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 expressed as concentrated sound vibrations.

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A Massive Wake-Up Call for Humanity

A Massive Wake-Up Call for Humanity

26th August 2016

By Diana Rose Kottle

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Currently the planet is going through an epic energetic shift in global consciousness and frequency upgrades, unlike anything we have seen before, and it is happening rapidly. People are quickly awakening and gaining access to their own light, their own power, their own information, their own truth.

With this level of change, comes great challenges (opportunities for learning and growth) and disruptions that may rock you to your core, as you release the old and make room for the new emerging energies to come into form. The old structures must fall; the limitations must be released; the castles of corruption must crumble to the ground. Essentially, we must empty out the garbage first, removing the layers of trash from our lives that are clogging the pipes and stopping the flow, before we can be filled with and hold, the high frequency light that is available to all of us, now more than ever before.

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Depression and Anxiety are NOT Caused by a Lack of Serotonin!

Depression and Anxiety are NOT Caused by a Lack of Serotonin!

25th August 2016

By Brett Jones

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Depression has become an illness; something that you must go to the doctor to solve. The definition of depression, according to Psychology Today “is not a passing blue mood but rather persistent feelings of sadness and worthlessness and a lack of desire to engage in formerly pleasurable activities. A complex mind/body illness, depression can be treated with drugs and/or therapy.”

Yet, as most who suffer depression know, taking antidepressants doesn’t solve the issue, it only places a blanket on the issue and numbs out our feelings.

Harvard professor Irving Kirsch writes of the “serotonin myth” in a peer reviewed paper entitled ‘Antidepressants and the Placebo Effect‘, which was based on many clinical trials. According to Kirsch, it’s not serotonin that affects depression at all:

“The serotonin theory is as close as any theory in the history of science to having been proved wrong. Instead of curing depression, popular antidepressants may induce a biological vulnerability making people more likely to become depressed in the future.”

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The Emperor Has No Clothes: The Doctor Has No Cures!

The Emperor Has No Clothes: The Doctor Has No Cures!

25th August 2016

By Tracy Kolenchuk

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Once upon a time (like almost yesterday, eh) in Canada, there was a parade in a small town. The local doctor was in the parade, in a shiny red convertible. As one family watched the parade, a small boy exclaimed “I want to be a doctor when I grow up, and ride in a shiny red convertible.”

His sister, about 13 years old, responded “I don’t want to be a doctor like him. He doesn’t have any cures!”

“Don’t talk like that,” the mother interrupted, “of course he has cures. Everyone knows the doctor has cures. He just doesn’t have them in the car, they’re at the pharmacy.”

The girls responds, knowingly,”There are lots of medicines in the pharmacy, but I can’t find any cures there. And, I checked all of the medicines in our medicine cabinet. None of them say ‘cure’ either.”

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The Alternative Media is Replacing the Mainstream Media: Here’s How You Can Help

The Alternative Media is Replacing the Mainstream Media: Here’s How You Can Help

24th August 2016

By Phillip J. Watt

Guest writer for Wake Up World

It’s been a roller-coaster ride for the alternative media. The last decade has seen an explosion in independent content that is not associated with the corporate media monopolies, as well as an associated growth in individuals joining the ‘truth movement’. There have also been many hiccups too, such as controlled opposition sites which lurk covertly in the shadows and provide misinformation as psy-op trickery to distract us from what’s really going on.

In utter defiance, the last five years in particular has really accelerated in terms of the traffic that independent journos and platforms have received. However, the last year has been tough. Real tough. In perfect response to that growing attention, the control-matrix and its technological arms have implemented algorithms and search parameters that have inhibited the reach of the free-thought mediums.

Simply, they’re trying to send the alternative underground to separate it completely from the mainstream, because they know that if it continues on the same trajectory it will replace the mainstream entirely. By keeping the alternative information strictly controlled – as they know they can’t yet stop it doing what it likes – their approach is to slow down the amount of people transitioning to the truth, away from the lie.

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Top 10 Signs Americans are Living in a Police State

Top 10 Signs Americans are Living in a Police State

23rd August 2016

By Ryan Cristián

Guest writer for Wake Up World

“Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety.” – Benjamin Franklin

There are some who would have Americans believe that certain kinds of change are necessary to the modern survival of this country. In this time of limitless and unforeseen possibilities, that statement is inevitably true. Yet this uncertainty is used to impose unnecessary restrictions upon the people. These restrictions have set the American nation down a dangerous path, slowly stripping it of that which was once the sole ambition of those who set out to liberate the oppressed: freedom.

Here are 10 signs the United States is now a Police State.

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Letting Go of a World in Collapse: The Conversation We’re Too Afraid to Have

Letting Go of a World in Collapse: The Conversation We’re Too Afraid to Have

23rd August 2016

By Deb Ozarko

Guest writer for Wake Up World

It’s Over.

Over the past few months I’ve been feeling a deeper sense of grief over the state of the world with the accelerating breakdown that is playing out in every aspect of life on Earth. I’m finding it increasingly difficult to navigate this Gaia Grief as I call it, knowing that everything I love so dearly — animals and the natural world — are being mindlessly consumed, commoditized and destroyed with entitled abandon. Joanna Macy calls this breakdown The Great Unraveling. The word that resonates most with me is collapse.

