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Spiritual Awakening: Taking Goodness To The Limit!!!
As I was reading through my Facebook feed today I saw many great posts about the goodness people are doing to help others in their respective communities. I began to think what if we could capture this spirit of goodness and make it last all through the new year? What if we could all experience a spiritual awakening and recognize that we are all interconnected and because of that inter-connectivity we have a responsible to take action to help others in our community. I remember watching the Bill Murray movie, Scrogged, and the final scene where he speaks about miracles happening and thinking what if we could push this idea of goodness to the limit. I remember watching Jim Carey in Bruce Almighty and the scene of him with Morgan Freeman’s character, GOD, and GOD explaining what a real hero was and thinking about how true his statements were about everyday people doing extraordinary things.
When you have a spiritual awakening you begin to understand your calling and your purpose and you find ways to push it to the limit. many things in your personal and professional life begin to change. You start to come alive and you find a sense of giving that leads to serving the community and thus taking goodness to the limit!!! In math we talk about approaching limits understanding you never reach the limit because the limit doesn’t exist. This is also true in life as there is no limit to the goodness you can do. You are capable of so much more than you think. Many times prior to a spiritual awakening we find ourselves limiting ourselves because we buy into the negative self talk and the naysayers. It is when we dismiss the negative self talk and tell the naysayers to pound sand that we begin to push the limits of our goodness. How many times have you not pursued something because of what someone else said? If you find yourself around doubters and negative energy take a step back detach yourself from the situation and commit to moving forward to push the limit of your goodness because you are capable of much more than you think you are. So many time we allow limiting beliefs to hold us back because of an underlying fear of moving forward and thus we never manifest our dreams. I am reminded of the scene from the movie, Accepted, when Bartlebee asks the board that is about to decide the fate of his college what they wanted to be when they were growing up and what they ended up settling for. How many times have you settled instead of pushing the limits of your goodness? Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Repeat After Me!!!!!
As I was flipping through the channels the other day I came across the classic film, Animal House, and the scene where the pledges are being sworn in and the leader says repeat after me I (and state your name) pledge allegiance to the frat…. I started to think about spiritual awakening and the role that repetition plays in our spiritual awakening. I started to think how repeating affirmations like I am a strong caring person who puts smiles on people’s faces and cash in the right places affect us as we experience this spiritual awakening. It is when we take actions that bring positivity and love into our lives as we experience this spiritual awakening that we begin to grow personally and professionally. In repeating these action we begin to open up channels that create joy, peace, love, and prosperity in our lives and in the lives of others. We begin to experience a spiritual awakening that allows us to find the positive even in what many consider a negative situation such as losing a friend or loved one. By repeating spiritual practices daily we begin to further understand our calling and to change things that will allow us to come alive and be of better service and value to community.
Spiritual Awakening: Repeating Numbers And Their Meanings!!!!
Many times I look around me and I see repeating numbers and I wonder what they mean. ON our journey of spiritual awakening we will see many repeating numbers and it is important to understand what they mean. When we see 11:11 it means to make a wish and allow that wish to manifest itself. Remember to be specific with your wish and ask that it be granted in a joyful and peaceful way. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Busting Out OF Black Friday!!!
Did you fall for the hype of Black Friday or were you like the many that have had a spiritual awakening and busted out of Black Friday? I chose to bust out on Black Friday and take massive action and invest in myself by becoming a Rejuvenetics Distributor, my page is at www.rejuvenetics.net/jdogg1 where people can purchase products that will help them to look good, feel good, so they can do good. I decided that being healthy was more important than the 32″ Plasma TV that was on sale. I decided to bust out and learn about the products and spend my money on me as I know an investment in myself is more important than investments in materialistic things. After all the happiness we seek is found inside ourselves. In committing to being healthy and becoming an action taker we begin to get ourselves balanced, centered, and grounded thus allowing us to summon our inner divinity and creating our own happiness. In awakening and busting out on Black Friday I have been able to further my calling and create a positive change in my life and in the lives of others. In making a decision to take massive action I have continued to come alive and serve others while enhancing my community. Imagine being able to show people that service to humanity is the best work of life and showing them how to live a healthy life by educating them with information that traditional doctors don’t tell them.
In busting out on Black Friday and deciding not to focus on the lack mentality that it promotes I have been able to accomplish many of my daily goals. I was able to get centered and grounded, start my new business venture, write my blog entries, send out media releases and further my journey of spiritual awakening. In being spiritually awake and aware we are able to choose to bust out of Black Friday and appreciate the abundance that we all have. In becoming spiritually awake and a ware we begin to understand that we do not have to do what the masses do we can be our own person and follow the messages from GOD. IN busting out of Black Friday we are able to do more to glorify GOD and thus be rewarded. A new car, or anew TV, or material things will not honor or glorify GOD, however being of service to others will. So in busting out of Black Friday we can all become more in tune with our own divinity while recognizing the divinity in others. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Celebrating Thanksgiving Daily!!!
