Archive for Spiritual Destinations
Spiritual Awakening: Times They Are A Changing!
As you experience a spiritual awakening you will start to experience changes in your perspective that allows you to vibrate at a higher level thus positively impacting your personal, professional, and spiritual awakening. When you awake in the morning with the attitude that you can be a world changer and then you take action you will see that you can become a world changer. It is said that one snowflake has little impact but get a bunch of them together and watch what happens. Everyday things are changing at a rapid pace and may believe that these are the end days. If they are the end day my suggestion is to become as righteous in the ways you carry yourself by being impeccable with your world, not taking anything personally, not making any judgments, and always doing your best. The times are definitely changing and as a spiritual being it is your responsibility to change with the times and to be driven by your inner divinity. As the times change remember it is not about being right or wrong it is about doing the right thing. As you become more and more aware and awake you will begin to attract abundance into your life that allows you to live a life filled with much peace, love, joy, and prosperity. It is when you begin to adapt and overcome by not compromising your spirituality that you will enhance your personal, professional, and spiritual life.
As the times are changing we must come together as spiritual beings and stand up to injustice. It is when we show others that the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations that we can look beyond political ideologies and start to come together as one. It is when we realize that we are all divine children of GOD with a purpose to be of service and value to one another that we make improvements in our world. It is when we begin to dialogue with one another without judging that we can come to peaceful resolutions that make our communities stronger. Everyday make it a point to go out and meet someone who you do not know and see how you can be of service and value to that person. In some cases people may not be to receptive as interaction with a perceived stranger can be scary and many people are programmed to become defensive. The key is to remember that it is not your job to bring them kicking and screaming onto a path of change but to shine your light so that when they are ready they will follow you as a beacon of hope and healing. I have always believed that some will, some won’t, so what, some waiting, next. Some people will not see the positive messenger that you are because they are still wrapped in their ego thinking that they know it all when in reality we can all learn from someone. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Get Off The Bench!!!
As we experience a spiritual awakening we must commit to become an action taker and get off the bench. There comes a time when we must simply put ourselves in center field and prepare for the world to see our light shining bright. So many times we get so caught up with worry about what will other people think that we keep ourselves on the bench. As a result of sitting on the bench and forgetting everything and running we create blockages that stop us from having the success that GOD has intended for us. It is only when we take action to face everything and rise by committing to getting off the bench that we manifest the live we want as divinely guided by GOD. Through a spiritual awakening we learn that we are talented beyond measure and when we use our talents for good we create a life that id filled with peace, love, joy, and prosperity. Every time we decide to get off the bench and take action we will be greeted with challenges. It is in overcoming these challenges that we grow personally, professionally, and spiritually knowing that if GOD brought us to it GOD will bring us through it. It is when we decide to get off the bench and look at everything in a positive light tat we begin to find more happiness and success in what we do. It is when we decide to get off the bench and play the game by our rules that we create bliss and abundance.
What game will you play to manifest the life that you desire. Will you be an action taker or an excuse maker? Will you go against the norm and play by your own rules not worrying what others think or will you succumb to the pressure of what is perceived as normal and hold yourself back? The choice lies with you and if you choose to tap into your inner divinity and be guided by GOD, The Ascended Masters, and the Angels you will see that the game you play will be one filled with many victories. Each day you have a choice you can sit on the bench wondering what might have been or you can get off the bench and see what will be. Every day you have 86,400 seconds in the day to get off the bench and to take action to answer your calling.
Make this a year where you get off the bench and use your time wisely. It is when you vibrate with love and commit to doing small things with great love that you begin to shine a bright light that illuminates the world. When you get off the bench you put forces in motion to help you move positive in the direction of your dreams. Make your season a season where you are guided by love and compassion and you will see that love and compassion is given back to you. Be one who is genuine in your desire to be of service and value. Seek ways where you will vibrate on a higher level that attracts people and things to you to help you in exceeding your goals and objectives. Get off the bench and be limitless. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Finding Joy!!!
