Andrew Bartzis: “Living the Mystical Life” Webcast, August 08, 2017 ~ Galactic Historian


Note: Great show, highly recommended! Andrew’s classic “Adventures in Reality” show has returned with Q&A from live-callers.

In this insightful episode Andrew gets passionate when he’s asked to share his perspective on Corey Goodes narrative and the return of Heather Tucci and the TDA accounts.

My observations of these individuals in their actions and narrative’s over the last few year’s basically aligns with Andrew’s. From my unique pov as a blogger, both Corey and Heather are engaging their audience with MAJOR distraction’s which are mis-aligned with the Highest inner-pathway’s toward conscious awareness. By directing our focus away from the spiritual evolution of our soul’s integration within our body-vessel’s Inner-Space. These distractions can have the tendency to fracture and split our focused energy from disciplined daily sacred ceremony which is necessary for the full DNA activation and illumination of our Light-Body matrix, by redirecting our awareness on “outer conditions” which are simply projections from within our manifested field of thought forms. They are not real and only exist from within the un-awakened 3D dreaming realm.

The biggest lesson I’ve learned about 3D in my history as a blogger is:

From the 3D perspective nothing is EVER as it seems when we’re engage our focused awareness in the distractions and memes offered by multitudes of perceived ‘leaders’ in the polarized Cult of Personality.

In-Joy!

In la kech, Blessings {~A~}

Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for the Solar Eclipse (Plus a Powerful Alignment Practice) ~ don Oscar Miro-Quesada


Peruvian Shamanic Wisdom for the Solar Eclipse (Plus a Powerful Alignment Practice)
By Lee Doyle
Shift Team

Ancient and modern shamans alike, recognize the total solar eclipse in North America (August 21, 2017) as “Big Medicine.”

And YOU can easily engage with the healing wisdom (and add to the potency of this sacred “medicine”) with some simple preparation for the Solar Eclipse…

This historic event is so much more than an astrological happening with millions gathering to witness the brief union of moon and sun. (If you plan to be among the spectators, be sure you wear your protective eclipse glasses!).

Wherever you may be in the world, the solar eclipse marks a time in which polarities dissolve, opening us to a portal of profound connection with all of life — according to don Oscar Miro-Quesada, a Peruvian curandero (healer) and world-renowned shamanism teacher.

From microcosmic to macrocosmic… and from the cells in your body to the outer reaches of Milky Way Galaxy, the solar eclipse has a powerful, healing influence.

Align Yourself With Love & Good Intentions for the Solar Eclipse

During the 7 to 9 days before and after the total solar eclipse, you can set positive, intentions and clear out what no longer serves your heart and our world.

The solar eclipse is a time for healing wounds and relationships — and for re-aligning yourself with love, wisdom and goodness.

So, are YOU ready to partake of the first coast-to-coast (and beyond) solar eclipse in 99 years?!

In the 10-minute video below, don Oscar illuminates the shamanic significance of the solar eclipse… AND he guides you in a beautiful Alignment Practice, timed for this powerful, celestial event.

Immerse yourself in this wisdom transmission – and discover the sacred meaning of this event, in which “Father Sun and Mother Moon unite in loving embrace as one that balances all opposition… all polarity.”

Here are some highlights covered by beloved curandero, author and transpersonal psychologist don Oscar Miro-Quesada in this insightful video about this celestial event:

  • (:29) — The shamanic meaning of the solar eclipse
  • (:51) — The mythic and geographic path of the solar eclipse
  • (1:55) — Wisdom teaching on this “moment of shamanic suspended animation”
  • (2:30) — Invite harmonizing energy into your heart and mind
  • (3:43) — How to sustain the sacred medicine…YOU are a “Shining One”
  • (4:26) — Aligning your being with the unity of sun and moon, body and soul, (6:30) — don Oscar’s invocation of light and love

You’ll also see don Oscar’s incredible mesa, a ceremonial altar in the background… a centerpiece of the Pachakuti Mesa Tradition of Peruvian shamanism.

