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I have decided to write something about my experiences at meditation & spiritual development classes, sitting in circle with a teacher whose a medium we have been developing by doing guided meditations together and then relaying our experiences, to notice synchronicities. Creating sacred space and then going on journeys within the mind and outside to connect to spirit, to work to become a better conduit to make a connection to the other side of life, to the higher realms, the astral plane, whatever you wish to call it, last night and again today, and from now on whenever I wish to do so, I can connect to a portal within me, encompassing my connection to the ether and beyond, allowing me to heal myself and others.
I was told I am a conduit between love and life, love being there and life being here, we are living beings being human right now and when we die we will continue to live on as the love that we came from, there, i've said it, like a car crash on the motorway i've become a spectacle, during the period when my spirituality was looking more like mental illness and it was because, i was addicted to drugs, and bad behaviour to numb what was in me, from coming out, and someone very special said that it is best, in fact necessary for us to find out what is inside and get to know ourselves, I am coming to know myself truly for the first time, to be an empath, to feel others pain but rise above it, go beyond mere sympathy, beyond mere empathy to compassion and that is the truest way of being there for someone, to be able to be there, support them and allow them to heal within themselves, to be able to see the light and go towards it now.
When we die? That's another matter, but I was lead by the hand by a guide who is a Franciscan monk to meet a being of pure white light whose outline looked familiar, what the divine is for themselves is something we may never have considered but when we see them they take the form of a human being, because we have made god in our image, not the other way around, i felt a great love and continue to do so, i am healing and continue to do so, and offer this connection to others for free on a donation basis, in order to support myself and free my time to be able to pursue the reason for life, to experience what it has to offer those who choose to connect to nature and see themselves to be a part of it all, the world, the cosmos, indeed the life that exists everywhere but looks like stars and other planets, other galaxies, it is all consciousness in one form or another, as is everything we see, and in fact do, so to be a man at all, to be a better man in the process of becoming and finally to become and evolve into whatever it is we are born to be is the life affirming place i find myself in, thankyou :) +
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.
Arriving in the city is a daunting prospect for a country boy like me but I persevere and park the car in a space that seemed to be waiting for me, thankyou parking angel. I walk with my bag strap covered in shift badges, buttons as they are known across the pond as we say here, anyways, I've got my light guardian crystal on a twine around my neck, I'm wrapped up warm, have a flask of herbal tea and ready to go give free hugs to whoever would like one, and see who would like to connect, see what happens when you put one foot in front of the other, I give myself a target of one in an hour.
Walking down the steps into what is locally known as the Bearpit, it's a landmark in the centre of Bristol that connects pedestrians up with the many routes from one place to another, underpasses link together into a roughly circular space, steps or ramps lead down into this place that used to be a dark and dank drug infested place for the homeless and addicted to hang out and deal and use.
It wasn't unusual for there to be a lot of junk, litter and needles and all sorts of detritus down there, it smelt, but not anymore, it's a colourful place, full of street art, depicting conscious themes, the austerity measures brought in by the government to try to tighten our pursestrings, overstretched and broken by the bankers, that's the nicest and only thing I'm going to say about that whole mess.
So right away, I'm nervous, not sure where to go, stand, be, I make my way down into one of the tunnels thinking maybe I ought to go somewhere more open, into the town centre shops, but no. I see someones backpack and it's been left there, back in the tunnel i walked through there was a pile of sleeping bags, was there someone in there, under there, who knows but now there's a face to see.
I meet Kelly, wearing surprisingly but i love the connection the same colour scheme as me, black and red, and we connect, and talk, she sings me a song, about homelessness and loss and even though it's a little strange to be here, she asks me if I am living on the streets, taking time to ask after my wellbeing, i offer her some of my herbal tea, maybe she'll like it, at least it's hot and freshly made.
Her boyfriend comes back, street hair cut, talking about the police who are on their way, confiscating alcohol as it's not allowed in this area, to be consumed or carried, he's also got drugs but that's the no win situation for the homeless, to keep warm and avoid the pain of the cold, of the lack of somewhere to be, something to do, they use, or sell, or drink or all three, and so does he, but not now.