People have asked me JDOGG how do you continue to find joy after losing your job on Friday, being in a Dunkin Donuts that was robbed on Friday, and all the other things that you have been through in your life. I answer very simply by being grateful for the experiences and understanding that if GOD brought me to it GOD will bring me through it. If I commit to serve GOD with love and joy in my heart GOD will deliver love and joy into my heart. When I stay connected to GOD I am able to find joy and comfort. Through this connection I am able to give praise to GOD and show gratitude thus creating a life filled with much peace, love, joy, and prosperity. I have come to learn through the spiritual awakening process that it is when we are connected spiritually that we can create a better human existence.
In giving praise to GOD I have been able to find joy despite some of the obstacles that have come into my life. I have come to understand that GOD will not put anything on your plate that you can not handle. I have also come to learn that GOD will put people in your life that may create some adversity so as to teach you lessons so that you can move forward in a positive direction of your dreams. It is when we give the glory to GOD that we are able to receive glory here on earth. It is through praise and acknowledgement of GOD that we can check our ego at the door and stop edging GOD out. It is when we are connected to GOD that we find joy.
We may have some sadness that our weeping washes away so as to make room for the joy that GOD will give us. It is when we go very deep inside and tap into our inner divinity that we are able to let go and let god and thus find joy that then leads to abundance. It is important to find out what makes you happy and what also pleases GOD and then to take action to follow whatever it is that brings joy into your life and also pleases GOD. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: A Change Of Scenery!!!
As I reflected back on my experience as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in The Philippines and a very insightful trip to The Botanical Garden in La Union I realized that as we awaken spiritually we must change our scenery from time to time. I remember the day I ventured to the Botanical Garden it was extremely hot and the walk from the center of San Fernando was about 6 KM( 4 miles). I was alone but along the way I was able to stop and engage with some of the local Filipinos and they all said the same thing it is a long walk here is some tubig (water). I took the water and drank it and as I walked I realized just how lucky I was to have the opportunity to do something that showed that the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations. I arrived at The Botanical Garden and as I walked the garden grounds and saw some great sites I sat on the bench pictured here and really began to understand that if I want to things to change I had to change. As I rode in the jeepney down the mountain all I could think of was how a change of scenery can positively affect your attitude. It was at that point that I realized that sometimes all it takes is a change of scenery to change the way things are going in your life. I finished my service with the Peace Corps in February 2003 and here it is 13 1/2 years later that I find myself using this lesson to enhance my personal, professional, and spiritual life.
Where I live now we have a big lake and in some areas around the lake there are benches to sit and just enjoy being out in nature. On days when it is clear and I get off work early or have a day off I will find myself walking around the lake and then sitting on a bench and sitting in quiet reflection or talking with GOD. Sometimes I find myself speaking with my mom who was called home to GOD on July 5, 2012. When reflecting or communicating with GOD, my mom, and other angels I find myself getting a new way of looking at things. I have found that when doing this I am able to release the negative feelings that create blockages and hold me back from evolving and creating the life I want. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Stop Talking and Start Doing!!!
As you move forward and awaken spiritually there comes a time to stop the talking and take action. In taking action you leave all doubts and fear aside and you are able to move in a positive direction toward your dreams. When you stop talking and start doing you break down the barriers and clear the blockages that are stopping you from achieving the greatness that you are destined for in this life. So many time we end up making excuses and not taking action because we listen to our own negative self talk and the naysayers. Now is the time to tell that negative inner voice to shut up and start to erase all thoughts that are holding you back from manifesting the life you desire. Remember that your words have power so be very conscious of the words you are using and the effects they are having on your life. One way to stop talking and start doing is to speak life.
When you begin to take notice of what you are saying you will begin to see why things are unfolding the way they are in your life. I hear many people say I am trying and I refer to YODA from Star Wars saying there is no try you either do or you don’t. As you continue down your spiritual path take notice of the words you are saying and how they are impacting your life. I recommend that you change your thoughts and your words that are holding you back and making you feel stuck so that you can become unstoppable. Many times when you speak life and you stop talking and you start doing you will find fantastic things happening in your life. You have a power to change your life and the lives of others as you are a divine child of GOD who is being called on to stop talking and start doing.
When you experience a spiritual awakening the first thing you come to understand is that you are a powerful being capable of extraordinary things. The key is to take your words and put them into action. Together we can create a power source that will illuminate the world. We need to stop talking and start doing. It is when you tap into your divine power that you are able to put in motion all things that will assist you in creating a life that you desire. It is when you stop talking and start doing that you become powerful beyond what you ever imagined.It is when you unleash your power for the world to see that you begin to illuminate the world thus showing people that the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations and that service to humanity is the best work of life. Stop listening to all the noise that is holding you back and start doing and you will see that your life will be filled with peace, love, joy, and prosperity. The key is to take action and have no regrets.
