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God can do the
Impossible.
.
He can provide a way,
when there seems to be
no way.
If you need proof,
look
into a mirror.
You

are a Miracle.

You
have an absolute ability
of conveying deep feelings.
They can be
Magnificently presented.
.
You speak
through your eyes and your
Smiles.
Your Kind words
spread pure Love
in the air.

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In our current World
of darkness and sadness,
Prayer
offers Peace, Love, and Tranquility
to the Soul
of our Human existence.
.
The Love of God
is
the Light,
the Ray of Hope
to a brighter Future,
where darkness
will never prevail.
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But with Love for each other
and Faith in our Lord,
we shall all see the Light
again.
.
Today is teaching us
to be still and enjoy
the Truly Beautiful things in Life,
like Love, Peace
and Joy.

We
can escape to the Beauty
in Life.
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One thing that gives
us pleasure,
is to spend part of the day
with the afterglow.
 It is a real Gift
our Lord is sharing
with us.

The Light of Day
is
the Light of Love.
.

It gives us
immediate calm and Serenity.
The Beauty of God’s Nature
brings us Healing,
Joy 
and Peace.
.
Thank you Lord
for bringing such Love
and Beauty
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Today may pass,
but not from your
Heart.
The Treasures
of God’s Beautiful Gifts
reside deep inside us.
.
During our Time,
so many Beautiful things
come to be.
And our Blessed Hearts
and minds
can come to know
that we also can do
Beautiful things
for so many others.

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Cherish
your Time on this Beautiful Earth,
and make every effort to
pay Life forward.
Life
is too short
to not
give
.
.
Let us hold hands
all across our Beautiful World,
and show everyone
who we really are.
.
We are
who we Truly are,
when we share our
Happiness.

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Primordial Worlds
were shattered
and Divine Sparks
scattered,
giving Life
to Reality.
.
Such is
the Power of Love,
The Love
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Love
can be so pure.
The Love you give
 can be so unconditional.
.
Just
let it be.

If all Mankind had
Empathy, Compassion and Love,
what a wonderful World
this would be.
.
And we can
let it be.
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falling to the ground
water the Flowers
of our Precious Gifts
from God.
 Your Tears
are extraordinary.
.
Our World
is adorned with precious Images
of unusual Love.
It is very Beautiful and very moving.
Thank you Dear Lord
so much for this Wonderful
sharing.

Our Beautiful Home
on Mother Earth
is a touching story
of Love.
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As we spend our days
with such magnificent Creations
as our precious animal friends,
we grow to have
mutual Love and respect
for each other. 

We
are all on planet Earth
together,
meant to form bonds
of Friendship and Devotion.
Our ability to bond
with other precious animal
Creations,
 is dependent upon
our way of Life,
and how we Live.
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to grow and mature
in our thoughts and actions,
for what is now,
will be
the Future
.
Our Sacred Lives
will continue to flourish
with our smiles.
And the Sacred Words
and Wisdom
of the Holy Bible
will continue to Bless us
and future generations.
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Let your Heart
spread its wings
and fly.

And one day
soon,
you will know the Depth of God’s Love
for you
and for every person
in the World.
.
Keep the Faith
and the Hope and Peace
of God,
our Father.
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is always near,
in your Joy
and in your
sorrow.
.
He will ever care
for you
Listening to your
Prayers,
Lifting your Spirits
to the Sky.

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Listen.
Close your eyes
so that your Heart
may see.
.
Every single day
you can become
completely astonished
by all the warm Love
expressed in the Natural World
of God.
.
Love
really inspires
the Heart to beat,
and the mind
to sleep.
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Life,
to be very Happy
and have a Wonderful day,
Pray,
breathe deeply
and open your Heart
to all the Beauty
and Wonder
around us.

Accepting
the Love of God
literally makes the Heart
and the body,
feel so completely
at Peace.
.
Just smile.
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that you are you,
and God Loves
who your are.
.
Be at Peace
with the Reality
of the moment,
this precious Gift of
Today.
.
You are mentally and physically
in the now. 
This moment is
immeasurable.

