Art Is a Bridge (Meditative Writing)

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

I wrote the following “meditative writing” for the 260th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.

Income from the guide helps me get by and ensures I can continue to offer free content, and every subscription is appreciated. The option to subscribe is given at the bottom of this post (learn about subscribing with cash/check here).

Think seriously about why you enjoy writing, art, and music. What is it about creative work that seems to send your soul soaring? It’s as if some inherent quality in creative work connects you with a long-lost and forgotten part of yourself.

Have you ever been moved by an inspiring piece of literature or brought to tears by a piece of music? There’s a reason these things affect you the way they do.

Creativity connects you with the spiritual Self. Whether you create something or absorb what someone else has created, it can become a medium for you to connect with the Self and remember all you’d forgotten when you came to this planet.

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Nike Makes Air Max Shoebox From Recycled Milk jugs & Coffee Lids

By Alexa Erickson, Collective Evolution

Packaging makes up between a quarter and a third of all domestic waste. One of the main issues at hand is the desire to promote brands for profit, which often leads to exorbitant amounts of unnecessary materials being used in order to make a product more appealing.

What the human really needs, or what the environment requires, isn’t taken into consideration. Minimalism is not a word easily thrown around in the world of brand packaging. Continue reading Nike Makes Air Max Shoebox From Recycled Milk jugs & Coffee Lids

Life is Flashing Before My Eyes…

By Suazanne Maresca, Golden Age of Gaia

Over the past weeks I’ve been getting visions of random memories from times long passed from my conscious awareness.

None of it seems to fit a pattern. It hasn’t even related to perceived wounding of any sort…just the odd and unexpected and perhaps even whimsical thought passing through reflecting a past event. Continue reading Life is Flashing Before My Eyes…

Recipes for Dealing with a Vasana – Part 1/2

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What’s in your toolbox? Credit: Senna Heijnen

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

I had a major vasana (1) go off the other day, which had me see new things about managing one.

Imagine that I start out to look at a vasana that hasn’t erupted – say, fear of flying. The situation is not before me. I’m not going to be flying for the foreseeable future.

I can’t really get into it. There’s nothing to grab onto. I’m not actually in the situation in which fear of flying is triggered. There’s no juice here, no aliveness. Continue reading Recipes for Dealing with a Vasana – Part 1/2

Crow’s God: Ego Dissolution and the Evolution of the Self

By Gary ‘Z’ McGee, Waking Times

“To fall in love is to create a religion that has a fallible god.” ~Jorge Luis Borges

“Trickster god is god’s God,” Crow says, peering from behind The Branches of Lost Time. These branches are a metaphor for our misremembered synapses. They symbolize our having lost touch with both our own nature and with wild Nature, our forgotten link between cosmos and psyche, our misunderstanding of how we-the-microcosm makes up a vital aspect of We-the-macrocosm. Continue reading Crow’s God: Ego Dissolution and the Evolution of the Self

Trouble for Big Pharma as Nearly 50% of People Report Quitting Pills for CBD

By Carey Wedler, via Natural Blaze

According to a recent survey conducted by cannabis market research firm the Brightfield Group and HelloMD, an online medical cannabis community, nearly half of CBD (cannabidiol) users give up prescription drugs and over-the-counter medications in favor of the non-psychoactive substance.

The survey of over 2,400 respondents found forty-two percent of CBD users — whether they used marijuana-derived CBD or hemp-derived CBD — “have left their traditional medications behind altogether and now use cannabis instead.” Continue reading Trouble for Big Pharma as Nearly 50% of People Report Quitting Pills for CBD