April 22, 2018

The MOST Important Commandment


Matthew 22:23-33
(New Living Translation)
[source: Biblegateway]

Discussion about Resurrection

23 That same day Jesus was approached by some Sadducees—religious leaders who say there is no resurrection from the dead. They posed this question: 24 “Teacher, Moses said, ‘If a man dies without children, his brother should marry the widow and have a child who will carry on the brother’s name.’ 25 Well, suppose there were seven brothers. The oldest one married and then died without children, so his brother married the widow. 26 But the second brother also died, and the third brother married her. This continued with all seven of them. 27 Last of all, the woman also died. 28 So tell us, whose wife will she be in the resurrection? For all seven were married to her.”

29 Jesus replied, “Your mistake is that you don’t know the Scriptures, and you don’t know the power of God. 30 For when the dead rise, they will neither marry nor be given in marriage. In this respect they will be like the angels in heaven.

31 “But now, as to whether there will be a resurrection of the dead—haven’t you ever read about this in the Scriptures? Long after Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob had died, God said, 32 ‘I am the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob.’ So he is the God of the living, not the dead.”

33 When the crowds heard him, they were astounded at his teaching.


The MOST Important Commandment

34. But when the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees with his reply, they met together to question him again. 35. One of them, an expert in religious law, tried to trap him with this question: 36. “Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”

37. Jesus replied, “‘Love the Lord your God with ALL your heart, ALL your soul, and ALL your mind.’ (means surrender your entire self to Him, to the Divine.) 38. This is the first and greatest commandment. 39. A second is equally important: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ (in other words, treat others as you want to be treated.) 40. The ENTIRE LAW and ALL the demands of the prophets are based on THESE TWO commandments.”


Whose Son Is the Messiah?

41 Then, surrounded by the Pharisees, Jesus asked them a question: 42 “What do you think about the Messiah? Whose son is he?”

They replied, “He is the son of David.”

43 Jesus responded, “Then why does David, speaking under the inspiration of the Spirit, call the Messiah ‘my Lord’? For David said,

44 ‘The Lord said to my Lord,
Sit in the place of honor at my right hand
until I humble your enemies beneath your feet.’

45 Since David called the Messiah ‘my Lord,’ how can the Messiah be his son?”

46 No one could answer him. And after that, no one dared to ask him any more questions.

God's Message For You Today...❤

Kahlil Gibran on Love... ♥


Kahlil Gibran on Love

When Love beckons to you, follow him,
Though his ways are hard and steep.
And when his wings enfold you yield to him,
Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you.
And when he speaks to you believe in him,
Though his voice may shatter your dreams
as the north wind lays waste the garden.

For even as Love crowns you so shall he crucify you. Even as he is for your growth so is he for your pruning.
Even as he ascends to your height and caresses your tenderest branches that quiver in the sun,
So shall he descend to your roots and shake them in their clinging to the earth.

Like sheaves of corn he gathers you unto himself.
He threshes you to make you naked.
He sifts you to free you from your husks.
He grinds you to whiteness.
He kneads you until you are pliant;
And then he assigns you to his sacred fire, that you may become sacred bread for God's sacred feast.

All these things shall Love do unto you that you may know the secrets of your heart, and in that knowledge become a fragment of Life's heart.

But if in your fear you would seek only Love's peace and love's pleasure,
Then it is better for you that you cover your nakedness and pass out of Love's threshing-floor,
Into the season-less world where you shall laugh, but not all of your laughter, and weep, but not all of your tears.
Love gives naught but itself and takes naught but from itself.
Love possesses not nor would it be possessed;
For Love is sufficient unto love.

When you love you should not say, "God is in my heart," but rather, "I am in the heart of God."
And think not you can direct the course of Love, for Love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course.

Love has no other desire but to fulfill itself.
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires:
To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night.
To know the pain of too much tenderness.
To be wounded by your own understanding of love;
And to bleed willingly and joyfully.
To wake at dawn with a winged heart and give thanks for another day of loving;
To rest at the noon hour and meditate Love's ecstasy;
To return home at eventide with gratitude;
And then to sleep with a prayer for the beloved in your heart and a song of praise upon your lips.

♥♥♥ I Believe In Lღ√Ƹ Lღ√Ƹ Lღ√Ƹ ♥♥♥


Hi good morning. HAPPY SUNDAY everybody! I've been enjoying this morning taking it easy, relaxing listening to Barbra Streisand albums... IN HEAVEN! ;) Must share this wonderful feeling! :D Enjoy this great uplifting song!

I Believe In Love
~ by Barbra Streisand

(Feeling love is feeling good, I believe in love)
Yeah
(Feeling love is feeling good, I believe in love)
Yeah

Feeling love, that's all
That's enough for me

Yet I see, I see faces
Covered up and empty eyed
Empty spaces
Where there used to be a soul inside

Nothing and no one ever gets to you
Seems the wind could blow right through you
Believin' in gods that never knew you
I believe in love

I believe in love
I believe in feelin' good
And that's feelin' love

Now worry
Climbin' up your money tree
You've got to hurry
Monkey do what monkey see

You're on a one-way street and you're speeding
Missin' the signs you ought to be readin'
Passin' things you'll later be needin'
I believe in love, what?

I believe it nobody sold me
Always knew it, nobody told me
I believe in someone to hold me
I believe in love

I believe in love, I do
Yes, I believe in feelin' good
And that's feelin' love, yeah

(Feeling love is feeling good)

Feeling love, that's all
That's enough for me
I won't be, don't wanna be lonely

Sleeping in an empty bed
Shouldn't be only
A place to rest my head

But I don't want to find myself one day
Waking up and looking at Monday
With some what's his name left from Sunday
I believe in love, what?

