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let go or be dragged

My heart raced as I approached the intersection where the accident happened. I could still hear the screeching of the tires. The sound of the truck smashing into the back of my car rattled around my brain. My eyes constantly flicking up toward the rear view mirror – on high alert to see if there was anyone behind me driving a little too close for comfort.

And even though the accident happened a week earlier I couldn’t believe how fresh it still was within my mind. I needed to do something to get rid of this feeling. I needed a way to get back my love of driving. I needed to let go so I wouldn’t keep being dragged along. Continue Reading…

the most astounding fact about the universe

What is the most astounding fact about the universe?

It’s a crazy question. One that stirs something deep inside of us. Unlocking within us one of the most human of all emotions – wonder.

That question was posed to Astrophysicist Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson by a reader of TIME magazine, “What is the most astounding fact you can share with us about the Universe?”

Below you’ll find his answer. Continue Reading…

There’s an urge. A calling. An impulse that sleeps inside of you. Whispering. Nudging. Pushing. Constantly reminding you of something that takes titanium like courage to remember.

It knows you want to acknowledge it’s calls. It’s far wiser than you. It sees potential where you see failure. It knows only triumph while you brood over imagined defeat.

It bears witness to your flailings, tantrums and doubts.

But it still beckons you to see what it sees. To know what it knows. And to join its quest. A journey of pure potential. An adventure beyond anything that you can imagine.

We all know that it’s there.

And sometimes we listen. Sometimes our fears are sleeping but for a moment. And we hear the quiet call of our heart.

And in that brief moment we move forward. We take a tentative step toward a vision. A view of ourselves that sparks in us a desire – to be more, do more and see more.

It’s not easy. Fear wages a war against us. It knows that it must move fast. Because if we continue, if we but claim that new vision as our true self, it will have lost its power.

But if we break free from fears talon’s we will discover the miracle of beginning.

There’s magic in that moment when we step forward. When we move toward a greater aspect of ourselves. Unseen forces gather around us. Empower us. Fill our sails. Point us toward an un-chartered direction. And give our dreams flight.

“All sorts of things occur to help one that would never otherwise have occurred. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favor all manner of unforeseen incidents and meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamed would have come his or her way. Whatever you can do, or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it. Begin it now.” ~ W.H. Murray

So listen. Eternity’s calling you. Is it time to answer? Is it time to begin?

Ian

Find Your Soulmate - The Zen Master MethodWhen you’re looking for your Soulmate there’s seems to be so much that you’re doing. So much activity going on.

Be it checking out online date sites, going to singles mixers, placing ads in the newspaper, and telling your friends and family to be on the lookout for possible Soulmate matches.

But sometimes you just have to be in the moment.

Seeing it for it’s beauty. Loving it for it’s magnificence. And being amazed by the magnitude of it all.

We get caught up in the doing. And with all of our running around and looking, we miss the miracle that’s happening right now in the present moment.

So if you want to find your Soulmate take a lesson from the Zen Masters.

The famous author Jon Kabat-Zinn reminds us that, Continue Reading…

mj“This is the moment. This is it.” Michael Jackson

I think that it’s finally really settled in for me, Michael Jackson is dead. The king of pop, the greatest entertainer ever, is no longer with us.

And no matter what you may think of his personal life or his inner demons, when it came to his fans, to you and me, he gave it his all.

I remember when I first heard Michael Jackson say, “This is the moment. This is it.” I had goosebumps. The Buddha within him had pushed through all the noise within the world and spoken directly to the very essence of my tender heart.

It’s now been a little while since Michael has been laid to rest which got me to thinking about what I’ve learned from this mountain of a man.

What We Can Learn From Michael Jackson The King Of Pop

  • Create an experience, not just a song
  • Be yourself, no matter what other people think
  • Work with others and watch the magic happen
  • Believe you can change the world, and use your talents to do just that
  • This is the moment, so give it everything you’ve got

Create an experience, not just a song

I can still remember when the Thriller video was launched. It was more than a song, it was an experience, and I wanted to be a part of it.

I counted down the days until the release of that video. Continue Reading…

Unleashing The Power Within You

© Ian Paul Marshall

BWC-SM“A new species is arising on the planet. It is arising now, and you are it!”
~ Eckhart Tolle

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 Continue Reading…

A Global Awakening Is Happening

aAwakening is word getting thrown around more and more nowadays but does any of us really know what this means?

