Cultivating connection and conversation in the time of Corona

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Cultivating connection and conversation in the time of Corona

Connection is the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard and valued; when they can give and receive without judgement; and when they derive sustenance and strength from the relationship.

says Brene Brown, author of The Gifts of Imperfection.

Today, in this pandemic called Corona, connection is what we need most. Social distancing is called for but emotional connection is what we all are yearning for. This connection must not be only with others but with our own selves and more importantly with Mother Earth. The need of the hour is to strengthen these connections so that we all may heal and evolve together.

Some of us are fear stricken, some of us don’t care, some of us are angry and/or disappointed, some of us are trying to remain in a balanced state and some others have already achieved that coveted balanced state. Fear is an organic emotion and because for most of us this is the first epidemic of our lifetime, we must not judge those who are operating from an inner state of fear or anger or disappointment right now. We also must not judge those who seem or are unfazed with this virus. Compassion must be for all. Compassion and empathy are, I feel two very important pillars for connection today. 

The connection that grows out of compassion and empathy leads to heartfelt and deep conversations(amongst other things) over the phone, internet, text messages or with ourselves in a reflective state of being. Infact, we have been given this time to reflect, together as a species and on our own. 

What kind of conversations are we having?

What are our intentions?

What words are we using?

Are we strengthening our faith or fear? How?

Are we able to reach out for help?

How are we helping each other?

Are we confessing and accepting our fears, our disappointments and other dark emotions that might be rising during this virus infested time?

The mantra or the healing equation that works for me every time is this –

Identify + Accept = Heal

Let us identify or become aware of what we are feeling and why. Let us be aware of our words and intentions. Let us keep ourselves informed of the current news but also be aware of the effect it is having on us. 

From identification and awareness, let us move on to acknowledgement and acceptance of our emotions. Let us accept that this is a first for all of us and normalize this situation. Let us name our feelings and have courageous conversations around them. Only when we accept our own emotions, can we understand and acknowledge others’.

So, if you haven’t already, talk to someone you trust and tell them how you feel about this whole situation. Reach out, be real.

It is OK to be scared. It is OK to be vulnerable. It is OK to not know. We are doing the best we can do. We don’t know when this will end but it is not forever. Nothing is, right?

Damn right!!

And through this process of identification and acceptance, we begin our journey towards healing. Healing of ourselves and healing of the Mother Earth.

The three sacred practices that have been continually transforming my life and that I recommend to all my clients are Meditation, Journaling and Gratitude. These three practices are highly effective in supporting the above equation as well.


To meditate, use music or chants and mantras or guided meditations(Insight Timer or Headspace) or just sit and focus on your breath. Meditate to look for answers, meditate to understand what you can do during this pandemic, meditate to understand your fears and meditate to find the calm and groundedness. 


The act of journaling is a powerful exercise to release pent up stress or tension. If it is difficult for you to speak to someone and express your emotions verbally, then write them down or paint/draw/sketch. Express yourself in any way that would help you. But please make sure that it does not harm anyone else in any way. Exercise discernment when choosing your way of expression.


And lastly, give gratitude for all you have. Tell the people you love how thankful you are for them being in your life. Reach out, connect and converse!

The internet and technology have never been this helpful and important in our lives. We can reach out to the world if we would like to, right from the safety of our homes. So seek out help or offer help, find the people who inspire you and check out how they are responding in this situation. I recommend checking out Mel Robbins’ social media pages. She is reaching out and conversing about relevant stuff.

Also, like me if you love to cozy up with a cuppa and binge on tv shows, I highly recommend The Marvelous Mrs. Mazel on amazon prime. I guarantee that the three seasons of this show will uplift your spirit and tickle your funny bone. 

To round up…

Identify, Accept, Heal

Breathe, Hydrate, Exercise

Meditate, Journal, Give gratitude

Cultivate healthy connections and courageous conversations

I am grateful to all of you for reading this and supporting me in my endeavours. I am grateful for my parents and feeling safe and secure in my home. I am grateful for being born in this country.

How are you counting your blessings? Share with me in the comments.

Be safe, stay inwards, wash your hands and send out love to one and all.


P.S. I am doing FREE tarot readings on my Instagram story today. If you have a question or need guidance, come say Hi @thesacredcircle333.

Comments (3)

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  2. Very very good job and thanks for sharing such a fantastic blog.

    Best regards,
    Dinesen Dencker

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      Sakshi Kalra

      Thank you!

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