Re: Christopher Hansard
Date: June 18, 2008 10:52PM
I really want to make an appeal to all those that have entered this particular forum to not give up.
Please come together. Please stop attacking each other, demeaning each other, and attacking anyone else for that matter, even Christopher Hansard.
If you have ever been sexually abused or experienced what the women have experienced now with Christopher Hansard you will know just how detrimental it is to submit such stories as the one told recently by Pema. I am not picking on you, I have the utmost amount of respect for you for starting this thread, but I just really want you to understand that some of these women found themselves falling in love with their practitioner, that some of them are now having to deal with the shame and guilt knowing that they too made choices in this matter or they were lead to believe that they had a choice. They didn't, not really. They were never really told what their choices entailed.
So they are left with mixed feelings of guilt at having taken part in what some are deeming to be an affair with a married man, and then engaged, and still there are those who honestly thought that they were the only one.
Still for others, telling them that they have been abused, that they made the wrong choice and are now paying the price, is so completely insulting and dis-empowering. They do not relate to nor want to be thought of in the same sentence as "victim", while I will agree that others do. The majority do not want to ever be seen this way. It makes them sound and seem weak, and just because they said "yes" does not make them weak.
If you have ever been sexually abused in this manner, in the way that many of these women have then you will understand too, just how scared, ashamed, and just how aware they are that if they go to the police, if they file charges, they too will be brought to the stand. They are frightfully aware of just how much of their inner most thoughts, and everything they ever confided in Christopher about their health, their state of mind, their marriages, their hopes and fears. He knows them all. He has and had access to their medical records and any problems they might have encountered in their past. Whether that be past abuses, past psychological problems, or what not. He knows, and he knows how those past files would be used if anything ever went to trial.
These women are also painfully aware of just how many people their choice to pursue their claims against Christopher Hansard would affect. From their own families, to his.
So I must appeal to you all, from Jeffrey to James, please stop making any negative comment about anyone including Christopher, because it is scaring away the very people you need to finally bring some resolution here in a very real way.
By laying blame at any one persons or even group of peoples feet as in the case of the apprentices is not helping. All have been damaged by this ongoing situation, yes, even if they chose to take part in it, and no amount of blame or further ranting and raging is going to help or bring resolution.
We need to come together now, and we need to really get organised because so far I think everyone has come across to the outside world as somewhat hysterical, and that has just not helped at all. If anything Christopher has prospered by this, as he has now been made in some peoples eyes as the victim here believe it or not.
Please post again the resources such as the Constable to contact at Sapphire, as well as Christopher Hansard's Insurance company contact. Please make these regular postings, as well as Witness Against Abuse. Please do not give up, and please come together. When writing to these organisations we must come across balanced, not angry, vengeful or radical, and not sensational in any way. This has been to our detriment so far as has our constant references to his shamanic powers. These have all been to our detriment when dealing with the police and others. So please, refrain.
These organisations as well as the government need to be lobbied for stricter regulations or as in the case of Christopher Hansard regulations must be introduced. This will be a seemingly slow process, but please do not give up, many people really are counting on you to be organised, and believe it or not they are looking to you to be kind and compassionate while doing so. This is an extremely sensitive situation, and already many people who could have helped or who could have been helped themselves, have been hindered by various accusations and attacks.
The aim I think is to stop Christopher Hansard from practicing, from dealing with the public, and as many have offered to afford him help as well. If he is not helped, then we are all lost truly, because there are so many like him, and so many that have been affected by him.