ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Granting a Listening 26 0f 36

ACKNOWLEDGEMENT: Granting a Listening 26 0f 36

In case you don’t know, I am currently in my second consecutive Wisdom Unlimited Course run by Landmark Worldwide, participating from my home/studio/office here in Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia. I have been living here for over 15 years and I am close to the famous Byron Bay; the most Easterly point of Australia. In this Wisdom Course, and on our 3rd weekend on August 16th – 18th, we were given a list of 36 words or phrases as an access to ‘TRANSFORMATION’. As you can see from the number above, I have 10 more words and phrases to engage with; and generate something I trust, that makes a difference for anyone who reads my blog, (see PASS IT ON blog here)

Thank You to My Niece’s Recent Listening

Given Byron Bay lies on the “must visit’ tourist trail with over 2 million visitors each year, this mecca for holiday lovers ensures I get to enjoy opportunities when friends and family drop in. Such was the case, only last Thursday, when my 21 year old “Year of the Tiger” UK University graduate niece called Sophie arrived by a Greyhound bus.

She arrived with her best friend, and fellow Tiger Abby, at 7pm so I drove the 15 minutes north to Ocean Shores and they had an early night, ready for an early start on Friday morning, when I drive to Byron Bay and do my weekly “picnics” lunch service for

Over the next 6 days, this 56 year old bachelor “Uncle Charlie” or just Charlie was able to share his life, like never before, with a dear niece called Sophie, who had last met me 14 years ago, when she was 7 years old and I was 42.

In the world of ‘dialoguing’ with her (and Abby), I am SO GRATEFUL to be given the opportunity to share my life. So special was this week that I assert the ‘surprise’ birthday party for my brother’s son Sebastian will be lovingly IMPACTED by Uncle Charles(Charlie) from Byron Bay!

Acknowledgement: Acceptance of the Truth

My Chinese mother Shu Man Crawshaw, (World War 2 background) only last week, whilst niece Sophie was in bed with the flu, brought up my stand for “World Peace by 2020”,( please read and for background here), had a deeper conversation with myself, after I opened up my deep sadness about being 56 years old and a bachelor. It lead to a conversation about my Ceasefire project and then I got my mother’s TRUTH.

Shu Man (she is born in the year of the Dog) barked lovingly:

“World Peace by 2020” , “By 2020’ , ‘By 2020’….

She enhanced the phrase by emphasising 2020 was not far way.

It was the way she spoke, the passion she had for the conversation and I also heard the love she had for me and my stand. Indeed her slain father “Ng Se Wah” was ALIVE and WELL through MUM!

Acknowledgement: Existence of Something

Charles proudly declared:

“Don’t worry Mum, NOW there is a “Sand With A Line” project being created.


Meanwhile, dear Sophie, all curled up in bed, finally came out for dinner. She enjoyed my mother’s Asian Chicken Soup with no fat, recreated by me, after she shared the recipe with me. It certainly had a familiar flavour to ones Mum, my brother and I have made before, and maybe it is that ‘NG’ family signature dish?!


Sophie was “bettered” so herself and Abby were back into the loving town of Byron Bay, where back packers roam!

On Saturday, it was ENGLAND versus the ALL BLACKS on the sports bar television. Both the girls got swept up in English hilarities and joys, when the unexpected win by England, made Byron Bay simply MAD! (Making a Difference…..all be it in ‘drunken merriment’) Consequently, a softer Sunday is the truth here!

Acknowledgement: Recognition of the Importance

It was important to me that I was able to share my visions and stands with my young 21 year old niece. She will be meeting my brother, sister, mother in Sydney on today, Saturday 2 November 2019), at a restaurant which Sebastian likes. Sophie is going to show up as the “surprise surprise” (Mum is the first ‘surprise’, having arrived from Brisbane yesterday). Sebastian was 2 years old when they last met! Dear Abby will be the ‘surprise, surprise, surprise!’ as the two girls enter the ‘16 year old birthday” space.

Acknowledgement: Quality of Something

Both Abby and Sophie have World Peace by 2020 fliers and Sebastian’s present, which holds FAMILY NAME BADGES with corresponding energy mentioned below.

Inside the present will be “back packer made cards”  




 and magnetic name badges for Nephew Sebastian (Goat) ,Mum (Dog), , Brother and Sister (Snakes) and Sister In Law (Horse).

Abby and Sophie have promised me to take a photo with “The Ng Crawshaw Fabling Family members, all wearing name badges which CLEARLY SHOWS:


In that moment, I assert I have presented something special for our family.

“Big love going out to you all as I write this blog!

I declare and invite ALL FAMILY world citizens take on PASSING IT ON!

