The dilemma of Lockdown X.0

A brouhaha originated amidst the depths of a dense Mexican forest inside a cave; Batty shrieked in anger, deafening ears of Scooby-Dooby-Doo-where are you; Scooby-Doo: the dog, Dolly the sheep, SherKhan the tiger and several other mammals that had convened an ad hoc meeting to discuss about Lockdown X.0. that may impact their daily living. The meeting was to assess the global pandemic issue impacting some of their own communities and their lives.

Exasperated, Batty said “I am the Batman! Mind your language and allegations against me. I always have done my own thing, flying and glued to my caves; how can I be blamed for a pangolin gorging on my poop, later caught by humans, the homo-sapiens and landed up in Wuhan trade market for exotic animal food?! I never knew my poop can turn out to be so expensive slaying humans like a pack of cards! I minded biodiversity rules and the natural course of my habitat!”

The secret circle had pointed fingers at Batty to have continued to be the source of infection constant outbreaks since 2002 SARs, the 2005 MERs, the latest Nipah and now the Covid-19 pandemic! The globe was doomed as the earth had to soak in the burden of untimely deaths of humans, their mammalian comrades that included fraternity of Dolly – the sheep, Scooby doo the dogs, Civets and SherKhan the tiger!

Scooby doo shook off the furor; “folks I carried the burden of sniffing all of you before you entered the cave to declare you Corona free, imagine smelling all your stinks! God save me! Incorrigible humans deployed my mates to sniff Covid-19 positives at international airports – Dubai, Finland and now Singapore. Imagine smelling hundreds of breaths of humans every 5 mins, its my nose not an expendable item! Just that I also continue to be loyal to my master humans, hence will try to save humanity!”

Sherkhan pounced in anger and retaliation, “no more humanity to be shown to these humans! I always was anti-Mowgli to join us in the jungle, as per pour jungle rules, a human cannot reside in a jungle! And these Chinese poached on my fellas, abused & used our bones and body parts in their Chinese medicines! No wonder we are at the brink of extinction, and now this?! What more is in store now?”, lamented Sherkhan! “Your ancestors too, Batty, were responsible for the blood guzzling ogre known as Dracula – don’t forget that!”

Batty by now, lost his patience and was flustered, “this is preposterous, I cannot be held responsible for pre-historic Draconian mis-deeds. Let’s focus on our current situation and tackle this issue at hand than fighting amidst ourselves. The demarcation between forest and animal habitat has catastrophically declined, how are we to live within the rules of our habitats? They encroached our houses not we, bear that in mind.”

“The Chinese experimented on my fellow mates in P45 lab Wuhan and had an artificially inseminated Covid-19 “ its not even natural! All looked bewildered at Batty, “uh, oh, ok, I got carried away, I meant ‘genetically modified’, no hanky-panky between me and the humans please! Batty continued, “At time, I have a notion, that these humans call themselves as super humans are worse than we the animals. At least, we are in touch with our nature, we are inter-linked, seek intelligentsia from our communication and safeguard ourselves while the humans have experimented, exploited and extolled so much from our nature, our home.

Dolly the sheep bleated, “My species was cloned. Now we too are at a risk to get infected, my folks are dying. The 1st clone even died within 6 six years where humans declared that she died due to lack of exposure to a normal life outside of the experimental lab. And now the Covid-19! We are herded and reared by the humans; how do we even shun them to protect ourselves now?!

Scooby Doo, “oh yes, I agree. But they rejected the idea of cloning the humans, a bad idea they said, but may clone my species as sniffers for their ulterior motives.”

Dolly continued, “their decisions keep changing every other minute, they think they are the best but check mate – W.H.O.  the global health directorate initially said masks are not required maintain 2-meter distance, later masks were mandated with hygiene and social distancing. By now as vaccine is in the making, they continue to debate whether vaccine is even needed? While W.H.O. again returned that merely vaccines and masks are not enough, social distancing and hygiene practices to continue!”

Sherkhan chuckling added, “And the humans, these idiots, they put the masks their necks, far-far away from their nose and mouth! We should ostracize them off this globe for sure!”

Scooby Doo concurred and whined, “the naked emperor has become a laughingstock and he cannot even accept his loss, this may wreck the havoc in the most powerful country, if not contained immediately’. Above all, China pushed the blame to Italy, then to Europe and now to India, as a hot hub and a source of Covid-19 outbreak!! Really?! Asian borders foreboding war-no-war for political advantages. Above all, And none are interested in combating the situation as one big team, each running a race against each other.”

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I, You and We, A Part of the Whole!

