May 28, 2017

A Life Of God-Worship. Don't Worry. God Will Strengthen Your Heart. Relax. Be Of Good Cheer. Expect God's Supernatural Provision. ❤

Matthew 6:19-34 The Message (MSG)
❤ Part of Jesus' Sermon on the Mount ❤
found in Matthew chapters 5-7
[source: Biblegateway.com]

19-21 Jesus said, “Don’t hoard treasure down here where it gets eaten by moths and corroded by rust or—worse!—stolen by burglars. Stockpile treasure in heaven, where it’s safe from moth and rust and burglars. It’s obvious, isn’t it? The place where your treasure is, is the place you will most want to be, and end up being.

22-23 “Your eyes are windows into your body. If you open your eyes wide in wonder and belief, your body fills up with light. If you live squinty-eyed in greed and distrust, your body is a dank cellar. If you pull the blinds on your windows, what a dark life you will have!

24 “You can’t worship two gods at once. Loving one god, you’ll end up hating the other. Adoration of one feeds contempt for the other. You can’t worship God and Money both.

25-26 “If you decide for God, living a life of God-worship, it follows that you don’t fuss about what’s on the table at mealtimes or whether the clothes in your closet are in fashion. There is far more to your life than the food you put in your stomach, more to your outer appearance than the clothes you hang on your body. Look at the birds, free and unfettered, not tied down to a job description, careless in the care of God. And you count far more to him than birds.

27-29 “Has anyone by fussing in front of the mirror ever gotten taller by so much as an inch? All this time and money wasted on fashion—do you think it makes that much difference? Instead of looking at the fashions, walk out into the fields and look at the wildflowers. They never primp or shop, but have you ever seen color and design quite like it? The ten best-dressed men and women in the country look shabby alongside them.

30-33 “If God gives such attention to the appearance of wildflowers—most of which are never even seen—don’t you think he’ll attend to you, take pride in you, do his best for you? What I’m trying to do here is to get you to relax, to not be so preoccupied with getting, so you can respond to God’s giving. People who don’t know God and the way he works fuss over these things, but you know both God and how he works. Steep your life in God-reality, God-initiative, God-provisions. Don’t worry about missing out. You’ll find all your everyday human concerns will be met.

34 “Give your entire attention to what God is doing right now, and don’t get worked up about what may or may not happen tomorrow. God will help you deal with whatever hard things come up when the time comes

Deep Calls Unto Deep: Created For God's Purpose

Deep Calls Unto Deep
[source: Watchman Nee]

Psalm 42:7 says, "Deep calls unto deep." Only a call from the depths can provoke a response from the depths. Nothing shallow can ever touch the depths, nor can anything superficial touch the inward parts. Only the deep will respond to the deep. Anything that does not issue from the depths cannot touch the depths. Others can respond deep within to only what issues from deep within us. When we go to a certain place and listen to a message, the only thing that touches us is something that has issued from the depths of others. If nothing comes from the depths, the help we receive is just superficial. We have to see the importance of the depths. Anything that is not from the depths will never reach the depths of others. If we have never received help or benefit in our depths, we will never have anything issuing from our depths. If we want to render spiritual help to others, something must issue from our depths. If we do not dig deep, we can never gain others. Unless our utterance is from the depths, we will not touch the depths in others, even though we gain their emotions and thoughts and make them cry or be happy or excited for a while. Only deep calls unto deep. Superficial expressions will not touch the depths of others.

Deep Roots

One principle in preaching and receiving the word is found in the Lord's parable of the sower. While the sower sowed, some seeds fell beside the way, some on the rocky place, some into the thorns, and some into the good earth. This shows us four different ways for man to receive the word. The Lord Jesus tells us that among these different conditions, one is the rocky place. There is a little earth on the surface, but underneath there are rocks. When the seed falls into this kind of ground, it springs up quickly, but as soon as the sun comes out, it withers because of the lack of root.

What is a root? It is growth that occurs beneath the soil. What are the leaves? They are growth that occur above the soil. In other words, roots are the hidden life, whereas leaves are the manifest life. The trouble with many Christians is that, while there is much apparent life, there is very little secret life. In other words, there is the lack of a hidden life. You have been a Christian for a number of years, have you not? Then let me ask: How much of your life is hidden from view? How much is unknown to others? You stress outward works, Yes, good works are important; but apart from that manifest expression of your life, how much of your life remains hidden: If all your spiritual life is exposed, you do not have any root. Are all your virtues before God manifested before man, or is there something more that is unknown to man? If all your experiences are manifested, then all your growth is upward; there is no downward growth. If this is the case, you are a person who has only leaves without root, and you are on shallow ground.

In our Christian life it is necessary that we learn the meaning of the Body of Christ; we must learn to have a life of the Body. On the other hand, we must learn that the life given to each member of His Body by the Lord is distinctly individual. The measure that has been given to you personally by Him needs to be guarded; otherwise, it will lose its specific character and will be of no particular use to God. If that which has been specially committed to you is exposed, it will wither.

The discourse of the Lord Jesus on the Mount was most remarkable. On the one hand He said, "You are the light of the world. It is impossible for a city situated upon a mountain to be hidden" (Matt. 5:14). It is open. On the other hand He said, "When you give alms, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your alms may be in secret;...when you pray, enter into your private room, and shut your door and pray to your Father who is in secret" (Matt. 6:3-4, 6). On the one hand, if you are a Christian, you must come right out into the open and make a public profession; on the other hand, there are Christian virtues which you should preserve from the public gaze. The Christian who parades all his virtues before men and who does not have anything in the depth of his being has no root; he will not be able to stand in the day of trial and temptation

We have been the Lord's children many years; may the Lord open our eyes and show us the extent to which our experiences have been hidden from public view. How much would be left if what is known by man was taken away? May God work in us so that we can take root downward.

As we extend ourselves deeper and take root downward, we will discover that "deep calls unto deep." When we can bring forth riches from the depths of our inner life, we will find that other lives will be deeply affected. The minute our inner being is touched, others will receive help and be enlightened. They will know that there is something beyond their knowledge. When deep touches deep, deep will respond to deep. If our life has no depth, our superficial work will only affect other lives superficially. We repeat yet again--only "deep calls unto deep."

Deep Calleth Unto Deep

Deep Calleth unto Deep
[source: Benny Hinn]

To experience a deeper dimension of God's presence, your soul must hunger and thirst for God in the same way a deer pants for the safety and sustenance of water. Only a small percentage of believers ever really experience this kind of intimacy with God because of the price.

Psalm 42:1-2 declares, "As the hart [male red deer] panteth after the water brooks, so panteth my soul after thee, O God. My soul thirsteth for God, for the living God: when shall I come and appear before God?"