And don’t miss his fanning of the bundle of Condor Eagle feathers in an invocation of love and light…

How are you celebrating the solar eclipse? What does the union of the sun and moon represent to YOU — whether or not you’ll be able to view the eclipse? We’d love to hear from you!

Tap Into the Sacred Relationship Between the Sun and Moon and Reflect the Light of Your Own Soul Into the World (during the eclipse and beyond!)

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Intro into Living the Mystical Life Daily Teaching Series: Part 2 ~ Galactic Historian


“Who you are and what you are and what you’re knowing about yourself is what’s going to change you inside yourself. We live in a limited point of view. Living the Mystical Life Daily is about striving for the unlimited point of view.”

Welcome! Are you ready to join me on this wonderful journey to awakening your spiritual presence? Are you ready to manifest and create a better you in the life that you are living? The GH team and I are changing the way we do things, and bringing you a brand new weekly design! Every Monday at 11AM PST, I will be sharing a new teaching with you all. For today’s teaching, we dive even deeper in to what The Mystical Life Daily is and how you can start living your own Mystical Life, each and every day. But remember it starts with choice, and it’s your choices that will create and manifest what you want in your life.

So enjoy Part 2 of my Living the Mystical Life teaching, bloopers and all, and I will see you again next week with something new!

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Living the Mystical Life Daily Teaching: Part 1 ~ Galactic Historian


“Who you are and what you are and what you’re knowing about yourself is what’s going to change you inside yourself. We live in a limited point of view. Living the Mystical Life Daily is about striving for the unlimited point of view.”

Welcome! Are you ready to join me on this wonderful journey to awakening your spiritual presence? Are you ready to manifest and create a better you in the life that you are living? The GH team and I are changing the way we do things, and bringing you a brand new weekly design! Every Monday at 11AM PST, I will be sharing a new teaching with you all. For today’s teaching, we dive in to what The Mystical Life Daily is and how you can start living your own Mystical Life, each and every day. But remember it starts with choice, and it’s your choices that will create and manifest what you want in your life.

So enjoy this teaching, bloopers and all, and I will see you next week!

Andrew Bartzis – Classic Callers 2 (Reluctant Elder, Self Ceremony, Ancestor Connections) Galactic Historian


Andrew Bartzis, Soul Contract Revocation: The Alchemical Equity, Union and Communion Consciousness Strike


Soul contract revocations are HIGHLY effective transformational tools written and created for the purpose of reclaiming sovereignty at the soul level. Contract Revocations are to be read aloud to your field daily, or as often as possible until you experience a significant and palpable shift in your personal reality bubble.

Living the Mystical Life Daily ~ Andrew Bartzis, Galactic Historian


Note:  I’m seriously enjoying this FREE series. In 2017 we entered powerfully transformative energy’s that can knock-us off our “proverbial feet” when we’re not aligned with walking the Sacred Path with every step we take. For myself, the last few weeks have been brutal on my heartspace. The heart meditation Andrew provides in the first video is PRICELESS! It’s provided tremendous relief and healing through a very difficult period when my heart was trying to shut down…again.

Infinite gratitude to Andrew for sharing these teachings, In-joy! Mahalo {~A~}

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The Self Illuminated Master is born when you begin to know yourself. Every person, place or experience becomes mystical and transformative. Because your daily life is filled with your own power and presence, your heart sings the melodies of creation and the world dances to your tune. This Free video series on Living the Mystical Life Daily will help you become this legendary self illuminated master. Click on the link to begin the journey!

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Change ~ Andrew Bartzis


The rights of passage come into my medicine eye’s view. Change, constant unending change. The place you reside at now is in flux, change and re – creation. The action of personal change only requires the commitment and courage to follow through.

