Welcome! Cute Kitten Backyard Infestation – Photos By PocahontasBrandy

Welcome to The Culture of Awareness!

Formerly The Aquarius Paradigm.

My Latest Articles:

July 22, 2014: Oversoul Teachings: Material Attachments Will Inhibit You and Preserving the Spirituality of Mother Earth

July 21, 2014: Oversoul Teachings: New Creative and Explorative Routes

July 20, 2014: Oversoul Teachings: You Can Expand Your Reach

July 18, 2014: Transcending Negative, Self-Created Thought Forms

July 17, 2014: Oversoul Teachings: Never Lose Faith in Where You’re Going and The Spirit World Chronicles: The Borderlands – A Fictional Transition Into the Near-Earth Plane – Part 2/2

My wife took the following photos today (July 20, 2014), when we found a bunch of adorable kittens in our backyard. We don’t know if they have any owners, but they’re certainly photogenic.

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This is my favorite photo:

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Pictures by PocahontasBrandy, 2014, The Culture of Awareness

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Welcome – It’s Time For a New Paradigm

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Hello, and welcome to this blog. Here, you’ll find articles and discussions related to a new paradigm in human consciousness in understanding, and in this introductory writing, I’ll give my perspective on this paradigm.

On a lot of spiritual and alternative news blogs, you’ll hear talk about a ‘new paradigm’ – a standard of living that’s outside of the confines of our social norms.

A growing number of people are ready to move beyond our old, division-fueled ways and welcome a new way of life that integrates unity, harmony, and an understanding of our oneness, and this drives our continual discussion about the things we can do to bring our planet into the light and move beyond the written and unwritten social rules that keep us from acting on our greater potential.

A ‘new paradigm’ is essentially what the name suggests – a method of functioning that turns us away from things that have hurt our world in favor of a more harmonious and sustainable collective lifestyle.

People are striving to bring the new paradigm about with endless work that’s intended to inform and uplift humanity into a position of creating the planetary change we want to see, and the goal is for more and more people to start working for the greater development of our society as the entire world becomes aware.

We’re standing up to the forces who strive to keep us in the dark, and in doing so, we’re welcoming and anchoring a new social standard that treats every person equally, rather than catering to the few and leaving the rest to struggle to survive.

People who recognize that a large percentage of the planet has been left to deal with ridiculous circumstances that are caused by poverty are doing everything they can to address and fix the conditions most of humanity has been forced to live under, because they’re ready to start healing this massive and ongoing neglect.

We’re starting to understand that we are and have always been one consciousness, and we’re striving to awaken everyone else to this and myriad other important truths in an effort to fashion the manner in which we run our planet around a widespread understanding of our oneness.

Imagine a way of life rooted in peace, love, respect, and service. Imagine a world where division and the self-serving mindset have been replaced with the understanding that we’re one creator consciousness experiencing itself and, as a result, everyone works together to repair this planet and keep it in a healthy, stable condition.

A world where the ‘every man for himself’ mindset has been replaced with an immense collective drive to make sure everyone can get ahead in life. A world where everyone lives comfortably above the poverty line, because the wealth that’s been amassed by the few has been put back in the hands of the many where it’s always belonged.

A world where competition is replaced with the drive to work together in every way, and no person is forced to go without. This is what the new paradigm will entail, and it goes without saying that all of these amazing things can’t just happen on their own.

This appealing new paradigm can’t just manifest with the snap of a finger – we have to actively pursue it if we want to see it. As great as all of these ideas sound, I think they’re basically worthless if we don’t start taking real and solid action to bring them about.

One person can only do so much on their own, and when it comes down to it, all of humanity will need to be ready and willing to construct a new paradigm if we want to change anything. I could make predictions about what a new world will be like all day, but they mean little if effort isn’t made to achieve them.

Reading about a new paradigm is nice, but I have a feeling that working together to bring it about will be much nicer. Imagine the unity that’ll be bred from coming together and respecting our perceived ‘differences’ instead of bickering over them like children.

Imagine being able to work harmoniously with your neighbor, his neighbor, and everyone else who strives to act on the inspiration they feel to change the manner in which this planet has functioned. Imagine the satisfaction we’ll each feel when we lay our heads down at night with the knowledge that we’re completely transforming this planet on a widespread, collective level.

This can become much more than a fantasy that sounds nice – it can become our reality. Right here, right now. We simply have to be willing to take the steps that are needed to move from point A to point B. Point A is, of course, the paradigm we’re currently rooted in, and point B is the utopian paradigm we want to establish.

We have a lot of work to do to get to point B, but the sooner we start this work, the sooner we’ll reach our ultimate destination. A new paradigm is only the beginning, and once we’ve built the society of our dreams, we’ll branch out and explore new planets; new states of consciousness; new realms of understanding.

And we’ll do it all as a unit.

