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Spiritual Awakening: Waking People Up!!!

As I continue to travel on my spiritual path I have come across many people that need to wake up. Regular readers of this blog know my passion for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life and how I am always armed with facts and figures to help people wake up. Today (12/16/2017) I was out promoting Relay For Life and I had a gentleman say I put $1 in the canister and only $.25 (25 cents) goes to the people that need it. I explained that he was mistaken as 96% of each dollar raised goes to research, education, advocacy, and services. I also explained that I was a volunteer and that I do this to honor the memory of those taken by cancer including my mom who was called home to GOD on July 5, 2012 after suffering a massive heart attack while battling non-operable metastatic lung cancer. His reply I do my own thing. I said thank you GOD bless you and I left.  I share this with you to educate you so you have the facts thus you can be aware and awake to the truth.  In another instance today I went to The Pizza Hut in my community where I was a  loyal customer and I encountered a General Manager who immediately blew me off say I had to go through their main office. I was a bit taken about by this as one would think that a General Manager would be empowered to make a donation of 10 pizzas for an event that was 4 months away. I left thinking wow people need to wake up and find more kindness. I went to my car and remembered that some will, some won’t, some waiting, so what, next. As I drove over to Starbucks to write this entry I also remembered that is not my job to drag people kicking and screaming onto the path but instead to shine my light so bright that it illuminates the world and gives people permission to wake up. As I sat down to write this blog I was reminded that if I can not do big things to do small things with great love. I realized that b be caring and kind I would be able to shine my light and thus create a change in the world as I woke more people up..

Image result for Inner Divinity We need to understand that it is our responsibility to carry ourselves in a way in which peace, love, joy, and prosperity are exuded from us so that we raise the collective consciousness of those we encounter so that they will become awakened. It is important to understand that not everyone is as evolved spiritually as we may be and may not share the same passion that we share thus we must find common ground. It is out responsibility as evolving beings to make sure that we meet people where they are and do our best to lift them so that they can become the strong beings that they are.  Read More→

Spiritual Awakening: Getting To Know You!!!

In today’s age of social media and the desire for instant gratification ask yourself when was the last time you actually took time to get to know someone. As I have become spiritually awakened I have made it a point to get to know people on a cellular level so that I can be of service and value to them. In taking action to do this I have found that the more you learn about someone the more able you become to help them in achieving their goals and objectives. I have also come to know that if you help people get what they want you will get what you want. In making a conscientious effort to know people you will find that you grow personally, professionally, and spiritually as you begin to make things more about others than yourself and as a result you find that you attract more peace, love, joy, and prosperity into your life. In getting to know people you are better able to work together for you begin to find out that you are more alike than different thus finding common ground enabling you to work together to make your part of the world a better place.
In getting to know people you are able to band together to affect changes by seizing the day so that at the end of the day everyone is enriched in a personal, professional, and a spiritual way. When you stand up to injustice by getting to know people and embracing the concept that the brotherhood of man transcends the sovereignty of nations you will be able to answer your calling and seize the day.  It is when you get to know people and make them feel that they are important that you create a paradigm shift that leads to positive changes that improve life as we know it. In taking a  stand and seizing the day you will find yourself manifesting the life that you desire. In getting out from behind the computer and getting to know people you will find that not only your life is enhanced but their life is enhanced as well. Sometimes all it takes is to engage in dialogue to find common ground to affect change in the part of the world that you occupy. Read More→

Spiritual Awakening: Focus On The Joy!!!

