Spiritual Awakening: A Force Of Nature!!!
As we experience the spiritual awakening process we come to understand that there is only one way to live and that is to be larger than life. In becoming larger than life we become a force of nature with a purpose to be of service and value to others. When we become an action taker we become a force of nature by simply doing what others may fear to do. I have adopted the anthem of I am a force of nature whose vibration positively affects those I come in contact with. As many of you know I am involved in The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Boca Raton and recently made All Star Status by raising over $2500. I sit at $2526.90 with 8 days before my relay. My donation page is http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg2. I was at a fundraising event a few weeks ago and one of the other volunteers described me as a force of nature and I said aren’t we all. She thought and said but you take action and just ask everyone aren’t you afraid of confrontation. I said no because I have GOD watching over me and directing me. When the fundraiser was over we had raised $129 in 4 hours and shared Relay For Life with many people. As I drove home I thought about how we are all made up of electrons and neutrons and that we all have a vibrational frequency and that if we were to simply be broken down we would simply be molecules filled with energized particles. As I arrived at home I started to think how we are all forces of nature and how we have the opportunity to become more spiritually advanced thus enhancing our personal and professional lives. I chose live life big to lead off today because there is no other way than to live.
Jonny Moseley is a well accomplished former Olympian who had a saying go big or go home. He was definitely a force of nature and in his sport of skiing he definitely became one with the slopes through hard work and dedication and finding the vibrational resonance that allowed him to perform at a top level. You are a force of nature as well and can perform at a high level by simply embracing your gifts and your talents and using them. So many times people do not evolve spiritually to become that force of nature because they are afraid of what might happen. If we eliminate the negative scenarios and simply move forward focusing on the immense positive possibilities we become more powerful than we ever imagined. When we detach from the outcomes and we just do things with great love and gratitude we become a force of nature that can make a positive difference in our life and the lives of others. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: A Dose Of Happiness!!!
Today I wish to give everyone a prescription for a dose of happiness. In the spiritual awakening process it is imperative to find your inner joy and to tap into that joy so that it will continue to lead to happiness. Many times I am asked, JDOGG what makes you happy? My answer is easy losing myself in service to others and watching how people come together for a common cause that resonates with them. I have experienced this over the last 15 years as I have been an active participant with The American Cancer Society Relay For Life. This year I decided to become The Fund The Mission Lead for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Boca and to encourage people to get involved. I have derived a great amount of happiness by visiting www.relayforlife.org/westbocaratonfl and http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg2 and seeing the progress being made in the fundraising efforts. I find happiness each morning knowing that I am working for a cause and not the applause. I have learned that in order to achieve happiness I must detach from the outcome and just let things flow. I have also learned that not everyone is going to understand your motivation and not everyone is going to be as committed as I may be. I have also learned not to compare myself to others and to just stay authentic and celebrate the fact that I have the ability to be part of something special. I have learned that I am more happy when I celebrate others instead of being jealous of them. I have found that my happiness must come from with in and if I am truly to spread happiness I must first achieve happiness within myself. I have learned that when I am centered, grounded, and coming from a place of happiness and joy that I accomplish more.
I have come to the realization that I can not look at the outcome I must look at the journey and find happiness in the process. I have also experienced the fact that it is not my job to bring people kicking and screaming into the world of being of service and value and that some will, some won’t, so what, some waiting, next. Many times happiness occurs when you remove the people and things that no longer serve you. I find myself most happy when I am in tune with Don Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements:
When I am in alignment with these teachings I tend to be a bit happier than when I forget to practice these teachings. I have learned over time through the spiritual awakening process that there will be people who say they are going to do something and do not so you accept that fact and love them anyway. As long as you do what you believe is right in your heart and divinely directed you can achieve your inner happiness that will allow you to share outer happiness. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Bold And The Powerful!!!
