How To Quickly Learn From Others While Maintaining Your Own Course

Drink of their knowledge; not their beliefs.

My incarnation’s driving engine is to aid and assist in the upgrading of this civilization. As a means to this, I am always eager to learn helpful skills and integrate new dimensions of knowledge into my awareness.

Even though "vertically" I have penetrated into the Absolute—the Final State of Existence Beyond Everything—and need no further learning from anyone to sink into that truth; "horizontally"—for the body and mind on the relative plane of this Illusion—learning and disciplining my self never stops for as long as I choose to operate within this illusion.

And thus, I have found that learning specific relative knowledge aids in the efficiency of the execution of this mission.

The same applies to you, and this article intends to help you streamline your journey of learning while maintaining your unique spark of the Creator.


Be eager and humble - yet maintain your unique shape

In order to acquire expert knowledge in a wide variety of intellectual, spiritual and physical fields, rapidly and at a young age, I have learned one needs to be able to be able to be humble at all times.

I will often play the fool, the ignorant, or the child when in the presence of someone I recognize I can learn something from, even when the totality of their awareness is not beyond that of my own, just so that I pose no threat to the ego of those who have valuable knowledge to share; and thus they'll share more freely since they'll feel more confident and 'dominant' in that dynamic.

Empty your cup when in the presence of a teacher, but maintain the unique shape of your own cup.

But what I've found to be super important, is to never take over the cup of the teacher; only try out its contents and see what about it sticks to the unique shape and purpose of your cup. Don't turn into a whiskey glass if you've been born to be a tea cup. However, try out holding the whiskey in your cup and learn from that unique experience. Enhance yourself and your service.

Feel no obligation to take on everything that's expressed, either. Again, drink from their knowledge, not their beliefs, purpose or theme in life.

The same goes for when you're in my presence learning from me. Or even reading this article... Maintain the unique value of your own shape, but try on the contents of what I'm conveying here if it resonates as helpful.


Learn to be a good teacher and student simultaneously

Outwardly; know when to be the teacher, and when to be the student. And inwardly--behind the scenes--know yourself to always be both simultaneously, for one cannot learn without teaching or teach without learning.

But outwardly, assume the role that is most conducive in that scenario or context to benefitting your expansion. Often I have found that emptying my cup even when my cup sees more than the other person's cup overall, is most conducive to extracting new learning, connections and experience at a faster rate.

For example: In my own line of work I am on stage many days in a row, teaching very directly and without making any concessions on the high-octane knowledge that comes through... I do not take on other people's opinions, feedback or knowledge at that timing. Not usually anyhow. It's simply not the most powerful way to transmit spiritual ascension/expansion. I have found that the most powerful effect in the raising of the vibratory field of the consciousness of the audience in this field, occurs when the teachings are delivered outwardly as a one way street; from teacher to student, even though inwardly, the teacher, too, learns from the experience inevitably.

However, when I'm off stage, I am more often than not, in the role of the eternal student. I learn from everyone, rapidly. There is nothing you can tell me that I will not absorb and learn from in some way shape or form.

I soak up as much knowledge and experience as I can, even if I am personally already beyond needing that knowledge for my own freedom and well being.

I generally no longer learn from people when it comes to attaining greater happiness; I have learned that so sufficiently that I can do that better on my own than through anyone else's instructions or life experiences at this point. In fact; that's what I teach and why I can teach it to others; how to more directly attain happiness and realize inner freedom. 

However, learning laterally, relatively, horizontally... is a never ending game, because the physical and even the higher mind are limited vehicles that can only perceive so much at any given time. And as such, it needs to gather more experience in order to learn certain skills, dimensions of knowledge, etc.

In order to be the best I can be at upgrading this civilization, I recognize the usefulness of learning horizontally, and integrating as many different points of view as I possibly can on a relative level of my being as well.

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Letting go of pride allows for faster learning

Learning rapidly from others while wanting these others to recognize/respect/acknowledge your own level of awareness or adeptness, rarely go well together. So to learn faster, one must continuously humble oneself and let the validation-seeking sense of self dissolve more and more.

Elders often find pride in their age, their accomplishments, and their knowledge. One cannot blame them for this; it seems to be the way of this world. They do not always appreciate that what they see is but a thin slice of the pie, for not all those who carry great knowledge are truly wise. In fact they rarely are. However, everybody contain a unique angle and helpful information/experience to soak up for the eager learner.

By playing the fool, the innocent child looking for knowledge, they will be able to feel on top of their game. Unchallenged, they generally give more of their knowledge.

And so I drink gratefully of their experience and knowledge—but not their beliefs.

