Is this a normal awakening?

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posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 09:10 PM
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I love the story about the therapist. Just exactly what you needed at the time...right?

I really wish I could meet someone I could talk to about this. When I bring it up around my friends, they quickly change the subject like they think I have gone off my rocker. Soooo...I stopped bringing it up.

I am adding you to my friends list. If you ever need someone to talk to, send me a U2U. zippy




posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 09:34 PM
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After I posted that I recalled more of how she put it, which may have been better. I think she said fear is a lack of trust that the universe will provide . . . .

In this situation, there may be only a fine line between trust and belief - a very fine line.

But, having trust (or belief)- believe it or not - may help speed things up. If not, it certainly will make the view along the way much more pleasant.

Blessings,

Juedz




posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 09:59 PM
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I understand completely. Either you're on the path, seeking or you're not. I'm fortunate that I have a good friend who shares my views, however - my family (sisters and such) just don't get it.

My husband is very tolerant, but not interested. He talks to people all day and really not in the mood to converse with me. It's unfortunate as I think Tolle opens up an understanding of life that is remarkably comforting. I'l find out how to add you to my list and we'll talk more.

Blessings,

Judy



posted on Aug, 14 2008 @ 10:18 PM
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Originally posted by seawolf197

My sister and I woke up at the same time, and we were just talking about how we can never go back now.

Unfortunately, she was just diagnosed with breast cancer. However, she has learned to be present, and most of all she knows she is eternal, so she is much better equipt to deal with it. I'm so proud of her.


Seawolf,

Take heart - I am hopeful that her situation will improve. A person's mindset is extremely important to overcome any type of illness, and having learned Tolle's message was good timing!

There is a book I found by Dr. Joseph Murphy called "The Power of Your Subconscious Mind". I believe it would be of immense value to you and your sister. You can buy it on Amazon, however, if you go to www.scribd.com - you can download it for free. If you do go there, download the copy that has the original cover on it. There are other copies that have been re-edited, but the way he writes his own words are far better than any of the edited copies. You'll know the one I mean -it has a black cover and you'll see a library upc code sticker on it. Also, the copy of his original book has a Table of Contents - the edited versions don't.

You are both so fortunate to have each other for support, especially being able to share the same view on life.

Blessings to you both,
Juedz



posted on Aug, 15 2008 @ 03:48 PM
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I go through similar to what you did but the difference is my awakening was brought on through mental illness.Everytime I have an episode I'm very elated,its like theres a switch in my brain and when it flicks on I feel the atmosphere change and the only way I can describe how I feel is like the feeling you get when having a deja_vu except my deja_vu feeling lasts for a couple of weeks.Ive had the feeling of everyone being 'one' for quite a few years but also think aliens die so their spirit goes somewhere like our's so they must be part of the 'one' but like humans their's bad and good.I live in a small town and theres 2 others that I know with mental illness that have similar feelings and myself and one of them have heard and sensed ships above but are invisible but I caught a glimpse of some stars moving so I thought they have stars as their shield.Anyway this is getting a bit long so I'll leave it with Im sure your awakening is about right,,and the natural way of awakening.



posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 03:27 PM
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Originally posted by juedz
reply to post by Amaterasu
 


After I posted that I recalled more of how she put it, which may have been better. I think she said fear is a lack of trust that the universe will provide . . . .

In this situation, there may be only a fine line between trust and belief - a very fine line.

But, having trust (or belief)- believe it or not - may help speed things up. If not, it certainly will make the view along the way much more pleasant.


Well... I don't know whether the Universe will necessarily provide - I have a feeling that I must act in order to get where I want to be. The fear originated - in me, at least - from not wanting to die. But I asked myself whether living in a hell I did not fight to stop was better than dying because I fought. I decided that I no longer feared losing my life, and I will fight to the death in all ways I can.

I guess I do hold the belief that the Universe will provide the battlefields... That much I expect. Can't fight the enemy if one is nowhere near their camp.

