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The Waiting Game: Do You Feel It?

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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 09:46 PM
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Your post comes awfully close to being autobiographical of myself, but I "chose" to keep my basic faith in a loving God to anchor me when I was at that point of chucking all the religion stuff. Years later I had a week long, which I suppose is best described as, a week with a communicative unconditional love. I am comfortable with the term God for this. I approached this experience with a respectful skepticism but needed and wanted to rule out any tricks of my brain. The communication comes from every source you could think of, even a re-run of Happy Days was a homily. Everybody seemed to be Confucius.......anyway........you didn't get that, no Atheist or Agnostic has either because you just couldn't be after that. So what I was holding on to as merely a remnant of my childhood Catholic and Lutheran upbringing, became the real deal. Anyone that believes me would think I wasted the gift, anyone that doesn't believe me, could simply base it on the fact that I am still who I am, meaning that I don't live a life like one who has hung out with God for a week.

My whole point in responding to your post, is your belief in "unconditional love" it has survived your life experiences. Irony probably isn't the term I am looking for, but I think it is cool that
what you are left believing after all these years, what has survived, is God. Knowing that is of no help to you I know. I think having to have faith sucks but there must be a reason for it? I don't have faith anymore when it comes to God, or if some prefer "unconditional love that comes from a very sentient being"
I got to live it and test it for a week no faith required for me...

.(so how do you get a visit?...no idea...I didn't call him.) I do remember exactly what happens though when he first made contact. As fast as a thought he took away any anger, lust, and desire to gamble.....this was for me, and I don't know what was up with the gambling thing....but like I said I jumped right into science mode. I tried to think of all the people I didn't like, tried to think why I didn't like them. My ex-wife would have been first on the list big time, but all I felt was love for her. Needless to say I couldn't think of anything bad about anyone I knew. I then walked the topless beach, nothing. later read a book by the pool, woman next to me, nothing....i tried for a couple of hours and was having a ball because I was thinking what the heck is going on, it was exciting. (no didn't know in those first few hours that it was God, he doesn't, or didn't for me, actually talk from the clouds..........blah blah blah...this isn't about my experience.

Just cool that you have all you need in the "unconditional love" belief. Hold on to it and maybe something cool will happen to you. No clue why I got the royal treatment.




posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 09:47 PM
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22 years old here. And yes I feel this feeling of waiting as well. To the point that I cannot decide on what path to take into the future. My parents, student aids etc ask, where do you see yourself in the future? Where do you want to end up? As if the college-internship-career- suburbs- mortgages- taxes- kids- etc way of life will continue indefinitely, for every generation to enjoy for eternity.

But I do not believe this way of life we've been living can or will continue on for much longer. Something is going to break in a big way and the "thin veneer" of society will be stripped away and we will witness humanity in its raw form, for better or for worse.

Like y'all have said, I often feel I have been born into an epic chapter of history. It's just a matter of waiting for whatever is to come. It's like I'm living two lives, one being the one where I will finish college, chase a career and do what I love. The other, preparing for an inevitable major disruption



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by WeRpeons
I think everyone whose been attracted to this site in one way or another has a feeling deep inside there's more to this life than what we know. I'm also in the category of feeling an anticipation of something that will present itself that will change our belief system to the core.

The attraction to finding the "truth" is sometimes overwhelming with me. I've been researching and searching for pieces of the puzzle since my teens. I've also had a few instances in my life where I should have lost my life, but have always escaped without a bruise or scrape.



I've come to the conclusion that anything big will happen at my death. The reason why I'm a skeptic in so many things is I have never experienced a single event in my whole life to prove otherwise. This is from a man that has spent 10,000hr flying, been to 80 plus countries and all 7 continents. Who has been an amateur Astronomer most of his life, has been interested in UFOs, the supernatural etc, but has never personally experienced anything at all.

I'm not waiting on a single thing in this life, just enjoying it.


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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 09:48 PM
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Hi.

This thread seems timely...

True power comes from our Heart

we seek until we find, what is not outside, but inside....

Thanks.

LOVE



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 09:53 PM
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Years later I had a week long, which I suppose is best described as, a week with a communicative unconditional love.


Res Ipsa -
This was deep stuff. Thank you for sharing. A week long "event" is incredible. I've had what you are talking about for seconds, minutes, even as long as a full day. But never more than a day. When I go to sleep and wake up the next morning, the "event" is over and although I can recall it fully, I can't seem to step back into that place which I liken to a "state of grace."

Beautiful stuff. Sounds as if your whole life and heart changed in that week of grace.

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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 09:54 PM
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I know what I am waiting for now! I am hoping to be selected to be a Beta tester for Skyrim on-line!
I applied.
I would be an awesome tester....it is my destiny....I spent 2005 playing World of Warcraft...everyday...12 hour days...do you know how much beer that is?!

Look more syncronicity! it's in the title...."The Waiting GAME: Do You Feel It?" I do! I do! I'm waiting to play.



