CREATE. INSPIRE. EVOLVE. A real world interactive game to help shift consciousness. Creating conscious media and a global team of Shifters and Paradigm Shift Communities. -- Hacking the Matrix with Love --
For my 30th birthday I woke up early to watch the sunrise as I have done for many of the years previously. While doing so I filmed this very important heartfelt one hour video message that I do not expect everyone to watch. But for those who do... let it be a bridge to a deeper relationship between us and the Paradigm Shift Central project.
What does it feel like to be celebrating 30 going on infinite?
It feels like I have travelled far, both inwards and outwards. It feels like I have seen many suns rise and fall. It feels like I have jumped higher then I once thought I could. It feels like I have learned how to love deeply and courageously. It feels like I have accomplished many of my soul missions in order to accomplish many more still to come. It feels like growing old is really about learning how to live young. It feels like my crows feet on my eyes are just a reflection and a trophy of how many hugs I have given and smiles I have shared. It feels like my knees don't work quite how they use too but I am still determined to adapt and honour my body while continuing to find new ways to heal and build strength. It feels like I have built the foundations for a Kingdom that I am honoured to share. It feels like I have still so much more wisdom to learn and experiences to be had. It feels like I have reached the lives of thousands (and in some ways millions) and have contributed to making the world a different place then if I had done nothing at all. It feels like I have been weaving an ongoing story that is still far from over, and in some ways still a mystery to me.
Being 30 feels ancient, but at the same time brand new. I feel proud to be 30. I feel grateful for all those I have met and danced with along the way. Being 30 still feels like being 26, but with more skills to help shape the world with. Being 30 feels like just another number but also a gift and a reminder for myself of the journeys I chose and why I choose them. Being 30 feels like a worthwhile journey to become Mystic Spiderman. Being 30 now feels like I choose the ideal timeline for me to grow into the leader I came here to be by allowing me to observe and partake in this Shift in consciousness from a point where I could have a powerful impact through my own journey and documented transformation as a young man back in 2009 when I began www.ParadigmShiftCentral.com to a mature and yet playful and battle hardened Light Guardian Jedi captain amongst captains to help spark a global team of Light Guardians that will continue to write and archive the narrative of the Shift for years to come.
Being 30 feels like a powerful portal that I am ready to step through...
So thank you for stepping through it with me. Victory is a shared success.
The journey is far from over...because in truth, it never ends...
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For the past several years I have always made it my mission to get out on Canada Day to do some Shiftivism. (Shiftivism: Intentional acts of compassion and creativity to help assist with the shift in consciousness.) Each year, here in London, Ontario, Canada, I have commonly gone to Harris Park down by the river to attend the fireworks display that happens at 10pm. Throughout the day there are community events and thus there is a seemingly endless stream of people coming and going. It is an obvious prime opportunity to spark synchronicity, connect with people, and plant conscious seeds.
This year is Canada's 150th year since it has been recognized as an independent nation. But of course, Canada Day is not all fireworks and celebration for everyone. In fact it is widely recognized as being a very polarizing day for many people. There is a lot of trauma and anguish within our history specifically related to our relationships with aboriginal people and their culture over the years. (Canada may be 150, but the aboriginals have been here well over 16 000 years.) I do not deny any of trauma and hardship, but in the midst of our imperfect history, I focus on the fact that the Canada we have today is a great opportunity to build from, heal through, and a beautiful place to help set an example for others in the world to see. One in which we can move forward into with deeper understanding, compassion, and an integrated innate spiritual awareness that the aboriginals carry and eagerly share with the rest of Canadian culture as a whole. I am very proud to be human - and I am equally proud to be in Canada amongst native traditions and spiritual teachings. I am proud and grateful to be in a place I have the privilege to be able to play, celebrate, and help co-create a better world in ways that will reach far and wide.
So with that said, I packed up my gear and at about 8pm I set off on my adventure to head downtown while the sun while still up. Although this year I had to modify my tactics because I was in the current process of getting over the tail end of a basic cold. Normally my primary tactic would be to stand in a spot with a Free Hugs sign and focus on that, but this year I decided to focus on creating a little sacred space next to the main path to allow people to come up to me. My focus wasn't primarily on Free Hugs in the same way, but it would still be a potent portal for and synchronicity.
Within my set up I would sit down on my hoverboard while doing some crystal wire wrapping and laid out some free Shift Buttons to give as gifts (buttons with conscious symbols on them and link people back to the Paradigm Shift Central project via the website on the button to help build the team and share our ongoing conscious media ripple the inspiration), some Free Hugs Signs (which I would give to people when they asked for a hug, since I was not at full hugging capacity myself), some Light Crystals I made for people to play with and purchase if they wished, the magic light Pinecone Crystal as a centre peace to create the setting and amplify the magic, my Light Saber (which I would be spinning later), and my tarot card deck which I would use to offer some people a reading if they were interested, and my singing bowl that I would use to play here and there.
Before I even got set up I made a note of following my intuition and telempathy to locate connect with a few people I met along the way. For example, once at the park I saw a very cute older couple hanging in a hammock from a tree that they rigged up themselves. It instantly reminded me of the time my partner and I spent in a hammock the past weekend at the Om Festival. So I went up and talked to them, complimented them on their hammock, and instantly got into some conscious conversation. They told me about their travels and how the hammock had been with them all over the world. I gave them some Shift Buttons as a gift and they asked me about what I do. I explained to them that I have gotten to the point in my life where my 'job' is to help shift consciousness, creating conscious media, and build community. They both noticed my Light Crystal I was wearing, and coincidently enough the husband told me that back in the day he made his own magical staff that would light up - but only when the holder was wearing a special ring to connect the circuit. The synchronicity between our creations was really inspiring. Perhaps someday I will get to see that staff myself. Before I went on my way I invited and told them about the local Paradigm Shift London open-minded discussion and meditation meet ups we have, every Friday 7-9pm at the Ground Up Vegan Cafe, 717 Richmond St. They smiled and said they looked forward to coming ouy and connecting again. I thanked them, said Happy Canada Day, and was on my way to set up.
Just for the fun of it, I decided to set up on the path right across from my new hammock friends. I could see them watching me from a distance later on as we waved to each other with a smile once I was set up. I always think that when I do things like this, I do it as a shared experience, and I wanted them to be a part of it too - simply by observing and smiling along.
