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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→

Spiritual Awakening: Live Like A Warrior!!!

As you awaken spiritually you begin to see that living life as a spiritual warrior is what your were meant to do so as to shine a light that will illuminate the world.  In becoming a peaceful warrior whose actions are filled with love and compassion you grow personally, professionally, and spiritually. In understanding the idea that you must stand for something or you will fall for anything you begin to strengthen your ability to make a mind, body, soul connection. In taking action to be a spiritual warrior you set things in motion that will attract peace, love, joy, and prosperity into your life. In becoming a spiritual warrior and living like a warrior you start to see that the outcomes you are getting in life are related to the energy you are bringing to the tasks you are performing.

Mother Teresa once said if you can not do great things do small things with great love. Mother Teresa was a spiritual warrior who impacted many lives and taught us many lessons of love and compassion. Mother Teresa taught us that each day we can start over and light a fire that will burn bright to light a path for others to walk so that peace, love, and understanding become the way of the day. It is important that we light the flames of hope of healing and keep them burning by becoming peaceful spiritual warriors who share peace, love, joy, and prosperity with others. Read More→

Spiritual Awakening: A Peaceful Easy Feeling!!!

As you continue on your spiritual journey and awaken more and more you will find that when you are centered and grounded that you will have a peaceful easy feeling come over you. I have found that to achieve that peaceful easy feeling you must be willing to take action and do some work on yourself. I have earned that you must spend time with those who lift you and encourage you and to go places where you are celebrated not tolerated.  It is when you take action that you can awaken spiritually and better understand the concept of creating a oneness consciousness by making a mind, body, soul connection. As you go where you are celebrated it is important to celebrate others.  When you are being celebrated make it a point to celebrate others. I have always taught to remember to be kind to the people you meet on the way up as they are the same people you will meet on the way down. It is important to act out of peace, love, and kindness.

It is when we come together for the common good that we create magic and this magi shows up in the form of peace. If we are truly to accomplish Peace on Earth we must first become peaceful. In detaching from outcomes and expectations and doing all things with great love we create a peaceful easy feeling and the world around us is improved. When I was a child there was a song Peace, Love, and Happiness which I first heard while watching The Skipper Chuck Show and it has become a part of my life. each day when I awake I ask GOD to help me in my endeavors to help empower and inspire others and to allow me to be peaceful and loving in all I do. Through out the day there are challenges as some people who you meet for the first time are quick to judge and sometimes say things that are hurtful. Such was the case today when a so called professional told me my work was meaningless. I took a deep breath told him I was sorry that he felt that way. I realized that by leaving and taking and taking the high road I could maintain my peace and go about my mission of creating a world with less cancer and more birthdays. I took a deep breath when I left and paused to recapture a peaceful easy feeling. As I moved forward with my task I encountered more friendly people who were happy to help. In focusing on the positive encounters and slowly letting go of the one bad encounter I was able to find more peaceful easy feelings.

 As poignant today as when it was first released this is a song I turn to so as to remind me that it is important to create a positive loving world for all. It is through our peaceful actions guide by our inner divinity that we are able to create peaceful easy feelings.  One fact of life remains and that is that we were not just put here to amass material things we were put here to be of service and value to each other. Take a look deep inside to connect with you inner divine guidance system and then follow your heart and you will create more peaceful easy feelings. Read More→

Spiritual Awakening: 2016 A Year Of Hope And Healing!!!

Healing and Hope | Counselor Blog 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.

The Hope and Healing CenterIn 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→

Spiritual Awakening:Unleash Your Inner Champion!

“Train your mind to work for you rather than against you.  The world teaches you to create from fear.  Don’t listen to it!  Master your mind and emotions and create from joy.  That’s the key to manifestation and lasting success.”
 We all have a champion inside of us waiting to be unleashed. So many times we think it is about being number 1 that we lose sight of the fact that we are already #1 in the eyes of GOD and that it is not about plaques, trophies, or paper certificates acknowledging our accomplishments but it is in the journey and knowing that you gave your best and in the end were of value and service to others.  You must believe you are the best and then taken action to show yourself that you are the best. When you reach down deep inside and connect with your inner divinity you are able to unleash your inner champion. I have learned that we are all champions in our own right and that we have talents to give to the world that will make a positive impact on the lives of those we come in connect with. I used to think it was about being #1 but then I realized that #1 comes as a by product from unleashing your inner champion. I have come to learn that if you think and act like a champion you will become a champion. There may not be a medal or trophy presentation  but there will be the memory of the journey you took to unleash your inner champion.

