Unleashing The Power Within You
© Ian Paul Marshall
Here’s some interesting facts…
81 percent of people polled in a global survey done by the Center For Work-Life Policy said that their careers are affecting their health in a negative way. 59 percent of them said that their relationships have suffered. And 50 percent of the people polled went so far as to say that even their sex life was worse because of the stress they experienced on the job.
Is there more to life than killing ourselves working at a job that we hate?
People from all over the world believe there is. Even going so far as to think that it’s time to really change the collective direction where humanity is heading. You’re one of the courageous souls who has answered that call and I am eternally grateful to you for that.
People from all over the globe, irregardless of color, country or religious background are awakening to the universal language of love.
Humanity is opening is itself up to a new dawn.
A brilliant awareness is emerging within each and every one of us.
We’re reaching a moment of clarity where we’re finally accepting our own divinity and choosing to take responsibility for our own lives and the world in which we call home.
If we become quiet for but a moment we can feel deep within ourselves something stirring. That a global awakening is coming. Beyond our everyday lives we know that the next step in our evolution is fast approaching.
Humanity as a whole is starting to tap into the universal matrix of creation itself and we’re truly beginning to see and understand the true inter-connectivity of us all.
We’re all being presented with an amazing opportunity now. Humanity is coming to a point in it’s evolution where a major change is possible. But that change has to happen within ourselves. We have to become the change we wish to see within the world.
It’s my hope that this article, Becoming A World Changer, will help you unleash the amazing power within you. For you are amazing and there is a magnificence within you that’s beyond anything that you can imagine.
The 7 World Changing Wisdom Keys
World Changer Wisdom Key 1: Changing The World Happens One Person At A Time and That Change Starts With You!
World Changer Wisdom Key 2: We all have a Purpose to discover.
World Changer Wisdom Key 3: Everything You Do and Don’t Do Does Matter.
World Changer Wisdom Key 4: Commitment is Crucial.
World Changer Wisdom Key 5: 100% Responsibility.
World Changer Wisdom Key 6: Your Time is Now!
World Changer Wisdom Key 7: Shift From Me to We.
World Changer Wisdom Key 1…Changing The World Happens One Person At A Time…and that change starts with you!
Major change always happens with the people. One person at a time. Choice by choice. Word by word. And ultimately thought by thought.
So as we hold the thought of a new world within our minds slowly and surely it’ll appear within our world.
This is the major realization that is taking root within the collective consciousness. Gandhi pierced through the veil when he said, “We must become the change we wish to see within the world.”
So if it’s Peace that you want to see in the world be Peaceful. If it’s joy then be joyful. If it’s healing then spread healing energy. If it’s abundance then begin to see the world as abundant.
Whatever it is that you believe the world needs more of BE THAT!!!
Be Peace Be Love Be Healing Be Joy Be Abundance Be Supportive Be United Be Wise Be Awakened
Think to yourself what a peaceful person would do. How would they speak? How would they stand? How would they react to the world?
Once you can see, know and feel how that person would be then become that. Be that person!
BE THAT PEACE! BE THAT PRESENCE!
This process has to start somewhere and that place is hidden deep within our own very hearts and minds. Salvation is not going to come from the heavens or by a single chosen person. These thoughts place all the power outside of our grasp.
This type of thinking is being put to rest because we’re beginning to realize that… heaven is here on earth, that we’re all extraordinary and we all have been chosen.
Remember always that, “We’re the people we’ve been waiting for. We’re the miracle we’ve been wishing for. We’re the answer to our own prayers. We’re the dream of which we want to live.”
World Changer Wisdom Key 2…We all have a Purpose to discover.
“A soul with purpose found is the light by which the world is guided.” ~ Ian Paul Marshall
So many people have a feeling that there’s something more they can be doing with their lives. It’s a deep knowing that sleeps within their hearts. And that’s where it usually stays.
The problem is that most individuals wait for some heavenly sign or divine inspiration before they do anything substantial with their lives. And maybe a chosen few truly inspired folks do receive some type of message; some unmistakable calling.
But how the answer comes for most of us is that we actually have to take some time and hunt down our purpose in life.
The first step to discovering this purpose is to realize that we all have a purpose.
You have a purpose. You have a reason to be alive. A reason and purpose that you have chosen for yourself. Your responsibility is to uncover it. You must look for the clues that are hidden all around and within you.
They’re there, waiting for you to unlock the secret mystery of your life.
Understand that nothing is meaningless. Nothing in this life is without reason. Nothing without purpose. Without purpose you wouldn’t exist.
Everything in the universe has a purpose. The life force that flows through everything also flows through you. That flow seeks expression. The expression that is to be made manifest through your hands, words, and your dreams.
So start now to realize and know that you have something that the world needs.
There are unique gifts and talents that you possess.
You must begin to share them. To express them. To explore them. And when you do the whole world will be better for it.
World Changer Wisdom Key 3…Everything you do and don’t do does matter.
Realize the power that is within you. You are powerful.
Your former thoughts, words and actions have become your present state and right now, in this moment, you’re creating the future.
