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What caused you to wake up?

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posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:01 PM
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All of us have had some point in our lives that caused us to wake up that the world was not what we thought it was. This thread is meant to share what caused you to wake up and what you've done since then...

Personally, i woke up during the Spring of 2009 during my Sophomore year in HS (currently a Senior). I was using my phone in the hallway and a teacher asked to confiscate my phone. I flat out told her no and walked away. The way i thought about it was "why can't i use my phone in the hallway? i'm not hurting anyone and it's between classes..." She pursued me and demanded i give her my phone. I told her no and that i didn't do anything wrong. Long story short, we went to the office, i got to keep my phone and the VP let me down easy because of other bullying issues i was having.

But the event caused me to start questioning things. I've always been the type of person who has a hard time accepting something "just because" or because "that's the way it is." This just caused me to question those things even more.

I did research on the Internet, onto the topic of 2012, something that's been on my mind for years. I found the New Age/Indigo stuff and bought into it for a while, then dropped it. I found ATS in late summer of 2009, lurked for a while, and joined in October of 2009. Since then, I've been still searching for the truth in what actually is going on as well as the nature of life and reality.

So how about all of you?
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posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:03 PM
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To be brutally honest, I experienced severe and prolonged trauma as a child. This caused me to question authority for as long as I can remember. I never thought that just because people with suits and cameras asserted something it must be true, which meant that I always knew they were liars, because it's usually not hard to find out if you try at all.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:04 PM
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I just became thirsty for knowledge I guess, and I came across this water hole and nature took its course I guess!


Jamie.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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Believe it or not it was the pyramid on the back of the one dollar bill....

"What the hell is this?", "Whats the link between the Egyptians and the dollar?"......



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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My awakening probably actually started somewhat before this, but the point that sticks in my mind always is when I first saw the Matrix at the theater - I had just read part of Behold a Pale Horse by William Copper the month before that, and the parallels I saw in the Matrix, Silent Weapons for Quiet Wars (first chapter of BAPH) and the world at large just suddenly hit me and I walked out shaking.

Been an ongoing process for then, always checking out the mainstream news, following up with alternative news, and then really took off when I found out about Ron Paul in '07.

This sums it up well in my case:

Let me tell you why you're here. You're here because you know something. What you know you can't explain--but you feel it. You've felt it your entire life. There's something wrong with the world. You don't know what it is, but it's there. Like a splinter in your mind. Driving you mad.
- Morpheus


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posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:07 PM
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I was always awake per se, except my attention was signaled to different channels. I always knew something had to be going on behind the scenes because the plain stupidity of our society with our technology seemed surreal.

What caused me to dwell into conspiracy theory however was the whole extradition series of Julian Assange.

Yeah I know



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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Due to my father's profession I travelled around on this little earth all my life. Since I can remember I was more of a spectator of cultures without any real roots. So I guess just weird circumstances, I had to question and observe things just to get by and I like it that way. Now Im in my " home-country" in Western civilization and I immediately felt like I don't belong. Started researching Bohemian Grove etc, then I watched Zeitgeist and that was the shizznet moment.
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posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:16 PM
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For me it was a copy of Loose Change a friend gave me. Got me thinking that if even 1% of that was true, what else have I been lied to.

And so it began.....



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:18 PM
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Mine was Mike Ruppert's exposing the CIA and coc aine running back in the 80's. Mike was a LA police officer back in the day.


Then I watched Mike's truth And Lies Of 911, and it blew me away! To this day I have not seen any gathering of evidence like what Mike pulled together, and anyone still interested/questioning the OS, this is a must watch.


I just couldn't believe what I was hearing, but the evidence provided was just startling!
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Peace,
spec
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posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:26 PM
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it was this video that totally woke me up, i saw it about 3months ago. i started researching alot last year after watching a video on the 7/7 bombings in london, that told me alot of things in this world aren't what they seem.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:27 PM
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I listened to art bell a lot in high school and his shows gave me an idea that the world wasn't as simple as I knew it. But it wasn't till about 2005 when I seen the zeitgeist movie did I realize how much skulduggery and illusion was in the world.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:32 PM
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My dad saw a flyig saucer up close and personal in the late 60s. I believed for a long time that aleins could not be responsible because an advanced society would consider us on the level of bacteria..

I was convinced our government couldn' keep this tech secret for so long... I especially belived this after 9-11 when I thought if we had this technology no way 9-11 could happen..

I was doing some research on Bob Lazxar just out of curiosity when I had an epiphany,..

My dad had shown me a picture of a flying saucer in popular mechanics that said "they're here". He said the craft he saw was idnetical. when he showed me that pic we didn't know thta image was ceated from the descriptionof Lazar. This caused me to do more and more research with many twists and turns along the way.

My conclusion:

All this alein stuff is disinfo. Bob lazar, John lear and Hal Puthoff are disinfo agents suppressing super tehcnologies the Germans developed and we continued. I think the Nazi's continued on after WWII as well. All this tech orgininated from Viktor Schauberger and possbily TT Brown and Tesla.

I believe the US has a secret space program with bases all over our solar system and beyond and they feel these technologies are too dangerous to make public militarily and financially. I do not know if the people in charge are good or evil at this point.. They may feel this is necassary because they are paranoid - misguided...



