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Gaia’s 5D Shift – The Adventure of a Lifetime is Here!

11th July 2016

By Open

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Pause for a few moments. Put on some soulful music. Breathe. Let breath carry you deep within. Imagine you’re taking a flight to a favourite destination. Take the seat belt off for this one though, and feel the roaring power of the engines sweeping you steadily up aloft into the clouds. Where are you going? Where will it lead?

The Great 5D Shift has begun its inexorable ascent. Welcome to the adventure of a lifetime. How will it be for you?

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Americas Dirty Laundry: The Ongoing Genocide of the American Indian

10th July 2016

By Irwin Ozborne

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“The love of possessions is a disease with them [Americans]. They take tithes from the poor and weak to support the rich who rule. They claim this mother of ours, the Earth, for their own and fence their neighbors away. If America had been twice the size it is, there still would not have been enough.”Sitting Bull

Knock. Knock. Knock. You open the door and see the armed Gestapo at your doorstep demanding you turn over the rights of your children and toddlers. They no longer belong to you as mandated by federal law. You see the fear in your toddler’s eyes as you are no longer capable of protecting them and are forced by law to give up your children to the police. They sit them on a bus to be shipped away to a school hundreds of miles away in which they will be trained to forget every value, tradition, and characteristic you have tried to teach. They will be disciplined with abuse, torture, starvation, and rape. If you ever see them again, they will not be the innocent child you once knew.

This did not happen in a far away land, this did not happen a long-long time ago. This happened in the “greatest country on Earth” in fairly recent history. This was the policy of the United States government in an effort to assimilate American Indian children in a boarding school system that peaked in the 1970’s.

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Going Through Some Changes, Are You?

10th July 2016

By Zen Gardner

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

Going through some changes, are you? Whatever you do, don’t fight them. Even the seeming dark experiences. The learning curve has taken a mighty leap forward for all who are willing to listen, and follow on. Our most precious lessons come from examining the seemingly dark places with open hearts. That’s where the gems are buried.

In order for any of us to move forward in this transitional shift into higher levels of conscious awareness we must have a full knowledge of ourselves as well as our surroundings. Only in self healing, actualization, and deep, sincere grounding can we be fitted for the challenges ahead. And this takes courage. The courage of our convictions and willingness to venture into the unknown. At any cost.

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Roundup Weed Killer (Glyphosate) Threatens Coral Reefs, Persists In Seawater

9th July 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

The coral reefs are dying and the seas are increasingly depleted of sea life. Could Roundup weed killer be partially to blame?

A highly concerning study published in the journal Marine Pollution Bulletin indicates that the world’s most popular herbicide glyphosate (aka Roundup), used primarily in GM agriculture, is particularly resistant to biodegradation in coral reef collected sea water, and could therefore be a major contributor to the decline of marine coral reef systems such as the Great Barrier Reef.

The Great Barrier Reef is the world’s biggest single structure made by living organisms, and is so massive it is visible from outer space.[i] Sadly, according to a study published by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the reef has lost more than half its coral cover since 1985,[ii] which is believed to be caused by a combination of factors, including climate change induced acidification of the ocean, outbreaks of predator species and extensive pollution. Despite the established role of agrichemicals in harming sea life, glyphosate has yet to be included in marine monitoring programs for its impacts on the reef — this despite being used at a rate of 30,000,000 lbs annually in Australia.

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What’s Really Going On Under the Hood of the Cannabis Movement: “Big Marijuana”, GMOs and Hemp

9th July 2016

By Tim Bryant

Guest writer for Wake Up World

By now, most people are at least partially familiar with the Marijuana Movement and how it has grown from something of a taboo and its illegality, to something that is both accepted and becoming legal. Just ten years ago, most people would have thought this was crazy, but now it has become somewhat of the norm, as people’s perceptions are slowly changing.

However, most people hear the word ‘legalization‘ and see many states are implementing these policies into law, so the conversation often stops there. It’s as if they believe the movement has been completed and its mission has been accomplished. Unfortunately, this seems hardly the case, in that the Marijuana Movement is evolving into something much more complex and sticky as we move into the future…

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Cannabidiol (CBD): The Cat’s Out of the Bag with This Natural Cure-All

8th June 2016

By Makia Freeman

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

The truth about Cannabidiol (CBD) and the health benefits of the cannabis plant in general can no longer be suppressed – and the exciting thing is that we are just at the beginning. We are literally just at the start of the long road of cannabis knowledge, which will take us to a deeper understanding of this astonishing plant, its varied uses and its manifold medical benefits.

We still don’t even know how many cannabinoids (natural chemical compounds endemic to the cannabis plant) it contains – over the years the number has been revised in various places from 66 to 85 to 113+. We certainly don’t know the full range of effects of these cannabinoids, nor do we understand the synergistic way they work together, which is of the utmost importance. However, we do know enough to say that one of the foremost cannabinoids is cannabidiol or CBD, and we do know that it has incredible potential for healing a wide range of diseases, including diabetes, insomnia, anxiety, depression, migraines, asthma, scar tissue, Crohn’s, epilepsy, seizures, schizophrenia, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and cancer. (To learn more, please check out Wake Up World’s articles on the medicinal value of cannabis here.)
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The DARK Act is Back — Americans Swindled (Again!) Over GMO Labeling Laws

