For a good while now,
have been saying that we are close to some kind of massive change
"People" have been saying this for pretty much as long as I can remember.
1. Do you believe that a major change is imminent?
"Imminent?" I think the question contains a misleading pre-conceived notion. What do you mean by "imminent?" To me it conjured up notions of
waking up one morning and having the world be different. Being sitting down to tea and suddenly having an air raid siren go off and a voice over a PA
shout "Ok! Things are different...wait for it...wait for it...NOW!"
I don't think that's how it is.
Things ARE different than they were, yesterday...the day before...last year. Look around you. Do you see that the world is different than it was a
year ago? Do you see how the world is different than it was five years ago? Ten?
The change is ongoing, all around you, and constant. Not "imminent."
3. How have you formed this viewpoint?
By paying attention? By remembering what yesterday was like and noticing that it's not the same as today? By reasonably concluding that tomorrow
will probably be different too?
what will the nature of the change be?
"Will be?" Why speak in a hypothetical future tense when we can simply look around us and look at the now?
why do so many others feel it is?
I think that on some level people are aware that things are changing. And, even those who aren't are probably aware that there are thousands of
people constantly nagging them about "imminent world changes." But, they don't pay enough attention to notice that the change is now, and has been
"now" for an awful lot of years. A lot of people only notice great big "whack them on the head" sort of signs. Like 9-11, for instance. I think a
lot of people perceive it as some sort of "instant" event of change...but to me it really wasn't. My personal life didn't really change all that
much between 9-10 and 9-12. The only real difference was that suddenly a whole lot of people were spending an awful lot of time and energy talking
about some event that also didn't really affect them.
How did 9-11 affect you? Seriously? Did it...AT ALL?
I've never been to the towers. I don't know anyone who died. It didn't affect my day to day life, who am I as a person, what I do, anything. Other
than everyone wanting to talk about it all the time, the "event" of 9-11 may as well have been something from a fantasy novel.
Think about that.
Personally, the "event" of 9-11 affected me about as much as this latest Harry Potter book being released. Or Paris Hilton going to jail. Or Britney
Spears shaving her head. How did these things affect me? Not at all. But, after they happened, a whole lot of people around me seemed to want to talk
about them all the time.
But...the aftermath, the ongoing events that have resulted from it, more security cameras at street intersections, passport changes, people being more
snooty than usual about being 'one of us' in terms of patriotism, a friend detained at the border by paranoid border agents...these things have all
been an ongoing "change" that have occurred over these past six years. And THESE changes, collectively, have been significant. Far more so than the
"event" of planes I never saw hitting buildings I never saw in a place I've never been.
"Earth Changes," if they are to be, will be like this. Don't expect a single earthquake that forever changes your life. Don't expect aliens to
knock on your front door one day to say "We're here!" Don't expect change in the form of a singular "event." If you do, you'll be one of those
people who were shocked and horrified by 9-11 instead of interpreting it as merely a single, fairly trivial indicator, amongst thousands, that occur
each and every single day of our lives.
The change is NOW. Just understand that "now" is a period that is likely to encompass your entire life.
[edit on 1-8-2007 by LordBucket]