When things of polar opposition meet – rules must be set up, trust must be earned. Faith must be checked with simple wisdom. The music of life will be your greatest guide and healer of wounds in this time of service. This literal form of music, this great connective understanding of the tribal drums and music, look to their musical expressions and use the resources given to you to translate their words. Use the power of connectedness of the 5th world of peace. The heart of Rainbow Warrior beats within you. This moment of being fully awake is what the first shots signaled to your soul. You cannot find the way back to the old world. It is within your free-willed thoughts to claim the power of the Dream-time energy to support and protect you. This communal time with your Self is key to finding balance in all the moments of hell.

During the down times, it will be your free willed choice to pass on the passion spark. This raw spark is yours to spread to those in need. Passing on this spark will come in many forms. It will be your personal protective magic added to the whole. The passion spark will be present in food, friendship, leaders and followers. Learn to harvest the passion spark to start a Great Spirit Fire. The presence of this new flame will ignite the hearts of the whole. This is your gift to the brothers and sisters sharing time with you.

 

  • “Learn to harvest the passion spark to start a Great Spirit Fire. The presence of this new flame will ignite the hearts of the whole. This is your gift to your brothers and sisters sharing time with you.”
    – Andrew Bartzis

“BEST EVER” Little Grandmother Keisha Crowther performance, with important Message from the Tribal Elders “Earth and Beyond 2014”


Note: I’ve been watching Keisha’s message evolve over the last 4yrs., from my perspective this is by far her most powerful presentation to date….enjoy! Blessings, {~A~}

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Little Grandmother Keisha Crowther performance Earth and Beyond conference, 21th of June, 2014, Jaarbeurs Utrecht, Netherlands. More information about Little Grandmother Keisha Crowther, go to: http://www.littlegrandmother.net. More info about Earth and Beyond, go to: http://www.earthandbeyond.nl. For our HealingSoundMovement (music/events/Radio/Tv), go to: http://www.healingsoundmovement.com and http://tv.healingsoundmovement.com/ And for our Centrum Zonnewijzer (international events and more), go to: http://www.centrumzonnewijzer.nl.

Ishtar Babilu Dingir ~ Blood & DNA: Preserving the Ancestral Spirits and Wisdom of our Race ~ Red Ice Creations


Ishtar Babilu Dingir is a former journalist from England, specializing in holistic health and environmental issues. She is now a shaman in her home town of Glastonbury in Somerset, where she concentrates on working with the spirits of the land, in order to reaffirm the sovereignty. She’s also the author of The Sacred Sex Rites of Ishtar: shamanic sexual healing and sex magic, and Lord of the Dance. More recently, she has been writing about the importance of preserving race in order to access the wisdom teachings from the ancestral spirits, which is the focus of our discussion. Ishtar begins by describing the initiation, training and practices of the shaman, one who journeys into other dimensions to get guidance from entities and bring back information to the community or individuals as a form of healing. She explains about information contained in our DNA that holds the wisdom of our ancestors, and how long ago an impetus from Rome largely eradicated this knowledge. We discuss pre-Christian civilizations, the Abrahamic narrative, the Protestant movement, and hidden information that is used to disempower the masses. Further, we’ll consider the identity crisis of the West, mainly caused by the metaphysical being left behind, a lost connection to our ancestors, and an unhealthy focus on materialism. Then, Ishtar speaks about the three worlds of shamanic journeying, the Fae of the Middle World who works in partnership with man and the land, the worldwide importance of the shaman in tribes prior to the agricultural phase, and the merchant class rule that is achieved by the propaganda machine. In the members’ section, we explore human diversity, the shamanic consciousness, the awakening process, and ancestral wisdom that has been lost in the half-reality of the surface world. Ishtar tells about the indigenous culture of England and the ancient sites of Burrow Mump, Avebury and Glastonbury. We look at the destabilization agenda of uncontrolled immigration, the need to develop a consciousness of human biological diversity and race, and the contrived experiments of monoculture. At the end, Ishtar underlines the urgency of staying in touch with our ancestry and learning the way of the shaman as a means to awaken to one’s true identity and destiny.

