Spiritual Awakening: Moment By Moment!!!
On August 8,2008 the world had an opportunity to experience a spiritual awakening as nations from around the world gathered to celebrate the greatness of their respective athletes as they gathered in Bejing, China for The Summer Olympics. This is awakening showed us the beauty of China while also waking up the world to human rights violations and thus reaffirmed that in our spiritual practices we will see things that we must act upon so that we can positively shift our world and help those who may be oppressed. It is up to us to take each moment and learn from the moments so that we can enhance the lives of others. When the Olympics ended we had many great memories however the fact that people are being oppressed all over the world remains today. This oppression can come from the mind set that has been driven into the psyche of most humans from day one that you were programmed to do what your parents and what your government wants and any resistance is futile. This oppression may be self imposed as you don’t think you are good enough or every time you face a challenge you forget everything and run. Oppression can be overcome when you look at each moment and you face everything and rise. In facing everything and rising you will experience some hardships however you will win in the end.
In the movie Teen Wolf we learn a lesson that in life their comes a moment to step up and embrace our uniqueness and to use our power for good. The movie showed us that we could use the power of the wolf that lies in us and control our situation and without getting overly aggressive we can face whatever oppression we may be facing then we can conquer it and have our shining moment. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Making Magic Moments!!!
As I sat down to write today’s entry I thought about how magical life becomes after you have experienced a spiritual awakening. You begin to look as everything as opportunity to grow personally and professionally. You begin to stop making excuses and making magic. Things begin to align themselves as part of GOD’S great big plan for you and you begin to see the magic that surrounds you and the magic that is possible when you awaken and walk with faith daily. In the spiritual awakening process one learns that their is magic in taking action. In taking action one creates magic moments that you may not have thought possible before. Previously you may have allowed the negative self talk and the negative input of others to hold you back, however as soon as you awaken to the fact that you are a divine child of GOD and you have greatness inside of you that the world is ready to embrace you will see how you can create magic.
Spiritual Awakening: People to Help You Create Magical Moments!!!
Sherinata Pollock is The Master Illuminator and has a great program to help you create your magic and blastoff in your personal and professional life. Her website is www.sherinatepollock.com. I have had the pleasure of interviewing her for my TV Show, The Anything Bucket, which airs on www.wrpbitv.com on Tuesday at 6:30 PM EDT.her interview is in the archives at www.wrpbitv.com. Her insight helped me to release my blockages and reach new heights with my fundraising for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Of West Boca Raton. In using her Create Your Magic Program you will be able to create magical moments in your personal and professional life.
Dr. Wayne Dyer has many books and dvds available to help you create magical moments. He is a leader in The Personal Development Field. You can find some great tools at his website www.drwaynedyer.com. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Turning Dreams Into Reality!!!
As part of the spiritual awakening process I have learned that messages will come in all forms at all times of the day. Today as I stepped out of my shower I found myself singing Impossible Dream and this led me to think of the importance of dreams and how they often manifest during the day. As I got dressed I kept thinking that though some dreams may seem impossible it is our quest to chase them and shine our light brightly for others to see so that we can become the dream weavers and action takers to improve our world and thus enhance our personal and professional life.
When was the last time you boarded the dream weaver train? Each time I sit in meditation I look at it like cashing in the ticket to board the dream weaver train. My conductor of course is GOD, the ticket taker and engineer is JESUS, the staff on the dream weaver train includes Mother Mary, Arch Angel Raphael, Arch Angel Michael, and all of their associates who watch over me. As the dream weaver train stops at its final destination I breathe and disembark and write down any messages that were sent to me. The journey aboard the dream weaver train is taken forward into the daily journey of being of service and value to others while making the mind, body, soul connection. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Reaching New Heights!!!
In the spiritual awakening process it is important to understand that you are limitless. In becoming limitless we begin to see that we can reach new heights. In being awake and aware we realize that anything is possible and nothing can stop us but ourselves with our limiting beliefs. It is when we take action to erase the limiting beliefs that we are able to do the things that we once thought were nearly impossible. With the right amount of grit and determination and a positive mindset we can do amazing things. So many times we want to reach new heights but we make an excuse or find a reason that blocks us from taking the action to experience an awakening that will enhance our personal and professional life. What is it that may be creating blockages for you to reach new heights?
As I was searching for material for today’s (7/23/14) entry I came across this speech made by Maya Angelou in honor of Andrew Young. It is her poem Still I Rise which reminds us to face challenges and overcome and to use the obstacles that are put in our life as stepping stones to reach new heights. In making a commitment to rise and put our limiting beliefs aside we begin to create a better life for ourselves and others. It is when we make the conscious decision to shine our light that we brighten up the world with our positive actions. Sometimes it is in getting real with ourselves that we rise to heights that we only once we imagined. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: A Sunday Rebirth!!!
As I woke up this Sunday (7/20/14) I felt a sense of rebirth as I meditated as part of the spiritual awakening process. While I meditated the message came to me to go with the flow and take action on that which I have intended to do. I began to receive messages such as the one in this song by Mandisa reminding me to celebrate each day and continue to walk the path of being of service and value. As I felt great positive energy come over me I thought that it is time to go share this energy and make a positive change in my community. I realized that if I am vibrating on a positive level and celebrating life things flow much better. As I experience this rebirth I find myself detaching from expectations and outcomes and thus I exceed goals set for myself by simply knowing that each day we have an opportunity to enhance our lives and the lives of others.
