You Have the Power – Use It!

Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

Life takes on a whole new flavor when we empower ourselves and accept responsibility for our actions.

When we learn to make our own choices and face the consequences of those choices, good or bad, we stop looking to others as caretakers or authority figures. We see that regardless of what another person says or does, we really are responsible for what we do.

It’s easy to blame other people for our behavior, and when you think about it, it’s almost preferable. Why take responsibility when we have someone we can blame our behavior or our attitude on? It makes everything easier for us, but it makes things a lot harder for the people we blame. Continue reading

Desire: What Do We Really Want?

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Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

“With what love and desire for union (with God) one is seized — what wondering delight!” – Plotinus

It’s been said that every form of desire is ultimately a desire to know our creator (and to know ourselves as our creator). All of the longing we experience, which we convince ourselves is for material things, loving relationships, etc. is really a longing for a greater perception; a communion with our creator, who expresses infinite love to all of its children.

Everything we long for here on earth is a mask that hides our true desire; our true longing, which, little do we know, is for a higher state of consciousness where we understand the blissful, spiritual nature of our existence. Continue reading

Staying Active helps us Stay Centered

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Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

It’s very important to keep our fire lit right now, and the alternative could be the unrelenting sadness that vies for our attention. It doesn’t take much to inspire ourselves, and all we need to do is look around at our world’s current situation to be motivated enough to want to contribute.

There’s so much we can do, but we’re the only ones who can make ourselves do it all. If we’re motivated enough, we can accomplish a lot of revolutionary things in our short time on earth. Or, we can wallow in the pits of despair, depression or general laziness.

If we do, we’ll find in the end that we didn’t properly utilize our time here and we might wish we could go back and do it all again. Continue reading

Who is Ra? – Part 20: Balancing the Chakras

law-of-one-book-i-the-ra-materialWritten by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

Instead of taking Ra’s quotes from the Law of One Study guide, which was compiled by Bob Childers and David Wilcock, I’ve decided to start quoting from The Law of One information website, which contains categorized quotes from the Ra material that’s presented in a format that’s even easier to explore (in my opinion) than the study guide.

You might notice a small change in how the material looks or how it’s presented, but it’s the same material nonetheless.

Here, we’ll hear Ra’s perspective on the subject of balance. Balancing ourselves and living in alignment with spirit and the higher goals we’ve cultivated is our main reason for being here, and as we’ll learn, we’d actually stop aging if we were fully balanced and aligned with the Law of One.

We’ll talk more about the Law of One another time, and for now, we’ll read Ra’s perspective on keeping ourselves as balanced and aligned as we can. First, they tell us that while we’d still pass on to another sphere once we learned all our lessons on earth, achieving true balance would take away the need for us to age. Continue reading

Living in Peace and Holding No Resistance

68912-peaceonearthWritten by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

The goal of enlightenment, beyond reaching a higher state of consciousness, is to be able to live in peace and hold no resistance to any person or idea. Enlightenment isn’t easy by any means, but by the end of the process, we’ll have refined our consciousness and taught ourselves how to flow with life with no restrictions.

Plenty of teachers have told us that enlightenment will result in an experience of bliss that’s unlike anything we’ve yet felt, but the process can be difficult because it urges us to look at everything about ourselves that’s out of alignment with the personal changes we strive to make. Continue reading

Cannabis: Time to End the Social Conditioning

Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

Even though it’s becoming clear that the ongoing legalization of cannabis benefits the same interests who’ve profited from its illegality, it’s a step in the right direction.

I think it’s legalization is important to the creation of a new paradigm, and its demonization has benefitted the people in power for nearly a century – the same people who, again, now profit from its legalization but fought tooth and nail to convince us it was bad (successfully in most cases).

It’s unfortunate yet unsurprising that the usual suspects are rushing in and making money from freshly legalized cannabis when they once fought it, but it’s great to see our society opening up to it and considering its potential. Continue reading

The Path to Heaven: Freeing Ourselves from Beliefs

2e170-path-of-nature-wallpaperWritten by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

I’m reaching a point where I no longer want to pour my faith into any specific belief. Every belief contains its truths and untruths, and like a lot of people have realized, we can take what works for us from each belief and let the rest fall away.

I’ve been writing about open-mindedness lately, and like I said in a recent article, an important part of being open-minded is being diligent enough not to put all our energy and attention into a certain belief just because it’s more appealing than the distorted religions we’ve grown out of. Continue reading