Goodnight.
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Essence of Creativity

True or False: “This sentence is false.”

What was your answer to the question above? Did you quickly fire off an answer or did you have to think about it and then think about it some more?

Imagine for a moment that you could put on a set of inverted goggles and see the world through an entirely different lens. On one hand, you would literally see differently, but you might not view the world differently. If we look deep enough and allow ourselves to observe from a new lens, we will. Thomas S. Kuhn remarked in The Structure of Scientific Revolutions,[1]

“What a man sees depends upon what he looks at and also upon what his previous visual conceptual experience has taught him to see.”

The power of deep thinking is the essence of creativity. By learning how to think differently and deep, you will find that it is not only your creative thinking, but your critical thinking skills that vastly improve. This leads to higher levels of thinking and powerful problem-solving skills that you simply did not have before.

Let’s take a look at what deep thinking is, why you should learn about it, and what it will do for you.

How Do You Know That You Know the Stuff You Think You Know?

Have you heard the saying, the more you know the less you know? If you haven’t, take a moment and think about that phrase. By looking at the Theory of Knowledge, we can pose the following question: How do you know that you know the stuff you think you know?

Let’s look at an example. Solve the following: 2 + 2 = ?

The Power of Deep Thinking: Essence of Creativity

I am hoping you answered 4! Yet, let’s take a look at another way to look at this. In Plato and Platypus Walk into a Bar by Thomas Cathcart and Daniel Klein, we find the following story.

A western anthropologist is told by a Voohooni that 2 + 2 = 5. The anthropologist asks him how he knows this. The tribesman says,

“By counting, of course. First, I tie two knots in a cord. Then I tie two knots in another cord. When I join the two cords together, I have five knots.”
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Deep Thinking Is Thinking About Thinking

Rene Descartes famously stated, “Cogito ergo sum” or “I think, therefore I am” where he believed thinking as the essential characteristic of being Human.

In Why the World Doesn’t Seem to Make Sense, Steve Hagen discussed that Descartes arrived at the cogito through an experiment in radical doubt to discover if there was anything he could be certain of; that is, anything that he could not doubt away.[2] Hagen commented,

“He started out by doubting the existence of the external world. Then he tried doubting his own existence. But doubt as he would, he kept coming up against the fact that there was a doubter. Must be himself! He could not doubt his own doubting.”

 
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Essentially, Metacognition is awareness of one’s awareness. It is thinking about thinking or cognition about cognition.

  1. Meta means Beyond
  2. Cognition means Thinking

Thus, Metacognition means Beyond Thinking.

To be aware, it refers to the ability of the mind to stand back and watch itself in action. Here, we are able to examine the way we learn, remember, and think. The knowledge of how we process information gives us the opportunity to change how we process it. [3]

Can We Really Know What Anything Is?

Hagen poses the following question in his book Why the World Doesn’t Seem to Make Sense: Here it is, but what is it? Do we truly know what something is?

Hagen remarks,

When we try to answer this, have we merely answered the question “how do we conceive of it?” or “what do we call it?” Some deeper question remains.

 

For example, if I say, “Here, in this cup, is water,” you may ask, “What is water?” But as scientists we might wish to point out, “Water is hydrogen and oxygen.” Thus, by using scientific methods it seems we can discover what water is “made of.”

With confidence we say, “What is really in this cup is hydrogen and oxygen, combined and transformed into this unique substance we call ‘water’.” But the questions continue.

Hagen concludes, “What is hydrogen? What is oxygen? And so we look again, using scientific methods, and say, “Hydrogen is an element made of atoms, each consisting of a single proton and a single electron.”

But still the questions remain: what are atoms? What are protons and electrons? It seems that we’ve started on a never-ending regression. At no time do we ever really get to the other end of the question: “What is water?” We can name the mind object, even break it down and name its parts, but we still don’t really answer the question.”

Reading this passage leaves me to ask myself: can we ever really know what anything is? Let’s look at another example from Hagen.