We're talking for a while, it feels right to leave now and soon there's a little group of them together, as I stand in the middle of the circle, Free Hugs Sign out and proud above my head. My light guardian crystal is around my neck, glowing and changing colour as I have a special one that goes through the chakra colours and to golden and white and pinky purple and basically it's incredible and fun.
I have been stood there, it's getting cold now, for thirty seconds, when I'm hugged right away, connecting to folks, as each person makes their way to work, from an art class is someone I met before, what a great connection, to see her face and the magic of the synchronicity, the feeling is wonderful, a quick hello and wish her well, and the next person, and the next, waiting for friends, off to work.
Coming from a bar, heading to a club, going home from work, carrying shopping, going back to make food, cycling through, two kids on drift trikes, skateboarders, walkers, people using the cafe that is within a double decker bus called Bearittos, because of the bearpit, I chat to the guy behind the counter but I ate very well before I left so I don't buy anything. The food looks good though and hot.
I get a lot of hugs, well over my quota of hope, of one in the hour I planned to be there, it's gone quickly, I want to do this again, maybe this is my new friday night now, we will see what happens.
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.
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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.
Wanted to share my perspective on a subject that has been on the back-burners of my consciousness for some time: looking at the idea of synchronicity from a musical standpoint. Finally got around to making a video about it yesterday and am super happy to get it out there to you all. Hope you enjoy!
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. ****
The climate in the community is mixed. The political establishment has many worried about the future and fearful for their human rights.
After all is said and done, Donald Trump calls us to represent our Higher self. We must embody the best of who we are at this time. We need to unify as one human family. This is something we can use to come together, especially when we extend the hand of understanding.
It is time to sound the trumpet and come together as a holy chorus as one voice.
Do not react out of fear, breath and open the heart space. This is not a time to fight among our sisters and our brothers. It is a time to flex our spiritual muscles and heal the human race.
Consciousness is elevated. We are at a Tipping Point! I can't be the first one to have made this connection. I'm definitely not the first person to make this point. We rally around our idea of a free and just world because we feel a TRUMPET has sounded.
It is true that the angels have been activated, and that we are being called to a higher purpose. All restrictions and regulations have been removed and we can now access archives from the collective unconscious, or the collective consciousness, whichever you prefer to call it.
Currently, I feel two forces in the world. I feel called to honor and reference the Native American folk tale of two wolves to describe the current climate. Humans are of two minds at this time. They are afraid of each other and yet they love each other. It is most noticeable in America because it is where I live. We have people who say they stand for justice equality freedom and yet they will harass and harm those who voted for Trump. I want to change the world just as much as anyone else does. I want to know how we can align all of our visions. I want to know which wolf humans choose to feed.
Violence towards humans can only end with more violence. Standing in resistance with prayer and peace is powerful. When you achieve something through respect, true persistence, and courage, there is more honor in that.
This is the sound of humans crying for change. Calling in a life aligned with abundance peace and unconditional love. Crying out for a life more lined with a higher consciousness. Thus the trumpet was sounded.
The United States welcomes the 45th President, one who will force change to happen.
"Stay Healthy, Stay Light, and Don't Give Up the Fight"
I haven't been so conscious about the synchronicity in my life lately, but when the last event in the log below happened, it made me laugh and saw all the connections as a clear thread back in time.
"You were actively seeking to go home, you were triangulating your mission through (God given intention)."
"It means that you have been given the rights of passage to guide them home. You were guiding them home because you can."
I just wanted to say that ever since I found this group, all I see are 1's and 5's... When I first woke up from this dream reality I saw many signs of 1111. Like most of us, I found myself on a journey exploring more and more about synchronicity and the aspects of the universe that have been hidden for so long. For a while it seemed like I had my head to the ceiling and I was not growing any more. Now it is amazing how many times I see 1111, 1115, 115, and so on since I discovered the power of this group. One big part of my journey that has made life a little easier is laughing at all of the little things the universe puts in front of me.
There was a definite pattern of events that lead me here. I was feeling very alone for a while so thank you Brendon for this amazing portal to this soul group!
Aloha Shifters! Here is the NEW Raw Quest Journal of my Shift Mission Downtown in my city of London Ontario Canada from yesterday of my adventures, synchronicity, journalism and shiftiivsm to help ripple the inspiration. Documenting the thoughts of those who I meet and helping promote the messages of mindfulness, compassion, and love.
