WESLEY HUDSON: “Iran Threatens To Blow Up The White House In ‘Crushing And Powerful Retaliation’”

IRAN has threatened to attack the White House in a “crushing and powerful retaliation” to the death of General Soleimani.

The warning came in response to Donald Trump’s threats to strike 52 Iranian targets. Iranian Labour News Agency claimed Iranian MP Abolfazl Abutorabi made the threats during an open session of parliament on Sunday.

He said:

“We can attack the White House itself, we can respond to them on the American soil. We have the power, and God willing we will respond in an appropriate time.”

Mr Abutorabi added:

“This is a declaration of war, which means if you hesitate you lose. When someone declares war do you want to respond to the bullets with flowers? They will shoot you in the head.”

The open session in Tehran on Sunday cam just days after Iranian military commander General Qassem Soleimani was killed in a US drone strike at Baghdad airport.

His body was flown to the city of Ahvaz in southwest Iran on Sunday following massive funeral marches in Iraq.

Major General Hossein Salami, Revolutionary Guards commander, promised “a strategic revenge which will definitely put an end to the US presence in the region”.

Trump vowed to hit 52 critical targets in Iran in retaliation, should Tehran strike any American interests in the region.

Upping the stakes, Iran said it identified 35 targets for potential strikes and raised its red “flags of revenge” over a major mosque.

Trump tweeted on Saturday from Mar-a-lago:

“Let this serve as a WARNING that if Iran strikes any Americans, or American assets, we have targeted 52 Iranian sites (representing the 52 American hostages taken by Iran many years ago), some at a very high level & important to Iran & the Iranian culture, and those targets, and Iran itself, WILL BE HIT VERY FAST AND VERY HARD. The USA wants no more threats!”

He added:

“Iran is talking very boldly about targeting certain USA assets as revenge for our ridding the world of their terrorist leader who had just killed an American, & badly wounded many others, not to mention all of the people he had killed over his lifetime, including recently hundreds of Iranian protesters. He was already attacking our Embassy, and preparing for additional hits in other locations. Iran has been nothing but problems for many years.”

The President was accused of threatening to carry out “war crimes” after suggesting sites important to “Iranian culture” would be targeted.

His threat to target sites important to “Iranian culture” drew many accusations from critics that he was threatening to commit “war crimes”.

Earlier on Saturday, an Iranian official said at least 35 US targets, including warships and Tel Aviv, have been identified for retaliatory strikes.

A retaliation attack from Iran could be seen “within weeks” at home or abroad, a senior congressional staffer told Time magazine.

They said:

“There is no indication that there is going to be a de-escalation in the near future. The only question is how bad is the retaliation going to be and where and what is it going to hit.”

Whilst there, he warned the US made a “grave mistake” by killing General Soleimani and will face consequences for years to come.

He added:

“This crime committed by the US will go down in history as one of their unforgettable crimes against the Iranian nation.”

 

~via Daily Express

‘HEAVEN HELP US IN 2020’ ~ Stephen Lendman: “Today’s ‘Criminal Class’ Government Considers Peace and Stability Un-American”

“The nation I grew up in long ago no longer exists. Today’s criminal class in the nation’s capital makes the unthinkable possible — bipartisan hardliners abhorrent of peace, stability, equity, justice, and the rule of law. They’re unchallenged by a largely ignorant, indifferent public, brainwashed by political and media talking heads, distracted by bread and circuses — while endless wars rage, the nation’s resources used for mass slaughter, vast destruction, conquest and colonization, at the expense of beneficial social change. Will planet earth be consumed by U.S. arrogance and rage for dominance? Is catastrophic nuclear war inevitable? Will humanity survive or perish? Are we doomed by diabolical U.S. rage to force other countries to bend to its will — naked aggression and other hostile actions its favored tactics, multi-world polarity fought tooth and nail, peace and stability is considered un-American! As a boy, youth and young man, I was free from what I fear now — possible global war that could kill us all. The road to hell pursued by the US ruling class is paved with ill-intentions — abhorrent of what just societies cherish. In my 9th decade, I fear for younger generations in the US and elsewhere. Will they match my longevity or perish in a mushroom-shaped cloud or by other destructive means? Are they doomed by U.S. rage to rule the world unchallenged by whatever it takes to achieve its aims, the human toll of no consequence? Heaven help us in the new year and what follows. 2020 began with a bang! Is the worst ahead?”

