Spiritual Awakening: Set The World On Fire!!!
Many times all it takes is a small ember in your heart that burns so deep that it begins to consume you and as a result you take action to shine your light that it sets the world on fire. Looking back on all the times I have been told you can’t do that or you are not good enough by other people and all the times that I believed them I realized that I was creating blockages that were stopping me from moving forward in a positive direction of my dreams. It was when I taped into my inner divinity and decided that I would not allow anyone to ever dictate my level of achievement again that my life began to change. It was on that day that I began to understand that I had some GOD given talent and it was time to use this talent for good. It was then that I adopted the philosophy of shining my light and illuminating the world. As I continue on my spiritual journey it is my hope that by shining my light I will inspire others to do the same and thus create positivism that not only enriches my life but the lives of others. As I began to listen to GOD, The Angels, and The Ascended Masters I realized that I could set the world on fire with positivism. I knew not everyone would understand where I was coming from as they were not as spiritually evolved as I was and that my positive attitude coupled with a creativity that many have not seen before my be overwhelming as I do things much differently than what is considered normal in a Western Culture. I have awakened to that fact that walking to the beat of a different drummer may be viewed as a bit out there and some that are used to the so called societal norms may not be open to receive your way of doing things. At the end of the day I have come to realize that as long as I do no harm and continue to shine my light and set the world on fire that my personal, professional, and spiritual life will be enriched.
When you have the light of lord inside of you and you allow that light to shine bright by using your talents for good you will see how you set the world on fire. When I began my journey of being of service and value to others at age 11 when I ran my first special event, a backyard carnival for The Muscular Dystrophy Association, I realized that if you are your authentic self and you ask for support you will find assistance from those who believe it their responsible to be a lifter. As the years went on I found myself more and more involved in charitable work and in 1989 when I joined The Junior Chamber of Commerce/Jaycees I began to find myself living by the words of their creed and thus becoming more and more spiritually awake thus improving my personal, professional, and spiritual life. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Break Down The Wall!!!
As you go through the spiritual awakening process you will find it necessary to break down the walls that are holding you back and simply follow your heart understanding your mind will follow and GOD will sort everything out. It is when we break down the walls of fear and uncertainty that we are able to take action and start moving in the positive direction of our goals and dreams. Today is a great example of breaking down walls for as it is The $1 Million in One Day Challenge for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life. I stopped by Marathon Gas to pick up a canister I had left to find out it had been stolen. The cashier told me oh when I left here last night it was here and it had money in it someone must have taken it. In the past I would have been angry but today I took a deep breath taking solace that whatever money was in the canister would be made up for as people would heed my call to donate. I was correct as I shared the donation page http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg4 on Facebook and 2 people donated bringing my total now to $1603.05 toward a goal of $2500. In breaking down the wall of anger and turning into compassion I was able to focus on the good that will come from the theft of the canister and that is more people will see my post and support the effort to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. As I took action and made a commitment to live the day by the anthem of stay positive I was able to break down walls of anger and fear and instead seek peace, joy, love, and prosperity. As I was posting the messages asking for donations some people decided to challenge my motives questioning how much The CEO and Staff Members on The American Cancer Society get paid. Instead of being flippant and obnoxious I simply used my knowledge gained over the last 17 years and showed people where the money goes. I have come to understand that in being passionate about a cause that nit everyone will share your passion or even like what you are doing and instead of building up what they are doing they will look to tear you down. This used to really piss me off but know I take it stride and I break down the walls of resistance by remembering that facts tell and stories sell and that not everyone will resonate with my message, however GOD will bring those that share my vision and thus we will break down the wall of resistance and excel. I have come to understand that if GOD brought me to it GOD will bring me through it and GOD will provide the support desired to break down the walls, overcome the challenges, and face everything and rise. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Larger Than Life!!!
As you awaken spiritually you will find many times when your actions are truly larger than life as you are touching lives that you do not even know about. When you take action to be of service and value to others you are beginning to see that you positive actions have a ripple effect that change the vibration that you are resonating at and thus you begin to attract the people and resources necessary to move forward in a positive direction of your dream making you larger than life. As you begin to truly embrace the concept that you are a divine child of GOD and that GOD’s plans for you are larger than life you will find yourself more centered, focused, and grounded thus achieving things that you thought were once impossible. When you look at the the word impossible split it up and it say I am possible. When you realize that you are capable of great things you become larger than life. In becoming larger than life by focusing on others and how you can lift them up you expand the realm of kindness and thus create positive changes that make the world a kinder place where people look to be of service and value to each other.
