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The Waiting Game: Do You Feel It?

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posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:25 PM
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Originally posted by bw_drum
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Ahhh to be 28 again....well the energy I had then maybe. I still act like I am in my 20's though. Even though my body tells me (as does my wife)....you are getting too old for this crap and you are going to break something and it doesn't heal the same now....haha

But my heart still thinks it's 20 something!

41 is coming up the road fast for me.
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I have mad respect for you, man. My dad turned 60 on the 21st, after giving him a hard time we got serious. He told me that even though the arthritis in his hands hurt, even though his hair is gray and his back hurts, he said that in his heart he feels young... he still perceived himself, through his heart, as a young, energetic man.

Tears welled in my eyes as he spoke because I knew exactly what he was talking about. This thread hits on what he was talking about. Whether you are 20 or 100, or whatever age, our bodies deteriorate, but time is still relative; our minds, our hearts, beat with the essence of which makes us who we are, until the end.




posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:26 PM
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All we need to do is practice clearing the mind and remove the clutter from our consciousness, then we will surely hear, feel, taste, touch, and ring in tune with the chime of our calling.

There is nothing you need to wait for or anticipate, except your own awakening which is what you, and only you can initiate.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:27 PM
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My interests were always not the norm and I was looked down on as a dreamer and out of touch by the "normal folks". I was tested at at high IQ and love to read and absorb information. History, current events, science, tech, paranormal, the fringe stuff, past lives, ET, the universe, the true meaning of life, religion, politics...ok maybe a daydreaming truht seeker...


Glad you joined the convo! What you said (above) sounds like me!

It occurred to me that many on this thread feeling like they walk a path alone amidst people they wish had similar inklings. Hard to not share the deepest part of yourself with sibling, parents, etc. -- but knowing they don't or won't understand - or worse, ridicule or dismiss. The love of my life, who had some awareness of this "feeling" -- died many moons ago in an accident, so I don't have that close person in my life to share this with. I am fortunate to have very open-minded parents, who grow even more awake and open as the years go by. And my child (now over 18) is very open and aware of the world's illusions. But not everyone is that lucky. And, for some, that is why this thread is so appealing.

To the ones who don't get this thread, it's not about determining what exactly is coming (if indeed it is) and maybe not even why -- it's not about "waiting" and not living ones life and moving forward --- the point, I think, is that we've opened up a very core part of ourselves to one another in a forum that is devoted to alternative thinking -- and for the first time in a long time on ATS, have found that others feel this core thing too, and aren't getting beat up about sharing so openly. And that, in and of itself, is so powerful.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:30 PM
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I'm old enough to know that waiting around for something more than another day of life is futile. Your "ship" is never going to come in. You will never win the lottery, get struck by lightening or eaten by a shark. A Rolls Royce is never going to pull up to the curb and the rich person therein tell you "where have you been all my life". There is no glass slipper or pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. You are not going to invent another flavor of bubblegum or discover a diamond mine in your backyard.

At my age I am grateful for that one more day where nothing happens out of the ordinary, like being broken down on the road or injured beyond repair. Each day that closes with me indoors, fed, warm and dry in my own bed is a good day. It is the best day so far.

It is boring yes, but solid.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:36 PM
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I can sense some type of disturbance going on. What it is I don't really know.

We are in a prime time in humanity right now. were running out of oil, our water and food supplies are growing more and more unsafe and toxic, there are to many people on Earth right now and if we continue to keep reproducing at this rate we will destroy our natural resources, and people continue to grow their wealth at a ridiculous pace, leaving many around the world poor and suffering.

However, I don't think were in the "end times." There will be no rapture, or anything to that extent. We're simply on a collision course with reality. People try to go about their daily lives denying this truth, and the more people stand idly by the worse it will be. We may even go as far as the brink of extinction, and we are not only hurting our selves, but the other creatures that inhabit this planet.