Acknowledgement: THANK YOU SOPHIE and ABBY

You two “Compassionate” Tigers left me such a beautiful card and words:

Dear Charlie

Thank you so much for having us stay! It has been so lovely getting to know you properly and finally fulfilling my childhood dream of trying the bouncy boots! Also thank you for curing my flu with the Ng family magic chicken soup! I hope you now can enjoy cooking for lots of other visitors! Byron Bay has definitely been one of the best parts of our trip and we’ll definitely be back one day! Good luck with everything and keep in touch! Lots of love Sophie xxx #WP2020

Dear Charlie,

We love Byron Bay! Thank you so much for letting us stay with you.  I’ve loved every minute! You definitely made our stay in Byron ten times better! We will think of you every time we have a berry smoothie or run in the bouncy boots!! (If I’m brave enough!!) Can’t wait to come back to Byron and see you in the future (most likely for my wedding!) Lots of love, Abs xxx

Dear Abby and Sophie

How special was our moments together. I am left with a profound love for you tigresses where your friendship with one another is a DEEP FRIENDSHIP which is LOVED and HONOURED. I so love the fact that you guys help me pick some energies for the other animals with Compassionate being Purrrrrfect for Tigers!

Know that I am a stand you two do find something you both love, and that world travel is included in this discovery?! I look forward to make “KEEP IN TOUCH” another #WP2020 Game??!

By the way, let me know anytime you guys would like to upgrade our relationship to discover something new together! Wishing you absolutely the best “rest of Australia”

Your Charlie aka #WP2020 (seek this GIF on Facebook!)

SAND WITH A LINE coming soon! Can you guess already?!

Finally, what speaks to me about Saturday’s Sebastian 16 year old birthday party is:


Footnote for followers noting UPGRADES in ENERGIES!


  • WORLD PEACE through Charm   Rat = Charming
  • WORLD PEACE through Charm Ox = Patient = Accommodating
  • WORLD PEACE through Charm Tiger = Sensitive = Compassionate
  • WORLD PEACE through Charm Rabbit = Articulate  = Expressive
  • WORLD PEACE through Charm Dragon – Active
  • WORLD PEACE through Charm Snake = Prudent = Wise
  • WORLD PEACE through Charm Horse = Popular
  • WORLD PEACE through Charm Goat = Elegant = Sophisticated
  • WORLD PEACE through Charm Monkey = Clever
  • WORLD PEACE through Charm Rooster = Ernest  = Heart Felt
  • WORLD PEACE through Charm Dog = Loyal
  • WORLD PEACE through Charm Pig = Brave


SELF EXPRESSION: The Discovery is So Enlightening 25 0f 36

SELF EXPRESSION: The Discovery is So Enlightening 25 0f 36

Self Expression is defined as an interpretation of one’s feelings, thoughts, or ideas, especially in writing, art, music, or dance.

What is My Life Meant to Be?

That was certainly the question that opened up for me after my Landmark Forum in October 1993. Having dwelt with the idea to consider that “life is empty and meaningless, and it is empty and meaningless that it is empty and meaningless”, I was left with an exciting thought: A NEW CHARLES!

Children: Our Future

I love children. My new self-expression in 2019 is definitely based around children.

Here are  2 moments that IMPACTED my stand for WORLD PEACE BY 2020 this year.

  1.  “Having asked me why I loved talking about World Peace so often”, Reuben (my neighbour’s son; aged 10) came up with a clever “TAG” playground game, where children can run around and tag each other shouting: “World Peace by 2020: Pass It On! You’re It!”. It is such a game so worth playing; don’t you think? Imagine school playgrounds around the world playing “this very” game? #WP2020#PASSITION#YOUREIT
  • “Having asked 12 of Lucy’s same-aged girlfriends, (who were playing a treasure hunt for her birthday), on the famous Byron Bay main beach here in Australia, to perform to our tv cameras, this is what happened:

All the girls put on some bouncing boots and grabbed national flags, including the top 5 nations who make arms:

  • Russia
  • USA


The girls SHOUTED:

Then we sang “Happy Birthday Lucy, Happy birthday Lucy, Happy birthday dear Lucy, Happy birthday to you.”

Then we gave three cheers for Lucy; “Hip Hip Hooray; Hip Hip Hooray; Hip Hip Hooray!”

All the while, dear Lucy was surrounded by us and holding onto her flagpole tightly. The camera reveals she is self-conscious of our acknowledgment through our song and cheers so, right after our last hooray, she shouted:


Followed later with :


26 Oct 2019: Currently, the showreel is with our sound engineers taking out the background beach noises to ACCENTUATE HER WORDS and then have it ECHO!

Birth of My Self Expression around Children

I assisted for Landmark’s Young Person’s Forum and Teen Forum around 1994 and I discovered, personally, that this was one of the most beautiful aspects of Landmark Worldwide personal development courses. Indeed, the following prose is the source of my inspiration, into the world of children.

Notes On An Unhurried Journey

When we adults think of children, there is a simple truth which we ignore; childhood is not preparation for life; childhood is life. A child isn’t getting ready to live; a child is living. The child is constantly confronted with the nagging question: “What are you going to be?” Courageous would be the youngster who, looking the adult squarely in the face, would say, “I’m not going to be anything; I already am.”

