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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

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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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

9.9.09 Worldwide Events

9 Minutes of Silence

Candlelight Celebration

Lightworkers of the World


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Full Moon and Eclipse Aug. 5-6 2009

Everything that rises has to descend.  If the arch of an arrow stretches it must be released. These are laws of equilibrium and duality.  This galactic cycle that is ending now is that of the new Mayan year.  The next galactic cycle is the Magician.  It is the galactic cycle that comes to activate the warriors of light. The energy that takes you toward a higher vibration to prompt you toward the light.  It is like the confusion prior to an eclipse.


All the animals become noisy and are confused. In the case of the human beings that have not done any personal work of awareness, they are going to feel the energy stonger leading to exhaustion, headaches, anger, discussions. This energy guides each and everyone of you to self understanding.  Therefore the importance of inner purification before the eclipse, so that each may benefit from this energy. Prepare your body, cleansing your “house” to receive the new energy.  The challenge of the galactic cycle is to balance the duality through the vision of service, knowing when to say “yes” or “no”.

The Eagle is the most important force for the warrior representing the Vision. The Vision towards Mother Earth that comes through the synchronicity of situations which She brings us and the correct use of your free will on behalf of the Light. The lunar eclipse falls on the day of Lunar Eagle.  That is the vision of the moon.

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The Twelve Keys of Spiritual Activism

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Humanity Healing’s Twelve Keys of Spiritual Activism

“Yesterday is gone.
Tomorrow has not yet come.
We have only today.
Let us begin.”
~ Mother Theresa

The embrace of the path of Spiritual Activism enables individuals or groups to develop the noble qualities of compassion, wisdom and gratitude. It is in itself a Path of Transformation – a Spiritual Blueprint for living. We can shift our perspectives of reality through seeking service beyond self by practicing the Gifts of Service. The core dynamics behind the Spiritual Keys of Activism are creativity, adaptability, understanding and the peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Spiritual Activism Key 1

1. All Action MUST be Based on Compassion

When championing a Cause, the mindset must be altruistic and the motivating emotion must be positive. Spiritual Activism is action for the benefit of something, not against something.

“When you have a pro-peace rally, I will be there.”
~ Mother Theresa’s response to a question about why she did not attend an anti-war rally.

Spiritual Activism Key 2

2. Compassion Flows from the Understanding of the Connection Between All Living Beings

We are all connected through our shared Humanity. When you learn to see that our differences are superficial and our similarities manifest, sympathy (or worse, pity) gives way to compassion. Our actions shift from one of “us helping them” to one of “for the good of All”. We become One.

“The whole idea of compassion is based on a keen awareness of the interdependence of all these living beings, which are all part of one another, and all involved in one another.”
~ Thomas Merton

Spiritual Activism Key 3

3. Compassion Must Be Applied With Wisdom

There are more Causes that exist than an individual or group can possibly be involved with. It is important to choose your causes carefully. Learn to Act instead of React.

“That is true wisdom, to know how to alter one’s mind when occasion demands it.”
~ Terence

Spiritual Activism Key 4

4. Apply Synergy and Teamwork to Accomplish Goals

Synergy is the process where two or more actions combine to produce an effect greater than the sum of its individual parts. Like ripples in a pond, spiritual actions combine and build on each other to magnify an effect beyond what each could do individually. Whenever possible, team up with others to acquire a multifaceted and more holistic approach.

“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.”
~ Unknown

Spiritual Activism Key 5

5. Spiritual Activism is the Pursuit of Service for the Good of All, Not for the Advancement or Benefit of Individuals or Selected Communities

The mindset behind your actions must be noble, holistic, Universal and non-partisan. Be mindful that ego and self-service have no place in Spiritual Activism.

