Spiritual Awakening: Do You!!!
I have stated many times that at the end of the day all that matters is that you were true to yourself and honored GOD through your actions. This week I was tested a little when I did something that many would find unconventional as I reached out to a sponsor of The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sunrise, FL to be a guest on my TV Show, The Anything Bucket, which airs on www.wrpbitv.com on Tuesday at 6:30 PM. I thought as a business owner he would have like the fact that I reached out to him, BOY was I wrong he didn’t call me instead he called the Fundraising Lead for this Relay and complained. The Fundraising Lead then wrote to me and said I couldn’t solicit sponsors to be on my show. In me doing me I wrote back to her explaining that I had every right to invite people to be on my TV Show and that if the gentleman had an issue he should have called me. I was upset so I decided to take a few minutes and breathe and then meditate. The message I received in mediation was to do you. I have also come to realize that all you can do is do you and let others do themselves.
As I came out of mediation I remembered this teaching and realized that by me doing me I will encounter many that simply do not understand. I have always done things unconventionally and have had much success and thus as I evolve more and more in my personal, professional, and spiritual life I understand that not everyone is going to resonate with me and be a lifter. I have come to understand that when dealing with people on project you must understand where they are coming from and allow them to do themselves while you do you. I have come to realize that it is when you follow your heart and honor GOD and do you that everything work out in the end. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: A Peaceful Easy Feeling!!!
As you continue on your spiritual journey and awaken more and more you will find that when you are centered and grounded that you will have a peaceful easy feeling come over you. I have found that to achieve that peaceful easy feeling you must be willing to take action and do some work on yourself. I have earned that you must spend time with those who lift you and encourage you and to go places where you are celebrated not tolerated. It is when you take action that you can awaken spiritually and better understand the concept of creating a oneness consciousness by making a mind, body, soul connection. As you go where you are celebrated it is important to celebrate others. When you are being celebrated make it a point to celebrate others. I have always taught to remember to be kind to the people you meet on the way up as they are the same people you will meet on the way down. It is important to act out of peace, love, and kindness.
It is when we come together for the common good that we create magic and this magi shows up in the form of peace. If we are truly to accomplish Peace on Earth we must first become peaceful. In detaching from outcomes and expectations and doing all things with great love we create a peaceful easy feeling and the world around us is improved. When I was a child there was a song Peace, Love, and Happiness which I first heard while watching The Skipper Chuck Show and it has become a part of my life. each day when I awake I ask GOD to help me in my endeavors to help empower and inspire others and to allow me to be peaceful and loving in all I do. Through out the day there are challenges as some people who you meet for the first time are quick to judge and sometimes say things that are hurtful. Such was the case today when a so called professional told me my work was meaningless. I took a deep breath told him I was sorry that he felt that way. I realized that by leaving and taking and taking the high road I could maintain my peace and go about my mission of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. I took a deep breath when I left and paused to recapture a peaceful easy feeling. As I moved forward with my task I encountered more friendly people who were happy to help. In focusing on the positive encounters and slowly letting go of the one bad encounter I was able to find more peaceful easy feelings.
As poignant today as when it was first released this is a song I turn to so as to remind me that it is important to create a positive loving world for all. It is through our peaceful actions guide by our inner divinity that we are able to create peaceful easy feelings. One fact of life remains and that is that we were not just put here to amass material things we were put here to be of service and value to each other. Take a look deep inside to connect with you inner divine guidance system and then follow your heart and you will create more peaceful easy feelings. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Living The Good Life!!!
What defines the good life? As I have been awakening more and more spiritually I have come to realize that everyone has their own definition of the good life. My definition is to be in a position to be of service and value to others while living a life on purpose. I have learned that there are two great days in your life the day you are born and the day you find out why. Once you discover your why you will begin to live the good life as you will have the ability to put your passion into action and thus you will find your definition of success. I have found that being grateful for what I have and not wanting for what I do not have leads to living the good life. Each morning I awake knowing that GOD has given me the opportunity to use my talents for good. With this knowledge I am able to become an action taker and positively impact my life and the lives of others. As I sat in reflection the other day I began to understand that I have had a good life so far and there is much living left to do. I look back on what I have been able to do over the years and realize that many people can say they have been able to do what I have done. As I look at the photographs and recall the memories I can say that despite some trials and tribulations I have had a good life so far.
