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 --
Many moons ago, Paradigm Shift London first began as Paradigm Shift Fanshawe inside Fanshawe College by Brendon Culliton and a few of his friends as a club within the school. The idea was simple - to create a club that would help bring together people who were also interested in having discussion about the metaphysical, spiritual, paranormal, esoteric aspects of reality. Along with guest speakers on occasion, the club would also provide Free Punch and Pie at events to help intise more people to check it out. Some might come for the pie but stay for the insight.
As success of the club grew it was natural for meetings to eventually move beyond the college and evolve into Paradigm Shift London. Over the years the meetings have taken place in various yoga studios and local shops. People still attend on a regular basis to come together as community to support and practice having inspirational heart opening discussion that is helping change people on individual levels as we continue to help change as a whole.
Anyone is invited to attend the meetings. Fridays, 7-9pm, at The Tea Lounge. 268 PIcadilly St.
I have been going through some major break throughs recently and I am excited to be able to share how these shifts are leading me further towards my own self empowerment and potential as a leader for the team.
Last night I went live for an EPIC dance meditation broadcast! It is some next level stuff. Just watch it for your self to receive the vibes and see what eye mean.
Here is a video to help get you pumped in which I share and talk about the inspiration of MY LIFE PURPOSE in terms of creating Paradigm Shift Central, building a global team of Shifters, and the bigger picture. I also talk about what scares me, and how I am learning from all the lessons along the way.
Recently I brought into alignment an amazing opportunity within my reality. A few months back I came across an awesome ninja obstacle training course in my city of London, Ontario, Canada known as CTC Obstacles (www.ctcobstacles.ca). After spending a few sessions there doing my own jedi training I naturally began gravitating towards the idea of feeling the call to work there. So I spoke with the managers, put in my resume, and then a few weeks later they had me lined up to be one of the camp counselors / team leaders for the March break camp for kids! Before they even hired me I had the vision of being able to do light saber training with the kids to help support the future generation of Light Guardians, and funny enough when the owners hired me own they specifically asked me to bring my light saber and do just that!
Overall the week was an incredibly rewarding experience for myself as a teacher and student. Being able to play and learn along side the kids is a heart and mind opening experience. When we give them a safe space to play and explore we quickly invite them to overcome their fears and step into their potentials - expanding their awareness of self through physical, mental, and spiritual training.
On the last day of the week I brought my camera with the intention to film a fun video with the kids and to give the community a look into this amazing experience while also doing it to help document the incredible inspiration that these kids carry with them to continue to ripple it further. So with that said, enjoy the video and thanks for watching! Much love to all the young Light Guardians out there stepping into their potential!
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Synchronicity appears in many forms in many ways throughout our day to day reality. Whether we are conscious of them or not - they seemly sow the circumstances of reality together as an unseen yet ever present force! In a simple way - synchronicities to me are something I think about relative to us existing beyond the present moment. Often times a synchronicity will seem to transcend times - and rightfully so. Much like a ripple of the future meeting a ripple of the present…
And so… this is just one of my stories.
It was just past midnight on a Tuesday evening. I was on my way home from playing an awesome game of hockey. Like any hockey game I play, it was a well fought battle and further experience and opportunity for me to attune and apply my Jedi skills on the ice. I managed to set up a nice assist and we won 4-2 against one of the top teams.
And so, following a good game I favoured some delicious vegetarian pizza to pick up on the way home. Now at this point everything is as per usual. I enter into Pizza Pizza. I let the guy working there know which slices I want. I choose to buy two with the intention to see how many days I can stretch them out over while also begin to practice some intermediate fasting; which is basically when you eat a meal over 8 hours, then no food for 16, but just drink cold water when you feel hungry. Doing so can do all sorts of interesting things and help you rewire your relationship between your brain and body.
But speaking of pizza - he placed them in the oven then turned back and set me up to pay. I didn't have any cash so I proceeded to use the machine. But then… that's when… things got pretty unusual.
A minute goes by. My card has been neither accepted nor declined.
A few more minutes go by…
I try pressing the cancel buttons on the machine pad. Nothing happens.
