Spiritual Awakening: Rising Above!!!
As I witnessed many of the events unfolding this week I began to see a lot of hate being spewed by so many people and I thought back to a campaign done by The WWE, Rise Above Hate. When we make a conscious decision through our spiritual awakening to rise above and hold a special place for everyone even those who have wronged us we can start an avalanche of positivism that leads to a world filled with peace, love, joy, and prosperity. When we decide to let go of issues and begin to understand that we are more alike than we are different we can rise above by helping people to become better personally, professionally, and spiritually. It is when we decide to take action becoming a vessel filled with hope, compassion, and love that we will shine a bright light and illuminate the world.
Yesterday was The International Day of Peace. I believe peace day should be every day and we should do everything that we can to preserve the sanctity of life. We should make it a point everyday to rise above all challenges that are blocking us from becoming peaceful and compassionate beings. We should be looking for ways to be of service and value to others daily. Each day in order to rise above we should be looking for ways to be kind to one another. Each day is an opportunity to grow and make a positive difference in our lives and in the lives of others. I suggest that we begin to focus on the positive and to begin to encourage people to assume an attitude of gratitude. If we are truly going to rise above we need to start with being grateful. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: A Time For Hope And Healing!!!
As I left work on Friday I was stopped at a red light when my car was rear ended. I got out of the car and the guy that hit me said pull over there and I’ll give you my information. Well without thinking I moved my car. The guy left the scene of the accident. I called the police but when told that they couldn’t do much without a tag number I decided not to file a report. As I drove home I prayed that this person would not hurt anyone else or any property. I kept thinking now is a time for hope and healing and to start a movement where people do the right thing. When I arrived home I went to Youtube and played this Matthew West Song. I asked GOD for more peace, love, joy, and prosperity in my life. I asked that GOD also keep me connected to my inner divinity so that I can stay on a path that leads to hope and healing. Over the weekend I worked at Sinbad Sports and decided to make every encounter a positive one. I shared with customers why I was limping a bit and a little slow on the up take and they were very understanding. I could have decided to be mad at the world because of what transpired on Friday but I decided to let go and let GOD. As a result had 2 good days. I then decided to recommit to praying every day and to remind myself that I am a divine child of GOD and if GOD brought me to it GOD will bring me through it. In deciding to take action to be a vessel that represents hope and healing I have been able to move forward in a positive direction of my dreams. I have come to understand that by be a living message of hope and healing I can have a positive effect on the lives of those that I come in contact with and as a result of shining my light I have the ability to allow others to shine their light and before we know it we are illuminating the world. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening:Out Here On My Own!!!
Sometimes as you take action upon having a spiritual awakening you will find that you feel like you are out here on your own. Then one day you realize that you are not alone that you have ascended masters, GOD, Jesus, and Angels that are guiding you and bringing people into your life that will help you to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Some of these people will be people that you never expected to cross paths with. Such was the case when I met Irene Cara at the 25th Anniversary Celebration of The Movie, Fame, while I was working for The Happy Herald, a monthly newspaper that only promotes good and positive news. I had the pleasure of interviewing Irene Cara who I had long admired. After I sent her the article she sent me a photo and I realized that we both had lifted each other that day. When I feel I am alone I look for some of Irene’s Songs and I get re-energized realizing that there are many people doing good deeds and that we are all famous in GOD’S eyes.
Sometimes we will be viewed as being out there and a bit off but it is important to understand that has always been the ones perceived to be crazy that have met with success. So many ties we are so set in our effort to fit in that we forget that we were not put here on this earth to fit in but we were put here to stand out. People may look at you and perceive you to be a maniac because you decided to take action and wear a sneaker that makes a statement like my Purple Beat Cancer Chuck Taylor All Stars. You may feel you are all alone when in reality there are many that want to get involved but they haven’t found a way to do so. Through the spiritual awakening process you will find that you will become more clear in your purpose and those that perceive you to be a maniac haven’t learned to get to know you. Remember it is not your job to bring them kicking and screaming onto the path that leads to enlightenment but to simply shine your light and illuminate the world understand that when they are ready they will get on the path. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: A Change Of Scenery!!!
