Writing and Awakening the Masses

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

We live in an interesting time, and there’s a lot I could be writing about right now. There are plenty of daily stories about the big corporations that are polluting the planet and misleading consumers in the name of profit, and there are an equal amount of stories about corruption in government.

Every week, something new happens that grabs people’s attention and makes them forget what’s really important, and while we should talk about corporate and government corruption, I don’t always want to take the time to write about them.

I don’t just want to write about corruption or the environmental destruction taking place on a daily basis, because I have a different purpose for writing. I write so I can share love and spiritual awareness, and my main goal is to uplift people. Continue reading

Happiness: Right Here, Right Now

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

I have an exercise we can try at random times throughout the day.

No matter what we’re doing, let’s stop, look around, and give thanks for our existence. Even if our day’s stressful and we just can’t seem to catch a break, let’s be grateful for something. Let’s find something to appreciate, because it could bring down our stress level and encourage us to get back out there with more strength. Continue reading

Releasing Resistance and Learning from Life

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

When was the last time you had to go through something stressful or frustrating, only to realize by the end of it that you learned a valuable lesson? If you’ve experienced this, then you aren’t alone. We all go through difficult, stressful and painful things, and most people don’t realize that these experiences are actually teaching them.

If you want to take it even further, you could say that everything we experience is a lesson. Every moment – from the joyful to the sad or stressful – has some kind of teaching for us, and we just need to open up to find the lesson. Openness will help us understand that our difficult experiences are teaching us, and our knowledge will skyrocket pretty quickly when we open up to these constant teachings. Continue reading

Reclaim Your Spiritual Freedom

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

Spirituality is what we make of it, and nothing stops us from experiencing it uniquely. It’s probably harder for people who follow strict religions that limit their freedoms, but even then, it’s only as impossible as we make it. There are always little things we can do or little changes we can make to the way we think, and we can’t give up on our unique beliefs if other people condemn us for them.

If you consider yourself a Christian and you start to entertain a belief or lifestyle that goes against what other Christians consider acceptable, there’s a chance that the people around you will criticize you and maybe even try to ‘convert’ you back to their way of thinking – even if you never left Christianity in the first place. It can be disappointing when the people who mean the most to you won’t accept you because of a slight change in your beliefs, but this is the sad reality for a lot of people. Continue reading

Weekly Newsletter – Reader’s Question: Awakening the Kundalini

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

The following is a preview of the latest “reader’s question” segment of The Culture of Awareness Weekly Newsletter, which I offer for $11.11 a month. Income from the newsletter helps my family get by and allows us to continue posting free content, and every subscription is needed and appreciated.

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Happiness Is Natural

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

We don’t have to struggle to find happiness, and the difficulty lessens when we learn to live from the heart. It can be hard to be happy or heart-centered when we have so many responsibilities and life throws so many curveballs our way every day, but despite our circumstances, happiness is here in every moment and we can always call on it.

With the exception of being in a bad mood, which usually does take some effort to depart, the key to true and lasting happiness is to stop searching for something we already have. We won’t find it in material things that only give us a fleeting glimpse of joy before we’re unsatisfied again, and we won’t bring it up from within if we try too hard. Whether we realize it or not, love and happiness are effortless and we only need to stop forcing them and let them express themselves naturally. Continue reading

Can the Bible Teach Us Anything Genuine?

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By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

This is going to be hard for me to write, because I’ve always had a problem with the way religion misrepresents spirituality. I feel like religion gives spirituality a bad name, and especially when it comes to tolerance, religion has failed to reflect the messages of various enlightened messiahs, prophets, masters, etc.

I’ve always resisted religion because it uses control and uptight dogma to keep us from understanding true spirituality, and I feel like it was devised to make people forget what spirituality is supposed to be.

Spirituality doesn’t have to be associated with control or giving up our lives just to be in God’s favor, but religion has twisted and perverted it into something that completely contradicts its original meaning.

Not to mention that people have been (and continue to be) killed senselessly for centuries in the name of God or because of some ‘holy’ book. I could probably write a whole book of my own on why we shouldn’t put our faith in religion, which is why it’ll be difficult to say what I want to say. Continue reading