Spiritual Awakening: Trick Or Treating With A Purpose!!!
As I awoke today I was given a message on this Halloween to Trick Or Treat With A Purpose!!!! Though I am 49 years old and a little bit old to go door to door I answered this call from my spiritual guides and began to post the following message on Facebook and Twitter, TRICK OR TREAT Instead of candy I am asking everyone to visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg2 and donate to help those affected by cancer. I put it out there and detached from all expectations and decided to just let it flow as it may and understand that those meant to donate will visit the site and make a donation. As I continued through the morning posting this message I received the message to go to Starbucks like I do each Friday but instead of giving out hugs today hang a sign that says Strike Out Cancer Today and to dress up as a baseball player and to play the role of relief pitcher. I made a sign on my computer and went to Starbucks, where I am now writing this entry from. Again I am detaching from the expectations and just allowing things to flow and those that are meant to come my table will do so and make a donation and any money collected will be more than I had when I started. The idea is to use the resources we have to Trick Or Treat With A Purpose Today!!! We have a great opportunity to spread our message and to shine our light so that the entire world becomes illuminated.
Imagine there is a knock on the door and as you hand out the candy you hand out sheets with bible verses on them as well. If not bible verses perhaps affirmations or quotes. This will allow you to share your spiritual awakening with others and perhaps help people to either get on a spiritual path or to continue on their spiritual path, You may get some blow back by taking this action to share your message. Another great thing to do is to hand out messages from the ascended masters and explain that Jesus is an ascended master. In using Halloween and trick or treating as a catalyst to spread the word you will be trick or treating with a purpose. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: In Your Face!!!
I can not tell you how many times along my spiritual awakening journey that I wanted to look at someone who was being negative or who responded to me in a negative way and say in your face. Understanding that people will not always resonate with me or do things the way I would do them has allowed me to not be confrontational and to continue in a positive direction of my goals and objectives in my personal and professional life.
If you are an avid reader of this blog you know my passion for raising funds for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Boca Raton. While promoting and seeking donations recently I posted in a Jaycees Group and one of their members replied with this to my request.
Spiritual Awakening: Leave Expectations At The Door!!!
Through the spiritual awakening process an important aspect to learn and apply is that of detaching from expectations. This lesson was very evident as I decided to put my passion into action and run POINTS FOR THE CURE FOOTBALL EDITION for The NCAA and NFL Games played from 10/22-10/28. I thought with all the chatter on Facebook and Twitter about football that this fundraiser for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of West Boca Raton would be well received and the donations would start to pour in. I thought how easy, people agree to donate $.25 (25 cents) per point their team scored and then after the game visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg2 and make their donation. I asked if their team was not playing that they donate $5 or if their team didn’t score at least 20 points that they would donate $5. I thought in taking action and promoting this concept that people would jump on board and the donations would simply flow in. Boy was I mistaken I found out that many who profess to be doing well on social media are sometimes the excuse makers who are putting on a facade. After I got over my initial disappointment I began to meditate and I realized tat those who are going to participate and donate will do so and those meant to be involved will be. As soon as I turned back to my spirituality I realized that whatever money comes in at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg2 is a blessing. When I stopped focusing on all those who did not participate and started to show gratitude to those who did participate I felt better and realized that one must check the expectations at the door.
As you check the expectations at the door you begin to experience more joy as you allow things to flow and accept that not everyone will resonate with your message but the ones who do will support you. In checking our expectations at the door we allow ourselves to be open to receiving the messages that GOD wants us to hear and then we are able to take action and see what comes about. In all we do we must change our perspective and be grateful for the chances we had to be of service and value and the lessons that we learned by taking action. I learned that perhaps Facebook and Twitter are not the best places to promote a project like POINTS FOR THE CURE or Fundraisers maybe it is better to go out into the community and share the message directly with the people. I often say we never know who we will meet when out in the community and what doors may open. In the spiritual awakening process it is important to get out and share our journey as it might positively impact someone’s life. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Road Home!!!