And so, with the sun having just set I created my sacred space, sat down, and took a breath. Having done variations of many Shiftivism tactics over the years I never had a doubt in my mind as to whether it would work. I knew that by me being there it created and opened a portal for the synchronicity to occur. I put out the intention, I arrived, I created, and I followed through.
It was not long until one by one some people would stop along the path as the colour changing Pinecone Crystal caught their attention from a distance. The first person who came up to me was a boy no older than 11 years old. Not surprisingly enough, he recognized the Eye of Horus button right away. He asked about it and I told him that simply put it is a symbol for awareness. About us waking up within the dream. He grabbed that one and I invited him to grab another one to give to a friend. He took a look at the Light Crystals, complimented them, said thank you, and
then was on his way.
(*Imagine a picture of me sitting and smiling here. A friend of mine took a picture of me, but I will add it to this entry later once she has sent it to me.)
Only moments after others would come up and chat with me. Soon I started to run into people I knew - and people who knew me. "Hey its the Free Hugs guy! :D" With enough Shift Buttons on me to share, small groups of people came up and would chat. They would ask about the buttons, and some would say things like "Woah! I love the geometry!" or some would literally say "Hey! Sacred geometry buttons!" to which I would reply "You know it ;)". Through the act of giving and gifting we create a powerful interaction with others and a lasting impression of compassion. And the exciting part as per usual, is that the gift goes far beyond just the Shift Button itself. (I often refer to Shift Buttons as magic buttons when sharing them with people on the spot - because they literally are.) "There is a website on the button that you can check out, its an interactive project me and my friends have been doing for awhile to help change the world." "Awesome Ill check it out! Thanks!".
Within my set up I also had little a sign with some "pay what you wish' prices listed on it for some of the items and the tarot reading. Though the majority of the Shift Buttons were given out for free as intended, there were several people who were happy to donate in return. Later on this money would play another part in the story.
Over the next hour these patterns of interaction would continue. Each one similar yet unique. Some people would ask about the Free Hugs, but due to my cold I told them that if they wanted they could have the Free Hugs Sign (which is laminated and meant to last). While passing the sign on to them I would reminder them "with great hugs comes great opportunity." They would smile and be on their way.
Eventually while I was there a couple and their young girl came up to me and asked for a Tarot reading. Awesomely enough the man knew who I was because I had given him a flower of life Shift Button yeaaaars ago during a previous Free Hugs mission. And the super cool part is that he was wearing it on the hat that he had on in that moment! He told me that to him it meant something. Like a good luck charm. It represented something more. Hope perhaps. And so, it was his partner who was interested in the Tarot Reading, so they sat down, and I explained to her about how tarot cards work through the power of synchronicity as a way for the universe to communicate to ourselves - and to share with us what we need to hear in that moment. I showed her how to charge the deck and she pulled a card. The card she chose was The Chariot - a powerful card about taking action in our life and rising above old patterns and base nature. A card that I feel is important for all of us to draw at a time. After the reading she thanked me and gave me 5 dollars. I thanked them again and reminded them of the local Paradigm Shift London meet up and told them to just check the Team Map on the website for the local time and place if they needed to double check.
(Being able to simple direct people to the Team Map for the local meet up info for their Paradigm Shift Community is a potent tactical ability for all of us to use. This way you dont have to worry about handing out an extra pamphlet or anything. The vision I have is it that as more and more Paradigm Shift Communities become activated within the game and their local meet up info is included in the Team Map, that this will increase the potency of the Shift Buttons for people - helping accelerate the ability for people to synchronize. Give someone a button, tell them to check the Team Map for your location and meet up, and there it is. Simple and effective.)
As the twilight soon became night time, it was getting close to when the fireworks would begin. More people came up here and there as the patterns continued to naturally unfold. Connecting with family, adults, and children alike. I did not keep track of how many Shift Buttons I had given out, but it was indeed plenty. Just by me being there I had connected with dozens and dozens of people within a short amount of time. I was grateful to be able to create this space and share this experience with others. As per usual, I have no real idea of knowing just how far my simple actions would ripple from that night. But thats the magic of it all. Casting our actions with intention, and allowing the ripples to unfold as they may. Consciousness doing what it can to help wake itself up. Awakening within the dream.
In that moment I begin to hear from a distance the Canadian national anthem playing from one of the stages and the crowds of people sing along. As I sit there and listen I begin to play my singing bowl and close my eyes as I meditate and imagine a bubble of white light expanding from my heart. I am grateful.
And then, like the thunderous sound of a drum, a celebratory ignition of colour lights up the sky like something out of a dream - the fireworks begin. In this moment I took time for myself to stand up and grab my light saber. With hundreds of people spread out across the grass behind me, I ignited my blade and began to practice spinning. In the moment I choose to record a couple minutes of it to share. I spun my blade with flow as the psychedelic colours exploded behind me. In that moment I was by myself and with everyone all at the same time. Though it was not the forefront of my focus - no doubt hundreds of people in the grass would have indirectly been seeing and watching me spin my saber as a pleasant addition to the fireworks spectacle. Shortly upon igniting my saber I could hear a few voices from the crowd "Its a Jedi!". In that moment being able to spin my saber was my meditation. A moment of reflection and celebration for us as humans and dreamers within the dream. Reflecting on where we have been, what we have done, who we are now, where we are going, and who we are becoming. Bringing the vision of the past, present, and future in to one moment through the magic of dance and flow.
Its interesting to think that though many people who saw me would not be people who would come and talk to me in that moment - at the very least for some of them (primarily the younger children) they would know - and remember - that there is a Jedi here in London. A Light Guardian.
In many ways me dancing was also me bringing back the free-spirtedness I still carry with me from the magic of the Om Festival. To be able to continuing to carry and bring that magic back into babylon. To rebirth the heart of babylon from within through the magic of expression, compassion, and creativity. This is and always has been a part of my / our mission.
I stopped recording on my camera after only a couple minutes but I danced for many more. The fireworks would continue for a good amount of time. At least 30+ minutes. "Oooo" and "ahhh"s as I looked back on the crowd to see all of these faces mesmerized by the magic in this moment. I was grateful - to see it all, and to be a part of it. Igniting the fireworks of our hearts.
