The second half of 2021 has been quite turbulent and, without realising, it’s been about two months since I’ve last sat down to write a blog post. The simple reason behind this is something that’s been on all of our minds here in Australia – COVID-19.

As you know, I live in the beautiful city of Sydney and we’ve been in lockdown for the last twelve weeks. This lockdown feels never-ending as our infection rate keeps growing and it seems reaching 0 cases has become an impossible idea. Instead, the focus has become on getting people vaccinated, so until enough people have received their two doses, we’ll continue to live in a state of lockdown.

I’m fortunate enough to be one of the people who get a cheque to just hang out and enjoy my time alone. However, the one thing I can’t do is have my clients over for a sensual and erotic massage experience. I’ve officially closed down again until further notice.

Although not being able to do what I love causes me great sadness, I must admit I am in a more comfortable space than others. So many people are unable to see family and friends and must rely on platforms like Zoom to connect with their loved ones. Houses have lost their incomes and families have been devastated by COVID-19, leaving people isolated and even hospitalised. My heart goes out to everyone being affected by this terrible virus.

That’s not to say I haven’t felt the effects of the pandemic myself. I’m not enlightened or a buddha, I’ve had bouts of depression and moments of ‘what am I doing here?’. I’ve had periods of reflection and wasted too many hours watching anti-vax videos on YouTube (which are downright depressing in themselves).

One positive aspect though is that I’m already fully vaccinated and have my certificate ready to show clients when they can come to visit me again. Being fully vaccinated makes me feel more comfortable and confident when going out to shop for basics or spending a little time outside for exercise and to take care of my mental health. I’m also proud to be fully vaccinated so that when things do open up again I can care for my clients in the safest way possible, while also doing my part for the community at large.

So, what does this mean for us all spiritually, emotionally and physically? We all have to do our part to remain positive but it’s also important to take time to reflect on how we’re truly feeling. If you do ever get down, that’s okay. One thing I’ve learnt is that what goes down must come back up, so remember that this pain is only temporary. Use that time for reflection, be kind to yourself and do as much as you can to stay positive.

If you are struggling a little bit, I’ve got some fun tips for you on how to uplift your mood. Give yourself a relaxing massage, take a long bath, or try both at the same time! Organise a little dance party through Zoom with your loved ones and jump around your living room together (virtually) to your favourite songs. Put on your all-time favourite movie, or cosy up in bed with your laptop and watch some fun videos on YouTube. We all get an hour a day to go outside, breathe in fresh air and exercise, so use that to its fullest. Look up at the sky, walk solely in

meditation and enjoy the beautiful outdoors. Don’t forget to be kind to others too, just saying one simple thing to make a family member or friend feel great about themselves can really change their whole day. If you are on your own in lockdown, make sure you’ve got your singles buddy locked in and try to connect with them as much as possible to brighten your day and theirs.

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To everyone who sees this blog, be safe and well wherever you are in the big wide world. Enjoy every moment, give blessing for what you have in life and always have joy in your heart.