This is important to understand: knowledge expands your window of possibilities and enhances your ability to execute your unique purpose. Beliefs, on the other hand, collapse the field of infinite possibilities into a particular solidified reality—and I wish to choose a reality of my own, according to my own intuition; not borrow and endure the catalyst that others have attracted to themselves for reasons entirely their own.

So, in a nutshell: learn to extract knowledge humbly, gratefully and thus quickly; but get out of their reality-view in time to not let the parameters set by their belief systems infiltrate and limit your own consciousness. And generally do some type of energetic release and cleansing when you've been in the presence of person that you've accepted as temporary teacher for a while.

Get back in your own groove frequently, especially after an intense period of you being the student absorbing new views and experiences from another. This often just means you need to take some space and time to yourself.

When we have space and time to ourselves, the natural self-cleansing and re-aligning mechanism built-in to our auric fields and our consciousness can do its job.

Allow the teacher to open up its gifts to you

Knowledge is born of experience, but rarely will people truly admit that their experience is a reflection of their beliefs; not necessarily a reflection of how reality is or has to be. Many elders that I've met and learned a lot from, assumed that the way it has been for them is the way it's going to be for me. Thank you for that projection, but no thank you.

You'd be hard-pressed to find an elder truly willing to fully admit that they attracted their experience for personal reasons, rather than because that's simply the way reality works. Everyone generally believes that they've learned from reality as it is, rather than from a version of it they have attracted by means of their own limiting points of view.

After all, if reality is not as they experienced it, what then is their personal investment in their knowledge worth? Nothing. This is threatening to many elders or experts in their field who carry a lot of helpful knowledge. The only exception you'll find to this is in those teachers who have truly been able to let their egoes become transparent, or in the super duper rare case (think 10-people-world-wide level of rare); non-existent.

And so, again, to the point of this article: Have them share as much of their inside knowledge as is possible, by respecting them, seeing their beauty and greatness, being of service to them in whatever way seems relevant and appropriate (or at least offer to when appropriate) and not challenging them unnecessarily or showing off with your own knowledge (detect the limiting desire in you to want to be recognized by them, and relax it/let it go). 

All the while try to maintain a 360 degree awareness of yourself to ensure you're not taking on the viewpoints that generated their challenges to begin with! 

Don't unnecessarily repeat their path; just imagine it and learn from what it has taught them, so you don't have to manifest it for yourself in order to learn from it--for you already learned from it through them!

How amazing. Be grateful. But don't stay there. Continue to expand and learn from others.


This is the balance of independence and perhaps necessary cockiness and humility that I've developed early on in my intense youthful seeking years, and it has served me and the fulfillment of my mission greatly, and so I recommend you learn from this article in the same way it suggests you learn from others.

Catch and release

If you understand the elder’s need to believe that reality is as they have come to see it, you will find their gates to knowledge remain wide-open. In this way, I move swiftly through many different realms of experiential expertise without getting stuck in someone else’s expectation-loop, belief-system, parallel reality or trajectory/timeline.

In this way I am attracting the best of the best in many useful fields, absorbing eagerly and humbly... only to distill my own wisdom and choose evermore freely, truthfully and compassionately in accordance with my own Higher Self’s vision and intuition.

Respect your elders and teachers, yet forgive their limitations and honor them by using their experience to create a better—a more enlightened—world for all. Rather than copy their beliefs, assimilate their experience to enhance your own purposeful direction instead. 

Don’t just look at the giants of our world—stand on their shoulders, as well. This is the truest way to honor their efforts and their Soul, whether or not their ego-minds are transparent enough to acknowledge this truth. It does not matter.

Be in relationship with the Creator in them (your teachers); do not let their own personalities and filters distract or impress you.

The only way to honor the truth in your teachers is to build upon what they have distilled, not to copy their beliefs—because along with their beliefs comes also their reality. And you were not born to experience what they have already experienced. You came into the physical focus to carve out an exciting new path. Use what works, discard what is not.


If you get stuck in subservience and mistake that for respect, devotion and honor, then you have failed to build upon their knowledge and you have failed to honor their breadth of experience and the challenge they agreed to endure to extract their unique knowledge. You have become stagnant and done-in by their beliefs, rather than becoming inventive, creative and authentic learners of their experience. 

In closing: Always keep seeking the Creator directly; never stop your search for the Infinite One at the feet of another human being. Exhaust your teachers, and move on to evermore directly knowing your union with the Infinite Creator. You are God. Know yourself.

With Love,

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Begin Educating Those in Your Environment—Now

Oh humanity. How innocent you are in your zombie state. You were born into and grew up in a completely manipulated, pre-programmed and carefully controlled environment. You live like a free range chicken and are very embracing of it—you defend it with your life even—as if it is all you deserve. You've become identified with the system those with influence carefully designed for you.