We adults would be shocked by such an insolent remark, for we have forgotten, if indeed we ever knew, that a child is an active participating and contributing member of society from the time he is born. Childhood isn’t a time when he is moulded into a human who will then live life; he is a human who is living life. No child will miss the zest and joy of living unless these are denied him by adults who have convinced themselves that childhood is a period of preparation.

How much heartache we would save ourselves if we would recognize the child as a partner with adults in the process of living, rather than always viewing him as an apprentice. How much we would teach each other… adults with the experience and children with the freshness. How full both our lives could be. 

A little child may not lead us, but at least we ought to discuss the trip with him; for, after all, life is his and her journey too.

  – Professor T. Ripaldi

Self Expression: How, where and when?

Great question!

When I look to see where and when I am fully expressed, I have noticed the following:

  • That I love whatever I am engaged in at the time.
  • That I have so much passionate evidence for the matter at hand.
  • That an observer is left with little doubt about my passion for the matter at hand.
  • That I am unstoppable about the stands I have declared in my life making me fully self expressed as a result.

The big question is HOW DOES ONE DISCOVER ONE’S Self Expression? I have found that it is all about asking yourself profound questions about your life!

What do you enjoy in life?

What do you love about your life?

What lights you up when you are with your friends and family?

Around any work you do, are you able to say joyously: I can’t believe I am getting paid for this!?

Consider that if you follow your heart and passions in life, you will be fully self expressed!

Question is: What is your FULL SELF EXPRESSION?


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Plane wing overlookingcloud possibilities

Possibility: A Thing That May Happen or Be The Case.

Whilst it may sound ‘way to simple’ and it isn’t the truth anyway, my participation with Landmark Worldwide continually comes across a fork in the road.

Cynicism, Resignation, and Complacency versus Possibility.

Cynicism versus Scepticism: What’s the Difference?

Cynicism is defined as an inclination to believe that people are motivated purely by self-interest so you would consider that any allowance of communication will be tainted purely  because the listener already has this thought: “Nothing in it for me.”

As for scepticism, it is defined as an attitude that shows you doubt whether something is true or useful. This keyword “useful’, is again located around whether there is “something in it for me.”

So perhaps I can say that a person who is cynical generally has little faith in others; whereas a person who is skeptical is more likely to put in the appropriate research before believing what they are told.

Resignation: The Evidence for Anything Else is Nil.

It is interesting, in my journey with Landmark Worldwide, that my discovery of my thought of being a failure (see video) would produce evidence for resignation. Here are some examples of my resignation:

  1. I so remember trying to be picked for the top tier teams in rugby union, for both London Scottish and Sydney University, yet always ending up in the lower yet ‘very social’ teams.
  2. I also remember trying to get picked in management roles for sales teams in Sydney but simply ending up as a top sales performer with my team of one.
  3. I also was so resigned about being in a loving and lasting relationship. After Cathy (4 years), my girlfriends lasted for 3-6 months and never as long or as close as when I was with Cathy. I so remember the sense of being heartbroken, after we split, and I was very sad/depressed for 6 months, until I started dating once more. The first few girlfriends didn’t stand a chance, as my heart was damaged, and I remember saying to myself that I will never let myself be that vulnerable again!

Complacency: Being OK with No Action

Complacency is defined as a feeling of smug or uncritical satisfaction with oneself or one’s achievements. For myself, I have discovered that any inaction on my behalf means that I am not enrolled with the opportunity at hand. I rarely sit idly if I have taken interest in something. What I have observed, over the years, is a sense that complacency is perhaps a polite word for saying one is lazy!

“Why should I?”

”Who cares anyway?”

POSSIBILITY: An Access to Transformation

It is no surprise when one observes young children and ‘see and hear’ them being “full of possibility”. Interestingly, and perhaps no surprise, you could say we gather evidence, after each year, to diminish possibility, such that we do end up being resigned, cynical and complacent about life. I was aged 30 when I completed my Landmark Forum in October 1993.After 3 days, a world was created for me revealing my life was a “blank canvas”, where my past was truly put in my past (where it belongs) and that I was able to stand for a future that touched moved and inspired me, by that future! As mentioned in the “Nature of Choice” of day 3 (Sunday) ,the world of Unlimited Possibilities is truly at hand.

World Peace by Tuesday 15 September 2020, as my possibility!



TRANSFORMATION: More than “Just Change!” 23 0f 36

Wispy Curly Red and Purple Smoke - Transformation
TRANSFORMATION:  More than “Just Change!” 23 0f 36

Transformation: A Marked Change in Form, Nature, or Appearance.

How does one measure one’s transformation? Surely there needs to be a before, during and after, where one can review all of one’s past (as the past) and declare a transformation has occurred. I share the following, with 26 years of experience with personal development organisations, as evidence that digital disruptor: ! has become unrecognisable, to the Charles Crawshaw everyone knew, before the Landmark Forum in October 1993.

BEFORE: A Beginning for Transformation, if chosen

Charles Crawshaw Age: 30

October 1993:

They say that “the more you try to change, the more they stay the same” and that was my evidence of my last party I organised for The Chilli Club.

