posted on Nov, 12 2008 @ 04:56 AM
Before I get to the replies, there are a couple of things I would like to mention:
-The reason for the "Beware" of this thread is the following:
As said before, I joined ATS a couple of months ago, "directed" if I may, to help clarify some issues for other specific people, and for myself, to
see directly what is going on in some forums such as this one.
At first, I was struck by the level of preparation and formed eloquence of some of the members. As time progressed, however, I began to feel the
"pressure" of two currents here: those who will believe NOTHING, and defend that quite vehemently, and those who will SEEMINGLY believe ANYTHING,
and what that can imply.
Basically, I started to get the feel of the "mental environment" to which you can be exposed here, and it started to feel "oppressing".
Generally, there are numerous outlandish claims, being energized without verification by many, which are in turn attacked without mercy and even
education sometimes, by other factions that (personal opinion) seem just as uninformed, and lack the basic curiosity to find out things that are, as
seen by some like me, perfectly within reach of the willing.
Due to personal matters, as well as the general "non-positive, non-conducive-to-anything-productive" air that was coming at me from my presence at
ATS, I took a break.
I wondered how and WHY to come back, and this thread is the result.
-Taking from what I said above, it seems that most anybody that wants to share, or feels compelled to come forward with an experience of the
"yet-unexplainable" category, is almost REQUIRED that this be as dramatic, full of details and sensationalism as possible.
Otherwise, some PERFECTLY excellent threads, started and carried with dignity and great eloquence by some extraordinarily well-prepared people, fall
into oblivion and are ignored by the very people that these threads COULD help, because of the "lack" of knack or good thematic punch.
To all those people: I will share some of my experiences, but I will not indulge into fireworks or self-serving antics.
It would be ridiculous for anybody to take that seriously some ATS points, or to defend the integrity of your avatar, at the expense of the dignity of
the you that sits in front of that screen.
With this said, I will come forward, as I always think of myself, not as a spiritual teacher, but as a spiritual STUDENT, one like some of you, like
many, who has however intently been working, searching and finding for most of my time; one who has been "paying attention" to some of the lessons
available, and wishes to share some results just because I happen to know it is a good idea.
Afterward, each one draws what then can or want, and life goes on.