So far, the battlefields are mostly on the internet, but soon, I suspect that they will march up to all our doors. If enough fight, casting off their fear, we will prevail, and my daughter will live in a world I only dream of now.



posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 04:18 PM
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ah the awakening i done that myself about half a year ago. it's like your alive for the first time ever. im like most of you i will never go back to the way i was before. i wonder when the rest of the world is going to wake up? if they ever do
i have been wondering what makes a person wake up???



posted on Aug, 16 2008 @ 05:05 PM
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I think several things can trigger an awakening....profound loss, sickness, drug use, or sometimes it just happens. In my case, I was very depressed and phobic. I had finished reading Eckhart Tolle's The Power of Now. It had a profound effect on me. I underlined almost the entire book. I was driving down the road and WHAM...I felt an incredible feeling of connectiveness to everything...knew to my very core. It was the most incredible moment of my life. I will never forget it and am so grateful that it happened to me...it is very hard to put into words how I felt. Since then, I have had my ups and downs but am so much better than I was.

I have read alot of books in my 50 years but nothing touched me like Tolle's book. I am changed forever.



posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 03:10 PM
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I keep seeing these posts about 'the awakening', can somebody please explain to me what this actually is. Is it just about having a more positive outlook on life?

I see some members saying they know the governments are controlling people and thats what people have been waking up to, well if that is the case then this isnt a unique or new event as this has been going on pretty much since the beginnings of civilisation. Every few generations the masses disagree with the people in power and a revolution or some sort of social reform takes place. It just seems nowadays the mass population are too lazy to revolt or maybe its that most people who havn't 'awoken' realise that the grass isn't always greener on the other side.

apologies if I've misunderstood what the awakening is but this is the way i'm reading it at the moment, feel free to explain what it actually is.



posted on Sep, 3 2008 @ 03:28 PM
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A couple years ago I was researching 9/11 and so many things didnt add up to me, so I began to open my eyes and I saw the world behind the world. All the lies and cover ups became apparant and yea at first it makes you angry. Sometimes it still boils my blood that its taking so long for this revolution to get going, cause I dont know about anyone else I feel its on its way.

You get over the anger though you learn that the ones who are awake are the stewards of freedom and peace, and when our time to act is here we will act. But you cant act before that because the sheeple arent ready for that they dont want to listen or think that anything is wrong. So we as stewards wait until they are ready to hear us.

onetruesaxon-
Its a total breakdown of the ego, the moment that you go from being just you in your world, to being the you who is in the same journey as every living being. Its the best kind of high to just relax and feel the universes energy all around you something you cant feel when your ego is up.

[edit on 3-9-2008 by caballero]



posted on Sep, 12 2008 @ 08:30 AM
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Being "awoken" is like discovering fire.

Lightning strikes and a fire is set. We marvel at its warmth and too often become mesmerized or fearful. Should we touch it? If we don't it goes out on its own. If we do we could be burned. Some of us do both until we learn how to handle it. When we do, we find we can take it with us, but what then? In the light we find ourselves on a broad road and seeing all the branching paths that lead away from it and those around us that wander those paths in that darkness. As compassionate beings it seems only right to share the light and warmth with them. We call to them but find they're afraid because the road is wide and open. No tree, no stone, no cover, only the exposure of an open sky. We set off into the woods after them, leaving the road behind. But the small stick we hold isn't enough for everyone. Dig a pit, gather fuel and build a roaring blaze. And there we stay, because if we leave, what we take with us will no longer be able to keep us comfortable in the way we've become used to and we fear the light may not be strong enough to lead us back to the road again or keep us safe. So we content ourselves with the thought that when the fire goes out, those we've shared with will keep us safe and warm in the darkness. And they hope the same from us. But will we wonder what might have been had we stayed on the road, using the gift we were given to light our own way?

But that's a different story, when being "awoken" becomes being "alive".



posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 11:45 AM
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Same thing happened to me in Dec. 04. And here I am. Still looking for the truth. I am a completely different person than I used to be. I was a fox news watching fake conservative that worshiped the Bush gov't.

