How To Keep Your Heart Open When You Lose a Pet

How To Keep Your Heart Open When You Lose a Pet

September 29th, 2016

By Lissa Rankin

Guest writer for Wake Up World

I was only seven when my parents hired a chimney sweep to wipe out the cobwebs on our brick flue. They didn’t expect him to stumble into a nest of four baby squirrels so tiny they had veiny, bluish, hairless skin and fused eyes. The chimney sweep brought the nest of baby squirrels into our house, but my mother insisted we must put them back, that maybe their mother would return for them, and that if she didn’t, perhaps it was God’s will for them to die.

I was having none of that. I had heard that animals will often reject their young if they have been touched by human hands, and since these baby squirrels bore the scent of the chimney sweep, I was unwilling to take a chance. I was a second-grader on a mission.

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The Lonely Road of the Free Thinker

The Lonely Road of the Free Thinker

September 28th, 2016

By Tim Bryant

Guest writer for Wake Up World

A Free-Thinker – someone who’s mind is not bound by any chain, free to explore the great abyss unhindered by fear, emotion, or ideology.

In reality, it is outside the box free-thinkers, who are the engines of social change and ingenuity, often leading society into new directions not yet seen before. They represent a voice of authenticity and uniqueness in a world that is all to filled with conformity and linear thinking. While the achievements are applauded by future generations, in the present they are often looked down upon, feared, laughed at, and even seen as crazy for their unique perspectives on life. It is often a lonely road for the truly unleashed free-thinker.

Definition is the opposite of free thought in that it is definite, distinct, or clearly outlined. There is no need to think about it since it is a distinctly defined concept. It is not to say definition and form is a bad thing because form does exists in some way or another, but for society to evolve, transcending definitional thinking is the essential key to growth. The problem is that society often gets fixated in the present paradigm of definition, which has a current set of rules, parameters, and accepted ways of thinking. The truth is always thought of in regard to how it applies to the here and now paradigm of accepted truth, not what truth might have looked like in the past or how it might look in the future. People are very conditioned and afraid to question the currently accepted truths. Going against group think often leads to social isolation, ridicule and even physical harm on some issues. Accepting the current truths of the current paradigm is a much safer and comfortable existence for any human being.

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21 Natural Remedies for PMS and Other Premenstrual Challenges

21 Natural Remedies for PMS and Other Premenstrual Challenges

September 28th, 2016

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

If you are challenged or have someone close to you who suffers from Premenstrual Syndrome/Tension (PMS/PMT) or Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD), then this article is for you. Our modern society has largely lost touch with the original and sacred nature of the female cycle, which in turn has an enormous effect on a significant proportion of women. I will briefly touch on where things have gone wrong in our culture to harm the female cycle, what PMDD is, and ways that you can treat premenstrual challenges naturally by embracing the ‘whole’, beautiful woman that you truly are.

The female cycle was meant to be a sacred gift.

I’d like to start by saying that many moons ago, the female menstrual cycle was – believe it or not – celebrated as a gift of fertility and femininity, as our rhythm naturally aligned with the waxing and waning of the moon. Shedding of menstrual ‘blood’ was considered a special time for rest, purification and rejuvenation. Various cultures including Native American, Aborigine, Druid and African, regarded a menstruating woman to be incredibly sacred – blessed with a gift to heal, protect or to bridge into the higher realms of awareness. Some cultures and individuals still do honour this, although much of the knowledge has been suppressed, distorted and lost. During this phase, a woman is endowed with phenomenal power of the divine feminine. Denying this sacred rite, has had an enormous domino effect on women, including modern day pre-menstrual disorders.

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Are You In Relationships Or Entanglements?

Are You In Relationships Or Entanglements?

September 27th, 2016

By Diana Rose Kottle

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Do you know the difference between being in a “relationship” with someone and being in an “entanglement” with them?