Add your support to the team patreon at www.patreon.com/BrendonCulliton and help support me in continuing to manifest my ongoing abilities to spend more time downtown on the regular being a Light Guardian for my community and helping rebirth Babylon from within.
Drop an 1111 in the comments if you watch this and leave a comment as to what this type of documentation means to you!
*Side note - I filmed and edited this purely off my phone.
Good afternoon fellow shifters! I'm very new to this site, yet not new to the concept. For a long time I've tried to lead by example and spread love through simple means such as a smile or a random compliment. In fact, every once in a while on my Facebook, I will give all my followers a challenge to say something nice to a random stranger. I believe we can all make a change in this world, and it has to start somewhere.
Yesterday I saw the Free Hugs video Brendon posted - Call of the Light Guardians (Click Here) on my news feed. I've seen them before and they brought a tear to my eye every time I watched. But for some reason, I really felt the call yesterday. So I made my own "Free Hugs" sign on a small canvas with some acrylic paint, went down to the local hangout by Lake Michigan where people walk dogs and play Pokemon Go, and gave out free hugs!. At first, there weren't many takers. But the people that did read the sign smiled at me. To me, that was enough. I brought a smile to their faces, for whatever the reason, and that's always a good thing! But once I was out there for about an hour, more and more people would run up to me and give me a hug. I was hugging adults, children, and even dogs! I would stand and chat with them for a little bit when they asked me "why are you doing this?"
I told them "to spread love. You never know when someone may need a hug. We're all in this together. We should start acting like it". The response was overwhelming yesterday. As I walked away from the people I hugged, I would give them a quick word of advice.."Love yourself!". That always made them smile. Many people I hugged, told me I made their day. One gentlemen asked me why I was doing it, when I responded he said "that's 60s generation talk. You weren't even born than!" I smiled and said "love transends all generations!" He stood up and gave me a hug. Yesterday's experience truly humbled me and more importantly, seemed to touch the hearts of many!
Hear the call of our collective consciousness! Go out and spread some love! I know I will! I'm going to continue my journey of helping people realize our connections to each other, and the universe. Through small deeds, smiles and random compliments. Free hugs, sharing music for the soul, and making people laugh! These past few years have been difficult for me to say the least. I lost my mother in September of 2011 and I've no doubt had a difficult time dealing with losing her. Her and I were like the best of friends. When my parents got divorced, my older siblings were old enough to be on their own. I was young, so it was my mother and I against the world it felt like a lot of times. I learned a whole lot from her! She was my rock! She always managed to see the good in people and in the world. That was something I always admired about her. When she was young, she had a dream of opening a frame shop. She achieved that dream! She always taught me that though love and patience, you can achieve anything. She was diagnosed with severe colon cancer in 2007 and was given two months to live....she survived four years! When she told me she had cancer, I knew it was my turn to be strong for her, so I was.
She had the biggest heart of anyone I know! It's definitely where I got my love for everybody. Being a part of this movment is a way I can still feel close to her. Even though she has left this world, her love for me hasn't. It is reborn, in the form of new love. She is now part of me, and I am now part of her.
I'm very happy to be part of this movment. I think with a little bit of persistence, and a lot of love, we can really make a change in this world!
This is a Quest Journal to document a recent successful Free Hugs Shiftivism Mission that I did at the local University Campus to help connect with more people, have conscious conversations, give out Shift Buttons, hack the matrix, awaken others within the dream, connect them to the Paradigm Shift Central project, and promote open-mindedness and compassion. This report log will detail information about why I did free hugs at campus, the modified free hugs tactics I used, why I used these specific tactics, and the results and outcome of them. Included at the end of this post is the post action video I made, but this write up gets into additional details of the mission.
In the past I have done Free Hugs on the campus a few times. This is a campus that is near my house and it is the university that I graduated from for Media Theory and Production. As an Alumni it is really cool to be able to go back there and connect with students who may be just beginning their post secondary school. I know from first hand experience that the university never really taught too much about metaphysics, spirituality, lucid dreaming, dimensions, etc etc. Therefor being able to do Shiftivism on the campus is a great way to plant some potent seeds for the students to be able to share with them an invitation into the ever infinite and exciting realms of education and experience that these topics have to offer. And of course, to also be able to invite them to the regular local Paradigm Shift London community open-minded discussion and meditation meet ups that we have too.