I voted for Bush 2x.

It all happened when I decided to look at some of the 9/11 evidence, and since I had been studying building demo(I thought I wanted a career in that field) it was obvious that 9/11 was an inside job.



posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 04:52 PM
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TravelerintheDark,

welcome to ATS.

What a beautiful interpretation. Thanks for posting that.

I am finding that awakening can be a frightening experience sometimes. I occasionally get insecure and try to go back to my old ways, but I find that to be intolerable. I am then nudged back to the right path. Hopefully, one day, I will just stay on that path and not wander.



posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 04:56 PM
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Yes, I am a completely different person also in so many ways.

I used to be a huge football fan. Every Saturday and Sunday, I was sitting in my chair glued to the tv. Now, I watch the news or read a spiritual book. I hardly recognize myself.



posted on Sep, 13 2008 @ 08:06 PM
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Thank you for the welcome and the compliment


It's frightening for me too at times. I experience very much the same ups and downs. Sometimes the ups are so high I've almost floated away (chuckling), I receive so many things it gets hard to filter, to know what to say or who to say it to. I try to use inspiration to guide me as much as possible. As for the lows... long is the road...

Keep an open heart and an open mind and let the righteousness of your own truth be your refuge and your solace.

And thank you. Forged in the fire and brittle as I am, resonating with people like you is helping renew my strength.



posted on Nov, 13 2008 @ 09:44 PM
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Thanks to all who have posted their experiences and their thoughts for Zippy. It has been amazing reading about the synchronicities.

Zippy, my awakening I believe was a direct result of the hidden_hand material posted late in October 2008 right here on ATS. It shocked and disillusioned me that I was awakening due to words tapped into a computer by the sort of person I would have had no hesitation in shooting in the head even a week before.

When it comes to dealing with injustice and "evil" in the world, there is one small parable which I found to help me in understanding and distancing from the negativity which was sometimes consuming me.

The Little Soul and The Sun
A Children's Parable
by Neale Donald Walsch, Conversations With God

Continued below...



posted on Nov, 13 2008 @ 09:44 PM
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Once upon no time, there was a little Soul who said to God, "I know who I am."

And God said, "That's wonderful! Who are you?"

And the Little Soul shouted, "I'm the Light!"

God smiled a big smile. "That's right!" God exclaimed. "You are the Light."

The Little Soul was so happy, for it had figured out what all the souls in the Kingdom were there to figure out.

"Wow," said the Little Soul, "this is really cool!"

But soon, knowing who it was was not enough. The Little Soul felt stirrings inside, and now wanted to be who it was. And so the Little Soul went back to God (which is not a bad idea for all souls who want to be Who They Really Are) and said,

"Hi, God! Now that I know Who I am, is it okay for me to be it?"

And God said, "You mean you want to be Who You Already Are?"

"Well," replied the Little Soul," it's one thing to know Who I Am, and another thing altogether to actually be it. I want to feel what it's like to be the Light!"

"But you already are the Light," God repeated, smiling again.

"Yes, but I want to see what that feels like!" cried the Little Soul.

"Well," said God with a chuckle, "I suppose I should have known. You always were the adventuresome one."

Then God's expression changed. "There's only one thing..."

"What?" asked the Little Soul.

"Well, there is nothing else but the Light. You see, I created nothing but what you are; and so, there is no easy way for you to experience yourself as Who You Are, since there is nothing that you are not."

"Huh?" said the Little Soul, who was now a little confused.

"Think of it this way," said God. "You are like a candle in the Sun. Oh, you're there all right. Along with a million, gazillion other candles who make up the Sun. And the sun would not be the Sun without you. Nay, it would be a sun without one of its candles...and that would not be the Sun at all; for it would not shine as brightly. Yet, how to know yourself as the Light when you are amidst the Light -that is the question."

"Well," the Little Soul perked up, "you're God. Think of something!"

