A labor of love.
For years, we watched the power-brokers of global governments tighten regulation in the name of “freedom”, tighten the censorship of opinions that contradict their agenda, and feed the public “news” that seems invented solely to manipulate, control and instill fear. Finally, like many of you, we felt overwhelmed, angry and in disbelief, and decided to stop watching and do something positive in reply.
That was the day that Wake Up World was born.
The ‘little blog’ that could.
Starting as a simple blog, our initial focus was to document some of the inconsistencies in the official stories of the world’s governments, seemingly spun in the name of maintaining control and supporting a progressively corporate-focused agenda. Over the next 3 years, as our readership grew, the site – and we – grew and evolved with it. Now with a Facebook community of over 1.3 million people (and growing!) Wake Up World is a thriving platform for a range of topics we believe are the most important today; physical health, emotional and spiritual growth, political and historical awareness, and social and environmental sustainability. Featuring a range of writers from around the world, we proudly offer an alternative voice to the drone of mass media… and it really seems to resonate with people!
Our mission is pretty simple; we offer information that we think will help people to live better, see through the lies, and break down the old ways of thinking and being that no longer serve our society. We examine what we perceive to be the most important problems in our failing society today, we discuss potential solutions and alternatives that might help us to rebuild our society from this mess we find ourselves in, and offer commentary on our strange and wonderful lives in this living, energetic organism we call Earth, the Universe and the Multiverse.
We publish articles that make us feel good, that inform and challenge our our thinking and preconceptions. We speak our truth and offer a platform for other people to speak theirs. And we hope that, in some small way, we contribute to the sustainable, humane and enlightened future we know is on the horizon.
Of course, we encourage discernment and critical thinking. We certainly don’t believe everything we see, hear and read, and we don’t encourage you to either. We encourage our readers to question any and all information that comes across your path. If an article you read rings true to you, pass the knowledge on (there are easy ‘sharing’ options for social media on each of our posts). If you have a question, why not post a comment or join the conversation on Facebook? You never know who you might connect with!
But most importantly, we encourage you to follow your intuition. Only you know what feels right for you, so why not do it? And KEEP doing it.
2015 is a time for right action.
Revolution is not a thing of the past.
The heart is the new brain.
With our minds informed and our hearts open, we can Wake Up the World.
It starts with each of us.
About the founders.
Our names are Ryan and Andy, we live on the east coast of Australia (south of Brisbane) and have been together for over 14 years now. Although we share many views about “life, the universe and everything”, we didn’t always, and we approach life from totally different perspectives and backgrounds.
Ryan is freedom seeking, positive, inquisitive, organized, philosophical and technically minded.
Andy is analytical, strong minded, disorganized, compassionate and introspective.
We challenge each other, love each other, and keep the other honest and grounded. And yeah, we drive each other crazy sometimes! It’s a combination that works for us, and we think it’s a good compliment for Wake Up World too.
We knew we shared a purpose when we first came together. We knew it the minute we met. But it took a few years to manifest. Once we started taking ‘risks’ in our lives, and listening to our inner voices over our expectations and conditioning — that’s when everything changed. The Universe conspired to clear our path. And in the bigger picture, we believe it will do so for all of us – if we learn to trust the process.
So, while this collective awakening is still a ‘work in progress’, we consider it our role to offer a ‘mouthpiece’ to a variety of views and opinions that best represent our truth, and to offer an alternative to the endless manipulations and distractions of mainstream media, the theatre of modern “fear politics”, the rise of the pharmaceutical symptom-based “health” model, the popular consumer and celebrity cultures, and the overtly masculine (unbalanced) spiritual energy embodied by the mainstream.
But it’s more than that. Wake Up World isn’t just about providing an ‘alternative’, or challenging mainstream thinking, or telling people what’s we think is not working, or why. No, Wake Up World is about potential solutions too. You already know what’s not working. If you’re anything like us, you already felt that ‘something wasn’t right’ before websites like Wake Up World started talking about why. And that was before unprecedented illness and environmental destruction became as apparent as it has. And that’s why we’re also about the new paradigm. We’re about bringing the ‘alternative’ back into the mainstream, celebrating the good and joyous and beautiful in the world, and reminding ourselves that the simplicity of the “old ways” is actually the “new way” forward.
And our philosophy isn’t just peace love and sustainability, it’s multidimensionality too!
We don’t see the world through rose colored glasses, but ultimately, we are optimists. As anthropologist Margaret Mead once said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has”. We believe we can change the world for the better. Although we’re fast marching in the other direction, humanity has the ability to turn around, and to create Utopia – and frankly, this is crunch time folks! We each need to Wake Up, look within for the answers, and do our bit for humanity’s future.
Wake Up World is the where our little bit begins.
Andy and Ryan
Wake Up World. It’s time to rise and shine!
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