As followers of this blog know, at this time each year I do an audit of what I achieved this past year, pegged against what I said I wanted to achieve – and I set out what I hope to achieve the coming year.
How did I go? I did some, didn’t do some. Here’s what I wanted to achieve in 2018, and what I did achieve –
PGS the movie will release globally and be a success. Yes it was released and yes it was / and is a success.
Jennifer and I will travel and help market and promote the film. Yes, we traveled extensively, met some remarkable people, had many sell-out screenings.
PGS the book will be published. Yes, I wrote and published PGS the book – an expansion on the film. It’s available here on Amazon – PGS the Book
JOURNAL OF A JOURNEY – the book on the making of the film – will be published. NUP – didn’t get around to this one. The book is largely written – 120K words or so – it’s a big book – but it needs editing and this year I had other priorities.
The first two PALACE OF FIRES books – INITIATE & UNHOLY – will be published by Penguin Random House to great commercial success! Yes – INITIATE was published in February, UNHOLY in September. INITIATE has gone into several reprints, and UNHOLY looks like it will go the same way.
I will complete and deliver the third in the PALACE OF FIRES series – BEAST – to Penguin Random House. Yes, I completed this on time – 104K words delivered by the end of October. It was a huge task to tie up all the narrative threads from the first two books, but BEAST promises to deliver a fitting (and suitably scary) ending to the trilogy.
BUEN CAMINO, the feature film, will be cast and set for filming in 2019 This didn’t happen, however the distributor in Australia, the sales company out of the US, and our co-producers in Spain now want me to make a film based on my Camino memoir, THE WAY, MY WAY, so I’ll be writing that this next year, and getting that off the ground.
I will walk 3000kms from my front door to the end of the world. This didn’t happen either. I simply had no time, and quite frankly by the end of October when I was due to set off I was so knackered by the writing of BEAST, plus all the travel and stress of the earlier months, that I wasn’t able to do it.
What do I have planned for this coming year – 2019?
Continue the marketing and promotion of PGS the movie.
Shift into the educational side of PGS, through workshops, and online training.
Write the screenplay of THE WAY, MY WAY – and begin casting and financing.
Complete the manuscript of the third in the Palace of Fires trilogy – BEAST.
Penguin Random House will publish BEAST.
I will write my next book, a thriller called Again, I Die.
I will commence production on my theatrical feature documentary on fear.
I’m not going to put my “Front Door” walk of 3,000kms on the list – if I have time, I’ll just do it. One day without any fuss I’ll simply walk out my front door. I would like to find the time, but I need about 4 months.
I have interest from the Adult Commercial Fiction division of Penguin Random House for Again, I Die. They loved my treatment and now they want me to submit what’s called a “partial” – some chapters for them to consider. The pitch for Again, I Die is a cracker.
Once again there’s a lot on my plate for this coming year, but I’m actually going to focus on doing one thing at a time, doing it as best I can, and finding time in amongst it all to relax, and think about things.
How about a Christmas gift that could change someone’s life?
So many people have told us that our movie, PGS – Intuition is your Personal Guidance System, has changed their lives. What better last minute gift for Christmas!
It’s either US$5.99 for a two day rental, or US$16.99 for unlimited streaming – so it’s not going to break the bank. Just go onto the movie’s website – http://www.pgsthemovie.com – and follow the instructions.
If you’ve already bought the movie for yourself, you’re going to have to clear your cookies to access the rent/buy page. If you have any trouble, just contact us at email@example.com
I did a Facebook Live video the other day on the concept of “Hope Bridges,” and thought I’d do a blog too, for those that never saw the video.
A Hope Bridge is someone who provides a bridge of hope from one part of your life to another.
To give you an example: during the making of my movie: PGS – Intuition is your Personal Guidance System – at critical points in the production when I needed finance to keep shooting, various people at various times stepped forward and offered me funding.
Sometimes these offers were considerable – in a few instances I was offered big bucks to complete the film. Sometimes I was left dangling for years – literally years. But for one reason or another, these offers never materialised.
Often, fear kicked in.
That’s ok – because I later realised that these people served an important function – with their promises of help they bridged me over a period where, had they not made that offer, I might have given up in despair.
They provided me a bridge of hope during a vulnerable period.
It’s easy to consider these people as giant time-wasters, energy-wasters, to look at them disparagingly and call them flakes, or worse – and there were occasions where we ourselves invested money, as well as time, in traveling to meet with them, take them out to dinner, or pick up the tab at lunch – not to mention the emotional investment involved.
And later, you discover their promises are worthless.
Now I realise that wasn’t their purpose – that’s not why they came into my life. They came into my life to give me hope – sustained hope until such time as someone else presented that did step forward and enable the film to continue.
