Written by Wes Annac, The Culture of Awareness
Here, I’d like to look at the sacred Self; the soul Self; the Atman; whatever you want to call the omnipotent consciousness that exists within, which we can (and perhaps should) embrace. The sacred Self (or simply ‘the Self’) is an aspect of Source, and we’ll have to transcend the influence of the ego if we want to open up to it.
The ego, which is a program of the otherwise benevolent mind, will keep us from discovering and embracing the Self if we allow it, and given that we have a lot of work to do to change the defunct manner in which our planet’s run, transcending the ego is among the best things we can do for ourselves and the people around us.
The rest of the world will benefit when we can move beyond the ego and into a place of pure, blissful submergence in the Self, and as consciousness continues to rise, more people will become aware of spirit and the necessity to embrace the infinite Self over the finite, ego-driven self we’ve become accustomed to. Continue reading
Written by Cedella Marley, A Nice Time, September 19, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/m8w8rqv
A light that shines bright is certain to be seen by all who come within its radiance. In the same way, a life that is lived with passion, with purpose, with integrity is sure to have an influence upon all who are touched by it.
The best way to influence others is not with threats or arguments or tricks, but with the way you live your life. Who you are and what you do will always speak far more convincingly than the words you have to say. Let your life do the speaking, and the message will come through loud and clear.
Written by Christina Sarich, Natural Society, September 19, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/o67rgqg
It should come as no surprise that companies like Coca Cola, Pepsi, and others are putting GMO sugar in sodas, and then calling them natural. These companies are involved with the Grocery Manufacturer’s Association (the political front of biotech and food manufacturers that support GMOs). After all, they don’t even think you have the right to know what is in your food, so why should they label it as such – even if the word ‘natural’ is entirely misleading.
That’s exactly what companies like Pepsi Co are doing with the sale of ‘natural’ drinks like Sierra Mist that are full of sugar derived from GMO beets.
Sadly, food manufacturers like Pepsi Co, are not required to state that the sugar or sucrose used to sweeten their products comes from GMO sources. Continue reading
Written by Ida Lawrence, Contributor for Waking Times, September 19, 2014 – http://tinyurl.com/qxxzlpw
The intellect is a great tool, but it is, at the same time, just a tool. A person can use the intellect to evaluate information and decide that destruction of life is a reasonable action, if it contributes to a desired end goal. Intellect doesn’t need to have a heart. Therein is the big difference between intellect and intuition, or the heart. To proceed with vision is to use intuition.
A few days ago we made it through the 13th anniversary of an intentional trauma perpetrated upon the world. The buildup to 9/11 was as usual, with one fear message on top of another. But the day itself and the days that have followed are different from in the past. Just like the taboo against criticizing Israel fell, so has the taboo against questioning the 9/11 story. Continue reading