posted on Jan, 7 2010 @ 01:49 AM
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
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
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
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
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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