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Wake Up World’s articles to relax the mind and inspire the soul.

Just Claim It All

9th May 2016

By Sarah Elkhaldy

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

People will say you are “too light” if they are not comfortable with the light.

People will say you are “too dark” if they are not comfortable with the dark.

They will say you’re egotistical if they are not comfortable with owning their own power.

They will say you are too spiritual if they are not comfortable with Spirit.

See the pattern here? People are going to say what they will in accordance with their perception. Everyone will have to choose what they value more: the perception of another, or honoring their own self-expression.

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

22nd April 2016

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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Breaking the Spell of Our Cultural Imprisonment

21st April 2016

By Christina Lavers

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

What would the world look like if instead of living our lives according to how we are told we ‘should’ be, we were all free to follow the deep callings of our hearts? Diehard capitalists would recoil at the thought and insist that civilization would come to a halt. But would everyone really stop working and choose to spend their days lounging around doing nothing? I don’t think so. We humans are curious, industrious creatures who are naturally driven by a passion to explore, learn and create.

We currently live in a mad world that is based on fear, greed and scarcity. It is considered completely normal for people to spend the majority of their waking lives toiling in jobs they hate. Economic inequality has reached a point of staggering absurdity where many people slaving away in full-time jobs can barely even meet the basic survival needs of their families, while others lounge around on $200 million yachts and have ridiculously decadent luxury homes around the world.

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What If You Did Things Differently Today?

By Open

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

We’re living in two worlds right now. The one of the old rules, the old systems, the soft synthetic shoulder to park your dreams on. But then there’s another world; one that is forming from the light cracking through the old system. It’s a magical place of infinite possibility. It rejuvenates your soul and breathes you back alive.

But you’ve got to look for it; you’ve got to work for it. The path isn’t easy, it’s a constant conscious choice to find it in every moment, then to open out into it. It’s about challenging previously accepted norms, approaching life differently then you have done before. It’s looking for something new — searching deep for that vibe that brings you alive…

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The Role Great Sex Plays in Female Creativity

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

“To understand the vagina properly is to realize that it is not only coextensive with the female brain, but is also, essentially, part of the female soul.” ~ Naomi Wolf

As a culture, we typically don’t view female anatomy as something intricately linked with creativity, power, drive, focus, courage or motivation. Either it’s something to be shamed through religious traditions or exploited with pornography, advertising and the media at large. Even so, the 1960’s saw a movement towards accepting and admiring the female form as “goddess.” We still see small pockets of it today. And the idea of the “muse” has a long history of inspiring some of the greatest art known to man.

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The Future of DMT Research

By Luke Sumpter

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

N-dimethlytryptamine, or DMT, is a psychedelic tryptamine that is structurally similar to serotonin. DMT occurs throughout nature in many plants, animals and the human body. DMT is a powerful visual psychedelic which results in short-acting yet intense effects when smoked. However when used in combination with compounds that inhibit the bodies ability to break down the compound, such as in Ayahausca, the effects can last much longer in duration. DMT is currently a Schedule 1 substance within the United States.

In 1990 Dr. Rick Strassman initiated the first psychedelic drug research involving human volunteers to take place in the United States in over 20 years. During this research a total of 60 human volunteers received around 400 doses of DMT at the University of New Mexico’s School of Medicine in Albuquerque. Dr. Strassman published the results of these trials in his famed book DMT The Spirit Molecule which offers theories as to the effect of DMT in the human body, as well as the extreme altered states of consciousness that the volunteers were launched into upon administration. Continue Reading – The Future of DMT Research

Awe and Mystery as Food for the Soul

By Lissa Rankin, MD

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

I never thought much about the difference between awe and mystery until I started hanging out at the proverbial kitchen table of Kitchen Table Wisdom author Rachel Naomi Remen, MD. Soon after I bellied up to that table, awe and mystery, along with a side dish of wonder, started showing up on the menu.

