Break Away – A Song by Wes Annac

This is a song I wrote, entitled “Break Away”. I’m a beginner musician and singer (I don’t claim to be ‘professional’ in any way), and for this song, I used a drum beat provided by YouTube user LumBeat, which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZbM9n9j3_g. Lyrics to the song are below the video.

Lyrics:

The people when we rise
Open up and realize
That a new way of life awaits us all
We open up
To the truth of our being
Our reason for living
Now we’ve thought we are small but we are tall
And our power
Lies in Jah Almighty
In the Most High, with love we can see
As the old paradigm crumbles and falls

We’ll be waiting in joy
As the shadow self emerges
It’s been waiting to heal
To embrace it you’re encouraged
But it’s your choice
How you want to be and live your life
But in a new world
You’ll be loved and supported

The ground
Trembles beneath my feet
The Inner Earth I will meet
As soon as my mission’s complete
We all
We all have so much to say
So much more to give away
Now children, don’t let it go to waste
For if you do
You’ll only find emptiness
Because it replaces happiness
And you know it breeds sadness

You can disconnect from
The illusion and all it’s hatred
Break away from the pain
Open your mind, exit the matrix
Discover today
That you don’t have to take part in it
You can break away
Break away now (x2)

The sounds of spirit echo all around
And we can hear it
Do not fear it brother
It is just the natural next step
Of our evolution into greater states of awareness
Revolution and free energy that we can all harness
Enlightenment is bred and cultivated
They can’t take it
When they see that we have made it, work in our own best interest
We flow on with ideas and revelations
Our eyes and ears are open
And we can know and understand that we have been lied to
About the truth of our existence
And we offer resistance
To the lies because our minds are sharpened, conscious attitude
Now how can we reach you
We wait on call for their empire to fall
No they cannot enslave us all
We are too strong and they don’t know just who they are dealing with
Cuz we are assigned with healing this

You can disconnect from
The illusion and all its hatred
Break away from the pain
Open your mind, exit the matrix
Discover today
That you don’t have to take part in it
You can break away
Break away now (x2)

Music: The Language of Spirit – Part 5

03-13-2012-musicBy Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

I don’t know about any of you, but for me, music doesn’t get really good until I play continuously. It’s a great way to uplift the spirit no matter how much we play, but to get the most out of it, it seems like we have to stay dedicated enough to keep practicing until we really feel the magic flowing from it.

I’m sure most conscious musicians who constantly play are able to harness the magic that lives in music, and don’t get me wrong – you can harness that magic either way. Like all things, however, music doesn’t seem to really come alive until we play it so much that it becomes a part of us.

Music and silence have always been sacred, inalienable parts of us, but in order to experience or understand this truth in a realer way, we have to keep exploring them. Continue reading

Music: The Language of Spirit – Part 4

03-13-2012-musicBy Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

The great thing about music is that we can practice it in whatever way works for us. We don’t have to conform to anything strict or rigid, and no matter how we prefer to play, we can embrace it and use it to elevate our consciousness, inspiring ourselves to take it as far as we can in the process.

For example – you don’t have to be a good singer to embrace music, and whether you sing or play an instrument, all you have to do is diligently practice to get the most out of it. If you aren’t confident in yourself as a singer, maybe you can pick up a guitar, a keyboard or another instrument and practice away.

Singing seems like one of the hardest talents to hone, because in my opinion, singers put themselves out there a little more than people who play instruments. Anyone who plays music obviously puts themselves out there, but singers tend to be subjected to more social pressure. Continue reading

Music: The Language of Spirit – Part 2

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

There’s a lot more to be said about the spiritual benefits of music than we covered in part one, and we’ll continue our discussion here. Like I said before, I think music’s spiritual value is mostly unappreciated in our society, and most of the mainstream music we’re subjected to is void of any real awareness or spirituality.

That doesn’t mean there isn’t a lot of genuine, valuable spiritual music out there, but you have to search to find it and you’ll probably be disappointed if you look for it in the mainstream.