As I reflected back on my experience as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in The Philippines and a very insightful trip to The Botanical Garden in La Union I realized that as we awaken spiritually we must change our scenery from time to time. I remember the day I ventured to the Botanical Garden it was extremely hot and the walk from the center of San Fernando was about 6 KM( 4 miles). I was alone but along the way I was able to stop and engage with some of the local Filipinos and they all said the same thing it is a long walk here is some tubig (water). I took the water and drank it and as I walked I realized just how lucky I was to have the opportunity to do something that showed that the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations. I arrived at The Botanical Garden and as I walked the garden grounds and saw some great sites I sat on the bench pictured here and really began to understand that if I want to things to change I had to change. As I rode in the jeepney down the mountain all I could think of was how a change of scenery can positively affect your attitude. It was at that point that I realized that sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery to change the way things are going in your life. I finished my service with the Peace Corps in February 2003 and here it is 13 1/2 years later that I find myself using this lesson to enhance my personal, professional, and spiritual life.
Where I live now we have a big lake and in some areas around the lake there are benches to sit and just enjoy being out in nature. On days when it is clear and I get off work early or have a day off I will find myself walking around the lake and then sitting on a bench and sitting in quiet reflection or talking with GOD. Sometimes I find myself speaking with my mom who was called home to GOD on July 5, 2012. When reflecting or communicating with GOD, my mom, and other angels I find myself getting a new way of looking at things. I have found that when doing this I am able to release the negative feelings that create blockages and hold me back from evolving and creating the life I want. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Tongue Of Danger!!!
As I grow spiritually and become more and more awake I realize that sometimes being bold and speaking up creates some issues as you may be speaking with a tongue of danger. Such was the case this week when a gentleman came into the store where I was working and I shared with him about our discount on a specific item. He answered me with”You are not speaking my language and I don’t give a shit.” I wasn’t to happy so I asked him to calm his attitude he said to his companion I guess we are not welcomed here. I said you are welcomed here but please treat me with the respect I deserve. He left and on his way out I said can you say dickhead I knew you could. I thought I said it low enough but for those who know me even when I whisper my voice carries. He heard this and he totally went off threatening to call the Better Business Bureau. I know I was a bit out of line with my attitude and there is no excuse for me calling him a name. As I reflected back on the situation I realized that I had spoken with a tongue of danger creating malice instead of love. I realized that my human existence had interfered with my spiritual existence and that I must stop speaking with a tongue of danger and instead and begin to speak with a tongue that exudes compassion and love. In being aware of what happens when we speak with a tongue of danger we can take action to refrain from being hurtful and callous toward one another and instead be kind and loving. As I sat in meditations and recited the serenity prayer and read scriptures I realized that there will be times when you must hold back your tongue and refrain from using the tongue of danger.
In understanding that GOD is a forgiving GOD I asked that he forgive me and help me to speak with a tongue of peace, love, joy, and prosperity instead of a tongue of danger. I asked GOD to guide me in my daily life when I deal with issues that come up in my personal, professional, and spiritual life. I have come to understand that each situation is a situation that GOD has created to help me to evolve spiritually so that I can become an enlightened being who will shine a bright light of hope and healing so as to illuminate the world. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Born To Be Alive!!!
What a feeling it is to know that you were born to be alive and to be an action taker who inspires others to step into their power and shine their light to illuminate the world. As you awaken spiritually you will experience feelings that help to attract more peace, love, joy, and prosperity into your life. As you take action to pursue your purpose you will face challenges and by overcoming those challenges you will become stronger personally, professionally, and spiritually. As you begin to follow your passion and take action you will find success. As you come more and more alive by tapping into your inner divinity you will find that bliss and abundance begin to come naturally to you. When you begin to tune into the messages that are being transmitted to you through various frequencies you will see that your days begin to unfold just as you desired them to. Today I was guided by GOD to wear my Count Your Blessings Not Your Problems Shirt and I bumped into a friend at the polling place who kind of scoffed at the shirt while a total stranger took pictures and share them on social media. In knowing that I had just touched someone’s life I had a joyful feeling as I knew that I was doing the right thing. In awakening and answering a calling we can all affect change by coming alive and committing to be of service and value to the community. We can release all of the negativity in our life by realizing that we were born to be alive and to serve as a catalyst of positivism. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Spiritual Party!!!
