Help me to awaken,
to liberate myself and be comprehensively realized as I journey through
earthy planes, amid mountains and unfamiliar waters; as I inhabit the universes of creation.
Deliver me through my experience to the Truth that lies beyond separation and limitation
as I reciprocate unconditional courage, integrity, forgiveness and trust.
Open the Sacred Way for all to walk in the Light
and live a life of impeccable beauty and Love,
On Earth as One.
23 June 2018 : A Time to Bow
I was reminded today of how I myself, and men in general, can forget to recognise the women who have held our hand so willingly through the years. And I think humbly of the larger context, that of each soul being born of and by woman.
It has been an unfortunate and painful symptom of separation and irresponsibility. Of how men are programmed to overcome fear and uncertainty, hide emotions and compete in a world that asks us at times to lose our humanity in order to protect and provide amidst corporate mindsets and waring modalities.
It is actually shocking that in our own exhaustion, ignorance or hidden shame, we take for granted the strength of the women who have supported us through the years and have occupied the seemingly thankless job of motherhood.
I feel unsettled at my own part in this and wish, without attempting to draw condolences, sympathy or appear to be trying to ‘score points’, recognise each of you who have helped me to awaken.
To Pamela, my own mother, for braving the unknown and “having no idea what to do with [me].” To Kristina, the mother of my children, for boldly co-creating the living beauty that we share. To each woman who has touched my life and invited me to be a better man. And most especially this day, to Catherine Björkstén, who has been the shining light next to me these pasts years- the one who has brought my attention to the deep places where I am yet to achieve harmony and reflecting where I have been hiding in the shadows of my mind.
It has not always been easy. She has touched me in ways I cannot adequately find words for. So many people kiddingly and yet seriously saying we should write a book on the many facets of intimacy and relationship.
I offer these beloveds and all women a deep bow of gratitude for your gentle and roaring invitation to stand in my Being, and for all the times you have endured my projections before I find self-responsibility and acceptance.
Today I was held in deep compassion and patience once again. Encouraged to remain in the arms of vulnerability and gently love the incomplete parts of myself without moving away from the pressure and friction of the internal healing process.
I am grateful to know woman, for your willingness to hang it all out on your sleeve or keep it tucked out of sight- for this has provided the reflection I’ve needed for self-ownership and deeper understanding.
I am humbled by the strength of women as you rise through the mud to be the lotus You came here to be. I couldn’t do this sacred dance without you.
In a mix of emotions and sobriety amid aeons of striving and the drunkenness of my mind, I’d like to say THANK YOU, both personally and collectively for all men.
May your essence be known and your capacities cherished as we birth this New Earth together.
Ho Jo Na Sha (Walk in Beauty)
Kaua'i. 4 January 2018
Blessed New Year.
2018 is a year of intensive transformation and yes, 2017 was a profound year of preparation. Everything that has held us back, whether internal or external, is crumbling. We are left with the personal responsibility to forgive and transform our thoughts into love for everyone, everything and every occurrence. We are the only one who can do this for ourselves so we no longer trap ourselves and others in old roles. Like a hot air balloon, one only needs to remove the anchors and let go in order to fly.
Humanity is waking up from its own shadow. The old structures are coming down and the new dynamic is being built from within. We are literally blossoming and remembering internal authority. To do this, we must release what no longer works and allow trust, vulnerability (aka, receptivity) and loving presence to guide every moment, thought and decision. (breathe)
Over the next months I will be sharing the sacred lifeways and inter-dimensional realities that I have learned as a celestial paqo in the Andean Holy Mountain Tradition. This tradition, based in the sacred feminine, is one of the ancient wisdomkeeping cultures tasked with stewarding consciousness since the 'fall of mankind'.
I invite you to join us as we come together to live in our hearts again. I am following the instructions of the Elder Ones that initiated me and told me to take these teachings back to the North to help my "brothers and sisters find the Light that dwells within." I am humbled by the task and invite you and your family-friends to come and find their place as part of the solution... to find where love is absent and bring forth that life force.
As always there is personal one-to-one and relationship support as needed.
It is not always easy, but it is infinitely easier that the pain of prolonged suffering. Together, we create the society we wish to live in. The Creator will take care of everything else. This I know to be true.
In deep respect and love,
Kaua’i. 19 July 2017
Love Beyond Possession
Truly, Love dwells in the unconditional space beyond grasping and ownership, co-dependancy and fear, and all those thoughtforms that lead us to think we may lose something if Love is not possessed or defined in terms palatable to our comfort.
