Photographs by Robert Frutos
this World is so Beautiful
that I can hardly believe
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Though we travel the World over
to find the Beautiful,
we must carry it with us
or we find it not.”
Please allow me to share thoughts
of a man I deeply admire.
His writings have
changed many lives, including mine,
and brought about a deep and personal
awareness and precious insights that
could only have come through him
was America’s most famous and influential
naturalist, conservationist, author,
early advocate of wilderness preservation,
helping to establish Yosemite and Sequoia
and co-founder of the Sierra Club.
He experienced in Nature
a Religious Ecstasy.
Before the Majesty of Natural Beauty,
he found himself humble
before the Power of God
who Created it
“When one tugs at a single thing in Nature,
he finds it attached to the rest of the World.”
– John Muir
The wilderness in the Human Soul
Muir learned to read
from the Divine Manuscript,
the rocks and the trees.
He came to discover complete Freedom,
and had experiences that
seemed timeless and devoid of space.
He felt his body had no weight.
“Life seemed neither long nor short,” he wrote,
“and we take no more heed to save time
or make haste than do the
trees and stars.”
He entered the Eternal now
and experienced days
that seemed to have
neither end nor beginning.
John discovered an Immortality,
and experienced himself
dissolved into the Landscape.
needs Beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and Pray in,
where Nature may heal and give strength
to body and Soul alike.”
– John Muir
God’s first Temples
the inter-relatedness of all things,
the union of rocks and clouds,
the Humanness of the Landscape,
the wilderness in the Human Soul,
a kinship with the wild Nature
he grew to Love,
One of my favorite thoughts
from John is this:
“A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling,
tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent,
their songs never cease.
Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life,
every fiber thrilling like harp strings,
while incense is ever flowing
from the balsam bells and leaves.
No wonder the hills and groves
were God’s first temples,
and the more they are cut down and hewn
into cathedrals and churches,
the farther off and dimmer
seems the Lord himself.”
The Divine Manuscript
Muir wrote of being struck by
how clean Nature is.
All plants are clean;
all animals are clean.
Of all the living things on the planet,
mankind alone seems dirty.
“The wilderness is a Natural place
to consummate the longings
of the Soul.”
“We are now in the mountains
and they are in us,
making every nerve quiver,
filling every pore and cell of us.
Our flesh-and-bone Tabernacle
seems transparent as glass
to the beauty about us,
as if truly an inseparable part of it.”
Humble before the power of God
My Dear Friends,
we are a part
of everything around us.
We are truly
And we are
One with God.
Have I ever felt the way
John Muir describes
and the many Scouts
of Troop 17,
(ALWAYS in my Prayers),
Sid and Bruce Curry,
and so many others.
What a Blessing
your precious Lives
have been to
You have given me
and many more
a Gift beyond compare.
“The clearest way into the Universe
is through a Forest Wilderness.”
– John Muir
.I feel very deeply
that the greatest Gift
I could ever convey to you
Is the message found
in the writings of
in the Divine Manuscript.
who you are,
to say a Prayer
in the unbelievably Beautiful
Cathedral of God’s Heart.
You will find it
beneath a Sky
filled with a Grace
you cannot deny.
“Somethin’ in the wind has learned my name
And it’s tellin’ me that things are not the same
In the Leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze
There’s a pleasin’ sense of Happiness for me.
There is only one wish on my mind
When this day is through I hope that I will find
That Tomorrow will be just the same
for you and me.”
– Williams Paul H, Nichols Roger S
from: Top of the World & We’ve Only Just Begun
your precious Heart
is waiting patiently
Now you know
where to find it.
I beg of you,
do not wait
“The Sun shines not on us but in us.
The rivers flow not past, but through us.
Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell
of the substance of our bodies,
making them glide and sing.
The Trees wave and the Flowers bloom
in our bodies as well as our Souls,
and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song
of the rocks in the Heart of the mountains is our song,
our very own,
and sings our
– John Muir
Opening a thousand windows to show us God.
For further information
on the life of John Muir,
see the Sierra Club’s John Muir Exhibit,
“Oh, these vast,
calm measureless mountain days,
inciting at once to work and rest!
