Beyond Non-Relative Consciousness

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

I’d like to pick up from our discussion yesterday and examine more material from Franklin Merrell-Wolff about relative and non-relative consciousness.

As we learned yesterday, relative consciousness is our surface awareness and non-relative consciousness is our deeper spiritual awareness, which we can find in a number of ways.

No matter how we transcend the physical senses and explore our non-relative awareness, we’ll want to stay consistent with our practice if we want to make any progress. Some spiritual teachers discourage ambition or consistency, but I think both qualities are helpful on the spiritual path. Continue reading

Embrace Your Creative Passions

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

I don’t know about any of you, but I have a lot of loves in this life and I feel like shouting my praise for them all from a mountaintop. We’re in an amazing time where we can explore whatever creative or spiritual route interests us, and as most of you probably know, there are three things I want to use to contribute to this budding conscious revolution.

I’ve said a lot before that my three main interests are writing, blogging and music. I can’t say I’m quite as passionate about blogging as the other two, and out of all of them, it’s admittedly the least inspiring.

It serves a useful purpose, however, and I’m becoming more passionate about sharing the inspired material we’re given every day from so many independent spiritual writers. Beyond blogging, though, I feel more and more passionate about writing and music. Continue reading

Our Path is Our Path… But We Have Help

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

Some people don’t think we should glue ourselves to the guidance we’ve been given from enlightened teachers, and instead of listening solely to any external advice, we should find our own way through the confusion.

It makes a lot of sense, and endlessly following a spiritual teacher who claims to be enlightened might be somewhat disempowering.

I do think we’re meant to create our own path, but in my opinion, there’s nothing wrong with taking the advice we’ve been given from people who’ve elevated their consciousness and, as a result, have something valuable to offer.

Maybe we can change the way we see spiritual teachers. Instead of treating them like exalted masters just because some of them have found enlightenment (which, admittedly, makes them worthy of some attention), we can see them as brothers who want to help us raise our consciousness like they did. Continue reading

How Can We Overcome Relentless Depression?

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

The weary and the depressed should know that you aren’t alone. We’ve all been there before (even though most of us haven’t experienced severe depression), and we’re all trying to find happiness as we make our way through this often difficult life.

Some of us have discovered spirituality, and we look to a higher state of consciousness to help us with the fear, stress and insecurity that come with living in this world. Some people use materiality to fill the gap, but they’ll eventually realize that it isn’t the solution.

I can’t claim to know what we should do to ‘cure’ depression, but I do know that we have to fight it. We have to stay strong and refuse to give in, lest we want it to take over and keep us from living life to the fullest. 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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Liberate Yourself Today

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

It’s time to free ourselves from society’s rigid expectations. We need to become free again by enjoying life and pursuing things that help us feel happy, whole and awakened, and it takes the courage to break out of the crafted social shell that the mind tends to reinforce.

The elite don’t want us to be free. They want us to be content, complacent worker bees who stock shelves, follow orders and pay our bills. They don’t want us to realize that we contain (and comprise) an infinite spiritual universe, and they’d rather force us into conformity and complacent acceptance.

The best thing we can do for ourselves and our planet is to be free. Freedom is our inherent birthright, and we aren’t meant to slave away at dead end jobs we don’t care about. We aren’t meant to ‘pay bills until we die’ as the saying goes, and we surely aren’t meant to accept all of the crazy standards society pushes onto us. Continue reading

Self-Expression: Our Greatest Gift

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By Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness

Self-expression is one of the greatest gifts we’ve been given, because it allows us to connect with the spirit within (which, as we’re realizing, we’re already constantly connected with) and express how we feel about life, love, spiritual evolution or anything else that’s on our mind.

We can use these tools to share our perspective on everything that’s happening right now, and I think it’s important to use our voice and creatively empower ourselves. Everyone’s worthy of the opportunity to express themselves, and nothing, except ourselves, stops us from using these tools. Continue reading