At the time that I did these Free Hugs it was during the conclusion of orientation week - so basically this meant that the majority of the traffic were first year students and second, third year sophs who are basically kind of like camp counsellors during the orientation week. The energy is pretty pumping and there's a decent amount of traffic. So again, being able to do it within this limited time window enabled some potent synchronicities for those who I connected with.
Now in this scenario, I find that it works best when I use a modified Free Hugs tactics. If I was doing Free Hugs downtown for example, then the normal tactic would be to stand in one place with a sign and then people would naturally come up to me. Although in this scenario I choose to modify - instead of standing with a sign what I do is I sit down in one spot on some steps in a moderately not too busy area with key traffic and then I have my Free Hugs sign propped up next to me while I simultaneously work on making crystal wire wraps. I place a folder infront of me and on it I place some of the Shift Buttons and the wraps that I am making. I also wear my Shift Button satchel and attach buttons across the front strap. This way instead of standing there with a sign it is much more passive - yet equally as effective - AND the key thing is that since I am sitting down by default and things are on the ground, once I hug people and tell them they can have a free magic button it is common for me to sit back down and then in turn it invites them to sit down swell if they wish to hangout for awhile and engage in conversation - something that happened numerous times with people who I met. After the hug it would spark a conversation as they ask what this is about and commonly they would stick around and we would have a micro paradigm shift meeting basically where we talk about metaphysics and lucid dreaming and such. This tactic is very passive, very casual, artistically oriented, and very very effect.
The additional reason as to why I choose to do this tactics of Free Hugs oppose to the standing version is because I have done the standing version before on campus and I have learned from experience that in this situation part of your job is also to simultaneously not attract the attention of any near by security who may be passing by. You are far more likely to raise eye brows and attract suspicion and questioning if you are standing with a Free Hugs sign. In the past I have had security come up to me and tell me that I would need special permission to do that because technically if I am holding the sign then it is a form of soliciting. Plus if they know I am giving out buttons then it gives them more to be suspicious about, etc etc. There for - as a Shifter, part of my learning curve in this scenario is the required adaptation of ninja tactics. The goal is to still do free hugs, connect with people, plant seeds, and not attract the attention of security. Needless to say when I did it this time it was perfectly successful. Another key part of the tactic is in where I choose to position myself. What I do is I will angle my sign towards a 180 degree view range infront of me instead of something like a 270 range. This way I only have to focus on people seeing the sign who are coming at me from one angle - the same angle that I can see security coming from at a distance. And if I do see security I simply turn my sign up side down until they are out of the area. This way without the free hugs sign I am literally just a person sitting on steps making crystal wraps. Nothing that would cause them to get suspicious about. Again - with security - it is their job to be suspicious. They are not the enemy - they are just another version of Agent Smith - a inherent part of the job. It is our job to learn how to adapt and overcome them - which is very very possible. Ninja Shifter Tactics for the win.
(My line of sight while sitting on the steps - notice how I strategically position myself on a corner and in a place where there is no traffic behind me.)
So within this Shiftiivsm mission I had about 33 Shift Buttons on me and committed to staying there until I gave all of them out. In total I was in that spot for about 90minutes give or take. This format of setting the intention for the universe helps bring things into action. With the tactics that I do I am more than just sitting there hoping it will work - i am sitting there KNOWING it will work and then just being patient and allowing the synchronicity to occur in which those who are meant to see me will see me. And of course the whole format of it is that those who are open to coming up and giving me a Free Hugs are the same people who are very likely to also be open towards the topics of what Paradigm Shift is about. So naturally, as mentioned - part of what would happen is that people would stick around and talk to me for awhile. They would ask why I am doing this. I would tell them "To help change the world one hug at a time." I would also tell them about the website on the button, and how it has movies I have made that they can check out, and podcasts, and lots of interactive community stuff about metaphysics, spirituality, dreaming etc. Being able to sit down and talk with people is such a key thing. Because right then in there you are creating a space for them to practice expressing themselves, and to engage in discussion on this topics - something that for many of them as been completely absent within their lives. Yet at the same time - many of them ARE interested in the topics. And being early into their university career they are often just beginning to explore further down the rabbit whole. Some of them would tell me about their experiences with dreaming. One girl told me about how her parents are Reiki masters and how what I was saying was stuff she had grown up around.
