Originally posted by antar
DW, you mentioned seeing them in and around your home, where else do you see them on a regular basis and why do you suppose some people have the
ability to protect themselves and their surroundings from such entities?
Meditation is a wonderful medium for looking inside. How do you suppose this will strenghten ones capacity for awareness of these beings and if it is
all negative and distracing why would a person do this?
Also do you suppose it is possible that you draw to yourself and your surroundings that which you reflect from deep within?
[edit on 22-8-2008 by antar]
Good post. Well, I wasn't really going to get too deeply into philosophical aspects of this phenomenon, but seeing as how many of the philosophers on
ATS have stopped by...sure, I'll touch on some things.
To answer your first couple of questions... I went to Great America a few months ago, and saw many of these beings there. Most of the time, I don't
see them in public. I see them in people's homes, in neighborhoods... and mostly later at night. I guess seeing them at Great America would make
sense, since they seem to be energy leeches, and just think about the energy you expel with all the adrenaline and fear released on thrill rides.
Your second question.... why can some people protect themselves from these things? Years of meditative practice, or just plain old clarity, I would
guess. Some people are just more spiritually and energetically advanced in different ways. I'm not claiming to be one of those super spiritually
advanced people. Oh, and from what I hear, being good with visualization methods really helps, and I am not very developed at that yet. I visualized
an apple yesterday pretty successfully, and then I tried to visualize a naked woman, haha but that wasn't so successful. I got the boobs, but the
rest was just a swirly mess!
What works well to protect yourself against their leeching is to just try to feel the opposite of fear. I recommended to someone who PMed me to try
and joke with them, and apparently this person had immediate success. Try to talk to them and make friends. Even if you are deathly afraid! I get this
sense of pure puzzlement from them when I do this. Also, it will in most cases completely eliminate your own fear. Just like stage fright... the best
thing to do when you have stage fright is to just take it head on and do exactly the opposite of what you feel.
Also, to answer another previous question by a previous poster... I keep sane by making it into an amusing joke. Like "Messin' With Sasquatch",
I should have made myself clearer. This is only negative if you look at it that way. Even if you are being terrorized by these things, even if you are
being physically and mentally assaulted like I sometimes am, if you feel as though these things are giving you negative vibes, realize the negativity
and directly counter it with something else.
I suppose meditation just centers you more into a state of observation regardless of what is happening, rather than always becoming your reaction to
what is happening. If you are always becoming your reaction to what is happening, are you even paying attention to the event happening in any detail
whatsoever, or is it just a blur?
Meditation seems to develop your ability to separate your observing consciousness from your perceived self easier, and once you step back from being
in the moment always... a side effect of that is that more of the moment's picture is revealed. You can't observe the picture when you're too busy
being the picture... ya know? Meditation gives you this realization.
Why do people want to know or develop the ability to know this seemingly negative thing in which I am saying? They may not want to, but it would give
them the opportunity to improve themselves a little better... because to answer your last question, I believe everything experienced in life is a
mirror of your own self. The good, along with the bad. Separate yourself from the negative experiences, and you separate yourself from the dark half
of yourself. You'll never be whole running away from things you don't want to hear or see, because those things are inside of you as much as
People may not WANT to know... but want and need are two different things. Often what we want isn't what we need. What we wish to be often results in
disappointment because what we wish is a want, not a need. We always get exactly what we need, and either we choose to use it as a tool, or we
victimize ourselves to it. This ABSOLUTELY IS NOT what I want people to do with this information if they take it seriously at all.
Phew, excellent post, antar. Really made me type. I don't type fast!