In the natural, the panting of the deer is an audible agonizing for the safety the waters provide when pursued by a predator. When the deer runs into the water, the predator can no longer detect its scent. In addition to finding safety from its enemies, the deer finds relief from thirst in the waters.

“Intimacy with God is found only in the realm of the spirit.”Spiritually, your process of discovering a deeper dimension of God's presence involves longing, thirsting, and seeking. David wrote, "O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee: my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary" (Psalm 63:1-2).

Intimacy with God is found only in the realm of the spirit. There is a place of deep anointing, deep presence, and deep intimacy with God Almighty where "deep calleth unto deep" or spirit calls unto spirit.

It is a place that is so pure that every part of your being is consumed by the presence of Almighty God; a deep place where there is perfect communion between your spirit and every dimension of God's presence.

Your soul is stirred and there is a breakthrough in the spirit as "deep calleth unto deep" (Psalm 42:7).

It is at times like these that words become inadequate, because spoken words are the expression of the mind and not the soul. Words cease, and you stop asking. Only your heart can speak as it erupts in worship.

There is perfect harmony, perfect oneness. As you bask in the glory of His awesome presence, your spirit begins to fellowship with Him, crying out, "Oh, that I might know Him! Not the things He gives, or what He imparts, but Him!"

God Has A Purpose And Plan Established For You! Re-Post From 2/28/10.


Wow! I heard Pastor Paula White preach a powerful message today that I wanted to share with you. I couldn't find it. However, I was just led to this other profound message given by Pastor Paula White. I am so blown away by this message! My spirit connected immediately. I was just sharing these thoughts with a friend yesterday! I'm pretty sure many of you are asking the same questions or at least I hope you are. I have typed a transcript of only the first 5 minutes for all of my international readers.

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Here the WORD of the LORD. Because out of the crevices of darkness God is raising up DESTINY! When your gift hooks up with your need, its called your calling. And isn't that what we really want to know individually? Christ is being conformed in my life Paula. The hope of Glory, I understand, I believe I've been going through what I've been going through so the essence of His character, His nature can be developed in me. Now what? How does it fit in the BIG picture? How do I fit in the plan of God?

Let me help you because this is very therapeutic. It says BEFORE I formed you. Well that means before God Himself squeezed me into shape. God is the One who put everything about me, precisionly, perfectly together. I am perfect. I am one bad mama jama. I am so put together perfect. They say, would you do anything different? Would you be anything different? NO! It would be a FALSE IDENTITY! Because God created you as a designers original, authentic, never to be duplicated, there is no one like you, you are God's handy work. Your momma and daddy didn't put you together in Motel 6 in their night of passion. NO God did WAY BACK in ETERNITY! And He had a set and appointed time Psalm 1:39 says "Before you ever had one of your days, before they ever came into being they were already written down in the Book." God had numbered every day. He had written them down in the Book.

He didn't just design you, He designed your days. That means, if it is not God sent, it is God used in my life. Everything soveriegnly set up to produce the purpose and the plan of God in your life. You've been accepted in the beloved. Stop struggling with who you are and understand that God squeezed you into shape. He formed you. He molded you as a potter does. Before I formed thee in the belly. Your momma didn't formed you. Your daddy didn't form you. Science didn't form you. Evolution didn't form you. Before God squeezed you into shape in that womb that would push you forth.

You say, well if God made me, why did I go through such difficult things? The first thing that happens when you come out of the womb is the doctor takes you, holds you by that little booty and smacks it. The very first thing you get in LIFE is whacked! And when he whacks you, you start BREATHING! You wouldn't breathe if you didn't get the whack. Some of you keep trying to prevent the whack. It's NOT bad for you, it's helping you breathe, it's helping you grow, it's helping you become who you are. God knew how you needed to breathe in life.
What is the plan of God and how do I really fit in it? In the next few minutes I want to show you in order to align yourself individually to the assignment of God. Then you must comprehend corporately what God is doing. That the life God put you in is larger than the life you are living. So where are we in the Kingdom of God becomes the necessary question. Where are we in the Kingdom of God right now? To discern and to be able to move with His promptings and position our self accordingly. I must have a discernment of what is God up to in the earth today.

Because deep is calling deep! And there are some people that are going to be left in the shallow waters, that never move into the greatness of God. Behind the veil where He brings through an intimate relationship, a Glory visitation, an impartation, that releases His manifestation in this earth. God is calling you within the veil from the sound of life, from the very mercy seat. And He's beaconing you just like He did Ester to draw near to the very Throne of God. This is going to separate saints from aint's here. Because there must be an understanding that these are days of transition. And the truth is it's more enjoyable on the outer court sometimes and on the inner court. Because getting in that holy of holy takes a whole lot of preparation and processing. But there is a remnant that is being raised up that has no other agenda but to be used for the purpose and the plan of God.

God said I've been up to something and you're a part of my plan. And it's not a set back, but it's a set up. Micah chapter 7:8 rejoice not yet my enemy, when you see me fall. Not IF I fall, WHEN you see me fall. Because commotion, because of turbulence, because it's causing me to do all these things. You think you saw POWER in my life before. Baby you ain't see anything for the Glory of God. Because when I hit my knee to the ground, rejoice NOT YET ENEMY! You thought it was over when Jesus went to the tomb. It was only the beginning! I don't know what you went through. But I came to prophesy to you. Not IF I fall. But WHEN I fall. I SHALL ARISE! And the word arise means, come into my Being. You don't even come into the essence of who you really are until you went through what you went through.

May 27, 2017

Gemini New Moon Was On May 25th: Your Inner Child Awakens! by Tania Gabrielle.


Your Inner Child Awakens
written by Tania Gabrielle
contact her at www.TaniaGabrielle.com
[source: CrystalWind.ca]

Breathe easier! After intense inner shifts in the first few months of 2017 the cosmic tide has turned to a more relaxing pace…

A Gemini NEW Moon on Thursday, May 25 enhances playfulness, listening, integration, communication and a sense of fun!

You are more open to learn new things and experience life with less “rules”.

New information is being assimilated, often unexpectedly, as you tune into your inner child and wonder about other possibilities and mystical connections in the universe.

You are connecting the dots, connecting to others and communicating deeply.

With Mercury, ruler of Gemini, in Taurus – a very steady, grounded and patient sign – and the Sun and Moon at 4° in Gemini – a very stable, practical and grounded number – take this wonder and excitement and playful energy and make it real, make it practical. Incorporate a youthful joy into your life in a lasting way.

4° in Gemini is also a “critical degree” in astrology – enhancing and strengthening the New Moon and the meaning of Gemini.

There are several important transits affecting other planets around this New Moon… One is Venus is square Pluto which will accentuate intense feelings, independence vs. security and any friction in your relationships or feelings about money.

Guard against being impulsive – and BREATHE.

