Saturday, February 18, 2017

Hoovy's America

  1.   The following would be the criteria to run for president of the United States:  Born in the USA with parents who are  American or otherwise legal immigrants without any doubt or mystery or sealed documents concerning these facts. The President should have military experience, legal experience, and have been an elected official. He or she should be over 40 years old and not involved in any scandals or crimes. Anyone with  past criminal history would be immediately disqualified. Nobody being investigated by the FBI should be allowed to run for president. If you are an elected official who is suspected of abusing their privileges, you do not deserve to be running for the highest seat in government.
  2.  I would get rid of the Democratic and Republican system. There would be 4 people running for president according to popular vote. All four people would get to debate. And all four of their vice presidents would also debate. The Democratic and Republican party system has failed us. It has divided us and torn our nation apart. It's time to get rid of a system that no longer serves us  and whose parties demonize one another.
  3.  Any candidate running for president must claim all of their paid advertisements by saying that they endorse the message at the end of the message. Candidates shall only be allowed to speak about what they have done in the past and what they want to do in the future. Anyone participating in smearing other candidates will be immediately disqualified and fined.
  4.  The Electoral College and Unbound delegate system would be gotten rid of. There would only be people voting for candidates and not representatives of the people who don't actually represent the people.
  5.  Mandatory childhood vaccinations would become elective. The government cannot force medicine on its citizens regardless of how Justified the government may feel in doing so. It is the people's choice what to put into their own bodies and how they wish to treat or prevent their own medical conditions. The government does not own your children or your body!
  6.  The people would retain the right to bare arms however there would be strict gun control laws. Anyone buying a gun must pass a psychological exam and a shooting class. There will be no automatic weapons only handguns allowed for the public and hunting animals will be restricted only if you are going to eat what you catch. There will be no hunting for sport.
  7.   I will tell Monsanto to go to hell and never come back. I would fine any grocery store or Market that sells their products.
  8.  Veterans will be given priority for medical services and will have a minimal waiting period for life-saving surgeries and procedures. People dying because they don't have access to Medicine in a timely manner is unacceptable.  Homeless people will also be taken care of and an attempt to rehabilitate those who accept assistance will be made.  It is important to understand that some people are homeless by choice and reject the assistance of the government.
  9.  There would be no drilling for oil in ways that compromise the safety or inyegrity of having clean drinking water for the American people. No Corporation or conflict of interest can compromise the of Health and safety of Americans.
  10.  Parents of children with pediatric cancers or other terminal illnesses will not be bound by the government to choose chemotherapy or other medical procedures. The parents shall consult with their Physicians and be free to make whatever educated decision that they choose including medical marijuana for epilepsy or pediatric cancer. No family will have to run away to another country or face the risk of having their children taken away from them because a certain medicine is being forced on them against their will.
  11.   The National Health Care system will include open access to holistic medicine providers and an emphasis on stress reduction and prevention will be made. Nutritionists, lifestyle coaches, naturopathic doctors, acupuncturist, chiropractors, massage therapist, and other holistic healers who are licensed from accredited institutions shall be approved Nationwide and their services will be available in hospitals and other medical facilities and will be covered by insurance.  if a person chooses not to have a health insurance, there will be no annual fine.
  12. Products made in China will be limited to 50% of the current Imports. This will stimulate the economy and help Americans to buy American-made products.
  13.   I would cut military spending in half and utilize the resources for implementing Alternative forms of energy such as windmills and solar power.
  14.   Any government officials such as police officers, judges, or other elected officials who are caught in scandals such as using excessive force, abuse of power, covering up crimes, putting innocent people in jail, planting evidence, accepting bribes, Child porn, drug trafficking or any other scandal shall be persecuted And held accountable for their actions to the highest extent of the law. No one will receive any special or favorable treatment or consideration simply because they were previously a government employee.  Zero tolerance for abuse!
  15.   Drug trafficking will be better monitored and investigated. All airplanes even private jets will be subject to thorough searches and anyone caught bringing drugs from foreign countries into America will face life in jail.
  16.  The government Shall Serve the People and not vice versa. The government will be an Institution of Law & Order and not organized crime. The inflated salaries of government officials will be adjusted to represent the national salaries of the people based on their education, experience, and other qualifications.