When we grasp just how close we are with one another and just how much we’re meant to work together, our drive to use our unity for good will be stronger than it’s ever been before. Most people still can’t even fathom the idea of working together, much less harmoniously building a new world, but this’ll change as we continue to get active.

Those of you who were led to this article must have some desire to change the planet or welcome a new way of life, and however much you might disagree with what I’m about to say, you can. You can start changing the world right now. Whether it’s easy or difficult, you can start taking the first steps to bring people together and transform our planet and society.

In my opinion, it’s essential for anyone who wants to see a new world to start doing anything and everything they can to bring it about. The more people who are working, the more our influence will spread, and every one of you who reads this can feel free to explore your passions and what you can do to raise consciousness and bring humanity into the light.

You can pursue whatever avenue works for you, and you’re encouraged to have fun with it – to be creative. One of the aspects of a new, spiritually rooted paradigm is a society of people who are able to follow their greatest creative passions, so feel free to pursue the creative ventures that work best for you.

It’s been said elsewhere that we’re creators by nature. Creating things and expressing ourselves is what we do. It’s one of our missions here on earth. As such, you can feel free to pursue creative ventures that excite you over ones that don’t.

Pursue something you enjoy with all of the enthusiasm you can muster up, and if it doesn’t seem to work for you after a while, pursue something else that will. Like I said, have fun with it. Challenge yourselves and really develop your creative, awareness-raising abilities, because they’re essential to our creation of the new paradigm we want to see.

If everyone passionately developed their abilities and challenged themselves in a way that’s intended to help raise consciousness, the planetary vibration would grow immensely.

Eventually, every person would be able to pursue their passions in the name of raising awareness and restoring the earth to the pristine condition it was once in, and nobody would hold themselves back by pursuing things that don’t fill them with the invigoration we’re all meant to feel.

Openhearted creativity would replace the dullness that currently permeates life on earth, and everyone would be excited to change this planet with creative efforts that they can really enjoy. This is the kind of life we’re all meant to live, in my opinion, but it can’t happen if we don’t make it happen.

We’re really only asked to pursue things we’ve always wanted to do in the name of the progression of humanity, and when you think about it, that doesn’t sound like a very tall order. You want me to do something I already enjoy doing anyway? Sounds great!

Given that we’re meant to enjoy whatever we do to bring humanity into the light, what’s stopping us from doing exactly that? You’re all encouraged to find the talent or craft you enjoy and use it to help awaken humanity, and it’s interesting to think that pursuing our passion is so important to humanity’s development and evolution.

Having fun in a way that utilizes our creative abilities and awakens others is all we’re tasked with doing, and eventually, our efforts in doing so will motivate the rest of the planet to take the steps needed to transform our society and enjoy ourselves doing it.

Let’s individually take these first steps now, fellow seekers, because the planet can’t change without us. We can’t enter a new paradigm if we don’t make an effort, but we’ll be able to enjoy the efforts we make and appreciate the social standard we’ll set for ourselves.

Needless to say, it’ll be very different from our current standard, and I, for one, can’t wait to do everything I can to bring it about. How do you feel about changing the planet? What are you passionate about doing to raise humanity’s awareness?

Feel free to leave a comment about your world-changing passions below, because an essential aspect of changing the planet is changing it as a community. The hope is for this blog to become a community where like-minded seekers can talk about the creation of a new world, and I sincerely appreciate your visit. Thanks for being a part of our new paradigm.

Wes Annac – One of many children of the universe who are dedicated to raising the collective vibration.

Oversoul Teachings: Material Attachments Will Inhibit You

Channeled through Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness, Oversoul Teachings

When you channel, create art or do anything else that requires the utilization of your greater creativity, you’re encouraged to delve as far below your ego-driven surface as possible.

In doing so, you’ll receive the creative revelations your higher selves and guides have to offer you, and you’ll find that all of your creative ventures flow easily when you can release any attachments and express whatever comes forth, naturally and easily.

The conscious public is learning how to hone and master the greater abilities you’re becoming aware of, and you’re wholeheartedly encouraged to practice detachment from your external reality.

Your physical reality, as well as your ego (which attempts to keep it in place) harbors so much pain, misery and unhappiness, and you won’t do yourselves or anyone else a justice by continuing to feed into them.

Instead of focusing solely on your external reality, allow yourselves to constantly connect with spirit in the deepest and purest sense possible, for you’ll find an everlasting higher-dimensional link when you do. Continue reading

Preserving the Spirituality of Mother Earth

I wrote the following for the 104th issue of The Culture of Awareness Weekly Newsletter, which I offer for $11.11 a month via PayPal (credit and debit cards are accepted).

Income from the newsletter helps my family and I get by, and the option to subscribe will be given at the bottom of this post.

