Josia Nakash
Founder, Good Vibe Agency

Returning to Normal

Before any great shift we always need to make suitable preparations to be able to make the shift. We imagine how our home will look, our workplace, our city, our country, our world, and how it will happen. We know how to evolve because our ego pushes us in a natural way, through money, power and respect; which is natural for our ego and the nature of our world. 

Since the outbreak of the coronavirus we find ourselves not developing through the ego but rather toward bestowal/spirituality. We don’t have any natural engine for pushing us in this direction that will tell us what to do, and how to do it. 

Many businesses are opening now throughout Israel after being closed for a long period. None of this will be easy because one way or another about 50% of these businesses will probably not survive. Not because they’re not good, but because no customers will come. These are things that we need less, so there will be no use for them. 

The change will either come through a collaborative effort on our side where we adjust ourselves to the changes; or without our cooperation where we simply allow life to force these changes on us in the form of additional viruses and worse. 

So we must pay attention to nature. Who else can give us an indication of whether our actions are correct or not. The last blow that landed on us was worldwide. Nature treated us as a single system and spoke to us all equally. 

What Nature is Saying

The calculation is simple. As long as the relative balance between people is maintained, then nature can thrive and so will we. This means that everyone has enough food, water, and air. Or the opposite – similar to how we were before the outbreak of the coronavirus. Nature started sending distress signals – the ozone, melting icebergs, volcanoes, destruction of forests, excessive oil production, extinction of both plant and animal species and more. In the middle of this big mess nature tried warning us, hinting to us; that we belong to a single system that apparently has a single goal. 

We may have a natural urge to return to what was; what I used to do, what I know, etc. All that is a natural force pushing us forward. But this time it won’t be enough, because this time we must think carefully about our every move, go through everything and decide what’s necessary for the future. We need to clean house – get rid of what we don’t need, and separate it from what we do need. 

This is the first time ever that we’re supposed to act against our nature, in order to get back on track. The solution is no longer solely dependent on myself. There are other elements to take into account. Other humans that I need to take into consideration. The challenge has grown as well as what we have to gain. On one condition – only if we really want it. 

This is the general trend of things to come where we’ll learn how to be closer to one another in good relations, without waiting for coronavirus and other disasters.

About the Author
Josia Nakash made Aliya from Canada at the age of 12 on a 28-foot Cape Dory sailboat. She loves sharing all the good Israel has to offer the world. Josia has a BA in International Relations and Political Science. She was the IDF's second female sniper instructor and is a top marketing consultant and copywriter.