- by Seneca
I’m seeing a trend of people asking on social media of whether anybody else is feeling the urge to “stock up” or sharing pictures of empty shelves in stores. This is of course followed by a hullabaloo of various answers. It’s a hot topic for sure in my food groups. I or my husband grocery shop about once a month (we are fairly rural) and last weekend we went together. Lots of empty shelves.
It’s not fair to say there is panic buying going on, stock levels are subject to many factors right now, but it’s clear from the social surveys that people are feeling like they need to at least have some stuff on hand. Which I think is smart. If you live rurally, chances are you already do this.
What probably isn’t smart is getting into the hive mind and feeling like you need to do what others are doing because what if?
Trust your own instincts. If you have peace, go with that. Your situation might not be the same as someone else who may be intuiting that they need to get some stuff. You can both be correct.
If you are the one who needs to get the stuff, make sure you’re staying in a good place mentally and emotionally. No fear, no worry, just being proactive.
If you’re the one that can’t get the stuff, either finances or storage space or other issue, focus on what you do have and can do. If your focus is on what you lack, you’ve already lost whatever battle might be coming. Skills will always trump stuff, every time. Learn some things that will reduce your dependency on the supply chain.
To stay in the frequency of abundance, practice gratitude, inventory the resources you do have, and strengthen your connection with other people who are taking a very balanced approach to our current events. Stop listening to those who provoke worry.
As far as that feeling about being stocked goes? It may just be you tuning into the cycle that God laid down. We are in the time frame where you gather twice as much food and let it carry you through the coming year while letting the land, laborers, and yourself rest. (See Shemitah Observance for the Average Joe) We don’t need to necessarily assign a doomsday significance to our sense of wanting to gather.
Star Thistle – So your proactive shopping doesn’t turn into a hoarding, lack-focused effort.
Aurinia – for seeing the resources at your disposal and feeling taken care of.
Red Clover – innoculation against mob mentality and other people’s fear getting in our heads. Helps us act from our own center of truth.
Mullein – tapping into your intuition, knowing the right thing to do.
Sage – peace, wisdom, and knowing how to go forward.
Horseradish – feeling trapped in circumstances, not able to do anything to improve your situation.
Sweet Pea – bonding with local community.
Sage’s Rainbow Gem Essence – Staying in gratitude.
A good number of the above essences are already in our Prosper blend.
I’m so tempted to end this thing with “May the odds be ever in your favor” but lets just say “Peace be with you instead.”