He Experienced A Religious Ecstasy / His Beautiful Child Also Dreams / How To Reprogram Cancer Cells Back To Normal / Cell Phone Radiation Can Cause Cancer

 
“We come from the Stars …
and to the Stars we return.”
 

Photographs by Robert Frutos

“I declare
this World is so Beautiful
that I can hardly believe
it exists.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Emerson observed:
“Though we travel the World over
to find the Beautiful,
we must carry it with us
or we find it not.”

Please allow me to share thoughts
of a man I deeply admire.
His writings have
changed many lives, including mine,
and brought about a deep and personal
awareness and precious insights that
could only have come through him
from God.

John Muir
was America’s most famous and influential
naturalist, conservationist, author,
environmental Philosopher,
early advocate of wilderness preservation,
helping to establish Yosemite and Sequoia
National Parks
and co-founder of the Sierra Club.

He experienced in Nature
a Religious Ecstasy.
Before the Majesty of Natural Beauty,
he found himself humble
before the Power of God
who Created it
all.

“When one tugs at a single thing in Nature,
he finds it attached to the rest of the World.”
John Muir

      The wilderness in the Human Soul

Muir learned to read
from the Divine Manuscript,
the rocks and the trees.
He came to discover complete Freedom,
and had experiences that
seemed timeless and devoid of space.
He felt his body had no weight.
“Life seemed neither long nor short,” he wrote,
“and we take no more heed to save time
or make haste than do the
trees and stars.”

He entered the Eternal now
and experienced days
that seemed to have
neither end nor beginning.
John discovered an Immortality,
and experienced himself
dissolved into the Landscape.

Everybody
needs Beauty as well as bread,
places to play in and Pray in,
where Nature may heal and give strength
to body and Soul alike.”
John Muir

 God’s first Temples

Muir experienced
the inter-relatedness of all things,
the union of rocks and clouds,
the Humanness of the Landscape,
the wilderness in the Human Soul,
a kinship with the wild Nature
he grew to Love,
a oneness.
One of my favorite thoughts
from John is this:

“A few minutes ago every tree was excited,
bowing to the roaring storm, waving, swirling,
tossing their branches in glorious enthusiasm like worship.
But though to the outer ear these trees are now silent,
their songs never cease.

Every hidden cell is throbbing with music and life,
every fiber thrilling like harp strings,
while incense is ever flowing
from the balsam bells and leaves.

No wonder the hills and groves
were God’s first temples,

and the more they are cut down and hewn
into cathedrals and churches,
the farther off and dimmer
seems the Lord himself.”

 The Divine Manuscript

Muir wrote of being struck by
how clean Nature is.
All plants are clean;
all animals are clean.
Of all the living things on the planet,
mankind alone seems dirty.

“The wilderness is a Natural place
to consummate the longings
of the Soul.”

“We are now in the mountains
and they are in us,
kindling enthusiasm,
making every nerve quiver,
filling every pore and cell of us.
Our flesh-and-bone Tabernacle
seems transparent as glass
to the beauty about us,
as if truly an inseparable part of it.”

Humble before the power of God

My Dear Friends,
we are a part
of everything around us.
We are truly
one.
And we are
One with God.

Have I ever felt the way
John Muir describes
his feelings?
Yes,
my Friends,
many times,
daily.
.
THANK YOU
Werner Bendorf
and
Richard Fletcher
and the many Scouts
of Troop 17,
such as
Don Graves,
Billy Graves,
(ALWAYS in my Prayers),
Allen Bendorf,
Sid and Bruce Curry,
and so many others.
What a Blessing
your precious Lives
have been to
me.
You have given me
and many more
a Gift beyond compare.

“The clearest way into the Universe
is through a Forest Wilderness.”
John Muir

.I feel very deeply
that the greatest Gift
I could ever convey to you
Is the message found
in the writings of
John Muir,
and
in the Divine Manuscript.

Please discover
who you are,
and why.
.
Take time
to say a Prayer
in the unbelievably Beautiful
Cathedral of God’s Heart.
You will find it
beneath a Sky
filled with a Grace
you cannot deny.

“Somethin’ in the wind has learned my name
And it’s tellin’ me that things are not the same
In the Leaves on the trees and the touch of the breeze
There’s a pleasin’ sense of Happiness for me.
There is only one wish on my mind
When this day is through I hope that I will find
That Tomorrow will be just the same
for you and me.”
Williams Paul H, Nichols Roger S
from:
Top of the World & We’ve Only Just Begun

 The Peace
your precious Heart
longs for
is waiting patiently
for you.
Now you know
where to find it.

I beg of you,
do not wait
too long.

“The Sun shines not on us but in us.
The rivers flow not past, but through us.
Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell
of the substance of our bodies,
making them glide and sing.
The Trees wave and the Flowers bloom
in our bodies as well as our Souls,
and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song
of the rocks in the Heart of the mountains is our song,
our very own,
and sings our
Love.”
John Muir

Opening a thousand windows to show us God.

