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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Reading Signs and Synchronicity on the Spiritual Path

Reading Signs and Synchronicity on the Spiritual Path

24th August 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

As you inquire deeper into the real meaning of the moment, and of your life’s purpose, you’ll start to pick up signs and synchronicity, where the field seems to magically click in around you, as if by some pre-ordained force. What’s going on here? How might you best understand, and work with, the signs? They are powerful pointers to your journey of evolution, which we will explore here. This exploration also contains a video in the new Openhand Philosophy series.

Moving into Harmony

We live in a world that has become very disconnected from the divine flow. Humanity has created a system based on logical rules and regulations. Conditioning causes people to expect things to work a certain way, and to struggle for some desired outcome. All of this intentioning cuts across the natural flow of life. The result is, everything appears random and haphazard; there’s no apparent deeper meaning and therefore there’s a perceived need to try to control life, to get some kind of outcome.

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Grounding: The Gift of Being in Your Body

Grounding: The Gift of Being in Your Body

21st July 2016

By Susan Hassen

Guest writer for Wake Up World

“Be here now.” We see this phrase everywhere, but are we actually embodying it? Are we consciously present and in our experience here on Earth? Often, the most simple of phrases hold the biggest treasures. Now more than ever, we need to be here now. We are in the midst of a global ascension and are experiencing a multitude of energetic shifts both off and on our planet. Being anchored into the Earth allows you to go with the flow of these new planetary changes while remaining safe and secure in your body.

As an energy practitioner, I’ve observed that the one thing every client of mine has in common is that they are not grounded into the Earth and fully occupying their bodies.

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The Evolutionary Intention of the ‘Pluto in Scorpio’ Generation: 1983–1995

The Evolutionary Intention of the ‘Pluto in Scorpio’ Generation: 1983–1995

18th July 2016

By Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone

Contributing writers for Wake Up World

Born between November 1983 and November 1995, as the planet Pluto transited the sign of Scorpio, those in the ‘Pluto in Scorpio’ generation are bringers of radical transformation.

It is really clear to many of us that we, the human collective, are experiencing a dramatic shift in our perception of reality. The way we relate, structure and create our future reality is undergoing a dramatic metamorphosis. The Pluto in Scorpio generation have come through at this time to help the evolution of the collective consciousness and aid this change in human experience.

The Pluto in Scorpio generation carries the exact energetic blueprints required to create a major shift in perception. However, in order for this experience to manifest itself from potential into reality, those in the Pluto in Scorpio generation must undergo a total metamorphosis of their own individual karma, thus activating the direct experiences and spiritual awakenings necessary for this new awareness to be anchored into the collective consciousness, and ultimately, into our physical lives.

In this article, we will discuss the karmic challenges specific to this generation and, hopefully, help awaken them to their important mission on behalf of humanity.

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10 Ways to Raise Our Vibration

10 Ways to Raise Our Vibration

5th June 2016

By Juliet Tang

Guest writer for Wake Up World

What is Vibration?

Vibration is our unique personal energy frequency, or energy signature. It is the state of our energy at this moment as a result of all beliefs, emotions, experiences and interactions we have accumulated. Our vibration is directly affected by both the external such as our environmental factors and lifestyle choices, as well as the internal such as our thoughts and beliefs. Hence, it is essential for us to take care of ourselves on the physical, emotional, mental and spiritual levels to maintain high vibration.

Why Is It Important to Raise Our Vibration?

As multidimensional beings (or light beings) comprised of a physical body (which is nothing more than a solid form shaped by tightly packed energy particles) and energy bodies, the higher our vibration, the faster the particles vibrate in our energy field and the more balanced and fulfilling we find our lives to be.

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Visualization: Are You Using Your Imagination Wisely?

Visualization: Are You Using Your Imagination Wisely?

23rd June 2016

By Christina Lavers

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Imagination is our inner vision. It is the magical bridge between the everyday and the ethereal realm, the gateway between the finite and the infinite. Children naturally have vivid imaginations and use this innate faculty to explore and animate life. With the advent of science and rationality, a clear distinction between the fanciful and the concrete came to define our understanding of reality. The magical enchantment of the world largely receded into the cracks and humans were left to operate within the confines of the ordinary, the quantifiable, and the normal. We came to see imagination as something of little value, to be left behind in childhood.

Today we are rediscovering the importance of imagination. Quantum physics has transformed our understanding of the landscape of reality and our role in it. Quantum theory has forced the scientific community to question the assumption that consciousness cannot affect external reality. Increasingly, evidence demonstrates that due to the intimate way we are energetically entangled with all that exists, our thoughts do have the ability to affect our physical world. As a result more people are opening to the possibility that we can indeed use the power of our minds to influence what unfolds in our external reality.

