The Stranger Within Is No More / Reasons to Eat Organic / Friday: At School (Shakespeare Production)

You may think
this Life is yours
alone,
and the night
will never end.

Every precious Life
is a deeply personal story,
an Odyssey of discovery,
and ultimately,
an encounter with the Author,
who reads every
line.

What plays out
in the Story of our Life,

is at the Heart
of our brief journey.

What is written
can become a Wonderful Book,
a Book that advances us
in consciousness,

and takes us from where we were,
to a place of understanding,
a beautiful encounter
with the Purpose
of Life.

             Love is a reflection.

In every precious Life
there is heartache
and pain.
But through the Clouds
and the rain,

we CAN see
Love shine
again.

My Dear Friends,
Love can NEVER hide
if you keep looking
for it.
For God’s Love

abides.
And
you may not be aware,
but His Love

is looking for
YOU.

It is here
and there,
and everywhere.
For God is
Love,
and His Love
is all around,
and to be found
in

YOU.

             A Beautiful Encounter.

“Love isn’t Love
‘Til you give it away.”
Oscar Hammerstein

The Love you
share,
you give
to you.
Love
always becomes

a reflection.
And you are
a reflection
of God’s Love.
Your Love
is reflected
in the eyes
of everyone you
come to
Love.

“And, in the end
The Love you take
is equal to the Love
you make.”
Paul McCartney

 You are
so amazingly beautiful!
So Divine.

YOU
are a Heavenly Masterpiece
of Creation.
Angelic,
Glorious
and Divine.

The Heart of the Universe
is Love Divine.
The Mind of the Universe
is God Divine.
And you,

YOU are
Heart, Soul and Spirit

a Treasure
to cherish
and be Loved by God
above all things on
Earth.

           Lift back the curtain.

Surrender
your fragile Heart.
And to whom
do we surrender?

To God.
And
to everyone.

“Surrender your Heart to God,
turn to Him in Prayer,
and give up your sins – even those you do in secret.
Then you won’t be ashamed;
you will be confident and fearless.
Your troubles will go away
like water beneath a bridge,

and your darkest night
will be brighter than noon.”
Job 13-17

My Dear Friends,
Love
will find you.
It has been searching for you.
Look around.
You will see it
in the eyes of everyone,
and every Living thing
you meet.
This 
is the Love you felt
on the day
of your Child’s birth,
and
on the day
your were born.
.
The Love of
God
is the only thing
that is real,
that truly
exists.

Lift back the curtain
on a secret World
most of us
have no idea exists.
Do so with patience.
A new perspective
will encourage you to engage
the enigma of Life with Love
in a profoundly personal way.

Be unwavering
in the unconventional task
of coming to know
thyself.

The pangs of insecurity,
the disappointments of Life,
that never truly existed,

will dissolve in your mind
and melt in your Heart,

with your Trust
in the Lord our God.

We are part
of an Infinite Whole,
a Chapter

in a Never Ending Story,
that advances us in Consciousness

and takes us from where we were
before we were Created
by God,
to a new place
in understanding
Love.

As Children of God,
we cannot be explained
in simple terms.  
We are Infinitely multifaceted, 
fascinating, uplifting,
and Loving.

At the Heart
of your Story
is Love.
And your Author
is our Creator
– God,
who is Love.

Share a moment one day
amidst the wonder
of the Beautiful grasses
and
Flowers of the field,

immersed in the Beauty
of your Nature and the trees,
and the birds and other
Beautiful Creations.
.
Talk with God about
everything
and nothing,
and you.

There comes a point
in every sincere conversation

when you feel a strong and delightful
connection

to something Life affirming,
when you realize
  you are on the wavelength
of True Reality.
At that moment
of realization about Life,
pause,
and let God
into your precious Heart.
Invite Him in.
Say a Prayer
of Thanksgiving
for Life,
for Love,
for THIS moment.

He is listening
to your every Prayer,
and He is Loving
every moment
you spend with
Him.

There is a Beauty
  in these moments
that defies any explanation.
Later,

  you will come to recognize
the synchronous intensity
of the moment,
a moment you granted
to God.

And the Stranger Within
Is No More.

Goodnight.