You are now doing the work for them. Them being those with all the money, technology, and control. Those who are of the service to self kind. You have become their puppet, and my compassion and hope is with you.

I look forward to the day when those who have hope left for awakening in this lifetime gather together in unison, reject the system and embrace or create a completely new lifestyle and consciousness together. One that is unplugged from the human-battery system that is very similar to the one shown in the movie The Matrix.

Those of you already awake spiritually, sociologically and exo-politically... I ask you to step it up 10 notches, as humanity does not have much time left in its current environment and mode of being. The illusion of comfort within this life-energy depriving system is about to enter a series of earthquakes and eruptions that will shake the very foundations of the system many believe they depend on.

And when this happens, who will be there to catch them? In their chaos, who will show them an alternate path? In their destruction, who will show them they can heal themselves?

It has to be you. All of us. Those who are awake.

One hard fact to embrace is that most probably we will not be able to 'save' everyone. Those too entrenched in zombie modetoo dependent on their misplaced trust in a man-made system that barely sustains themwill simply not feel ready to process the new information, thoughts, emotions, traumas... and will not be able to accept and integrate a new way of being.

Some people are simply too embedded in their patterns to change this fast and this late on in their lifetime. And that’s OK. We need to accept this probability, even though many of these people may be our very own family and friends. They will reject the new reality and go mad, spend the rest of their lives in denial, burn a fuse, or simply not survive.

Then there are those who have the potential to awaken but they will be in need of assistance and guidance because the changes will happen so fast that they may not have the luxury of searching for answers at their own leisurely pace. They need guidance from those who have already integrated and distilled the wisdom of the East, of the natives/ancestors, of Mother Earth her/himself, of the ETs and/or directly from the Intelligent Infinity within. 

I ask you who are aware and who already possess distilled wisdom, to begin educating those in your environment now, so you are fully prepared to aid and assist with those who will need a recovery and awakening program once disclosure and the full impact of the shift in consciousness and planetary energy occurs.

The curtains are closing rapidly upon the remains of our 3rd density Earth, while 4th density is coming into bloom. The only way to thrive and continue the transition (soon) would be by living and being of a higher vibration and increasing the 'density' or 'brightness' of self-awareness.


Help wake up the world you have access to now, while keeping your vibration rooted in unconditional love and patience. Imagine and choose the highest reality you can visualize, and commit your entire being to being an example of that most beneficial-to-all reality.

The time to wait for others has expired. It is up to you, now.

Thank you for your service. Let us activate our hidden DNA for service to others, and unite the ourselves in the process.

In the Love and the Light of the One Infinite Creator,

Bentinho Massaro

Earth's Army of Love

The veiled human life—even one steeped in wisdom—is a display of endless shades of gray.

As your human body/mind complex swings from confusion to clarity, dullness to brightness, from gray clouds to colorful skies and back again—and again, and again... just remember: there is always one choice that remains as simple as black and white, my friends, and that is the choice to receive what and who comes your way with divine love and trust, or with resistance and despair.

I know it may seem inaccessible at times, but you have an infinite resource of powerful love, forgiveness and trust residing right there within your very own metaphysical heart.

May you see the Creator’s love in all things and in all beings—even in the most confused of species: the human beings. May your love radiate far and wide, and reach all people of Earth. They need the gift that you are.

Through your example—if offered—they will awaken within themselves the realization that they, too, have the power of love, and that they do not need to act in accordance with the status quo; they too can transcend normalcy and shine so bright it’ll shake the shadows.

Do not hesitate to stand out, and when you do, do so with surrender and love for all. May your example make them question their beliefs and assumptions—the prisons of their own mind—and realize their power to choose liberation and service to all.

Do not fear what will become of you; invest your every breath instead in seizing each moment as if it were your last opportunity to tell the people of this Earth that they are oh so deeply loved by their Creator, and that they no longer have to dance to the tunes of the shadows they have been programmed with. Let them know that they, too, can shine with rapturous joy, like a Sun.

Now get out there and scare your family and neighbors with ridiculous and inexplainable amounts of love. I’m counting on you, Suns of God.


The above article was taken from Bentinho's Instagram account. Follow him there for the most frequent and personal updates as well as frequent teachings, ranging from humanly inspiring to advanced teachings that point you to the infinite Beyond.

The Keys to Gaia - Thank You, but Thank You No More

If you cannot change the world for everyone within 10 years with two billion dollars, you’re not worth having that many resources to your name.

What the super rich do with their money beats me. To the super rich out there, I have a proposal/challenge:

If someone gives me two billion dollars without any greed in their heart, I promise you I will alter this planet for the best. I will implement a series of changes so fundamentally altering of our society and our consciousness, that in 10 years time you would be able to see the effects of those measly two billion dollars across every continent. You will see true progress—socially, spiritually and materially/technologically.