After the fireworks concluded, the crowd left their spots on the grass as they began to make their way out the park. Many of them in a bit of a rush to be able to beat large traffic of the crowds. Compared to when I first set up, the amount of traffic at this point was tremendous. Hundreds upon hundreds were walking along the paths here I was set up. Of course many of whom would have the chance to walk past me and clearly see the Free Hugs sign. Here and there I would here comments from passer bys. "Free Hugs. Thats cute :)", and the odd "Free Hugs? That's weird." To both I simply replied with "Happy Canada Day :)". Undeniably, many would carry even that simple observation home with them. When some people would take notice to the sign I would point out to them that they were welcome to have a Free Shift Button too. Just like before many came up and took the time to look at the buttons and choose one or a couple to share. Some people I never got to directly talk to them much or even remind them about the website. But I trust that when the time is right they will see the website and be called to check it out themselves. As a side note - I always think about how in some cases sometimes a Shift Button may end up somewhere, like in the possession of a kid, and it wont be until perhaps years later that they finally see and check the Paradigm Shift Central website mentioned on it. And yet, even still, in that moment, it will be the right time for them. Because helping 'unplug people from the matrix' and helping 'wake people up within the dream' is something that must be done softly. And I trust that everyone will awaken to many of the common realizations about the nature of this reality that we all share within at some point - be it in this life time or another. We are all connected. We have more potential to create than we have been lead to believe. And we are multi-dimensional beings by nature. My mission is to not always directly tell people these ideas - but rather to help create a path for them to remember these ideas for themselves. And that is why Shiftiivsm is so important, so simple, and so powerful. Creating habits of compassion and open mindedness. Thinking seven generations ahead - just as the aboriginals have taught us. The ripples go farther than we may ever know… and that's what makes it so beautiful.
As the crowd continued to flow for the next half hour I continued to connect with many more people. Several of which I invited to take a Free Hugs sign since they asked about it. Even just that act alone is so potent. Being able to help activate more and more Free Hugs carriers in our city and beyond. Many of them will carry the signs with them in their backpacks and take them with them where ever they go. One simple act of Shiftiivsm in turn helps activate another wave of new Shifters.
With some random bonus fireworks still going off in the distance, the crowds emptied out of the park. Soon enough I was the last person there, minus two other people behind me. These last two people had stayed awhile longer to just lay in the grass and look at the stars together. One of them came up to me to see what I was up to. And of course, as a holographic reflection of the synchronicity of the whole night, he was a person who was totally into the shift in consciousness as well. I complimented him on his mala bead necklace. He told me that he just moved to London from Hamilton, so I invited him out to our local meet up and he was excited to check it out. As he was choosing a Shift Button to pick his other friend came up, who happened to be someone I knew who had come out to Paradigm Shift London in the past. She agreed that he would totally enjoy coming out. We smiled, reflected on the humour of us new wave hippies always managing to find each other, thanked one another, and were on our way.
With the smoke lingering from the fireworks, and the light shining through the trees, a teepee stands erected at a distance. In this moment I am reminded of the aboriginal teachings and our shared mission to unite and heal the heart of all humans. To stand together as mother earth, for mother earth. With another deep breathe, I exhale. Now that I was officially the only person in the park that I could see, I packed up. I put away my Shift Buttons, the Free Hugs Signs, the magic Pinecone Crystal, and my Tarot Cards. I grabbed my light saber, and jumped on my hoverboard. I took in the fresh air as I spun my saber for fun while floating on the path. But even though the fireworks were done - my night of Shiftivism was not completely over…
As I left the park I made my way back out to Richmond St - the main street downtown that was now full with young adults traveling between the various bars and destinations. My energy at this point was getting tired, so I took some time to slow down and rest. In a normal situation I would naturally pull out a Free Hugs sign and do my thing with my satchel of Shift Buttons. But this time I instead decided that I felt more just like spinning my light saber on the street corner - which in itself is still a form of Shiftivsm. Simply bringing creativity to the streets for others to see. Soon enough I synched up with my good buddy Spinny who was playing his didgeridoo on the corner again. Over the years him and I have crossed paths many times. I asked him if it would be cool if I spun my saber next to him while he played. I leaned up a Free Hugs sign on my backpack that way so people could still see it and I would still give out the odd hug here and there (while still letting people know that I was just getting over a cold, but obviously no one really cared anyways.)
For the next hour or so I continued to get into my flow and did a short live broadcast while I did. Spinning the saber and just allowing people to see. "Woah that guy's got a light saber! Cool!". And as simple as it is, for some it will still leave an impression. Perhaps it will inspire them to push their own boundaries of creativity. Perhaps they will see me again later on and remember that I was that guy with the light saber. In that moment I was simply being me. A literal Light Guardian. A beacon. A living and breathing symbol of something more. In many ways what I was doing was just an ongoing continuation of the ongoing story I have been weaving as a Shifter in my local city for years by simply making myself seen and creating the invitation for people to know of me, connect with me, and in turn the local Paradigm Shift London community and beyond.
(The above video quality is low because the live video did not save to my cameras properly. So I had to download and re-upload to youtube.)
While I was spinning there were only a handful of people who directly came up and talked to me or asked for a free hug. I'm pretty sure a few people Snap Chatted me too :P. Interestingly enough, amidst the synchronicties, a cool middle aged man came up for a hug and was really into what I was doing. I gave him a Shift Button and told him that it is an interactive project to help expand consciousness. At which point he openly told me that he was a Free Mason and I was basically like "ya , so you know what I'm talking about then." At which point he shook my hand using the super secret magic Free Mason handshake that I intuitively remembered from years back from when a friend showed me. Maybe I didn't even do it right, but oh well. :P I invited him to the meet up and he said he would come check it out.
Now as a side note - what's interesting in all of this is that in all the years that I have done all of my Paradigm Shift London stuff in my city, I have never fully met any Free Masons other then a couple buddies from back in the day who joined up with them at the time. As it turns out there is quite a bit of Free Mason stuff in London - much of which I know is because of the laylines of the land. London has some very powerful energy here, and the Free Masons are aware of this awell when they helped build it in its foundation and ongoing years. To me I was always curious about meeting the Free Massosn at some point - because I figured given the energy I put out that I would naturally cross paths with them eventually. Now as for my opinion on them - simply put I don't mind them. I think that in a very simple way a lot of what the Free Masons are traditionally about about (beyond any crazy stuff you could assume) is just helping build community, helping people, and assisting within the Shift. And then within their group there are layers, within which they are also well aware of the multi-dimensional nature of this reality, and are interested in things like the power of the mind, our interconnectedness, esoteric knowledge, and so forth.
