Pandemic Fear

Aloha – this is an excerpt from Chapter 1 of my upcoming book, The Magic Words and the 12 Steps to be released later this year. By the time the book is released this part may not be as prevalent as now.


I was done with this chapter and decided that the Coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic belongs at the top of the list. This is an example of powerlessness and unmanageability front and center. For all of us.

I am not going to talk about statistics or the media suffice to say we are powerless over what they are feeding us. Nor can we manage their unmanageable.

What we can manage is our feelings about it all. Of course, the predominant feeling is fear, yes? How is the fear showing up? Blame, Anger, Frustration, Depression, Disappointment, Doubt, Powerlessness? Yes – in the end it comes down to powerlessness. We, or most of us, feel powerless over what we can do about the situation. It is out of our reach, other than to do what ‘they’ are telling/suggesting we do. Social distance and wear a mask. Is the mask the new seatbelt?

As I said, it all comes down to fear. Law of Attraction is simply we receive what we are putting out. Refer to The Magic Words, Chapter 5 – Come to me – Calling and Feeding, a different view of the Law of Attraction. If we are feeling fear, we are sending that out asking for more of the same, and lo and behold, we always get more.

Consider, if you will, as an example say we are feeling a teaspoon of fear – that teaspoon of fear is going out into the ethers, the Universe, and if millions of us are feeling, feeding the fear – we are all creating an ocean of fear that is constantly growing, one teaspoon at a time. And of course, the more we feel it, the more we are feeding it, the bigger it gets and it is manifesting in protests, riots, etc. We can stop all of it; however, we have to all work together individually to release and relinquish our own fear. When we stop feeling fear we stop feeding the ocean and we will soon see protests and riots diminishing.

Fear feeds upon itself and the powers that be understand that and are using it to their utmost – creating as much fear as possible so they can sell us the solution, be that a vaccine, stay at home order, social distancing, etc.

And it is working. The majority of us are in that state of fear – to the point that we are telling ourselves we are in lockdown. We are not and never have been in lockdown. We can leave our homes anytime we want, so instead of feeling the powerlessness of being in lockdown, take back your power and make the choice. The choice to stay home or the choice to go out, understanding there are consequences for our actions. Are you willing to live with the consequences of your choices? Then do as you will. If you are not willing to endure the consequences, whatever they may be, then stay home.

Same with a mask – wear a mask, do not wear a mask, it is a choice and there are consequences either way. Just make the choice from your heart, from your research, what you truly believe and not from a place of fear. Fear of what others will think, or fear of not being able to get in a store.

I find it funny that so many are mad because they cannot go into a store without a mask. My last recollection was that most, if not all stores have a sign somewhere saying they can refuse service to anyone for any reason. We have been living with that for a long time.

When we live from our hearts and our intuition, we take our power back and we no longer feel the powerlessness and unmanageability.

YaY!!! That sounds great, but how do we learn to live from our hearts, from our intuition?

There are many ways. I have found ho’oponopono to be the simplest and most powerful of a myriad of practices I have done over the last 40+ years.

I love you
I am sorry
Please forgive me
Thank you

Or, it is often said a different way:

I am sorry
Please forgive me
Thank you
I love you

The order does not matter. This is a time where quantity does make a difference. Just repeat all the time – as much as possible.

When we start to feel the anxiety, or anger, or any of the fear-based feelings, start saying it over and over until we stop thinking about whatever was causing us to feel the fear.

As I said, there are many ways, a couple of other mantras that work well to help us change our thinking are:

Nam Myoho Renge Kyo

if you follow Nichiren Buddhism and the Serenity Prayer typically said in most 12-step recovery practices:

God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things and the wisdom to know the difference.

They all raise our vibration and help us get out of the negative, low-vibration feelings and thoughts.

I use them all, but ho’oponopono is always my go to and mainstay. Read my book The Magic Words to get a better understanding of the power of ho’oponopono.

Admit your powerlessness and unmanageability. Once we admit it, we may then begin to reclaim our power. Our power is in our feelings and when we learn to manage our feelings, we begin to live from our hearts and we soon realize we are not so powerless after all.

Reclaim you power. Live in and from Love!!!

Ealoha aku
Ealoha mai

Get it on – The Magic Words 

2 Comments on “Pandemic Fear

  1. Mahalo Nui Loa brother Jon ~ This is well put for any number of possible tolerances &/or intolerances of thought ! You have created an inspired guide-dance of clarity & simplicity that is giving choice beyond the realms of Ho’oponopono ! These choices point to the similarities of human integrity cross cultural & that works well for my anthropological spiritual preferences! In other words, I prefer to be guided to learn & be challenged to experience what is commonly referred to as Spiritual Beings having (a similar) Human Experience ~ through various integrated cultural practices ! In other words ~ “No Religion Too” as suggested our (imagined)future will be by John Lennon !