Sharing ‘Spiritual Warriors’ the movie
When David asked me to write something about my experience and adventures with the Spiritual Warriors movie, I was excited to share what has been one of the biggest blessings of my life. The opportunity to work with and travel around the world with John-Roger is something that cannot be expressed in words – I am so grateful for this time with J-R, Zeus (Jsu) and co, and most days still find it hard to believe how blessed I am. And while the journey has been far from easy – it is one that has changed my life forever.
It was at and MSIA Conference in Australia in 2003 when I heard Spirit speak through John Morton to come and work for the Travelers in LA. Those weren’t his words, but that was the message, and while there were maybe 200 people in the room – the communication was so clear and so intimate that for me he could have been whispering into my ear as he sat next to me. At that time I couldn’t see how I would be able to get a visa etc to work in the States, and this idea soon faded, but the seed was planted. I was already committed to work in Canada two for one year and left 2 months after Conference, and the idea of transfering with my company from Toronto to their Global Head Office which was in LA appeared as an option – but again … faded. Then truly what I believe is one of the biggest contributors to allowing this incredible blessing into my life – was a New Year’s Resolution I made while in Toronto in 2004. I so clearly remember making the decision to tithe 10%, regardless, no matter what, whatever it takes. I remember doing my budget and simply not having enough money to pay all my expenses, save what I wanted for my upcoming plans, and tithe on top of that – but it was so clear that I knew that I needed to prioritize tithing above everything else – and I think the challenge I overcame to do this, contributed to the blessings that followed. Within a month my income doubled (clients were handed to me on silver platters and deals were closing with a grace I had not experienced before). I had wanted to travel after my 12-month contract, and so used this unforeseen abundance to backpack alone across Canada and then across the US for 4 months, with my final destination being LA in time for Conference, then all 3 PATs at Lake Arrowhead. If you’ve done the PATs, particularly all 3 at one time, you’ll know that the person and life you leave the training with, is a very different person and life that began the training.
I think that traveling on my own for four months also set me up for this change in consciousness – it was an intense and miraculous self-discovery – so many challenges, and so many breathtaking moments, meetings and experiences. My previous motivations of money, career, success, and status (which were let’s say a little more than out of balance and dominated my perception of the world and of happiness) were replaced with a new sense and motivation to live my life serving the Spirit in whatever way Spirit presented that to me – regardless of money, recognition, or materiality. I headed back down the mountain to talk with Paul Kaye – telling him I wanted to live and work at Prana. I had already committed to a contract to work the next year in Japan – so Paul encouraged me to go to Japan and to talk again when I was complete with that. I did, and returned to LA after that year with my intention to work on staff stronger and clearer than when I had left. This isn’t to say I wasn’t scared, doubtful and challenged daily, but I was also aware of a communication inside that told me this was where I needed to be. I’m so glad that I was able to focus into that clarity and not be carried away with my fear and doubt.
After volunteering for three months with Helen Bradley and her team at Prana, the Spirit working through those angels sometimes called the Presidency, gave me a job, a visa, the legal support and financial assistance to get my visa, and the love and welcome that I needed to move my life to Los Angeles.
About a year after working for Prana, I was asked to help with the Premiere and After Party for the ‘Spiritual Warriors’ movie as a project. It was actually a few months before this that I had had a vision / daydream where I was contacting different theatres, different companies about distributing / screening the movie. I didn’t think much of it at the time – I just kind of thought how neat it would be to use my marketing / PR background for something as cool as this movie, and didn’t think anything of it until grace brought it to my doorstep and I then knew what the Spirit had hinted to me. One thing lead to the next, and I began working full-time on the movie’s screenings and promotion.
Now two years working with J-R and Jsu on the movie: over 150 screenings in 54 cities in 21 countries – I look back on the grace that created this adventure and cannot comprehend all the blessings that live in my heart because of this journey. This profound and phenomenal blessing of being able to work with, learn from, and hang with our beloved traveler J-R has no words. The closest is, “I love you J-R. Thank you. Thank you for this opportunity. Thank for this blessing and time with you. Thank you for being my friend, father and beloved.”
And while it has appeared that I have been promoting, organizing, and planning the ‘Spiritual Warriors’ movie screenings, events and DVD – I’m aware that perhaps the greater truth is that I have been training, learning, and practicing to BE a Spiritual Warrior. Learning to do the Lord’s work in greater ways; to share the Traveler’s message of love and Light; to connect with and share with now thousands of people all around the world in the name of love, the Traveler, the Christ and the Light.
Working with Zeus night and day for the last two years has been part of this blessing that is also beyond words for me. The strength, loving, compassion and spiritual attunement I have learnt through this process has been both my lesson and my reward. I needed to become a ‘Spiritual Warrior’ to meet this challenge (keeping up with Zeus is no small task), and becoming a ‘Spiritual Warrior’ is now the gift I have – far greater than any income, any recognition, anything that could be gifted in this physical world. I have watched myself change and grow – fueled by the inspiration from observing Zeus and the way he lives his life. His commitment to serving J-R is something that must be seen to be believed, and his commitment to following the Spirit inside himself, to ruthlessly and impeccably do whatever it takes to follow this guidance is inspiring, amazing and for me – has been incredibly empowering.
So while I have learnt so much about the film industry, distributing and screening movies, creating events and marketing them across the world, what I am aware is the real purpose for what I’ve been doing is learning how to follow the Spirit, how to cooperate and follow where the energy is directing, how to create and manifest, AND mostly and most importantly: how to love. How to love myself, how to love each other, and how to love, be grateful for and truly live my life for the Spirit, for God, for the Traveler that we each are.
And while I’m aware that this is a great movie, a life-changing and breathtakingly beautiful movie; what is more present with me as we share this movie with now almost 25,000 people around the world, is that this movie is the gift of John-Roger; the gift of the teachings; the gift of the loving energy of Spirit that we now all gratefully have come to call home.
And as I look back over the last few years, and how my life has dramatically changed, I am aware that it started from an intention to put the Spirit first, and then to put my body, mind, and soul behind that intention. I do believe that we allow / promote / create our lives, and I’m so grateful that I set myself up for the grace that I have experienced in working with J-R and Zeus. I could not have imagined a greater blessing if I tried.
While sharing with my beloved MSIA family, I want to thank my Dad Peter Penwarn, who introduced me to the teachings twelve years ago, and to my brother Stuart for sharing my journey and being my best friend.
To my angels Helen, Paul, Mark and Vincent – Thanks for everything. We are blessed to have you watching over our family.
And of course to J-R and Zeus – I love you more than I can say. Thank you for your trust, support and friendship.