My Introduction: New Openhearted Rebel Video

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Exciting news! Along with articles, I’ll now be publishing videos to the Openhearted Rebel blog. This is the first video, in which I introduce myself on camera (for the first time “officially”) and explain the type of content I’ll be posting.

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Much love 🙂


By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

You are a gift from above with unique talents that make you who you are.

You are a spark of the Godly consciousness responsible for the most beautiful, terrifying, breathtaking things in existence, and you have more power than you think.

Like the rest of humanity, you have a purpose on this planet. You’re on a mission, and the mission is yours to define. For guidance on what you should do, I suggest looking in your heart.

What are you passionate about? How can you make the most powerful impact on the world while doing something you love? Ask yourself this question and you could very well discover your purpose.

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These 5 Psychedelic Drugs Provide Profound Psychological Benefits

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Since the 60s, psychedelics have had a reputation as drugs that hurt rather than help the mind. New research suggests this mindset could be incorrect.

To the dismay of anti-drug crusaders, studies are finding the drugs on this list to help their users cope with common psychological problems. Simply put; they’re good for the mind.

Scientific American reports that research into psychedelic drugs increased substantially after Albert Hoffman discovered LSD. (1)

The effects of these drugs on anxiety, depression, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and addiction (among other mental health issues) would’ve been well-known back then were it not for the “increasing government conservatism” of the time, Scientific American reports. This created a decades-long halt in research. Fortunately, scientists and researchers are once again studying these drugs’ mental health benefits. (1)

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By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Whatever is in your heart, do it. Whatever obstacle holds you back, overcome it. Whoever stands in your way, defy them. Your mission on this evolving planet is too important at this point to let anything prevent it.

Life will seem to throw endless impossible obstacles in your way. But you must keep moving.

Whatever remnants of your ego you need to sacrifice to become whole, let them go and watch as they fly freely. If they return, it’s because they have more to teach you. Be open to their lessons, not dismayed at their return.

As strange as it might sound, your ego can teach you as much as your intuition. Whether you learn from either of them depends on if you’re open to their lessons. Continue reading

Indications of a Global Shift in Consciousness

Indications of a Global Shift in Consciousness

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

A friend recently made a good point: the youth are partly responsible for helping others become aware of the global shift in consciousness taking place. The masses need to know what’s happening, and if you’ve experienced a spiritual awakening, there must be a reason for it. Young or old, you’re here to help.

The youth aren’t the only ones here on a mission to share what we know. This job is entrusted to people of all ages, but by educating ourselves, spreading knowledge, and supporting the struggle for freedom across the world, we can inspire more people to take a stand. We can energize this revolution.

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Untangling the Knot of Fear

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Meditation is wonderful.

By bringing your attention to your subconscious, it helps you become aware of things deep within that either help or hurt you. If you meditate for long enough, it’ll reveal the answers to your deepest questions.

Without meditation, I don’t think I could receive the guidance I’ve needed to get through countless problems in life.

Meditation was there for me each time I realized I can’t find what I need in the material world. By becoming silent, still, and willing to listen to the nothingness, I discovered a higher consciousness and the potential to plunge deeper.

Within the meditation-induced nothingness, you discover the intuitive stream of thought that leads to positive places through positive choices. If you can tune in and listen to this intuitive thought stream, it’ll help you stay on the right path.

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Marijuana Legalization in Colorado: 25 Facts

Marijuana Legalization in Colorado: 25 Facts

cannabis-313051_1280By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

I wrote the following for the 234th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.

Income from the guide helps me get by and ensures I can continue to offer free content, and every subscription is appreciated. The option to subscribe is given at the bottom of this post (learn about subscribing with cash/check here).

Hated by prohibitionists and loved by its consumers and advocates, marijuana is considered taboo despite that it’s one of the least harmful drugs you can find.

Death by caffeine or Tylenol is more likely than death by marijuana, as the herb has never claimed a single life. Nevertheless, it remains a target of politicians and “ordinary” people who think, misguidedly might I add, that it represents society’s worst problems.

There was plenty of fear to go around when Colorado legalized cannabis, with wild claims ranging from “it’ll bring in more crime!” to “children will start using it!”, none of which has happened. Instead, it’s helped the state in countless ways that make legalization look viable.

The following are 25 facts about legalization in Colorado for those looking to visit or those interested in how it’s helped the state thrive. Continue reading