For further information
on the life of John Muir,
see the Sierra Club’s John Muir Exhibit,
“Oh, these vast,
calm measureless mountain days,
inciting at once to work and rest!
Days in whose Light
every thing seems equally Divine,
opening a thousand windows
to show us
God.”

John Muir

I hope you also read
a truly inspired work:
With Beauty Before Me

by Joseph Cornell

You will never regret
being inspired by those
who found the way
to inner Peace,
who show us
the way
Home.

          To find the Beautiful, we must carry it with us.                                 – Ralph Waldo Emerson

My Dear Friends,
God
Whispers in our dreams.
He tells us
Many things,
Of the Majesty
Of Being,
Of the depth
Of His Love
For you,
For me,
For everyone,
Everything.

“There is an emotional . . .
component in the Beauty
of the intellect,
just as there is in the
Beauty of perception.”
Michael Popejoy

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   “If you Love it enough, anything will talk with you.”                       – George Washington Carver

While we dream,
We do not know
We dream.

While awake,
We dream
Much of the day
Away.
And still
Do not know.

“Restless thoughts
keep us from experiencing
Life more deeply.”
Li Po

If we could but see
That God dreams,
And the Beauty
Of His dreams
May be found
In you,
And all around
You.

“Indeed God speaks once,
Or twice, yet no one notices it.
“In a dream, a vision of the night,
When sound sleep falls on men,
While they slumber in their beds,
Job 33:15 

You are a Dream within a Dream.

Unconscious for a third
Of our lives,
The Life inside our Dreams
We never fully realize.
And much like our Dreams,
In Life
So many know what they want,
The Life they have never lived,
And may never live.

We walk in the footsteps
Of others.
We learn about Life
From someone,
Someone other
Than the One
Who Loved us enough
To give us
His Very Own
Breath of Life.

Awakening begins with
Hope and Prayer,
And remembering
We are His Dream,
And His Dreamer.

One fancies a Heart like our own must be beating in every crystal and cell. No wonder when we consider that we all have the same Father and Mother.       – John Muir

Every Human being
Has been Created
In the Image of God,
In a Dream.

Perhaps
One day,
We could live the Life
He wants,
And become
His Dream
Come true.

“This Universe is God’s Dream.”
Paramahansa Yogananda

You are
The perfection
Of His Desire,
His Child,
His Dream.

His Beautiful Child also Dreams.

  The dreams that
Set fire to your Soul,
Saturate your Heart
With Joy,
May not belong
To you.

God
In His Infinite Love
For all you are,
And all you were Created to be,
Comes to you,
And through you,
In Dreams.

“We are
a Dream of God.

The Toltec
a pre-Colombian culture

For you are a Dream
Within a Dream.
You are His Precious Imagining,
His Sacred Vision,
His Beautiful Child,
Who, like our Father,
Also Dreams.

From our days
In Goodness spent,
With thoughts Serenely Pure,
When our Hearts that beat
Are innocent,
What Blessings He will bring.
God will speak to us
Through the Music
Of the Night,
And listen
To our lonely Hearts
Sing.

          “When the solution is simple, God is answering.”                           – Albert Einstein

“Words
are jewels to our ears.”

Erick Querci

My Dear Friends,
these words are
truly Beautiful Jewels:

“So many Hearts I find
broke like yours and mine
Torn by what we’ve done
and can’t undo.

I just want to hold you.
Come on let me hold you
like Bernadette would do.

We’ve been around, we fall, we fly.
We mostly fall, we mostly run
And every now and then we try
to mend the damage
that we’ve done.

Tonight, tonight I just can’t rest
I’ve got this joy
here inside my breast.”
listen here

– from The Song Of Bernadette
Music by Jennifer Warnes, Bill Elliottby
Lyrics by Jennifer Warnes, Leonard Cohen

       To Love another person is to see the Face of God.                          Alain Boublil

My Dear Friends,
There is a Love
That is Divine,
And it is yours,
And it is mine.

When you awake,
When you are finally awake,
From this Life,
This Dream,
You will find
You are His Dream
Come true.
And you shall be
In the Warm Embrace of God,
In the Arms of Love Everlasting,
In the Heavens Above.

You will be
Home.

Goodnight.

Love is not just the Universal language. It is the only language.
– Wm. C. Anderson (Photograph by Wm. C. Anderson)

How to reprogram cancer cells
back to normal.

Restoring normal miRNA levels
may potentially stop cancer growth,
Mayo Clinic researchers have discovered.
(August 25, 2015)
A way to potentially reprogram cancer cells
back to normalcy has been discovered
by researchers on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.

