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WHY HAITI - Are We Creating Our Own Reality?

by Michael Brine

"I have come to the frightening conclusion that I am the decisive element.
It is my personal approach that creates the climate.
It is my daily mood that makes the weather.
I possess tremendous power to make life miserable or joyous.
I can be a tool of torture or an instrument of inspiration,
I can humiliate or humour, hurt or heal.
In all situations, it is my response that decides
Whether a crisis is escalated or de-escalated,
And a person is humanized or de-humanized.
If we treat people as they are, we make them worse.
If we treat people as they ought to be,
We help them become what they are capable of becoming." -------- Goethe.

The question that has been asked over and over again since it happened - "Why Haiti?"

We could, I suppose, have asked the same question when it also happened "Why, New Orleans?" or that Tsunami in Asia a few years ago?

I have been giving much thought to this since Haiti's disaster. Let us consider. Generally speaking we are looking at impoverished areas of the world - and, especially in the case of Haiti. What is also true is that these areas have had reputations for housing corrupt elements, dishonesty and illegal activities. Much anger also generated because of these unhealthy elements within their 'borders', and again especially in Haiti.

OK - so we agree that this is largely true. So?

One of the basic understandings we have is that what we put out we draw back to ourselves. If we are constantly bitching about this and that this negative energy that we are expressing will attract back to us the same negativity. Think about it. How many people have you heard say "Why does this always happen to me?" Yes, bitch bitch!

If this is true on a personal level, would it not also perhaps be logical, that if in an area of the world - say a country - is putting out a dominant negative energy that it too will attract back negativity? Like attracts like. If it is a universal principal what is true on a personal level will also be true on any level. Size has nothing to do with it.

The world as a whole is witnessing increasing negative happenings. If we look at where these negative events, whether man made or 'natural' are happening, they would seem to be in areas of the world where there is much negativity - corruption- religious antagonisms - political disagreements - elements that often erupt into violence. It seems that much of the world's natural disasters would also seem to be happening in these same areas. Is this a coincidence? Remember, "What we put out we draw back to ourselves." Right?

I feel it would serve us to stop and reflect on this for a moment. If it is true what I am suggesting, how does one explain, say in the case of Haiti as an example, the tragic results we have witnessed on many apparently innocent people, but especially on so many young children. Are they not the innocents in all of this mayhem? Why does not 'Nature' distinguish between the innocent and the unknowing?

I honestly do not have a clear answer. What I am suggesting in this sharing is something to reflect on which has stirred me since the "Why Haiti?" question has come up. One answer to this disturbing question might be when the negativity energy coming from a particular area - or an individual - exceeds the positive energy then the balance has been tipped. In the case of a global area everyone in that area is caught up in the ensuing dust storm.

This I have also witnessed happening to individuals , including myself. What happened to me on one occasion also negatively affected my young son at the time. He was an innocent in this particular situation. I was not, although I am sure he learned from it - and maybe that is what is important. So future generations can, and hopefully would learn from our errors.

There is an increasing global unrest. Violence and negativity are sadly erupting across this world of ours. So it would seem keeping pace, are weather anomalies and geological upheavals. Is this coincidental? Some might even say we are approaching "Judgement day"! Others "Armageddon" Hhhhmmmmm.

However one sees it, I would suggest that we humans must start to take responsibility for our outlandish behaviour towards one and other, and put aside our so often petty differences, whether religious, political or just personal. Is it not time to grow up ------ and mature into all that we can be? - Or- face the further unravelling of our civilisations - and perish?

I seem to remember hearing somewhere what we seem so often to forget - "Love ye one and other" and "Judge not that ye be not judged." Again hhhhmmmmm !

In the final analysis it has to start with us - you and me. I think I have stuck my neck out a little with this writing - now it's your move ---------------- Come on ------------ Yes, YOU! OK - Great - wanna dance? "Sure I guess so." Hey, ain't this fun? - You aren't as bad as I thought - "Yah, well OK - neither are you, I guess."

"Hey, over there! - Louder, and Pick up the Music!"

Now, I'm out of here! See Ya!

Michael. wild.brine621@gmail.com

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