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John Lash – Kalika War Party: Reemergence of the Warrior Class


Remembering the power of myth, is one of the keys to empowering our lives. He also presents creative solutions for shamans and the spiritual warrior class, on clearing the influence of the cabal from our planet. Now is the time to step in to the true essence of our power as Co-Creators. Another powerful interview from Red Ice Creations!
December 26, 2014

John Lash has been a regular guest on Red Ice Radio since 2008, sharing the discoveries of his collective studies in the fields of directive and sidereal mythology, naked-eye astronomy, precession, the World Ages, belief systems, and his radical revision of Gnosticism. He has also delved deeply into the sacred story of Gaia-Sophia and introduced the term Archon to the discourse of humanity. Mr. Lash returns to the program to announce the formation of the Kalika War Party, a band of self-selected men and women volunteers whose goal is “to strike offensively against all variations of the evil and corrupt system that works against life, truth, freedom, beauty, sanity, and the spirit of mutual aid.” John explains how his exploration of the Parsifal myth and the Holy Grail question, “What ails thee?” led him to conceive of the KWP entity. We consider the wounded species of humanity and the suffering caused by the psychopaths who are leading our world to demise. Then, John describes how the use of magic and shamanism will shape the operations of the KWP, and reminds us of the true abilities of the shaman, which can be to heal as well as eliminate. Later, John gets into the social evils of mind control, the domestication and pacification of humanity in the name of Christianity, the elite’s control of the narrative, and the gruesome, murderous, destructive attacks that have been carried out by the USA and those who control it, against all living beings and the earth itself. Then, John talks about the meaning of the Thunderbird Formation, the symbol for the KWP, and the reemergence of the Warrior Class. At the end, we examine the true violent tendencies of man, the popularity of war games, and the inevitable downfall of feminism. LISTEN HERE

Andrew Bartzis and Tracey Kennedy 11-11-2012 ~ Universal Growth


Audio recorded on 11-11-2012
A Reading for the planet. This show is about How the world is doing, What is the truth on 11-11-12?, the importance of people getting together, the spiritual Social agreement, Change and transition of Earth, Energetically changing ourselves, empower free will and more!

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Universal Growth

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Holographic Kinetics Healing – Part 5 of 14 – Animal and Human Spirits


http://www.holographickinetics.com Produced by Jacinta Hoogenboom
Dreamtime Healing using Holographic Kinetics is an advanced Aboriginal healing technique based on an ancient understanding of Lore. This healing modality can assist people to clear their issues by helping them to access the causes of their problems. The causes may be in this life, a past life or in one of their ancestors lives and Holographic Kinetics can help to bring them back into balance. It can also assist to clear inter-dimensional interference from a persons energy field. Steve Richards, the founder of Holographic Kinetics introduces this technique and talks about the need for us to heal our spirits from the trauma that we have carried with us through time.

Sacred Spirit – Sacred Earth Drums (Gordon, David & Steve) Full Album


1) 00:0006:58 —- Prayer for the Four Directions
2) 07:0015:47 —- Sunset Ceremony
3) 15:4921:37 – Call of the Medicine Drum
4) 21:3930:09 —- Descent to the Lowerworld
5) 30:1139:38 – Dancing for a Vision
6) 39:4049:01 —- Power Animals
7) 49:0257:43 —– Guardian Spirit
8) 57:441:06:32 —- Return Journey
9) 1:06:331:20:29 —- Sun Rise in Peace

A Gathering of the Tribe — Mission COMPLETE


Wow! Talk about resonating, this amazing piece is from Brian Kelly’s blog:


