Archive for Spiritual Awakening
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: Living In The Moment!!!
As I searched deep inside myself today to find the words to share with you that would empower your and inspire to take action the message I received was to live in the moment. In the spirit of living in the moment and being spirituality awake I searched for a song that would fit this entry. I found Beckah Shae’s Here In This Moment. As I listened I began to think how many times do we miss out on happy moments because we are projecting and thinking how things should be. I have learned over time the way things are and the way we think things should be are very different. In having a spiritual awakening you begin to experience life as it is meant to unfold and that there are things you can control and things you can not.
In choosing to live in the moment you detach yourself from past experiences and you also reduce the stress associated with worrying about future events. In detaching from the past and the future and living in the moment you will find that things tend to flow and you achieve what you set out to do in a peaceful and joyful manner. If you release the could haves, the should haves, and the would haves and live in the moment you begin to find an inner solace in knowing everything is in divine order the way it was meant to be right now. In deciding to live in the moment and go about each moment with a sense of gratitude you will find that you create the life you desire. In healing and releasing the past you open up the passages necessary to move forward in the positive direction of your dreams. In taking the future out of the equation and living for the now you will see how things flow and you will begin to enjoy the abundance that the universe has to offer. I look at those who I believe to be successful and they all share something in common. They all live in the moment and come from a position of gratitude. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: A New Attitude!!!
Patti LaBelle’s song New Attitude was the inspiration for today’s blog entry along with some of the actions of people today. I have assumed an attitude of it’s okay we can reschedule or I understand only to be taken advantage of and thus I have decided it is time to assume a new attitude and to step into my power and further my spiritual awakening. The lesson I have learned is to explain to people that when you book time to come into the www.wrpbitvstudio.com you are making a commitment and based on that commitment you are affecting people’s lives. For so long I have allowed people to reschedule or cancel, well that all stops today as what I offer is of value and if people don’t respect that then they do not get a second chance. I made time for you, booked people to film the interview, and turned down others who requested to be interviewed and what I offer has a great value. It comes down to this you are either serious about delivering your message or you are not. You are either an action taker or you are not. I too have been guilty of cancelling or rescheduling because I believed that being footloose and fancy free was a way for me, now if I don’t want to meet with someone I tell them straight out I do not want to meet with you and thus they do not waste their time or mine. I have learned the same thing with my radio show, when I book a guest and they are confirmed and do not call in guess what they don’t get invited back. The key is now to have an attitude that I deserve respect and what I offer is of great value and service to others.
In meditation I had a spiritual awakening and I share it with you so you will learn from the pain and suffering that I have experienced first hand. The message was JDOGG be kind but be careful. This is my message to you, be kind but not to kind and be careful of who you are aligning yourself with. If you do not value yourself no one else will value you. This might mean finding and assuming a new attitude. Some may not understand your change and your answering your calling as you come alive and awaken spiritually to understand that your time is valuable, your services have value, and you deserve to be respected. This might mean letting those so called friends in your circle know that you are no longer available to things for free and that everything you do has a value. So many of us on a spiritual path to enlightenment allow ourselves to be taken advantage because of our genuine authentic desire to be of service and value as a result what occurs we get burned because we fear hurting people’s feelings or we are worried about being liked and what people will think. It is time to have a new attitude and value yourself and eliminate those that do not value you and tell them to GO MILK THE GOAT!!!!! This is a term I learned in the Philippines while serving as a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer, it basically was their way of telling you to screw off. This may be a harsh attitude but sometimes in order to move forward we need to change our attitude. In many cases changing who we work with and who we surround ourselves with allows us the opportunity to assume a new attitude and thus grow personally, spiritually, and professionally. 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: One Power!!!
