A labor of love.
For years, we watched the power-brokers posing as democratic governments around the world tighten regulation in the name of “freedom”, tighten the censorship of opinions that contradict their agenda, disparage and outlaw effective and ancient natural (ie. unpatentable) medical interventions, and feed the public “news” that seems invented solely to manipulate, control and instill fear and division. Finally, like many of you, we felt overwhelmed, angry and in disbelief, and decided to stop watching and do something positive to help change the status quo.
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 along with it. Now with a Facebook community of nearly 4 million people (and growing) Wake Up World is a platform for a range of authors, covering topics we believe are the most important today; physical health, emotional and spiritual growth, political awareness, sovereignty and our human rights, 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 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, heart-centered 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, and you can sign up to our free e-newsletter here. 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, be it and live it?
Now is always the right 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. Although we share many common views about “life, the universe and everything”, we didn’t always, and still don’t, and we approach life from totally different perspectives and backgrounds.
We knew we shared a purpose when we first met in 2001, but it took until 2011 for it to truly 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 synchronicity abounded. And in the bigger picture, we believe this can happen for all of us, if we learn to trust ourselves and the unknown, and get out of our own way.
While this collective awakening (the Shift) remains a ‘work in progress’, we consider it our role to offer a mouthpiece to a variety of writers, information and views that best represent the truth as we see it in the outside world, and our inner truth, offering an alternative to the endless manipulations and distractions of mainstream media, the theatre of modern politics, the pharmaceutical “health” model, the popular consumer culture, and the overtly masculine (ie. unbalanced) spiritual energy embodied by our culture on the whole.
But it’s more than that. Wake Up World isn’t just about providing an ‘alternative’, or challenging mainstream thinking, or telling people what we think is not working, and why. Wake Up World is also about solutions — social, scientific, political, and personal. 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. Now, it’s pretty damn hard to miss. So we’re here to help create a new paradigm. We’re about bringing the ‘alternative’ back into the mainstream, celebrating all the good and joyous and beautiful things in the world, improving ourselves and our lives, taking our power back, and reminding ourselves that the simplicity of the “old ways” can actually show us the “new way” forward.
And our philosophy isn’t just about peace love and sustainability, it’s about 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 right now, this is crunch time folks!
We each need to Wake Up, look within for the answers, and do our bit for humanity’s future — and Wake Up World is where our little bit begins.
Love and sparkly blessings,
Andy and Ryan
Wake Up World. It’s time to rise and shine!
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