I talk to him about and tell him I am in no rush so its cool and I just laugh at how unusual this glitch is.
At least 3 or 4 more mins has gone by.
I am standing there - not having paid for my pizza that is now right in front of me. At the mercy of a machine. I remind the guy that its no big deal and that we'll figure it out.
Finally the machine does a thing. It was unable to process.
Alright I guess Ill try the chip. (Having originally just used the tap.)
I stick in my card, hoping for the best.
Again…. exact same thing… the screen just hangs. Processing… attempting to connect. Trying to find its way across the vast interconnecting electronic networks that connect my card to his computer.
I ask him if he could reset the computer maybe.
He says he could but it would take like 15 minutes. The computers they have are running Windows XP.
I laugh along with him. Just laughing at the fact that the computers in here are as old as the place itself probably. For all we know maybe the hard drivers are dying! I note out loud.
Clock continues to tick by. We wait another few minutes. No one else is there. The one other fellow working with him is out on delivery.
Finally - a beep from the machine. Decline.
Alright so on to my visa I guess, right? Gotta keep trying. I can't leave without paying - even though both of us have already discussed the possibility of me just coming back and paying another day. Though of course I am concerned that perhaps his computer will be causing him problems with other peoples cards too. Hard to say… it was working fine until I got there…. weird.
And so I tap my visa. Preparing for the inevitable. And just like that…. no surprises…
We wait again. This time maybe it was going by faster. Or maybe I was tired. Other then just joking about the circumstance I was keeping pretty quiet.
Okay…. last change… lets try the chip on the visa!
I do the thing. And then!
…. nothing. All over again. At this point hope seems lost.
He tells me that if I just come back another day and pay that's okay. But just then… I remembered…. I had another bank card in my wallet! And so, just like that, we run through the whole return again. It's probably been maybe 20-30 minutes at this point.
This time though things get weird. The machine stars beeping and wont even receive the card at all. Just flashes red at us with error messages of raging fire!
But hold on… there was one more thing we hadn't tried yet. We did the tap. We did the chip… but we didn't do the swipe….
I knew I had to try. It was a long shot though. Hardly anyone uses the strip feature any more. And so, I give it a go with my visa. First time - doesn't work. Second time… doesn't work. Third time - I accidentally tap it and it reads that instead. Dang. We already tapped the visa. Oh well. I punch in my pin code once again. I step away from the machine. I laugh again with the guy and he states again that its okay if I just come back another day. I put my hand on my pizza and say something along the very specific lines of "Ya, looks like its never going to work. Oh well…" I had let go. I had accepted the destiny that was. And yet as I was literally saying that sentence - the machine makes a noise. A smily face appears on the display.
What the ….
The guy working is just as relieved as I am. I grab the pizza and laugh some more while reflecting in my head about the incredibly peculiarness that after all of that - after it not working and not working - it finally worked at the exact moment that I had let go. What I find incredibly interesting about this - is that I have seen this pattern before many times throughout my experience of reality. More or less the universe has a tendency to abruptly change course or remove a form of resistance as soon as we let go of our attachment to that situation or to the resistance itself. It's a lot like when you are looking for something and you spend awhile, then eventually you give up - and thats when you find them. That's essentially the same kinda event happening here but with pizza and a windows xp cash register.
So in conclusion this synchronicity is one that I personally find hilarious and amusing. It reminded me of the importance of being able to adjust our relationships to resistance and even our own expectations. I think in one way it boils down to this idea that if we fine wholeness in the absence of something - like a partner or an item or a vision or a dream - then we will be more likely to receive those things when the time is right. And I am glad that It was the right time for me to get that pizza…
Thanks for reading my Quest Journal! I wanted to write this as a creative practice for myself. The topic may have seemed almost trivial, but even still, given the potency of the experience for me I wanted to be able to practice creating a story out of it. I hope this helps provide an example of ways you can create assignments for yourself to create Quest Journals out of stories in your day to day life that related to shifty themes and such. Quest Journals are here for us to practice creating, exploring our creativity abilities, and sharing our voice with a global audience.