It was my first ever ‘personal development’ course and I had one focus :

THE Chilli Club : Is it a Pipe Dream?

I started it in1990 with a few friends. It was a social club where “some members” liked eating chillies. Its vision included a membership questionnaire (for All Members) to choose who, where and what OUR CLUBHOUSE would look like. Our target was to gain 2000 members.

Once accomplished, a trust fund would be set up and everyone who ‘ticked’ the $500 box,(versus $1000, $2000 and $5000 options!), would become a founding LIFE MEMBER.

CLUB MOTTO: “” Your friends, my friends, OUR FRIENDS; WE Party Hard Together.

Over the years, I organised the following:

  • Parachuting WEEKEND
  • Sailing WEEKEND
  • Skiing WEEKEND
  • Canoeing WEEKEND
  • Black Tie Ball Disco at Centre Point Tower
  • Dragon Boat Racing Team
  • Chilli Club Fire Breathing
  • Balmain Treasure Hunt/Pub Crawl

And it was the last party, a “Black Tie Ball” at the Sydney Town Hall that really challenged me. Indeed, although a success, the strain on some friendships and the worry involved on ticket sales and hire equipment for the night left me with one question:

Is the Chilli Club a ‘pipe dream’?

DURING : Marked Changes Evolving

Charles Crawshaw Age: 30 – 40

I have shared some of what I discovered in my Landmark Forum here. I participated in the Advanced Course, the Self Expression and Leadership program and then the Communication programs run by Landmark Worldwide.

I have shared on the blog called: Communication: Another Access to Transformation 19 0f 36 one example of a MARKED CHANGE, as a growth in transformation. One of the things I learned over these years was my wish to ‘BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY’.

Huh, yes I discovered that my “Class clown ACT” really kept me from this dream. As time progressed, and having now discovered I was gaining mastery in 2 domains:

  1. In  developing membership and media
  2. In building and strengthening support

I caused some spectacular national and international news footage in the name of World Peace and Fire Breathers.(watch video)

 AFTER: Continuum; Ongoing as a Possibility

Charles Crawshaw Age: 40 – current 56


My participation in the Wisdom Unlimited Course for my second year has, as suggested, GROWN and EXPANDED me exponentially. I was sharing only yesterday (to a fellow graduate) how my experience of ULTIMATE JOY keeps surprising me, as it is EXPANDING. How happy can I get?

Indeed, on 15 SEPTEMBER 2019, I shared one transformation around World Peace by 2020, that I never saw coming: “WORLD PEACE TAKE OFF”, shouted by a 12 year old girl called Lucy: Read more here. The fact that a 12-year-old can dialogue with a 56-year-old man such that he gets INSPIRED! Yes “TAKE OFF” is such a cool new way to go!

For myself, I can see that my transformation has come in the form of BEING TAKEN SERIOUSLY and that LOVE is all around me, by virtue of my declaration! How cool is that?

Where have you transformed or where are you “out to transform” right now?


STAND: Another Access to Transformation 12 of 36

STAND: Another Access to Transformation 12 of 36

Stand: An attitude towards a particular issue

After I completed my Landmark Forum in October 1993, I discovered that my thought: “My mother and father don’t love me!” was false. I truly believed that they loved my younger smarter fitter brother more. I was embarrassed, ashamed and confronted to even think those thoughts back then! Wow, moments in our childhood can really impact our lives!! OK, well if we are all ‘grown-up’ by around 24 years of age, what was my parents’ childhood like?

Oh, oh, World War II right of both of their doorsteps ,when they were kids. From this insight, I immediately took an inspired stand: To Stop the World Fighting for a Day! I so felt this would be a lovely way to redeem my silliness in my childhood, believing I was ‘unlovable’ and therefore really keeping my parents at bay.

CEASEFIRE PROJECT: The Causing of World Peace (By 2020) through the Use of Fire

This stand started on the 15th September 1995, after my press release to all 5 national television news companies in Australia attracted a Channel 10 film crew to meet some 27 or so fire breathers at the Opera House steps at midnight. Significantly it marked exactly 5 years before the opening ceremony of the Sydney Olympic Games and it was performed as a stand for World Peace by those games. Apart from gaining national news, CNN News picked up the story.

How did I find out?

My sister’s 10-year-old son was watching the news on cable television in Brunei when he turned to his father and said: “Dad, its Uncle Charles on tv!”

I then took a stand to perform fire breathing shows every year on the same date and invite the television cameras to document the show and our record-breaking attempts for the greatest number of fire breathers gathered together to perform the shows.

15 September 1997 : Oh oh!

Channel 7 and Channel 10 camera crews showed up at the northern end of the Sydney Harbour Bridge at sundown and it was noted we did not have the numbers to beat the 92 fire breathers at the Sydney Opera House Stairs the year before.

