People at all points on the political spectrum are finding themselves unexpectedly upset at the results of this election and I think I may have discovered the common factor involved.
I have been counseling several people who supported the winning candidate and were very surprised at how difficult life has become for them since the election. In one case,the person became moody and depressed. In another there was unexpected uncertainty and fear.
I have also been corresponding with several old acquaintances who supported the losing candidate and they are displayed personality aspects I had never seen before in them. Some are distraught and truly fearful, while others are angry and feel betrayed by what is happening to the stable data they have been relying on all their lives.
Partisan media on both sides of the election has played a huge role in stirring up old resentments and fears by exaggerated accounts of evil actions and hidden dangers from the regime change that has occurred and is still occurring.
Yes, the media has been madly fanning the flames of discontent and churning up deep reservoirs of ancient fears that they have no understanding of. When the media pushes emotional buttons to get a reaction they can exploit, they are truly messing with forces that are volcanic in nature.
In session after session, I am finding memories of ancient regime changes that were accompanied by wholesale slaughter of innocents and an entire spectrum of punishment, torture and bloodshed involving entire populations. These were regimes which had lasted for many years and had become more corrupt and brutal over time The effort required to overthrow these regimes was significant and seemed to require extreme force, so the revolutions were not frequent nor were they peaceful. When the new factions assumed command they invariably set out to eliminate forever any change of a return to the old regime through punishment and terror, thus insuring resentment in all who witnessed these atrocities.
Killing off a resistant population after a regime change may wipe out all of the hostiles in bodies but almost guarantees a vast armada of disembodied spirits out for revenge or filled with terror at the prospect of another regime change. These spirits are still with us and they are very disturbed at the results of this election, because of the enormity of the change in the power structure.
From what I am seeing in session and through conversations with those who are fearful and upset, this regime change is stirring up older and far more bloody regime changes of the distant past.
SRT processing will help relieve the distress for those who can be reached with spiritual counseling. For those who resist the thought of counseling, getting them to think of what they have in common with those who hold other views will calm them down and getting them involved in positive activities to create a brighter future can stabilize them and make them productive again.
Understanding the role of the media in stirring up their fears can help also. They need to understand that partisan media can be very destructive, especially when only provides a point of view that you agree with.
David St Lawrence