Over these last few days, with everything that is going on around the world, we have found ourselves really reflecting on what is most important in our lives. For us that is family, and we consider all of you an extension of that family. And as such we want you to know that our thoughts are with you during this time.
We also would like to communicate with you as to the postponements and cancellations for our upcoming events.
Here is a list of events we were scheduled for this year and their status:
March 2020: Seattle: Mind Gaming: POSTPONED (Now March 20, 21 2021)
April 4 2020:Edinburgh, Texas: POSTPONED. FUTURE DATE TBD
April: Ancient Mysteries Cruise* POSTPONED. New dates April 4-13th 2021 (if you are planning to go on this cruise please stay tuned. It might be helpful to identify yourselves to us in comments or through the “Contact US” tab so we can give you quick updates. (TBD)
May 2020: Contact in The Desert: POSTPONED until 2021 Contact in the Desert Postponement Info
June 2020: Awakenings in the UK: Cancelled until 2021 ( See bottom of this email for details and refund info)
Although we are definitely disappointed about not delivering our lectures and getting to meet the many great people who had planned to attend these events, the truth is our main concern is that people be safe. There’s no question at this point that large crowds are not what is needed at this time.
This new coronavirus has swept across the globe much faster than anyone expected it would. One possible upside is that if we consider that many folks around the world have probably not reported their infection, we can imagine that the actual mortality rate could well be lower than the World Health Organization (WHO) was estimating (3.4%). As some have been saying all along, it might easily be in the 1% range — still very high, much higher than a flu — but orders of magnitude less than 3.4%. That could be good news, but we have to wait and see just how this all plays out.
Even so, we all know the next few months are going to be hard on everyone. Both of us felt under the weather yesterday and, considering all the talk going around everywhere about this, we wondered if we had it. At this point we don’t think so (none of the actual symptoms appear to be present with either of us), so we think most likely we had a common cold or bug. Today we both feel good, with good energy levels. Breathing has always been good, no aches and pains. But it just shows us that any little scare can become a big scare in this environment.
But healthy or not, we aren’t planning to go anywhere. We’ve got supplies and can hunker down for quite a while if we need to. Realistically, all of us who CAN do this ought to do this. Stay inside for a while. Let this burn itself out. Don’t take risks.
You all have been getting the same updates we’ve been getting so we don’t need to give you any more advice. But we should all remember to keep our throats moist — the virus likes a dry throat where it can eventually get into your lungs. By drinking liquids you are helping to move that virus into your stomach where the acids will kill it. Lots of hot drinks are a good idea. Zinc, lots of zinc right now, is a good thing to fight viruses in general. Vitamins C and D for your immune system. And make sure you get good nutrition, avoid sugar as much as you can, and REST. These will help you keep your body healthy and your immune system strong.
If you are older or at risk medically in one way or another, please do everything you can to stay home for the time being.
Although we plan to be staying at home for a while, we won’t be inactive here. You can expect just as much content as before. Always lots on our mind to share with you.
Richard and Tracey