I don’t know why I never thought much about awe and mystery before meeting Rachel. After all, just like her, I was trained as a doctor. Doctors are blessed with a front row seat on awe and mystery. Over 10,000 times, I was the first human a new baby saw after slipping out of Mama. At least 100 times, I was the last person someone saw before transitioning to the other side of the veil. Countless times, mystery showed up in ways I couldn’t explain — like how I would know something about a patient that I couldn’t possibly know with my five senses or the results of any laboratory tests, and yet very often, what I knew would save a life.

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Learning to Trust

By Michael Roads

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

During my world tour each year as a spiritual teacher, I spend plenty of time talking with people who are on their spiritual path. They often mention to me that they are learning to trust. I usually ask them if they actually know what trust is. The honest ones quickly admit that they do not, while a few come up with a variety of answers which prove that they, also, have no idea.

I find this interesting. Most people can give you an intellectual explanation of trust, yet they have never actually experienced it! An encyclopedic description of trust is not trust, just as the jam label description on the jam jar is not jam! This is obvious when pointed out, yet multitudes of people are trying to learn to trust, but they do not know what trust is! They only have the label. How can we expect to learn from this? Surely if we want to learn something, we need to know the basics of it. It is difficult to learn to trust when we live in a world that does not support trust? Society supports suspicion and distrust; laws are based in this. The insurance industry is based in distrust. We do not live in a society of people who have lost their trust – we live in a society who have never yet learned what trust truly is.

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Space Awareness: A Simple Practice for Dissolving Stress and Anxiety

By Tomasz Kopec, MD

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Space Identity

You may have heard that every atom is mostly empty space. But have you ever thought it also applies to you. I mean, there is a lot of empty space inside your physical body. The fact is that we are mostly space — we just do not see it in this way.

This is a similar illusion to that of the Sun and other stars appearing to circulate around our planet. You know that if you jumped on a space ship you would see that the Earth is not in the centre of the Universe. In the same way if you looked at any solid object through a quantum microscope you would see it is really made of space. The only problem is that you are tuned to notice differences and to ignore space. But there is a reason for it.

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Hidden Treasures Behind the Mask of Autism — A Story of Poetry and Redemption for Those Who Cannot Speak

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Autism is a disorder that tends to attract generalized assumptions, where the person in question is lumped together with others and rarely viewed as a complex individual with their own wants, needs and desires. Biased views towards those who never learn to speak can be even more pronounced. As one mother of a severely autistic child once asked, “How much can really be going on in there?”

But then we have children like Elizabeth Bonker, a young poet who shatters many of the preconceived notions we have about non-verbal autism. Through her art, she illuminates the inner world of autism — with astonishing depth and vision.

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Animal Communicators Prove It’s Possible to Hear an Animal’s Thoughts

By Makia Freeman

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Animal communicators are people who can fully communicate with an animal just as they would with a normal human person. The communication is telepathic and 2-way; the animal communicators can both “speak” (by sending thought out towards the animal) and “hear” (by receiving thought in from the animal).

Animal communicators have most likely existed for a long time, probably in every single culture in the world. It is only in our modern Western materialistic culture, which has been influenced by mainstream institutions of religion and science based on perceiving a reality of separateness, that such a possibility seems so outlandish. However, as the following examples show, animal communication, also known as interspecies communication, is a very real phenomenon. These animal communicators are able to access knowledge from and about these animals that they could not possibly have otherwise known.

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Share The Love With These Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Bites! (Yummy Vegan Wheat-Free Recipe)

12th February 2016

By Elisha McFarland

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Valentine’s Day is coming and for many that means chocolate. I admit that I do have a serious sweet tooth and try to temper it, by making desserts that are not overly sweet. This dessert fits the bill. I love the crunch of chocolate and the creamy filling.

While I do recall eating raw cookie dough as a child, I admit it wasn’t the healthiest of choices. This filling however is made with chickpeas, which is loaded with fiber, vitamins and minerals. You will be pleasantly surprised by this creamy filling.

Enjoy!

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