Archive for Anthems
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: 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→
Today would have been my mother’s 74th birthday. My mom, Judith Miller, was a strong woman who for 3 1/2 years battled non-operable metastatic lung cancer and on July 5, 2013 due to complications from a massive heart attack was called home to GOD. As followers of this blog and those who know me know that my mom and I were very close. I am honoring her memory by creating a legacy of hope for those affected by cancer by participating in The American Cancer Society Relay For Life and have set up a website at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg1 where people can make donations or you can click on the donate page here.
During one of our walks with her dog, Charlie, we began to talk about Inner Strength. My mom said to me “Jonathan it is all about your BS (belief system) if you don’t believe in yourself none will believe in you.” I thought about this as we walked and as we discussed what it takes to truly find your inner strength I realized that part od the spiritual awakening process is to peel back the onion and discover how strong you truly are. We returned to her house and we sat out on the patio for a bit and we discussed life in general. I asked her “Mom how do you do it, you have faced adversity and you continue to overcome.” Her answer was “Jonathan I had to be strong for you kids and by being strong for you I became stronger.” I guess this is where my ability to be a lifter of others comes from as my mom was a lifter and an encourager. My mom was the first to mention meditation to me. She was the one to gift me Don Miguel Ruiz’s The Four Agreements. I credit my mom who is now my angel in heaven for putting me on a spiritual path and for helping me to find an inner strength. It is in finding our inner strength that we gain the courage to take action, adopt anthems, and experience a spiritual awakening that enhances our personal and professional lives. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Standing In Your Power!!!!
As I sat down to write this entry at 5:30 PM today (10/21/13) I kept getting this message stand in your power. As I have been on my spiritual path of awakening that will lead to enlightenment I have learned that the power we need to succeed is found within us. It is our spirit, our vibration, our energy that affects the energy flow. It is our actions and reactions that determine how far along this path to self actualization that we get. There are guides and tools available to us but it is we who must commit to stand in our power and not waver on walking in our truth. As I searched for Standing In Your Power I came across the book that is highlighted here. Many times for us to stand in our power we need to connect with someone who is standing in there power. When you begin to surround yourself with those who are standing in their power you begin to stand in your power and your awakening strengthens and then you realize there is nothing outside of yourself that can hold you back for you have the power to create the life you want. It is in the standing of your power and understanding you have a purpose and saying I am a powerful, strong person who has awakened spiritually and will make a positive impact on this world that you truly become that enlightened self actualized person that no one can stop.
I have found that this bible verse has become a very powerful tool to help me and other to stand in our power. I have also found that when you stand in your power and shine your light you make a mind, body, soul connection that will propel you to new heights. You have a divine power tat has been given to you that when you embrace it and stand in your power you will find that you are positively impacting your life and the lives of those around you. Sometimes you will find that there will be doubters who do not understand that you are transforming. To them I say Thank you and have a nice day. You have a calling and the day you discover that calling and stand in your power is the day that your life changes. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Unleashing Your Inner Don Quixote!!!
One of my favorite Operas/musicals is Man Of La Mancha. The character, Don Quixote, was fighting windmills. The windmills represented the inner demons that he was facing. As I listened to the music and began to understand the message being deliver I discovered just like Don Quixote many of us are experiencing a spiritual awakening. We are waking up and becoming aware that we have greatness inside of us and that our light is meant to shine bright and thus we are becoming action takers. We are beginning to adopt anthems and thus unleashing our inner Don Quixote and showing others that they can step into their greatness and become who they desire to be. Don Quixote was doubted by many, chastised by others, however he stuck to his mission and taught us about pursuing dreams and being a leader in our personal and professional lives. In awakening we unleash that inner Don Quixote and we leave all the doubters and naysayers behind as we pursue the purpose that we have discovered. It is when we fully commit to our quest that we begin to understand our calling and thus enhance our personal and professional lives while being of service and value to others. A change occurs when you come alive and embrace the spiritual awakening that you are experiencing. There will be battles that are won and battles that are lost and each one will teach us valuable lessons along our path.
Don Quixote had his loyal servant Sancho to encourage him and move him in the direction of his dreams. Who do you have in your circle that is lifting you? How are you being a lifter? A strong belief in your self and others will propel you positively along your spiritual path towards enlightenment thus allowing you to experience the joy that comes from being surrounded by encouragers and lifters while also becoming a lifter.
Many will doubt your dreams and do what they can to discourage you. My advice is do not listen to them and unleash your inner Don Quixote and pursue the dream. To pursue your dream takes courage. There are many stories about those who did not let the naysayers win and pursued their dreams and as a result have found joy, an inner peace, and abundance. Some will say oh they were lucky, others will say oh that can never be me, while others will say if they can do it I can do it. The journey starts when you are committed to following your dream. It is when you write it down in the form of I will and start to take action steps towards that goal. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Facts Of Life!!!
Today’s blog entry was inspired by The TV Show The Facts Of Life. As I watched the intro and listened to the lyrics I began to think how each character relates to a spiritual awakening lesson and how each one character gave us some tips that we can apply on our journey to spiritual enlightenment. We all had a Ms. Garrett in our lives at one time. The person who we could confide in and the person that was there to lift us up when we were down and encourage us to keep going when things seemed bleak. My Ms. Garrett was my mother, who passed on July 5, 2012. My mom played a big role in my spiritual awakening and even though she is no longer on earth in her human form her presence is felt daily through many messages that I receive. Who was your Ms. Garrett.