Two billion dollars is all it takes to change the world. In fact, not even that. All it takes is one remarkably true person to change the course of history. Everything follows the power of will. It's always been like that. 

It is time for greed and incompetence to voluntarily quit being part of the .1%. Instead, it is time for those not concerned with their personal selves to lead this planet vibrationally and financially.

To the establishment I say this: out of all the 'governments' on all the planets I have visited, you are among the most wicked I’ve come across, and I will tell you that your reign here will soon come to an end. The air is ripe for those who come anew, and those who come again. The new age is here.

The time has come to hand over Earth’s precious resources and the means to guide these resources to the next generation of souls who are here with clearer hearts, purer intentions, and a greater innate maturity.

What signifies a great generation is the ease with which it can hand over its keys to the kingdom of Gaia to the next generation.

Let go of your keys. If you do not, I guarantee you we will break in and get them ourselves. For you have stopped listening to the heartbeat of this Earth a long time ago. You have forgotten your place. You no longer have our planet's or people's best interest in mind. 

We forgive you, but your right to falsely govern the people and resources of Earth has expired.

Thank you for your service, but no thank you any longer. Earth is out of time, and so is your broken, corrupted leadership.


The above article was taken from Bentinho's Instagram account. Follow him there for the most frequent and personal updates as well as frequent teachings, ranging from humanly inspiring to advanced teachings that point you to the infinite Beyond.

"It’s OK to live an epic life. Just make sure it’s epic for the right reasons. Devote your whole body, mind, spirit... and even your self-care, rest and moments of indulgence, to the benefit of all. Open hearts, blow minds and reveal new realities. Don’t merely consume life; create life. Everything is possible." - Bm

NEW: 133 Shepherds - Generating Civilization Upgraders

A Dedicated 6-Month Online Coaching Program
for Aspiring Leaders & Civilization Upgraders

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I am no longer teaching weekly sessions publicly. I will be greatly reducing or eliminating my pre-planned public retreats. I will be less accessible on Facebook etc.

Going forward, I will focus on those who either want full Self-Realization, AND/OR are looking to become civilization upgraders and believe in the potential of an 'Enlightened Civilization by 2035, ready for interstellar absorption' with all of their hearts. 

For the next six months I will focus my teachings and personal attention almost exclusively on taking 133 highly committed and already adept students into the next phase of their journey: to become Leaders and Civilization Upgraders who have penetrated into Shepherding-Consciousness, and potentially Mirror-Consciousness (all terms explained further down).

The spiritual journey is only personal and individual for so long. Arguably, at a certain stage it becomes necessary to become more than just a person and to embrace other-selves as one’s very own self in order to make further quantum leaps in one’s ascension.

When an entity reaches this major turning point in their spiritual life, where they attain a high enough maturity and purity level to deeply desire to be of service in a powerful way, they suddenly have to deal with unique challenges and opportunities that they did not have to deal with when their journey was mostly personal and individual.


Not many manage to make this leap successfully, as the gravitational pull of their personal conditioning when not exposed to clear and consistent guidance regarding the next phase, is often simply too attractive. This is, on one level, unfortunate as this is exactly what this world and spirituality at large needs right now, in my opinion.

To be frank, I do not enjoy working, living or interacting with people who live predominantly for themselves. I want to work with those who live for the whole and are not afraid to take risks and devote themselves to something more than just their own circumstances. I now feel they deserve my personal attention the most, because they will make the biggest difference to the whole.

It's no longer a good use of my personal time to wait for those not yet willing. They can repeat until they are ready for the next phase.

I want to inspire and guide those who are currently at this threshold of going from identifying oneself as an individual person, to desiring deeply to be an embodiment of truth for others or—in the rare case of a Mirror Being—for the entire collective.

These are not easy tasks, I’ll tell ya. They require proper guidance (or an exceptionally driven innate talent and a thin veil) in order to be navigated positively and mastered.

It’s all too easy to get lost when you find yourself at this delicate threshold between the personal and the impersonal life, and you can waste decades not knowing clearly how to proceed or who you are to become at this stage of your journey.

If you are at this threshold, if you recognize/resonate with these words and if you wish to accelerate that much more, this program will prove to be invaluable to the rest of your life.

I haven’t found anything out there offering this perspective thoroughly, and it is highly needed at this time when many souls are waking up to their potential and wondering about their truest their reason for being here. 


Many of you feel this calling instinctively, but your environment has not provided you with the proper tools and understandings for you to successfully deal with the challenge of bridging old and future worlds, personal and impersonal—both inwardly and externally—while potentially balancing a private and public life as well.

