Introduction: Taking the Plunge -- Without My Water Wings and Duckie

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posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 03:33 PM
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Hello ATS community! I hope that you will soon be my "ATS family" as well!

I have been ambling through the site (unseen) for years, but have found myself this past 12 months visiting weekly or daily. The more I read and ponder, the more I realize I am truly not alone in my views of this world, this life, this consciousness.

May I introduce myself...I currently call the northcoast of the Midwest my home. I also must admit I am a "corporate slave" at the moment, but anxious to talk with other ATS members about how to find alternative streams of income so I can someday "escape" the 8-5 (which is more like 8-8 these days) -- but I am also grateful to have a career and income during this trying time. I'm a parent...an aspiring writer...a dreamer and a realist...a skeptic and a believer...an introvert who can talk your ear off or sit by the water's edge with you in silence and joy...a long-time vegetarian...recovering chocoholic...cat (and dog) lover...lousy cook.

When I reach my 20 posts and learn the ropes (which I admit are a bit intimidating), you'll likely find me in the Gray Area or the Paranormal spots. My personal experiences have mainly circled around what I assume are ghosts, spirits, even demons perhaps???

More about me...I was an early 11:11-spotter, long before it became well-known - yet I am still unsure of what it truly means despite years of investigating. I am truly disheartened by seeing my beloved sky turned into a chem-fest, and long to see "real" clouds of my youth.

What do I believe? Some days, not a darn thing. Most days, I believe that we are in the dark -- that there is far more going on all around us than we'll ever uncover. Are there physical aliens? Or are they interdimensional beings? Are they "good" or "bad"? Is there a shadow government and all that that entails? Are time shifts and skips real? Are we stuck in a matrix, or do we collectively create it each day?

All I do know is that since I was very young, I felt so in love with this Earth, almost to a fault -- I love the sky, the sea, the wind, the creatures...and I feel the spirit of place, of trees and rocks and melting snow. I even escort the spiders and ants out of my home instead of giving them the old heel. And, while I love my fellow human beings, sometimes I just shake my head and wonder about how little progress we've made despite our technological and scientific advances. And, I chuckle, thinking maybe the "zombies" are already among us -- those who are so hypnotized by media, entertainment, the latest and greatest material gadgetry that they are dead to the real world around them.


Be kind, be gentle -- it's my first ATS post and my first forum post - ever, anywhere! (Really - I'm a true newbie).
I hope to be able to add value to the "family" and support -- as well as bring some friendly banter and perhaps opposing views. If I break the rules, it's because I'm learning to hold my breath and swim here in the deep end, and not intentional disrespect of the swim lanes. Maybe throw me an inner tube if you see me floundering?

Looking forward to talking with you all.


Galadriel




posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 03:37 PM
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Welcome.

Those twenty posts should go by in a flash. Just jump right in.



posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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It's nice to meat you
Meat eater joke



posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 03:40 PM
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Welcome to the party



posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 03:48 PM
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Water wings...Rubber Duckie...no problem...here ya go....




Welcome to the ATS pool party.......


Des



edit on 29-12-2012 by Destinyone because: (no reason given)



posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 04:57 PM
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Welcome To The Community


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posted on Dec, 29 2012 @ 07:20 PM
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Hello and welcome to the family!!



posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 11:44 AM
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Welcome aboard, and enjoy the ride!

Btw, that was a nicely done intro post. If you make all your posts that well thought out, you are going to become an excellent contributor soon.

Get familiar with the myATS button on the persistent bar *up there*. You can make forums your "favorites", and watch all the new topics come rolling in.

Hope to see you around!



posted on Dec, 30 2012 @ 05:17 PM
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Hey all,
Thanks for the welcoming thoughts. I am really looking forward to joining the convos. Now that all the 2012 hoopla has passed, and we are all here (or so we all believe
)), time to get back to talking about what is really happening in the here and now.

Thanks for the duckie!

Galadriel



posted on Jan, 1 2013 @ 12:53 AM
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Welcome to ATS.

Enjoy the stay.



posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 10:19 AM
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Welcome to ATS!

Very nice intro, I hope to see much more from you in the future. As for all of us the daily grind is not easy to endure but the most important is to live our destiny with a smile on our face. We can not change our destiny but we can and should endure everything with a smile form our heart I believe
.

For myself I practice Falun Dafa Qi Gong, an ancient practice form from China where the main focus is on improving mind and body by following the principles of Truthfulness-Compassion-Tolerance in daily life as well as practicing some slow exercises and meditation. For me I have gone from a worn out person without any compass in life to being a calm and focused person with a much bigger heart for others.

I wish you all the best in the future.






 
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