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Spiritual Awakening: Lift Up Your Voice!!!
It is when we begin to understand that we are all divine children of GOD and that we are more alike than we are different that our personal, professional, and spiritual lives are enhanced. It is when we get back to the basics and leave all the materialistic beliefs at the door that we make our world a better. It is when we commit to changing ourselves by being loving and caring in all that we do that we enhance our life and the lives of those around us. Today we can commit to finding peaceful resolutions to the human issues that are stopping us from achieving spiritual enlightenment. It is through the awakening process that you can answer your calling and become an agent of change.It is by coming alive and standing strong for your community that you can create more peace, love, joy, and prosperity in your life and in the lives of others. Ask yourself how you can be a a persons that unites instead of a person who fights. Ask yourself what you can stand for in a peaceful manner where confrontation is the last resort.
When you wake up and before you you sleep for the evening make sure you give praise to GOD for all that he is providing for you. It is when you lift your voice to GOD and when you become divinely guided that good things begin to happen. Though their may be tough times you can turn things around by praising GOD and standing up for righteousness. 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: 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: Disappointment Turns To Enlightenment!!!
As the regular readers of this blog know I am very dedicated to helping those touched by cancer through my involvement with Relay For Life. Over the years I have emceed many Relays. This year as The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Boca Raton approached I reached out to The People Lead about being the emcee and was told they had that covered. The day of The Relay arrived and I went to Relay and when asked about doing announcements was told only the staff partner and The People Lead would be making announcements. I was a bit surprised as well as disappointed as I have been the voice of this Relay for the previous 12 years. I understand that people want to change it up and you want to give other people a chance, however when you have one of the best at their craft who is passionate about the cause and has raised the kind of money I have raised you find a way to include me. I was very angry and I expressed this to the people lead who was so caught up in her title and having power she didn’t even engage with me. Her answer was people don’t want all that talking they just want to enjoy the event. After my initial anger and disappointment subsided I had the opportunity to sit quietly and reflect and then I realized that not everyone will appreciate your talents and there will be those that are intimidated because while many talk I do. I then thought that it doesn’t matter if I emcee or not that I am there to honor my mom, Judith Miller, who was called home to GOD on July 5, 2012 after suffering a massive heart attack while battling non-operable metastatic lung cancer and even though I know I could have engaged the audience and brought excitement to the event emceeing or even making announcements was not what GOD had in mind for me to do that night.
As I walked the Luminaria lap I had an aha moment which put things into perspective. I received a message from source, I believe it was from my mother telling me that sometimes working quietly behind the scenes serves the great purpose. I am working on releasing my disappointment of not being the emcee as well as not being asked to be part of the committee. This could also be a Message from GOD that he has something much bigger in store for me. The enlightening moment occurred earlier today when I realized that at the end of the day all that matters is that I was impeccable with my word, didn’t take anything personally, didn’t judge, and always did my best. I also realized that as long as I go where I am honored and respected and not just tolerated that everything will be okay. I also have come to understand that not everyone will understand my level of commitment and my ways of doing anything. I also learned that instead of dwelling on the disappointment look at the good that came from me not being the emcee like being able to do an oracle card reading and put someone at ease and collect $20 for the cause for doing this, to be able to man a booth and receive donations for The SUJA Juice I had donated, and to have the ability to see Relay For Life from a different perspective. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: I Like It On Top!!!
As I awaken more and more through the spiritual awakening process I realize that it is not about rankings but the feeling you have when you see yourself as being on top of the world. A few years ago I was asked JDOGG how is it that year in and year out you are a top ranked fundraiser with Relay For Life? My answer was that because I don’t put being #1 as a goal and I just take action and allow things to flow as they are intended to flow according to GOD’S plan. I stated once that I wanted to be #100 in fundraising because if I raise $2,500 and 99 people are ahead of me that means we impacted more lives and raised more funds for research, education, advocacy, that will save loves. This philosophy has helped me to become more successful in my fundraising activities as I feel on top of the world because I am inspiring and empowering people through my activities and showing them that what the mind can conceive, the heart can believe, you can achieve. I have shifted my thoughts about fundraising from I have to raise money to I get to raise money. As a result I have found more success as I now detach from the outcome and am grateful for any donations I receive. I used to get upset when results weren’t what I expected today I just let things flow and happen and do not put expectations on things and as I let go and let GOD I find myself on top of the world.
