Unity Doesn’t Mean Conformity – Part 2/2

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

Continued from part 1. Read full post here.

When we understand and embody love, we’ll see that unity isn’t as much about being the same as it is honoring individuality.

The very idea that unity should mean conformity says something about the human condition, and love will reawaken the understanding of what unity is supposed to be.

We can then share this understanding with those who’ve been in the dark about love, unity and respect, and if we work hard enough and share our truth with everyone who’s willing to listen, the influence of love and genuine unity will spread like wildfire. Continue reading

Unity Doesn’t Mean Conformity – Part 1/2

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

Read full post here.

Unity is commonly associated with conformity and the suppression of the individual, but it doesn’t have to be this way.

We can come together without conforming to the same beliefs or lifestyle, but we have to accept that we all think differently and look beyond our differences for the common good. Continue reading

Creativity Feeds the Soul

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

I think creativity and the transformation of consciousness have more in common than most people think. My fellow creative minds probably know what I mean, and we feel like something’s missing if we aren’t hard at work.

It’s as if creativity feeds the soul. Continue reading

The Teachers Speak: Alan Watts on Love and True Spirituality

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

Alan Watts was a writer, speaker and philosopher who brought eastern philosophy to western spiritual seekers. (1)

He was and still is loved by many in the spiritual community, and his large volume of writings and lectures is considered by many to be a great source of wisdom.

We can learn from his work and the example he set that social morality is just as important as personal. While it’s argued that personal change is the best way to change the world, we can’t forget that changing the way we interact with each other and the earth is also crucial if we want a society that reflects our growing spiritual awareness. Continue reading

The Cannabis Writings: Can Marijuana Help You Sleep? – Part 2/2

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(Continued from part 1)

As Truth on Pot tells us, cannabis can decrease the time it takes to get us to sleep and keep us in stage 3 longer, which is the slow-wave sleep when we get the most rest. The time we spend in REM sleep (stage 4) decreases as a result, which explains the lack of dreams. Continue reading

The Cannabis Writings: Can Marijuana Help You Sleep? – Part 1/2

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One of the most interesting aspects of cannabis use is the effect it has on sleep, and while more research needs to be done in this area, anyone who’s interested in cannabis would probably be interested in what’s been found so far.

As we’ll learn here, cannabis seems to disrupt REM sleep (the sleep stage responsible for dreams), and many longtime users who quit not only have trouble sleeping right, but have vivid dreams when they do finally fall asleep.

Author and psychedelic drug advocate Terence McKenna noted that his dreams were enhanced when he quit using cannabis, and his theory was that it was because cannabis temporarily brings the dream world into our mental/physical awareness. Continue reading

Awakening Consciousness by Spreading the Light

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

I regret not having a post for you all first thing this morning, because I’m feeling inspired to work hard at writing, music and everything else that nourishes the spirit.

I want to be around for those of you who come to the Culture of Awareness for these writings daily, and I also want to put out some music despite that it takes so much time away from the blog and writing.

My intention is to share light with the world by creating things from the heart, which sounds easy but can be difficult when living on a planet full of darkness and inhuman levels of apathy. Continue reading