When you reflect back on your life what will be the moments that stand out and made you feel larger than life? Will you be pointing fingers and passing the blame or will you accept the responsibility of your actions and hold yourself accountable? As you evolve through the spiritual awakening process you will find yourself coming alive and becoming larger than life. As you begin to live in the moment you will clear blockages so that you can become larger than life. Once you clear out the negativity you will find yourself moving forward in a positive direction of your dreams. As you begin to detach from things and remove the emotional baggage that has been holding you back you will see how you can transform not only your life but the lives of others. When we check our EGO at the door and stop Edging God Out and truly celebrate that we are larger than life we are able to have a positive impact in the lives of all those that we come in contact with through out the day. I have stated many times in this blog that it is not about the fancy cars, the expensive designer clothes, or the big house it is about being larger than life by being loving and caring in all that you do. It is when you find your purpose and commit to living a life of purpose that you truly find peace, love, joy, and prosperity. It is when we find ourselves giving that we also receive as we become larger than life. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Rock Your World!!!
When you commit to taking action and getting on your spiritual path you also need to commit to rocking your world. The first step to rocking your world is to look at what is serving you and what is not serving you. Evaluate people and things and ask the question is this serving me and helping me to achieve a greater good. If the answer is no then eliminate that person or thing. Sometime we hold on to people or things and we actually hold ourselves back from reaching the pinnacle of our life. The idea is for you to make your own highlight reel and not worry what others may think. In doing things differently and rocking your world you are going to have detractors and those who don’t understand. The simple fact of life is to flow with that which serves you and allows you to walk in your truth and enhance your personal, professional, and spiritual life.
When you choose to rock your world and to walk in your truth you will unleash your inner champion. In becoming a champion you will rock your world as you make a mind, body, soul connection thus taping into a divine power that will guide you toward the greatness and prosperity that is your birthright. I have found that when I am focused on shining my light and illuminating the world that nothing can stop me from rocking my world. I have cone to understand that there will be people that do not appreciate your talents and will use their perceived power to block you it is when this happen that I remind myself that I am a divine child of GOD and GOD has great plans for me. I also remind myself that at the end of the day all that truly matters is did I live the day in joy and did I bring joy to others. I further remind myself that all I have to do is please myself, walk in my truth by honoring and praising GOD and everything will work out. To be a champion and rock you world stay connected to GOD and his plans are far greater than yours. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Disappointment Turns To Enlightenment!!!
As the regular readers of this blog know I am very dedicated to helping those touched by cancer through my involvement with Relay For Life. Over the years I have emceed many Relays. This year as The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Boca Raton approached I reached out to The People Lead about being the emcee and was told they had that covered. The day of The Relay arrived and I went to Relay and when asked about doing announcements was told only the staff partner and The People Lead would be making announcements. I was a bit surprised as well as disappointed as I have been the voice of this Relay for the previous 12 years. I understand that people want to change it up and you want to give other people a chance, however when you have one of the best at their craft who is passionate about the cause and has raised the kind of money I have raised you find a way to include me. I was very angry and I expressed this to the people lead who was so caught up in her title and having power she didn’t even engage with me. Her answer was people don’t want all that talking they just want to enjoy the event. After my initial anger and disappointment subsided I had the opportunity to sit quietly and reflect and then I realized that not everyone will appreciate your talents and there will be those that are intimidated because while many talk I do. I then thought that it doesn’t matter if I emcee or not that I am there to honor my mom, Judith Miller, who was called home to GOD on July 5, 2012 after suffering a massive heart attack while battling non-operable metastatic lung cancer and even though I know I could have engaged the audience and brought excitement to the event emceeing or even making announcements was not what GOD had in mind for me to do that night.
As I walked the Luminaria lap I had an aha moment which put things into perspective. I received a message from source, I believe it was from my mother telling me that sometimes working quietly behind the scenes serves the great purpose. I am working on releasing my disappointment of not being the emcee as well as not being asked to be part of the committee. This could also be a Message from GOD that he has something much bigger in store for me. The enlightening moment occurred earlier today when I realized that at the end of the day all that matters is that I was impeccable with my word, didn’t take anything personally, didn’t judge, and always did my best. I also realized that as long as I go where I am honored and respected and not just tolerated that everything will be okay. I also have come to understand that not everyone will understand my level of commitment and my ways of doing anything. I also learned that instead of dwelling on the disappointment look at the good that came from me not being the emcee like being able to do an oracle card reading and put someone at ease and collect $20 for the cause for doing this, to be able to man a booth and receive donations for The SUJA Juice I had donated, and to have the ability to see Relay For Life from a different perspective. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Shake It Up!!!
