Music Can Show the Way


By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

If you read my articles often, you probably know that I think music is one of the most spiritual things we can enjoy. I have reggae music to thank for this opinion, and I’ve always been impressed by how Rastas and other spiritual musicians impart their perspectives and philosophies into their music.

No matter how we feel about life and spirituality, if we practice music in conjunction with meditation or another form of consciousness exploration, it can help us elevate our consciousness while filling us with a sense of excitement and eternal enjoyment.

Music harnesses the sacred power of sound to help us raise our vibration, and like meditation or anything else, all it takes to get the most out of it is commitment. Not only will we get better and better if we play continuously – we’ll also increase our reception to music’s spiritual properties. Continue reading

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: Lyrics to the song are below the video.


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


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


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