“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

“Reverence for Life affords me my fundamental principle of morality, namely, that good consists in maintaining, assisting, and enhancing life and that to destroy, harm, or to hinder life is evil. Affirmation of the world — that is affirmation of the will to live, which appears in phenomenal forms all around me — is only possible for me in that I give myself out for other life.”
~ Albert Schweitzer

Spiritual Activism Key 6

6. Pursue Integrity, Honesty and Dignity in the Conduct of Your Actions

Embrace Mindfulness in the application of your activities and be aware of how your actions may be perceived by others. Machiavelli’s “The ends justify the means” has no place in Spiritual Activism. If our methods are not noble, our results will not be either. Practice Spiritual Transparency, allowing negative energies to bypass your system without harming it.

“Integrity is doing the right thing even if no one is watching.”
~ Unknown

Spiritual Activism Key 7

7. Do not Defame Your Detractors or Those Who Doubt You

A confrontational approach leads to a defensive reaction. Approach others with Openness and Compassion in your heart. Build on the commonalities between you instead of focusing on the differences. As much as possible, detach yourself from the results of your actions. Aspire to always be a Peacemaker.

“Honest differences are often a healthy sign of progress.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

“An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind.”
~ Mahatma Gandhi

Spiritual Activism Key 8

8. Raising Another Up Raises You Up As Well

Helping another becomes a form of self-love as well as an expression of outward love. This becomes an upwardly spiraling cycle of increasing awareness, connection, compassion, involvement, capacity, and back to increasing awareness.

“Oh, Divine Master,
Grant that I may not so much seek to be consoled as to console;
To be understood, as to understand;
To be loved, as to love;
For it is in giving that we receive,
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned.”
~Saint Francis Prayer

“Compassionate action involves working with ourselves as much as working with others.”
~ Pema Chodron

Spiritual Activism Key 9

9. Learn to Listen to Your Heart and Not Your Mind
You mind may only see the problem. Your heart will always feel the solution. Learn to act with Faith and cultivate a loving perception when facing collective problems.

“Faith is taking the first step, even when you don’t see the whole staircase.”
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Spiritual Activism Key 10

10. Search Out Viable and Sustainable Solutions

Seek out solutions that maintain or restores the dignity of individual human and their communities. The goal of Spiritual Activism is to raise another up, not make them dependant.

“Give a man a fish and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.”
~ Jesus

“We have not inherited the world from our forefathers. We have borrowed it from our children.”
~ Kashmiri proverb

Spiritual Activism Key 11

11. Do Not Judge Yourself Simply By The Results Of Your Actions
Maintain a sense of detachment as to overall results. Embrace mindfulness as you intentionally diminish a judging attitude while keeping watchfulness on the gates of your heart. The ultimate goal of Spiritual Activism is to unconditionally raise the understanding and support of Humanity, with no exceptions. This achievement is larger than any individual. While individual projects can be completed, the sum is so much greater than its parts. Learn to see yourself not on where you have reached, but on the Path you are traveling. There is real fulfillment in just being called to serve humanitarian and spiritual causes.

“Every man stamps his value on himself. Man is made great or small by his own will.”
~ JCF von Schiller

” The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like flowers.”
~ Thich Nhat Hanh

Spiritual Activism Key 12

12. Let Metta Be The Motivation For Your Actions
If you cultivate Metta (the practice of loving-kindness) in your heart, you will succeed. The Intention that is the motivating force behind your actions is paramount. Start from a position of pure and altruistic Love.

“A positive future cannot emerge from the mind of anger of despair”
~ Dalai Lama

“Kindness in giving creates Love.”
~ Lao Tzu

Humanity Healing’s 12 Keys of Spiritual Actvism

Spirituality is active. It’s involved in life. It’s alive in living. It’s there in the marketplace. Within the heart of the city it’s there beating it’s drum.

Your spiritual life is your whole life.

What good is it to sit there silent and feeling holy within the comfort and security of your home? This is not true spirituality. This is not truth embodied. Truth seeks out expression. Yes you need the silence. Yes you need the solitude. And this is what you come back to. This is where you lay your hat and your head at the end of the day.