I believe it nobody sold me
Always knew it, nobody told me
I believe in someone to hold me
I believe in love

I believe in love
I believe in feelin' good
Now everybody should
They believe in feelin' good
Believin' in, believin' in love, LOVE!

Alive, A Poem

poem written by Linda C. and Paul K. Moser /GraceWays

Today is alive
with a breath not my own.
It comes to me now,
even me,
even now.
As a gift,
it comes,
this life that I breathe.
As a gift,
it comes
not from me
and I live.

Out of love,
out of love,
has the Giver breathed life.
This gift, this life,
is now mine,
even mine.
Who am I,
to have life?
Who am I?
I am loved.

Love brings me life
from the One Who gives all.
This gift has no price
it is free, just of grace.
From the Best,
life flows down,
now for me.
I am blessed.

I give thanks,
simple thanks,
in the face of my debt.
I lift praise
to the Giver of life.
For in thanks of this love,
I can breathe.
I can live.

April 21, 2018

♫♫ Everybody's FREE to feel good... ♫♫


To all of my wonderful readers, BALANCE is essential. When things get to be a bit much for me, I use music, cartoons, video games, comedy shows, jokes, and feel good movies, a brisk walk, even a hike, to help me stay centered. :) and yes I meditate too. To give you a visual, it's kind of like walking in the eye of the storm. I use those outlets when I feel like I'm getting pulled into the chaos (storm) of this world. In this way, I remain the observer and able to participate without it penetrating my spirit. I don't lose any sleep over this world's constant madness and neither should you. The reality is, the craziness of this world, exists with us and without us. So why let it steal your precious joy, your precious peace, or even your precious sleep? Let the chaos go. Tend to your needs and then revisit with yourself feeling refreshed and balanced again.

However, I would like to point out that it's not healthy for humanity as a whole to pretend the madness and chaos doesn't exist. Because what you are not paying attention to now can have a negative impact on your life later. I stay tuned in to the world, then keep people informed of what is happening and I shine the light on it. So observe the news, stay tuned in to what is going on around you. Just remember to always take a much needed break from it regularly hopefully doing whatever it is that makes you smile. :)

Every morning is a NEW day, a NEW beginning. Darkness cannot exist where there is LIGHT! Let's keep shining our light together. LOVE YOU! ♥

The LYRICS to this song are Ah-Mah-ZING! coupled with this dance tune! PUR-FECTION. :) Woot Woot! I still LOVE LOVE LOVE this song from my early 20's. Have FUN wherever you are! :D

Everybody's FREE (1992)
~ by Rozalla

Everybody's FREE to feel good
Everybody's FREE to feel good
Everybody's FREE

Brother and sister
Together we'll make it through
Some day a spirit will lift you and take you there
I know you've been hurting but I'll be there waiting to be there for you
And I'll be there just helping you out
Whenever I can

Cause...
Everybody's FREE to feel good
Everybody's FREE to feel good

We all are a family that should stand together as one
Helping each other instead of just wasting time
Now is the moment to reach out to someone
It's all up to you
When everyone's sharing their hope
That LOVE will break through

Everybody's FREE to feel good
Everybody's FREE to feel good
Everybody's FREE to feel good
Everybody's FREE to feel good

Blessings in Disguise! God Has A Reason For Everything Don't Fret, Just Trust... This Is A Great Story! Enjoy :)

Blessings in Disguise
The fortunes and misfortunes of a villager
[source: Osho International]

The only problem with sadness, desperateness, anger, hopelessness, anxiety, anguish, misery, is that you want to get rid of them. That's the only barrier. You will have to live with them. You cannot just escape. They are the very situation in which life has to integrate and grow. They are the challenges of life. Accept them. They are blessings in disguise.

A man had a very beautiful horse, and the horse was so rare that even emperors had asked the man to sell it--whatsoever the price--but he refused. Then one morning he found that the horse had been stolen.

The whole village gathered to sympathize, and they said, "How unfortunate! You could have got a fortune--people were offering so much. You were stubborn and you were stupid. Now the horse is stolen."

But the old man laughed; he said, "Don't talk nonsense! Only say that the horse is no more in the stable. Let the future come, then we will see."

And it happened that after fifteen days the horse came back, and not only alone--it brought a dozen wild horses with it from the forest. The whole village gathered, and they said, "The old man was right! His horse is back and has brought twelve beautiful horses with him. Now he can earn as much money as he wants." They went to the man and they said, "Sorry. We could not understand the future and the ways of god, but you are great! You knew something about it; you have some glimpse of the future."

He said, "Nonsense! All that I know now is that the horse has come back with twelve horses--what is going to happen tomorrow, nobody knows."

And the next day it happened that the old man's only son was trying to break in a new horse and he fell, and his legs were broken. The whole town gathered again and they said, "One never knows--you were right; this proved to be a curse. It would have been better that the horse had not come back. Now your son will remain crippled for his whole life."

The old man said, "Don't jump ahead! Just wait and see what happens. Only say this much, that my son has broken his legs--that's all."

It happened after fifteen days that all the young men of the town were forcibly taken away by the government because the country was going to war. Only this old man's son was left, because he was of no use. Everybody gathered--they said, "Our sons are gone! At least you have your son. Maybe he is crippled, but he is here! Our sons are gone, and the enemy is far stronger; they are all going to be murdered. In our old age we will have nobody to look after us, but you at least have your son and maybe he will be cured."