What's interesting - and not to side track to far from the core of this Quest Journal - but way way back I had always been aware of the Free Masons and how what I was doing was something that would probably be of interest to them. But in the back of my mind I also had this narrative that perhaps within my soul contract I kinda said to the Free Masons "Look, I'm gonna do a bunch of stuff. Just keep a distance and let me do what I need to do, and then when the time is right we can cross paths." Which again - is why I found it interesting that literally up until that moment I hadn't really had any direct contact with any local Masons. I don't see them as being an elite group or anything like that. They are just people, and I would be curious to sit down and talk to any of them as much as I would any of you. Furthermore, just to expand upon things a bit further within the bigger mythos, I have felt within the background of my soul narrative that it is possible that in past lives I have myself in some ways had my own connections to esoteric orders. Things like the Templars, for example. Even going back to legends of King Arthur, Knights of the Round Table, Merlin, and so forth. Many of which you can see forms of appearing within what we do through the Paradigm Shift Central project today, (Team Building Circles = Round Table, etc etc.) But for me it was always just something that was natural. And so, I had this idea that as I step through the mystery of my own remembrance I feel that in some way what I have come here to create with Paradigm Shift Central was kind of like me saying "Okay - heres the plan. I am going to help carry some of this esoteric knowledge with me into the present day and help weave it back into culture. But I am going to do it in a way that is different. A way that is more accessible, grounded, and modern. I am going to do things in a way that Free Masons or Templars would never be able to. Something new, and yet ancient. It will be its own thing, but it will reflect the objectives of consciousness as a whole with the intentions of helping assist with the Shift and our journey of self-awareness and remembrance within this reality." And so, with that said, I just thought it was interesting that after all this time I finally ran into a Free Mason doing Free Hugs (though I honestly probably have run into other ones and maybe didn't fully know it at the time.) In all reality maybe I wont see him again, I really don't know. It's not a huge deal, I just think its interesting. And as I said, I am more interested in the opportunity to learn from one another as much as I am interested in learning amongst all of us.
As the clock ticked on past midnight I continued my Light Saber flow for awhile longer and gave out only a handful of Shift Buttons. As my body began to yearn for rest, I felt accomplished in what I had done that night and began to get ready to head home. My friend Spinny would continue playing for the rest of the night, bringing much needed music to the street. Before I left I took a 5 from my pocket that had been given to me earlier from the Tarot reading and gave it to Spinny as I thanked him, fist bumped, and went on my way.
Only moments later around the corner, I hoverboarded past another fellow playing his guitar who I had met awhile back. I stopped, reached into my pocket again, pulled out another 5 given to me by someone for some Shift Buttons earlier, and thanked him as well. He told me he remembered me because I gave him a Shift Button awhile back. Similar to before - he told me that he still carries the button with him as an amulet of good energy. I smile as he says this. We chat for awhile longer about life and the world and agree that art and compassion is an important key in helping create a brighter future. I offer him another Shift Button, he puts it on his jacket, we thank each other again, and I ride off down the street on my way home.
Countless Free Shift Buttons and smiles shared. Celebrations and conversations had. Connections made. Seeds planted. And thus, new realities and timelines activated.
Shift Mission accomplished.
Thank you for reading this Quest Journal. As always it is my intention that in doing so it helps share the excitement as well as the examples of how these are simple techniques that any of us can replicate, modify, and do anywhere and everywhere we are.
Whether you have Shift Buttons or otherwise - there are endless ways to engage in Shiftiivsm. I look forward to hearing more about your adventures through the Quest Journals you share.
For those who would like to get some Shift Buttons to use where they are, they are easily available for the Team Patreon supporters when you add your support as a monthly micro donation and in return get your Shifter Booster Kit with Shift Buttons and Free Hugs signs. You can add your support for the team and the ongoing evolution of the project as a whole any time at www.patreon.com/BrendonCulliton
As a bonus to the theme of this Quest Journals here is a the Free Hugs and fireworks video to enjoy that I made from Canada Day 2016 that is still very relevant.
Thank you again, and as always, thank you for carrying the Shift with you.
Recently I had the honour of being welcomed back as a featured guest on our friend Paul Boggie's podcast The Way Of. Sidenote: Paul began the podcast back in 2016 after being inspired by Paradigm Shift Central!
Within the broadcast I got to share more about some of the things I actively do to help shift consciousness and inspire others. Such as details about the Free Hugs tactics, hacking the matrix with love, activating our avatar super hero / jedi (s)elves, my Mystic Spiderman identity, how synchronicity works, and creating digital and physical conscious community!
I hope this broadcast helps inspire more and more of us to continue living and being the change we wish to see.
Inspired to be back home once again, through the Om Festival we transcend. Another beautiful year of making memories and making friends. Connecting as eternal kin. Through the forest of the Zen. Which we bring to the dance floor. As we explore. The infinite doors. Of perception and visions within. Bringing forth the loving extensions. Through Shift Buttons and Free Hugs. Building the team of love.Light Guardians. Shifters. Heartists. Jedi. Unite. Through the side Quests of celebration. Rejuvenation. Within this nation. Of the heart and mind. Forested through time. Out of the fields we grow and dance to the truest rhythm we know. Sunset sunrise again. My friend. Out of the forest we return. With new gifts in hand. More love in our cup. To share with the world. Through the infinite dance. Of this divine remembrance. Of the Elf within the Self. And whispered ethos. Of transmuted egos. Activated avatars. Of the stars. Bad ass captains amongst captains. While we play to the delicate ways. In which the rain kisses our skin. While we dance from within. To the cosmic beat of the drums. Around the fire as one. Remembering where it had once all begun.
