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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Why Die Consciously?

Why Die Consciously?

September 7th, 2016

By Richard West

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Death – it comes to us all. We all know this, but how many of us have really explored our deaths?

What I’m about to say may shock you – but in many ways, those who get some advanced warning of their deaths through terminal prognosis – they are the lucky ones! Of course many of you in this situation will definitely not be feeling lucky and I completely understand. A life shattered, knowing that it will all come to an end so soon, can be one of the hardest things for a person to deal with. But let me explain why these people are ‘lucky’. It’s not because of the suffering they may go through, but because of the tremendous opportunity they have.

Death as an opportunity

Going through life we hit many small ‘deaths’ along the way. Loss of loved ones, relationships and jobs, and more profoundly, loss of health, abilities and identities. Even if these things are only temporary, they provide a great opportunity for exploration of dying, in which we will ultimately lose all of these things.

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The Importance of Blending Surrender with Willpower on the Spiritual Path

The Importance of Blending Surrender with Willpower on the Spiritual Path

September 7th, 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

You’ll no doubt hear lots about the value and importance of surrender on the spiritual path — being able to accept the moment as it really is, without needing it to be a certain way. In other words, not needing a particular outcome.

So what about all the qualities of determination, courage and willpower? Do they fit in, and if so, how?

This exploration includes the first in series of new style Openhand Spiritual Philosophy videos…

True surrender is not simply “dropping the hot coals”

It is of course only the ego that continues to effort and struggle to get somewhere in life or to attain something. The ego being essentially, that unrealised aspect of the soul, which attaches to the physicality of life. So one of the most valuable steps we can take on the path, is that of surrender.

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Overwhelm and the Layers of Discernment: The ‘Quagmire of Secondary Considerations’

Overwhelm and the Layers of Discernment: The ‘Quagmire of Secondary Considerations’

1st September 2016

By Niels Kunze, the Free Radical

Guest writer for Wake Up World

We are currently heading into a phase of maximum chaos… in all layers of reality. This is what I’ve (we’ve) been waiting for.

Crisis is opportunity – the opportunity for significant change. Times of maximum chaos are also times of greatest vulnerability. The chaos of longstanding structures tumbling down around us pitches us into a place of uncertainty, and if we succumb to fear we can be easily manipulated in such moments. In such instances, the manipulation most often comes through the savior paradigm. When things are uncertain, we’re overwhelmed and confused, that’s when we’re the most vulnerable to the promise of being rescued. There’s nothing wrong with accepting help in such moments, but we must always be cognizant of any and all strings attached to our seeming rescue. It is precisely in our vulnerability that we must be most aware. (Fortunately, awareness and vulnerability – in the absence of fear – go happily hand-in-hand.)

Right now, many feel threatened by overwhelm; it’s like we’re falling into a dark abyss. We can be certain that navigating these times, right now, will be difficult – if we’re not perfectly clear within ourselves. We have to be able to see through the bullshit; we must know exactly where we stand on all pertinent issues; quite simply, we need well-defined principles and the gumption to stand by them… no matter what.

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Live Fully Now… But What Does That Actually Mean?

Live Fully Now… But What Does That Actually Mean?

31st August 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

I recently found an interesting video of some Alan Watts philosophy. It offers a very powerful essay in living in the now; about how we’re so often programmed in society to look to goals and aspirations ahead of us; so much so, we don’t actually live in the moment, and what’s worse, we don’t fully engage with the moment. (Here’s a link to the video, which so accurately expresses the mainstream view about ‘living in the moment’.)

But I ask: Why is it that so many people actually do strive for some future aspiration? Is it all negative, or is there something positive about it too?

Let’s look at that.

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Pristine Consciousness: The Canvas Upon Which Life Expresses Itself

Pristine Consciousness: The Canvas Upon Which Life Expresses Itself

31st August 2016

By Harry Krueger

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

The bonding of the pristine whole (energy) with Intelligence (the mysterious expression of all that exists) is the only environment in which human beings can flower, and come to completeness. That fruition (as wholeness) is love. There is no other love. And that whole-y state is one of apperception — a perception that is beyond the aberrations of the memory-senses complex called, Mind.

Our thoughts are not self-generated, rather, our present responses to life’s daily challenges are a cacophony of sounds given to us by the prevailing culture. Except for some slight variations in content, we are the psychological clones of past generations. The accumulation of that misinformation (indoctrination) is what we call ‘culture’, and all culture is Mind: a myth given by others. The over-whelming false content of the Mind is what is preventing pristine awareness (Consciousness) from receiving its “daily bread” — the food that is indispensable to life’s daily responses.

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What You Don’t Know About Karma Can Harm You!

What You Don’t Know About Karma Can Harm You!

30th August 2016

By Nanice Ellis

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Have you ever changed your behavior, or made certain choices, because you were afraid of creating bad karma? If so, you are not alone — most of us have done this many times, and, if we are very spiritual or religious, this might even be a way of life.