But the old man said, "Say only this much--that your sons have been taken by the government. My son has been left, but there is no conclusion."

Just state the fact! Don't think of anything as a curse or a blessing. Don't interpret it, and suddenly you will see that everything is beautiful.

Are You Committed To Your Dream?

Until one is committed
There is hesitancy, the chance to draw back,
Always ineffectiveness.
Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation),
There is one elementary truth,
The ignorance of which kills countless ideas
And splendid plans: That the moment one definitely commits oneself,
Then Providence moves too.
All sorts of things occur to help one
That would never otherwise have occurred.
A whole stream of events issues from the decision
Raising in one's favor all manner
Of unforeseen incidents and meetings
And material assistance,
Which no man could have dreamt
Would have come his way.
I have learned a deep respect for one of Goethe's couplets:
"Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it.
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it."

-- W.H. Murray, from The Scottish Himalayan Expedition

The Man, His Son And The Donkey

The Man, His Son And The Donkey
An Aesop Folktale

Once an old man and his son were walking with their donkey to the fair to sell it. They passed a group of people on the road. A countryman noticed that the donkey was walking alongside them and laughed, “You fools, why don't you let the ass carry you? You're silly!"

The man heard what they said, and put his boy on the donkey while he walked. They had not gone far before another group saw them. One of them said, "How can the young man ride the ass, while the old man walks? That's too much."

Hearing this, the old man ordered the boy to get off, and rode the donkey himself. Soon, they heard voices behind them. There were two women. One of them said to the other, "Why is it that only the father gets to ride the ass? He's torturing the boy."

The man didn't know what to do at first. He thought and thought and finally decided to put his son up in front of him on the donkey.

Soon they reached the town. There too the passers-by began to jeer and point at them. The man stopped and asked them what they were scoffing at. The people said, "How can two heavy people ride on an ass? Aren't you ashamed of yourself for overloading that poor donkey? You're torturing the animal!"

The man and the boy got off. They had to think of what to do all over again. At last they had an idea. They took a long pole and tied the donkey's feet to it. Then they raised the pole to their shoulders and carried the donkey upside down.

The passersby could not stop laughing at the silly pair. Frustrated, the old man threw the donkey into the river, and walked home empty-handed.

The MORAL of this story:

When you try to please everybody, you won't please anybody. Those with no opinion of their own can only follow others, incapable of deciding between right and wrong and achieving nothing in the end.

In other words, just do your thing. Others opinion of you is none of your business. Keep walking on your path and don't let others steal your joy. Remember, they don't pay your bills.

10 Inspirational Quotes by Franz Kafka

Franz Kafka (July 3, 1883 – June 3, 1924) was a Prague German-language novelist and short story writer, widely regarded as one of the major figures of 20th-century literature. His work, which fuses elements of realism and the fantastic, typically features isolated protagonists faced by bizarre or surrealistic predicaments and incomprehensible social-bureaucratic powers, and has been interpreted as exploring themes of alienation, existential anxiety, guilt, and absurdity. His best known works include "Die Verwandlung" ("The Metamorphosis"), Der Process (The Trial), and Das Schloss (The Castle).

The term Kafkaesque has entered the English language to describe situations like those in his writing.

Kafka was born into a middle-class, German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, the capital of the Kingdom of Bohemia, then part of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, today part of the Czech Republic. He trained as a lawyer, and after completing his legal education he was employed with an insurance company, forcing him to relegate writing to his spare time. Over the course of his life, Kafka wrote hundreds of letters to family and close friends, including his father, with whom he had a strained and formal relationship. He became engaged to several women but never married. He died in 1924 at the age of 40 from tuberculosis.

10 Inspirational Quotes by Franz Kafka

1. Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.

2. Don't bend; don't water it down; don't try to make it logical; don't edit your own soul according to the fashion. Rather, follow your most intense obsessions mercilessly.

3. Many a book is like a key to unknown chambers within the castle of one’s own self.

4. A book must be the axe for the frozen sea within us.

5. By believing passionately in something that still does not exist, we create it. The nonexistent is whatever we have not sufficiently desired.

6. They say ignorance is bliss... they're wrong.

7. He is terribly afraid of dying because he hasn’t yet lived.

8. First impressions are always unreliable.

9. Most men are not wicked... They are sleep-walkers, not evil evildoers.

10. God gives the nuts, but he does not crack them.

BONUS

You are at once both the quiet and the confusion of my heart.

BONUS BONUS

The truth is always an abyss. One must — as in a swimming pool — dare to dive from the quivering springboard of trivial everyday experience and sink into the depths, in order to later rise again — laughing and fighting for breath — to the now doubly illuminated surface of things.

April 16, 2018

Kitten Pouncing on a Ball of Yarn :)


lol I've had this playful image of a kitten pouncing on a ball of yarn in my spirit all afternoon that has left me with a permanent smile. I had to find a video so that I can share this great feeling with you. Enjoy!!! :D

April 15, 2018

Poem About Life... ♥ Have A Great Night Everyone. 💞Love You💞


Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

If You Could See You Through My Eyes...❤


written by Eric W.
[source: HelloPoetry.com]

If you, could see you,
through my eyes,
You would never doubt
yourself. No, never.
You would never have
the audacity to say
"I can't" because you,
yes you,
are amazing beyond anything
I have ever known.

