Isolation can lead to Transformation

By Adira Royal

Transformation by the renewing of mind. Dark spaces can be really scary. As humanity has developed, reformed and adapted to life throughout history. In the most catastrophic of times out of the depths of despair rises new.

Great Minds that are amazingly productive in quarantine. During the bubonic plague William Shakespeare produced some of his greatest work during a pandemic. Here are some others that thrived in isolation. Isaac Newton during the time of the bubonic plague is responsible for creating what we now know as Calculus. Thomas Nash established his written work through plays. Edward Munch during the Spanish flu created some of his best Artwork of his time. Giovanni Bucaccio completed a collection of novels.

These are a few examples among many that in isolation used it as a time to create and transform into something beautiful. Isolation by definition denotes separation, quarantine, insulation, seclusion, closeting, protection, shielding, partitioning and remoteness. Some during the pandemic used it as a time to create new meals, new ideas, pray, get some direction, examine motivation to establish a dream nevertheless. It can be a time of production, healing, meditation and growth or a time of sadness, depression, grief and pain. A lot of people have left the earth physically but those of us who remain have work to do.

What is this work? It is the true meaning for your existence that will bring peace, happiness and joy into someone’s life. Recently, I was speaking with an associate.  I began cleaning my archive bag where I keep all of my old documents. I came across some memories of a painful past. Immediately I sent them a photo of the memory they became interested in as to why I was pulling out old situations. I said this is it. This is the next book about what happens when bad things overtake you more than once. What matters is that someone knows that they are not alone; situations can bring isolation, sickness, failure, pain, transition, major life events, and more. However, although going through at times cast different points of view into my path. Understanding that there is a greater good for a specific reason for this season enables a spirit of calm in the situation.

Quiet Is Impactful

By Adira Royal

December 16th 2021 this means in nine more days it will be Christmas. Seven days after that it will be a New Year. Today represents a lot of things to a lot of people. You may never meet them behind their doors of business, financial obligations or preparations for new designs. Maybe you are engrossed in putting up decorations with the family. In some cases if you are putting your Christmas decor up now you are late.

On the other hand you are out in the community, working, driving, meet, greeting, speaking or instructing. Volunteering at various capacities to spread Holiday Cheer.

While educational institutions are preparing for the much needed winter break. No matter where you are, who you are there is a longing for calm, desolation, solitude that deepens the meaning of the day, your life and season. If you listen there are moments things get quiet, these crystal clear splinter of time bring enlightenment, even thought provoking revelation. This source of quiet increases relaxation, envokes a refreshing period that seems to last a short term.

When we are constantly exposed to noise, from everywehere, news, society, friends, family, needing our attention. Social media, work and more speak louder and louder about what we must do or what we missed. You develop an appreciation of serenity, sounds of calm and solemnity.

Solemn Serenity

Quiet signifies calm, at peace, to be sllent, or making no sound.

In the moment in which I breathe I thought about Christmas song, ” All I Want for Christmas is my two Front Teeth by Nat King Cole. Listen..

Nat King Cole – All I Want For Christmas Is My Two Front Teeth (Capitol Records 1949) / ChristmasTimeTV
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9licLoRO7NI

In my quiet I ask were they referring to children who lost their teeth, or adults that could not afford dentures? Where did they get this song? This was funny to me as I wondered why would your missing front teeth effect you saying ” Merry Christmas” I started singing the song. It grows on you I guess….

During more monumental inspiring quier you may remember last year around holiday time. Who was around, what did you do differently and what is more important to you this year? This year is a time to embrace the “Quiet” listen stop long enough to respect its presence. Then observe the gifts you will receive as a result.