The finding, published in Nature Cell Biology,
represents “an unexpected new biology
that provides the code,
the software for turning off cancer,”
says the study’s senior investigator,
Panos Anastasiadis, Ph.D.,
chair of the Department of Cancer Biology
on Mayo Clinic’s Florida campus.
read more here

New Study:
Cellphones Really Are Giving You
Cancer

Multiple studies have revealed
that cell phone radiation can cause cancer.
The International Agency for Research on Cancer
classified radio frequency fields ,
including those from cell phones,
as a possible carcinogen in 2011? (source)

The dangers of cell phone use
gained credibility in 2011
when the World Health Organization
admitted that cell phone radiation
may cause cancer.

The statement was made by 31 scientists,
from 14 different countries,
after reviewing evidence.
read more  HERE.
A child’s brain absorbs much more radiation
than that of an adult.

Studies like this serve one major purpose:
to remind us that we should be using
common sense and knowledge
to better protect ourselves
and our precious children
each day.

Now,
Let’s learn another way to spell
Deadly.
You may want to take notes.

And please, I beg of you,
show this information to your children.
They are much more intelligent
than we think.
Well,
at least before their fragile brains
are exposed to excessive radiation.

ghandiradiation

My dear friends,
if you do not now act,
you may cry later.

Top 20 Highest Radiation Cell Phones
(maximum possible SAR “specific absorption rate”
level from phones)

The SAR can be misleading as it measures the maximum radiation a cellphone emits and does not reflect the average amount of radiation it emits. There is accumulating evidence that cellphones that operate on GSM networks emit significantly more radiation than do cellphones operating on CDMA networks.

CDMA, or Code Division Multiple Access, is the type of cellular network used by the phone companies Verizon and Sprint. GSM, or Global System for Mobile Communications, is the type used by AT&T and T-Mobile.

The radiation spikes at the beginning of GSM phone calls means that they emit, overall, up to 28 times more radiation than CDMA phones. read more

I have placed the SAR level in bold:

1. Motorola Droid Maxx 1.54 Verizon
1a. Motorola Droid Ultra 1.54 Verizon
3. Alcatel One Touch Evolve 1.49 T-Mobile
3a. Huawei Vitria 1.49 Metro PCS
5. Kyocera Hydro Edge 1.48 Sprint
6. Kyocera Kona 1.45 Sprint
7. Kyocera Hydro XTRM 1.44 Metro PCS
8. BlackBerry Z10 1.42 Verizon
9. BlackBerry Z30 1.41 Verizon
9a. ZTE Source 1.41 Cricket
9b. ZTE Warp 4G 1.41 Boost
12. Nokia Lumia 925 1.4 T-Mobile
12a. Nokia Lumia 928 1.4 Verizon
14. Sonim XP Strike 1.39 Sprint
14a. Kyocera Hydro Elite 1.39 Verizon
16. T-Mobile Prism 2 1.385 T-Mobile
17. Virgin Mobile Supreme 1.38 Virgin
17a. Sprint Vital 1.38 Sprint
19. Sprint Force 1.37 Sprint
20. Huawei Pal 1.33 Metro PCS

Top 20 Lowest Radiation Cell Phones
(maximum possible SAR level from phone)

1. Verkool Vortext RS90 0.18 Unlocked
2. Samsung Galaxy Note 0.19 T-Mobile
(My son, Alex, loved me enough to research this and purchase the Samsung Galaxy for me. Thank you! I Love you too.)
3. ZTE Nubia 5 0.225 Unlocked
4. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 0.28 Verizon
5. Samsung Galaxy Mega 0.321 AT&T
6. Kyocera Dura XT 0.328 Sprint
7. Pantech Discover 0.35 AT&T
8. Samsung Galaxy Beam 0.36 Unlocked
9. Samsung Galaxy Stratosphere II 0.37 Verizon
10. Pantech Swift 0.386 AT&T
11. Samsung Jitterbug Plus 0.4 Great Call
11a. Jitterbug Plus 0.4 Great Call
13. LG Exalt 0.43 Verizon
13a. Samsung Galaxy Note 2 0.43 Sprint
15. HTC One V 0.455 US Cellular
16. LG Optimus Vu 0.462 Unlocked
17. Samsung Galaxy S Relay 4G 0.47 T-Mobile
17a. Samsung Rugby 3 0.47 AT&T
19. HTC One Max 0.5 Sprint
20. LG G2 0.51 T-Mobile

Source: Lynn La and Kent German, “Cell Phone Radiation Levels,” http://www.reviews.cnet.com,

Given their popularity, I have also provided the SAR levels for the Apple iPhone and the Samsung Galaxy S.

Model / SAR Level
Apple iPhone 6 Plus 1.16
Apple iPhone 4S 1.19
Samsung Galaxy S6 1.25
Apple iPhone 6 1.14
Apple iPhone 4 (GSM) 1.11
Samsung Galaxy S5 1.47
Apple iPhone 5 1.18
Apple iPhone 4 (CDMA) 0.87
Samsung Galaxy S4 1.18
Apple iPhone 5c 1.18
Apple iPhone 3GS 0.67
Samsung Galaxy S3 0.82

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And the song, from beginning to end, I found again in the Heart of a friend.          – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

And what is Love?