At the end of the day when it is all said and done it is important to have no regrets knowing you took action and followed your heart. When you stop talking and start doing you see that you have no regrets as you conceived things in you mind, believed them in your heart, and achieved them. As I reflect back on some of the things that I took action on I can say I am glad I did the things I did as when it is all said and done I can say I made a positive impact on people’s lives. It is when you decide to move right along and take action that you can look back and have no regrets.
It is when we keep moving right along surrounded by those who lift us up that we can stop talking and start doing. It is when we decide to move right along regardless of obstacles and wrong turns that we set in motion everything needed to create a life filled with bliss and abundance. There will be times when you want to stop and there may be times you want to quit. Do not give in and keep on moving right along.
Do not allow negative thoughts or negative people to stop you from taking action to move forward in a positive direction of your dreams. Remember there are those that take action and those who make excuses which type of person will be?
Spiritual Awakening” JDOGG’S Gift To Help You Start Doing!!!
May you have mush success today!!! Namaste!!!
Spiritual Awakening: Rise Up!!!
Through the spiritual awakening process you will encounter much good and much evil as it is all part of the universal balancing act that occurs each day. What you focus on will expand thus I recommend that you rise up and promote peace, love, joy, and prosperity. Today I smiled at a group of people as I walked into Starbucks and they asked why I was smiling and I told them about a philosophy I heard from Les Brown, where he stated I woke up without a white chalk line around my body so I knew it was going to be a day. As I the group asked me about the fliers I had, which were for Sinbad Sports, a store I work for in Davie, FL. the took the fliers and we continued our dialogue and at the end wished each other a good day and said GOD Bless You. As I continued to interact with people I made it a point to say GOD Bless You. I have come to understand that part of rising up in spirit starts with the foundation in a belief that faith in GOD gives meaning and purpose to human life. In making a commitment to rise up and tale action you will set in motion events that at times seem challenging however understanding that if GOD brought you to it GOD will bring you through it will allow you to enhance your personal, professional, and spiritual life while being of service and value to others. Rising up and standing for a cause can be done without anger as love conquers all and when you are loving and caring in all you do you create a vibration which vibrates at a high frequency that positivism radiates from you to others. In radiating positivism you will create positive shift in your life and in the lives of others.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools To Help You Rise Up!!!
In becoming cheerful giver you will see that you will receive great rewards and find that this is a great tool to moving forward in a positive direction of your dreams.
Music is an excellent tool to remind us just how powerful we can be as it assists us in tapping into our inner divinity so that our rising up will empower and inspire others to rise up. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Changing The Lock!!!
As I completed a meeting earlier today (6/29/2016) I had what could be considered another spiritual awakening as I realized that sometime you have to give something up to gain so much more. I was very attached to collecting donations at a special event as was told that the organizers didn’t want me to do this but that I could collect at other events that they sponsored. I had this big mental lock as I couldn’t understand why the city would say no to this but after a great discussion I changed that mental lock from resistance to acceptance and began to see the big picture. At the same time I was told that HOOTERS and Twin Peaks could not be endorsed by the 501-c-3 organization that I was working but that I could do an independent fundraiser as long as I didn’t promote it as this organizations event. I again was upset as I believe in engaging all those that want to help. I again changed a lock and opened up to where the organization was coming from and decided to simply go with the flow and follow their protocols. I will still be doing a fundraiser with Hooters in October and will be donating the money to the organization. I learned that sometimes you just have to do things the way others in perceived power want you to and follow their protocols.
It is when we change our mindset and stop thinking that our way is the best way that we can change our mental locks and grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. I have come to learn through all the spiritual awakenings that we must change our attitudes and latitudes so as to gain a better perspective on how we can live a life of purpose. In many cases you must be willing to change and accept that which you can not change and do the best you can with the tools you have. In changing the locks you remove blockages that may hold you back from becoming a powerful being capable of doing amazing things. Over the years I have come to understand that the way things are and they way things should be are 2 different things. In understanding this I continue to change the mental locks and change the way I do things. As I continue to expand my understanding and detaching from outcomes I continue to rise to a new level of spiritual and personal development. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening:The Spiritual Highway!!!