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:02 PM
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I am going to reveal to you the secret in plain sight of the purpose of life here. Many wait all their lives and their lives are unfulfilled and they wonder why things have not turned out as they wanted. The secret is to; are you ready? QUIT WAITING AND START DOING! Start living start building the world you want to see happen. if you do that the waiting feeling will be gone and you will have less to do when you come back around the next time and you will hit the ground running... How do I know this? I am like you I waited most of my life and am just now discovering I should have been doing the whole time not waiting and I am 16 years older then you!

If you feel you are here for something special to happen why aren't you trying to help make something special happen? If you feel this is a special time why are you not working to make this time special? Why are you waiting for some outside source to do it all for you?

There are no outside sources we are all one we are all connected we are the people we have been waiting for. You were sent here to do it now get to work and start living. Don't worry about what exactly it is. Just make a decision and get to work and the doors will open and lead you to where and what you're supposed to be doing...


This was a severe face palm moment for me when I realized it.

PS make sure you have some fun along the way too...


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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:04 PM
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That is wisdom only gained with the spice of living life. Glad you found it Res.



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:07 PM
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I can relate to that in my own way. I have never experienced anything "paranormal or supernatural" that I could not find a rational explanation for. Not because I am a hardcore skeptic or cynic...just because it never happened. This "feeling" we are all apparently experiencing...I cannot put my finger on it...it's different.

I tell some of my friends at times I live with madness...the madness of infinite possibility. Now I do not need a lecture on the difference of possibility and probability...I know the difference. I, however, find an odd peacefulness in the thought that there is still truly amazing wonders that we have not yet encountered, much less being capable of explaining.

I do not fully rule out the favorite topics of many who visit this and similar forums. I do not believe in ghosts because I have never experienced anything like that.... but I do not rule out the possibility based solely on my own personal experiences. Same for ET's, parallel worlds, alternate dimensions...etc...etc...etc (you get the point). In fact, I like the idea that if we can imagine something...that somewhere....out there...it is happening, it is real. I really like that idea.


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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:07 PM
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double post

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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:08 PM
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I have been a long time lurker around the ATS threads but had to register tonight after seeing your "Waiting" post so I could comment. I find this particular subject fascinating as I have had this exact discussion with several young people over the past several months. They have all mentioned this particular feeling and said they have felt like this ever since they can remember. Many of them are sure they are here to witness something; none of them had any idea what it was, but they all told me they have always felt this way. The subject came up during several discussions about whatever doom porn speculation was popular at the time. None of them seem to care exactly what happens, just that they are certain something WILL happen.
I found their thinking particularly intriguing due to the fact that I've had this same feeling for a very long time now, however, I'm significantly older than those that I've shared my thoughts with, so I am here to tell you that I have NOT felt this way my entire life. I'm 58 years old and this is something that I've sensed/felt/noticed for about 15 years...each year that passes, the feeling becomes stronger than the year previous. I have no idea what it is that we are all waiting for, but I sincerely doubt it is any type of documented external influence because those that have expressed these feelings to me are not exactly the type to follow news, politics, or conspiracy theories very closely. Just reasonably happy young folk who are tuned into partying, finding love, a career or having children. Typical youth.
I was so interested in this topic, I had to register before I even read the remainder of the comments, so I'm off to do that now and see what others have to say about this. Thank you for addressing this subject!



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:13 PM
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I too fell this way. Ivee always felt as if I'm special(not in the way mom and dad make you think) it's something far more complex. Like I am a vital key in the master plan of sorts. I don't know, but I feel like you guys feel it too. I know for a fact most of my peers don't feel this way, it's as someone stated before, they've all accepted their lot in life. But not me.
What concerns me even more is what we are waiting for.
Thanks for the thread
it makes me feel better.
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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:16 PM
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I'm right at 17 and have felt this way all my life. Hmm is there a pattern?



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:23 PM
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I don't post here very often. But I do love reading things like this, as rare as they are on ATS these days. What more can be said? I don't want to be repetitive, but I too have felt this longing sense of waiting. I am only 25 now, but since I was a young child I have had this thought tucked away in the back of my mind. That I am here for more than what is in front of me. That I will fight tooth and nail for whatever it is I am waiting for. But I have no idea what it is. the years are starting to pass faster, and they will progressively pass even faster as I continue to age. But I still hold on to that thought. I am still waiting to see something miraculous happen. And I will continue to do so. Maybe it is death I am waiting on. But it feels like something far more than that. Time will tell I suppose. I sincerely thank you for this thread. It is good to know there are so many who feel the same here. We are all connected to something it would seem. Hopefully each and everyone of us finds out what it is in this lifetime.



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:26 PM
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Just wanted to elaborate on my post above,..

"The spice of life",... is your experiences with the good, the bad, the ugly,.. the tastes of sour, sweet, the bitter, the pucker.

