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Love is My New Addiction

By Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

In a personal reading through Linda in 2014, Archangel Michael and I had this exchange:

Archangel Michael: This is your new addiction.

Steve Beckow: Addicted to love?

AAM: Yes.  (1)

And it’s true. I’m addicted to love, addicted to bliss, addicted to joy.

Anyone would be who really tasted the true character of what the Divine Mother called “sacred” or Fifth-Dimensional love. (2) Continue reading Love is My New Addiction

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Understanding The Language of the Heart: The Original Language

via Giovanni Bartolomeo, Collective Evolution

The following article was written by one of my first spiritual teachers. At a time in my life when I needed some direction, I really reached out and set the intention. I was lost and needed guidance, and just as the old saying goes, when the student is ready the teacher will appear. Daniel travels the world teaching meditation techniques and practices (along with a lot of other cool stuff as well). We sat down for an interview and he also shared this important article he wrote: Continue reading Understanding The Language of the Heart: The Original Language

The Dynamics of Longing, Resistance and Love

By Ethel Kings, Wake Up World

Rumi says: “Your task is not to seek love, but merely to seek and find all the barriers within yourself that you have built against it.”  This article is about how I have come to understand these words.

Every now and then I drop into a deep dark pit hole of complete aloneness – a portal into My Personal Hell – where it feels like there is no love for me in this universe. It actually feels like there is no love whatsoever in this universe – no one loves anyone. Universe seems to be nothing but cold, indifferent, heartless machinery.

My soul longs to connect deeply with a warm, living, feeling human being to be delivered from this isolation. It feels much like Christopher Poindexter put it: “And in the end, we were all just humans… drunk on the idea that love, only love, could heal our brokenness.” Connecting in authentic, open-hearted way soothes this longing. Each time that deep connection happens, the heartless, indifferent, unloving universe that I dread, loses its grip on me. Continue reading The Dynamics of Longing, Resistance and Love

The Spiritual Lover of the Inner Silence

By Frank M. Wanderer, The Mind Unleashed

The world around us is too noisy, we are constantly surrounded by the murmur of the civilized world. We have almost completely forgotten today, how living a silent life in this noisy world could be. What secret could the silence have?

The mystery of silence becomes interesting for us when we become spiritual seekers. From that time on, we start looking for the essence of life, we wish to find an answer to the question: Continue reading The Spiritual Lover of the Inner Silence

I Stand for Love

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

People who create things for a living often have something to represent; whether it’s a belief system, a new way of thinking, or something else they believe can change the world.

I listen to a lot of reggae music, for example, much of which is made by Rastafarians with a message to share. Sometimes the message is about Rastafarian philosophy, and sometimes it’s about freedom or rebellion against corruption. These musicians have something to say and a great outlet to get their message out.

This is one of many examples of creative minds on a mission to share their truth.

For many, a life of creative work and a message to share go together. Without a message, their work is missing something. These creative minds inspire me the most, because my work also relies on having something meaningful to share with you.

Sudden Awakening

I used to have something to represent: a belief system known by many as the “New Age”.

I went to church as a kid but I was never religious. Interestingly, it was during a period of typical teenage rebellion that I discovered various concepts associated with the New Age movement.

Meditation and channeling were the concepts that stuck with me the most, to the extent that I became a “channeler” and started meditating every day. These two practices worked best when I did them together.

At this point, I transitioned from a kid who didn’t know or care much about spirituality to a kid who was suddenly interested in meditation, suddenly felt connected with nature, and was suddenly sent on a quest to answer life’s questions. This quest would ultimately take me within.

Not a Walk-In

Not shy about my new beliefs, I attributed this sudden shift to a “walk-in”. This is a New Age term to describe a spirit leaving the body to be replaced with the higher self or another advanced spirit.

Looking back, it’s clear this was erroneous and a little silly. I’m not saying the walk-in phenomenon isn’t real, but I am saying it didn’t happen to me. I was and still am nowhere near “advanced”, as I’m learning and evolving by the day.

Nevertheless, the speed with which I seemed to wake up convinced me something more mystical must have happened.

This might be true for others who’ve reported being a walk-in, but I experienced a simple spiritual awakening. I became aware of spirit and the potential for enlightenment, but I didn’t become enlightened.

The Problem with Enlightenment

Sometimes enlightenment is a problem in the spiritual community.

People use the word to describe various states of being; many of which don’t apply to actual enlightenment. Many have noted enlightenment is continuous, with more than one stage and thus more terms needed to properly describe each stage.

Some people who claim to be enlightened have yet to reach even the first stage.

This is because, as I did, a lot of people confuse spiritual awakening for enlightenment. As I mentioned, spiritual awakening makes you aware of all this awesome stuff. It does not carry you down your path and place you at your intended destination.

Missing the Mark

As the cliché goes, it’s not about the destination, but the journey. Spiritual awakening is the beginning of your journey. The hardest work has yet to come and shape you into what you’ll be by the time you’re ready for the first stage of enlightenment.

Despite this, some will claim to be enlightened after a spiritual awakening and argue on the internet with the so-called less enlightened. This is an example of someone who has yet to do the difficult inner work that leads to the state they believe they’ve achieved.

This higher state is beyond most people’s grasp, but some like to think they’ve captured it after reading a few books. This mindset misses the mark entirely.

Stepping Back

After a lot of reflecting and meditating on what I was feeling, I decided to stop channeling and step back from the New Age movement as a way of life. I was channeling every day and had up to that point treated it like a full-on religion in the best and worst sense of the word.