It is hard to believe but one of the greatest spiritual lessons I learned came 30 years ago when I was competing in The U.S. Jaycees National Armbruster Competition. I had just won The Florida Jaycees State Wide Armbruster Competition and I was focused on being one of the top 5 Jaycees in America. I kept meditating and visualizing how the week at National Convention would unfold then I arrived at The National Convention and decided to just let things go as they may and to control what I could and accept what I couldn’t and do my best to know the difference. This led to me making the top 10 and becoming a finalist. I walked into the room and I boldly and powerfully stated ” You know they give out 5 of these and I plan on taking one and you all can battle it out for the other 4 left.” This began a great understanding of manifestation as I was named one of the top 5 Jaycees in America. The rest of the week was celebratory and as I left and boarded the plane to come home I began to realize how important it was to show gratitude to all those who believed in me and helped me to bring a goal to fruition. Over time during the spiritual awakening process I have recalled the journey and the work it took to become a top 5 Jaycee in The United States and have drawn from the joyous feeling to continue to be bold and powerful in everything that I do.
I have adopted the anthem to be bold and powerful in all that I do and to make a statement that will inspire and empower others and encourage them to also be bold and powerful. I remember being told I was nominated for The S.AK.E. Community Service Award and then informed that I would be presented with the award and the exhilaration I felt knowing that I had stepped into my power and made a positive impact on those I cam in contact with through my work with The Lauderhill Broncos of The Pop Warner Football Program. During my speech I stated that it is better to build children than it is to repair adults and the audience erupted in applause. As I left the stage that night I understood that when you take action to be of service and value great things happen. A few weeks later I had a vision of designing a pair of sneakers to wear during The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Boca Raton, which are pictured here. I have since met a designed who now has them available on her website at www.justginnie.com in the footwear section. It was great to see that being bold and powerful has led this vision to come to fruition and thus I am able to further my mission to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. We all have the power to do great things, however sometimes we get tied up in the what ifs and the I can’ts that we do not take action and thus do not bring our projects to fruition and we stifle our spiritual growth. Ask yourself why am I not being bold and powerful? After you find the reason find tools to help you become more bold and powerful. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Magical Mystical You!!!
During the spiritual awakening process I have come to realize that we are all magical and mysterious in our own right. I have come to believe that we all can do magic. It may not be the magi is the sense of an illusionist because our magic touches hearts of others and can be felt as we continue to tap into our spirituality and commit to being of value and service. The magical and mystical you can manifest the results you desire in your personal and professional life simply by being your authentic self. The magic happens when you find your purpose and take action which then leads to success. Last night (4/16/2015) I was at Panera Bread for a committee meeting for The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of West Boca Raton waiting for the staff partner to show up. Due to circumstances beyond the control of the staff partner the staff partner wasn’t able to make the meeting. Something told me to take control and run the meeting which I did and it ran effectively. When the meeting ended I made a call to a potential participant and a patron at Panera Bread heard me and came over and asked if we took donations and of course I said yes. She put $5 in the collection canister and we got to talking about how cancer had touched her family. In being my authentic self I attracted a donation. When I arrived home there was a text from one of the committee members complimenting me on the way I ran the meeting. As I laid down to sleep I realized that when you are in alignment with the universe and doing something with purpose being your authentic self without any attachment to the results magic happens. How many times have you realized that it is when you are the magical mystical you that you create results that far exceed your expectations.
In the spiritual awakening process it is important to find those who will join you on your magic carpet ride while you tap into your inner divinity that will allow you to become the magical mystical you that GOD intends you to become. In every action you take remember that you hold the key to make every moment a magical moment. Every encounter you can can help in creating the magical mystical you that attracts the people and things desired to create your best life. Sometimes it is just a matter of inviting people to go on this magic carpet ride with you. In finding people who share your vision and who understand the magical mystical you one can create magic in all you do.