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The Alchemy of the Feminine Energy: Being the Change You Wish to See

The Alchemy of the Feminine Energy: Being the Change You Wish to See

19th June 2016

By Sarah Elkhaldy

Guest writer for Wake Up World

The alchemical process of ‘being the change you wish to see in the world’ has a yin and yang (passive and active) component to it. In order to collectively elevate earth we must understand how vital the role of the feminine is in this play.

The presence of the feminine energy has been largely absent from the equation here on earth for some time now. Her power is that of the circle — all encompassing. She is chaos and order, form and formless, both at once. She is non-linear and for this, she can be feared or seen as magic. She is the stillness that births motion and the static from which the ecstatic springs into life.

The feminine energy is here to activate our heart and rise up in balance with the masculine energy to form heart-centered unity consciousness.

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Living with Kundalini – Bringing You Alive Again

Living with Kundalini – Bringing You Alive Again

12th June 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Kundalini is the entirely natural phenomenon of life force — flowing ‘down’ from the source, into sentient life, animating it, and then connecting back to the source once more. It’s like a circuit of electricity, and when you’re fully plugged into it, then it brings you fully alive.

In society most have been disconnected from it, for a vast variety of reasons, from the processed foods that cause disharmonious internal vibrations, to electrosmog and distorted behaviourisms that cut across the natural flow. It leads to a lesser life-style, where you’re constantly searching for something but have forgotten exactly what it is you were originally looking for.

Well, it’s time to come alive again!

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Love, Pristine Consciousness and Death: What They Have in Common

Love, Pristine Consciousness and Death: What They Have in Common

25th May 2016

By Harry Krueger

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Love – used here as a term derived from the Indo-European and Sanscrit: The desire to be united with its Beloved. Love is the Action of Intelligence when expressed through the pristine consciousness. Any other expression is a demonic spirit of the fragmented energy (mind).

Pristine consciousness is content-less and so cannot of its own have an opinion or belief about anything.

Eons ago, at the cradle of humanity (and before civilization) pristine consciousness never had to doubt what passed before it. Other than the necessary steps to provide for the necessities of living, it saw no need for personal plans because it did not see itself as separate from its awareness. It trusted in its relationship with its Beloved (Intelligence).

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Weathering the Energetic Storm, Inside and Out

Weathering the Energetic Storm, Inside and Out

By Christina Lavers

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

There have always been people sensitive to the subtle energies that permeate this reality. In the Western world however, the last few centuries have seen an abandonment of esoteric beliefs in favour of reason. Since that time, there has been a propensity to disparage anything that couldn’t be accurately documented and measured. Most people with the enigmatic faculty of energy sensitivity learned to keep their true natures hidden, especially during the witch-hunting times, when fear of the unknown fuelled a holocaust against practitioners of magic (which is just another way of saying energy workers). Even when conditions weren’t quite as dire, admitting to being tuned in to an aspect of reality to which most were oblivious could set a person up to be ostracised and ridiculed by those who fit comfortably into the mainstream.

The last few decades, however, have seen a considerable shift in this area – the growing number of us who can feel the energies know that they are escalating and are affecting everything they touch. What was once operating as a subtle current in the background is rapidly becoming an electrifying torrent of transformation.

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The Shaman Within: Channeling Universal Life Force to Heal Your Body

The Shaman Within: Channeling Universal Life Force to Heal Your Body

By Therese Wade, MSc

Guest writer for Wake Up World

We live in a sea of subtle energies. When we become conscious of them, we can learn to use them.

Ancient cultures understood that we live in a vast sea of energy. They understood that the planets and stars are conscious beings who communicate with each other. They believed that the trees serve as antennas, which allow natural subtle energies and information to flow up from the Earth to the stars and planets, and from all other celestial bodies into the Earth. They taught that everything and every being has consciousness and channels this energy according to its capabilities, to help facilitate this essential cosmic dialogue. In fact, they understood that all matter, including the physical body, is a gathering of this universal energy. They recognized that our thoughts and emotions are a form of energy, and that when these are in harmony with the living universal energy field, we become clear channels. Then, the life force of the Earth and cosmos flows through us more smoothly and abundantly, guiding our evolution as new perspectives are revealed and advanced abilities are awakened within us. These abilities include heightened creativity, extrasensory perception and the ability to bring about dramatic physical healing. Shamans learn to feel, sense and use this energy without filtering or distorting it. They often refer to this process as becoming a “hollow bone”.

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New Moon in Aries – Giving Life to Our New Inner Reality

New Moon in Aries – Giving Life to Our New Inner Reality

7th April 2016

By Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone

Contributing Writers for Wake Up World

Anchoring Our Inner Reality Into Creation.

Last month’s Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse showed us exactly what direction we are moving in and what action is required of us to make it happen. It offered us the long-awaited clarity we needed to see the structures and ideals we still hold within us that are holding us back, and helped us reconnect with the inner drive to anchor our unique vision into brilliant, sparkling reality.

The major theme for us now, reinforced by today’s New Moon in Aries, is about bringing to life what we know and believe so clearly, and taking active and innovative steps to actively bring the new paradigm to life.

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