In awakening spiritually and feeling reborn I have found that how we use our time and follow the guidance of GOD determines how great our season will be. The idea is to be loving and caring in all you do and to share the love that you have inside with others. It can be a smile, holding the door open for someone, buying the person behind you in line at Starbucks their drink, visiting a church and tithing, or letting someone go ahead of you at the supermarket. In understanding that everyday we are reborn we can create a season of love and move forward in a positive direction of our dreams. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Using Your Talents For Good!!!
Matthew 25:14-30 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Parable of the Talents
14 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. 15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. 16 Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. 17 And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. 18 But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
20 “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ 21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ 22 He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ 23 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
24 “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look,there you have what is yours.’
26 “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. 27 So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. 28 Therefore take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
29 ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away.
One of my favorite passages from The Bible is The Parable Of Talents for it teaches us the importance of using our talents for the betterment of ourselves and others. I am also reminded that to who much is given much is expected. We are all given talents to use for good and when we discover our talents it is imperative that we use them to be of service and value to others. In the spiritual awakening process as you explore your inner divinity you may discover several talents that you can use to enhance your personal and professional life and the lives of others. Many refer to the discovery of their talents as their calling, their purpose, and their reason for living. As you discover and hone your talents and commit to using your talents for good you will see changes in your life that improve your personal and professional life. In using your talents for good your will come alive and find ways to assist your community thus allowing you to come alive and live a life of fulfillment. In using your talents for good you will move in a positive direction of your dreams. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Fixing The Broken Road!!!
In the spiritual awakening process we may come across a broken road in our path. When we come to that broken road we must understand GOD put that road there for a purpose and to remind us to take action to do something to fix the broken road. The broken road may represent a part of us that needs to be patched up or fixed. Our broken road is being worked on by GOD and the angels who are constantly sending messages to us to move forward in a positive direction of our dreams. Sometimes along our spiritual path that leads to personal and professional growth we may come upon detours. It is when we come upon these detours that we understand that GOD and the angels have a reason for putting up these detours and by accepting them and working through them we become stronger. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Name Game!!!
As I sat down to write this blog and further explore the spiritual awakening process I kept hearing the message of uniqueness and names. The first song that came to mind was Jim Croce’s I’ve Got A Name as it reminds us that we are all unique in our own right and our name has significance. I sat an pondered the meaning of my name Jonathan, which translates into sent from GOD. I then began to take some action and explore my Hebrew Name Yusel Simcha, which translates into Jonathan The Blessing. As I began to think about my name I began to reflect on the many things that have unfolded in my life and the work I have been doing to help others since I was very young. I began to realize that the name I have become most comfortable with is Jonathan. It took a big transformation to accept this name and use it as when I was younger I did not like it and shortened it to Jon and then one day it came to me that GOD directed my mother to give me the name Jonathan and I started using it ever since embracing it and its meaning. In playing games with my name I also began to realize that regardless of how we address GOD and the name we call him by GOD knows us by our name and watches over us to insure that we can create the prosperity that is our birthright.
Tommy Walker reminds us that GOD knows our name and that he watches us. Some may call this GOD source, spirit, universe,higher power, higher being, Allah, Buddah, Jesus. It does not matter what you call GOD what matters is that you forge a relationship with GOD and that you remember he knows your name and wants you to be successful. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: A Collect Call From GOD!!!
Imagine the phone rings and the operator say I have a collect call from GOD, would you accept the charges? If you said yes what would you discuss? Would you thank GOD for all he has done in your life? Would you ask him why he allows bad things to happen to good people? Would you ask why he took some people from you too soon?
You don’t have to wait for that collect call as GOD is reaching out to you every moment. GOD will provide you with the answers that you are seeking all it takes is for you to open up your mind, body, and soul to his communication. In taking action to create a oneness conscious and communicate with GOD you will see that he is in control and will direct you accordingly. It is up to you to see and hear the messages from GOD and act upon them.
Spiritual Awakening: Answering GOD’S Call!!!
On Tuesday July 8, 2014 I received an email about a charity basketball game being played in Boca Raton. I call the promoter asked if they had a PA Announcer and was told no so I asked if they would like me to be their PA Announcer. The gentleman putting on the game said yes and on Saturday July 12 I will be The PA Announcer for The 2nd Annual Celebrity Basketball Game to benefit PROPEL. AS Part of The Spiritual Awakening Process I have learned to seek the call from GOD and answer them by taking action. I have learned that if GOD brought me to it GOD will bring me through it. I have learned that we can plan our day, our week, or our month but the true guide of our plans is GOD. If we seek what GOD wants from us and we follow his message we will be guided to success. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Cheerfully Given!!!
As I was collecting donations for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life on July 4, 2014 at The City of Sunrise Fireworks I stated GOD loves a cheerful giver and one of the attendees put $20 into the canister and said cheerfully given. I took a deep breath and realized I had just met someone who was spiritually awake and who got the concept that when you give you get. Others followed suit and said the same thing cheerfully given. This led me to think how does the concept of being a cheerful giver relate to the spiritual awakening process.
One of the first facets one adopts as part of the spiritual awakening process is that of being kind.In being kind and giving you open up channels to receive. When you take action to become a giver you put in motions the wheels of the universe to turn and prosper you. Look at how many times you were cheerful in your giving and the positive impact it had on your personal and professional life. Giving can be a great anthem to adopt. In giving it is not always about a monetary donation it can be giving services, being a listening ear, giving of time, or simply giving direction. In awakening to the concept of giving you will reap many rewards. Read More→