Love is life itself. It’s energy can only exist free and open, like Sunlight. When we encounter ‘cloudy’ days, we come to learn that Love is always there, above the obscuring mindset, awaiting our vulnerable embrace.
Love is a choice and yet there is no choice at all. There is truly nothing but Love. It is something to be felt within and shared in another’s presence.
When one says, “I am in love with you”, we are simply in recognition of self-love and the shared experience of two or more souls reflecting Love’s presence back to one another like flowers on the vine experiencing sunshine together. It is not dependent on conditions. It is always available. It is receptive and always at ease.
Love is not an expression limited to one person, a few or those who are deemed worthy. It can never be possessed, nor grasped. It is simply present in one’s consciousness or it is not yet realised. I remember my 3-year old son trying to figure out why he could not hold onto the stream of water coming out of the garden spigot. It appeared solid and stable. It seemed real and yet its form defied his tender understanding. Love can be like this sometimes.
Many feel they give themselves away in love, are hurt by others or wronged. And yet, we are the ones who choose every encounter. Yes, we may feel the pain of separation, hardship, mistreatment or non-reciprocation, but no one can force the feeling of hurt upon another just as no one can force us to Love them. It’s all a choice. And it is a part of having free will in these dimensional realms, here, on Earth – so we can choose Love aka, Creation, or it’s absence. Both are informative. Both show us the way home.
In my humble opinion, love is what fuels the Omniverse. Possessing love is akin to trying to possess oxygen. At most, we can bottle it, hold it for awhile and enjoy it’s presence, but then, like breathing, love demands we release it from ownership so that we do not suffocate from our own folly. So we can truly know Love.
Love. Yes, unconditional Love!
Vulnerability and our ability to Love are inherent and their presence is realised through willingness, trust, perspective, being seen, felt, engaged, but not with any risk, because there is no risk of losing Love. Love can never be lost unless we prevent it from being present within us. And even then, it is only one thought away. One choice. Love.
What I have found as I dig down into my experience of modern life is simply the absence of proper guidance and the multitude of compensations that I have tried in order to know Love. And yet, ironically, here, right here, Love has been waiting for me all along!
It is hard to explain this in words as Love exists beyond words. And yet, in the end and from the beginning, there is and was no giving away or possessing Love. There is simply me, us, with our human experience and the grand forgetting (The Great Fall). And now, The Remembering. The Ancients and Elders remind me often that We are the Ones they have been waiting for. For our return to Love, individually and in relationship to one another.
This I feel, is the greatest gift to ourselves and to humanity.
Much love to you all,
11 November 2016
Now more than ever it is our responsibility to realize there is a greater, larger plan unfolding and for each of us to take our place within loving presence. While many are fighting against the latest shifts, in the end we are still fighting.
Never have we been in a place of more importance and opportunity. To be present with what is unfolding and how the collective shadow is being called forward and old systems being called out and dismantled. Identify not with what you feel is right or wrong... let us all meet in the field beyond these dualistic thought forms and realize each manifestation moves us to balance. There is something greater, just out of view. Trust...
This is the larger orchestration at hand. Lead yourself and be an example for others. Fear not and allow the greater good to be known by not giving in to the urge to judge or take sides. Once all is revealed, all will see that this is one step in a longer journey- wherein life always comes to equilibrium.
At this greater depth we will birth humanity within and without, beyond separation, identity and definition. Allow all to wake from the small dream through these messengers, these times. The more tension on the bow, the further the arrow flies to realization.
Seek clarity, know truth beyond opinion or party. This is the time the ancients have been speaking of. We are here now at the end of times, midwifing the New Earth. Embodied.
Bring forth your Light and Love, into every nook and cranny of existence.
Be here now my love!
22 July 2016
Be open. Throw yourself into life with wild abandon. Do not resist the blossom that comes forth in you. Be not the observer in concern for acceptance and safety for you are the only one that is able to provide this for yourself. Truly. What one considers another is only a reflection of our own perspective, judged as good or bad by the mind that controls the vessel. Release yourself into the magnificence of your being beyond these games of human life at this time. Go forth into the unknown and simply build what you like and allow yourself the exquisite reality that is You.
