The US healthcare budget expenses, as a percent of what we produce (GDP), has been holding steady ~ 17% GDP for 11 years, or the last recession in 2008. This totaled 3.5 Trillion dollars in 2019. Think of the economies that depend on this money to run. Now think of the actual needs that this economy creates and the disability that it fosters.
Prior to that, say starting in 1960, it was 5% of the GDP.
It bumped after each major economic set back, with lots of angst in -between.
European countries, the bulk until now, were holding expenses at ~5-12% with “social-ized” medicine
If our parts of our healthcare system fail, as some statistics would suggest, temporarily affecting several areas of the country, it likely to affect this sector the most. Our economy will be challenged.
We shall see who and what perseveres in the aftermath from the coronavirus.
And yet there is hope.
Since DJT was president, may he always receive the blessings of light and love, we have learned about the things we value and cherish. We understand more the value of our peoples, our environment, and of the Good. No one can fault DJT for being himself. In each of our way, we all are part of him. It was up to us to wake up. DJT embodies the mask of all those who would have us believe that we are only as we appear in the material.
But that isn’t so! Ever since LSD affected a bunch of guys at Harvard, Yogis and Saints perform miracles, and the Internet became global as Mayan prophesy- more are waking up and validating themselves as flesh over spirit.
We are going to go through the eye of the needle, all of us. Soften, lighten, and cherish yourselves, your hearts and those you love. Make yourself sweet like children, but not sticky.
Love people to the nth degree, because often that does make the difference- and humans are always worth loving.
We’ve chosen and continue to implement measures that prolong life, ostensibly to improve outcomes. And yet in the long run, based on a scale of productivity (power) vs laughter (wisdom), none have. NONE. Treat people with comfort measures early with a clear conscience. Supportive not heroic care. Who are we to play G-d?
Outcomes are improved with yoga, simple clean Ayurveda diet, not too much stress, laughter and lots of LOVE! (And really, do try Reiki sometime)
We are going to make it.
No matter what, we will be fine- even in death! Spirit persists. Ultimately, all sensations pass and change. Some take longer than others. Surrender. Ask your pain what it’s trying to tell you, love it, thank it, and then be willing release it. What does your illness, or “I’ll-ness”, force you to do differently from what you want to do?
Soften your bodies, join your hearts to and with the collective. Breathe out slowly. Grieve. Connect your bottom to the chair and feet to the floor. Release control of inevitable fates we’ve woven as a world. Several strands of which may be altered as COVID-19 gets done with us.
We are in this together. We need each other’s tribal wisdoms! Let all that come to YOU be your guide and teacher. Let everything be our ally in the solution.
…and let nature help.
Light connects with light and spirit sometimes chooses to return from form.
May sweetness fill our hearts and the power of Love sustain us.