Are there such things as aliens or UFOs? Do we in fact have Cosmic Companions?

There have been thousand and thousands of sightings throughout time, in all parts of the world. So how can we still be asking this question? Do we really think that we are out here alone? 

In the book, Spiritual Teachings of The *Avatar, Jeffrey Armstrong shares that "the truth of all the ancient cultures is that they understood that we are eternal beings who are visiting this universe. In Sanskrit the word NAMASTE , which means 'I see you as an eternal divine being.' This is the universal spiritual greeting that says, I am looking past your clothing, body, skin, culture, idea, personality, even your thoughts, and I see the real you inside, Visiting here on the Earth Campus of a Great University. According to the timeless and ancient Vedas, this Universe that we live in is but one of countless billions of similar Universes – and science has shown this ancient teaching to be true. The word Universe means one reality turning or one unified revolving reality – a single field of entirely interconnected energy that manifests, continues for a period of time, is recycled, and then manifest again. It is the Vedas that describe each of these Universes as a sort of University – the campus to which unlimited number of eternal beings come to learn from the school of matter. These Universes are actually described as the material aspect of the Supreme Being, which is the reason were attracted to coming here in the first place. Living here in the material universe, the Universe, the Vedas say, are 8,400,000 material bodies, or grade levels, that the Supreme Being manifests- from microbes all the way up to human beings – all of which we as eternal beings will inhabit at some point during our evolution through matter. And each one provides a specific experience required on our path towards eventual graduation".

Essentially, the book speaks to anyone concerned with the sustainability of Mother Earth, the role of elders in our society, the seeming unconsciousness of science and corporations, and the subtleties of unseen realities, resulting in spiritual growth, a deeper relationship with nature, and a better world for all.

That being said, we are proud to share the following event with you all:

Citizen Hearing On Disclosure – April 29 To May 3, 2013 – Washington, DC

The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure of an extraterrestrial presence engaging the human race will attempt to accomplish what the Congress has failed to do for forty-five years - seek out the facts surrounding the most important issue of this or any other time.

Citizen Hearing Committee will be  Senator Mike Gravel (Dem/Lib, AK), Congresswomen  Lynn Woolsey (Dem, CA)Carolyn Kilpatrick, (Dem, MI), Darlene Hooley (Dem, OR); and Congressmen Roscoe Bartlett (Rep, MD) and Merrill Cook (Rep, UT), An event with historical implications will be held at the National Press Club inWashington, DC from April 29 to May 3, 2013.  At that time as many as forty researchers and military/agency witnesses will testify for thirty hours over five days before former members of the United States Congress.  

For this reason the motto for the Citizen Hearing on Disclosure is:                                                            "If the Congress will not do its job, the people will."

Reflecting the global implications of the issue, the entire CHD will be live streamed worldwide in English and Spanish and archived in Arabic, Hindi, Japanese and Mandarin.  This represents approximately one half of the world's population.    The live webcast will also include side press conferences with witnesses as well as interviews by former CNN News Anchor Cheryll Jones.   The English and Spanish webcast will include evening lectures presented by Hearing witnesses.   Access to these webcasts is available via subscription here.

The Citizen Hearing on Disclosure will be filmed as the basis for a forthcoming documentary-Truth Embargo - by Just Cause Entertainment.

The title of this film is fitting as the goal of the Citizen Hearing is nothing less than the end of the extraterrestrial truth embargo this year.  The world's people have waited long enough.