   Essential Reasons to Eat Organic Food

Organic food was the only option for thousands of years.  Now, with pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and genetically-modified foods, organic is still the best option.  Here are 17 reasons to eat organic food:

  1. Genetically-modified foods were unleashed on the environment and the public by corporations like Monsanto without prior testing to determine their safety.  In other words, eating genetically-modified foods (which most people in in large amounts) is participating in a long-term, uncontrolled experiment. Choose organic to avoid participating in this experiment.
    .
  2. More and more research is coming in about the health threat of genetically-modified food.  The results range from intestinal damage, allergies, liver or pancreatic problems, testicular cellular changes, tumors, and even death in the experimental animals. For more information, read the excellent books by Jeffrey M. Smith Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette. I’ll discuss more of the problems linked with GMOs in upcoming blogs. Eating third-party certified organic foods or those that are guaranteed to be grown from organic seed helps protect you from the health consequences of GMOs.

4 Potential Health Risks of Eating GMO Foods

  1.  Fruits and vegetables are real food, not pesticide factories. Eighteen percent of all genetically-modified seeds (and therefore foods that grow from them) are engineered to produce their own pesticides.  Research shows that these seeds continue producing pesticides inside your body once you’ve eaten the food grown from them! Foods that are actually pesticide factories…no thanks.
    .
  2. They’re free of neurotoxins – toxins that are damaging to brain and nerve cells. A commonly-used class of pesticides called organophosphates was originally developed as a toxic nerve agent during World War I. When there was no longer a need for them in warfare, industry adapted them to kill pests on foods. Many pesticides are still considered neurotoxins.  Learn more about pesticides in The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan.
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  3. They’re supportive of growing children’s brains and bodies.  Children’s growing brains and bodies are far more susceptible to toxins than adults.  Choosing organic helps feed their bodies without the exposure to pesticides and genetically-modified organisms, both of which have a relatively short history of use (and therefore safety).
    .
  4. In study after study, research from independent organizations
    consistently shows organic food is higher in nutrients than traditional foods.  Research shows that organic produce is higher in vitamin C, antioxidants, and the minerals calcium, iron, chromium, and magnesium. (For more information, check out The Life Force Diet).
    .
  5. The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that pesticides pollute the primary drinking source for half the American population. Organic farming is the best solution to the problem. Buying organic helps reduce pollution in our drinking water.
    .
  6. Organic food is earth-supportive (when big business keeps their hands out of it). Organic food production has been around for thousands of years and is the sustainable choice for the future.  Compare that to modern agricultural practices that are destructive of the environment through widespread use of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers and have resulted in drastic environmental damage in many parts of the world.
    .
  7. Organic food choices grown on small-scale organic farms help ensure independent family farmers can create a livelihood. Consider it the domestic version of fair trade.
    .
  8. Most organic food simply tastes better than the pesticide-grown counterparts.
    .
  9. Organic food is not exposed to gas-ripening like some non-organic fruits and vegetables (like bananas).
    .
  10. Organic farms are safer for farm workers. Research at the Harvard School of Public Health found a 70% increase in Parkinson’s disease among people exposed to pesticides. Choosing organic foods means that more people will be able to work on farms without incurring the higher potential health risk of Parkinson’s or other illnesses.
    .
  11. Organic food supports Wildlife Habitats. Even with commonly used amounts of pesticides, wildlife is being harmed by exposure to pesticides.
    .
  12. Eating organic may reduce your cancer risk.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 60% of herbicides, 90% of fungicides, and 30% of insecticides potentially cancer-causing.  It is reasonable to think that the rapidly increasing rates of cancer are at least partly linked to the use of these carcinogenic pesticides.
    .
  13. Choosing organic meat lessens your exposure to antibiotics, synthetic hormones, and drugs that find their way into the animals and ultimately into you.
    .
  14. Organic food is tried and tested. By some estimates genetically-modified food makes up 80% of the average person’s food consumption. Genetic modification of food is still experimental. Avoid being part of this wide scale and uncontrolled experiment.
    .
  15. Organic food supports greater biodiversity.  Diversity is fundamental to life on this planet. Genetically-modified and non-organic food is focused on high yield monoculture and is destroying biodiversity.

Adapted from  The Life Force Diet by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.
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In Philosophy Class
this week:

2018-19 Anderson School Calendar

Second Semester

January 8 – May 24   2019

April 30, (Tuesday)                            Scarborough Renaissance Festival
CANCELLED DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER

May 1                                               Tuition balance due for 2019-2020

May 20                                               Prep. Day for Adventure Trip        …………………………………………………….(no school)

May 21 – 24                                        Adventure Trip (Austin, Texas)

May 24                                                Last Day of Semester

Dr. & Mrs. Anderson may schedule 2-5 additional days
(to be announced later) for In-service Training.
Visit our website at
http://www.andersonschool.net
for updated information.

    The School Calendar is subject to change.

There are no make-up days
if school is closed due to
 inclement weather.