Image result for make a joyful noise unto the lord imagesAs I left the bank today(12/8/2017) I realized just how much joy I have in my life and how important it is to focus on the joy. I walked to my car thanking GOD for allowing me the opportunity to use my talents for good and as a result having money to take care of the necessities in life. As I got into my car I realized a shift in my being. It was at that moment that I reminded myself to bring joy to everything I do. In becoming an action taker driven with a purpose to be joyful while being of service and value to others I have found that I am more aware and awake spiritually. I still have some challenging moments however when those moments arise I do my best to be joyful. In reflecting back on 2017 and preparing fr 2018 I am reminded to focus on the joy that there is the world and to celebrate the small victories thus attracting peace, love, joy, and prosperity into my life.
In focusing on joy we open up many channels to receive as the universe return what it is given.  If we go about each moment with a goal to be joyful we will receive joy in return. It is when you answer your calling in a joyful manner that you bring more joy into your life. I have been sending out direct messages to people to take a moment and visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg19 to make a donation to help plant the seeds of hope and healing for those touched by cancer. In the past I would get upset by the amount of people who weren’t responding but today I decided to be grateful and joyful for those that were donating. As I focused on the joy that their donation brings to those touched by cancer I realized that my entire attitude changed. I went from anger to happiness in a matter of moments. It was when we change our focus that our entire perspective changes. Read More→

 Spiritual Awakening: Thinking Globally:Acting Locally

As the holidays of Hanukkah and Christmas approach we all should be reminded that there is more to the holidays than just presents. These two holiday celebrate miracles that led to hope and healing. each holiday represents the concept that we can light up the world by simply standing in our truth and becoming an action taker. In this time of a great shift we need to think globally and act locally. We have a power inside of us to be difference makers.

As you experience a spiritual awakening and begin to see that we are all interconnected and that regardless of color or religious backgrounds we are all divine children of GOD  who can follow our calling and thus affect change in our local communities by simply thinking globally and acting locally. We can become action takers and show that the smallest acts of kindness will create a ripple effect that will shift our collective conscience and thus produce more positive outcomes in the world. Instead of fighting and trying to prove who is right or wrong we need to come together and find ways to be of service and value to each other. It is time to truly look deep inside and tap into our inner divinity and then recognize the divine in others. Instead of being judgmental and jealous and competitive we must seek ways to coexist realizing that we are more alike than different.  This holiday season let us put our differences aside and find a way to be of service and value to each other by making an effort to spread peace, love, joy, and prosperity everywhere we go.  Make an effort daily to do a kind act and see the effect that it has on others. Sometimes a simple smile can change someone’s day. Last year I gave out greeting cards to people simply wishing them happy holidays some were receptive while others were defensive it was then that I realized not everyone is ready to think globally and act locally and some people just don’t get the idea that someone would be kind with no expectation of return. Read More→

Spiritual Awakening: You Can’t Handle The Truth!!!

Image result for and the truth shall set you free bible verseAs you awaken more and more spiritually you gain an awareness of your own truth. The draw back to becoming more and more aware and awake is that you begin to encounter people who can not handle the truth. As an action taker you will find it easier to speak your truth while interacting with others. In all cases it is important to be your authentic self as you continue on your spiritual journey toward enlightenment. Too many times we allow our fear to interfere with speaking our truth thus we miss out on opportunities to create the life that we want. Sometimes you just have to tell people how you truly feel and then let things work out as GOD has meant them to work out.

Image result for Wilson FootballThe other day I wrote a direct message to Wilson Football requesting a Crucial Catch Football, A Salute The Troops Football, and a Superbowl Football to use in a fundraising endeavor only to be told they can’t donate the 3 footballs. I wrote back and basically told them they had to kidding me as they could send 3 footballs that probably cost them less than $100 to manufacturer. I explained tot hem the fact that I have over 1900 Twitter Followers and over 2900 friend on Facebook not to mention the over 1500 people following me on Instagram. I spoke my truth letting them know that I hoped they would reconsider their decision. I haven’t heard back from them as I believe they couldn’t handle the truth.  In speaking my truth I was able to explain just how important it was for Wilson Football to support my effort to be of service and value to others. Think about it this way the more people you help the more business you receive for you never know who can help you to build your brand and increase your revenue. So the next time you are approached about helping some one think about what the truth is and the truth is that a simple act of kindness will come back to you.