Venus square Pluto allows you to clear the cobwebs and understand how you might repel love or abundance. Pay attention to the signs. When you do, you’ll awaken to the natural flow of love and prosperity for YOU.

A rare Finger of God pointing at Jupiter is a beautiful bonus! This “yod” with Mercury and Neptune at the base makes life feel beautiful, mystical and broadens compassion and creativity.

The Universe is inviting you to awakening to a GREATER part of you – to see and embrace and nurture your DIVINE NATURE.

Be sure to watch the complete New Moon video forecast to get all the exciting details, plus suggestions on how to navigate the cosmic energetics during this time of opportunity!

Continue clearing away – and claiming your divine destiny.

Love and Blessings,
Tania Gabrielle
written by Tania Gabrielle

Mid May has arrived - a wonderful moment to reset the tone and direction of your life.

  • On May 18 Venus, planet of Love and Prosperity, returns to the point in the heavens where her retrograde began on March 3 – a green light signaling intimate relationships and abundance are naturally flowing again.
  • 12 hours later still on Thursday Pacific time (early on Friday, May 19 EDT and rest of the world), Saturn and Uranus create an exact trine – and activate the fortunate “Grand Fire Trine” with the North Node of the Moon.
What do these two synchronistic cosmic events mean to you?

A spring in your step returns!

The joy in your heart gets expressed.

A lightness of being infuses your day.

Most of all, a strong, secure feeling of PEACE is present in your life.

At 26° Saturn in Sagittarius trine Uranus in Aries is an invitation for you to liberate yourself through leadership - a reminder that you are FREE to CHOOSE PEACE at any given moment in time.

Embrace divine peace, no matter what comes your way…

Every moment in your life is an invitation to relax, feel connected and respond to any event with compassion.

You cannot help yourself or anyone else with fear or despair. Anger separates us, it does not encourage intimacy. Only by navigating your relationships lovingly and compassionately can you feel at home by connecting with Source.

Not even a slight unloving gesture can be present when we communicate lovingly.

Though Love is the source of everything, love has to be invited in to your life.

You have the freedom to CHOOSE love – or not. Uranus trine Saturn is a call to be responsible for your freedom, for your ultimate liberation.

Your choice to enter any intimate connection by inviting LOVE, by setting an intention on a loving exchange, brings peace and the ultimate release from suffering.

When you find yourself in a stressful situation, refrain from joining a micro-climate of drama.

Instead, try to engage with the present moment by focusing on your breath. Deep breathing clears your mind so your heart is wide open for compassionate communication.

You can activate deep breathing with a walking meditation too - there are a myriad ways to engage with Source through inhaling the nectar of love!

No matter what your present situation is, you can handle it by maintaining a "climate of Peace" within you.

Laugh – a lot! Smile – a lot!

Feed your life with happiness.

Happiness begins with YOU. Peace must arise in YOU first before you can share peacefully.

Feed your soul with all sorts of positive nourishment.

Engage with friends, loved ones and even strangers through deep, compassionate listening. Your purpose is always to be of service… and when you listen deeply, you help another to empty her heart.

Everything aligns with peace when you open your heart and focus your intention on love.

It’s time you dwell in Peace.

Much Love and Blessings,
Tania Gabrielle

We Just Had New Moon In Gemini On May 25th. A Gateway To Your Dreams. Magic In The Air! by Vivienne Micallef-Browne.

A Gateway To Your Dreams. Magic In The Air!
written by Vivienne Micallef-Browne
contact her at EmpowerAstrology.org
[source: CrystalWind.ca]

A GATEWAY TO YOUR DREAMS. MAGIC IN THE AIR.

New Moon in Gemini 25th May at 4 degrees, 8.44 Pm UT.

A powerful portal, a finger of God aspect opens up together with this New Moon in Gemini that is active over a three day period. The Yod or so-called finger of God aspect looks similar in form to a pyramid. At this New Moon, Jupiter, the Planet of good luck and fortune is sitting at the apex of the pyramid with both Neptune in Pisces and Mercury in Taurus, the ruler of the New Moon, forming the base.

Crowned by Jupiter, your wildest dreams are just within your reach. A Yod brings fateful and karmic opportunities, adventures, abundance and new people and often life-changing new beginnings into our lives.

It will help you to be in the right place at the right time, the Universe conspires to make magic happen and synchronicities abound.

So pay special attention to the people you meet and to any opportunities or offers that may come your way.

With Jupiter, Mercury and Neptune taking part in the Yod, we are being asked to think big, expand beyond our limitations with vision and compassion for ourselves and others. The Universe does half of the work, but we have to actively work with it to make things happen. When fortune comes knocking at our door, we have to be able to open the door and let him in. So open your minds and your hearts. Ultimately we are responsible for our own happiness and co-creating it.

A Yod contains powerful, but tense energy that has to be released and compels us to take immediate action and has great potential for spiritual evolution and increased awareness.

The New Moon in Gemini, the sign of the rational thinker, can help us to detach a little and consider our options as we may feel that we are faced to make a decision confronted with varied options. Making this a decisive and fateful time. Our wisdom and insights gained over the recent Venus and Mercury retrograde phase will help to guide us through any decision making process.

As the Yod is a fateful and karmic aspect, the North Node of Fate in Leo also plays an important role. The Yod aspect, is indeed being wonderfully supported by the North Node which forms a positive Grand fire trine to Saturn and Uranus, supporting all new beginnings and changes with long-term success. This grand trine lasts until October 2017, so anything new started now, or even a complete new start in life within the next few weeks, has an enormous chance of success.

The future belongs to those who believe in the quality of their dreams.
– Eleanor Roosevelt

While the New Moon can feel exuberant and optimistic and chances abound, it can also bring a lot of nervous energy with it. Gemini can sometimes feel highly strung, and Venus in Aries is adding to the nervous excitement as she is coming up close to Uranus and also makes a tense square to Pluto. This can make for exciting and passionate energy. New encounters can feel magnetically and erotically charged.

Venus in Aries goes aggressively after what she wants and desires to experience some excitement before she settles down to a more calmer, relaxed energy when she enters Venus in Taurus on the 6th June. However, this is also an aspect that can bring some power struggles with it, especially as Mars is coming up to a tense opposition to Saturn. Suggesting that the next two weeks can bring a phase of adjustment and the New Moon in Gemini is asking us to be adaptable, stay open minded and not to resist changes that are happening in our lives.

It’s important to be aware of how we might be giving our power away to others, especially in Love. People who insist on staying in old toxic patterns of behaviour will find that they come up against huge resistance. We need to be aware of not self-sabotaging our own happiness by re- running the old fearful patterns of behaviour.

The Saturn in Sagittarius opposition to Mars in Gemini that will be active over the next two weeks, insists that we speak our truth and come from a place of integrity. For those who have not been playing with open cards, we will see the truth being revealed and coming to light. Especially true on a political level.

