Christmas is the time
Of true Thanksgiving.
Expressing our gratitude
To our Creator,
And to each other,
For our bountiful Blessings
Is difficult and rewarding.
We can never say Enough
To reflect our abiding Love
For each other,
And for the everlasting Love
Of our Father in Heaven Above.
But let us,
By the Grace of God,
Continue to try.
Allow me to share with you
The Christmas poem from the past
That is the most viewed.
I dedicated it in
When our children
Were very young.
I was not aware
Of the Eternal Love
Until I looked
Their Loving Eyes.
Our best wishes
To you and your family.
We pray that in the new year
You shall have
All the joy
Your heart can contain,
And that you share the precious
Love of God
With so many in need.
Annie & Alexander
There is only one happiness in Life,
To Love and be Loved.
– George Sand
Island of Dreams
© 2014 William C. Anderson
From the impossibility of coming
From nothing, it seems
We have risen to a vision
Of unbelievably beautiful dreams.
Spun from the Fabric
Of God’s Eternal Love,
Filled with His Very Own Breath,
Shaped by Desire from Above.
The Tapestry of what is
So radiantly beautiful to see,
Is the Glory of God’s Love,
Woven into you and me.
Now we dwell in the Shadow
Of Everlasting Grace,
And feel the warmth of His Sun,
Like the Breath of Life upon your face.
But when we are through being born,
When this life surrenders us to Love,
One Light shall pierce the darkest night,
A Light from Heaven Above.
And no time will there be for silence.
Someone sings for you and for me,
Sounds of Pure Joy that resonate
In Songs of Love & cherished memory.
And when we drift
So very, very far from shore,
And chisel stones to throw at memory,
By countless acts of loving and forgiving,
We skip them over sparkling waters to be.
Deftly they touch the surface of the past,
Pulsating like the beat of a new born heart,
As God’s Love is Birth Infinity,
Ever here to begin again, again to start.
Guided by such Love given you and me,
We shall not lie afraid in the dark,
For we are held in the
Warm Embrace of God,
And alive in each other’s heart.
God fills the midnight of the Soul,
And in the endlessness of time it seems,
We will, one day, meet again,
On His beautiful Island of Dreams.
— — —
“Love also the trees, the plants,
the water that runs though the meadow
and on to the sea without knowing where it goes;
love the mountain, the desert, the forest,
the immense sky, full of light or full of clouds;
because all these exceed man
and reveal the Eternal to you.”
~ Savitri Devi
Dangers of Ritalin
My friends, studies point to the possibility that Ritalin can uncover the presence of involuntary tics or even Tourette’s syndrome.
An FDA study found an increase of liver cancer in rats treated with Ritalin. Methylphenidate (Ritaiin) also possesses structural and pharmacological similarities to cocaine. Ritalin, manufactured by Ciba-Geigy, is a stimulant and its effects are similar to the effects of other stimulants including amphetamine, methamphetamine, and cocaine.
Treatment emergent psychosis can occur during long-term so-called therapy with methylphenidate; regular psychiatric monitoring of people who are taking methylphenidate for adverse effects such as psychotic symptoms has been recommended.
Importantly people with ADHD have an increased risk of substance abuse.
Hidden Facts about Ritalin
In 1986, The International Journal of the Addictions published a very important literature review by Richard Scarnati. It was called “An Outline of Hazardous Side Effects of Ritalin (Methylphenidate)” [v.21(7), pp. 837-841].
Scarnati listed a large number of adverse affects of Ritalin and cited published journal articles which reported each of these symptoms.
• Paranoid delusions
• Paranoid psychosis
• Hypomanic and manic symptoms, amphetamine-like psychosis
• Activation of psychotic symptoms
• Toxic psychosis
• Visual hallucinations
• Auditory hallucinations
• Can surpass LSD in producing bizarre experiences
• Effects pathological thought processes
• Extreme withdrawal
• Terrified affect
Since Ritalin is considered an amphetamine-type drug, expect amphetamine-like effects:
• Psychic dependence
• High-abuse potential DEA Schedule II Drug
• Decreased REM sleep
• When used with antidepressants one may see dangerous reactions including hypertension, seizures and hypothermia
• Brain damage may be seen with amphetamine abuse.
Unbelievably, many parents around the country have discovered that Ritalin has become a condition for their children continuing in school. There are even reports, by parents, of threats from social agencies: “If you don’t allow us to prescribe Ritalin for your ADHD child, we may decide that you are an unfit parent. We may decide to take your child away.”
This mind-boggling state of affairs is fueled by teachers, principals, and school counselors, none of whom have medical training. Yet even if they did…
The very existence of the “illnesses” for which Ritalin would be prescribed is unproven. It is merely assumed.
In commenting on Dr. Lawrence Diller’s book, Running on Ritalin, Dr. William Carey, Director of Behavioral Pediatrics, Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, has written, “Dr. Diller has correctly described… the disturbing trend of blaming children’s social, behavioral, and academic performance problems entirely on an unproven brain deficit…”
On November 16-18, 1998, the National Institute of Mental Health held the prestigious “NIH Consensus Development Conference on Diagnosis and Treatment of Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder [ADHD].”