A Gathering of the Tribe — Mission COMPLETE
September 7, 2013
http://www.realitysandwich.com/gathering_tribe
All I can say is, reading this gave me goose bumps. Whoa nelly! Blessed is the day a piece of literature (data) resonates to one’s very core. A huge thank you to Jewell for sharing and even more gratitude to Charles Eisenstein for composing. This piece is very synchronistic considering all of the gatherings popping up all over the country and world lately. Even more synchronistic considering the plan a few of us are getting ready to launch in the not so far off future. I’m sure we’ll be making some announcements most likely in the coming week’s radio shows. Something FUN for everyone to participate in indeed 😉 What I can say is that reading this has brought me to a great sense of peace and inner knowing we are Absolutely on the right track. When the energetic trail shines so brightly all we can do is laugh, smile and start taking steps. God Almighty this is a freakin’ beautiful time to be alive. I hope you all In-Joy this as much as I have ❤ ~BKOnce upon a time a great tribe of people lived in a world far away from ours. Whether far away in space, or in time, or even outside of time, we do not know. They lived in a state of enchantment and joy that few of us today dare to believe could exist, except in those exceptional peak experiences when we glimpse the true potential of life and mind.

One day the shaman of the tribe called a meeting. They gathered around him, and he spoke very solemnly. “My friends,” he said, “there is a world that needs our help. It is called earth, and its fate hangs in the balance. Its humans have reached a critical point in their collective birthing, and they will be stillborn without our help. Who would like to volunteer for a mission to this time and place, and render service to humanity?”

“Tell us more about his mission,” they asked.

“I am glad you asked, because it is no small thing. I will put you into a deep, deep trance, so complete that you will forget who you are. You will live a human life, and in the beginning you will completely forget your origins. You will forget even our language and your own true name. You will be separated from the wonder and beauty of our world, and from the love that bathes us all. You will miss it deeply, yet you will not know what it is you are missing. You will only remember the love and beauty that we know to be normal as a longing in your heart. Your memory will take the form of an intuitive knowledge, as you plunge into the painfully marred earth, that a more beautiful world is possible.

“As you grow up in that world, your knowledge will be under constant assault. You will be told in a million ways that a world of destruction, violence, drudgery, anxiety, and degradation is normal. You may go through a time when you are completely alone, with no allies to affirm your knowledge of a more beautiful world. You may plunge into a depth of despair that we, in our world of light, cannot imagine. But no matter what, a spark of knowledge will never leave you. A memory of your true origin will be encoded in your DNA. That spark will lie within you, inextinguishable, until one day it is awakened.

“You see, even though you will feel, for a time, utterly alone, you will not be alone. I will send you assistance, help that you will experience as miraculous, experiences that you will describe as transcendent. For a few moments or hours or days, you will reawaken to the beauty and the joy that is meant to be. You will see it on earth, for even though the planet and its people are deeply wounded, there is beauty there still, projected from past and future onto the present as a promise of what is possible and a reminder of what is real.

“You will also receive help from each other. As you begin to awaken to your mission you will meet others of our tribe. You will recognize them by your common purpose, values, and intuitions, and by the similarity of the paths you have walked. As the condition of the planet earth reaches crisis proportions, your paths will cross more and more. The time of loneliness, the time of thinking you might be crazy, will be over.

“You will find the people of your tribe all over the earth, and become aware of them through the long-distance communication technologies used on that planet. But the real shift, the real quickening, will happen in face-to-face gatherings in special places on earth. When many of you gather together you will launch a new stage on your journey, a journey which, I assure you, will end where it began. Then, the mission that lay unconscious within you will flower into consciousness. Your intuitive rebellion against the world presented you as normal will become an explicit quest to create a more beautiful one.

“In the time of loneliness, you will always be seeking to reassure yourself that you are not crazy. You will do that by telling people all about what is wrong with the world, and you will feel a sense of betrayal when they don’t listen to you. You will be hungry for stories of wrongness, atrocity, and ecological destruction, all of which confirm the validity of your intuition that a more beautiful world exists. But after you have fully received the help I will send you, and the quickening of your gatherings, you will no longer need to do that. Because, you will Know. Your energy will thereafter turn toward actively creating that more beautiful world.”