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Carl Sagan said that “We are made of star stuff”, he wasn’t far from the truth, perhaps!!!There is a grain of truth in the age old beliefs probably, rather I have a scientific rationale to it;…..very much like the concept of ‘Avatar’ movie, where men kind are connected with the intricate vastness of the soul of the trees, the Nature -its natural surroundings, stars, the cosmos & the entire universe; all are interlinked and intertwined!!!

When we are broken down, we are but cells. At a cellular level, each of these cells possess ‘ENERGY’- in the form of electronic charges (atomic or molecular level). We might be polarities (anionic or cat-ionic, or positrons)-typically each based on individual person’s operating system within, or we might be polarities across varied species of ‘masses’ carrying different grades of energy, at different time points! We are a constant mass of potential & kinetic energies within our physical being…..

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Many a time I am sure, quite a few of you would have felt sudden magnetic force passing through us, as we move past someone at an electrifying speed, maybe even with an absolute stranger; in either a parallel or an absolute opposite direction! They potentially could be the biochemical energies within our body, cellularly-reacting or creating a friction, converting from potential to kinetic motion whilst running, walking, or even conversing, merely gazing, smiling, loving, despising or just being irate!!! One form of energy getting converted into another form, and everything passes, gets transferred or transformed….but never gets diffused!

ENERGY never dies, as we shake hands, smile or converse, we are exchanging energy forms. In Forensic medicine, we use a principle known as “Locard’s principle of Exchange”, which states “Every contact leaves a trace”. Dr. Edmond Locard’s speculated that every time you make contact with another person, place, or thing, it results in an exchange of physical materials. He believed that no matter where a person goes or does, by coming into contact with things, they can leave all sorts of evidences, including DNA, fingerprints, footprints, hair, skin cells, blood, fibers and more. At the same time, they will also take something away from the site, with them. It would be pertinent enough to state then, that we actually “Give & Take” a piece of each other in ‘some form’ of energy, physical matter, as indicated above or objects or merely energies….’thoughts, ideas, ideologies, principles, negatives & positives’, everything……the amount of receptivity, really would depend on a persona, their energy form, their resistance or inhibitions & their spirit of freedom!

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So do we create an impact on each other? Yes, we do! Each of us have but one DNA, that one unique stereotype fingerprint, unique furrows & grooves of our lips known as cheilography; unique iris that cannot be replicated, and hence used as an individual identifier in high security organizations! We can feel energy since our bodies are charged with a ‘unique DNA code’, ultra-specific to each individual; & each individual perceives and interprets that code differently based on their sensory-neural & motor receptors! You might have heard of auras…. You can actually get to see your aura under infrared waves’ photography, each being different from the other!

We’ve heard of concepts like “love at first sight” (energies just clicked) or “Wow, what was that?!” or “Who was that?!”-effect on us. Some leave us breathless while others just pass right through and through, under our nose!!!! Energies who create an impact are our “attractors”, I would call them the “positive opposites”; whilst energies who repel us are the “negative polarities”, others who make no impact are “dissimilar similarities”, not really important to us, maybe a “stable molecule” as compared to our ‘cohesive-adhesive ionic charges’ within us!!! Some befit us physiognomy wise (anatomical fitments) while some are ionic or energy fitments; and each of us striving to become a “stable” (secure) atom while managing the daily energy dynamics of the living!! Stability, maybe a soul mate, stability maybe a similar philosophy that keeps one happy within and satiated, stability maybe attainment of solitude and peace; themes, goals and ideologies….although differing across every single human being, they have to meet & mingle, without which the impact & energy is non-transferred!

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And yet, coming out of our physiognomic dimensions of existence, the classified “cellular energy levels”, we actually get sucked in the vortex of the universe, become a part of the whole (cosmos) electromagnetic energy forms of this ecosystem, we become the actual electro-kinetic-magnetic forces (cells) interacting with each other at a phenomenal speed in this unfathomable vastness of the universe in space & time!

