HELLO ATS!! My awakening and history with this site.

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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 07:03 PM
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I was introduced to this site about 4 years ago by my little brother. Our whole family thought he was going a bit loopy after talking about 2012 a bit and different dimensions and so on.. We all thought that he was a bit of a conspiracy theorist and because theories are theories my closed mind wouldn't have much of it. To say that nothing resonated with me would be a lie of course as I wanted to understand where my brother was coming from because I loved him and didn't want to believe that he was crazy.

During a family trip 4 years ago I stayed up all night with my brother and asked him questions and listened with an open mind on all types of subjects and things that he was following. Enough of what was said that night ( the actual conversations are irrelevant at this point) sparked my interest and spent the better part of two years or so glued to ats as well as a few other sites as some of my beliefs were changed, some of the theories got my outraged, and for the most part new that talking about some of this stuff with my friends wasn't the way to go.

A little over two years ago I decided to go work on a cruise ship as it had always been a goal of mine. Two years in the south pacific with no t.v. was a blessing but the work although fun was tiring and very fake for the most part. I was an assistant cruise director and was hosting all sorts of events to themed parties and karaoke, so on.. I figured I would do this for about 5 years or so and change careers at that point. I returned home from my last contract in June with my now ex girlfriend from Croatia and new as soon as I arrived I didn't want to go back. This didn't bode well with the gf as we had planned to go back together. We still talk and ended things on good terms.

What to do now? Well, I live in the Vancouver area and my best friend and lots of people I know live on Vancouver Island, in Victoria. I decided to move there and look for work because it is such a beautiful place. My family all lives a few hours away on the mainland. I was having a hard time deciding what I wanted to do and aligned with looking for work I was again browsing this site.

I realize that it is easy to get caught up in all of this and the point I was at in my life was in the What is my purpose? Why am I here? realm. I've always believed that meditating was a good way to get grounded with yourself although have never really tried it properly or for any length of time. I decided to try a guided meditation on balancing the chakras. Wow, was I shocked. I actually felt the energy during the meditation and even though I believed in chakras it was still a shock to me. Then it got interesting.

Instead of spending most of my time looking for work I would go to the beach and try silencing my thoughts using a technique I learnt on Spirit Science like counting down from 100 or saying reset in my head when I'd get off track. The first day I must have spent four hours at the beach trying to meditate in intervals of about 45 mins or so. I could feel a tingling or vibrating sensation through me and was getting pretty scared because physically something was happening. Well on the second day, a couple hours in and the vibrating got stronger. I was able to remember back to reading somewhere to just experience whatever the feeling you were having without judgement and when I did this the fear went away. Not only did the fear go away but I had a very profound experience. All within a split second, the vibrating didn't stop at my body because I was not connected to everything. I didn't see anything ( eyes were closed) but the feeling of oneness and connection to everything was overwhelming. To anyone that's had a similar experience they know it's impossible to explain. I lost my fear of death ( which I didn't even know I had) and truly had a all knowing of everything so to speak. This feeling was pure energy and all I can really say is WOW. When I came out of my meditation I stood up and looked at the world around me. I still felt connected and was still vibrating to an extent. The world almost seemed like a grid and everything was so beautiful and I was so at peace.

I tried telling my friends about conciousness and everything being connected and about my experience. I realized quick that they thought I was having a breakdown. We went to the bar that night and it was too overwhelming. Seeing everyone as a reflection of myslelf and having no judgment towards anybody was difficult for me to handle as it was such a new paradigm.

I moved home a couple of days later because I felt like it was time to have a proper relationship with my family whom I had been distanced from since I was 17 ( now 32) when I left home for the first time. I moved in with my brother and have told my family about the experience and how living in the now is how I have to live my life. Besides my brother they got a little worried but have seen a change in me that has really got them wondering what happened. Trusting the universe and running on feelings while questioning all my thoughts it's not an easy thing to do. I now have a hundred dollars to my name, no idea what my next move is but I'm not worried because this is my experience.

I don't want to change anyone's views just my own. I feel that ats is a good place for me at this moment so as to have my view heard ( as it is shared by many) and answer any questions that anyone denying ignorance has. I will change the world by changing just one person. That person is me.

I still get spontaneous vibrations in my body but have not been able to get back to the oneness of that meditation experience. It'll just take practice and because I know it is possible I'm just expecting something to happen. This is what's holding me back and I will overcome it.

Peace and love to anyone that reads this Intro.

Sincerely,

SpiritRhino




posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 07:13 PM
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Warm Welcome to the ATS Family, SpiritRhino. Based on your into, I feel you are going to be a great addition to the mix.

I look forward to meeting you in the forums.....


Des




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posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 07:28 PM
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Welcome to the family such as it may be lol.

Might I remind you of something you already know?

It will not take practice to get to the point you were at. You were not practicing when you got there in the first place. You got there through focused intent. Forget about practice and just be, with all your heart mind and body, find the intent and just be.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 07:43 PM
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Thank you Des for the kind words. I look forward to meeting you in the forums as well.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 07:44 PM
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Something I may have known but thank you for the reminder. Focused Intent. I will keep my progress available for all people on a new path seeking help.



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 07:51 PM
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I had somehow the same experience in the end of August this year, like yours it resulted through a meditation(Kundalini Yoga) after i watched a very nice movie Powaqqatsi , dont know why but it was important for me watching it to achieve this altered state of consiousness.
I had this state of consiousness for about a week then it slowly went away but I still get those feelings from back then sometimes.
In this state i had no lack of energy, was never tired and if i wanted to sleep it was more like turning off a switch to a dream state.
Also i felt my body like never before, spent many hours in the jumpin arround like a little kid and feeling the oneness of all.

Thanks for sharing your experience, really caught my eye. Hope you can make it back to this state of consiousness. Untill then: Much Love Bro!



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 09:53 PM
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Hello and welcome!



posted on Oct, 17 2012 @ 10:00 PM
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Welcome to ATS!


See ya in the threads!



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 02:42 AM
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posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 10:02 AM
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Welcome to this space, lovely introduction and send blessings to the SpiritRhino on his journey through the jungle.




posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 10:37 AM
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SpiritRhino - 1
Doubters - still the same = 0

i dont have much to add here except a 'Well done'


as mentioned above focussed intent.. no distraction, no time limit.. just focus of what ur intending to do and that is all should consume your mind until you achieve it. u must relax and be still to feel the energy of the chakras flowing through whichever chakra your focussing on. if u want to see stuff, then the 3rd eye chakra is the one u want to focus on.



posted on Oct, 18 2012 @ 03:44 PM
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Welcome SpiritRhino!

That's a wonderful story - straight from the heart.

Like Des said, you will fit in well here with that outlook on life.

I found this cool avatar if you want it - A Rhino carrying a temple.



See you in the threads mate


ETA: Ahh.......I see you just got one - very nice
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posted on Oct, 21 2012 @ 06:21 PM
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Welcome!





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