The Spiritual Warrior’s Responsibility

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

I wrote the following for the 257th 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).

Do you know who you are or the incredible power you possess? Are you aware of the magnificence of the place you came from or the evolutionary process that will eventually return you there?

For the most part, I’m not. I like to write about it and encourage others to be open to it, but I have yet to glimpse it in a real or meaningful way. Nor should I yet, because the point of being here is to gradually​ rediscover the truth of who we are and how we can help this world before returning to that heavenly place we dropped down from to be of service. 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.

With all this in mind, here’s my perspective on the consciousness shift and the love that drives it. Continue reading

Writing with Purpose

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Writing is a powerful tool that can be used to entertain, inform, and inspire people to change the world. Regardless of your reason for doing it, writing provides an outlet for you to express yourself and reach an audience of enthusiastic readers.

Research into any area of society (or spirituality) will show that there are plenty of topics to write about. Some topics are considered more important than others, and personally, I often write about things that interest me instead of using every article to search for truth.

For example: I like to write about spiritual topics some readers would think are silly. I consider myself “spiritual”, but I write about them because they interest me; not because I want to convince people they’re true. I’m just having fun and sharing something that could be true or not. You decide.

I enjoy writing about interesting topics, even if I’m the only one who finds them interesting. I also enjoy researching, sharing truth, and calling out the ruling elite. If a topic seems worthy of covering, I’ll give it a shot.

The Artist’s Responsibility

I’ll write about almost anything, but lately, I find I want to cover more meaningful topics. I want to write about things that are close to my heart, things that deepen my understanding of certain spiritual concepts, and overall, things that matter.

Most of what’s happening in the world is unaddressed by artists with a significant enough influence to encourage change. This makes it clear that the time for sitting and waiting for someone to address these problems is over. The time for writers, musicians, and artists of all kinds to devote their work to a meaningful cause is now.

Anyone with a talent that puts them in the public eye has an opportunity to encourage change. Even if you consider yourself untalented, you were put here to help this planet. To convince yourself otherwise is to deny your potential. We’re here to move the world forward, and we can do it by using the things we’re passionate about to help others and encourage change.

I can get more out of writing if I use it for a meaningful cause than if I use it solely for entertainment.

It helps to know I’m not alone in the desire to promote justice, peace, and prosperity for a world wounded by the greed and carelessness of the upper class. Ultimately, this movement will succeed because of our numbers and resounding unwillingness to give up.

Unwavering Dedication

Until recently, I lacked dedication. Now, I plan to work harder, address a wider range of issues, and produce more meaningful, high-quality articles.

History shows that only those dedicated enough to work consistently toward their goals (sacrificing themselves in some cases) will achieve success. Nothing less than unwavering dedication is required. I’m not saying we should exhaust ourselves or leave no room for downtime, but we should push ourselves to achieve more in a world where most are content to achieve less.

Don’t Be Afraid

For those who lack inspiration, I recommend addressing issues close to your heart that you might have ignored before. Don’t be afraid to express yourself or pour your heart and soul into your work, because it’s your passion. You’re supposed to get the most out of it.

Most importantly, use it to help people. The world could use more selfless people, and depending on what your passion is, there are probably countless ways you can use it to help others. You just have to discover the best ways for you, pursue them, and keep going when they challenge you.

When you reach a point where nothing can put out your fire, you’ll be in an optimal state to help the world by doing what you love.

About the author: 

wesannacI’m a twenty-something writer & blogger with an interest in spirituality, revolution, music and the transformative creative force known as love. I run The Culture of Awareness, a daily news blog dedicated to raising social and spiritual awareness and supporting the evolution of the planet.

I also have a personal blog, Openhearted Rebel, in which I share writings related to spiritual philosophy, creativity, heart consciousness and revolution (among other topics).

I write from the heart and try to share informative and enlightening reading material with the rest of the conscious community. When I’m not writing or exploring nature, I’m usually making music.