Avatar is a Sanskrit word that carries the very core teachings of the Indian culture originating from ancient Hindu scriptures and classical epic poems, theRamayana and the Mahabharata . These texts have inspired the likes of Albert Einstein, Aldous Huxley, Ralph Waldo Emerson, Henry David Thoreau, Dr. Albert Schweitzer, Mahatma Gandhi, and are now informing 100 million new yoga practitioners, scientists, progressive thinkers, and global leaders. An Avatar is a manifestation of the Supreme Being--usually in human form--that descends from the transcendental realm to Earth to heal the planet and restore peace and harmony by eliminating the harmful souls that prey on Mother Earth. In Spiritual Teachings of the Avatar, Vedic expert and teacher Jeffrey Armstrong explains the ancient Indian wisdoms embodied in the word Avatar, and that behind the notion of Avatar is a view that sees the sacredness of all life and the soul of all beings as eternal--meant for freedom and made of divine essence.

We had the distinct privilege of attending the LeaderSync workshop on December 8th, 2012.

Kenneth Schwenker, the founder of Leaders Causing Leaders did an impeccable job of putting together an intimate, touching and thought-provoking workshop. 

Lisa Cianci generously hosted the event  at her magnificent private ranch retreat (Cross Bull Ranch), international healing center, and permaculture eco-village nestled in a sacred ancient oak grove in Topanga Canyon.
We covered topics such as:
  • Healthy eating (eating seasonally/buying locally/ growing your own) .
  • Synchronicity/ Alignment with the world.
  • Corporate greed/ How WE can be the rightful masters of both Congress and the courts.
  • Military industrial complex (how war cost ~ $19.3 million per hour).
  • Natural resources of the world.
  • Media and its power.

The Workshop kicked off with Bill Sterlie leading us into an activity that helped us identify what he referred to as "our superpower" and our "kryptonite" (Hermann Brain Dominance Profile). This assessment tool aimed to measure and describe thinking preferences/differences in people. I highly recommend this activity to any individual or organization looking to gain insight. I had taken The Myers Briggs personality test before, but this was truly an eye-opening type indicator test.

Then Gail McManus gathered us around in a circle to teach us about Non-violent communication and how to effectively verbalize our our feelings, thoughts and core values.

After that powerful and moving activity, we had a short break. During this break Ozra and I had the privilege of helping Lisa Aileen Cianci gather fresh herbs and vegetables from her garden to prepare a delicious organic healthy feast for the group.

After eating our delicious meal, we regrouped to join Kyle Hermans
 (Principal) and his colleague Paul Roberts from a very creative company named Synetics World,. Kyle and Paul fostered some major creativity by encouraging us to push past the barriers of thinking and to break down things to its simple core element. This was truly a breakthrough activity. 

I strongly urge you- if you haven't already, to take a look at The Leaders Causing Leaders website to find out more about Kenneth Schwenker and his mission. We also encourage you to learn more about all of the amazing people mentioned in this post who came together to teach us some invaluable lessons.

e appreciate meeting all of you beings of light and thank you for the lessons learned.

At 5 foot 7 inches tall and 140 pounds, Bruce Lee was a world-class martial artist, philosopher,  actor and filmmaker way ahead of his time. He helped bring martial arts to prominence across the globe and left a huge void upon his passing in July of 1973. It's amazing how much this man accomplished in his relatively short life. 

His inner strength shined through his profound wisdom. We often refer back to his quotes as a source of inspiration. We share this post with you with the hope that you can to. 

The following are some of powerful quotes from Bruce Lee:

Powerful quotes by Bruce Lee
  • “Empty your mind.
    Be formless, shapeless, like water.
    If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup.
    You put water into a bottle, it becomes the bottle.
    You put it into a teapot, it becomes the teapot.
    Water can flow, and it can crash.
    Be like water, my friend…”
  • “The “moment” has no yesterday or tomorrow. It is not the result of thought and therefore has no time.”
  • “Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough: we must do.”
  • “Learning is never cumulative, it is a movement of knowing which has no beginning and no end.”
  • “The measure  of the moral worth of a man is his happiness. The better the man, the more happiness. Happiness is the synonym of well-being”
  • ” Real living is living for others.”
  • “Defeat is a state of mind; no one is ever defeated until defeat has been accepted as a reality.”
  • “Never waste energy on worries or negative thoughts, all problems are brought into existence -drop them.”
  • “A goal is not always meant to be reached. It often serves simply as something to aim at.”
  • “Because one does not want to be disturbed, to be made uncertain, he establishes a pattern of conduct, of thought, a pattern of relationship to man etc. Then he becomes a slave to the patter and takes the pattern to be the real thing.”
  • “Zen is not “attained” by mirror-wiping mediation, but by “self-forgetfulness in the existential ‘present’ of life here and now.” We do not “come”, we “are.” Don’t strive to become, but be.”
  • “Those who are unaware they are walking in darkness will never seek the light.”
  • “Mistakes are always forgivable, if one has the courage to admit them.”
  • “To grow, to discover, we need involvement which is something I experience everyday, sometimes good, sometimes frustrating.”

