All posts by Openhearted Rebel

I'm a twenty-something writer & blogger with an interest in spirituality, revolution, music and love. I operate The Culture of Awareness, a daily news blog dedicated to raising social and spiritual awareness and supporting the evolution of the planet. I also have a personal blog, Openhearted Rebel, in which I share my writings related to spirituality, creativity, heart-centeredness and revolution (among other topics). I try to write from the heart and share informative material with the rest of the conscious community, and when I’m not writing or exploring nature, I’m usually making music. I also passionately advocate cannabis as a means to expand consciousness, enhance creativity, alleviate depression and improve health. I write about cannabis often, and I hope to share the truth about it with everyone who realizes that the government (along with corporations that profit from its illegality) has been lying about it for decades. I can be found on Facebook (Wes Annac -, Culture of Awareness -, Twitter (, and my personal blog,

Synthetic Marijuana Approved By DEA For Medicine While The Real Thing Remains Illegal

By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution

The DEA has just announced that the same manufacturer of the notorious fentanyl has produced a synthetic marijuana product they deem more medically valuable and safer than real cannabis.

The announcement was made a few weeks ago in the Federal Register by the DEA that the drug Syndros, a liquid form of synthetic THC, will be now classified as a schedule 2 controlled substance, which means it can be legally prescribed by doctors. Meanwhile, organic marijuana continues to be listed right alongside heroin among Schedule 1 controlled substances. This category is reserved for drugs that have “no currently accepted medical use” and “a high potential for abuse.” Other drugs that have proven time and time again to hold medicinal value seem to be stuck in this category as well, although some things are changing. Continue reading Synthetic Marijuana Approved By DEA For Medicine While The Real Thing Remains Illegal


Give the Gift of Love

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

I’m seeing so clearly how the greatest course correction I possibly will ever make is to cross the line from a person who loves himself in an average kind of way to a person who actively and generously does so.

I don’t mean out of hubris or arrogance or aloofness.  I mean out of higher-dimensional, divine, or transformative love.  What people mean when they capitalize the word “Love.” Continue reading Give the Gift of Love

We Need Regenerative Farming, Not Geoengineering

By Charles Eisenstein, Waking Times

Geoengineering has been back in the news recently after the US National Research Council endorsed a proposal to envelop the planet in a layer of sulphate aerosols to reduce solar radiation and cool the atmosphere.

The proposal has been widely criticised for possible unintended consequences, such as ozone depletion, ocean acidification and reduced rainfall in the tropics. Perhaps even more troubling, geoengineering is a technological fix that leaves the economic and industrial system causing climate change untouched. Continue reading We Need Regenerative Farming, Not Geoengineering

Cedella Marley: The Power of Thought

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Do you understand the power of your thoughts? They can open your eyes to connect you to who you truly are. Your thoughts can open you up to endless possibilities. Do not let fear or insecurity hold you back. You have the power to think anything into reality.

One love…Cedella

7 Secrets To Knowing Your Higher Self

By Asoka Selvarajah, PhD., Body Mind Soul Spirit

Each of us is connected with the Divine. The Higher Self within us far transcends the understanding of our conscious minds.

This is the power that all the great geniuses and teachers of history have accessed. It is also the place of magic and miracle in our lives. Here are the seven key steps to contact it: Continue reading 7 Secrets To Knowing Your Higher Self

Veterinarians Pushing Feds to Allow Research on Cannabis for Pets

By Carey Wedler, Anti-Media

(ANTIMEDIA) — American doctors, veterans, and even one child have lobbied the federal government to legalize cannabis for medicinal uses. Now, veterinarians are pushing Washington to reschedule the plant so they can conduct studies on the effectiveness of non-psychoactive cannabidiol (CBD) in treating ailments in dogs and other pets. Continue reading Veterinarians Pushing Feds to Allow Research on Cannabis for Pets

Informed Consent: A Vital Human Right for Our Health Freedom

By Paul A. Philips, Wake Up World

In the modern-day, informed consent is one of the most pressing issues/concerns with regard to our health freedom.

Informed consent is defined as having the right to make informed choices while knowing the risks involved when offered medical treatment. Further, for informed consent to truly exist, whether it’s for a patient or a participating subject for medical research, individuals involved should not be coerced or criminalized for refusing the offered intervening medical treatment. Continue reading Informed Consent: A Vital Human Right for Our Health Freedom

First Private High-Speed Train in America Could Take 3 Million Cars off the Road [Watch]

By Amanda Froelich, The Mind Unleashed

Soon, commuters in Florida will have the opportunity to travel from West Palm Beach to Miami in 60 minutes, rather than five hours. Such will be possible thanks to the country’s first private high-speed rail service, which was funded by All Aboard Florida.