If you, could see you,
through my eyes,
You would never be the
same. Not ever.
You would be blinded
by the beauty
that radiates from
within you, from outside
of you. The very essence of beauty
that makes up you.

If you, could see you,
through my eyes,
You would never be sad
again. No, never.
You would know why
I love you.
You would see the grace,
in every little thing
you do, say, and think.
You would see the endless
depth for which my love
for you grows. The never ending
abyss of swirling,
crashing waves of love
I have for you.
You would finally understand
the absolute perfection
of you
if you could see you
through my eyes.

Looking Through the Eyes of Love... ♥



This is such a beautiful song with powerful lyrics to complement this touching movie. The original movie "Ice Castles" was released in 1978. AMAZING story! Professional ice skater loses her eye sight and her boyfriend's love and persistence gives her the courage to continue skating blind and become the world class champion figure skater he knew she could be. She was full of so much potential. ♥ Enjoy! :)

Looking Through the Eyes of LOVE
~by Melissa Manchester
Theme song from the movie "Ice Castles"

Please, don't let this feeling end,
It's everything I am,
Everything I wanna be;
I can see what's mine now,
Finding out what's true,
Since I've found You
Lookin' through the eyes of LOVE.

Now I can take the time,
I can see my life
As it comes on shining now;
Reachin' out to touch You,
I can feel so much,
Since I've found You
Lookin' through the eyes of LOVE.

And now I do believe,
That even in a storm, we'll find some LIGHT;
Knowin' You're beside me,
I'm alright.

Please, don't let this feelin' end,
It might not come again;
And I want to remember
How it feels to touch You;
How I feel so much,
Since I've found You
Lookin' through the eyes of LOVE.

You Are The Apple of God's Eye... ♥

The Apple of His Eye
[source: Moytura]

A well known speaker started off his seminar by holding up a $20 bill. In the room of 200, he asked, "Who would like this $20 bill?"

Hands started going up. He said, "I am going to give this $20 to one of you but first, let me do this." He proceeded to crumple the dollar bill up. He then asked, "Who still wants it?" Still the hands were up in the air."

Well," he continued, "What if I do this?" And he dropped it on the ground and started to grind it into the floor with his shoe. He picked it up, now all crumpled and dirty. "Now who still wants it?" Still the hands went into the air.

"My friends, you have all learned a very valuable lesson.

No matter what I did to the money, you still wanted it because it did not decrease in value. It was still worth $20. Many times in our lives, we are dropped, crumpled, and ground into the dirt by the decisions we make and the circumstances that come our way. We feel as though we are worthless.

But no matter what has happened or what will happen, you will never lose your value in God's eyes. To Him, dirty or clean, crumpled or finely creased, you are still priceless to Him.

Psalm 17:8 states that God will keep us, "as the apple of His eye."

Steps To Happiness... ♥


Steps To Happiness
poem written by Father Pat

Everybody Knows:
You can't be all things to all people.
You can't do all things at once.
You can't do all things equally well.
You can't do all things better than everyone else.
Your humanity is showing just like everyone else's.

So:

You have to find out who you are, and be that.
You have to decide what comes first, and do that.
You have to discover your strengths, and use them.
You have to learn not to compete with others,
Because no one else is in the contest of *being you*.

Then:

You will have learned to accept your own uniqueness.
You will have learned to set priorities and make decisions.
You will have learned to live with your limitations.
You will have learned to give yourself the respect that is due.
And you'll be a most vital mortal.

Dare To Believe:

That you are a wonderful, unique person.
That you are a once-in-all-history event.
That it's more than a right, it's your duty, to be who you are.
That life is not a problem to solve, but a gift to cherish.
And we'll be able to stay one up on what used to get us.

May God Bless you and keep you safe.

Aries New Moon On Sunday April 15th. Bold New Beginnings! by Tania Gabrielle


Aries New Moon
Bold New Beginnings!
written by Tania Gabrielle
contact her at www.TaniaGabrielle.com
[source: CrystalWind.ca]

On April 15 and 16 (depending on where you live) an exciting and highly fortunate New Moon in Aries awakens a deep desire for creating a brand new life.

New Moons usher in new beginnings – and since ARIES is also the first sign, this is a fabulous opportunity to blaze new trails, take ACTION, be innovative, focus on yourself…. with a major emphasis on abundance.

ARIES governs independence, courage, authenticity and assertiveness. It’s a high energy sign of innovation and boldness.

With Sun and Moon at 26° in Aries (26 = 8) stepping forward into leadership is encouraged now.

It’s time to stop reflecting as much or talking about your plans, since even Mercury stations direct again at the time of the New Moon! Instead… you are being asked to ACT! Projects, ideas and way you communicate are going to take on a very exciting forward momentum. You’ll feel transformed and invigorated from the inside out…

There are so many wonderful transits activated at the time of this Aries New Moon.

Sun/Moon conjunct Uranus. Take a RISK! Take the REIGNS! Take CONTROL of Your life. You have deep desire for freedom, independence and change.

Sun, Moon, and Uranus together in Aries are forming a square to Pluto. You have no choice but to move into a place of transformation that is undeniable and permanent. You have more courage to pursue what you really stand for, what you TRULY mean and feel.

