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The Civil Rights Movement, Communication, & Channeling | January 15, 2013

Martin Luther King Relief

The Shift in Consciousness is all about broadening awareness, and has always an aspect of human activity. Before shifting, there are often intense conversations which serve to re-evaluate beliefs and ideas. When presented with new thinking, we humans can go from total disbelief, and even sometimes outrage, to finally accepting a new belief or idea. From this broader-based awareness, then, we direct our actions.

In the United States, the Civil Rights Movement and the Black Power Movement began by challenging mainstream America's ideas and beliefs about race. Jim Crow ...

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Video of the Month

This month's video suggestion is a collage of interviews with Will Smith. Often, I have thought that the media glorifies actors and athletes, holding them up as impossible models for us to emulate. Smith understands this, and has not fallen into the belief-trap that he has talent that is not within and available to us all.


Guest Feature

Aerin Dunford

Meet Aerin Dunford

Aerin Dunford is from Salt Lake City, Utah and now lives in Oaxaca, Mexico. She attended Lewis and Clark University in Oregon, where she received a B.A. in English Literature, and a M.A. in Organizational Management. Aerin works out of the downtown Oaxaca location of the HUB, an international organization designed to facilitate the creation of sustainable impact through collaboration.

Interview with Aerin Dunford

It was at the HUB, in late November 2012, that Aerin and I sat down to talk about The Bank of Talents.

At the Bank of Talents we imagine a world in which equality of the value of our time and trust are the foundation of human relationships; respect, honesty and co-responsibility are the pillars. In this world everyone has access to the diversity of talents in our community, and we live from a perspective of abundance in which we all can have what we consider necessary to be happy.

The time bank movement has been around for about 70 years.

Akilah: What brought you to Oaxaca and to the work that you are doing with The Bank of Talents?

Aerin: I came to Oaxaca as a result of my interest in organizational management, and meeting the authors of Walk Out, Walk On. The basic question the authors ask is, "What can we learn from life systems and nature."

Akilah: What exactly is The Bank of Talents? It sounds fascinating, especially for those of us who are anxious to get on with the creation of the new earth.

Aerin: The time bank movement has been around for about 70 years. It is rooted in the United States

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IWP Team

Akilah t'Zuberi

Akilah t'Zuberi

Owner, Inner World Press

Metaphysician, visionary and futurist, Akilah focuses on consciousness shifting and expansion. She shares ideas and information about the crucial role that thoughts and beliefs play in creating experience. Her ideas are based in A Course in Miracles and The Course of Love series (The Treatises and The Dialogues). Akilah earned a bachelor's degree in English and a master's degree in women's literature from California State University, Sacramento. Her Ph.D. in metaphysics is from the American Institute of Holistic Theology..

Photo Credit: Jabari Zuberi Images

Photo Credit: Jabari Zuberi Images

Accra Zuberi

Accra Zuberi

Graphic Designer

Accra lives and teaches ceramics for The Clay Studio in Philadelphia. She holds a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She also does illustration and graphic design. She's awesome!

Aaron Joseph

Aaron Joseph, adj.Media

Web Developer & Graphic Designer

Aaron has a passion for printed material as well as the reach and interactivity of the web. He holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, having graduated with a focus on fiber art and printmaking in 2006. In addition to his web development and design work–including graphic, 3d, layout, and advertising work–Aaron is also a blog writer for GoBanter.com and has written about the Occupy Oakland movement.

Jabari Zuberi

Jabari Zuberi, JZimages.com


"Images have always been an important part of my life. They guide me through my desire to capture life as it unfolds around me, and they have always been a way to create scenes of my imagination and about my curiosity in the world I live in. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments." – Jabari Zuberi

Lisa Corcoran

Lisa Corcoran

President, Graphics Division, Corcoran & Neil LLC

After Akilah started IWP, Lisa was the first person to come onboard. She's awesome, bringing more than 30 years experiences in the publishing business. She is a joy to work with.

Laurie Thompson

Laurie Thompson


Laurie is a freelance language and business consultant in Oaxaca Mexico. She holds a Bachelor's degree from Michigan State University and a Master's from the University of Oklahoma. She dedicates herself to creative expression, focusing currently on photography and poetry. She is also is a Yoga Instructor, certified by The Yoga Institute en Mumbai, India, and gives classes in Oaxaca. She was born and raised in Flint Michigan.

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You Are Prepared for this Shift

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You are a genius co-creator of this magnificent Universe.

Express your purpose and be the creator that you came here to be. Everything that you require is available for you and simply awaits your acceptance.

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