The Love you feel for your child
is Divine Love.
It is the Love God feels for you.
It gives you the strength
to give your child the guidance
needed to thrive and survive.
Remember to always be strong.
This strength is called Love.    

– Wm. C. Anderson

Searching For ALL Our Tomorrows in Yesterday / 12 Truths About Living In an Illusion / Friday: Bureau of Printing and Engraving

“But,
Beloved,
be not ignorant of this one thing,
that one day is with the Lord
as a thousand years,
and a thousand years
as one day.”
 2 Peter 3:8

We all wonder
about Life
in many ways,
as so many days
wander past us
searching,
ever searching
for all our Tomorrows,
in Yesterday.

And when we look
right through us,
we see
the World turning
still.
And we ask –
is this moment
separate and apart
from any other?

Near the end,
are we closer
to the beginning?

“Life
can only be understood
backward,
but it must be lived
forward.”
Soren Kierkegaard

.
Today
and yesterday
define a line
we call Time.
But in reality,
Time, to us, simply compares
two bodies
floating in space,
in which
neither today or yesterday
truly exists.
.
Physicists agree
that Time is one of the most difficult properties
of our Universe to understand.
Yes.
It is difficult
to understand that
which does not
exist.
George Harrison “It’s being here now that’s important.
There’s no past and there’s no future.
Time is a very misleading thing.
All there is ever,
is the now.
We can gain experience from the past,
but we can’t relive it;
and we can hope for the future,
but we don’t know if there is one.”

George Harrison

.We rarely think
about the fundamental nature of Time.
But it is a Human concept,
based on the Earth orbiting around the Sun,
and has no True Universal value.

There is no one simple definition
of Time.
We think it would be easy to understand,
but a real comprehension of Time
has proved to be elusive.
It is a nonspatial continuum
that is measured in terms of events
which succeed one another.
We THINK
of these events
as the past through the present to the future.

    Our Tree of Life has many branches.

We picture Time
flowing like a River,
and we directly experience the flow of that River.
The present we think is objective,
and that everyone shares
in the present moment.
And we assume the present moment
divides everyone’s past from the future.
But the future does not really exist.
Time
is an illusion
and is independent of the presence
of physical objects.

Albert Einstein “Time is
an illusion.”

Albert Einstein

Time is indefinite
– merely the continued progress
of existence
and events WE label
past, present, and future,
which can be regarded
as a
whole.

And,
as the illusion of Time
rewrites every line
of our brief story,
between the lines
we find
so much of what
we truly are,
and what we
may become
in this moment,
we call
Today.

And if
we feel
we need more Time,
would it be a waste of
Time?
If
there is doubt,
will there be
more time
for doubt?
.
Not if our Dreams
become
the pulse of our
Humanity.
My Friend,
there is no Time,
and no such thing as Time,
or the need
for
doubt.
.
Keep dreaming.
And
hold on to Life,
as we venture on
and journey
through the dark
of Night.
For in the end
there will be
Light,
if there is

Love.

.
“Ring the bells that can still ring
forget your perfect offering,
there is a Crack in everything,
that’s how the Light gets in.”
Leonard Cohen
.
Life
is a sequence
of moves
in and out
of the shadows
of our thoughts,
not of Time.
We create the
future
with our new
thoughts.
They evolve
moment by moment
into our new
Reality.
And this new
Life,
like ALL Life,
is Miraculous.
And it is
mirror-aculous.
.
Give a mirror
to a young Child
who has never seen
a mirror before.
He may see
a reflection
of the Sky
and ask,
as a Child is
wont to do:
“Are you
giving me the
Sky?”
To which you
may reply:
“Yes,
and I have given
YOU
the me
in I.”
.
Both
are True.
Life
is a mirror,
reflecting
your inner
World.
.
You
do not see
the World
as it is.
You see it
as YOU
are.
.
What you hold
in your mind,
comes to
Life.
What you hold
in you Heart
is Life.
.
Embrace both
your Heart and your mind,
for the powerful and Beautiful
things that they are.
But don’t try to make one do the job of the other.
Let your Heart decide
and your mind
guide you.
..
“The way
we experience the
World around us
is a direct reflection
of the World
within us.”
Ritu Ghatourey
.
We
are playing a
game
called Life,
in which we
are unaware
of the rules.