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

Politics is a filthy world where insecurities, fears and shadows are projected on to the opponent. What we say about others, really means NOTHING about them, and reveals EVERYTHING about us! Let’s take a look at actions and reactions and make some logical conclusions:
TRUMP: I am bringing the American Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem (recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel).
LIBERALS: So what? You will ALWAYS be an antisemite in our minds no matter what you do. We HATE you and will fight you til the end!
TRUMP: My daughter, who I love very much, is Jewish.
LIBERALS: We don’t care! You are a NAZI! We HATE you (and will maintain our hatred regardless if your actions prove us wrong!)
TRUMP: I picked Jared Kushner, an Orthodox JEW, to be my main adviser. Many of my decisions pass by him.
LIBERALS: We HATE you and still believe that you are a KKK leader because you didn’t condemn their support of you during your presidential campaign (like we wanted you to).
TRUMP: I picked my cabinet! (over 50% are Blacks and minorities) I am so excited to move our nation to greatness along with these fine people.
LIBERALS: Your cabinet proves nothing! You are a WHITE SUPREMACIST and RACIST! We are going to block and delay your picks and make your life miserable!!!! We are going to make you wish you were never born. We HATE you and call for your resignation or assassination!!! We don’t care which, just GO AWAY!!!
TRUMP: In response to ISIS, my efforts to combat terror include taking strong measures to increase national security and border control.
LIBERALS: HITLER!!! We must resist, me must protest, we must boycott, we must get this man impeached!
TRUMP: My wife and daughter will be working together in DC on improving women’s issues in this country.
LIBERALS: BS! You are a MISOGYNIST! We are going to fight you tooth and nail (and wear vaginas on our heads to prove our point that you are disgusting)!
TRUMP: I placed women in the highest seats of government including my cabinet and gave them prestigious positions of leadership and power.
LIBERALS: We are going to oppose every single one of your RACIST picks. We HATE you!
TRUMP: I met with Bibi Netanyahu to discuss strengthening ties with our only democratic ally in the middle east, ISRAEL.
LIBERALS: We HATE you and insist you are an antisemite because you failed to properly answer the reporter’s question in the press conference about what are you going to do regarding the recent bomb threats to the JCCs across the country. You are despicable, repulsive, and a disgrace to this country. You are NOT my president. I am ashamed of you!
In the above actions and reactions, if we are objective, it is plain to see who the real problem is. The real problem is the haters. Once we decide a person is an evil super-villain, is there NOTHING that person can say or do to change your mind? If your mind is unchangeable my friends, YOU are the problem and you are projecting your fears, biases, insecurities and shadows on to him. Trump is FAR from perfect. His response to the reporter was NOT ideal but I believe he deserves to be given a chance. He will make plenty of mistakes, but I believe his intentions are genuine and good. Calling him 45 is a disgusting act of verbal or cyber annihilation similar to the number tattoos that the Nazi’s gave the Jews. I have a couple friends who are doing this and I find it so offensive that I often contemplate ending the friendship because I do not wish to associate myself with people who can justify reducing other human beings into numbers and stripping them of their humanity.
Relationships are like mirrors. Everything that we hate about Trump are things that we disown, reject, and subconsciously hate about ourselves. Don’t hate the mirror, instead go deep inside and deal with your own psyche that is screaming out for healing and attention. Maybe one day you can even thank Trump for being the impetus to show you the aspects of yourself that needed nurturing and healing.

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Man in a Can

By Shoshanna Schmalz

There once was a man who grew up in a can. The can was secure and stable and provided protection of the unknown. As a child, he longed to be free and endlessly searched for a way out. He pushed on the walls in all directions and tested their strength, but to no avail. They were securely held together with generations of woven webs. He had searched for cracks in the walls or a secret door he could open, but he could not find any. He was routinely discouraged by the adults in the can, “Why would you want to go anywhere?” they asked him, “Everything that you need is right here in the can.” They distracted him with treats, shiny toys, and empty promises. He was told that there is no way out and that this is just how it is.  

So as he grew he filled his life with menial thoughts and tasks and filled his can to the brim with worthless treasures. He spent most of his time worshiping his treasures, counting them and shining them. He took pride in his junk as if he was worth that which he owned. He became so accustomed to the can that the inner calling to find a way out grew fainter and fainter and was almost forgotten.