And so as the festival loves on, through out our dream and actions. Because everything will be seen. And just as it seems. Your thoughts manifest within the steams. Of consciousness. The conscious us. Collective hive mind. Now is the time. To bring forth the new rhymes. To help us re-mind. And re-wind. Previous beliefs and concepts of time. So that we can practice. How to match this. Eternal frequency. Of the trees. Rings within rings. Sweet branches are we. Of light on the path. Here to heal the past. And create a future with our art. With our heart. As we spiral out. On the arm of a Galaxy. So we can truly see. The dance we have come to be. A part of. Connected above. And below. With the dirt on our feet. A well earned badge and a treat. That's oh so neat. So let us continue this beat. Back into the heart of Babylon where we sing our songs, as heartists of this cosmic eschaton.
The above flowetry is something that I was inspired to write on my car ride home from the Om Festival 2017. (www.solsticegathering.ca) This was my fourth year attending this beautiful transformational festival that takes place in a magical forest only a few hours away from my home in Ontario, Canada. As with many transformational festivals, Om is a gathering of inspired souls seeking to explore, celebrate, share, and connect. Every year that I have been has helped provide me with ongoing inspiration that I in turn seek to ripple out into every aspect of my life. My art. Deeper connections with friends and family. Further vigilance to help be an carrier of the Shift. And further embodied within my own identity as a bridge, a Light Guardian, and a captain amongst captains.
At Om there is an endless amount of things to spark your spirit. Workshops. Activated dance floors. Delicious food. Muddy paths. Warm tea. Entrancing fire pits. Tribal drumming. Important space holding. Promoted reminders of consent (sexual and non sexual alike). Gorgeous sunsets. Open fields. Fire spinning. Psychedelic connections. An amazing view of the stars. A pond for skinny dipping. Fireflies at night. Free Hugs! Magical trails of mystery. New friends around each bend. Music bass that will vibrate your body from the inside out. Deep compassion. And intention. Lots and lots of intention.
Juxtaposed to my experiences at Lucidity Festival where I have attended for the past 5 years as an active archivist where I am filming the Journey to Lucidity movies (http://live.paradigmshiftcentral.com/movies) and experiencing the festival at the same time - Om is an opportunity for me to practice being deeply present in the moments without always having the obligation of needing to film. Rather, I can focus on documenting the experience with my heart first and foremost. For the past 4 years that I have been there I have practiced documenting the festival experience in various ways with the intention to help share with others a look into the magic that the festival is and represents within this life experience as a whole.
Below is a raw 27 minute one shot take video that I recorded within my final hours of my experience from this year as just a way to reflect in the moment and share some of the ideas and magic that game forth through the weekend. Beyond this video though I still have the intention to go back to footage I have shot from previous years to create future videos to continue to help share.
For myself and many others, Om and any other transformational festival experience, has been life changing. It has been a safe space for me to explore my own consciousness and evolve my relationship with myself and others. Each year has been uniquely different. And each year has been uniquely valuable. In 2016 I went there with a strong intention of creating a sacred ceremony for myself with 5g of sacred mushrooms, AND to be able to document the experience too. That video is currently online to watch aswell at https://youtu.be/c1leKezsYro
***I have to stop writing for the time being due to some chores that I have to do. But it is my intention to return to this Quest Journal and add to it further. ****
He's more than just my dad. He's a fellow warrior on the path...
Today has been a very special Father's Day for me once again. The reason why I am publishing this post close to midnight on the day is because I just got done finishing a primary draft edit for another full length documentary that my father and I are making together as a hobby, a passion, and a promise. You see, this is the second documentary that we have done since 2010 that provides an intimate look into real stories of Canadians during the Afghan War, and their experiences. We do not seek to glorify war. But rather help share the stories of those effected by it. The recent movie that we have been working super diligently on for the past months and years is called Clearing the Way, which is about the Canadian Combat Engineer Regiment, and the pivotal role they played in 06-07. A story that even many Canadians are unfamiliar with.
But you see, from a soul level I am learning more and more about why I agreed to make these movies within my life contract. I feel that both my dad and I have shared past lives together as 'brothers' in war. And through it we were transformed in ways only war can. And not just in negative ways either. War is a brutal yet real part of the spiritual experience here on earth. And I believe that if we wish to end it, then we must seek to understand it.
And so, this time around both my father and I agreed that our role would be different. Rather then being on the front lines ourselves, we instead made a promise to be the story tellers for others. And to create a lense for us as a collective to see more of our nature, our love, our bonds, our flaws, and all the shades of ourselves that war brings to the surface. And in turn, heal and change through these stories. To expand our hearts and our minds.
And so, as the clock approaches midnight as I write this, I reflect on the gratitude and pride I have for my father and for the many selfless things he has done in his life and the projects and journeys he has allowed me to be play part in. My father and I's bond was forged in war many many moons ago. Yet through this we have both brought forth deep wisdom and understanding of life, death, leadership, courage, and compassion. The inspiration to act and sacrifice to help others. Much of which of course I now catalize towards my efforts of Paradigm Shift Central and my ongoing mission within the Shift in consciousness and the mental, physical, spiritual, and metaphysical wars being waged here of earth. Here within our hearts.... And so as I dive deep into the experiences of making these movies with my father, I reflect deeply on the gift of them. Tonight as I saved the file upon reaching the end of the edit, I looked down at the time and it was 1111. All is synch. And so it is...
So dad, father, brother, thank you again for the bond we share. A bond deeper than we may even know...and a mission bigger than we can even fathom.
Happy Father's Energy Day to all the amazing creators we are.
I just saw another UFO (in my dream)! Bridget Nielsen's dad was there and he saw it too. It was a hexagram shaped, kinda grey transparent with a faint white glow. It was moving in a circle. Then shrunk in scale to the point where it appeared to disappear. While looking at it I remember a visceral sensation through my body of both awe, shock, and excitement. Verbally paralyzed in the moment.
In that dream I also had a message and a speech that I'm carrying that moved me to tears related to the Shift. I know I have so much to give to the ongoing story still, and I am feeling very anxious and excited about being able to be more actively involved in the future by sharing my voice and the messages I am here to help be a bridge for too. But for the time being I must complete my soul contract of finishing this other military documentary movie I am working on with my father. Once I have done so I will be ready to switch back into gear with the team and really help activate some amazing collective potential. I am here to serve.