Many a nights I leave an arena and a stadium and my road home takes me down different paths. It is on the road home that I am able to reflect and experience the spiritual awakening process in the quiet of my car. A recurring message that I receive on my road home is to continue to take action. As I pull my car into the parking space at my condo many nights I take a moment to look to the heavens and thank GOD and my Angels for guiding me and keeping me safe on the road home. This may be a literal depiction of the road home however I also think of the spiritual journey that we will all make home one day. When that day comes to take that journey home to GOD to be reconnected with those close to you that GOD called home prior to you there will be two questions for you to answer. you will be asked to answer if you lived a life of joy and if your life brought joy to others. If you can answer those two questions with a yes you will know that you led a complete life. Through the spiritual awakening process I learned that it is not about the materialistic things like the fancy house, the expensive car, the pricey clothes I learned it is about be of service and value to others and glorifying GOD. It is about make a positive impact on the lives of those who you have come in contact with. Many people think the fancy house, the expensive car, and the pricey clothes is what brings happiness when in reality those materialistic things only reinforce a factor of greed that only leads to a downfall as greed is one of the deadly sins. In our American Culture Today we have a tendency to focus on what someone owns instead of what they are doing to make the community a better place. As I was out in my community today promoting The American Cancer Society Relay For Life I had a great discussion with someone in which I made the point that the day I have enough money to buy the Mercedes will be a day when I buy a practical care and find ways to use the rest of the money to help other people excel. She said that is an amazing outlook on life. She also stated you know we come into this world as dust and we leave as dust and the only thing that really matters is if you touched someone’s life in a positive way.
Kansas sums up our human existence so well in their song Dust In The Wind as in the entire scheme of things we are but one spec of dust put on earth with a purpose and when that purpose is met and GOD has used for his purpose he calls you home. I am asked all the time JDOGG why Does GOD call so many at a young age? The answer is to teach us a lesson to live each moment and learn from all those we come in contact with. Sometimes GOD will take a child to save the parents the burden of large hospital bills and more heartache while at other times GOD will spare the child and provide outlets for the parents to become messengers. GOD will turn what we perceive to be a mess into a message. God will take what we think is a test and turn it into a testimony. The key is to understand that we are all on a road home and along that road we will be given messages to follow and GOD will watch over and protect us until GOD wants to call us home. There is a belief among those in the spiritual realm that you and GOD made an agreement in the womb and GOD is doing all he can to fulfill your agreement but you have to do your part. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Time To Change The World!!!
When you are going through the spiritual awakening process you realize that you are not only changing yourself but you are changing the world. When you commit to taking action to be more in tune with your spirituality and to tap into your divine guidance system you take the steps that will enhance your personal and professional life thus changing the world. When you awake in the morning you should be looking for ways to be of service and value to others. In finding and taking advantage of the opportunities to be of service and value you will witness the small changes that lead to changing the world. When you decide it is time to change the world and you take action you will begin to see the dramatic changes that create a collective consciousness that creates a positive shift in your life and the lives of others. As you move forward in the quest to change the world you will experience personal and professional growth that will allow to enjoy the prosperity that is your birthright.
In our life we will witness injustice and as spiritual beings it is our responsibility to step in and use the divine guidance and our divine guidance to stop the injustice and change the world. If we turn a blind eye to the injustice we are just as guilty as those committing the injustice. So many are fearful of speaking up that they allow the injustice to continue and thus when it continues they feel guilt. Fear and guilt are energy drainers and stop you from making a positive difference in the world. We all have a voice and it is time to use our collective voices to change the world. Sometimes eradicating a perceived problem such as a hungry child is simply to buy and prepare food for the child. Sometimes the way to assist a homeless person is simply to talk to the person and see if they desire help to improve their human condition. In most cases you can change the world simply by interacting with people and helping them to step into their power and showing them how to use their talents. Their are certain things you can do to change the world. You can show love and compassion in all you do. You can forgive yourself and others for their transgressions. You can assume an attitude of gratitude. The choice is yours to tap into your spirituality and change the world. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Time To Dance!!!
In the spiritual awakening process there comes a time to dance and to celebrate life. As I sit down to write this entry I reflect and realize that we have many reasons to dance and celebrate what GOD is doing in our lives. We have choices on what we focus on and what what we dance about. I dance because I have been given another day to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays, a day to share FREE HUGS, a day to share a positive message, a day to take the focus on the negativity being portrayed in the media, and a day to simply share positivism. I was on way way to lunch with my dad today and a woman was walking by us and I said smile it will get better she smiled and said thank you. This was my way of doing my dance of positivism simply by sharing a smile and being a lifter. Celebrating life should become a priority so as to enhance our spiritual awakening process. I have come to use the idea that when I wake up in the morning and there is not a white chalk line around my body I know it is going to be a good day because I am alive. In coming alive and understanding that this is the day the lord hath made be glad and rejoice in it I have been able to dance freely and express my joy for be able to use my GOD given talents to bring some peace, love, joy, and prosperity into the lives of others. When you awake and ask yourself how can I add value to the lives of others and then you seek to do just that at the end of the day you can dance in praise for another day of being free. Once we remove the shackles that are blocking us we are able to give thanks and praise to GOD and understand that all things are possible.