He illustrates just how strange our world is through the conversation between a physicist and a philosopher:

Physicist: …and so we conclude an electron is a particle.

Philosopher: But you also claim an electron is a wave.

Physicist: Yes, it’s also a wave.

Philosopher: But surely, not if it’s a particle.

Physicist: We say it’s both wave and particle.

Philosopher: But that’s a contradiction, obviously.

Physicist: Are you then saying it’s neither wave nor particle?

Philosopher: No, I’m asking what you mean by “it.”

A Gap in the Stream of Consciousness

You might be wondering what the difference is between Metacognition and Cognition.

  • Cognition. This is the process of acquiring knowledge for understanding. Cognition is thinking.
  • Metacognition. This relies on awareness and control of cognitive processes. Metacognition will help you find gaps in your learning and thinking. However, you must have acquired some previous knowledge about a topic prior to Metacognition. As mentioned earlier, Metacognition goes beyond just thinking… it is thinking about thinking.

Now that you have an understanding of the fundamental principle behind deep thinking, let’s take a look at how to develop it.

In the book The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle,[4] we learn the following lessons.

Constantly Observe Your Mind Without Judging Your Thoughts

Here we should ask one simple question, “What will my next thought be?” Try it. Can you think of your next thought? Probably not.

By continually asking this question, you can delay the arrival of your next thought. This is due to what is called the quantum zeno effect, where we can freeze our current state by observing it. Essentially, there can be no change while you are watching it.

Life Is Simply a Series of Present Moments

Here we are informed that the past is simply all the present moments that have gone by. Tolle posits that the only important time is the present, for which we think about the least. Furthermore, the present is simply future present moments waiting to go by.

Imagine leaving your body and watching yourself think. Think of this as a mental movie where your goal is not to judge the actors, but to simply observe them.

Tolle refers to entering into the Now or the Present as creating a gap in the stream of mind. Asking yourself the question What will my next thought be?” creates that gap and allows you to dis-identify from your mind. Once you do this, you have elevated yourself above thought. This is Enlightenment.

Stages of Deep Thinking

Before we look at strategies you can use to become a deep thinker, let’s briefly look at the stages of deep thinking known as the Three Levels of Thought. [5]

  • Level 1: Lower Order Thinking. The individual is not reflective, has a low to mixed skill level, and relies solely on gut intuition.
  • Level 2: Higher Order Thinking. The individual is selective on what to reflect on, has a high skill level, yet lacks critical thinking vocabulary.
  • Level 3: Highest Order Thinking. The individual is explicitly reflective, has the highest skill level, and routinely uses critical thinking tools.

Strategies to Become a Deep Thinker

To enter into the Highest Order Thinking, try the following strategies.

Increase Self-Awareness by Thinking About Thinking

Imagine you could become aware of how you learn. We know that we must have a baseline of previous knowledge about something to use Metacognition. Think of your Intelligence as what you think and Metacognition as how you think. Let’s look at a series of questions you can ask yourself by using the Elements of Thought.[6]

  • Purpose. What am I trying to accomplish?
  • Questions: What question am I raising or addressing? Am I considering the complexities in the question?
  • Information: What information am I using to get to my conclusion.
  • Inferences: How did I reach this conclusion? Is there another way to interpret the information?
  • Concepts: What is the main idea? Can I explain this idea?
  • Assumptions: What am I taking for granted?
  • Implications: If someone accepted my position, what would the implications be?
  • Points of View. From what point of view am I looking at this issue? Is there another point of view I should consider?

Challenge Current Learning Methods Through Meta-Questions

Meta-Questioning is higher order questions we can use to explore ideas and problems. Here are some examples.

  • Why did it happen?
  • Why was it true?
  • How does X relate to Y?
  • Why is reasoning based on X instead of Y?
  • Are there other possibilities?

Let’s look at a practical example.

  • When you say: “I can’t do this.” Change this to: “What specifically can I not do?”
  • You say: “I can’t exercise.” Then ask: “What is stopping me?”
  • You say: “I don’t have time.” Now ask yourself: “What needs to happen for me to start exercising?”
  • You discover: “What time wasters can I eliminate in order to create more time to exercise?”
  • Then imagine how you could start exercising: “If I could exercise, how would I do it?”