I really hope humanity overcomes it's ignorance soon, if we don't the future is going to be very bleak.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:37 PM
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You got it. The key is in the continual evolution in ones ability to grasp the nature of our own truths. Those who wait, who anticipate have the ability to question what it all means. I have noticed the waiters of this thread for the most part are waiting and hoping for the wait to come to an end in a positive way. I don't hear alot of fear.
We create our own reality. No one can make you feel anyway you don't want to feel.
If we refuse to walk over the same old ground, to grump and complain and rangle back and forth we have arrived at a higher place. There is open air from there. There are so many minds all over the world who are actually in a place of seeing and waiting. So many people who can come together in a positive way. To make real progress toward a positive goal.
The next time your out, work it. Try giving the extra smile, the helping hand,the words of encouragement,even though you didn't drop it pick it up, Return the lost wallet, mail the guy his lost cell phone. Make it real. It will lead your soul to a place where you can see more. The positive feelings multiply amoung those who's hearts you have touched.
Ignore those who try to discourage your path. They are grasping for something that will not end as they hope it will. By allowing them to drag you down you have wasted good energy on negative thoughts.Feel a bit of pity for those that don't get it, just a little bit.
All we have is each other to spread the positive around. It will help us all see what we are waiting for. You may not still know what your waiting for, but for me personally, it makes me feel closer to what I'm waiting for.



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posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:38 PM
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Originally posted by intrptr
I'm old enough to know that waiting around for something more than another day of life is futile. Your "ship" is never going to come in. You will never win the lottery, get struck by lightening or eaten by a shark. A Rolls Royce is never going to pull up to the curb and the rich person therein tell you "where have you been all my life". There is no glass slipper or pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. You are not going to invent another flavor of bubblegum or discover a diamond mine in your backyard.

At my age I am grateful for that one more day where nothing happens out of the ordinary, like being broken down on the road or injured beyond repair. Each day that closes with me indoors, fed, warm and dry in my own bed is a good day. It is the best day so far.

It is boring yes, but solid.


I just don't get these posts either you didn't read the thread or you don't get it...LOL so for the umpteenth time.

Most of us have repeated this is not about winning the lottery, or a prince(ss) or a personal event it is beyond that. And I think most of us agree boring nice warm snug days are nice. This transcends that...



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:45 PM
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Thanks for a genuinely monumental thread smyleegrl! After 29 pages I had to come back and
weigh in with the 'feelings'. I wish I could smack this thread instead of merely bump it.
My sincere thanks to everyone who contributed to this; and I'm personally stunned with the
uniformity of our sensing. As different as we are, the impression I am stumbling to understand
from everyone is that we're all on the same page. More than just a mere subliminal upheaval
is in no doubt afoot and apparent. Cavalier style, hope we all ain't gonna buy it soon darlin'...
Early on people were invited to describe their Briggs/Meyer profile, mine's INFP/INFJ borderline.
I guess being an almost indigo, and the inclination to (judge too)plug in more to the discussion
than perceivable makes me a real posterior pain. I'm also the same age now as both my parents
when they died. That adds maybe unnecessary emphasis; or may seem desparate to see the
'change' while alive, but also it does not matter to the universe, does it?
None the less resisting everything about my profile and looking inside and downstairs-- I believe
this thread is bigger than ATS is. Very few of them have hit upon everything we stand for and
just maybe everything TPTB fear about the Internet. Here come the beginning of the metaphors,
and there won't be many... if the site was Zeppelin, this thread is Stairway to Wherever!
I mean it, for a community consciousness this thread is a definte first at least in my experiences
here.. very humbling indeed. I don't in ANY way want to minimalize or otherwise belittle what's
going on here-- this is why we're here: attempting to occasionally describe the indescribable.
I also believe the most important fulfillment to be had is realizing everything there possibly is--
and feel also there is a change happening nobody can put his/her finger on, because evolution
is not perceivable.
One of Lenin's perverse truths was "There are times when more happens in a week than in one
hundred years." I further believe as many others here the clock is being purposely sped up and
is out of EVERYONE's control.
The doomsayers, SciFi specialists and spirit walkers are all being left cold and away because
the reality we are presently occupying just may be attaining an extra plane whether intended
or not. If somebody here attempts to tell you what is happening personally to your being on
any plane, I'm sure you know what to do. I don't... and if you could read my mind so could I.
My thanks again truth seekers all. In the last words of our second President:
"Now, on to the Great Perhaps!"