“Make your Heart
like a Lake,
with calm, still surface,

and great depths of kindness.”
Lao Tzu
.
A child
needs to be taught
how to calmly reflect upon
Life
and our Beautiful place
in it.
.
You
can Truly Bless a Child
with an atmosphere of calm and reflection
and with soothing musical experiences.
In this day of unrest on every level of Life,
this Blessing,
of calm and patient reflection,
will be appreciated more than words
can ever express.
And
it may save
the Life
of your precious Child.
We cannot see
our reflection
in running water.
It is only
a still water
in which we can see
ourselves.
Only
in the calm
of the moment,
can we truly reflect upon
the moment.
.
.“The Sun is only shining like it always does.
But I never noticed it in the Sky before.
I will write it on the walls of the World
So that the Sun won’t fade away
the words I say
to you –
I Love you.”

Mike Batt

Our Tree of Life
has many branches
and complex Truths about
our Nature.
Its nourishment from our Mother Earth
empowers us,
and forms a connection
to all that came
before.
.
Branches reach out
to accept the nourishment of the Sun.
And the Leaves capture that nourishment
and savor and cherish it,
transforming it into
Life.
.
WE
are like Beautiful Leaves
on the Tree
of Life.
.
And our brief and Precious Existence
connects us
to the Sanctity of our Spirit,
as we journey toward
growth and understanding.

Yes,
our
Tree of Life
has many branches that reach high into the Sky
and roots that dig deep
into our Mother Earth.
And these join
into the endless circle
of our Being.
.

“Time stops
when Love recognizes
that it is eternity.
Douglas G. Rivela

.

And THAT,
My Dear Friend,
is what Time truly is.
IT  IS  LOVE.

Have you never noticed
that Time stops
when you are in
LOVE ?
.
God
is Love.
He is
Eternal Love.
.
“Whoever does not
Love

does not know God,
because
God is
Love.”

1 John 4:8
.

While in your Mother’s Womb,
she Dreamed about
YOU.

And like the Dream
of you,
many Dreams come true.
But when she looked
into your eyes,
she realized,
God
Dreams too.

ALL
of our Tomorrows
are here
to dissolve into
Yesterday –
a precious Gift
to manifest into
Light and Wonder.
.
“We sit,
look back at the time.

The starry sky displays the slides
of our togetherness.
We are in the realm of
Love,

where the law of space-time fails.
And I gently whisper,
Love,
we are beyond.”
Hrisha Paul

We can explore
Infinity
by exploring the limits
of our known
Universe
a vast array of more than
two Trillion Galaxies,
expanding at the outer edges
faster than the speed
of Light.

What lies beyond
Infinity,
is Spiritual.
It is the realization
of God’s Infinite
Love.

“May God bless and keep you always
May your wishes all come true
May you always do for others
And let others do for you
May you build a ladder to the stars
And climb on every rung
May you stay forever young.

May you grow up to be Righteous
May you grow up to be True
May you always know the Truth
And see the lights surrounding you.
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
And may you stay forever young.

Forever young, forever young
May you stay forever young.

May your hands always be busy
May your feet always be swift
May you have a strong foundation
When the winds of changes shift
May your Heart always be Joyful
May your song always be sung
And may you stay forever
young.

Forever young,
forever young.”

Bob Dylan, Jim Cregan, Kevin Savigar, Rod Stewart

Yes,
God is Love!
And Love is
Time.

.
Goodnight.

12 Truths About Living In an Illusion
by Vernon Layne

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Here are twelve common truths that you’re living in an illusion:

1. You see the present through your past. Your past plays an important role in your life.  It’s there to teach you what you could have done differently or what you need to continue doing. THAT’S ALL.  It’s not there for wallowing in or condemnation. We fall short of His Glory so it’s important you learn to give yourself a break. Let go of your past and not become its prisoner then it will be easier for you to put things in its proper perspective.

2. You believe you can control things that are uncontrollable.  Stop trying to control people and situations. One of life’s most important lessons is learning to give up the illusion of control. You may wonder how you suppose to give that up, but the fact is you were never in control. The moment you think you’re in control is the moment you’re out of control.

3. You only see the bad in yourself and others. If you ask someone to list things about themselves most will list liabilities. People have a hard time seeing the good within themselves.  Not finding the good in you makes it impossible to see the good in others.

That’s why it’s important to take a complete self-assessment and list your access along with your liabilities and accept what you find. When you do this everyone wins. You win because you begin to grow and others win because they are encouraged to grow from watching you.

man living an illusion

4. You believe everything you feel and think. Imagine being judged inaccurately by two people who don’t know you. Believing everything you feel and think is just like listening to two people gossip. Your feelings aren’t facts. Don’t believe everything you think and feel because they can influence you to make unwise decisions. Learn to make decisions from facts and not feeling.

5. You search for fulfillment through things. The only person you can’t run away from is yourself. There’s nothing wrong with trying to get things in life but don’t lose yourself in the process by not understanding why you’re doing it. When the chase for things becomes more important than your family and your health, then it’s a destructive rush that’s causing harm. Most of the time you’re trying to fill a void or block a feeling when you’re searching for fulfillment in things.

