The Illusions of Life and Death / Lithium and Lower Risk of Dementia – Crazy Water / School Starts on Tuesday, Sept. 5

Your brain without hugs.

For
my Philosophy students.

Your brains
have been asleep
all Summer long.
Don’t ask me
how
I know this.
Now,
get that confused look
back on your face,
and get to class!
It’s a good indication
that once again,
you are
thinking,
and, according to
René Descartes,
you finally
exist.

“People like us …
know that the distinction between
past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent
illusion.”

– Albert Einstein

Our consciousness
does not exist in our brains
or in our bodies.

This illusion
of our individual selves,
and the misinformation of our true origins,
has manifested the idea
that we think independently
from one another.

But,
there is a Spiritual Bond
we hold in common
between all things in the Universe,
and we are all part of
One
Divine Intelligence.

“Know thyself
and thou shalt know
all the mysteries of the gods
and the Universe”.
– inscription on the Ancient
Greek Temple of Apollo at Delphi

Matter,
within the illusory building blocks
of our perceivable existence,
is molded by thoughtful intent.

My Dear Friends,
consciousness shapes
reality.
And we consciously
reshaped our beautiful Forests
from Cathedrals of the Heart,
into structures
where we worship
our feeble minds.

Now,
our thought processes
have become so linear
that
our creativity has been
squelched and highly limited
by the preponderance of
straight lines and
ninety degree angles.
We call these structures
Home.

We kicked ourselves
out
of our beautiful
Garden.
Now the mind
of Mankind
no longer envisions
and dreams of
the breathtaking
Natural World
God
placed us
into.

Now,
we have lived
long enough to say,
and with our dying breath:
“With so very many
things to do,
I
got in my
way.
And along this
narrow path,
I failed
to give away,
all the Love
gifted to me
from Above.”

                      The breathtaking Natural World.

Yes,
we forgot
to give and take Love
easy,
as the leaves grow
on the Trees,
as grass grows
on the open fields
with such ease.

“Peace like a river ran through the city.
Long past the midnight curfew
We sat starry-eyed.
We were satisfied
and I remember,
misinformation followed us
like a plague.”
Paul Simon

But,
there is Hope.

From this moment on,
Life
ever begins again.
The answer
to all our Prayers,
begins
with the Prayer.

“A thrill of Hope;
the weary World rejoices,
For yonder breaks
a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees!
O hear the Angel voices!”
Placide Cappeau

To sing the Song of Freedom
and finally know
what keeps us strong
all day long,
is to have
a reason
to Believe in
Love,
to know
Love is the question
and Love is the Answer
to Prayer
from Up Above.

The Whispers
of the Morning,
through the leaves
of the trees
on high,
are all about
God’s Love.
Our first Home
was in the
Garden,
of His Heart.

          A reflection of the present.

Everything that happens,
tomorrow or in the past,
could be a reflection
of the present.
It is possible
that there is only
ONE moment in Time.

In The Unreality of Time
by John McTaggart,
time is just another dimension,
future events are
already there”.
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The mirrored walls of this moment
could replicate conscious awareness
and fill us with the illusion
of controlling reality
and everything
that exists.

Everything is possible.
What is ‘Real’
could be based upon repeating patterns
designed to function in
a real time
simulation.

What is a simulation?
What is Reality?
How do you determine what is Real?
 Are we floating on a sea of relativity?
Are we projected from some point
at the center of the
Galaxy?

Is each person
at the center of their own
Universal Consciousness?
Is the center
everywhere,
and
at the beginning and the end

of time,
in every when?

Everything
is dependent on the observer?
YOU!

  If you remove the observer,
YOU,
and are replaced
with a quantum computational system
that manipulates the constants
that YOU observe,
do we now have a way to manipulate
time and space?

The road to understanding
may be infinitely
long.
Matter may be nothing more
than a very compelling
illusion.

YOU
may be a very real
uncertainty.

But you do
exist.

René Descartes,
French philosopher and mathematician,
had radical doubts.
He wondered
if nothing that is perceived or sensed
is really true.
But there was one Truth:
there is a mind, a consciousness
doing the doubting.
And so he postulated,
‘I think,
therefore
I am’.

So,
when you come to class,
if you are thinking
I will count you
present.
If not,
you may not
exist.

Epistemological questions
may forever,
if time is even considered
to exist,
have no clear
resolutions.
Points of view,
may never be
resolved.
Which sounds
like the politics of the
day!

                      ‘I think, therefore, I am’.

My Dear Friends,
someday soon,

death will be conquered.
It is the last enemy
on God’s time schedule
to be defeated.