When we remove the chains of bondage that we hold in our mind and go from limiting beliefs to to limitless beliefs we begin to discover powers that allow us to thrive and move forward in a positive direction of our dreams. The only person that can stop you from progressing is you. Once you commit to taking action to remove those shackles you will find yourself dancing in praise and joy more often. When you dance on GOD’s great dance floor you shine your light, honor GOD, and make your world a better place while illuminating the world. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Day By Day!!!
As I awoke today this song came into my mind and for the entire day I couldn’t shake it out. As I have learned through the spiritual awakening process when a message is presented to you take a moment and meditate on it. As I started to think about the lyrics see you more clearly, love you more dearly, follow you more nearly I started to think how important the role GOD plays in our life and the direction he provides for us. Each day we have an opportunity to make a positive impact on our lives and in the lives of others simply by using our gifts for good and using our time as GOD directs us to. Many of my days are spent being of service and value to others and honoring GOD. I have found that taking each day as a single element in my life leads to productive days with outstanding results. All the daily accolades I receive are credited to GOD and The Universal Powers who are showing me the way as I become more and awake in my spirituality. When we awaken and ask ourselves daily how can I add value to someone’s life and then make every effort to do just that we will find that we grow personally and professionally. When we decide to take it day by day and make a mind. body, soul connection we begin to thrive more physically, mentally, and spiritually. When we acknowledge the presence of GOD in our lives we are able to create a oneness consciousness and move forward in the positive direction of our dreams. Many times it is when we are in tune with the message that GOD and The Universal Powers conspire to put us in the places that we need to be so that we can prosper. Today was an excellent example of this as I normally would have gone to The Starbucks on University Drive North of Oakland Park Boulevard in Sunrise, FL but the message from GOD was to go to The Starbucks on Pine Island Road and Sunrise Boulevard in Plantation, FL so I listened to the message and as a result I was able to network with people and share my TV Show, The Anything Bucket, which airs on www.wrpbitv.com on Tuesday at 6:30 PM EDT. I also received the message to wear my Relay For Life gear and the Relay For Life Medallion so I did and this opened up some doors with patrons at Starbucks and allowed me to share my message. each day we have the opportunity to do something to bring peace, love, joy, and prosperity into our lives if we simply make a commitment to follow GOD and The Universal Powers Message thus I share with you http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg2 as my message from GOD and The Universal Powers was to continue on my quest to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays and share my mission with others.
Everyday we are given 86,400 seconds to use and how we use them sets in motion the events that will determine how much we transcend our lives and the lives of others. I have found that when I sit in mediation in the morning and plan out the day by following the messages that I receive I begin to feel more energized and more productive. I find that is deciding to focus on the moments of the day rather than what happened yesterday and what will happen tomorrow that I am more centered and balanced and that I accomplish more as I become more centered and balanced in spirituality. Some times the tings we do spontaneously in the moment detaching from the outcome reaps the best results. As humans we are programmed to plan the work and work the plan but as spiritual beings we must be willing to diverge from our own plans and allow GOD to guide us so that we can achieve the greatness and prosperity that is our birthright. One of my favorite songs is Seasons Of Love From Rent because it teaches us about using our time to the utmost benefit for ourselves and our community. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Great Discovery!!!
I watched today as some people observed Columbus Day and others debated why we celebrate a man who took credit for discovering a region that was already inhabited by Indians. Either way it provided a day of reflection as to what one may be discovering about their own self as they experience the spiritual awakening process. Columbus may get credit for discovering America and many may dislike this but the truth is he was the one who went on journey, put together his team of explorers, and secured the funding. What Columbus’ adventures teaches us is that in order to grow in spirit we must be willing to take a journey, find people to lift us up on this journey, and invest in ourselves so as to make the journey successful. Along the way we will face many trials and tribulations and in overcoming them we will become stronger. Even after our initial journey is complete we will find that there will be those that continue to doubt us or who want to strip us of our accomplishments. There will be those who are consumed with the ugly head of jealousy that we must avoid and cut ties with so that our journey towards spiritual enlightenment can continue. As Columbus has his detractors even after all these years he still has his supporters. It is important to always align yourself with supporters so that you can continue to take action and make your own discoveries.