But in the morn a new day is begun. A new you is made. And you’re given another chance to touch the pulse and passion of life with the very essence of existence which is your own very self.

Humanity’s Healing have crafted a beautiful vision of this active life in their Twelve Keys of Spiritual Activism. They lifted they veil and gazed deeply into the heart of existence. They are active within the world for they know that the world is active within their self. Check out what they’re up to. You may be inspired.

Be well and prosperous.

Ian

Loving Kindness

Ian Marshall —  June 23, 2009 — 1 Comment

The Discourse on Loving Kindness by Buddha

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This is what should be done by one who is skilled in goodness and who knows the path of peace:
Let them be able and upright,
Straightforward and gentle in speech,
Humble and not conceited,
Contented and easily satisfied,
Unburdened with duties and frugal in their ways.
Peaceful and calm and wise and skillful,
Not proud and demanding in nature.
Let them not do the slightest thing
That the wise would later reprove.

Wishing: in gladness and in safety may all beings be at ease.
Whatever living beings there may be,
Whether they are weak or strong,
The great or the mighty, medium, short or small,
The seen and the unseen,
Those living near and far away,
Those born and to be born, omitting none,
May all beings be at ease.

Let none deceive another or despise any being in any state.
Let none, through anger of ill-will wish harm upon another.

Like a mother protects her child, her only child with her life,
So with a boundless heart should one cherish all living beings.
Radiating kindness over the entire world:
Spreading upwards to the skies and downwards to the depths,
Outwards and unbounded, free from hatred and ill-will.

Whether standing or walking, seated or lying down
Free from drowsiness, one should sustain this recollection.
This is said to be the sublime abiding.

By not holding to fixed views,
The pure-hearted one, having clarity of vision,
Being freed from all sense desires,
Is not born again into this world.

~ Buddha

Law of Attraction & The Power of Focus

The Law of Attraction

Embracing The Power of Focus

Recently the power of focus and the law of attraction has been a key driving force in my life. Daily I’m reminded to keep focused on my goals and to use my gifts as creative expressions in my life.

Even to show me what I’ve been out picturing in my life and holding as a resonant frequency my daughter has begun to become effected by my thoughts.

She has shown me what it’s like to set the law of attraction in motion and then to suddenly change your mind.

She’ll ask for something like cereal and I’ll get up and go make it for her and then she’ll change her mind and not want it. She’ll ask for a glass of soy milk so I’ll go get it for her and before I start pouring it she’ll change her mind. Over and over this was happening.

Then just the other day it hit me, “This is what I’m doing with my life.” I thought to myself.

I’ll start something and then abruptly change my mind. I’ll set the power of the law of attraction in motion and just as the ball starts rolling in my life I’ll change my mind. Effectively getting me no-where and just frustrating all those people in my life who are hoping for my best and want to see me succeed.

Focus & the Law Of Attraction

Well this has all changed now. Daily I focus in on my targeted goals and anything that does not bring me closer to them get’s dropped out of my life.

Over the last few weeks, my life has become like a laser as I focus in on my chief goal, and do everything in my life to bring that dream into reality.

I’m becoming focused and as a result of that focus my power has increased 100 fold and the Law of Attraction has kicked into overdrive into my life.

So this process that has unfolded in my life has reminded of a concept that I first read in Jim Collins’ amazing book Good To Great.

In it he proposes that there are two types of companies, hedgehogs or foxes, and it’s the hedgehogs that move to ultimate success, blowing there competition out of the water.

The Law of Attraction – Are You A Hedgehog of A Fox?

In his famous essay “The Hedgehog and the Fox,” Isaiah Berlin divided the world into hedgehogs and foxes, based upon an ancient Greek parable: “The fox knows many things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing.”

