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 - facebook.com/wesannac, Culture of Awareness - facebook.com/cultureofawareness), Twitter (twitter.com/Wes_Annac), and my personal blog, OpenheartedRebel.com

Myrrh Oil: The Health Benefits of This ‘Holy’ Oil

By Dr. Joseph Mercola, Wake Up World

You may have heard of myrrh from Biblical stories, as one of the precious gifts (together with gold and frankincense) offered by the three wise men to the newborn Jesus. This valuable element actually has a long history of use, especially in ancient civilizations. Today, myrrh is most commonly known — and used — as an essential oil. Keep on reading to learn more about its many benefits. Continue reading Myrrh Oil: The Health Benefits of This ‘Holy’ Oil

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What Happened To My Spirit When I Spent 2 Nights In Nature…ALONE

By Alanna Ketler, Collective Evolution

I recently got back from spending a few nights in nature, camping, with no cell service – by myself! This experience was actually surprisingly powerful and provided me the time and space to allow insight into my life to come through in order for me to get clear and align with what is working and what isn’t. Not only is there tremendous healing power from nature, but spending time alone, truly alone — without the distraction of Facebook or movies, proved to be a very healing experience for me. Let me explain… Continue reading What Happened To My Spirit When I Spent 2 Nights In Nature…ALONE

Believing Our Thoughts – Part 1/2

thoughts-11-300x141By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

Adyashanti is said to have remarked that he was surprised to learn in his life that, unlike himself, other people believed their thoughts.

A spiritual wag is said to have commented that our lives go along very happily – until we think about them.

I’ve noticed a peculiar phenomenon. When I first wake up, for a microsecond, I feel awful. And I also notice that I often take this feeling, and the thoughts that arise with it, seriously. Continue reading Believing Our Thoughts – Part 1/2

Can Cannabis Fight Tumors?

By Dr. Mercola, Waking Times

Medical cannabis has a long history as a natural analgesic,1 and is now legal in 30 U.S. states,2,3 the majority of which allow limited use of medical marijuana under certain medical circumstances. The medicinal qualities of marijuana are primarily due to high amounts (about 10 to 20 percent) of cannabidiol (CBD), medicinal terpenes and flavonoids.

Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the psychoactive component of marijuana that makes you feel “stoned,” but it too has valuable medical benefits, so depending on your problem, you may want higher or lower levels of THC. Cannabinoids interact with your body by way of naturally occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded in cell membranes throughout your body. Continue reading Can Cannabis Fight Tumors?

Scientists Will Now Kill More Bees to Get Their Bacteria…To Help the Bees

By Heather Callaghan, Natural Blaze

Probiotics are a Bandage on Colony Collapse Disorder But Cause More Problems – while they have been shown to help bees withstand threats like fungal infection and pesticides – is it worth the price bees pay?

Previously, commercial probiotics have helped boost bees’ immune systems to withstand pesticides and fungal infection. But now scientists have harvested bacteria from bees’ own intestines to use instead to fight the fungal nosemosis. While we need urgent solutions for bee decline, we just have to ask….is this worth it? Continue reading Scientists Will Now Kill More Bees to Get Their Bacteria…To Help the Bees

Defenders of Open Internet Deliver ‘Historic Win’ as Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

By ia Common Dreams, thanks to Wake Up World

“Politicians see the light when they feel the heat! This victory was the result of the energy activists across the country brought. Let’s keep it up and bring it home!” — Rep. Keith Ellison

The open internet scored a huge victory on Wednesday, but you wouldn’t know it by watching America’s major corporate television networks.

Thanks to weeks of sustained grassroots pressure in the form of 16 million emails, over a million phone calls, and nationwide demonstrations both online and off, three Republicans voted with the Senate Democratic caucus on Wednesday to block the GOP-controlled FCC’s net neutrality repeal, clearing a crucial hurdle on the path to saving the web from the greed of the telecom industry. Continue reading Defenders of Open Internet Deliver ‘Historic Win’ as Senate Votes to Restore Net Neutrality

Was Zecharia Sitichin Right About The Anunnaki & An Extra Planet In Our Solar System?

By Arjun Walia, Collective Evolution

Ancient history is full of documented oddities, ones that unfortunately we continue to ignore, but we’re getting better and the collective human mind is opening up to new explanations for the nature of reality, and a host of other topics, like human history, for example.

A lot of ‘lore’ from our ancient world seems to be in the process of being re-discovered, a great example would be the correlations between ancient eastern spiritual beliefs and quantum physics, with its strong correlation and dependence on consciousness. Another example could be ancient health practices, commonly referred to today as naturopathic medicine. The example in this article deals with ancient lore of beings from other worlds, and it’s even more interesting because of the modern day UFO disclosure we’re seeing and the evidence suggesting that some of them could be extraterrestrial is quite fascinating, at least for those who’ve taken the time to look. Continue reading Was Zecharia Sitichin Right About The Anunnaki & An Extra Planet In Our Solar System?

Surgeon Reveals Why Texting Causes So Much Neck Stress

By Anna Hunt, Waking Times

Texting can create so much neck stress, it’s like carrying four adult-size bowling balls on the cervical spine, reveals a report published in Surgical Technology International. Written by a spine surgeon, the study shows that tilting your head forward makes the head seem much heavier than it really is. This can have lasting degenerative effects on the neck. Continue reading Surgeon Reveals Why Texting Causes So Much Neck Stress

Teacher Had Students Drown Live Raccoons In Class

By Brandon TurbevilleNatural Blaze

Teacher Accused of Having Students Drown Live Raccoons and an Opossum in Class

Only a month after a teacher in Idaho teacher allegedly fed a live puppy to a snapping turtle in front of his class, yet another public school teacher has caused a controversy by torturing an animal to death in front of students by slowly drowning them in a garbage can full of water. This time, the psychopath in question resides in Florida and the incident at Forest High School in Marion County was caught on camera. The victims were two raccoons and an opossum. Continue reading Teacher Had Students Drown Live Raccoons In Class

Study: The Most Harmful Addictive Drugs Worldwide are Alcohol and Tobacco

By Marco Torres, Wake Up World

A new review published online in the journal Addiction has compiled the best, most up-to-date source of information on alcohol, tobacco, and illicit drug use and the burden of death and disease. It shows that in 2015 alcohol and tobacco use between them cost the human population more than a quarter of a billion disability-adjusted life years.

The World Health Organization has released many reports in the past fingering alcohol and tobacco as two of the biggest causes of illness and death worldwide — including the developing world. Continue reading Study: The Most Harmful Addictive Drugs Worldwide are Alcohol and Tobacco