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Spiritual Awakening: Stop The Madness!!!
A few years ago I made contact with an organization, Stop The Madness, and today I was looking for a topic to write about and I cam across this video and thought regardless of our race, sex, sexual orientation, creed, or social status that it is time for a spiritual awakening in our country. It is time that we all come together as one and recognize that we are all divine children of GOD and GOD has a purpose for each and everyone us. It is time for all of us to recognize the divinity in each other seeing that we are more alike than different. It is time to become action takers and make peace, love, and understanding the rule of the day.
It is time to stop the madness and start looking out for one another. It is a time of great change going on in our world right now as we are being confronted with challenges that have not been seen before thus it is time to face everything and rise and work together to make sure that while we journey along our spiritual path that we are shining a light so bright that it serves as a beacon of hope and healing for everyone to see. It is time to put differences aside and find a common ground so that our personal, professional, and spiritual lives are enhanced while we help to improve the lives of others. It is time we look for ways to come together and be of service and value to one another so that we can make our world a better place. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: A Funk Soul Brother!!!
As I reviewed my Facebook feed I saw a comment that read wishing you peace and light soul brother Jonathan. It was at that moment that I remembered this song by Fatboy Slim titled Funk Soul Brother. I began to think about what it means to be a Funk Soul Brother it means living in peace and sharing peace, love, joy, and prosperity. It mean being loving and caring in all you do. Being a Funk Soul Brother means standing up to injustice by using peaceful means and serving as an example to others that service to humanity is the best work of life. It means not allowing negativity to permeate your daily life. Being a Funk Soul Brother means walking in your truth by taking action that allows you to shine your light and illuminate the world.
There will be times when being a Funk Soul Brother has its challenges as your human side will want to override your spiritual side. It is at times like this that you must turn inward and be guided by your inner divinity so that you can live by the principles that have lead you to be a beacon of hope and healing for others. It is knowing that you can overcome any adversity that comes your way for if GOD brought you to it GOD will bring you through it. It is when we begin to understand that we are all divine children of GOD and GOD has great plans for us that we can step into our power and become Funk Soul Brothers and Sisters. It is when we stand in our truth that we can overcome any obstacle that comes our way. Read More→
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: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: 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: Water Your Spiritual Gifts!!!
I often start my day off with a spiritual bath where I play meditative music and allow the water to wash over my body to cleanse off any negativity that I encountered and then I call on GOD, my angels, and the ascended masters to help me to water my spiritual gifts. It is when the spiritual gifts are watered that they grow and expand an further allow me to be of service and value to others. In embracing my spiritual gifts I have been able to move forward with many projects such as my fundraising for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Sunrise. This morning I was at $852 raised so I asked GOD to direct me and guide me so I will reach my goal of $1000. His message was to send our more messages to people asking for donations. I did just that asking people to visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg3 and as of 6:30 PM today (3/17/2016) I am at $912 raised. In watering the spiritual gifts and allowing GOD to intercede I have been able to manifest some excellent results this week showing me again that when you are connected to GOD great things will happen. In watering our spiritual gifts we show respect to GOD and he allows us to nurture these gifts and grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. Just like a flower that blooms where it is planted when nurtured we also bloom where we are planted when we are nurtured. It is when we understand that we are divine children of GOD and God doesn’t make any junk that we can connect with our inner divinity and water our spiritual gifts thus creating a better life for ourselves and those we choose to help.
When we call on the water people to help us nurture our spiritual gifts we tap into our talents and as a result we achieve all that we set out to do. It is when we look at what we are doing and how it is affecting our life that we are able to make changes and thus stay focused, centered, and grounded which in turn propels us to soar to heights we never imagined. The greatest days of our lives are the day we are born and the day we discover why. When we discover our why and we begin to water our spiritual gifts we are able to tap into our inner divinity and live a life of purpose. When we stop worrying what other people will think and we make a mind, body, soul connection by watering our spiritual gifts we create a oneness consciousness that allows us to connect with others on a positive vibration frequency that creates a positive shift in the world around us. When we find our power and step into it by watering our spiritual gifts we are able to make positive changes in our life that brings us peace, love, joy, and prosperity.
