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Spiritual Awakening: Turning It Around!!!
As an action taker who finds myself on the go most of the time I have come to realize that of I am to be spiritually awake I must slow down so that I can turn things around. Such was the case today when I inquired as to my status as a n announcer for a team that I have worked with for 4 years. I was told that they weren’t going to have a DJ or announcer for their last 2 games. I was a bit disappointed as that took $200 out of my pocket as I was being paid $100 per game and now I have to find a way to make that up. This is what happens when you are a free lancer in the broadcasting world. As I reflected I turned to GOD and he sent me this song by The Byrds. It was at that time that I realized everything happens for a reason. This was GOD’s Way of telling me to not sell myself short and to find other opportunities where my talents would be awarded and respected. It was at that moment when another awakening occurred and I sent out text message to a few people who were interested in my services and I landed a few paying gigs.
When you decide to find the bright side in what is happening you begin to turn thing around and you win in the end. There is an adage that says when one door is closed another will open. This is so true and plays out many times in the spiritual awakening process. Sometimes your human feelings and ego get in the way because you allow yourself to feel under appreciated or disrespected and you stay in the situation because you are fearful of what might happen if you walk away. It is when you walk away from a situation that no longer serves you that you win in the end. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Stop The Madness!!!
A few years ago I made contact with an organization, Stop The Madness, and today I was looking for a topic to write about and I cam across this video and thought regardless of our race, sex, sexual orientation, creed, or social status that it is time for a spiritual awakening in our country. It is time that we all come together as one and recognize that we are all divine children of GOD and GOD has a purpose for each and everyone us. It is time for all of us to recognize the divinity in each other seeing that we are more alike than different. It is time to become action takers and make peace, love, and understanding the rule of the day.
It is time to stop the madness and start looking out for one another. It is a time of great change going on in our world right now as we are being confronted with challenges that have not been seen before thus it is time to face everything and rise and work together to make sure that while we journey along our spiritual path that we are shining a light so bright that it serves as a beacon of hope and healing for everyone to see. It is time to put differences aside and find a common ground so that our personal, professional, and spiritual lives are enhanced while we help to improve the lives of others. It is time we look for ways to come together and be of service and value to one another so that we can make our world a better place. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Grooving On A Sunday Afternoon!!!
As I sat down at Starbucks to write this entry I took a quick look around and it was amazing to see all the people simply grooving on a Sunday Afternoon. There was a group playing Rummy O, a guy working on editing his photography, people reading, and others simply enjoying life. As I absorbed all this great positive energy I began to think how important it is to be spiritually awake and in tube with your inner divinity so as to attract much peace, joy, love, and prosperity into your life. I began to realize that if you want to manifest happiness and abundance into your life you must exude happiness and come from a place of abundance. So many times we get caught up in the things we can not control that we forget to take charge of what we can control and thus we create blockages that get in the way of grooving not only on a Sunday afternoon but everyday. Now the question is how are we going to awaken spiritually and take control of our lives and let GOD be our guide. The answer is to first embrace the fact that you are a divine child of GOD destined for greatness. After that it is important to make a commitment to yourself to take care of yourself so that you can be of service and value to others. Then after you begin to be of service and value start to release that which no longer serves you. As you continue to follow your path guided by GOD you will see that when you are connected to GOD you will see great things unfold so make it a priority to praise and honor GOD daily so that you can grove everyday and reach your higher calling.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools To Help You Groove Everyday!!!
I have found that The Serenity Prayer, Positive Affirmations, and The Four Agreements by Don Miguel Ruiz to be excellent tools in assuming an attitude that will allow me to be open to grooving daily.
I have learned that music can be a great way to get into the groove and to vibrate on a higher level that attracts people to you so that you can manifest the life that you desire.
Over the years I have discovered that books such as these and others available by following the Hay House Link on this page are excellent tools to help you get into the groove.
Kindness is a trait that when put into action serves as great tool to groove daily.
Giving praise and glory to GOD is a fantastic tool to help keep you centered, focused, and grounded so that you can groove everyday and live life to the fullest.
Essential oils and incense are excellent tools to use while clearing your mind so as to groove daily.
Meditation has served as an exceptional tool in releasing that which may be stopping you from grooving daily.
Take a moment to walk in nature and create a sacred space where you can go to communicate with GOD, The Ascended Masters, and The Angels so as to receive the guidance that will allow you to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually as you continue to make the mind, body, and soul connection.
Find spiritual places like The Rice Terraces in the Philippines and take a trip without all the accouterments that we have grown accustom to and simply take in the messages as you get connected to source. Sometimes the greatest tool we have is our ability to detach and disconnect from the human life that we have come to know and get in touch with our divinity.