So these people, who in another life I would have called nasty names, in this life I say Thank You! – for being a hope bridge, and for allowing me to gracefully transition across an abyss of worry and despair, so that I land on the other side, my hope fully realised.
I’ve been screening my film PGS theatrically for the past twelve months, both in the US and Australia. And at almost every screening someone – sometimes more than one person – steps forward and tells me their own personal story about how a voice saved their life.
It happened the other night at a screening in Leichhardt, in Sydney. During the Q&A the photographer covering the event regaled the audience with an account of a voice that yelled at him while he was driving – he did exactly what the voice told him to do – and lives were saved.
I now want to share with you an email I got from a lady named Lynne, who contacted me to tell me her story – and more.
By the way, before I do that, remember that the movie goes on sale online on November 1st, off the film’s website – http://www.pgsthemovie.com
Here is a 45sec trailer – please feel free to download it and share it – we want to get this film out wide! https://vimeo.com/296858942
Here now is part of the email that Lynne has given me permission to share:
Thought I’d quickly let you know I am another one of those people who has had a similar experience to you. I can’t remember the year now, it was early 2000s in Brisbane, driving down Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley early in the evening. I had a voice yell at me “Put the brake on NOW!!! Put the brake on NOW!!!” It was a voice, definitely not a thought.
Shocked, I immediately obeyed and as I did a man lurched from in front of a parked car on the side of the road. He was drunk or on drugs, totally out of it. I had already slowed down and now I really hit the brakes. If I hadn’t listened and acted I would have run him down and more than likely killed him. As the scene played out, I am thinking what the f…. is going on here.
Around about the same time I started having some precognitive dreams, some of which were profound, most mundane as well as other ‘noetic abilities’. This ‘noetic ability’ term I have since learned from IONs, – Institute of Noetic Sciences – with noetic meaning inner wisdom, direct knowing, or subjective understanding. Since then I have been on a path of trying to figure out what it’s all about. Along the way, I have learned that it takes time to discern who you can learn from.
Even though I haven’t read your book or watched your movie yet, I have just watched your youtube video with Michael Sandler and I really relate to what you say. Another thing that I have learned along the way is the difficulty in sharing such noetic experiences with others, as many are quick to judge and put you in the strange or loony category.
So, the reason for telling you this is that I firmly believe we are coming to a point of our evolution (individual and collective) where there is the opportunity to raise awareness about such noetic things so that they become a recognised, validated and accepted part of life and that they are tools to get us to through to the next stage of evolution. And it is for this reason I really want to THANK YOU for the work you have done and are continuing to do creating such awareness. It is so needed and you evidently have the great practical skills to deliver it. Good upon you!
Ever since the film premiered at the Dendy Opera Quays in Sydney a year ago now, and then at the San Rafael Film Centre north of San Francisco in January of this year, audiences have been raving about the film.
Many have called it “life changing,” Caroline Myss – a legend in the field of intuition – called it “truly superb.” Paul Selig says the film is a “major contribution to the awakening of humanity.” Michael Tamura described it as “the finest film ever made on intuition.”
The film will only be available off the film’s website – and streaming only, to rent or buy. There will be Spanish and German subtitled versions – with more languages to follow. DVDs will be available next year.
For those of you who have heard about the film but not been able to get to a screening, here’s your chance.
In starting off a blog with the title ‘I’m not special,’ it kind of implies that actually I am special, and I know I’m special, and anyone who knows me must also know that I’m special, because bloody hell isn’t it obvious?
I mean, crikey – you’d have to be a total dumb arse if you knew me and weren’t in awe of how special I was.
And in writing a blog titled I’m not special I’m actually pretending to be humble, and that, in a perverse kind of way, makes me even more special.
Does that make sense?
Nah – it doesn’t make much sense to me either.
I guess what I’m trying to say is that I’m not special, because we all are special, and that makes none of us special.
I’ve made a movie on intuition, and now I’ve written a book about it too – but that doesn’t make me special. It makes me curious. It just so happens that over the past forty years I’ve developed certain skills that have enabled me to turn that curiosity into films and books.
I heard a voice early one morning, while driving. It told me to slow down as I was approaching an intersection. A truck ran a red light and nearly killed me.
That voice saved my life.
I was curious about that voice – so I made a movie about my search to find out what it was.
And what I discovered was that what happened to me wasn’t so special – many many people have had similar experiences. Most of them just don’t want to talk about it – and none have made a film about it.
Paul Allen died the other day. Paul Allen was the co-founder of Microsoft, along with Bill Gates.
Paul Allen was 65 – same age as me. He used his years on this planet in ways different to me. And to you.
Does that make him special? More special than me, or you?
We are all special.
None of us are more or less special than anyone else. We are all part of divine energy and it’s this divine energy that’s special.
If you want to read my book of the film PGS – Intuition is your Personal Guidance System – here is a link to its Amazon site.