Wake Up World articles on love, life and loss, relationships and self-discovery, to help you heal your heart, empower your spirit and live a life of conscious gratitude.

CDC Concealed Link Between Thimerosal and Autism for Over a Decade, Forced to Release Incriminating Documents

21st June 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

A long-held debate between pro- and anti-vaccination groups may finally be put to rest over the association between thimerosal — a preservative composed of 49.5% ethyl mercury used in numerous child and flu vaccines — and neurological disorders, particularly autism.

For nearly a decade, biochemist Brian Hooker, Ph.d., has been petitioning documents from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) in relation to the controversial preservative. After more than 100 requests, the documents were eventually released — and clearly showed thimerosal can in fact cause autism and other neurodevelopment disorders. But this isn’t the only study that demonstrates the brain and health harming nature of the compound.

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Inescapable Initiations on the Sacred Path

22nd June 2016

By Rohil Jethmalani

Guest writer for Wake Up World

For the initiate, spiritual growth is unceasing, non-linear, limitless and not pegged to time. One cannot actually decipher clear stages to spiritual growth; each person’s lessons and karmic debts vary substantially enough not to be able to make overarching claims. Similarly, trends within our own life are never brought into complete clarity for us; we are always one step behind understanding the magical unfolding that is this precious life.

Nevertheless, at an energetic level everyone is challenged and rubbed through similar feelings albeit in different settings. We must all learn to flow through the river of thought, down towards the ocean of silence. Everyone will be presented with the invitation to ignite the heart; the sparks coming off of our painful human disjointedness. One has to pierce through the illusion and ground oneself through feelings of lack, in the quest to manifest abundance. And, when we are ready for strengthening, we must take a huge leap of faith into the abyss of uncertain insecurities.

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Humans Crave Connection: Why Loneliness is Dangerous to Health

18th June 2016

By Razi Berry

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Humans are social animals. We naturally bond and pair as couples in partnerships and marriage. We live together as families and tribes, and we gather as communities. No doubt this is a manifestation of our spiritual selves which are never alone. This concept has many forms of dress. We call it our connection to God, or with our higher Self, or our oneness with Nature. In some religious traditions, we are all spiritual children of the Creator, or the Great Spirit. In others, as in Kabbalistic traditions, we originate from sparks of one light.

This tradition offers a beautiful illustration of how we are connected to one Source. It tells of a Godhead, an infinite, all permeating light with no beginning or end that filled the entire universe with no empty space. Out of a divine will, the Infinite, contracted Itself unto Itself to create a space where there was only fullness. Ten vessels (Sefirot) were then formed to hold this light. These vessels are said to be filled with the light of ten attributes of how God reveals himself to us, and to Himself. The attributes are:

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Beauty and Fashion ‘Gurus’ – Promoting Consumerism is Harming Our World

16th June 2016

By Sabrina Milazzo

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Let me be honest with you: Something that has been ‘going on’ online, has been bugging me to-the-extreme for quite a while now. I’m not one of those people who has a habit of commenting negatively on blog posts and videos in order to have my say and feel better about myself. No, I’m normally one of those who choose not to speak up and get on with my day.

But a little while back I watched a documentary that hit a raw nerve, and I cannot be silent any longer. What has me so riled up? I’m talking about YouTubes’ so-called ‘beauty and fashion gurus’, their mindless behavior, and the garbage they’re putting out there for the world to see…

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The Art of Dream Meditation

13th June 2016

By Steafan Fox

Guest writer for Wake Up World

I use Meditation like an exercise routine where the muscle I am trying to develop is my focus. I sit down cross legged and hold my focus onto one thing, repeatedly lifting it back to my goal every time I slip into distraction. I am like a bodybuilder doing biceps curls.

I practice this way because it’s said that a powerful focus is the only thing you need to evolve the mind. I am fascinated by this idea, and I am not the first. Many people throughout history have searched for ways to evolve the mind. The practitioners of activities like education, drug taking, yoga, puzzles, and philosophy all hope on some level that these activities will work.

In this article we are going to look at a meditation technique called Active Imagination that uses dreams and focused meditation to evolve the mind, and we are going to look at the psychologist who pioneered it — Carl Jung.

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Whose Voice Are You Listening To?

11th June 2016

By Juliet Tang

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Throughout my life, there had been no short supply of voices coming from both outside and inside of me pulling me in different directions. Sometimes the voice was gentle like a whisper from a lover, sometimes it was harsh and demanding especially when confronted with a fight or flight situation. The voices took on different roles such as the soother, the sergeant, the seductress, the teacher and they knew exactly when their presence was required. Most of them functioned on autopilot that I never truly stopped and questioned the origins of these voices until my awakening.

As if having woken up from a dream after a long night, I suddenly noticed not all voices were created equal, that is, some of them clearly did not have my best interest at heart despite the fact they all claimed they were looking after me.