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:48 PM
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I just think it is odd that only a few people seem to feel it...I have also gone through strange things in my life too.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:52 PM
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I just don't get these posts either you didn't read the thread...

I read the OP and sorry, no I didn't read thirty pages of "I feel it, its different this time".


...or you don't get it...

Yes I do. You're the one that doesn't don't get what all the other "old' people are trying to say about it. I would use the word experienced but don't want to insult any sentiments or "feelings".


This transcends that...

For you...

The last thing I have to say about this is that older people have been down all those roads of enlightenment and religious pursuits. The get rich, discover penicillin, invent a better doorknob, pyramid schemes. Anything you care to name we have tried and failed miserably at. Oh you can call it successful if you still have your mind and sound body after all the crap you put yourself through. And a warm, dry bed indoors.

The world ends for thousands every day. I begins for thousands more. It starts and ends with each passing day and night. When you get there you will know what I am talking about. if you get there. Look me up. We'll laugh about your feelings.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:58 PM
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I'm late to this thread but I agree wholeheartedly. I'm about 35 years old, feel like I'm still 20 and yes, I'm waiting for something. As, I have posted before in other threads, I feel that this experience I am having in this day and age is something significant. Something will happen to this earth during my lifetime that could cause all life to cease to exist.

I have professed to the people closest to me that I believe that my purpose of existence is to prepare my soul for death. I don't always feel that this reality is even real. I believe I will be self judged upon death. I am not religious whatsoever, but I believe in the soul.

I could go on and on about nonsensical things that most won't understand. I guess it's just personal philosophy that I ramble on about. /shurg

My two favorite subjects to discuss, Philosophy and Religion. I'm hardly adept at social gatherings, well, unless everyone is on '___' or high on pot. Then everyone wants to hear what I have to say.. Haha.. We wait.. and we wait..

Unfortunately, we may not be the only people in history to feel this way. Maybe it is egocentric to believe we are here for a reason.

Thanks OP, I agree.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 09:59 PM
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Thank you.
Truly, it is up to us to make the move. I'm reading comments that have followed the one I posted, and they are repeating elements of what was already said.

It's already there, what we are waiting for, it is waiting for us to do something with it. If only we could truly hear it, but we are so bogged down with our heavy "lives" and illusions of meaning. It's hard to see the bigger picture, but no one person can do it alone, and it takes many to make a transformation so large.

Now is the time, it is of the essence that things begin to change for the sake of human continuity. The earth cannot sustain our greedy habits much longer. I think that what we are waiting for is the call to do something about it, but that can only come from within.

So listen to it, quiet yourself and that inner chatter, hear what your inner pure being has to say, and do what you know you ought to do.

Manifest your reality, for the benefit of all sentient beings.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 10:09 PM
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Don't worry friend.
In about, oh I don't know... googoplex years? The last protons should be decaying and
the universe will fall into a very dark age. So, we got a while.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 10:12 PM
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I hope so too....I just feel like something has to happen in order for it to work, though. Not neccesarily violence but maybe a book, a protest....Something!



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 10:14 PM
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Originally posted by smyleegrl

Originally posted by Realtruth
This thread makes me sad in so many ways.

I see so many people that seem to have lost all hope and are waiting for some major event to change their lives.




You must be the change you wish to see in the world. Mahatma Gandhi



Get back to some things that used to make you happy as a child. Start to enjoy at least one thing in your lives, then build upon that each day.

If you don't like your life, then change it to exactly how you would like it to be.


Beautiful quote, and a great message.

I like the quote from Shawshank Redemption: "Get busy living, or get busy dying." Kinda the same thing.

But this isn't a thread about hating life, feeling depressed, or WAITING FOR CHANGE. I'm not a reactive person; I prefer to take what I want from life. And I do. My life is what I make of it, for good or bad.

But that's not what I mean when I say I feel like I'm waiting. And I apologize because I cannot seem to find the words to express this feeling in a way that everyone can understand.