Once more God smiled. "I already have," God said. "Since you cannot see yourself as the Light when you are in the Light, we'll surround you with darkness."

"What's darkness?" the Little Soul asked.

God replied, "It is that which you are not."

"Will I be afraid of the dark?" cried the Little Soul.

"Only if you choose to be," God answered. "There is nothing, really, to be afraid of, unless you decide that there is. You see, we are making it all up. We are pretending."

"Oh," said the Little Soul, and felt better already.

Then God explained that, in order to experience anything at all, the exact opposite of it will appear. "It is a great gift," God said, "because without it, you could not know what anything is like. You could not know Warm without Cold, Up without Down, Fast without Slow. You could not know Left without Right, Here without There, Now without Then."

"And so," God concluded, "when you are surrounded with darkness, do not shake your fist and raise your voice and curse the darkness. Rather be a Light unto the darkness, and don't be mad about it. Then you will know Who You Really Are, and all others will know, too. Let your Light shine so that everyone will know how special you are!"

"You mean it's okay to let others see how special I am?" asked the Little Soul.

"Of course!" God chuckled. "It's very okay! But remember,'special' does not mean 'better.' Everybody is special, each in their own way! Yet many others have forgotten that. They will see that it is okay for them to be special only when you see that it is okay for you to be special."

"Wow," said the Little Soul, dancing and skipping and laughing and jumping with joy. "I can be as special as I want to be!"

"Yes, and you can start right now," said God, who was dancing and skipping and laughing right along with the Little Soul.

"What part of special do you want to be?"

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posted on Nov, 13 2008 @ 09:45 PM
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"What part of special?" the Little Soul repeated. "I don't understand."

"Well," God explained, "being the Light is being special, and being special has a lot of parts to it. It is special to be kind. It is special to be gentle. It is special to be creative. It is special to be patient. Can you think of any other ways it is special to be?"

The Little Soul sat quietly for a moment. "I can think of lots of ways to be special!" the Little Soul then exclaimed. "It is special to be helpful. It is special to be sharing. It is special to be friendly. It is special to be considerate of others!"

"Yes!" God agreed, "and you can be all of those things, or any part of special you wish to be, at any moment. That's what it means to be the Light."

"I know what I want to be, I know what I want to be!" the Little Soul announced with great excitement. "I want to be the part of special called 'forgiving'. Isn't it special to be forgiving?"

"Oh, yes," God assured the Little Soul. "That is very special."

"Okay," said the Little Soul. "That's what I want to be. I want to be forgiving. I want to experience myself as that."

"Good," said God, "but there's one thing you should know."

The Little Soul was becoming a bit impatient now. It always seemed as though there were some complication.

"What is it?" the Little Soul sighed.

"There is no one to forgive."

"No one?" The Little Soul could hardly believe what had been said.

"No one!" God repeated. "Everything I have made is perfect. There is not a single soul in all creation less perfect than you. Look around you."

It was then that the Little Soul realized a large crowd had gathered. Souls had come from far and wide ~ from all over the Kingdom ~ for the word had gone forth that the Little Soul was having this extraordinary conversation with God, and everyone wanted to hear what they were saying. Looking at the countless other souls gathered there, the Little Soul had to agree. None appeared less wonderful, less magnificent, or less perfect than the Little Soul itself. Such was the wonder of the souls gathered around, and so bright was their Light, that the Little Soul could scarcely gaze upon them.

"Who, then, to forgive?" asked God.

"Boy, this is going to be no fun at all!" grumbled the Little Soul. "I wanted to experience myself as One Who Forgives. I wanted to know what that part of special felt like."

And the Little Soul learned what it must feel like to be sad. But just then a Friendly Soul stepped forward from the crowd.

"Not to worry, Little Soul," the Friendly Soul said, "I will help you."

"You will?" the Little Soul brightened. "But what can you do?"

"Why, I can give you someone to forgive!"

"You can?"

"Certainly!" chirped the Friendly Soul. "I can come into your next lifetime and do something for you to forgive."