Here are some hand made wire wraps I have to share. I specifically picked up these Auralite 23 pieces awhile ago to share with fellow Shifters. Auralite 23 is such a sought after crystal because it is one of the oldest known ones on earth. Found only in northern Ontario, Canada too which is the province I live in. Auralite 23 contains up to 23 different minerals, which again is because of its formation from billions of years ago.
I am providing these to help raise funds as a pay what you wish price between 20-50US. Shipping not included.
Reply or message me here if you are interested!
Available as bronze silver and gold wire wrap colour as a choice. Available in slight variation of sizes. I currently only have about 20ish available.
Take a moment to think about how incredible it would be to be a Jedi. Imagine wielding a lightsaber and never having to make your own sound effects again! Most people would be ecstatic to have that kind of power, even if it meant undergoing rigorous exercises and tests. Interestingly, many of those tests Force-users do to become warriors of the Star Wars universe are not that different from what normal Earthlings go through daily.
So, here’s the truth: you can indeed train to be a real life Jedi. Unfortunately, you still have to make the lightsaber sounds…
Jokes aside, becoming a Jedi is just like becoming a neurosurgeon, engineer, or a master of any profession you can think of. You develop a certain skill and hone that skill to meet a specific level of understanding. From there, you graduate to obtain something handy, like a degree or special weapon. In the Old Republic, Jedi trained over many years, starting from the Padawan Learner to eventually become a Jedi Master. White belt to black belt, so to speak. Kindergartener to Doctor.
You get where I’m going with this.
Masters of the Mind
To the Jedi, brainpower is more important that physical strength (though we can’t deny that they are galactic Spartans). Jedi hone their minds to become their number one weapon, because if it wasn’t for a certain amount of mental acuity, alertness, and control, they could fall at any moment to the call of the dark side.
How did the Jedi do this exactly? They boost their intuitive capabilities through things like mind-body exercises and meditation.
In the research called “Infinite Mind” by Dr. Valerie Hunt, there is a direct correlation between electromagnetic auric frequencies—those associated with psychic faculties—and the level of consciousness an individual has accrued. It shouldn’t be a surprise that healers, empaths, mediums, and mystics all have higher frequencies and higher levels of consciousness than those who are fixated on a more material reality.
An example of someone who operated at a higher frequency was the Russian psychokinetic (PK) Nina Kulagina, who was famous for separating egg yolks from the whites as it floated in saline solution by using only her mind. Her theta waves during such an experiment were as low as 4 Hz, the level associated with deep relaxation or trance, despite her pulse being a rapid 240 bpm. Kulgina’s PK powers were also extremely mood dependent. If she wasn’t comfortable or was stressed, more energy was expended and she’d tire alarmingly fast.
It is known that negative energy causes entropy and atrophy, while positive emotions, like love, gratitude, and appreciation, ward off decay.
But the other facet of PK abilities and the Jedi mind is something that everyone would be better off developing: mindfulness. See, what makes Luke Skywalker the ideal tragic hero is that his psyche is just like anyone else’s. He knows fear, pain, uncertainty, happiness, love, and even moments of irrepressible hatred. While these emotions overwhelmed him at times, Luke Skywalker does something his father, Anakin, was never able to do: let these emotions come and go as they may.
We never see Luke become completely committed to a general school of thought. In fact, it is his very thoughts that allow him to overcome the final battle with Darth Vader in Return of the Jedi. Had he not been able to accept both the dark and light forces within himself, Luke Skywalker would have never lived long enough to appear in The Last Jedi.
Developing Your Jedi Mind
So, while it would be incredible to pull of some Jedi mind tricks, you’re never going to accomplish a Force Choke. But there are other benefits from mastering your mind, such as being able to generate your own reality and awaken intuitive superpowers. Here are some ways to develop your Jedi mind:
1. Define the Force
What exactly is the Force? In a way, the Force is reliant on emotion, meaning it can be something born from love, joy, elation, sadness, and anxieties. In short, the Force is Emotion.
Now, think back to a moment about Kulagina and how her PK abilities were affected by the emotions in the environment, not just her own. This is why Jedi don’t simply temper their bodies, they work hard to make their minds a serene place where emotion can be controlled and forged into something more than just a feeling.
