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ALIENATION AND FEELING ALIEN
Of course individuals who feel alienated are not necessarily aliens (although all aliens do feel some degree of alienation whilst living in human societies). Feelings of alienation are rife in a culture that conditions each of us to focus our energies on personal acquisition and self-gratification. This especially affects the younger generations who are born directly into these difficult times, without the good fortune of having once lived in more meaningful times.
So how can we tell the difference between feeling alienated and actually being alien? The short answer to this is that if you are unsure, you are probably just feeling alienated. Most visitors tend to "know" that they are visitors. Perhaps until we are sure, we have not developed significant cosmic consciousness to claim an alien birthright. Aliens do not feel their alienation as a sense of rejection by society so much as a more positive "I come from another place". Most aliens are actually fairly social and able to skilfully integrate into human society, often with a high degree of community, ecological and political concern. Although some do lead more solitary and lonely lives, very few would be described as social outcasts or suffering from delusional mental illnesses.
Alienation usually affects particular segments of society and there are recognisable profiles for such groups — usually outsiders or teenagers. Aliens, however, are more difficult to profile and most would certainly not be characterised as outsiders. Although the seeds of alien consciousness seem to be scattered randomly across the social spectrum, there is a personal alien profile. Aliens tend to be intelligent, spiritual (in a non-religious sense), compassionate, psychologically together and generally pretty conscious. They have also spent many nights gazing up longingly at the starlit heavens… feelings of exile mingled with the excitement that one day they will return home.