The idea of relating vs. entangling with others is something I struggled with personally for a long time. I also saw this phenomenon show up in my clients and realized how Universal it actually is. After over a decade of counseling and coaching clients, I’ve come to discover that most people think they are in “relationship” when in fact they are “entangled” and enmeshed with another. This is not romantically specific and happens across the board in all types of connections with other people.

Entanglements can get messy quickly and have a quality of need and a flavor of co-dependence to them. There is often a desire to change the other person. Other times they show up as completely merging in bliss with another, and result in a loss or collapse of self. You find yourself losing your own space and collapsing into what you are calling “The Relationship”. Entanglements often leave you feeling empty and unfulfilled and like something is ‘off’ internally.

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Finding Nirvana – Aligning Yourself with the Universal Flow

Finding Nirvana – Aligning Yourself with the Universal Flow

September 27th, 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

It’s clear the mainstream of humanity is becoming increasingly dissatisfied and dis-eased as the seeming relentless struggle to control life and the planet’s dwindling resources rolls on. Fortunately, a growing group of people are turning away from this mechanised madness by finding love, peace and fulfillment within. It’s all about recognising oneself as part of the greater whole and flowing with that, inside yourself.

Understanding how the microcosm of your life fits within the greater macrocosm leads to a sublime way of being. You find the mystical ‘nirvana’, inside yourself. Here’s how…

Infinite Creative Potential Exists Inside You

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Repressing The Real You Makes You Sick (For Real)

Repressing The Real You Makes You Sick (For Real)

September 26th, 2016

By Lissa Rankin, MD

Guest writer for Wake Up World

I write a lot about authenticity, being unapologetically YOU, and letting your freak flag fly. In my TEDx talk (see below), I spoke about the importance of tapping into your Inner Pilot Light and living in alignment with what’s true for you as a means of both preventative medicine and medical treatment. And in my book Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof You Can Heal Yourself, I make the assertion that caring for your body is the least important part of your health and that expressing your true self in all aspects of your life is the most important part.

But you might not believe me. How can authenticity and disease be linked?

As research for my next book, I’m reading the book Consciousness & Healing. In a chapter co-written by the phenomenal Candace Pert, a study was referenced that blew me away.

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Take This Simple Step to Know Your True Self

Take This Simple Step to Know Your True Self

September 26th, 2016

By Frank M. Wanderer, Ph.D

Guest writer for Wake Up World

The tiny seed of Truth is found in every human being. Similarly to the seed of a tree, the tiny seed contains great potentials. If the spiritual Seeker protects and nourishes that tiny seed, it will grow into the mighty tree of Truth. But it can only protect and nourish it, if it’s aware of its existence. How can the spiritual seeker realize this, and how can the Truth be revealed?

The World of the Forms and Shapes

A lot of people are unaware of that, and they try to find the Truth outside themselves, in the world of forms and shapes, wishing to make forms eternal. So the modest little seed in us stays dormant, waiting for better times. The better times come when the spiritual Seeker realizes that all the external shapes and forms are transitory, so they turn their attention from the world of shapes to the internal world. Under the effect of turning inward, the small seed begins to sprout, and it starts slowly growing. I revitalizes the spiritual Seeker, and a deep desire arises in them to see the flower that the small seed may become.

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Our Perception of Leadership Needs to Change If We Are To Change The World

Our Perception of Leadership Needs to Change If We Are To Change The World

September 23rd, 2016

By Tim Bryant

Guest writer for Wake Up World

“Poor leaders push us towards the goal. Great leaders guide us along the journey.” – Simon Sinek

When we think of world leaders, what often comes to mind? According to Forbes, the top ten qualities of good leaders are honesty, delegation, communication, confidence, commitment, a positive attitude, creativity, intuition, inspiration, and approachability. That is quite a list! And it’s hard to knock any of the aforementioned qualities, as they are all honorable attributes to any genuine leader.

However, when we think of our leaders today, would we use any of those characteristics to describe them? While those traits might apply to some leaders, most people would use much harsher words to describe our so-called “leaders” — especially those of us who have started to wake up.

