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Spiritual Awakening: A Breakthrough At Starbucks!!!
As I sat in my local Starbucks on a rainy afternoon today (6/13/13) I overheard a women talking about promotions thus I walked over and introduced myself. It turns out she was a spiritual healer. Her name is Catherine and she is amazing she took time to help me and we made a breakthrough as I was able to utter the words I am aggressive and that is okay. She was able to hone in on the fact that I am holding a lot of my past inside and that until I release these emotions I will continue to go in circles. Thus I take the time to ask those that I may have hurt with my words and actions to forgive me. As I continue on my spiritual path to awakening I learn more and more about who I am. I realize I must first know who I am before I can help others.
Part of the breakthrough happens when we realize that it is fear that holds us back. For me it is a fear of what others will think about me and the fear that success and fame may change me. As I begin to embrace and accept this I am able to make a very positive shift. I share this with you so that you can continue on your spiritual journey and make the necessary shifts for your spiritual awakening. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Sounds of Silence!!!!
When I saw Susy Foltz’s post on face book about the word listen having the same letters as silence I immediately thought of The Simon and Garfunkel song, Sounds and Silence and that inspired me to write this post as our answers are found in silence. When was the last time to shut everything off and sat in silence just listening to the surroundings around you? It is when we shut off the exterior things in our life that we are able to find the answers in our own interior. No outside source can provide you the depth that you are seeking that comes from the divinity that you hold inside yourself. It is when you set aside what I call me time to meditate and breathe that you can sort all types of issues out and become centered and grounded while you continue to focus on the purpose you have discovered you have through your spiritual awakening.
After a seminar I taught today (6/11/13) a few participants asked me what I do to get centered and balanced and I showed them that I stand with my feet at shoulder width, my hands open and I say “I am a focused, strong, driven divine child of GOD who releases that which does not serve him.” and then I simply breathe and repeat that phrase. They tried it and said wow what a great tool to have. This tool came to me through source when I asked for something to help me deal with tough situations. It came to me in a silent moment of seeking. Imagine if you did this before each interaction you were going to have how your results might change. Today make it a point to find a place to hear the sounds of silence. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Celebrating Life!!!
As the time ticked down to zero last night (6/8/13) and The Miami Fury Women’s Tackle Football Team finished their season undefeated one thought came into my mind Celebrate Life! Celebrate the fact that you were part of something special as the pubic address announcer. As I awoke this morning (6/9/13) I looked out the window and saw it was a nice sun shining day in Sunrise, FL again my thought was to celebrate life. As I was thinking about what to write to help those who have had a spiritual awakening and to assist those who are seeking a spiritual awakening message from source was clear to write about celebrating life. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Following Your Passion!!!
Today I was reflecting on the time I met and interviewed Irene Cara. In 1980 at age 15 I watched her in The Movie Fame and said I am going to meet her one day and guess what in 2005 during The 25th Anniversary Party for The Movie Fame at The Fort Lauderdale Film Festival I met and interviewed her for The Happy Herald. As I reflected on this experience the topic for today’s entry came, Follow Your Passion. How many times have people not done so and have regrets because they didn’t take action. If you are truly passionate about something take action to follow that passion because Passion + Action = Success. Do not let people tell you that you are not good enough. There are so many examples of people who have followed their passion despite being told they weren’t good enough. Imagine what the gentleman who told The Beatles they weren’t ready for a record deal must be thinking today. If you are passionate about something take the steps to follow that passion and you will find success.
When I told people that I was going to meet Irene Cara one day they thought I was a bit off, but then again I have never really fit into anyone’s box. This photo hangs on my wall in my house signed by Irene to remind me that dreams do come true and if you put the proper energy into your passion more dreams will come true. What is your passion? What action are you taking to follow your passion? Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Finding Good Vibrations!!!
Today’s blog entry was inspired by The Beach Boys song Good Vibrations as I began to explore the fact that we are all energy and we vibrate at different levels however when the resonance is matched we tend to have a positive experience. Many times it is important to step back and ask am I resonating with this person, are our frequencies in sync, is this interaction serving me in a positive way? If the answer is no then you have two choices change your vibration and make a shift or walk away and come back when the interaction will be more positive. Many time it is as simple as deciding to give off good vibrations. When you give off good vibrations you tend to attract others who give off good vibrations and thus you enhance your personal and professional life. In many cases you set in motion the type of interaction that you will have simply by the energy that you bring to the situation.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools To Finding Good Vibrations!!!!
It only takes 45 seconds to change your emotional state. One tool that I like to use is music. Some of the songs that I use to shift into the positive and find good vibrations are:
Antiqua Libbey - Self- Care APE, E-RYT 500, Sports and Natural foods Nutritionist, author, teacher and healer.
Thank you for this guest post Antiqua Libbey, your support of the mission to help other people excel is greatly appreciated. Thank you for helping readers to stay positive.
Jonathan JDOGG Lederman
Spiritual Awakening: Let The Sunshine In
The following guest post by Antiqua Libbey made me think of this song by The 5th Dimension, Aquarius thus I wanted to use it here to help set the mode for you while reading the post.