And Venus makes FOUR fantastic connections right during this new moon:
  1. Venus is opposite Jupiter, brings a lot of pleasure.
  2. Venus trine to Mars ignites love and passion, sensuality and connecting intimately with a partner – lovely for romance.
  3. Venus trine to Pluto. Very passionate and activates abundance and financial flow.
  4. Venus sextile Neptune. Venus is about love and abundance and beauty and Neptune governs inspiration and spirituality…
And it’s all happening while Venus is in its own sign of Taurus – ruler of the 2nd house of financial abundance and your values!
I added the images above to Tania Gabrielle's message I've shared with you in this post. The pictures and gifs that I share sum up my interpretation of the current astrological message. I highlighted the part of the message that inspired the picture gifs I chose.
Finally this New Moon activates the transit that defines 2018:

Jupiter sextile Pluto!

How exciting is that!

Pluto happens to be right next to Mars. Why is that important? Mars is the ruler of Aries, so it makes connection between Jupiter and Pluto even more powerful.

During this Aries New Moon you want to especially focus on:
  • Initiating a new project.
  • Creating a detailed framework for success, financial flow and money manifestation
  • Physical Exercise – Move your body
  • Anything that FIRES you up in a fresh new way
  • Take a RISK
  • Proclaim who you truly are.
YOU will be supported, you will have the people come to you to support you, the help from the outside, help from the universe.

Have a magnificent Aries New Moon!

Blessings and Love,

Tania Gabrielle

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Aries New Moon On Sunday April 15th by Lena Stevens and Patricia Liles at PowerPath.

I added the picture gifs above to the message I've shared with you below. I highlighted the part of the message that inspired the picture gifs I chose. The pictures and gifs that I sum up my interpretation of the current astrological message.
Intro written by Lena Stevens at www.thepowerpath.com
Body written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com
[source: www.CrystalWind.ca]

Dear Friends,

New Moon is Sunday, April 15 at 7:58 PM Mountain Daylight Time (MDT).

This New Moon marks the beginning of an accelerated time where the masculine begins to emerge as the one needing healing, attention and balance. It is only the seed being planted at this point but a good opportunity to make a commitment to support and nurture your own masculine qualities of will, clarity, intention, generosity, right action and protection.

Spend some time during this New Moon envisioning your “wildest dreams” and then asking for the support of the masculine to empower their manifestation. Be generous with yourself and others and be sensitive to the right timing of manifesting those dreams.

Blessings,
Lena

ASTROLOGICAL NOTES:
Written by Patricia Liles. Contact her at PATLILES@aol.com

Aries New Moon
Sun and Moon in Aries ~ 26º
Sunday, April 15 7:58 PM Mountain Daylight Time
(Monday, April 16, 1:58 AM Greenwich Mean Time)

It’s a lively Aries month of shift and change. New Moon occurs deep into the sign of Aries at 26º and almost immediately shifts of sign and direction start to launch. Most prominent at New Moon is the conjunction with the Sun/Moon of Uranus 28º, The Awakener. Eris 23º, Feminine Spiritual Warrior, Master of Discord, undaunted by consequences of truth telling, out to unmask injustice, also influences the Aries Sun/Moon closely. It’s a game-changing reset of a Moon. Uranus and Eris don’t particularly care about your personal universe; they’re more concerned about larger collective influences. And with Pluto in Capricorn targeting transformation in government, corporate and financial structures, there is no lack of chaos and disruption, restlessness with the status quo and outright awakening to the contradictions and conflict we are living under.

Through what door is change coming into your life? Contemplate what has unexpectedly presented itself and caused you to have to adapt radically and shift your comfort levels. What has been your reaction to the unexpected? What does your emotional process show you about your wiring? Open-armed surrender? Slow to accept? Discombobulated by change and new demands? Growth can often be courted, invited or dealt to you by Spirit to prod you along.

At New Moon, Chiron is in the last, last, last degree and minutes of Pisces 29º55’ where it spent seven years teaching us about compassion and surrendering and healing the negative effects of the entire Age of Pisces. On April 17, Chiron moves into fiery, courageous, Aries for the next seven years. That’s a major shift point. We will truly embrace how we create our own reality and may it be magnificent and full of energy, vitality and protective instinct. Aries, as the masculine first sign and ruled by Mars, encompasses both our vital, emergence into individual selfhood and the mantle of the divine Warrior, champion and protector of all that is sacred and worth defending. Chiron will take us on the journey of healing our masculine selves and teaching us right use of the medicine of fire, desire and will in consort and balance with the feminine.

Mercury in Aries 4º, is stationing at New Moon, meaning it has traveled in retrograde since March 22, but now comes to a strengthening stand still and begins apparent forward motion again reaching the degree of its retrograde on May 3 when it is fully out of its shadow period. It means it’s extra powerful here. We have encountered experiences in the last few weeks that have us defining ourselves in new ways. We are living more easily in the moment, trusting Spirit, and enjoying the creativity of the new. Aries carefree, joyous experience of self and seeing through fresh eyes has been a gift of the season. Mercury moving direct is a signal to move forward in thought, word and deed.

With Aries New Moon, Mars is ruler of the chart, and what a course he has been treading. At 16º Capricorn here, Mars is traversing some major influences this month. Conjuncting Saturn on April 2nd causing many to ask ‘where are these anger flares coming from?’ Saturn is also stationary now increasing its power as it turns retrograde also on April 17 until early September. Mars having passed Saturn is headed towards Pluto at 21º on April 26. Mars conjunct Pluto can be some ruthless, competitive energy if you don’t channel it into a useful endeavor, preferably physical. We only have to deal with it every couple of years, but it’s worth curbing your aggression in relationships unless you’re into espionage or crime. You have a major energy ball at your command. Use it wisely. Neither a victim nor a bully be.