“The last enemy
that shall be destroyed
is death”
1 Cor. 15:26

Eternity,
the anticipated Singularity,
will require a Peace
no one has yet discovered.
It is a Peace
beyond our recognition,
beyond any words or understanding.
It is a Peace that can only come
from our Heavenly Father.

The knowledge of Eternal Peace
resides within
the Holy Word of God.
If we learn to trust
in Him,
we can Love one another
without restraint
and live
in Eternal Peace.

“When peace,
like a river,
attendeth my way,
When sorrows
like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot,
Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well,
it is well with my Soul.”
Horatio G. Spafford

Pray
for Peace.

Goodnight.

Lithium in water may cut dementia
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On a personal note:
How well I remember meeting a Lady
in Mineral Wells, Texas in 1964.
She told me she was 100 years old.
But she looked to me to be in her 60’s! 
She showed me her driver’s license
and she really was 100 years old.

I could not believe it!

Later, I asked her what the secret was
to her longevity and youthful looks.
She whispered in my ear, “Crazy Water”.
No, I did not comprehend what she was saying.
But she got in her car
and headed for the Crazy Water Hotel
with her empty water bottles.
Wow!

People with higher levels of lithium in their drinking water appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia, say researchers in Denmark.

Lithium is naturally found in tap water, although the amount varies.

The findings, based on a study of 800,000 people, are not clear-cut. The highest levels cut risk, but moderate levels were worse than low ones.

Experts said it was an intriguing and encouraging study that hinted at a way of preventing the disease.

The study, at the University of Copenhagen, looked at the medical records of 73,731 Danish people with dementia and 733,653 without the disease.

Those drinking water with the highest lithium levels (above 15 micrograms per litre) had a 17% reduction in risk.

The researchers said: “This is the first study, to our knowledge, to investigate the association between lithium in drinking water and the incidence of dementia.

“Higher long-term lithium exposure from drinking water may be associated with a lower incidence of dementia.”

Brain-altering

Lithium is known to have an effect on the brain and is used as a treatment in bipolar disorder.

However, the lithium in tap water is at much lower levels than is used medicinally.

Experiments have shown the element alters a wide range of biological processes in the brain.

This broad impact could explain the mixed pattern thrown up by the different doses, as only certain dosing sweet-spots change brain activity in a beneficial way.

Prof Simon Lovestone, from the department of psychiatry at the University of Oxford, said: “This is a really intriguing study.

“In neurons in a dish and in mouse and fruit-fly models of Alzheimer’s disease, lithium has been shown to be protective.

“Not only that, but lithium is used to treat people with bipolar disorder and some studies have suggested that people on lithium for this reason, often for life, might also be protected from Alzheimer’s.”

No therapy

At the moment, there is no drug that can stop, reverse or even slow the progression of the disease.

Dr David Reynolds, from the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “It is potentially exciting that low doses of a drug already available in the clinic could help limit the number of people who develop dementia.

“[Our analysis] suggests that a treatment that could delay dementia by just five years would mean that 666,000 fewer people develop dementia by 2050 [in the UK].”

Prof. Tara Spires-Jones, from the Center for Discovery Brain Sciences, at the University of Edinburgh, said: “This association does not necessarily mean that the lithium itself reduces dementia risk.

“There could be other environmental factors in the area that could be influencing dementia risk.

“Nonetheless, this is an interesting result that will prompt more research into whether lithium levels in the diet or drinking water may modify risk of dementia.”

Crazy Water ?
Yes,
it has a high level of Lithium.
I buy mine at Albertsons
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The waters of Mineral Wells, TX have been making folks feel good inside and out since 1881. The legend goes like this: In late 1881, a woman who suffered from dementia would sit by the well all day drinking the mineral water. People slowly began to notice that the crazy old lady was not so crazy anymore. Had the water from the well alleviated the lady’s “crazies”? The well became known as the “Crazy Well” and thousands of people from all over the country flocked to this magical well, including a man named Ed Dismuke. Mr. Dismuke was told by his doctor that there was no remedy for his ailing stomach. But Mr. Dismuke began drinking the magical water and before he knew it, he was restored to health. In 1904, Mr. Dismuke founded the Famous Mineral Water Company, selling and distributing the mineral water. Now, more than 100 years later, people are still drinking Crazy Water

No. 4 is the strongest, full-bodied mineral water that we recommend drinking 1-2 glasses a day.

 Mineral Type (mg/l)
Calcium 32
Magnesium 19
Potassium 5
Bicarbonate (HCO3) 758
T. Alkalinity (CaCO3) 621
Sulfate 1170
Fluoride .5
Sodium Chloride 72
Manganese .006
Zinc .53
Silica 15
Lithium .17
pH 8.2
Dissolved Solids 2763

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There is no Greater I, than We / Things to START doing / School Calendar 2017-18

There is no greater I, than We.