Like the crew of The Space Shuttle Discovery who went to explore space and as a result grew in mind, body, and spirit we too must take a journey to discover ourselves and thus create a mind, body, soul connection that allows us to flourish and to discover who we are and what our purpose is. We need not go as far as space sometimes it could be a small walk to an area that we created to be our sacred space so that we can meditate upon the questions that we are seeking answers to. In finding our sacred space and being willing to delve deep into who we are and what our purpose is we begin to come alive by answering our calling and creating changes in ourselves that allow us to grow in spirit, in finances, in relationships, and in all that we do. It is when we begin to make great discoveries about ourselves that we are more able to make positive changes to bring things to fruition thus exceeding all goals we have set. In discovering who we are and what we are meant to do we are able to construct a plan with divine guidance that allows us to detach from outcomes, to overcome negative self talk, to leave all negative emotional charges behind, thus allowing us to follow our dreams and remove the naysayers from our life. There will always be doubters and haters and those who do not understand you and it is important to remove these people from your life and surround yourself with lifters, encouragers, and supporters. One of the discoveries that I made recently is that it is important to go where I am celebrated not tolerated. I have stayed away from many events and activities where I did not feel appreciated and comfortable. This had led to the discovery that I have value and if I do not value myself no one else will. I have come to the realization that it is a fact of life that not everyone is going to like you and resonate with your message so stop trying to be a people pleaser and begin to honor yourself and GOD. I have discovered that regardless of the material things you have acquired unless you are service and value to others all that has now meaning. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Whole World In My Hand!!!
As I look at the world in a new light as a result of a spiritual awakening I begin to realize that as GOD holds the whole world in his hands we also carry the world with us in our hands. If we are to make the changes we want to make in this world it will take us all joining hands for the common good. In today’s ever evolving world where we are interconnected through social media such as Facebook, Twitter, and Linkedin we have the power to have the whole world in our hands. We can more effectively spread our spiritual messages sharing our spirituality with others today than in the past. Today we can post about an event or with a positive quote and our reach is expanded. When we have the whole world in our hand it is important to remember to whom much is given much is expected. We have power deep inside of us that when unleashed and used for good we shine a bright light that illuminates the entire world. It is amazing what happens inside of us when we realize that we carry the whole world in our hands and that we are all interconnected in some way. It is with this interconnection that we are able to bring goodness into our life and into the lives others.It is written that when 2 or three are gathered together in my name I am there in the midst of them.
Through this scripture we know that when we gather to honor GOD he is with us allowing us to carry the whole world in our hands. Many may say that the responsibility of having the whole world in your hands is a big burden. Think of it not as a burden but as an opportunity to spread your love to others and bring peace, joy, and prosperity to those you come in contact with as you are out in the world. See yourself as a world unto itself and then join with others who are worlds unto themselves and forge meaningful relationships forged in spirituality that will allow you to carry the whole world in your hands. When I think of being of service and value and carrying the whole world in my hands I think of the following song which is just as relevant today as it was when it was first performed. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: How Is Your Flow?
During the spiritual awakening process while we become action takers it is important to answer the question how is your flow? As you get more and more in tune with your body and create a oneness consciousness you will experience great changes in your personal and professional life. As you adopt positive mantras and utilize principles of positivism you will be able to analyze when you are flowing with positive energy and when you need to repel negative energy. As I am out in the community on a regular basis I encounter many people who should be answering the question how is you flow. as they are in a negative state and thus not prospering the way GOD intends them to. I also meet people who are so positive in their flow that they are being held in GOD’s favor and experiencing the prosperity that is their birthright. We all control the energy that we attract and project. The energy you give off comes back to you 10 fold so through out your day ask yourself how in my flow. If you feel it is at a lower level and you are not vibrating at a level that will create positivity into your life take some action to become more centered and grounded. Remember the energy you bring to anything will determine your flow. If someone begins to become negative to you simply state your thoughts and then go in a direction that will create a more positive environment for you.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools to Help Increase Your Positive Flow!!!
Quotes are great tools and reminders to help us get into a positive flow as we continue to spread our message. Remembering that those ready to receive our message will come to us so we do not have to force our beliefs on anyone.
“The electric energy which motivates us is not within our bodies at all. It is a part of the universal supply which flows through us from the Universal Source with an intensity set by our desires and our will.” ~ Walter Russell, The Man Who Tapped the Secrets of the Universe
“Genius is Omniscience flowing into man.” ~ Wallace D. Wattles Read More→