The things you experience that make you who you are.

And "the waiting", for me at least, is the time where you realize that everything you experienced, everything that shaped you, that made you how and who you are, ... was all worthwhile and you are happy to be who you are.

And then you wait no more. You are there and you are satisfied and happy and content.
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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:27 PM
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This happened 2003...I think February actually. It lasted until around October of 2004. (I'm talking about living and experiencing a more "Christian" thing. I got into a men's group, it was fun and easy to do and I looked forward to it, I of course debated the literal interpretations with the fundamentalist in the group but there was acceptance. They didn't care that I wasn't a "born again".......anyway........My current wife said that she would have had no interest in me if I wasn't who i was in 2004. ( I was a bit of a player in college where we dated 13 years prior to 2004)
So........if not for the God week, no reuniting with my soul mate..... I went back to no church going or group going in October. So maybe that was the purpose?
I imagine people probably have to work at it, pray or do something to communicate with God. I didn't, so once that faded it was up to me to do the work and pray I suppose if I was going to chat again, but I'm cool with it. I still talk "at" him and thank him daily for the unreal awesome life I have. I didn't learn any secrets and I haven't had a "communication" type thing like that, for even a second since that week.



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:27 PM
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Yes, good advice there, however I don't believe that most of the posters here are physically simply waiting for some event to occur to motivate them. From the interesting replies it appears that most people here have a good bit of life experience under their belts.
I'd wager that most are of high intelligence and have learned to see life from many angles due to experience. Many I'd wager have been kicked in the face by life and are now wary of the world's promises of happiness and fulfillment which are usually spiritually bereft.
Just being on ats indicates a desire to 'lift the curtain' and look beyond.

A previous poster pointed out twice that we are watching the skies while a train awaits us if we would look and see it.
I think that many posters here are well aware of the train.
But we know that it stinks, the windows are filthy and many other passengers are dangerous psychopaths, also a train only follows tracks and doesn't deviate from its course.
Many of us choose to await the next transport.



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:31 PM
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Yes I constantly feel like I am waiting like I am stuck because there is this very important thing that can not be missed and every thing else will pale in comparison. I know whatever it is will change everything. I have no idea what if any my role is, maybe just to witness. I am a loner I love my family but everyone but my immediate family I keep at arms length. Thank you for the thread I did not know so many others felt this.
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posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:41 PM
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So very interesting, did you see "Poof's" latest correspondence? Quite pertinent!

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It all comes together in the end!



posted on Feb, 24 2013 @ 10:46 PM
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Originally posted by HumansEh
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Yes, good advice there, however I don't believe that most of the posters here are physically simply waiting for some event to occur to motivate them. From the interesting replies it appears that most people here have a good bit of life experience under their belts.
I'd wager that most are of high intelligence and have learned to see life from many angles due to experience. Many I'd wager have been kicked in the face by life and are now wary of the world's promises of happiness and fulfillment which are usually spiritually bereft.
Just being on ats indicates a desire to 'lift the curtain' and look beyond.

A previous poster pointed out twice that we are watching the skies while a train awaits us if we would look and see it.
I think that many posters here are well aware of the train.
But we know that it stinks, the windows are filthy and many other passengers are dangerous psychopaths, also a train only follows tracks and doesn't deviate from its course.
Many of us choose to await the next transport.


Good points however what I am saying is there is no other transport and you wait in vain. The train coming is the only one and it is our job to get on it clean it up wash the windows and make it an enjoyable ride and change the track it is on.

To complete the sentence "what are you waiting for - get on the train and get to work...
The world is waiting for this highly intelligent lot to realize who they are and take up their tasks and get on with transforming the earth into heaven on earth IMO.

Here is a parable I like that illustrates the point better then I can:


John continued. “Listen carefully to this parable and write it down in your own words after I leave. You will publish it later and it will be an inspiration to many. If you sense the Spirit in the words you will guess where it originated.”

“On a certain night Jim, Mike, Ron and Dave died. Shortly thereafter they all found themselves walking on a beaten path. It seemed right to follow the path. Finally they came to a dividing point. One path veered to the left; the other to the right. They stood a moment, pondering what to do, when suddenly a man in white appeared and gave them instructions.

“Welcome, my friends’, he said. ‘You are approaching your new home and I am here to instruct you as much as is permitted. You notice there are two paths before you: One of them takes you to Heaven, a place more beautiful than you can imagine. The other takes you to Hell, a land full of darkness, despair and wretched individuals. All I can tell you at this point is you are to choose a path, but once you reach your destination you cannot turn back. Once you get to Heaven you will stay there, or once you get to Hell you will stay there. One more word I can say. Do not be frightened, for that reward you get in the end will be that which you deserve. Go forth confident that if you have led a just life, you will reap as you have sowed. You must proceed one at a time and each walk the path alone.

“After saying this the man disappeared. The four were astonished at this somewhat random method of reaching Heaven or Hell...
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