3 States of Consciousness
& 2 Levels of Leadership

Definitions used (and explained):

1) Person-consciousness
2) Shepherding-Consciousness
3) Mirror Being

1: Leaders
2: Civilization Upgraders



1) Person-consciousness describes the state of an entity who is identified with—and lives primarily for the sake of benefitting—their own body, mind, emotions and immediate circumstances. Sometimes they focus on the Spirit aspect of their being, but it is inevitably focused on as something that could benefit the self, rather than the whole, in this state of consciousness.

This is the state of your ‘average Joe’—Even that of most spiritual seekers. No offense. This is the state from which most of us begin the spiritual journey.

2) Shepherding-Consciousness describes the state of an entity who is identified with—and lives primarily for the sake of benefitting—the body, mind, spirit and circumstances of other-selves. Their devotion includes taking care of their own mind/body/spirit and circumstances, but a Shepherd sees their own perceived needs as equal to that of others, rather than seeing them as more important than the needs of others.

Even though the Shepherd sees all needs as equally valid, he/she has attained a level of energetic self-sufficiency and empowerment that allows him/her to give and radiate much more than he/she believes he/she needs to take or receive. In fact, the mature or advanced Shepherd realizes that, in truth, there is no taking or receiving; there is only what one gives and radiates to one’s own experience.

A Shepherd is one who has become the vision for the benefit of all.

One who has attained Shepherding-Consciousness sees his/her mental, emotional and physical bodies and their functions, time, energy, gifts and challenges not as personal, but as vehicles, and as a means to accelerate the grounding of our collective’s secret hope for an incredible future.

A Shepherd successfully contributes to the upgrading of this civilization simply as an effect of their spiritual attainment—their radiance. Their devotion and purity of intent for service-to-others gives off a frequency that already raises the vibration of the collective, even before any physical action has been undertaken.


3) Mirror-Consciousness describes the statelessness of the Mirror Being; an entity who is no longer identified with anything in particular, and as such, lives primarily for the sake of benefitting and mirroring the collective as a whole. Reflecting the whole, while in this state, is automatic.

To look at someone established in the Mirror-Being 'state' is the same as looking into a mirror that is reflecting yourself and the collective of this planet. There is no ‘them.’ A mirror has no image of its own.

Mirror-Consciousness is the state of the Sage. One who has penetrated beyond The Great Illusion of Creation. This is the highest state of being of service. A Mirror still has access to the vision that benefits all, but has also transcended being identified with it.

A Mirror Being has penetrated into the Absolute-beyond-Consciousness, or at the very least, is inundated to a high extent with an awareness of itself as the eternal and formless non-dual Love-Isness-Awareness. It sees this illusion as empty of inherent existence. The Mirror Being no longer feels that objects truly exist as independent things; even whilst seemingly interacting with them from a place of service to the whole.


The Matrix Analogy

An analogy for Mirror-Consciousness is like Neo in the Matrix having penetrated beyond the illusion, fully unplugged from it, realizing the Matrix is just a program, but is still able to re-enter this illusion and operate beneficially for the evolution of those whose consciousness is still plugged into the Matrix.

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Where the Shepherd has learned about the Matrix not being real by hearing about it from others and developing an intuitive sense of that truth and acts according to this knowledge to benefit others, the Mirror Being has actually been unplugged from the Matrix, knows what it's like to exist entirely apart from it, and yet allow for its vehicles to participate in it.

Person-consciousness is oblivious to the nature of this illusion and the extent to which they are controlled by it; they operate much like a slave to the system. I say this with compassion.

Intelligent Infinity Operating Through a Body/Mind/Spirit

The Mirror Being has, in this unplugging process, transmuted their body/mind/spirit to become entirely reflective of the collective consciousness of humanity when it is interacting with the Illusion, while simultaneously being a receiver of the Universal/Cosmic agenda as it meets Earth as well.

A Mirror Being is essentially Intelligent Infinity operating through a single mind/body/spirit complex while incarnate on Earth, unobstructed by personal bias and motivation.

One who is predominantly anchored in the statelessness of Mirror-Consciousness (unless living reclusively) will be a living paradox, a shock to the established system, and impossible to understand to those who still live predominantly as individuals or beginning shepherds.

Living life as a Mirror Being is the most challenging-yet-effortless, dangerous-yet-safest, confrontational-yet-loving, confident-yet-humble, rebellious-yet-surrendered way to utilize one’s body/mind/spirit.

A Mirror Being knows itself as that which transcends the mind/body/spirit complex, and thus can choose to organize and offer up its mind/body/spirit complex as a pure vessel for the Creator’s Infinite Non-Dual Intelligence and Love to pass through freely into the illusion of duality and polarity, while never actually becoming a part of it.

