Welcome! Cute Kitten Backyard Infestation – Photos By PocahontasBrandy

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Recent Articles from Wes:

November 22, 2014: Balance is Found When we Transcend the Ego – Part 1/2

November 21, 2014: We Evolve by the Grace of Source – Part 2/2

November 20, 2014: We Evolve by the Grace of Source – Part 1/2

November 19, 2014: The Intuitive Guidance (and Creative Inspiration) of the Higher Self and Oversoul Teachings: Love is All Around You

November 18, 2014: Music: A New Way to Channel and Ferguson and Unnecessary Racial Division

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.

Balance is Found When we Transcend the Ego – Part 1/2

Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

In order to feel any degree of lasting spirituality or wholeness, I think we’ll have to be willing to give up the mortal, ego-driven self and allow Source to express itself through us.

This isn’t because Source is somehow ‘holier’ or more lighted than our physical personalities – it’s because the ego, if we let it, will take complete control of our thoughts and emotions. The result could be that we sputter into depression and myriad other symptoms of an overactive ego that, speaking from experience, don’t feel very great.

I’ve probably written a hundred times that we need to transcend the ego and allow Source to take the perceptual wheel and steer if we want to find true wholeness, but I’ve had trouble with it. Continue reading

Kundalini – The Energy of Consciousness

KundaliniNote from Wes: Waking Times has featured an article I wrote about Kundalini, and I’ve reposted it today for those of you who haven’t read it. I hope it helps expand your understanding of Kundalni, because the research I did on it definitely expanded mine.

Written by Wes Annac, Contributor for Waking Times, November 21, 2014 - http://tinyurl.com/mrga2g9

Here, I’d like to take a look at kundalini, which is essentially an evolutionary/energetic ‘boost’ we can gain with focused, meditative effort. As we’ll learn here, kundalini is referred to as an energetic ‘serpent’ because it’s coiled up in the root chakra, and it can be awakened and used to find a permanently blissful state of consciousness.

With focus and intention, we can actually uncoil it and bring it up through each chakra until it reaches and affects the crown. Those of us who are particularly passionate about meditation can meditate on our kundalini for hours on end, and if we do, we might just manually raise it and feel what full-on enlightenment is like. Continue reading

Wisdom With Wes: Unabashed Love and Service

Snapshot_20140731_2We aren’t here to gain acceptance or validation of the spiritual nature of our existence – we’re here to offer our love, plainly and unabashedly.

Some of us might have trouble with this every now and then, but any difficulty we face along the way is intended to motivate us to try even harder; to express even more love in the face of seemingly impossible odds.

As easy as it is to focus on the external aspects of our existence, such as the ‘fame’ or recognition we receive from others, I think the most important thing to focus on will always be the love we seek to offer and the creativity we enjoy so much, which we intend to help others with.

We aren’t here to please anyone, but we are here to enjoy ourselves and show as much love as we can to the rest of the world along the way.

When we can stop taking our existence so seriously and keep in mind that what we intend to create is a renaissance of awareness and spirituality, the pressure we tend to put on ourselves will fade and we’ll be left with pure, unconditional love and a relentless desire to serve others.

How do you choose to serve the planet today?

Stay aware!

Wes Annac <3

2014, http://cultureofawareness.com

Steve Beckow: Now My Love’s an Open Door – Part 1/3

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Written by Steve Beckow, The Golden Age of Gaia, November 21, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/lfjk6xl

I have a reading today (Nov. 21, 2014) with Archangel Michael, which will answer many of the team’s questions that have arisen over the last month.

I find myself looking forward to it and remembering some of the humorous and tender moments we’ve had in the past.

I’m able to spend an hour a month talking with him about matters related to the blog, the Hope Chest, Inlight Radio and my personal life. But during that hour he infuses me with hope and joy.

I feel drawn to say that it’s been my deepest privilege to have worked for and with Archangel Michael. Continue reading

Christina Sarich: NYC Makes Historic Move Toward Marijuana Legalization

James Keivom/New York Daily NewsWritten by Christina Sarich, Natural Society, November 21, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/nk7z4l9

The recent elections were certainly supportive of marijuana legalization, and it definitely got a strong foothold in New York City. There was speculation that NYC would stop arresting people for low-level marijuana possession, and the rumors have turned out to be true – sort of. Continue reading

Michelle Walling: 8 Clues That We Are Experiencing a Spiritual Awakening

Flickr - Awakening - jeronimoooooooo (Away - On a Trip)Written by Michelle Walling, CHLC, In5D Guest, Waking Times, November 21, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/ppjj6og

In essence, a spiritual awakening occurs each moment we make a choice. However, one day a grand opportunity for awakening occurs that will change the past, present, and the future. When the choice is made to advance beyond the old beliefs and patterns, triggers and clues emerge that are telltale signs of a spiritual awakening.

1. We Question Who We Are

One of the main things we begin to question in our spiritual awakening is who we really are. Through various teachings and information available in books and on the internet, we get clues to how to go within. By going within we realize that we are an infinite being having a physical experience in a human body. Continue reading

Q and A With a Higher Self Channel

Written by Lauren, Psycheintuitive.com, November 20, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/n57vjqn

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Being a Higher Self channel was something that came into my life, probably as a bigger surprise to me than to any person reading this article. You’ll just have to trust me when I say that I had never heard of it or even imagined it, and that the first time I encountered someone doing it, I felt a mixture of fascination and extreme skepticism.

The first time I channelled Andrea (my HS) for someone else, I was again fascinated, skeptical and also hugely resistant. The process of understanding and embracing this part of myself has been a fluid and flowing spiral that has taken years.

I’m truly thankful to the special people I have met in my life who encouraged me, supported me and had a stronger understanding of the importance of accepting this part of myself than I did. Continue reading