By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness
I don’t know about any of you, but I have a lot of loves in this life and I feel like shouting my praise for them all from a mountaintop. We’re in an amazing time where we can explore whatever creative or spiritual route interests us, and as most of you probably know, there are three things I want to use to contribute to this budding conscious revolution.
I’ve said a lot before that my three main interests are writing, blogging and music. I can’t say I’m quite as passionate about blogging as the other two, and out of all of them, it’s admittedly the least inspiring.
It serves a useful purpose, however, and I’m becoming more passionate about sharing the inspired material we’re given every day from so many independent spiritual writers. Beyond blogging, though, I feel more and more passionate about writing and music.
Writing’s great because it allows us to express how we feel about any given subject, and it can be used to expose the elite and raise awareness of the spiritual nature of our existence and the things we can do to stay aligned and raise our vibration.
Music is a form of writing, and lately, I’ve been just as passionate about writing music as playing it.
A lot of spiritual teachers have encouraged us to embrace the calm and silence that come with meditation, and while we’d benefit from exploring that silence every now and then, I think music is one of the best ways to stay connected with our inner universe.
If consistently practiced, music can help us attain a higher-vibrational state that inspires us to contribute as much as we can to our conscious revolution, and I think it’s one of the best forms of meditation we can practice.
I don’t even think I’m that great at music (or rather, that great at singing), but I embrace it anyway because of what it does for me. Playing and singing is a little like riding a rollercoaster, and it’s one of the most enthralling things I’ve ever done.
Fast songs are some of the most fun to play, in my opinion. It’s like riding a wave or tapping into this amazing universal flow that reminds us that there’s more to life and spiritual evolution than silence, meditation and prayer.
Those tools are helpful for the spiritual seeker who wants to raise their vibration, but they aren’t the only ones we’ve been given. The more I play music, the more I think it’s a gift from our creator that we’re meant to use to raise our vibration and, as Terence McKenna suggested, artistically express our shamanic side.
Terence McKenna suggested that all forms of music and art were, in their original form, meant to connect us with spirit and have us convey what we learn from that connection with the sleepy world, and he thought it was imperative to restore these creative outlets to their original purpose.
He was convinced that the real purpose of music, art and creativity in general is to convey knowledge and energy from the higher realms, and the more I write articles and play music, the more I think he was absolutely right.
I’ve been trying to decide between playing music or directly meditating when I’m not writing, blogging or doing anything else the day requires.
In my view, those of us who enjoy music (and other creative outlets) would benefit the most from fully embracing it yet still making time throughout the week to meditate or enter the sacred silence in another way.
Some of us use music, writing and various other outlets to maintain that everlasting spiritual connection, and as long as it works for us, we might as well pursue it.
We aren’t required to spend every last bit of our time being creative, however (unless we want to), and while creativity is one of the best ways to stay connected, there’s nothing wrong with setting our work down every now and then and practicing some form of meditation.
However we decide to maintain our spiritual connection, we might want to embrace it. If we enjoy music, let’s throw ourselves into it. If we enjoy writing, let’s write our hearts out and express/maintain our potent spiritual connection through the pen, which, as we know, is stronger than the sword.
If we prefer direct meditation and the exploration of our inner silence, then let’s embrace that. Or, we can mix up everything we enjoy and connect with spirit in all kinds of unique ways.
This is the path I want to take, and while some people are here to be specialists (someone who embraces a specific medium or creative outlet like writing), I’m a proud generalist (someone who embraces various creative outlets).
This is my path and my calling, and some of you might be realizing similar things about yourselves right now.
Again, we don’t have to live up to society’s standards when it comes to writing, music or anything else to embrace them, and I’m sure society wouldn’t accept a lot of these articles because of little grammatical errors here and there.
It doesn’t bother me, though, because we aren’t here to impress society. We’re here to help awaken and uplift each other, and we can use whatever creative outlet we want to do it. I don’t consider myself a great singer, but in my eyes, that’s more of a reason to keep at it and practice, practice, practice.
There’s a quote out there that says “hard work produces talent, but sadly, talent doesn’t produce hard work”. Whether or not we’re initially good at something, practicing it will naturally increase our talent and, I’d imagine, our passion for it.
Even if we’re gifted in any particular way, refusing to water that seed will wipe away any potential we might’ve had. No matter what, staying dedicated to our creativity will enhance it and increase our enthusiasm, and after weeks and weeks of wondering, I think I know what I want to do in this life.
I hope these personal musings help those of you who might also struggle with how you want to live your life or creatively express yourselves. While some spiritual teachers discourage ambition or dedication to something that isn’t direct meditation, I think these qualities can help us develop our skills and use them to bring humanity into the light.
We have a lot to do and a lot of awareness to spread, so let’s continue to enthusiastically pursue the things that help us stay aligned and do our best to transcend the things that hold us back.
Our effort is more important than ever, so let’s stay active and passionate in hopes that our passion spreads to others who could use the upliftment our creativity provides.
We’re at the beginning of a drastic evolution of consciousness that, in my opinion, will eventually result in a higher collective vibration and an accompanying societal/spiritual utopia, so let’s stay active and know that we’re creating this new world with every passionate, spiritually inspired thing we do.
We’re in a greater position to raise the collective vibration than we realize, but we have to act on the little seeds of inspiration that are constantly sown in our minds. Only then we can grow a beautiful garden of creativity and spirituality that we can use to uplift everyone who’s been lost.
I’m a twenty-one year old writer, blogger, musician and channel for the creative expression of the Universe, and I created The Culture of Awareness daily news site.
The Culture of Awareness features daily spiritual and alternative news, articles I’ve written, and more. Its purpose is to awaken and uplift by providing material about the fall of the planetary elite and a new paradigm of unity and spirituality.
I’ve contributed to a few different spiritual websites including The Master Shift, Waking Times, Golden Age of Gaia, Wake Up World and Expanded Consciousness. I can also be found on Facebook (Wes Annac and The Culture of Awareness) and Twitter, and I write a paid weekly newsletter that you can subscribe to for $11.11 a month here.