Some impressive facts and stats about Bruce Lee

  • Lee's striking speed from three feet with his hands down by his side reached five hundredths of a second.
  • Lee's combat movements were at times too fast to be captured on film at 24 frames per second, so many scenes were shot in 32fps to put Lee in slow motion. Normally martial arts films are sped up.
  • In a speed demonstration, Lee could snatch a dime off a person's open palm before they could close it, and leave a penny behind.
  • Lee could perform push ups using only his thumb and forefinger on one hand
  • Lee would hold an elevated v-sit position for 30 minutes or longer.
  • Lee could throw grains of rice up into the air and then catch them in mid-flight using chopsticks.
  • Lee performed one-hand push-ups using only the thumb and index finger
  • Lee performed 50 reps of one-arm chin-ups.
  • Lee could break wooden boards 6 inches (15 cm) thick.
  • Lee could cause a 300-lb (136 kg) bag to fly towards and thump the ceiling with a side kick.
  • Lee performed a side kick while training with James Coburn and broke a 150-lb (68 kg) punching bag
  • In a move that has been dubbed "Dragon Flag", Lee could perform leg lifts with only his shoulder blades resting on the edge of a bench and suspend his legs and torso perfectly horizontal midair. 

This blog post is dedicated to you Mr. Lee. We thank you for all of your amazing movies and for the profound knowledge you shared with us in your short years. Your philosophy about being like formless and shapeless like water should be applied not just to martial arts, but to everything we do in life. There is no fixed way to live life. There is no set of rules to follow for a perfect life- so just LIVE and GO WITH THE FLOW.


A Festival of Love and Light

On October 12-14th, 2012, we experienced one of the most MAGICAL weekends of our lives at LADC Studios in Los Angeles, CA.

The first annual KNOWPHEST featured amazing and interactive art, music that elevated our vibration, healthy cuisine, permaculture installations, demonstrations of new products and systems for living, and educational talks that helped expand our minds and increase our level of awareness.

The opening night kicked-off  with a Special event honoring Alex & Allyson Grey while David Starfire, Kaminanda rocked the stage and The Shimmy Sisters performed in the background.

Knowphest  was truly a unique experience. It was a brand new type of event that brought together all the elements of human expression into one entertaining, yet educational event. It was truly a "total immersion" experience focused upon navigating earth's present shift to a higher level of consciousness. 

Quoting Knowphest's Facebook fan page; "As we move toward the convergence of the Mayan, Chinese and Egyptian calendars, sweeping changes in science, philosophy, education, media, economics, and spirituality mark a shift that makes one wonder if 2012 might indeed be the “end of the world” as we know it. What is behind the surge of interest in the ancient mysteries? Is today’s technology the birth of a new form of consciousness? Are the rapid changes we are experiencing moving us toward an era of greater health, longevity and sustainability, or passed the point of no return? The presenters, artists and performers of KNOWPHEST have lived lives dedicated to finding the answers to these very questions. The information they will impart will help us navigate this unexplored territory, and to learn what we didn’t know we didn’t know".

