The Struggle to Be Healthy

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

I’ve written a lot about eating healthy, but I’ll admit that I struggle with it. The funny thing about it is that it really doesn’t have to be a struggle, and all it takes is the willingness to refuse foods we know are fake or filled with so many chemicals that they can hardly be considered food.

For most people who want to eat healthy, the struggle lies in the fact that they’ve been conditioned to eat unhealthy food since childhood.

It isn’t necessarily the sole fault of their parents, who were also conditioned in their own ways, but either way, we need to break the cycle and feed ourselves things that actually sustain our bodies instead of gradually forming disease. Continue reading

No More Resistance, No More Censorship

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

I’m reaching a point in life where I no longer want to hold back. I no longer want to play small or watch from the background as other people fulfill their passions, and I want to contribute as continuously and wholeheartedly as everyone else who’s using their creativity and spirituality to uplift the world.

I no longer want to keep myself from saying certain things just because I feel like it isn’t my place or it’ll offend someone.

I want to express exactly what I feel in any given moment, and the struggle to figure out exactly how I want to contribute to this revolution diminishes when I realize that the tools I need to seriously express myself have been in front of me the whole time. Continue reading

Achievement or Understanding? The Choice is Ours

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

It’s safe to say that most people on the spiritual path would love to be free of attachment, which tends to hinder our growth and evolution. Attachment to achievement or material things is yet another manifestation of the nearly constant effort to fill the inner void, which, as we’re learning, we don’t want to fill at all.

Instead of filling it, the best thing we can do is sit with it, observe it and come to the realization that it’s our gateway to spirit.

The void we try so desperately to fill is actually our means of connecting with the divine; our inner Christ consciousness. Unfortunately, a lot of people – even spiritual seekers – try so hard to fill it that they forget that it’s where their Christed Self lives in the first place.

When we can give up the perceived need to fill the inner void with possession after possession and learn to sit with it, we’ll be able to observe ourselves and our tendencies, which usually take us away from the crucial inner silence that connects us with our higher consciousness. Continue reading

Pain, Confusion and Self-Surrender

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

In order to grow, creatively or spiritually, we have to be willing to be broken down. We have to be willing to be emptied of everything we once thought was important or essential so the new can come pouring in, and the more we resist, the harder the process will be.

Some of us struggle to find what we want to do in this life, and this can make the process of creative/spiritual evolution more uncomfortable and painful.

It gets even harder if we have an overactive mind that constantly races from thought to thought and desire to desire, and it seems important to relinquish any mind-centered control we forcefully exert and let life flow exactly how it’s meant to.

This evolutionary process will be the hardest thing we ever do if we don’t learn to relinquish control and let life flow, and we have to stop giving in to the mind’s constant thoughts, judgments and demands. Continue reading

Review: The Ascension Manual: A Lightworker’s Guide to Living in the Fifth Dimension – Part 1

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

If you’re looking for a detailed channeled book that addresses nearly every key aspect of our ongoing shift into a higher consciousness, look no further than The Ascension Manual – A Lightworker’s Guide to Living in the Fifth Dimension – Part 1 from Caroline Oceana Ryan.

I started reading it with the intention of offering my perspective on what it had to say, and I ended up so captivated that I eagerly drank in all the advice that was offered, much of which was extremely relevant to my recent questions and experiences.

If you enjoy channeled material that offers a grounded perspective on a wide array of issues that have to do with our physical/spiritual ascension and the things we can do right now to make this process easier on ourselves, this guide could help you. Continue reading

End the Internal Struggle: Surrender to the Self

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

You might think when you read my articles that I’m constantly uplifted or there’s never a moment that I’m not filled with the spirit and covered from head to toe in bliss, but in reality, the opposite is true.

I struggle as much as anyone else, and I’ve struggled a lot lately. I’ve struggled with the usual emotions and uncertainties we all face, and I’ve felt lost, disconnected and unable to find any solid spiritual/emotional ground to stand on.

I’ve struggled with feeling like I’m not good enough; like I’m not doing enough; like I’m doing too much and need to take a break to connect with that essential inner spark; like I don’t deserve this amazing, blessed life. Continue reading

The Ultimate Treasure

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

Franklin Merrell-Wolff, who we’ll hear from here, frequently referred to enlightenment as a “treasure”.

Like a lot of spiritual teachers have told us, enlightenment is as much of a destructive process as it is constructive, but at the “end” of it all, we’ll come out shining, divine beings who are fully aware of our divinity and are able to use our newfound, elevated awareness to address society’s biggest problems.

We’re becoming aware of our Godliness and the things we can achieve once we tap into it, but for the most part, none of us have really found enlightenment.

We still have quite a path ahead of us before we get there, but our spiritual evolution isn’t about reaching the destination – it’s about enjoying ourselves along the way. Continue reading