Put yourself in my shoes... what would you do?

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posted on May, 20 2012 @ 05:13 AM
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Hello people! How's every little thing?





If i may be so bold as to ask for a few (ninja edit: alright, this is getting very long, maybe a few dozen) minutes of your time to relate a short story and ask 'your' highly valued opinions:

Sooo, i was born in 1981 in Atlanta, GA to a delightfully unremarkable middle class family. i've always fancied myself a reasonably intelligent and well adjusted person. Cut to 30 years later and i am on my way to to see Widespread Panic at the Tabernacle in Atlanta on 1/28. So me and my best buddy Travis are on the way to the show and i trip in the woods and find some morel mushrooms. At this beautiful show i am reminded of some things i've forgotten, namely Heaven:



i was compelled use this 'remembrance of things past' to make a change in my life. i had believed on an intellectual basis for five or six years now that We are in fact One. It was time to put my beliefs into action; to 'become the change i wish to see in the world' so to speak.

i start small. i changed my online handle from moonshn to soulshn, for as the Allman Brothers point out:

Talkin' 'bout Soulshine /
It's better than sunshine /
It's better than Moonshine /
It's damed sure better than rain


i finally sign up for ATS (check my join date) after literally years of lurking and i find a home for many of these ideas over at r/psychonaut. i go out of my way to be as positive as possible in All my interactions with 'others'. i start threads in r/askreddit asking what makes people happy to be alive (please look the thread up if you have time i can not link to it here but it is all but guaranteed to put a smile on your face) and receive over a thousand replies spurring hundreds of great discussions. That was a truly great day and i was off to a great start.

Well, within a week or so i notice that a curious thing seems to be happening to me: All that positive energy i helped share starts coming back to me in a big way. Synchronicities start jumping out at me left right and center. My face to face interactions with others start to take on a much different and more Loving 'je ne se quois'. i am lucky enough to have a good job managing close to 300 people and i see and talk to most of them nightly. Quickly, without having to get the union involved, just by treating people with respect and empathy nearly all of their performance start to improve. Absenteeism starts to drop off and we begin setting new records in many of my performance indices.

i begin reaching out to people which up until this point has in my life has been very atypical. i contact old friends that i have lost touch with over the years and even old high school teachers to say hi. So this goes on for a month or two, each week getting a little bit better than the previous and i begin to believe that i may have inadvertently stumbled onto something magnificent, easy, and utterly powerful.

In late March, i could probably figure out the exact day if anyone deems it important, i have what can only be described as a religious experience. i came home from a long night at work and after patting the dogs on the head and giving them treats i sit out on my back porch in the pre-dawn dark, under a beautiful starry sky, put on the audio from the Panic show that started all of this softly. i feel It is worth noting here that i was not on any 'alternative' substances other than a couple of cold Budweiser Tall Boys at the time (when you are done with the other song this is a good one and should hopefully take you through the end of this way too long post.) i began to mediate/ponder the implications of what i was being shown. Namely that We are One and that the Golden Rule is to be taken very very literally.


What happens next deserves it's own post and i deserve a break; this has gotten much longer than i intended

Cheers!
edit on 5/20/12 by soulshn because: can't get font to work for some reason? =)




posted on May, 20 2012 @ 05:33 AM
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You haven't said what happened. Show us the shoes!,,



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 05:35 AM
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Don't have time to read or watch it. I have to go to work. But, I figured I would help you at least fix your video.

edit on 20-5-2012 by Manhater because: (no reason given)
edit on 20-5-2012 by Manhater because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 05:37 AM
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Every time i see someone else post "We are ONE", it makes my day, just to know that there are others out there who have discovered this too, and feel it strongly enough to declare it. /stoked

You should try to get the second post in before people like me jump in a ruin the continuity of your thread, sorry.




posted on May, 20 2012 @ 05:39 AM
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[font=Georgia]i began to feel, not a voice but a presence. It asked me if i was ready to let go and for the first time i honestly answered yes. my vision began to go black from the edges and i felt It, Everything, closing in around me, about to swallow me whole.

it was beautiful.

Right before i was totally gone (i remember thinking i was about to end up dead on the kitchen floor in a matter of seconds but i did not resist, was not even afraid) something, i'm not sure if it was the last shred of my ego, or the Universe itself, stopped me, my vision faded back in and it told me this




Very powerful stuff.[/font]



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 05:48 AM
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Originally posted by soulshn





Remember iH
Go when we're ready
you're here for her

Is that what it reads?
edit on 5/20/2012 by jiggerj because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 06:43 AM
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Well, this moved me deeply and i was nearly convinced.

A few weeks later on April twenty-second, two days after my anniversary, my wife and i got some good news. As i announced in this ATS thread we found out that after nearly three years, untold thousands of dollars at the fertility specialists, and countless prayers and well-wishes from friends, family, and acquaintances alike i am at long last going to be a dad sometime in late December (eerily close to 12/21/2012 i might ad;, i will touch on this soon).

We were chasing an undiagnosed problem. A battery of tests on both myself (has anyone ever had to go to the doctor to give a sperm sample? What a trip! They had hardcore dvd's in the private rooms
) and the wife revealed no problems with either. Despite the best efforts of our wonderful doctors and modern medical science had been all for not. As a last ditch effort and despite what we were told repeatedly would not help even if they found what they were looking for was an exploratory laproscopy to check for endomitriosis. Well, they found some and wouldn't you damned know that the very first month after the surgery it worked. Our doc has told us that considering a normal healthy couple on any given month has only a five percent chance of conceiving the odds of this happening are astronomical at best. It is no less than a bona fide miracle in my humble.

