Welcome! Cute Kitten Backyard Infestation – Photos By PocahontasBrandy

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Recent Articles from Wes:

September 30, 2014: Oversoul Teachings Q&As: Signs from Your Guides and Enlightenment Requires Releasing Resistance – Part 1/2

September 29, 2014: The Conspiracy’s Real and the Signs are Everywhere

September 28, 2014: The Spirit World Chronicles: The Borderlands – Meeting Departed Loved Ones – Part 2/2

September 27, 2014: The Spirit World Chronicles: The Borderlands – Meeting Departed Loved Ones – Part 1/2

September 26, 2014: “So Much to Teach” – A Song by Wes Annac and The Future Depends on Our Upliftment

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

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.

My Perspective on Ascension Predictions – Part 1/2

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Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

There’s something I feel like I have to say, and even though part of me is hesitant to say it, another, more overwhelming part of me is practically bursting at the seams to get it out. Please note that with what I’m about to say, I don’t intend to sound uncompassionate or uncaring about the plight of those who’ve been concerned about the matter I’m going to discuss.

With as much compassion and understanding as possible; as much love as I can muster up, I feel like I have to say this:

I don’t really care when ascension happens.

A lot of seekers who resonate with the idea of ascension have been talking about potential deadlines, dates, etc. for our ascension to happen in a bold and undeniable way. Whereas the date of December 2012 was advocated for a long time by a lot of seekers (including me), we’re now hearing about 2017 as a possible ascension date.

Channeled sources who are otherwise genuine are coming out with new predictions (some of which are answers to questions they’re posed by their loyal readers/listeners) and telling us to stay vigilant for the next few years while the energy continues to intensify.

Please note: I’m not saying I think those predictions are false or the sources who are giving them aren’t genuine or valid. I’m not saying the energy won’t continue to intensify and potentially dazzle us with how pure it’s becoming, because I can personally attest that it’s getting purer than I would’ve ever thought or expected.

I’m saying that in all honesty, I just don’t care when the biggest ascension-related events are going to manifest. I don’t!

For me, this time we’re in right now is the ascension, and I’m sure a lot of you will agree. Sure, the energy could (and probably will) intensify dramatically into 2017, and we could’ve witnessed a lot of bold and undeniable changes by that point. But whether or not we experience literal ascension in or around 2017 doesn’t matter one bit to me.

If I can be honest, I’m in it for the long haul. Feel free to disagree with the somewhat radical statement I’m about to make, but if the years and decades go by and we don’t happen to see any major events, be them related to ascension, financial abundance, disclosure or anything else, I’m still going to be out here doing my thing.

I’m still going to work as hard as I can to advocate spirit and enjoy the good vibration that results.

Like Steve Beckow recently said, the reality of all of this is just too apparent for me to a) continue to focus on dates, manifestations and other affirmations of things I already know but I’m just starting to really discover or b) give up all hope and faith when predicted events don’t manifest.

I’ve long decided to stop giving my energy to dates, timeframes, or manifestations of any sort. Yes, a worldwide financial restructuring would be amazing and we could do a lot with the funds that’d result, but I’m focusing on what I can do right here, right now with the funds that are available and the inspiration I receive from spirit to uplift myself and my planet.

Yes, planetary ascension will be the most spectacular thing we’ve ever experienced when it does happen. And I do think it’ll happen, despite my wariness with dates and predictions. With the extent to which consciousness and awareness have already grown on our little planet, collective ascension’s inevitable!

As strange as it might sound, I think my complete acceptance of the reality of everything we’ve learned about – ascension; the channeled sources who speak to us from the higher realms; the disclosures that’ll inevitably take place and the fall of the cabal, which’ll precede or follow them; the general spiritual nature of our existence – is causing me not to care about dates or manifestations anymore.

A bold, direct collective ascension can happen in my lifetime or not. It really doesn’t bother me either way, and even if it doesn’t happen in my lifetime, I can look back on my life as a wrinkly old man and know that I did everything I could to strengthen and support this ascension.

No matter what happens or does/doesn’t manifest, I’m a warrior for the light and that’s an empowering thing to realize. I’ll always be a conduit for spirit, with the exception of a few articles here and there (like this one) where I have my higher self step aside so I can give my personal opinion.

I’ll continue to happily follow the various genuine channeled sources that are out there, and if they make a prediction or say something that doesn’t resonate with me, I’ll brush those words aside and embrace the things they say that do resonate.

If certain channeled sources seem to continue to say things that don’t resonate, I’ll respectfully place my attention on other messages that do resonate without acting like the sources I once followed suddenly aren’t genuine anymore just because I didn’t personally agree with their words. This hasn’t happened, but that’s what I’d do if it did.

I’ll continue to embrace spirit and everything that comes with it, and I’ll continue to do everything I can to strengthen this ongoing spiritual revolution.

I’m getting the increasing feeling that however cliché it sounds, we really are the ones we’ve been waiting for. Even if it turns out to be the longest, most gradual and arduous process we’ve ever experienced, I think we’re literally creating our ascension step by step; channeled message by channeled message; article by article; book by book; song by song.

Every creative and spiritually inspired thing we do contributes to our ongoing planetary ascension, and even if all of our work doesn’t seem to have been enough in fifty years, you can bet I’ll keep going. Again, I’ll know that I did everything in my power to help enlighten and uplift humanity, and that’ll be good enough for me.

An unprecedented sense of liberation comes with recognizing that in a sense, we are ascension. We are the higher realms.

