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08

Spiritual Awakening: The Double Dribble!!!

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Spiritual Awakening: The Double Dribble!!!

Image result for Basketball Double DribbleLast night (2/7/2018) I was announcing The Calvary Eagles vs Cardinal Gibbons Chiefs Girls Varsity High School Basketball Game and I made a call when the opposing player from Calvary double dribbled. I said double dribble get her a kids cup Chiefs Basketball. At halftime a parent from Calvary came up to me and asked if I thought is was okay to heckle the girls. I said I wasn’t heckling I was just adding some flair to the game as I have been doing for many years, At that moment another parent stated you can’t do that it is high school basketball. I apologized and began to walk away and the other parent kept going on and on.I simply went back to my announcing position. After the game a few of The Cardinal Gibbons parents came up to me and said don’t worry about it they were upset from the time they got to the gym you did a great job. The irony of the whole situation is that Calvary is a Christian School and I thought one of the covenants of Christianity was forgiveness.
As I drove home I realized that the words I speak over The Public Address System have an impact of the lives of those listening so in the future I have to be more cognizant of what I am about to say and have a better filter. Our words have tremendous power and what may be funny to one person may come across as hurtful to another. This does not mean I will stop be my authentic self and walking in my truth what it means is that I will be more aware of how what I say may effect others. I have come to realize that as long as I do my best and do things to praise and glorify GOD everything will be okay. In being a bit more humble I will grow personally, professionally, and spiritually.

Image result for humble yourself before godIn becoming humble before GOD and seeking forgiveness for my trespasses I will become a better person and thus attract peace, love, joy, and prosperity into my life so that I can continue to be of service and value to others. Last night was a humbling experience for me as in all my years of announcing I have never had someone come up to me to complain about my call of a game. It was a learning experience for me as it reinforced that not everyone will be a fan of your style. In accepting that not everyone will resonate with your style you begin to become more true to yourself as you move along your spiritual path. The only thing anyone of us can do is walk in our truth and follow the messages that GOD is sending you.  In my case as a professional announcer and emcee I must become more aware as to the effect I have on audiences and to carry myself with grace and dignity. I must realize that as funny as I might find something others may find it hurtful thus I must find a common ground where I bring the game to life without disrespecting the game. It is important to look at how we conduct ourselves and how we play this game of life understanding that sometimes we can get a bit crazy.
If you get a little crazy and go nuts remember to pull yourself back and understand that all we do as we undergo a spiritual awakening process sets the tome how things will manifest in our life. I am happy that I am able to adjust my style and will have other opportunities to announce so as to improve my craft and move forward in a positive direction of my dreams.

When you double dribble in your personal, professional, or spiritual life take a moment and practice forgiveness so that you do not double dribble again. It is through seeking forgiveness and giving forgiveness that you are able to right the wrongs and thus attract bliss and abundance into your life. As I asked the two parent to forgive me if I offended them in any way I realized that by taking this approach I will be able to turn the page and let go and Let GOD as I continue to grow as an announcer. In seeking forgiveness it allows us to show GOD that we are not infallible and that we need his guidance to continue to become more aware and awake.

Spiritual Awakening: JDOGG’S Gift To Help You Avoid The Double Dribble!!!

Last night taught me to keep moving forward and to learn from it.
 

 

 

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  1. Spiritual Awakening says:

    Jonathan JDOGG Lederman here with an update on the double dribble controversy. On Friday I was told that I could only do the pregame announcements for the Cardinal Gibbons Varsity Basketball Game. The Assistant AD at Calvary wrote an email to The Principal of Cardinal Gibbons complaining about me. The AD at Cardinal Gibbons had the coach tell me that I could only do the pregame announcements. As I thought about this whole situation I though how ridiculous it truly is as one of the main covenants of Catholicism and Christianity is forgiveness and here we had someone being vengeful and vindictive after I apologized.
    I learned that my style may not be for everyone and that have to be very careful for you never know how someone may react.
    I took this a s a message from GOD that I need to go where I am appreciated and celebrated and not just tolerated.

  2. Spiritual Awakening says:

    Jonathan JDOGG Lederman here with an update on the double dribble controversy. On Friday I was told that I could only do the pregame announcements for the Cardinal Gibbons Varsity Basketball Game. The Assistant AD at Calvary wrote an email to The Principal of Cardinal Gibbons complaining about me. The AD at Cardinal Gibbons had the coach tell me that I could only do the pregame announcements. As I thought about this whole situation I though how ridiculous it truly is as one of the main covenants of Catholicism and Christianity is forgiveness and here we had someone being vengeful and vindictive after I apologized.
    I learned that my style may not be for everyone and that have to be very careful for you never know how someone may react.

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