Open Hearted Rebel – The Spiritual Warrior’s Responsibility – 7-11-17
By Wes Annac, Editor, Openhearted Rebel
I wrote the following for the 257th issue of the Weekly Awareness Guide, a written document distributed weekly via email that I offer for $11.11 a month.
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Do you know who you are or the incredible power you possess? Are you aware of the magnificence of the place you came from or the evolutionary process that will eventually return you there?
For the most part, I’m not. I like to write about it and encourage others to be open to it, but I have yet to glimpse it in a real or meaningful way. Nor should I yet, because the point of being here is to gradually rediscover the truth of who we are and how we can help this world before returning to that heavenly place we dropped down from to be of service.
Who are we? We are spiritual warriors here to change the world by spreading love, compassion, and awareness of what needs to change before mankind can live in peace.
Embrace It All
If you consider yourself a spiritual warrior, know that you don’t have to feel like an outcast for being who you are. Embrace it all. Embrace your mission, the vibrant life on the other side to which you’ll return one day, and the activities like meditation that help you remember how real it all is.
Be unafraid to work hard or extend yourself to help others. Accept with open arms the adversity you’ll inevitably face, and know it’s all a part of the struggle to bring in a new paradigm.
It’s too easy to let bad stuff get you down. When you instead stand strong in your faith and let adversity teach you life lessons you couldn’t learn without it, you’ll see that nothing happens randomly. Life is not picking on you. It’s teaching you all you need to know to be a resilient openhearted revolutionary.
Knowing this, you won’t be defeated so easily. You’ll see that hard times aren’t meant to sweep you away, but make you wiser through struggles that bring introspection and realization.
Only the strongest of the strong were chosen for this mission, and only the strongest of them will succeed. Without inner strength, you might give in to all the distracting worldly illusions out there and forget altogether who you are and why you’re here.
Some of these illusions will inevitably grab your attention throughout your life, but to avoid getting lost in them, remember they’re not real and focus on what is: your purpose and the higher consciousness that supports you.
It helps to meditate, get the mind and body moving, and do something creative that can become an avenue for your spiritual work. These things aren’t required, but without them, they help you remember your mission and remain in the heart.
Remember Who You Are
As we near the end of this writing, I feel the need to remind you to do all you can not to let your faith wane or forget why you’re here.
On this mission, you’ll encounter people from all walks of life with different beliefs and perspectives. Hear them out and appreciate the differences you share with them, but don’t let their perspective override yours. Don’t let the world drown you out.
Be unapologetically you, but be willing to take constructive criticism so you can refine your lifestyle and philosophy to better help a society that will initially be uncomfortable with you. Whatever you do, don’t give up and change yourself for a world that will judge you regardless.
Don’t Be Them. Be You.
The world is full of people who once followed their passion but have since given up and become like the millions of other people with no discernable purpose other than to earn money and survive. Don’t let that tragedy become your life.
Instead, work hard every day to ensure you can fulfill your mission and truly live. Extend yourself when necessary. But remember to take time for those spiritual practices that help you to be your best, most conscious and inspired self.
If you don’t know who you truly are or why you’re here, look within yourself. Meditate, read books focused on illuminating your true Self, and stay centered in the heart. You might discover an expansive inner universe you can explore with an open mind and heart, sharing the wisdom you pick up along the way.
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.