We we were deeply honored to play a part in helping expose this one-of-a-kind movement/festival to the community as Co-Producers through public relations, social media and grassroots efforts. Furthermore, we were extremely fortunate to be a part of the Sacred Street Team, a group of enlightened souls destined to help pave the way for a better future.  We were privy to work closely with the co-founders of the event and for having seen first-hand the AMAZING VISION and MISSION behind this movement. 


* Alex & Allison Grey

* Juan Ruiz Naupari

* Raun Kaufman

* Krystal Cole

* Hazel Henderson

* Gregory Wendt

* Ryland Engelhart

* Phineas Newborn III

* Roland Legiardi-Laura

* Alan Howarth

* Dr. Jack Sarfatti

* Mikki & Nadia Willis

Performances by…


* David Starfire

* Kaminanda

* Luminaries

* Makepeace Brothers

* Medicine for the People

* Matty & Avasa Love

* Jennifer Hartswick

* And more to be announced…

Art Exhibits by…

* Alex Grey

* Jetter Green

* Shawn Hocking

* Adelaide Markus

* And many more…

Group Show by:

* Android Jones

* Amanda Sage

* Michael Divine

* Luke Brown

* Adam Scott Miller

* Carey Thompson

* Radhika Hersey

* Michael Tam Wood & Skyfire Performance Art

* and many more…


* LeafyGreen

* The Green Truck

* Raw Bites Happy Food

* Sacred Friends

* A Tear & A Smile Designs

* And many more…

KNOWPHEST is produced and managed by Next Level Consciousness, LLC, a California-based Event Production and Media Firm that promotes and encourages positive self-expression, sustainable business practice, and a shift in education. 

Pictures by CuriousJosh 

For more than two hundred years, the Owens women had been blamed for everything that went wrong in their Massachusetts town. And Gillian and Sally endured that fate as well; as children, the sisters were outsiders. Their elderly aunts almost seemed to encourage the whispers of witchery, but all Gillian and Sally wanted was to escape. One would do so by marrying, the other by running away. But the bonds they shared brought them back-almost as if by magic...

Last night, we revisited this 1998 Blockbuster hit and were reminded of all the magic the film contained. It's crazy to think that the film dates back to over a decade ago. Back then, we werent as awake spirituality and may have missed some of the small yet meaningful innuendos. Now on a path of self discovery, the rituals and plot behind this movie give us a good look at the spirit world. Primarly, the magic we each contain within us.

Some of the memorable quotes from the film include:

Sally Owens: All I want is a normal life. 
Aunt Frances Owens: My darling girl, when are you going to realize that being normal is not necessarily a virtue? It rather denotes a lack of courage! 

Sally Owens: [Sally's letter to Gillian] Sometimes I feel like there's a hole inside of me, an emptiness that at times seems to burn. I think if you lifted my heart to your ear, you could probably hear the ocean. The moon tonight, there's a circle around it. Sign of trouble not far behind. I have this dream of being whole. Of not going to sleep each night, wanting. But still sometimes, when the wind is warm or the crickets sing... I dream of a love that even time will lie down and be still for. I just want someone to love me. I want to be seen. I don't know. Maybe I had my happiness. I don't want to believe it but, there is no man, Gilly. Only that moon.

Young Sally Owens: He will hear my call a mile away. He will whistle my favorite song. He can ride a pony backwards. 
Young Gillian Owens: What are you doing? 
Young Sally Owens: Summoning up a true love spell called Amas Veritas. He can flip pancakes in the air. He'll be marvelously kind. And his favorite shape will be a star. And he'll have one green eye and one blue. 
Young Gillian Owens: Thought you never wanted to fall in love. 
Young Sally Owens: That's the point. The guy I dreamed of doesn't exist. And if he doesn't exist, I'll never die of a broken heart. 

Sally Owens: [to Gary] The reason you're here and you don't know why is because I sent for you. 

This serves to remind us that what we are seeking is seeking us (RUMI) and that our imagination can manifest anything!