Writing and the Inner Voice

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Reposted from February 2016.

“You can build great wisdom and genius by spending time each day in grateful communion with your inner voice. What better way of creating a more fulfilling life than by mastering the art of tuning into your most inspired and ingenious self, your inner voice?

“This voice is your guide of all guides to a life of greatness. You cannot attune to this inspiring voice without living a more inspiring life. Genius, creativity, and a silent power emerge from your heart and mind the moment you do.” – Dr. John F. Demartini (source)

I decided to commit to writing because it opens me up to a wellspring of guidance and creativity. Continue reading

Spirituality, Addiction, and the Power of Choice

Spirituality, Addiction, and the Power of Choice

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

I wrote the following for the 250th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.

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We find freedom through our choices in each moment. No matter how spiritual we try to be, we’ll fail if our choices are misaligned with the path we’ve chosen.

I’m not saying we should aim for perfection, because we’re human and we all make mistakes. If we have a goal for life, however, we should take steps to achieve it and make sure we don’t sabotage ourselves along the way.

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Video: 7 Krishnamurti Quotes On… Nothing

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Jiddu Krishnamurti was a sage, philosopher, and free thinker who encouraged people to look within for solutions to their problems and the problems in the world. He was born to a middle class family in South India on May 11, 1895, and left this earth on February 17, 1986. (1)

As followers of his work might know, Krishnamurti was “discovered” as a child by Theosophical Society leaders Annie Besant and Bishop Leadbeater. They claimed he was the “world teacher” the society had been waiting for. He would go on to have “mystical experiences” as a young man that provided him with a new, unique vision on life. (1)

This would lead him to disconnect from all religions, organizations, and philosophy-driven movements, including the Theosophical Society, and set out on a lone mission to enlighten the people with his unique philosophy. (1) Continue reading

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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Just Breathe

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

Do you want to know yourself? Sit and breathe. Do you want to know the divine? Sit and breathe.

In an overcomplicated world, this simple advice can change everything. No need to push yourself toward some amazing, grandiose personal change. No need to become unhappy trying to live up to some guru’s expectations. No need to abandon who you are in hopes of becoming something more.

Just breathe deeply and let spirit take care of the rest.

Are you aware you have a spiritual power source you can access with a few simple breaths? Another world awaits those who can calm the mind and deep-breathe their way into a space of peace. This blissful world could transform life for everyone if more of us were open to it.

We’d need to do little more than relax and, you guessed it, breathe. Continue reading

Marijuana and the Sacred

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

What do you consider sacred? For me, the sacred is anything involving enlightenment or higher states of consciousness. My definition of sacred is laxer than others, because I consider some worldly things to either be a) sacred or b) something that opens the doors to the sacred.

For some, the sacred can only be something that directly involves higher states of consciousness. My definition is expanded to include things like teacher plants (natural psychedelic substances) that provide a glimpse of the true sacred states of being.

I recommend moderation with any drug whether you use it in a spiritual context or not. But if used with the right intent in mind, natural psychedelic drugs can aid the spiritual journey. Continue reading