Hold Eternity in Your Hands / First Cancer ‘Living Drug’ / Friday: Monnig Meteorite Gallery

We often see
by the blind
of Light,
as day
appears in our dreams
at  Night.

But,
another language
inscribes
a vision
of our being.

From the Braille
battered into the walls
of victory or defeat,
War
became the History
of our race,
Human
and less,
much less.
.
Now
we discover
on our Horizon,
the Eternity of Night.
For without
Love emitting Light,
nothing,
ultimately,
will exist.

…………… Such is the pathway.

It’s a long, long way
from here to there,
from War
to Peace.
And we
never get near.

We
never find the way
through the mists of doubt,
to the Light
of Day.

No.
We never found
Love,
along the way.

But,
it does exist.
Love
is the only thing
that truly exists.

                       …….  It does exist.

A Child
caressed by the Human Hands
of a Mother’s Love,
is received of
Blessings
from Above.
Such is
the pathway
to hold
Eternity
in Your Hands.

Everything
is created from Love.
That is the only essence;
that is the only substance;
that is the only fiber there is.
So everything that takes form
comes from Love.”

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Like tears
we shed in the falling rain,
our reality
perfectly merges
with everything
that surrounds us,
confounds us,
astounds us,
is us.

My Dear Friends,
we
do not exist
apart from anything.
There is no
me
and you.

“Truthfully,
that which we call Life is impossible
without and inseparable from
what we regard as
inanimate.

Just as one can mold thousands
of practically identical grains of sand on a beach
into castles, mermaids or whatever one can imagine,
the innumerable atoms that make up everything on the Planet continually congregate and disassemble themselves,
creating a ceaselessly shifting kaleidoscope of matter.

Ferris Jabr is a contributing writer for
Scientific American.
.
“Why does the eye
see a thing more clearly in 
dreams
than the imagination
when awake?” 

– Leonardo da Vinci
.
Why is defining Life so difficult?
Why have scientists and philosophers
failed
for centuries
to find a specific physical property or set of properties
that clearly separates the Living from the inanimate?
Because such a property
does not exist.
.
“That Love
is all there is,
is all we know of Love;
it is enough.”
Emily Dickinson
.
Life is an invented concept.
On a fundamental level,
everything that exists is an arrangement of atoms
that fall onto a very large spectrum of complexity,
from a single hydrogen atom
to something as complex as the Human brain.
.
In trying to define Life,
we draw a line at an arbitrary level of
complexity
and loudly proclaim that everything above that level
is alive and everything below it is not.
.
But this division only exists in our
very limited and Human mind.
There is no threshold of complexity
at which a collection of atoms
suddenly becomes alive,
no real distinction between the living
and that we call inanimate.
We fail to define Life
because there is never anything
to define.
.
“If I have the gift of prophecy
and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge,
and if I have a Faith that can move mountains,
but do not have
Love,
I am nothing.”
1 Corinthians 13:2
.

The only thing that truly exists.

In ancient philosophy,
the Greek philosopher

Gorgias
thought that nothing really exists at all
that if anything does exist,
then nothing can be known about it,
and that there is really no way this can be passed on
for others
to understand.
.
Gorgias was simply giving a philosophica:
proof to the fact that all material things
that exists in the World
are perceptions of the mind,
figments of imagination.
.
Quantum physics tells us that reality
is far beyond human perception and intuition.
In other words,
our rational mind and common sense
are not capable of understanding
the true nature of reality.

My Dear Friends,
the highest part of yourself
is a much higher Being,
where the best qualities, gifts, and capacities
of the Soul are found.

Your Humanity connects with the Divine.
Your Superior Being
does exist and is there
to seek the answers to your questions,
attend to your desires,
address your concerns.

We are connected to the Divine.
He is within us.
We are His Children.

“Behold,
what manner of Love
the Father hath bestowed upon us,
that we should be called
the sons of God.”
1 John 3:1
.
Go to your Father
in Prayer.
Let your Heart
speak with your Superior Being.
You will have
answers.

If your desires
are Beautiful,
your Blessings
will be the same.

“All of life
is a near-death experience.”

Alan Harris

Today’s idea holds the key
to what your real thoughts are.
They are nothing that you think you think,
just as nothing that you think you see
is related to vision in any way.

There is no relationship between what is real
and what you think is real.
Nothing that you think are your real thoughts
resemble your real thoughts in any respect.
Nothing that you think you see
bears any resemblance
to what vision will show you.

Under all the senseless thoughts and mad ideas
with which we have cluttered up our minds
are the thoughts that we thought with God
in the beginning.
They are there in our minds now,
completely unchanged.
They will always be in our minds,
exactly as they always were.
Everything we thought since then
will change,
but the Foundation on which it rests
is wholly changeless.

Yes, LOVE does exist.

Let us
not
go to our graves
without those we Love
peering into the vast space
of our unfathomable
Love.

The pathway
to inner Peace,
and World Peace,
lies through
the Human Heart.

Let us start
thinking –
with our
Hearts.

Goodnight.

Yes,
and how many deaths will it take
’til he knows,
that too many people
have died?
Bob Dylan

First cancer ‘living drug’ gets go-ahead

The US has approved the first treatment to redesign a patient’s own immune system so it attacks cancer.

The regulator – the US Food and Drug Administration – said its decision was a “historic” moment and medicine was now “entering a new frontier”.