As you experience a spiritual awakening you will find that your transformation comes quickly when you shake things up. It is when you do things differently that you will begin to see improvements in your personal, professional, and spiritual life. You will endure many people who do not understand you or that are quick to judge simply because they have not learned that judgement only holds them back and doesn’t serve them. I have learned that when I shake things up like using my moniker JDOGG to introduce myself that some will not like it and others will laugh at it but what is important is that I like it and find those who it resonates with so that I can continue to shake it up and spread positivism everywhere I go. When you shake it up and put yourself out there you will encounter detractors, excuse makers, some haters, and some lifters. The key when shaking it up is to find the lifters and supporters. When you find yourself in a situation where you feel you are being judged simply take a deep breathe and understand that the reaction that you are experiencing has nothing to do with you. Remember when you are shaking it up to be authentic and purposeful while also detaching from outcomes. It is when you allow things to flow that you can shake it up and manifest the results you desire.
When you shake it up you will draw attention to yourself and begin to attract the people necessary to assist you on as you continue on your path to making a mind, body, and soul connection. I have found that when you do things differently and detach from expectations that things work out for the best. It is when you put yourself out there and shine your light that you will be seen and have an opportunity to shake it up by maximizing your message. Look for ways to stand up so that people will help you in your quest to shake it up. In shaking things up their will be challenges as not everyone will resonate with your message, however those meant to hear your message and support will be attracted to you and you will see improvement in your personal, professional, and spiritual life. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening:Feel The Rhythm!
It is when you can feel the rhythm and vibrate on a high level that you achieve a spiritual awakening and awareness that makes you unstoppable. It is when we feel the rhythm that we can take action and move in a positive direction toward our dreams. It is when you begin to clear blockages and find clarity in your purpose that you will be in rhythm with GOD and thus create the life that you desire. As you continue to find you stride you will make beautiful music with your message through which ever medium you decide to share your gifts. As you begin to embrace your spiritual calling and adopt anthems and mantras you will find that there may be some obstacles along the way. These obstacles or speed bumps as I call them are put in our path to show us important lessons such as the fact that not everyone is going to resonate with us or agree with the way we do things. As these obstacles come into our path we must stay in the rhythmic relationship with GOD and follow his message understanding the plan GOD has for us is far greater than the plan we have for ourselves. As we stay connected to GOD and vibrate with the rhythm that he has given us we are able to come alive and further change our personal, professional, and spiritual lives.
There will be many times that we are challenged and taken out of our rhythm. When this happen it is important to remember that you have the music inside of yourself and it is important for you to let it out for the whole world to hear. When someone tries to suppress your music simple detach from that person and move beyond anything that they do to negatively affect you. The key is to know that you are a divine child of GOD and GOD wants you to be successful. To stay in rhythm put the negative emotions like anger and hate aside and instead be loving and forgiving.
When I have a tough time letting go and finding myself out of rhythm I turn to songs like this one to remind me that sometimes we must forgive people for they do not know what they do. Sometimes we must forgive ourselves for actions that have taken us out of rhythm and get back in tune understanding that along our spiritual path there will be distractions and challenges rearing their ugly heads in an attempt to get us out of rhythm. When this occurs take a deep breathe and ask yourself how are you going to stay on your path and create an excellent personal, professional, and spiritual life. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Clearing The Hurdles Of Life!!!
As you experience a spiritual awakening you will find that their are many hurdles that you will be challenged to clear to manifest the results you desire. In some cases you will find that not everyone will support you and some will go to extremes to try to defeat you. When you begin to take action and live a life filled with passion and purpose you will encounter many people who will not agree with you or your methodology. Such was the case this week when someone who professes to be a professional wrote me a hateful and wrote a response filled with anger. I called to see what I could do to rectify the situation and was called an asshole, an idiot, told no one gives a shit about what I have to say, and to go f-myself. I told the gentleman that I am sorry he feels this way and and that I will happily remove him from my contact list. I started to think why do people act this way and then I realized that it is GOD’S way to send a message and teach a lesson. In this case GOD was telling me to find another way to solicit donations for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Boca Raton and to find people who resonate with my message. In taking action and reaching out to everyone I must remember that is is not my job to bring people kicking and screaming on to the path but to shine my light bright for them to see by being of service and value so that when they are ready to change and create a life that is enhanced personally, professionally, and spiritually that I am there to be a shining beacon of light to help illuminate the world.
