Urban Edible Forests: The Future of Food is Here!

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

“A man is ethical only when life, as such, is sacred to him, that of plants and animals as that of his fellow men, and when he devotes himself helpfully to all life that is in need of help.” ~ Albert Schweitzer

As a scientist, Angelo Eliades of Preston, Australia set out to prove that it isn’t necessary to have acres of land in order to grow enough food to feed a family and share with the community. He decided to use his own small yard to test his theory that growing an urban food forest in tiny spaces is not only doable, but also incredibly productive. Angelo is in good company — communities around the world are increasingly embracing the idea of sustainable public gardens. In a bid to cultivate local, organic food systems that can feed the masses in both good times and those of the more challenging sort, pockets of these community spaces are sprouting up in the most surprising of places.

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Why We Honor The Ancestors

18th December 2015

By Gogo Thule

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

I think many people look at earth-based spirituality as worshiping the outside world; something outside of yourself. Spirit has shown me it’s about honoring, remembering, celebrating an aspect of myself, wisdom that is being passed on to me and that I feel called to reclaim.

Whether we hear it or not, the ancestors still speak to us from where they are, in our dreams and in the coincidences of our daily life. They have wisdom to pass on to us spiritually. We are the ancestors, and they are us. There is a lot of power on your side.

Listen, they will speak.

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Compassion, Christianity or Consumerism? The True Meaning of Christmas

17th December 2015

By Cortland Pfeffer and Irwin Ozborne

Contributing Writers for Wake Up World

Christmas has become symbolic of all that is wrong with our society. Much like the Grinch, whose heart was three sizes too small; our hearts have diminished in size due to the culture of fear, conformity, and consumerism in which we reside. As a result, we have lost sight of the true meaning of Christmas, and celebrate it in ways that are in direct opposition to its original intent.

This year, on Black Friday, I was reminded about the true meaning of Christmas. I choose not to celebrate Thanksgiving, but rather honor the Day of Mourning for our Native American brothers and sisters. I surrounded myself in nature and spent time at a cabin in small-town Western Wisconsin. The sights and sounds were serene. It was a true “silent” and “holy” night with no one around, yet I was far from being alone as I was immersed in the thriving and picturesque landscape provided by mother earth. And it was there, at the local gas station, that I re-discovered what the meaning of Christmas is really about.

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Dealing With the Challenges of Being an Empath (or Highly Sensitive)

By Open

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Let me begin by saying I am not an empath. I am a catalyst, but I do have empathic tendencies. The work here at Openhand draws plenty of empaths (and highly sensitive people) naturally, by the Law of Attraction. Perhaps then, there’s something an empath can learn about their gift from a catalyst? (and of course vice versa). Perhaps there’s something a catalyst naturally does, which is inherent to their nature, that an empath can develop inside themselves? And maybe this can make living in this complex and diverse world a whole lot easier?

That’s the purpose of this exploration which I invite you to join…

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The Tipping Point Is Here – And It’s All About You

By Zen Gardner

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

There’s no question about it. We’re there. And I’m not just talking about the globalist takeover bid they’re hastily and clumsily trying to execute. The awakening is erupting.

Many feel lost and afraid right now all across the spectrum of humanity. This deliberate creation of chaos is designed to do just that. However, parallel and simultaneous to their psychotic designs is a massive arousal of the human spirit, spurred on by an arising of conscious awareness and a deep sense of growing personal realization and empowerment.

Most may not recognize these rising seemingly confusing energetic changes as being the creative process at work, but it is. Awakening is first of all a destructive process, eliminating everything that is unreal and inhibitive of personal development and progress. These two dynamics work concurrently.

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The Girls and the Grasses: The Psychology of Patriarchy and Environmental Degradation

By Lierre Keith

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Captured in a test tube, blood may look like a static liquid, but it’s alive, as animate and intelligent as the rest of you. It also makes up a great deal of you: of your 50 trillion cells, one-quarter are red blood cells. Two million are born every second. On their way to maturation, red blood cells jettison their nuclei – their DNA, their capacity to divide and repair. They have no future, only a task: to carry the hemoglobin that will hold your oxygen. They don’t use the oxygen themselves–they only transport it. This they do with exquisite precision, completing a cycle of circulation through your body every twenty seconds for a hundred days. Then they die.

