Are places like this bad for us?

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posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 04:52 AM
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Tried the city life not too long after graduated, didn't even last three years. I hated it, too many rude people, too many cops, too much noise 24/7, the only APT I could afford was in a ghetto type area with crackheads all over, it all around sucked




posted on Jan, 4 2013 @ 10:09 PM
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"Are places like this bad for us?"

My answer: If that is how you prefer to see it.

You have to allow the bad because there cannot only be good, both must exist to maintain balance. With this said, it is inevitable that you will be aware of the bad, but it is your choice as to whether it affects you in a bad way, or in other words, a way that is not preferred.

I who speak to you now have been to the dark realms of fear, hate, anger, sadness, resentment and back to the light, back to what I prefer. I am still aware of these negative things that I am constantly bombarded with and they do affect me, however I choose to shift my perspective in a way so that they may affect me positively.

You can benefit, learn, and evolve from experiencing the bad. I enjoy reading all of the diverse topics here, many of which are fear-based theories with negative prone entities feeding said theories, however I feel much is to be learned from their perspective, whether I myself hold it to be true or false.

What is spoken of here in this thread is the acknowledgement of bad without the process of gaining from the bad to convert it to good. There is an immense beauty of extreme negativity and positivity and everything in between on this website. I choose to recognize this beauty.

This is but one of an infinite amount of perspectives, take from it only that which benefits you.



posted on Jan, 5 2013 @ 02:30 PM
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It's simple: solution based people like me usually venture into these waters, get massively attacked, insulted, and ridiculed, and then we leave these places. If you don't find us at our OWN websites, you don't get the really cool information we've discovered about self-healing, spiritual discernment, psychic development (without falling under the influence of cultish people or cultish beliefs) and so on.

I've been posting here for a week or two and nobody has taken any of my solution-based, experience-rich posts at all seriously; just insults and crap; and you know what? I've been a professional psychic, shamanic healer, syndicated newspaper columnist and book writer for a long time now. So I KNOW STUFF. And people like me who kick asss when it comes to providing solutions (based on, for example, my real life client work with over 10,000 people) get chased away. Our work isn't fear-based. It's information that's empowering, solution-based, and contrarian (going against all that fake doom and gloom crappppola that's out there; encouraging you to come into your own spiritual sovereignty and intuitive wisdom while, at the same time, remaining FIRMLY rooted in physical life, which is a marvelous and miraculous gift.)

But people like me get tired of the blazing arrows shot at our backs; the insults to our sanity and intelligence, the overall nastiness and "fear porn" which is popular here.

In short, the overall energy is too nasty, too dark, for cool people to stick around for long!

And if you're a cool person, as the OP clearly is, maybe it's time to step away from the DARK places and start hooking up with like-minded folks who are both grounded, rational, skeptical, and intelligent, but who ALSO have a rich array of metaphysical wisdom and experience. There are LOADS of us out there!
edit on 5-1-2013 by LipstickMystic because: spelling



posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 12:49 AM
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How does one make sure negativity only affects them positively?



posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 12:50 AM
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I can only takte this place in small doses I think. I spend too much time here, and I end up being angry.



posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 03:19 AM
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These what you would call, "uncool" people, are perhaps still learning? Perhaps their current incarnation is here to learn different lessons than the lessons you have come to learn in yours.

Many choose to live in fear, therefore when their perspective of fear is threatened with something not fear-based it will be ridiculed and rejected because that is an aspect of the reality they have created for themselves.

Might I ask, and i intend not even a quantum particle of disrespect, if you have such empowering information why are you allowing these uncool individuals to disempower you? Experiment, play, interact, discover what works and does not work, discover who will listen and who will not. Do not let what will not work, do not let those who will not listen, disempower you.



posted on Jan, 6 2013 @ 10:16 PM
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Well, if the information is stressful, lay off those threads for awhile. For me, I enjoy reading the occasional weird personal stories, and some of the other odd stuff you don't see most places. Even without all of the politically-related conspiracies, there is always something interesting here. I love a good mystery, and have read more here than any other place online.

In general, though, isn't forewarned forearmed?



posted on Jan, 7 2013 @ 03:23 AM
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You can´t. Negative situations are there to learn from them.



posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 03:34 PM
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Oh, this isn't about being "disempowered", believe me! I don't give such power to other people, otherwise I wouldn't be owning up to being a spiritually sovereign being, which I am!


I'm just talking about the weird thing I've seen on forums dating back, oh gods, at least ten years or so on "alternative" type forums, where people who post material that is solution-based, anti-fear based, practically spiritual based, (that's involving keeping one foot firmly in the physical realm and one foot firmly in the spiritual realm, the shamanic/gnostic way) usually get "chased off" forums like these --- and I always have to wonder -- why?

I really love the overall "mandate' of ANY alternative type forum -- you know, exploring the topics that are "taboo," "forbiden," "crazy," etc -- because independent thinkers are my SOUL TRIBE, man!

