The previously mentioned shaman, by the name of Eagle Bear, once told me: "humans are biological engery transmitters-recievers; what you send is
what you get in return"
. I never once stopped thinking like that since then. What ever station we tune into, that kind of music we will hear.
What ever material you put on the air, those kind of listeners you will have calling in to the show (OK, that last one was a bit far-fetched, lol).
The forces that surround us are readily available at any given moment, as far as you are willing to call for it by putting yourself in that state of
When you understand this, and start making use of it, a whole new set of possibilities opens up for you. Things start coming your way. You are in
"the flow" and it is this "flow" that has increased in strength over the past few months.
So people resist the flow because they don't know where it will take them. The fear is ungrounded though, the flow leads to no danger or harm. Still,
they are more happy with clinging on to whatever branch or stone that society has yelled at them to grab onto (or the undertow will take you!!!).
The flow is the breath of "God" and we are all parts of that whirl. The waters of that stream is our souls. The mind is a powerful anchor so some
might not float freely during their mortal life but it is inevitable that you'll find yourself in that stream at any point of an infinite existence.
To illustrate above illustration I sat down yesterday and cracked open a new book: "Global Gender Issues in the New Millennium" by V. Spike Peterson
and Anne Sisson Runyan (Westview Press, 2010). The book is mandatory for the course I am taking at the moment so there was no choice but for me to
read it. And what did I come across if not a passage that truly captures a lot of the discussion in this thread.
Allow me to quote:
In general, as long as our lenses seem to work, we continue to rely on them. The more useful they appear to be, or the more accustomed to them we
become, the more we are inclined to take them for granted and to resist making major changes in them. We forget that a particular lens is a choice
among many alternatives. Instead, we tend to believe we are seeing "reality" as it "is" rather than as our language, culture, or discipline
Dominant codes are infused with normative and ideological beliefs that constitute systems of meaning and valorization.
Of course, the world we live in, and therefore our life experiences, are constantly changing, prompting changes in our lenses as well. The changes may
be minor [...] Or the changes may be profound: [...] from Newtonian to quantum phyics [...]
Outdated maps are inadequate, and potentially disastrous guides.
There it was, being served to me just like that
All the inevitable circumstances and coincidences came together and spoke directly to my face and
made full clarity from a turmoil of thoughts and emotions. Thank you!
I do warmly recommend this awesome book. As you see I even changed my signature to one taken from it.
By the above, I'd like to answer the below.
Originally posted by stereologist
So you still have no idea how to tell if this feeling you have is real or not.
After all this talk about "emperors new clothes" and all that jazz let me just say that I am not the least afraid of "being wrong". The universe
knows, if not me myself, that I have been wrong many times over and I have posted many a stupid thread on ATS. I am thankful for doing that because it
has contributed to the development of myself as a person, as a thinker and as a being a wee bit closer to the "big picture". Most of all I am
thankful for all the people that has gently grabbed my collar and slapped me sane (with love and respect in mind). Am feel that secure in myself by
now that I don't worry "standing naked". I stopped worrying about that quite some time ago
Now here I am, posting this
thread and I feel oddly at ease with everything it contains and how easy it has been brushing off all criticism of
it. Solid support from other members (and others) have indicated and I am not as much "out there" as I have been at other times (none of these times
mentioned, none forgotten, ehrm!).
We (and I am referring to you Stere-o) are operating on different wavelengths. I understand what you are after but the cookie doesn't crumble that
way with me I'm afraid.
Speaking of fear, I guess you are the one under influence by it. If it turns out that my
claims are "real" it would do a heck more damage to
your worldview than to mine if the opposite would turn out that way. At least in that case, I have my "delusions" to seek comfort in
I know it is real because the conclusion didn't come to me, I
came to it. And then I realized, it had been there with me all the time