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

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Courage Comes from Love

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

In my eyes, to be courageous is to be willing to do what we know is right for us and the planet even if it scares us. We can achieve anything if we have courage and we can persevere, but it’s easier to be afraid of challenges and new experiences than it is to confront them.

A lot of people prefer to avoid the challenges life puts on their path, but they don’t understand that those challenges exist for a reason.

The purpose of life (beyond trying to make the world a better place) is to learn and grow until we eventually reunite with the Source, and we won’t make any progress if we avoid challenging ourselves and learning new things.

In order to overcome a challenge, we have to find the courage to confront it (and keep going once we do) no matter how much we’d rather stick with what’s comfortable. For example; we’ll be tempted to give up on our life purpose a lot because it isn’t always comfortable or enjoyable, but if it means enough to us, we’ll never stray too far from it. Continue reading

Persecution in the Name of God

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

I don’t like to use the word ‘God’ when I write about our creator. I don’t have an issue with the word itself, but it reminds me of hardcore religious fanatics with hatred in their hearts, who judge people because of an imbalanced sense of self-righteousness and an apparent need to call out ‘heathens’ for their ‘sin’.

It isn’t the fault of the word itself, and it has more to do with these people’s close-minded hatred. Continue reading

Sri Ramakrishna on Being God’s Instrument

Sri Ramakrishna

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

In my opinion, the vast majority of problems people face on a daily basis stem from the fact that they aren’t connected with their creator.

Some of you free thinkers out there might not want to hear about God or why connecting with Him/Her is important, but a lot of things about life that once brought us down could get easier if we could maintain this connection daily.

Why, you ask? Because we’ll have finally and permanently forged a connection that expands our outlook on life and reminds us that we have an infinite universe within, which we can turn to in our times of difficulty or suffering.

Here, I’d like to examine some material from Sri Ramakrishna about God.

I think the topic at hand is relevant to our spiritual evolution and the vibrant states of consciousness we can now access, and in order to understand these higher realms, we might want to understand the creator entity that’s responsible for their (and our) existence. Continue reading

The Ultimate Treasure

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

Franklin Merrell-Wolff, who we’ll hear from here, frequently referred to enlightenment as a “treasure”.

Like a lot of spiritual teachers have told us, enlightenment is as much of a destructive process as it is constructive, but at the “end” of it all, we’ll come out shining, divine beings who are fully aware of our divinity and are able to use our newfound, elevated awareness to address society’s biggest problems.

We’re becoming aware of our Godliness and the things we can achieve once we tap into it, but for the most part, none of us have really found enlightenment.

We still have quite a path ahead of us before we get there, but our spiritual evolution isn’t about reaching the destination – it’s about enjoying ourselves along the way. Continue reading

Giving Our Creativity to Source

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

I want to share something I think is important for anyone who wants to use creativity to raise their consciousness and reach others who are starting to awaken.

I’ve realized in the past couple years that creativity in any form is intended to be a path back into a higher state of consciousness, and the great thing about it is that we can use it to elevate ourselves and the people who find their way to our work.

Unlike meditation, which you have to participate in before you can feel its effects, creativity allows us to lighten our vibration and the vibration of anyone who’s present.

As long as we don’t put too much pressure on ourselves, we can use our creativity to uplift ourselves and everyone else who’s awakened and searched for material that’ll quench their thirst for art and a deeply embedded higher consciousness. Continue reading

We Long to Know Our Creator

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

I’ve said before that I think every form of desire is a shrouded desire to connect with our creator, who we came from and will eventually return to.

When we read spiritual texts that talk about praising ‘God’ or wanting to know him/her in a deeper way, our minds are usually drawn to the hateful, biblical god we learned about in the Old Testament. Our understanding of God changes once we start to become aware of the spiritual nature of our existence, however.

We might even stop calling our creator ‘god’ and adopt a new label, as in my case. I prefer to use the terms ‘Jah’ or ‘Source’ (or even ‘love’) when I talk about our creator, but a lot of old fashioned spiritual teachers prefer the familiar term ‘God’. Continue reading