Finding Meaning In Existence /

“Your bodies are Temples of the Holy Spirit,
who is in you,
whom you have received from God?
You are not your own.
– 1 Corinthians 6:19

MORE REAL than material objects.

There is something
much more to Life,

than Life.

Now,
put your thinking caps on
and let’s go
for a walk.
Leave the Dog
at home.
He already understands
Love.

The existence of a Cosmic Consciousness
is put forward by Philosophers, Physicists and Theologians
based on the premises of non-materialistic explanations
of the mind,
asserting that consciousness is actually the

“Ground of ALL Being”.

In Quantum Mechanics,
the Grand Unified Field Theory
suggests that Reality
consists of eleven dimensions.
What are the Philosophical implications
of a Multidimensional Universe?
String theory now suggests
that the most basic substance
from which everything else is derived
is CONSCIOUSNESS!
This is a paradigm shift
in understanding the nature
of Ultimate Reality.
“If the Universe is a hologram,
in some sense it suggests
that there may be TWO
very drastically different levels of reality:

the concrete reality that we see when we look at [things],
and at some DEEP level
there’s a level of reality where everything dissolves
into an ocean of energy
that is holographically interconnected.

Consciousness generates a field effect,
similar to an electromagnetic field.
Like a magnet attracting a metal object
without having to touch the object,
consciousness is capable of interacting
with things at a distance. “
Michael Talbot:
Synchronicity and the Holographic Univers
e

An interview with Michael Talbot may be found
on Jeffrey Mishlove’s excellent online resource
Thinking Allowed.
I recommend you indulge your curiosity and visit this site,
or view Jeffrey’s Youtube Channel:
ThinkingAllowedTV.

Spend some time,
My Friend,
getting to know
what we can never
truly understand.

Life is a mystery.
Everyone must stand alone.
I hear you call my name,
And it feels like home.

Just like a prayer,
your voice can take me there.

Just like a muse to me,
YOU
are a mystery

Just like a dream,
you are not what you seem.”
– Madonna Ciccone, Patrick Leonard

ANDREI LINDE,
a Russian-American theoretical physicist,
professor of Physics at Stanford University,
and the father of “Eternal Chaotic Inflation”,
and one of the main authors of the Inflationary Universe Theory,
as well as the theory of the inflationary multiverse.

He considered that consciousness,
like space-time,

might have its own intrinsic degrees of Freedom,
and that one’s perceptions may be as real,
or even “MORE” REAL
than material objects.

Quantum Theory
is now used to explain certain properties
of the mind.
New hypotheses of consciousness and space-time
explain consciousness by describing
a “space of conscious elements“,
often encompassing a number of extra dimensions.
These are dimensions
we are just now becoming aware of.
But Poets
and writers of Song
have long been aware
that there is more to Life,
than Life.
.
“Do not stand at my grave and weep
I am not there; I do not sleep.
I am a thousand winds that blow,
I am the diamond glints on snow,
I am the sun on ripened grain,
I am the gentle autumn rain.
When you awaken in the morning’s hush
I am the swift uplifting rush
Of quiet birds in circled flight.
I am the soft stars that shine at night.
Do not stand at my grave and cry,
I am not there;
I did not die.”
– Mary Elizabeth Frye
Mary never copyrighted the poem. Her explanation:
“I thought it belonged to the world; it didn’t belong to me.
It was written out of Love
.”
  Emanating from a burst of compassion
and deep insight into the
Nature of Ultimate Reality,

it has endured and became famous.

Photo: Paul T. P. Wong

Allow me to recommend:
Paul T. P. Wong, a Canadian clinical psychologist and professor.
His research career has made significant contributions in learning theory, social cognition, existential psychology, and positive psychology. He is most known for his integrative work on death acceptance, meaning therapy, and second wave positive psychology.

Wong’s career straddles psychology and Christian ministry. He first served as the Founding Pastor of the Chinese Gospel Church in Toronto and started the Peterborough Chinese Christian Fellowship while teaching at Trent University. He was involved in resettling the boat people and started the graduate program in counseling psychology at Trinity Western University.

Wong’s integration of existential & positive psychology resulted in Existential Positive Psychology, which recognizes the existential concerns of human existence.
This was broadened and based on the foundation of
the co-existence of opposites
as essential for human development.

Wong has given positive psychology away through his
Meaningful Living MeetUp group.
Participants learn basic principles of meaning
and new ways of relating to each other.
This outreach program was intended
to improve mental health.

“When you’ve experienced everything
that this culture offers,
you will see how
empty it is,”

Pastor Greg Laurie
author of: Steve McQueen: The Salvation of an American Icon

Wong’s emphasis is on the importance
of cross-cultural perspectives
in stress and coping and positive psychology.

His research on death acceptance
and the meaning of Life
impacted Taiwan’s Life and Death Education.
He was awarded the 12th Global Love of Life Medal,
the Lifetime Achievement Award in Life Education,
and the Rising Great Compassion Award.
I invite you to
read more: http://www.drpaulwong.com/

“From this dark, cold hotel room,
and the endlessness that you fear

you are pulled from the wreckage
of your silent reverie.

In the arms of an Angel;
may you find some comfort here.”

– by Sarah McLachlan

  Viktor Frankl

Wong developed a pluralistic and integrative meaning therapy. And it was based on Viktor Frankl’s Logotherapy, an existential analysis focusing on Kierkegaard’s
will to meaning.

Logotherapy was founded upon the belief that it is the striving to find a meaning in one’s life that is the primary, most powerful motivating and driving force in Humans.

A short introduction to this system is given in Frankl’s most famous book, Man’s Search for Meaning,
in which he outlines how his theories
helped him to survive the Holocaust
and how that experience further developed
and reinforced his theories.
There are Logotherapy Institutes around the world.
click here for more information

Logotherapy is a form of existential analysis.
Man’s Search for Meaning
was published under a different title in 1959:
Nevertheless, Say “Yes” to Life:
A Psychologist Experiences the Concentration Camp.

It chronicles his experiences as a concentration camp inmate,
which led him to discover the importance
of finding meaning in all forms of existence,
even the most brutal ones,
and thus, a reason to continue living.

Remembering Olivia Penpraze February 2, 1993 – April 3 2012

I encourage you
to discuss
the meaning of this Life
with your precious children.
If you need a reason
click here.

Every child on Earth
wants to know
that there is deep meaning
for the Gift
of our existence.
The need to know that
Love exists,
and that
YOU
Love them.

Goodnight.
Logotherapeutic views and treatment

“A man hears
what he wants to hear

and disregards the rest.”
– Simon & Garfunkel

“Let me go where’er I will
I hear a sky-born music still:
It sounds from all things old,
It sounds from all things young,
From all that’s fair, from all that’s foul,
Peals out a cheerful song.

Emerson

It is not only in the Rose,
It is not only in the bird,
Not only where the rainbow glows.
Nor in the song of woman heard,
But in the darkest meanest things
There always, always something sings.

’Tis not in the high stars alone,
Nor in the cup of budding flowers,
Nor in the red-breast’s mellow tone,
Nor in the bow that smiles in showers,
                                        But in the mud and scum of things
                                     There always, always
                                      something sings.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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LIFE Can Be Immortal / Nine Foods You Should Never Eat Again / John Cogan Paintings Ready to View / Sept. 5 First Day of Semester

“To see a World in a Grain of Sand
And a Heaven in a Wild Flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand
And Eternity in an hour.
Man was made for Joy and Woe;
And when this we rightly know
Thro’ the World we safely go.”
– William Blake


Life,

ageless and immortal.

We stand
on the threshold
of a truly unbelievable
tomorrow.

The Human mind,
endowed with a wealth
of unlimited,
God given,
curiosity and creativity,
is now precipiced upon
a surreal landscape.

Today,
with the technology available,
biological immortality
is possible within
a few DECADES.
Life,
together with its progenitor,
Love,
can truly become immortal.

                                                 .
We are standing on the brink of
immortality.
Ray Kurzwell (The Age of
Spiritual Machines
)
and Terry Grossman, M.D.,
argue that if you can make it through
the next 50 years,
you might be able to live forever.
Citing recent discoveries in genomics, biotechnology, and nanotechnology,
they explain how these
rapid breakthroughs in knowledge
will translate into medical advances
that will ultimately prolong human life
indefinitely.

Now,
we need to imagine
if the span of our lives
were to expand
to 200 years,
or 1,000,
or 10,000 years,
or more,
more than you can dream of,
more than you may want,
more than you may be able
to endure.