Life can feel fast paced now and during the next two weeks, as Mars in Gemini is out of bounds and moving at lighting speed. Life may even feel at times as though things are beyond our control, but ultimately we are being taken to the next level and new destination. If you encounter some challenges over the next two weeks, remember that challenges always give us an opportunity to grow beyond our own limitations.

Challenges are where the magic happens.

Jupiter wants us to think and dream big, so spread the wings of your imagination wide and let your mind soar. Big dreams light your inner fire and provide the ongoing fuel for your burning desire. With Venus square Pluto our passion is ignited. Whatever we do, it has to come from a place of passion.

“Respond to every call that excites your spirit.”
– Rumi

The Butterfly is symbolic of the sign of Gemini. An important message carried by the New Moon is about the ability to go through important changes with grace and lightness. The Butterflies unwavering acceptance of her metamorphosis is also symbolic of faith. Here the butterfly beckons us to keep our faith as we undergo transitions in our lives and emphasises the ability to move from one state, perspective, lifestyle to another with adaptability.

Life is about evolving and actively creating change, as well as learning how to go with the flow when inevitable change comes our way.

“It’s the ends of the world,” said the caterpillar. “It’s the beginning of the world,” said the butterfly.

Life is a moving, breathing thing. We have to be willing to evolve constantly. Perfection is constant transformation.

What The Energy Field Of The Gemini New Moon That Just Occurred On Thursday May 25th Is Offering Us.

written by Edith Boyer-Telmer
[source: CrystalWind.ca]

Dear Friends,

I am bringing good news for all of us, on May 25th we are meeting a New Moon in the zodiac sign of Gemini, positioned at 4 degree and 37 minutes. After the massively intense and emotionally profound impact of the past Scorpio Full Moon, this will bring a lot of relaxation for the collective emotional body. Under the influence of the twins, we are feeling the lightness and playfulness that the uplifting quality of the air element provides.

The Air Element is usually identified with the eastern world and the eastern philosophy. It is the element that starts and ends the experience of human life on planet earth. It is the vital breath of the universe, it stands for the mind, for turning knowledge to wisdom, and the inner guidance of the soul.

A particularly outstanding detail during this Gemini New Moon stellar event is, that this Moon falls on a critical degree. That means the energy field arriving is on one hand caring the quality of the twins gentleness, and on the other hand it is at the same time essentially extremely strong. This field creates an amazing opportunity to get in touch with all the positive qualities the Gemini zodiac sign is bearer of.

Now is the time to breath in a sense of adventure and to be rejuvenated by this breath of life. Its a chance to make a conscious re-connection with the joyful, playful and childlike energy body, that we in the western world are since Carl Jung used to call ‘the inner child’.

During this New Moon cycle we can find Mercury, the planetary ruler of the star sign Gemini, in the zodiac energy of the Taurus. The physical weight, natural gravity and profound love for planet earth which comes with the moon influence, will help all of the human collective to make well balanced, deeply grounded and practically possible moves towards the realization of our true soul dreams. If there is any creative project that you have been dreaming about since a while, NOW is the perfect time to start putting them into realization. This moment in time is a blessed doorway for especially all creations that are made with the strength of our physical body.

A possible challenge to the all over dominant feeling of relaxation and ease, is the fact that Venus is squared by Pluto during the New Moon. This constellation can trigger us collectively with feelings of emotional insecurity, of mental instability and irritation on the topics of money and of our love affairs.

Do not let the dissolving illusions bring you down my friends! Make sure to use all the uplifting powers of this Gemini New Moon to stay in touch with your higher guidance and to come into levels of higher awareness about life. Stay open to new learning experiences, approach them all from an inner state of curiosity and innocence, and you world can unfold beautifully!
"The secret of remaining young is never to have an emotion that is unbecoming." ~Oscar Wilde

"The reason we struggle with insecurity is because we compare our behind-the-scenes with everyone else’s highlight reel." ~Steve Furtick

"You lack the courage to be consumed in flames and to become ashes: so you will never become new, and never young again!" ~Friedrich Nietzsche

"When I was 30, I used to wonder when I was going to quit playing. Use disorder worry about it. Now, I know I’m never going to quit." ~Davis Miller

"A child who does not play is not a child, but the man who does not play has lost forever the child who lived in him." ~Pablo Neruda

"My whole effort here is to keep you as non-serious as possible, for the simple reason that meditation, all kinds of meditation, can make you too serious and that seriousness will create a spiritual disease and nothing else. Unless a meditation brings you more laughter, more joy, more playfulness, avoid it. It is not for you." ~Rajneesh

"I am often accused of being childish. I prefer to interpret that as child-like. I still get wildly enthusiastic about little things. I tend to exaggerate and fantasize and embellish. I still listen to instinctual urges. I play with leaves. I skip down the street and run against the wind. I never water my garden without soaking myself. It has been after such times of joy that I have achieved my greatest creativity and produced my best work." ~Leo F. Buscaglia

Dear Ones, I hope that the playful Gemini energies are making it easy for you right now, to sing and dance thru every challenge life might bring to your door!! May you all enjoy every step of your way and fill the heart of your inner child with a divine music that guides you home.

Love & Moon Blessings!
Edith

May 21, 2017

Self-Acceptance... Why It Is So Important For Your Well-Being! This Story Is Such A Beautiful Analogy ♥

Self-Acceptance
Heart's-ease in the king's garden
[source: Osho International]

You cannot improve upon yourself. And I am not saying that improvement does not happen, remember--but you cannot improve upon yourself. When you stop improving upon yourself, life improves you. In that relaxation, in that acceptance, life starts caressing you, life starts flowing through you. Nobody else has ever been like you and nobody else will ever be like you; you are simply unique, incomparable.

Accept this, love this, celebrate this--and in that very celebration you will start seeing the uniqueness of the others, the incomparable beauty of the others.

Love is possible only when there is a deep acceptance of oneself, the other, the world. Acceptance creates the milieu in which love grows, the soil in which love blooms.

I have heard:

A king went into his garden and found wilted and dying trees, shrubs and flowers. The oak said it was dying because it could not be tall like the pine. Turning to the pine, he found it drooping because it was unable to bear grapes like the vine. And the vine was dying because it could not blossom like the rose. He found Heart's-ease blooming and as fresh as ever. Upon inquiry, he received this reply:

"I took it for granted that when you planted me you wanted Heart's-ease. If you had desired an oak, a vine or a rose, you would have planted them. So I thought that since you put me here, I should do the best I can to be what you want. I can be nothing but what I am, and I am trying to be that to the best of my ability."

You are here because this existence needs you as you are. Otherwise somebody else would have been here!--existence would not have helped you to be here, would not have created you. You are fulfilling something very essential, something very fundamental, as you are. If God wanted a Buddha he could have produced as many Buddhas as he wanted. He produced only one Buddha--that was enough, and he was satisfied to his heart's desire, utterly satisfied. Since then he has not produced another Buddha or another Christ.