As you look through your photographs what will you be able to say about your life. It is my hope that you can say that you have had a good life filled with much peace, love, joy, and prosperity. I have come to learn that it is not about the materialistic things you accumulate but it is about the lives that you enrich. For me it is not about the fancy car, the big house, or the designer clothes it is being able to say at the end of each day that I made a difference in someone’s life. I think the good life is defined by the following poem. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Turning The Power Back On!!!
As I left the chiropractor’s office the other day he said now your power is back on. As I got in to my car I started thinking about that and what it means to me in alignment and balanced. I began to realize that when our words are in alignment with what we perceive to be our purpose we have an ability to keep our power turned on. I began to think about all the times that my power had been turned off both literally and figuratively. I start to think of the time when I was without physical electricity for 11 days due to the power being knocked off from the damage due to a hurricane. I remember how relieved I was when the power came back on. I equate that experience to the same experience we feel when we are disconnected from GOD, our angels, and the ascended masters. It is when we realize the disconnect that we can take action to turn the power back on. Through out the spiritual awakening process I have learned that it is important to tale action to keep the power turned on so that you can create a oneness consciousness and thus achieve the greatness that GOD has in store for you. In turning on our power and stepping in to our power we begin to achieve things that we once thought nearly impossible.
When your power is turned on and you are connected in mind, body, and soul you begin to understand that the word impossible when broken down says I am possible. When you embrace the possibilities you begin to find a power that will drive you to new heights and these new heights allow you to shine your your light and illuminate the world. When we turn our power on we experience great things because we remove our stinking thinking and replace it with aromatic thoughts. 9 week ago I began working with a personal trainer and I could only hold a plank for 6 seconds, I weighed 222 pounds and my thoughts were filled with limitless beliefs and my power capacity was low. Today I can hold a plank for 1 minute, I weigh 213.5 Pounds, my beliefs are limitless,and my power is getting higher everyday. It is said that what the mind can conceive, the heart can believe, you can achieve. I have found that when your power is turned on you can do this. In taking action you can turn on your power and thus turn your dreams into reality. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: After The Rain!!!
As I sit down to type this entry I am at my local Starbucks in Sunrise, Florida and there is a fierce rain storm brewing outside. As I observe this storm I begin to think of the storms that we may have in our own personal, professional, and spiritual lives and realize that after the rain there is a rainbow. How many times do we complain about the storms in our life instead of being appreciative of the rainbow? I have learned that complaining only makes the storm worse. I have come to realize that if GOD brought you to the storm he will bring you through it. In growing personal, professionally, and spiritually we must realize that there will be storms and how we deal with these storms will determine what we attract into our lives. I have come to adopt the anthem that a positive attitude during a storm will propel you to altitudes that you never imagined. Through the spiritual awakening process I have found music to be a great tool to bring me through the storm.
This song from The Byrds based on Ecclesiastes has helped me to take action despite being caught in a storm as I have come to realize that we each have a season and that there is a time for every purpose under heaven. It is when we realize that there is balance in our lives that we are able to come through the storms stronger than we were before. In moments of introspection I have learned that in order to weather a storm I must be willing to change the way I go about things during the storm. In many cases I have fund that I am the cause of the storm because I was disconnected from GOD and forgot that the plans he has for me are far greater than my own plans. In these cases I take actions to get reconnected.
I have found that doing daily reflections and meditations and then looking at my accomplishments such as being a featured author in Sources of Wisdom Book 2 and Sources of Wisdom Book 3 to be great tools to help weather any storms. When I changed the focus from I can’t to I can and stopped making excuses and pointing fingers at others I found myself more aware and awake with an ability to face everything and rise instead of forgetting everything and running. It was when I decided to take action and detach from outcomes by reminding myself that all I can control is myself and my reactions to things that I began to attract more peace, love, joy, and prosperity into my life. I have found that by reciting the serenity prayer daily that I can weather any storm. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Listen Up!!!