View the World Through Different Lens

Here is a technique you can use to foster a deeper understanding of a problem—Four Ways of Seeing:

  • How does X view itself?
  • How does Y view itself?
  • How does X view Y?
  • How does Y view X?
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Try to apply the technique like this: suppose we are in the United States looking at a foreign country. First, draw four boxes, then list the questions. Second, start answering the questions.

  • In box #1 ask: “How do we see the United States?”
  • Box #2: “How does China see themselves?”
  • Box #3: “How does China see the United States?”
  • Box #4: “How do you see them?”

Thought Experiments

One last technique you can use to become a deep thinker —Thought Experiments. This is a device of the imagination used to investigate the nature of just about anything. [7] Thought Experiments seek to learn about reality through thinking:

  • Visualize a situation and set it up in your imagination.
  • Let it run or carry out some type of operation.
  • See what happens.
  • Draw a conclusion.

The team at Stanford describes this using the following example: Since the time of Lucretius, we’ve learned how to conceptualize space so that it is both finite and unbounded. Let’s see how this Thought Experiment can work.

  • Imagine a circle, which is a one-dimensional space.
  • As we move around, there is no edge, but it is nevertheless finite.
  • What can you conclude? The universe might be a three-dimensional version of this topology.

Think Deep, and You Will Think Creatively

Thinking deep will change how you think, feel, and view the world. When you understand this concept, you will start to think beyond simple beliefs.

“When the root is Deep… There is no reason to fear the wind.”

Deep Thinking will change how you think, feel, and view the world. When you understand this concept, you will start to think beyond simple beliefs.

By applying all the skills mentioned in this article, you will be able to think deeper and explore more possibilities.

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Reference

[1] Thomas S. Kuhn: The Structure of Scientific Revolutions
[2] Steve Hagen: Why the World Doesn’t Seem to Make Sense: An Inquiry Into Science, Philosophy and Perception
[3] ThePeakLearner: What is Metacognition? 3 Key Points to Remember
[4] Eckhart Tolle: The Power of Now
[5] Thinker’s Guide Library: Critical Thinking Concepts & Tools
[6] Thinker’s Guide Library: Critical Thinking Concepts & Tools
[7] Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy: Thought Experiments

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” Autumn is a second Spring,
when every Leaf is a Flower”.
Albert Camus

Tree With Maple LeavesYes.
Leaves are the Flowers
of Fall.
They are
transformed
into Beautiful Colors
cast against the Sky so blue,
as they take flight

in fields so bold
of shade and hue.

.
And then,
the withered Leaves collect at our feet
and the Wind begins to move
and moan.

And the Beauty of the Leaves
reminds us to forget,
to no longer remember
our troubles and travails,
the toils and tribulations,
and our longing for belonging
takes flight
anew.

For with every Leaf
that falls,
a Beautiful new Leaf
will Spring forth
from
the Tree of Life.

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

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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 is there to reminder us
of our strength, our resilience,
our rebirth,
so that we can survive
the storms of our Life
and
Blossom like Flowers
once again
.

And now
in our knowing,
we are

miles away
in another World,
the REAL World.
Sunshine fills our eyes
and our Dreams are hung
in the Heart
near the Sky.
And in our eyes

we behold
there is magic
everywhere
.

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The Soul
sets sail to a place
in the Heart,
and we are running
through the pastures of the mind
and laying among the Leaves
under the magnificent Trees,
thinking and Dreaming.

And Life
becomes REAL again.
What a wonderful place to be. 
May God teach us
where our Home,
and our Heart
Truly is,
and always has been.
May your Sacred Heart
once again
be unified with
Creation,
and our Creator.

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Philosopher René Descartes 
wondered whether the World we experience
while awake
might itself be a Dream.
If the Dream World feels just as real
as the waking one,
how can we know for certain
that we’re not Living in a Dream
a Dream from which we may one day
wake up?
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“All that we see or seem
is but a Dream
within a D
ream.”