What does awakening mean on a personal level? How about on a global level? How does awakening apply to business? What about family, schools, the arts…

Is every aspect of our lives being affected in some way? And what is happening really?

Maybe we can get some insight from the root meaning of the word Awaken: “to spring into being,” also,”to wake up;” “to rouse from sleep” or “to stir up, rouse to activity”. Source: http://www.etymonline.com

But what are we awakening to?

I posed the question on facebook, “What does the global awakening mean for you?” and here’s some of the responses:

“Global awakening means to me the evolution of consciousness to who and what we are as a being and a species along with the withheld information about humanities origins and our divine connection with God and the Universe.”
~ Shannon Ramon Jeffries

“Reaching the core, of our light body. Realization that humanity is one working mechanism. Activation of our dormant DNA strands that completes as part of our evolution. It means far much more.” ~ Priscilla Thompson

“We are not alone…” ~ Lama Pittman

“Interconnectedness, a conscious responsibility for our own evolution and leading by example.” ~ Maria Munoz

“Through earth and cosmic changes, evolving to a higher level of existence; becoming a more spiritual, loving, effective and responsible being.” ~ Heidi Herman

“When the harmonic resonance of collective consciousness and unconsciousness amplify ‘good’ ideals actions and dreams. When utopia over topples this current distopia of reality…” Lozza Natili

“It is the ripple effect. One person becomes enlightened, then his surroundings, then his community, his city, his country, his world, the universe at large. Everyone is Consciously living… and the realization that all is One.. is understood Consciously.. by all.” ~ Kalani George

As we can see the concept of a global awakening means different things to different people. Though if we look closely we can see some ideas that we may even call universal in relation to what this awakening means to me, you and the average joe next door:

Global Awakening Concepts

  • Remembering Our Connection To Source
  • Remembering Our Connection To Each Other
  • Realizing That We Are A Global Community
  • Taking Responsibility For Ourselves & Our Actions
  • Leading By Example
  • Being Conscious or Aware In Our Everyday Lives
  • Realizing That Heaven Is Here On Earth

A lot of people toss around the concept of universal love emerging within the hearts of all. That this love will enable the world to make the fundamental shift necessary to move into the next stage of human evolution. I think this is too much of a leap for the world to take right now.

You can’t fake a feeling. You can’t just walk up to someone and expect them to be down with the “All we need is love program.”

Later on. Further down the path yes. The individual will come to conclusion naturally. But at first they’ll just shut down, turn off, and tune out.

It seems that the most influential concept that may be necessary and easily accepted by everyone is the idea of our inherent connectedness.

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Ancient Wisdom From The Land Down Under

by Ian Paul Marshall

ancient wisdom for modern awakeningWhen most people think of Australia images of koala bears, crocodile hunters and didgeridoos come to mind. But the land down under is also rich with a spiritual heritage that dates back thousands of years.

To find Australia’s hidden spiritual treasure one must turn their sights away from the countries modern cities and surftowns and journey into the outback in search of an ancient race of people whose stories trace back to the beginning of time itself.

A people that live close to the earth, respecting her sacredness, beauty and wisdom. They view themselves as mere custodians of the planet, nothing is truly theirs, and they do their best to work in harmony with nature and the seasons taking only what they need. A concept that is embodied in the statement “Tread Lightly”

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9.9.09

Ian Marshall —  September 9, 2009 — Leave a comment

9.9.09

9.9.09

So some people believe the date 9.9.09 is significant.

Lot’s of 9′s going on there. Even if you add up the three nines you get a nine. 9+9+9=27 Twenty-seven is then broken down 2+7=9.

My friend Sarah on facebook said, “Check it out: September 9, 2009, is the 252nd day of the year, 252 adds to 9, . 09-09-09 is also the last of the single-digits dates for quite a while – 92 years to be precise. The day itself falls on a Wednesday and both Wednesday & September have 9 letters.”

Interesting.

I couldn’t find my numerology book so I did some poking around online and found some cool info about the number nine.

Nine (9)
Source: Crystalinks

Nine is composed of the all-powerful 3×3.

It is the Triple Triad – Completion; fulfillment; attainment; beginning and the end; the whole number; a celestial and angelic number – the Earthly Paradise.