Many times in my life I have had the feeling of being on top of the world. The journey has not always been easy and there have been several obstacles to overcome but each time I faced a hurdle I adjusted my pace and leaped over it to become a stronger person.  So many times we look for acceptance and accolades from others when we should be accepting ourselves knowing we are divine children of GOD and GOD wants us to be on top of the world. I have come to learn that it is not about being on top but in simply doing something that will improve your community and leaving things better than you found them. I have also learned that what you do for yourself will die with you but what you do for others will be remembered long after you are gone. I have come to understand that when you unleash the champion within that you become a member of your own  hall of fame. Read More→

Spiritual Awakening: Remembering Dr. Wayne Dyer!!!

 When I saw Serena Dyer’s post about her dad, Dr. Wayne Dyer being called home to GOD on August 29, 2015 I shed a few tears. Though I never met Dr. Dyer personally and we only corresponded through Facebook I felt a bond as he would send me his books and his calendar and his dvds to use for my fundraising efforts with The American Cancer Society Relay For Life. I had the pleasure of being the one who coordinated his column for The Happy Herald with his office and each time I received the column my smile widened and my heart fluttered just a bit as I was the first to see what was going into The Happy Herald.  Over the years I read his books and implemented his teachings. It was though I knew him on this spiritual plane where though we never met we connected.  Many of the people that Dr. Dyer was associated with came on my radio show when I hosted Get Motivated With Jonathan JDOGG Lederman. When I interviewed his daughter Serena I felt a bit of him coming through her. His legacy will live on in all of us whose life he touched. Read More→

Spiritual Awakening; Fighting The Good Fight!!!


As I continue to journey on my spiritual path and become more and more aware and awake I realize that there comes a time to fight the good fight and face everything and rise. As I worked The Howard Davis Jr. Foundation Fundraiser last night(8/15/2015) for Celebrity Sports, The Ultimate Gift Store, located at 1825 N.Pine Island Road, Plantation, FL I had the opportunity to interact with Howard Davis Jr., whose now fighting cancer and is using alternative medicine as a form of treatment. After hearing from Howrd’s doctor, Dr. Mark Rosenberg I realized just how important it is to continue to fight the good fight and let people know that there are other ways  beside traditional chemotherapy and radiation.  The more and more I thought about it the more I realized how important it is to fight the good fight and spread the message that there are other treatment options available. As I listened to Howard Davis Jr. speak I realized just how many people are battling something and just how important it is for all of us to become lifters and to help them fight the good fight. Some of you reading this may argue that fighting only increases the problem because what we focus on expands and I would agree however it is how you fight something that truly matters. In fighting for health if we come from a peaceful and caring mindset we become healthier as we begin to feed our body the nutrients that are necessary in defeating an opponent like cancer.  If we ask GOD to help in cleansing our body and getting our mind straight so we can fight the good fight in a peaceful and loving manner GOD will see us through after all if GOD brought us to it GOD will bring us through it.


As I left the fundraiser and drove home I began to understand why GOD chooses certain people to fight the good fight. He choose Howard Davis Jr because Howard is a caring compassionate man who can use his platform to reach the masses and thus effect change in the lives of those touched by cancer by bring a message of hope and healing through alternative methods. Howard Davis Jr. continues to fight the good fight while inspiring others. It was truly my honor to be in the presence of Howard Davis Jr. a true champion for humanity. In the end we will all win as we lift Howard and all those touched by cancer up. Read More→

Spiritual Awakening: Reach Up!!!

 Today’s blog entry was inspired by The Special Olympics and this new theme song, Reach Up. As I listened to the song I realized just how strong of a message it was and how in tune with a spiritual awakening it was.  I began to reflect on my involvement as a Special Olympics coach and volunteer and how empowering the experience was as I had the chance to work with many inspiring athletes.  As I watched the Special Olympics  World Games and saw the many stories about the athletes I was reminded just how important it is to be an action taker as you continue along your spiritual path.  I remember the first time that I heard The Special Olympics Oath of Let Me Win But If I Can Not Win Let Me Be Brave In The Attempt and thinking what a great philosophy to have in life.many time sit is simply by be brave in the attempt that we step into our power and achieve greatness. It is when we reach up and overcome our limiting beliefs that we are able to make a mind, body, and soul connection that allows us to create a oneness consciousness that creates peace, love, joy, and prosperity in our life.  As I watched the Special Olympics World Games I was moved by the story of Olivia Quigley a Special Olympian who is battling stage 4 breast cancer whose positive approach to life is very inspiring.

It is my hope that this story will move you to push through any challenges that you are facing and allow you make a spiritual connection that will enable you to create the life that you desire. In facing challenges head on we are able to reach up and come alive  and thus make a positive difference in lour community.  I have learned that when we are grateful for what we have that we are able to reach up and overcome the fears that may have created blockages in the past.  When we reach up we are able to fly and thus enhance our personal, professional, and spiritual life. Read More→