Will we continue
marriage
until a death
that does not occur?
Can we enter
Heaven,
if we never depart this Life?
How will society,
if it exists,
change?

Oh, NO!

Will those that believe
in reincarnation
be disappointed?
There are philosophical implications
that we cannot even
imagine.

      A truly unbelievable tomorrow.

My Dear Friends,
do we possess
the depth of compassion
and understanding
needed to survive
such enabling technology?
We can’t seem
to get along with each other
with the relatively short
life span we now have.

Were you aware that
America Has Been At War
93% of the Time
– 222 Out of 239 Years –
Since 1776.
The United States
has only been at peace
for 21 years
since its birth.
read more

Pick any year since 1776 and there is about a 91% chance that America was involved in some war during that calendar year.

It is interesting
that at the same time
we anticipate such longevity,
we are reaching
for the stars.
Our search for new
habitats
exactly meets
an unconscious anticipation
for the need.

We will need PLACES
to put many, many
REALLY old people.
And there are
TRILLIONS
of Galaxies
with Hundreds of Millions
of Stars.
The nursing homes
of the future
will have a different
appeal.

Thank God
there are conceivably
an infinite number of galaxies with stars and planets
to house an infinite number of people
living an infinite number of years.
Funny how the numbers
match up!

Stephen Hawking,
speaking at Oxford University,
said our best chance for survival as a species
is to leave the only home we’ve ever known
and establish colonies on other planets.

And the pace of space exploration is ramping up.
NASA is very busy in its search for
planets in the goldilocks zones –
not to near or far from their star –
planets that might be able
to sustain Human life.
And Space X CEO Elon Musk
has already laid out his plans to colonize Mars
within the next century.
Are we being
guided
by Sacred Forces,
a collective conscience,
unknown to our individual
conscious mind?
Is our search
of the Heavens
propelled by
an act of unawareness
called Love?

Tomorrow,
the deepest concerns
with achieving immortality
will not relate to
the given of technology.
Tomorrow
will cast deep and abiding
shadows
upon serious philosophical implications.

Will our utopian dreams
lead us to be abandoned
by a lack
of Love
for one another?

             ONLY THEN, will there be Hope.

My Friends,
we must prepare
our children
for a future unimaginable.
If
what we are capable
of doing,
is not accompanied
by our capacity
to be compassionate
for one another,
dimensions of forever
simply will not matter.

But,
If we teach our children
to Love one another,
to indeed
Love their neighbors
as themselves,
then
AND ONLY THEN,
will there be
Hope.

With Life,
ageless and immortal,
we can forever experience
a growing depth
of Love and Joy.

Goodnight.

“And so here am I
Open arms and ready to stand,
I’ve got the world in my hands.
And it feels like my turn to fly.

Though I may not know the answers
I can finally say I am free.
And if the questions led me here
Then I am who I was born to be.”
– Audra Mae, grandniece of Judy Garland

Nine foods you should never eat again.

A few months back, a website called Trueactivist.com (a sort of news aggregator with an activist flavor) published a list of nine foods you should never eat again if you care at all about your long-term health. Each of the nine foods mentioned ranged from the somewhat surprising to the “I stopped eating that crap years ago” category. Here is what was on that list:

White Bread, Refined Flours
Conventional Frozen Meals
White Rice
Microwaveable Popcorn
Cured Meat Products with Nitrates
Most Conventional Protein Bars
Margarine
Soy Milk and Soy-Based Meat Substitutes
Diet Anything
(For example: Diet sodas and the chemically derived artificial sweeteners they contain (especially aspartame) may act as neurotoxins and have been linked to headaches, memory problems, anxiety, brain fog, depression, skin irritations, menstrual problems, fibromyalgia, joint pain and more.

Each of these listed above were accompanied by a paragraph explaining how toxic they are, or how nutritionally vacant they may be. But this got me thinking – only nine foods?Off the top of my head I could think of at least ten more, including Double Chocolate Chip Frappuccino (along with just about anything that costs more than $2. But beyond such specifics, I wanted to add an additional eleven to make an even-numbered list of 20 forbidden foods. These were all selected on account that they are bad for your health and offer little in return. I skipped over items that were just poorly managed, unsustainable, or just plain bad for the environment (that could easily be another list of fifty or more). So here goes:

Conventionally Grown Berries (due to the abundance of pesticides used)
Deep Fried Foods (due to the fact that they are loaded with saturated fat)
Conventional Fruit-Flavored Yogurt (loaded with more sugar than many sodas)
Pop Tarts (loaded with fat and sugar)
Vitamin Water (also loaded with tons of sugar)
Mayonnaise (just too much fat)
Store-Bought Muffins (loaded with fat and sugar)
White Pasta (lacking any real nutrition)
Canned Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce (the acid of the tomatoes leaches BPA from the can)
Artificial Sweeteners (They can increase your appetite and create severely adverse health effects)
Conventionally Produced Meat (too many reasons to list)

And there is a lot more where that came from. What else can or would you add to this list? Is there anything you think has been unfairly demonized?

Related:
8 of the Worst Foods for Your Body
Top 10 Riskiest Foods
Essential Reasons to Eat Organic Food

IMPORTANT  DATE:
Sept. 5 (TUESDAY)    First Day of Fall Semester

                      John Cogan

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                     John Cogan

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                                       by John Cogan

Somewhere in Time We Stand Still / Drinking Water Purity / Friday: Half Price Books and Movie – Hidden Figures

lake-and-sky

    Remembering all the Beauty

A River
of Precious Memories
flows through our Hearts.
And we are kept adrift
by a gentle breeze
of Love,
that fills the Sails
of Time.

But somewhere
time will
stand still,
while waters
of the River of Life
continue to fill our days
and ebb and flow
reaching high tide
to renew our ways.

“He who believes in Me,
 ‘From his innermost Being
 will flow rivers
of living water.'”
John 7:38

Such beautiful memories,
lovely and peaceful
like the flowing melody
of Sacred trickling water,
express what words
cannot say,
as they lift our Spirits
toward the Heaven
of a new Day.

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  The Heaven of a new Day.

“Blessed are those
who can give
without remembering

and take
without forgetting.”
– Elizabeth Bibesco

My Dear Friends,
in beholding
the Magnificence and Grandeur
of our Sacred Reflections,
our cherished moments
frozen in fragments of time,
we are awe-inspired
by what is left,
what, in our mind, survives,
in remembering all the Beauty
that has surrounded
our lives.

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Lovely and peaceful, like a flowing melody.

How humble and thankful
we should be,
that we are so
deeply Loved,
we were never blinded
by what we
could not see.

The Light
of awareness
is the dawn
of rebirth.

Rebirth and Renewal
encompass us all the time.
It is in every aspect of our Being
and in everything that surrounds us.

In the Natural World,
it is the Natural Order
of things.
It reminds us
of our strength, our resilience,
our rebirth,
so that we can survive
the storms of our Life
and
Blossom once again.

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“Those who have seen
the darkest of nights

truly appreciate
the full Glory of Dawn.”

Lydia Dawn

There comes a time
when reflective thought
leads us to know,
that the deep regrets of the past
become totally irrelevant
to Tomorrow –
when you allow
the Holy Spirit
to replace regret
with Reverence.

“Love will abide,
take things in stride.

Sounds like good advice
but there’s no one at my side.

And time washes clean
love’s wounds unseen.

That’s what someone told me,
but I don’t know what it means.”
– Gary B. White

sun-streak

         The Dawn of Life itself.

Tomorrow
is not just the first day
of the rest of your Life,
it is the Dawn
of Life itself,
the Moment of Rebirth
and the death
of darkness.

My Friends,
we can never be found
in the darkness
we endure,
only in the Light
we search for.

“Ring the bells that still can ring. cohen-b
Forget your perfect offering.
There is a crack,
a crack in everything.
That’s how the light gets in.
– Leonard Cohen

Taker and giver,
accuser and transgressor,
now and not never,
or forever and ever,
the frailties of our Humanity,
can set us
adrift upon a violent sea
of a Life devoid of Love,
deprived
of even
the will to be.

But in the sweet
by-and-by,
Love profuse enough
to fill the Heart’s Treasury,
can find us
adrift upon a lake
of Beautiful Memory.

Old plow horse

    In the Light we search for.

For,
by the very Breath of God,
a gentle breeze fills the Sails
of our yearning,
as we cross over
the great divides of Life,
with the Compass
of His Compassion.