Music was never meant to be something hollow that pleases the senses but offers little else in the way of spirituality or upliftment, and I think it’s an important helper for anyone who wants to spiritually evolve. Continue reading

Music: The Language of Spirit

Bob Marley, chanting down Babylon from heaven. Photo origin unknown.

“If we can feel that

“It is not our voice,

“Not our fingers,

But some reality deep inside our heart

“Which is expressing itself,

Then we will know that it is

“The soul’s music.” – Sri Chinmoy

By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

Have you ever picked up a guitar or put in your favorite CD and let the music carry you away to a place of bliss and ecstasy?

Most people might not understand where this euphoric feeling comes from, but in my opinion, it comes from an innately spiritual place. I think music elevates our consciousness and introduces us to a spiritual reality that’s comprised of pure sound and color, and this is why it appeals to so many people. Continue reading

Yes, Music is a Form of Meditation

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

I’ve been saying for a while that I think music is one of the most spiritual things we can do, and I’ll always stand by that opinion.

I have people like the Marley family to thank for this profound realization, and through their music, they’ve helped me see that we can use this incredible medium to connect with a higher aspect of our consciousness.

Music has been called ‘the language of God’ or ‘the language of the soul’, and for good reason. If consistently practiced for the right reasons, it can connect us with the Supreme in a way that nothing except meditation can help us achieve.

I’ve struggled lately with whether or not I want to fully embrace music when I’m not writing or posting to the blog (or doing anything else). I’ve searched and searched for a clear or coherent answer to this inner query, and today, I was sent a musical guardian angel in the form of spiritual teacher Sri Chinmoy. Continue reading

(New Version) Break the Elitist Chains – A Song by Wes Annac

Thanks to YouTube user LumBeat for the drum track I used for this song, which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZbM9n9j3_g

I’m a beginner musician, and I like to share the things I’ve been working on every now and then. Here’s an updated version of a song I shared before, called ‘Break the Elitist Chains’. Lyrics can be found below the video. Hope you all enjoy it. :)

Lyrics:

When the lies aren’t enough, the stakes are heightened

Try to frighten

The children of the sun who come to greet the change on the horizon

Consciousness is rising and they see that they can’t be on the top

Enlightenment they won’t stop

Though they try they don’t know why the world is leaving them behind

And they blame the madness on the poor

Keep the people distracted and train us to fight their wars

The lower class is sacrificed, the blood and the gore

How much more will we take before we break the elitist chains

Right away

—-

Open up your mind and you will find Jah universe

Surrender to the rhymes and to the flow of spirit’s every verse

Internal magic, held inside, ready and willing to burst

Can you meet it on its level first

Discover that you’re much more than they’d have you believe

Uncover your true nature, plant that holy seed

Of awareness and carry Jah light through the dark

Through the pain and through the fear and through the hatred

And through your perceptions of all the greed

—-

Now they blame the madness on the poor

Keep the people distracted and train us to fight their wars

The lower class is sacrificed, the blood and the gore

How much more will we take before we break the elitist chains

And see that Jah light shines

—-

When the lies aren’t enough, the liars crave a new challenge

Imagine all the people we could save if we just stopped these games

In this day and age

The misdirection of the youth is purposeful and we are all being played

Embracing inner liberation will help you escape the constructed self

Utilization of meditation breaks perceptual barriers

And helps the illusion to melt right away now

Helps the illusion to melt right away now

—-

Now we can remember everything that’s been lost to time

Eternal living and memory we can find

All the essential components come together to build our new society

We’ll see that it was always meant to be

—-

The senses open up we’re introduced to the love of the most high

Awareness and understanding bloom as we all rise when we see that it’s time

When the starlight comes down, hangs around with the uninformed humanity

Innocence is introduced in every way to lower-dimensionality

Lower-dimensionality

—-

But I can see fields of green

All of their worries don’t matter to me

And you’re invited to rediscover yourself

It’s so exciting to learn and grow away from hell

And we can make it

All of us will remember what it’s like

To create heaven

To get there, no blood, no gore, no loss of life

—-

When the lies aren’t enough, the stakes are heightened

Try to frighten

The children of the sun who come to greet the change on the horizon

Consciousness is rising and they see that they can’t be on the top

Enlightenment they won’t stop