Then one day, while walking by the mirror as he had done countless times before, he took a really close look. He noticed that the mirror was full of dust and smears that had gathered there over time. He started to clean the mirror and as he washed away the grime of years, it became an obsession. He cleaned and cleaned and scrubbed and scrubbed until it was crystal clear. Then he took a look into the mirror and for the first time he could really see himself. He noticed aspects that he had never seen before. As he looked closer, he noticed something sticking up from behind his shoulders. He had wings! Had they been there all along? How had he not noticed them before?

He spread his wings and flew. He flew right out of the can. As he soared higher and higher looking out over the glories of the world. He could see the can and all its contents far below him, small and cluttered and limiting. All the worthless treasures that he had gathered throughout his lifetime were meaningless in comparison to the freedom and wonders of the world.

All was clear and all was simple.

Friday, March 18, 2016

Spotting an Online SCAM!

There are many ways innocent people are taken advantage of.  One of them is online financial scams.  If you are selling something on ebay, Amazon, Craigslist or any other website or you are hired online or otherwise as an independent contractor to perform a job BEWARE!  If the people send you more money than was agreed upon STOP, do not deposit the money, it is a SCAM.  The check will bounce!  They will pressure you to send a money gram for a portion of the check that they gave you to a 3rd party!  This is how they move money to people and it can't be traced back to them!  Many unsuspecting good Samaritans or naive people will fall prey to this trap and the check only bounces AFTER they already sent the money gram and they can be out thousands of dollars!!!

Sometimes the scammers will say that they are calling from the IRS, water or power company and scare you that you will go to jail or your utilities will be cut off if you do not pay immediately.  Do NOT be fooled.  Ask for a call back number to verify.  Make sure you have their mailing address and once you dig a little you will realize that they are trying to pull one over you!

TRUST your intuition!  If something doesn't feel right, doesn't make sense, is too good to be true, is fishy, suspicious or just bizarre, protect yourself and don't give your personal information such as account numbers, credit cards, etc.

Be careful and proceed with caution when dealing with online business transactions.   Don't be a victim of online fraud! Warn your family & friends so it doesn't happen to them either please repost!  Knowledge is power.  An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.  Don't wait til it's too late!

In the event that you do become a victim of fraudulent money transfers, notify your financial institution immediately so that you do not incur additional charges when the check bounces.  Notify the website where you found these people so they can be banned and file a report here  The police have no jurisdiction over cross country and international scams but make a report anyway!

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

An Open Letter to Pope Francis

The duty of a religious leader 
is to usher in an era of world peace and unity.

Dear Pope,

I want to start by acknowledging the recent good works of the Catholic Church.  It takes a big people and an even bigger faith to come forward and admit to wrongdoings, express sincere regret and concern, and show a deep commitment to preventing such offenses from happening in the future.  Your condemnation of sexual abuse in the Church is something to be proud of and something that the world community needed and wanted and is very much thankful for.  As a religious leader, the world looks to you to set an example and to set moral boundaries and to make ethical decisions based on the tenets of your faith and the Bible. Thank you for your efforts in setting the record straight and for doing sometimes uncomfortable or embarrassing work for the greater good.  It is certainly commendable.  In taking such actions you have demonstrated yourself to be kind, compassionate and fair. For these reasons and more, you are greatly admired not only by your people but by the general public.

I recently read this article which states that the Vatican has announced that Jews don't need Christ to be saved.

My initial reaction was sarcastic, "What a relief!  Now I can sleep peacefully at night."  

Then I thought, "Thank you so much Mr Pope, for not shoving your religion down our Jewish throats.  But what about everyone else who doesn't believe in Jesus?  What about Buddhists, Daoists, Hindus, Native Americans, African tribes, Shamen, and other religions who don't share your views on Jesus?  Do they get a free pass too?  Why not?  How can there be a double standard?  We Jews are not selfishly interested in the salvation and redemption of only our own people.  Our mission is TIKKUN OLAM, Healing the World!  So your proclamation begs the question, what about all the righteous gentiles who don't believe in Christ?  Why are you indirectly asserting that their inevitable fate is eternal damnation?"  

Is a Buddhist monk who has done good to others his whole entire life but does not believe in Jesus allowed to enter the Kingdom of your Lord?  Does it make sense that a Christian murderer would be welcomed in heaven because of his belief in Christ but a monk or a yogi who never harmed another soul would not be welcomed?  I do not believe in such propaganda, discrimination, and lies.  This type of scare-tactic was employed to entice others to covert by offering them a free pass into heaven.  We have evolved since the dark ages and we don't buy that story any more.  