Many times people will say JDOGG It Is Time To Work Your Magic and I’ll think okay I’ll do my best. I emcee many events for charitable causes and there is something magical about captivating an audience and giving them a reason to dig deep into their wallets and purses and make a donation. In be my mystical and magical self I am able to be of service and value and thus find a self of joy and accomplishment knowing that I used my GOD give talents for good. As frequent readers of this blog know I am very involved in The American Cancer Society Relay For Life and I often find opportunities to solicit donations that others don’t even think about. I think this is because I have learned that I can release the fears by facing everything and rising and not worrying about the things that used to hold me back from taking action. It is amazing what happens when you commit to creating magical moments and then you take action and watch the greatness that unfolds. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Shake It Off!!!
In becoming an action taker during the spiritual awakening process an important lesson is to do what you believe in your heart and to shake off the negatives or the perceived setbacks. Sometimes what we perceive to be a setback is actually an opportunity to shake it off so that we can move forward in a positive direction toward our goals and dreams. Ask yourself am I getting caught up in the setbacks or am I focusing on the lessons and moving forward? If you are dwelling on the past and projecting tot he future you are creating blockages that are stopping you from having the life of prosperity that is your birthright. Many times we get so caught up in the actions of others and their lack of action that it stops us from shaking it off and and taking the action to manifest the life we desire. Sometime we must commit to shaking it off and not allowing anything to stop us from getting in touch with our own divinity so that we can find the purpose that GOD has for us and thus we can take action to live a life of purpose.
When you adopt the anthem that nothing or noone will stop you from your spiritual evolution of making the mind, body, soul connection you will find that the universe conspires to give you all the tools necessary to enhance your personal or professional life. When you are in a spiritual path and allowing yourself to be divinely guided nothing will stop you from moving forward and achieving the greatness that you have inside of you. Sometimes you must look at a set back and shake it off and know the only one that can stop you from achieving your goals and dreams is you. A great example of this was yesterday (4/14/2015) when I self sabotaged my food decisions as I stopped for 2 slices of Sicilian Pizza, 2 large sausages, and a walnut brownie and started to beat myself up about it and then realized it was my choice and that I must shake it off and remember that when I put good nutritious things into my body I feel better. I must shale off the emotional charges or reprogram the emotional attachment that these types of food have so that I can make a oneness consciousness that keeps me in alignment with my purpose. We all have challenges and it is when we face the challenges and shake them off that we are able to stay committed to our spiritual growth so that we create the life we desire. Sometimes it is a must to shake it off and lay it all on the line and don’t worry what others will think and just go for it and put yourself out there.
When you lay it on the line an just go for it with out any attachments or expectations the results are generally better than you could have ever imagined. Sometimes we get so caught up in what others are going to say or do that we stop ourselves and remain stifled. Stop stifling yourself and commit to your spiritual and personal development. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Leave A Message!!!
As I stood at the podium today to pay my respect’s to Barbara Theodoiou’s son Daniel, who I encountered only a few times over the last 8 years as he battled the heinous disease of addiction, I realized that the world lost a vibrant young man who loved life and showed us all to be compassionate and understanding when we encounter others. As I sat an listened to others speak about Daniel I thought what a message he left us all. He may have had some very challenging issues but despite all he had been through he remained kind and caring. He may have done some outlandish things because of the stronghold drugs had on him. As Barbara read many of his poem I thought what poignant messages he had to deliver and how unfortunate a young life was lost. Often after a loss we ask GOD why? and we do our best to find a reason. Perhaps GOD has used Daniel for the purpose he had planned and reminding us that it is up to us to deliver messages that are filled with hope and healing so that we will make our world a better place one person at a time. I was given the honor of being a Pallbearer and as we unloaded the coffin and placed it above the grave preparing it for it’s final rest I began to ask GOD what message he had. As I sat in my car waiting to leave the cemetery the answer came and it was to continue to share a message of positivity and to be of service and value to all those I come in contact with so as to continue to shine my light.
