“Knowing others is wisdom. Knowing yourself is enlightenment. Mastering others requires force. Mastering the self requires strength.”
Lao Zi, Tao Te Ching.
My name is Adam and I created this self-help not for profit website called "The New Protocols." I have been a mentor on various social media platforms providing people with proven methods and strategies to help manage and where possible be part of the process towards healing psychological injuries.
For as long as I can remember I have lived with the pain of abuse, loss and major injuries. I know what it is to wake not knowing my own name let alone my own person. Although memories return in time there is still in my experience much trauma and loss. I have spent 50 plus years managing these many difficult health issues not least of all traumatic head injury. I have recently discovered hew health issues and in the process of overcoming these new adversities I have written my first self-help book... 'The Art of the Healing Life' and created this practical online website "the New Protocols."
The New Protocols is a practical everyday response to the experience of dealing with psychological injuries and creating success relative to this modern world.
It is important that if you have or suspect you may have suffered a psychological injury that you seek professional medical advice immediately.
If you have ever suffered from a psychological injury such as addiction, anxiety, depression and other forms of trauma that affect ones psyche, you are well aware of the consciousness that such serious injuries have on your person. These very serious injuries which create much dis-ease, loss of energy, feelings of loss are a long, lonely and very personal journey.
I connect strongly to my Maori heritage and spent many years studying Te toi whakairo (the art of Maori carving).
Traditional Protocols for the Polynesian peoples are a deeply held way of life, that dates back according to some sciences and oral stories more than 3,500 years. There are everyday community protocols and then there are special protocols... Cultural values are upheld as part of life, including in the home and village. The arrival of Kupe in Aotearoa marked the beginning of Māori culture and customs in New Zealand. The early Māori were known to have established their own traditions and rituals until the arrival of European settlers. Our tikanga (traditions, practices, beliefs) are derived from whakapapa and dictate the way our society functions, in terms of the 'lore' we adhere to as well as the 'law' we abide by. Whakapapa is also about our connections to people and our relationship with them.
What the New Protocols Mean...
Classifying The Protocols within the Maori World-view...
In 1997, Sydney (Hirini) Moko Mead, a prominent anthropologist, artist and Maori advocate and leader, established a system for categorizing the various periods of Maori art. He did this in response to the ignorance exhibited by art historians in the past, who attempted to classify historical Maori works in a typical western fashion. Simply put, Western researchers regarded themselves as “neutral” starting points, without realizing that they were (and continue to be) influenced by an imperialistic worldview. This “othering” makes the history of artwork in New Zealand two-dimensional, when the reality, as told by those without the same biases, is much more rich and complex.
As with Sydney Mead's classifications of Maori Artwork we extend and project this life cycle arrangement for the New Protocols;
1. Ngā Kākano (the seeds), the period between 900-1200AD, which focuses on the arrival of Maori to New Zealand, 2. Te Tipunga (the growth), which was between 1200-1500AD, a period of settlement and cultural and artistic experimentation as they figured out their culture and imagery and finally, 3. Puawaitanga (the flowering), between 1500-1800CE. Puawaitanga is a period in which Maori had more free time and therefore were able to reflect, consider and refine the essence of their stories, beliefs and ways of life...
4. Takahuri (Fallow), the period between 1800-2000AD, Takahuri is a period where Europeans arrived, settled and developed the New Zealand culture into what it is today.
5. Purapura ano (Re-seeding/ Re-planting), which is 2000-2100AD, This next period for me and I hope my family is about planting the seeds of the future. As these seeds take root to care for our culture, beliefs and in the new context of our life experience create new lasting economic security.
What people say about Adam...
Angela D. Adam Rangihana thank you for info x. Blaine S. Thank you Adam. Deanna K. I have had similar challenges. Thank you. Deb R. Adam Rangihana thank you so much!!! Debbie W. I really like your list of ideas!! Kathy R. I think it would be healthy for me to do all the things you recommend. Kathy D. I am going to start doing them tonight. Kelly Q. Adam I understand much appreciated!! Kelli D. Thanks for sharing and your honesty. Lauren K. Adam Rangihana thank you. I have great doctors but it takes awhile to find them. Laurel L. Thank you so much. Laurie W. Thank you. Quinn D. Sending you peaceful and healing energies. Stan B. Thank you Adam best wishes to you as well. Una M. Such a well written and accurate Post. Wendy M. Definitely Well Said.
My mission is to communicate the Art of the healing life... a book I wrote which teaches techniques, processes and strategies I developed based on personal experience dealing with physical and psychological injuries.
It investigates all aspects of overcoming and better managing hardships. injury and creating success. Success and healing requires a tough, clear, concise thinking mindset and creating a success based outlook with determination to achieve the goals you seek...