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Learning to Live (Die) with Your Disease

Learning to Live (Die) with Your Disease

September 22nd, 2016

By Tracy Kolenchuk

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Have you heard the latest ‘medical wisdom’? It’s become a mantra for chronic diseases, from arthritis, to diabetes, to depression to dementia. “Learn to live with your disease.” But it’s a lie. What is really being said is “Accept the fact that you are going to die with your disease.” Learn to die with your disease.

There are no cures for chronic disease. Modern medicine has abandoned cures. There are lots of reasons why cures are problematic, but it’s not what you think. It’s easy to imagine that drug manufacturers want to sell us drugs, not cures, because drugs that cure don’t sell much – they work themselves out of business cure. The best selling drugs are those that don’t cure. But it’s not so simple…

The truth can only be found in opposites. What’s the opposite of ‘learn to live (die) with your disease’? Cure your disease. But modern medicine has a few simple problems. Most medicines don’t cure any disease. Most diseases simply cannot be cured by medicines. Not only that, ‘cured’ is simply not defined for most illnesses – especially those that are easily and often cured by health, like the common cold, measles, and influenza.

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A Guide to Manifesting Change in the New Energy Paradigm

A Guide to Manifesting Change in the New Energy Paradigm

September 20th, 2016

By Stacy Vajta

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Ok let’s face it; there are some folks out there who are amazing manifestors and there are some who, well… not so much. Yet when you have a goal or a vision for your life that you can feel deep into your bones, figuring out how to make it happen is paramount.

There’s a ton of information out there that makes manifesting sound simple, like “Align your vibration to what you wish to create and you are good to go.” Yet, for anyone who has struggled to create change – big, up-leveling change – you know that alignment has many layers to it, and is not always easy to come by.

Over the last 30 years in my transformational coaching practice, I’ve watched a lot of people learn how to manifest change. And, I’ve studied the subject intensely; working through my own struggles with creating my work and a thriving life. Here’s what I’ve come to understand: when it comes to the “new energy paradigm”, it’s really important to recognize that working in this new paradigm is not about leaving the planet, leaving your body, or working in the energy ‘out there’ — just the opposite.

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Stop Fighting Life

Stop Fighting Life

September 20th, 2016

By Lissa Rankin, MD

Guest writer for Wake Up World

I have two friends who are trying to do beautiful things in the world. One is an ardent environmentalist who really passionately yearns to save the biosphere and protect the planet; the other is a social worker serving abused, abandoned, neglected, traumatized children in a community where many people are hooked on meth. Both carry so much pain in their deeply empathic hearts that their own bodies are suffering. I worry that these two are killing themselves with those broken open, bleeding, service-oriented hearts. Yet, I see in them a painful pattern that leads to unnecessary suffering, one I recognize because I’m still in the process of breaking this pattern myself. But it’s not easy. Breaking this kind of pattern is like trying to put an octopus to bed. The minute you get two arms tucked quietly under the covers, six more arms of the pattern sneak out! Continue Reading – Stop Fighting Life

Using Our Powerful Authentic Voice, Even When It’s Hard To Speak

Using Our Powerful Authentic Voice, Even When It’s Hard To Speak

September 19th, 2016

By Diana Rose Kottle

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Being an authentic voice of change can be what breaks through the collective illusions — especially when it’s hard to even speak above the deafening roar of unconsciousness, judgments, and social programming. Such authenticity has the power to dissolve the veils of separation, awaken those who are asleep, and remind those who may have forgotten what incredibly powerful, spiritual energetic beings of light, we all truly are.

Giving voice to the powerful divine messages that want to flow through each of us, in their own unique ways, can move mountains that seemed immovable; it can be the magical kiss that awakens Sleeping Beauty from her 100 year slumber; it can be a reminder of truth, rising above the scarlet poppy fields of unconsciousness, telling Dorothy that the power to leave OZ, to return home again and awaken, has always been inside of her.

There is so much magical potential when we trust our souls guidance and find the courage to bravely share our authentic-soul-truth. 

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