Having the Shift Buttons in themselves as a gift to give people is such a potent part of the tactics. It leaves an impression with them in the moment and also sparks excitement. Plus all of the Shift Buttons in themselves are jump points for conversation. Many people would ask what they mean - so in turn we would talk a bit about sacred geometry, or mutations cube, or the eye of ra, or the hidden knowledge of the universe, etc etc. Even having the crystal wraps there was also for the purpose of conversation too. Many people would ask and comment about them - thus starting another conversation about crystals, and beyond.
My own actions are just another origin point for more ripples to occur. Simply by interacting with me doing free hugs it could very easily help inspire each of those people to do free hugs aswell someday. In fact, there were a couple of the sophs who sat down to talk to me who I gave some free hugs signs to so they could take with them and use aswell. The free hugs that I did in one day ripples into more free hugs for others another day.
Part of my role doing this is to also play that of a mentor in some ways (kind of like a soph) and to help share with them some potent ideas and encourage them to keep exploring on their own knowing that this project and community is real and they are supported in doing so. And of course, through the many layers and intentions of the project the core of it is bringing it back to helping remind people of their potential within this reality. Self empowerment and encouraging people to choose to be the change they wish to see and help us become better dreamers within the team.
So in conclusion, this Shiftiism Mission was another success. Many seeds were planted and new time lines were created. The people who I connected with were the people I was meant to connect with. Down the road I am sure I will see them again. Sometimes you never fully know how far that one action will go - which is all the more reason to do it. Because in all reality, someone who I connected with may go watch the Journey to Lucidity movies, listen to a Dream Class podcast, do a Global Meditation that we do… and then from there… suddenly reality begins to transform for them. The paradigms continue to shift…. This is the hack we have created. And it is working...
As always I invite and encourage others to replicate these types of potent tactics where they are aswell, and to practice documenting it too. Be a portal for synchronicity and consciousness to flow through. Simply by putting yourself out there - you will find the others. Build the tribe. Be the portal. Be the opportunity. Be the shift.
You are consciousness awakening in action.
Here is the video summarizing the mission.
Keep it Shifty.
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Where ever we go... we can bring Free Hugs with us.
This is a quick Quest Journal log to document the recent experiences that happened from my end of the shift.
Long story short, the other day I had to go downtown to run some errands, While I was downtown, I made it my intention to also spend some time doing Free Hugs and giving out Shift Buttons at the central core of my city of London, Ontario, Canada at the corner of Richmond and Dundas. This is a place where I have done Free Hugs many times before, though it had been a while since I had done them last. Fortunately, since the last time I have upgraded some of my tech and now have the ability to properly be able to LIVE STREAM my Shiftivism in action.
A core intention in broadcasting my Shiftivism action live is to help bring more courage and inspiration into the story for others to see. To boldly be a Shifter and invite others to engage in Shiftiivsm where they are too. Using Shift Buttons while doing Free Hugs is something I have done countless times and will continue to do so. Using the Shift Buttons allows me to add another layer of dynamic potential to the Free Hugs because each button has a website to this project, which connects people into the community, plants the seeds, and helps awaken consciousness by inviting them into a bigger story and an expanded perception and understanding of reality, love, and our potential.
During the mission I connected with numerous people, gave them Shift Buttons, talked about metaphysics and spirituality and things on the spot, informed them about our local Paradigm Shift London open-minded discussion and meditation circles, and made new friends.
Simply by being there on the corner you become a portal for synchronicity. The right people find you, hug you, talk to you, and thus...create new realities...
During my Shiftivism mission, I also went out of my way to talk with one of my friends who lives on the street. Marilyn. Marilyn is known by man as being the 'Street Mom', as she has helped provide guidance for many of the young adults also living on the street. As briefly mentioned on camera in the video, part of my mission was also to invite her out to eat some food (shwarma) and spend some time with her. Fortunately everything worked out, and after the Free Hugs we went and hung out for awhile. She said that the shwarma she had was the best food she had eaten in years. I wanted to be able to share this with people because I invite them to intentionally connect with those in their community who may be on the streets in less fortunate circumstance - and instead of just giving them change (which is still good) to invite them out for a meal and spend time with them. Because as valuable as the food is - giving our time to someone is somethings even more enriching for that persons spirit. Compassion.