As we traverse
the Earth,
we fly in the sky
at times, it seems,
with unearthly Visions
and Dreams.

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We fly in the sky of unearthly visions and dreams.

Our Earth
is a source of Life,
not a resource.
More than the firmament
beneath our feet,
it is the ground
of our Being,
a Gift from God,
to treasure
and to keep.

And Prayer
is the Pathway
of our own
Spiritual Journey,
leading to inner Peace
and timelessness.
.
The greatest Gift
is
Life itself.

And to be possessed
of Love,
is
to be possessed of Life,
and hear the lovely,
peaceful flowing melody
of everything
God wills for
YOU.

You can feel the Power of Love
in the Hope
that God will hear you
when you turn to Him.

flower-purple-two

The music of your Life
is the Sunshine of your Soul
and expresses what words cannot.
It can lift the essence
of your Being
towards Heaven.

 Great is our Father.
Wonderful are His Creations.

When you look at Life and living
through the lens of Love,
you see astonishing and miraculous things
that reflect the Will of God in you,
in your Heart.
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ALL the conditions for everything are just perfect.

We all travel through this Earthly Life
as pilgrims.
 May we have compassion
on all those who travel
with us.
.
Contemplate the deeper reality
that is all the Beauty
that surrounds you.

The fact that all the conditions
for everything are just perfect
for life to exist on our planet,
is nothing short of astounding.
It is
a Beautiful Miracle
of Creation.

And so are
YOU.

Goodnight.

swirling-sun-clouds

        Perfect for life to exist.

Drinking Water Purity

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Is the water that you drink and bathe in healthy? If you are on a community water system the US government requires them to publish a CCR (Consumer Confidence Report) or Annual Water Report and make it available to the public. If you get water from a private or shared well, you will need to test your own water.  There are a broad range of solutions for filtering contaminants out of your water so that you and your family can receive the healthiest water possible. The first step is finding out what is in it.

Following is a list of common concerns and filtration strategies for each. Disease due to waterborne contaminants can be transmitted on foods that have been washed in tap water, by breathing in the spray such as in a shower or near a decorative fountain, or by direct consumption. Common contaminants found in the water supplied to indoor environments include but are not limited to: Microbial, Inorganic (includes lead, asbestos), Organic (other than microbial), and Pesticides and Herbicides.

Microbial contaminants include living organisms, such as bacteria, parasites, and algae, as well as viruses (viruses are not considered to be alive because they cannot reproduce without a host cell –your own cells, for example). While waterborne disease are most prevalent in developing countries, the United States and Canada are seeing an increase in the occurrence of waterborne disease associated with viruses and parasites, one prominent example being Legionella bacterium, which can cause a serious pneumonia-like infection. The only home filter systems capable of filtering down to the viral size range are the reverse osmosis or ultra filtration-type membranes, or ceramic filters. It should be noted that activated carbon filters can become a breeding ground for bacteria and hence should never be used on a source of water that is not bacteria free.

Inorganic contaminants are elements not bound to carbon and hydrogen. The term inorganic includes metals (and their alloys, like iron, copper, aluminum, brass, bronze), minerals (such as salt, asbestos, silicates, arsenic, fluoride) and mineral-based chemicals and non-metallic elements, like silicon, phosphorus, arsenic, lead, fluoride, and chlorine. Some metals are necessary trace nutrients for our metabolic biochemistry, but can become toxic in too high a dose, such as Chromium, Copper, and Selenium.  Other metals are toxic only, such as Lead, Arsenic, Beryllium, Cadmium, Thallium, and Mercury, with no known safe level in the body. The best means known to remove inorganic contaminants from water is reverse osmosis.

Organic contaminants are those which have a bond between a carbon atom and a hydrogen atom (CH), and include microorganisms and manmade organic compounds. Many of them are naturally occurring organic chemicals, and innocuous. The organic chemicals we consider water contaminants are man-made, synthetic chemicals such as solvents, petroleum-based chemicals, pesticides, herbicides, and PCBs.  Since the 1930’s, production of synthetic organic chemicals has increased almost exponentially, and only a relative handful of them are directly regulated via the Safe Drinking Water Act.

Organic chemicals have been dumped into our surface waters by industrial plants since manufacturing began. This dumping, coupled with the constant runoff of agricultural chemicals into surface waterways, has led to our present situation where almost all fresh water shows some signs of organic pollution. The sole answer for removal of most synthetic organic chemicals is activated charcoal. Probably the best overall scheme for protection is to have a large capacity activated charcoal filter at the point of water entry into the house, with an additional stage of reverse osmosis for drinking and cooking water.

Pesticides and Herbicides are a subset of synthetic organic chemicals that deserve special attention as water contaminants.  Mostly petroleum based, these chemicals started finding widespread use in the 1940’s, and the first warning signs were not evident until the early 1960’s when scientists began to realize that many of these chemicals are very long-lived in the environment, and cause harm to wildlife well beyond their intended targets.  Since these compounds can actually become concentrated in the fat cells of animals from their food sources, they ultimately end up in us too.  For example, even though DDT has been banned for decades, it can still be found in the breast milk of new mothers. These chemicals get into our water from agricultural runoff, spraying on private residential lawns and golf courses, aerial spraying for bug control, and countless other means. The most effective means of removal for pesticides, herbicides, and other synthetic organic chemicals is reverse osmosis. Activated charcoal filters can also be very effective at removing pesticides, but they have limited capacity and need to be maintained diligently.

The World Health Organization states that 80% of infectious diseases worldwide are waterborne. If your tap water has not been filtered by the processes cited here above, you are likely drinking, cooking, washing your food, and bathing with contaminated water. It is worth noting that viruses and single-celled parasites are resistant to extermination by chlorine, itself a contaminant, which is usually the first line of defense in most parts of the United States against microbiological contaminants.

For a more thorough understanding of drinking water purity in homes, schools, and commercial buildings, we encourage you to download the syllabus for our annual 5-day seminar IBE 211 Indoor Air & Water Quality, by clicking here.

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      In every aspect of our Being.

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      Our Earth is a source of Life.

“A word of encouragement
during a failure
is worth more than
an hour of praise
after success.”

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Love is Just a Dream / Vitamins to Protect Against Cancer / Thursday and Friday: No School (Texas A.G.T. Conference)

pink-and-red-flowers

Life lived simply, is simply Beautiful.

Love is just a Dream
by another name.
What the Heart feigns
to be something other,
remains the same.

Narrow streets
have we wandered down,
seldom looking up
to see the Pure Light
of Love,
the Light
of God’s Love
glowing in the dark.
And in our memory,
His Love,
is streaming from
Heaven Above.

God gives sight to those
blinded by the night
of never knowing
they are so deeply
Loved.
All we need do
is ask.

“And all things,
whatsoever you shall
ask in Prayer,

believing,
you shall receive.”
Matthew 21:22

slit-moon

       See the Pure Light of Love.

God
is the Hope
of the hopeless.
He alone provides direction
to those so lost
in the twisted canyons of the
mind,
swallowed up in doubt,
buried deep in
depression.

If Life
has fastened your Heart
to a stone,
there is news
My Friend,
in which
you can take delight.

“I’ve looked at life from both sides now
From win and lose and still somehow
It’s life’s illusions I recall.
I really don’t know Life
at all.”

Joni Mitchell

My Dear Friends,
the simple things
in Life
will unfetter you,
set your weary mind and heavy Heart
free.

tree-and-birds

The simple things in Life are the most extraordinary.

Wisdom
is in the wind,
whistling through the
trees,
faint and simple sounds
birthed in memories:
a long stroll in the park
walking hand in hand
with someone you deeply Love,
dinner
that sparkled
by the light of a single
candle that flickered
in the dark of night,
a laughter filled
Heart,
an evening
with no ending
and no start,
a beautiful smile
that still glows
in the dark,
and parting
with such sweet sorrow
and a very kind
remark.

Life lived simply,
is simply Beautiful.

“I saw a beggar cohen-d
he was leaning on his wooden crutch,
he said to me,
“You must not ask for so much.”
– Leonard Cohen
Rest in Peace my friend

To dream our lives
away,
leave the seeds
sown to harvest,
thrown on fields
across which we strode
in our ignorance
and our arrogance.

They were planted in
the fertile fields
of your Sacred Heart
by your family
and your friends.

“Those that were sown
on the good soil
are the ones who hear the Word
and accept it
and bear fruit,
thirtyfold and sixtyfold
and a hundredfold.”