He has created you instead. Just think of the respect that the universe has given to you! You have been chosen, not Buddha, not Christ, not Krishna. You will be needed more, that's why. You fit more now. Their work is done, they contributed their fragrance to existence. Now you have to contribute your fragrance.

But the moralists, the puritans, the priests, they go on teaching you, they go on driving you crazy. They say to the rose, "Become a lotus." And they say to the lotus, "What are you doing here? You have to become something else." They drive the whole garden crazy, everything starts dying--because nobody can be anybody else, that is not possible.

That's what has happened to humanity. Everybody is pretending. Authenticity is lost, truth is lost, everybody is trying to show that he is somebody else. Just look at yourself: you are pretending to be somebody else. And you can be only yourself--there is no other way, there has never been, there is no possibility that you can be anybody else. You will remain yourself. You can enjoy it and bloom, or you can wither away if you condemn it.

The Five Parts Of My God-Given Shape

The Five Parts Of My God-Given Shape
written by Rev. Chris Gelini

We’re going to talk about how your shape affects every other area of your life – your relationships, your career, your finances, your retirement, your enjoyment, your hobbies, your recreation.

The Bible says you’re a combination of five different factors. These are the five things we’re going to be looking at: Spiritual gifts, Heart, Ability, Personality, Experiences. These five things make you, you.

Why must I understand my SHAPE? It impacts every area of your life! My goal for you is that at the end you will be able to say what Paul said, “But by the grace of God I am what I am.” [1 Corinthians 15:10]

Know that God loves you and has shaped you to fulfill His purpose for your life.

S – Spiritual gift/gifts

A. The Bible says “Each of you has your own gift from God; one has this gift, another has that. We are to use them well to serve one another.” [1 Timothy 4:10] There are at least 20 gifts listed in the Bible.

Every believer has at least one and your gift is to be used to benefit others. Every time you do something and you do it well, you do it and you enjoy doing it, you are revealing your giftedness.

H – Heart

A. It’s what drives you, what motivates you. All of us have different motivations, different drives, different interests. Would you agree there are some things you care about very deeply and there are other things you couldn’t care less about? That’s revealing your heart. This causes a lot of conflict in marriage. We have different hearts.

The Bible says, “God has put it into their hearts to accomplish his purpose.” [Revelation 17:17] The Bible says, “For it is God who works in you to will and to act according to His good purpose.” [Philipians 2:13]

B. God puts desires in your heart. The way you discover what your heart, your basic motivation in life, is to ask yourself: What do I really love to do? What is it I think about when my mind is able to think about anything? What do I really dream about? You have basic interests that God has implanted in your life in order to accomplish different things.

A – Abilities

A. [1 Corinthians 12:6], “There are different abilities to perform service.” A lot of people think they don’t have any abilities. Yes, you do. You just don’t recognize them as abilities. Researchers have shown that the average person has between 500 and 700 different kinds of abilities. That’s just an average person. If you can raise your hand that’s an ability. You have many, many kinds of abilities. God says that this is part of how He shapes us.

B. Some of you are interested in computers and some of you are scared to death of computers. Some of you have a natural ability with mechanical things. Many are good with numbers, words, speaking. Some have the ability to work with people, some in music, some can think with great ideas and abstract thoughts and put them all together.

C. We all have different abilities and they are not by accident. God gave them to you for a purpose. [Exodus 31:3], “I (God) have given him skill, ability, and knowledge in all kinds of crafts.” [2 Corinthians. 3:5], “Our competence comes from God.”

P – Personality

A. Some of you have personality with a capital P. Personality refers to three things: the way you act, the way you feel, and the way you think. The root of your personality is the way you think, because the way you think determines the way you feel and the way you feel usually determines the way you act. Even the Bible says the root of your personality is your thought life. [Proverbs 4:23] “Your life is shaped by your thoughts.”

B. Everybody agrees that personality is very complex. Researchers have discovered there are at least 18,000 different personality traits. When you put those in combinations, the combinations are endless.

E - Experiences

A. God plans experiences in your life to help shape you. [Romans 8:28], “And we know that all that happens to us is working for our good if we love God and are fitting into His plans.” God is both organized and purposeful in planning the personal experiences He prepares for us. He uniquely allows things in your life. He doesn’t cause them all but He sees them and He allows even the bad to bring good out of your life. He wants to work though your experiences.

A Totally New Process: Your Natural Growth Takes Over

A Totally New Process: Your Natural Growth Takes Over
[source: Osho International]
Tao: The Golden Gate, Vol 2 Chapter #4

An intelligent person is one who comes to see that there is no need to compete at all. "I am myself, you are yourself I need not be you, you need not be me." A rose is a rose is a rose; it need not be a lotus. The lotus need not become anxious, worried about becoming a rose flower. The whole nature is in deep peace for the simple reason that competition has not poisoned it. There is no competition at all.

The biggest cedar of Lebanon has no ego about it, that "I am bigger than others." Just a small rosebush has no inferiority complex that, "I am so small." Nothing of superiority, nothing of inferiority, but each is unique. This stupidity has entered only human consciousness -- human consciousness is being conditioned for it.

Latifa, you ask me: WHAT IS AMBITION? It is a feverish state, it is an insane state. It is not healthy.

You say: TO LIVE WITHOUT AMBITION SEEMS FRIGHTENING... Of course, because you have lived with ambition for so long, it has become your very lifestyle. You have become identified with it; you don't know any other way of living. If you drop it means as if you are dying. And in fact that's what has to be done by a sannyasin: he has to die in many ways before he can be reborn. And this is a must: that you should die as an ambitious person, you should die as an ambitious mind completely, totally. Not even a trace of ambition should be left in you because even if a small trace is there it will start growing again. It is like a root: it will again sprout, again leaves will grow, again there will be foliage. It has to be completely thrown out of your being.Yes, it feels difficult, Latifa, very arduous, almost impossible in the beginning, because we don't know any other way how to live.

People ask me, "If we drop competitiveness, if we drop ambitiousness, then how we will grow?" and trees are growing and animals are growing, and the whole existence is moving and growing -- just you cannot grow without ambitiousness...

And with ambitiousness what has happened? Have you grown? Something wrong has grown in you; something like cancer in your being has grown. Yes, that cancer will not grow anymore.

If you drop all ambition, then a totally new process sets in: your natural growth takes over.

Then you are not competing with others; you are simply evolving each moment within yourself, not comparing.