So in conclusion - mission accomplished once again. I hope this entry gives others hope as we continue to all engage in acts of Shiftivism where we are - intentionally helping shift consciousness through acts of love.
Every now and then something so synchronistic happens that it is next to impossible to ignore...
During a recent Paradigm Shift Community Admin Meeting, we experienced just that. Within the team broadcast the topic of trolls came up, and how to deal with them. Trolls is a term used to describe people on the internet who intentionally go out of their way to try and bother and harrass people into specific reactions, primarily by harassing them in coy, immature, and often malicious ways. And so, as we were talking about this as a team, low and behold, the universe was indeed listening.
"Oh what's that? You guys want some trolls? Oh I'll give you some trolls. Here one second, let me go find the biggest troll on the internet I know... MUAHAHAHHAHA" - Said the universe.
And just like that. BAM law of attraction in action. Within the short period of time that we were talking about trolls (something that doesnt come up often), next thing we knew we were about to get a surprise visit from THE BIGGEST AND MOST POPULAR TROLL on the internet.....a guy know as KEEMSTAR. And to be clear - he literally just randomly found our live broadcast. No one sent it to him or anything. Everything just lined up in the oh so magical ways that the universe often does all the time (whether we are aware of it or not). The universe wanted this to happen... for a reason.
What happend next was an awesome learning opportunity to apply what we were discussing into action. You see - for me my simple rule with trolls is "Don't feed the trolls." They get off on knowing that they have bothered you. They get off on knowing that they in some way have disturbed your peace. And yet, I personally see a scenario involving a troll (be it on the internet or in person) as an opportunity to test your mindfulness and your ability to maintain your peace, and practice radical compassion. Trolls will throw insults your way - but do you have to accept them? That choice is up to you. The choice is whether you choose to react or mindfully respond. Reacting can be thought of as a more instantaneous emotionally charged reaction to a scenario. Example - someone says to you "I think you are a douche nozzle." Your reaction "eh screw you buddy! You don't know me!" Thus - the troll has won. You have let go of your peace and given it away. The troll has succeeded at his mission. Where as a mindful response to the trolls attack would be something more along the lines of "Cool story bro." and thus proceed to let the troll know that you did not accept his gift of hatred. Let is slide right past you as you step back and see the bigger picture, and even re-approach the scenario with courageous compassion.
This circumstance is parallel to a teaching within Buddhism.
"Suppose an enemy has hurt you in his own domain, why should you annoy yourself and hurt your mind in your own domain? Suppose someone, to annoy, provokes you to do some evil act, why allow anger to arise and thus do exactly as he wants you to do? -Visuddhi Magga
One day, Akkosaka heard that someone from his religion had converted to be a Buddhist monk. Enraged, he stomped off to curse the Enlightened One with harsh words in person. After letting off his steam, the Buddha had a calm conversation with him (as abridged) - 'Do friends come to you as guests?' 'Yes.' 'Do you serve them delicacies?' 'Yes, sometimes I do.' 'If they don't accept them, to whom do they belong?' 'They would be mine.' 'Likewise, that with which you have insulted me, I do not accept - it is all yours. Whoever returns insult to one who insults is said to be sharing company with that person, which I do not.'
Hearing this, Akkosaka assumed he was displeased, to which the Buddha replied, 'Where is anger from one free of anger, who has his mind tamed and equanimous, who is liberated with right understanding, who is tranquil? One worsens matters by flaring up at another who flared up. Whoever doesn't flare up at another doubly wins a battle difficult to win, benefitting oneself and the another. Understanding another's anger, one mindfully maintains one's peace. When one does so to heal the illness of anger for both, those who think one is a fool do not know the Dharma.' Hearing this, Akkosaka remarked at the magnificence of the Buddha's teaching, and ordained as a monk to learn from him, thereafer attaining Nirvana (as an Arahant)! Akkosa Sutta
You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger."