Mark 4:20

Your Heart,
My Friend,

is the ground
upon which
you walk.

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Love can be a polished surface occurring naturally on the Gemstone of Infinity.

Leave not
this field
to lie fallow
for long
.

Like a farmer
that has cleared his ground
and still remains,
surrounded by the silence
while waiting for the rain,
in form the same
as tears of Joy,
tears of pain.

pauloa“It’s the simple things in Life
that are the most extraordinary;
only wise men are able to
understand them.”
Paulo Coelho
.

Love,
simple Love,
and Joy
My Dear Friends,
are the only things
that will save us.
And with Forgiveness,
today,
this day in which we live,
is the only day
that will remain.

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I am a dreamer.

For a dreamer is one
who can only find his way by moonlight,

and his punishment is
that he sees the dawn
before the rest of the world.”
Oscar Wilde

As the wind sighed
through the leaves,
so did I.

Ripples
in the waves of the river
of Life
made me moan.
My world murmured
like a thing that grieves,
and then I looked up
and fell
in Love again.

A reflection
of Love
was in the Sky.
And it whispered to me:
“Love
is always
neigh”
.

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Ripples in the waves of the river of Life

In each moment
we are free
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o discover Love
that will never end.
Love can be a polished surface
occurring naturally
on the Gemstone
of Infinity.

Knowing
God’s Love will always be,
is a reflection of our own
Infinity.

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“In my fantasy
I see a Just World

Where everyone lives
in Peace and Honesty

I dream of souls
that are always Free

Like a cloud that floats
Full of humanity
in the depths of the Soul.”
Sarah Brightman
(from Nella Fantasia)

Parents who insist
on telling their child
that their secret friend,
living within their beautiful Fantasy,
doesn’t exist,
perhaps forgot
that they too had,
at one time,
spoken to their
Angel.

   A Spiritual experience is
above all
a practical experience of
Love.

Perhaps
“It’s time that we began
to laugh and cry
and cry and laugh
about it all
again.”

– Leonard Cohen
again

A  Beautiful Sonnet of Shakespeare
can capture the very essence of Love.
A Beautiful painting
depicting the breathtaking Beauty
of God’s Gifts in Nature,
can reach down
into the very depths
of existence.
The Beauty
all around us,
can tell us
all we really need
to know.
.
“The only thing that we know
is that we know nothing
and that is the highest flight
of Human Wisdom.”
Leo Tolstoy

 Comprehending the illusions
of Life and Living
is not possible under assumptions
that do not correspond
with the real World
that exists within
the Sacred Human Heart.

Goodnight

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God’s Love is a reflection of our own Infinity.

Vitamins that help protect against cancer
from Care2
the world’s largest community for good
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By: Michelle Schoffro Cook

The best way to beat cancer naturally is to adopt a lifestyle to prevent it. Healthy, nutrient-rich food is an essential part of any anti-cancer plan.  Here are the top 5 vitamins that help protect against cancer.

1. Beta carotene
This precursor of Vitamin A is found in most orange and green vegetables such as carrots, sweet potatoes, spinach, kale, and other leafy green vegetables.  An amazing nutrient, it has been shown in research to protect the lungs against toxins that are linked to lung cancer.

A study found that ex-smokers who ate green and yellow vegetables high in beta carotene daily decreased their risk of stomach and lung cancer.

 2. Vitamin B6

This B-Vitamin is essential to maintain a healthy immune system and helps protect the respiratory tract from pollution and infection.  In studies it has helped protect against cervical cancer.  Vitamin B-6 is primarily found in carrots, apples, organ meats, bananas, leafy green vegetables, and sweet potatoes.

3.  Vitamin C
One of the most well-researched nutrients, Vitamin C has shown great promise in the fight against cancer, both in prevention and disease-management.  A recent study was conducted in which forty patients with cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus, or cervix received large doses of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) and other vitamins.

Another sixty-one patients with other kinds of cancer followed the same regime, while thirty-one patients received no vitamin supplements and served as the control group.  The control group lived an average of 5.7 months. Of the others, 80 percent of the patients with cancer of the breast, ovary, uterus, or cervix had a mean survival time of 122 months; patients with other forms of cancer lived an average of 72 months.  That translates into a length of life 13 to 21 times longer in those who used vitamin therapy.

4. Folic Acid
In studies, folic acid, also known as folate or vitamin B9, helps protect against cervical cancer and is necessary for the proper formation of the body’s own genetic material – DNA and RNA.  It is found in beets, cabbage, dark green leafy vegetables, eggs, citrus fruits, and most types of fish.

5. Vitamin E
In addition to protecting against bowel cancer, Vitamin E works as a powerful antioxidant that reduces the damage caused by ozone and pollutants on the cells. It is found in eggs, wheat germ, liver, unrefined vegetable oils, and dark green vegetables.

Related:
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  IMPORTANT  DATES

Dec. 1-2 (Thursday and Friday)  Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)

Dec. 22 (Thur, – changed from Dec. 20)  Last Day of Fall Semester

Dec. 23 – Jan. 4                      Winter Break Holiday

Jan. 5 (Thursday)                     Second Semester begins

Jan. 16 (Monday)                      Rev. Dr. Martin L. King Holiday

Jan. 20                                       Fort Worth Stock Show

Feb. 20 (Monday)                      President’s Day Holiday

Mar. 13-17                                  Spring Break Holidays

April 14  & 17 (Fri. & Mon.)      Good Friday & Easter

April 28                                     Scarborough Renaissance Festival

May 22-26                                 Adventure Trip

May 26                                      Last Day of Semester

May 27                                     Dr. A admitted for therapy (you understand)

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Your Heart is the ground upon which you walk.

The Spirit Human / Tiny Habits That Change Your Life / Cancer News from Biocompare / Friday: Museum of the Americas

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    God abides within.

A deeper meaning
moves the Spirit Human.
For we are truly never alone.
God abides within,
and we in His Love
Forever.

Destiny
seemingly dictates many things.
But the illusion
is that YOU
are not free
to create the World
of your tomorrow,
and Deliverance
cannot be obtained.

“Live free
and beauty surrounds you,
the world still astounds you,
each time you look at a star

Stay free,
where no walls divide you.
You’re free as the roaring tide,
so there’s no need to hide.

Born free,
and life is worth living,
but only worth living
’cause you’re born free.”
– Don Black

My Friends,
without the collective conscience
of many Hearts,
the future is
a hollow thing,
like a rusty old bell
that can never again
ring.

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Annie & Alexander          Anderson

The strongest bridge
someone can ever cross over
is your smile,
lit by the sparkle
in your eyes.

When you connect
with someone smiling back,
a moment is given birth
that did not exist before.

That moment is real,
perhaps the only reality.
And it can be nurtured,
and evolve into
Friendship, Fulfillment, Understanding,
Trust,
and a new awareness
of what Life
is really for.

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A smile
is a seed
planted in the firmament
of the moment.
And it can blossom
into many beautiful dimensions
of awareness,
and Love.

This moment
and the next,
can become one and the same,
a seed
that blossoms and grows
into the Beauty
of what was you,
all along.

“And God is able
to make all Grace abound toward you;
that ye, always having all sufficiency
in all things,
may abound to every good work.”
2 Corinthians 9:8

Believing this Life
is the end of everything
is the greatest
of illusions.

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The pinnacle of being
is about US.
One and one,
make you,
enfolded within
the Loving Arms of God.

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              A deeper meaning

Yes,
a much deeper meaning
moves with the Spirit of God
in us.
It moves past me,
into WE,
and we become
One
with the Lord,
as are we all,
and ever and ever
will always be.

More than we as One
cannot be,
for in Truth,
in our Divinity,
there is Unity.

In the Arms of God
we feel the Oneness
of Love
that is not divisible.

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This Life is not about you.

Give your heart a beautiful song to sing.
Give your life away.
Everyone is in need.
Everyone.
In need of Hope,
Faith, Forgiveness,
Compassion –
In need
of someone to
Love.

Reach out
and give the most
precious Gift of all,
your Love.

Then,
My Friend,
you will truly feel
the beat of your own
Heart,
for it lies buried
deep within
another.

“When you do things
from your Soul,
you feel a River
moving in you,
a Joy.”
– Rumi

Give your life
Something to say,
and the breath
to say it.
Give it to another,
and say
at long last,
goodbye to sorrow.
Create a new World
of your own Tomorrow.