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Tap into the Source

By Wes Annac, Editor, Culture of Awareness & Openhearted Rebel

There is a Source of energy, inspiration, and abundance we can all tap into, but we have to be aware of it first. It’s here waiting patiently for us to realize it exists, but until we can be open to it, it’ll sit at the edge of our perception and guide our lives without us knowing.

It’s difficult to become aware of something you can’t initially see, feel or sense, but the more you’re open to this Source, the more it reveals itself.

When it comes to spiritual terminology, I tend to use different labels to define the same things. For example: to me, there’s no difference between the higher self, higher consciousness, and the Source. There are differences for other people, but to me, they’re all constructs that help us conceptualize higher states of consciousness and the idea of a creator.

Despite that they all originate in the human mind, we can use them to connect with a higher power through meditation and other spiritual activities. Continue reading

Stay Strong

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“The people who [are] trying to make this world worse are not taking the day off. Why should I?” – Bob Marley

To say life is hard is an understatement. We’re often hit with unexpected challenges or circumstances that make us want to hide away from the world. But we can’t, and in my opinion, we shouldn’t.

If you pursue a life of purpose, there will come a point when you feel exhausted, discouraged, and ready to give up. The hard work won’t be worth what you seem to get out of it, and you’ll want more than anything to relax, take a big long break, and forget about all the stress. This is understandable, and downtime is necessary if you don’t want to burn out. Continue reading

Openhearted Rebellion: The Foundation of Spiritual Revolution

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By Wes Annac, Openhearted Rebel

This is an introductory article for my new blog, Openhearted Rebel. Hope to see you there!

Reminder: This blog, wesannac.com, will soon be shut down since I’m moving over to the new one.

A New Kind of Revolution

‘Openhearted Rebel’ is not just a name for a blog. It’s a way of life created out of awareness of the importance of compassion and openheartedness, and on this blog, I intend to share writings from the heart that cover various issues that are relevant to the spiritual and activist communities.

A new kind of revolution is sweeping the world, and it’s driven by compassion and a sense of responsibility for leaving the planet in a better condition for future generations. It’s a revolution of love; a social/spiritual revolution we can all contribute to, and the best way to contribute is to do what you love.

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It’s rooted in the understanding that changing the world starts with changing yourself and being there for those who need you, and in my opinion, holding the people in power accountable for their lies and deceptions is also an important part of it.

This kind of movement doesn’t require bloodshed. In fact, it does the opposite by bringing awareness to the atrocities committed in the name of war and the importance of moving in a different direction.

The personal, heart-centered change driving this revolution will free us from hate, vengeance and the various other qualities that reinforce the world’s negative condition. Together, we’ll learn to rebel while embracing love, compassion and the understanding that we’re all human and spiritual beings.

A Basic, Essential Idea

Most people assume that a world of openhearted and compassionate people is impossible, but this basic idea is essential to a properly functioning society. No matter where you come from or what you believe, you can be open to love (or at least respect) for the people who share this planet with you.

This is all that’s required to plant the seed for truly revolutionary and innovative changes, and it results from a commitment to personal change. Even if most of the world has yet to be a part of it, your personal changes will prove powerful and useful for others who are just starting to wake up.

Read the rest of this article here: http://openheartedrebel.com/about/

Are You Ready for a Spiritual Revolution? – Part 2/2

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

Continued from part 1 (read full post here).

We Don’t Need Them

We don’t need Big Brother watching our every move for ‘national security’ purposes and pouncing on us when they think we’ve done something wrong.

We don’t need militarized police forces causing mayhem in the streets, and we definitely don’t need political pundits in expensive suits screaming at us to conform to a corrupt system that serves them and their rich friends.

We need a new way of life free from the greed and corruption of the one percent, who’ll tell us any lie imaginable just to push their agenda forward. We also need a world free from the greed and corruption of the common man, whose negativity enables the world’s suffering. Continue reading