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 04:43 PM
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I had a social studies teacher in seventh grade (Jr. high school) who hated America, hated White people (though he was White himself), and hated the American blue collar worker in particular. He was always using his classroom to indoctrinate the students, blaming the American worker for all of the ills of the world, although he seemed to enjoy living in a community of such people. He hated Christianity. I received an outrageous propaganda letter at home from some socialist group. No doubt he had used his position to get the students' addresses.
I argued with him a lot, and when he ended up making a fool out of himself he would fly into a rage and do something like have another student tear my notebook in half (that one was just before he "decided" to move away and teach basketball in another county).
That was a very eye-opening year for me. My grandfather gave me a copy of None Dare Call It Treason, which illustrated the false dichotomy of left-wing right-wing. I read everything political from Das Kapital to Mein Kampf. I had a subscription to National Review, which I did not renew. I read Nietzsche, Future Shock, etc etc. Later in the year I read The Rich and the Super-Rich by Lundberg, and None Dare Call It Conspiracy by Gary Allen. I was 12.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 05:00 PM
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I wouldn't say I am awake, more like in the process of waking up. I've always had to question things, find out for myself. It got me in loads of trouble when I was a kid. I have always suspected theres something not quite right and want to find out what it is. Its a shame there are so many animals out there waiting to pounce on the vulnerable.

It was religion that made me realise I was asleep. I was a complete mess and some people tried to take advantage of me, to suck me into their cult and their way of life. They knew I was looking for answers, and they claimed they had them. They were so nice at first but the deeper I got in, the more controlling they were. Every part of my life was being shaped to fit their narrow views.

The day it dawned on me that they were full of rubbish was when I was feeling really ill, and I couldnt go to a sunday meeting. One of the elders there came round my home and refused to leave without me. I nearly fainted in the meeting, I should have been at home in bed, and it was then I realised all they wanted from me is my money and my labour and couldn't care less about me as a person. I never went back.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 05:10 PM
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I have always been awake thanks to my Dad. In grade school I would read books about things like the devils triangle and Bigfoot, yes I know better now. Growing up we went to the lake to water ski and fish almost every weekend and camped out so I can remember all kinds of strange things we seen in the sky. I started working for my Dad summers when I was 14 doing electrical work and he told me allot about Tesla and I couldn't get enough about him lol.

When I turned 18 my Dad took me down to register with Selective Service and he told me about politics and that it was very important to research who you think would do the best job and then vote for them if you still like them. Dad also told me about the corruption that is infesting our Government and that people who didn't even like America was passing laws in America to destroy it. Dad told me about the industrial complex paying our politicions to pass laws that help industery no matter what its doing to the people.

Sadly my Dad died two weeks after I turned 18 he was a really smart guy one of the cool things he did was work on the electrical system for Cheyenne Mountain Complex (NORAD) North American Aerospace Defense Command when it was being built. Strange as it is he never told me about that the way I fond out is when I was going through some pictures after he died and found a group picture of him and his crew in front of the big opening, my Grandpa told me what he knew about it which was very little?!

A friend of mine told me about this guy that talked about all kinds of cool stuff on a radio show called Coast to Coast AM and after the first time I heard Art Bell I was hooked, man I lost a lot of sleep listening to that show lol and still do some times if the guest is a good one and Ian isn't the host. The Internet took learning and researching about the real world around me to a hole new level for me I love to find out all I can about anything I'm into and the same for politics in America.
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posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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The cause of waking up, well it's been a gradual process with occasional jolts.
My mother bought me a 2cnd hand book on spirits and demons when i was 9, had my head in the rabbit hole ever since.
Grandad gave me a copy of Gold of the Gods before he died, that got me asking the right questions after catholic school brainwashing.
Reading the chapter on the flyers in The Active Side of Infinity was something of a slap.
The Matrix and the words of Morpheus.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 06:29 PM
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Is this a wakeup to spirituality thread or a rebellious i hate authority...

My wakeup came gradually...around 18 i started taking an interest in spirituality and at 21 i started playing arounx with kundalini yoga and got badly burned
.3 weeks and no sleep scared the living # out of me...then i staarted studying kabbalah and thee rest is history.... ain is definotely a useful element to awakening.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 06:30 PM
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Well I will turn 35 in August. I don't remember when my Mom first started telling me about Big Brother, but know that she planted the first seed. Then my senior year in high school, my boyfriend introduced me to the world of aliens. By then I had a small facination with ghosts, but never imagined life beyond our planet. He also interduced me to Anne Rice novels...a little off subject, I know, but still seeds, none-the-less.

After 9-11, I began reading some of the conspiracies online...I had previously been exposed to the JFK conspiracies as well as Martin Luther King, Jr. And Malcolm X. I began realizing the world wasn't warm and fuzzy at all. I think it was 9-11 though that caused me to dive into the rabbit hole. But obviously, it started with my Mom and her warnings when I was still very young.



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 06:57 PM
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Some of us struggle searching for the truth for over half a century. How fortunate you are to see the truth at such a young age. I am so happy for you. "The good fortune of a freind is truely a blessing". To answer your question, George W. Bush and 911. I really turned 180 degrees and started questioning this BS system, this matrix. I then got into meditation, read the Upanishads and hopefully learned that the wiser I become, the less I know. S & F, Namaste



posted on Apr, 26 2011 @ 07:50 PM
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As a youth I used to work for a guy named Rick that showed me how stupid people were and if you complemented them and stroked their ego, they would trust you and believe almost anything you told them. Especially women. I became a fantastic salesman.


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