By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness
In some ways, I feel disconnected from my spirituality. I feel like I’ve fallen off of the path in the past couple of months, and I’m realizing that I need to make some lifestyle changes for the sake of my spiritual evolution.
It’s easy to get caught up in a routine, and before we know it, we could have such a strict daily schedule that we forget to take time out for the things that mean the most – being with family, meditation, growing spiritually, exploring concepts that help us grow, etc. A stressful routine will make matters worse, and if stress seems to follow us around all day, we might want to stop and reconsider our schedule.
Personally, I’m realizing that I don’t stick to any spiritual practices. I don’t meditate routinely, and sometimes, I feel like the most ‘spiritual’ things I do are write articles about spirituality and play music. I haven’t been exploring my consciousness, which is the most important part of what we’re all doing here, and I’d like to make a change.
I couldn’t tell you just what this change will be, but I think it’ll involve three things: increased meditation, less devotion to things that take me off of the path (along with more devotion to things that help me grow) and a return to my roots. Some of you who read my work today might not know how I started out, and I got my start by channeling and writing about extraterrestrials, among other related subjects.
I’m not saying I want to go back to channeling (I do channel the higher self, which I call ‘the voice within’ or ‘higher consciousness’), but I want to return to some of these subjects which initially interested me. I’d like to learn (and write) more about extraterrestrials, and it becomes clear to anyone who does a little research that we aren’t alone – in the cosmos or on this planet.
I’d like to be more open to these subjects, and when I look back on it, I see that I only stopped being open in the first place because I wanted to protect my ego. I wanted to connect with conscious people who don’t share the same perspective on extraterrestrials or even ascension, and now that I’m nearing the end of this phase of my journey, I’m realizing that it was all about maintaining some kind of ‘levelheaded spiritual seeker’ image, which was a futile effort from the start.
I don’t care if people think I’m crazy for the work I do, even if they’re spiritually conscious, and alternative spirituality (as well as subjects like extraterrestrials, which society pushes into the ‘fringe’ category) has never really been accepted by the masses. I think this’ll change as people continue to wake up, but I’m tired of caring what people think about me.
I no longer want to fit in with everyone, and I’ll simply share what I have to share without worrying about who likes it or who it offends. I’m done trying to maintain an image, and I’ll just have to accept that being an alternative spiritual seeker and being utterly fascinated with things like channeling, extraterrestrials and pyramids will alienate me from society and even some of the conscious community.
I can’t help that I’m interested in these things, and as hard as I tried to leave them behind and embrace things I thought were more likeable or acceptable, they’re a part of me and I can’t let them go.
I’ve had countless dreams about extraterrestrials, UFOs, advanced technology that powers everyone’s homes with some cosmic form of energy, and meeting with loved ones who are gone from this world. I’ve had plenty of dreams that you could call metaphysical, and in my opinion, they result from my interest in these subjects.
I can’t deny that interest any longer, and instead of trying to maintain an image or fit in with everyone, I just have to be myself. I’m me, take it or leave it, and I’m interested in things that most of society thinks are ludicrous.
I’m interested in the idea that benevolent extraterrestrials are here on Earth, as well as malevolent, self-serving ETs that control the elitist forces who seem to control the world. I’m interested in life after death and all of the messages that appear to have come through from the other side, even though some people think they’re fraudulent.
I’m interested in enlightenment and what various spiritual teachers have told us about it, and more importantly, I’m interested in the revelations I receive about it in meditation. I’m interested in ascension, which is the idea that our entire planet and everyone/everything on it is collectively evolving. Even if collective ascension turns out to be untrue, I’ll still have unbroken faith in the spiritual evolution of each individual.
I’m interested in all these things that society rejects, and while I’ve tried to appear ‘sensible’, ‘levelheaded’ and ‘normal’ (which is just a label to describe conformity), I’m realizing that there’s really no point. Despite what I do or how much I try to appeal to ‘sensible’ individuals, my mere appearance gives society a reason to write me off as some hippie.
I have long hair and a long beard, because like a lot of other ‘hippies’ or spiritually conscious people, I think hair is deeply spiritual. You can feel free to disagree, and I’m well aware that this particular belief makes me look like a mountain man.
In fact, you’d be surprised at how many people – in my family and out in public – refer to me as ‘Jesus’ because of my appearance. I feel like I’m being mocked sometimes, but through it all, I’ve stayed true to this personal philosophy – not because I want to look a certain way, but because I believe hair has a strong spiritual connection and to cut it is akin to cutting ourselves off from our essence.
This is my perspective, and I no longer want to hold it back or be ashamed of it. I no longer want to conform to what other people expect or even what I think other people expect, and I just want to be me, talk about my interests and let the world do with that what it will. I’m sure I’ll be called naïve, a hippie, a new ager, and every other spiritually disempowering name in the book, but honestly, I don’t care.
In a society that’s so messed up, I’m glad to be thought of as different. I’m glad to stand out from the crowd, even if I put myself out there and get rejected, because I’m interested in all of these things for a reason.
There’s a reason I’m so interested in ETs, ascension, music, nature, and enlightenment. Everything’s happening according to a perfectly organized and coordinated plan, and whether or not society (or certain elements of the conscious community) accepts me for what I say from here on out, I know I’m playing the right role.
Honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way. This is who I am, and I’m finally ready to embrace it. The world’s reaction no longer concerns me, because this is no longer about the ego or image management. This is about spiritual evolution and unveiling the cosmic forces who want to help us, and I’m ready to play my role proudly.
I’m a twenty-two year old spiritual writer, blogger and channel for the creative expression of the inner 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.