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Freedom, Love, and Vaccination

The humanity has done everything in its capacity to get rid of God but it cannot stop Him being. He is a necessary category for a man’s personal growth. And His principal language is that of Love. Not fear of virus, or greed for money, or hatred towards those who are (not) jabbed.

I’ve just read that in Austria they are locking down the citizens who have not undergone vaccination.

In Russia, Moscow’s officials have been organising a lottery among those who got vaccinated. People could get a new car, a new apartment, or a hefty sum of money.

If you look at things from my angle, you probably think that all this sounds like a bad joke. I mean, why suddenly does vaccination need a material motivation?

Meanwhile, QR-codes have been introduced to all museums and theatres in Moscow, and there are a couple of bills in the making that will make QR-codes mandatory everywhere except municipal transport, chemist’s, and groceries. So if I wish to travel to St Petersburg but I am not jabbed, then I probably won’t be able to unless I undergo a test.

And, of course, officials still claim that vaccination is one’s free choice. Except that, as the above examples show, the choice is taken away.

I realise that a lot of people have been ill. However, I am of a strong conviction that, like during any epidemic, people are not susceptible to just a virus. They fall prey to their own negativity, fear, and the lack of knowledge about their own health. Particularly in Russia, a lot of people in their 60s survived the 1990s when they had to think about making money for the family. For decades people were employed and had no need to improve their financial education. Then suddenly they found themselves in the situation when they had to make their own living. Obviously, they had no time to look after themselves.

And it is this group of people that today is under the biggest threat. Their health “naturally” deteriorated due to hardships. They also did not have the chance to undergo necessary treatments. So when these people get a dose of vaccine, it is possible that it backfires simply because there are health conditions they have not been aware of.

And then there is a group of people who simply cannot be vaccinated for health reasons. What can they do?

My answer is such:

  • we need to take care of our physical body;
  • we should assess our mental health;
  • we have to review our values and mission;
  • and we need to find God in our lives.

I know the last point might appear really strange. The humanity has done everything in its capacity to get rid of God but it cannot stop Him being. He is a necessary category for a man’s personal growth. And His principal language is that of Love. Not fear of virus, or greed for money, or hatred towards those who are (not) jabbed. Only Love to your own self, to the light you bring to this world, and to life that will become dull without you. When you find this Love, you will see how you can share it with others.

I took the image below in summer. I was lying in the grass, and it was about to rain. Suddenly there was the lightning in the sky in the shape of a heart.

Other posts about Covid-19 pandemic in Russia.

Author: Julia Shuvalova

Julia Shuvalova is the author of Los Cuadernos de Julia blog. She is an author of several books, a translator, and a Foreign Languages tutor. She lives and works in Moscow, Russia.

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