As you water your spiritual gifts you will begin to see miracles all around you and you will gain a new appreciation for the connection that you have with GOD. I have come to understand that if GOD brought me to it GOD will bring me through it. I have come to learn to listen to GOD’S messages and act accordingly as he will put you in situations that allow you to prosper yourself and thus prosper others. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Great Buffet Of Life!!!
When the word buffet is mentioned most people think of food and all you can eat. What if I told you there is an endless buffet available to each of us to partake in that will nourish our mind, our body, and our soul. It is the great buffet of life which includes healthy food to fuel our body, knowledge to strengthen our mind, and a divine guidance system to build our soul. When we begin to partake in the great buffet of life we understand that we are divine children of GOD and in order to praise and connect with GOD we must eat what builds our body up and doesn’t break the body down. It is when we take the action to commit to eating better that we will see major improvements physically and mentally. I know that when I am making better food choices I find myself feeling better and thus I am able to be of more service and value to others. So to start enjoying the great buffet of life I suggest you become aware of what you are putting into body and how it is making you feel. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: 2016 A Year Of Hope And Healing!!!
As 2015 winds down I look back on the declaration to make it a year of growth and expansion and I realize that so many great things happened for me in 2015 that lead to personal, professional, and spiritual growth. The highlights for 2015 were numerous as I was The Munford Johnson Community Service Award Winner for The City Of Lauderhill, I was an All Star with my fundraising for Relay For Life, I booked many gigs as an emcee, secured PA Announcing and Voice Over Work, and learned that many times in life I was the person responsible for what happens in my life and the importance of not playing the blame game. I can say that in 2015 I grew personally, professionally, and spiritually by becoming an action and paying more attention to the messages I was receiving from GOD, The Ascended Masters, and my angels. In 2015 I became more aware and awake in relation to what I was doing to manifest certain things in my life. I found that I was more in tune with myself and how my energy was affecting the outcomes of projects I was working on. I learned that by following my calling and making changes that I could come alive and as a result make a positive impact on the community. I learned to detach from outcomes and let go of expectations and simply allow things to unfold as they may. As a result my 2015 has been very good. There are 8 days left in 2015 and now I start to look to 2016. I have declared 2016 to be a year of hope and healing.
In order to make 2016 a year of hope and healing I understand that I must make a commitment to transform instead of to conform. If I am to hold fast to my dreams I must check the emotions at the door and truly practice the principles of being impeccable with my word, not taking anything personally, not making judgments, and to always do my best. This will mean taking time out to get in touch with my inner divinity and really implementing the idea of making a mind, body, soul connection. I have already begun to make some changes in my life as I have a personal trainer who is helping me to make a body transformation for me know if we look good and feel good we can do good. I have been very cognizant of what I am eating as I realize that what we put into our body has an effect on what we do and how we do it. I have learned over time that if you are to truly be hopeful and heal you must peel back all your layers and be truthful with yourself. In getting in touch with who you really are you can make incredible inroads to remove the blockages that in the past were holding you back. As 2016 approaches I suggest you take inventory on where you are and where you want to be and then take the necessary action steps to move you forward on your spiritual path. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening:Presents For Everyone!!!
As I sit down to write this entry I am at my local Starbucks thinking how important it is to have present moment awareness. It is when you become aware and awake that you can be of service and value to all you come in contact with as each interaction can lead us further on our spiritual path as messages come in all shapes and sizes and from many different sources. It is when we detach from all the accouterments that are connected to the material appearance and we look for the spiritual gifts that we are able to make a mind, body, soul connection that leads to a oneness consciousness making our world a better place. If we realize that yesterday is gone and tomorrow may not come we are able to focus on the present and thus lead a life that is filled with much peace, love, joy, and prosperity. It is when we plan our work with the help of GOD that we begin to manifest the life that we desire. When we become an action taker and realize that it is GOD’S plan not ours that should take priority we begin to attract all that we need to exceed our goals and thus create abundance and bliss in our life and in the lives of others. Being in the present and being guided by GOD will serve you well as you continue on your spiritual journey. As Rihanna states in this song we will never get yesterday back and tomorrow is far away but we have today. Today is a day where you can make positive changes in your life thus creating a positive shift in the lives of others by simply being a present for someone as you live in the present. You can be the one who buys coffee for the person behind you or the one who lets the elderly person in line go in front of you. The greatest gift you can give is kindness to someone who can not repay you. In being kind you create an opening for kindness to flow to you.