The Mirror Being functions to this world like an open window functions to the air inside a room. The Mirror Being IS a living tear in the fabric of this illusory matrix; a reminder of something absolute, transcendental, singular, infinite and all-encompassing.

Although a Mirror Being IS the resolve of any paradox; to those still plugged into the matrix of the collective mind they will appear as an absolute paradox; a walking contradiction. This is inevitable. Only a person-consciousness can 'fit into this world' without drawing attention to itself.


A Shepherd is a Mirror Being In Progress

Shepherding-Consciousness is the state we pass through on our way to Mirror-Consciousness. It is the test we need to complete. A Shepherd is an aspiring Mirror, and emulates some of the qualities of a Mirror, but it still has the distortion of an individuated sense of self that almost always inevitably interferes with the purity of the mirroring process.

A Shepherd is a distorted mirror, like one of those funny, wobbly mirrors you find at a circus. You can see yourself in them, but the reflections offered back to you are still somewhat biased. To what degree they are biased depends entirely on the maturity and emptiness-of-self attained by the Shepherd.

Nevertheless, a Shepherd is true enough to be fit for service and can make a real difference in this world both on the inner and outer planes. It is the purity of the Shepherd's intention that makes him fit to begin his journey into becoming a Civilization Upgrader.

Through practice and dedication to the highest truth, and through demonstrating relentless purity in service-to-others, the Shepherd gradually sheds its biases and fears and enhances its capacity to mirror without distortion, thus familiarizing itself in the process with the stateless state of a Mirror Being.

A Shepherd is a Mirror Being in progress.

From The Law of One:

Ra: I am Ra. The heart of the discipline of the personality is threefold.
One, know yourself.
Two, accept yourself.
Three, become the Creator.

The third step is that step which, when accomplished, renders one the most humble servant of all, transparent in personality and completely able to know and accept other-selves.

In relation to the pursuit of the magical working the continuing discipline of the personality involves the adept in knowing itself, accepting itself, and thus clearing the path towards the great indigo gateway to the Creator.

To become the Creator is to become all that there is. There is then no personality in the sense with which the adept begins its learn/teaching. As the consciousness of the indigo ray becomes more crystalline, more work may be done; more may be expressed from intelligent infinity.



Leaders and Civilization Upgraders are both beings who have decided to be unafraid to use their personal lives to stick their heads out above the crowd, in order to be an example of something that inspires the crowd to think, act and be in new, different and harmonious ways.

Of these two:

Leaders could generally be said to pertain to a particular niche, say, as part of a company or field of expertise within which they shine and innovate. Leaders do not necessarily have to go beyond person-consciousness and don’t need to sacrifice a whole lot of their personal lives in order to serve as an example in their field.

Leaders can live quite ordinary lives and don’t have to be living paradoxes to those around them. Leaders can keep the same friends they had in high school and stay really close with them, for example, without too much difficulty :-). Shepherds and Mirrors will find this increasingly more difficult to maintain, since in their sacrifice of a personal self, they become more paradoxical as they start mirroring more purely.

Misunderstanding by loved ones and the world at large is one of the main catalysts that helps point out to the aspiring Shepherd where he/she still holds on to the idea of a personal self. Seeing this offers the seeker the opportunity to further purify its intentions, its emptiness-of-self, and its mirroring capacity.

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Civilization Upgraders (CUs) are next-level leaders who have penetrated into Shepherding-Consciousness, and potentially Mirror-Consciousness. They have transcended being identified with just their own body/mind/spirit complex. To them, this incarnation is a play, a game, a school—their incarnation is understood by themselves to be a tool which serves a greater purpose.

A Civilization Upgrader sees no greater purpose in life but to be of service as purely as he/she can and to learn as much as he/she can.

The fundamental shift in perspective from seeing life as something that’s for your comfort and safety, or something to 'consume', to seeing life as an adventurous, once-in-a-lifetime ;-) school of learning and service-to-others—where one radiates a specific message and vibration—is necessary in order to begin your journey into being a CU.

CUs live only to embody and express this higher purpose; not to sustain or secure a comfortable personal, emotional, relational, financial or physical life—although they don’t resist comfort and stability either, as long as it's in alignment with their service.

In fact, they embrace abundance and comfort in playful, powerful and skillful ways that help them increase their capacity to serve. But comfort is simply not their focus or aim, as it automatically is in the state of person-consciousness.

True altruism is nearly impossible from the state of person-consciousness.

There is just too much personal perspective (bias) surrounding the energetic field of a person-consciousness for them to see and hear clearly, and to operate in service to others based on higher, non-linear truths and understandings. They may have conceptual understandings, but they cannot yet grok the paradox and depth of true transpersonal devotion and service.