What happened to all the Biblical sages who were born before Christ?  Where did Adam, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Noah, Moses, Aaron and King David and their holy wives, go after they died?  It's time for the church to come clean and admit that it was never true. NO ONE is going to eternal hell for not believing in Christ. 

God loves all His children regardless of what they believe in.  Religion does not define who a person is.  A person's actions defines them, not their beliefs.  Religion is only a framework into which humanity ascribes teachings and imparts values onto people.  Religion is meant to make people better people but if it fails to do so, do we blame the religion or the person?  Each individual is responsible for the choices he or she makes.  A religious belief cannot compensate for despicable actions that are crimes against humanity.  If Hitler believed in Christ, does that mean he is automatically "saved?"  

Members of the terrorist KKK organization are Christians.  Are they automatically forgiven for their hatred and racism because they believe in Jesus?  What kind of a God would allow belief in Christ to supersede over a lifetime of evil actions?  Only a sick and cruel one.  Is that the God you believe in?  What good does it serve to be a "good Christian" and a "bad person?"  I believe that God would prefer the opposite.  Be good, do good, and the belief in your heart is secondary.

Please correct me if I am wrong but it is my understanding that the Catholic Church took King Solomon's Temple vessels from the Jews in Jerusalem and the Catholic Crusaders killed thousands of Jews who didn't accept Jesus and denounce their faith and convert. 

Why do you think we, the Jews, need your stamp of approval to escape eternal damnation-- which is a concept that the Catholic Church invented and imposed upon any non-Christ believers?  Why does the Catholic Church get to make up and enforce the rules of who gets to enter Heaven?

I know your heart is in the right place and I appreciate the thoughtful gesture of this recent announcement.  It's really a nice intention but I think you can do much better Mr Pope‪‎ For instance, the Catholic Church can apologize for murdering people who didn't accept Christ and give the Jews our Holy vessels taken from our Sacred Temple back.  Actions speak louder than words and by doing this, we will know that you are indeed sincere!  It is time for the Church to set a leadership example, in light of all the terrorism happening in the world in the name of religion, and to take responsibility for the blood on its hands.  Tell the terrorist organizations of the world, "We have done what you are doing and we were wrong and we regret it.  The Jews are our friends and allies and we do not seek to convert them or force our views on them or harm them.  Neither should you."  

You have already made affirmative, loud and clear statements in support of the Jewish State, Israel, and her right to peacefully exist.  You have made strong statements against anti-semetism.  I have profound respect for you for that.  Standing for truth is bold, brave, and beautiful.  It is because of your uprightness and history of humanitarian efforts that I believe that it is within your ability and even obligation to heal the wounds between us.  I believe that is what you are trying to do and I believe that you can reach higher and accomplish even more.  May God bless you with strength to do so!

Respectfully yours,
Ahuva the Jewess  

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015

The Key to Success

The truth is that I didn't know exactly what was holding me back from succeeding in my life.  I could have been:

  • afraid of failure
  • afraid of success
  • afraid of change
  • afraid that the naysayers could be right
  • afraid of letting my light shine
  • doubting myself
  • feeling that I didn't deserve to be successful
  • not believing in myself 
  • (something else that I was not even aware of!)

or any combination of above.

Maybe my real problem was that I thought that I needed to know why I was not manifesting my desires when in truth, it really doesn't matter.  I really don't need to be able to pinpoint the exact incident at the exact age that caused me to have the incorrect perception(s) which held me back in life.  Obviously something was blocking my path to success and what I do know is that whatever it was, it was just a meaningless and insignificant STORY that I made up in my mind to justify a feeling that I had about something that happened.  If I ever have that breakthrough or epiphany or insight or information or discovery that would be very nice but if not, it's not anything to get attached to or hung up over.  It was what it was and that's that.  Whatever it was is in the past and I am free to create a future that is free of limitation and constriction.

So here's what was going on for me:

I decided to create a meditation MP3 business so that I can put unique meditations on the market which combine binaural beats, nature sounds, muscle relaxation, breathwork, positive affirmations, visualization, self-hypnosis etc to help people relax, decrease stress and obtain optimal health and wellbeing.  I created a broad range of topics from Chakra balancing to Smoking Cessation and more.  I used Kabbalah and all kinds of Spiritual teachings in my scripts.  It took a long time to get the right background music made and to edit the first six tracks but it took an even longer time for me to put the finished products on the market.  My deadlines kept moving from holiday to holiday, season to season, and it took me much longer than anticipated to actually launch the business by making the MP3 download available for purchase.  I don't know why exactly, but it doesn't matter.  Here is what I discovered.

