warm water and soap is unavailable.
I am not in the human medical care field in any captaincy. By deciding to use some or all of these suggestions is your decision alone. Lady Beltane and/or Coven Life/Witches of The Craft Elders and/or Sliver Sag and/or NewFound-Life.com and/or CovenLife.co and/or WitchesofTheCraft.com cannot be held liable in any way for any thing that may go wrong by not using or using any of these suggestions including but not limited to anyone in your household and/or anyone else’s household you choose to share these suggestions with contracts the COVID-19 VIRUS a.k.a. Coronavirus, a.k.a. Novel Coronavirus or any other name given to do it by the media and/or government agency any where on Mother Earth no matter how sever the symptoms and possibly dying from this virus may happen to any individual who contracts this virus.
Either buy cleaning wipes containing bleach or make your own bleach solution using 2 Tablespoons of bleach in 1 Gallon of water. Put mixture in a spray bottle to use on ALL HIGHLY TOUCHED SURFACES, counter tops, refrigerator and freezer door handles, stove handles all door jobs I side and out mailbox latch or cover, handles and faucets on every sink, tub, and shower. We wipe the toilet handle seat, and cover every time before washing our hands. This list is only my check list for my home and a suggestion on where to maybe start in your own home but it does not include everything needed to be wiped down or how often to do it. I suggest at least three to four times a day. VERY IMPORTANT do not dry any surface you harvested or wiped down with bleach mixture as that will stop it from killing the virus and other germs all everything to air dry. Speaking of air I use this same mixture but adds descriptor my favorite essential oil to it in a spray bottle to use as an spray disinfectant for the air. I first spray an even aided Cleric cross above my head reaching my arms out as far as they will go. Than I put my arm holding the bottle out as far as I can and slowly turn in a counterclockwise direction bring it in a little bit in towards my body each time I get to the spot I started from for me this is facing East. I do this in every room in my home except the bathroom and enclosed back porch. For the bathroom I spray an arch into the bathtub area and close the shower curtain than two more arches from side as I back out of the bathroom and close the door. We started too late it seems to use paper towels damped slightly with the bleach solution to wipe off everything that comes into our home that bleach would not have an adverse effect on such as anything plastic containers, all mail or deliveries from any type of package carrier, any non food items wrapped in plastic or in a cardboard container. All foods like fruit or vegetables are washed with a mild dish detergent and warm water before being out away. It may sound time consuming or like a hassle but ask yourself, “Do I want to take the extra time to try and protect myself and/or those living in the same home? ” I am not saying these things will stop you and your family from getting COVID-19 but with this horrible life stealing virus at least if someone in your home does get I hope these suggestions possibly make it a mild case. The CDC and WHO suggest coughing and/or sneezing into the crook of you elbow as this will keep airborne droplets to a minimum and your hands stay cleaner. WASH YOUR HANDS ANY TIME YOU THINK OF IT OR WHEN EVER YOU COUGH AND/OR SNEEZE OR GO TO THE BATHROOM OR BEFORE EATING even when using utensils!!!! If you have longer nails use a nail brush to scrub under them every time you wash your hands for 20 seconds every time. 20 seconds is the time it takes to not rush through singing “Row, Row, Row Your Boat” three times or the “ABC Song” once.
If you would be so kind as to ask for a smooth recovery for my how ever you would choose to do it. I would be very grateful to you.
Until we meet again soon may you all be Blessed Be
This information is for informational purposes not to feed into the panic the worldwide media and governments have fed us. We are all in this together so I light a special healing candle daily for a list of names I have from people with all different types of illnesses and health conditions. If you would like your name or someone you know name added to this list please put the first name, last name initial, and state or country they live in. Do not put in their full last name or the village, town, city that they live in for cyber and on the ground security reasons.
Something else I want to address is some not nice people are using this worldwide crisis to call landlines and cell/mobile phones to use different types of scams to try and get money from all of us Sheltering in Place or whatever your country calls staying indoors at home. Please if you feel a caller is trying to scam you hang up a quickly as possible or just do not answer the phone for numbers you do not recognize, if it is an important phone call the person will leave a message. With screening calls you have less chance of being scammed out of your hard earned money. Remember use your best judgement and common sense when dealing with unknown callers!
This post is not being put up to feed into the upheaval and panic many people across Mother Earth’s governments have been feeding into all of us this is just for overall information. The important thing to remember is coronavirus is an umbrella term for all kinds of colds and flu. The strain of the virus that is causing the, to me, unnecessary panic is Covid – 19. So I hope finds everyone healthy and with enough of every to make through whatever restrictions your country or state has put into effect.
Where I live outside of Chicago, Illinois, USA our schools are closed, some of them have just switched everyone to homeschooling until about April 6th. I think that would have been a smart move for all the schools that have been closed in the USA. In Illinois as of 6:00 PM CDT all bars and restaurants have to be closed except for carry-outs or deliveries.
One of my heart brothers is going to a very special gathering in Ohio during the Spring Equinox while the event was not completely shut down they are now limited to only 99 people per indoor parts of the event. The event sponsors have rescheduled the event for near Samhain so those that cannot attend next weekend because of travel restrictions or whatever can still be together during an important time of the year. The main problem I can see for these people is being able to eat as in Ohio, the state that the event is in has put an even stricter closing of all types of restaurants.
If you are stuck at home like I am between my wrist injury and being in the high-risk category because of age and other medical conditions drop me a note if anyone wants to meet up in the chatroom to release some boredom.