On one hand, I worked harder and felt more inspired than ever. On the other, I let the spiritual ego get the best of me and started arguing with people who didn’t think like me.

Letting go of this nearly religious lifestyle left a void. Although I’d recently started writing, I had little to write about.

The Heart of Spirituality

This was when I discovered what lives at the heart of all religion and spirituality: love.

Everything good you hear about religion, like a pastor feeding the homeless or a church helping its community, is due to the love and compassion their faith inspires. Everything bad you hear about religion is due to the exact opposite: a lack of love and empathy.

Despite that there are good religious people in the world, religion is mainly about control. Most religions have lost the love their prophets taught, and thus, different religions with different gods fight. They have no love to give, so instead, they hate.

I Represent Love

Discovering that love is at the heart of each belief system, most of which have obviously been corrupted, helped me see that I don’t need a specific set of beliefs.

With love, compassion, and other divine qualities, I can walk my own unique path with respect for the paths of others. If their lifestyle is nonviolent, I have no problem respecting the way other people think and live.

I used to represent a belief system. Now, I represent love. I can say with certainty that it’s changed my life and provided what’s missing from belief systems. For me, love is the most worthwhile path into a higher consciousness.

From the heart, you’re free to live with no limits except those you create in your mind. Love gradually helps you break these barriers and connect with your true Self, but it’s up to you to do the work.

About the author: 

I’m a twenty-something writer & blogger with an interest in spirituality, revolution, music and the transformative creative force known as love. I run Openhearted Rebel, a daily news blog dedicated to igniting a revolution of love by raising social and spiritual awareness.

I also have a personal blog, Wes Annac’s Personal Blog, in which I share writings related to spiritual philosophy, creativity, heart consciousness and revolution (among other topics).

I write from the heart and try to share informative and enlightening reading material with the rest of the conscious community. When I’m not writing or exploring nature, I’m usually making music.

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The Middle

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

This is a busy time for all the openhearted rebels out there, as plenty of issues in the world are demanding our attention and action.

Many of them can be traced to the corrupt elite and the institutions they use to reinforce control over the masses. For example: the elite uses the media to create division by inflaming people over unimportant issues they know we’ll take sides on.

The public then bickers and is successfully distracted from important things happening in the world.

By focusing on violence, rioting, and other sensational or emotionally charged issues, the media conditions us to accept ideological extremism. When we hear about the latest corruption scandal, racially charged police shooting, or equal rights issue in the public eye, we instinctively pick a side and defend our views. Continue reading The Middle

Love: My New Religion

By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel

“Buddha was not a Buddhist, Jesus was not a Christian, Muhammad was not a Muslim. They were Teachers who taught love.” (Source)

Religion overcomplicates a simple message: live from the heart. Letting love and compassion guide your thoughts, actions, and intentions is the most authentic way to connect with the Source, as rather than forced conformity with a belief system, it brings about a natural evolution of the self.

The idea that devoting yourself to religion will bring spiritual rewards is an incorrect interpretation of the benefits of heart-centered living. We’re taught we’ll receive God’s gifts by changing who we are and conforming to what the church wants, when in truth, we can receive them by making a subtle yet powerful shift into the heart. Continue reading Love: My New Religion

Living Out Of Love, Not Fear

By Will Nicholls, In5D.com

The following is written based on my personal experiences. While I do not belong to any one religious institution, I acknowledge all forms of religion to have various perspectives with many common traits. The most common trait that sometimes gets distorted is the message of Love. That is what I am going to be talking about. Please do not make any assumptions after reading this. Think for yourself, educate yourself, read a book, do some research, but may this guide or initiate you into a beginning journey of understanding. May you continue to learn more about yourself, and your purpose. Namaste.

Everyone believes in something. Even the belief of nothing is a belief in something. If you are a firm believer in a specific way of life, I ask that you always continue to question yourself, your institution, and the meaning of life, for you will only reaffirm your true beliefs by doing so. And if perhaps you are not yet in a place where you can put a definition on what it is you believe in, which is the case for a high number of people, than perhaps this may aid you in beginning your journey. Until then, fear not for many people go their whole lives believing someone else’s beliefs instead of searching for their own answers. And that is okay! We are all on different paths, with different purposes, at different levels…but we are all here, learning, and experiencing this great vast reality we call Life. So now, let us explore this idea of Living out of Love, as opposed to fear. Continue reading Living Out Of Love, Not Fear

Love Is Often The Question And Always The Answer

By Adeana M. Slater, In5D.com

I have felt disappointment and rejection my entire life with lovers, parents, siblings, and friends. I can honestly tell you that I have had no experience as to what “true love” looks or feels like. I can only attest to society’s version of love, and I lived in that for years completely unhappy and unfilled. It was not because of my partner by all means. I was young and never learned how to give love to myself so I was truly unable to receive it from anyone else. All of that stemmed from childhood dysfunctional living and other relationships that I always felt like I desired from afar that never came into fruition. Continue reading Love Is Often The Question And Always The Answer

New-Age Social Activism

quiet dayBy Steve Beckow, Golden Age of Gaia

Having given up confrontational posturing and manipulative behavior, I’m having to re-invent myself in the area of social activism.

Granted I’ve been asked to refrain from taking a role in it (I have other duties), still one cannot ignore the social action that’s taking place.

At the outset, I need to say that I support using all available means to get the message across to Third-Dimensional politicians that government must return to the people.

I’m not willing to conduct social activism any longer the way I used to. In the olden days,  I used social activism to generate the sense of  self-importance I hungered for. My confrontational posture gave me an “edge” in those days and energy to push a point through. Continue reading New-Age Social Activism