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Spriritual Awakening:Putting The Right Energy Into Your Day
Today’sblog entry was inspired by my work with The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Of West Boca Raton as I started my day with introspection and realized I was bringing the wrong energy focus to my fundraising efforts. I wa smaking it about me being recognized as a STAR Supporter, someone who raises at least $1500, instead of looking at it from the stand point of helping people. I put expectations out there that everyone should donate and that everyone I speak to can afford to donate $1. This expectation may be true however through introspection I realized that Some Will, Some Won’t, Some Waiting, So What, Next? As a result I shifted my energy and attitude and decided I am a man of faith, service, and value and GOD will direct me to the people who will give he will put a few challenging people in front of me as well so as to help me with my journey to not take things personally and not to be so agreesive and not to be defensive if my intergrity comes into question for it has nothing to do with me but everything to do with the person I am approaching. I have come to the conclusion that when you put the right energy into your day that good things will happen and when you have the proper intention behind what you are doing you will shift and attract more positive energy than negative. There will alsways be people that are negative or that seem to have an attitude problem and they are just not ready for the lesson of kindness or of being of service and value. They will wake up and realize that part of their struggle is part of the vibrational energy they are giving off and one day they will begin to put the righ energy forward into their day.
Through the introspection process I began to realize that the negative energy that I was attracting was because I was being negative and showing my frustration because people weren’t doing what I expected them to do or what I wanted them to do. I then realized I can not force people to donate, I can not demand people to advertise in www.labonitakidz.com, I can not force anyone touse my services, all I can do is put positive energy out there, be of service and value, and let people see what I am doing to help other people excel and allow them to choose to follow me and use my services or donate to my cause. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Getting Stoned
Okay where did your mind go with this title? I am not talking about the use of marijuanna or other substances to alter your thinking, I am talking about the use of stones and crystals to further your journey on your spiritual path. I first kearned about stones and crystals from Sonia Alexandra, who you can find more information about at www.stonehealing.com. By understanding stones ans chrystals you will be able to heal yourself and thus help to heal others.
One way to use the crystals(gemstones) is to carry them with you in a bag and each day cleanse them so as to increase their powers.
I found the following at www.old-earth.com that will help you in cleansing your stones:
Cleanse and Charge Your Gemstones and Crystals
Crystals and Gemstones Need to be Cleansed As we work with our Gemstones; either to extract electro-magnetic energies to cleanse or introduce them to build support structure; some of the residue remains. Even if someone holds the crystal to simply admire it, a trace of their field lingers. These traces are not “bad” or “evil”, just as dirt is not “bad” or “evil”. However, the energetic impulse traces will affect the stones and, therefore, an accumulation needs to be cleansed away. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Incense, Insight, and More
As I was getting ready to write this blog I closed my eyes and inhaled the incense and asked source what I should write about and source answered with this headline. I am alsways amazed how when I burn my incense and close everything else off that answers to my questions appear. When I tell people about the practice of buring incense many of those not on a spiritual path scoff. I take a breathe and intrnally say to myself they don’t know what they are missing. I often will draw a hot bath, light some candles, put on a mediation cd, like the one I have from Sonia Alexandra, burn the incense and clear my mind to get grounded. I also like to do this ritual using a cd my mother gave me of tribual and natural sounds. I have also found that listening to instrumentals, tribal chants, sounds of nature will asssit with gaining insight thus contiuning on a spirtual path to personal growth and enlightenment.
There have been times when I will go to the big pool at The Sunrise Lakes Phase III Clubhouse and make a small quiet peaceful area for myself with the incense buring while I read books like Ernest Chu’s Soul Currency, Amy Hammond Hagberg’s How Do You Know He is Real, Guy Finley’s The Seeker, The Search, The Sacred, and others that are now in my library for spiritual growth. Read More→
The Newsboys song Miracles really sets the tone and exemplifes music as a motivator
Spiritual Awakening: Motivation Through Music
It only taes 45 seconds to change your vibrational energy. One great way to change you vibrational energy and to create a positive force around you is to use music. I have found songs like the one abpve can help to change a sate of mind and alleviate the negative frequencies. The use of music in your daily life as you live in the present moment will help you to create the life you desire. Music is very powerful and influential as it evokes all types of emotions.
Plato believed that music could help you to unleash your greatness by finding the hidden secrets that lie deep in your soul.
Even The Cookie Monster knows the power of music. Sometime by shutting off the world you find yourself receiving messages that will help you change the world. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: What Is Your Calling?
A question I am often asked is JDOGG, How do I find my calling? I answer with by seeing what is bringing you joy in your life and bringing joy to others. In finding your calling their may be challenges like the one I had this month where I took a job at a local bowling center and after 10 days was let go and told that I wasn’t meeting the owners expectations. I took this as a sign that GOD had a better plan for me. After I clocked out and told a few people the phone rang and it was another bowling center seeking a volunteer coach. I took this as God’s way of telling me that I was not meant to be behind the counter of a bowling center handing out shoes, and ringing people up for their bowling, but that I was meant to use my gift and coach and thus create joy for myself and others. Eachtime I have left a job or been asked to leave a job I have realized it is one more brick on the path to finding my calling.
