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Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Sun Mar 24, 2013 12:43 pm
by Xanth
Just saw this on facebook. I shared it to my own page too along with:

"It's definitely not an easy realization to make... but once you do, you'll realize just how foolish you've been all these years trying to find it, because it was right under your nose the entire time. ;)"

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What are your thoughts?

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:43 am
by ChopstickFox
Hehe, yeah, I like it.

When I first started visiting Astral Pulse I wanted so much to project. Really experience anything everyone else seemed to be. But the more I read I had already been there. My reaction was pretty much "Well I'll be damned!"

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:50 am
by Szaxx
Are we there yet?
Typical thing to analyze and then realise almost, when you have to start again.
Aaagh dont think, just do.
Wise words coming from the one who tells people it can't be rushed.
:oops:

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 2:38 pm
by Jack Reacher
Don't know about this one, if im reading the message correctly anyway. Last night I was reflecting on how I used to be a year ago, I felt like a better person, I was more confident, more creative, eager to learn and I treated everyone well and always looked to improve things. So I asked myself how do I get to be that person again, then I realised I am that person. For about 5 seconds I truely felt like I had stepped into another person, I felt a sense of rememberance of my old self, almost like I was possessed. But in those 5 seconds I said to myself, you have to proove it. I feel like in order to be that person, I really have to show it in actions, to simply be the person. Just imagining it or wishing it doesnt cut it.

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:22 pm
by astralzombie
You know... the poster reminds me of one thing I have never seen in any OOBE....geometric shapes and patterns. I've read tons of experiences about this but the most I've seen are glowing spheres but I call them globes or orbs. :?

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Wed Mar 27, 2013 9:36 am
by CFTraveler
Those look like Sephiroth to me.

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 7:26 pm
by Majic
LOL - we are already there and have been so since we were born or before if you wish but did not realize this - so how important are "we" or is awareness of the experience just a selfish concept that we need to lose again. it seems we are putting a big effort into tagging along a well worn pathway, we dream, OBE and all other states but often without recall so how important is it to be aware or is this just another selfish use that feeds one of the traits of being human :)

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 4:37 am
by mini stapler
Majic wrote:LOL - we are already there and have been so since we were born or before if you wish but did not realize this - so how important are "we" or is awareness of the experience just a selfish concept that we need to lose again. it seems we are putting a big effort into tagging along a well worn pathway, we dream, OBE and all other states but often without recall so how important is it to be aware or is this just another selfish use that feeds one of the traits of being human :)


'WE' are neither important or unimportant, 'WE' don't exist in that way. There needs to be a self to be selfish, no? ;) This is what is meant by the poster, we never stop being what we are, & 'getting there' is literally a case of seeing through the hypnosis that gives us the sense of being an 'I' a seperate ego... seeing that there is no thinker of thoughts, there are just thoughts, no I that things happen to, things just happening etc. No controller, life is unfolding by itself. :)

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Thu Apr 04, 2013 9:35 pm
by Xanth
Basically, all this revolves around one concept: You have to get your ego out of the way of knowing.

I originally wrote "you have to SIMPLY get your ego out..."
Then I realized that there's nothing simple about it. LoL

It's quite complicated actually... complicated to reverse the brainwashing that society has placed... no, FORCED upon us.

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Fri Apr 05, 2013 8:12 am
by Majic
breaking of culture and comfort, the evils that allow ego to flourish.

I do agree with already there and time will I hope add more volume or experience to the picture, less of me and more of me - what a lovely contradiction

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 1:55 pm
by Zagadka
Xanth wrote:Basically, all this revolves around one concept: You have to get your ego out of the way of knowing.

I originally wrote "you have to SIMPLY get your ego out..."
Then I realized that there's nothing simple about it. LoL

It's quite complicated actually... complicated to reverse the brainwashing that society has placed... no, FORCED upon us.


Your ego is not your amigo! :D
I know I am already there and I am slowly, bit by bit, day after day, experiencing it. Just by becoming aware that below our thoughts, there is "someone" watching out, following the thoughts and everything else that is going gives me a short overview that I am already there and that I just need to dig under the surface. My normal awareness is centered on the ripples of my life (thoughts, emotions, etc.) while there is a vast ocean below. I am currently diving down to the depths where it is much more calm and vast.

astralzombie wrote:You know... the poster reminds me of one thing I have never seen in any OOBE....geometric shapes and patterns. I've read tons of experiences about this but the most I've seen are glowing spheres but I call them globes or orbs. :?


I have experienced shapes like circle, triangles and squares moving around before I phased. It was a very very simple geometry. I have also seen a big glowing and beautiful mandala while coming back in the physical. I have not experienced complex geometric patterns except when I was under the influence of psychedelics drugs. I have seen circular patterns with self-transforming colored geometric shapes that were plain incredible to watch in motion! At other times, the patterns were pretty boring stuff.

So hum... are we there yet? :)

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:12 pm
by Jettins
It's interesting I read saw this topic today.

This morning I went to my recliner to project. Then it occurred to me "I think I am already here". I opened my eyes and levitated a television set that was nearby to verify that I was in the non-physical. "Of course", I thought. I got up from the recliner and then went outside to look for the sun.

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 6:43 pm
by Xanth
Jettins wrote:It's interesting I read saw this topic today.

This morning I went to my recliner to project. Then it occurred to me "I think I am already here". I opened my eyes and levitated a television set that was nearby to verify that I was in the non-physical. "Of course", I thought. I got up from the recliner and then went outside to look for the sun.

That's pretty crazy. It illustrates the problem with False Awakenings very well. LOL

Actually, so much so, that I think my next article will be about them! :)

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:16 pm
by Jettins
I am sure it will be an interesting article. I'll share my views on it.

Re: Realizing you're already there

PostPosted: Wed May 15, 2013 6:12 pm
by Taoistguy
This reminds me of the Steve Hillage song that contains the lines repeated over and over at he end of the song where the first half is a lovely harmonic tune, (that took me on the mental journey...where the ending of the song made sense!) - "And you tried so hard to get here."

I totally believe we are already 'There." However, many layers of clothing are piled on us, that we only notice the clothing and forget that we are already Whole and Complete and at Home.

We are onions! ;)