As I sat and actively listened to The Imagine Dragons Song, Radioactive, I began to think how many messages are we missing as we travel along our spiritual path because we are not really actively listening. Through out the spiritual awakening process it is important to remember that GOD gave us 2 ears and one mouth so we should listen twice as much as we speak. As I am out and about in the community working on writing blog entries and places like Starbucks, Panera Bread, and Dunkin Donuts I make it a point to tune in to people around me so that I can be of service and value to others. As I begin to overhear people speaking about different topics I find a way to simply go over and introduce myself as you never know where that may lead. In becoming an active listener you will find opportunities to interact with others and thus move further along your spiritual path as you never know where that interaction will go. On many occasion I have been very successful be it obtaining donations for Relay For Life, by the way my donation page is http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg4, or securing guests for my TV Show, The Anything Bucket, which airs on www.wrpbitv.com on Tuesday at 6:30 PM EDT, or simply looking for gigs to emcee. The key is to check the ego at the door and not to be afraid of what the person or people you approach will say. In detaching from outcomes and simply implementing a philosophy of some will, some won’t, some waiting, so what, next you will find yourself moving forward in a positive direction of your goals and your dreams.
In following your dreams and becoming an active listener you will find yourself belonging to your city. As a result you will begin to attract the people who will become lifters and supporters who will move you forward in your quest to become spiritually enlightened. This song by Glenn Frey remind us not to forget about our roots and to listen to our heart and follow our heart as we continue to search for our personal, professional, and spiritual identity. In listening to the messages that are coming to us we can began to conceive things in our mind, believe them in our heart, and as a result achieve them. When you sit down and listen to the messages you find that you belong and that you have the power to answer your calling and make positive changes in your life. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Got Gratitude?
As part of the spiritual awakening process it is important to make gratitude part of your every day life. It is when you assume and attitude of gratitude that you begin to open many channels that will enhance your personal, professional, and spiritual life. I have found that by sharing the tokens of appreciation from www.tofa.us is a great way to show gratitude and to spread positivism. In spreading positivism I make it point to thank everyone now from the barista at Starbucks to the ticket taker at the movie theater I make it a point to say thank you, GOD Bless You. This usually puts people in a good mood. In being grateful and appreciative for what you have you are able to create a positive frame of mind that will better serve you as you become an action taker.
Spiritual Awakening: Ways to Bring More Gratitude Into Your Life!!!
I recommend that you get a journal and that you write each day the statement I am grateful for and then free write what you are grateful to have in your life. In doing this you will start to see things from a different perspective. Today I got up and it was raining and I could have complained or I could have chosen to be grateful for the rain and the positive things that happen due to the rain. I chose to be grateful for the rain and to be grateful to be able to work out inside, to be able to have a car to drive to The American Cancer Society to drop off money for The Relay For Life, and to be able to work inside. In finding what to be grateful for my energy level was at a very high positive level that attracted people to me. In being grateful and positive I found myself feeling great joy which allowed me to detach from outcomes and simply allow things to flow. In being grateful I was able to reduce my stress level when others did things that I have no control over. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: I Did It On Purpose!!!
I am asked many times through out my fundraising campaigns for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life why I do what I do. My answer is usually I do what I do as it is part of my purpose to be of service and value to others. I have learned that doing things on purpose is very important and finding your why is equally as important. Each day when you awake and you become more aware of your purpose you should begin to find ways that will nourish that purpose. When I awoke this morning (1/9/2016) I knew I was going to ship birthday gifts to my brothers Joshua and Richard and that I was then going to collect donations for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sunrise, FL. each step was going to have a purpose as I was working toward my goal of raising $1000 to honor the memory of my mother who was called home to GOD on July 5, 2012 after suffering a massive heart attack while battling inoperable metastatic lung cancer. Each time post http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg3 asking for donations it has a purpose to honor my mother’s memory and to help all those touched by cancer. With each step I took today I was reminded that my purpose was to share Relay for Life with others and that regardless of whether people donated or not that my purpose to plant the seeds of hope and healing for cancer patients and their families was the most important aspect of my walk. As I hit 2.10 miles I decided to stop and take a break at my local Starbucks. It was at that point that I realized another purpose and that was to share positivism so that someone reading this entry would be uplifted and encouraged to do things on purpose.