The man did create a hurdle as my LinkedIn account has been restricted. As I write this entry the restriction is under appeal. As I took a moment to breathe an meditate on the situation I realized how important it is to remember that some will, some won’t, so what, some waiting, next because for every negative person that I encounter I find 8-9 that are open to assist with my endeavors. All my life I have been given hurdles and each time I have cleared them understanding that if GOD brought me to it GOD will bring me through it. In getting back to Don Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements and implementing them I have been able to move forward and exceed my goals.
By going deep inside and then applying these agreements I have been able to secure a part time job that frees me up to do volunteer work, to obtain guests for my TV Show, The Anything Bucket, which airs on www.wrpbitv.com on Tuesday at 6:30 PM EDT, and to continue to be of service and value to others. Theses 4 agreements have helped me to be centered, grounded, and focused as I move forward in a positive direction of my dreams.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools To Overcome Life’s Hurdles!!!
I have found that songs like this are a great tool to help you overcome life’s hurdles. It is knowing that GOD loves you and that you are a divine child of GOD that will serve as your best tool to overcome life’s hurdle’s. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Finding The Sunny Side!!!
As we experience spiritual awakenings we will encounter darkness and light. When we encounter darkness it is important to take action and find the sunny side. As I continue to do my fundraising for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Boca Raton, http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg4, I encounter many people who for one reason or another find it necessary to condemn my actions and who are not open to listening to the reason behind why and what I am doing. Many times I get upset and this takes me to a dark place filled with anger because as much as I do my best to detach from the negativity there are times that my human side interferes with my spiritual side. In the last few weeks I have encountered some people who are so filled with themselves and a desire to be right that I found myself wanting to just punch them in the throat then I realized that this emotion did not serve me well and it was like wrestling a pig in the mud where you both get dirty but the pig enjoys it. As I looked back on my reactions and began to let go I felt relieved and began to focus on all those who were receptive to my work to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. It was when I began to look at the positive that I found many people who shared my posts and my entire outlook changed as I realized that you can find a sunny side in every situation.
Such was the case just now as I am sitting in Panera Bread working on this blog entry after a not so pleasant encounter while out collecting donations for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Boca Raton. As I was writing I received a Direct Message on Facebook from someone who promised me a donation and she wrote done. I checked my donation page and saw that her donation now puts me at $834.83 raised. She even went as far as sharing the donation page with others. This not only put a smile on my face but t also put a warmth in my heart and put me in a place of light as opposed to darkness. It is amazing what happens when you look for the sunny side in life. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Purple Haze!!!
As you are aware purple is one of my favorite colors as it represents passion, purpose, and royalty. I often find myself in a purple haze as I awaken more and more spiritually. It is said that what we focus on expands. Well I have been focusing on purple lately as it is the official color of The American Cancer Society. I have found myself designing sneakers in purple to enhance my chosen mission to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. I have even had special jerseys designed to wear at The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Events. I have found that when I am wearing my purple sneakers and purple shirts or shorts with a hint of purple that I feel more centered focused and grounded. As a result my fundraising has become more successful. I have found that I am attracting those who want to help to plant the seeds of hope and healing for cancer patients, their friends, and their families. I have affectionately named my team, Lederman’s Heroes Walking In Memory of JDOGG’s Mom so that people will understand why I am so relentless in my fundraising efforts. I ahve found that when I am laser focused that I create this purple haze of spirituality that leads to success. Many people have seen my posts asking them to visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg4 and have made donations. As of 3:15 PM on March 30, 2016 I am at $784.83 raised for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
I am looking forward to rocking this jersey and letting the power of the universe and spirit take over. I am sure they will draw a lot of attention and start many conversations leading to more people being more aware of what I am doing to create a purple haze. I am also going to be doing Oracle Card Reading at Relay, which will further expose my spirituality to others and allow them to create their own purple haze that will be filled with answers. As we move forward in a positive direction of our dreams by understanding that being in a purple haze is not a bad thing as we are able to go deep inside and get in tune with our inner divinity. When we allow the power represented by purple to flow through us we begin to achieve things that we never thought possible. Read More→