CoronaVirus Update

What follows is the article, unedited I might add, that will appear in the Spring issue of Lotus Guide. This issue will also be available ONLINE through our website. The printed issue won’t be distributed until the 3rd week of April but I wanted to get this out there before then.

CoronaVirus UPDATE

Social Distancing, NOT Social Isolation

There’s so much to get into here but I’m going to stick to facts, not conjecture or theories; we have more than enough to deal with on our plates without entertaining all the conspiracies and peoples beliefs about what is going on even though some of it may be true. I may occasionally give my opinion but when I do I will make that clear. For instance, do I think there’s more to this than we are being told? In my opinion…absolutely (You can hear what I have to say about this at But now is not the time to go into this, there’s too much on the line and we all need to start from the verifiable facts on what’s being called The Coronavirus or the Wuhan Virus. FACT: The virus itself is called Sars-CoV-2, the condition is called COVID-19 (CO means Corona, VI means Virus and 19 is the year 2019). So let’s start from here.

There are far too many and complex website addresses to go to for more in depth information so this article along with links to trusted sources and selected videos will be at, and remember that you can read our magazine online so tell your friends and family who may not want to go out and pick up a magazine that this is available ONLINE at

There are several points to bring up that, in my opinion, are important. One is the clarification that “Social Distancing” doesn’t mean “Social Isolation”. Keep in mind that isolation is what a society does to punish criminals and is the cause of a variety of psychological and emotional problems which no one needs right now. In fact, we need community and others more than ever. Fortunately, we live in a technological world making communication with others easy. Go for walks, hike in the woods, exercise or do yoga at home and when you need to go out to buy necessities like food, use caution. FACT: Maintain a safe distance from others, 6 feet. Remember that the virus can stay airborne for around 3 hours so going into a closed space, like an elevator for instance, where someone else could have been is not a good idea, use the stairs.

What can you do? There are several things you can do to strengthen your immune system. First thing to realize is “It Is What It Is” and the only thing you can do is decide how you are going to react to “It”. FACT: Staying active is crucial for not giving the virus a hospitable bio-environment to invade. FACT: Your body depends on getting a good night sleep to rejuvenate and do what it does best…heal itself and maintain a strong immune system.

There are many preventative measures you can take. Vitamin C (ascorbate- based) 2000 to 3000 mg/day. I keep my electrolytes up by drinking coconut water available in most health food stores. Here’s an interesting side note, stores like Walmart and Winco are sometimes completely sold out of what most of us would call junk food, while health food stores have a good supply of organic and Non-GMO foods. OK, back to the task at hand. Most effective forms of ZINC (acetate is best) are also good to take if you feel you may have been infected. There are antiviral mushrooms also, like Reishi mushrooms for instance. There is an abundance of Chinese herbs you can take; one of the best sources for information like this is Dr. Ilene Cristdahl, Michael Turk, Adam Moes, Sheryl Sanchez, Dr. Patrick, Dr. Light and Dr. Ashley Olberg, and you can find all of them in our magazine. And the scientific validation for a lot of what I’m telling you can be found on the webpage we put up, watch the Gregg Braden video.

It’s become painfully clear that we are well past the “Containment Phase” and are now in to the “Mitigation Phase” of doing everything possible to reduce the severity. How we come out of this will greatly depend on how we deal with it and that means being honest with ourselves. When this has past, which it will, don’t think for a moment that everything will go back to “normal” because our world will never be the same…but in my opinion, that is a good thing. The whole world has received a wake up call and realizing that our global civilization is fragile and far too interdependent on things like supply chains and government assistance. In my opinion, we’ve let corporations make too many decisions in the name of commerce and the bottom line. We need to start taking what we say serious, like “Shop Local” and “Buy Organic”.

As long as we are being honest with ourselves, it seems to me that this is a good time to come to grips with the fact that we live in a very toxic environment, we are being sprayed daily with toxic chemicals (yes, chemtrails), eating genetically modified foods, for decades we’ve drank water loaded down with fluoride (next time you see rat poison, look at the main ingredient), and dare I go into the pollution that penetrates our biology almost everywhere on the planet…electro-magnetic-frequencies (EMF) ? The reason I bring this up is because the environment, both inner and outer, have a lot to do with accepting a virus that can cause untold havoc to us as individuals and as a global civilization. This is an opportunity to reevaluate our priorities on this planet as we reestablish our communities.

As many of us have been sitting at home with our families I’m sure you have seen first hand what is really important. The web of life is fragile as well as our dependence on it. It will take time to see how this all plays out, if we don’t do our part…well, let’s just say this is not as bad as it can get. No matter what, our already imperfect and over stressed healthcare system will become overrun and will need to make some deep and troubling decisions over the next few months.

So when this virus is behind us, what do we need to think about? I think, in my opinion, the greatest danger will be to normalize our lives and the world with what was. Let’s face it, we’re being honest right, we’ve let some very unscrupulous and dangerous people rise to the level of corporations and government. This is an opportunity, maybe our last, to recognize this and start creating a new world and build economic and social systems that are more equitable for everyone. As difficult as your reality may be, imagine for a moment what it’s like to be homeless right now while at the same time there are individuals sitting in hundred million dollar mansions and cruising to their private islands on fifty million dollar yachts. This is not the world we should be living in and further more, putting the morality aside, it’s not sustainable for any of us…or them for that matter.

So much more to say but editorial space is limited, so visit for more information and videos that are meant to help and at the same time support our spirits through this time. And for those of you who need to know more about the underlying “story behind the story” visit my podcast at

Sincerely, beyond words, Rahasya Poe

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From Jules from Fiona’s Forest

How to Protect Yourself:

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