Even after putting my product online, I was still hesitant to talk about it, share it, use it in my private and community acupuncture sessions and tell my colleagues about it.  In a sense, I was hiding it from the world, thinking my clients would probably prefer to listen to something else--the usual relaxation music that I played during their sessions.

Then, while in the midst of taking my Self Expression & Leadership Program through Landmark Education, I was somehow inspired to share the following link to my meditation downloads with 6 colleagues who I had just performed a staff community acupuncture session on.  One of my colleagues, a mental health counselor/therapist at the drug rehabilitation center where I also see patients, was intrigued and curious and made my very first meditation download purchase.  She enjoyed the meditation so much that she bought 3 additional meditation tracks from my online store.  And here's the best part...

She told me that she had a particularly difficult patient who came in very angry and hitting himself in the head and he was inconsolable.  She had him lay down on the couch in her office and she played one of my meditations for him.  She said that he calmed down and by the end of the session he walked out like a new person.

I was so touched, moved, and inspired that my meditation was able to have such a positive impact on someone's life that I started crying as my colleague shared with me her experience.  Then it dawned on me that all this time that I have been suppressing my self-expression by not sharing my meditations has prevented potentially many others from also experiencing a positive effect.  So I started playing my meditations for people during their sessions and they actually enjoyed and appreciated it.

And you know what?  Even if someone doesn't enjoy or appreciate it, that's not the end of the world either.  What matters is to authentically share oneself openly, vulnerably, and completely, without holding back.

So let your light shine bright.  Be fearless.  Do your thing & share it with the world!  The impact you can make is unknowable.  Believe in yourself.  These are words that are easy to intellectualize, but sometimes a little harder to really internalize and actually put into practice.  But taking small steps will exercise the muscle and that muscle (of sharing your true authentic self and allowing yourself to be vulnerable) will get stronger with practice until it becomes second nature and not something that is feared, or avoided.  If you are not sure where to start in harnessing your own personal power and attaining the achievements you wish to accomplish, Landmark Education has a 3 course curriculum that will set you up on the path to success in all areas of life.  Life is too short to not realize your potential, to walk around unable to make your dreams come true.  It might just be the greatest gift that you give to yourself.  And you know what?  You deserve it and so does your circle of influence and the world.  When you are liberated and inspired it has a ripple effect on those around you and it truly makes the world a better place.  We need more of that!

Friday, October 16, 2015

Origins of the Middle East Conflict

The history of the Middle East conflict is as follows: 

Abraham and Sara were barren. Sara told Abraham to take her servant Hagar and have a child with her since they could not conceive. Thus Ishmael was born. Miraculously Sara conceived and bore Isaac. Ishmael was jealous of Isaac because Isaac's mother was Abraham's beloved wife Sara, while his mother was the simple servant of Sara and the couple. For this reason, Ishmael terrorized Isaac. Sara saw in prophecy that if the 2 boys were not separated that Ishmael would end up killing Isaac. Abraham was reluctant to exile Hagar and Ishmael but because Ishmael was evil, he HAD to go! God intervened and told Abraham, "Everything that Sara says, you should listen to her!" Abraham gave 100% of his inheritance to Issac and sent Ishmael away with blessings that he should be a great nation.
Ever since then, the sons of Ishmael (Father of Islam/Muslims/Arabs) have been attacking the sons of Isaac (Jewish People/Israelites/Hebrews) because of their inferiority complex and inability to accept reality. This is the history of the middle east conflict. Ishmael, the blood thirsty hunter wants Isaac the quiet one dead. If Ishmael gets a piece of Isaac's inheritance, Ishmael will STILL not be satisfied. Ishmael will not be happy until he is his father's only son, the way he used to be and gets the ENTIRE inheritance. He never got over that. He never accepted the present reality of Isaac or Isaac's right to exist and that Abraham loved Isaac more since he was the son of Sara. Peace is not possible with a nation that denies one's right to exist, is full of hatred and violence and barbaric and without morals or any reverence for human life.