I just feel like something's coming. Maybe there is, maybe there isn't....but the feeling is there.


Well, I waited a long time to join into this thread and yes, this is a great thread. The feeling I've got has always seemed, "anticipatory" to me. Hence the 'mood' you see in my profile, as described when first filling in my profile back in 2011. I've always had it too, but it seems to be stronger lately.

I also have no idea what IT is, that may be coming. But, I'm anticipating it anyway. Thanks again for a great thread. The serendipity is amazing, as is the large number of people who understand and share the feeling.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 10:16 PM
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Originally posted by sticky
I'm late to this thread but I agree wholeheartedly. I'm about 35 years old, feel like I'm still 20 and yes, I'm waiting for something. As, I have posted before in other threads, I feel that this experience I am having in this day and age is something significant. Something will happen to this earth during my lifetime that could cause all life to cease to exist.

I have professed to the people closest to me that I believe that my purpose of existence is to prepare my soul for death. I don't always feel that this reality is even real. I believe I will be self judged upon death. I am not religious whatsoever, but I believe in the soul.

I could go on and on about nonsensical things that most won't understand. I guess it's just personal philosophy that I ramble on about. /shurg

My two favorite subjects to discuss, Philosophy and Religion. I'm hardly adept at social gatherings, well, unless everyone is on '___' or high on pot. Then everyone wants to hear what I have to say.. Haha.. We wait.. and we wait..

Unfortunately, we may not be the only people in history to feel this way. Maybe it is egocentric to believe we are here for a reason.

Thanks OP, I agree.

Thanks Sticky..a star for your thoughts.
About the preparation thing.. an elder of my church was standing up in front of the
8th Grade class on the first day of our Catechism training. Yeah, I went to one of
THOSE places. What he said first thing fully woke me up to the scam of religion:
"The reason for the church is to get you ready to die." And I thought almost out loud,
Congratulations Mr. Expensive Grey Suit ahead and a little to the right of our
Shepherd at the time... you have just verbally berated in less than twenty words
the teachings of every spiritual scholar in history. I thought all this time religions
existed to teach people how to live.
I'm almost twice your age and am still gratefully learning how-- and will keep trying
until I'm two again. With this deodorant it shouldn't be long.
Dying and maybe killing too is made out to be all too easy, if you get taught there's
something else for you later. I won't be roped into believing some vain flap like
"This is the generation where IT happens." What I do believe like a lot of others in
this thread is that the unknown we're all feeling recently is the same thing.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 10:19 PM
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Originally posted by Xaphan

Originally posted by jcutler12888
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I agree 100%...it will definitely happen soon. You can practically feel time running out...

It makes me wonder if this is why so many people are reporting time 'speeding up'. I've noticed this, and so have many of my friends, and most of them are rational and level-headed.

^
This! I found this thread this evening and I've been reading through all the replies and had to stop and reply on this one. I'll be 45 in two months. I, too, have been waiting all my life. I keep telling my partner it seems like time has really sped up recently! I feel like I have so much to do at work, I can't get it all done in the day and I keep having to come home and work for hours in the evening. It's crazy.

I tied between thinking and feeling, so I am either an ISTJ or an ISFJ. ISTJ feels a little closer - here is the description:



ISTJs are responsible organizers, driven to create and enforce order within systems and institutions. They are neat and orderly, inside and out, and tend to have a procedure for everything they do. Reliable and dutiful, ISTJs want to uphold tradition and follow regulations. Although they are Introverted, ISTJs are rarely isolated; typical ISTJs know just where they belong in life, and want to understand how they can participate in established organizations and systems. They are concerned with upholding the social order and making sure that standards are met. ISTJs like to know what the rules of the game are, valuing predictability more than imagination. They rely on their past experience to guide them, and are most comfortable in familiar surroundings. ISTJs trust the proven method, and appreciate the value of dedicated practice to build confidence in their skills. ISTJs tend to be hardworking and will persist until a task is done. They are logical and methodical, and often enjoy tasks that require them to use step-by-step reasoning to solve a problem. They are meticulous in their attention to details, and examine things closely to be sure they are correct. With their straightforward logic and orientation to detail, ISTJs work systematically to bring order to their own small parts of the world. Read more about ISTJ >> Read more: www.truity.com...