The core of hemoglobin is a molecule of iron. It’s the iron that grasps the oxygen at the surface of your lungs, hangs on through the rush of blood, then releases it to wanting cells. If iron goes missing, the body, as ever, has a fallback plan. It adds more water to increase blood volume; thin blood travels faster through the fine capillaries. Do more with less.

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Harmonology – Vibration and the Laws of Universal Nature

By Stephen John O’Connor

Guest Writer for Wake Up World

Not A ‘Normal’ Journey

I have been on a journey for most of my life. Not a normal journey, but one of the soul, the spirit – of the one behind the one who I thought I was. Something or someone has been propelling me through this lifetime as though I am a passenger on a fate-bound mystical train with no way to look forward and only a view of where I have been.

Since I was very young, I felt urged toward uncovering the occult secrets of the Masters from the past. I read and I discovered. First, came the Western Esoteric Tradition. It started with the College of Esoteric Studies out of Barbados. Then, The Rosicrucian Order A.M.O.R.C., where I became Master of the Lodge. Continuing my search, I read Ouspensky, Gurdjieff, Wei Wu Wei, and Harold Percival. All pretty heady stuff. I felt like I was making progress, but to where?

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Sandy Hoodwinked: 33 Unanswered Questions on the 3rd Anniversary of Sandy Hook

14th December 2015

By Makia Freeman

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

On the Sandy Hook 3rd anniversary this December 14th, 2015, it is well worth remembering what a strange, unique, manipulative and horrific event occurred on December 14th, 2012. When I say horrific, I am not referring to what you may think was the horrific aspect of the event: the gunning down of 20 innocent children and 6 innocent adults. That is unquestionably horrific. But to date there has been very little evidence that actual people were gunned down.

Sandy Hook was the first false flag in recent history to be exposed as a largely fabricated event. It marks the first in a series of false flag hoaxes where fake victims and fake victims’ families (crisis actors) have been used in the media. Since the majority of people still cannot fathom that Sandy Hook was a staged event, at least in part, the template of using crisis actors has been used again and again (e.g. at the Boston Marathon the following year).

Now that we are passing the Sandy Hook 3rd anniversary, it’s time to turn back the clock and re-examine some unanswered questions pertaining to the event.

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“Made in America” — How Corporations Are Making a Killing Off Cheap Prison Labor

By Carolanne Wright

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Chances are high that if a product you’re holding says it is “American Made”, it was made in an American prison. ~ U.S. Uncut

For decades now, there has been a push in the United States to support the economy by purchasing items produced in America. On the surface, it seems straightforward, logical and downright patriotic not to outsource work to countries like China or India. But if you dig a bit deeper, you’ll discover a dark secret behind many American manufacturing industries.

When slavery was officially abolished in 1865, the 13th amendment allowed for a loophole which has kept the practice alive and well in the “Land of the Free.” While general slavery was banned under the amendment, it can still be used as a punishment for crime. For over a century, the titans of industry have been taking full advantage of this opportunity — and current day corporations are no exception.

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Warriors To The Helm! Sailing Into The Wind of Awakening

By Zen Gardner

Contributing Writer for Wake Up World

Is anyone else having a hard time going through what often appears to be the same old news? Is it just me, or are we seeing a change of attitude and consciousness manifesting in lieu of this incessant and increasing barrage of repetitive headlines?

An interesting question.

This does seem to happen to myself periodically but it continues to take on an almost sneaky, changing nature. While I get weary of it at times, on the other hand the vibrations of this massive awakening continue to arouse and inspire which brings everything into play with renewed interest and passion.

I have to say, this morphing enigma called change of consciousness continues to confound and amaze me.

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