When I find it difficult to get into a groove or I find myself stuck I use the tool of reflection to remind me just how good my life has been and I remember times that brought great joy and a sense of accomplishment into my life like the 6 months from July 2002 – February 2003 when I was a U.S. Peace Corps Volunteer in Buang La Union, Philippines. I look at the photo of the church and the arch and I realize how many lives I touched and how the people in this community changed my life and it gets me into a positive frame of mind knowing that I am capable of great things and if I can not do great things to do small things with great love. It is said that photographs and memories are great tools to help you get into the groove.
Spiritual Awakening: JDOGG’S Gift For You To Groove Everyday!!!
Spiritual Awakening: Get Your Swag On!!!
One of the terms I have come to learn in the promotional and marketing realm is SWAG, which refers to the free items you get at events from different vendors. SWAG is also short for Swagger used to describe the way someone carries themselves. As I put on my Chuck Taylor Purple Beat Cancer Sneakers I began to see how getting your swag on can determine how people perceive you. Many have admired my sneakers and they have opened up a line of communication that has allowed me to interact with people and share my story. As a result I have attracted many people who want to help me on my mission to plant the seeds of hope and healing for cancer patients, their families, and their friends. As I walked into many businesses I saw people looking at my sneakers and I smiled and many made positive comments and I realized as I shine my light and get my swag on I have the chance to illuminate the world one person at a time. I have come to understand that when you get your swag you must be prepared to instill a philosophy of some will, some won’t, so what, some waiting, next as it is not your job to drag people kicking and screaming to your way of thinking but to simply shine your light bright for others to see thus giving them permission to shine their light. It is when you get your swag on that you can have a great influence on people and thus show the world that service to humanity is the best work of life.
When you decide to take action and get your swag on it is important that when you carry yourself with confidence and begin to assert yourself it is important to understand that not everyone will resonate with the way you do things or your message. Also remember the most successful people in the world were those that were seen as different or a bit out there as their thoughts were not mainstream however those who thought differently and implemented their ideas were the people that changed the world. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Clearing The Hurdles Of Life!!!
As you experience a spiritual awakening you will find that their are many hurdles that you will be challenged to clear to manifest the results you desire. In some cases you will find that not everyone will support you and some will go to extremes to try to defeat you. When you begin to take action and live a life filled with passion and purpose you will encounter many people who will not agree with you or your methodology. Such was the case this week when someone who professes to be a professional wrote me a hateful and wrote a response filled with anger. I called to see what I could do to rectify the situation and was called an asshole, an idiot, told no one gives a shit about what I have to say, and to go f-myself. I told the gentleman that I am sorry he feels this way and and that I will happily remove him from my contact list. I started to think why do people act this way and then I realized that it is GOD’S way to send a message and teach a lesson. In this case GOD was telling me to find another way to solicit donations for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life of Boca Raton and to find people who resonate with my message. In taking action and reaching out to everyone I must remember that is is not my job to bring people kicking and screaming on to the path but to shine my light bright for them to see by being of service and value so that when they are ready to change and create a life that is enhanced personally, professionally, and spiritually that I am there to be a shining beacon of light to help illuminate the world.
The man did create a hurdle as my LinkedIn account has been restricted. As I write this entry the restriction is under appeal. As I took a moment to breathe an meditate on the situation I realized how important it is to remember that some will, some won’t, so what, some waiting, next because for every negative person that I encounter I find 8-9 that are open to assist with my endeavors. All my life I have been given hurdles and each time I have cleared them understanding that if GOD brought me to it GOD will bring me through it. In getting back to Don Miguel Ruiz’s Four Agreements and implementing them I have been able to move forward and exceed my goals.
By going deep inside and then applying these agreements I have been able to secure a part time job that frees me up to do volunteer work, to obtain guests for my TV Show, The Anything Bucket, which airs on www.wrpbitv.com on Tuesday at 6:30 PM EDT, and to continue to be of service and value to others. Theses 4 agreements have helped me to be centered, grounded, and focused as I move forward in a positive direction of my dreams.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools To Overcome Life’s Hurdles!!!
I have found that songs like this are a great tool to help you overcome life’s hurdles. It is knowing that GOD loves you and that you are a divine child of GOD that will serve as your best tool to overcome life’s hurdle’s. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Purple Haze!!!