“Earth has no sorrow
that Heaven cannot heal”
Thomas Moore.

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Give the most precious Gift of all, your Love.

This Life
was never yours.
God gave it
for you to borrow,
and with it
to breathe Life into
another precious Human Being,
as He breathed
the Breath of Life
into you.

Tomorrow is open
and right now
it seems
to be more than enough

to just be here today,
and I don’t know
what the future is holding in store,

I don’t know where I’m going,
I’m not sure where I’ve been.
There’s a Spirit
that guides me,

a Light that shines for me,
my life is worth the living,
I don’t need to see the end.”
– John Denver

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Wield the sword of fearlessly Loving everything that is living.

When we unlock the door
to our own prison
of very, very limited vision,
we can begin the journey
to understanding,
and wield the sword
of fearlessly Loving
everything that is living,
and forget the past
of never knowing,
by forgiving –
ourselves.

Goodnight

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A moment is given birth that did not exist before.

“Joy and sorrow
are inseparable.
Together they came,
and where one
sits alone with you
at the board,
remember
the other is asleep
upon you bed.”
– Kahlil Gibran

pink-roseTiny Habits
That Could Totally Change Your Life

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                             Tiny Habits for Better Physical Health
1. Drink a glass of water first thing in the morning. We often don’t get enough water in our systems, and get so busy throughout the day that we don’t think about stopping to replenish our supply. Or we replenish with soda or coffee or tea but not water. Trigger yourself by leaving a big glass out on the counter or table. Or do what I do, and get a big travel mug with a lid. At night, I fill it up with a lot of ice and a bit of water, and in the morning it’s waiting for me: a nice, cool cup of water. Flush the toxins, kickstart your system, wake yourself up.

2. Park as far away as you can from the door. Fight the effects of a sedentary lifestyle by getting more steps into your day whenever you can. In fact, simple things like a longer stroll from the car to the door might be more effective than a vigorous work-out at counteracting the effects of long hours at a desk.

3. Eat raw fruit or vegetables with every meal. Think: a green side salad, a slice of melon, some berries, a few carrot sticks and cucumber slices. Not only will you get more nutrients in, you will also be getting in more fiber and potentially helping your body lose weight, retain energy, and decrease hunger.

4. Stand up and stretch every hour, on the hour. Trigger yourself with a beep on your phone or watch (do people still wear those?) or computer. Sitting for extended time periods is a bad idea for both your body and your brain. You need a mental and physical break, and it doesn’t have to be a big deal. Just stop, when your on-the-hour beep sounds at you. Stand up where you are, reach over your head, take a deep breath, touch your toes, roll your shoulders.

5. Carry a small bag of nuts or beef jerky everywhere you go. Something protein-rich will help stave off hunger as well as keeping you from getting to that ravenous point when you’ll eat anything in sight, no matter what the calorie count is. Getting a little more protein in your diet can help boost your metabolism and build your muscle, as well.

                                Tiny Habits for Better Mental Health
1. Ask open-ended questions. Instead of throwing out questions just so you can insert your own opinion, ask bigger, better questions. Avoid asking questions that can be answered with a simple Yes or No. Try questions that start with “What do you think about…?” and “How would you….?” or “What is your experience with…?” Then listen to the answers with the attitude that you are here to learn. Having an open perspective and initiating deeper conversations will help you to relate with others, cultivate empathy, keep your own problems in perspective, make new friends, and learn new ways of approaching life. Imagine the wisdom you would gain in five or ten years if you just have one of these conversations every week.

2. Keep a tray of art supplies out on your table/desk/shelf. Don’t force or even expect yourself to clock in a certain number of minutes or productions. Just keep them out, in reach, so that when you feel like doodling around with something artistic, it is effortless. Bonus points: switch the art medium out every week or month (pastels, crayons, watercolors, ink, clay, playdough, carving knife & wood block).

3. Sit in silence for a few minutes every day. We don’t have to call this meditation, because that might be a little too intimidating. You don’t have to sit cross-legged. You don’t have to close your eyes. You don’t have to be Zen-like in anyway. Your brain can be flying a hundred miles an hour, but don’t say or do anything. Just sit, comfortably, and breathe for a few minutes.

4. Jot down everything on your mind for a few minutes at the end of the day. This is a brain dump in the easiest way possible. It’s not a big deal like a daily journal or to-do list or planner might feel. Keep a simple notebook by the bed, and give yourself a few minutes to pour out everything that’s on your mind before you go to sleep. Don’t edit. Let it all out, in any format, in any order. It doesn’t have to make sense, even to you. Studies show that this type of writing can reduce anxiety and depression. Alternative: use a voice recorder and simply talk, in unedited stream-of-consciousness style, for a few minutes into your recorder.

5. Repeat a personal mantra to yourself when you hit stress points. Make it something simple to remember that calms you and reminds you of the important things in life. This is a simple way to retrain your brain and tell it how to respond to stress. Instead of letting stressful points send you into a panicked mode, you pull out your mantra and tell your brain that it’s going ot be okay. A few of my favorites: This too shall pass. I am stronger than I think. I can learn what I need to learn when I need to learn it. I’ve handled worse than this. I am not alone. There is freedom here. When I take responsibility, I take power.

Tiny Habits for Better Productivity and Work
1. Pretend to be your hero. When you’re faced with a challenging situation, an intimidating project, a new career leap, an important meeting, think about a hero in your industry or career. Then ask yourself what this person would do in your situation. How would she handle it? Would he be intimidated? Fearful? Or confident and calm? Now imagine yourself doing exactly what you think your would do. This helps to clarify what the right actions are for you by removing the self-doubt and negative self-talk that can bog you down in uncertainty.

2. Do a 5-minute daily review at your desk at the end of the day. Before you leave work, or from your desk at home before you wrap things up for the day (or night!), take five minutes. Write down what you accomplished in a quick, bulleted list. Write down what you didn’t accomplish that you had hoped to, and what stopped you. Don’t beat yourself up for your failures, just notice, if you can, what caused you to get off track. And notice how much you did accomplish. This type of review is a way to help your brain focus on the positive (I did accomplish something today) and will help you to become more aware of the things that tend to derail you or distract you from productive work.

3. Turn off all notifications for at least one long block of work time every day. Our brains are not adept at switching from one task to another. The single ding of an email notification or text, even if it’s about something completely unimportant, can cause you to lose up to 40% of your work time. Is it really worth it? Maybe if you have infinite time at your disposal… But we all know that you don’t. So do yourself and your career a favor, and silence all the dings and chirps for at least one long block of time (2 – 4 hours).

4. Respond to all invitations and opportunities with “I’ll check my calendar.” Stop the knee-jerk response that you give, whether it is negative or positive. Maybe you’re too quick to say no (I am). Or maybe you’re a people – pleaser and you’re too quick to say yes, and find yourself over-booked and overwhelmed. Give yourself time to evaluate each opportunity by simply making it your practice not to answer right away. Instead, say, “I’ll check my calendar and let you know.” Then, when you have a little time, check your calendar, your priorities, and determine what you can fit it in.

5. Spend 5 minutes a day thinking about the process you will take that will get you to your career goals. This is the right kind of positive visualization. Visualizing the end result doesn’t usually help you get there. But visualizing yourself doing the steps you will take to reach your end goal can help you to actually follow-through on those steps when it is time.

Tiny Habits for Better Relationships
1. Call, text, or email one friend or family member a day. Staying in touch has never been easier, but it’s all too easy to only connect with the people we see at work or the ones who just won’t stop showing up in our Facebook feed. Reach out a little further than that to stay connected with the friends and family members you value. It only takes a few minutes to invest in a relationship, with the result that you have a strong network of people around you, both near and far.

2. Write a thank you note every week. This can be an exercise solely for you: write a thank-you note to someone who’s passed on but impacted your life, and tell them all the things you wish you could say in person. Or write a note of thanks to someone who is or was part of your life and send it to that person. Cultivating gratitude helps to lessen the fear in your life. How much better would your life be if you had trained yourself to be appreciative instead of afraid?

3. End your night with a word of thanks or encouragement. This is the kind of simple habit that can make or break a lifelong relationship. Before you roll over and go to sleep, let your significant other know you accept and value him or her. You don’t have to be elaborate: “I love being with you,” or “Thanks for being there for me,” sends the right message. If you’re not in a relationship, give yourself a word of thanks or encouragement. Sounds silly? Maybe. But it can help build your confidence and keep you from letting one bad day spiral into depression.