Once one has a spiritual awakening and they begin their path to enlightenment they realize that a great part of becoming an action taker is to assume an attitude of gratitude. In creating a daily ritual of giving thanks one creates a vibration that attract the proper people into their circle of influence thus furthering the spiritual awakening process. In creating a daily anthem of gratitude and using word like thank you the tasks of the day flow easier and your vibrational level increases allowing for healing to occur. Gratitude is like the small stone skipped across the water that creates little ripples that become waves and thus shifts energy into a field of positivity and possibilities. In answering your calling and being grateful for what you do have you will see a major shift or change in your personal and professional life allowing you to come alive and share your divinity with others thus lighting up the entire universe. Thanksgiving may be one day in the calendar year that brings a community together however imagine if you made Thanksgiving a ritual in your everyday life. I am not talking about eating all the fixings that go with the holiday but just taking time to thank GOD for all that he is providing for you. I have come to understand that many times it is our gratitude that determines our altitude. In dealing with all the emotions that come from celebrating Thanksgiving we come to realize that gratitude can be a great tool to helping in furthering our spiritual path and thus creating feelings that attract all that we need to find peace, love, and happiness in our lives.
This year is the second year without my mother, Judith Miller, who GOD called home on July 5, 2012. The tradition in our family was always to get together regardless of where we all were at the time. There were trips to Williamsburg, Virginia and gatherings at my mom’s house in Coral Springs, FL. Mom always went out of her way to make the day special for everyone from her special sweet potato pie for me to the cheese cake for my brothers moms love filled the air. I am grateful everyday for the time GOD gave me with my mother. I take solace in the fact that she is now an angel watching over me and providing positive messages of guidance. Though there are many empty chairs at the table this year I know that all those who GOD called home are looking down on me and guiding me with peace, love, and happiness. I will celebrate everyday for the things I have and show gratitude for all those who have shaped me and molded me. The fact of life is that we should celebrate Thanksgiving daily by showing appreciation for what we have and for what GOD continues to deliver to us and for us. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Using The N Word!!!!
Where did your mind take you when you saw this headline. As part of my spiritual awakening it took me to spiritual words starting with N such as Namaste. In a previous entry I spoke about Namaste For Everyone and incorporating this N Word into everyday practices to enhance your personal and professional life. I have used this N Word to stop many disagreements that people have had with me due to issues on both sides of the fence.
As I looked at this child I began to think wouldn’t it be great if people were more in tune with their divinity and began to shine their divine light bright for the world to see and shared the N Word Namaste. Imagine a movement where those who have had a spiritual awakening and are on a path to spiritual enlightenment took action and started hosting NAMASTE Days in their community. If we get out from behind the computer and out into the community and begin to use Namaste as a daily greeting we can make a positive shift in the community. Instead of The Knock Out Game people should play the NAMASTE Game. Instead of arguing and point fingers we should recognize that we are all divine children of GOD and that each person has a talent to bring into the world. Instead of wanting what we don’t have we can be grateful in what we do have and share our blessings with others. If we begin each day with a greeting of Namaste and end each day with the salutation of Namaste our world will become a better place. Make Namaste one of your anthems daily & watch what happens. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Letting Your Greatness Shine!!!
Today’s blog entry was inspired by The Gallaudet University Football Team. Gallaudet University is a university specifically for the deaf and hearing impaired. I first learned of Gallaudet a few years ago when my cousin who is hearing impaired came to visit and she shred with me that Gallaudet has a football program. I was fascinated by the way they sent in the signals. I was so intrigued that I started to follow the team. Today (12/23/13) for the 1st time in the football program’s history they are playing in The Division III Playoffs against Hobart University. These 54 players and coaches inspired me to let my greatness shine and I hope that this entry will encourage you to continue on the path of spiritual awakening and let your greatness shine. may the Gallaudet Bison continue to inspire others to shine bright.
When I think of greatness I think of Muhamed Ali as he is known as The Greatest. Ali had a certain way of carrying himself that exuded confidence. Ali also had a very spiritual side to him. he changed his given name of Cascius Clay to Muhamed Ali and he stood up for his beliefs. He was so strong in his conviction that he refused to serve his country in Vietnam. Many people did not like this decision and it cost Ali many years as he was not allowed to box. he kept his faith and his boxing license was restored and he went on to win the Heavyweight Title on many occasions. Ali was a person who was awakened and enlightened spiritually. He serves as an example to all to stand their ground and be divinely guided with your decisions. Despite having Parkinson’s Disease he continues to make appearances and inspire others to let their greatness shine.
It was 50 years ago when John Fitzgerald Kennedy was assassinated in Dallas, Texas. I was not born yet, however I studied Kennedy in school and when applying to colleges in 1983 American University asked as one of its essay questions, what day in history would you change and why. I chose 11/22/1963 because Kennedy was starting to bring our country together and helping people to have a spiritual awakening. Kennedy being the first Roman Catholic elected to the highest office in The United States Kennedy show many what having a strong faith can do for you. Kennedy also gave people permission to allow their greatness to shine bright as he encouraged people to look a t what they could do for their country. Kennedy also started The U.S. peace Corps in an effort to improve diplomatic relations with other countries. As a Returned U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer I can tell you that serving in The Philippines from July 2002 – February 2003 helped to develop a spiritual foundation that has allowed me to make positive changes in my life. It is using Kennedy’s example and answering the question of how can I be of service and value that we are able to find our calling and come alive. In coming alive we give others permission to let their greatness shine. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Time For Gratitude And Gifts!!!