I recall being confronted and embarrassed I have gotten the tv crews down and I fell back to my thought that I was a ‘failure’. Indeed, I discovered in the Communication Course: Access to Power, that when I was aged 10 years old, my younger brother got picked for the school soccer team and I didn’t get picked! In that moment, I decided that I was a failure.

Luckily, the ‘ever pervasive past’ thought only lasted for around 5 minutes.

I then gathered the fire breathers together, honoured them for showing up, turned to the camera crews and apologised for the reduced numbers, promising a fire show anyway and requested we all return in exactly two weeks to mark the end of that year’s Olympic Celebration and, true to form, Channel 10 TV News captured the moment when we performed a Fire Breathing Mexican Wave across the Sydney Harbour bridge. The funniest part was the moment when the fire brigade showed up after someone said the bridge was on fire! I have forgotten to inform them!

Stand: A position taken in an argument.

Whenever I declare my stand for World Peace by 2020, there is an ‘immediate’ thought. I often continue with my experiences and potential solutions and ‘off we go’ into the possibilities or indeed resignations concerning the stand. What I have discovered in ‘being a stand ‘is noticing the times when I am not being “World Peace by 2020”.

Indeed, only last Sunday, 15th September 2019, I got into an argument with a friend, who had turned up for the Peace Ceremony and had not fulfilled on her promise to help me film the good moments of the day, (later I saw I was not clear in my requirements).

Interestingly, the Wisdom Unlimited course I am currently engaged in reminds me how often I ‘drop down’ to conversations 7-year-olds have which is in the domain: “Fair/Not Fair!” Using “Adult as possibility”, I saw I was definitely being 7 years old with my friend and that from her point of view she was being fair! Phew, I apologised for not being World Peace by 2020 and our friendship was restored!

How often do we get misunderstood, because we don’t share our stands about ‘the matter at hand’. Suddenly we find ourselves in arguments centered around the matter, where, perhaps, clear boundaries have not been established. Whilst it may not be a ‘common declaration’ to share one’s stands in life, I invite you to consider that whenever you declare a stand, you provide an opportunity for people to get aligned, support you or indeed start an argument! World Peace by 15 September 2020 to you all!


INQUIRY: What is the Who of the When, HUH? 11 of 36

INQUIRY: What is the Who of the When, HUH? 11 of 36

Inquiry: An act of asking for information; an official investigation.

Wisdom Unlimited ‘Downunder’ started on Friday May 3rd and ends on Sunday December 15th 2019 here in Ocean Shores, New South Wales, Australia (15 minutes from the famous Byron Bay). It is run by Landmark Worldwide; my favourite personal development company. With 10 years under my belt with this organisation, I declare Landmark’s work is so much in the INQUIRY of what it takes to be human. Indeed Ontology is mentioned sometimes which is ‘the Study of Being”.

“Charles, why did you become the way you are today? What inspires you?” …and so the inquiry begins……


Aaah, one of the most empowering inquiries I have known, (in every course I have done to date), through Landmark Worldwide. How much are we shaped by thoughts that have “NO POSSIBILITY?” In this inquiry, there are answers ‘all over the shop’ about why something can’t happen. I remember sitting in The Landmark Forum and being in the inquiry of having “NO TIME” and “NEVER ENOUGH MONEY” with the 200 or so participants, in Sydney, Australia. People would share how real it was for them and indeed me! I am busy here, I am busy here, I am busy there….look at my bank account, here come the bills again……. With this inquiry, we looked at the COSTS and the PAYOFFS for these complaints in our lives. Certainly, how much resignation and cynicism do we have around the complaints! However, once revealed and shared, new openings for action occurred.


Well as soon I discovered that my “busy ness” cost me way too much in terms of freedom, happiness and joy, I simply took action. Ever since then, my time is my time; where I consistently or even perpetually spend it on things I love doing. Consequently, I declare I have a great time(life), and as I asserted back in 2005, that I have a ‘million dollar lifestyle’ with the home I own, the careers I love and that I am living in the SYMBOLIC Byron Bay region of beautiful Australia,  which is my Peace Loving” community.#WP2020 !

WORLD PEACE BY 2020: Probable almost certain future or Never (as an inquiry)?

Sunday, September 15th, 2019


A happily SIGNIFICANT day in my life, as it marked 19 years (to the day) that I was interviewed “LIVE” on National TV News, New Zealand saying these words:

“… and we are declaring it as the 15 September for the next 20 years when we start the PEACE CEREMONIES!”


Sunrise to Sunset, Byron Bay , famous “main beach” outside the Byron Bay Surf Club.

I set up at 430am with over 15 bouncing boots at the ready, and the following flags:

  • World Peace by 2020 x 2
  • #WP2020
  • WP2020
  • Peace Doves World Peace by 2020 flag
  • Australia
  • New Zealand
  • Fiji
  • Great Britain
  • Hong Kong (aka China)
  • United States of America
  • Russia
  • France
  • Germany

Highlights of Our ALL DAY Ceremony:

  • A dawn run with the bottom 5 flags, representing the top 5 armament countries, requesting ‘to camera’ that these 5 nations transform their “weapon of mass destruction” industries to the “machinery of vast production organisations”.
  • A young lanky legged red haired lad loved the ‘experience of the bounce boots so much, he ran the Peace Dove flag to the end of ‘the bay’ and back, meaning a return bounce of 1.8 km x 2!