It is when you know that GOD is for you and no one can be against you that you can be on top of the world. I was sitting in reflection and meditation on Sunday (11/8/2015) and I realized that since I was 11 years old and hosted my first fundraiser that I possess the ability to be on top of the world. As I came out of the meditation I took a walk around my condo and I saw all the different awards I have amassed as I walk in my truth and show people that service to humanity is the best work of life. I saw my National Armbruster Award from The U.S. Jaycees when I was named one of the top 5 Jaycees in America in 1995 and I realized all the action that was taken and how many lives were impacted. The journey to getting this recognition was very challenging but well worth it. I believe this is where I had my first spiritual awakening as I detached from the overall outcome and realized that if GOD wanted me to gain this recognition GOD would make it so and if not GOD had a better plan for me. I then saw my HOPE Award from The American Cancer Society that I earned in 2008 and realized that I made a difference in the lives of those touched by cancer. In 2014 I was awarded The Community Service Award from S.A.K.E. from The City of Lauderhill. All these awards remind me of the importance of being of service and value while walking my spiritual path thus allowing me to feel as though I am on the top of the world. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Blaze Of Glory!!!
As you move further along your spiritual path remember to keep your flame burning so when your time comes you can go down in a blaze of glory. In an effort to create our glorious life we must be will to set things a blaze and find that fire that creates a blaze of glory. Our first phase in creating that blaze of glory is to take action on our passion and thus move in a positive direction toward success. As you begin to define what success means to you you will feel a fire begin to grow inside of you that when you fan the flames you will have a life filled with glory. As I reflect on my life I can see how all the great things that have happened for me have happened because of the actions taken to glorify GOD and show the world that service to humanity is the best work of life. Over the course of my spiritual journey I have come across many songs that have enhanced the awakening that I am experiencing. This song by unspoken has served as one of my anthems to continue to spread a message of positivism.
I have come to understand that as long as there is a burning ember inside of you it is enough to create an inferno that can not be stopped. Once that fire is started and you understand the purpose behind the fire and you become laser focused there is not anything you can not do. I have learned that when you plan out your work and work your plan and make the adjustments along the way that you emerge victorious. When you choose to go down in a blaze of glory you will see a massive change in your personal, professional, and spiritual life as you begin to change and come alive as you make the mind, body, soul connection. I have found that when I am focused on making a positive impact on the community and detached from the outcomes that I am able to make dreams come true. I have found the best way to create a blaze of glory is to remove emotional connections and not to project your thoughts on any of the issues but instead to allow things to flow. When it is all said and done all that matters is that you lived a life on purpose and did no harm and left the physical world better than you found it. The flame you ignite today will spark a positive shift that will impact many in the future. It is s aid the greatest gift we can give is to plant a tree whose shade we will never enjoy but others will. I have learned over time that what we do for ourselves will die with us but what we do for others will live on long after we are gone. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Expose Yourself!!!
It is when you expose yourself to the spiritual teachings and embrace the spiritual gifts that you have been given by GOD, The Angels, and The Ascended Masters that you begin to release your attachment to materialistic things and realize that none of your earthly possessions really matters. What really matters is the fact that you can knowingly and authentically state that you are living a life of purpose that is bringing service and value to the world. The other day i heard people bragging about their cars and I thought well you can not eat your car and you can not feed others with your car. I then thought your car could bring to places to get food and buy food for others but at the end of the day that fancy BMW, Bentley, Mercedes, or Lamborghini is going to get you to the same place as my Chevy Cobalt. These same people then started to speak about their fancy homes and their mortgages and I thought wow do you really need a five bedroom home if you are single. Then they all began to complain about the bills that came with the cars and the fancy homes. I again thought if all this materialistic stuff isn’t bringing you happiness maybe you need to expose yourself to what the root of the issues are. In taking action to expose yourself to what the root issues are you will see that it isn’t always about materialistic possessions or your surroundings it is about who you truly are and embracing that person and then exposing yourself more and more peeling away the layers that have led to the blockages that are stopping you from moving forward.
On of the greatest ways to move forward is to consult clergy after you do this self assessment.Once you expose yourself and get naked with yourself you will find it easier to come alive and be of service and value to your community. In removing the fear of what you might find out you will be able to become more and more detached from the concept of being right and start to do the right thing. In exposing yourself you will able to more effectively move in the direction of your dreams. In doing a self assessment you will begin to see what emotions are hindering you and what emotions are helping you. The key is to continue to understand who you are and what is your calling is and to work toward answering that calling.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools To Help Expose Yourself!!!