Imagine for a minute that life is made up of one big spiritual party consisting of GOD’S Great Dance Floor. The truth is that you can turn your life into one big spiritual party by becoming more aware and awake as you live your life on purpose. As you commit to become an action taker you will find that you are tapping into your inner divinity more and more and using your divine guidance system which will allow you to attract peace, love, joy, and prosperity into your life. You will find yourself breaking free from the shackles that are imprisoning you and creating blockages when you begin to dance on GOD’S great dance floor. When you begin to treat life as a spiritual party you will find that bliss and abundance come into your life.
During your spiritual party you will want to praise GOD as he has allowed you to remove the chains of bondage and thus now you can dance like no one is looking and give GOD the glory for the life that GOD has helped you to manifest. If we truly praise and thank GOD and do everything to glorify GOD we can host the best spiritual party ever. The people who attend our spiritual party will be so filled with the power of spirit that they will step into their power and achieve greatness by spreading positivism and kindness to all that come in contact with them. As you host your spiritual party remember that it is is important to spread your wings and follow your heart.
There will be people like Sammy’s Boss who try to stop your spiritual party. It is important to not listen to them and to spread your wings and fly to heights that you never imagined. It is when you begin to spread your wings and step out of your comfort zone that life becomes a spiritual party. When you create your own spiritual party and understand that you are free to create the life you desire while being guided by GOD you will grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Making The Switch!!!
As I begin to become more and more aware and awake through the spiritual awakening process I realize how important it is to take action and make the switch. This was very evident when on 8/19/2016 I decided to switch mobile phone carriers from Verizon to T-Mobile. I am currently in the process of finalizing this process and I have gained some excellent spiritual lessons. One lesson was that one must be patient and when things are not going well or as planned to step back take a breath and know that everything will work out. I have also learned that the attitude you bring to the process determines the outcome. In taking action and consulting the ascended masters making a switch and taking action was made that much easier. In the past I would have made every excuse not to switch and not to take action as I was coming from a position of lack. With this switch I came from a position of abundance and realized that this change would be a great benefit to me. How many times have you been hesitant to make a switch and didn’t take action leaving you to ask what might have been or what could have been. as I continue to work with my new phone I realize that change is good. It is through the awakening process that you will be able to make switching things up easier so that you continue to evolve in your personal, professional, and spiritual life.
Through the switching of carriers I have learned that you must be willing to detach and let go and allow GOD to direct you. In letting go and letting GOD you create the ability to be open to change by receiving and acting upon the messages from GOD, The Ascended Masters, and The Angels. It is being accepting of change that you remove blockages that may be holding you back from becoming the best person you can become. In accepting change and not being attached to outcome you will be able to expand mentally, physically, and spiritually. In making changes you will begin to attract peace, love, joy, and prosperity into your life. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Pay Attention and Engage!!!
As you reflect on your interactions with people do you often say I wish I would have engaged with that person? How many opportunities are you missing because you are so wrapped up in the outer appearance of someone or the materialistic trappings of someone? I was at a seminar a few years back and tried to engage with a few people who basically blew me off and then I was invited to attend a gratitude workshop which I did and one of the presenters was a women who had blown me off. I didn’t let the emotions of her blowing me off affect my participation and I kept fully engaged. As we went to walk the labyrinth I stopped by a booth that had oracle cards and I struck up a conversation with the person at the both. I went to walk the labyrinth and afterward the presenter pulled me aside and said I am sorry I looked past you a few weeks ago at the other seminar. I later did a one on one session with this presenter and she said wow you taught me a valuable lesson to look beyond the outer and look to the inner. The key is pay attention and engage make all your interactions positive by having the goal of being of service and value to the people you are engaging with. Remember not everyone will resonate with you and not everyone will engage with you but those who pay attentions and engage will be the one’s whose lives are enriched.