This is an image I made in photoshop as I write this at 4am shortly upon waking up. State the obvious, it is worth noting the shape and design of this craft / craft entity. Anything to do with hexagrams is relating back to sacred geometrical proportions and divine sacred technology found within all of us. Even though in my dream the craft appeared flat-ish, it is safe to assume that it only looked that way from my perspective. Realistically if we are assuming what I saw was legit, then its safe to assume that it was actually more of a three dimensional (or more) shape, that would be commonly recognized as a Merkaba. Again, the Merkaba refers to the field matrix that is around all beings, planets, and particles, throughout this infinity that not only allows things to travel through space time - but can also scale itself through various relative perspectives. More or less - the behaviour of the craft matched my best guesses as to the dynamics and science of how most UFOs would naturally operate - as light vehicles that can change shape, size, and visibility while traveling through the multi-space.
When I first posted this to facebook, one of my friends Erik mentioned - "dood you're prolly part of the hybrid children program and not even know it...". To which I replied "Who says I don't know it Erik? Maybe I'm just not someone who has to regularly openly identify myself as one. After all, I'm a ninja first." Because yes, honestly, at this point in the game I think it is becoming more self evident that as 'soul' many of us have intentionally chosen to come here to the planet Earth portal at this specific time to be able to bring with us the knowledge and wisdom and compassion of the stars, so to speak. But at the same time, I do not think we need to always openly present ourselves as being out of the ordinary. I think for me the extra ordinary actually is ordinary. And so as much as I know in my heart that I am more then just the one story of this incarnation - I know it is also part of my bigger story to help bridge higher concept ideas into this main stream culture. Because regardless as to whether or not I openly consider myself as a "Starseed" or something like that - first and foremost I am an Earthseed. And so are you.
I think part of our ongoing story as multi-dimensional beings is remembering who we are and how our potential within this shared dream is the evolving experiences and often unspoken communication occurring between ourselves here and our team who is probably anxiously keeping an eye on us from the sidelines so to speak, while checking in now and then and cheering us on. In some ways it almost feels like when many of us committed to this journey we also committed to the fact that we might not be returning to the home of the stars for quite awhile (in the physical sense). That is why in many ways being on Earth feels like being on a very real mission / quest. Or even like going away for a bit to some kinda psychedelic summer camp. And when we arrived we forgot that we came from somewhere else, and so now half the journey is simply remembering, And every now and then our family back home sends us a letter that we will often receive through extra-ordinary experiences such as UFO sightings either within the sleeping dream space or the waking dream space. I feel a part of our journey is often just simply to talk about these experiences. To help usher them into culture and our every day life. To remember that every night when we dream we are re-accessing the hyperdelic dream nexus in which we are often more readily able to receive letters from our family back home so to speak. And as we become aware that this is not only a possibility, but also an expected and common method of communication - then we can begin increasing not just the frequency of these events, but also the potency of them and the information they cary by intentionally showing up within our dream spaces.
Because you see, when I saw the UFO in my dream, there was more going on then just looking at it. It was a full body and spirit experience. There was a conversation taking place beyond words. A download occurring so to speak. The download is both that of unspoken wisdom and inspiration. Of excitement and yet mystery. I know that my dreams yield experiences based on both me being an intentional projector, and a receiver. And I know that when I intentionally put my focus towards them my dreams become more then just fantastical entertainment - but also practical means to a bigger ongoing and 'real' conversation taking place between those of us logged into the matrix on the ground and those of us cheering us on from the sidelines.
This dream for me was a nice treat. Another addition to the ongoing collection of UFO dreams that I can add to my shelf of memories and experiences. In total I have so far had 1 waking dream ufo encounter and at least a 13+ sleeping dream ufo encounters. I believe that the effectiveness of these encounters is in the subtlety of them. I believe they are not there to speak our story for us - but rather to serve as a catalyst for us to write the story ourselves. There are many worlds within this world, and I feel for many of us it is our mission to help bring forth the magic of all of them into a common space. To hold up a mirror for us to see and remember who we are through the power of creative expression and community story telling. Thus expanding into our potential as frequency carries and emitters who are actively contributing to the ongoing co-creation of this bigger shared dream for the intentional remembrance and celebration of all.
And so with that said... I say to all of us... be the bridge my friends.
Every now and then I seem to have a really potent dream featuring UFOs...
The other night was one of those dreams... and more.
My story of the dream is featured in the video below, but long story short the dream led from a UFO sighting to an eventual face to face contact with the inhabitants of the craft. The part that was really interesting was that the "aliens" were something similar to Reptilian Humanoids. Now of course alot of the story people hear about the Reptilians places them in the role of the "bad guys", but in this dream they introduced themselves in a very casual and benevolent way. I think this in itself was important because I feel that part of what is essential to making contact with these other beings within the dream space or otherwise is to be able to check in with prejudices we may knowingly or unknowingly have towards different alien beings. As we begin to see other aliens as further extensions of ourselves then we can begin to meet them on a mutual plane where we see each other as one in the same, oppose to the common narrative of us vs "the others".
So long story short, even as a dream, I was honoured to be able to have this experience and in some ways be a kind of ambassador within the dream space for these beings and others.
Perhaps this was just the first introduction of more interactions to occur.
Stand by for updates as the dreams continue to unfold!
What about you? Have you had many dreams with UFOs or other beings?
Check out the full story and more in the video!
Thanks for watching! Please continue to help document the shift by putting focus towards your own dream exploration process and Dream Log documentation!
Here is a video I edited together using footage gathered over the past month and a bit of some of the ongoing Jedi training I have been doing leading up to the creating of Journey to Lucidity 5: Return of the Light Guardians.
For me, doing this style of training has been very important over the years to my spiritual path. So much of the training is about evolving the relationship between the body, mind, and spirit. It has helped teach me in many ways how to let go of fear and to be able to notice the differences in my practice when I intentionally generated internal energy to follow through with certain moves. Often times it is our self-doubt that leads to failure. Through this practice it allows me to develop increasing degrees of confidence as I find my centre relative to my commitments through time. Once I have become familiar with certain techniques I find that I am most effective at executing them when I think less and feel more. I connect with the vision in which I have already completed the move and then simply follow through and allow myself to arrive at this completion. This same concept is something that I apply within my life outside of the gym aswell.