The only problem
with Love –
we think
it ends.

But our LOVE
only begins,
over and over and over
again.
And God’s Love,
as hard as it is
to comprehend,
had no beginning
and has
no end.

“The Universe may have existed
forever,
according to a new model
that applies quantum correction terms
to complement Einstein’s
theory of general relativity.”
Lisa Zyga in Phys.org

Read more

Where ever you
go,
what ever you
do,
Love is always
patiently waiting for
YOU,
to nourish,
to enjoy,
to share,
to save
YOU.

                   Patiently waiting.

The journey
is long,
the Journey
is short,
Love is always near,
and
very, very far,
but only
in space,
never in the
trace
you are
in Time.

The moment
doesn’t exist,
that Love cannot
be.

Your finest day,
My Friend,
is yet
to be.

There is no
space
between two Hearts
that beat
for one another.
There is
no greater
I,
than We.

We live
in
each other’s
Hearts.

Eternity,
My Friend,
lies
in the next
beat of your
Heart.
In
that moment in
Time,
Every dream
is a Heartbeat
away.

Every Joy,
in every Dream,
lies within
one
moment.
The next moment
tells
what will be.
The next
beat of your Heart
opens the door
to
Eternity.

Your Life,
My Friend,
is not
your Life.

Like letters
you have written,
never meaning to
send –

your Life
is Life’s
longing
to be.

             Once I, was WE.

Mother
and Father,
if your voice is
warm and tender,
Love for you,
time
will never forsake.

And your smiles
join you,
to God’s ecstasy.

           Warm and tender.

My Friends,
when you think
about it,
wars never end.
Hatred ignited to
the destruction of precious
God given, Human Life,
forever spirals
out of control.
Without the intervention
of Love and Forgiveness,
it too begins
over and over and over
again.

I am truly proud
of the Love expressed by President Truman
following the devastation of World War II.
America’s post-war commitment to Europe and Japan
was a beautiful demonstration
our Nation’s character.

Secretary of State George C. Marshall
said on June 5, 1947:
“Our policy is directed not against any country or doctrine
but against hunger, poverty, desperation and chaos.
Its purpose should be the revival of a working economy
in the world so as to permit the emergence
of political and social conditions
in which free institutions can exist.”

Yes,
the United States of America
worked to rebuild post-war Japan and Europe,
investing $22 billion assistance
across 16 war-torn nations from 1946 to 1952.

  Love
My Dear Friends,
means what it means
everywhere in the New Testament
– to do good to, to care for, to bless,
to sacrifice for.

Jesus teaches us
that we should not return
evil for evil, harm for harm,
but rather return good for evil
to anyone who harms us.

Harry S. Truman faced some of the most complex issues to ever face any World leader.

“But I say unto you,
Love your enemies,
bless them that curse you,
do good to them that hate you,
and Pray for them.”
Matthew 5:44

This act of Christian compassion
following the worst war in History,
stopped the cycle of hatred and violence
that started with World War I
and continued into World War II.
This act of Forgiveness and Love
turned adversaries into allies
and prevented
World War III.
.

If you look deep enough
into the Hearts of others,
there is good
in every Human Being.
We are all
worthy of Redemption,
Forgiveness,
Salvation.

“God’s desire
is for all to be saved:
This is good and acceptable
in the sight of God our Savior,
who desires all men to be saved
and to come to the Knowledge
of the Truth.”

1 Timothy 2:3-4

God
Loves us,
each and everyone.

Countless
are the times
that individual
Human Beings,
who strayed
from the Righteous Path,
have seen the
Light.

These beautiful People
opened their Hearts
and let the LOVE
of God
flow over them.

      There is no greater I, than We.

The mind of man
can be filled
with myth, illusion and
contradiction.
We
can be persuaded
to do anything.
History
is replete
with our errors.

But God’s Love
can touch us
one time,
and last
for a Lifetime.

Our Love
is nothing to fear.
But
the absence of Love
is the cause
of all our fears.

There is
a vast and deep ocean
of tears
shed
because the fearful
never saw
the Light of Love
streaming down
from Above.

The way back,
cannot be found
in the dark.
One
must clearly see
the way.
And the path
lies through
the beautiful, precious
Human Heart,
as it listens
to the Word
of God.

If
we but ask,
God
will show us
the way.
Our Prayers
will
be answered.

There is
no greater force
on Earth,
than the Power
of Love.

Goodnight.

        One must clearly see the way.

