Maarten Horst of ET-First Contact Radio Needs Our Help

The link to my latest post can be found directly under this post.

Maarten Horst, creator of ET-First Contact Radio, is stranded in the UK and needs some crowd-funding to return home. As you’ll see in his video, he’s been denied the necessary funding to return home by the government, and he needs to make up what the government wouldn’t lone him so he can get back to the Netherlands.

We’ve all been in very unfortunate situations like this at least once before, so let’s do what we can to help our friend and fellow lightworker get back home. Currently, Maarten still needs 865 pounds to cover all of the expenses.

Maarten’s PayPal email address is:

Here’s his video explaining his situation:


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Welcome! Cute Kitten Backyard Infestation – Photos By PocahontasBrandy

Welcome to The Culture of Awareness!

Formerly The Aquarius Paradigm.

My Latest Articles:

July 30, 2014: Oversoul Teachings: Proudly Shining Your Light

July 29, 2014: Oversoul Teachings: The Lightworkers Have a Lot to Do and The Spirit World Chronicles: The Borderlands – Channeled Descriptions – Part 2/2

July 28, 2014: Oversoul Teachings: Focus On Your Inner Work and The Spirit World Chronicles: The Borderlands – Channeled Descriptions – Part 1/2

July 27, 2014: Enlighten Yourself: Bhakti Yoga – The Path of Faithful Devotion – Part 2/2

July 26, 2014: Oversoul Teachings: You Don’t Have to Feel Depleted and Enlighten Yourself: Bhakti Yoga – The Path of Faithful Devotion – Part 1/2

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.




This is my favorite photo:


Pictures by PocahontasBrandy, 2014, The Culture of Awareness

Welcome – It’s Time For a New Paradigm


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: The Ego is Never in Control

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

Everyone has the ability to channel information and energy from the higher realms, but believing in this ability is essential to acting on it in a pure and flowing way. If you’re willing to believe you have the ability to channel the higher realms, then you’ll be able to, but if you don’t, you won’t.

It’s very simple, and like many things, its simplicity tends to make it complicated for a lot of seekers who want to hone their channeling abilities and communicate with their higher selves and guides more purely than they’ve been able to.

You can connect with us at any time of day, and you never have to feel too depleted to pick up on our communications. In fact, after so long of channeling us continuously, one will notice that their ability is very strong as long as they can reach a heart-centered space and flow from there, skillfully interpreting our energies and impressions.

You’re honing your ability to channel the higher realms with each attempt you make to open up, and practicing any ability to essential to mastering it. As long as you’re willing to practice your higher-vibrational abilities and use them to help waves of others become aware of spirit and open up to their own abilities, they’ll flow very easily. Continue reading

Millions Globally Protest Israel’s War on Gaza

marseille_0807Note from Stephen Cook: As Israel unbelievably shells a second UN school, the people of the world continue to awaken… and take to the streets over Israel’s invasion of Gaza to show it.

By Betsey Piette, Workers World, July 29, 2014 – | Thanks to Golden Age of Gaia.

During the week of July 21-27, millions of people turned out in protests around the world to demand that Israel “Stop the war on Gaza.”  As news that the mounting civilian death toll in Gaza surpassed 1,000, mass marches filled the streets of nearly every major world city, including in Israel itself.

On July 26, over 5,000 anti-war Israelis rallied in Tel Aviv calling for an end to the occupation and the siege of Gaza. Two hours before the rally, police cancelled their permit, then reinstated it just before the event. By this time buses of protesters en route to the march had turned back.

Earlier in the week more than 50 Israeli reservists, including many women, issued a joint statement refusing to serve in Israel’s invasion and occupation of Gaza.

International al-Quds Day protests

Hundreds of thousands held pro-Gaza rallies on July 25 in observance of International al-Quds Day – the last Friday of Ramadan, initiated by Iran in 1979 to express solidarity with the Palestinian struggle.

In Iran millions turned out in over 770 cities and towns. A massive rally of hundreds of thousands in Tehran carried a blocks-long Palestinian flag.

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani joined the protest. Homayoun Samayeh Najafabadi, head of Tehran’s Jewish community, encouraged Palestinians to keep up their struggle against Israel.  “We, as the representatives of all Iranian Jews, condemn the crimes committed by the Zionist regime in the Gaza Strip,” he said.

In Egypt an anti-coup alliance led by the outlawed Muslim Brotherhood held rallies on July 25 denouncing Egyptian President Sisi for closing key crossings into Egypt from Gaza, which help Israel maintain its deadly siege.

In Pakistan’s largest city, Karachi, thousands of marchers trampled U.S. and Israeli flags, while chanting “Down with Israel” and “Down with America.”

Sunni and Shiite scholars held a joint vigil in support of Gaza in Marwahin, a village on Lebanon’s southern border with occupied Palestine.

Turkish protesters in Istanbul and Ankara have marched on Israeli embassies every day since the offensive against Gaza began. On July 25, the Turkish humanitarian relief organization announced plans for a Freedom Flotilla II of aid to Gaza. In 2010 the Israeli Navy attacked the first Freedom Flotilla, killing eight Turkish nationals. Turkish army troops will accompany the ships in the new flotilla.

Protests supporting the people of Gaza also took place in Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain, Algeria, Sudan, Iraq, Afghanistan, Kyrgyzstan, Bangladesh, Thailand, Japan and Australia.  Demonstrators in New Delhi, India’s capital, burned Israeli flags and blamed the U.S. for the slaughter in Gaza.

ANC expels Israeli ambassador

Nationwide protests took place across South Africa. The African National Congress called on the Israeli ambassador to leave immediately. An ANC statement of July 22 read in part, “The situation involving Palestine and Israel is an undeclared war, in which the aggressor, Israel, has destroyed the Palestinian economy, robbed people of their land, unilaterally changed borders, and unilaterally built a wall of exclusion to keep Palestinians out of their land. … Palestinians have been reduced to cheap labor for the Israeli economy. This relentless destruction of the Palestinian territory and its people by Israel must be stopped.”

