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Over The Rainbow: The (Yellow Brick) Road to Enlightenment

By Irwin Ozborne

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

In junior high school, I was a painfully shy student. It was to the point I would go through an entire week without peeping a single sound. While it was quite easy to shield my anxiety during most classroom activity, the lunchroom was always my greatest test. How could I possibly hide myself in a crowded cafeteria?

There was always one table in the back of the room which only had about five kids sitting there (the tables sat about 20-30 people). With so many empty seats at the table, it was the perfect spot for someone with severe, debilitating social anxiety. This group was the outcasts of the school. They wore the same clothes every day, never paid attention in class, didn’t follow the rules, had long straggly hair, and were already experimenting with drugs and alcohol. But, they were also different in the sense that they had no desire to fit in with the “cool kids.” They were perfectly content being in their own skin.

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Toxic Products to Ban From Your Home – Plus Healthier Alternatives to Help You Do It

By Elisha McFarland N.D.

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

The average American spends 90 percent of their time indoors. While people are aware of the health risk caused by outdoor air pollution, few may consider that indoor air quality can also have a negative impact on their health. According to the EPA levels of indoor air pollutants can be 2 to 5 times higher than outdoor pollution levels. In fact indoor air pollutants are ranked among the top five environmental risks to public health.

Since we spend so much time indoors it is important to create a healthy, toxin-free indoor environment that is safe for everyone. Here is a list of toxic products you may like to consider banning from your home, plus some healthier alternatives to help you do it.

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Groundbreaking Study Maps the Decline of Wild Bee Communities in the United States

By Christina Lavers

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

By now most of us are aware that the humble bee is not only responsible for creating one of the most natural, health giving, and divinely sweet substances — honey — but also for managing one of the most vital steps in the production of our food crops — pollination. Unfortunately what has contributed to this newfound awareness about bees and the crucial role they play in our food chain, and by extension, their relevance to our survival as a species, is their rapid and initially mysterious decline.

According to the US Department of Agriculture, bees (wild and farmed) play a key role in the production of about 1/3 of all the food we eat, and add 15 billion dollars to the annual value of the country’s food crops. Because the animals we consume are generally fed fodder that comes from crops dependent on honey-bee fertilization, and since even plant based fibres like cotton rely on bees for pollination, the implications are massive.

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Monsanto Charged With Crimes Against Nature and Humanity, Set to Stand Trial in 2016

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

People are fed-up. And angry. We simply no longer accept that corporations have the right to ride roughshod over the environment or destroy the health of its inhabitants. We refuse to remain silent when faced with companies who contribute to poisoned rivers, people and wildlife — where the only concern is for the mighty dollar. No longer will we stand by and watch as beauty and the balance of nature is laid to waste.

Monsanto, in particular, is known as one of the most destructive corporations of all times. In response to the ongoing damage caused by the company, a coalition of food, farming and environmental justice groups — including the Organic Consumers Association (OCA), International Federation of Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), Navdanya, Regeneration International (RI) and Millions Against Monsanto, among others — have taken matters into their own hands. During the COP21 event in Paris, the alliance announced that Monsanto will be put on trial in The Hague, Netherlands for “crimes against nature and humanity” come autumn 2016.

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The Process of Transformation from 3D to 5D Earth

By Open

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

These are monumental times to be alive. A phenomenal shift in the consciousness of Gaia is taking place, to which all life on the planet is invited. At the culmination of 2012, she centred her consciousness in the Fifth Density giving birth to a New Paradigm of existence. However, life here in the lower densities currently remains convoluted, intoxicated and poisonous — to the extent that if it continued, would risk the emergence of the New Paradigm and the future viability of successful co-creative harmony for all life on Earth. Thus a “Great Cleansing” is now necessary to secure the future of life on 5D Earth. A collapse mechanism of the old reality is just beginning. What will that likely entail?