This year Thanksgiving Day and Hanukah happen together which had me thinking about gratitude and gifts. I was thinking how can I be a proactive action taker and make this a time for gratitude and gifts. I came up with the idea to wrap the gifts and insert thank you cards listing the reasons I am thankful for the people receiving the gifts. As that Thursday will be marked by moments dedicated to gratitude and the importance or recognizing and sharing the gifts we have been given. Think about starting the day with a note of gratitude and exchanging the notes as you watch The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, then at half-time of the football game exchange another gratitude note, then after dinner you light The Hanukah Candles and exchange the gifts. As I look back over the last year I realize that I have much to be grateful for like 2 brothers, 1 sister, and a sister in-law who really like me and lift me friends who continue to support me and encourage me, and a dad who has been there to help me work through some issues.
Since awakening to and embracing my spirituality I have learned that gratitude opens up many possibilities and when you express gratitude great things begin to happen. I have begun to thank everyone and wish them GOD Bless You and the results have been amazing. By expressing gratitude and giving gifts you open up a realm of possibilities to be able to receive. Thank you to Coach Shantel Smith who taught me the value of being grateful and encouraged me to keep a gratitude journal. Since keeping the journal I have found that the day I write what I am grateful for are some of the most productive days that I have. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: It’s Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas!!!
With Christmas approaching thoughts of presents and goodwill to men and women dance in my head. Christmas for many can be a stressful time of year. I am very grateful to Mateja Petje for providing this guest post to help create a stress free holiday season for everyone.
Holidays are generally time of fun, laughter, gifts, and spending more time with your family and friends. At the same time, there are many people who are not looking forward to holidays due to not having a significant other in their lives, or are distant from their family members. This may lead to depression or anxiety. Furthermore, estranged family relationships can be tested when family members who barely tolerate each other are brought together under one rough and need to “play nice.” Does this sound familiar? Don’t despair, with some simple rules and adjustments holidays can be fun even with those challenges.
First of all, nobody likes to be alone during holidays. ”Holiday blues are a pretty common problem despite the fact that as a society, we see the holidays as a joyous time,” says Rakesh Jain, MD, director of psychiatric drug research at the R/D Clinical Research Center in Lake Jackson, Texas. “Many people feel depressed, which can be due to the increased stress that comes with the need to shop and the decreased time to exercise which gets put on the back burner during the holidays.” Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Savoring A Moment In Time!!!!
Every moment where we take action is a magic moment. It is in the savoring of the moment that we are able to continue on the path of spiritual enlightenment. It is when we awaken spirituality and embrace our divinity and realize that things are happening for us and it is our vibrational attitude that creates these things. It is in awakening that we become more aware of our purpose and calling and take the steps necessary to succeed in all of our endeavors.
Every year one NCAA Basketball Team is crowned Champion. The anthem for the tournament is One Shining Moment. In 2013 there were many moments that stood out. This brought up the thoughts that win or lose if you give it your all you can create a moment to savor and draw strength from that will propel you forward along your spiritual path. In savoring all the moments good and bad we learn lessons that will strengthen our spirituality as we learn who we are and what we are here for. As a public address announcer I have had the opportunity to call many moments and I often reflect on those moments as they brought joy to victors. There is something very magical and spiritual when you can be part of moments that will be savored by many for years to come. Even in defeats there were moments that brought happiness to the game. The idea is to savor and cherish the moments and use them as fuel to bring joy to your life and to the lives of others. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Changing The Oil!!!
In order for your care to run properly you need to change the oil. In order for your infusion lamp to work you have to change the oil. If you are to maximize the spiritual awakening you must change your oil. The oil change is in the form of changing the way you do things and the way you react to things. In taking action to change your oil you will see a vast difference in your performance as you make the mind, body, and soul connection. As you look at the oil that is creating negative energy and you change it with oil to create positive energy you will see a major shift in how things are occurring in your life. You can do a daily oil change in your life by looking at what created positive results and adding more oil to you while looking at what created negative results and draining it and replacing it with fresh oil. The more positive viscosity you can generate in your life the better. You change your oil in your car every 3,000 miles and what happens if you wait to long to change the oil your car becomes sluggish and doesn’t perform to its peak capacity the same is true with your mind, body, and soul thus you must be able to change your oil on a regular basis.
Spiritual Awakening: Ways To Change Your Oil!!!
The caterpillar morphs into a butterfly by changing its internal oil. The laws of nature take over and allows for this transformation to take place. In allowing for the change to take place the butterfly lives and gives life to other creatures by pollinating different flowers. One way to change your oil is to become a germinator and spread your positive pollen to others. When you begin to change those who you surround yourself with you begin to change your oil and find a mix that will lift you up and help you to fully experience your spiritual awakening. In making the transformation you will begin to experience more joy and fulfillment in your personal and professional life. Read More→