Image result for Share A Coke College bottlesAbout a month ago I reached out to shareacoke.com to have them donate 6 bottles and few of their polar bears for a fundraiser I was doing to help those touched by cancer and again I was told oh we are not in a position to do that. I wrote back asking how a multi-national company with over a billion dollars in sales each quarter can’t see its way clear to donating 6 commemorative bottles and 3 polar bears which probably cost them less than $75. I explained my reach and how I could be of service and value to them. I haven’t heard back since figuring they couldn’t handle the truth.  I find it interesting that many people do not see the value of supporting others and will become excuse makers instead of action takers. Look at how you are reacting to people seeking support and then find the truth as to why you may be struggling in your personal, professional, and personal life. I chose to share the two experiences where I was turned down because the truth of the matter is that not everyone is going to resonate with your cause regardless and to how noble it is. You are going to encounter a few setbacks along your spiritual journey however with a few setbacks come set ups for exceeding your goals and objectives.

Image result for nfl crucial catchIn not allowing the no from Coca Cola and Wilson to get me down I took a deep breath and I called The NFL about supporting The POINTS FOR THE CURE Fundraiser that I was hosting and guess what they sent me cleats, lanyards, balloons, and pins to use in the fundraising efforts and may send more items in the future. I realized that the truth of the matter is that some will, some won’t, some waiting, so what, next. As you walk in your truth you will find that there are those who will help you and those who will not. I have come to realize that the truth is that not everyone will understand your level of commitment so focus on those who are supporting you and lifting you and let the others go and pound sand.

Image result for nfl crucial catchAs you journey along your spiritual path and make a statement by walking in your truth remember that there are going to be those who can not handle the truth as they are not ready to take a look deep inside as to why they are making the decisions that they are making. Many can not handle the truth and  are not used to being called out so when you call them out with a passionate and cognitive reason they can not handle it and do not know how to respond. The key is to continue to walk in your truth and follow your passion thus attracting peace, love, joy, and prosperity into your life. When you are armed with the truth you will manifest the life that you desire. When you speak your truth you will begin to reap great rewards as you begin to realize that passion + action = success. In many cases it is just a simple matter of walking in your truth and allowing your actions to show the world how you are being of service.

Spiritual Awakening: Can You Get It Up?

As you experience a spiritual awakening you will have the opportunity to evaluate how you raise your vibration so as to create more positivism in your life. The question to ponder is can I get my vibration frequency up to the point where it is attract like minded people into my life who will help me to rise up and make positive changes in my personal, professional, and spiritual life? In answering this question and committing to becoming an action taker you will find that you begin to have more success in your life thus creating ore peace, love, joy, and prosperity in your life.  You have a power to make positive changes and to change the vibration that you radiate. Take a look at how you are approaching things and what you can do differently and then begin to make those changes and you will see that your life becomes filled with bliss and abundance.  Your ability to rise up is determined by how you react to situations as they unfold each day.

Spiritual Awakening: Tools To help You Get It Up!!!!

Every now and again we all can use a dose of spiritual Viagra to help us to raise our vibration frequency so that it enables us to make a connection to GOD. This Lakota song of praise unto the lord is a fantastic tool to have in your spiritual tool box to help you get it up.

Image result for Raising Vibrational FrequenciesIn the effort to raise your vibrations so that you have the ability to manifest the life you desire it is important to have a tool that will allow you embrace the fact that you possess a great power in you to make changes that will create positivism in your life. Read More→

Spiritual Awakening: Keep Calm And Keep Giving!!!

Image result for god loves a cheerful giverThrough the spiritual awakening process I have come to realize that whatever you bring to a situation is returned to you. This was very evident yesterday (11/8/2017) when I had a slight traffic mishap in the parking lot at my condo. I was upset because the lady I hit spoke no English and I told her we live in American learn English well this was overheard by the neighbors and they were upset. I took a deep breath and apologized and we worked everything out. As I went about my business of the day I realized that what ever you give you get back tenfold thus if you want peace you need to be peaceful. If you take action filled with love and gratitude you will receive love and gratitude in return.

Image result for god loves a cheerful giver In becoming a cheerful giver and being of service and value to others you will be rewarded. It is when you stay calm and keep giving without an expectation of return that you grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. If you stay calm and keep giving from a place that id filled with peace, love, joy, and prosperity you will attract peace, love, joy, and prosperity into your life. When you remain calm and take a step back to detach from the situation you will find that everything works out just the way GOD intended it to work out for you. GOD may put some challenges along your path to remind you of the importance of being humble and refraining from the emotions that create blockages and stop you from moving toward spiritual enlightenment. In every situation you face their is an opportunity for growth.