Good to Great, by Jim Collins

Are You a Hedgehog or a Fox?
Chapter 5, pages 90–91

The fox is a cunning creature, able to devise a myriad of complex strategies for sneak attacks upon the hedgehog. Day in and day out, the fox circles around the hedgehog’s den, waiting for the perfect moment to pounce. Fast, sleek, beautiful, fleet of foot, and crafty—the fox looks like the sure winner. The hedgehog, on the other hand, is a dowdier creature, looking like a genetic mix-up between a porcupine and a small armadillo. He waddles along, going about his simple day, searching for lunch and taking care of his home.

The fox waits in cunning silence at the juncture in the trail. The hedgehog, minding his own business, wanders right into the path of the fox. “Aha, I’ve got you now!” thinks the fox. He leaps out, bounding across the ground, lightning fast. The little hedgehog, sensing danger, looks up and thinks, “Here we go again. Will he ever learn?” Rolling up into a perfect little ball, the hedgehog becomes a sphere of sharp spikes, pointing outward in all directions. The fox, bounding toward his prey, sees the hedgehog defense and calls off the attack. Retreating back to the forest, the fox begins to calculate a new line of attack. Each day, some version of this battle between the hedgehog and the fox takes place, and despite the greater cunning of the fox, the hedgehog always wins.

Berlin extrapolated from this little parable to divide people into two basic groups: foxes and hedgehogs. Foxes pursue many ends at the same time and see the world in all its complexity. They are “scattered or diffused, moving on many levels,” says Berlin, never integrating their thinking into one overall concept or unifying vision.

Hedgehogs, on the other hand, simplify a complex world into a single organizing idea, a basic principle or concept that unifies and guides everything. It doesn’t matter how complex the world, a hedgehog reduces all challenges and dilemmas to simple—indeed almost simplistic—hedgehog ideas. For a hedgehog, anything that does not somehow relate to the hedgehog idea holds no relevance.

Princeton professor Marvin Bressler pointed out the power of the hedgehog during one of our long conversations: “You want to know what separates those who make the biggest impact from all the others who are just as smart? They’re hedgehogs.” Freud and the unconscious, Darwin and natural selection, Marx and class struggle, Einstein and relativity, Adam Smith and division of labor—they were all hedgehogs. They took a complex world and simplified it. “Those who leave the biggest footprints,” said Bressler, “have thousands calling after them, ‘Good idea, but you went too far!’ ”3

To be clear, hedgehogs are not stupid. Quite the contrary. They understand that the essence of profound insight is simplicity. What could be more simple than e = mc2? What could be simpler than the idea of the unconscious, organized into an id, ego, and superego? What could be more elegant than Adam Smith’s pin factory and “invisible hand?” No, the hedgehogs aren’t simpletons; they have a piercing insight that allows them to see through complexity and discern underlying patterns. Hedgehogs see what is essential, and ignore the rest.

Become A Hedgehog A Set The Power of the Law of Attraction Into Motion
Become a hedgehog today. Focus in on a single goal or mission. Keep your energy concentrated and focused don’t let it be diffused and weaken your life.

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Enlightened Rebellion

Ian Marshall —  May 25, 2009 — 3 Comments

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Enlightened Rebellion

“The rebel is the very essence of religion. He brings into the world a change of consciousness – and if the consciousness changes, then the structure of the society is bound to follow it.” OSHO

Real change and lasting transformation can only happen if we have been truly moved. Where the core of our being is touched somehow and we are called to action. This change never happens through politics, laws or policies. None of these things actually touch your heart.

It may look like you’ve changed but it’s only on the surface. It’s only cosmetic. You’ve painted the roof but the foundation is still crumbling.

All of these influences happen outside of you and force the person into alignment with someone else’s vision of your life. And it may be true that you follow the laws, the rules, and the men that make them, but in the silence of your heart you will still be poor, angry, and weak.

And maybe there will come a moment where you decide to change the politicians, the laws and the policies. You have been pushed long enough and you have finally decided to push back.

This will be good for awhile for you will have discovered a slight glimpse of your power.

But in the end it will be a futile struggle for you will not have changed the men who are the politicians, who make the laws and create the policies.

So what is there to do? What can you do? Have you lost the fight? Is there no hope?

