I’ve just seen on the news a UK doctor talking about the increase in the number of:

People dying at home from heart attacks: Some people are so scared of going to a hospital and contracting the virus that they would rather take the chance of not getting treated during a health emergency as serious as a heart attack. Fear is prevailing over rationality.

Cases of domestic violence: This was already a serious problem which has unfortunately been amplified as more families are forced to spend more time together in the same space. The victims feel physically trapped in their homes and by fear in their minds.

Alcohol related issues: As people are trying to numb themselves and find ways of escaping from the current reality, the cases of alcohol related health issues have dramatically increased. Alcohol is still, unfortunately, an escape many people use to deal with their problems, insecurities, anxiety and fear.

Suicide attempts: Many people have seen their source of income vanish, their freedom disappear, their loneliness increase and their hope in better days fade away. Also, when stress, fear, anxiety, isolation and depression are left unchecked, unfortunately it leads to this dramatic situation.

I’ve also heard the news on the unbelievable cases of health professionals such as doctors and nurses being physically attacked by their neighbours, or having their cars damaged, because they don’t want them around due to being afraid of them carrying the virus. The victims of these horrific attacks are the ones who are risking their lives every day to help save many others. So what’s going on here? Have people gone mad?

What’s the reason behind of all this nonsense?

Fear.

The psychology of fear

Obviously, we are living in unprecedented times and battling a virus that it’s spreading fast, and for which there is currently no treatment. Under these circumstances, it’s understandable that people are scared and anxious.

But some of this fear exhibited in the past weeks has been disproportionate in many cases as in the examples I mentioned when starting this post. (And let’s not talk about panic buying…)

Fear is the most dangerous virus and the greatest pandemic of all time. Since the early days of the modern world, fear has been used by many entities, groups, religions and governments to control their population.

It’s impressive the damaging effect and negative impact that fear can have on us. Fear can make people accept any rule, law or idea without even contesting it. Fear can make people become irrational.

Fear is not only the lowest of the vibrations on the Hawkins scale, which is responsible for creating resistance and preventing abundance in your life, but also an emotion that seriously affects your immune system. Check out this article for the impact of fear and anxiety on your health.

Fear is being spread like a virus. The media broadcasts 24/7 the images of those who have died due to the virus and the devastation of their families. They remind us every hour of how many people have been infected, how many are in hospital and how many have died.

So I ask, is it really necessary to broadcast the same thing over and over again? Is it necessary to talk about death 24/7? How are these news currently helping people dealing with this crisis?

By asking this, I am not trying to diminish the importance of a life that has been lost, just reflecting on what’s the purpose behind spreading fear.

And of course, I think it is important to stay informed and keep taking the common sense precautionary measures such as washing our hands regularly with soap and staying at home. However, do we need to be bombarded by the media all day with the same fear based content?

You might say, well, you watch it because you want it. That’s true! We have the power to decide for how long we want to be exposed to this type of content which contributes for public panic. Staying informed is important but without overdoing it.

This leads me to a few more questions.

Assuming that it is in the best interest of a nation that its citizens are:

Physically healthy: To decrease the costs and pressure on the NHS.

Mentally healthy: To decrease the costs and pressure on the NHS.

(I will not even consider above the simple fact of caring about their population’s happiness.)

Then why is the media not talking about?

How to boost your immune system: To stay physically healthy and decrease chances of becoming ill. Practicing breathing exercises such as the Wim Hof method, learning about high vibration foods, avoiding fear and stress, practicing physical exercise etc. How cool would it be seeing free fitness classes on the mainstream media?

How to stay mentally healthy: To practice mindfulness and learn how to meditate. Meditation is such a powerful tool to fight depression. How to use this time the best as possible, keep your mind peaceful and still feel productive. How to become more dynamic, creative and with an entrepreneurial mindset. How to maybe use all this free time to study and develop new skills that can be applied in building new businesses and boost the economy.

I am wondering, are there no other topics worth discussing on the mainstream media, only fear?

What about the amazing things that are happening around the world right now such as the planet regenerating from decades of abuse? Rivers and canals having crystal clear water. Animals returning to their natural habitats. Lower levels of all types of pollution. Less cases of people dying from air pollution. Less trees being put down, etc.

I find it interesting that we don’t see these news on the mainstream media. We find this info on the internet or we see it happening with our own eyes, otherwise, we would never hear of it.

It makes me wonder if the goal is to actually keep us all in the state of fear?

I would love to hear your opinion on this and get some light on some of these questions.

Love and light x