As you are aware purple is one of my favorite colors as it represents passion, purpose, and royalty. I often find myself in a purple haze as I awaken more and more spiritually. It is said that what we focus on expands. Well I have been focusing on purple lately as it is the official color of The American Cancer Society. I have found myself designing sneakers in purple to enhance my chosen mission to create a world with less cancer and more birthdays. I have even had special jerseys designed to wear at The American Cancer Society Relay For Life Events. I have found that when I am wearing my purple sneakers and purple shirts or shorts with a hint of purple that I feel more centered focused and grounded. As a result my fundraising has become more successful. I have found that I am attracting those who want to help to plant the seeds of hope and healing for cancer patients, their friends, and their families. I have affectionately named my team, Lederman’s Heroes Walking In Memory of JDOGG’s Mom so that people will understand why I am so relentless in my fundraising efforts. I ahve found that when I am laser focused that I create this purple haze of spirituality that leads to success. Many people have seen my posts asking them to visit http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg4 and have made donations. As of 3:15 PM on March 30, 2016 I am at $784.83 raised for The American Cancer Society Relay For Life.
I am looking forward to rocking this jersey and letting the power of the universe and spirit take over. I am sure they will draw a lot of attention and start many conversations leading to more people being more aware of what I am doing to create a purple haze. I am also going to be doing Oracle Card Reading at Relay, which will further expose my spirituality to others and allow them to create their own purple haze that will be filled with answers. As we move forward in a positive direction of our dreams by understanding that being in a purple haze is not a bad thing as we are able to go deep inside and get in tune with our inner divinity. When we allow the power represented by purple to flow through us we begin to achieve things that we never thought possible. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Great Buffet Of Life!!!
When the word buffet is mentioned most people think of food and all you can eat. What if I told you there is an endless buffet available to each of us to partake in that will nourish our mind, our body, and our soul. It is the great buffet of life which includes healthy food to fuel our body, knowledge to strengthen our mind, and a divine guidance system to build our soul. When we begin to partake in the great buffet of life we understand that we are divine children of GOD and in order to praise and connect with GOD we must eat what builds our body up and doesn’t break the body down. It is when we take the action to commit to eating better that we will see major improvements physically and mentally. I know that when I am making better food choices I find myself feeling better and thus I am able to be of more service and value to others. So to start enjoying the great buffet of life I suggest you become aware of what you are putting into body and how it is making you feel. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Walking On Sunshine!!!
During what may seem to be the gloomiest of times in our lives we have the ability to awaken spiritually and create a walking on sunshine mindset. It s when we choose to see the good in all that is happening for us that we begin to evolve personally, spiritually, and professionally. It is a matter of what we choose to focus on that will determine how far we journey on our spiritual path as we continue to create the life we desire. I used to look an how many people saw my posts about Relay For Life and wondered why they weren’t donating at http://main.acsevents.org/goto/jdogg3 then I shifted to an attitude of gratitude and started to show gratitude for those that did visit the website and donate. It was when I decided that no matter what happens I will have a walking on sunshine attitude and detach from any negative thoughts that enter into my mind. I have learned that those meant to donate will donate and by detaching from the outcome the goal I set will be reached by the action that I take. It is when we change our mindset from limiting beliefs to limitless beliefs that that we begin to get that walking on sunshine feeling that allows us to expand and grow thus making a mind, body, soul connection. In having a walking on sunshine attitude we open up the channels that will lead to us having much peace, love, joy, and prosperity in our lives. As you awaken in the morning create a walking on sunshine mindset and look at how your day unfolds.
Spiritual Awakening: Tools To Create A Walking On Sunshine Mindset!!!
I have found music like this is a great tool to remind us that things will get easier all we have to do is let go and let GOD. I have learned through my own spiritual awakening that if GOD brought you to it GOD will bring you through it.
These crystals will serve you well in your quest to keep a positive attitude and to have a walking on sunshine mindset. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: The Selenite Heart!!!
I opened the door yesterday (10/28/2015) and there was a package from my brother and sister-in-law. I was so excited to open it and read the card and see its contents and there it was a whit selenite heart. I opened the bag which contained the heart and read all about it and as I held the heart I felt a sense of centering and grounding and love. As I closed my eyes and held this heart and meditated I found my heart opening more and more clearing blockages allowing love to flow through me. It was at that moment that I realized it is when we open our hearts that we are able to give and receive love thus allowing us to make a spiritual connection to GOD creating a oneness consciousness that allows us to excel in everything we do. It is when we open up our heart and detach from the past and release our expectations that we are able to take action and make a positive difference in our lives and in the lives of others. When we make love an anthem of ours by opening our heart we allow ourselves to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. When we open our heart and become loving and caring in what we do we thrive and manifest the life we desire.
Spiritual Awakening: Opening Your Heart With Selenite!!!