Jupiter in Scorpio is opposite Venus in Taurus expanding the sweetness of intimacy and reminding us of the gifts of our physicality. Her trine to Mars opens the doors to passion and earthy manifestation of our desires. Taurus/Scorpio also highlights our resources, wealth, inheritances and taxes. How fitting for April 15th – a traditional tax day in the USA. Jupiter is also in positive aspect to Pluto opening us to deep transformative forces that shake our very foundations. We are more open and more awake, more aware of the cycle of death and rebirth, more conscious than ever before thanks to our encounters with Pluto.

One last thing, Saturn sits at the apex of a Finger of God formation with Pallas Athena and Ceres/North Node forming the base. The point of growth here is taking the long view, having patience, making a plan, a template where Spirit can work with you. If we can make adjustments and bring our intention and focus to bear on our ambitions, we can harness the ability of our minds to strategically visualize the outcomes we desire while harnessing the ability of our hearts to nurture and protect what we find most valuable and necessary for a connected society.

April 11, 2018

USA: A Manhattan Federal Court Jury Convicted Democrat NY Governor Andrew Cuomo's Former Top Advisor Joseph Percoco On Multiple Corruption Charges. Faces Up To 50 Years In Prison.

The Daily Wire
written by Ryan Saavedra
March 13, 2018

A Manhattan federal court jury convicted Democrat Governor Andrew Cuomo's former top advisor Joseph Percoco on multiple corruption charges on Tuesday after its eighth day of deliberations.

Percoco, 48, was found guilty of "conspiracy to commit honest services wire fraud and solicitation of bribes," and was found not guilty of "extortion and conspiracy to commit extortion," The New York Times reported.

Percoco had served as the governor's deputy executive secretary from 2011 to 2014 and again in 2015 after taking a short break to run the governor's re-election campaign. Newsday reports:

The verdict followed five weeks of testimony on charges that Percoco, 48, of South Salem, got over $300,000 in bribes set up by lobbyist Todd Howe, the star government witness, from co-defendants Peter Galbraith Kelly, an energy executive, and Steve Aiello and Joe Gerardi, Syracuse developers.

Kelly allegedly had his company, Competitive Power Ventures, hire Percoco’s wife for a $90,000-a-year “low show” job to get help on a Hudson Valley power plant and a pollution-credit pact with New Jersey. The Syracuse men allegedly paid $35,000 for Percoco to help cut red tape on state-funded projects, and push a raise for Aiello’s son, who worked for Cuomo.

"Percoco sold out his vast power, he sold out his influence and he betrayed the people of New York," federal prosecutor David Zhou said.

Percoco faces up to 50 years in prison when he is sentenced on June 11.

VENEZUELA: Marxist Dictator Maduro Ordered A Re-Denomination Of The Ailing Bolivar Currency, By Knocking Three Zeroes Off Amid Hyperinflation And A Crippling Economic Crisis. UGH 🙄

Their currency is worthless.

also fyi... current Venezuela Marxist Dictator Nicolas Maduro was a former union bus driver who was loyal to former Marxist Dictator Hugo Chavez. He doesn't know squat about how to run a business, how macro or micro economics work, nor how to run a country. This is what Hollywood loves... Marxism. (emphasis mine)
Reuters News
written by Corina Pons, Deisy Buitrago
Thursday March 22, 2018

CARACAS - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro ordered a re-denomination of the ailing bolivar currency on Thursday, by knocking three zeroes off amid hyperinflation and a crippling economic crisis.

The measure to divide the so-called bolivar fuerte - or “strong bolivar” - currency by 1,000 would take effect from June 4, the socialist leader said. It would not have any impact on the bolivar’s value.

The move illustrates the collapse of the bolivar, which has fallen 99.99 percent against the U.S. dollar on the black market since Maduro came to power in April 2013. A $100 purchase of bolivars then would now be worth just a single U.S. cent.

But Maduro, 55, presented the move as a positive development intended to protect Venezuela against currency speculators and a U.S.-led “economic war” against the OPEC member.

Critics said the currency measure was no panacea for Venezuela’s economic mess and just a psychological ploy to make Venezuelans forget the extent of the hyperinflation.

While the move sounds like a currency revaluation, economists consider it a currency re-denomination as the country is not changing the value of its official exchange rate.

Venezuelans will not need to turn in the currency now in their wallets but all new currency printed or minted will be in the new denominations.

Millions of Venezuelans are suffering from shortages of food and medicines during a fifth year of recession that critics blame on government incompetence and corruption, but Maduro says is due to Western hostility against him plus the fall of oil prices.

“Venezuela has been victim of a brutal, economic war,” said Maduro, whose government has been targeted by the United States, European Union and Canada for sanctions over allegations of abusing democracy and rights.

Maduro made the announcement during an event shown live on TV, flanked by aides and bankers, to discuss Venezuela’s new petro cryptocurrency.

Venezuela’s government similarly re-denominated its currency by knocking off three zeroes a decade ago.

Prices in Venezuela rose 6,147 percent in the 12 months through February, according to estimates by the country’s opposition-led National Assembly, broadly in line with independent economists’ figures.

Maduro is running for re-election on May 20 in a vote critics say is rigged to extend the socialists’ rule.

The opposition coalition is boycotting the vote, though one leader Henri Falcon has broken ranks to run against Maduro. He is promising to dollarize Venezuela’s economy as a way to beat hyperinflation and regain investor confidence.

