The False Politics and Faulty Science of Climate Change

8th December 2014

By Ethan Indigo Smith and Andy Whiteley

Contributing Writer and Co-Founder of Wake Up World

The carbon emissions=climate changedebate is a redundant distraction to the broader actuality of humanity’s blatantly destructive environmental practicesThe question at the core of the climate discussion is not if the planet is warming, or whether carbon levels are to blame, the question is whether our current way of life on planet earth is sustainable. Yet this supposedly scientific debate has deteriorated to narrow political rhetoric that keeps us debating the details, not the central issue.

Is human activity negatively affecting our planet’s health, and risking humanity’s future? – Yes. Are our current practices sustainable? – No. Are carbon emissions the single cause that is altering our environment such that it is causing global temperatures to increase? – There is little scientific consensus, but it is secondary to the broader matter at hand.

Whatever the temperature may be, or how wild the storms, it is only a symptom of our collective disconnection from Mother Nature. Living a lifestyle that is incompatible with nature, we have allowed our atmosphere, water, soil and food supplies all to be ruined by ever-increasing environmental, industrial and agricultural poisons. And now, with unprecedented rates of disease affecting ‘developed’ nations, the irrefutable reality of our increasingly toxic lives — changing climate or not — is reason enough to end the narrow carbon debate and initiate the many systemic reforms we know are now essential to our survival.

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Minimizing Ego, Realizing Self

By Paul Lenda

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

For many of us, the question “Who am I?” is a much more difficult one than we let ourselves believe. The ego, the “I”, or self that we feel we are, is largely a figment of our self-created reality. Ultimately, our true self is not the ego which feels it is separate from others, but a part of an undivided whole that has the same spark of infinite love that is within everyone and everything — even if it seems sometimes that this is not the case.

The ego can become so incredibly empowered at times that we may fall into the trap of believing that it is the real and genuine “I” that we should associated our awareness with. If we have such a belief we will be unable to become fully self-realized and live a completely liberated life that is guided by love. When we directly experience and are aware of the true self, we find ourselves being aware of the reality that we are water drops from an infinite sea.

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Garlic & Onions Prevents Cancer!

By Dr. Michelle Kmiec

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Great News for Garlic and Onions Lovers (and don’t forget the Peppermint)!

Personally, I have used garlic and onions in nearly all the meals I eat! For those of you who love these potent vegetables, know how much they can add to the depth of any flavor profile.

But did you know they are also major players in the prevention of cancer?

It’s true! In fact there have been many population studies that offer much evidence regarding the anti-cancer properties of garlic and onions.

The following is from The National Cancer Institute:

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Naturally Defeat Acne Once And For All With These Tips

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Not only the bane of teenagers, acne can strike adults at any age too. Stress, hormonal imbalance and poor diet all contribute to annoying breakouts. Yet, before fretting that perfect skin will forever be out of reach, have a look at the suggestions below.

Contrary to popular belief, oily skin is not necessarily the cause of acne. Granted, a clogging mixture of dead skin cells, bacteria and oil contribute to the problem, but oily skin isn’t the only reason for less-than-perfect skin. In fact, one of the best ways to combat acne is through oil cleansing. Those struggling with acne will cringe at the suggestion of adding more oil to the skin, but consider the following.

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Living The Grand Dream

By Nanice Ellis

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Live your dreams “they” say, but how can you fully live your dreams when most of your time goes to financially supporting yourself and your family? Many people say that their dreams don’t pay the bills and they have no choice but to work 9 to 5, in order to put food on the table and a roof over their heads. When you have to spend 40 hours or more a week working so that you can eat and have a place to live, there is no time to live your dreams. Sometimes there is not even enough time to dream. Something is wrong with this picture.

Although most of us have been convinced that “this is just the way it is”, this way of life is not natural and certainly not spiritually, emotionally or physically healthy or conducive to well-being. Working to support your life instead of allowing life to support you is out of whack with the natural order of how life truly works.

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Full Moon in Gemini – Earth’s New Language

6th December 2014

By Simon Vorster

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

The time has come around again where we find ourselves experiencing the essence of the full Moon’s vibrational pattern, and once again there is an incredible amount of vibrational shifting going on for us.

There are many layers to this Full Moon, starting with the sixth of seven Uranus-square-Pluto aspects. This is a huge deal. We have Jupiter turning retrograde on the 8th of December, Pluto is squaring the nodal axis, Saturn is in its final days in Scorpio as it begins to make its way into Sagittarius, and last but not least Mars moves into Aquarius.

I really wanted to give you a picture of what is taking place for us at the moment, and what these aspects reflect to us. There is big change happening internally for us, which is preparing us for the next series of vibrational shifts and awakenings which, in my personal view, will manifest throughout the first half of the new year.

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The Golden Age Paradigm of Abundance

By Joshua Eagle

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Today, an epidemic of materialism and ego/identity illusion has spread like wildfire amongst all cultures in which capitalism has reached. It is interesting to note that when European imperialists first landed on the continent of North America and started taking “possession” of the Native lands, these native peoples looked at their fellow Earthly beings as having a mental illness of which was ever consuming to both the individual as well as the planet.

Yet what shocked the Natives most was not the notion that these new continental arrivals thought they could take possession of Earthly lands, rather it was that there clearly was no end to the satiation of the imperialists’ material conquests.

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What Happens Internally When We Start to Infuse Soul?

By Open

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

When we begin to observe ourselves and our behaviour – our thoughts our feelings and our emotions – then we begin to know ourselves as more than the small “I”. We begin to open the heart and feel our connection to the divine; sensed as joy, timelessness, expansiveness, interconnectivity, unconditional love. Many approaches in the spiritual mainstream would concur with this. But the question is, what happens next? What goes on internally as the soul infuses through our being? What will be encountered? And most importantly, how best can we work to integrate soul for the benefit of our lives?

How Do You Define Love?

The problem the spiritual mainstream often faces is that it tends to be seeking and intentionally embodying feelings such as love, joy and bliss. There’s often a view that this is ‘who we are’. This often leads to the formation of an identity around the experience and a continual seeking of it. You’ll often hear people saying “love is all there is” or “I am love”. But how can that be? How do you define love?

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Recipe: Fig-a-licious Vegan Tart (Gluten and Sugar Free)

5th December 2014

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

I love dispelling the myth that healthy food can’t be absolutely delicious.

There’s something really satiating about eating a dessert that not only tastes scrumptious, but is also full of healthy ingredients.

My ‘Fig-a-licious Vegan Tart’ is free from diary, egg, wheat, gluten, refined sugar and it STILL tastes delectable. We absolutely love this one here, so I felt to share it for anyone else looking for a tasty, gluten-free, vegan treat.

Serves: 4 – 6

Baking: 25 minutes

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Resistance – An Opportunity For Meaningful Life Change

By Caroline Diana Bobart

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

In my work as an Intuitive Life Coach, I am surrounded everyday by clients who are earnestly seeking and actively going after the life-change they desire, greater happiness, and actively seeking out a greater sense of purpose and peace from within their depths. As a seeker on an intuitive path of healing and growth, I am myself conscious of pushing past my own limits in the name of continued personal development and self-actualisation.

As human beings, growth and adapting to change are natural healthy indicators of our innate wisdom and life-ward force within. And although change is our main source of growth, many of us resist it.

The resistance I will discuss in this article is that which can occur when it feels like an individual, who we previously considered a reliable unchanging reference point in our lives, suddenly leaves us in the lurch. It is common for this to be our experience when that other person begins dreaming in a bigger way than before, wanting to spread their wings, exploring and expressing their true potential and seeking to meet their deepest most soul-level needs.

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