Days in whose Light
every thing seems equally Divine,
opening a thousand windows
to show us
– John Muir
I hope you also read
a truly inspired work:
With Beauty Before Me
by Joseph Cornell
You will never regret
being inspired by those
who found the way
to inner Peace,
who show us
To find the Beautiful, we must carry it with us. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
My Dear Friends,
Whispers in our dreams.
He tells us
Of the Majesty
Of the depth
Of His Love
“There is an emotional . . .
component in the Beauty
of the intellect,
just as there is in the
Beauty of perception.”
– Michael Popejoy
“If you Love it enough, anything will talk with you.” – George Washington Carver
While we dream,
We do not know
Much of the day
Do not know.
keep us from experiencing
Life more deeply.”
– Li Po
If we could but see
That God dreams,
And the Beauty
Of His dreams
May be found
And all around
“Indeed God speaks once,
Or twice, yet no one notices it.
“In a dream, a vision of the night,
When sound sleep falls on men,
While they slumber in their beds,
– Job 33:15
You are a Dream within a Dream.
Unconscious for a third
Of our lives,
The Life inside our Dreams
We never fully realize.
And much like our Dreams,
So many know what they want,
The Life they have never lived,
And may never live.
We walk in the footsteps
We learn about Life
Than the One
Who Loved us enough
To give us
His Very Own
Breath of Life.
Awakening begins with
Hope and Prayer,
We are His Dream,
And His Dreamer.
One fancies a Heart like our own must be beating in every crystal and cell. No wonder when we consider that we all have the same Father and Mother. – John Muir
Every Human being
Has been Created
In the Image of God,
In a Dream.
We could live the Life
“This Universe is God’s Dream.”
– Paramahansa Yogananda
Of His Desire,
His Beautiful Child also Dreams.
The dreams that
Set fire to your Soul,
Saturate your Heart
May not belong
In His Infinite Love
For all you are,
And all you were Created to be,
Comes to you,
And through you,
a Dream of God.“
– The Toltec
a pre-Colombian culture
For you are a Dream
Within a Dream.
You are His Precious Imagining,
His Sacred Vision,
His Beautiful Child,
Who, like our Father,
From our days
In Goodness spent,
With thoughts Serenely Pure,
When our Hearts that beat
What Blessings He will bring.
God will speak to us
Through the Music
Of the Night,
To our lonely Hearts
“When the solution is simple, God is answering.” – Albert Einstein
are jewels to our ears.”
– Erick Querci
My Dear Friends,
these words are
truly Beautiful Jewels:
“So many Hearts I find
broke like yours and mine
Torn by what we’ve done
and can’t undo.
I just want to hold you.
Come on let me hold you
like Bernadette would do.
We’ve been around, we fall, we fly.
We mostly fall, we mostly run
And every now and then we try
to mend the damage
that we’ve done.
Tonight, tonight I just can’t rest
I’ve got this joy
here inside my breast.”
– from The Song Of Bernadette
Music by Jennifer Warnes, Bill Elliottby
Lyrics by Jennifer Warnes, Leonard Cohen
To Love another person is to see the Face of God. – Alain Boublil
My Dear Friends,
There is a Love
That is Divine,
And it is yours,
And it is mine.
When you awake,
When you are finally awake,
From this Life,
You will find
You are His Dream
And you shall be
In the Warm Embrace of God,
In the Arms of Love Everlasting,
In the Heavens Above.
You will be
Love is not just the Universal language. It is the only language.
– Wm. C. Anderson (Photograph by Wm. C. Anderson)
How to reprogram cancer cells
back to normal.
Restoring normal miRNA levels
may potentially stop cancer growth,
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered.
(August 25, 2015)
A way to potentially reprogram cancer cells
back to normalcy has been discovered
by researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.
The finding, published in Nature Cell Biology,
represents “an unexpected new biology
that provides the code,
the software for turning off cancer,”
says the study’s senior investigator,
Panos Anastasiadis, Ph.D.,
chair of the Department of Cancer Biology
on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.
read more here
Cellphones Really Are Giving You
Multiple studies have revealed
that cell phone radiation can cause cancer.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer
classified radio frequency fields ,
including those from cell phones,
as a possible carcinogen in 2011? (source)
The dangers of cell phone use
gained credibility in 2011
when the World Health Organization
admitted that cell phone radiation
may cause cancer.
The statement was made by 31 scientists,
from 14 different countries,
after reviewing evidence.
read more HERE.
A child’s brain absorbs much more radiation
than that of an adult.