We’re the light. We’re the anchors; the world changers; the gatekeepers; the lightworkers. We really are the ones we’ve been waiting for, and we have a lot of work to do to change things. We’ve hardly started the greatest of our work, even though we’ve done a lot so far, and we have the potential to do things we would’ve never thought possible.

And it starts with a simple decision to be creative. To be loving.

To empty our consciousness of the ego and use the daily enlightenment that results to create real outer change by facilitating real inner change. This is our mission, and we’re being supported by an uncountable number of higher-dimensional souls who just want to empower us, or, at the very least, help us see that we’re already empowered.

Concluded in Part 2 tomorrow. Read this article in full at: http://cultureofawareness.com/empower-yourself/my-perspective-on-ascension-predictions/

Enlightenment Requires Releasing Resistance – Part 2/2

Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

Concluded from Part 1

In a quote I personally think is important, Krishnamurti discourages manually slowing down the mind to find our true selves.

“Self-knowledge comes with the slowing down of the mind, but that doesn’t mean forcing the mind to be slow. Compulsion only makes for resistance, and there must be no dissipation of energy in the slowing down of the mind.” (1)

When it comes to writing and channeling, I notice that manually attempting to slow my mind or the thoughts that accompany it always leads to resistance. We create resistance when we strive to do anything, including silencing or slowing down our minds, and the best thing we can do is to simply flow with whatever state of mind we’re in.

We obviously don’t want to flow with a mind that’s in resistance (we’ll find that it’s very difficult), but striving to calm our mind will only make it run more frantically. Instead, we can accept whatever state it’s in at the time we attempt to lighten our vibration and work with it to find the state of consciousness we want to reach.

We’ll be very glad we did, because we’ll have worked with our mind to let love gradually replace any mental fuzziness or rigidity that might’ve held us back. Continue reading

Christina Sarich: Nutrition Nonsense: 10 ‘Health Foods’ that Are Killing You

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Sometimes you have to be wary of the ‘health’ food advice you hear rumored in the blog-o-sphere. While many of the foods touted as ‘healthy’ do indeed offer sound nutrition, even a greater number of them are merely false representations of actual healthy food. This false information will forever circulate with new foods, so we must always work to learn what is truly healthful.

Here are 10 foods that, while said to be good for us, really aren’t that healthful at all. Many of these foods actually hurt us. Continue reading

Heavenletters via Gloria Wendroff: Get Up and Move Your Heart

Heavenletters: Get Up and Move Your Heart, Channeled through Gloria Wendroff, Heavenletters.org, September 30, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/phjaue7

God said:

When it’s raining out five days in a row, what can you do but weather it? You go to work the same. You come home from work the same. You know that the rain will last as long as it lasts, and the sun will come out again.

Yet, when it comes to dealing with life, you are not always so sensible. When your heart is saddened, even when you don’t know why, with or without good reason, you groan at your sadness. You may analyze it. You storm down its battalions, sure that sadness will hang on forever, and you will never be happy again.

Will you not treat rainy days of your emotions as you do the weather? You know that weather changes. You don’t fault the weather’s temperature and say that the temperature will never go away. Yet, to all intents and purposes, you may feel that your life is over, and that happiness will never be yours again. This is how it feels to you. Continue reading

The Constant Companions via Aisha North: A Short Update on the Energies – 9.30.14

The Constant Companions: A Short Update on the Energies, Channeled through Aisha North, September 30, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/nnu84ao

As the days continue to shift in length and the darkness seems to linger on a little bit more each day in one half of your planet, know that there is indeed another kind of rebalancing going on, one that is far more profound than the regular shifts of the seasons. You see, this incoming light has once again managed to break through another line of defense, and when we say defense it is actually one that is found within you all.

Or rather, one that used to be there, but is now being dismantled even as we speak. For this defense or perhaps we should dub it self defence is one of these innate mechanisms that mankind have relied upon for such a long time in order to safeguard themselves from any profound changes, changes that would entail for them to literally step away from all they hold true and begin to see the world with very new eyes – yes indeed, in every sense of the word. Continue reading

Cedella Marley: Positive Vibrations – 9.30.14

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Written by Cedella Marley, A Nice time, September 30, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/n7p9wj7

Your Life is shaped by the reflection of your thoughts. Every second the thoughts that cross our mind form actions and intentions that you may or many not be aware are happening. Take the time today to focus on your thoughts and reflect on your learnings from this month that is passing. Positive Thoughts , Positive Life.

One love…Cedella

Sandra Walter: Equinox through Blood Moon Eclipse Passages – New Solar Templates/Revealing the Shift

sandra-walter-300x242By Sandra Walter, Creative Evolution, September 28, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/ots9j76 | Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.

Everything has changed – again.

The Equinox through the Blood Moon Eclipse passage brings a deepening of the Solar Cosmic Christ that is somewhat unexplainable in linear terms. You have to feel it to know it, however I will do my best to describe it here. For the linear levels: We have four Equinox-Blood Moon passages in 2014 – 2015 which increase in intensity as they anchor the Solar Cosmic Christ. They get more acute in their purpose, shorter in their duration. We are in the middle of one right now.

The Equinox brings the balancing point for New Light entry (the precise Equinox date/time is based on an off-planet point out in space to align perfectly with the Sun); the Blood Moon eclipse brings a finishing, anchoring energy at the end of the New Light influx. The windows for 2014 – 2015 are: Continue reading