Welcome – It’s Time For a New Paradigm

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December 17, 2014:

Who is Ra? – Part 17: The Physical Body Enables Growth and Evolution – Part 2/2

‘The Team’ via Peggy Black: Practice Heart Consciousness

Steve Beckow: Taking Stock of Our Values

Mike Barrett: Another Victory: Poultry Industry Giant Goes GMO-Free

December 16, 2014:

Who is Ra? – Part 17: The Physical Body Enables Growth and Evolution – Part 1/2

Notes on Bliss: 15 Myths About Life We Should All Stop Believing

8 Signs You May Be A Mystic

Jeff Roberts: Want To Experience The Afterlife? Let’s Talk About The Most Potent Psychedelic Known To Man – Your Brain Produces It Everyday

December 15, 2014:

Transcending the Ego and Finding the God-Self – Part 3/3

Christina Sarich: One Awesome, Natural Way to Reduce Stress and Feel Better

Paul Lenda: The Survival of the Kindest: Evidence That Humankind is Evolving to Become More Compassionate

Steve Beckow: Culture Allows a Civilization to Work Together

December 14, 2014:

Lisa Gawlas: Which Garden of Life Are You Growing/Focused On Within??

Lauren Simpson-Green – The Orphan Archetype: The Final Hurdle

‘Veronica’ via April Crawford: Live Your Life With the Knowledge

December 13, 2014:

Transcending the Ego and Finding the God-Self – Part 2/3

11 Chemicals Creating ‘Global, Silent Pandemic’ of Autism, ADHD and Dyslexia, Study Finds

Gary ‘Z’ Mcgee: 5 Signs a Spiritual Journey is in Order

Owen Poindexter: 5 Myths About Marijuana Debunked

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Hello, and thanks for visiting 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, divisive 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 again 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.

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Taken from Coolhealingzenblog.com

Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

I think everyone around us is a reflection of our consciousness, and in order to experience lasting harmony with the people in our lives, we’ll want to recognize that they’re us in a different form. When we can see that there are no real differences between us (beyond the illusory ones we create), it should be easier to come together and heal the earth.

In order to create outer change, we’ll have to embrace changing within; aligning with the divine and using the inspiration that results to express unbridled love to everyone around us.

When we get upset with someone for something they do or say, we fail to recognize that they are us. We could just as easily say or do something that unintentionally hurts someone else, and it helps to remember that we’re all human and we’re all doing our best on this crazy rollercoaster ride we call life. Continue reading

Emma Tuzio: The Magic Of Winter Solstice: 7 Ways to Celebrate the Returning Light

Note from Wes: I’d like to introduce Emma Tuzio, who created the wonderful blog The Muze in the Mirror and who’ll be contributing articles here on The Culture of Awareness. I hope you can all make her feel welcome!

Written by Emma Tuzio, Contributor for The Culture of Awareness, Creator of The Muse in the Mirror, December 15, 2014 – http://themuseinthemirror.com/2014/12/15/the-magic-of-winter-solstice-7-ways-to-celebrate-the-returning-light/

With Christmas fast approaching, it can be all too easy to get swept away in the festive frenzy of need and expectation, and to lose sight of the true reason for the season.

Whilst I love celebrating Christmas day conventionally with my family, the real magic for me happens during the Winter Solstice, which falls on December 21st. I share with you some celebratory ideas so that you may be inspired to create your own solstice customs and rekindle some magic to a time of year that has become buried under an avalanche of materialism. Continue reading

Jason Hammond: On the Federal Reserve and the Planetary Controllers

Note from Wes: I’d like to introduce Jason Hammond, who’ll be giving his perspective on social and spiritual matters every now and then. The following is a short piece he wrote in response to this article from CNN Money about oil and the Federal Reserve: http://money.cnn.com/2014/12/15/investing/federal-reserve-oil-interest-rates/

Written by Jason Hammond, Contributor for The Culture of Awareness, December 17, 2014

With falling oil prices impacting the fundamental pillars of the global economic pyramid … in whooooose lap does the ENTIRETY of the matter fall?  Who makes the biggest of the biggest geo-economic-political decisions?

The United States Federal Reserve. Which is NOT in the American Constitution and which is itself privately owned and quite literally implemented by about a dozen international banks that form a global financial banking cartel … a cartel of central banks … which are all altogether owned by about 8 superelite dynastic banking families that are the Lords, Sirs, and Barons … *BY HEREDITARY TITLE* … from Old Europe.  These are the money lords. And there are truly so few of them … jealously holding it all.

From a purely economic standpoint, without Rothschild financial hegemony, wealth would be free to flow, and would be far more locally dispersed.  That would create a stable economic system, instead of the jumps from one finite bubble to another finite bubble. (The U.S. dollar being the last bubble thereof.)

We could, technically, rise up and eat them all – along with their slave system, which is exactly what the global economic structure is set up to be. But really all we need to do to liberate mankind and engage with the destiny of our race, is spread the awareness.

And for all intents and purposes! That begins with the Federal Reserve, which brings us to this article, and where it shows power to really sit. The central banks are how the Rothschilds and their group gain financial control, and from that, also political control. And the Federal Reserve IS the Rothschild central bank installed into the USA.

It’s truly a matter worth harping on until as many souls as possible SEE IT.  Because fundamentally that’s what it’ll take to dissolve the Man.  No further “action” necessary.

Wisdom With Wes: Sharing the Knowledge Gained

Snapshot_20140731_2There’s so much out there to write about, and most of it would probably come from a personal level. I strive to speak from somewhat of a personal perspective when I write, and the things I say are usually derived from the lessons I learn as I go about life.

We’re all growing, learning and trying to navigate this difficult (yet still heavenly) earth the best we can, and we’ll have more trouble some days than others.

We’ll seem to learn important lessons at a rapid rate some days, whereas others, we’ll find that we continuously falter and we can’t seem to reach the loving, flowing space we strive to.

When this happens, I think it helps to take a break from whatever responsibilities we’re assigned to and look deep within our consciousness to find what’s missing or out of alignment. Keeping our minds and hearts open will always be important, and even when we’ve hit a creative snag or life just isn’t as easy and flowing as usual, we can stay open and try to understand why we feel the way we do.

Like the rest of you, I’ll continue to grow and learn lessons, and I’ll mostly likely impart them onto one of these columns or another article. Creativity and expression are blessed tools, and they help us spread more than a higher vibration – they help us impart the most intense emotions and lessons onto paper for others to benefit from.

How will you handle the challenges you face today?

Stay aware!

Wes Annac <3

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Steve Beckow: Eating the Menu

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Written by Steve Beckow, The Golden Age of Gaia, December 17, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/mpbomyt

I said earlier that there’s a difference between facts and values as stated and as experienced.

The facts and values that we talk about are both ideas. However, the word “value” or “fact” relates or points to more than just an idea.

To illustrate that difference, Werner Erhard used to say that we often eat the menu instead of the meal.  Accepting ideas as the same as what they refer to is equivalent to eating  the menu instead of the meal. Continue reading

Christina Sarich: City Goes Fluoride-Free for Christmas

waterWritten by Christina Sarich, Natural Society, December 17, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/nrowasm

As of December 31, the City of Prince George, British Columbia, Canada will be fluoride-free for the first time since October 4, 1954 – finally escaping from municipal water fluoridation toxicity in 60 years.

A vote to end fluoridation took place in November of this year, and it was unanimously accepted by the new Mayor and Council, expressing the wishes of Prince George residents. Continue reading