“Amid the biggest economic collapse in the history of Latin America, the government of Nicolas Maduro attempts to hide hyperinflation by knocking zeros off the currency,” said Francisco Rodriguez, a Venezuelan economist and Wall Street analyst working as Falcon’s chief economic adviser.
Original art by @modográfico

Caracas Chronicles
It’s Official: Venezuela Enters Hyperinflation
written by Frank Muci
December 7, 2017

According to Venezuela’s National Assembly, consumer price inflation rose to 57% in November from 45% in October – having blown past the classic 50% threshold, the country is officially in hyperinflation.

In hyperinflation, prices rise at a high and accelerating rate, fueled by unbridled central bank money printing and the population’s unwillingness to hold the currency. Latin America hadn’t seen hyperinflation in 25 years and skeptics balked at the thought that it was even possible for an oil exporter, but alas, Venezuela defied expectations once again.

The government essentially doubled the monetary base in November, a jaw-dropping record increase. All the new money was used to finance public sector year-end bonuses, Sunday’s municipal “elections” and the ordinary fiscal deficit. As a result, 12-month inflation rose over 1,700%, another all-time-high. To put things in perspective, daily inflation surpassed annual inflation in much of Europe.

Runaway inflation and the economic crisis are already fraying the fabric of Venezuelan society. Households, rich and poor, are cutting back on food because it’s too expensive, especially proteins, resulting in involuntary weight loss for three quarters for the population. Roughly half of university students have dropped out to look for a job because their parents can no longer sustain them. Malaria and other eradicated diseases are back with a vengeance. Shockingly, Venezuelans crossing into Colombia by land now outnumber North African immigrants to Europe.

But bleak as it is, life in Venezuela will only get worse. Like the national oil company’s production collapse and the external debt default and restructuring saga, hyperinflation is just taking off. Without a complete overhaul, misery in Venezuela will deepen as Zimbabwe-style price increases become the norm and inflation accelerates to ten or twenty thousand percent per annum. Hunger will grow as prices outpace salaries and Venezuela’s $5 monthly minimum wage falls closer and closer to zero. 2018 will be the fifth consecutive year of economic recession.

Hyperinflation will cripple Venezuela’s dysfunctional economy. As production nosedives and tax revenue falls, for instance, the fiscal deficit will rise, increasing the speed at which the central bank prints money to cover it. This is gasoline to hyperinflation, which will make the economy and tax revenue fall even more in a toxic feedback loop. The government may hike the minimum wage to any level they like in response to rising prices, but it wont work. Real wages can’t rise if fewer goods and services are being produced.

The three things the bolívar is meant to do – store value, measure value, and be a useful exchange token – it’s failing at, making it more likely that citizens abandon the currency. Absurdly, ATMs only allow Bs. 10 thousand in withdrawals (10 U.S. cents) when groceries can be thirty times that, and even when shops take debit/credit cards, transactions can take minutes to go through the faulty interbank network, causing long lines. The bolivar’s purchasing power melts away in weeks thanks to galloping inflation, making nominal statistics like the government’s 36 trillion bolivar 2018 budget meaningless. As the currency’s problems worsen, the economy may eventually dollarize de facto or simply break down into barter.

On this historic day, it’s important to remember that hyperinflation and Venezuela’s economic collapse were entirely self-inflicted. For more than a decade, Presidents Chávez and Maduro wiped out the domestic private sector with excessive controls and expropriations. They didn’t save a penny and racked up $150bn plus in external debt. What for? To finance consumption, not investment, even as oil prices were at an unprecedented $100 per barrel. They couldn’t stand congressional oversight or accountability so spending took off outside the budget. Behind the scenes, Chávez gutted the central bank’s independence, most seriously in a 2009 reform that allowed direct lending to state-owned enterprises.

Then, when oil prices suddenly crashed in 2014 and Venezuela’s export revenues dried up, the regime slashed imports by 80% over the four years to keep paying the debt and inadvertently threw the economy into a tailspin. GDP fell some 35% and the budget deficit bulged as if the country was at war, making the government completely reliant on the central bank printing press for deficit financing. Now domestic industry is in tatters and the country can’t make up for it with imports, so people are just dying for lack of food and medicine. Meanwhile, hyperinflation is taking off as the government floods the country in new bolívares to pay its bills.

With a likely Maduro “reelection” in 2018 and no talk of economic reforms, Venezuela’s outlook is dire. It’s deluded to think that the criminals that made Venezuela unlivable despite a trillion dollar oil bonanza might somehow stop hyperinflation, stabilize free-falling oil production or otherwise improve living standards. It’s deluded to think that they even want to. As long as Maduro is in charge, Venezuela will continue to walk the path of North Korea and Yemen until it’s global pariah and destitute wasteland.

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Here is Hollywood Actor Sean Penn with Venezuela Marxist Dictator Nicolas Maduro.
Here is Hollywood Director Oliver Stone and Hollywood Actor Sean Penn with former Marxist Dictator Hugo Chavez. They were best buds.
Here is Hollywood Director Oliver Stone with new Marxist Dictator Nicolas Maduro.
Here is Hollywood Actor Danny Glover with Venezuela Marxist Dictator Nicolas Maduro.
Here is Hollywood Actor Jamie Foxx with Venezuela Marxist Dictator Nicolas Maduro.
Here is Hollywood Producer, Director, Actor Activist defending the Venezuela Marxist Government.