“Up to The Pass and back” I said and he did! The beautiful thing about it all was he was running for World Peace by 2020 and PASSING IT ON through the flag he flew!

  • A “Where did you guys come from?” moment , as Lucy ,“Birthday Girl aged 12”, was brought over by her friend, who had tried the bouncing boots earlier in the morning when the ‘nippers’ were doing their swimming lessons.

Next thing I know, her whole birthday crew of some 10 or so girls put a pair on.

A did a quick share about my stand for World Peace and how they can support the stand.

Then I chorused them to shout in unison:


Then I asked them to each pick up a flag.

Then I asked them to follow me, (with my World Peace by 2020 flag), run to towards the famous lighthouse and do an arc back to the camera, which I am going to turn on and start recording NOW!

We ran away and towards our TV Camera on the beach, which was facing the lighthouse.

On the return, those famous words were shouted again towards the camera! 



TAKE AWAY; An Inquiry for World Peace by September 15th, 2020.

For me, the whole day was remarkable for many reasons, (and Lucy’s birthday I am sure!:)

  1. I got complete of the 19 years on the 15th September ceremonies I had made and the ones I had missed.
  2. I got an insight to play for ONE YEAR, with the LINE IN THE SAND being: WORLD PEACE by 15 September 2020. Play a Game by PASSING IT ON!3.
  3. Liam, the enthusiastic young boy, who was a YES to WORLD PEACE BY 2020 and ran the flag to demonstrate his stand, simply inspired me by asking whether he could run a flag to ‘The Pass” and back; a good distance on the ‘hard sand’ of 3.6 km or 2.2 miles.
  4. I was able to share and publically “apologise to these young children” that us, as grownups, had failed them concerning wars. I was also able to share my stand and inspire them to take it on themselves.
  5. I have now got footage of the children declaring World Peace by 2020, as a possibility!
  6. I have now got footage of the flags flying hard at sunset, symbolically, sharing that 15 September 2020 around the world; will be a review of the September 15th 2020 stand: YES or NO!

Perhaps the best way of listening to life is to have it always be an INQUIRY, as one never knows what may show up? Peace be with you all, Charles Crawshaw World Citizen #WP2020


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AUTHENTICITY: The Truth About It All!

Well having had an extraordinary birthday only yesterday, I will be REAL and say that I am so present to the love people have for me. My 56th birthday had me engage with over 100 friends and family; either by ‘face to face’ or through social media. THIS YEAR was SO SPECIAL because, thanks to Facebook, (who reminded everyone it was my birthday), I was able to share a “WORLD PEACE BY 2020: PASS IT ON! YOU’RE IT! “GIF, which I had successfully submitted to them recently. For your information, Facebook now has 2.4 BILLION MEMBERS!(….so this message can easily be passed on!!) I have called this particular GIF “A Drop in the Ocean” and it can be found when you search for it as #WP2020. What I LOVE is that the 100 or so friends (who took the time to wish me well) received a THANK YOU from me, plus one of the #WP2020 GIFS! That has to be a clear demonstration of World Peace by 2020, don’t you think?

Authenticity—Being True to Ourselves

From the Integrity seminar with Landmark Worldwide, some 26 years ago, I discovered a great reason to live, for myself. We were sharing about our ‘loves’ in life, and how, when we were busy with the passion, we found ourselves thrilled and fully engaged. I shared that; having been stabbed AND getting a punctured lung, when I was 18 years old; that being true to myself is to demonstrate my love for life itself.

  • Why?
  • Because I so nearly died!

I also shared that; as soon as I had really taken notice of my parents’ grim life during World War II, I saw that MY TRUTH was WORLD PEACE. Therefore to this day, I have been true to my word, I have been authentic.* *See Ceasefire Project

BEING GENUINE – An Access to Being Real

How often do we go about life trying to ‘look good’ or ‘trying to fit in’? I know much of my childhood was spent engaged in seeking approval from my friends and family, only to dismiss their attention, once made! After starting my Landmark Forum in October 1993, I discovered that the more I shared about my life, especially with my mother and father, the more they opened up to me. For the first time for a long time, I stopped ‘saying the right thing’; I shared from my heart and burst into tears more frequently than ever before. Alarmed at first, my English father finally succumbed to my transformation of that ‘stiff upper lip’ persona the British culture reputedly beholds. He was amazed I divulged instances where I clearly broke the law and had just told him! Why? Well Dad was a magistrate in Hong Kong for 20 years. As his eldest son, I kept many secrets from him. Once shared, however, it clearly ‘broke the ice’ between us, so that afterwards, whenever Dad would acknowledge me for good things I had accomplished, no longer was I saying to myself ‘Yes but, he wouldn’t say this if he saw me yesterday when I was…..”.