Edgar Allan Poe

If Life is the Dream,
then death is the end
of that Dream.
If we consider that the I
we call consciousness,
is the reason this body is alive,
then yes.

Every Religion
is mostly based
around the idea that Life is a great Dream,
and that death is an awakening
from that Dream
into God’s Kingdom.

After the death of his old friend,
Albert Einstein said
“Now Besso has departed
from this strange World

a little ahead of me.
That means nothing.
People like us … know that the distinction
between past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent
illusion.”

New evidence continues to suggest
that Einstein was right,
death is an illusion.

Burning treeMy Dear Friends,
we can be close
to our Dear Lord,
in feeling older
and acting like
a Child.

Being
like a Child,
is being close
to YOU.
We are
Children of God.

“Truly, I say to you,
unless you turn and become like Children,
you will never enter the Kingdom of Heaven.
Whoever humbles himself like this Child
is the greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven.
Whoever receives one such Child in my name
receives me.”

Matthew 18:1-35

And,
the melody of the moment
pierces the deepest chamber
of the Heart.

As we behold such Beauty
all around,
it makes us want to cry.
It enters our Lives,
and overflows the Heart
and turns into a calm quiet
and Peace.

The Beauty of the Earth
makes us feel like
we have just been showered
with stark new Reality
that melts away the gray
of yesterday,
as it touches the Soul
in a golden glow
of Sunlight
and Salvation.

Such Beauty
has taught us to enjoy
Creation.
Life

is the Colors
of the Rainbow,
a reflection of God’s Work of Art,
the refraction of something called
His Love.

The Story of our Life
has new beginnings,
and told endings.
What awaits us all
on this Journey we walk,
is interpreted
with delicacy and subtlety,
or
horror
and war
.
.
We ever have the chance,
the choice,
to see the World
where we use to Live,
for a time longer
than we know of
as Today.

For deep within every Being,
is a Gardener,
wanting to nurture
the Garden of our Dreams,
and hear the melodious sound
of waves lapping upon the shores of Time
and the Loving breeze
that inspires
every Living Thing
to breathe.

My Dear Friends,
another Day is dawning.
Yes,
a new day has begun.

And the memories of this Day
 can include the Sun
that rises in the Heart
,
if
you let it touch you,

and come to understand
what Happiness is.
.
Look,
soon it will be Morning.
 And as we wait for this Sun to rise,
let us think of a new Life,
a new Dawn,
and new Memories
that will begin.

If
we cannot understand
how Life goes on
the way it does,
perhaps
we are not Truly
alive.
For we Live

in vain,
or

we Live in each other’s
Heart.

“I have labored in vain,
I have spent my strength for nought,
and in vain:
yet surely my judgment is with the LORD,
and my work with my God. “
Jeremiah 8:8.

Love
is the Gift
God allows you
to give
yourself,
as you give
to others.
.
Today,
is a reflection of
Life.
But Tomorrow
can be
a reflection of
Love.

One Day,
can be a Lifetime
of Serenity and Beauty

nurturing the Garden
of your Heart.
It is so very Beautiful
and compliments the Colors of the Rainbow
 that unfold after it rains
tears of Thanksgiving.

Brown and Green Grass Field during SunsetLove
is painted

on the canvass
of the Endless Blue Sky
of your Heart.
With Love,
you find yourself
drifting
into such a Peaceful place,
deep within your very
Being.
.
Love
is where the Music
of this Sacred Moment
takes you
in your Heart.

Your thoughts
may be gentle
in reply.
Deep gentleness
can come
when there is Wisdom.
Let go of the things
you punish yourself
and others for.
Walk into the Beautiful Fields
of Peace,
found only
in the Sacred Sanctuary of your
Heart.

What you have done
may also be,
what you have never
done,
when Forgiveness
Blossoms
like a Flower
in the fertile field
of your Heart.

