******* The Virus Dialogues ******* Sunday March 29, 1-4 pm MDT

The Virus Dialogues is an HA community discussion of the current reality and impacts of COVID 19 and our responses - as individuals and as a community - to the many changes taking place in our society. Please join us for some distant socializing and a discussion of the lessons and opportunities presented by COVID 19. Sunday March 29, 2020, at 1:00 - 4:00 pm MDT with Larry Byram and Sandy Jaquith. No Prerequisites required. Hardship scholarships available.

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Lessons of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID 19)

HA’s community discussion covers the current facts of our circumstances, as we review where we are and what is coming. The changes in society are both temporary and long-lasting. They promise to bring both death and economic destruction, along with opportunities and concrete lessons for humanity. How we respond to the virus and its ramifications will determine the amount of trauma that we endure. We have to seize the moment by enforcing social distance to protect everyone. The presence of COVID 19 is prompting the re-evaluation of how we are co-dependent and is an opportunity to affirm our autonomy. It can help us shift from isolation, separation and insulation to a society where we learn how to respect and esteem one another. It is interesting that there seems to be a shift from Objectification to more Idealization because of the social pressure that the virus is creating. This will occur when we shift away from self-serving activities and begin to consciously create relationship connections. For those who are ready, Common Neutral Ground will help reveal where we are out of balance and what can be done about it. Join us for a conscious and thought-provoking presentation on how we can embrace these changes to facilitate being in a more idealized and co-creative world.

COVID 19 challenges us to re-make fixed patterns where we seek safety and security. Since many of our connections are now based remotely via the internet, we are choosing communities of interest online instead of relying on local personal connections for social interaction. These groups allow us to be more selective and to choose people with the same Primary Creative Expression where we get a taste of what authentic communication can be. This will help us see ourselves and love ourselves more, which places us on the course of our Authentic Life Expression. In addition to deepening in our autonomy, we will be stimulated to seek greater intimacy, which leads to an increased understanding of others. The larger the death toll, the more we will be driven to use these experiences to make life more meaningful. This will also lead to greater unity in our social constructs, due to our mutual loss.

The economic costs are clearly understated and not well appreciated at this current time. The true costs will be in many-trillions of dollars. The cost of social isolation means millions will be out of work. It is likely that we will lose at least 5% GNP for each month this continues. Other countries, such as China and Germany, have already reported massive losses in GNP. If the virus overwhelms the medical system of a country, such as Italy, we do not know how many years it will take to recover. We will discuss the changes in our society, such as the move from retail to online sales, from onsite to online schooling, from personal to tele-personal sales programs, and many other manifestations of our post-COVID 19 world. Hopefully, we will learn these lessons and develop new tools for how to deal with future pandemic outbreaks. Join us in this far-reaching conversation to grasp what our real choices are.

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Lessons of the Novel Corona Virus (COVID 19)
The Virus Dialogues is an HA community discussion of the current reality and impacts of COVID 19 and our responses - as individuals and as a community - to the many changes taking place in our society. Please join us for distant socializing and a discussion of the lessons and opportunities presented by COVID 19. Sunday March 29, 2020, at 1:00 - 4:00 pm MDT with Larry Byram and Sandy Jaquith. No Prerequisites required. Hardship scholarships available.
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