6. Your self-worth comes from social media. All your life you wanted to belong and fit in, so you spend a lot of time on social media– yet never quite measuring up. The more likes you get the better you feel. The reality you need to hear and afraid to admit is when you’re not getting those likes you think you should be getting, you feel down almost depressed. Depending on social media to feel relevant is an illusion many people believe.

7. You think your happiness is your mate’s responsibility. It’s not fair to your mate when you expect them to be responsible for your happiness. They’re there to add to your happiness. It’s your responsibility to see that you’re happy. It’s not healthy and it doesn’t work when one partner isn’t responsible for his own feeling, thoughts and actions.  A healthy relationship is when a couple can grow in unity while at the same time growing as individuals, so take ownership of your own happiness.

8. You’re convinced everything supposed to go your way.  Self-centeredness is at the core of self-deception. It can create an illusion that you’re right and the world is wrong base on a feeling or an idea. You began to see yourself as a victim. Understand that everyone experiences life challenges and that you’re not the only one. To see things clearly bring your attitude in line with reality.

9.  You think you don’t need help. Most people, myself included, believed at some point in their life that they could do it all bystart living a new life themselves. This kind of thinking doesn’t work very well. The only guarantee you will get is being frustrated and exhausted.

We are here to help and support one another. Your life will be enhanced when you’re able to see people as a gift from God. Take the time and get to know the gifts God have given you by learning to trust others, reaching out to others, and admitting your need for others.

10. You believe you can’t change. It’s important to examine this false belief because it may not be yours. You could have picked it up from your parents. I know this may sound a little harsh but some parents tell their children self-defeating things. Not all illusions come from you. Some are created by others.

11. You think your success is because of the work you’ve done. Don’t become a legend in your own mind. As you begin to experience success in life it’s important to give credit where credit is due. Selfishly claiming what belongs to God is the quickness way to lose it all. Pride usually comes before the fall so give the Glory to God.

12. You feel you’re alone. I call this the ultimate illusion. The next time you’re by yourself look around you. Feel the air. Go outside and watch the squirrels chase each other. Look up and see the clouds move gracefully. God’s presence is all around you. You are never alone.

Foolish dreamers live in a world of illusion;
wise realist plant their feet
on the ground.
(Proverbs 14:18.)

 

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

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    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

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         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.

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    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.

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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.

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        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)

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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

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       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.

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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.

“Yes,oscar-w
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
t
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.

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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.

Our Dreams Have Wings / Thank You Richard Fletcher / Important Dates

Dedicated
with my deep admiration
and sincere appreciation to
Richard Fletcher.
While in Boy Scout Troop 17
many years ago,
Richard gave countless hours
of patient counseling and friendship
to this very lost young man
at the time in life
when it was most needed.
He encouraged, guided and enabled me to
enter broadcasting and I become host of the
Bill Anderson Music Show at KSTB radio
and Announcer and News Director at KWKC radio,
Co-Host of the Curtis Stone Soul Show,
(I will share more on this eye opening/awakening chapter later)
and Announcer and Host of the
On The Line” talk show simulcast over
KFMN-FM, KACC and KBLE in Abilene.
These positions in broadcasting
enabled me to work my way through College.

How well I remember
listening to Richard report on the
assassination of President John Kennedy
while tearfully sitting in the High School Library.
His compassionate reporting
inspired me enter the broadcasting profession.

And
when the precious Mother of Don and Billy Graves
asked that I become the Scoutmaster of Troop 57 in Abilene,
since no one was available,
I requested my friend Richard to serve in that capacity until
I became old enough to qualify.
Richard, with me as his Assistant, gladly did so.
Don and Billy continued their Scouting experience
along with many, many others.

And today,
I am very proud of the Rev. Donald Graves,
of the Center for Spiritual Living in Tucson,
who delivers powerful messages in dynamic ways:
“God is all there is,
so we are by nature a part of God,
filled with and surrounded by God.”
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Thank You Richard!

May God always
abide with you.
Your Life
is truly
a Blessing.

Love,
my friends,
ripples through
time.
It never dies.

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      Our Dreams Have Wings.

There comes a precious moment
in the brevity of Life,
when Love
for all those around you
is like the breathing of your Soul.
Your whole being is somehow transformed
into Love.
And you suddenly know,
you are Love,
and your Love
is something of the
Eternal.

Love waits patiently
for you,
my Friend,
for somewhere
to go.
In one beat
of your fragile Heart,
you can
open its Sacred Door
and give Love
a home,
and no one you know
will be lonely
anymore.

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        Open its Sacred Door.

My Dear Friends,
let us live Life
in such a manner
as to instill Joy and Hope,
even among the afflicted
who know not Joy,
who have lost
all Hope.

Perhaps,
there lies the deeper meaning of Life.
Perhaps, there is a reason why
our brief and precious lives
need not suffer so much
anymore.