Demonstrators in Kano, Nigeria, marched nearly four miles on July 25 carrying mock figures of injured children and chanting anti-U.S. and anti-Israeli slogans.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrators filled the streets of many European cities on July 25, including Spain, ItalyBelgium, Sweden and Macedonia.  In Berlin, Germany, Jewish people joined protesters in a pro-Palestinian march. For the second week in a row pro-Palestinian protesters across France defied a ban on demonstrations, turning out in the tens of thousands in Paris and other cities on July 23.

Over 50,000 people rallied outside the Israeli Embassy in London, England, on July 25 and marched to Parliament, where they called on British Prime Minister David Cameron to “Stop supporting Israeli war crimes.”  Earlier in the week over 21,000 noted individuals demanded an immediate arms embargo on Israel.

Pro-Palestinian demonstrations were held in more than 16 cities across Ireland, hosted by the Ireland Palestine Solidarity Campaign.

Pro-Palestinian protesters clashed with pro-Israeli protesters in rival rallies in Toronto on July 25 during one of several demonstrations held across Canada.

5 Hidden Ingredients in Your GMO Corn that Should NOT Be There

gmo corn ingredients 263x164 5 Hidden Ingredients in Your GMO Corn that Should NOT Be ThereWritten by Christina Sarich, Natural Society, July 30, 2014

The United States is run over with GMO corn. More than 20 varieties of genetically modified corn are being sown across hundreds of thousands of acres of America’s farmland. It is estimated that 89% of all corn crops planted, are in fact, now GMO. With these inexcusable statistics, proving that biotech has completely dominated the seed industry, you should know just what is in those corn chips at your favorite restaurant. Continue reading

10 Ways To Connect To The Earth and Others

connectedhandsWritten by Josh Richardson, Prevent Disease, Waking Times, July 30, 2014

How do you feeling complete and connected to the Earth and others? It takes effort, but it is worth it. We must bring our focus outside of ourselves to allow us to reach out to people and to the world around us in positive ways. Loving, laughing, giving ourselves to others, spending time with friends and those in need to taking care of the environment or a companion animal, all promote positive interaction. Here are 10 steps to help you get connected.

1. Nature and Earth

If you think of nature as a hostile force that is separate from yourself, you will go through life unnecessarily afraid and cut off from one of the great sources of spiritual nourishment. Whether you connect with nature on wilderness trips or lunch breaks in a city park, you can always slow down and observe the infinite variety of her ways. Continue reading

Russel Brand Calls Fox News’ Sean Hannity a ‘Terrorist’ For His Gaza Coverage (Video)

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Thanks to Higher Perspective and Awakening Daily.

RT News | Comedian Russell Brand used his web series The Trews to blast Fox News’ Sean Hannity for “using intimidation, bullying” and overall hypocrisy during a segment in which the conservative host berates a pro-Palestinian guest about Israel’s offensive on Gaza.

Brand notes that Hannity was “already being unreasonable” in how he was framing the “debate,” adding that the Fox host “wants conflict” rather than peace between Israel and Palestinians. Hannity insists that pro-Palestinian guest Yousef Munayyer, of the Jerusalem Fund & Palestine Center, answer to whether Hamas – the militant group in the Gaza Strip responsible for rockets fired into Israel – is a terror group.

Brand says that a pro-Israel Hannity is bent on context-free, aggressive shouting match rather than a discussion of the complex factors that have led up to the latest round of violence, disproportionately felt by Palestinians, according to Brand. Continue reading

Krishnamurti Quotes: Fear is Nonacceptance of What Is

J. Krishnamurti Online, July 30, 2014 | Thanks to Awakening Daily.

Fear finds various escapes. The common variety is identification, is it not?,identification with country, with society, with an idea. Haven’t you noticed how you respond when you see a procession, a military procession or a religious procession, or when the country is in danger of being invaded?

You then identify yourself with the country, with a being, with an ideology.There are other times when you identify yourself with your child, with your wife, with a particular form of action, or inaction. Identification is a process of self-forgetfulness.So long as I am conscious of the “me” I know there is pain, there is struggle, there is constant fear.

But if I can identify myself with something greater, with something worthwhile, with beauty, with life, with truth, with belief, with knowledge, at least temporarily, there is an escape from the “me”, is there not? If I talk about “my country” I forget myself temporarily, do I not? If I can say something about God, I forget myself. If I can identify myself with my family, with a group, with a particular party, with a certain ideology, then there is a temporary escape.

Do we now know what fear is? Is it not the non-acceptance of what is? We must understand the word acceptance. I am not using that word as meaning the effort made to accept. There is no question of accepting when I perceive what is. When I do not see clearly what is, then I bring in the process of acceptance. Therefore, fear is the non-acceptance of what is.


Heavenletters: The Princes and Princesses You Meet

Channeled through Gloria Wendroff,, July 30, 2014 | Thanks to Awakening Daily.

God said:

There may well be a tendency for you to think that Great Men, these Great Men that books are written about, these who were presidents and their birthdays are celebrated or who have streets named after them or cities even – these you may think of as the extant Great Men. You may convince yourself that you don’t know any of the Greats. Of course, if you think that way, you are mistaken.

Unsung heroes are also great. There is not one person on Earth who does not have a significant impact on everyone else and, therefore, the world. You don’t have to directly engage with someone in order for him or her to have an impact on you. And vice-versa, you don’t have to engage with another in order to impact his life. If all are One, all are One. In effect, there are not Three Musketeers: There is One. Continue reading