Have fun watching the video! I hope it inspires more and more of us to explore and connect with our own flow.
Thank you again for helping co-create the dream! Add your support for the movie and more by joining the team patreon and getting awesome rewards atwww.patreon.com/BrendonCulliton
Simply put, the Women's March means many different things to many different people. That in itself is why it is so important. Though many will look at it through the polarizing lens of politics and social-media rhetoric - the condescending and insensitive opinions of others does not devalue the subjective importance of what it represents to each and every person within their own heart.
As a gonzo journalist, I intentionally make it my purpose to help use the magic of the camera lens to amplify the stories and inspiration of specific events and messages to help share and ripple the importance of them with local, and global community.
Now it's true - some people will actually be mad at me for creating this video and helping tell this story. But for me, that just comes with the territory of taking a stand for what you believe in when it comes to a subject such as this. I for one believe in helping share the voices of those whose messages of love will inspire many more. And if some people on the internet are going to direct hate at me for it, then so be it. But that will not stop me from doing what I know is important for the bigger story.
For me, the Women's March is an INCREDIBLY meaningful event to help share for many reasons. Most of which I choose to see as being independent from the political scenarios of the time.
For me, an event like this is about creating our own stories with intentions. It is about developing sovereignty for the chapters still ahead. It is about reminding the women who have been put down by circumstance and society of their own strength to rise through any challenge, and in turn become stronger. To me this is about planting the seeds for future generations of both male and female who will grow up with respect for all beings. And perhaps, most importantly - it is about holding space for our own healing. As individuals and a collective.
We are living in the midst of deep wounds. Yet we are also rising through the darkness with great love. Because it is within the darkness that we learn how to shine a brighter light. Our healing as a collective comes from many higher angles of empathy, forgiveness, and deep compassion. For ourselves, and even in time for those who we deem the perpetrators of things like misogyny, racism, bigotry, homophobia, sexism, arrogance, xenophobia, and much more.
From my own personal perspective, this is about social alchemy. Transformation through intention. I feel that an often overlooked key in being able to transcend through the complexity of our healing is when we can really really meditate and empathize with the roots of the issues. In this case, I feel that we must not overlook that many of the perpetrators of disrespect for others in this society comes from the likelihood that they themselves were probably never given the opportunity to learn how to open their own hearts and live with compassion. Many became a bi-product of their environment. And social programming that was engrained into them by the time they were 20 continued unquestioned into their 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, and beyond. So with that said, do you think it is reasonable to hold space for empathy for those who have simply not learned how to properly love themselves and others? Is it their fault? Yes they are still responsible for their actions - but what happens if we empathize with often forgotten parts of their stories? Does that shift how we see them and the energy we choose to project to them?
You see, others have said that in order to "win" we must let go of the "us vs them" mentality. We must step back to a higher perspective and truly understand that there is only us. And in turn to then take responsibility for our own healing as individuals and a collective. Yes things take time, but things can also happen in a flash of light. It's okay to acknowledge anger inside of us. It's okay to recognize frustration. Those are all very powerful guidance tools to navigate our reality. But be aware as to how much power we choose to give them and our relationship with these emotions. For overtime they will undeniably cloud or vision. For after all, what does our scenario look like when seen with eyes unclouded by hate?
The problems we recognize point us towards the solutions we seek. So the solution - to live by example. For men and women to invite others into discussion, to ripple the inspiration, and to create space for healing through enacting empathy, compassion, patience, and responsibility for ourselves and others. The solutions will happen week to week as more women and men shift the relationships within themselves, and in turn create the patterns that will define the future for generations to come.
At the end of the day the king and the pawn go back in the same box. We are all humans having this spiritual experience together for the time being. When we see beyond the illusions (of society and our own programming) we can see each other for who we are. Dynamic, beautiful, chaotic, vulnerable, strong, compassionate, artistic, and loving beings.
Aloha Team! Here is a link to a special live 44 min broadcast I did this morning as part of my morning routine of making magic Fruit / Veggie smoothies! My intention is that by doing a simple video like this it will help inspire more and more of us to bring in more effective eating habits into our routines! Using this techniques has changed my life and as a team I value being able to share those benefits with others as we all continue to step into our potential within this real world game to help shift consciousness.
As a side note for those curious - right now I am busy focusing on editing for the Journey to Lucidity 3 movie. Stay tuned for updates about future team building hangouts. Ideally we will do one next week. Looking forward to sharing more of the progress with you in the future. Thanks for helping make it possible.
Recently I had the honour and privilege of being able to do a presentation talk at a local conscious community meet up group known as London Seekers (London, Ontario, Canada. www.londonseekers.org). London Seekers is actually something that I began going to back in probably 2008ish and was actually a key source of inspiration during the genesis of the Paradigm Shift Central project. Over the years I have given several presentations at London Seekers so it is always exciting to be able to go back and help document and share the story of the ongoing shift.
Overall the presentation is a pretty concise download of ideas and insights related to the shift. I go over a basic introduction of what the Paradigm Shift Central project is. While not getting into all of the details (and accidentally leaving out a few key ones) it helps explain the intention of the project. From there I go into talking about what the Shift is from my perspective while incorporating and sharing some core and more recent ideas and points of view related to our multi-dimensional nature to help tie things all together and map out the bigger collective narrative of our awakening.
Enjoy the presentation and use it as another portal for further inspiration! I have also created an mp3 version of it which is available for download to take on the go.
The thing I love about doing the group tarot card broadcasts is that it opens up a channel for very very potent messages to come through that are for more than just myself, but are for all of us. And often times what they help reveal are the common lessons that we are going through as a collective that perhaps otherwise we may have been unaware of. For the card we drew today I was very pleasantly surprised with the timeliness of it. In so many ways it is the exact card I was seeking to discuss in them with the ongoing journey of stepping into more responsibility within our journey as we activate into our potential.... The Chariot is all about stepping into the driver seat of our lives with mindfulness.
Download more of the inspirational message by watching the video!
Who we wish to be tomorrow, begins with who we choose to be today…
As we enter our way through the Solar Eclipse portal on the New Moon of February 26, 2017 - let us take time to be reminded of our potential within this shared dream…
Our lives revolve around ritual. Whether we consciously show up for them or not. Regardless of the rituals of our habits, we exist amidst the rituals of the stars. Yet with an awareness of both we can show up to meet these celestial moments to enact a conversation with the universe. To amplify our intentions moving forward for the betterment of ourselves and those around us.
