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Once the initial shock has worn off, most people experience a wave of different emotions and responses after a trauma. If you experienced a trauma directly, the reactions may be more profound and continue for a longer period of time. Certain people may have the memory of trauma for the rest of their lives. There is growing evidence that there is an epigenetic* component to trauma. Recent research indicates: "the impact of traumatic experiences may be epigenetically inherited via molecular memory that is passed down through generations." The impact trauma has on an individual, groups of individuals or a nation, can never be predicted fully by others. There are classic signs of post trauma reactions, but like our fingerprints, voice prints and biometrics, each one of us is unique.
After actions are taken to ensure people are safe, have their wounds and injuries attended, have shelter, clean water, get adequate food and rest; history, case studies (and first hand personal experience) demonstrate that for a period of time after trauma is experienced, it is best not to make any decisions which have long term consequences. This is because emotions and neuro-physiological changes are still happening in the body, mind and spirit. Reactions may still be based on these responses rather than rational analysis. Causation may not be clear yet. In events involving crime and criminals-the evidence needs to be sorted and leads accurately followed. Investigation takes time. Healing takes time. The impulse to rush may result in significant harm later to individuals, families, communities and even nations. Case in point recently...New Zealand/Aotearoa.
The impulsive mainstream media outlets in most parts of the world circle like vultures over the carrion of a mass casualty 'event'. They salivate over 'tragedy', outpouring of blood, emotion and horror. They heighten irrational response 'triggers' and headline photos/videos designed for click bait, not for 'truth' or illumination. They rush in to be 'the first' or 'the exclusive' reporters, story tellers or announcers. Depending on who their owner companies are, and who sponsors them, they may deliberately omit or emphasize certain aspects of a traumatic event to elicit 'shock' and accelerate the appetite for 'information' from their 'sources'. This generates more interest and of course, income. This may also be part of a design to socially engineer the public to a conclusion they have already scripted in advance for agendas that were previously difficult to pass through other less dramatic means such as legislation, rule of law, consensus building under normal circumstances, over a longer period of time for reflection. Consider alternative perspectives based on research and not knee-jerk reactions:
Consider how quickly the following new laws and punishments have been implemented in New Zealand in less than a week.
However, what world news media companies fail to report is that not all groups in New Zealand/Aotearoa agree with the Prime Minister's remarks, her rush or blame tactics. A number of elders from different 'tribes/iwi' have spoken out. They point to the Indigenous history of Maori and the bloody conflicts and attacks by the pakeha (non-Maori) which resulted in very "dark days" and "terror events" with many Maori people killed, imprisoned unjustly as well as the blatant racism throughout New Zealand's history. www.sbs.com.au/nitv/nitv-news/article/2019/03/21/some-maori-leaders-reject-nz-pms-not-us-line
They rightly focus on the "Maori" culture and tradition as the appropriate way for Aotearoa/New Zealand to address the "wounds" and healing with their own, (unique to New Zealand), rituals. Maori ceremonies have been ways to mend and express grief and the myriad emotions which accompany trauma, for many centuries. They are happening at present, and will continue these time honored rites in Aotearoa/New Zealand. No Maori forces others to participate in their ceremonies or karakia (prayers). www.nbcnews.com/news/world/new-zealand-shootings-haka-ring-out-country-copes-trauma-n985301
Rituals, prayers/karakias, hakas - in point of fact - are ceremonies strict Muslims and Islam would consider as those of/for the "infidels" and not accept. Nor would Muslims, Imams (their religious leaders) accept the customary bare skin by men in public performing these rituals and traditions, karakias. Sharia law would outlaw these practices with severe punitive actions. Just bear this all in mind when witnessing the open "embrace" of Islam the current Prime Minister is pushing on her citizens, and the disturbing censorship and harsh prison sentences she is instituting in a supposedly "free and democratic" socialist country.
It appears the Prime Minister-also a new, first time mother-has let her personal emotions and agendas tip the balance so needed in such a time, after such an attack. Perhaps she is also pressured from outside influencers and power players we do not yet know about. Leadership requires grace under pressure, and the ability to detach from personal impulsive reactions for "the greater good".
Decision making in crisis requires an ability to view the entire circumstances/situation clearly. More facts have already come out about that particular mosque (Al Noor) 'radicalizing' children and adults for years- but these are being suppressed. Here is an article and video you need to read/see: www.tr.news/revealed-terrorists-radicalised-at-the-christchurch-mosque/
Knowing exactly what has actually happened, both causation and correlation, can support the constructive steps to move forward while keeping the culture, the mission and the traditions of a family, community and/or country...intact. Compromising or losing these traditions, language, culture and missions built up over centuries, would certainly be a tragic loss with far more negative long term consequences, reaching all the people of the islands of New Zealand/Aotearoa/Te Waipounamu then causing a ripple affect on the rest of the onlooking, ever more interconnected, world.
For a weaving of North American history and Maori prophecy - their history of resistance, including targeted attacks on Maori leader Rua Kenana; please read (or re-read) my post from back in November 2018: www.jopatti.com/blog/forewarnings
To use an English maxim, remember: "Haste Makes Waste". In Maori:-Kia Manawanui (have patience), Kia Kaha (be strong or become stronger). Let's wait and see what investigations reveal.
I am including a video of the New Zealand/Aotearoa national anthem sung in both Maori and English. The spiritual foundation of this country is clearly and bravely stated here. "God Defend New Zealand" is the title. Please listen carefully to the lyrics and enjoy the music. This is a country known for their melodies, beautiful singers and dancers. May the culture, traditions and ceremonies continue in strength and harmony.
"God Defend New Zealand" National Anthem
Thank you for taking the time to read and contemplate my post this week. I just passed another birthday and am reminded how time is fleeting by. Aroha nui (much or 'big' love) to you all!
From Yun Tai Mountain,
aka Hine Atawhai
The Maori name given to me by (Te Mate) Canon Wi Te Tau Huata in 1990- it means woman of grace, kindness....I try to live up to this name every day.