How can you tell if someone is limited to mostly conceptual understandings and the state of person-consciousness? The degree to which they cannot yet grok paradox and parallel realities is usually the degree to which they are still identified as a person.

A person sees linearly and singularly; they will mistaken the mirror's paradox for double standards, and the shepherds ability to perceive parallel realities as delusion, since the person will always try to fit multiple dimensions into its one-dimensional way of knowing objects and relationships. 


CUs often lead in more than one field. 

They lead not just as a person, but by embodying something truly transpersonal, extraordinarily pure, and futuristic (and simultaneously ancient, original and timeless) in everything they are, do and represent.

Their services generally cover more than one niche simply by virtue of their uncontainable brightness and desire to be of service to an Awakened and Upgraded Civilization.

Primary Intention: To Make A Positive Difference

Whereas Leaders may limit the amount of risk they take to a fairly small and comfortable circle—because they still value comfort and certainty over radical benefit for all—CUs on the other hand, are not afraid to play big. They realize they did not come here to be comfortable and secure with their physical body or their personal emotions. They came here to make a difference for the whole (including themselves), not just to benefit themselves.

Making a difference is what CU's live for. That’s why they are sometimes perceived as "dangerous" by the status quo (which is simply a group of persons); CUs cannot be controlled, and although CUs are the best thing to ever happen to a civilization, they are often confronted with opposition, fear and destruction.

Here’s to the crazy ones. The misfits. The rebels. The troublemakers. The round pegs in the square holes. The ones who see things differently. They’re not fond of rules. And they have no respect for the status quo. You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them. About the only thing you can’t do is ignore them. Because they change things. They push the human race forward. And while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius. Because the people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world, are the ones who do.
— Rob Siltanen (in collaboration with Steve Jobs for apple's comeback ad campaign)

If you look at our history, it’s never been those aligned with the status quo who did something truly impactful for the collective and future generations.

This does not make them unworthy or less valid beings, not at all, but there is a reason you don't know anything about that one average joe from 200 years ago; they did not make a noticeable difference to the collective, which again is totally OK but worth observing so we can reflect on who it is we want to be and what we wish to contribute to this world.

WHY did we incarnate?

It has always been those willing to stick their heads out above the crowd and inspire something ahead of its time—whether spiritual, social, technical or material in nature—that have made a noticeable difference which upgraded the civilization. 

The CUs of the past have often been killed or prevented from doing their work by the very people who, years or generations later, benefited deeply from their actions.

My message to you today is this:
Anybody with an aligned will, endless dedication to make a difference and a deep transpersonal understanding of themselves can become a Civilization Upgrader.


The Actual '133 Shepherds' Program: 

The spiritual intention behind the 133 Shepherds - Generating Civilization Upgraders program is to liberate people from the inevitably sheep-like state of person-consciousness, and turn them into true Shepherds—and in rare cases—Mirror Beings.

Its intention also is to give those born with intense seeking for truth and service-to-others an experiential home in the form of a teaching and community with which to associate, which to empower and be empowered by; a school to GREATLY accelerate their understanding of themselves and the utilization of WHY they came here.

On a more practical and worldly note, the goal of this program is to create powerful Leaders and Civilization Upgraders who are unafraid enough to be of service to humanity and accelerate its awakening, advancement, innovation, equality and harmonization so that all may benefit from our efforts and undying passion.

Remember, our mission is a Happy Civilization (by 2035 is what we are aiming for). In order to accomplish this, we need powerful and truly capable Shepherds to rise to the occasion, embrace their reason for being here, and spread their wings fearlessly.

The 133 Shepherds program will provide the tools, inspiration and examples needed for anyone to achieve this for themselves; much quicker and with much less confusion and postponement.

This Program is Why I Am Here

I have never believed in anything I have created as much as I believe in the potency of this program.

This is because this aligns completely with my own reason for being here (to remind wanderers of who they are and train them into powerful Shepherds and Civilization Upgraders) as such I can back this program up with my entire existence and put everything I am and have experienced into it. 

I can be 100% direct and expect to teach at a high level with those who are willing to participate in this program.


If you want to be part of the 133 Shepherds program and be personally guided by me and some guest speakers for the period of half a year... if you wish to find support in a profoundly committed community of other aspiring Shepherds, and if you are truly committed and already well-practiced in a lot of my work, then please read on to find out more about the program.

There are two levels (tiers) of participation.

What Does Each TIER Include?

In a nutshell, a Civilization Upgrader Seat (TIER 1) makes you one of 133 participants to work closely with me directly over the course of half a year, to make unparalleled progress, and to entirely shift your sense of self.

