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posted on Jan, 6 2006 @ 07:06 PM
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Our Own Personal Demons

Whether they are figments of our imaginations or actual spiritual beings, demons do exist.

Demons manifest themselves in many forms. They can be as dramatic as those monsters under the bed or scary faces in a dark mirror, or as subtle as your "inner critic": that little voice in the back of your head that's always telling you you're wrong, you're screwing up and that you're a fool to hold on to hope.

Denying that demons exist is specious, because regardless of whether they are "physical" or “imaginary”, they exist in the minds of those whom they torment, which makes them plenty real enough.

Mickey Mouse is “imaginary”, but does that mean he doesn't exist? In light of his influence on the world, and the vast fortunes amassed in his name and protected in his interests, to assert he doesn't exist would be obvious folly.

It's no accident that demons exist in the lore of every culture on earth, past and present. Demons and awareness of them are inherent to all human history and experience, and have influenced both profoundly.

Quite an achievement for something that “doesn't exist”.


Demons: Care And Feeding

Demons thrive on fear. It reassures them that they aren't the only ones who are afraid (misery loves company), because that is something all demons have in common: they are all afraid.

That's why they radiate fear.

The antidote to fear is love. Love is not just a feeling, but the emotion that accompanies understanding.

In other words: Love is the emotion of knowledge, and fear is the emotion of ignorance.

For all the demons which torment us, there are angels. Angels are more subtle than demons, which is why so many people believe in demons but not in angels.

But angels exist, just as demons do. However, they do not intrude on our thoughts the way demons do – at least, not as obnoxiously -- because that is not their way.

Demons seek control over others, while angels seek control over themselves.

Sympathy For The Devil

You may know a tree by the fruit it bears.

Demons radiate fear, because they live in fear. Angels radiate love, because they live in love.

Both demons and angels are spirits, just as we are.

Distinctions between them and ourselves are arbitrary and ultimately fictitious.

Knowing this, it is easy to see that we need fear neither, because they are our brothers and sisters.

Meditate on this enough, and you will be unable to love both angels and demons.

At least, that's how it's been for me.




posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 08:28 AM
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Demons, Devils, Depression, Pleasure and Pain,
are all mental states which affect us only when we identify ourselves with the mind and think of ourselves as doers and enjoyers, if you detatch yourself from the body and rest in consciousness, you will at once be happy, and free from bondage.this is what i believe, and this is how i live my life, but worryingly so far this year its getting harder to obtain

And to the man with blood lust,
to facinate yourself with death, means that you live in the mind, and you dont want to do that becouse thats where the demons also reside.



posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 10:14 AM
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I feel like crap also

Even when I was on vacation, when I usually feel great, I felt empty, sad and impatient, I just wanna sleep all the time

what the hell is goin' on!!!!

Ameliaxxxx



posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 11:22 AM
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I have noticed the same thing with myself and my 2 children. Ever since about the middle of december they and I have been very short tempered, always bored, never hungry, the kids are ALWAYS fighting.

Another phenomena (spelling?! Too tired to even bother looking it up) I have noticed is that I have a total lack of concentration. It is almost like I'm trying to watch those porn channels through the squiggley lines. Holding a coversation with more than one person, or trying to attend to 2 things at once (which I am usually EXCELLENT at) proves futile.

It almost feels like there is another total 'channel' of information coming in but I cannot understand it or decode it or whatever?????


Anyone else feel like this?

p.s. I used to get this way once in a blue moon before, but would last minuites instead of days, and weeks....?!!


Just hope I'm not going crazy..... Any insight at all is welcomed



posted on Jan, 7 2006 @ 01:17 PM
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I started this thread because well i am crazy..hehe but.I am quite intune with my inside albeit its a little messed up to begin with.I just got to my spiritual feet when all of a sudden It feels like everything is sinking away from me.Not to say its bad.I have been adjusting.

It suddenly feels like A.this isnt enough and B im not awake like my concious is starting to open its eyes and all of asudden there is more to it and I dont fit the bill yet.
I dunno.