4. Pause before you answer or respond to people. Train yourself to listen well, by giving yourself time to think up your response in that pause, not while the other person is talking. This not only shows that you value what the other person is saying (which communicates acceptance and respect) but it also gives you time to weigh your attitude and words. In a high-tension situation or stressful conversation, a simple five-second pause might be what keeps you from blowing up and ruining a relationship you value.

5. Give yourself a time out. Life happens. You’re going to hit points when you feel stressed, frustrated, angry, or impatient. That’s okay, because if you can give yourself a time-out then you can keep things in perspective. You can’t expect yourself to be a non-emotional robot, but you can train yourself to take a five-minute break from humanity when things are getting to you. Walk around the block, lock yourself in the bathroom, take a quick drive with the windows down and the music blaring. Find the “time-out chair” that works for you, and use it.

                 Tiny Habits for a Better Community and Environment
1. Take a short walk around the block with a trash bag and pick up litter. This weekly or daily ritual will help you to be more aware of how you treat your daily environment, and you never know the effect it can have on others. Sometimes just one person taking the time to make something better can spark others to take better care of things, as well.

2. Stop and say hi to your neighbors. Make it a habit to do a little more than a nod or smile. It takes just a moment, whenever you see them out, to walk over and say hello. Create a friendlier community and help the people around you get plugged in, too. Some of my best friends are neighbors who were willing to lean over the fence and chat for a minute. Now they’re the ones calling to see if I need anything when they run to the store, or offering to babysit my kids if I’m not feeling well.

3. Borrow before you buy for big purchases. It’s not always possible, but why not try it? Save money and help the environment. Make it a habit to borrow first, try it out, and see if it’s what you really need/want/must have. Then try to buy used before you buy new. Obviously this won’t apply to every big purchase… but it will apply to a lot.

4. Set aside money for giving. It can be a small amount. Really. Five dollars can make a big difference to somebody. Out of every paycheck, or every month’s total income, put aside a small bit for giving. It has to be no-strings-attached, and anonymous is the way to go whenever possible. Help out your neighbors. Donate to a charity. Buy that homeless guy a meal. We are all part of the same human family.

5. Keep your bike out where you can see it. No, you don’t have to use it… Just put it out there, in front of you, where you can eyeball it. Every day, when you run to the car and hop in. Wait, you don’t have a bike? Hmmm. Maybe call up a neighbor and see if you can borrow one.

On Friday, Sept. 30, 2016 Our destination is: The Museum of the Americas, 216 Fort Worth Highway, Weatherford, (Telephone: 817-341-8668 / 817-599-0490) and the Vintage Grill & Museum (next door). We will depart from the school at approximately 9:30 a.m. to arrive & begin our visit at 10:00 a.m.

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Our dear friend and Museum Director, Dr. Harold Lawrence, will provide a docent guided tour. Following a morning of great stories, questions and answers, and unique insights into the lives of Native Americans and cultural and philosophical perspectives, we will have time for a self-guided tour and shopping at the museum store and then enjoy lunch at the Vintage Grill and Museum (next door). Then we will return to school.

The Museum of the Americas is a jewel of Weatherford, where we can find the colorful and diverse heritage of native peoples of the Americas through a fabulous collection of 19th & 20th century artifacts, crafts and folk art. The rich cultural traditions of the people and tribes of north, central and South America are reflected in the intricate and distinctive designs of the objects they make for daily use for religious ceremonies and for trade.

FINANCIAL: Museum/Speaker Fee $5.00 Please pay Dr. A. Lunch: Please provide funds for lunch today. Gift Shop: Yes! There have wonderful gifts.

Note: Uniform pants, a belt & red monogrammed school shirt are required. No flip flops and shirts must be tucked in.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS are always invited to participate on our study/fun/adventure trips.

Students are NOT to leave the Museum or the Restaurant at any time or for any reason, without the knowledge and approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

Drop-off will be at The Anderson School at 8:30 a.m. Pick-up will be at the Anderson School at 3:15 p.m. If you have easy questions please contact us at 817-448-8484.

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IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 6
                                              Tuition was Due for 2016-17
Sept. 30                                             Museum of the Americas/Weatherford
Oct. 7                                                 Movie: Miss Peregrine’s Home                                                                 for Peculiar Children & Half                                                                Price Books
Oct 10 (Monday)                              Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 28                                               Fossilmania (Glenrose)
Nov. 21-25  (Monday-Friday)          Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 1-2                                            Texas A.G.T. Conference (no school)
Dec. 20 (Tuesday)                            Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4                               Winter Break Holidays
Jan. 20                                               Fort Worth Stock Show

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The illusion is that YOU are not free to create the World of your tomorrow.

Deep Wells, Eternal Springs / Cancer and Milk Thistle / Truth About Cancer / Important Dates

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There are deep wells
of Wisdom,
Eternal Springs
of Knowledge
that can nourish
your mind,
bring Peace
to you fragile Heart
and heal your
Spirit.

These vast Reservoirs
of Wisdom
reside in poetry and song
that God provides in order that
you and I
may flourish and thrive
and become passionate
about the precious Gift of Life,
share it with others
and pass it on.

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                   God provides.

Love may be found
in the symbols
of communication
we hear and read
and share.
But meaning,
my Friends,
is taken TO
these symbols,
Not FROM them.
Reality
emanates from within,
not from without.
This significant understanding
harbors a fundamental
awareness:
The inspiring and beautiful
words and passages
we read and hear
can unlock
Hearts and minds
and truly reveal
what lies within.
And what may be found,
was placed there by God,
and it is truly Beautiful!

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Shade them from the harshness of what lay ahead.

In every Religious and Spiritual Tradition
we find the same precept
– that life’s ultimate Truth,
its Treasure,
resides within us.

My Dear Parents,
such Treasure lies deep within
the Heart and mind of your child.
But a child on its own,
will never discover it,
never realize
the Sacred Beauty
that resides within –
Not without you.
Only you
can unlock the precious mind
and fragile Heart
of your child.
And the Key
may be found
in your Heart,
revealed in Loving words,
the gentle tone of your voice,
kind deeds
and
forgiving ways.

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A child wants guidance.
Craves the knowledge
that YOU care enough
to provide the structure needed
for survival.
When children internalize our guidance
they become “self-disciplined.”
And the most effective “discipline”
for your child
is always
positive,
Loving
and gentle.

Yes, a child WANTS
guidance.
Believe it or not,
when given in a Loving manner,
it says
“I LOVE YOU”
in a LOUD, unmistakable
and Eternal way.

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           It says “I LOVE YOU”.

The softer the voice,
the louder
the message.

“Speak softly
and hold me
in your Heart.
And as I hear these words,
truly Loving moments
start.”
– Wm. C. Anderson

Don’t just shout NO.
Whisper,
“No, my Love,
that soft drink
will KILL you.
And you will suffer immeasurably
along the pathway to death.
It’s called
Diabetes.”

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Come to understand what Love really means.

Yes,
your child,
more precious than
everything else in the Universe,
will get mad at you
for pouring that sugary soft drink
down the drain,
BUT,
will live long enough
to forgive you,
and come to understand
what Love
really means.

“Do not provoke your children to anger.”
Ephesians 6:4

The greatest of the
Reservoirs of Love
and strength and knowledge
comes from
the Word of God.

“Train up a child
in the way he should go:
and when he is old,
he will not depart from it.”
Proverbs 22:6

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       The horizon of our being.

I am asked
from precious time to time,
“What do think my child
needs from me,
wants of me?”

My Dear Friends,
your child, literally,
wants to fly with you
across the sunrise
of each shining day,
to walk with you
hand in hand,
to hear so very many stories
you have to share,
to sing a song of Life
with you,
to laugh out loud
so hard
they cannot breathe,
to sit beside you
and enjoy the graceful beauty
of God’s sun setting
on the horizon of our being,
to be close beside you
with a campfire warming
body and Spirit alike,
to live inside
the warmth of many smiles
that shade them
from the harshness
of what lay ahead,
what is so very dark
outside.

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Healing within always comes from without.

Mom,
your precious baby,
growing or grown,
wants YOU,
not all the
the mind cluttering things,
objects to lose or lost,
the misplaced mayhem of
mind boggling and mischievous
moments lost in the nether world
of technologies bought for naught.

Within the Heart
and mind
of every child,
is an empty
space to fill,
as vast as the whole Universe,
as void
as any nothingness
you could possibly feel.

St.-Lucia

What may be found was placed there by God.

