Disclosing news regarding current and upcoming earth changing events demands a formulated talent to disclose factual information – and at the same time instill a sense of discernment minimizing undue panic. The decision to disclose or to omit — it’s not a comfortable place.
Currently there is “real” concern of a cyclical mega-quake event which could occur off the west coast along the Cascadia Subduction Zone which runs from Eureka, California north to Vancouver Island, British Columbia. The slip event (monitored by Global Positioning Satellite data) and the associated tremors that we are currently experiencing are directly related to a mega-thrust earthquake potential. Neither the tremor nor the slip can be felt.
– Herein Lies My Dilemma – To Disclose or Omit
It is my belief ECM will be sending out what will appear to be extraordinary breaking news which involves “earth changes.” I feel it is most important to maintain a sense of balance and empowerment. I am aware upcoming articles will be alarming, and there is the risk of setting off inherent defense triggers that every human possesses. It is a necessary “fight or flight” defense mechanism that is “hard-wired” into us for our survival. However, it is this very human and compulsory reflex that can work against us. In my training with the Red Cross and FEMA, I know firsthand that most of the DSM-IV diagnoses of “stress and anxiety disorder” are directly related to over-use or mis-use of this very natural reaction to life.
It will be up to each and every one of us to stride toward minimizing – or perhaps better stated – preparing for events ahead that could trigger distorted cause-and-effect reactions based on past experiences, or on an inability to handle rapid change. It is my belief we will need to practice innate skills and powers of adaptability. It is for this reason, I emphasize not placing importance on – where you live … but with whom you live as a community.
With events that will be unfolding in the coming months and years, it will be more important than ever to sharpen our coping skills and survivor instincts. This preparation involves the whole being:
* Physical (basic survival equipment)
* Mental (ability to handle stress, anxiety, fear, bewilderment)
* Spiritual (having a sense of purpose, understanding process, evolution, transition, and synchronicity). ”
– The Double Edge Sword Of The Internet –
You can expect reckless souls desperate for attention yelling Red Alert – Red Alert … as if they had any credibility or endorsements whatsoever, the very real and dangerous “cry wolf” syndrome is upon us. In the mental health field it is known as “crisis fatigue”.
Disaster Fatigue is closely associated with something called PTSD. (post traumatic stress disorder). Often there is a connection to past trauma experienced as a child, or later in life as an adult following a shocking and unexpected traumatic experience such as being physically attacked – in a serious accident – in combat, sexually assaulted – in a fire – or experiencing a disaster such as a hurricane, earthquake, tsunami or a tornado. After traumatic experiences, people can find themselves having problems they didn’t have before the event.
People who go through traumatic experiences often have symptoms and problems afterwards. How serious the symptoms and problems are depends on many things, including your life experiences before the trauma, your own natural ability to cope with stress, how serious the trauma was, and what kinds of help and support you get from family, friends, and professionals immediately following the trauma.
Because most trauma survivors don’t know how trauma usually affects people, you may have trouble understanding what is happening to you. You may think that somehow you are responsible the trauma happened, that you’re going crazy, or that there is something wrong with you because other people who were there don’t seem to have the same problems. You may turn to drugs or alcohol to make you feel better. You may turn away from friends and family who don’t seem to understand. You may not know what you can do to get better.
Who is most likely to develop PTSD?
2. Those with prior vulnerability factors such as genetics – early age of onset and longer-lasting childhood trauma – lack of functional social support – and concurrent stressful life events.
3. Those who report greater perceived threat of danger and are pron to experience a sense of fear, terror, or horror.
4. Those with a social environment that produces shame, guilt, stigmatization, or self-hatred.
Psycho-physiological alterations associated with PTSD include hyper-arousal of the sympathetic nervous system, increased sensitivity of the startle reflex, and sleep abnormalities.
Several studies have been done on how the public at large would react to sudden, shocking, and possible life threatening scenarios: (1) Nuclear attack, (2) Asteroid heading directly at Earth, and (3) Extreme weather phenomena including solar flares, earthquakes, volcanoes etc.
Just hours after the 9-11 WTC attacks – we saw live on televised newscasts – government officials fighting over the issue of disclosing or withholding factual information. We heard it was unwise to disclose information to the public that would “panic” people out of fear of anarchy, violence, suicides, and general civil-unrest.
It was argued that the better way to “minimize” panic was through informing the public of very real and ongoing events, thereby giving the public a chance to understand, prepare and adjust to whatever threats announced.
My studies have directed me to the latter. I believe it is far better to assist in minimizing shock and surprise through education, information and preparation. The theory of “omission” to better serve the public is simply out-dated – assuming it was ever useful. I believe we have evolved significantly in our abilities to acquire and process news as it occurs – regardless of its imminent dangers.
Therefore, I have decided to disclose information to you as I receive it. I trust that you can, and will, use your gift of discernment. Yes, it is true that many could be prone to suffer negative reactions such as PTSD consequences, but at this time, I believe it is better to be “aware and prepared” than unaware and defenseless. In fact, studies state clearly that it’s the action of being aware and prepared that will minimize the effects of shock, denial, and bewilderment.