Insanity is supposedly just the opposite of what sane has been ordained to be.Go with your intuition on this one my friend ...



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 01:12 PM
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Has anyone noticed that there are more and more new people coming on and talking about the paranormal now?



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 03:00 PM
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To the person who's having trouble sleeping...I have also noticed that I've had the same trouble for this entire past week. My husband and I have both been talking about the fact that we feel so strongly that dark energy is gathering, something horrible is about to happen. I often have premonitions about individuals, but not world events. This one feels to me as if it's going to be in March of this year and that it will be nationwide at least and perhaps worldwide. It feels like either it will be something horrible that our government does (start a nuclear war, declare martial law, something like that) OR it will be an enormous natural disaster, one that gets the entire planet's attention, more than the tsunami a year ago.

In addition, I also noticed that yesterday morning, Jan. 7, I woke up feeling majorly transformed. It was funny, because the FEast of the Epiphany (which means awakening, realization) had happened the night before. I have spent this past week in a surreal funk, doing some heavy self-examination, self-discovery and some healing of old issues. It's weird, my husband woke up yesterday morning feeling the same way, too. He also felt that he was grieving for something but couldn't figure out what. He suffers from major depression anyway but is on meds and I've never seen him be this depressed and confused before. He's been this way since about a week ago, but got very, very ill with pneumonia right before Thanksgiving. That's about the time I became aware that things were not business as usuall...our next door neighbor committed suicide the first week of Dec., followed by another friend's friend also committing suicide. Then there's my hubby's major illness, as well as mine this past week. Our friends are also having extremely difficult times. We've been asking ourselves for the last month: What the hell is going on??

Toraylin, I'm sooooo glad you brought up this subject. Maybe if we pool our information, we can figure out something about what's going on anyway.

I'm wondering about the person who felt that a major natural disaster was going to happen. Can you give any more specifics?

I see an enormous transformation in my consciousness, as if new doors have just been opened.
- Forestlady



posted on Jan, 8 2006 @ 03:17 PM
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Majic is the one i believe who threw up the red flag first or at least was so concerned that he posted a podcast about it and has posted on this thread.I am very grateful for his insight.Your post (forestlady) has got me jolting like hell.I think the fact that so many things happening to so many has to be pointing to something big...lol

Majic has said to not freak out (to me) but to work with it.

As far as disasters go I was wondering if there are any prophecies about this year.Or actually does anyone know about the year 2000 whatis signifficant (or was)about that year.

All we can do is keep our hearts and minds open.There is so much stress on us now we have to thicken our grasp on ourselves within this world and scociety....and reality.

The more we talk the better we all will be. I would like to stress this march thing aswell.Does anyone have anything on whats going on in march any major bills being passed or astrological happenings?

[edit on 8-1-2006 by toraylin]



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 12:30 PM
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Well I would like to say that I have been doing alot of self work.Something I havent done to this extent in a while.Through meditation and searching I have been waking up my inner self.More and more the secret world is opening up to my sense and the child that resides within is starting to ask me questions.Strange i feel,upon the doors of the place i once dwelled.The great gardens of the unknown keeper seem to exsist in the corners of the fields.The feeling of not only being watched but watching something myself has come back in trickles like the tears of angels i once knew.

We forget what we are by learning how to exsist I think the time has come to unlearn all that we have learned.Only then can we exsist without ego and transcend all that is human.



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by toraylin
We forget what we are by learning how to exsist I think the time has come to unlearn all that we have learned.Only then can we exsist without ego and transcend all that is human.

On the other hand, maybe the whole point of being here is to develop an ego and become all that is human.

Perhaps only then is it possible to move beyond this point in our growth.



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 04:44 PM
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I, too, feel really down and have done for the last month or so. It's like there's a huge negative shield keeping me from where I want/need to go. Everytime I try and feel positive, negative thoughts/feelings fill my mind/body.

I hate it.


Every day seems less real, in a way. For example, I was travelling to see a friend on Friday morning and it felt like I was in a dream. It was really weird.