In my short life on earth, I’ve come to understand that this land is deeply spiritual. An underlying spirituality permeates every aspect of this land – every tree; every flower; every blade of grass. In every animal and insect, I see a spark of beauty; a spark of brilliance; a spark of consciousness that seeks to be known and understood for what it truly is.

The sacred spirituality of this land was forgotten as soon as people decided to ravage it for its resources, and this has to come to an end if we want to create a new world that’s rooted in peace, harmony and respect for Mother Earth. We’ll have to learn to treat this planet the way it’s meant to be treated if we want to raise our collective vibration. Continue reading

Arcturian Group Message via Marilyn Raffaele: July 20, 2014

SpiritualityThis is one of the most helpful and relevant messages I have read in months.

Arcturian Group Message. Channeled by Marilyn Raffaele: July 20, 2014. http://www.onenessofall.com | Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.

Today we speak to you of Ascension. You are beginning now to see the results of higher-dimensional energies pouring into world consciousness causing the dissolution of many old paradigms and bringing in a receptivity to truth and there is much yet to come.

Up till now, Ascension has been the distant goal of hundreds of individual lifetimes of experience and learning finally to be understood only after death with the help of one’s Guides. However at this time – NOW – planetary energy is shifting and raising in frequency through the presence of so many enlightened Beings on Earth at this time. Continue reading

Steve Beckow: Archangel Michael on Ascension – Part 8/10

GaiaWritten by Steve Beckow, The Golden Age of Gaia. July 21, 2014

We continue with our composite interview, this time with Archangel Michael about Ascension.

Post-Ascension Gaia

Steve Beckow: All life forms on Gaia must be integrating the new energies the Mother is sending us.

Archangel Michael: The integration of newly-distributed energies must occur on all planes: physical, emotional, spiritual, and material. And each and every cell of each organism dwelling on Gaia is to be prepared for even more of what is to come.

Now, understand what we are talking about. Gaia, your beloved Earth planet, has already begun her ascension. And we have said this repeatedly, but again we have had many confused looks or heads that have shaken and said, “Well, no, I don’t think that is possible.” Continue reading

Why Butter Isn’t All That Bad

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Is butter bad for you, or might this vilified food actually have some value? If you’re comparing butter to margarine or the butter-like spreads in your grocer’s cooler, then yes, butter is far better. It skips the trans fats and is high in many nutrients.

But even when NOT comparing it to unhealthful options, butter can still be a health-boosting food. While butter has gotten a bad rap over the ages, we are now stuck trying to sort out the truth from the hype, and as many people are doing, enjoying the buttery goodness in the process.

The Western Diet shifted several decades ago, eventually leading to the low-fat craze and the belief that fats caused disease. But as we are now finding out, this isn’t necessarily true. Saturated fats like those in butter don’t necessarily contribute to heart disease. As a matter of fact, it’s the highly processed carbohydrates that we need to be wary of instead. Continue reading

Web Filters and Alternative Spirituality: The Selective Censorship of ‘Alternative Beliefs’

Censored Flower of LifeWritten by Matthew Butler, Guest for, Waking Times, July 21, 2014

Commercial web filters are often rigged to selectively target alternative spirituality and beliefs. Sites like this one can be classified, segregated and blocked under an “alternative spirituality/belief” category, which is often described negatively. The widespread use of filters to block alternative beliefs on public networks, while allowing access to traditional/mainstream beliefs, raises issues of censorship, discrimination and prejudice.

There are various web filters available that can be customised to block just about anything. They are sold to households as “parental controls” and allow carers to block content they don’t want children to see. Organisations use them to prevent staff from visiting sites deemed inappropriate or a distraction from work. And they are installed on public internet networks, such as in libraries, cafes, schools, to make the internet “family friendly”.

Sometimes internet service providers (ISPs) have filters directly over their network which customers can opt-in to, while in some countries ISP filters are mandatory for Government censorship. But in Western countries, filters are usually an extra product or service an individual household, organisation, school or library chooses to put on their internet connection independently. Continue reading

‘Not Just a Blonde’: Worrying Steals…

Written by Ann, Not Just a Blonde, July 21, 2014 | Thanks to Awakening Daily.

Worrying doesn’t take away tomorrow’s troubles, it steals today’s peace! Worrying is just not a helpful thing to do! Worry keeps us stuck in our fears. It forces us to focus on the negative possibilities and blinds us. Worry keeps us fixated on our problems so much that we aren’t able to see what we CAN do. Worry blocks us from embracing the solutions that are often right in front of us!

Let’s say goodbye to worry and welcome in the Peace that God has promised would be ours if we accept it.
❤️Ann

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Philippians 4:6-7 (NIV)~ Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Matthew 6:25-27 (New International
Version)~
“Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more important than food, and the body more important than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?”

Psalm 55:22 NIV~”Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you;
he will never let the righteous fall.”

Matthew 6:34 New American Standard Bible~ “So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.”