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A FOOT IN BOTH WORLDS

A FOOT IN BOTH WORLDS

 

Greetings to everyone who has been following the progress of Time of the Sixth Sun – the movie and apologies for the lack of a newsletter update last month. We are a very small film production company and sometimes we just have to make hard decisions about where to put our focus. So with a rough cut around the corner, the last month has been spent in the edit, sweeping and selecting before weaving the threads of this breathtaking tapestry together.  I am happy to say that we are almost there. Normal 0 0 1 866 4940 41 9 6066 11.0 0 0 0

 

Sitting in front of our edit line day after day, you get to hear a lot of wisdom over and over again, and when I am challenged with something, I find myself referring more and more to what our elders would say in the same situation, and their words soothe and guide me in times of doubt.

 

Long term view, I have never doubted for a minute that this film will, with Spirit’s grace, make it’s way out there into the world but on a day to day basis I am sometimes faced with the scenario of ‘having a foot in both worlds’.  It’s a dilemma I know that many of us face in the world today.  We know on a soul level that everything is perfect in the moment it unfolds and that we already have everything we need and that sits comfortably with me… and yet on the human 3D level, there are weekly bills to meet and wages to pay and without financial abundance everything grinds to a halt. There are only so many times you can ask favours and expect crew to work for deferred payments or to exchange skills and favours…So that is what I sit with week to week.

 

So in those moments,  I turn to my elders on the timeline for guidance… I ponder a while on the words of Tom Kenyon who asks “How can we live a divine life and become human at the same time”? and the response from Ruben Saufkie Snr of the Hopi Water Clan who says, “Just follow your heart, your prayers, but leave something in return, your gratitude”.

 

So with that,  I journey deep into that sacred heart space and sit there a while, listening to my breath.  In and out, ebbing and flowing, and I see the film breathing with me, a living organic being,  in and out – never missing a beat, always flowing. It has it’s own pace and timing.  Spirit timing.  And in those moments that I try to nudge her along, it is reflected back to me very quickly that surrender is the only true way forward.

 

Ya’Acov Darling Khan states that “earth and sky meet in the heart and that’s where we dream, that’s where we create from.”  Charles Eisenstein comments that “this process of dreaming, this process of inquiry attunes us to the field of that which wants to actually happen.” Drunvalo when contemplating whether the heart is a portal says, “Yes it’s a portal and inside the sacred space of the heart is a frequency that is older than creation.” So I begin to chant Om for a while, smiling inside as I feel the vibrations kiss every part of my being.

 

Remembering back to Ruben’s words once more, I pray a little.  Maybe not in the way that we were taught to understand prayer but as the vision holder of the film I see all my needs being met and I linger in that place a while, indulgently enjoying the daydream and I just notice how I am feeling. How vibrant the cells of my body feel…. and sometimes I cry a little, releasing the niggling voice of self-doubt, letting go of the day’s stresses that have kept me small and tight, and slowly I feel myself expanding outward once more, as light streams through my body.

 

Sadhguru wisely sums up this divine state by saying, “If your humanity overflows, divinity inevitably happens and becomes a living reality for you”.  I breathe and reconnect myself with the heart space again as Peter Owen-Jones’ words flood through me….  “Gratitude is the most beautiful doorway into the luminous and into the divine.”

 

Yes and that’s where I now sit… in total gratitude for all that has come before us on this journey with Time of the Sixth Sun.  To all those people who have donated and invested funds, both large and small amounts. To all the crew who have added their skills to our circle of filmmakers – cameramen, editors and production crew -  trainees, transcribers and loggers. All of this love has brought us to this point now in the present moment.

 

As I write this, I am aware that we are only a couple of weeks away from having a rough cut ready.  Wow….finally!

 

So this is what I am dreaming into being right now….

 

£50,000 to purchase the graphics and archive footage we need from Getty Images, to pay for a beautiful online editor to come on board to give the final ‘spit and polish’ the film needs in the form of grading and effects, and lastly the gorgeous sound designer who will come on board once the picture is ‘locked down’ to create an amazing sonic tapestry for our sacred soundtrack.

 

Will you all please join us and dream what we need into being. Let’s manifest in the plentiest.  WE CAN DO IT… YES WE CAN!