Understand this awesome power that you have and make your deepest prayer be to realize your supreme potential in the liberated free-play of consciousness. In this vast expanse, so that you may inspire others to do the same.
You have been given the keys to the kingdom. Nothing has been withheld from you. Stop holding yourself back from the awesome magnificence that sleeps within you.
Take control of your life. It’s a gift. A blessing. Embrace your power and potential.
Within your mind is the master key that unlocks all the doors of possibility.
Come into alignment with the highest vision of your life and what it can be. Then picture it, feel it, speak it, and bring it into existence.
“I believe it so I’ll see it.” is the new paradigm.
Let your life be an example of that truth.
World Changer Wisdom Key 4…Commitment is crucial.
The world doesn’t need hobbyists. Part-time peacemakers. People who flip-flop from one moment to the next. This will get us nowhere.
People committed to a purpose is always the driving force of change.
You don’t have to be eloquent, good looking or have a giant bank account to make a difference within the world. But you do need to be committed. Determined to develop the best of yourself and express that perfection in every moment of your life.
Commitment will push your through the hard times. For it’s a personal pledge to continually recognize the power within you no matter what the external circumstances of life may be presenting themselves as.
For you know and understand that all outward manifestations are but the final result of inwardly held beliefs.
So hold firm to the best of yourself. And this awareness can and will fill you with strength and determination.
You know what the end result is; peace, prosperity, happiness and you will press on. You know where you’ve been and you have chosen the where your going. You will get there!
One step at a time.
One day at a time.
One thought at a time.
World Changer Wisdom Key 5…100% responsibility.
“Life is a gift, and it offers us the privilege, opportunity, and responsibility to give something back by becoming more.” ~ Anthony Robbins
Responsibility is not a duty or a task that needs to be done. Responsibility is not a burden to bear or a sacrifice that we need to make. Responsibility is not something that should be feared or avoided.
When we embrace responsibility, accept it deep within our core, we tap into an eternal supply of power and inspiration.
For the true essence of responsibility gives us a glimpse into our own inherent strength. Once we come to know and understand this wellspring of power that’s available to us we begin to take action for the sheer joy of it.
You have the power to wield your thoughts and actions in accordance with a higher law. A higher purpose. You and you alone have the ultimate choice of how you will respond to the circumstances and people that you encounter along your journey to ultimate realization. To ultimate truth. To ultimate power.
Never think to yourself, “What can I do I’m only one person?” All great change starts with an individual who decided to make a difference. That person can be and is ultimately you.
You don’t need anyone’s permission or blessing to start to change. All that’s needed is for you take your life to the next level by using it for the benefit of others. Here’s a little story I like that drives home the power of responsibility:
The Starfish Story – adapted from The Star Thrower by Loren Eiseley (1907 – 1977)
Once upon a time, there was a wise man who used to go to the ocean to do his writing. He had a habit of walking on the beach before he began his work.
One day, as he was walking along the shore, he looked down the beach and saw a human figure moving like a dancer. He smiled to himself at the thought of someone who would dance to the day, and so, he walked faster to catch up.
As he got closer, he noticed that the figure was that of a young man, and that what he was doing was not dancing at all. The young man was reaching down to the shore, picking up small objects, and throwing them into the ocean.
He came closer still and called out “Good morning! May I ask what it is that you are doing?”
The young man paused, looked up, and replied “Throwing starfish into the ocean.”
“I must ask, then, why are you throwing starfish into the ocean?” asked the somewhat startled wise man.
To this, the young man replied, “The sun is up and the tide is going out. If I don’t throw them in, they’ll die.”
Upon hearing this, the wise man commented, “But, young man, do you not realize that there are miles and miles of beach and there are starfish all along every mile? You can’t possibly make a difference!”
At this, the young man bent down, picked up yet another starfish, and threw it into the ocean. As it met the water, he said, “I made a difference for that one.”
You can make a difference in someone’s life.
You can make a difference within the world. You probably already have. Look around you now and see what’s the next thing your going to touch and turn into gold.
“You are not Atlas carrying the world on your shoulder. It is good to remember that the planet is carrying you.” ~ Vandana Shiva
World Changer Wisdom Key 6…Your Time is Now!
Don’t wait for everything to be perfect or for the stars to align. Begin now to make a difference in your life and within the world today. In this moment. There may be no tomorrow.
Life rewards those who take action. Who press ahead. Waiting for things to be just right will leave you paralysed on the shores of your own island of doubt and fear. Let go and set sail into the awesome experience of your life lived with purpose.
Change is messy. Change is motion. Change is life giving you the chance to start anew.
Be brave. Move ahead and bring awareness to the movements of the moment. You’ll never have all the answers. You’ll never know the whole story. So find peace with that now.
Embrace the uncertainty and let it fill you with the exhilaration of existence.
“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” ~ T. Roosevelt
Leave behind the could haves and should haves and enter into the world of what I’m doing now and what I’m going to do next.
Have fun with life. Keep moving forward. Take what you learned today and apply it to the next opportunity.
The music’s playing. Life is waiting for you to get off the wall and start dancing.
“Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” ~ Mother Theresa
World Changer Wisdom Key 7…Shift From Me to We.
“I know that we’re all one. I’m another you. You’re another me. Me is transformed into We and we’re all in this together. So I reach out my hands and care for all of life. I embrace all the world knowing that I have truly touched the very essence of my own existence.” From The Call of the New Paradigm
If there’s anything that this information age has done for the world it really has shown us that we’re all connected.
The internet is but a metaphor of humanities Oneness.
Oneness is the awareness that is slowly emerging within the global psyche.
We’re beginning to realize that we are one with each other, the planet, and the source of existence however you call it.
This realization is making it easier for people to come together. Community is the new buzz word. No longer do people want to hide themselves away from the world. We are now starting to embrace all of existence.
This connectivity is compelling us to seek out meaningful connections within our lives. Within our cities. Our neighbourhoods. And even within our homes.
And the changes that we’ve made for ourselves will first be felt within our homes. Then we can ripple that energy out to our neighbors. Then throughout our cities. Then our countries. Then all over the world.
When we look at the root meaning of community we can have a glimpse into what’s emerging within our minds. For community’s root meanings are, fellowship, union, common ownership.
How To Build Community
From a Karen Kerney poster
Turn Off Your TV. Leave Your House. Know Your Neighbours. Look Up When You Are Walking. Greet People. Sit On Your Stoop. Plant Flowers. Use Your Library. Play Together. Buy From Local Merchants. Share What You Have. Help A Dog. Take Children to the Park. Garden Together. Support Neighbourhood Schools. Fix It Even If You Didn’t Break It. Have Pot Lucks. Honour Elders. Pick Up Litter. Read Stories Aloud. Dance In the Street. Talk to the Mail Carrier. Listen to the Birds. Put Up a Swing. Help Carry Something Heavy. Start a Tradition. Ask a Question. Hire Young People for Odd Jobs. Organize a Block Party. Bake Extra and Share. Ask For Help When You Need It. Open Your Shades. Sing Together. Share Your Skills. Take Back the Night. Turn Up the Music. Turn Down the Music. Listen Before You React To Anger. Mediate a Conflict. Seek To Understand. Learn From New and Uncomfortable Angles.
Know that No One Is Silent Though Many Are Not Heard Work to Change This
You are not alone. You are surrounded by countless people who have dedicated themselves to change. Join them. Connect to them. Reach out to them. Grow, learn and laugh with them. Remember we’re all in this together. We need you. We need your voice, your strength and your love. Come join us at the Alliance For an Awakened Humanity if you haven’t done so already.
“Common folk, not statesmen, nor generals nor great men of affairs, but just simple plain men and women, can do something to build a better, peaceful world. The future hope of peace lies with such personal service.” ~ Henry Cadbury
The 7 World Changing Wisdom Keys
World Changer Wisdom Key 1
Changing The World Happens One Person At A Time and that change starts with you!
World Changer Wisdom Key 2
We all have a Purpose to discover.
World Changer Wisdom Key 3
Everything you do and don’t do does matter.
World Changer Wisdom Key 4
Commitment is crucial.
World Changer Wisdom Key 5
World Changer Wisdom Key 6
Your Time is Now!
World Changer Wisdom Key 7
Shift From Me to We.
Seven simple wisdom keys that will help you on your journey as a world changer. A journey that I’m humbled and honored to take with you.
Remember that the change to come will only happen by and through us. People like you and me. Individuals who feel compelled to live a life filled with love, oneness and purpose.
By embracing our own power we show others a reflection of the power that sleeps within them.
So do what you can with the gifts and talents that you possess each and every day. Think not of each morning as a new day but as a fresh start and a new life.
“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in, forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day, you shall begin it well and serenely…” ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson
Before our time together like this is through I’d like to share with you something that I wrote called the Declaration of Awakening. It’s a great way to start your day.
Thank you again for everything that you do.
Peace, love, and many blessings for you, your family and your friends.
DECLARATION OF AWAKENING
by Ian Paul Marshall
I am awakened!
I have now awakened to the magic of my life, this present moment
and the divine connection I have to all of existence.
I live, breathe, and have my being within a living field of unified consciousness.
My heart is aflame with love, joy, and compassion
and my hands reach out to touch and care for all of life.
I affirm that all the people of the world are created equal
and divinity is the true nature of our being.
I accept responsibility for my life and use the power of my thoughts wisely
to consciously and lovingly create creation.
I have a purpose in life, I believe in miracles and I strive to release
the awesome power and potential that is within me.
I accept abundance, joy, health, and peace
as my natural and complete state of being.
I am a unique expression of the One True Source of All
and I allow others to enjoy the unique experience that they are
creating for themselves.
I am certain that heaven is truly here on earth.
Life is beautiful, perfect and exactly as it should be.
I am awakened!
And so it is.
A BLESSING FOR ALL
May it be that in this moment you know that everything is One.
May your heart be set aflame with love and passion.
May you see the magic that is all around you.
May you awaken and live the dream that sleeps within you.
And may the only trace of your presence here on this earth
be found within the hearts of all.