The Brightline express cost $3 billion to construct and can travel at speeds of 120 mph. During its debut this month, it will run slower – at about 80 mph. NPR reports the high-speed trains will run along the state’s densest population corridor, which is accessible to more than $6 million people. As a result of this development, approximately 3 million cars will be taken off South Florida’s congested highways. Continue reading First Private High-Speed Train in America Could Take 3 Million Cars off the Road [Watch]

We Are Heading Down a Dangerous Path

By Peter van Els
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What Trump stands for is not “America First”, but unbridled capitalism, growing inequality, increasing racism, white supremacy, hatred of women, protectionism and constant provocation. He is purposely creating a crisis, as Trump’s administration thrives by chaos. One man’s loss is, after all, another man’s gain.

The Trump Family is characterized by lawlessness, megalomania, and a general sense of superiority over common rules and laws. Trump takes advantage of his presidency in all sorts of ways. Trump will use orchestrated chaos to push through even more radical items on his agenda, such as: dismantling the rule of law, the welfare state, social services and the free press.

People like Trump are convinced that money and power give you the right to impose your will on others. As Milton Friedman and Ayn Rand once said, “Power is right,” and “Egoïsm is a virtue.”

Democracy Dies in Darkness

Divide and conquer, use crises or cause crisis, to sideline democracy and greatly reduce people’s freedom. Under the guise of “crisis”, all sorts of “necessary measures” can be taken, such as the curtailment of freedom, even more deregulation, the complete breakdown of social government and worker’s conditions, with a huge increase in government control and private security companies patrolling the streets of our abandoned democracy.

The Final Days of Capitalism

We seem to have entered a phase of intensified, almost extreme capitalism. That is because the elite knows we’re in the final days of capitalism, in which the unabashed hoarding of capital is coming to an end. They know that the gross violations of human rights cannot go on forever, and that the people will eventually wake up from their induced slumber. There is a last, desperate dash to the finish line. The last sprint to the bottom of total exploitation.

This Road is a Dead end Road

We need to leave this path of death and destruction, and return to the way of love, light and growing awareness. It is time to let compassion, integrity and wisdom back in our hearts, so we can heal the planet and ourselves. When we were young, we all shine like stars. Now looking into your eyes it is empty and dark, like black holes in the sky. Let the light shine in your eyes again, be a star among stars. Shine on you crazy diamond, Pink Floyd

There is a growing sense of injustice to humanity and to our planet.

By ravishing the planet, we deprive ourselves, our children and grandchildren from this beautiful earth. Children who have nothing to do with our current problems, but who do inherit the consequences. In the near future, there may no longer be bees, coral reefs, leopards, elephants, rhinos, jaguars, lions and so on. Our children will face natural disasters, droughts, earthquakes, storms and rising sea levels, with all social and economic uncertainties.

Thanks to Trump, slaughtered elephants and other wildlife are allowed back into the country to decorate people’s walls as sinister trophies. How much have lobbyists paid for this privilege, and how much influence did the sons have in this?

Nothing and no one is holy and safe, in the cold hearts of megalomaniac psychopaths.

Promises are broken and words mean nothing, when words are full of lies.

Trump is not alone, but America is by far the most powerful country in the world and with that, unfortunately, the never-ending arms race.

Walk your own path and embrace common roads

Make your own path, and nothing is impossible if the heart and the mind strive for it. Stand up and unite. Join forces and let love, respect and common sense be our guides. Let no more innocent people die in the streets of our society and our children cry of poverty and hunger.

We should protest non-violently and globally and all organizations should work together against this monstrous capitalist system and against this global oppression of humanity and disrespect for our planet.

When people of all races, colors, religions, other beliefs put aside their mutual differences, for the common good and millions of people everywhere protest against this capitalist system. When in all world cities the colored looks of determination, ultimately the elite, the banks, multi nationals and governments most respond to this GREAT UNFAIRNESS, oppression and increase poverty of people. The general interest is our Planet Earth, our next generations, You and me.

This neolibealistic system is a symptom of a deep-rooted disease, that we must heal from. (Naomi Klein)

Lanaria Amberkira. 08-12-2017

Inspired by Naomi Klein, “No, is not enough”.
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I’m Peter van Els, born in 1957, living in the Netherlands. Autodidact. Life is my greatest teacher and i started writing end 2015, to stand up against lawless and corrupt governments and the real power, the shadow government, the world elite. “Enough is enough” . I said to myself, and besides, I think it’s a moral obligation towards our earth and our posterity. I believe that all the good souls should be connect and unite in love, so we can change the system for the benefit of our planet and our posterity.For Worldpeace and Prosperity for all.

11 Quotes From Buddha That Resonate & Help Almost Everybody Who Read Them

By Joe Martino, Collective Evolution

“The way is not in the sky. The way is in the heart.”

The teachings of many of history’s religious and philosophical figures are timeless, but are often mistakenly taken at face value. It’s easy to slap a quote on an image or a t-shirt and pass it around, but it takes deliberate thought to actually internalize the true meaning behind the words, and often these quick philosophical ‘bytes’ are passed over too quickly for this to happen. Continue reading 11 Quotes From Buddha That Resonate & Help Almost Everybody Who Read Them