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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: Polish Up Your Rhinestones!!!

Upon learning of Glen Campbell’s passing after battling Alzheimer’s I began to think what legacy will you leave when GOD calls you home? I thought of the importance of polishing up our own rhinestones in the form of the talents that we posses. Each of us has a talent that GOD wants us to use to prosper ourselves and others. As part of the spiritual awakening process we begin to attract peace, love, joy, and prosperity into our lives as soon as we unleash our talent on the world. It is when we think globally and act locally that we polish up our rhinestones allowing us to shine our light brightly that we illuminate the world. When we become action takers we set in motion resources that propel us closer and closer to becoming an enlightened being.

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A rhinestone, paste or diamante is a diamond simulant made from rock crystal, glass or acrylic. Originally, rhinestones were rock crystals gathered from the river Rhine. The availability was greatly increased in the course the 18th century when the Alsatian jeweller Georg Friedrich Strass had the idea to imitate diamonds by coating the lower side of glass with metal powder. Hence, rhinestones are called strass in many European languages. Rhinestones can be used as imitations of diamonds, and some manufacturers even manage to reproduce the glistening effect real diamonds have in the sun. In 1955, the Aurora Borealis, a thin, vacuum-sputtered metallic coating applied to crystal stones to produce an iridescent effect, was introduced by Swarovski. Aurora Borealis tends to reflect whatever color is worn near it, and it is named after the Aurora Borealis atmospheric phenomenon, also known as the “Northern Lights”. Similar treatments are Aqua aura and “Flame aura”. Typically, crystal rhinestones have been used on costumes, apparel and jewelry. Crystal rhinestones are produced mainly in Austria by Swarovski and in the Czech Republic by Preciosa and a few other glassworks in northern Bohemia. In the US, these are sometimes called Austrian Crystal. In the Spanish-speaking world they are called Cristal de Bohemia. Read More→

Spiritual Awakening: Calmness Has Its Rewards!

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Through out the spiritual awakening process I have come to understand that in the face of a challenge where your human existence seems to want to take over your spiritual existence you must take a deep breath and remain calm. In staying calm in the heat of a adverse moment will lead to unexpected rewards. Today (8/4/2017) I stopped by Starbucks after doing some banking. I went to recharge my card to be told it was on hold. Instead of getting mad I calmly called the 1-800 number. I waited on hold for a while and finally after what seemed an eternity I spoke to a customer service representative. We had a pleasant exchange and at the end she informed that she was adding $10 to my card because I was inconvenienced. In taking action in a calm manner I was rewarded. As we continue along our path toward spiritual enlightenment it is important to remember that when you are calm the vibration you give off will be met with calmness and you will be rewarded. In remaining calm and staying positive you put out a vibration to the universe showing that you have evolved as a spiritual being and you are ready to receive the resources desired to create the life that you want.

Image result for calm cool collected quotesIn every situation you encounter it is important to stay calm, cool, and collected. Self-control is one of the fruits of spirit that allows us to progress in a positive manner in our personal, professional, and spiritual life. It is imperative to remember that the only person you can change is you. getting heated and angry does not serve you as it is like wrestling a pig in the mud you both get dirty but the pig enjoys it. The best way to solve a problem is to simply take a deep breath and remain calm for getting angry only escalates the problem and many times makes the situation worse. Today at the bank a woman was in the non-customer line and she was a customer she was taken before a few people and one guy remarked I guess the rest of us are invisible. I simply made a joke and said oh English and Reading Classes start Monday followed by I am kidding. In doing this it seemed to ease the tension and everyone relaxed a little bit understanding that waiting is part of the process. have learned that having a sense of humor and being comfortable with who I am goes a long way in easing the most tense situations.  I understand there will be times when your patience is tried because the people you are dealing with may not be as spiritually evolved as you are so when this happens you must simply let go and Let GOD. I do my best to remember that the way things are and the way things should be are two different things. In staying calm I have been rewarded. Read More→

Spiritual Awakening: The Eyes Of Your Heart!!!

In 2003 the movie Radio came out and it showed what happens when you open up your heart to be a lifter and look beyond your limitations. It showed how powerful one act of kindness can be. It is through the spiritual awakening process that you gain the ability to tap into your inner divinity and start to embrace the fact that you are a divine child of GOD. As you continue to grow personally, professionally, and spiritually you will find yourself more open to showing love and thus love will be returned to you. In taking action to be a lifter you will be lifted. When you have  clear eyes and an open heart you can not lose. Life will throw some obstacles your way because many will not understand you. When those obstacles arise remember that if GOD brought you to it GOD will bring you through it.
As you start to look into your heart ask yourself how far would you go to be of service and value to others. Would you give up something you love to help lift someone else? In your spiritual journey you will be asked to let go of that which no longer serves you in your quest to become a fully enlightened being. In sacrificing for the greater good and releasing that which no longer serves us we are able to attract peace, love, joy, and prosperity into our lives.

James Robert “Radio” Kennedy was inducted into The Hanna High School Hall Of Fame. His story shows us just how important it is to see people as whole regardless of their lot in life. It teaches us the importance of kindness and compassion. It shows us the importance of not passing judgement and getting to know the entire story before making assumptions. It exhibits the importance of living a purpose driven life and the importance of finding our path.  It is when we give of ourselves and show others that service to humanity is the best work of life that we are rewarded. Sometimes it is as easy as just getting to know someone and finding a way to lift them up. How will you become more and more aware and awake to lift others while you yourself are lifted?

Spiritual Awakening: Inspiration To Open The Eyes To Your Heart

When you show kindness you open up your heart very deep so that it can receive love and kindness. It is when you pay it forward that you grow personally, professionally, and spirituality. It is time to share random acts of kindness so as to create positivism everywhere you go. When you are kind and compassionate you will receive kindness and compassion in return. The lord loves a cheerful giver so open up the eyes to your heart and let GOD fill it with bliss that will lead to abundance. In helping others to get what they want we get what we want.  As you continue on your spiritual journey seek ways to show love and compassion and you will begin to experience a sense of happiness that money can not buy.  As you go about your daily tasks may you see clearly into your heart and tap into your divine guidance system to become a person of action for the great good of the world.  May you find your calling and follow your spiritual path to shine your light bright and illuminate the world. Namaste!!!