I also think there really are more people suffering from mental disorders today (both environmentally and biologically triggered) than at many times in the past.
That’s an interesting idea. I don’t think I necessarily agree, but it’s something to think on and consider anyway. Maybe I’ll change my mind someday and start agreeing, but maybe I won’t. I don’t know.
Jane - We're in disagreement about overcoming fear, and I'm alright with that. Ultimately we have to face ourselves and move through whatever issues of fear/doubt that we have, but I've found in my life that it's enormously beneficial to have help from others (i.e. friends, mystics, therapists, coaches, teachers, online forums, etc) so that I can see my own blindspots and/or get support to move through a tough issue.
I also believe that it helps to have friends and so on to help you. But I don’t think that we, the human race, need “alien” help to move us through our fear. I use the term “alien” in the most cliché way here. Mysticism, religion and so on are forms of “otherworldly” help, but these are things that people most often actively seek out and which manifest as internal
answers. I think there’s plenty of help here on earth, available to you by directly talking to someone or through your mind—be it in dreams, visions, whatever. I think the point is to actively believe that life is amazing and stranger than it first appears.
Being directly told look, aliens exist. Life is pretty weird.
…that seems to defeat the purpose. I think the purpose is to decide this for yourself, to defy logic,
to believe in something just because you feel
it, not because you see it. It’s like that phrase so commonly used, only flipped: “I’ll believe it when I see it.” I think the whole point is that you won’t be able to see it until you believe it.
I mean, you said the whole point of an alien announcement would be to bring people together, right? To lesson fear, create peace. People already
have the ability to come together, without such direct intervention as an alien announcement. The human race is learning and growing—I think aliens have interfered at some points—but I don’t think they plan on “unveiling” themselves and sitting down with us and saying “Look humans, here’s what’s really going on…”
I think the whole point of being a human is to learn to be a human with all the other humans…then maybe we’ll be born as aliens. I don’t know. Do you know when
I’ll finally, actually know? When I die. And after I die, I bet I’ll still
find that there are areas of the universe I haven’t explored and don’t understand. Then I’ll go explore those places. I’ll go live there.
When they do this, there will have to be a real "coming out", meaning you will have to be able to see the aliens, in physical form, see their spacecraft, etc - actual, physical evidence. There will also be more disclosure about all kinds of things, including human history and the aliens influence, because so many questions will want to be answered, including about any fear-based issues like abductions, etc
We all want answers. That’s normal. I think the most we can do is to go through our lives, accept that we are only human,
and try to be the best humans we can be. When we die…I think that is that time we will be given answers.
And what a story it will be. What’s the rush to learn all of these answers? We have all the time in the world, literally. I mean, time is just a construct, in our physical forms we are chained to it but not in our spiritual forms.
Some people claim that an alien announcement is inevitable. Look at the state the human race is in,
they say. People say the same thing about the second coming. Or the devil. Whatever. As far back as history takes us, there have been drawings of “alien” beings and UFOs (if you interpret these drawings in this way). Christopher Columbus recorded a UFO sighting coming up out of the ocean as he journeyed to the Americas. UFOs are nothing new. What makes it seem so likely that now
is the time for UFOs to unveil themselves? Look at the state the world is in
, people say. The world has gone through some pretty ♥♥♥♥♥♥ stages before. Empires have collapsed. The Aztec empire is done. The Greek empire is finished. What about the “American” empire? It will probably collapse. Such is life.
A phrase I can’t use, however, is “such is death.” I don’t know what death is. And the people who have experienced it aren’t saying much…and the people who have experienced “abductions” don’t remember much…
Is it too much of a stretch to think certain groups may form which, out of fear, try to attack the aliens?
“Oh, look, the Antichrist!” I can see it now. “Oh look, Jesus!” I can see it now. Of course, I don’t think Jesus, the devil, or aliens will be making announcements soon. If it did
happen…that would be awesome. I just don’t know quite know what the point would be. Maybe if the aliens do ever unveil themselves, they can explain to me why they are doing it.