If you are playing music and it is beautiful this moment, next moment it will be more beautiful, because out of this moment the next moment it will be more beautiful, because out of this moment the next moment is going to be born -- from where else it will come? -- next moment you will have a deeper music arising, and so on, so forth. You need not be competitive with other musicians; in fact, if you are competitive with other musicians your inner music will never grow. You may learn more tricks, strategies, techniques how to defeat them, how to go ahead of them by right or wrong means -- because competitiveness is so blind it does not bother at all what is right and what is wrong.

Competitiveness believes that whatsoever succeeds is right and whatsoever fails is wrong. That is the only criterion for an ambitious mind: the end makes the means right. For a non-competitive mind there is no question of thinking of others; you simply go on growing on your own. Your roots go deeper into Tao, into nature. Not that other trees have reached deeper so you have to reach -- you reach deeper for your own nourishment, you reach deeper for your own enrichment, you reach deeper because your branches can go higher. Only the deeper the roots go, higher the branches reach -- but it has nothing to do with others; others are accepted as they are. Nobody takes any note of others.

Latifa, it is certainly starting a new life up from the very beginning. That's why Christ says: Unless you are born again you shall not enter into my kingdom of God. A rebirth is needed.

May 20, 2017

Classic Cartoon Intermission! We Could ALL Use Some Levity Right Now! HEY FIGARO! lol ;)



Woodey Woodpecker - The Barber Of Seville (1944) by Cartoonzof2006

Bugs Bunny - Rabbit Of Seville by bugs-bunny1

Tom And Jerry The Cat Above And The Mouse Below... by mbanu300

It's been quite a while since I've shared these classic cartoons with you. I was inspired by my last post on PaGAGnini. Enjoy! ♥

Tom and Jerry at "The Hollywood Bowl" (1950)


L☺L... I've been enjoying some lighthearted cartoons today. I needed a break from the nonsense of this world and take time to laugh and smile.

Here is one accompanied with great music to bring peace to your spirit. Tom and Jerry are GREAT!!! Classic cartoons are the BEST! :D
Reowww, pfft pfft! Hahahaha... I love this intro! I feel like both the roaring lion and roaring cat L☺L! Enjoy and I hope this get's you to SMILE today!!! :D

PaGAGnini... Classical Music In The Key Of Comedy!


I absolutely LOVE this group PaGAGnini!!! I have just watched several video's of their performances and I'm feeling totally giddy!!! THIS IS GREAT ENTERTAINMENT! Enjoy! :)

Classical Music In The Key Of Comedy
[source: Flixxy]

'Pagagnini' bring to life some of the most treasured musical pieces in the key of comedy.

The virtuoso violinist Ara Malikian along with three more musicians not only perform some of the greatest compositions of geniuses at the level of Mozart, Pachelbel, Chopin and of course, Paganini, but also involve popular genres such as rock or folk.

The musicians play, dance, jump, laugh, cry, interact and with the audience converting the show into an original comedy where the violin and the cello transform themselves spontaneously into new and original instruments.

La Campanella Performed by Alice Sara Ott


Oh wow, she has amazing beautiful talent. Sheer magnificence! :D

Thank you for sharing this with me Ola, I really needed this right now. Listening to this kind of music always alters my tempo in a magical way. Enjoy! ♥

7 Things God Wants For Your Life


7 things God wants for your life
[source: The Total Man]

1. God wants you to have a bright future

God doesn’t want you to hold onto the past but rather He wants you to move forward in your future. Your human nature will make you focus on all your shortcomings and mistakes. But God’s will is that you would forget your mess-ups and push forward to what He has in store for your future. Even if your life was a real mess right now that doesn’t really matter. What’s important is not so much how you started but rather how you finish the race. “…forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead” Phil 3:13

2. God wants generations to be positively affected through you

There are purposes that your parents may have missed in their life and God has graciously passed them onto you so that the blessings contained in those purposes would work for you. “The counsel of the Lord stands forever. The plans of His heart to all generations.” Psalm 33:11 There are even gifts that God passes down through generations that can work for you “I call to remembrance the genuine faith that is in you, which dwelt first in your grandmother” 2 Tim 1:5

3. God wants you to know and understand Him

God doesn’t just want you to wonder about Him. He wants you to know and understand Him. “…let him who glories glory in this, That he understands and knows Me, That I am the Lord, exercising lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness in the earth. For in these I delight,” says the LORD.” Jeremiah 9:24 The more you get to know God, the more you will put your trust in Him. You get to know God by seeking Him in prayer and action and putting His word and commands to the test.

4. God wants you to live life to the full

Jesus came so that you could live a life free from shame and regret and walk empowered by His wisdom, principles and God’s Spirit. “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” John 10:10 It’s almost a really simple equation if not for the deception of Satan. Listen to Jesus and everything will be ok! God wants us to enjoy life. “…who gives us richly all things to enjoy.” 1 Timothy 6:17

5. God wants you to know that He is on your side

When you genuinely go to God for assistance and help He will truly be on your side to help. “Let us therefore come boldly to the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” Hebrews 6:14 The Father is a God of love and mercy and would much rather pour His grace on your life rather than get angry. God is a patient, loving, caring and compassionate God. He wants the best for you and is daily trying to get your attention through creation, through people and in circumstances. ”The heavens declare the glory of God. The skies proclaim the work of his hands. Day after day they pour forth speech; night after night they display knowledge.” Psalm 19:1-2

6. God wants you to have a future of peace and prosperity

God’s thoughts towards you are that of peace and not of evil. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Jeremiah 29:11 When God gives you instructions and commands for your life it’s not to hurt you but to prosper you. Always ask yourself “This thing I believe God wants from me, what could be the possibilities for the future?”

7. God wants your body and mind to be in good health

Does God want you to be in good health and have a sound mind? You bet He does. He also wants you to prosper in ALL things. That means your endeavours in life and your relationships. That includes your finances and your career. God loves you. “Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers.”3 John 1-2

God bless and protect
Chidi

Quote of the week:
“May He grant you according to your heart’s desire, and fulfill all your purpose.” - Psalm 20:14

The Difference Between Being Nice and Being Kind

written by Marcia Sirota MD
[source: OM Times]

You’ve heard the phrase, “So-and-so is a really nice person,” and probably thought nothing of it. In my work, though, I think a lot about what it means to be “really nice” as I see a major distinction between being nice and being genuinely kind.

The way I understand it, kindness emerges from someone who’s confident, compassionate and comfortable with themselves. A kind person is loving and giving out of the goodness of their heart.

At the root of extreme niceness, however, are feelings of inadequacy and the need to get approval and validation from others.

Overly-nice people try to please so that they can feel good about themselves.

Genuinely kind people are giving because it’s in their nature to care, and since they have no ulterior motives, they aren’t concerned with whether or not other people like them.

Kind people can be assertive and set good limits. Nice people, on the other hand, bend over backward to be obliging.

They deal with potential conflicts by placating the other person because they can’t bear to have anyone upset with them.