Things to Start Doing for Yourself
by Marc Chernoff
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      1. Start spending time with the right people.
      2. Start facing your problems head on.
      3. Start being honest with yourself about everything.
      4. Start making your own happiness a priority.
      5. Start being yourself, genuinely and proudly.
      6. Start noticing and living in the present.
      7. Start valuing the lessons your mistakes teach you.
      8. Start being more polite to yourself.
      9. Start enjoying the things you already have.
      10. Start creating your own happiness.
      11. Start giving your ideas and dreams a chance.
      12. Start cheering for other people’s victories.
      13. Start forgiving yourself and others.
      14. Start noticing the beauty of small moments.
      15. Start noticing how wealthy you are right now.
      16. Start accepting things when they are less than perfect.

Anderson Private School

2017-18 School Calendar

First Semester

September 5 – December 22   2017

Sept. 5 (Tuesday)                      First Day of First Semester

Oct 9  (Monday)                         Columbus Day Holiday

Nov. 20-24                                 Thanksgiving / Fall Break

To Be Announced                      Texas A.G.T. Conference

Dec. 22 (Friday)                          Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 23 – Jan. 3                           Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 4 – May 25   2018

Jan. 4 (Thursday)                       Second Semester begins

Jan. 15 (Monday)                       Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Feb. 19 (Monday)                       President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 12-16                                  Spring Break Holidays

April 13 & 16 (Fri. & Mon.)       Good Friday & Easter

May 21 (Monday)                        Prep. for Adventure Trip

May 22-25                                   Adventure Trip

May 25                                        Last Day of Semester

“May we be so Blessed
to never forget
that we are all Brothers
under the Sun.”
Trevon Morris

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In So Very Many Ways / The Right QUESTION Is the Answer / 2017-18 Calendar

“Poetry
is the Algebra
of the English Language.”
Stanley Cooper

Before I formed you
in the Womb
I knew you.”
Jeremiah 1:5

The Heart and Mind of God
has always known you.
You are Beautifully made,
and in the Very Image
of our Heavenly Father.

You are
a Marvelous Creation.

God’s Love
like a River flows.
Do not stand
on the Bank of this
Mighty River
and wonder why.
Get into the
Precious Water.
Do not deny
all the Love
that can wash over
YOU.

        YOU are a Miracle!

Yes,
our Father calls us.
He loudly calls
US.
And into
the solace of silence
we go,
to His Warm and Comforting
Embrace.
And there
we shall remain.

YOU
are a Miracle
in so very many
ways.
Your Voice
to the Child
you call your own,
is like unto
the Voice of God.
YOU
above all things known,
hold high the Lamp
of the Heart,
to light the narrow path,
to extinguish
the dark.

          Our Love is alive.

The Love
buried deep within
the Human Heart
God reveals.
Even
in the depths
of our sorrow,
lay tidings of Joy
untold,
tomorrow.

Yes,
by the Grace of our Father,
our Joy
overcomes our sorrow,
as we abandon all
doubt.

Our Love
is alive in our memory,
and in our Hope,
as vibrant
as it is
in Life.
Our Love
can never die.
It is the only thing
time
cannot deny.

      Abandon all doubt.

Our Infant beginnings
were Woven
from a Beautiful Tapestry
that from
powerful passions flow,
into the Fabric of Life
we know.

The Canvass
upon which our Lives
are painted,
is stretched by
our imagination,
and colored
by our desires,
with the brush strokes
of our Dreams.

     Colored by our desires

Yes,
Life is a
brief, precious and fragile
Story
to be told.
But the pain
and the suffering
and the sorrow
carved into our Being,
like the pain
of our Birth,
is a reflection
of all the Love
we feel,
a mere shadow
of the Light
God’s Love
one day
will Reveal.

 You are Beautifully made.

The Miracle
of our Life
was laid upon
an Altar of
Hope
for precious Dreams
to unfold,
in a Story
yet untold.

YOU
are the destiny
of Dreams,
the Salvation of
Hope.

From Infant
beginnings,
into Infinite
Blessings.

To the degree
that you are
aware,
you are
intelligent.
Be aware
of the Infinite Love
of God
for you.

              Abandon all doubt.

If
you want to see
a Miracle,
don’t look around
all day long,
for one
to be found.
You do not
need to look for
a Miracle
in Life,
for
your Life

is a
Miracle.

Yes,
YOU are a Miracle!
And more than that,
you cannot
be.

Goodnight.