The Leader Seat (TIER 2) lacks the same level of my personal attention and interaction, but gives you access to 90% of the same content. Tier two learns on its own, as a result of other examples and with the help of an exclusive community.

TIER 1 learns directly with me.
TIER 2 learns from me (and from the TIER 1 participants' examples).

Both require commitment. Both will blow your mind. Both will upgrade you and then encourage you to 'get out there' and upgrade this civilization.

Both will reach heights impossible to attain during a single retreat. This is why I am so excited about the power in this program; I believe it will make the biggest difference in your lives I've ever been able to contribute to, and consequently every life you touch.

For both TIERS, I guarantee the following:

I guarantee you profound results and a currently unimaginable leap in your embodiment of Wisdom and Love in these 6 months. I recommend TIER 2 for practically everyone.

I guarantee that you will not recognize yourself as you are today, looking back 182 days from the start of the program.

I guarantee that you will have permanently altered who you are and you would not want it any other way, and if you do want it another way, you have all the tools you need to generate another 'you' entirely from scratch.

Remember: This is for those who really feel excited about living a transpersonal life of pure dedication to something higher and bigger than just a personal life of comfort and security. This is not for everyone. At least not directly.

This is for those who know in their gut they have what it takes to participate fully aligned.


TIER 1 - Full Participation Seat

  • Note: TIER 1 is now closed to new participants, but TIER 2 is still open.

  • Exclusive FaceBook (FB) group which Bentinho monitors almost daily for questions that he will answer either directly as a comment, or later that week in his weekly video.

  • Personal Attention: This level of personal attention ensures that Bentinho will get to know each participant in this group personally, as the course progresses, and can enhance the course to further your progress most efficiently.

  • Weekly LIVE video session of 1 to 2 hours in the FB group, where Bentinho will answer some of the key trends, challenges and questions he has witnessed that week among the 133 Shepherds participants. If there is time left, he will allow fresh questions to be asked during this Live video as well.

  • Once per month, a day-long online seminar (4 to 6 hours) will be held on a Saturday or Sunday—scheduled at least two weeks in advance.

  • If you cannot make it live to these weekly or monthly sessions, don’t worry! You will have immediate access to the recordings as part of this program.

  • Bonus sessions featuring guest speakers on certain niche-topics. Example: Jocelyn Daher on women’s empowerment, or Anurag Gupta on starting an aligned business.

  • Certificate of completion as one of the 133 Original Shepherds, mailed to you at the end of the program.

  • Optional: Sometime in 2018, at least one, but possibly two, in-person gatherings will be scheduled at a nice location, which you can attend free of tuition. You will have to arrange for your own flights and accommodation, but there won’t be any charge for Bentinho’s time or sessions. During this gathering, the 133 Shepherds will come together to get to know each other in-person, co-create, and share their progress/process. We will also have some informal guided meditations and spontaneous Q&A sessions with Bentinho.

  • Bonus: 1 year free membership to

TIER 2 - Content/Spectator/Receiver Seat (still accepting applications)

  • Exclusive FB group (different from the TIER 1 FB group) which Bentinho will NOT be monitoring for questions.

  • 2 to 4 weeks after the monthly weekend seminar takes place, this group will receive the recording of that session. As such, there is no live participation or interaction with Bentinho or other participants, but you will have access to all the content.

  • 2 to 4 weeks after the weekly live session takes place in the TIER 1 FB group, the TIER 2 FB group will have access to that video’s recording.

  • Bonus: 6 months free membership to



(TIER 1 is now closed for new members.)

TIER 2 - Leader Seat

  • $490 per month

  • Discount Deal #1 - $2690 up-front, covering all 6 months ($250 discount!)

  • Discount Deal #2 - $2500 in Bitcoin up-front, covering all 6 months ($440 discount!)

Find out about TIER 2!


The schedule will include the following:

  1. Once per Month: Daylong Online Retreat (4 to 6 hours) with Bentinho for TIER 1 participants. These events are hosted Live using ZOOM and include Q&A. Sometimes this daylong session may become a two-day (online) retreat. TIER 2 receives the recording of these sessions two weeks later. 

  2. Once per Week (or more): Weekly live videos within the exclusive TIER 1 FB group. Here, Bentinho answers questions from those on the call and/or he selects questions from the Facebook group’s comments and posts from that week. TIER 2 receives the recording of these sessions two weeks later. 

You will have access to the TIER 2 private Facebook group upon receipt of your deposit, so you can begin interacting with other participants right away.

TIER 1 is now closed. 

Send your inquiry for TIER 2 by clicking the link below. You will receive a response from the team within a few days.  

I'm interested in TIER 2!