Brighten Up Your Life with a Little Sunshine!
by Antiqua Libbey
Living in Alaska sounds cool to most people, but it’s challenging surviving during the dark winters. When the first rays of sun hit my face a thankful smile comes across my face; immediately I feel a sense of relief pour into my body. Standing in the sun beam my breath deepens into my belly and as I open my eyes I experience a whole new view of life. The dark days of winter are over and the sunshine is welcoming me out into the world again. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Finding Your Spiritual Hide Away!!!!
Thank you to Dorit G. Pappelbaum- The Connector for inspiring me to write this blog as she posed a question of what is you favorite place to get spiritually connected.
These are the Banawe Rice Terraces in The Philippines which have become a spiritual destination for many seeking to get away and find their authentic self. While in The U.S. Peace Corps I wanted to venture to them, however I never made it them. I can imagine myself feeling the energy of this magnificent natural wonder and being totally centered and grounded and using the experience as fuel to propel me further in my spiritual awakening.
This is the Botanical Garden in La Union, Philippines which I did get to visit. It was a great hideaway day as I journeyed from the town square to the Botanical Gardens walking about 18 KM to the top of the mountain where the botanical gardens were located. Along the way I stopped to speak with people along the route. There was a farmer walking his Caribou and I asked if I could help and he said okay and as a result I overcame a fear of getting near this big animal. In an effort to hideaway I had a breakthrough and realized that by getting centered and grounded and finding a spiritual hideaway that you can connect with your inner being and overcome obstacles that may be holding you back. In stretching myself I enhanced the mind, body, soul connection. It was in taking action on a decision to go to the botanical garden that I enhanced my spiritual awakening. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening:Spiritual Lessons From Sports!
Lessons Learned From Vince Lombardi
One of my favorite coaches( though I never saw him coach) is Vince Lombardi. Vince once taught a very important lesson that anyone who has had a spiritual awakening should know and that is to do everything with enthusiasm. Enthusiasm and passion are ingredients that lead to success. When you are fired up about something it shows and comes across and many people respect that as it shows that you are being authentic. Vince’s Green Bay Packers were taught to be winners on and off the field. His players had a spiritual connection as they knew they were all interconnected and together they could accomplish more. Their spiritual awakening came in the form of winning and the knowledge that it took stepping into their power and using their talents for good that would bring them together. Vince was an action taker who spoke his truth and wasn’t afraid of what others thought. His belief that winning wasn’t everything that it was the only thing taught people that regardless of what you do you should do it great with a winning attitude. Vince’s message of what it takes to be #1 has been used to help many people make a spiritual connection and led to many spiritual awakenings.
Spiritual Awakening: Finding Your Magical Orbs!!!
When the owners of Kentucky Derby Winner Orb were picking out names do you think they were having a spiritual awakening and knew the definition was jeweled sphere of king or queen: a small sphere usually made from a precious metal set with jewels and with a cross set onto the top of it that forms part of a sovereign’s ceremonial regalia. If they did maybe they should have given jockey Joel Rosario a whip with a crowned jewel to symbolize the spirituality of the horse he was riding. Today Orb will compete to win the second jewel of The Triple Crown, The Preakness Stakes. There is something magical and majestic about a horse be it when they are racing or simple out grazing. I remember when I was a child going to the stables to work with the horses and to ride and there was a magical feeling as I connected with the horses. There was a sense of being filled with a light of joy that brought out my own joy and the joy in others. It was at that point that I realized we are all on a quest to find our magical orbs.
If you look closely at this photo you can see some orbs of light and if you look deeply into the horse’s eyes or the jockey’s eyes you can feel the joy they experienced. They found their magical orb and hope to use the magic to propel them to a triple crown. How are you using your magical orbs?
Look at this orb and you can see all the energy that brings the matter together. There is something magical in seeing a perfectly formed circle symbolizing that our life is eternal. I noticed the color purple immediately as purple is one of my favorite colors for what it represents, royalty, purpose, and passion. What color do you use to get centered and grounded and find your magical orbs. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Finding Joy With Pints Of Ice Cream!!!
As I watched All-Star Celebrity Apprentice and observed Penn Jillette and trace Adkins work on the task of creating a new ice cream flavor for Walgreens I saw their passion for their charities and saw some joy come through as they are the 2 finalists for All Star Celebrity Apprentice. Penn came up with The Magic Swirtle and Trace came up with Maple Macadamia Mash Up. Yesterday I went to Walgreens and bought a pint of each to support their respective causes. Penn has adopted Opportunity Village and Trace had adopted The American Red Cross. There was a sense of joy in making my purchase. I personally like the Magic Swirtle over The Maple Macadamia Mash Up, however both were good. If some gifted me many pints of each I wouldn’t turn them down. As I made my purchase I found another source of joy as on the check screen Walgreens asks if you want to donate to The American Cancer Society. As you know I do a lot of fundraising for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life as evidenced by my personal fundraising page at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogglederman.
Everyone who was part of the final task on All Star Celebrity Apprentice seemed to exude joy in what they were doing. I have a suggestion for everyone go out to Walgreen’s buy a few pints of the ice cream designed by Penn and Trace and invite a few people over for an All Star Celebrity Apprentice Watch Party set up a jar for Opportunity Village and The American Red Cross and then on Monday send each charity a donation with a note and your business card say that the actions of Penn and Trace brought you joy and you wanted to support their efforts. Read More→