Openhearted Rebellion: The Foundation of Spiritual Revolution



By Wes Annac, Openhearted Rebel

This is an introductory article for my new blog, Openhearted Rebel. Hope to see you there!

Reminder: This blog,, will soon be shut down since I’m moving over to the new one.

A New Kind of Revolution

‘Openhearted Rebel’ is not just a name for a blog. It’s a way of life created out of awareness of the importance of compassion and openheartedness, and on this blog, I intend to share writings from the heart that cover various issues that are relevant to the spiritual and activist communities.

A new kind of revolution is sweeping the world, and it’s driven by compassion and a sense of responsibility for leaving the planet in a better condition for future generations. It’s a revolution of love; a social/spiritual revolution we can all contribute to, and the best way to contribute is to do what you love.


It’s rooted in the understanding that changing the world starts with changing yourself and being there for those who need you, and in my opinion, holding the people in power accountable for their lies and deceptions is also an important part of it.

This kind of movement doesn’t require bloodshed. In fact, it does the opposite by bringing awareness to the atrocities committed in the name of war and the importance of moving in a different direction.

The personal, heart-centered change driving this revolution will free us from hate, vengeance and the various other qualities that reinforce the world’s negative condition. Together, we’ll learn to rebel while embracing love, compassion and the understanding that we’re all human and spiritual beings.

A Basic, Essential Idea

Most people assume that a world of openhearted and compassionate people is impossible, but this basic idea is essential to a properly functioning society. No matter where you come from or what you believe, you can be open to love (or at least respect) for the people who share this planet with you.

This is all that’s required to plant the seed for truly revolutionary and innovative changes, and it results from a commitment to personal change. Even if most of the world has yet to be a part of it, your personal changes will prove powerful and useful for others who are just starting to wake up.

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Are You Ready for a Spiritual Revolution? – Part 2/2


By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

Continued from part 1 (read full post here).

We Don’t Need Them

We don’t need Big Brother watching our every move for ‘national security’ purposes and pouncing on us when they think we’ve done something wrong.

We don’t need militarized police forces causing mayhem in the streets, and we definitely don’t need political pundits in expensive suits screaming at us to conform to a corrupt system that serves them and their rich friends.

We need a new way of life free from the greed and corruption of the one percent, who’ll tell us any lie imaginable just to push their agenda forward. We also need a world free from the greed and corruption of the common man, whose negativity enables the world’s suffering. Continue reading

Are You Ready for a Spiritual Revolution? – Part 1/2


By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

If we want to create a new system out of the ashes of the old, we should think about the role we’ll play in creating it.

We should figure out what we can do right now to reflect the paradigm shift the world needs, and we should remember that if we continue to be angry, greedy or judgmental, a new world will be impossible because we’ll fail create it from within.

Any changes we’re able to make will be nullified shortly after, because we’ll fail to heal the underlying cause of the world’s broken condition; namely, the anger and greed we’ll continue to sustain. Continue reading

Are You Inspired?


By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

Part of my job is to inspire you, but I’d like to think you don’t need inspiration. Looking around (and within) should give you plenty of inspiration to contribute to a growing global awakening, and with everything we need to do before we can create the world we need, I don’t see how you couldn’t want to be a part of it.

The only thing some of us lack is the inspiration to get moving, and hopefully, I can provide it for anyone who’s lost and doesn’t know what to do next. I’ve been there, and I can say from experience that it doesn’t feel great. Knowing and living your purpose, however, is incredible.

How Will You Contribute?

I hope to encourage you to figure out how you want to contribute, because my role is to serve humanity with work that’s intended to spread knowledge and good vibes while motivating you to do something only you can do. Continue reading

Love Rebels, Unite!

Ziggy Marley. Credit:

By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

Ziggy Marley, accomplished reggae artist and son of legend Bob Marley, has said before that love is this generation’s form of rebellion.

Some of you might know his song, “Love Is My Religion”, in which he explains that his newfound religion is love; self-love, love for mankind, love for the planet, etc.

His song inspired me to open up to true love; not the over-hyped and romanticized version of love we’re conditioned to think is all we have. There’s a much realer and more authentic form of love waiting for us to realize it exists, and the moment we open up to it will be the moment we discover the best form of rebellion. Continue reading

The Time Has Come for a Spiritual Revolution


By Wes Annac, Culture of Awareness

Now that we’ve established this conscious community, the time has come to fan the flames of spiritual revolution.

I’ve been saying this for a while, and I feel the need to repeat it because the time is ripe for real social action (and spiritual evolution) and it’d be a shame to miss the opportunity.

Instead of complacently accepting the suppression of true spirituality and the denial of citizens’ rights, let’s rise up and do something about it. Continue reading