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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:

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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Ian Marshall —  April 21, 2009 — Leave a comment


“To awaken the potential of a human being is the most sacred blessing there is.”

Humanity is giving birth to a new potential. This new awareness is about being. Being comfortable where you are. Being comfortable with who you are and in every moment giving yourself permission to be fully you. People respond to honesty and that honesty begins by being honest with yourself. With your presence fully here in the present. Grounded, alert and aware. Where love sees beyond the illusion of the moment to the true and sacred center of us all.

We’re all seeking to connect to one another and by sharing, our joys and our pains, we become united in a bond that goes beyond boundaries. So that in the end your joy is my own laughter and your pain is a blade that pierces my own heart. And in both moments I am truly blessed.

Be Gentle & Love Yourself

Many people think it’ll be hard to change the world and you have to laugh at that thought. Because these people are full of burdens. Like a martyr. The world doesn’t need martyr’s. The world doesn’t need your help. The world is full of harmony, peace, and love.

All there is to do is to accept yourself. Be gentle with yourself. Love yourself. And once you start to come home to your own essence you come into alignment with all of life. You begin to be harmonious. You begin to sing and resonate the sound of life. Then you are one with the world.

That’s what’s needed.

And what is it that we shall all awaken to?

We shall awaken to ourselves so that when we look back upon our former lives those moments will seem strange to us, as if we were witnessing someone else’s life. And we shall have compassion for those who are still asleep.

But our joyous laughter shall free them from their own deep slumber. For we will celebrate life once more and the happiness we find deep within our hearts will make us dance like fire and purify all that we touch. Unlocking the sacredness of our world and transforming us into a potential that we’ve only glimpsed within our dreams.

Deep Within Our Hearts Is A Dream

The core of humanity shall awaken to love, for love is a mighty force. A sacred flame that transforms all those who enter into its covenant. Where all things are consecrated to the spirit of innocence. For innocence is fully alive in the moment, pure in its trust, strong in its vulnerability, and soft with its touch.

For the beauty of innocence conquers all, because in that moment of joyful honesty we’re given a glimpse into the dazzling radiance of our being and we become speechless by its splendor.

Deep within our hearts is a dream. Flickering within our minds is a hope. Trembling within our hands is a love. Softly within our words is a comfort. And steadily within our world we’re walking toward a paradise. A heaven that is truly here on this earth.

To awaken is to be aware of your purpose, your passion, your love, your connection to all.

What Is Awakening Like?

Peace is the presence. Love is the light. Compassion is the expression. Joy is the sound.

Awaken to this day and arise to your life. Wherever you are be there and be alive. Be a blessing to the world and if words fail you be joyful, for joy is love’s language.

So what is it that we’re waiting for? Why are we hesitating? Do you think there’s something more that you need to know before you can accept your divinity? Do you think there’s an ancient hidden teaching that is being withheld from you? Are you waiting for that perfect moment?

The time of your perfection is now. Your sacred inheritance is waiting for you.

When You’re Provoked You Will Change

And truly what is there to teach you? What can I even teach you? Nothing. There’s nothing that can be taught. So does that mean my efforts are useless? No. For as I become a master of myself I can provoke you. I can provoke a longing in you. A desire. A feeling. A wanting. I can show you a potential. And it will be my greatness that you will want for yourself. And when you’re provoked, you will change. You will become awake with your desire. A desire to change. A passion to become something else. To feel another way. Because it is easy to feel, and we like easy, and we like to feel good. And we want to be great. This is what I can do.

So we’re awakening, becoming alive to the inspiration that is our own true self. For we are beautiful beyond measure and if we but choose to see it, the world of the future can be created right now in this present moment.

Awakening Exercise
So from this point onward in the course start and end your day with the Declaration of Awakening. As you make these declarations the universe will respond accordingly. In the least please print off the Declaration and keep it in a place that you walk by. That way every so often it will catch your attention and you’ll be drawn back to yourself and the magnificence of the moment.

(c) Ian Paul Marshall


I am awakened!

I have now awakened to the magic of my life, this present moment and the
divine connection that 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.


The Beautiful Picture above was done by the visionary artist A. Andrew Gonzalez.

Sacred Business Part 2

Ian Marshall —  April 18, 2009 — 1 Comment

Sacred Business Conscious Capitalism Part 2

Inspired business leaders, people who’ve already glimpsed and had the experience of seeing that perfect vision, that interconnectivity of us all, may already be striving toward a new business paradigm.

And for those people who haven’t begun to change all we can say is, “Evolve or Die.”

You will be left behind.

Businesses up until this point have abused the power given to them, and consumers have given away their power.

So now we have come to a new point in the future of business.

Active and educated consumers participating with inspired and open businesses.

This is the hope.

Businesses forgot that their ultimate mission was to be of service. That they were blessed if people decided to spend their hard earned dollars on their products and services. The phone would ring if what they we’re offering solved a problem or fulfilled a need.

There was no coercion necessary. No multi-million dollar commercials during the half-time show. No interruption marketing. No trying to convince me with phone calls or knocking on my door.

If what you had was good the news would get around. It would spread.

Your great new widget would become popular because of people. You focussed on people when you created it and in turn people focussed on you.

So is this a key insight for this streamlined future of ours? Are we going back to a continual start-up mentality?

Start-ups are excited about their solution and they share it with all the world. They’ve identified the problem and though long and hard about the solution, and once found, the news is spread from one person to the next, “Hey did you hear that Ian started a shiny widget company!”

From one person to the next the message was passed along.

Person to person.

This is what we’ve forgotten.

We’re people trying to help people.