 

Finally I can see the funds needed to self-distribute this film and get it to the relevant film festivals this year. My vision is to bring a few of the elders in the film over to the UK for the film’s release in order for them to share ceremony with us.

 

Remember, we can dream anything into being. If you resonate with what I have shared, and have faced these issues yourself,  then please back that belief up with a donation to our completion fund by going to our website and clicking THE BUTTON.  Watch our 4 minute trailer on our homepage and go take a look at the other trailers, interviews and endorsements for the film on our trailers page.

 

http://www.timeofthesixthsun.com

 

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With love and gratitude,

Nikki

   

14th February 2013 - Love Thyself

So here we are - St Valentines Day ... a day for celebrating lovers. But what about celebrating the love we have for ourselves? No really ... beyond elderflower champagne and raw chocolate pampering, I'm talking about the holy moly wake up call of a far deeper nature... by shifting the old patterns and beliefs held deep within our bodies, we can give our dna a total 'love all / serve all' makeover.

 

How strange that in our society, the notion of loving yourself above all else seems such a narcissistic and self-centred act and yet isn't that our ultimate state of being? Centred with self.  Self love. 

Read more: 14th February 2013 - Love Thyself

   

6th February 2013 ~ Success or Failure?

Like everything in this new time, it is all a matter of perspective! Is the cup half full or half empty? Yes, we failed to reach our Kickstarter target but in the past five weeks we have received over 36,000 hits to our website. Wow!

Like the tribal Elders in our film, we put out a call for assistance and nearly 200 amazing people answered our call from all over the world. People mostly who are not known to us, but who felt so moved by what we are doing that they took action and gave.

For us that is a huge success story and we thank each and every one of you dear souls.

Since we failed to reach our kickstarter goal, no monies will be taken from your accounts and we of course received nothing, since Kickstarter is an 'all or nothing' deal. So our final pleas to each one of you is to ask you to go to the bottom of this page and make your donation directly through our website.

So where do we go from here....

Read more: 6th February 2013 ~ Success or Failure?

   

30th January 2013 ~ TWITTERINGS

 Well we're three weeks into our Kickstarter Crowdfunding Appeal and our intention is to raise the completion funds so badly needed to get this 'baby' to the screen. Both Kate and myself have been on a huge learning curve these past weeks as we have delved into the world of social media. 'Viral' is the new buzz word in the office and we have rapidly become Facebook fanatics and Twittering wizards.

Spam is clearly not on the menu lunchtimes.

Please help us to keep this wave of consciousness moving around the world by forwarding our link to your email contacts, FOLLOWING us on Twitter, LIKING and SHARING our link and Daily Teasers on Facebook, and sharing the link with all of those with whom you think this might resonate. Thank you and bless you all for your continued support.

Read more: 30th January 2013 ~ TWITTERINGS

   

4th January 2013: FIRST BLOG OF A NEW ERA

The edit is an amazing experience. I sit here listening to these voices transfixed with their wisdom. Learning all these tools as I edit. A small voice in my heart tells me where their wisdom could speak in the film. Is it me who is deciding or is it your collective consciousness gifting me these suggestions?

Why don't you make up your own mind and see if your heart resonates...

Follow our daily teasers on Facebook from tomorrow...

Ben Cole (Editor) 

Read more: 4th January 2013: FIRST BLOG OF A NEW ERA

   

21st December 2012: END OF AN ERA - AND THE FIFTH SUN CYCLE

Well this is it folks… so much expectation and anticipation of this long awaited date and yet here we are, tapping out the keys and checking our emails as usual. Hmm...How are we all feeling? I think therein lies the clue, because it’s all about the experience now.

So after seven years of filming interviews and ceremonies, last year we started shooting the dramatic aspects of the film with our protagonist Estas Tonne, poet Peter Moore and our beautiful grandmother Jo Crow. We spent a summer following the journey of a gypsy troubadour busking on the streets throughout Europe, we shot dream sequences in stone circles and brought ancient woodland to life with elves and body-painted tree nymphs.

Read more: 21st December 2012: END OF AN ERA - AND THE FIFTH SUN CYCLE

   

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