The part about being driven sure feels right to me. I don't want to work all the time, but I feel I have to. I, like others, thought 9/11 might have been "it" and then we got through that. I, like a couple others, am also bipolar and have anxiety. I, like others, have the feeling of being a "fake adult" but for me it's not because I feel young, it's more like I feel like I am not as capable as "real grown-ups" of managing the things they do. Which is crazy because I have raised 2 excellent sons, own a house, and have a good paying job in IT. I am extremely responsible. Maybe I am waiting for the breakdown that would free me from that burden.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 10:21 PM
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A word of advice.

Don't waste your life WAITING for something to happen.

MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.

If you spend all your time waiting for something....you will be waiting a LONG time.

Split Infinity



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 10:21 PM
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Originally posted by intrptr[/Thebei]
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I just don't get these posts either you didn't read the thread...

I read the OP and sorry, no I didn't read thirty pages of "I feel it, its different this time".


...or you don't get it...

Yes I do. You're the one that doesn't don't get what all the other "old' people are trying to say about it. I would use the word experienced but don't want to insult any sentiments or "feelings".


This transcends that...

For you...

The last thing I have to say about this is that older people have been down all those roads of enlightenment and religious pursuits. The get rich, discover penicillin, invent a better doorknob, pyramid schemes. Anything you care to name we have tried and failed miserably at. Oh you can call it successful if you still have your mind and sound body after all the crap you put yourself through. And a warm, dry bed indoors.

The world ends for thousands every day. I begins for thousands more. It starts and ends with each passing day and night. When you get there you will know what I am talking about. if you get there. Look me up. We'll laugh about your feelings.



It's fine to state your opinions on the themes of this thread, but to single out a member to do so is just bad form. I believe that you have missed the point: that beyond the "next big, material thing" lies a human... a human whom is reaching out to their fellow man in an attempt to construct a sense of community... a true connection, unlike the ones built upon money or status, or anything material.



posted on Feb, 25 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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Originally posted by intrptr
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I just don't get these posts either you didn't read the thread...

I read the OP and sorry, no I didn't read thirty pages of "I feel it, its different this time".


...or you don't get it...

Yes I do. You're the one that doesn't don't get what all the other "old' people are trying to say about it. I would use the word experienced but don't want to insult any sentiments or "feelings".


This transcends that...

For you...

The last thing I have to say about this is that older people have been down all those roads of enlightenment and religious pursuits. The get rich, discover penicillin, invent a better doorknob, pyramid schemes. Anything you care to name we have tried and failed miserably at. Oh you can call it successful if you still have your mind and sound body after all the crap you put yourself through. And a warm, dry bed indoors.

The world ends for thousands every day. I begins for thousands more. It starts and ends with each passing day and night. When you get there you will know what I am talking about. if you get there. Look me up. We'll laugh about your feelings.


So basically you are telling me that most the 40 somethings on here don't get this strange feeling of waiting for something. People who have sought out there own lives like myself gone from a trailer park with no heater, leaky roof wearing LITERALLY RAGS to a nice 4 bedroom house riches, by my own grabbing the brass ring so called carpe diem. To working those less fortunate because you have BEEN THERE! To loosing those dear to me and still having a feeling...

I am not sure what you mean by we will laugh at my feelings but having been through a ______ storm to a calm harbor I tend to laugh at a lot.

This for me as well as several others if you read it is not about Missing the Boat, missed opportunities, missed whatevers...This is not about my Feelings of empathy, anger, sorrow, love, and hate feelings but a feeling of anticipation of something. Something you tried to strive for but never found, not by laying in that nice warm bed but actually getting out in life and living it and yet it is still there the feeling you are waiting for History to unfold. Sort of like those who may have anticipated WWI or WWII or Man going to the Moon or communicating with people of every age in every part of the globe. Like something is just over that ridge feeling.
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