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Spiritual Awakening: Joy To The World!!!!
When I awakened spiritually I knew that there would be certain anthems that would propel me to take action to move in the positive direction of my dreams. This song has always been one of my favorites for Christmas. As I discovered my calling I realized that if I wanted things to change around me that I had to change the ways I did things and how I reacted to things. As I began to come alive due to this spiritual awakening I began to understand why GOD had directed to do all the community service that I did and continue to do. Through my spiritual awakening I made a commitment to spread joy to others. In order to spread joy to others I had to find the joy in me. Even through the loss of my mother on July 5, 2012 I was able to find joy and comfort knowing that she may be gone from the physical realm but I can communicate with her in the spiritual realm and that she will always be with me. My mom loved Christmas and went out of her way to make sure that our family was always together and that we always did something to spread joy to the world. When my Mom was alive she would always attend The Jaycees Christmas Shopping Spree for Needy Children and I would always make sure she had a young girl to shop with as she really wanted a daughter. One year I mentioned to my mom that I was going over to pick up a food donation and she handed me $ 50 and said buy extra with this and I did. Those memories of that time together and other time spent during the holidays motivate me today to carry on by being of service and value to others so as to bring joy to the world.
When we spread joy to the world and give the glory to GOD great things begin to happen for us. I often quote ” All Things Are Possible Through Christ Who Strengthens Me,” and have found that by following a spiritual path I have more joy in my life. In the past I would focus on those things that were negative and ask why now I focus on the positive and the joy and give praise and thanks. It is when you make a conscious decision to be joyful that you begin to understand and fulfill your purpose. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: It’s Beginning To Feel Like Christmas!
As I ventured out on Friday (12/13/13) to do my Christmas Shopping I felt another spiritual awakening come over me. It was an awakening that Christmas can be an everyday occurrence as we all have the ability to give a gift. It doesn’t have to be a monetary gift or a material gift it can be a gift of spirit, a kind word, a random act of kindness, a smile, or just letting someone go ahead of you in line. It is when we adopt the anthem to take action and come from a place of kindness and love that our spiritual channels are open up and thus we receive gifts that enhance our personal and professional life because we took the time to enhance the personal and professional lives of others.
As I strolled through The Forest of Angels Project at The Promenade at Coconut Creek I experienced another spiritual awakening as I witnessed 22 Christmas Trees decorated by sponsors who designated a charity for their Christmas Tree to represent as this project gives money to the top 3 trees who garner the most votes. To vote on a tree you make a donation of at least $1 and place the number of the Christmas Tree you like on the ballot you receive ( a raffle ticket) you vote and then place your ticket in the chance drawing box of the prize you would like to win. My awakening was that more people are doing good than bad and we need to capitalize on the feeling and spirit of Christmas and make it a daily practice. maybe not with trees or lights or presents but with actions that will show people that they are divine creatures of GOD with a purpose and thus everyday it can feel like Christmas. Read More→
Spiritual Awakening: Time For Gratitude And Gifts!!!
This year Thanksgiving Day and Hanukah happen together which had me thinking about gratitude and gifts. I was thinking how can I be a proactive action taker and make this a time for gratitude and gifts. I came up with the idea to wrap the gifts and insert thank you cards listing the reasons I am thankful for the people receiving the gifts. As that Thursday will be marked by moments dedicated to gratitude and the importance or recognizing and sharing the gifts we have been given. Think about starting the day with a note of gratitude and exchanging the notes as you watch The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade, then at half-time of the football game exchange another gratitude note, then after dinner you light The Hanukah Candles and exchange the gifts. As I look back over the last year I realize that I have much to be grateful for like 2 brothers, 1 sister, and a sister in-law who really like me and lift me friends who continue to support me and encourage me, and a dad who has been there to help me work through some issues.
Since awakening to and embracing my spirituality I have learned that gratitude opens up many possibilities and when you express gratitude great things begin to happen. I have begun to thank everyone and wish them GOD Bless You and the results have been amazing. By expressing gratitude and giving gifts you open up a realm of possibilities to be able to receive. Thank you to Coach Shantel Smith who taught me the value of being grateful and encouraged me to keep a gratitude journal. Since keeping the journal I have found that the day I write what I am grateful for are some of the most productive days that I have. 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: 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: 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: 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→
Spiritual Awakening: Life Is A Balancing Act
Guest Post By Michele Landers
Michele Landers is a Board Certified Life Purpose Coach, Hypnotherapist and Professional Numerologist. As a lecturer, teacher and author, Michele is a contributor to The Learning Annex and The Master’s Channel as an expert teacher as well as Natural Awakenings Magazine and OM magazine. Michele was recently a recurring coach on Fox TV‘s WFLX “Eye on South Florida” with Shannon Cake. She is the author of The Tao of Numbers and The Year of Living Miraculously. Michele has helped thousands of clients nationwide to gain clarity and direction in their lives and to discover their own unique talents.
The Balancing Act
“Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance and order and
rhythm and harmony ~ Thomas Merton.
Summer seems to have flown by and now Labor Day has come and gone. Labor Day is the unofficial end of summer and the beginning of the majestic season called “Autumn.” I’m originally a Jersey girl and Autumn was surely one of my favorite seasons. In the Northeast, the exquisite colors of fall are simply breathtaking!
I remember weekend jaunts to Princeton and Flemington where you could laze away the day in a charming little café, reading, sipping wine and nibbling on delightful hors d’oeuvres in the crisp autumn air. Roadside farms abound in this area and I would often stop by and indulge my taste buds with a sampling of cheeses or purchase homemade pies and fresh produce of which those incredibly crisp and juicy Macoun apples were my favorite! Alas, in Florida, the only color changes you see are the license plates!
September 24, 2013 at 4:44 pm EDT marks the Autumn Equinox. The word equinox comes from the Latin words for equal night. The fall and spring equinoxes are the only days of the year in which the hours of day and night are equal as the Sun crosses the celestial equator.
In other words, the Equinoxes are about balance. The autumn equinox corresponds with the astrological sign of Libra. The symbol for Libra is the scale which is associated with …you guessed it……balance.
Mother Earth fully appreciates this word and she will (quite often these days) make adjustments to achieve that equilibrium. Read More→