Earthquake: the unexpected can ruin your life

Earthquake: the unexpected can ruin your life

We are living in a bubble of beliefs which allows us to feel secure and not bothered by unexpected events like an earthquake. We simply negate that they could happen. This is a good thing for our psyche because we cannot live in a permanent state of fear and anxiety without damaging our psyche and our soul. There are events in life which push us right back into this precarious way of living, horrible times like wars which leave permanent marks in people going through this long term thread – and smaller events, but nevertheless devastating, like earthquakes, which remind us that nothing is really safe and secure in life.

I wrote the following post the day after the first big earthquake here in Italy which killed 300 people. We had more of that in the meantime, here i n Italy and in other places of the world. I will publish further considerations in time. Here already a blogpost I wrote in my website-community.

This is my oribinal post of the DAY AFTER:

Last night I woke up because my bed trembled. Earthquake. I jumped up and ran to the door (you always should try to go outside or to the door-spaces), but it was already over.

Nothing happened to me, and also nothing in the 2 next quakes, But this morning I understood that, about 40km direct distance, the earthquake has destructed yet another town. Houses tumbled, people under the stones of their previous houses, helpers coming, but cannot arrive because the street is blocked by the landslide.

20 years ago when a huge earthquake destructed parts of the famous San Francis church in Assisi I was directly there, safe, outside the house on solid ground. When you are not fearful, an earthquake can be the most astounding experience of your life. Imagine the force of a starting airplane which you can feel in your stomach. An earthquake is 500 times that, or even more.

The infinite power of our planet. We often forget that when we think we could dominate nature. Good to get the reminder sometimes.

Then the people, that is another story.

2 years ago we visited Nocera Umbra, the epicenter of the earthquake of 20 years ago. It was still not finished, still some houses and public places to repair – and nobody living there. A ghost town. Who would come back after 20 years?

This is the real drama of earthquakes, here in Italy, but probably in many countries in the world. The money collected from helpful people disappears somewhere, the re-building process is incredibly slow. The people get some housing somewhere, far from their previous neighborhood, from their work place – if they were lucky enough not to have their workshop or restaurant or whatever under the ruins. Then what to live of, from now on?

It is like your roots being torn out of your soil. Yes, most people survive the earthquake physically, but the inner earthquake and the social condition they are forced into, will completely change their life. If you want to help, the best thing is to go there, directly, and support private initiatives.

Women often respond quickly to the necessities and create self-help groups which, at a certain point, become truly political, as it happened in Aquila, the town destructed by an earthquake about 10 years ago. Women organized the connection of the people, the upbringing of the young and all sorts of services, while the men were still making plans – which, today, have still to be fully realized.

Go and help those people, don’t trust in big organisations. The money will not – or only partially – get there where it is needed. This is a long and painful experience in our countries.


This post was first published on on August 26th 2016

Fracking and Earthquakes : dying to have oil?

The article was written on August 25th, 2016 – the day after the 1st devastating earthquake in Italy.

(In the meantime others have happened and the censoring is going on, more than ever.)

At the moment it’s the OTHERS who die, not the ones who earn by fracking, pulling out with violence what is hosted inside of Mother Earth, but their turn will come before they even understand what they are doing.

I just saw a map of fracking activities all over the place, and yes, also in Italy. And a guy is monitoring for years that earthquakes arise exactly there and build up to bigger ones, even across continents.

Yes, I know,earthquakes have always happened, but what we are doing now is accelerating their appearance and increase their power – until we might see old volcanos fire again as a result of the pressure which is created and certainly significantly increased by human actions.

Why are we doing all this? Someone earns a lot of money – and we pay it because we want to drive cars and go by airplanes. But we wouldn’t need the OIL for enjoying the luxury of our present life, we KNOW THAT FOR A LONG TIME – ENERGY CAN BE PRODUCED WITHOUT OIL EXTRACTION. Some people dedicate their lives to explore alternative ways – and our societies are still sleeping or half-heartedly doing just a little bit.

Nobody wants to take on the confrontation with the current economic powers. And it is THEM we need to attribute the cost of the devastation of our Earth, our landscapes and soils, even our houses and the air we breathe.

A huge part of what is happening is man-made – for the greed of a few who are not even aware of the damage they are creating, also because it is rarely them who pay for it, but the small people who, as in the case of an earthquake, are pushed into poverty and life- changing upheaval.

Watch this video: It shows that the earthquake was predicted to happen in that very zone in those days. But official science still denies that they can be predictable at all. If it had been communicated sufficiently, people living in that zone would have had the choice to spend a few nights with friends or family in a different zone of Italy, or even sleep in their cars where they couldn’t be hit by tumbling walls.

SO MANY PEOPLE COULD STILL BE ALIVE – if the information wouldn’t be suppressed and ignored. Is this the world YOU want to live in? REALLY?

So what will YOU do to change this?


PS: I am following the earthquake forecasts since that day and was alert of the others which came to Italy at the end of October.

“Don’t be scared, be prepared”– that’s all we need to save our individual lives, here and now. But the dangers created by the unethical use of technology is mainly unknown to the people. It’s not only fracking, many more highly destructive procedures which sooner (not later) will destruct the earth. We are already eating up 1.5 of our planet. Visit Dr.Robin Wood’s website and the conversation with him at the Wisdom Factory and