Many times when I need to expose myself to new messages or new teachings I will purchase some spiritual candles and light them while I sit in prayer and meditation. I will quiet my mind and thus I able to get centered and grounded and receive the messages that are designed for me. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening:Making An Upgrade!!!
As I was setting up my dad’s new 55″ Polaroid HDTV, which was a major upgrade from his 32″ analog Sylvania TV I thought about how sometimes we must make upgrades along our spiritual journey so as to have a clearer picture of who we are and what we are doing and why we are doing it. As I was setting up the TV I was a bit upset because I was following the directions in the manual and things weren’t working so I finally called Comcast and the gentleman from Comcast walked me through the process and now we have a clear high definition picture and my dad is happy that he can watch his shows on his new TV. The spiritual lesson here is to know that you may not have all the answers but knowing where to seek the answers is important.
As we upgrade we become to have clarity of purpose. Once we are clear on our purpose we are able to take action and enhance our vision and share this vision with the world. Just like the picture on the HDTV gives us a clearer vision of what we are watching so does making an upgrade in your spiritual practices. Think of things you want to upgrade in your personal and professional life and what action to take to bring more clarity of your vision and purpose to life. The HDTV is not the reason for the joy the process and knowledge that you can make a change is what brings you joy. In the awakening process we can watch transformations occur in our own life and in the lives of those around us. Watching my dad listen and take direction from me as we set up the TV and realizing that my getting frustrated did not serve me or him was a major step in getting clarity on the role I play in my dad’s life as he is 80 years old and first starting to let go of his desire to be right all the time. Through just a simple upgrade of a TV he saw a lesson in spirituality as he took action instead if saying what he would say in the past eventually or someday. One of the biggest issues my dad has is procrastination. By recognizing this I have found that one of my purposes while on this earth is to make sure he is taking action to move forward and upgrade his life. Watching my dad come alive because he is willing to make changes and take action has shown me how important it is to make spiritualistic upgrades. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Home Stretch!!!
For years I have watched The Kentucky Derby, The Preakness, and The Belmont Stakes all 3 together known as The Triple Crown in hopes that there would be a triple crown winner as the last triple crown winner was Affirmed in 1978. Affirmed battled Alydar in one of the closest Belmont Stakes in the history of horse racing. I always get excited when I hear the announcer say and down the stretch they come as the horse enter the final stretch of the race knowing that in the homestretch os where many a race is won or lost. As The Kentucky Derby approaches and will take pace on May 2 I find myself thinking about the homestretch in the spiritual awakening process. On May 2 a horse, a jockey, a trainer, and an owner will be forever immortalized in the sports history books. This got me to thinking how will we become immortalized in the spiritual history books as we enter our very own homestretch in discovering who we are and what we are meant to be. A racehorse is bred to race and to give pleasure to the fans and then when their career is over they are put out to breed and through breeding they pass on their lineage and their legacy for more horses to race and for more fans to enjoy. This lead me to ponder what happens when we reach the home stretch of any project or development in our personal or professional life how will we create a legacy and pass the legacy on? One way to do this is to become spiritually aware and awake and to take action to develop our spirituality and share ourselves with the world.
Many times it is not how you start but how you finish that matters. There have been many a horse who started in the back of the pack but stayed on their path and were consistent and by the time they took the final turn and entered the homestretch they were in a position to win and managed to surge ahead of every other horse and win. Think of how many times things may have not started off right for you but because of your strength and your determination along with your faith you were able to stay on course make an adjustment and be a winner in the end.
In 2013 Orb was a longshot and sat in 17th place but rallied to win The Kentucky Derby. The spiritual lesson I learned that day was that it is not where you start that really matters it is that you start and that you give it your best in all that you do and finish what you started. Orb would finish 4th in The Preakness and 3rd in The Belmont and then be retired to Stud. Orb’s legacy now is in the horses that he sires. In the spiritual awakening process it is important to understand what your legacy will be and how people will speak about your home s retch run. How will you be remembered? ORB will forever be remembered as a Kentucky Derby Winner. In the spiritual development process it is important to be aware and awake of the positive impact you are making and how your coming alive is having a positive impact on the community where you live, work, and play. Read More→