~Stephen Lendman

 

~via

Stupid Is As Stupid Does Defines the Trump Regime’s Foreign Policy

 

INSPIRATION FOR THE DAY ~ Moments with Millie: “Never Too Late”

I visited my elderly client who is under hospice care this morning.  She was asleep in a wheelchair in the hall of the facility.  I grabbed another wheelchair and sat in front of her.

She woke to my touch.  “Hello, darling!  How are you?”

Disoriented she looked at me and said that she was okay but didn’t like where she was at.  She went on to complain until I smiled and asked her a few questions.  She nodded then and agreed it wasn’t so bad.  Her dementia has progressed significantly the last month as she is transitioning.  She even said she was waiting for me but she has no clue who I am.

“Tell me something new, my love?”  I asked.

“I was at a concert yesterday.  The entire day.  They played black people music.”  Her blue eyes opened widely.

“What’s black people music?”  I asked waiting for some logical answer.  She has been a racist all of her life and extremely feisty.  She’s been verbal about it.  But today I saw change.

“You know… black music!”

“You mean, like soul music.… Music that gets into your soul and makes you move with the best beat?”

“I guess.  They asked me if I wanted to stay and I told them I was happy to.  I needed that music.”  In the midst of her delusion “they” are people of authority.  She continued explaining how the music made her feel.  She kept sighing and sharing the lightness in her body.

It was absolutely delightful to witness this.  Her story was fascinating.

I got off the wheelchair and dropped to my knees in front of her.  She touched my cheek.  I rubbed her hands.  I kissed her soft skin.

“Oh sweetheart, I feel that’s heaven.  Don’t you?  There must be soul music up there. I like to believe that there is the sound of black people jazzy music in the afterlife.  I want to believe there is some Louisiana symphony that makes you come alive….”

She interrupted me,  “Yessss!  I want that.  I want to dance to black people music in heaven.  Oh yesss!”  Her eyes tearing with such loving awareness.  It was pure yumminess.  And a gift of awareness for me.

Folks, it’s never too late to have a change of heart.  It’s never too late to change your ways.  It’s never too late to accept the world and rejoice in diversity.  Ohmygosh…. to witness this woman transform before her death and allow herself the acknowledgment of equality is huge.  She’s 85.  It’s never ever too late.

I walked out listening to the sounds of soul music from heaven.  She’s ready to go home.  I hear the trumpets playing….

~m.a.p.

 

~via momentswithmillie.me

STEPHANIE LUCAS: “Embracing the God Within Us”

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After penning the piece “Does Religion Matter?” my inbox was quickly filled with comments and questions that led to many thought-provoking subsequent conversations with respondents. The majority of comments came from those who believe that religion doesn’t really matter as much as the connection one feels with the God-presence, or the God within us all. I respect all ‘paths to God’ and love engaging with readers. In fact, so many of you helped me spiritually grow by sharing your insights, let’s explore this concept a bit deeper.

Exploring the Idea of the God Presence Within

Each of us has our own idea of God, and perhaps the greatest debate concerning the concept of ‘oneness with God within’ stems from a well-known a verse of the Holy Bible from Luke 17:21, which I’ve seen scholars, theologians, and everyday people heatedly discuss. When asked by disciples about the ‘coming’ of the Kingdom of God, Jesus proclaimed “Neither shall they say, lo here or lo there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you.”

Perhaps Matthew 6:33 offers a bit of insight, where Jesus proclaims that those who seek the kingdom and God’s righteousness will have all of these added unto them. In essence, He seems to imply that life’s ultimate treasure — the ultimate Truths — are within us, and through our spiritual path and acceptance of that inner transcendental possibility, that we truly can gain all we ‘need’ to embrace our divine nature. However, if you explore this a bit deeper, you’ll find that most religious, spiritual, cultural and scholarly traditions have embraced this same precept far before the time of Christ and the Bible.