I’m blessed to live in a stunning location that is energetically charged by rainforests, mountains and ocean. I live in a state of perpetual awe for the beauty that still remains in this part of the world. As such, I’m aware of the “thinness” of this magnificent place, where the veil between the physical and non-physical world is virtually non-existent. Unlike a city with its denuded, unnatural landscape and the incessant noise from honking cars, blaring music, car alarms, machines, construction, techno-distraction, and the mental static of worry, busyness, fatigue, anxiety, and irritation, Earth energy is much easier to feel here — especially for the energetically sensitive like myself. I feel what is unseen and unheard by the collective, and which is subsequently ignored and denied by our culture. The Sunshine Coast is a true barometer for what’s really occurring in the world on a non-physical level. For me, this is truth.

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A Comprehensive Guide to the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

A Comprehensive Guide to the Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT)

21st August 2016

By Dr. Joseph Mercola

Guest writer for Wake Up World

What is the Emotional Freedom Technique?

Although it is still often overlooked, emotional health is absolutely essential to your physical health and healing — no matter how devoted you are to the proper diet and lifestyle, you will not achieve your body’s ideal healing and preventative powers if emotional barriers stand in your way. That’s why I routinely used the Emotional Freedom Technique (or EFT) in my practice, and most highly recommend to optimize your emotional health. EFT is very easy to learn, and will help you remove negative emotions that cause ill health, reduce food cravings, reduce or eliminate pain, and implement positive goals.

EFT is a form of psychological acupressure, based on the same energy meridians used in traditional acupuncture to treat physical and emotional ailments for over five thousand years, but without the invasive needles. Instead, simple tapping with the fingertips is used to input kinetic energy onto specific meridians on the head and chest while you think about your specific problem — whether it is a traumatic event, an addiction, pain, etc. — and voice positive affirmations.

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Leaked Documents Reveal ISIS Recruits Know Little of Islam, Ordered “Koran for Dummies”

Leaked Documents Reveal ISIS Recruits Know Little of Islam, Ordered “Koran for Dummies”

20th August 2016

By Makia Freeman

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

A leak of documents earlier in 2016 showed that few ISIS recruits know anything of Islam – another blow to the Islamic terrorism and ISIS theme the mainstream media is so intent on peddling.

In a batch of leaked ISIS documents, ISIS recruits were exposed as people who have so little knowledge about Islam that some of them ordered “Koran for Dummies” and “Islam for Dummies”. The leak was another crushing blow to the Islamic terrorism and ISIS themes maintained in the mainstream, and provides yet more evidence that ISIS is not the fanatically-religious group we have been led to believe. It is, rather, an entertaining CIA-MI6-Mossad cover story whose usefulness may be running out. (This is not to say ISIS doesn’t exist or doesn’t really kill people, but rather that the whole operation is controlled by a hidden hand.)

It turns out that the ISIS recruits featured in these leaked documents have little connection to Islam at all, and most certainly do not have the conviction of belief to become suicide bombers or sacrifice themselves in this life to get 100 virgins in the next. Of course, this kind of deception and fakery (recall the fake green-screen beheadings) is par for the course for the New World Order cabal, who constantly need to invent new enemies to distract people, and justify harsh laws and endless wars.

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Infants Deeply Traumatized by Common Medical Procedures, New Study Suggests

Infants Deeply Traumatized by Common Medical Procedures, New Study Suggests

20th August 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

A concerning new study suggests that decades of medical procedures performed on infants without pain management has had deeply traumatizing effects.

A groundbreaking study published in eLife, titled “fMRI reveals neural activity overlap between adult and infant pain”, demonstrates that the infant pain experience, despite long held assumptions to the contrary, closely resembles that of adults.

Researchers discovered that when 1-6 day old babies were exposed to the same pain stimulus as adults, their brains “lit up” in almost exactly the same manner. More specifically, infant and adult pain responses were indistinguishable in 18 of the 20 regions observed through fMRI imaging. The only two brain regions that pain did not show activation in the infants were the amygdala and the orbitofrontal cortex: two regions believed to help with the interpretation of pain stimuli.

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Decoding the Social Engineering Tactics of the New World Order (NWO)

Decoding the Social Engineering Tactics of the New World Order (NWO)

18th August 2016

By Makia Freeman

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

The social engineering tactics currently used by the NWO (New World Order) can be decoded, if you look carefully. These social engineering tactics are being used around the world, both internally (within nations under the thumb of this cabal) and externally (geopolitically between nations), all with the point of maneuvering the world into a centralized totalitarian dictatorship. The NWO controllers like to use a combination of tactics, but the bottom line or common denominator in all of them is the invention of fictional threats and the intentional creation of problems that don’t really exist, or that never needed to have existed. In other words: fear.

However, the crafty way these social engineering tactics manifest is worth studying and becoming acquainted with, so you can protect yourself against the propaganda and subtle deception which so easily takes in the majority of the world population – though hopefully not much longer due to the rising consciousness of humanity.

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Why Working Less is Essential for True Wealth and Sustainability

Why Working Less is Essential for True Wealth and Sustainability

17th August 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Consumerism goes hand in hand with the “the good life” — at least according to our contemporary Western culture. Massive advertising, securing the bargain, garage sales and credit cards are simply par for the course and rarely questioned by the average person. Shopping during our lunch hour is a national pastime, we wander outlet malls on vacation, and make online purchases late at night. It’s not just about comfort, our way of living needs to border luxurious. The yardstick of “keeping up with the Joneses” has evolved beyond our neighbors — we’re now competing with the lifestyles of the upper middle class and wealthy. It’s a vicious cycle — and we’re miserable for it. The environment also suffers as our material aspirations climb.

The reasons behind this shift are complex and sobering. But to expect consumerism to disappear altogether is unrealistic. We can’t just shame ourselves into reforming our cultural orientation — although, many have tried. Instead, we can generate true wealth — strong communities, a healthy eco-system, creativity and a sense of connectedness. In short, a self-provisioning, sharing economy.

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