Let me come right on out and say that I love me some Lizzo. She had me at, “you could’ve had a bad bitch…”. I feel her spirit on a level that allows me to connect with her even though I don’t know know her. She is the friend who will tell us about ourselves when we ain’t livin’ right and hype us up when we do the damn thing. In a nutshell, she’s the friend we all should be lucky enough to have in our lives.
She opens the meditation speaking about feeling helpless in the midst of the global crises we’re currently experiencing. I, like you, can relate to that. I’m worried about my mom who lives a state away and works in a hospital. I can’t visit her at this time because either one of us could be carriers with no current symptoms. We cannot risk infecting each other. I worry about the children who are going without because school was how they got a meal. This also extends to young adults in college whose dorms are their homes. These are trying times and while I’m doing what I can for mine and for those in my community a feeling of helplessness still weighs heavily on me.
But the main topic that she speaks on, and the basis for the meditation, is fear. Fear of the disease. She sums it up perfectly by stating fear of getting the virus spreads faster than actually getting it. And it’s true. While I have been going out on store runs (we gotta eat) I’m paranoid of the idea that I could get it or Jeff since he has to go out for work. Shit, the kids? My fear is that we may not survive it. My mom may not survive it. Worse, humanity may not survive it.
I think that fear can spread so much hatred. Fear can spread so much negative energy. Fear can spread the disease, even quicker than the disease can. – Lizzo
She invites viewers to visualize the Earth and the fear that’s spreading as a result of this virus. Now in order to remove the fear, we have to see it as something that can be easily removed like a jacket, sunglasses or a wig. When we eliminate fear then and only then will we be able to get through these scary times. The mantra for this meditation is: Fear does not exist in my body. Fear does not exist in my home. Love exists in my body. And she calls upon us to say these words to ourselves until it becomes a way of life.
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Woo, chile, I don’t know about you but I was relaxed as hell. Her down to earthiness made it feel like it was me and my best girl just kicking it. Of, course her flute playing took it to a whole new level. I feel like Lizzo and meditation is most definitely a thing that should happen on a regular basis.