When you decide to take action after your spiritual awakening you will see that you will embark on a journey that will have you driving on a spiritual highway. Along the high way there will be many exits to get off and many on ramps to get you back on the highway. Each and every exit and on ramp will bring you opportunities to gain knowledge and understanding of your spiritual purpose while here on Earth having a human experience. When you decide to take an exit make sure you stop and truly receive the message that took you off the main highway. As you get off the main highway and you begin to explore the area where you exited keep in mind what question you were seeking an answer to and the answer will be revealed. Your exit from the highway may be short or long depending on how long it takes you to gain understanding and to take action on the answer that you received. Each time we get onto the spiritual highway we are better prepared to navigate the road that lies ahead. ON our trip on the spiritual highway there will be obstacles that slow us down or even prevent us from moving forward in our quest toward making a mind, body, soul connection. When these obstacles enter into our human life we must understand that they are signs from GOD being delivered to us so that we can create the life we desire with GOD’S guidance.
When we get off the highway we will begin to explore and have decisions to make and many times we must take the road less traveled by as going against the norm makes a world of difference. In taking the road less traveled by we find ourselves back on the spiritual highway more enlightened and better prepared to answer our calling. Along the spiritual highway we will have opportunities to come alive by being of service and value to the communities that lie along the highway simply by detaching from our desired outcome and simply flowing with the messages that are being delivered form GOD. I remember a time I was in The Philippines serving as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer and the road took me a path that would take me to The Botanical Gardens in San Fernando. Along my path I would encounter many people who found it odd that I would be walking the 5 KM (3.1 miles) to the botanical gardens. Each person I came in contact with gave me a valuable lesson as I walked what became a very spiritual walk filled with much peace and further understanding as to why I became a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer. When I arrive at the top of what I could only describe as a mountain I was parched and my legs were weary. I came across what I would call a concessions stand and I was able to purchase water and continue on my exploration of the botanical gardens. I would take many photos unfortunately as I went to The ATM machine later in the day I forgot my camera and when I went back it was gone so I only have the memories of the vivid sites and the tranquil moments of the botanical gardens and the lessons that came to me that day through the messages from GOD, The Ascended Masters, and my angels. As I sat in reflection that night I realized that along the spiritual highway we will find lessons that help us to evolve personally, professionally, and spiritually.
It was at that moment that I knew my calling was far bigger than I had originally thought and that my mission is to shine GOD’S Light that is inside of me to help plant the seeds of hope and healing. As I completed my sixth month of Peace Corps Service and came home I realized what I received was far greater than anything I could ever give. I realized that this exit off the spiritual highway carried many lessons where I strengthened my belief that the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations and that service to humanity is the best work of life. As I arrived home I began to think how can I apply what I learned in The Philippines to make my community a better place. It is now 13 years that I have been back in The United States and I have been on and off the spiritual highway and each exit has brought me lessons of attracting peace, love, joy, and prosperity into my life. Each stop along the way has provided insight into why I am here and what my purpose is while here on Earth. I have learned that it is my mission to help others by being my authentic self and striving to be my best self as directed by GOD.
Spiritual Awakening: JDOGG’S Gifts To Help You Travel The Spiritual Highway!!!
I give you this song to remind you of your quest as you travel the spiritual highway.
I give these bible verses to you so that you will be filled with purpose and spirit along the spiritual highway.
As you travel the spiritual highway don’t forget to return home every now and then. With Gratitude and Love!!! Namaste.
Spiritual Awakening: Grooving On A Sunday Afternoon!!!