The conference was explicitly aimed at ending all debate about the diagnoses of ADD, ADHD, and about the prescription of Ritalin. It was hoped that at the highest levels of medical research and bureaucracy, a clear position would be taken: this is what ADHD is, this is where it comes from, and these are the drugs it should be treated with.
That didn’t happen, amazingly. Instead, the official panel responsible for drawing conclusions from the conference threw cold water on the whole attempt to reach a comfortable consensus.
Panel member Mark Vonnegut, a Massachusetts pediatrician, said, “The diagnosis [of ADHD] is a mess.”
The quite conventional and orthodox panel essentially said it was not sure ADHD was even a valid diagnosis. In other words, it virtually admitted that ADD and ADHD might be nothing more than attempts to categorize certain children’s behaviors—with no organic cause, no clear-cut biological basis, no provable reason for even using the ADD or ADHD labels.
The panel found “no data to indicate that ADHD is due to a brain malfunction [which malfunction had been the whole psychiatric assumption].”
This panel found that Ritalin has not been shown to have long-term benefits. In fact, the panel stated that Ritalin has resulted in “little improvement on academic achievement or social skills.”
Ritalin can cause high blood pressure, severe insomnia, psychotic symptoms (like seeing things or visual hallucinations) and heart problems. see: ritalinsideeffects.net
The FDA has taken an interest in the University of Texas’ research regarding Ritalin and cancer. The research is alarming, but premature to be conclusive. In this surprising study researchers have discovered that every child they tested who was taking Ritalin (methylphenidate) developed chromosomal aberrations that have been associated with an increased risk of cancer (El-Zein, 2005).
Could Ritalin cause Prostate cancer – eHealthMe.com. Prostate cancer is found among people who take Ritalin.
The recent finding that Ritalin can cause cancer in some animals was not taken seriously. Scientific studies on carcinogenicity were finally released in June 1993 revealing that feeding mice Ritalin, induced liver tumors including very rare and highly malignant cancers. These results were found at dosage levels close to those routinely prescribed for children.
Animal tests are very good predictors of human health effects. In fact, the International Agency for Research on Cancer suggests that if a chemical is proven to cause cancer in animals, it should be treated as if it were cancer-causing in humans as well.
More from HealthCentral.com (Amanda Gardner):
The concerns about the drug, a stimulant that has been used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) for decades, surfaced during a FDA pediatrics advisory committee meeting. The findings, by researchers from the M.D. Anderson Cancer Center at the University of Texas, showed damage to the chromosomes of all of the 12 children who had taken Ritalin for three months.
Concerns about Ritalin’s cancer risk are more important in view of the millions of children treated yearly with the drug and the increasing happenings of childhood cancer, by some 35% over the last thirty years. My friend, are you awake yet?
The advisory committee had been called to discuss yet another health issue surrounding the class of ADHD medications known as methylphenidates, to which Ritalin belongs: Some psychiatric side effects have been reported among children using Concerta, Ritalin and other versions of these drugs.
“We’re not telling people to all go off their medication because you don’t know what this means,” said Melissa L. Bondy, co-author of the study, which first appeared in the online issue Cancer Letters. “You can’t base changing practice on 12 patients. Look how many millions of kids are on this. Do you want to tell all the mothers and fathers to take their kids off of the drugs?”
Well, YES! I would STRONGLY recommend that you stop giving your beloved and biologically fragile children substances that we really do not know much about. Where are the LONG term studies? Oh, have you heard – your children are the guinea pigs in an ongoing long term study. Did you not realize that? Were you not aware? I wonder why you were not aware.
The Physicians Desk Reference of Drug Side Effects notes that, regarding the pharmacology of Ritalin: “The mode of action in man is not completely understood.” And this is what you’re giving your child! The pharmaceutical manufacturers admit that they don’t even know how it works. They’re just experimenting – on your child.
Scientists from the FDA, the NIH and the Environmental Protection Agency traveled to Texas to examine the study methods used by the researchers.
“We’re hoping that they’ll see this as a major public health issue, and as something that needs to be done,” Bondy added.
Meanwhile, the question of labeling changes because of possible psychiatric effects of Ritalin and other methylphenidates have been put on hold after the advisory committee told FDA officials that it was hesitant to recommend such changes.
For more information see: May Cause Death BUT – Safe? / Another Simple Solution – Posted on August 13, 2014 on William’s Weblog.
This is all so incomprehensible to me. Type “Ritalin and Cancer” into a search engine. Be prepared to pass out. And when you get back up off of the floor, let me hear from you.
My friends, your child does not need ANY chemical substance.
What does your child need? – Sunshine, smiles, hugs, organic food, pure water, more hugs, the freedom to be, more smiles, and they desperately need to hear, “I Love You”, about a thousand times each day. Say it so many times that, when you are gone, they will still hear it.
In the soft, still quiet of their night, they will need to hear your voice. They will need to know just how much you loved them. They will come to feel that your love still lives in their heart. And, they will realize that the Love of God is truly everlasting.
“Philosophy will clip an Angel’s wings,
Conquer all mysteries by rule and line,
Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine-
Unweave a rainbow.
– John Keats
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