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Addiction is Not Necessarily an Addiction for Life

By Dawn Walton

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

There is an accepted idea out there that once addicted to something, you will always be prone to returning to your addiction. This idea is reinforced by mainstream media, with constant stories of celebrities going into rehab or, even worse, taking their own lives through substance abuse. Alcoholics Anonymous encourage the idea that you will always be an alcoholic but that you can follow 12 steps to get off and stay off using alcohol. Many smokers will still answer that they are a smoker even when they have given up smoking for a while.

It is accepted that, given a certain set of circumstances, people will return to their addiction. It is also accepted that there is such a thing as an addictive personality. In fact, for many years I believed I had an addictive personality and would stay away from addictive substances because of the belief I would never be able to stop if I started.

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Where is Your Soul on the Path of Spiritual Evolution?

By Frank M. Wanderer Ph.D

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

There are three transformational processes within the evolution of the Consciousness. These are, in fact, three levels of development. At these different levels of development the state and functions of the Counsciousness show entirely different signs. If we are aware of these characteristic signs, we may easily recognize what state of development of the Consciousness we are in: ordinary Consciousness, awakening or the level of complete freedom.

The Level of Ordinary Consciousness

This is the lowest level of the evolutional process of the Consciousness. Ordinary Consciousness is rooted in, and feeds on, past times. The present moment is less important for it, it is only a gateway leading to a future we long for. Future is nothing but an improved and beautified version of the past, a future in which we will be successful in the all the things in which we have failed in the past. For ordinary consciousness, only past and future exist, it lives in those and feeds on those.

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Saturn in Sagittarius — Exploring Humanity’s Limitations and Potentials

By Simon Vorster and Jennifer Langstone

Contributing Writers for Wake Up World

Saturn has moved into Sagittarius, the sign of higher consciousness, and will transit through Sagittarius until December 2017. So, what opportunities does the vibration of this alignment hold for humanity’s evolution?

We have entered the epicentre of a great galactic change. The stage is set for a return of epic proportions in which we are mastering the truth of our authentic ourselves, boundless in our awareness, infinite in potential and masters beyond our limited 3D minds can even be programmed to be!

The organic ascension of humanity is our birth right, and yet, until now, we have lived in darkness — in an illusion. The illusion is only held in place because we choose to lock our awareness in the body and don’t transcend. But now, as Saturn moves through Sagittarius at this critical juncture for humanity, it will bring us opportunities to find and connect with our soul families, and to work through and transmute deep collective trauma — which won’t be easy, but on the path of spiritual re-connection, we will be successful.

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Self Discovery – The Key to Real Education

By Will Stanton

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

What if kids knew themselves – I mean really knew themselves?

Ask the average school leaver who they are at the core of their being and they’ll likely say they haven’t the faintest clue. Heck, ask me eight years ago when I was in my final year of high school and I’d have shrugged my shoulders too. I, like many others I’ve spoken to, didn’t find myself until after I’d run the school gauntlet.

Why is it that so many kids go through over a decade of ‘education’, yet come out the other end without a sense of who they truly are? Surely, the education system hasn’t done its job. Or, perhaps, the education system was never geared at helping children learn who they are. If that is the case, as I daresay it is, what a tragedy…

But it doesn’t have to be this way.

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The Truth About Gratitude: Is Your Sense of Gratitude Conditional?

By Nanice Ellis

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Gratitude — A Cure and a Curse?

If you look closely, you will see that there are dual sides to everything in life, including gratitude. Just as fire can burn or heat, gratitude can cure or curse. Understanding the truth about gratitude just might change the way you think, feel or pray.

Many years ago, while walking along the cold, winter streets of Manhattan, I recall looking at the homeless, living in their cardboard box homes. The hardships that I witnessed made me feel grateful for the small problems I had in comparison. I probably learned this strategy as a child; when I refused to eat dinner, my mom would remind me of the starving children in Africa, and she would tell me that I should be grateful for the food I had because others weren’t as lucky. You might say that I was guilted into gratitude.

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