I went down a rabbit hole wanting to show you people in Hollywood who support the Marxist Dictatorship in Venezuela. There were too many to share with you. The reason why I wanted to show you who in Hollywood supports and agrees with the Venezuela Marxist Regime is so that I can point out how crazy it is for any person in America to allow Hollywood to influence our American politics. (emphasis mine)
Obama (left) and John Brennan (right)
I'm sharing John Brennan tweet above to show you just how twisted they are. He wittingly makes himself out to be a moral authority, just like Jimmy Kimmel and the rest of the American hating Hollywood Marxist cabal.
(emphasis mine)
ALL OF THESE MEN ABOVE ARE VERY CLOSE ALLIES.
Venezuela (left), Russia (middle), Syria (right) 

Islamic State of Iran Crime Research Center
The Secret Backstory Of How Obama Let Hezbollah Off The Hook
written by Josh Meyer

In its determination to secure a nuclear deal with Iran, the Obama administration derailed an ambitious law enforcement campaign targeting drug trafficking by the Iranian-backed terrorist group Hezbollah, even as it was funneling cocaine into the United States, according to a POLITICO investigation. The campaign, dubbed Project Cassandra, was launched in 2008 after the Drug Enforcement Administration amassed evidence that Hezbollah had transformed itself from a Middle East-focused military and political organization into an international crime syndicate that some investigators believed was collecting $1 billion a year from drug and weapons trafficking, money laundering and other criminal activities. Over the next eight years, agents working out of a top-secret DEA facility in Chantilly, Virginia, used wiretaps, undercover operations and informants to map Hezbollah’s illicit networks, with the help of 30 U.S. and foreign security agencies. They followed cocaine shipments, some from Latin America to West Africa and on to Europe and the Middle East, and others through Venezuela and Mexico to the United States. They tracked the river of dirty cash as it was laundered by, among other tactics, buying American used cars and shipping them to Africa. And with the help of some key cooperating witnesses, the agents traced the conspiracy, they believed, to the innermost circle of Hezbollah and its state sponsors in Iran.

But as Project Cassandra reached higher into the hierarchy of the conspiracy, Obama administration officials threw an increasingly insurmountable series of roadblocks in its way, according to interviews with dozens of participants who in many cases spoke for the first time about events shrouded in secrecy, and a review of government documents and court records. When Project Cassandra leaders sought approval for some significant investigations, prosecutions, arrests and financial sanctions, officials at the Justice and Treasury departments delayed, hindered or rejected their requests. The Justice Department declined requests by Project Cassandra and other authorities to file criminal charges against major players such as Hezbollah’s high-profile envoy to Iran, a Lebanese bank that allegedly laundered billions in alleged drug profits, and a central player in a U.S.-based cell of the Iranian paramilitary Quds force. And the State Department rejected requests to lure high-value targets to countries where they could be arrested.

John Brennan Obama’s White House counterterrorism adviser, who became CIA director in 2013.

The man who would become Obama’s top counterterrorism adviser and then CIA director, John Brennan John Brennan Obama’s White House counterterrorism adviser, who became CIA director in 2013., went further. He recommended in a policy paper that “the next president has the opportunity to set a new course for relations between the two countries” through not only a direct dialogue, but “greater assimilation of Hezbollah into Lebanon’s political system.”

John “Jack” Kelly DEA agent overseeing Hezbollah cases at Special Operations Division, who named task force Project Cassandra after clashes with other U.S. agencies about Hezbollah drug-terror links. Within months, task force officials said, Project Cassandra was all but dead. Some of its most senior officials, including Jack Kelly John “Jack” Kelly DEA agent overseeing Hezbollah cases at Special Operations Division, who named task force Project Cassandra after clashes with other U.S. agencies about Hezbollah drug-terror links., the veteran DEA supervisory agent who created and led the task force, were transferred to other assignments. And Asher himself left the task force long before that, after the Defense Department said his contract would not be renewed. As a result, the U.S. government lost insight into not only drug trafficking and other criminal activity worldwide, but also into Hezbollah’s illicit conspiracies with top officials in the Iranian, Syrian, Venezuelan and Russian governments — all the way up to presidents Nicolas Maduro, Assad and Putin, according to former task force members and other current and former U.S. officials.
former President Obama who was in control of the U.S. government at that time, literally allowed them, Venezuela, Russia, Syria, Iran to commit whatever the heck crimes they wanted. Open the door for them to go undetected. THIS HERE IS THE COLLUSION.
(emphasis mine)
The derailment of Project Cassandra also has undermined U.S. efforts to determine how much cocaine from the various Hezbollah-affiliated networks is coming into the United States, especially from Venezuela, where dozens of top civilian and military officials have been under investigation for more than a decade. Recently, the Trump administration designated the country’s vice president, a close ally of Hezbollah and of Lebanese-Syrian descent, as a global narcotics kingpin. Meanwhile, Hezbollah — in league with Iran — continues to undermine U.S. interests in Iraq, Syria and throughout wide swaths of Latin America and Africa, including providing weapons and training to anti-American Shiite militias. And Safieddine, the Ghost and other associates continue to play central roles in the trafficking of drugs and weapons, current and former U.S. officials believe. “They were a paramilitary organization with strategic importance in the Middle East, and we watched them become an international criminal conglomerate generating billions of dollars for the world’s most dangerous activities, including chemical and nuclear weapons programs and armies that believe America is their sworn enemy,” said Kelly, the supervisory DEA agent and lead coordinator of its Hezbollah cases. “If they are violating U.S. statutes,” he asked, “why can’t we bring them to justice?”