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TRAUMA AND SOLUTIONS

From Barbara:

The month of May 2005 was a time of lecturing for me in Austria and in Russia, and now, the last day of the month, I want to tell you about this lecturing. This report will lead to a discussion of community and world trauma and it will give suggestions as to how we, as Global Meditation Network members, can deal with it.

I travelled with Margaret Fikioris, co-author of our book Cancer Signals: Take Charge and Win!, and the lecturing centered around the main concepts within our book that all is alive, all has a consciousness, all is energy. Disease is caused by an imbalance, a disruption of harmony and peace. To find a solution to the problem, one must first address the causes.

During this past winter, we teamed with Native American healer SilverStar to address health problems of Germans and Russians in the US. East Coast area, and it soon became apparent that those who as children experienced the trauma of World War II are now suffering from cancer and other diseases.

My conclusion is that trauma can sit in the mind a long time. It can be suppressed, but if it is not addressed, the consequences of this trauma most likely will appear at some point.

Another conclusion is that trauma to the land can sit a long time if it is not addressed. Since my premise is that of the Native American, all is alive, all has a consciousness, then Mother Earth is alive and has a consciousness. If she has endured trauma, it affects those living on her. In Austria, the lecturing was at the International House of the European University Center for Peace Studies close to the Hungarian border, about two hours by train south of Vienna. I noted that the vibrations of this area still carry the World War II trauma of Jews being rounded up and taken away in box cars, as well as the vibrations of fierce resistance fighters.

One of the students at the European University Center for Peace Studies, a Nigerian, said he had been with the Nigerian military to help maintain peace among warring factions in five or six areas of Africa and he was sick of war. A student from Kenya said he belongs to an organization called Africa Peace Point whose aim is to offer a safe environment where grassroots peace initiatives can be discussed with a goal toward a resolution of conflict.

While listening to these two Africans speak, I recalled that the last person to win the Noble Peace prize was an African woman of humble origin who persisted against all odds to better the lives of her countrymen. My heart was with the Nigerian and the Kenyan who are trying in their own way to help Africa, a continent that, in my opinion, suffers severe trauma.

After leaving Austria, the next stop was St. Petersburg, Russia, to attend and lecture at the 13th Annual International Conference on Conflict Resolution held about 35 kilometers outside the city in a large, renovated palace.

Next door was another large palace that lay in ruins from the bombing of World War II. It was a shock to see this. The vibrations of the land were exactly the same as 60 plus years ago when the bombs fell. When I walked near this place, my first thought was that of caution to stay on the path because there could be land mines. This, I knew was undoubtedly absurd because who would put them there and for what reason?

Nevertheless, the thought of land mines remained with me. My mind had been well trained by an earlier incident in Albania where, because of my ignorance, I walked on land that could have had land mines.

And so, in Russia, I realized I suffer from the trauma of land mines. I thought of the thousands around the world who also suffer from this trauma.

Several lectures at the Russian conference dealt with trauma. One was called Rehabilitation of Helping Professionals Working with Survivors in Beslan. You may recall, Beslan is a city in the Ural Mountains where, last September, terrorists held students and teachers as hostages in a gymnasium wired with explosives that ignited. 1500 were killed at Beslan and many were injured. A group of seven professional therapists told their experiences of trying to help doctors, nurses, social service workers, etc., to cope with the trauma they themselves experienced while treating injured children, terrified parents, terrified communiity.

At the conference was a lecture concerning trauma and group conflict between Jews of Israel and Moslems of Palestine, and another lecture concerning trauma amoung Palestinian children.

Susan Rogers, who treats U.S. military trauma victims, lectured on the effects of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and her lecture was followed by Roy Kiessling who explained that PSDT is caused by incomplete processing of a traumatic experience by the brain. It is as if the experience is held in a separate drawer of the mind, and that drawer will open time and again for the brain to play over and over the experience. This will continue until the mind can put the incident into the drawer of the mind that holds processed incidents of one’s life.

Roy Kiessling explained a relatively easy treatment for trauma, called EMDR, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, a treatment developed by Francine Shapiro, which involves simple eye moments to initiate the body’s natural ability for processing. http://truecenterpoint.com/research.html http://www.emdr.com/refs.htm

It is commonly known that life is full of traumatic experiences, most of them small, but when there is a big traumatic experience, this should be recognized and processed.

I consider the war in Iraq to be a big traumatic experience, not only for the soldiers and the children and civilian women and men who daily must endure car explosions and shootings and death, but a traumatic experience for those throughout the world who daily see these incidents on television and read them in the newspaper. Because all have a consciousness and all are connected, no one can escape the traumatic experiences of Iraq. Mother Earth cannot escape the traumatic experiences of Iraq.

Since the Global Meditations Network is a network whose motto is Peace, Love, and Light, can we help process this perceived trauma?

Perhaps you will find inspiration from

1. Light over Baghdad, a short article written by David Spangler.

2. The Limitless Power of the Violet Flame, written by Patricia Diane Cota-Robles.

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In your own local area, if you perceive a trauma within the community, perhaps you can help manifest change by using the violet flame.

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Raymon Grace gives a suggestion about how to create a more postive environment in schools. He says,

Hello Barbara,

Here is a new site put up by the Toronto Dowsers. It is to help people clear the energy in schools to create a more positive environment. What do you think about making this available to the world through your website?

I know that many people will not relate to or understand this but Marilyn had done a good job of wording it to make it more acceptable.

http://www.dowsers.info/school.htm

The same techniques can be used to clear homes and prevent abuse of women and children. I intend to make a video of how to do this.

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Myron Eshowsky emails that Lily Yeh of Philadelphia is transforming dingy, decayed neighborhoods with street art.

A search of Google brings

http://leadershipforchange.org/talks/yeh/
http://leadershipforchange.org/awardees/awardee.php3?ID=129

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The Philadephia Mural Arts Program cleans up neighborhoods and involves children in the making of these murals.

http://www.muralarts.org/about/
http://www.muralarts.org/

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Sharon Shane reports on her attendance and speaking at a United Nations conference, How Can the Spiritual Dimensions of Science and Consciousness Help the UN and Humanity Achieve Better Standards of Life in Larger Freedom. She ends her report with these words: “I left the United Nations with such a feeling of empowerment and the resonance in the room was surely brought forth and lifted by all of the wonderful people who chose to participate. These are the seeds being planted in the soil of consciousness in many parts of our world to blossom and bring forth a return to the Original Garden of harmony. There is much weeding and nurturing of this garden yet to accomplish, but as the visionary, I see the seeds already sprouting in the Light of Consciousness of each and every Human Being.”

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Peace, Love, and Light,
Barbara Wolf