From Caffeine to Gasoline: Monarchy, Oligarchy, and the Rise of the Oil Monopoly

September 19th, 2016

By Ethan Indigo Smith

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

In the late 1700’s, people in servitude to their respective oligarchies began to question exploitative conditions and revolt against harsh treatment. Around the world there were revolutions with new ideas being discussed. There were revolutions in Scotland, the Caribbean, the Americas, Russia and France. People grew tired of being controlled by control monarchies and empires. The people wanted fewer restrictions, but the few at the peak of the social pyramid tightened their grip and increased their hold. Revolt was a result of repression and exploitation.

The Sun never set on the British Empire and other European monarchies violently tried to keep up. Powerful monarchies initiated global shipping institutions, and monopolization and institutionalization expanded all around the world. The world was fast becoming globally interdependent, with global commercial institutions the tentacles that linked them together.

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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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An Introduction to Permaculture (and Its Symbiotic Relationship with Agorism)

September 18th, 2016

By Tim Bryant

Guest writer for Wake Up World

One of the focuses of both The Last American Vagabond and Wake Up World has been to not only properly diagnose all the problems facing humanity at this current juncture, which undoubtedly is important, but also to evolve past that by discussing solutions to these problems. In the end, what’s the point of understanding all these problems if the alternative community is not going to step up to the plate and do something about it.

One of those real-life solutions that is incredibly powerful and totally plausible is permaculture. Originally rooting itself in the idea of “permanent agriculture”, the basic premise of permaculture is to build sustainable life systems — whether it’s food and water cultivation, community development, or technological implementation — that work within the natural laws of the universe, as opposed to systems that only benefit humanity, yet harm natural ecological systems.

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Conscious Eating for Star Souls

September 18th, 2016

By Trinity Bourne

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

I must admit that, like many of us, I long to shake off the limitations and restrictions of having a physical body. I yearn to fly free in the higher densities, dancing and twirling as an expression of the boundless soul that I am.

When I woke up, I began to feel this freedom in my everyday life, every time I closed my eyes and let go. The contrast between unleashing my soul and squeezing it back into my dense, physical body was a total mismatch. I just couldn’t squash my soul back in! So, I immediately embarked upon a journey to find a way that my soul could thrive whilst still having a physical body…

Eating Consciously has the power to reconnect us to the Universal Flow.

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Full Moon and Lunar Eclipse in Pisces: Finding Your Balance in the Flow of Extremes

September 17th, 2016

By Simon Vorster & Jennifer Langstone

Contributing writers for Wake Up World

There have been some intense energy patterns this month! With Jupiter, Venus and Mercury in a full phase opposition to Chiron in Pisces, a major theme of this lunar phase was the feeling of being blocked by our environment and the people around us, and by extension, deeply questioning those relationships and entanglements. And with the addition of Mercury Retrograde it has been a time of reflection, but also a bumpy ride for those of us who struggled to keep our sense of humour and find the silver lining.

However these challenges brought an energetic opportunity to clean up house; to shake out the emotional rug and honestly identify the areas of our lives that create love, peace and comfort, and those that create confusion, chaos, fear and doubt, and to examine the thoughts, patterns and emotional residues that continue to limit us and block our flow. Since the Solar Eclipse and New Moon in Virgo marked the beginning of this lunar cycle on September 1st, this has been a time to get it all out and give it a good dust off, and then re-organize ourselves and our lives accordingly. It’s been a confronting but necessary process, as we transition into our new paths — which require as little baggage as possible.

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Apprehension, Detention and Forced Vaccination: The CDC’s Quarantine Proposal for Suspicion of Infection

September 17th, 2016

By Sayer Ji

Contributing writer for Wake Up World

You’ve had this dry cough for a couple of days but are otherwise feeling ready for your much-awaited annual ski trip to Utah. On the security line, an officer signals for you to come with him. Not knowing why you’re being selected out of the crowd, you follow, only to learn that you meet the criteria for quarantine. Sound like science fiction?

In what appears to be an unprecedented power grab, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) just issued a proposed amendment to its domestic and foreign quarantine regulations giving itself the power to legally apprehend, detain (isolate or quarantine), and treat (including vaccinate) anyone simply for suspicion of being infected by a communicable agent.

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The Multidimensional Self

September 16th, 2016

By Jeff Street

Guest writer for Wake Up World

The Multidimensional Self: An Exploration of Reality, the Soul and the Highest Self

Whether you know it or not, you are a multidimensional being of staggering proportions. You are more than meets the eye, much more — more than your body, more than your soul, in fact, you are an integral part of the Universe. You are present on many levels of reality simultaneously and more powerful than you have ever imagined. Are you ready to expand your concept of selfhood to include higher selves, other/parallel selves, and probable selves? If so then, let’s dive in!

Most of us are familiar with the idea of the soul — the conception that our bodies are transient physical vessels for an eternal energetic aspect of our consciousness, which is our true essence. Conventional science dismisses this idea, and so do many people. I’m assuming that you probably embrace it since you were attracted to this article. You’re not alone; many people feel the presence of something greater within themselves. And as the great shift in the consciousness of humanity accelerates more and more people are feeling and connecting to it.

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Depression? Anxiety? Here are 3 Important Nutrients That Will Improve Your Mental Health

September 16th, 2016

By Jordan Fallis

Guest writer for Wake Up World

When I fell into a deep depression in 2010, I felt like I would never be able to escape it. Doctors made it seem that antidepressants and anxiety medications were my only options. That was it. I was left in the dark. I thought I had no other options and nowhere to turn, so I resorted to pharmaceuticals — which ultimately did not help.

Since then, I’ve travelled down a road of intense research and self-experimentation. I found solutions that weren’t conventional and mainstream, and I witnessed significant improvements in my mental health. I’ve learned many things along the way, and most importantly, I’ve learned that you don’t need drugs, the medical system or a doctor to overcome depression, anxiety and mental disturbance. What you need is to tap into the magnificent healing potential of your body — and, not surprisingly, nutrition plays a huge role in that healing process.

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America, Welcome to Your Delusional Democracy

September 16th, 2016

By Joel S. Hirschhorn (via Global Research)

For some years I have used the term “delusional democracy” to describe the condition of the United States. You do not live in a true and terrific democratic republic, and your democracy is not the best in the world. Rather it seemed that the vast majority of Americans have deliberately chosen to fool themselves, believing what is no longer true. 

I stopped believing this myth many years ago. All the objective evidence I saw over fifty years of paying intense attention both as a citizen and someone who worked within the political system showed me that American democracy had steadily declined in quality, integrity and effectiveness. And now in this 2016 presidential race you have powerful and painful evidence that we are saddled with a delusional democracy. Thank Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump for opening your mind and eyes to reveal this revolting truth.

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8 Signs You’ve Lost Touch with Your Intuition – and 10 Tips to Help You Reconnect

September 15th, 2016

By Lissa Rankin

Guest writer for Wake Up World

Honor Your Intuition. Here’s How…

There’s a lot of buzz about the benefits of tuning into your intuition. We know that intuition helps us make spiritually-aligned decisions, protects us from danger, acts as our inner doctor, gives us the heads-up when we are needed by our loved ones, and serves as the unseen world’s secret gateway to the human world, helping us live our best lives.

But how do you know if you’re tuned in or not? We all have the capacity to listen to our intuition, but sometimes we’re at the mercy of forces that block our ability to interpret our intuition clearly.

Here are eight signs that your intuition may be blocked, plus ten tips to help you tap into it.

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