But it seems like there is a hazing process where people like me are always put in these weird boxes of:

* We're just going to SHIIIITTTT on her because she's new

* We're going to POOOOP on her because she's passionate (and likes to use four letter words to make a point, which is apparently, I dunno, outing myself as a terrorist?)

* Deeply embedded posters with a million posts just automatically come out to CRAPP all over new posters because ? Why? YOU fill in the blanks


Anyway, it's all very interesting!

(In the way that discovering that your third cousin once removed is a child molester type of way.
) )



posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 04:16 PM
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Improvement in life from becoming more aware? I suppose it depends on what you become more aware of.
Knowledge in itself is no help unless you do something with it of course. Forums like ATS do help in keeping the brain ticking over and making connections with other brains, lol, but that doesn't improve my circumstances in life its really just for having a bit of fun on the lap-top. But I have to keep myself aware to do this and everything else I attempt otherwise I would be fumbling about all over the place, losing my keys etc




posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 05:52 PM
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Originally posted by TKDRL
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I can only takte this place in small doses I think. I spend too much time here, and I end up being angry.


I see that as a good thing! Anger channeled in a positive manner is what instigates change. Anger used as a motivational tool to do something rather than bow down to authority and the status quo is what ultimately changes attitudes. We need more angry people to raise their fist in the air and proclaim..."I'm mad as hell and I'm not gonna take this anymore"

www.youtube.com...



posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 05:56 PM
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That was great, what movie is that from?



posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 05:57 PM
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I am starting to think maybe it was the stupid effexor lol. Day four cold turkey, and even with the crappy withdrawal symptoms, I have this big cheesey grin on my face
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posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 05:58 PM
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Originally posted by TKDRL
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That was great, what movie is that from?


"Network"



posted on Jan, 19 2013 @ 06:07 PM
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I will answer the OP question like this:

In 2008, we suffered a devastating hurricane. My darlin' and me were without conventional power for 4 months (we had a small generator and quite a bit of stored, stabilized fuel). M'Bride's phone still worked, and through it we were able to keep in contact with the outside world.

For her (at that time), no news was good news. For me, I imagined worse than was actually happening. A very good friend of mine whom I consider my brother came to ATS and other sites and texted us the "highlights" as he saw them. That was very calming to me, and allowed me to better continue with the process of helping out others worse off that us, and to rebuild our own home; having the connection helped me to not worry about the turbulent world, knowing that if TSHTF, my friend would tell us PDQ.

For me, this continues to be much of the allure of ATS -- the 'knowing' that the worst of things will be posted. ATS also highlights the best of things -- the 'news' that gives us hope and the threads that make us think. I enjoy the latter most of all, because if I ever stop pondering and weighing other peoples' views, I think that is the beginning of death, of giving up.

Some may view me as a yes-man of ATS because I'm a moderator; let me tell you........... my love and appreciation of this place was well-founded a couple of years before being invited into staff. Us, the members who discuss issues and ideas are the wealth of ATS. ANYbody can report the news and put their own spin on it; here, we exchange ideas and that, my friends is a wealth measured in a way that matters to me more than gold.



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 11:07 AM
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Originally posted by TKDRL
I I have been hanging here and a few other places for about 5 years now, and to be honest, I can't think of a single positive thing that has come from it.


I would hardly say that, I have learned many things, if not how to act with respect to the world.

But I have been struggling too. It appears as research says that there really is a split inside of MJ-12. Some want us to discuss the alien topics. They put movies out with small detials of truth around a fictional story. They want people to say that it is real but without saying anything about the real evidence. Then the other part of the group who wants to keep it secret like the underground bases, national security and control. You also have the aliens themselves, who appear to not want anything to be known about them besides a mysterious episode they leave behind.



Has anyone had a positive improvement in their life from being more aware? I can't think of a single change really


In this panel discussion we have researchers who answer this question from a member of the audience. They give ellaborate answers ranging from not being changed at all to having more fear to being kind of awakened by the knowledge.



I am in the category of being changed and awakened. To grow up and look out into the universe and think we are created as kind of the center of the universe, we vision the world as a physical world and we don't think too much outside of the horizons. When you are sure there is another presence who have come to down to earth in ships of light it begins a path of consciousness to follow, then you can start to see that you aren't part of the world you grew up in and the world everyone else is in now. You realize that you yourself, are an alien - just kidding



posted on Jan, 20 2013 @ 01:31 PM
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I have found that it's best not to get attached to cyber communities that are in many ways like flesh, blood and real life groups of people; negative emotions [ATS is filled with lonely, frightened people] can suck the creativity and vitality out of your soul and you can be completely unaware that it's happening. I have watched members change into mean spirited control freaks when they get the gold ribbon or a higher status in the ATS milieu. I often wonder if the cyber life affects one's personality at "home"...........it did mine.

However......

This site along with others is a wellspring of information, inspiration and ideas for those of us that deal in fiction, documentary, dramatic and narrative storytelling via the silver screen and printed word.



posted on Jan, 22 2013 @ 05:22 PM
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Yeah, I am thinking moderation is key. It's pretty easy to get sucked in to a really interesting story that breaks here, and end up getting obsessive about it and wasting days





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