So again. If a troll comes at you - see it as a opportunity to test your vigilance and ability to maintain your peace in the midst of chaos. One of my core rules in life is to not respond to frustration with frustration. There are multiple levels to every story, and everyone has the spark within them, and everyone deserves to be loved. Often times trolls are people who are suffering on an internal level - hence why they resort to forms of bullying because they may not be supported in a better way of dealing with their wounds. We are here to be mirrors for each other and to help each other through our own personal healing. Be peace and you will help others become peace. Alchemizing a situation with a troll is a great form of Shiftivism (an act to intentionally help shift consciousness.)
And so, back to the story of being troll raided by KEEMSTAR live on air. KEEMSTAR is a very popular troll who literally spends alot of his time using his live audience of thousands as his personal army. He will tell them to flood peoples channels, leave foolish comments, etc etc. And so, when he ever so synchronistically stumbled upon our live broadcast - needless to say - things got extra Shifty....
KEEMSTAR came in expecting to get us worked up like everyone one else. And to some degree some of the participants in the chat were getting their guard up - which I understand. They were there to protect what they cared about (the team space.) But within the short time that he was in the hangout before I removed him, and after the broadcast crashed because of their attack - something else happened - it would appear that our lack of reaction to his attack sparked his curiosity. He wanted to find out more about what who I was and what the project was about.... And so, just like that, as you can watch in the video below, KEEMSTAR, live broadcasting to his audience of thousands, took the time to play some of the videos off my channel, including the beginning of the Awakening Within the Matrix in 5 mins, which also included the opening line being heard by his audience of "Remember - you are not a drop in the ocean, you are the entire ocean in a drop." And so just even that alone is a potent seed to plant with all the people tuned in. From there he browsed some more and even began playing some of the video with Shelby in it, which again, planted some more seeds! He saw the Free Hugs videos, browsed a bit more, and then low and behold - by the end of it he said that we were "alright" and that he was actually interested in having me on his show in the future - an opportunity which I am open to as another chance to share more consciousness shifting knowledge. So because one thing led to another, the universe used this synchronicity to help broadcast a message to an even wider audience - one that actually left an impression. Multiple people who were watching the stream ended up subscribing to the channel and synching up with the project.
See what happened for yourself in the recording of the Troll Raid from his end through the video below.
But... personally, I think the impact of this event went beyond what may be entirely noticeable in the moment... You see, in the days after the attack I began keeping an eye on KEEMSTAR, and already I was noticing a shift in him towards more compassion. Now I am not taking credit for that shift - but it seemed that the universe crossed his paths with us in a way that echoed something already inside of him and helped assist him towards his own choices. Because perhaps after all these years of trolling, he was beginning to see more. He was beginning to move beyond it.... he was starting to open his heart... Now for some this may be hard to believe, but in the days after when I was watching one of his live streams I literally heard him say "You know what, I am done fighting people. I'm done." And so... as it would appear - is the biggest troll on the internet going through his own paradigm shift? Time will tell more of this ongoing story.... But from my observation of how the universe works - I do see potential - and what I see is the potential for the spark in everyone. KEEMSTAR was generally curious about some of the Shifty topics within the project, and so I can imagine an opportunity in the future in which he could invite me to be a guest and together we can begin promoting to his audience messages of mindfulness and love. Because in a situation like this the most magical thing about it is that KEEMSTAR is a central node - and so as HE shifts, so too will his audience of thousands... the ripple effect...and that to me sounds alot like something the universe would do...
So there we have it. The stories continues. Stay tuned to see what happens down the road. I'll keep an eye on KEEMSTAR and we will see where things go from there.
Thanks again for reading and for being a part of the shift. May each of us bring more mindfulness into our future experiences with trolls, and be reminded too - that everyone deserves to be loved.
Alchemize their fear and hate with your love and compassion. Go forth fellow wizards... shift those paradigms...
Saturday night. 12am. The streets are alive with people. The potential for synchronicity is ripe. A perfect opportunity for some Shiftivism....
But there I am. Waiting at the bus stop so I can catch the last bus to go home. With the bus visible in the distance, I have only moments to decide. Do I go home and call it a night? Or do I listen to the inner voice and stay out to do some Free Hugs on a street corner?