A tribeswoman asked the shaman, “How do you know this will work? Are you sure your shamanic powers are great enough to send us on such a journey?”

The shaman replied, “I know it will work because I have done it many times before. Many have already been sent to earth, to live human lives, and to lay the groundwork for the mission you will undertake now. I’ve been practicing! The only difference now is that many of you will venture there at once. What is new in the time you will live in, is that the Gatherings are beginning to happen.”

A tribesman asked, “Is there a danger we will become lost in that world, and never wake up from the shamanic trance? Is there a danger that the despair, the cynicism, the pain of separation will be so great that it will extinguish the spark of hope, the spark of our true selves and origin, and that we will separated from our beloved ones forever?”

The shaman replied, “That is impossible. The more deeply you get lost, the more powerful the help I will send you. You might experience it at the time as a collapse of your personal world, the loss of everything important to you. Later you will recognize the gift within it. We will never abandon you.”

Another man asked, “Is it possible that our mission will fail, and that this planet, earth, will perish?”

The shaman replied, “I will answer your question with a paradox. It is impossible that your mission will fail. Yet, its success hangs on your own actions. The fate of the world is in your hands. The key to this paradox lies within you, in the feeling you carry that each of your actions, even your personal, secret struggles within, has cosmic significance. You will know then, as you do now, that everything you do matters. God sees everything.”

There were no more questions. The volunteers gathered in a circle, and the shaman went to each one. The last thing each was aware of was the shaman blowing smoke in his face. They entered a deep trance and dreamed themselves into the world where we find ourselves today.

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Who are these missionaries from the more beautiful world? You and I are surely among them. Where else could this longing come from, for this magical place to be found nowhere on earth, this beautiful time outside of time? It comes from our intuitive knowledge of our origin and destination. The longing, indomitable, will never settle for a world that is less. Against all reason, we look upon the horrors of our age, mounting over the millennia, and we say NO, it does not have to be this way! We know it, because we have been there. We carry in our souls the knowledge that a more beautiful world is possible. Reason says it is impossible; reason says that even to slow — much less reverse — the degradation of the planet is an impossible task: politically unfeasible, opposed by the Money Power and its oligarchies. It is true that those powers will fight to uphold the world we have known. Their allies lurk within even ourselves: despair, cynicism, and resignation to carving out a life that is “good enough” for me and mine.

But we of the tribe know better. In the darkest despair a spark of hope lies inextinguishable within us, ready to be fanned into flames at the slightest turn of good news. However compelling the cynicism, a jejune idealism lives within us, always ready to believe, always ready to look upon new possibilities with fresh eyes, surviving despite infinite disappointments. And however resigned we may have felt, our aggrandizement of me and mine is half-hearted, for part of our energy is looking elsewhere, outward toward our true mission.

I would like to advise caution against dividing the world into two types of people, those who are of the tribe and those who are not. How often have you felt like an alien in a world of people who don’t get it and don’t care? The irony is that nearly everyone feels that way, deep down. When we are young the feeling of mission and the sense of magnificent origins and a magnificent destination is strong. Any career or way of life lived in betrayal of that knowing is painful, and can only be maintained through an inner struggle that shuts down a part of our being. For a time, we can keep ourselves functioning through various kinds of addictions or trivial pleasures to consume the life force and dull the pain. In earlier times, we might have kept the sense of mission and destiny buried for a lifetime, and called that condition maturity. Times are changing now though, as millions of people are awakening to their mission all at the same time. The condition of the planet is waking us up. Another way to put it, is that we are becoming young again.

When you feel that sense of alienation, when you look upon that sea of faces mired so inextricably in the old world and fighting to maintain it, think back to a time when you too were, to all outside appearances, a full and willing participant in that world as well. The same spark of revolution you carried then, the same secret refusal, dwells in all people. How was it that you finally stopped fighting it? How was it that you came to realize that you were right all along, that the world offered to us is wrong, and that no life is worth living that does not in some way strive to create a better one? How was it that it became intolerable to devote your life energy toward the perpetuation of the old world? Most likely, it happened when the old world fell apart around your ears.