If the truth
be told,
your Heart can
be made
to never, ever hurt again.
And how is this done?
By Loving another
far, far more
than you ever Loved
yourself.
Healing within,
always comes
from without,
from another
in need.

How can your thoughts
be of you,
if they are infinitely focused
upon someone you Love,
someone other than thee.
The Human mind
can think of ONLY one
thing
at a time.
So stop thinking
about yourself,
and get some
Peace of Mind.

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          Sidestep the illusion

And yes,
if Wisdom should,
perchance or by happenstance,
sidestep the illusion
of your ego,
Loving God
will provide a Blessed Gift
of healing from Above,
and the Dove
of Peace
will alight upon
your troubled Heart.

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“Only love can break a heart. Only love can mend it again.”         – Gene Pitney

We are not here
to change one another,
to bend each others will
to our way,
to steal away the fire,
share the night
without the day,

“Love
is a Flower,

you’ve got
to let it grow.”
– John Lennon

All your child’s world
will hear
as the sound of your voice
echoes soft and clear,
is Love,
no longer held by the fear
of unknowing if your Heart
is near.

Love blossoms evermore when
the thoughts of your child
are beside you.

The greatest wellspring
of inspiration
I have ever known in song
I wish to share with you.
I play this beautiful piece
almost daily,
to remind me
of what is truly significant
in Life.
I invite you to listen with me
to the inspired thoughts
and lyrics of Randy Sparks,
performed by John Denver.
I Pray
these beautiful words
will also Bless you.
click here.

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        Get some Peace of Mind.

“Having a baby
redeems everything!”
– Garrison Keillor

We were not meant
to be lonely,
life is not merely
pleasure or pain,
sunshine
or rain.
Each nurtures the other,
with night
comes the Morning,
Flowers follow
the rain,

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   The colors of our vibrant Love.

Our tears of Thanksgiving
really are
rain
that falls upon the soil
of Hearts,
no longer in pain.

Saying
“I Love You”
is the same
as a Flower
Loves the rain,
Loves the sunlight
of each new day,
Loves blossoming
to say
Life and Love
can both be born
again.

“Even that which is broken
with Love can be mended again.
All the things that you fear,
at the most they mean nothing.
All the sorrow and sadness
can just disappear.”
– John Denver

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Your child wants to discover
a new beginning with each shining day,
and give to each moment
Love
without condition.

And when the end is here,
and it will surely come,
your child will thank you
in Prayers
to God Above,
for letting
“me be me”,
and
thank you
for being you.

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More than this you cannot give.

The colors
of our vibrant Love
are as bright
as God’s Love
from Above.
And more than this
you cannot
give.

Goodnight.

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“Parents who overemphasize
achievement
are more likely to have kids
with high levels of depression, anxiety,
and substance abuse
compared to other kids.”
– Eric Barker

Merrick Rosenberg
more clearly stated it:
“When our strengths
are exhibited at extremes,
they become our weakness.”

“Remember,
moderation in ALL things,
even moderation.”
– Benjamin Franklin

                                        Cancer and Milk Thistle
Encouraging studies are promoting the use of silybin as a way to alter the cell cycle of certain types of cancer. Silybin is the most potent ingredient in silymarin, the compound responsible for the health benefits of milk thistle. Although studies are ongoing, silymarin’s role is promising. Early reports show that silymarin affects cancer cells by disrupting the signals to multiply and invade healthy cells.

Silymarin may also:

Slow the growth of cancer cells in breast, cervical, and prostate cancer.
Reduce the toxic effects of chemotherapy drugs
Offer protection to the kidneys when using Cyclosporine, a drug diagnosed primarily to prevent transplant rejection. This medication is often used in the treatment of various types of cancer. (But, it may also affect cyclosporine’s effectiveness.)
Inhibit the formation of blood vessels that surround tissue in order to feed a malignant tumor, known as angiogenesis.

In addition, silymarin has been known to improve the efficiency of chemotherapy drugs such as cisplatin and doxorubicin in the fight against ovarian and breast cancer. This research is ongoing, but silymarin is beginning to garner respect from the scientific community as a potential weapon against cancer.

Since the process of extracting silymarin from milk thistle was developed in the 1980s, it has been easier to produce supplements that are more potent. Though milk thistle has not been evaluated and approved by the FDA, the most commonly recommended dosage is 200 mg to 400 mg twice per day. The herb can also be taken as a tea, but most people who take milk thistle prefer the supplement. If you prefer the tea, the dosage is 12 to 15 grams of the dried herb infused in warm water.

Check with your healthcare professional before adding milk thistle to your diet, since there is a risk of severe allergic reactions in people with an allergy to flowers such as ragweed, marigolds and artichokes. Pregnant women and children should avoid milk thistle since its effect on this population has not been confirmed as safe for this population.
– read more

And from my Dear Friend Gina:

Episode 1 of “The Truth About Cancer: A Global Quest”

https://go2.thetruthaboutcancer.com/agq/episode-1/

Click above and you’re going to find out “The True History of Chemotherapy & The Pharmaceutical Monopoly” in this powerful first episode!

Just a couple things you can expect to discover:

– The true history of chemotherapy and how the original “chemos” were based on the mustard gases of the World Wars.

– Proof that corruption and fear are being used to enslave cancer patients

– Meet doctors who have been persecuted and destroyed for curing cancer

– And much more!

                                     THANK  YOU  Gina!

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“As you continue
to send out Love,
the energy returns to you
in a regenerating spiral.
As Love accumulates,
it keeps your system in balance
and Harmony.
Love is the tool.
And more Love
is the end product.”
 Sara Paddison

Important Dates
Sept. 6  First Day of Fall Semester
Oct. 10    Columbus Day Holiday
Nov. 19-25     Fall Break Holiday
Dec. 20 – Jan. 4  Christmas Holiday
Jan. 5    First Day of Spring Semester
February 20  Presidents Day Holiday
March 13-17   Spring Break Holiday
April 14 & 17   Good Friday & Easter Monday Holidays
May 22 – 26     Adventure Trip (All Aboard!)
May 26             Last Day of Spring Semester

The Sheltered Arms Of Love / Multitasking Is Detrimental / Friday: Chandor Garden

Dedicated to
Natalie.
Always know
That

We Love You
And we miss you.
Our thoughts
And our Prayers
Are with you
Each and every
Day.
May God
Always
Abide in your
Precious Heart.

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“Your Heart
is where your inner light resides.

It is part of every Sacred journey
to reconnect with your inner light,
step into your Divinity,
spread the light of Love before you,
return to the essence of Love,
and inspire others to do the same.”
Molly Friedenfeld

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          Do not look with your eyes.

When
Can my Heart
Come Home?

When
Does my Sacred Journey
Begin?

My,
How we suffer
On this Earth,
So unknowing, unaware
That all the pain
May simply disappear,
That we may be healed,
Clothed in Forgiveness,
Gifted of recreation,
Made new,
Like the morning Sun,
Baptized
And refreshed,
Like beautiful Flowers
Opening their blossoms,
Anointed with the morning dew,
Made ready
For another new day
In which to dance
With the wind
And play.

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   Anointed with the morning dew.

Our pilgrimage
To such Joy
As we have never known,
Is not outward
Into the unknown.
It is to the center
Of the Human Heart.

Do not look
With your eyes,
My Friend,
They will never see
What you are
Looking for.

Be still
And Listen,
And you will hear
A Sacred call
To discover in yourself
What has been there all along:
God’s Abiding Love
That can keep you
Vibrantly alive,
Truly in Love with Life,
And strong.

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God’s Truth will penetrate into your precious Heart.

The sorrows that confound you,
From the world all around you,
Can simply
Disappear.

For the Dreamscape
Your Being may bring,
Of Love and laughter and Prayer,
Can lead to a Landscape
Overflowing with God’s
Very Tender,
Loving Care.

“And I say unto you,
Ask, and it shall be given you;
seek, and ye shall find;
knock,
and it shall be opened unto you.”
Luke 11:9

As we pass through
The shadows of life’s illusions,
And enter into
The Eternal Light of Truth,
We wield
The Sword of the Spirit
Which is the powerful
Word of God,
Tempered
In the Hot, Scorching Fire of
His Everlasting Love.

We must learn
How to use the Sword
Of the Holy Spirit.