There was Joe who was the tomboy tough outer exterior with a kind and caring interior who illustrated the ideal that even though we may seem tough on the outside we may have some inner conflicts to resolve as we achieve a spiritual awakening. There was Blair the spoiled rich girl who had no cares until she realized that everyone was in the situation together and thus taught us about inner connectivity and we reminded us that we are one. There was Trudy who was the young one trying to fit in and discover who she was showing us all that we are all seeking our purpose. There was Natalie the bubbly girl who was masking some issues reminding us that in order to have a spiritual awakening and to be spiritually enlightened we must face our issues and come to a resolution of accepting who we are and not being afraid to be our true, authentic, and transparent self. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Making The Connection! GOD’S PLAN!
When someone says they are connected what comes to mind. Most people immediately conjure up images of gangsters. I usually think that they are connected to spirit and are embracing the fact that they are a divine child of GOD. Today I walked into my kitchen and looked up at the clock and it read 4:44 PM and I thought wow I am connected and surrounded by angels. It was time to stop what I was doing and pray. I did pray and I made the connection and the message I received was head out to Starbucks and write your blog as the world needs your positive message. In taking action I looked for an anthem to utilize to set the tone for honoring GOD. It was in experiencing this process that I began to further understand the reason for the spiritual awakening that I have had.
I arrived at Starbucks and got settled in by 5:17 PM and was directed to share the song Shabbat Shalom with you. As I listened to the music a new force of positive energy flowed through me and I began to feel inspired and motivated. A group of teachers sat next to me and I was directed by source to interact with them and give them my business cards. I did that and offered them my assistance to help them and their students to reach their goals and objectives. As you stay connected with GOD and your angels you begin to be directed along your path to have your prayers answered. It is on this path that you will experience more and spiritual awakenings and understand that you are a divine child of GOD who has greatness inside. Along your path you will receive messages. Do not question the message take action and if in doubt ask GOD and your angels.
When I attend Friday Night Services at Synagogue this is one of the songs that ushers in the Sabbath and it sets the tone in making the connection. It is amazing what happens as you make the connection with GOD and share how GOD is working in your life with others. After services there is an Oneg Shabbat(A Time For Fellowship). Through this interaction with others you strengthen your connection. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Finding The Way!!!!
Today’s entry was inspired by The Styx song, Show Me The Way as I continue on this journey of spiritual awakening leading toward spiritual enlightenment. I ask you how many time have you asked GOD to show you the way as you have been awakened spiritually? Have you been missing the signs or the messages of your spiritual awakening because you have been to wrapped up in yourself and your activities to slow down and see the great things GOD is showing you. In finding your way one thing you may want to consider is becoming an action taker. How many times have you made excuses or questioned the messages that are being sent only to be left saying If Only I…..? GOD shows you a way with many anthems that are all around you and it is up to you to respond and act during your awakening and to stay awake and aware. Have you ever noticed that those are award winners share a common thread of being spiritually awake and aware and tuned into source. Those who find their calling and find their way often speak of great changes they made to find their way. In finding your way and coming alive you will find that you begin to create the life you choose.
In their book The Passion Test Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood show you a way to follow your passion and to continue on a road to success and enlightenment. I am currently reading the book and make my list of things I am passionate about. The list includes Football, Helping Other People Excel, Helping Those Affected By Cancer, Broadcasting and Personal Development. I have been able to follow my passion for Football and monetize it by becoming a paid PA Announcer, I have been able to use my ability with marketing and public relations to help others excel by maximizing their message, I have raised over $20,000 in the last 10 years for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life. In the last 3 years I have launched an Internet Radio Show, Get Motivated With Jonathan JDOGG Lederman, which is heard on www.blogtalkradio.com/hrafnstongradio on Monday at 7:00 PM EDT. My recent project an Internet TV Show, The Anything Bucket was launched on 8/7/2013 on www.wrpbitv.com and airs on Wednesday at 8:00 PM EDT. I share this with you to help show the way by using the formula Passion + Action = Success. I have always believed that their are messages that come to us be it through dreams or in our waking hours or in the moments of meditation it is when we act on these messages that we find our way. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Creating Your Own Energy Company!!!
Imagine being your own Con Edison or Florida Power and Light. Well now you can create your own energy as you embrace the fact that you have had a spiritual awakening and you are understanding more and more that we are all made up of energy. The way we use our energy is very important. I have found that the mornings where I get up in time to step outside and gaze at a sunrise and simply breathe and set my intention have allowed me to become an action taker. On some occasions playing some of the songs that I have made my anthems have created an energetic charge that sets me into a zone of moving forward positively in the direction of my dreams. It is through the awakening process that we find our calling and begin to witness changes in our personal and professional life.
In creating your own positive energy company you begin a journey to spiritual bliss that will propel you to vibrate at a higher frequency. It is when you stimulate those positive electrons that you begin to awaken spiritually and attract the right people into your life because you are vibrating at a higher frequency. One good gauge of the level of your energy company is how things are unfolding through out the day. Look at what energy you are bringing to the table and how people are reacting to it. Through out the day you will adjust the lumens that you are giving off as it is important to remember you will not resonate with everyone, however those that you do resonate with will assist you in achieving your goals and objectives.
The spiritual energy that you create will determine your altitude and how far you climb up the chart towards self actualization. The energy field will expand and create that which you focus on the most. If you focus on doing tasks in a joyful manner you will create a joyful energy field and thus have joy in your life. The energy company you create is totally up to you. It all comes back to what you give out returns to you. Read More→