Our energies never die, even after our deaths, they are merely transmitted from one form of energy to another! Remember the “theory of transference of energy”, Albert Einstein’s ‘theory of relativity’ in physics?! ‘E = mc2’, is a famous equation based on his theory of special relativity which states, ‘increased relativistic mass (m) of a body comes from the energy of motion of the body—that is, its kinetic energy (E)—divided by the speed of light squared (c2)’. This equation expresses the fact that ‘mass’ (the human body) and ‘energy’ (human manifestations) are similar entities, changing from one form to another. Hence, when we die, energy is neither destroyed nor created, but merely transferred from one mass to another!!
Personally, I have felt the energy of the lightning pass through me once, thunder and lightning happening outside my house, as I was doing the dishes under a running tap water, my fingers wet under the flowing tap water…..
In Indian world of superstitions, ancient people used to name some people as (Vijaru) meaning – a person who attracts lightning!! My mom oftenly teased me with such folklores, as per which, she claims me being a breech presentation (rump coming first) at birth instead of the normal vertex (head presentation) of babies at delivery!!! I can defy this superstition as I am a scientific soul, and am sure you too might have by now started to smirk and mock on such inanities!!! But the truth remains, we are “electrochemical” entities, (energies) contained in a vehicle known as “bodies” (matter) that are under the influence of not only the gravitational forces ( of cohesion-adhesion) but also the electromagnetic influences of the ecosystem–get off this space, check what happens in zero gravity!!!
With time, as are modernized & computerized; we got analytical and self-absorbed in non-earthly, materialistic things! We’ve become less mindful, lesser attuned to our feelings, our core being, our core operating system and our natural precincts!!! NATURE, that nurtures & gets us closer to ourselves- the twittering of the birds has become the “twitter”, exploring nature & being in touch with its roots has always been a medium of human evolution, responsible in making our 5 key senses alert and attuned. But ‘being with nature’ is getting limited, as we are hooked to idiot boxes & computers that control our minds! We cry with the soap opera actresses, and the characters become our next door neighbors! Social gatherings and communions got converted into social networking sites like “Facebook”! We don’t have time even to feel our own breaths, our pain, our love, and angst of another fellow being, we have become immune to all emotions, hijacked by the electronic media, managing world full of stress, running towards an illusory never ending dream, moving farther from the “living of life”, left huddled in a mere cat and a rat race!

Although, I defy the thought that I am “Vijaru”, I propound the concept that when we are not in tune with ourselves and nature, we start building up energies within us-energies, that are not released! Too much of energies when built within us, unshared within our support systems, biochemical imbalances occur within our body, creating ionic (electrolyte) imbalances that are the harbinger of diseases!!! Each of us “have” to, “HAVE” to, release this energy in order to keep moving in this world, to continue being healthy, sharing & caring, being a human, propelling humanity (benevolent harmonious energy) forward in time & space!

I am a water element by birth – I should moisten the rockiness (if the other human I am interacting with is an earth element), I should flow & channelize another brook or stream (another water element), or maybe gel in and slow down the furore of an ocean! Or maybe meet the aridness of a desert land (earth element) and create a haven where life will frolic, or meet the winds and the breezes (air elements), or bring down the walloping flames of a fire element, or just keep it soothing flame to keep us warm in chilly weathers!! We all human beings, including the earth, the air, the water, the fire & the universe (don’t know the 5th element, could be anything) are critical factors towards sustaining the earth!

When people ask “Why me?” There isn’t a right or a wrong answer on why we meet the people we meet, or why do we fail the way we fail, or why do we succeed the way we succeed! Well, it just so happened that we cross our paths, and directly or indirectly our energies or rather our polarities jingle and clink! If not I, maybe someone else, each traveller in this space and time, transmits & receives something from the people we keep meeting & parting in this long journey called LIFE! If not I, someone else might have transferred by!

But one thing I am dead sure, if we do not operate in our natural self, in our natural surroundings, we build stress within. Stress to me is building up of physical-electro-bio-chemical imbalances in our system (affecting the immunity system), creating polarities or imbalances within, manifested in the form of aggression, anger, depression, etc. (the negative energies).

We must, or rather ‘HAVE’ to, channelize each energy within ourselves into positive energies (love, compassion, forgiveness, helping people, friendship, loyalty, providing security, etc.). All of this goodness, in return pumps the fuel of our life force-ever so flowing, both within and without; “without” mainly would be attuned in melody our ecosystem, creating peace & harmony within ourselves. This kicks off the daily engine, surging & maintaining the spring of hormones in our body, the fountain of ”fight or flight response” of our actions, that eventually gear & build up our motivators, and finally our core personas. “The right way”, the balanced or a perfectly harmonious way! If not, then diseases occur; if yes, then we actually can heal ourselves and another being (maybe like Jesus Christ did, or Mohammad did, or Buddha did; we know them by the name of “alternative medicines” like the Reiki or the acupressure).

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Life is a matter of choices (even choices are energies), nothing is wrong or right, everything (Both good and the bad, right & the wrong) are needed to maintain the natural balance of the universe! So, it would not be wrong to say that “the life I’ve led was not a choice but merely my responses to adversities, within me and without me!!!” My reactions based on choices (based on time, space, person, and circumstances) were and would be inevitable! We keep flowing and living life as it comes, one step at a time….

Maybe I too might contain a tremendous pool of energy that needed channelization in some way, somewhere, among the masses here; one of you might soak it in, like a symbiotic system; the excesses of my energy that took shape and form, transmitted in here through this write up! Some might just seep in the excesses of my energy to stabilize their vacuums so as to facilitate a fair balance….who knows….
But Yeh, I, the life, and the living, we all are part of one, and one of all…one big bang universe!!!!