The company Novartis is charging $475,000 (£367,000) for the “living drug” therapy, which leaves 83% of people free of a type of blood cancer.

Doctors in the UK said the announcement was an exciting step forward.

The living drug is tailor-made to each patient, unlike conventional therapies such as surgery or chemotherapy.

It is called CAR-T and is made by extracting white blood cells from the patient’s blood.

The cells are then genetically reprogrammed to seek out and kill cancer.

The cancer-killers are then put back inside the patient and once they find their target they multiply.

‘Enormously exciting

Dr Scott Gottlieb, from the FDA, said: “We’re entering a new frontier in medical innovation with the ability to reprogram a patient’s own cells to attack a deadly cancer.

“New technologies such as gene and cell therapies hold out the potential to transform medicine and create an inflection point in our ability to treat and even cure many intractable illnesses.”

The therapy, which will be marketed as Kymriah, works against acute lymphoblastic leukaemia.

Most patients respond to normal therapy and Kymriah has been approved for when those treatments fail.

Dr Stephan Grupp, who treated the first child with CAR-T at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, said the new approach was “enormously exciting”.

“We’ve never seen anything like this before,” he added.

That first patient had been near to death, but has now been cancer-free for more than five years.

Out of 63 patients treated with CAR-T therapy, 83% were in complete remission within three months and long-term data is still being collected.

However, the therapy is not without risks.

It can cause potentially life-threatening cytokine release syndrome from the rapid proliferation of the CAR-T cells in the body. This can be controlled with drugs.

New era

But the potential of CAR-T technology goes beyond one type of cancer.

Dr David Maloney, medical director of cellular immunotherapy at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, said the FDA’s decision was a “milestone”.

He added: “We believe this is just the first of what will soon be many new immunotherapy-based treatments for a variety of cancers.

CAR-T technology has shown most promise against different blood-based cancers.

However, it has struggled against “solid tumours” such as lung cancer or melanoma.

Dr Prakash Satwani, a paediatric oncologist at Columbia University Medical, said: “The results haven’t been that great when you compare it with acute lymphoblastic leukaemia, but I’m sure the technology will get better in the near future.”

Boosting the immune system is already a cornerstone of modern cancer treatment.

A range of drugs that “take the brakes off” the immune system to allow it to attack cancer more freely have already been adopted around the world.

CAR-T technology, which goes a step further and redesigns the immune system, is at a much earlier stage.

Prof Peter Johnson, the chief clinician at the charity Cancer Research UK, said: “The first genetically modified cell therapy to be approved by the FDA is an exciting step forward.

“We still have a lot to learn about how to use it safely and who might benefit from it, so it is important to recognize this is just a first step.”

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this week:

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The Cobwebs of Our Illusions / No School Thursday and Friday

In the Gospel,
many Truths,
before hidden in mystery,

are made known.”
– Matthew Henry

sunrise

The Sun is ever shining, showing us the way.

In searching, ever searching,
Our shadows in the wind
Cross o’er the landscape
Of so much of life,
So much Love,
Ever reaching,
Only to find in the end,

We arrive
Where we begin.
And start all over
Again.

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               Shafts of sunlit hope.

“There isn’t much that I have learned
Through all my foolish years
Except that life
Keeps runnin’ in cycles”
Rod McKuen

Looking out
The prison doors
Of the past,
Confines us,

Becoming
What the mirror
Of the mind

Abhors.
Never knowing
While we wish upon
So many stars,
That the cobwebs
Of our illusions,

Keep us locked indoors,
Inside of our fears and tears
Through all the years,
While the Sun
Is ever shining,
Showing us the way
To what life has to give,
Ever more,
And more.

Shafts of sunlit Hope,
Comforting knowledge,
Shining through the pain
Glassed as windows
Of fear and doubt,
Whisper nevermore,
Nevermore.

Pearls of Wisdom,
  Like drops of rain,
Fall into our Hearts
To ease the pain.
Hope in a heartbeat,
Tells us life is Love,
And our life
Is not in vain.

“Therefore, my beloved brethren,
be steadfast, immovable,
always abounding

in the work of the Lord,
knowing that your toil
is not in vain in the Lord.”
– 1 Corinthians 15:58

Now is the moment
we’re living.
There is no song
We cannot sing.
The end of every
Winter
Always heralds a new
Spring.
Our Spirit can
Chart a pathway,
Through the stars
To where
There is no end,
Where we can open any door,
To find the Love of God,
Again
And again.

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   The moment we’re living is now.

“If I can stop one heart from breaking,
I shall not live in vain:
If I can ease one life the aching,
Or cool one pain,
Or help one fainting robin
Unto his nest again,
I shall not live in vain.”
– Emily Dickinson

female-on-nest

You are the more
Of evermore,
The never
Of never end.
You are
The Everlasting Love
Of God,
A Love
With no beginning
And no end.

“God’s gifts
put man’s best dreams
to shame.”
~ Elizabeth Barrett Browning

The gift of this day
Is open to your Heart.
And tomorrow,
The Precious Gift
Of another day.

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Blessing us with beauty, showing us the way.

Flowers
Will never shy away
As they drink a beam
Of sunlight,
And with their beauty say
They are thankful
For the moment,
And close their blossoms
To Pray.
Silent in their vigil,
Steadfast throughout the day.
Blessing us with beauty,
Showing us
The way.

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Our shadows in the wind cross o’er the landscape of so much of life, so much Love.