As the multiple crises of money, health, energy, ecology, and more converge upon us, the world is going to collapse for millions more. We must stand ready to welcome them into the tribe. We must stand ready to welcome them back home.

The time of loneliness, of walking the path alone, of thinking maybe the world is right and I am wrong for refusing to participate fully in it… that time is over. For years we walked around talking about how wrong everything is: the political system, the educational system, religious institutions, the military-industrial complex, the banking industry, the medical system — really, any system you study deeply enough. We needed to talk about it because we needed to assure ourselves that we were not, in fact, crazy. We needed as well to talk about alternatives, the way things should be. “We” should eliminate CFCs. “They” should stop cutting down the rain forests. “The government” should declare no fishing zones. This talk, too, was necessary, for it validated our vision of the world that could be: a peaceful and exuberant humanity living in co-creative partnership with a wild garden earth.

The time, though, for talking merely to assure ourselves that we are right is coming to an end. People everywhere are tired of it, tired of attending yet another lecture, organizing yet another discussion group online. We want more. A few weeks ago as I was preparing for a speaking trip to Oregon, the organizers told me, “These people don’t need to be told what the problems are. They don’t even need to be told what the solutions are. They already know that, and many of them are already in action. What they want is to take their activism to the next level.”

To do that, to fully step into one’s mission here on earth, one must experience an inner shift that cannot be merely willed upon oneself. It does not normally happen through the gathering or receiving of information, but through various kinds of experiences that reach deep into our unconscious minds. Whenever I am blessed with such an experience, I get the sense that some benevolent yet pitiless power — the shaman in the story — has reached across the void to quicken me, to reorganize my DNA, to rewire my nervous system. I come away changed.

One way it happens is through the “gathering of the tribe” I described in this story. I think many people who attended the recent Reality Sandwich retreat in Utah experienced something like this. Such gatherings are happening now all over the world. You go back, perhaps, to “real life” afterwards, but it no longer seems so real. Your perceptions and priorities change. New possibilities emerge. Instead of feeling stuck in your routines, life changes around you at a vertiginous pace. The unthinkable becomes commonsense and the impossible becomes easy. It may not happen right away, but once the internal shift has occurred, it is inevitable.

Here I am, a speaker and a writer, going on about how the time for mere talk has ended. Yet not all words are mere talk. A spirit can ride the vehicle of words, a spirit that is larger than, yet not separate from, their meaning. Sometimes I find that when I bow into service, that spirit inhabits the space in which I speak and affects all present. A sacredness infuses our conversations and the non-verbal experiences that are becoming part of my events. In the absence of that sacredness, I feel like a smart-ass, up there entertaining people and telling them information they could just as easily read online. Last Friday night I spoke on a panel in New York, one of three smart-asses, and I think many in the audience left disappointed (though maybe not as disappointed as I was in myself). We are looking for something more, and it is finding us.

The revolutionary spark of our true mission has been fanned into flames before, only to return again to an ember. You may remember an acid trip in 1975, a Grateful Dead concert in 1982, a kundalini awakening in 1999 — an event that, in the midst of it, you knew was real, a privileged glimpse into a future that can actually manifest. Then later, as its reality faded into memory and the inertial routines of life consumed you, you perhaps dismissed it and all such experiences as an excursion from life, a mere “trip.” But something in you knows it was real, realer than the routines of normalcy. Today, such experiences are accelerating in frequency even as “normal” falls apart. We are at the beginning of a new phase. Our gatherings are not a substitute for action; they are an initiation into a state of being from which the necessary kinds of actions arise. Soon you will say, with wonder and serenity, “I know what to do, and I trust myself to do it.”