It is when we find our purpose and then take action to fulfill that purpose that our lives begin to improve personally, professionally, and spiritually. It is when we realize that there is time for every purpose under heave that we are able to better coexist with everyone and as a result bring forth peace, love, joy, and prosperity. Many times we get caught up with fear of what will other people think that we create blockages in our purpose and thus hinder our growth. I do things on purpose and detach from the thoughts of other people because at the end of the day the only one I have to answer to is GOD. I have learned when you seek the answers from GOD he will guide you to meet your purpose for he knows the plans he has made for you and he wants you to find success and happiness. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Walking On Sunshine!!!
During what may seem to be the gloomiest of times in our lives we have the ability to awaken spiritually and create a walking on sunshine mindset. It s when we choose to see the good in all that is happening for us that we begin to evolve personally, spiritually, and professionally. It is a matter of what we choose to focus on that will determine how far we journey on our spiritual path as we continue to create the life we desire. I used to look an how many people saw my posts about Relay For Life and wondered why they weren’t donating at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg3 then I shifted to an attitude of gratitude and started to show gratitude for those that did visit the website and donate. It was when I decided that no matter what happens I will have a walking on sunshine attitude and detach from any negative thoughts that enter into my mind. I have learned that those meant to donate will donate and by detaching from the outcome the goal I set will be reached by the action that I take. It is when we change our mindset from limiting beliefs to limitless beliefs that that we begin to get that walking on sunshine feeling that allows us to expand and grow thus making a mind, body, soul connection. In having a walking on sunshine attitude we open up the channels that will lead to us having much peace, love, joy, and prosperity in our lives. As you awaken in the morning create a walking on sunshine mindset and look at how your day unfolds.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools To Create A Walking On Sunshine Mindset!!!
I have found music like this is a great tool to remind us that things will get easier all we have to do is let go and let GOD. I have learned through my own spiritual awakening that if GOD brought you to it GOD will bring you through it.
These crystals will serve you well in your quest to keep a positive attitude and to have a walking on sunshine mindset. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Don’t Conform, Transform!
Most of our life since we came out of the womb we have been told we must fit in and conform when in reality it is the non-conformists who tend to find the most success. When we go deep inside and find our purpose and see what problem we were put on the earth to solve we are able to find our way and our why that we are able to take action and find our definition of success. In American Society we are told it is about wealth and materialistic things when in reality it is about being a lifter and helping others and showing others that service to humanity is the best work of life. Yes money is needed to take care of basic needs like food, shelter, and clothing and yes money will allow you to touch more lives but money should not be your only motivations. Living for the fancy house, the fancy cars, and the fancy clothes only puts restraints on reaching the level of self actualization. It may be great to have all the materialistic things but these materialistic things can also stifle our ability to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. It is when you arrive at a level where you have wealth that you begin to spread it around to help other people excel. It is when you lift others that you are lifted. I encourage those reading this to make a commitment to transform instead of conforming. Be the person who stands out and shines their light bright for the world to see. Some may look at you a bit strangely but that doesn’t matter because when it is all said and done and that judgement day comes all that will matter is how you served and honored GOD.
We are taught from day one that we have to look fro the future when in reality we must detach from the expectation of the future and live for the moment. We must put the past behind us and stop projecting and simply live in the moment and let GOD’S master plan direct us. It is time to stop conforming and to start transforming. It is time to live our lives on purpose and turn our dreams into reality. It is good to have a plan of action however you must be willing to tweak this plan accordingly so that you can achieve what you perceive as success. I have come to understand that you must be motivated by your inner divinity and allow that inner divinity to guide you along your spiritual path so that you can grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Read More→