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In the Absence of the Village, Mothers Struggle Most

11th June 2016

By Beth Berry

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Dear Mothers,

I’m writing you today because I can no longer contain the ache in my gut and fire in my heart over an injustice that you and I are bearing the brunt of.

Though this injustice is affecting everyone — men, women, and children alike — mothers not only feel its burden more than most, but we also feel disproportionately responsible for alleviating its pervasive and deeply damaging symptoms, which is adding hugely to the weight of the world we’re already wired to carry.

The injustice is this: It takes a village, but there are no villages.

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A Stolen Life: The ‘Civilization’ of a Child

7th June 2016

By Harry Krueger

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“Train up a child in the way he shall go and when he is old he will not depart from it.” ~ Salomon proverb

Knock on any door and inside will be found those responsible for the stolen lives of children. Instead of being protective of the child’s destiny, those caretakers are following the same protocol that was done to them as children. They are training up the child so that it will forever reflect the civility of the present culture. Used here, civility means psychological clones.

Parents who maintain their socially-given identity cannot be the true guardians of the child. The true destiny of the children is to be the possessors of their own pristine awareness and to respond to life’s challenges from that state. The guardian’s role is to guard by first protecting the child from those who feel it is their duty to mold (clone) the child into the image liken onto themselves; to provide the space where completeness can come to fruition.

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6 Signs Someone In Your Life is a ‘Control Freak’ … and What To Do About It

6th June 2016

By Dr. Kelly Neff

Guest writer for Wake Up World

We all know someone who is a “control freak.” He or she can’t seem to stop giving unsolicited advice or tell you what to do, and how to do it. At first, you might actually get along, but soon you realize that the attitude of “listen to me, I know better!” seems to permeate the majority of their interactions, and will ultimately end up pushing people away. Control freaks feel compelled to orchestrate and manipulate people and situations to make sure everything goes “their way,” and even if though their intentions might be benign, it can cause a lot of pain.

Psychologist Thomas J. Schumacher best describes a control freak’s struggle: “Keep in mind that control freaks are not trying to hurt you – they’re trying to protect themselves. Remind yourself that their behavior toward you isn’t personal; the compulsion was there before they met you, and it will be their forever unless they get help. Understand that they are skilled manipulators, artful and intimidating, rehearsed debaters and excellent at distorting reality.”

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“Kiddie Cocaine” – FDA Approves New ADHD Amphetamine Drug Disguised as Candy

3rd June 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Side effects include loss of appetite, insomnia, abdominal pain, emotional lability, vomiting, nervousness, nausea, fever and stunted growth. For those who have cardiac abnormalities, taking this class of pharmaceutical drug can cause sudden death. May cause psychotic or manic symptoms in patients with no prior history, or exacerbation of symptoms in patients with pre-existing psychosis. The drugs are addictive and have a high potential for abuse. 

Yet despite these dire warnings, the FDA has moved forward with making these pharmaceuticals more attractive to children, so that “the new, quick-dissolving formulation will help harried mothers get their kids medicated faster before school.” [source]

The drugs in question? Pharmaceutical grade amphetamines used for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).

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Can You Hear the Whispers of Love?

2nd June 2016

By Christina Lavers

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart. Who looks outside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.” ~ Carl Jung

Have you noticed something mysterious, electrifying, but slightly daunting stirring within? Something that just doesn’t quite fit with the way we have been taught to see the world? If you have you are not alone. After eons of near silence our hearts are calling out, and it is becoming increasingly difficult to ignore their whispering truths.

Those of us who have chosen to pull our attention away from the seduction of the external theatrics, to respond to the gentle urgings emanating from our core, find ourselves opening up to profound transformation. Suddenly jobs, friends, entertainment, and for some, whole lifestyles that used to seem like a good fit, now feel uncomfortable and unsatisfying; so many of the ‘things’ in our surrounds that we once deemed essential to bolster our sense of identify no longer feel meaningful; and concepts like integrity, compassion, authenticity, and love that were once just distant ideals abruptly take centre stage and demand to be acknowledged.

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How to Help Wake People Up Without Being an Asshole

31st May 2016

By Phillip J. Watt

Guest writer for Wake Up World

It’s fair to say that all of us don’t know what we’re talking about when it comes to specific topics. We might have excellent awareness in some areas, but next to none in others. Yet whenever we read the comments section of anything controversial on Facebook or elsewhere, there are always the various opposing views, many of which are ignorant, condemning and outright abusive. The disheartening aspect is many people who have awoken to some of the conspiratorial ‘truths’ that have been brilliantly exposed by the independent media, as well as run a relatively good heart program, can still be some of the most ignorant bullies out there.

From a personal standpoint, we should all be able to recognise that we’re learning everyday. Sometimes we might even have strong convictions about particular beliefs, but if we’re adamant about conducting holistic and robust research, we’ll inevitably find that we have gotten something strikingly wrong.

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