SILENCE – One Access to Lying

“Ooh I never lie!” I said mischievously! Well certainly with all my training and development, I clearly know that if I am ever ‘out of integrity’ with myself or others, there is a lie I haven’t uncovered.  The power to restore one’s integrity certainly comes with ‘being in communication’. Any silence around the matter is perhaps another form of deceit as nothing is said, so therefore one can not be judged.

  • “Aaah, well maybe that’s why you hold back sometimes Charles?”
  • “ Sure and well, I always look at THE COST of holding back. Is it worth it? How important is this to you? They won’t know anyway!”

It all comes to one’s relationship with one’s integrity perhaps?! Personally, I know don’t operate with power, if I am out of integrity with myself.

Authenticity – The Quality of Being Real or True

Fundamentally, I have learned, over the years, that so long as I maintain my authenticity around my passions in life by being open, vulnerable and “ready to share” with whoever will listen, I really have a sense of power as I am being true to myself. With that experience, I operate happily in life and hey, maybe I have taken on living a World Peace by 2020 life! Pass it On! You’re it!




In the relatively new course run by Landmark Worldwide; the “Be Here Now seminar”, we were asked to consider that responsibility starts with a willingness to be cause in the matter. Looking at the opposite, I saw that it was much easier to absolve myself whenever I wanted to avoid awkward or difficult circumstances. The so-called ‘easy way out’ was definitely something I used to use to avoid responsibility.


Today is September 10, 2019; my birthday! I am celebrating by sharing this piece of taking on RESPONSIBILITY; WORLD PEACE BY 2020! For those of you who don’t know, I started the Ceasefire Project on the 15th September 1995 (The Causing of World Peace through the use of FIRE). 5 years to the date, I was interviewed ‘LIVE” on National New Zealand Television News. I introduced my brother, who opened the Sydney Olympic Games with the Bush Fire element, and what came out of my mouth was the words: “So we really are committed to cause World Peace for one day and we are declaring it as the 15th September for the next 20 years….”

For 19 years I have been standing for World Peace and I saw that I could take FULL RESPONSIBILITY for not causing World Peace today with 3 months to go so I have broadcasted my apology! I am sorry.


What has been remarkable, having taken responsibility for the conversation called World Peace by 2020, which I have been honouring for almost 20 years, is that I feel relaxed and complete. The fact I have declared my public apology has had me know that anyone YOUNGER than me has FULL PERMISSION to have myself and all people my age and older BE RESPONSIBLE for all the wars on this planet today. My invitation is to consider us ‘Elders’ have failed you. What I can say is that I have taken ownership for the conversation.


Last night I was sharing in my weekly 2 hours on Monday night’s “Tools and Practices” Zoom link in my current Wisdom Unlimited Course about the NEW FEELING I had, now that I had apologised for the current circumstances on the planet around Peace. This lead to a ‘dialogue’ among many of us ‘elders’, noting the ‘youth of today’ as perhaps feeling entitled. With “entitled” being defined as “believing oneself to be inherently deserving of privileges or special treatment”, one could say that there is no responsibility taken with any of the current state of global affairs, for example. Sure the evidence is there for wars and climate change, and yes, some youth have taken action. However, consider the fact anyone feeling ‘entitled’ has not taken on being an authority on the matter at hand, with no action justifying their claim.

RESPONSIBILITY: Authority, Control, Power, Leadership, Management, Influence, Duty

Defined as the state or fact:

1.Of having a duty to deal with something.

2. Of having control over someone.

3. Of being accountable.

4. To blame for something.

I can see for myself that every time I take responsibility of any matter in my life, I know that people have then got the ability to relate to me as my word around it. What opens up , as a result, is myself being a clearing for contribution, (the good and the bad) . What I have found over the years, is that I rarely blame anyone for anything occurring around me as I look at my breakdowns in communication, thwarted intentions and unfulfilled expectation and I take charge. It leaves me with ‘being cause in the matter’ versus being ‘at the mercy of something or someone’. As for the conversation: “World Peace by 2020: Pass It On! You’re It! ; I take full responsibility and I invite you to PASS IT ON!  Urm,,.but Charles, that’s passing on responsibility! Aaah good point and hey, I didn’t start it; young Reuben (aged 10) suggested I play it (World Peace by 2020) as a game, where responsibility is all over the place! Too Funny! Peace be with you!


COMPLETION: An “ONGOING” Access To Power (8 of 36)

Final Jigsaw piece COMPLETES the picture
COMPLETION: An “ONGOING” Access To Power (8 of 36)

Whenever I hear the word “Completion”, I immediately recall numerous occasions where I had thought I was ‘complete’ about something in my past, only to realise that; the fact that I feel a ‘charge’ now,  means I am incomplete!

One of the most beautiful outcomes for myself in participating in Landmark Worldwide’s courses for over 10 years is the fact that I ‘got and keep getting complete’ with my parents! Indeed, over the years, I discovered that the act of ‘being complete’ is an ongoing process.


