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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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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Do You Have a Burning Yearning for Change?

Do You Have a Burning Yearning for Change?

September 19th, 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

You might be one of those with a strong sense to want to change your reality, and indeed the wider world. Yet we’re so often told of the need for “acceptance and surrender”. The two truths, the two impulses, seem to conflict. And how exactly does consciousness change our reality for the better? You may have strongly catalytic tendencies that cause you to witness injustice in the world and want to do something about it. So what’s happening with all these different energies? How do you balance what’s going on within, and maximise your creative impact in the world?

Acceptance and Surrender are Not Always the Same

Firstly it is important to realise that acceptance and surrender are not necessarily the same thing. True spiritual surrender is not acceptance of ‘anything goes’. This just builds another identity. Yet true surrender is not needing a particular outcome from the situation. The key word here is ‘particular’. Because it’s right for the soul to yearn for change — to me, that’s a key characteristic of the soul. But to want and need a particular outcome would only be ego.

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How to Positively Thrive in Times of Change… Including 3 Simple Strategies

How to Positively Thrive in Times of Change… Including 3 Simple Strategies

September 13th, 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

In a universe of constant change, change is the only constant. And yet because of the density and inertia of the physical 3D World society has built, it’s easy to be lulled into the status quo: that we can expect everything to be more or less like it was yesterday. This just builds complacency, laziness and fixed conditioned behaviourisms.

What if, though, you could recognise the underlying shift of energy taking place, harness this ‘River of Life’, and have it inspire and invigorate an entirely new way of being? As the old paradigm crumbles and declines, what if you could positively thrive through it and come alive? Here are 3 simple strategies for you to do that…

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The Secret of Success: Relax, Do Nothing… and Just BE

The Secret of Success: Relax, Do Nothing… and Just BE

September 8th, 2016

By Steve Taylor, Ph.D

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Great ideas and discoveries don’t come from thinking or doing, but from being. 

In general, there are three different modes in which we can live our lives: doing, thinking and being. Most of the day we’re busy doing – working in our jobs, doing chores, following our hobbies and enjoying ourselves in our free time. Thinking usually takes place between activities, when there’s nothing to occupy our attention, or during activities which are more repetitive and undemanding, when we don’t need to concentrate too much.

And being? In general, we don’t spend much time being. Being occurs when we’re relatively inactive and relaxing. It’s when our minds aren’t chattering away with thoughts, and when we aren’t concentrating our attention on tasks or activities. In this mode, we usually pay a lot of our attention to our surroundings, and to our own experience. We’re in this mode when we go for a leisurely walk, do sports such as swimming or running, meditate, do yoga or listen to music.

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