Amongst many interpretations, the Solar Eclipse is once again a potent opportunity to reflect on the aspects of rebirth. Rebirth through the transitions of winter to spring, and also rebirth within the habits and focus of our daily lives. And so let this moment now be thought of as a shared community ritual and opportunity to remember a commonly forgotten key and to tap into renewed vigilance for the journey ahead.
Yet what is the key I speak of?
Allow me to share it with you now.
I'll be honest, as a fellow dreamer within the dream there is much on my mind. Reflecting on where I have been, who I am now, and who I intend to be tomorrow. The lessons I have experienced, the opportunities I have been gifted, and the responsibilities and visions I have of what is still to come.
I know there is much for me to do, and there is so much more that I must step into (not just for myself but for others as well). But I also know that the futures I strive for are not something promised to me - but rather something that must be earned. Yet even in the midst of what can sometimes feel like daunting responsibility I feel an overwhelming sense of calmness and confidence in this moment.
My calmness to me comes from a deeper knowing one might say - of a key I hold and share with you. A remembrance of an often forgotten subtle dynamic and conversation between ourselves and the universe that happens every single moment, whether we are aware of it or not. For you see, I feel that far to often we step outside and forget our innerstanding of how this reality functions. But nonetheless, that is exactly why we are here as a team - to remind ourselves of how to optimize our efforts and step into our ability as better dreamers within the dream. Mirrors upon infinite mirrors.
Far to often we fall into the illusion that much of what is coming into our reality (or lack there of) is a result of happenstances beyond our control. We often subconsciously choose to wait patiently for the universe to roll its own dice while we cross our fingers for the outcome we desire. So often we forget… and we slip into the belief that the actions we make in our daily routines are separate from the external opportunities which await before us on our paths. When in reality, from my own gnosis, we have far more impact on our future from the present moment than we realize.
For example - say you are working on manifesting something like a new job that you desire, or you are intending to align with a new living situation, or make new connections with community, or an opportunity for a new creative endeavour, or it could even be something currently unknown to you yet still coming your way. Often times we put the intention out there like placing an order to the universe. "This is what I would like. Please give it to me." But what happens when things do not come to you within a timely manner as hoped for. Do you get impatient? Do you get frustrated? Do you get mad at the universe? Do you create the dialogue of "Oh well that sucks, but its beyond my control and all I can do is keep waiting or just give up…. sigh…" And if you do - that's totally human, and in many ways a story that is all to common. BUT what if we have it backwards…. what if we are not waiting on the universe. What if the universe is waiting on us?
What so many of us have forgotten is that in the subtle conversation with the universe, it (us) will not give us what we seek until we have proven that we are ready to receive and hold it.
For you see, I innerstand (and invite you to remember), that this reality is holographic not simply for practical purposes, but also for our own favour when moving forward. What I mean by this is that if you have a vision, a wish, a desire, a yearning for a reality that you feel called to - then one of the best ways to meet that reality is by showing up for it today. And how do we show up for it? We show up for it by demonstrating our determination, tenacity, strength, and trust. We show up for it by showing up for ourselves through acts of self love such as intentional creative and artistic expression, shifting habits that no longer serve us, physical exercise for body and mind, mindful diet, honest communication, opening our hearts, and bravery to push our edges and go outside our comfort zones.
By being more responsible and vigilant and dedicated and focused and persistent with our day to day actions we we step into the conversation we are having with the universe and put forth the message "Yes, I am serious (Sirius) about what I am here to create and ready to receive." Once we begin putting out this signal, the bigger parts of us that exist beyond this present moment acknowledge and honour it. And with further patience and trust we soon find that what we wish to receive is right before us…. but only if we are ready to earn it. Call this a part of law of attraction if you want, I think of it as just another part of the holographic dynamics of this reality that are there in our favour.
And so the message of all this that I have for us is to "Earn it." And the key of this knowledge is what can give us the strength to do so. If you are one of many people who is in a rut, know that there is always hope. What's that? You're facing a challenge? Work on yourself. What's that? You have a big dream you want to manifest? Work on yourself. Be fully responsible for who you are and the subtle conversations you are having with the universe that takes place beyond this present moment. From where we are now we are constantly putting forth branches like tendrils into the future. Those branches reach for the light, connect to the realities we wish for, and establish a path that our soul can follow. If you are not working on yourself, then you are not sending out those branches with as much intention as you could, and thus they fail to utilize and make use of the purpose as to why they are there - to align yourselves with the realities you seek.
You have everything you need within arms reach.
Know, trust, and be.
So yes, in conclusion - one of the best ways to change your external circumstances is by putting more intention towards the work you do on yourself (Your Elf). Just like a mirror, your outer world will begin reflecting back to you what you are ready for. Let us reclaim our power as masters of our own lives. I believe that we have the soulutions for any situation inside of us. And the idea of working on ourselves to change our external reality is an incredibly potent hack that I wish more and more of us were aware of. But as simple as it is to tell someone, the best way for them to know is by experiencing it themselves.
As for myself, I have some big missions on the horizon. And in many ways they teeter on the edge of fate. Things could go one way or the other. But I know that though it may appear as if it is beyond my control, its actually not. For the way in which my fate swings will be a reflection of who I am when I show up for that moment. If I am lazy and expect the universe to give me what I wish just because I show up at that moment - then I am a fool. Rather I know that I must work on myself now and show up as best as I can to that moment, knowing that I have put forth an honest effort, and in turn the universe will grant me the wish I not only seek… but what I must earn. What we all must earn.
And so, in synch with the potency of the Eclipse and New Moon portal, I invite all of us to use this time of collective ritual and upgrades to put forth the intention of stepping into the ongoing narratives of our story with deeper knowing, trust, and intention. Intention to be fully responsible for who we are, motivated by the remembrance and trust of this key, and to have fun doing so. To put forth our honest efforts. To play with the dynamics of who we are - knowing that every act of self love is bringing us closer to the ongoing exciting aspects of our journey and the dream we are creating together.
For you see, we are, and always have been the dream awakening to itself.