2. Understand the Dark Side
Emotion isn’t something that should be squashed or thrown aside. Avoiding emotions leads to depression, rage, and even abusive tendencies. Overtime, people who do ignore their feelings become enslaved by it, much like Darth Vader did. Of course, the Jedi aren’t the best examples of acknowledging anger, as they seek to control it with righteous actions, but they also know how to promote inner peace by understanding where these dark emotions come from.
3. Allow the Force to Flow Through You
This comes in two parts: being able to accept that not everything is as easy as the world you see and opening your mind to the possibility that there is such a thing as the Force. You need to open not only your thoughts, you need to open your heart.
There will indeed be moments of discomfort as you confront the dark side within. You may get scared and want to take a step back. You may even feel overwhelmed. Emotions are not always pleasant, after all. Allow the Force to flow, and as these feelings bubble up inside, simply allow them to pass. Know what they feel like but don’t try to alter them in any way.
Remember that scene where Obi-Wan tells Luke to close his eyes and “stretch out with your feelings”? That’s what allowing the force to flow you means.
4. Awaken and Meditate
Once you have gotten a hang of letting the Force move through you, close your eyes, breathe deep, and try to describe your emotions. This often helps if you are with a group, in a friendly and accepting environment, where you can hone your Jedi skills together. This group can be channelers who are developing their clairvoyant powers or even several people who enjoy meditation. In this positive environment, you will be able to find the calmness required to unlock higher frequencies of consciousness.
Alone, try yogic breathing, also known as pranayama. Meditate daily. Find in these moments an awareness of the breath. The breath is an integral part of consciously working through negative emotions. As long as the breath is even, you can remain calm and rational.
5. Let Go
The Jedi are masters of control. However, sometimes to come into control, you have to realize what you are not in control of. What separates the Jedi from the Sith is how they react to certain stimuli. No true Jedi Master lashes out in anger. Meanwhile, a Sith Lord with choke people to death for getting in the way. This is because darkness is created by frustration and anger, and people typically get angry when their plans fall through.
Exist only in the present moment. Focus on “being.” Get everything else out of the way and trust that if you merely listen to intuition, your intention will eventually come true.
Training your Jedi mind is about being mindful. Not only should you understand that all emotions have a purpose, you should be able to acknowledge what you intuition and feelings are trying to tell you and make a logical decision about how to move onward. Once the mind is relaxed and supple, you can begin to form intentions; in time, those intentions will become your reality—and maybe even advance into psychokinetic territory!
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You are important. You are beautiful. Everything that you do matters.
Here is some video I filmed during my Shiftivsm downtown during a street festival in my city of London, Ontario, Canada to do some Inspirational Conscious Flowetry on the spot to help spark the spirit and accelerate the shift. Using the power of spoken word and sound to hack the matrix with love.
Of course this clip is only a fraction of the time I spent on the street. Alot of it was also just sharing compliments with people walking by and reminding them that they are loved. As part of my tactics I had my Free Hugs sign placed near by, and when people came up and talked to me and got a Free Hug I would also give them a Shift Button to connect them with the community and ongoing story and also our local Paradigm Shift London meet ups. Often times when people were walking by I would just invite them to remind their friends that they care about them and prompt them to hug their friends right there on the spot - and they did! It was an awesome experience and I look forward to playing around more with its potential
Leading up to doing the flowetry on the mic this it took alot of practice and courage to make it happen - but I am glad I did. And now having since done it and earned that new confidence I now have additional new abilities unlocked as a Shifter which I will continue to use to help shift the paradigms and inspire others how I can through the power of the heart and the magic of art.
Prior to doing the conscious flowetry I was also doing my Mystic Spiderman stuff for quite awhile, spinning my Light Saber and doing Free Hugs and Jedi stuff and sharing Shift Buttons and just talking to people and making meaningful connections. All of this primarily took place off camera but a few other people snapped some pictures which was cool. Doing it off camera was important for me because it allowed me to practice recording it first and foremost with my heart and focusing more on the interactions with the people I met. It was really awesome when I connected with some younger kids and invited them to help me out with the Free Hugs while we worked together as a team, while reminding them that the most important super power that each one of us has is the power of the heart. More and more people are slowly beginning to cross paths and hear about Mystic Spiderman within our city as we are all continue to remember that even though Mystic Spiderman may exist as an icon - the message is that you don't need to dress like a superhero to be one - because you already are one as much as you choose to be.