This did it for me; i was and have been unequivocally and undeniably convinced ever since.

i can say without hesitation that 2012 has been far and away the best year of my thirty and it only looks to be getting better. So, without further ado, the crux of my post:

2012 has always resonated with me on some level; for the longest i was afraid of it. i bought guns, which i still enjoy shooting immensely, i stored a few months worth of food, probably a good idea anyways, and i started a garden which i absolutely Love! i now feel that something very big, very exciting, and very beautiful is going to happen for us all very soon. Have you seen all the posts sharing the same message as mine on here very recently? People are waking the hell up and it is beautiful thing to watch; we have front row seats my friends! i think We, we the people have for the first time in many many years a real chance coming up here very soon to change our world for the better.

Lets get down to business, shall we?




So try to

Imagine



a mile in my new hat and my hippie shoes:







What would you do? What will you do? Will you do something deceptively simple for me?

Please don't give into the fear, choose Love.

For those of you that know some of this already and have heard the message just try to be a 'beacon of light' to others if things start getting a little crazy soon.


Cheers and so very much LOVE my friends!
edit on 5/20/12 by soulshn because: (no reason given)



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:11 AM
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I really enjoyed your story so thank you for sharing it.

I would like to add that I also believe we are all connected,ultimately we are all one.

Congratulations on the pregnancy. That is wonderful. It would seem the source has giving that which you have desired.

I do not believe in coincidences,everything happens for a reason.

I choose love.



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:24 AM
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reply to post by PerfectPerception
 


Thank you so very much on all counts!



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:32 AM
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reply to post by soulshn
 


I think I may be beginning to understand.
Thank you for sharing, I appreciate it very much.



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:36 AM
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Originally posted by The X
Every time i see someone else post "We are ONE", it makes my day, just to know that there are others out there who have discovered this too, and feel it strongly enough to declare it. /stoked

You should try to get the second post in before people like me jump in a ruin the continuity of your thread, sorry.



Glad to stand with you my brother! No worries about the interjection, just glad to know a few people read the post.


Originally posted by Manhater
Don't have time to read or watch it. I have to go to work. But, I figured I would help you at least fix your video.


Thank you for the help! i did not embed that one because ATS doesn't seem to like deep linking in embeded videos. The only part of the interview i was hoping to show begins at 2:22.


Originally posted by jiggerj

Remember iH
Go when we're ready
you're here for her

Is that what it reads?


Ha! i failed penmanship in third grade and never really recovered.

Remember It
go when we're ready!
you're here for Her!



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:46 AM
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Loveeeeee your post OP!
Truly a breath of fresh, sweet air!
And Congratulations for your wonderful news of becoming a dad!
I think you will be a wonderful father. What a lucky little bubba!
Thank you for sharing such a strong message of faith, hope & love.
Love & best wishes to you & your family.x



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 07:55 AM
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Originally posted by Wonders
reply to post by soulshn
 


I think I may be beginning to understand.
Thank you for sharing, I appreciate it very much.


Awesome!


i can only hope i may have helped nudge you in that direction. Please go with it, for all of us. Like all good things it takes work; take five minutes a day in silence, in my humble opinion sitting out under the stars is most effective as it helps to remind me of how really small we are in the grand scheme of things, and ponder your relation to the universe. i think you will reach many of the same conclusions, with your own special perspective of course.



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 08:03 AM
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And a new earth...



2012; a message of hope...




posted on May, 20 2012 @ 08:08 AM
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for a brilliant illustration of how tiny a planet we live on check this graphic out it truly is amazing how big some of the 'stuff' out there is.





posted on May, 20 2012 @ 08:12 AM
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reply to post by soulshn
 


Beautiful story and message!


My brother is moving to Atlanta in July to teach at a College. I'd love to get together for one of those Tall Boys!



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 08:20 AM
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Originally posted by getreadyalready
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Beautiful story and message!


My brother is moving to Atlanta in July to teach at a College. I'd love to get together for one of those Tall Boys!


Please message me if and when you are coming to town! i am about 30 minutes south of the city i would Love to shoot the poop for a while. We can ride the four wheelers, or go to the lake for a bit. My very good buddy is a brew-master for Budweiser so there are always plenty of fresh cold tall boys to be had =)



posted on May, 20 2012 @ 08:22 AM
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Originally posted by soulshn

Originally posted by Wonders
reply to post by soulshn
 


I think I may be beginning to understand.
Thank you for sharing, I appreciate it very much.


Awesome!


i can only hope i may have helped nudge you in that direction. Please go with it, for all of us. Like all good things it takes work; take five minutes a day in silence, in my humble opinion sitting out under the stars is most effective as it helps to remind me of how really small we are in the grand scheme of things, and ponder your relation to the universe. i think you will reach many of the same conclusions, with your own special perspective of course.
So neat, if only you knew how much I love looking at the stars, unfortunately where I live the sun hardly goes far enough for much stars to appear during the night at this time of the year. Very good idea to set aside some time each day.





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