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     The beautiful gifts of Life

One day,
I patiently studied
the breathtaking beauty
of but a single Flower.
And, as my mind turned to reflect
upon the beautiful gifts of Life,
it became clear to me,
such beauty shows us
the way.

In your restless dreams
you can wake
with a Flower of Love in your hand,
and come to know
you are not alone.

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    Beauty shows us the way.

“To hear never-heard sounds,
To see never-seen colors and shapes,
To try to understand the imperceptible
power pervading the world;

To fly and find pure ethereal substances
That are not of matter
But of that invisible soul pervading reality.
To hear another soul and to whisper to another soul;
To be a lantern in the darkness
Or an umbrella in a stormy day;
To feel much more than know.

To be the eyes of an eagle,
slope of a mountain;

To be a wave understanding
the influence of the moon;

To be a tree
and read the memory of the leaves

Dejan Stojanovic

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            Such Warm Embrace

Within the fragile petals
of a Flower unfolding
its beautiful Gift from Above,
you can discover God’s Love
that holds you
in such Warm Embrace.

There are Promises made
in the Spring of Life,
blossoming, fragrant,
in the look
in your eyes,
in your Heart
where God Lives,
where He Loves,
where He will stay.
And His vow to you
with every beautiful Spring:
His Love
has just begun.

“Learn to see,
and then you’ll know
there is no end
to the new worlds
of our vision.”

– Carlos Castaneda

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                       Learn to see.

If you quietly listen
with your Heart,
you can hear God whispering
in the leaves of the trees,
in the waves pounding
upon the shores
of your Soul,
in the rhythm
of the falling rain,
in the song
every bird sings:
“I wish you had known
just how much
I Love you.”

 Our dreams
have wings.

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   See the space that surrounds.

And now,
for my students
in Philosophy,
past and future.
Let me know
what you think,
and that you are
thinking:

Look into the mirror
of this Life
to see the space
that surrounds
what is both real
and not.

The space
in which we live
is not what you think.
It is the slope of a mountain
you climb
to reach whatever
your Heart is desiring,
it is your laughter
illuminated by the sunshine
of your smiles,
it is the pillow
upon which you lay
your dreams.

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        The horizon of destiny.

But there is no house
in which we dwell,
only the mirror
of our mind,
a place-less place,
reflecting the warm smiles
of what was,
the faceless Face
of God
whose Loving
Heart
keeps beating
and will never part.

I’m with you
in singing skies and dancing waters
laughing children growing old
And in the heart and in the spirit
And in the truth when it is told.
– John Denver

The space you see,
which appears to form
the horizon
of destiny,
in the wink of an eye
will be turning.
The singular moment
in which we live,
in which we dwell,
is adrift
in a vast Ocean
of Love.

As we experience Life
seeping from the veins
of our awareness,
we may come to know
that we do not live
in a void,
but in the illusion of shades
of darkening and light.

Our lives are
a form of shadow
that give me visibility
to see myself,
enabling me
to see me,
there,
where I am not.

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Looking back
is looking through,
a forward view
into the mist
of a new Morning.
And what is facing
you,
is looking too.

The seeming constancy of being
images Earthly reality,
a vibrant gaze
into the illusions
we see we are,
and are not.

But,
there are Sacred
places,
Elsewhere Spaces,
hidden presence,
the heartfelt homeless
deny.

“Dance me to your beauty
with a burning violin.

Dance me through the panic
’til I’m gathered safely in.

Lift me like an olive branch
and be my Homeward Dove.

Dance me to the end of love.
– Leonard Cohen

My Dear Children,
we live
in the Hope
of Tomorrow.
We live in the Joy
we have known,
in places
of the Heart,
as we finally
come to know,
the Love of God
never passes
away,
it will never
depart.

Goodnight.

sunset 2

      We see we are, and are not.

“How do I love thee?
Let me count the ways.

I love thee to the depth and breadth and height
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of Being and ideal Grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for Right;
I love thee purely, as they turn from Praise.
I love thee with a passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s faith.
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints,
– I love thee with the breath,

Smiles, tears, of all my life!
– and, if God choose,

I shall but love thee better after death.
– Elizabeth Barrett Browning

scape

We live in the Joy we have known.

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

Leaning Out For Love / Civil War Museum

We dressed up for the stock show!

We dressed up                for the stock show!

From beautifully crafted music we weave together a tapestry of thought and reflection that brings meaning to our lives and fosters understanding of the world around us. We are all in need of finding within ourselves some significant degree of unity with the seemingly incomprehensible stage upon which we play.

The writers of song are the poets and philosophers of our day. Their innermost thoughts can provide a lamp post for the mind that pervades the darkness of our narrow dwelling here on earth. I am grateful to these gifted artists who, with no small measure of courage, reveal the innermost depths of their hearts for the benefit of us all. So please allow me to share a tapestry of their love and understanding, that in blending together, forms a clearer understanding of the greatest quality of being that we can have for ourselves and our beloved children.