Don’t lose faith for there is hope, and in truth it’s the only true salvation for our planet, each other and our own self.

What is this new light?

Rebellion.

Enlightened Rebellion.

Not a fight or struggle with some outward opponent, system, or structure because we’ve seen that truly this won’t change anything at all. For what good are these changes if the people are still rotten to the core?

Enlightened Rebels Frighten Us For They Are Full Of Power And Confidence

This is about becoming a rebel with a cause. This is about metamorphosis. It’s about the caterpillar completely transforming into the butterfly. This rebellion is about going deep into the darkness of yourself, being at peace there, being aware there, and then emerging from those depths completely new and reborn.

This isn’t a fight with some outside force or a rally for some new and noble cause. It’s a challenge to journey to your inner source. A courageous call to do the great work of discovering who you are and knowing what you want.

Rebels frighten us for they are full of power and confidence. They’ve struggled against themselves and shattered the shackles that society has tried to place upon them. They challenge our beliefs and show to us our own ignorance.

They do these things not with their words but with their presence for their whole essence is alive with truth.

Enlightened Rebels Have Come To Know The Truth Of Their Existence

They are charismatic and charming and their wisdom has been honed from experience. And when they teach they do so by leading. For it’s always easier to lead the way. To show the path. To light the fire.

It’s far easier to create the world you want than it is to talk or dream about it.

Hard won truth is the reward for the rebels. A deep knowledge that can never be taken away from them. For they have heard the call of their heart and they’ve followed the light of their conscious. And though this path has not been easy for them, they have been blessed all the same. For they have come to know the truth of their existence. They have accepted their divinity and are now taking possession of their rightful inheritance.

The enlightened rebel is intuitive and listens for inspiration upon the wind. They know that every mouth speaks for God. And their hands and body are strong so that they can live the purpose that burns within their heart.

You May Touch This Power Now For Yourself

Their light is a reminder to humanity of the wild freedom that lies asleep within our own hearts.

Becoming a rebel is the only way for the world. For rebellion is a complete transformation. A break point happens. The old world no longer exists and all that’s left is the now. All that remains is this pure and sacred moment. A true a holy minute where life honestly fills our lungs for the very first time.

You may touch this power now for yourself.

Breathe deep and feel the potential of your presence. Breath out and hear the silent roar of your heart.

Enlightened Rebel’s are a leaders, they’re risk takers, trail blazers. They’re individuals moving within the whole. For they have realized that all of existence lives within them.

They live and cycle through the Four Elements of Awakening which are; Meditation, Revelation, Transformation and Inspiration.

Meditation fills them with presence.
Revelation gives them their purpose.
Transformation is the power of their joy and love.
And Inspiration is the effect of their actions.

The true rebellion has begun. Your sacred rebellion has begun. There’s no turning back now.

Stand proud and sure for the enlightened rebels shall create the new world and invite others to join them in their joyful celebration. For rebels are enlightened and they know that the world is calling them to it’s dance so they dance with passion. The rhythm of their laughing hearts leads them to be in holy harmony with all of life and they open their arms wide and embrace us all.

Enlightened Rebellion Day 30 Exercise

The Four Elements Of Awakening

MEDITATION
REVELATION
TRANSFORMATION
INSPIRATION

The first two elements are internal and the last two are external. A perfect balance. A seductive dance. Whole and complete.

Meditation fills the Enlightened Rebel with Presence

In the deep stillness of meditation a pure power is revealed to you. A strength and fullness opens up to you. An amazing experience of your own true self.

Affirmation = I AM

Revelation gives the Enlightened Rebel their Purpose

Each and every one of us has a purpose even if that purpose is to be an ambassador of human potential through right living. Through leading by example. But somewhere in that deep stillness is a dream waiting for you to fulfill.

Affirmation = I AM FILLED WITH PURPOSE, STRENGTH AND PERSEVERANCE

Transformation is the power of the Enlightened Rebel’s Joy and Love

The Enlightened Rebel is certain that love is the highest law and joy is the divine expression of that law in action.