I’ll confess, when my young kids were misbehaving, I would “threaten” them with karma – suggesting that their “bad behavior” would come back to bite them in the future. I must say that it worked, because the fear of some mysterious force made them think twice before they acted out. Although it may have been a helpful patenting strategy at the time, I knew as they got older I would have to correct this misleading misnomer, so by the time they were teenagers I told them the truth about karma — and now I want to share it with you, along with 3 effective steps release yourself from the karma loop.

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The Mandala: The Sacred Geometry of Meditation

The Mandala: The Sacred Geometry of Meditation

26th August 2016

By Ethan Indigo Smith

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

A mandala is a visual symbol often utilized in meditation practices and teachings. The mandala symbol itself is a geometric construction of geometric points, lines, planes and solids which symbolizes our universe. These geometric symbols can be used as a visual meditation tool, called a yantra. Other designs can similarly be used as meditation tools, but may not be mandalas by definition.

Mandalas and all other yantras work as visual meditation points of concentration. Pictured (top) is the sri yantra: sri meaning ‘king’ or ‘most important’. Ancient yogis of India and Tibet considered it to be the most powerful of all geometric symbols, representing the geometric structure of the sound of creation — the Om.

Conversely, a mantra is the audio version of the mandala; an aural meditation tool. Whether the sound of the mantra is a single syllable tone, such as the Om, or a series of metaphysical musings, such as the ancient Gayatri Mantra, mantras are wavy linear expressions of universal connection, voiced as concentrated sound vibrations.

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The Lily of the Field: Transformation Through Natural Intelligence

The Lily of the Field: Transformation Through Natural Intelligence

9th August 2016

By Harry Krueger

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“Sitting quietly, doing nothing, spring comes, and the grass grows by itself.” ~ Zen

The belief that parents are creators of children is one of several false assumptions in the hypnosis of life. This delusion is emotionally sustained by the misunderstood interpretation of the parental instinct.

The parent living under natural law — Intelligence, the mysterious expression of all that exists — knows that their primary role as good stewards (caretakers) is in the protection of the child from cultural predators. The parent who does not live under the guidance of Intelligence and who responds to life’s challenges from their indoctrinated state, believe it their loving duty to train up the child in accordance with their cultural traditions passed down from past generations. There is no freedom in looking at life’s challenges when that seeing is through the lens of past knowledge.

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6 Keys to Successfully Making the Shift to the New Earth

6 Keys to Successfully Making the Shift to the New Earth

By Jeff Street

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Look around. The great shift in the consciousness of humanity has hit critical mass and passed the point of no return. It’s been building slowly but surely, and now it’s about to kick into high gear. The next decade or so will be a period of enormous change and perhaps more than a little turbulence. Think of this as the process of humanity going into labor as it begins to birth a new earth reality.

In this article, I offer what I consider the six keys to smoothly and successfully making the shift to the New Earth and becoming a charter member of a wonderful new era of humanity. Before diving into the practical advice that I have to offer, I’ll briefly explore the shift that is underway.

As always, my articles are simply my perspective that I offer in the spirit of discovery and empowerment. Take what resonates for you, and leave the rest behind.

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The Sovereignty of Humanity

The Sovereignty of Humanity

17th July 2016

By Glen T. Martin Ph.D

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Our time is a time of vast danger for the future of humankind and the integrity of our precious Earth. Forces of disintegration, division, and war everywhere attack human unity and inhibit the emergence of a planetary civilization based on our common humanity. Human beings continue to cling to pseudo-realities, pseudo-realities that become extremely dangerous and tear our world apart: nations, races, religions, ethnicities, cultures, languages, corporate interests, etc. Attachment to pseudo-realities obscures from us our common humanity, our common human reality evolving out of the vast cosmic evolutionary process from the (theoretical) Big Bang, to human emergence some two million years ago, to human ascendancy over nature and colonization of the entire Earth in the past two centuries.

Since the 20th century, physics has shown us in great depth and detail that the reality (the basic nature) of the cosmos cannot be imagined by the human pictorial imagination. Unlike the old magical and mythological relations to reality that assumed that the real could be pictured and named, everything in contemporary physics reveals the world in terms of mathematical equations that cannot be translated into imaginative pictures. Physics unveils the absolute oneness of the universe and the thoroughly interdependent and relative nature of all the fields within that whole: within that dynamic, ever-flowing holism.

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Beyond the Law of Attraction: The 9 Principles of Wish Manifestation

Beyond the Law of Attraction: The 9 Principles of Wish Manifestation

15th July 2016

By Life Script Doctor

Guest writer for Wake Up World

You can find variety of wish manifestation and law-of-attraction courses online. In most cases they teach you a certain set of manifestation techniques or, as some may call them, wish spells. They help you concentrate and direct your energy towards manifesting your desires.

However, there is a great need for certain rules or principles to be addressed and explained before you start practicing the law of attraction, or any other manifestation techniques. The following rules are quite simple and following them could help you get the results you want and bring your wishes into reality…

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