I respect and appreciate everyone's beliefs. Whether I share them or not, I can find beauty and wisdom in them in various contexts and situations.
However, I always have this question for believers in an impending ascension.
I am open minded to the possibility of ascension. I am someone who believes strongly in unconditional love and the interconnectedness of all life, and
that we are all one. I have had what most would probably term spiritual experiences many times throughout my life. I experience pain and sadness as a
result of others' focus on materialism, competition, and wealth, and am not a materialistic person. I have always longed for a way to a higher
understanding of reality and have never felt at home in reality as we know it. I am not a closed minded or self-centered individual. The closest thing
to happiness in this reality I have found is through compassion and service to others, in whatever limited means I am capable of providing it.
Nevertheless, I am also a philosophical skeptic. I have had profound beliefs before which did not bear fruit and turned out to be patently false. I
have learned from those lessons, and developed the ability to be rigorous and to take things with a grain of salt. Moreover, this is far from the
first supposedly impending ascension scenario I have been through. This is only the most recent. So, my question to imminent ascension believers:
If this date passes and no one "ascends," what will you believe? Will you tell me that through some form of karmic or intent vibration I remained in
this dimensional state because I "chose" to, even if I expressly did not? Will you say my higher self - of which I am largely consciously unaware -
chose to remain here? Will you say that I didn't believe strongly enough? Will you say that people did ascend, but that because I am still in this
dimensional plateau I cannot perceive anything beyond it and so, in my world line, everyone still remains? That my unconditional love was
insufficient? That I hadn't learned everything I needed to here, and thus must wait for the next go around?
The reason I ask these questions is that there is a rational problem with this. That problem being, all of the above explanations are unfalsifiable.
Which means that ascension could be totally bogus, but people could still make the above claims, and there would be no way to prove or disprove them.
As such, they are rationally moot, yet simultaneously logically inarguable. This is a logical catch-22, and a great (potential) means of accounting
for the possible eventuality of nothing happening at all.
Again, I am open to the possibility of this - and the myriad other predictions - coming to fruition this month and beyond. I am always open to
possibilities. There is no danger in that. But there is also no danger in taking things with a grain of salt, and I feel that this is an important
question that must be confronted honestly with oneself. Just my two cents.
edit on 12/9/2012 by AceWombat04 because: Elaboration and typos