“To be Joyful
is the basic nature of Life.
Joy is the spiritual dimension of happiness,
in which one begins to understand
one’s intrinsic value and place
in the Universe.”
– Osho

These questions have no right or wrong answers.
Sometimes asking the right question
is the answer.
From:
50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind
by Marc Chernoff

read more

1. How old would you be
if you didn’t know how old you are?
2. If happiness was the national currency,
what kind of work would make you rich?
3. Are you doing what you believe in,
or are you settling for what you are doing?
4. Are you more worried about doing things right,
or doing the right things?
5. Have you ever seen insanity
where you later saw creativity?
6. Why are you, you?
7. Is is possible to know the truth
without challenging it first?
8. Do you remember that time 5 years ago
when you were extremely upset?
Does it really matter now?
9. At what time in your recent past
have you felt most passionate and alive?
10. What would you do differently
if you knew nobody would judge you?
11. What is the difference between being alive
and truly living?
12. If we learn from our mistakes,
why are we always so afraid to make a mistake?

“Wealth is the ability
to fully experience life.”
Henry David Thoreau

2017-18 School Calendar

First Semester

September 5 – December 22   2017

Sept. 5 (Tuesday)                      First Day of First Semester

Oct 9  (Monday)                         Columbus Day Holiday

Nov. 20-24                                 Thanksgiving / Fall Break

To Be Announced                      Texas A.G.T. Conference

Dec. 22 (Friday)                          Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 23 – Jan. 3                           Winter Break Holidays

Second Semester

January 4 – May 25   2018

Jan. 4 (Thursday)                       Second Semester begins

Jan. 15 (Monday)                       Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Feb. 19 (Monday)                       President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 12-16                                  Spring Break Holidays

April 13 & 16 (Fri. & Mon.)          Good Friday & Easter

May 21 (Monday)                        Prep. for Adventure Trip

May 22-25                                   Adventure Trip

May 25                                        Last Day of Semester

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Your Prism, Not Your Prison / Coming to a War Zone / Classes Resume Tuesday Sept. 5

The colors of every
RAINBOW
are left behind
in the canyons of the
mind,
for your Heart
to own.
Such colors add flavor
the favor of God,
of your Transcendent Being,
like the fragrance
of a Flower
that follows you
into a dream.

In the currency
of reality,
your dreams
can buy you
anything.

                               For your Heart to own.

Moments such as these
allow us to see
that God resides
in everything,
even in the pain
of loss
and suffering,
which guide us to see
that every Blessing
is truly
a Blessing,
that the shade
of a good tree
lets you know
you are worthy
of more
than just the heat
of the Sun.

      God resides in everything.

“Those who have seen
the darkest of nights

truly appreciate
the full Glory of Dawn.”

Lydia Dawn

To go
where Life leads you
and know
that you belong,
that you will
be strong,
that dreams
really do come true
and that sorrow
will not hurt
you,
is not just
a dream.
It is
God’s Wish for
YOU.

“I wish above all things
that thou may prosper
and be in health,
even as thy Soul prosper.”
3 John 2

Just as
the Dawn
of day
hides the dark of night
away,
your sins
disappear,
at the beginning
of every Prayer
to be forgiven.

“This then is the message
which we have heard of Him,
and declare unto you,
that God is Light,
and in Him is NO darkness
at all.”

1 John 1:5

   Each precious moment is a Lifetime.

My Dear Friends,
because
there is no such thing
as time,
a lifetime
can be lived
in a moment,
and each precious moment
is a Lifetime
in Song.

Your smiles
become a Sunrise
in the Hearts
they survey.
Miles and miles
of smiles
will take YOU Home,
to the place
where you
long to be,
to the Heart
of someone to
LOVE.

This planet
is not your prison.
It is your
Prism.

Don’t look back
to what once
was a Heart.

Worlds
of awareness
are waiting for this
moment to be,
waiting with eyes
that are always
longing to see.
They look
for the Love
in you
and me.

These Worlds
are the Children
all around
you see,
and the Child
in YOU
and me.

They look
for something to
Believe in.
They are weary
of the worry
of Worldly ways
and means.
They tire
of looking through eyes
raining tears,
and hearing
cries.

If the song
you’ve been singing,
echoes
through canyons
of doubt,
do not in silence
shout.
Close your eyes
and open your
Heart
and find
you are no longer
blind
standing in the Light
of the Love
of God.

Enchanting
and hauntingly Beautiful
are YOU,
a Creation of God.

Open
you Heart.
and let the World
see you.

Goodnight.

I’m coming
to a war zone
hidden in the wind.

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53,000 early deaths per year attributed
to exhaust from the tailpipes
of cars and trucks.

Please,
buy an all Electric
vehicle.

I did.

It simplified my
Life.
And made me
Happy
again.

Join me.
On the road
to Happiness!