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Ancient References to the God Within

Hindu texts proclaim their belief that the presence of God’s Kingdom is within everyone and everything, and it was a main practice of karma yoga — acts of kindness and generosity that bring one closer to that divine presence. The actualization of this ‘inner treasure’ has been referenced using a number of phrases including:

Judaism – Ein Sof
South Africa – Hunhu/Ubuntu
Aristotle – ‘the Being’
Platonius – ‘the Infinite’
Islam – Fana
Christians – Spiritual Marriage
Buddism – Nirvana
Taoism – ‘the Tao’
Australian Aboriginals ‘the Dreamtime’
St. Bernard of Clairvaux – ‘the Word’
Ralph Waldo Emerson – ‘the Oversoul’

Today, these concepts are often translated into phrases such as God is love… God is peace… God is awareness… God is oneness… God is a unified presence inherently within all sentient beings… God is good… God is Source… However one choses to ‘define’ God and the Kingdom of Heaven, many seem to agree that there is only one Higher power — God. God is often referred to as omnipresent (all Present), omnipotent (all Power), and omniscient (all Wisdom). When we recognize our inner divinity, some believe that we are living in accordance with the true potential of our Higher Selves.

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If our essence is of God, then we must also be inherently good, right? The universal perspective that God is good brings forth the question “How can an opposing power like Evil exist?” Granted, there’s a lot of craziness in the world, and many people and institutions seem to represent ‘evil’ interests. Could it be that Evil is sourced by mistaken beliefs in our separation from God… insecurities, fears and indoctrination that can override our intrinsic God-like qualities? These along with mental illness and other psychological issues can often be a source of Evil-doer’s negative, harmful intentions amid the collective.

Free will has been freely given to us, allowing us to decide what we harbor in our mind. When we align our thoughts, feelings, and actions with those of God, a ‘spark’ is ignited and the fruits of the Kingdom are open to be received. Embracing Free Will can allow one to be ‘redeemed’ and see that there is only the Presence of God, and as the Source and Creator of all, that He is the power of Love at work in the universe and is expressed through us – His creations.

His Creations as Co-Creators

Let’s turn to science for a brief moment to acknowledge that it has proven beyond a doubt that all life is interconnected because everything possesses a bit of the same cosmic ‘stardust.’ Hence, it stands to reason there is scientific merit to the ‘All One’ philosophy, and that any distance or separations we see between one another and our experiences are purely human nature… constructs brought about by our personal perceptions of space and time.

That ‘spark of God’ we feel is also energy, and allows us to become a conduit for the flow of love and peace into the world. Because our minds are connected to the mind of God, we have the power to manifest and be co-creators of our reality through our positive thoughts and beliefs. Whatever energy you put out is like a magnet, drawing in like energies, so if you want love, happiness, prosperity, etc. allow those thoughts to be extended into the world. You do reap what you sow!

What is Heaven – Is it Separate from Hell?

Have you ever said, “Oh my God, I’m in Heaven/Hell?” depending on your circumstances at that moment? My personal belief — which may not be yours — is that Heaven and Hell are merely states of consciousness. As co-creators of our ‘reality’ it stands to reason that one’s state of mind at any particular moment determines which one they are experiencing. Essentially, what we experience on the earthly plane could easily be considered a state of Heaven or Hell. When times feel like Hell, by turning to the God presence within — whether through prayer, meditations, or affirmations — it’s far easier to alter consciousness and transition into a more ‘heavenly’ state of being.

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Discover the God Within with Affirmations, Meditation, and Prayer

Prayer is talking to God; Meditation is silently listening for His answers, and it helps us embrace our intuition and discern the “still small voice within” rather than looking for guidance outside of ourselves or from a God who is separate from our essence. Affirmations support the Law of Mind Action. Affirmations help us redirect our thoughts from low-vibrational beliefs in the power of ‘appearances’ like thoughts of lack, limitation, separation, sickness, etc. into a higher state and connection with Source. Prayer, meditation, and affirmations allow us to slip into a state of surrender and openness to God.

As we listen for this guidance and experience the divine connection to spirit, these actions can work together to help us see the truth of our divine connection with all life and the God presence. Here are some of my favorite affirmations for raising my vibrational resonance and oneness with God.

 

 

God’s current of healing love flows through me now, making me whole and free.

I attract my good and radiate good to others.

I am a spiritual being, living in a spiritual universe, governed by spiritual laws.

I am a child of God, beautiful, perfect and loved unconditionally.

I am centered in Spirit and nothing can disturb the calm and peace of my soul.

I am a radiating center of divine love.

The joy of living fills my soul and is reflected in my life.

I am open and receptive to God’s living Spirit of Truth.

I am free, I am unlimited.

 

Embrace your endless potential as a divine co-creator by opening your mind to exploring these topics on your own. Feel free to share your thoughts, but PLEASE do read the article before commenting on the forum, as most of the questions brought forward here were asked by readers like you, so let the conversation begin.

 

 

 

 

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