"But why? Why would you do that?" the Little Soul asked. "You, who are a Being of such utter perfection! You, who vibrate with such a speed that it creates a Light so bright that I can hardly gaze upon you! What could cause you to want to slow down your vibration to such a speed that your bright Light would become dark and dense? What could cause you ~ who are so light that you dance upon the stars and move through the Kingdom with the speed of your thought--to come into my life and make yourself so heavy that you could do this bad thing?"

"Simple," the Friendly Soul said. "I would do it because I love you."

The Little Soul seemed surprised at the answer.

"Don't be so amazed," said the Friendly Soul, "you have done the same thing for me. Don't you remember? Oh, we have danced together, you and I, many times. Through the eons and across all the ages have we danced. Across all time and in many places have we played together. You just don't remember."

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posted on Nov, 13 2008 @ 09:46 PM
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"We have both been All Of It. We have been the Up and the Down of it, the Left and the Right of it. We have been the Here and the There of it, the Now and the Then of it. We have been the male and the female, the good and the bad; we have both been the victim and the villain of it."

"Thus have we come together, you and I, many times before; each bringing to the other the exact and perfect opportunity to Express and to Experience Who We Really Are. And so," the Friendly Soul explained further, "I will come into your next lifetime and be the 'bad one' this time. I will do something really terrible, and then you can experience yourself as the One Who Forgives.

"But what will you do?" the Little Soul asked, just a little nervously, "that will be so terrible?"

"Oh," replied the Friendly Soul with a twinkle, "we'll think of something."

Then the Friendly Soul seemed to turn serious, and said in a quiet voice, "You are right about one thing, you know."

"What is that?" the Little Soul wanted to know.

"I will have to slow down my vibration and become very heavy to do this not-so-nice thing. I will have to pretend to be something very unlike myself. And so, I have but one favour to ask of you in return."

"Oh, anything, anything!" cried the Little Soul, and began to dance and sing, "I get to be forgiving, I get to be forgiving!"

Then the Little Soul saw that the Friendly Soul was remaining very quiet.

"What is it?" the Little Soul asked. "What can I do for you? You are such an angel to be willing to do this for me!"

"Of course this Friendly Soul is an angel!" God interrupted. "Everyone is! Always remember: I have sent you nothing but angels."

And so the Little Soul wanted more than ever to grant the Friendly Soul's request. "What can I do for you?" the Little Soul asked again.

"In the moment that I strike you and smite you," the Friendly Soul replied, "in the moment that I do the worst to you that you could possible imagine ~ in that very moment..."

"Yes?" the Little Soul interrupted, "yes...?""Remember Who I Really Am."

"Oh, I will!" cried the Little Soul, "I promise! I will always remember you as I see you right here, right now!"

"Good," said the Friendly Soul, "because, you see, I will have been pretending so hard, I will have forgotten myself. And if you do not remember me as I really am, I may not be able to remember for a very long time. And if I forget Who I Am, you may even forget Who You Are, and we will both be lost. Then we will need another soul to come along and remind us both of Who We Are."

"No, we won't!" the Little Soul promised again. "I will remember you! And I will thank you for bringing me this gift ~ the chance to experience myself as Who I Am.

" And so, the agreement was made. And the Little Soul went forth into a new lifetime, excited to be the Light, which was very special, and excited to be that part of special called Forgiveness.

And the Little Soul waited anxiously to be able to experience itself as Forgiveness, and to thank whatever other soul made it possible. And at all the moments in that new lifetime, whenever a new soul appeared on the scene, whether that new soul brought joy or sadness--and especially if it brought sadness--the Little Soul thought of what God had said.

"Always remember," God had smiled, "I have sent you nothing but angels."



posted on Nov, 17 2008 @ 06:36 AM
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I find it depends on your perspective of the world and how you view and accept things that leads to new ideas and thoughts and sometimes revelatory ones at that.

Sometimes I will feel connected to everything and my day just 'flows' along in harmony and other days it 'staggers' along with interruptions and doesn't flow smoothly.





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