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Originally posted by MRuss
Well, to tell you the truth, I'm always waiting for the next shoe to drop. I expect weird things to happen (towers toppling, friends dying, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, economic disaster) because these are the times we live in, right?
Nothing surprises me.
Originally posted by ErgoTheConfusion
Some of the philosophical perspectives I hold even suggest that we are "filters"... and when we recognize that we have been tasked with processing this emotion. We can either amplify it by "making it our own" and causing more... or we can recognize it, acknowledge it, respect it, and then let it pass while focusing on turning Lead into Gold as it were... or convert it into positive emotion/energy.
The positive moments, I seek to amplify. This is my free will in that arena, and part of the "work" that we can each do individually in connection with the collective awareness/subconscious. It's why someone who never goes outside or interacts with anyone might be the most powerful emotional force on the planet, but someone visible and "preaching positive" while internally amplifying negative are ultimately a negative influence.
It's been an interesting wave/experiment to ride in exploring the Self.
Originally posted by Realtruth
This is really interesting and a profound perspective. I would have never thought in a sense of filter, or amplification, so basically you are saying that we have a choice to filter/ignore, or receive/accept and amplify?
Mahatma Gandhi said: "Be the change you want to see in the world."
Originally posted by Threegirls
People need something to work towards. I feel a mass campaign is the only thing which will get the message across but how does one get the message across effectively? What will it take? I don't want to set myself ablaze in front of the town hall but I have considered it.
Are these my feelings that I'm having or is it something I am sensitive to in others? I don't know. For myself, I want nothing, nothing at all. I just want to help people to realise that we can change this world by changing ourselves, what drives us. We can't change others but we can show them what is real and what is not.
The constructs of this reality we create and we can destroy, once united in our desire to care for humanity, our home 'earth' and the creatures we share home with.