Monthly Archives: January 2012

New Article about life transitions and personal transformation.


Transition as the path of transformation.  Are things around you changing, or are you changing? This article addresses these  questions with an inspired way to look at the difficult changes and life transitions we encounter in life and how to understand them and benefit from them.

“We can not solve our problems with the same
level of thinking that created them”

~Albert Einstein

We all go through transition.  Change is not only part of life, it might even be the very definition of life.  We have all heard that all change is stressful, that even “good change” is hard to go through at times, but it doesn’t have to be crippling.

 Change is a powerful force in our lives;
it creates the new, it is the means by which our dreams arrive.

To read the full article click HERE.

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“Change your thoughts, change your life.”
~Wayne Dyer


David Anthony Martin: Empowered Path Coach.
Your Ally in Achieving Your Goals, navigating inspired Life Transformation and Living Your Dream!

Contact me to set up a FREE initial conversation about life coaching.
I’d love to get to know you and see how we can partner together toward inspired action
and success on your authentic path forward into the life of your dreams.

davidamartin@live.com

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Top Entrepreneurs Inspirational Messages


My latest article, 2010’s Top Entrepreneurs: Their Inspirational Messages was inspired by a photo essay in this month’s Inc. Magazine. Conference attendees of  the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony expressed their messages for future entrepreneurs, which were captured in these motivational photos taken by Dear World founder Robert Fogarty.

I found their message very moving and inspirational and realized that they not only pertain to entrepreneurs of new businesses, but to entrepreneurs of new lives.  All of their advice can also easily pertain to those of us in the process of transforming our lives through a variety of self-help, Life Coaching or other contemplative practices and modalities.

I’ve taken examples some examples from this slideshow to illustrate this notion and to expound on the individual messages in my latest article.  Please enjoy and may the information inspire you into new courageous action in your life!

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Here is a link to the Dear Future Entrepreneur slideshow of photos showing their messages written on their bodies in black marker.  Please enjoy this slideshow of photos taken of attendees at the 2011 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony held Sept. 22-24, 2011, in National Harbor, Md.

http://www.kauffman.org/entrepreneurship/dear-future-entrepreneur.aspx

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Contact me for more information or to set up a time for a complimentary conversation.  I would enjoy meeting you and getting an idea of how we can work together for your greater good, prosperity and success!

David Anthony Martin,
Empowered Path Coach.

Your Ally in Achieving Your Goals, navigating inspired Life Transformation and Living Your Dream!

David A. Martin
(719) 369-9050
davidamartin@live.com


Poem of the Week: “vessels”


I found this poem this morning as I was going through my notebooks from last year, and being in a Love-filled mood this morning I chose this as the weeks poem.  It is a poem of love, of new love and of the kind of love that when you find it washes all other notions of love away . . . and although it is a memory of a specific event early in meeting my soul-mate, it is also about the kind of love that people mean when they say “When you know, you’ll know.”

 

vessels

we found the tree lying down in the leaves
by the starry-skied riverside at night

the length of its trunk was a deeply grooved & grey corduroy
thick contrasting lines of dark and light

branches once raised like arms in solar praise
now stretched out amongst its own lost leaves
as though in relaxed star-gazing repose

lying down next to it similarly, our hearts open to joy delicious,
drinking deeply the full cups of each other;
the wine of warm and welcomed companionship and kisses
always full and raised to the lips when we are together

the muse was singing “hidden place” somewhere inside
though all i heard were frogs croaking, a nearby cricket
and the small sounds of hips and lips pressed and plied
fingers smiling, finding leaves in your hair’s gathering thicket

giggling, we got up and noticed a curious skeletal shelter in the shadows,
built of curved logs and limbs, and took shelter within its hollow frame
slipping through the opening as quiet as possible;
two invisible birds in a cage without a door,

like being inside a wooden boat in the early stages of construction,
turned upside-down as though it were intended to sail the spaces
between the canopies of the trees

suddenly, with the spine-like line of the keel
set to the sea of the stars, the deep infinity sparkling above
how  “steer board” came to be “starboard” in the romance languages
becomes a part of this story, a part of what i know of love

the structure above a reflection of this disembodied ship we are creating,
this vessel being constructed by joining lips and limbs, hearts and
hands cradling spines and fingers wetting warm and secret rudders
the tongues unspoken language raising remembered sails

with no knowledge of which wind will fill these sails tonight
i keep my attention to the internal spirit level and the wheel
as the gentle swells we push through move our bubble close to center
shifting our positions by heart and head, guiding this dream by feel

and gratefully knowing that wind & rain are why the seasons fade and roses die
i am satiated to take refuge in the eternal moments of togetherness now,
yet, simultaneously, to this new rich ground i secretly wish to turn my plow
for in your weather I find an affinity, a tandem flow

and as sudden as a spring rain, the old superfluous armor dissolves
within me something older and deeper is speaking clearly,
without obstacle or veil of allowing this garden to grow,
and letting this sound ship sail

for there are no stars to be found when one’s eyes are fixed on the ground,
and putting our lips and hips level with that starry pool we both drink our fill