3 June 2016
BLOG POST: STARLIGHT REMEMBERED
JULY 14, 2014
The past six months have been very fulfilling to be out in the world offering the film after its 5-year ‘pregnancy'. I have been between Hawaii, North America and Europe and have been deeply touched by the people I have encountered, the outpouring of emotion and the loving space we have created amid the challenges of these times on the planet. I am also deeply grateful for my wife and boys for their support and understanding of my work and my being away in attendance to the lineage project.
This next week the tour continues through the Eastern US and in mid-August I will be with Drunvalo Melchizedek in Sedona to host an online film screening and discussion for our premiere worldwide streaming event to kick off the film’s online presence. For those of you who would like to tune into this event, you can simply follow the link on our schedule page as soon as it is up.
People from around the globe have been asking when the film will be available in their areas. We have realized quite quickly that it would take us years to be able to offer hosted events in all of these locations so we have moved ahead with online distribution to increase the offerings. Following the event with Drunvalo on August 16th, the film will be available to watch online anytime via our website, and for those of you who have also inquired about getting a copy of the film's soundtrack, that will up up on paqoandino.com as well.
Moving into Autumn, we will be bringing out a Wisdomkeepers Book of Prayers composed of images from the film along with a number of its prayerful dialogues. There will be DVD’s available as well as note and postcards and a few other items to help bring the film’s message to life.
BLOG POST: SYNCHRONICITY AFOOT
JANUARY 1, 2014
The past weeks have seen a flurry of activity and wonderful alignments. The new website is just about to launch and the marketing team has fleshed out the year with screenings and programs in North America and Europe. It is wonderful to see how the project is touching deep roots in people and invites are coming in from many cities and countries asking to have the film screened locally to bring the heart connection to local folks.
In two weeks I head to Los Angeles to master the audio and video tracks into their presentation form. From there, a trip to Boulder to meet up with the team and commence the tour. February brings us to Kaua’i, Austin, Holland and Greece where we will hold space in one of the axis points of western civilization. We will be updating the tour information as things firm up for future events and have some special inter-cultural programs planned with Indigenous nations and world lineage traditions. More to come on that soon as well as video blogs from tour locations.
After a very intensive 2013 we as One society on Earth are turning the corner into profound change this coming year. I am so looking forward to see all of you out there.
Much love and support along the Way.
BLOG POST: PREPPING FOR TAKE OFF
NOVEMBER 23, 2013
We are gearing up for the film’s release this January by launching a Kickstarter campaign to cover the costs of final mastering sessions and support start up expenses with the film’s marketing, promotion and distribution. The core promotion team is busy coordinating and developing locations, prepping the new website and weaving the foundational networks. We are using a mix of community-based organizing and a ‘left brain’ strategy mixed with the magic of receiving screening invitations as more people have a chance to see the film and offer connections to local communities, retreat and cultural art centers, etc.
I will be traveling with the film on a regular basis with my first stop in Boulder, Colorado followed by a trip to Amsterdam and Athens in February. Each month we will be in a new region. 2014 is shaping up to be a full year and I am excited to have the chance to share the project’s transmission far and wide.
A joyful holy-day season to you all.
BLOG POST: FULL CIRCLE: FILMMAKER / PAQO / FILMMAKING PAQO
OCTOBER 18, 2013
In August of 2008 while on pilgrimage in the Andes, I received a ‘download’ for creating a documentary film to serve as a vehicle for transmitting experiential knowledge through the intimate depiction of ancient holistic lifeways. With the blessings of the lineage and the support of private donors, I gathered my various hats and began the process of learning how to ‘receive’ the film.
Pre-production logistics for WISDOMKEEPERS, PAQO ANDINO commenced in November of 2008. In April 2009, principle photography began on location in Peru and continued for the next eighteen months. In March of 2013, after fourteen months of editing and my second child and I having learned to walk (he on two legs and me editing in complete faith), the film’s picture was locked at 131 minutes total run time. I am very pleased with the outcome on all levels and so thankful for all of the patience and guidance along the way. These next months see the film in its distribution coordination stage, with roll out happening simultaneously across several media formats, including filmmaker hosted showings at retreat centers, cultural arts centers, nondenominational churches, universities and other public venues.
I look forward to sharing the magical moments we have experienced during the making of this legacy project and I want to thank the unyielding support of my wife Kristina, our boys, and the work of the Mystics whose tireless efforts have helped prevent this world from coming to an end. Congratulations! We have all made it. Now we learn to fly.
May you always live in Beauty.