Inclement Weather Policy:
the school will close if Fort Worth I. S. D. is closed.

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A Calm Act of Surrender / Naps and the Heart / Hope is on the Horizon – Sept. 6

pink flower

                   A cast of one.

When places
distant call,
all are tales of Love at Heart,
destiny ignited
by acts of deep reflection.

This day can form a lonely stage
upon which we play,
A cast of one
in search of none.
But to share today,
and search for Love
to come our way,
is to gently tread
with our Heart,
and not our head.

bird b

         Search for Love.

In such clam surrender
we end our day,
failing to explore
never ending trails
that lead to such Splendor
as we have never known.

The awareness of all the Love
that lies within the Human Spirit
is truly empowering.
It is the birth
of our Sacred Reality.

 You are a beautiful Masterpiece,
a work of Art
unparalleled in all Creation.
Crafted with such Love
that you have been revealed
in a New Reality.
Words falter
in describing the Truth
of just how beautiful
you really are.
In the Eyes of God,
with ever step you take,
you dance.
With ever breath,
you sing.
And with every thought of Love,
you pour the essence of your being
into everyone around you,
creating Sacred waves
in the vast Ocean of time.
tree

A lonely stage

You are
a Pristine form of God’s Love.
The Purity of this Love
can effortlessly heal
those around you
and allow them to cope with
the ILLUSION that is
Living.

dna

Revealed in a New Reality.

Our Sacredness
is encoded into every
fragile cell of Human Life.
It can emerge
from the wasteland of living
and become our Consciousness
in a new birth
of freedom and deliverance.

The choice
is yours.

As Micheal Forrester clearly establishes:
“Scientists are aware that 97% of our DNA is,
as they call it “junk DNA”.
They call it junk because they don’t see
that we have any use for it.
But Humans will soon know and understand

why 97% of our DNA has a higher purpose
and why its transformation is leading us
into an awakening that we
never could have imagined.”
This discovery points to the significance
of sound frequencies and vibrations
in the origin of human life
and the possibility that Creation
was generated by waves of
consciousness.
read more

reflection2

Unparalleled in all Creation.

Did we really think
that what constitutes almost all of
each precious Human Creation
would be worthless, “Junk”?
Really?

We have assumed for many years
that Humans use only a small portion
of our brains.
Less than 10% is frequently cited.
We even hear that there’s a part of our brain
that’s not used at all.
.
But from an evolutionary perspective,
there is not much waste to what our bodies do.
Most of the brain is used.
.
Imaging studies that map brain activity
like PET scans and MRI
show that brain activity is spread
throughout the brain.
.
Consciousness can exist to varying degrees
among humans and other animals.
A new theory incorporates the philosophy
that a quality of mind is not only present in Humans,
but in all things.
.
We know so very little.
Bu science is powerful.

study-baby b

We may never be able to understand.

Max Born and Erwin Schrödinger
created a new field of physics:
quantum mechanics
.
Objects, according to
no longer move along a single well-defined path.
Rather, they can simultaneously take different paths
and end up at different places at once.
Physicists speak of
of different paths.
.
Our knowledge
of the true nature of our reality
is very, very limited.
.
In fact,
we may never be able
to understand.
.
“But the natural man receiveth not
the things of the Spirit of God:
for they are foolishness unto him:
neither can he know them,
because they are spiritually discerned.”
1 Corinthians 2:14
.

A Human embryo
in the early weeks of Life,
while in utero, “in the womb“,
in the state of an embryo or fetus
is nearly 98 percent water.
read more

worldCouple this fact
with the knowledge
that matter, of which we are made,
is flashing into and out of existence
billions of times each second.

So where do, what constitutes
so little of we go,
when what we are composed of
flashes off?
Another dimension?
Perhaps that’s why
we are dead tired
ever now and then.

The next time someone says,
“I don’t think you are
all here”,
they may be right!
Or perhaps,
you never were
here.

It is now generally believed
that less than 5% of the physical composition
of the known Universe is made up of ‘matter’.
But
scientists are now asking,
.
“Could the actual percentage
of the physical composition be
zero?”

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In the early weeks of Life we are 98% water.

My Dear Friends,
a road map
to a Life fulfilled
has been gently and Lovingly placed
in a Book,
The Holy Bible.
And God wants to place it
gently
into your hands.
It is the Oasis
for all Life
in this moral desert in which
we dwell.
It is a Holy Fountain,
a Book of Secrets
to Immortality.