Through out my spiritual awakening and along my journey to enlightenment I have learned that there is one power that makes it all happen for us and that power comes from us when we create a oneness consciousness. You may call the power by different names however the power is inside of us. We have a divinity inside of us all that we were meant to share with others. In our taking action based on the power and the messages that are being sent we grow stronger in spirituality and thus we make a mind, body, soul connection that drives us to enhance our personal and professional lives while we are of service and value to others. It is in the recognition of the power that we expand our spiritual awakening and as a result we attract the right people to be in our lives. In attracting the people that are meant to be in our lives we begin to achieve the greatness and prosperity that is our birthright. In your awakening you will experience many emotions and in dealing with the emotions on a cellular level you will begin to see why things are happening for you. It is in recognizing that there is one power that guides us all that we begin to make the world a better place. When we awaken spiritually we begin to understand our purpose and in following that purpose we gain a shared power with GOD that allows us to expand and manifest the greatness that we have in each of us. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Journey Continues!!
Today as I sought the theme for today’s entry the universal powers conspired to deliver this son, 93 Million Miles by Jason Mraz, to me. As I listened to the lyrics I began to understand that the journey towards spiritual awakening and enlightenment continues as it is an everyday walk. Each day presents opportunities to shine your light and to live in light and thus enlighten and awaken others. I have begun to sign comments on social media like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and others with the phrase Keep Shining Your Light. I began to do this as I understand that by lighting another candle you only increase the light so when you shine your light and are value of service you increase the brightness of those around you. In the spiritual awakening process you begin to understand that the journey to enlightenment starts with the first step. The question to ask is am I ready to take that first step and discover who I truly am? The journey will be fraught with trials and tribulations as well as filled with much joy and abundance. As you continue your journey you will begin to understand that everything that happens is happening for us not to us as GOD has a master plan for you. In making the decision to make the mind, body, soul connection and walk your path daily you will be able to understand why some things happen. In all that we do on this continuous journey we receive lessons and messages. In is the way we react to the messages and how we apply the lessons that determine our level of awakening and enlightenment. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Awakening Your Spirit And Finding Happiness!!!
As I visited www.supermanifestor.com today I was moved to write this blog entry as it reinforced the believe that what your mind can conceive, and your heart can believe, you can achieve. I then began to realize that the spiritual awakening process is an everyday walk and what we think about expands. If we are to expand our minds and make a mind, body, and soul connection we will begin to apply the tools that are being given to us. One will want to become and action taker during the spiritual awakening process and awaken that spirit that may have been lying dormant for a while. The key is to take time everyday and awaken your spirit. When you begin to awaken your spirit you begin to further your spiritual awakening and find the happiness that you seek. It is through the awakening of spirit that you begin to follow your passion and co-create with GOD and thus begin to manifest the life that you desire. In being awake and aware you set in motion the occurrences desired to bring your creation to fruition.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools To Awaken Your Spirit And Find Happiness!!!
In becoming spiritual awake and aware and furthering your spiritual awakening it is imperative to know what you are searching for? In awakening and finding your calling you will find many tools that can assist you in coming alive, awakening your spirit and finding happiness.
I have found books such as these and those available through The Hay House Link or Sources of Wisdom Book 2 Link to be great tools to finding happiness. the key factor is to take the teachings and apply them and make changes accordingly. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Pink, What Does It Mean?
In the month of October the color pink represents breast cancer or breast health awareness. The NFL along with a partnership with The American Cancer Society have teamed up to encourage women to get screened for breast cancer. I personally am asking everyone to participate in POINTS FOR THE CURE, a program where fans pick their team for 1 week during the season and pledge to donate $.25(25 cents) per point their team scores and then they visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdoog1 and make their donation to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. Their is something very spiritual about being able to bring people together to celebrate the strength of those who have survived breast cancer, remember those who have lost their battle to breast cancer, and fight back so future generations do not have to hear the words you have breast cancer. This is a form of cancer that if detected early can be beaten. Please be an action taker and help to support my efforts to help those touched by breast cancer.
As I was writing this entry I began to think what does the color pink represent and here is what I found.
The meaning of the color pink is unconditional love and nurturing. The color pink represents compassion, nurturing and love.The color pink, created by combining white and red, is the color most often associated with girls, especially babies. In 1597, Shakespeare used the word pink to describe a feeling. “In the pink” is a phrase that means feeling good and doing well. 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→