Archives For Purpose

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

It’s 6am and I’m thinking of you. Wondering how your year was? Curious to know if it ended the way you wanted it to?

2011 was a year where I began to measure my life in different ways. Trying to get to the core of what truly matters in life.

* How many little perfect moments did I experience with my family?

* How much impact did I have within the world?

* How aware did I become to the unskillful patterns of behavior in my life?

* How often did I speak my truth?

* How much of my time was spent pursuing my passions?

* How many adventures did I go on?

* How many moments did I spend with good friends?

So many of us are living lives of silent suffering. We suffer because we’re not true to ourselves. We don’t take the time to get to know who we are, what we want, and what we’re here on this earth to do.

Makes me think about regrets…

Did you know what the top 5 regrets of the dying are? Well according to Bronnie Ware who worked for years in palliative care, she found that over and over again people at the end of their lives had the following 5 regrets:

The 5 Regrets of the Dying

1) I wish I’d had the courage to live a life true to myself, not the life others expected of me.

2) I wish I didn’t work so hard.

3) I wish I’d had the courage to express my feelings.

4) I wish I had stayed in touch with my friends.

5) I wish that I had let myself be happier.

So as this year comes to a close and you prepare for the next, take a little time to reflect on what matters most to you.

Try to answer the question…

“What does a good year look like for me?”

And once you know – start to create that year bit by bit, thought by thought, action by action.

Thanks for a great year.

Ian

Happiness Is…

Ian Paul Marshall —  September 30, 2010

Happiness Is the purpose of life

Happiness Is The Purpose of Life

The Dalai Lama believes the purpose of life is happiness.

He believes this so much that in the very first line of the first chapter of his book The Art of Happiness the Dalai Lama says this about happiness, “I believe that the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness.”

If that wasn’t straight to the point I don’t know what is.

He goes on to say this about purpose and happiness, “Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in this religion or that religion, we all are seeking something better in life. So, I think that the very motion of our life is towards happiness…” 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.

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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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Mercury Retrograde

Ian Marshall —  September 11, 2009 — Leave a comment

Mercury Retrograde

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This is to make you aware of the 3rd Mercury Retrograde of the 4 we will be experiencing this year.  This one goes from September 7th-29th.  It will go through the signs of Libra and Virgo.  Mercury Retrogrades represent the planet of communication (Mercury) going through what is termed a “backward” motion.  The planet never does go backward but seems to be when its rotation seems to “slow down” relative to that of earth.  When that happens, it is said that what the planet represents, in this case (communication), is affected adversely, thereby causing delays, frustration or challenges.  In some cases it can represent opportunities.

Mercury will be in the sign of Libra and this can represent challenges or delays in the areas of relations with others, signing contracts, legal matters overall, clarity in understanding situations, and even our own self worth.  Think before you speak, act, or sign is a good motto.  You may have the opportunity to resolve issues that have been lingering or the opportunity to reconnect with someone in that time as well.  You may in fact even find out information that you wished you never did.

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The Law of Attraction & The Golden Rule

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Combining The Law of Attraction & The Golden Rule

by Ian Paul Marshall

Most people nowadays know of the Golden Rule, “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” Below you’ll find this statement interpreted all throughout the ages through all the major spiritual traditions of the world.

But for now lets look at how we can combine the Law of Attraction and the Golden Rule to get some amazing results.

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Existence is the question, your life is the answer.

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The Call Of The New Paradigm

© Ian Paul Marshall

I give thanks for this precious moment,
This chance to be alive.
For life is sacred, special, and a fragile thing.

Realizing that it may end at any moment
I give thanks for all that I have
And strive to live each day to the fullest.

I have come to realize the power that is within me.
That my former thoughts, words and actions
Became my present state
And right now, in this moment, I’m creating my future.

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Purpose

Ian Marshall —  June 14, 2009 — Leave a comment

A Prayer of Purpose

Purpose | A Prayer of Purpose

I Have A Purpose © Ian Paul Marshall

There is a great purpose the pulsates throughout the whole universe. An utmost urge that calls all things to greatness. An ever present mission that has meaning and momentum. It is a grace that flows through all of life, binding it in oneness, and working always as wholeness and completeness.

This purpose flows through me and pulses within my own veins. As all of life is filled with purpose I know that all my life has lead me to this moment. In this magic minute I know I have a purpose. I am bound for greatness and this greatness is my own true life. The divine call I have answered. This sacred moment I claim as my own and in the name of all humanity. My life has meaning and its movement leads me to ever greater expressions of myself. I am bound in oneness with my sacred source and I live in wholeness with all my heart.

From this moment on I will step forward sure in my step. I will accept my divinity and power. I will stake my claim to the world as I want to see it. I realize now that the secret dream of my heart can be the magnificent life I want to live. I will be brave and courageous and listen to the still small voice within as it calls me on toward my greatness. I know now that there has been a divine guidance that has lead me to this moment and I know that all is well and as it should be. I am a being with purpose. I am potential made possible. I am a pure expression of the one true source of all.

Thank you for this revelation. Thank you for this moment. Thank you for the divine pulse of life that flows through me with ease and grace. Thank you for this purpose that drives me and the intuition that guides me.

Knowing well that my words are filled with truth and power I release them to the universal law of life. I know that as I have said it so shall it be.

And so it is.

OM.

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Potential Energy

Light Explosion by Mindstep @ deviantART

Light Explosion by Mindstep @ deviantART

You are a rich and creative spiritual being. You can never be less than this. You may frustrate your potential. You may identify with that which is less than what you can be. But within you now and always is the unborn possibility of a limitless experience of inner stability and outer treasures, and yours is the privilege of giving birth to it. And you will, if you can believe.

Eric Butterworth

You may frustrate your potential, what a beautiful expression. We may forget for awhile the fact that at the foundation of our “being” is pure potentiality but eventually we will remember. We will remember that everything is energy and within that is the potential to create whatever it is we set our minds to.

4 Keys To Unlocking & Unleashing Your Potential Energy

The Keys to Unleashing Your Potential Energy

ONENESS - “We have Connection”
Everything and every single person is One with all things, each other and the very source of existence.

LAW“We have Potential”
Our Consciousness creates creation. What we think about we bring about.

TRUTH“We have Purpose.”
We all have our unique voice. Our voice is part of a collective song. True happiness will only come when we sing our song for the benefit of others.

PRESENCE“We have Power.”
Presence is present in this very moment. Now is the moment of our being. This is where the power is. When we live in the present moment time melts away and our brilliant essence shines forth in all existence.

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