~David Anthony Martin

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If you enjoyed this poems, you may wish to check out my book, Span, a collection of my poems. https://davidanthonymartin.wordpress.com/writings/books/span-a-collection-of-poetry/


New Poem: Frequency Modulation


Frequency Modulation

there are no stars to be found
when one’s eyes are fixed
on the ground

i used to lay in my bed of secrets
and divine the unknown song
with the frequency in my teeth
before turning the clock radio on
low enough so dad couldn’t hear
and loud enough to drive me mad

listening to the forbidden rock and roll
animal sermons illuminated the darkness
with a fire kindled from the primal
universal touchstone of the desire to expand

i used to think break on through
had something to do with a wall, a barrier
now i know it is so much more
about expansion outward
into a sea of possibility

generative and nurturing,
not rebellious, not irresponsibly violent or hostile
a path of mystery and responsibility

my spirituality became a path of power with heart
in those dark moments of illusory confinement
revival tent blankets over my head
leather-clad wildman crooning a lust for life

there are no stars to be found
when one’s eyes are fixed
on the ground,

awareness spirals out and
the glory and power of each day
expands any desirable route
becoming a heavenly milky way

any barrier is an illusion,
any illusion a barrier

take a little walk with me
everything gonna work out fine

~David Anthony Martin

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If you enjoyed this poems, you may wish to check out my book, Span, a collection of my poems. https://davidanthonymartin.wordpress.com/writings/books/span-a-collection-of-poetry/


Finding your Empowered Path


        “What we are today comes from our thoughts of yesterday, and our present thoughts build our life of tomorrow: Our life is the creation of our mind.” – Buddha


Helping Others to Envision and Illuminate a Path Forward

In my work as a coach or mentor I combine insight and inspiration and an array of tools from ancient and contemporary traditions to inspire others to shift their energy and reclaim dominion over their lives and their life’s path. I guide clients to discover and align with their true power and potential and flow the root obstacles between themselves and their intentions. 

In clarifying my client’s vision I help them see an authentic path forward. This expanded awareness of personal power and potential inspires  clients towards progress by taking the clear, intentional and decisive steps toward their personal goals.

I have formalized this service through my calling as a certified Maven Method TM coach. 

Working with a coach will transform your life. I would love to help you clarify your life, values and goals and inspire you to shift your energy and align with your intentions to allow your dreams to manifest.

“Change your thoughts, change your life.”
~Wayne Dyer


David Anthony Martin: Empowered Path Coach.
Your Ally in Achieving Your Goals, navigating inspired Life Transformation and Living Your Dream!

Contact me to set up a FREE initial conversation.
I’d love to get to know you and see how we can partner together toward inspired action
and success on your authentic path forward into the life of your dreams.

davidamartin@live.com


New Inspirational Article: The Spiritual Warrior and the Unknown


“There are spiritual warriors and then there are those who are at war.”
~Mark Cloudfoot

To me this is an important quote as it refers to the crux of a great life-change or transformational period of my life and epitomizes my introduction into the path of the spiritual warrior.

In the Toltec tradition the “unknown” is referred to as the “nagual
and is seen as a part of our totality, our whole or greater Self.

The article The Spiritual Warrior and the Unknown can be read at my blog by following the link.


New Poems of the Week: light in the darkness


light in the darkness

Last night the White Firs
pointed up at the stars
in the deeps of space

i thought i knew
and said yes, in agreement

but they are hundreds of years older than i
and rooted so directly
in the earth, they receiving sustenance
by interfacing with stars

i imagine this to be a far more direct relationship
than we mammals who are once-removed and ridden
with ignorance and cultural amnesia

. . .

This morning, while the green chile simmers
in a silver pot over a blue flame of burning gas
crows and jays call and hawks cry to each other
from trees darkly silhouetted against a baby-blue dawn sky
with floating shreds of cotton-candy pink clouds

i thought i knew
and said yes, in agreement

but their kind have been in this Earthen relationship
“50 times longer than us”

they use the stars to navigate at night
with a now instinctual ease

i imagine instinct to be the same knowing,
the same surety my hand holds
reaching over to cup your curved warm hip
in the middle of the night

and so when you murmured something,
half asleep, that i could not quite make out
i felt i knew, and said yes, in agreement

~David Anthony Martin

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If you enjoyed these poems, there are more poems archived on my blog, and you may wish to check out my book, Span, a collection of my poems.