The bus approaches.... I double check my intuition, and then step back - waving the driver to keep going...
I am now committed to my choice. No more busses. I'm in for the long night. Time to gear up and get to it. Time to be a Shifter. Time to hack the matrix and help awaken more people within the dream...
But this time, there is a new element that makes things extra exciting. Due to recent tech upgrades I am now able to fully LIVE broadcast the adventure over facebook!
And thus, the adventure begins :D
Within the excitement I am fortunate enough to be joined by some new friends who I had run into earlier in the night while out distributing flower of like Pokemon Team Badges in the near by park. They wern't there to play Pokemon, but I still got talking to them and gave one of them - Shane - a triforce button as a gift. So, as synchronicity would have it, while I am mid broadcast doing Free Hugs, the guys come over to ask me if they can join. Considering I always have extra Free Hugs signs on me - the answer is yes. Now in this scenario - what was extra cool is that these guys were between 14-17 years old, and yet here they were - being the brave ones - out hugging people with me on bar night. It just goes to show that anyone can do Free Hugs.
The following is the full live broadcast, included with lots of insightful dialogue related to tips on how to do Free Hugs, awesome conversations with people on the streets, and lots of love and smiles. Needless to say it was another awesome experience with lots of seeds planted, and community connected. Huge shoutout to the guys for rocking it with me!
As always, I share these videos and stories to help inspire more and more of us to replicate these actions in similar ways where we are.
Well it's a new moon again, this time in leo. Seems like time is just flying by now..which is good for manifesting but some of us might feel like we're being left behind or not doing enough. I know I do at least! The past couple weeks have been rough for me as it probably has been for some of you. You can notice the energy and your emotions going up and down like a roller coaster and it's a bit hard to hold on. I don't know what any of your experiences have been like but I have went through my shadows and fears these past couple weeks. Rough! It's hard for me to even talk about but I will because there is no reason to hide myself. Getting this off my chest and letting people know what I've been going through will help me but could also help you in some way. Even if it's just realizing you're not the only one going through hell to reach heaven. These past couple weeks I have fallen back into fear. Fear that others won't like me. Fear that I won't ascend with the rest of you. Why would I stay in fear when I know love can conquer it? My biggest triggers into fearful and negative states are what I think other people think of me and rejection.
Its crazy for me too because most of the time this fear and anxiety I have is complete illusion but it can seem so real to me. These negative fears and feelings keep repeating over and over until I believe it. This is where it gets dangerous because when you start believing the illusion everything seems against you. For example I could be talking to you and if your face has a weird look to it I will assume there is something about me you don't like. It can also be were I assume I hear you thinking something bad about me in my head when actually its my own shadows and fears fighting me on a spiritual level. Anyways these fears and shadows along with spending time with someone in a deep depressive state convinced me to relapse when I had been clean off of hard opiates. I am so ashamed of myself and that I allowed myself to fall into this trap again. At least the past couple of days I have realized that I need to make a change in my life. I need to be confident and open my heart with love instead of closing it in fear. When you think about it everything I have told you.. as drastic as it may be is synchronistic. This is the lions gate on a new moon in leo. Leo is more a sign of your drive for life, your fire. I am realizing that I had lost my drive for life for a bit of time. I actually was thinking about commiting suicide there for awhile but now I see I needed to experience all this. To be triggered again by fears I have held onto for so long. To relapse and fall back into my shadow. To see this darkness so I can once again stand in the light with my fellow light brothers and sisters. I will conquer these fears and I will try my hardest to stay in the light and I hope whatever you guys may be going through.. that you can as well.
To end this I will do my sirian starseed tarot reading...
Seven of Chalices (upright)
This is the perfect card for everything I just talked about and this will probably relate to you in some way.
It's important to look at how we get distracted of reaching our goals by temptations around us. Do we have a clear intention of what we want to manifest in our lives and how are we working on that goal in this 3d world. What do we value most in our journey? For alot of us I'd say it is our ascension that we value most, so how can we focus our minds to reach this goal. I don't know about you but this is spot on or me. For me this says to not hold onto my fears and to not be afraid to dive into my shadows instead of running from them by numbing myself. I am going to focus on staying positive and sending love to anything negative that arises. Also to definitely stay away from people or things that I know don't serve my highest good!
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