Sometimes it is in the smallest gift and gesture that enables us to absorb love and thus open up our heart to make a positive difference in our life and in the lives of others. I would suggest that you find a Selenite Heart and use it in your quest to open up your heart while making a mind body, soul, connection.
Selenite is a stone of mental clarity. This clarity enhances mental flexibility and enables strong decision making abilities. It can affect every day life as full mental clarity into play to lesson confusion and mental disorientation.
Selenite is also a stone of truth and honesty. This promotes good business practices as well as honesty in other types of relationships.
Selenite is associated with the moon it is named for. This brings associations and energies of the unconscious, instinct, subconscious, and emotional well-being. The moon association also brings water energy to the fore, creating the flexibility and intuition.
Though Selenite is associated with the moon, it is also a sweet angel stone. It is used for contacting and communicating with angels for guidance. It can also be used for finding and working with other spirit guides.
Selenite remove energy blocks, particularly from the physical and etheric bodies. It can also remove energy blocks in the bodies of other crystals and stones. This makes it excellent for enhancing the properties of other stones and for clearing and charging them. It is also an excellent stone for protection grids, as one visitor pointed out.
Selenite is a stone of powerful intuition and psychic awareness through its influence on the third eye chakra. You can access past lives and do past life work and healing with it. It is also beneficial for psychic efforts, especially clairvoyance.
Meditation and spiritual development are eased and promoted by selenite. Meditations become sparkling clear over time when working with selenite and it brings a clarity to your spiritual understanding of the universe and your place in it.
Selenite can be used to dispel negativity, both on an emotional and an etheric level. This makes it a good stone for protection. This energy combined with its angel associations makes it outstanding for angelic protection. You need only hold the selenite and pray or ask with intent for angels to protect you.
Selenite is a stone of love, which on the surface may seem odd. Its properties of mental flexibility and honesty, help maintain a loving relationship comfortably and with ease. It also brings harmony and inner peace which allow for recognizing love and acting in a loving manner.
Selenite is used in crystal healing for removing blocks to healing, dissolving secondary gain issues, confusion, particularly from alzheimer’s disease or dementia, aligning the spine, decreasing epilepsy and seizures.It also promotes flexibility, assists with absorption of calcium and other minerals and vitamins. Selenite is used to promote fertility, increase the libido, and is a protector of pregnancy and motherhood. Note that healing crystal meanings are spiritual supports to healing and are not prescriptions or healthcare information.
Selenite is primarily associated with the Crown and Third Eye chakras. It is also related to the sacral chakra.
I look forward to using my selenite heart and opening up my heart chakra. Stay Positive!!! Namaste.
Spiritual Awakening: 2016 A Year Of Hope And Healing!!!
As 2015 winds down I look back on the declaration to make it a year of growth and expansion and I realize that so many great things happened for me in 2015 that lead to personal, professional, and spiritual growth. The highlights for 2015 were numerous as I was The Munford Johnson Community Service Award Winner for The City Of Lauderhill, I was an All Star with my fundraising for Relay For Life, I booked many gigs as an emcee, secured PA Announcing and Voice Over Work, and learned that many times in life I was the person responsible for what happens in my life and the importance of not playing the blame game. I can say that in 2015 I grew personally, professionally, and spiritually by becoming an action and paying more attention to the messages I was receiving from GOD, The Ascended Masters, and my angels. In 2015 I became more aware and awake in relation to what I was doing to manifest certain things in my life. I found that I was more in tune with myself and how my energy was affecting the outcomes of projects I was working on. I learned that by following my calling and making changes that I could come alive and as a result make a positive impact on the community. I learned to detach from outcomes and let go of expectations and simply allow things to unfold as they may. As a result my 2015 has been very good. There are 8 days left in 2015 and now I start to look to 2016. I have declared 2016 to be a year of hope and healing.
In order to make 2016 a year of hope and healing I understand that I must make a commitment to transform instead of to conform. If I am to hold fast to my dreams I must check the emotions at the door and truly practice the principles of being impeccable with my word, not taking anything personally, not making judgments, and to always do my best. This will mean taking time out to get in touch with my inner divinity and really implementing the idea of making a mind, body, soul connection. I have already begun to make some changes in my life as I have a personal trainer who is helping me to make a body transformation for me know if we look good and feel good we can do good. I have been very cognizant of what I am eating as I realize that what we put into our body has an effect on what we do and how we do it. I have learned over time that if you are to truly be hopeful and heal you must peel back all your layers and be truthful with yourself. In getting in touch with who you really are you can make incredible inroads to remove the blockages that in the past were holding you back. As 2016 approaches I suggest you take inventory on where you are and where you want to be and then take the necessary action steps to move you forward on your spiritual path. Read More→