I have learned through the spiritual awakening process to leave a message that makes people feel like they are appreciated. I have gone as far as giving thank you notes to the baristas at Starbucks, the tellers at my bank, the cashier at Walmart, and those who donate to my effort to help those touched by cancer who visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg2 and make a donation. Recently I took my message of showing gratitude to another level when I visited www.tofa.us and bought 5 tokens of appreciation to give out to random people who did somenthing nice for me. If our awakening allows us to come alive and answer our calling to be more compassionate and appreciative to the people who we meet along out path then we improve the lives of others by simple assuming an attitude of gratitude. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Go Ahead: Make My Day!!!
Today’s entry was inspired by an encounter I had with a women whom I just met at The American Cancer Society office. We were both walking out at the same time and I asked her what company she worked for and she told me and I told her the reason I asked was because when I am not volunteering with The American Cancer Society Relay For Life I host a TV Show, The Anything Bucket, which airs on www.wrpbitv.com on Tuesday at 6:30 PM. This opened a conversation where I handed her my business card and she noticed www.the-spiritualawakening.com and she was intrigued. The conversation continued and I told her I had a gift for her and went to my car and gave her a copy of the book Don’t Die With YOur Music Still In You. She was overjoyed and told me I made her day. It was then that I asked her to give me her hand and that I wasn’t being fresh and as I massaged her hand I felt some of her tension and immediately told her that I believe she is conflicted about a recent decision about a relationsship. She opened up to me about her going through a divorce. She gave me a big hug and said we should get together for coffee. I said sure let me know how I can be of service and value to you.
Ask yourself each day how can I make someone’s day? How can I be of service and value? How can I improve the community? What can I do that will bring peace, love, joy, and prosperity to my life while enriching the lives of others. People will say to me all the JDOGG but don’t you want the fancy house, the nice car, and the expensive clothes and I always say no what I want is a world where people are kind, caring, compassionate and help one another regardless of their monetary position. It is when we get lost in service that we are rewarded. What makes my day is seeing that someone took time to visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg2 and made a donation and then seeing a story about breakthroughs being made in cancer research that is saving lives because of money raised through The American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
I find that my day is made better and enriched when I detach from outcomes and do not force things and let them flow. Today (4/10/15) has been a good example of this After making a presentation and dropping off money at The American Cancer Society Office I headed to Starbucks where I met a representative from American Greetings we exchanged cards and guess who now has an email about Relay For Life. As I was sitting writing this blog a gentleman, Christopher Thomas Wilson, who I interviewed for my TV Show and also donated to Relay For Life came in and we had a nice talk about how GOD is working in our lives. Christopher has a movie out titled You have His Eyes, which documents his search for his father and what happened when he found him. GOD and The Ascended Masters are working to bring the right people into your life to help make your day. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Embrace Your Uniqueness!!!
I was inspired to write this piece after dealing with many people who told me I was crazy for planning a fundraiser on Easter Weekend. They allowed a lot of their fears to creep into the planning and were giving me every reason why ot couldn’t work. Those that know me and that frequent this blog now that I an never one to shy away from overcoming obstacles as I have been doing that most of my life so I told them trust me it will all work out if we let go and let GOD. Well when it was all said and done $460 was turned into the charity and everyone who participated in the fundraiser was happy. I embraced my uniqueness as an action taker and as a result felt very good emotionally and spiritually. While others allow fear to hold them back i find myself taking action and making things happen. I find that when I embrace my uniqueness and leave the thoughts about what others will think that I thrive. I have found that while most will talk about what they are going to do that I am busy already doing what they are talking about. Sometimes I think do people I am volunteering for realize how my unique approach to things gets things done. I have this unique ability to receive messages from GOD and act upon them and find success. I have often told people if you want to do something do it and let GOD guide you and do not let anyone who tells you it can not be done to stop you from doing it. I possess a unique ability to walk into a business and find a way that they can help me with my charitable endeavors if they are open to receive. If they aren’t I remember the teachings of Don Miguel Ruiz not to take anything personally. In many cases what I do is very different than what the quote unquote normal mainstream will do. One of the keys to embracing your uniqueness is to let go of fear Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Rising Up!!!