Affirmation = I AM LOVE. I AM JOYFUL. I LOVE MYSELF. I LOVE ALL PEOPLE. I LOVE THE WORLD. I AM FILLED WITH LOVE AND JOY AND I SHARE THIS WITH ALL THE WORLD

Inspiration is the effect of the Enlightened Rebel’s Actions

The Enlightened Rebel always creates inspired action. They’re always co-creating with the creator. The Enlightened Rebel is always seeking out opportunities to inspire others to greatness.

Affirmation = I AM FILLED WITH THE PRESENCE OF GOD. THE PRESENCE OF GOD IS WITHIN EACH AND EVERY ONE OF US. ALL MY THOUGHTS, WORDS AND DEEDS ARE DONE WITH LOVE, REVERENCE AND COMPASSION. ALL OF LIFE IS GOD. ALL MY LIFE IS SACRED.

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Vision

Ian Marshall —  May 23, 2009 — 2 Comments

Vision“A leader has the vision and conviction that a dream can be achieved. He inspires the power and energy to get it done.” ~ Ralph Lauren

A world is being crafted by the visionaries. A place of unlimited potential. A time with infinite possibilities. A collective dream is being dreamt by millions of dreamers and the bold and brave are giving life to those dreams. Singing out their heart-songs. Stepping forward into the radiant dawn of their new lives.

The future will be peopled by visionaries. Individuals grounded in the present and aware of the future. People strong enough to stay the course and live their lives with meaning and wonder. People that have touched the magic of life and have chosen to never let go of the world as a sacred playground filled with life and love.

The End Of Things Gives Opportunity To The Start Of Something More

Begin to see and know that the end does not justify the means. For to reach the end we must find the meaning of this moment. For the seeds of our own salvation are found within the simple choices that we make in our lives. We must mean what we say, do what we love, and embrace one another.

Realize that the end of things gives opportunity to the start of something more. That today’s closure is tomorrows new adventure. And when you dream, dare to dream into existence a world that is worth working for. For the dreams of tomorrow are created by the sweat of today. The work that’s to come will only arrive if you set yourself to the task.

Visionaries don’t look at the world and see what is, they craft what is to come. They give themselves over to the becoming. To the bringing forth. They let go of themselves so that they can truly fall deeply into the ocean of self. Diving deep into the depths of their being and being aware of the heights of their grandeur.

They are at peace in the moment. Content with themselves. But they seek to live. They want to be alive. The want to know. And what they want to know is how much greater can I become? How much more can I love? Is there something more of myself that I can give?

They pour forth all of themselves and realize that they are an infinite stream flowing into the ocean of life.

Visionaries Don’t Look At The World And See What Is They Craft What’s to Come

So turn your sights to the source of yourself, infinite and pure. Have the courage to create the world anew. A world that is all that you have hoped for.

Dare to dream, for it’s our dreams that renew the world.

Vision Day Exercise

Crafting The Vision

A fantastic question that I learned from Rev. Michael Bernard Beckwith who was one of the teachers in The Secret is, “What is God’s Vision of my life?”

Check out his amazing organization Agape: http://www.agapelive.com

This question leads us to an awesome power, for the question itself bypasses our own ego and taps directly into the source of all life.

So if you haven’t begun to craft a vision or mission for your life begin to repeat this question over and over to yourself.

“What is God’s Vision Of My Life?”

Be sure to carry with you at all times a pen and a pad of paper for those moments when you will be hit with the inspiration.

For those of you who already have their vision crafted use this question to dive deep into the pure essence of that purpose. For example if you have a healing practice the question would be, “What is God’s Vision of my healing practice.”

Or say you’re starting a GREEN business, the question would be, “What is God’s Vision of this business?”

Be sure to go deeper and deeper into this exercise. Don’t be fooled by the first thing that comes along. Do yourself the favor and stay with this process for awhile. You may be surprised by what you see and hear.

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