It is the number of the circumference, its division into 90 degrees and into 360 for the entire circumference.

Nine is symbolized by the two triangles which are a symbol of male, fire, mountain and female, water, cave principles.

Cultural References

Buddhist tradition holds nine to be the supreme spiritual power, and a celestial number.

Celtic legend symbolizes nine as a highly significant number. It is a central number with the eight directions with the center making nine. The Triple Goddesses are thrice three. There are nine Celtic maidens and nine white stones that symbolize the nine virgins attendant on Bridgit. Nine is connected with the Beltane Fire rites which are attended by 81( 8+ 1= 9) men, nine at a time.

Chinese: Nine is qa celestial power. It is 3×3 being the most auspicious of all the numbers. Nine also signifies the eight directions with the center as the ninth point known as the Hall of Light. There are nine great social laws and classes of officials. In land divisions for Feng Shui there are eight exterior squares for cultivation of the land by holders and the central, and ninth, square is a “god’s acre”, dedicated to Shang-ti, the supreme ruler. It is also known as the Emperor’s Field, giving homage and respect denoting the position of heavenly power.

Christian: Nine is one of the numbers that appears scantly in Christian symbolism. There are the triple triads of choirs of angels and nine spheres and nine rings around hell.

Egyptian mythology nine represents The Ennead.

Graeco-Roman: There are nine Gods and later nine muses.

Hebrew: Nine is pure intelligence ( eight was perfect intellingence ). Also represents truth, since it reproduces itself when multiplied.

Kabbalism nine symbolizes foundation.

Hindu: Nine is the number of Agni, fire. The square of the nine forms the mandala of eighty-one squares and leads to, and encloses the Universe.

Mayan: There are nine underworlds each ruled by a God. We find this reference to “nine underworlds” present in many cultures and beliefs.

Pythagorean: The nine is the limit of all numbers, all others existing and coming from the same. ie: 0 to 9 is all one needs to make up an infinite amount of numbers.

Scandinavian: Odin/Woden hung for nine days and nights on the Yggdrasil to win the secrets of wisdom for humankind. Skeldi, the northern Persephone, the goddess of snow, lives in her mountain for three months and by Niord’s sea for nine months. Nine is the sacred number in Scandinavian-Teutonic symbolism.

So is this day something significant or just another day?

Lot’s of people online believe the day holds tremendous potential. And that belief has brought countless of people together in Oneness. So it’s in Oneness that I share this moment with you. Because you’re more powerful than you could ever imagine.

“For 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
And I embrace all of the world
Knowing that I have truly touched
The very essence of my own existence.”

From The Call of the New Paradigm

Here’s a little something from our group The Alliance For An Awakened Humanity to help celebrate the day!

DECLARATION OF AWAKENING
(c) Ian Paul Marshall

I AM

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 life.

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

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Co-Creating Creation

Ian Marshall —  August 17, 2009 — Leave a comment

Become A Co-Creator of Creation

co-creationThere is one Awesome Power flowing through all the Universe. It penetrates and permeates both the seen and unseen realms. It is a power for good that is ever present and calls us always to our own divine glory. I call this power Spirit, Creator, the Source.

I know now that I am always one with this power. Forever together in a bond of boundlessness. I know this amazing Spirit works for me because is works through me. And I know that I am truly blessed, for I have been given dominion over my own life and have received the gift of free will.

I accept this gift now.

I open myself to the divine flow of Spirit. I can feel the confidence of my creator wash over me and find myself at ease in this moment. A new certainty comes over me as I know and feel that the universe responds to my command. I shall but say the word and mountains shall move. I shall steer my thoughts to splendor and I will be clothed in garments of light. I dream a dream and know well that it is a reality.

In this magnificent moment I call out to the Infinite Spirit that flows through me and all the Universe and I give thanks for the blessing I call my life. I honor this sacred gift and choose now to create a world worthy of me, my children and all of humanity. I am filled with courage to pursue my dreams. I am filled with the power to make those dreams a reality. I am an infinite Child Of God and I bow down in deep reverence to the miracle of life itself.

Knowing well that my words are full of power and light I release them to the Universal Law of life. I am certain that as I have said it so shall it be.

And so it is.

OM.

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