During my seventy-four-year journey, I have survived two major earthquakes in California, and two Race Riots—the 1965 Riot and the Rodney King Riot. Both riots started as a result of the LAPD beatings of a Black man. In both incidents, it was like hell-fire burning down the City of Los Angeles, and South Central in particular. I recall how people were gripped with fear as the National Guard stood armed and ready.
I have seen a lot in my lifetime. During the fi rst big earthquake, I was caring for my patient at Mid-City Hospital. Everyone around me was so shaken and stricken with fear; I was unafraid then and I am unafraid now. I continue to live my best life possible and serve others as I am called to do. The Coronavirus Pandemic is the most fearful experience I have witnessed; it has gripped the entire world. The Coronavirus hit like a Joe Lewis and a Muhammad Ali punch—knock-out—leaving people reeling, dazed, and confused, much like being caught off guard and hit by surprise.
Everybody has their spin and theory as to the “Hows” and the “Whys” for the Coronavirus. Some believe it’s God’s Work, and some believe it’s the work of “earthly devils,” greedy men who want more money, power, and control at any cost to mankind; its collateral damages as they see it.
I submit to you that God knows it all. I suggest you be still and know that God is ever-present. Release the grip that paralyzes you, practice safety and continue to live your best life with purpose. But in the meantime, I leave you with things you can do during the Coronavirus shut-down. When the government’s shut-down order has come to an end, I trust that you will un-busy your “busy and no time for nothing self” and order a personal shut-down for yourself and fuel your personal life and put meaningful things in perspective, like discovering who you are for real, your relationship with God, family relationships, and relationships with others.
This article is to help you to take the next exit off of “Busy Highway” and onto “Relax Road.” And blessings to you as you park yourself on “Right Avenue.” Engage your parking brakes so you won't slip back into fear, and lock your doors so panic and fear cannot enter. Now you are safe from all evil and negative thoughts. Now, let’s begin the journey of empowerment. Ready, on your mark, get set, ready and now go…
Dr. Rosie Milligan, Author, Trainer, Speaker, Talk Show Host, Senior Estate Planner, Owner of Professional Business Consulting Service, 1425 W. Manchester Ave. Ste. B, Los Angeles, CA 90047—323- 750-3592 firstname.lastname@example.org and Drrosie.com.