Studies like this serve one major purpose:
to remind us that we should be using
common sense and knowledge
to better protect ourselves
and our precious children
Let’s learn another way to spell
You may want to take notes.
And please, I beg of you,
show this information to your children.
They are much more intelligent
than we think.
at least before their fragile brains
are exposed to excessive radiation.
My dear friends,
if you do not now act,
you may cry later.
Top 20 Highest Radiation Cell Phones
(maximum possible SAR “specific absorption rate”
level from phones)
The SAR can be misleading as it measures the maximum radiation a cellphone emits and does not reflect the average amount of radiation it emits. There is accumulating evidence that cellphones that operate on GSM networks emit significantly more radiation than do cellphones operating on CDMA networks.
CDMA, or Code Division Multiple Access, is the type of cellular network used by the phone companies Verizon and Sprint. GSM, or Global System for Mobile Communications, is the type used by AT&T and T-Mobile.
The radiation spikes at the beginning of GSM phone calls means that they emit, overall, up to 28 times more radiation than CDMA phones. read more
I have placed the SAR level in bold:
1. Motorola Droid Maxx 1.54 Verizon
1a. Motorola Droid Ultra 1.54 Verizon
3. Alcatel One Touch Evolve 1.49 T-Mobile
3a. Huawei Vitria 1.49 Metro PCS
5. Kyocera Hydro Edge 1.48 Sprint
6. Kyocera Kona 1.45 Sprint
7. Kyocera Hydro XTRM 1.44 Metro PCS
8. BlackBerry Z10 1.42 Verizon
9. BlackBerry Z30 1.41 Verizon
9a. ZTE Source 1.41 Cricket
9b. ZTE Warp 4G 1.41 Boost
12. Nokia Lumia 925 1.4 T-Mobile
12a. Nokia Lumia 928 1.4 Verizon
14. Sonim XP Strike 1.39 Sprint
14a. Kyocera Hydro Elite 1.39 Verizon
16. T-Mobile Prism 2 1.385 T-Mobile
17. Virgin Mobile Supreme 1.38 Virgin
17a. Sprint Vital 1.38 Sprint
19. Sprint Force 1.37 Sprint
20. Huawei Pal 1.33 Metro PCS
Top 20 Lowest Radiation Cell Phones
(maximum possible SAR level from phone)
1. Verkool Vortext RS90 0.18 Unlocked
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 0.19 T-Mobile
(My son, Alex, loved me enough to research this and purchase the Samsung Galaxy for me. Thank you! I Love you too.)
3. ZTE Nubia 5 0.225 Unlocked
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 0.28 Verizon
5. Samsung Galaxy Mega 0.321 AT&T
6. Kyocera Dura XT 0.328 Sprint
7. Pantech Discover 0.35 AT&T
8. Samsung Galaxy Beam 0.36 Unlocked
9. Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II 0.37 Verizon
10. Pantech Swift 0.386 AT&T
11. Samsung Jitterbug Plus 0.4 Great Call
11a. Jitterbug Plus 0.4 Great Call
13. LG Exalt 0.43 Verizon
13a. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 0.43 Sprint
15. HTC One V 0.455 US Cellular
16. LG Optimus Vu 0.462 Unlocked
17. Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G 0.47 T-Mobile
17a. Samsung Rugby 3 0.47 AT&T
19. HTC One Max 0.5 Sprint
20. LG G2 0.51 T-Mobile
Source: Lynn La and Kent German, “Cell Phone Radiation Levels,” http://www.reviews.cnet.com,
Given their popularity, I have also provided the SAR levels for the Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S.
Model / SAR Level
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 1.16
Apple iPhone 4S 1.19
Samsung Galaxy S6 1.25
Apple iPhone 6 1.14
Apple iPhone 4 (GSM) 1.11
Samsung Galaxy S5 1.47
Apple iPhone 5 1.18
Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA) 0.87
Samsung Galaxy S4 1.18
Apple iPhone 5c 1.18
Apple iPhone 3GS 0.67
Samsung Galaxy S3 0.82
And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the Heart of a friend. – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
And what is Love?
The Love you feel for your child
is Divine Love.
It is the Love God feels for you.
It gives you the strength
to give your child the guidance
needed to thrive and survive.
Remember to always be strong.
This strength is called Love.
– Wm. C. Anderson