7th July 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“This is not a labeling bill; it is a non-labeling bill. We are appalled that our elected officials would support keeping Americans in the dark about what is in our food and even more appalled that they would do it on behalf of Big Chemical and food corporations.” ~ Center for Food Safety

In yet another attack on transparency and food safety, biotech giant Monsanto has won an unexpected bipartisan victory in Congress with a “test vote” on a bill dubbed Deny Americans the Right to Know Act, or DARK Act. On June 29th, ‘representatives’ in the U.S. Senate announced a deal had been reached regarding federal GMO labeling requirements. Introduced by Senate Agriculture Committee Chair Pat Roberts (R-Kansas) and Ranking Member Debbie Stabenow (D-Mich.), both Senators were paid handsomely by agribusiness to push the pro-GMO agenda in Congress — $2,808,111 and $1,565,978 respectively. Incredibly, it wasn’t just politicians that sold out the American public, a laundry list of organic brands owned by large corporations have embraced this latest version of the DARK Act as well, which will nullify state GMO labeling laws — including hard won legislation in Vermont.

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The Political Bottom Line: Can Spirituality Overcome the Oligarchy?

7th July 2016

By Ethan Indigo Smith

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

“Just because you do not take an interest in politics doesn’t mean politics won’t take an interest in you.” ~ Pericles

The Political Bottom Line

Everything is political, but firstly it’s biological. This is the concept behind my recent article on biological oligarchical collectivism. It’s simply a swift way of saying that, whether realized or not, our lives are influenced by politics, local and international, past and present — but no matter how important this is to understand, it is even more important to understand that despite the insidious infiltration of politics into every strata of human existence, we are still biological beings. No matter one’s political tendencies or ideologies, we need clean air and water and quality food in order to even begin to contemplate political and social objectives, let alone participate in the world.

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7 Out of 10 Americans Agree That Economy is Rigged Against Them

7th July 2016

By Nika Knight

A recently published Marketplace-Edison Research poll found that a full 71 percent of respondents agree that the U.S. economy is rigged, affirming the popular rhetoric of the current presidential campaign season.

The majority opinion held firm across ethnicity, class, age, and gender differences. A whopping 83 percent of African Americans polled agreed that the economy is rigged, and 80 percent of people ages 18-24 also held that opinion.

The poll, which has been tracking rising economic anxiety, discovered that most Americans agree that the economy was better for their parents’ generation, and believe that the economy will be worse for the next generation.

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Why a High-Fat Diet is Best When it Comes to Health and Longevity

6th July 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

I remember as a teenager in the 80s how low-fat diets were all the rage in the United States. Suddenly, a slew of ‘healthy’ convenience foods were lining the supermarket aisles — from cookies to snacks and everything in-between. Low-fat cooking was championed and labels suggested reduced-fat products were the holy grail of health — guaranteeing a life free of disease and excess weight. And so it went. People jumped on the low-fat bandwagon and never looked back — that is, until waistlines expanded and general health took a nose dive. After years of low-fat living, people were fatter and more disease ridden than ever before. So what happened?

Besides substituting refined sugar for fat in processed foods — and people consuming more of these foods in general — researchers were stumped as to why low-fat diets were such a dismal failure on the health and obesity front. Observing the traditional French diet — a way of eating notoriously high in fat — and the exceptional health enjoyed by French people in general, the mystery slowly began to unravel. Eventually, acceptance of the notion that low-fat diets promote health was abandoned and the opposite was embraced: high-fat diets are not only healthy, but encourage longevity to boot.

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Let’s Talk About the Role of Psychedelics in a Sane Society

6th July 2016

By Julian Palmer

Guest writer for Wake Up World

In terms of how we are using psychedelics as a society, we need to ask: Where is all this going? For those of us who take psychedelics seriously, those who see them only as a potential treatment for medical or serious psychological conditions are truly missing the point of what psychedelics can offer. The psychological, visionary and emotional doors that psychedelics open up, innately require profound shifts in awareness and often lifestyle.

This was the revelation of the late 1960’s, when thousands of young people in the west decided war was a bad idea, and that loving each other might be a wiser option than simply becoming another mechanically-minded consumer in the style so common of the previous decade. These incursions of thinking were apparently so dangerous to the establishment, that LSD was banned and all research on psychedelics was stopped. Only now are we seeing the beginnings of new psychedelic research since that time.

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New Moon in Cancer: The Transition from Instability to Natural Order

5th July 2016

By Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone

Contributing writers for Wake Up World

The way forward is finally becoming clear.

As we move into the next chapter of our cosmic evolution, we find ourselves at another critical juncture. As the next lunar cycle begins, marked by yesterday’s New Moon in Cancer, we are opened up to new directions that we have not been experiencing in quite a while.

Alignments throughout April marked the birthing a new Inner Reality for each of us, and we have since been going through a process of challenging our core beliefs, almost as fast as we can adopt them or even consider them. With our minds heavily occupied in this process, we were called in May to release the trappings of the mind and trust the call of our intuition; to slow down and feel into the bigger picture; and among all this, to live from intention instead of reaction, which was not an easy task amid the chaos, instability and unpredictability we have felt in recent months.

Now, finally emerging from the uncertainty we have recently been enduring, we have an exciting energetic opportunity to reshape and align ourselves with a deeper sense of positivity and interconnection. With the beginning of this new lunar cycle, our hearts are again able to feel into the powerful potential our futures hold — when we choose truth over fear.

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