Image result for The Giving Heart MJ RyanI was introduced to this book a few years ago and I had the pleasure to interview M.J. Ryan on my radio show, Get Motivated With Jonathan JDOGG Lederman. It was through these lessons that I learned the importance of keeping calm and giving. I learned that when you are authentic about your giving that you are rewarded. Sometimes it is a matter of simply giving of yourself that creates opportunities for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. The lessons learned over the last several days have allowed me to see that it is when I am focused, centered, and grounded with the intention of helping others that my life flows in a positive manner. I have learned that in tough situations it is important to stay calm and keep giving love and compassion to others. It is important to focus on the good that can come of all situations by remembering that if GOD brought you to it GOD will bring you through it. Read More→

Spiritual Awakening: Sowing The Seeds Of Love!!!

In the wake of some of the tragic events that have happened in the last several weeks I felt it was important to encourage people to sow the seeds of love by taking positive actions to spread peace, love, joy, and prosperity everywhere. As you awaken spiritually you will find that taken action from a position of love and kindness will enhance your personal, professional, and spiritual life.  We can go through life being angry and bitter which only leads to heartache and disease or we can choose to come from a position of love and gratitude and thus manifest a life that is filled with bliss and abundance. In looking at life being filled with endless possibilities we begin to tap into our inner divinity which allows us to follow the guidance of GOD, Jesus, The Angels, and The Ascended Masters creating the life we desire. It is important to understand that of you can not do great things that you do small things with great love. When you sow the seeds of love by taking action and following your passion you will find success.
When you answer your calling and embrace it with great love you will find yourself coming alive and being of service and value to others thus manifesting the life that you desire. When you wake up in the morning and realize that out of all the fruits of spirit Love s the greatest you will find yourself dealing with challenges as they arise much easier as you will understand that if GOD brought you to it GOD will bring you through for GOD loves you and wants you to be be happy and prosperous. When you commit to follow your heart the mind will follow and you will begin to create a life that is filled with the fruits of spirit. Read More→

Spiritual Awakening: Close Calls!!!

Image result for Hurricane IrmaAs Hurricane Irma circled over my condo I had many close calls and as the power went off I thought wow now is a good time to simply pray and meditate. As I prayed and asked GOD to protect me and everyone in the path of this disastrous storm I realized that in my life there have been many close calls and some how each time I experienced a close call I came out of it spiritually stronger as the divinity inside of me became more and more awakened.  As the storm subsided and life took on a sense of normalcy I realized there are many who will have to rebuild as this storm took many of the materialistic items that people had accumulated over time. My mom, who was called home to GOD on July 5, 2012 after suffering a massive heart attack while battling non-operable metastatic lung cancer used to say if money can fix it everything will be all right. She was correct to a certain extent as you can not replace memories or the warmth of a home you grew up in or the items that had sentimental value. As the storm passed I remembered the teaching that if GOD brought me to it God will bring me through it. I thanked GOD for keeping the damage to my community minimal and then I prayed that he would make everyone whole and complete.  This close call made me realize just how lucky I was to make it through the storm and how fortunate I am to have talents to use to be of service and value to others.

Image result for semi truckIn the weeks after the storm I have had some close calls like today (10/3/2017) as I was nearly hit by a semi tractor trailer while driving in a parking lot. At first I was mad that the driver didn’t see me and didn’t yield the right of way to me. After I avoided this close call I parked my car and I thanked GOD for watching over me. I then went in to the barber shop to get my hair cut. As I was leaving the barber shop I witnessed a car on fire two spots away from my car and I called 911 and moved my car to safety. I thought wow I just spent $300 on 2 new tires for the car and it was nearly caught on fire. As I hung up with the 911 operator and saw that I was safe I looked to the heaven and thanked GOD and Jesus for watching over me.  On my way to Starbucks I kept thinking how lucky I was and how many close calls I have had. There must be some message in these close calls. I think it is GOD telling me to slow down and find ways to be of service and value to others.  Read More→