Finding your calling is an everyday path that we walk as we continue to look at how we are spending our day. One way to find your calling is to track your day and make notes about the things that you are doing and the feelings they evoke. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Starbucks Sharing And More
As I stopped into the Strabucks located close to Diamond Strike Lanes to prepare for my shift today I began to realize how important it is to implement the 3 foot rule, talking to people who are with in 3 feet of you and to begin to share. I had tickets for The June 2, 2012 Miami Fury Women’s Tackle Football Game when they will host The Tampa Bay Inferno and asked a gentleman if he liked football and he said yes and I told him about the game and he said his wife will love this so i gave him 4adult tickets and 4 youth tickets. We got to talking and he thanked me for the tickets. I use this story to illustrate how important it is to share with others as you never know the lives that you may touch.
Sharing the opportunity for people to celebrate life by participatimg in a variety of activities is a great way to spread joy through out the community. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: What is Your Power?
When I was a kid I remember watching Superfriends on Saturday Morning and thinking how powerful these characters are. As I got older I began to ask the question, what is your power? Over the years of exploring I found my power to be the ability to bring people together for the benefit of others. In high school I was the one who captained our March of Dimes Walk Team, in college I was the one who organized the special events like The Homecoming Bon Fire, where we collected donations for a local children’s hospital. After college I joined The Jaycees and quickly began chairing special events. Today I do volunteer work with The American Cancer Society through Relay for Life and have found my power in fundraising. For the last 9 years I have been a STAR Supporter of The Relays that i participated in, raising a minimum of $1500 each year. Finding your power can be done by:
2: Doing a Personal Skill Set Inventory
3: Finding What Makes You Come Alive
4: Looking at What Brings You Joy
5: Studying and Reading Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Fufilling Your Potential
I am reminded that we are all put on this earth for a purpose and we have the potential to fufill that purpose. I was looking back at my middle school year book when I came upon a note written by Mr. Doyle that read to a a youg man with a lot of potential if he would only use it. I knew that I had a potential for greatness in any endeavor that I would undertake and this was reinforced by that statement in my year book. It is when we begin to look inside ourselves that we find the greatness we have. It is when we decide to share this greatness and develop this greatness that we begin to fufill our potential.
I remember a journey I set upon about 13 years ago to help people affected by cancer. I knew I had the potential to make a difference in the lives of those affected by cancer as I was very gifted with the ability to ask for asssitance. In 2000 I participated in my first Relay for Life to benefit The American Cancer Society. I used many of my contacts to secure silent auction items and I made a statement that The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of Coral Springs has the potential to be a $100,000 a year Relay. I most recently participated in The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of West Boca Raton and made a statement that this Relay has The Potential to bea $100,000 a year Relay. I believe that when you see potential in something or someone that it is important to recognize that potential and to help fufill that pontential. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Making Lemonade Out Of Lemons
We have all heard the saying making lemonade out of lemons. This practice takes a great deal of shifting our thoughts and action steps to find the positive in all situations. I remember receiving the phone call of Friday April 3, 2009 where my mom informed me of her diagnosis with non-operable metastatic lung cancer. I am very fortunate to have been a volunteer with The American Cancer Society and knew that her journey through this would be tough, however there were many programs available to help her. The first thing I did was give her this number 1-800-acs-2345 as this is a manned 24 hour a day 7 day a week hotline manned by The American Cancer Society. The East Boca Raton Relay was coming up and I know knew what I was going to speak about during luminaria, I would tell the story of how my mom was making lemonade out of a lemon known as cancer. My mom underwent many treatments at MD Anderson in Houston, Texas. When she returned to Florida she had lost her hair and released alot of weight. It was difficult to see her like this, however as the weeks went by she got stronger and our bond strengthened. She was cancer free for 2 1/2 years and then the cancer returned. She would travel to MD Anderson again and this lemon known as cancer would be squeezed and she is now doing better. She has her good days and some challenging days. My mom continues to take this lemon and make lemonade as she inspires me and others. I am honoring my mom by participating in The American Cancer Society Relay for Life of West Boca Raton on April 27-28. If you would like to help honor my mom and others touched by cancer please visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg8265 or click on the support the mission tab on this blog. Read More→
Power, Passion, Purpose: Ingredients for Success
When baking every recipe calls for spefic ingredients. Today we will bak a cake for success using power, passion, and purpose as the main ingredients. By using these ingredients we will make our cake very tasty as success is very sweet.
As I began to read Ralph Waldo Emerson’s definition of success I began to think what were the ingredients needed to achieve this? I found power, passion, and purpose as the answer.Power not in the sense of being in control but the power you have within yourself to achieve what you desire the power of choice to move forward towards your goals and desires or the choice to draw back from your goals and desires. The power to make good decisions and the power to learn from the not so good decisions so as to improve. Read More→