Sia fell in love with a rabbit.

Sia found a Rabbit she loves.

From the exquisite song, Suzanne (Link) by Leonard Cohen, we find a deeply meaningful message:

“There are children in the morning.
They are leaning out for Love,
And they will lean that way forever.”

Yes, our children, all of our children, will today and forever be, “Leaning out for Love”. Sometimes we fail to understand the behavior of our children, when their message of love becomes entangled with other things that we do not love. We do not recognize that what we are bearing witness to is not the real message our children truly wish to convey, a message they struggle to share in their every thought and deed.

Alden wants a dozen of these beauties.

Alden wants a dozen                  of these beauties.

A good time was had by all.

A good time was had by all.

Our gaze has strayed from looking at the compass of our hearts and, instead, seeks to look far down the pathway of life ahead.

And in so doing, we lose our direction. And sometimes, we lose our way. And in trying to find our way back home, we look everywhere, but in our own hearts. And then, we are startled to discover that we are suddenly lost – set adrift upon a vast, seemingly endless sea, with no sight of the shore.

Allow me to introduce the stunningly beautiful thoughts, found within the of lyrics of “Heaven on Earth” by Spadecaller, with music by Thomas Newman:

“That Next Place”
(click here to listen to this song)

“Beyond the turbulence of anguished thought
We found this special place within
,
Where pride intrudes not on the soul of love,
Imposes not on another’s Sacred Journey,
Respects humbly the right to be wrong,
Accepts silently the right to be right,
Awaits not for the wrong to be righted.”

We found this special place together
After the turbulence of anguished thought faded,
After the vexations of bitter hearts perished,
After surrendering yesterday’s regret,
After giving away tomorrow’s worry,
After the allure of Utopian dreams,
Drove us to our knees
in Forgiveness.”

I told you, it's a school for the creative!

This inexplicable creature was found roaming the halls. Hey, it’s a school for the creative!

We are here, in this time and space, neither yesterday or tomorrow. But forgiveness may be found on this day, and it shall remain with you forever. For your forgiveness to be moment by moment, will find you to be forgiven. Then the love you sought to share shall remain embedded in the heart of your child forever.

“The weak can never forgive.
Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.

– Mahatma Gandhi

On Friday, 1-31-14 we will meet at the Texas Civil War Museum (817-246-2323) 760 Jim Wright Freeway (Loop 820).

Drop-off will be at the Museum at 10:00 a.m. Pick up will be at the MUSEUM at 2:30 p.m.

What a surprise! It's Michael.

What a surprise! It’s Michael.

FINANCIAL: $8.50 fee for students & $10.50 for adults. This fee funds our docent program, slush fund for confederates reenacting the war and not fully accepting of Robert E. Lee’s surrender, and entrance to the museum (with a great lesson on the Victorian Lady). Please pay Dr. Anderson. Emergency Tele. No: 682-777-1908

The tub proved to be a popular gathering spot.

The tub proved to be a        popular gathering spot at the Stock Show.

LUNCH: We will dine at a nearby restaurant. Please provide funds. GIFT SHOP: Yes! They have a GREAT gift shop with items related to the war we have not necessarily lost!

Uniform pants with a belt & red monogrammed school shirt are required. Polish your shoes, the rebels are recruiting this week. This fabulous museum can be enjoyed by the entire family,

Students are NOT to leave the Museum or restaurant at any time for any reason, including the need to secure a ride, go off to war & whip the Yankees (which also requires a uniform, powder and gun) or use the restroom, without the approval of Dr. or Mrs. Anderson.

MUSEUM RULES
* No loud talking, running, or jumping or one of the new Anderson school staff will get you. (They are ALL ex-school principals. Notice their threatening gaze searching for any sign of misbehavior!)

* Stay with your chaperone at all times. If Dr. A seems jittery, he has had enough! Just offer him coffee with extra cream and allow him to quietly mutter incoherently to himself.

* Use clipboards for worksheets. Do not lean or write on exhibit display cases or walls or, you guessed it, Dr. A.

* No food, drink, candy, or gum is allowed inside. Give these items to Dr. A. He knows what to do with them.

* The museum has video surveillance & alarms so don’t be alarmed and please smile.

They reserve the right to refuse service and rough up those who do not wish to follow the rules of conduct. Now, there are exceptions and one of them is Dr. A. He is a good guy and won’t remember the rules, and he already looks roughed up.

IMPORTANT DATES
Feb. 1 Tuition Deposit Due for 2014-15
Feb. 7 Movie: Monument Men
Feb. 17 (Mon.) President’s Day Holiday
Mar. 10-14 Spring Break Holidays
Mar. 21 Texas Indian Market and Southwest Showcase (Arlington)

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