take time to pay attention and engage as there will come a time when you find yourself wishing for one more day to spend with someone that is now an angel in heaven. As you go about living your life everyday look for ways to lift someone up by spreading positivism and kindness for there will be a time when you reflect and wish you would have done something for the people who GOD called home. Take a moment to pay attention and engage with those who you come in contact so when their final day comes or your final day comes you have no regrets. People will come from miles and miles to attend a funeral and give flowers and say nice things when someone is called home to GOD I say don’t wait until that moment do it while they are living. Take action to pay attention and engage. I remember everyone complaining about how difficult it was to deal with my grandmother and how she rubbed everyone the wrong way and how great it was that I made it a point to visit her and take her out of her assisted living facility to do lunch or dinner on occasion I said no big thing that is what you do for those you love you pay attention and you engage. My Grandmother has been an angel in heaven for many years and while some still complain about how she was I remember the moments that I paid attention and engage.
When you stop and pay attention and engage you positively impact the lives of others in ways far beyond your imagination. Each time you help someone you help yourself as you grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. In stopping to pay attention and engaging yo begin to attract peace, love, joy, and prosperity into your life. Today I was at Dunkin Donuts writing this blog when a women asked if I could buy her a donut. In the past I would have said now but today I reached into my pocket and gave her $1.25 in quarters without hesitation in doing this I knew that I would be rewarded in the long term as when you give without expectation of return you receive. It is my hope that everyone who reads this will find a way to do a kind deed and share it in the comments so we can encourage others to pay attention and engage.
It is when we pay attention and we engage that we become aware and awake and thus we are able to touch the lives of those around us and find a purpose for why we are here. It is in becoming a lifter that you are lifted.
Spiritual Awakening: JDOGG’S Gift To Help You Pay Attention And Engage!!!
It is through the positive words and the positive beliefs that we can unleash a power inside of us that will allow us to tap into our inner divinity and thus we can shine our lights so bright that the entire world is illuminated. Stay Positive!!! Namaste!!!
Spiritual Awakening: The Elimination Game!!!
As you awaken more and more spiritually you will find yourself playing the elimination game which primarily removes people, place, and things that no longer serve you. The hardest part of playing the elimination game is letting go and letting GOD. In the last few weeks I have found myself taking a step back from things that were not serving my greater good. I left my TV Show, The Anything Bucket, which can still be seen on www.wrpbitv.com on Tuesday at 6:30 PM as after 3 years it was time to pursue other interests. I will be forever grateful to Wayne Filowitz and the staff at WRPBiTV who allowed me to have a platform where I could be of service and value to others. It was a difficult choice to eliminate the TV Show from my plate as it was an important part of providing a voice for people. I learned so much in the 3 years that I was with WRPBiTV and was able to meet some great people who became lifters. Last week I told the chairman of an event that I was simply going to be a participant in the event and do my best to fundraise. This was brought about as I decided to focus a bit more on me and my personal, professional, and spiritual development. As a result of eliminating some of my activities I have been able to focus on my work with Sinbad Sports and thus begin to do the things necessary to allow myself to be of service and value to others. When you play the elimination game ask yourself how does this serve me and how is this helping me to become the best version of myself? If you have to hesitate or think about it eliminate it.
As you begin to play the elimination game you will begin to find ways to stand out. In eliminating the people, place, and things that no longer serve you you will find that you will evolve personally, professionally, and spiritually. Some times it is simply a matter of distancing yourself from the people who no longer encourage you or lift you up. When you stop worrying about what others will think and you begin to face everything and rise you will see that you are standing out and more and people will be attracted to you that support your endeavors. It is when you stand out and take action to eliminate fear that you move forward in a positive direction of your dreams. Read More→