By Christina L. Ross, PhD, BCPP, RPE
Greetings fellow Light Workers and Energy Medicine Practitioners! I pray you and your family have stayed well during this time of global change.
As I write Joe Biden has just been elected the 46th president of the United States and people are dancing in the streets. This is the result of much needed change, not just in the past 4 years, but many decades of U.S. history, where chaos and deep divisions in our government and society have been the norm. Why is this election different that other elections? It is different because of the global pandemic. As the pandemic began to manifest on U.S. soil, I came to realize this is what light workers have prayed/meditated for since the World Wars. But how can so many deaths, deep and lasting illness, loss of revenue in business, and loss of employment, bring about the change we have called for? In the past, global war created change on a massive scale, so it is somewhat a relief in this age of nuclear and chemical weaponry, that a virus is commanding change. We have prayed/meditated for change in government, the earth’s environment, social and racial injustice, and fairness in division of resources such as education, healthcare, and how business is conducted. Whether or not we want to take ownership of these mechanisms of change due to a virus, many prayers have been answered. So how will the global pandemic initiate these changes?
If you are disappointed there was not a ‘blue wave’ of change in our government, take heart. Government switching sides would not initiate the unity needed on this planet. For decades, each election was “winner take all”, where the party in power would end or destroy the past administrations work. Both Democrats and Republicans are guilty of this. This mentality is not in the best interest of the people. Working together for the greater good of the whole can only be accomplished by reaching across the aisle and finding common solutions instead of getting revenge on the political enemy. Progressives, moderates, and conservatives must find unity. There has not been a better opportunity for this than now. Rewards will be given to those who come up with the best ideas for creating unifying solutions to problems.
Not until the corona virus stopped us in our tracks has the world been presented with a glaring profile of prevalent socioeconomic injustice. The global pandemic demands we pay attention to what is going on in the world. Pre-COVID we were running through our daily routines, exhausted at the end of the day, dreading all we did not get accomplished, and praying for change. Until we were forced to stop and examine not only our own lives, but how difficult life can be for others (elderly, poor, disenfranchised), could we take a reality break. Many have referred to 2020 as the “Great Pause”, where during quarantine we realized so many deaths come from communities where people cannot afford healthcare, could not work from home because jobs demanded they work on site, and in order to survive they exposed themselves to the virus. It is now obvious that many people who are underserved keep our society functioning. Without healthcare workers, grocery store workers, truckers (transporting food, toiletries, and medicine), and sanitation workers, the rest of us would not survive either. Since the pandemic, minimum wage has increased, and our essential workers are finally seen as the heroes they are. More change is coming…stay tuned.
As a middle-class white woman, I know I am walking a slippery slope discussing racial injustice, but I would like to add my perspective for how the global pandemic has amplified racial injustice. Throughout their lives black Americans have experienced racial injustices in law enforcement, education, opportunities in business, and societal prejudice. When we were forced to put our lives on pause, watch and listen, we see videos of Eric Garner, Ahmaud Arbery, Tamir Rice and George Floyd killed. This list falls pitifully short in naming all the victims of racial injustice over the past 400 years. I openly wept when I heard George Floyd cry out for the woman who gave him life as he lay dying in the street.
We heard about “the talk” black parents have with their children discussing what can happen if/when you are stopped by police. Global access to the internet combined with people watching videos of these atrocities helped support the Black Lives Matter movement. BLACK LIVES MATTER has been painted on our streets, assigned to street names, printed on signs and T-shirts demanding change in our police departments. Has it eliminated racial injustice? No, but without the pandemic so many of us would have gone on with our lives, ignorant of the racial injustice so prevalent in our society.
When were quarantined, we began to work from home, distance learn, and made our doctor’s appointments via telemedicine. Instead of jumping in a car or on a plane to communicate with each other we communicate online. This would have never happened without a global pandemic. Many reports of cleaner skies without airplane, truck, car, and motorcycle pollution has brought out a resurgence in animal and plant populations, produced cleaner air, and clearer skies. We see that cutting back pollution for just a few months can make a huge difference in healing our environment. Have we prayed for this? Yes, and environmental science showing that global warming and industrial toxicity will be taken seriously, no longer giving exception for industrial profits.
In the future people will understand that listening to scientists instead of politicians and clergy is in our best interest. Ignoring science, calling COVID-19 a hoax, and behaving with reckless abandon has cost lives. Greed in medicine will be no longer accepted. Racing to find a vaccine or therapy at the expense of providing good medicine will not be tolerated. Big Pharma will be taken to task for focusing on bottom line profits instead of health and wellness of the patient. Higher consciousness is exposing malfeasance where people will be held responsible for their behavior.
FAIRNESS IN DIVISION OF RESOURCES
Pre-pandemic we discussed, but had not resolved, the unfairness in division of resources such as access to education, healthcare, healthy food sources, and jobs for people unable to work on site due to expensive commutes or lack of transportation. Not until people were forced to work from home did change come about. We now understand the meaning of terms such as virtual classroom, VPN (Virtual Personal Network), and Zoom that allow us to log into education and work sites. In 2020 medicine and food deliveries are a natural part of our daily lives. Schools and businesses are now coming together to provide internet services to people lacking these resources. Non-profit organizations are providing free food. Pharmaceutical companies are discounting their prices. People are checking on their neighbors, video chatting with friends and family who were often put at the bottom of our priority list due to our hectic schedules.
We have been challenged to create a healthy work-life balance, but through it all we have adapted like the strong beings we are. Many have made life-changing decisions. Quarantine has amplified issues that were not discussed because there was no time. Relationships have been started and fallen apart because people are no longer willing to settle or tolerate situations that do not enhance their lives.
While it is true people have lost their jobs and job dynamics have changed, how many of you have expanded your clientele list by learning distance healing? How many of you have expanded your class size by teaching virtual classes? How many of you are beginning to realize this pandemic is forcing society to become more introspective? People are now learning to meditate, whereas pre-COVID they said they did not have time to learn. Could this change bring more resources to your doorstep? Energy Medicine workers have struggled for years to make a living. Could this pandemic bring about the change we have been praying for?
If you have been challenged by 2020, you are not alone. We all have and are doing our best to survive. If you have prayed, meditated, performed ritual or just hoped that any of these global transformations would take place, you have been an active participant in what is happening.
It is with deepest gratitude I salute you, light worker!
Christina Ross, PhD, BCPP, RPE
Wake Forest School of Medicine
Winston-Salem, NC, USA
Christina Ross, PhD, is a Board-Certified Polarity Practitioner (BCPP), Registered Polarity Educator (RPE), and Certified Energy Medicine Practitioner (CEMP), who has earned bachelor’s degrees in both psychology and physics from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, and a PhD in Energy Medicine from Akamai University. Her dissertation involved investigating the therapeutic effects of low-frequency pulsed electromagnetic field (PEMF) on inflammation/immune function and pain biomarkers. She works as a biophysicist at the Wake Forest School of Medicine, studying the effects of low-frequency PEMF on cell communication and signal transduction. She has presented her research findings at international conferences on biophysics and energy medicine. She has published over two dozen articles in internationally known medical journals. She authored a book chapter titled, “Energy Medicine” for the book Alternative Medicine, and wrote a book on Energy Medicine titled, Etiology: How to Detect Disease in your Energy Field Before It Manifests in your Body. She is currently collaborating with urologists at the Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center to study the therapeutic effects of PEMF devices to treat patients suffering from interstitial cystitis/painful bladder syndrome (IC/PBS). She is also the lead manufacturing engineer for a gene therapy to treat hemophilia, and the lead engineer for a mesenchymal stem cell therapy to treat COVID-19.