The Spiritual Meaning Behind COVID-19 (Part I)




Humanity has certainly seen the dawn of a new age as the year 2020 has been slowly settling in. Like many people who felt 2020 to be a symbolic year of clarity and transformation, I did not expect it to unfold the way that it did. Regardless of one’s personal opinion towards the origin of COVID-19, this historical moment in time has left the world – frozen in time – Suspended in front of our reflections, in a mirror we cannot put away, break or hide from this time.

In spiritual traditions, this moment of self-reflection into the darkest parts of our existence is called “The Dark Night of the Soul”. It is a stage in personal development when a person undergoes a difficult and significant transition to a deeper perception of life and their place in it. This enhanced awareness is accompanied by a painful shedding of previous conceptual frameworks such as an identity, relationship, career, habits, or belief systems that previously allowed them to construct meaning in their life.

Every human on Earth, including me and you, goes through such a pinnacle moment in their lives at one stage or another. Depending on whether an individual has learned the lessons being gracefully bestowed before them by the Creator/God/Higher Self/Architect, the “ruler slaps” from the Universe (the teacher) become gradually more painful until one is beaten down to nothing, becomes aware of their self-sabotaging tendencies and performs accordingly with their life path. It is the Toroidal realignment of one’s energy field and True life path, or otherwise know in Hinduism as one’s “Dharma”.

Often people will try to avoid the pain and suffering that has been repressed for years if not decades. Via passive distractions such as work or pervasive addictions such as sex, drugs and rock & roll. With everyone having their own Free Will on this vibrational plane we call Earth, everyone is free to either listen to or disregard the Universe’s calling for you to get your act together.

The iconic scene of having the little red devil and the little White Angel on your shoulders, could not be closer to the Truth. Good and evil reside in all of us. There is an old Cherokee story whereby an elder is teaching his grandson about life:


“Son,” he says, “Within all of us there is a battle of two wolves. One is evil. He is anger, envy, jealousy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”

He continued, “The other wolf is good. He is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”

“The same fight is going on inside of you, and inside every other person, too,” explained the wise Cherokee elder.

The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf will win?”

The grandfather simply replied, “The one you feed.”




Another well-known phenomenon in Astrology is called a “Saturn Return”. To keep it short and sweet, when someone is born at a specific time and place, it correlates to Saturn being in a specific position in the skies. It takes about 30 years for Saturn to return to this exact original position when you were born. When it makes its full return or approaching its original position, one may begin to notice their life taking a sudden shift. They may lose their job, their lover, their belongings, they may relocate, they may give birth to a child or any other memorable and oftentimes, life-changing event, or series of events.

Saturn is called the Ruler of Karma. When it makes a full 360 back to its original position during your birth, it is known to quickly and aggressively realign your life onto the path you were meant to be walking. The life you set out for yourself in the astral before incarnating here with all of us. Many of us go through this realignment because many of us were simply not born to push paper, pay bills and interact with the world as we have been led to believe we should.

You will notice this happens when an individual is around 30 years old. You either graduate your long studies, get married, have a child, or get a big promotion that changes everything. The second time around is not so pleasant however, as most people in the 2/3 of their life tend to overlook their authenticity and life calling as they get bogged down under responsibilities and pressures of life. When they approach the age of 60, what traditionally happens to some people is they get their first life-threatening illness such a heart attack, stroke, cancer, and the list goes on.

What if I told you this is simply a punishment from your higher-self, for disrespecting yourself and the life you have been given to enjoy in a way you were too busy to even consider? What if I told you that you were not alone on this shadowy path that has now led you somewhere deep in the bush with no food and light to guide you out?

I believe the Earth has just experienced a collective Dark Night of the Soul…



You have Mastered your Outer World.

It is now time to Master your Inner World.

Namaste <3

Jaime Iredale

Jaime Iredale

Founder & Managing Partner | Royal Wellness Group

Jaime is the visionary and founder of Royal Wellness Group; a group of companies in the holistic wellness and transpersonal work space including the Royal Wellness alternative health concierge for SuperYachts and private Estates; SuperYacht Crew wellness retreats based in South East Asia; and soon to be the Royal Wellness Island located in the Gulf of Thailand beside Koh Samui.

Poised to be the new yachting destination for all things wellness, healing, integrative health, natural medicines, spirituality, raw nature, sustainability, eco-thinking, and permaculture farming. Serving as an educational and practical destination for inspiration towards living life consciously, in perpetual balance with nature, both internally and externally.

Being a Gnostic, Jaime’s endeavour is to provide influential individuals with the tools and guidance needed for self mastery and transcendence. Through this deep work, Jaime strongly feels those seeking for Truth, both educationally and practically, will be inspired to make sincere lifestyle changes, that not only benefit them and those around them, but ultimately, the world at large.

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