Today we mark Good Friday and The 1st Night Of Passover. The coincidence of this is the fact that The Lat Supper was actually a Passover Seder showing us that we are more alike than we are different and that we are all spiritually interconnected. Through the spiritual awakening process we begin to see that we are all divine children of GOD and no one way of thinking is better than the other. In taking action to show reverence to GOD we come together for the betterment of our community. On Passover we eat Matzah as The Israelites did not have time to let the dough of the bread rise but it also marks a time when The Israelites rose up to take on Pharaoh and escape slavery. Easter marks the great rising of Jesus Christ, The Savior, who became the ultimate lamb to erase and forgive our sins helping those who believe to be redeemed.
When you feel distracted or like you are going off your spiritual path take a breath and rise up by embracing your inner divinity and then coming from a position of joy so that you can get back on your journey to success. We must look at ourselves as being divine children of GOD with amazing capabilities of being of service and value to others. When we understand the idea of redemption and forgiveness fully we grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. We have been redeemed and GOD will watch over us and protect us just as he did The Israelites on their journey out of Egypt provided that we honor and praise him in all that we do.
Though The Israelites were freed from physical slavery how many of hold ourselves mentally enslaved due to limiting beliefs and thus create blockages the stop us from creating the life that we desire? In is when we realize that we can achieve anything we put our mind to by rising up and fending off the negative self talk and moving forward despite what the naysayers have to say. If The Israelites would have bought into the idea that they couldn’t fight Pharaoh they may still be in captivity. Ask what may be holding you captive then rise up and defeat it. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Spirituality Not A Joke!!!
As I turned the calendar and saw a new month I thought new month new beginnings. I then saw it was April 1, April Fools Day, and thought how many people are just joking with their spirituality and professing to believe in something but doing the opposite. This is what inspired me today to write about the the concept that spirituality is not a joke. Spirituality is not something you can turn on or off and use only when it suits your needs. So many people profess to have have a spiritual awakening and then do things that totally go against the idea of being loving and caring and peaceful. I have been guilty of having lapses in spirituality and have allowed my human side to get in the way and hinder me. These blockages have created some challenging circumstances as I have found myself vibrating at low levels filled with anger and many other low level emotions. It is during these times that I begin to realize just how powerful the universe is and how spirituality is now joke. It is at these times that I step back and get myself reconnected to GOD and realize that I am a divine child of GOD and it is his plan not mine that must be followed. I have come to realize that peace, love, joy, and prosperity happen when you come from a place of peace and joy. I have come to understand that being quick to react is not the way to overcome blockages and challenges that one must get themselves back to center and before taking any action take some deep spiritual breaths so that we can move forward on our spiritual path. I have come to understand that is foolish and the joke will be on you when you are not in alignment with GOD, The Ascended Masters, and your angels.
Many times during the spiritual awakening process we will have trials and tribulations so we must remember if GOD brought us to it GOD will bring us through it. We must make a divine connection and realize that what we perceive as mistakes are lessons to learn from so that we can grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. We must come to understand that in order to manifest the life we desire that we must be connected to GOD and guided by GOD and when challenges arise look at them from our spiritual perspective and come at them with love and joy in our heart. The challenge of doing things always in a loving and caring manner is tough because many people we come in contact with will not get us or resonate with us and thus may create blockages because we get caught up in their drama instead of detaching ourselves from the situation and allowing GOD and The Universal Powers to guide us. I have found that when I am presented with a tough situation that I do my best to understand the other person and show compassion but sometimes my human side just wants to slug someone. When this occurs I must remember that violence and anger only lessen my vibration and decreases my ability to be of service and value to others so I retreat to my comfort place which is any quiet place in nature where I can sit in silence and reflect and relax and rejuvenate so that I can improve and not be foolish in my actions. Read More→