As I sat down at Starbucks to write this entry I took a quick look around and it was amazing to see all the people simply grooving on a Sunday Afternoon. There was a group playing Rummy O, a guy working on editing his photography, people reading, and others simply enjoying life. As I absorbed all this great positive energy I began to think how important it is to be spiritually awake and in tube with your inner divinity so as to attract much peace, joy, love, and prosperity into your life. I began to realize that if you want to manifest happiness and abundance into your life you must exude happiness and come from a place of abundance. So many times we get caught up in the things we can not control that we forget to take charge of what we can control and thus we create blockages that get in the way of grooving not only on a Sunday afternoon but everyday. Now the question is how are we going to awaken spiritually and take control of our lives and let GOD be our guide. The answer is to first embrace the fact that you are a divine child of GOD destined for greatness. After that it is important to make a commitment to yourself to take care of yourself so that you can be of service and value to others. Then after you begin to be of service and value start to release that which no longer serves you. As you continue to follow your path guided by GOD you will see that when you are connected to GOD you will see great things unfold so make it a priority to praise and honor GOD daily so that you can grove everyday and reach your higher calling.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools To Help You Groove Everyday!!!
I have found that The Serenity Prayer, Positive Affirmations, and The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz to be excellent tools in assuming an attitude that will allow me to be open to grooving daily.
I have learned that music can be a great way to get into the groove and to vibrate on a higher level that attracts people to you so that you can manifest the life that you desire.
Over the years I have discovered that books such as these and others available by following the Hay House Link on this page are excellent tools to help you get into the groove.
Kindness is a trait that when put into action serves as great tool to groove daily.
Giving praise and glory to GOD is a fantastic tool to help keep you centered, focused, and grounded so that you can groove everyday and live life to the fullest.
Essential oils and incense are excellent tools to use while clearing your mind so as to groove daily.
Meditation has served as an exceptional tool in releasing that which may be stopping you from grooving daily.
Take a moment to walk in nature and create a sacred space where you can go to communicate with GOD, The Ascended Masters, and The Angels so as to receive the guidance that will allow you to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually as you continue to make the mind, body, and soul connection.
Find spiritual places like The Rice Terraces in the Philippines and take a trip without all the accouterments that we have grown accustom to and simply take in the messages as you get connected to source. Sometimes the greatest tool we have is our ability to detach and disconnect from the human life that we have come to know and get in touch with our divinity.
When I find it difficult to get into a groove or I find myself stuck I use the tool of reflection to remind me just how good my life has been and I remember times that brought great joy and a sense of accomplishment into my life like the 6 months from July 2002 – February 2003 when I was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Buang La Union, Philippines. I look at the photo of the church and the arch and I realize how many lives I touched and how the people in this community changed my life and it gets me into a positive frame of mind knowing that I am capable of great things and if I can not do great things to do small things with great love. It is said that photographs and memories are great tools to help you get into the groove.
Spiritual Awakening: JDOGG’S Gift For You To Groove Everyday!!!
Spiritual Awakening: Changing On The Fly!!!
As many of you know I have been helping to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays by seeking donations for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sunrise, FL by asking people to visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg3. I have also been seeking donations for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Boca Raton, FL by asking people to visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg4. This week I had a very big spiritual lesson occur as a result as I learned that sometimes you have to change on the fly. I was sending messages out on Facebook and it seems that they thought I was using the feature improperly by copying a message and pasting into my friends messages. The feature was shut off so I had to make a change on the fly and find a different way until the service was available again. As I found alternatives I went back to taking action and as a result I now sit at $1012 raised for The Sunrise Relay. I sit at $508.50 raised for The Boca Raton Relay. In sitting in reflection and realizing In have to change on the fly for it is imperative to remember GOD’s Master Plan.
In is when we follow the messages of GOD and make changes on the fly that we are able to be of service and value. Today my plan was to go to TD Bank and turn the change into cash that I had collected for The Boca Raton Relay For Life well I get to TD Bank and guess what their Penny Arcade Change Machine is broken, In the past I would have been angry and gotten upset but today I regrouped and thought quickly and had the teller call another branch. The other branch told me their machine was working so I went there and as a result will have $15 to turn in for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Boca Raton. I also made another change on the fly as I was going to go to get my haircut at one barber when due to my having to go to a different TD Bank it took me out of the area where my original barber was so I ended up at Super Cuts and had my hair cut. I then ventured to Starbucks and had to make another change on the fly for the table I wanted to sit at was being occupied. i sat at the high table in the middle and when the table I wanted to sit at became available I moved. Now I could have said why is this happening to me and then I realized all these things were happening for me as the plans GOD had for me today were far greater than my original plans. When I steeped back and started to look at things from a different perspective I was able to feel a shift that has now led to me being in a more positive frame of mind. Read More→