Completion is defined as the action or process of finishing something; the state of being finished. Whenever I would call my parents up, especially when I was participating in one of my personal development courses, I would ‘open up’ and ‘share’ with my parents about moments I remembered (especially as a child) that impacted my life and how they were involved. I ‘got complete’ about that ‘train station’ moment, the ‘Lord of the Rings’ story and many many more!

ONGOING PROCESS: Never complete as a possibility?

The most interesting part of ‘getting complete’ is that it would only ‘be in the moment’ until another thought or moment arises. Sure, if a thought arose in my head during or even after any of my ‘self discoveries’ , I would get on the phone and ‘get complete’, especially if I saw I had ‘withheld’ anything with the person(s) involved. Regarding my parents, I would often call them during one of my weekend courses and I would say: “Hi Mum and Dad, do you remember the time when……” and I would share about all the thoughts and feelings I had for that moment with them. Some “back and forth” between us would finally have me be very happy I had shared my story with them. Eventually, one of the cutest parts of this process was when I called my parents in Brisbane from my courses in Sydney, Melbourne and Auckland. Having divulged with Dad I was doing the xxx course right now, my father’s first words were: “Oh God son, what have I said or done now?!!”

TAKE AWAY: A key fact, point, or idea to be remembered, typically one emerging from a discussion or meeting.

 Given my love for people and humanity, I totally recommend getting into communication with the people you love on a regular basis and take on “getting complete” whenever it arises. Consider that the courage it may take will, at the very least, have you be complete. More importantly, perhaps, is that whilst you may have gotten complete at the moment; know that a NEW INCOMPLETION with that person is always possible!

Pass It On! You’re It!


THIS IS IT: Past, Present, Future ALL EXPRESSED (7 of 36)

THIS IS IT: Past, Present, Future ALL EXPRESSED (7 of 36)

PAST: October 1993

I participated in The Landmark Forum in October 1993 when I was 30 years old. During the 3 days, (Friday, Saturday and Sunday), I really looked at my past 30 years of life and noted 3 significant moments in my childhood, (read about those ontological moments here) that shaped who I was. I discovered that I thought I was ‘unlovable’ and a ‘failure’ and how I compensated for these inadequacies was to be independent, funny and brave. On Sunday, having really distinguished the past as the past (30 years), I was left with a wide-open future!

PRESENT: 26 years later

I am currently in between Weekend 3 and Weekend 4 with the Wisdom Unlimited Downunder Course, also run by Landmark Worldwide. During Weekend 3, one of the tools and practices we undertook was to share our dreams. Once shared, we were then asked to look at dreams from various standpoints:

  1. Highly unlikely that the dream…..
  2. What is stopping you with the dream?
  3. If there was a magic wand, what would the dream look like?
  4. What could you bring to have it (the dream) to be workable?

Well, one of my dreams is to cause World Peace by 2020, (started 26 years ago after the Advanced Course)

  1. I saw it is highly unlikely that it will occur, giving evidence with what our media let us know about the state of the world every day.
  2. What is stopping me is finding a SUCCESSFUL BREAKTHROUGH, where ALL 195 Countries get on the same page and stand for World Peace by 2020.
  3. If the magic wand was waved, our world would operate as one; for the brilliance of humanity in nurturing MOTHER EARTH and other planets.

By changing them (who are making weapons of mass destruction) to produce machinery of vast production, needed for the ever-increasing number of natural disasters on this planet.

This dream exploration has really opened up new worlds for me around causing World Peace by 2020, however, this may look! What has been remarkable since the weekend (August 16, 17, 18 2019), I discovered an amazing accomplishment: FACEBOOK is forwarding World Peace by 2020: Pass it On! You’re It! Search for a GIF #WP2020 and you will see several gifs that I have made and SUCCESSFULLY SUBMITTED! Thank you, Facebook indeed! PASS IT ON! You’re It!

FUTURE : Dreams can come true!

Hmm…off I go into Visions of Utopia and “Happily Ever Afters” which one could say is pointless? Is it? What is the future you are living into Charles? Great question! I know I have taken various stands since October 1993, which has shaped how I live and operate in the world each day. However, that ‘ever-pervasive’ past is always there, to raise its little head, and remind me that I am human; in having such thoughts of inadequacies, failures, and disappointments. So what now?


Consider how often one is seeking or looking for a future that may or may not happen. Look at all the action one takes ‘IN ORDER TO’ blah blah blah. Perhaps if one takes stock of who one is RIGHT NOW, one could really smell the roses ( see earlier blog). So dwelling in the space of “THIS IS IT” during my Wisdom Unlimited Course and undertaking explorations to engage in between weekend 3 and weekend 4, one exploration is to “Play and Have a Great Life!” with a course experiment to do one anonymous good deed every day. WOW, now aged 55, the simple act of PLAYING has really reminded me of the joy of life I am having and as for the experiment, well I am not telling!  TEE HEE!