Kind people have good self-esteem and because they love themselves as much as they care about others, they expect to be treated with respect.

Nice people are desperate for approval, so they’re often mistreated or taken advantage of.

Nice people tend to do too much for those who don’t deserve it and are easy prey for users. They get into co-dependent relationships in which they care-take others in the hopes of eventually being cared for themselves.

This co-dependent interaction, however, is a lose-lose for everyone involved. The nice person fails to get the love and approval they seek, and the person on the receiving end never feels like they’re getting enough care. Instead of being grateful, they become resentful toward the pleaser.

Kind people take responsibility for their own self-care. They’re generous, even altruistic, but don’t get caught up in a user-pleaser type of relationship.

The nice person is careful not to offend anyone and wouldn’t dream of expressing a “negative” emotion. They focus on being good to others, to the detriment of their own needs. In fact, they’re afraid to ask for what they want for fear of creating conflict.

Nice people stuff down their feelings, not wanting to be a bother to anyone, but the problem with this is that emotions can’t be kept down indefinitely.

Feelings and needs are meant to be expressed and when they’re repressed, they find another outlet.

Being nice, then, has unforeseen consequences: it’s painful to seek affirmation but receive contempt. Always holding back needs, feelings and opinions adds to their frustration.

Ultimately, the frustration grows into anger, but showing this anger is unacceptable to someone so invested in always being pleasant. They’re compelled to suppress any “bad” feelings.

As the nice person continues to please everyone and the anger simmers underneath the surface, the pressure builds up. At some point emotions begin to leak, in the form of snarky comments, whining, needling, sarcasm, passive-aggressive behaviour or even outbursts of rage.

When a nice person leaks resentment it’s usually met with surprise or with more anger, which reinforces their belief that anger should never be expressed.

A vicious circle is created in which the nice person pleases others, becomes resentful, represses and then leaks their anger and then represses their feelings some more. As a result, I believe they’ll often get caught up in addictive behaviours which are meant to compensate for their mounting frustration.

I have found that nice people will often turn to starchy, fatty or sugary “comfort foods” to help them to stuff down their anger and soothe their hurt feelings. They’ll sometimes abuse alcohol or turn to tranquillizers to anaesthetize their pain. Some will go on spending sprees, trying to buy themselves happiness.

The nice person is overly-invested in the emotional pay-off they’re hoping to achieve by pleasing and taking care of others.

They’re also unwilling to face how much hurt or anger they’re carrying. They’re resistant to changing their behaviour, despite the consequences of their compensatory addictions.

Kind people are happy people to begin with, and add to their happiness through acts of generosity and altruism. Nice people are needy people who inadvertently create more and more unhappiness for themselves.

The nice person has to understand that their self-worth can never be improved by being a pleaser. They must learn how to validate themselves independently of others, and let go of the co-dependent relationships which foster mutual animosity.

When the overly-nice person can let go of the urge to please, they’ll be able to identify their real needs and feelings and begin to take proper care of themselves.

They can find happiness in pursuing meaningful activities and relationships instead of giving too much, becoming resentful and developing nasty addictions along the way.

I CHOOSE: ♥ An Inspirational Poem ♥

I CHOOSE

I choose to be happy.

I choose to live in a kind universe.

I choose to find things in common with the people that come into my life, celebrating our similarites and honoring our differences.

I choose to trust that this life isn't a random life.

I choose to reach out and help another, knowing I can make a difference, even though I may never witness the outcome.

I choose to pursue an honorable career.

I choose to believe we are all here for a reason, a good reason.

I choose friends who will restore me with support, joy and kindness and offer me the opportunity to do the same for them.

I choose to search for authentic meaning in my daily experiences.

I choose to welcome life's lessons.

15 Awesome Quotes by Charles H. Spurgeon ♥

Charles Haddon Spurgeon (19 June 1834 – 31 January 1892) was a large British Particular Baptist preacher who remains highly influential among Christians of different denominations, among whom he is still known as the "Prince of Preachers". He was a strong figure in the Reformed Baptist tradition, defending the Church in agreement with the 1689 London Baptist Confession of Faith understanding, and opposing the liberal and pragmatic theological tendencies in the Church of his day.

On June 5, 1862, Spurgeon challenged the Church of England when he preached against baptismal regeneration. However, Spurgeon taught across denominational lines as well. It was during this period at the new Tabernacle that Spurgeon found a friend in James Hudson Taylor, the founder of the inter-denominational China Inland Mission. Spurgeon supported the work of the mission financially and directed many missionary candidates to apply for service with Taylor. He also aided in the work of cross-cultural evangelism by promoting "The Wordless Book", a teaching tool that he described in a message given on January 11, 1866, regarding Psalm 51:7: "Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow." The book has been and is still used to teach illiterate people and people of other cultures and languages – young and old – around the globe about the Gospel message.

Following the example of George Müller, Spurgeon founded the Stockwell Orphanage, which opened for boys in 1867 and for girls in 1879, and which continued in London until it was bombed in the Second World War. The orphanage became Spurgeon's Child Care which still exists today. On the death of missionary David Livingstone in 1873, a discolored and much-used copy of one of Spurgeon's printed sermons, "Accidents, Not Punishments," was found among his few possessions much later, along with the handwritten comment at the top of the first page: "Very good, D.L." He had carried it with him throughout his travels in Africa. It was returned to Spurgeon and treasured by him. [source: wikipedia]

15 Awesome Quotes by Charles H. Spurgeon
  1. A good character is the best tombstone. Those who loved you and were helped by you will remember you when forget-me-nots have withered. Carve your name on hearts, not on marble.

  2. It is not how much we have, but how much we enjoy, that makes happiness.

  3. Many men owe the grandeur of their lives to their tremendous difficulties.

  4. Anxiety does not empty tomorrow of its sorrows, but only empties today of its strength.

  5. I would go to the deeps a hundred times to cheer a downcast spirit. It is good for me to have been afflicted, that I might know how to speak a word in season to one that is weary.

  6. None are more unjust in their judgments of others than those who have a high opinion of themselves.

  7. No one knows who is listening, say nothing you would not wish put in the newspapers.

  8. Sincerity makes the very least person to be of more value than the most talented hypocrite.

  9. The greatest enemy to human souls is the self-righteous spirit which makes men look to themselves for salvation.

  10. You might not always get what you want, but you always get what you expect.

  11. Trials teach us what we are; they dig up the soil, and let us see what we are made of.

  12. Economy is half the battle of life. It is not so hard to earn money as to spend it well.

  13. If we cannot believe God when circumstances seem to be against us, we do not believe Him at all.

  14. A little faith will bring your soul to heaven; a great faith will bring heaven to your soul.

  15. Friendship is one of the sweetest joys of life. Many might have failed beneath the bitterness of their trial had they not found a friend.
BONUS

Wisdom is the right use of knowledge. To know is not to be wise. Many men know a great deal, and are all the greater fools for it. There is no fool so great a fool as a knowing fool. But to know how to use knowledge is to have wisdom.