“The Word of God
is living and active.
Sharper than any double-­edged sword,
it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit,
joints and marrow;
it judges the thoughts
and attitudes of the Heart.”
– Hebrews 4:12

My Dear Friends,
Read the Word of the Lord
And you will be renewed
And strengthened
In body, mind and Spirit.
God’s Truth will penetrate
Into your precious Heart.
Then your Sacred Journey
Will begin.
And joy,
As you have never known,
Will enter your Life.

“Be Still and listen to your heart. 
It is the voice of God 
pulsating to the rhythm of the Universe
 transmitting a message 
through your soul to you.”
Carolyn Odom Burleson

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You can deafen the silence we endure.

“I will be the gladdest thing
under the sun!
I will touch a hundred flowers
and not pick one.”
– Edna St. Vincent Millay

.
Your Heart
Is able
To truly sing.

And if you are still
And listen,
You can
Deafen the silence
We endure.

Yes, My Friends,
Dark days
Will come.
They must come.
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“Be still, sad heart! and cease repining;
Behind the clouds is the sun still shining;
Thy fate is the common fate of all,
Into each life some rain must fall,
Some days must be dark and dreary.”
– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

With Faith and Hope
And the Treasured
Word of God,
Light and Beauty
Will also come.

“Consider the sweet, tender children
Who must suffer on this earth.
The pains of all of them
He carried from the day of His birth.

He clothes the lilies of the field,
He feeds the lambs in His fold,
And He will heal those who trust Him,
And make their hearts as gold.”
– Roger Hoffman

The great fear
For each of us,
Is that
We may not hear,
Never know,
The joy of Pure Love
God will show.
But,
You need fear
No more.

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Refreshed like beautiful Flowers.

Be still and listen.
Your song
He is singing
In the Sunlit sky
Of every morning.
With each new day
His Creation of the Dawn
Is a Sacred Call
To discover ourselves
In the Sheltered Arms
Of Love.

Don’t let the Love
Of Life
Pass you by,
Or the Life
Of Love
Will surely die.

“A flower blossoms
for its own joy.”

– Oscar Wilde

Dark clouds need never rise
As we cross over
Rivers deep
Of doubt,
And wide
Of deepening despair.

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    Dark clouds need never rise.

For God discloses
The joy of Human Love
As He abides
With us
In the Poetry
Of Prayer.

Goodnight.

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“All the flowers
of all the tomorrows
are in the seeds
of today.”

– Indian Proverb

From our friends at
NaturalNews.com:
Science proves
these seven herbs provide powerful protection
against liver cancer and liver damage:

More than 10 percent of the world’s population
currently suffers from some form of liver disease,
whether it be fibrosis, cirrhosis, a hepatocellular carcinoma,
alcoholic steatosis, or chronic hepatitis.
And a great number of these folks
use some kind of natural remedy as treatment
rather than pharmaceuticals,
according to a 2012 study published
in the European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

According to the paper,
the following herbs and herb-derived remedies
are among the top contenders
in this natural fight against liver disease:

1) Curcumin  (turmeric derivative)
2) Wogonin (Scutellaria radix). This monoflavonoid compound isolated from skullcap root shows incredible promise in the treatment of both Hepatitis B and C, as well as various forms of alcoholic and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease.
3) Glycyrrhizin (Glycyrrhiza glabra). This active constituent of licorice root has long been used in the treatment of chronic hepatitis, and also possesses a host of natural anti-inflammatory and antiviral properties.
4) Resveratrol. This polyphenolic phytochemical derived from berries, grapes and wine, has gained itself a solid reputation as one of the most potent anti-aging compounds found in nature.
5) Silymarin (Silybum marianum). This compound derived from milk thistle is arguably the most well-studied in the natural treatment of liver disease.
6) Rhein. This anthraquinone derived from rhubarb is known to have powerful anti-cancer properties.
7) Geniposide (Gardenia jasminoides). This compound of the gardenia plant is particularly beneficial in treating hyperlipidemia and fatty liver disease.   read more

A study at the University Of London
found that subjects who multitask
experienced drops in their IQ
comparable to someone who missed a night of sleep.
Even if multitaskers feel like they’re getting more done,
they’re working at a much lower cognitive level.

Research repeatedly tells us
that multitasking is detrimental to our brain.

And the cognitive costs get worse.
If you’re a multitasker,
you might have done some
serious permanent damage,
as a study that ran MRI scans
on the brains of multitaskers
found they had less brain density
in areas that controlled empathy and emotions.
read more

So,
Slow down.
Do one thing at a time
And do it well,
But NOT too well.

Remember,

“Moderation in ALL things.
Including moderation.”
– Benjamin Franklin

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On FRIDAY March 4, 2016, we will meet at school to depart at 9:00 a.m. to arrive at 10:00 a.m. at the CHANDOR GARDENS, at 711 West Lee Ave. in Weatherford – Telephone 817-613-1700.

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Douglas Chandor

Our Self- guided tour starts at 10:00 a.m. We will spend approximately 1½ hours on our tour. Following the tour, we will travel to the Whistle Hill Café in Weatherford to enjoy lunch.

Following lunch, we will return to school to work on our Shakespeare Production, Hamlet, with our wonderful Director, George X Rodriguez. Pick-up is at the School at 3:15 p.m.chandor 2

Chandor Gardens is a unique world-class paradise featuring an enchanting array of creativity, color and beauty. The gardens were lovingly designed and created by renowned English portrait artist Douglas Chandor over 70 years ago yet remain a spectacular marvel. Douglas painted portraits of Edward, Duke of Windsor, the young Prince of Wales, Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill and Queen Elizabeth among many others.

When Douglas Chandor married Weatherford native Ina Kuteman in 1935, she convinced him to build their home and garden in the heart of her hometown. Although his claim to fame was his talent as an artist, Douglas found his real passion as a gardener. He once told Ina that his talent for painting was merely a means that enabled him to fulfill his dreams of building a “living artwork”.

chandor 3Douglas Chandor’s destiny would be to turn these dreams into a reality. The gardens, originally called White Shadows, were carved from 4 acres of rock-hard terrain that was once a cow pasture. The project began in 1936 with the aid of picks, shovels, dynamite and mule-drawn plows. Truckloads of topsoil and tons of boulders were brought in to transform the barren cactus-dotted property into a peaceful haven enclosed by hedges and walls.

Chandor devised a series of garden rooms, each with individual character and stunning views, all connected by meandering walkways. His creation combines the styles and ambiance of Chinese and English gardens with such delights as fountains, grottos, and even a mountain waterfall.

The Chandors worked tirelessly together in the gardens until Douglas’ death in 1953, at which time Ina renamed them Chandor Gardens as a tribute to her husband. The gardens remained open to the public until shortly before her death in the late 1970s. Because there were no direct heirs, the property remained unattended, overgrown and deteriorating for 20 years.chandor 4

In 1994, local residents Charles and Melody Bradford purchased the estate and took on the enormous task of restoring the gardens and home. In what could only be described as a true labor of love, they painstakingly spent years clearing and cleaning away the debris of decades of neglect.

Many large old trees, Douglas’ original wisteria and boxwood plantings, and his magical hardscapes remained. Everything else was replanted by the Bradfords, and thanks to their efforts Chandor Gardens was once again transformed into a lush tranquil delight.

Please observe the POLICIES of the Garden. Uniform pants with a belt, polished shoes & red monogrammed school shirts are required.
PARENTS/GUARDIANS/NEIGHBORS/SIBLINGS/ are always invited to participate on our trips.

chandor 5Please do not disturb Dr. A. should he be found on the trail all alone and asleep or muttering incoherently to himself or some
passerby or a frog or a tree or a bug. You get the picture!

Students are NOT to leave any facility at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

FINANCIAL: Admission: children – $2.00 / Adults $3.00
Please pay at the Garden.

IMPORTANT DATES
March 4 (1:00 PM) Stolen Shakespeare Guild Monologue and Scene Competition at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center (we have several young ladies competing in the finals)
March 14-18 Spring Break Holiday
March 25 & 28 (Fri. & Mon.) Easter Holiday
April 6 (Wednesday) Screening of Hamlet at The Modern Art Museum (11:00 am)
April 29 Scarborough Renaissance Festival
May 1 Tuition Due for 2016-2017 school year
May 2 & 3 (MONDAY & TUESDAY) Annual Anderson School Shakespeare Production (Hamlet)
May 15 (SUNDAY) Preparation for Adventure Trip
May 16-20 Adventure Trip to Little Rock, Ark.
May 20 Last Day of School
(See William’s Weblog at andersonschool.net for trip details (posted Wed. at 6:00 p.m.)