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A widespread change in existance

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posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 01:49 AM
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Take this all with a grain of salt, and PLEASE share your thoughts, comments, questions, response, etc.

My own "awakening" has been happening over the past year or so, starting when I finally was able to step outside myself and start asking the all important question, "why?"

I went though various phases of thought. First empathy towards humanity won, and i was a lefty-socialist, but then a friend pointed out that "only in a free market, in a country where you can do whatever you want, can you have ultimate control over your own destiny."
Almost instantly I became a stead-fast libertarian and believer in the faith of the free market and the good will of private citizens.
I was still living a materialistic lie of a life, entirely unsatisfied with my life but ignorant to why, I just ignored the emptiness and kept on truckin, and though I would openly rally against our education system and obvious flaws in society, I was still as much of a zombie-ant as anyone else.

Then I had my first truly mind-expanding spiritual moment I can recall. Because it might clash with some rules on this forum I won't clarify (though it was completely legal and everyone involved went into the "trippy experience" with religious goals).

After that my mind opened up. I began to appreciate nature in ways I hadn't before, poetry became a mainstay in my life and I became hugely more self-aware than I was before. I began to study various forms of spirituality and religion and began to mix and mash ideas and practices.

But what was odd about it is that as I become more aware so do the people around me. Sure I'm only 18 so I'm sure it's natural that most of the thinking population would begin this sort of phase at this age in their life, but it's not limited to my peers. Even older, wiser, more experienced folks around me seem to be, more and more, opening their eyes as if materialism and false-happiness had kept them blinded. Thanks to advancing technology and the suburbs people have been isolating themselves at an exponential rate and I believe maybe something in our collective psyche (which I'm a firm believer in) has finally clicked.

I believe people, as individuals and as a collective, are finally trying to get back to the earth. I see it everywhere, from dress-trends to an increase of hippies to popular movies and music. What really sticks out in my mind is the movie "Avatar," which everyone raves about and almost everyone I've talked to has noticed (and usually agrees with) it's message. In fact I know many people who have been moved to the point of tears by it.

There's also the "green" movement, and though It's largely misguided and misrepresented, it is very real and progress IS being made and a lot of people have a deep faith in it. Whether or not global warming is real, I can't bring myself to even attempt to fathom stopping this environmentalism or why you'd want to.

I see and hear references to a coming global change all over the place. I think what's most odd is that most of the people who 'feel it' also feel that it's good in nature. In fact I've heard multiple people hinting (whether they realize it or not) that people will be 'connected' by it. "we are one."

Could It be a global change in consciousness? Could we abandon the past XX,000 years of imperialism and greed in search of a more spiritual, sustainable, and peaceful existence? Could another 60's-esq cultural phenomenon happen again, only permanently? Will humans redefine the "human condition"?

I'm also curious, what other signs (if any) have you been noticing?

(I'd also love to hear about your 'awakening' if you had one.)

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posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 02:20 AM
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Originally posted by djon01
Could It be a global change in consciousness? Could we abandon the past XX,000 years of imperialism and greed in search of a more spiritual, sustainable, and peaceful existence? Could another 60's-esq cultural phenomenon happen again, only permanently? Will humans redefine the "human condition"?


EXACTLY
you know.

trust what you know


I'm also curious, what other signs (if any) have you been noticing?


oh gosh
so many i can't even sort them out to share with you
but i'll try to get back to it


(I'd also love to hear about your 'awakening' if you had one.)


i wrote some about awakening, here on this thread:
Are we Awakening or are we going Nuts?



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 03:43 AM
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Ever heard the term, "been around the block a few times"?

I feel you my friend, but if you go around the block a few times you'll realize....nothing changes.

The trends you see are the same ones I saw in High School...the hippies, the dress trends.

Perhaps the adults aren't getting wiser, perhaps you are getting older and adults no longer treat you like a kid, but a young man, thus showing you respect for which you return the same respect.

What you are ultimately going to find, is that you've been here forever and you will be here forever. Love it or Hate it....Earth is your body...and your mind is the wind blowing through it.

Peace and Blessings



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 08:55 AM
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Your obviousely young and idealistic. As the post before said in not so many words. Wait till life starts getting in the way a bit. The sixties was one period in time that a real change could have been made and what happened. Those hippys are now running there own Lawyer firms or putting in hard shifts at the local factory.

It all comes back to money eventually. People are already cashing in on global warming. Never lose faith, but dont be supprised when you start to see history repeating itself.

Only anihilation, leaving only a lucky few would give change a chance. Maybe they would learn from past mistakes and build a better way from scratch. Were not getting any where at the moment accept maybe a few more steps down the road to extinction.

As far as spirituality goes. You just concentrate on your own. Let the rest of the world do what it will.



posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 10:40 AM
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Originally posted by Algebra

Your obviousely young and idealistic. As the post before said in not so many words. Wait till life starts getting in the way a bit. The sixties was one period in time that a real change could have been made and what happened. Those hippys are now running there own Lawyer firms or putting in hard shifts at the local factory.

It all comes back to money eventually. People are already cashing in on global warming. Never lose faith, but dont be supprised when you start to see history repeating itself.

Only anihilation, leaving only a lucky few would give change a chance. Maybe they would learn from past mistakes and build a better way from scratch. Were not getting any where at the moment accept maybe a few more steps down the road to extinction.

As far as spirituality goes. You just concentrate on your own. Let the rest of the world do what it will.


You said it. There would literally have to be a new beginning where the power structure is rebuilt because of necessity, not because of politics.

Only then imagine how difficult it would be for the first 100 years at least. I believe we've been through it a few times.....Cavemen were cavemen not because they were stupid, but because those caves were the last refuge from calamity.

To be honest, I think it is supposed to be the way it is...somebody has it way better and somebody has it way worse and that somebody could have been anyone of us.....It's all equal in the end.

"On a long enough time line, the survival rate for everyone drops to zero"...

Peace



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