In your fragile and precious hands
you will feel the greatest freedom
that exists in this life,
to open it,
to open your Heart,
to open the Book of Life
and find your journey complete,
to find the long night is over.

swirling sunset b

Such Splendor as we have never known.

Yes,
you’ve got to walk
that lonesome highway.
But
never again
by yourself.
Never again.
.
We are all dancing
away the time
through the stained glass windows
of fading colors
longing to gleam bright.

john

John Denver

Perhaps
the most beautiful path
to follow
in seeking a calm surrender
in our search for Love
can be found in
“Annie’s Song”,
by John Denver.

Our precious little girl,
Annie,
was named after this
truly beautiful and deeply inspiring
song.

 “Come let me love you
Let me give my life to you
Let me drown in your laughter
Let me die in your arms
Let me lay down beside you
Let me always be with you
Come let me love you
Come love me again”
– John Denver
.
In the beautiful story of
The Secret Garden,
there is a hidden door.
In every precious Human Heart
there is also
a hidden door.
Your Loving Father
in Heaven above
wants you to
OPEN it.
 May God always hold you
in the Palm of His Hand.
And may you always hold
His comforting Words
in the palm
of your hand.
.

Goodnight.
.

white oleander

You are a beautiful Masterpiece.

 Naps and the Heart
by DR. JANE GILBERT
in preventdisease.com

Regular naps
have been shown to reduce the risk of heart disease.
Those who have a siesta at least three times a week
were shown in research to be
more than a third less likely to die of
cardiovascular disease.

A leading scientist from the extensive study,
Dimitrios Trichopoulos of the
Harvard School of Public Health in Boston said:

“Taking a nap could turn out to be an important weapon
in the fight against coronary mortality.”

The effect proved to be particularly strong for working men.
Those who regularly took a little time out from their working day
to have a short snooze had a sixty-four percent
lower risk of death
from heart disease.
However, even non-workers showed a benefit.
Those occasionally napping had
a twelve percent lower coronary mortality rate
and those who systematically napped
had a thirty-seven percent reduction in death
from cardiovascular events.

“To forgive to forgive b
is to set a prisoner
free
and discover
that the prisoner
was YOU.”
– Lewis B. Smedes


Naps and stress

We’ve all been there,
after a few late nights it can be difficult
to deal with the stresses
and strains of the working day.
Little problems suddenly seem insurmountable
and it’s not just our minds that struggle
when we’re sleep deprived,
our bodies suffer too.

Let’s look at that graphically.
People who took a nap,
were able to outperform those who didn’t.

nap map

When we’re under psychological pressure
the body releases chemicals designed to help us fight or flee.
When we’re tired even more of these stress hormones
flood through the body.
That was great when we were cavemen fighting sabre-toothed tigers,
but in the modern world when stress is sustained and psychological
the results are potentially deadly.
The hormones can ramp up blood pressure and blood sugar levels predisposing to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and obesity.

The good news is that research shows that naps can mitigate
the effects of too little sleep,
decrease the release of these stress chemicals
and help protect our bodies from
the negative effects of stress.

grass

We are all dancing away the time.

So if napping is so good,
why are many of us so embarrassed or ashamed of it?
I mean let’s face it, whether it’s called a siesta, an afternoon snooze
is ingrained into many cultures.
But in the US, the UK and many other western societies,
sleeping in the daytime can be seen as laziness,
a sign of getting old  or lacking drive.
With 650,000 Americans dying of heart disease every year,
maybe it’s time to change the way think
and the way we work.

How to have the perfect power nap

Keep it consistent.
Try to nap at the same time every day.
This helps your body adjust its normal circadian rhythms
and ensures you get maximum benefit.
make it a regular part of your daily routine.

dna lit up

Our DNA has a higher purpose.

Sleep or stimulants?
Do you slug back a strong cup of coffee
to beat that post-lunch slump?
If you do, you may not be taking the best approach.
A study compared the effectiveness of caffeine,
day time naps and getting more night-time sleep
as ways of overcoming the afternoon dip
and the nap won hands down.

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Don’t worry, you don’t have to bin the Java.
Both napping aficionados and scientific researchers
at Loughborough University recommend
having a cup of coffee immediately before your nap.
When you wake twenty minutes later,
the caffeine will have kicked in
so that you get a double boost.

It’s all about the adenosine.
Adenosine is the chemical responsible for our feelings of tiredness,
it slows down nerve cell activity making us sluggish and slow.
Adenosine levels naturally decrease when we snooze
and caffeine blocks our body’s response to the chemical,
so together you have the ultimate power nap.
read more if you are awake.

Now,
if will excuse me
it’s time for my nap.

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