BONUS BONUS

You say, 'If I had a little more, I should be very satisfied.' You make a mistake. If you are not content with what you have, you would not be satisfied if it were doubled.

May 18, 2017

USA: Muslims Throwing Their Trash Out Of Their Car Onto Street In Minneapolis Leads To Discovery Of Weapons Arsenal And Bomb-Making Equipment.


Jihad Watch
written and shared by Robert Spencer
Tuesday May 16, 2017

“According to police, a man walked by a parked car in north Minneapolis about 5 p.m. Thursday and confronted the people inside after they threw food wrappers on the ground. They ignored him until he paused to get the car license number. The men then got out of the car and indicated they had guns…Inside, the officers found a hand grenade, handgun, assault rifles and magazines and a large quantity of ammunition, the complaint said. They also found cellphones, computers and electronics equipment, including drone parts. Bomb squad personnel called to the scene noted that the large amount of ammunition and electronic devices could be used for bomb-making…”

Litter: more harmful than you realize.

“Routine arrest leads Minneapolis police to arsenal,” Star Tribune, May 15, 2017 (thanks to Undaunted):

Minneapolis police uncovered an arsenal of guns and bomb-making devices during a routine arrest last week.

According to police, a man walked by a parked car in north Minneapolis about 5 p.m. Thursday and confronted the people inside after they threw food wrappers on the ground. They ignored him until he paused to get the car license number. The men then got out of the car and indicated they had guns, according to a criminal complaint filed Monday.

The man flagged down officers, the complaint says, but the men from inside car continued to yell at him and resisted the officers’ attempts to control the situation. The men were insistent they needed to be near the car because a drone was coming to deliver a package, the complaint said. Because of the suspicious circumstances and fear for the man’s safety, the men were placed in the squad while officers searched their car.

Inside, the officers found a hand grenade, handgun, assault rifles and magazines and a large quantity of ammunition, the complaint said. They also found cellphones, computers and electronics equipment, including drone parts.

Bomb squad personnel called to the scene noted that the large amount of ammunition and electronic devices could be used for bomb-making, the complaint said.

Abdullah N. Alrifahe, 27, of Minneapolis, was charged with a gross misdemeanor for carrying a pistol in public without a permit. In December, he was convicted of the same offense.

It could not be determined whether the FBI or another federal agency is investigating.

Somali Islamic Migrants Terrorize non-Muslims in Minnesota Town.

Minnesota Somali Schools Caught Teaching Islamic Sharia Law and NOT the US Constitution.

Somali Islamist workers walk out of Minnesota bakery in protest of new dress code. They are angry because they are not allowed to wear their burkas for safety reasons.

Islam imposes their oppressive customs on the rest of the non-Muslim world. A Catholic nun who traditionally has her head and body covered doesn't work in the secular world, and Catholic nuns do not impose themselves on the rest of the world. They don't force themselves on secular businesses for employment, and Catholic nuns don't sue secular businesses like Islamic women do forcing secular businesses to allow them to wear headscarf, Muslim garb. Oh, and Catholic nuns do not get killed if they decide to leave the Church or even leave Christianity UNLIKE Islamist women and girls who didn't want to wear the headscarf or decided to leave Islam WOULD BE KILLED by their Islamist male family members and/or Islamist males out in public for dishonoring their family. Islamist females don't have a choice, they are forced to wear headscarf, and forced to stay in Islam or they get killed. Why on earth is any reasonable person on this planet okay with that? Why are we allowing this oppression to be mainstreamed? to be acceptable?

The Amish in America live harmoniously in their communities, they even live harmoniously among the rest of us, and don't impose their way of life on the rest of America. The same is true with the Hare Krishnas. In my 47 years, I have never seen or heard of an Amish person, or Hare Krishna person suing a secular business or public school to be allowed to pray several times a day while at work or school. I have never seen or heard of an Amish person, or Hare Krishna person sue a secular business or public school to be allowed to wear their traditional religious dress code. Have you? and I have to add that an Amish person and Hare Krishna person WOULD NOT BE KILLED if they decided to leave their faith.

On the other hand, Islamic nations WOULD NEVER accommodate non-Muslims in their country. Christians, Jews, Buddhist, Sikhs, Hindus ARE NOT ALLOWED to practice their faith openly in public in Islamic nations. In fact, Bible smugglers get beheaded in Saudi Arabia. Christians are not allowed to wear a cross visibly in public. Jewish men are not allowed to wear Yarmulke. You get my drift.

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The Times of Israel reported on December 31, 2014: Saudi Arabia: Israelis banned, but Jews now allowed to work here

Kingdom’s Labor Ministry says religion not taken into consideration when issuing permits. But Israelis are barred from the country, and some Jews report problems gaining visas.

Jews are allowed to work Saudi Arabia, the Saudi Labor Ministry told the Kingdom’s daily Al-Watan newspaper on Tuesday.

Al-Watan reported that the Saudi Labor Ministry’s website now lists Judaism as one of the 10 religions acceptable for foreign workers to practice. Among the other options were “Communism” and “no religion.”

The paper further cited an unnamed government source who said work permits were issued based on nationality, and not religion, and there was no official ban issuing work visas to Jews, only Israelis.

We bar entry [into Saudi Arabia] only to those with Israeli citizenship. Other than that, we are open to most nationalities and religions,” he said, adding that the policy was proof of the Kingdom’s openness to other religions, according to a translation of the report by the Middle East Media Research Institute.

“For example, if a worker is a citizen of Yemen but practices Judaism, the [Saudi] Embassy [in Yemen] would not object to issuing him a work visa for the kingdom,” the source added.

Saudi Arabia, which has some of the most restrictive travel policies in the world, does not grant visas to Israelis or people with Israeli visa stamps in their passport. And although the government has officially said that it does not discriminate against tourists based on religious affiliation, some would-be visitors in the past have reported having trouble in obtaining a visa after identifying as Jewish.

Saudi Shura Council Foreign Affairs Committee member Sadaqa bin Yahya Fadhel expressed his support for the Labor Ministry’s decision, saying, “We Muslims have no problem with the Jews. Our biggest problem, as an Arab and Islamic nation, is with the Zionist movement, and not with the Jews or Christians,” he said. [Bullcrap! (emphasis mine)]

According to MEMRI’s report, the committee member went on to explain that the Zionist movement exploits Judaism in order to achieve its goals.

MEMRI noted that there is a divide in the Saudi religious establishment over the differing interpretations of a hadith from the Koran that states, “Remove the Jews and Christians from the Arabian Peninsula.”

Saudi Arabia is the only Gulf state that still bans the establishment of houses of worship belonging to religions besides Islam.