Are We Waking Up?
“Awakening is not a matter of intelligence. Many intelligent people are deep in illusion. But rather, awakening happens when one has an insatiable thirst to know the truth.” Author Unknown
Awakening or illusion? How that insatiable thirst dispels the illusion depends on how awake we choose to be and the willingness to suspend or slice away false belief systems. We have to test them first, of course. Recycling memories tends to offer new insights and thoughts for me. Perhaps they’ll be interesting to you as the stream of consciousness flows onto the page. Putting thoughts to writing can be so cathartic.
What is truth? We refer to it, but do we ever really define it so that we can agree on it? I mean, truth would be ubiquitous and undeniable, right? I suppose, in a way, that might be a clear explanation of how we work, how we relate to each other, how we relate to the world or worlds we may perceive? Perhaps a combination of a mathematical and psycho-spiritual model that would explain the intelligence at work throughout? What is awakening related to this?
What would it do if we knew it? How would our lives look if we not only knew it, but lived it? Would you say that within this insatiable thirst there is a new living awareness that emerges? What is that like? Does it make sense? Is that sense being made common?
This emerging awareness seems completely subjective in the discovery process. Attempts to articulate a multi-dimensional funnel of data into linear ears and eyes has been going on for millennia. Alas, we still tend to argue about the details and miss the overarching message(s). Can the insatiable curiosity in many cause an upwising in the world? Big T, little t, it’s ultimately the same, so what is your concept of truth?
Well, that got a little deeper than intended. On a more practical note, it sure seems that this theme runs across a plethora of playing fields in our present time. The information age and data available for searching is causing an evolution in intelligence across the world. It would seem only logical that the ability to discern would also reach new levels in our lives.
Awakening – Illusion
Once we find this ‘whatever we’re looking for’ truth, the mere acquisition of it might make it suspicious at first. It’s natural. We’re always confused by the unknown suddenly becoming known, which it would seem is how the process of discovering truth works. Applying that to the field of Ufology is no small task. It’s hard to cut through the din.
There is a lot of concern voiced by many regarding the ‘experts’ in the field and the way in which they are promoted, or not as the case may be. There are numerous questions flying around social media platforms in the hundreds of groups that are aligned under the Ufology banner. They range from the absurd to the transformational in scope.
It’s fairly easy to spot the absurd or pejorative and dismiss them as just uninformed or experientially bereft. Then there are those who have great stories and no real proof, yet are followed by thousands or possibly millions across the web. Let us not forget the researchers who have done a great job at collecting and sharing information, though they tend to speculate about potentials based on incomplete data; experiencers are left out of the loop.
It’s been less than a decade since experiencers, en masse, have started sharing their stories through blogs, groups, pages, podcasts and web chats. Less than 20 years ago when the curator first dove into the web, there were extremely small numbers of folks willing to expose themselves to scrutiny. Spirit Web was big then, a chat platform with multiple rooms and topics. Today, the scene is prolific with thousands of opportunities to engage on hundreds of platforms.
The Aerial Phenomena Research Organization started in Sturgeon Bay, WI in 1952 and moved to Tucson, AZ in 1960. The National UFO Conference began in 1963 in Hollywood, of course. MUFON, Inc. was originally established as the Midwest UFO Network on 31 May 1969, in Quincy, Illinois. The conference craze began emerging in the early 1990s with the first International UFO Congress in Tucson, then Tim Beckley’s New Age and Alien Agenda conferences. The Prophets Conferences were big in the mid to late-90s, the curator managed their Phoenix event in 1997. Whole Life Expos began around the same time, too. An ex-board member of WLE started Contact in the Desert, another profitable venture, in 2013.
Awakening the Fray
Now there are dozens of Ufology-focused events around the world, most of which can be found on our website as we become aware of them. It is a niche market for sure, yet it has its celebrities and movie stars, just like the old days. Just how those celebrities are made is another perplexing question as there are many agendas spiraling within the field; some glaring and some a little less detectable at first. There are those who genuinely admit they don’t know much, though they have managed to gather enough data and some objective views on the subjective experiences of others.
We tend to listen and nod our heads to the experts of pretty much any field because we rarely understand what they are actually saying, especially the Ph.D.s, yet we don’t want to appear stupid to our peers by asking questions. Those who do have the experience and/or intelligence to ask questions are generally felt to be critical instead of sincere. Intelligent questions get glossed over or unanswered and tend to throw up those BS meter flags, or at least they should.
We certainly do not have all the answers, and maybe not even the questions yet. We still need that insatiable thirst for truth. We’ve had a materialist quest for truth with evidence, exotic metals, photos, ship remnants; material proof of some kind. We have only asked cursory questions regarding the occupants of the crafts we either have seen or trust that are there. The questions cannot be asked because the experiencers have not been let into the game.
Like any process and reflective of the field in general, there are some pretty strange tales and loud mouths in the experiencer groups, too. There are some consistencies, though, however small, that might be a good place to start asking questions. The quest for truth, at any level, is humbling beyond imagination. The small voices who seem genuine and sincere may hold some deeper truths about our relationship with the other planetary civilizations who frequent here.
Humans are resilient, resourceful and even reverent toward challenges in chaos and turmoil. We show as a human race that we can unify to overcome them and restore order. We do it all the time, yet somehow get distracted when it comes to the onslaught of information, personalities and pundits who manage the gate. There are some new developments within the field that are leaning toward incorporating experiencer data and philosophies on contact.
The key for the expansion and potential unification of this field is in collaboration with intention to keep the attention on asking better questions. Like Einstein claims, we cannot answer the questions with our own thinking, yet it is our option to be open to new thinking that allows the flow of information. Many have events where they speak things they did not understand prior to speaking about them in that moment. There is a conduit for information flow within us.
What does that have to do with the insatiable thirst for truth? That flow is what quenches the thirst. It’s like the elixir that resonates throughout our body/mind/spirit/soul to the degree of which we feel ‘electric’ or ‘energized’ or even ‘on fire’ with this discovery. That is the awakening of the conduit within us. It brings humility, not arrogance; compassion, not surreptitiousness. As curator and partial purveyor of profundities, we can all work together to restore order, the most profound truth of all.
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