[edit on 10-1-2006 by xeroxed88]



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 06:30 PM
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To the person with the really lucid dreams.
I've been having the same thing happening to me.
All of my dreams recently have been extremely lucid and clear, but, they've all been about disasters! The one i had last night, everyone was in the streets panicking and planes were falling down everywhere. A huge tidal wave totally covered some country i forget which one.
Anyway they've been like that since the new year.
Also, ive been noticing so many coincidences that I couldnt help but to notice them. I would think of something and it would happen.

Very interesting to say the least.



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 06:42 PM
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I don't know if this is of any importance, but I had a dream a few nights ago that seemed really weird.

I was walking up my street and a HUGE jet flew above me, quite low, too. I said something like, "Woah, I've never seen a jet flying so low east to west before" (The planes that fly here go south to north, north to south) Then as the dream progressed, I was in a tunnel and I think either the plane crashed at the tunnel exit/entry, or it dropped a bomb.

I very rarely have dreams about disasters. The last one was the night before the London bombings where I was watching a monitor, which showed a lot of people running through smokey tunnels. Then I woke up, turned on the news and found out bombs had gone off in the London underground!
Very weird.



posted on Jan, 10 2006 @ 06:47 PM
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Indeed my fellow boardies, I have felt the same thing for a while, The ebb and flow of energy has changed, things seem to speed up and slow down, sounds are different, tastes are different, you feel like your being watched at the oddest times, people are loseing there indivuality and as they do this worlds slips more and more into a decay and lasting decrepancy.

But it is nice to see that more and more people are realizing this, only through us can a change be made.



posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 12:04 PM
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Ive noticed that there is a general increase in paranormal sightings and interactions aswell as more flow of everything.

I wonder now might there have been a rift opening?Or mabey like i said the
earth might be moving on therefore the walls that separate the realms may be weakening?

I can understand that mabey somewhere a group may have done a mass summoning .I dunno just keeping things going?



posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 12:55 PM
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I think you're on the verge of a spiritual awaking and would like to ask some questions to see where you are at with that. I think the self-realization and being down has come as a result of mortal recognition. If you're interested, feel free to U2U me.



posted on Jan, 12 2006 @ 07:46 PM
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In regards to saint4Gods post.It could be true that mabey this is all tied to the mass awakening taking place within this change of era thingy.

Although I have been aware of the timeline for a while now I never thought that so much would happen during this timeline.I believe the world as we know it is about to go kansas!



posted on Jan, 16 2006 @ 07:26 PM
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I can guarantee that much....Im in New Zealand...middle of a lovely summer and blue skies....and I can relate to almost every post on this thread. Same "unknown" feelings, moments of cloud and then almost instantly moments of clarity.....then dreams, very strange dreams and usually not good ones.

Something is happening.....that much I know.
I sometimes wonder if it is because of the growth of 'darkness' in the world. Read the newspapers these days.....they're constantly filled with horror, worldwide. Whether it be shootings/murders or suffering because of natural disasters.....or war....there is negativity everywhere, literally.

I try to keep up to date with the world happenings. My husband says "don't read that crap, it'll bring you down".....he may or may not be right. But still, I like to know what is going on in OUR world. Isn't it important to keep a watch on all our race in times like this?
I try very hard to ensure that at different times during the day, I stop to find something INCREDIBLE.....like a blossom, the sea, trees, smiling faces.....so much of what is out there is wonderful, regardless of the "unknown" feelings I have constantly.

There is something happening......but perhaps, it might be something good.....for all our growth. Its human nature to fear the unknown....
But just perhaps we'll smile when we know what it is!


zef

posted on Jan, 16 2006 @ 08:55 PM
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I was in a little bit of a funk until Christmas. But that's not unusual.

I've been feeling great since then. I just watched the Exorcism of Emily Rose and I found it very moving and uplifting----especially the explanation of her mission with regards to Mary's request.



posted on Jan, 16 2006 @ 08:56 PM
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Just want to hang on. This is much like SriOracle's thread.
And I do never suffer from winter blues, this is different.
Wis



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