When we realize the best gift to give is the gift of kindness we change the world. It could be a simple gesture or taking a moment to visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg4 to make a donation. In being kind and being a cheerful giver you open up channels to receive and you will get a feeling that will lift you up and fuel you to achieve more than you ever thought possible. From Holding a door to holding someone’s hand while they cross the street acts of kindness will shift the collective consciousness of the community thus creating a world that will be filled with love and compassion.
Another great present is the gift of love. If we can not do big thing let us do small things with great love. It is when you find ways to be loving and caring even in the face of adversity you will see that love is the answer and your life will greatly improve. It is when we are able to hold even the most grating person in a position of love that we are able to cope with the many challenges that are presented in our life. I have learned over time that instead of getting angry to look at things and laugh and hold sacred space for those creating difficulty for they know not what they do. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself!!!
Ice Cube made the phrase you better check yourself before you wreck yourself a common part of the pop culture vernacular when he introduced it as one of his rap songs. As I watched the craziness of Black Friday unfold today (11/27/2015) I thought come on people you need to check yourself before you wreck yourself. I saw all types of madness as I went to pick up my blood pressure medicine at Walmart as people were driving the wrong way up and down the parking lot, arguing over parking spaces, and then yelling at employees because the 40 TVs that were available were gone. I started to think about how now more than ever the world need a spiritual awakening. I pick up my medicine and went to my car and the madness escalated as a man was speeding through the parking lot in his jeep. I took it slow and made it over to Starbucks and found a semblance of order as I settled in to write this blog entry and relax. As all the madness was happening around me I took deep breaths and stuck to my purpose for the afternoon, which was to write this entry and to promote The American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
My advice to everyone is that when things seem to be going in a negative direction. Think how can I make it a positive, reflect on what you did to positively impact the situation in the past, and then act. As I walked in to pick up my medicine at Walmart I had already decided that regardless of the actions of others I was going to smile and take everything in stride and laugh at all those who have been influenced by coming from a position of lack and I was simply going to be grateful that I had the ability to pick up and pay for my medicine and that I had the opportunity to go to Starbucks and write to further my mission of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. I made a conscious decision to not buy into any of the negative energy that may be intruding into my life and that I would remain positive knowing that I was taking action to move in a positive direction toward my dreams. As I watched the madness of Black Friday I thought wouldn’t it be great if these people were exposed to spiritual teachings that show that there is enough for everyone and if GOD wants you to have the 55″ inch TV or other material things he will provide in due time. I found it interesting that people got up and managed to be at Walmart at 5:00 AM and can’t make it to church that starts at 10 AM. It was then that I realized there are action takers and excuse makers. I also realized how the media has managed to manipulate the general public and thus a great need for people to get in touch with their inner divinity. I thought what of instead of everyone rushing out to Black Friday they rushed out to help feed the homeless not just on Thanksgiving but all year round or instead of spending on material things they all gathered in nature and planted trees and came together to help one another. What if we stopped focusing on the material things and stated focusing on ways to be of service and value to one another. It is time we check ourselves and leave GREED, GLUTTONY, and SLOTH at the door and start to find ways to bring peace, love, joy, and prosperity into our lives pr we will be wrecking ourselves. It is time to look for ways to spread kindness like visiting http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg3 and making a donation, holding the door open for someone, or letting someone go ahead of you in line. It is time to stop trying to find happiness through material things and start to find the happiness that resides inside of you. Read More→