You can do this where you are too. How will you bring the Shift to the streets of your city?
Rebirth Babylon from Within.
Remember, little things make the bigger difference.
Thank you for your support in helping us bring this shift to the streets.
If you appreciate what I do and would like to help us reach more people you are invited to support the team and myself in doing more through the patreon and get your Shifter Booster Kit at www.patreon.com/BrendonCulliton
The other day I went to the near by campus to do some Shiftivism to open some portals, hack the matrix with love, connect with people, and help accelerate the shift.
While there I set up with a simple and super effective tactic that I have used many times. Basically I just found a place where I had a good line of sight of people and there wasnt to much traffic, and then made a little art display out of some Shift Buttons, wire wraps, Light Guardian Crystals, and some conscious art from some friends. Then I put a Free Hugs sign next to me, sat down, started doing wire wrapping, sent out my intention field, and allowed people to walk up to me.
Within the time I was there I had numerous meaningful interactions and even gave out several of the laminated Free Hugs signs to others so that they could continue to ripple the inspiration. I also mentioned to many of the people about our local Paradigm Shift London Open-minded Discussion and Meditation meet ups that we have and invited them to that too. (Fridays, 7-9pm, at The Ground Up Cafe, 717 Richmond St, London, Ontario, Canada.)
While I was there I did a short live facebook broadcast documenting the experience and explaining more - plus got some genuine reactions and free hugs on camera too!
I continued doing this for at least an hour with much success. Each person who I connected with who received a Shift Button now has the opportunity to connect to the Paradigm Shift Central website, explore the conscious media, be involved with the community and will perhaps be inspired to continue exploring ongoing conscious themes. Case and point, one guy I ran into was a guy I ran into doing the same thing 5 years ago. He told me that after he ran into me he started practicing lucid dreaming! So you never know how far the ripples will go!
So after I packed up my things I walked around to the near by concert playing on the hill as part of the orientation week celebrations. I choose to chill out on the hill by myself while dancing with my light saber and to just be me and have fun doing what I enjoy. The funny thing is that I was also doing it in a way that others who would be walking by would see me too, which would also help create this ongoing narrative for them of realizing that there are Jedi in town, or at the very least to just see someone expressing themselves in a way not normally seen. Numerous people commented and took pictures and probably snap chatted me or something :P All and all just I was just doing my thing while also helping bring a bit more magic into the world that will go a long way.
Here is a short facebook live video of me doing light saber dancing. Later on in the evening off camera I got way more into it.
It is my intention that simply by sharing this story it helps continue to inspire others to take actions in similar ways where they are to help accelerate the shift. Use the power of art and expression to help make a difference! See what happens when you sit or stand somewhere with a free hugs sign! See what happens when you dance in public! Be the light. Aspire to inspire.
You can join the Team Patreon as a monthly micro donator to support the community and my ongoing Shiftivism missions plus get your Shifter Booster Kits and laminated Free Hugs signs at www.patreon.com/BrendonCulliton
Rick and Morty is one of those shows that has caught the attention of millions world-wide for being so entertaining, weird, and undeniably captivating. In episode 5 of seasons 3 titled the Whirly Dirly Conspiracy, the characters of Rick and Jerry traveled through a wormwhole, and in the process of doing so experienced a transcendental trip of cosmic awareness. Though the scene is less than 90 seconds in length, it is rich in esoteric and psychedelic symbolism.
Due to popular demand, here is a breakdown of the scene to be able to provide the community with more insight and context for this hyperdelic download.
Thanks for checking out the video!
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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...
Thank you Team! Leave any birthday wishes below! For those who wish to gift me something, one great way is to add support to the Paradigm Shift Central team patreon as a monthly micro donation and in return I will gift you a Shifter Booster Kit to help hack the matrix with love where you are. Add you support at www.patreon.com/BrendonCulliton
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.