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You
can finally find yourself
and find where you belong.
The True Meaning
of your precious Life,
is not you.
.
Your Life
is written with
our Heavenly Poet’s Pen.
Your Wings can unfold
and flight you will behold,
when you whisper
God’s Name,
and you are told
“I Love You”.

If we carefully look
and Pray

and behold our reflection in the water,
we can see His Face
rather than our own.
We can come to realize
God is truly within us,
and as a Child of God,
reflect Him
and no longer ourselves.
.

When
we have given ourselves to Him,
we discover
He IS Pure Love,
and finally we know,
WE are One.

Goodnight.

Drs. Oz & Roizen:
New benefits of omega-3s discovered

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The largest fish in the world is the 40-foot-long whale shark, which can weigh more than 40,000 pounds — all from ingesting plankton and small fish. But it’s the 4- to 15-inch-long anchovy and herring, along with tuna, that are common sources of the omega-3 fish oil that delivers oversized heart health benefits.

Now, a recent study reveals some new ways this essential fatty acid can keep your life going, well, swimmingly. For three years, researchers from Switzerland tracked older folks and found that those who had an active lifestyle and no preexisting conditions showed unexpected benefits from omega-3s.

If those participants took 1 gram of omega-3s a day, their overall risk of infection fell by 11%, upper respiratory infections specifically were reduced by 10% and the risk of a urinary tract infection decreased by 62%.

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Interestingly, the research also found that for those folks, omega-3s did not protect against broken bones, strengthen muscle function or lessen memory problems — possibly, say the researchers, because the study participants were already doing well in those areas to begin with.

To make sure you’re getting the omega-3s you need to stay healthy, indulge in salmon, sea trout, anchovies and sardines. Flaxseed, chia seeds, avocados and walnuts also provide some, as can a fish or algal oil supplement.

But ask your doc about taking a daily supplement first, since it may interact with some medications, such as aspirin, blood thinners, blood pressure meds and certain chemotherapies.

Mehmet Oz, M.D. is host of “The Dr. Oz Show,” and Mike Roizen, M.D. is Chief Wellness Officer Emeritus at Cleveland Clinic. To live your healthiest, tune into “The Dr. Oz Show” or visit www.sharecare.com.

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The Illusions of Life and Death / Lithium and Lower Risk of Dementia – Crazy Water / School Starts on Tuesday, Sept. 5

Your brain without hugs.

For
my Philosophy students.

Your brains
have been asleep
all Summer long.
Don’t ask me
how
I know this.
Now,
get that confused look
back on your face,
and get to class!
It’s a good indication
that once again,
you are
thinking,
and, according to
René Descartes,
you finally
exist.

“People like us …
know that the distinction between
past, present and future
is only a stubbornly persistent
illusion.”

– Albert Einstein

Our consciousness
does not exist in our brains
or in our bodies.

This illusion
of our individual selves,
and the misinformation of our true origins,
has manifested the idea
that we think independently
from one another.

But,
there is a Spiritual Bond
we hold in common
between all things in the Universe,
and we are all part of
One
Divine Intelligence.

“Know thyself
and thou shalt know
all the mysteries of the gods
and the Universe”.
– inscription on the Ancient
Greek Temple of Apollo at Delphi

Matter,
within the illusory building blocks
of our perceivable existence,
is molded by thoughtful intent.

My Dear Friends,
consciousness shapes
reality.
And we consciously
reshaped our beautiful Forests
from Cathedrals of the Heart,
into structures
where we worship
our feeble minds.

Now,
our thought processes
have become so linear
that
our creativity has been
squelched and highly limited
by the preponderance of
straight lines and
ninety degree angles.
We call these structures
Home.

We kicked ourselves
out
of our beautiful
Garden.
Now the mind
of Mankind
no longer envisions
and dreams of
the breathtaking
Natural World
God
placed us
into.

Now,
we have lived
long enough to say,
and with our dying breath:
“With so very many
things to do,
I
got in my
way.
And along this
narrow path,
I failed
to give away,
all the Love
gifted to me
from Above.”

                      The breathtaking Natural World.

Yes,
we forgot
to give and take Love
easy,
as the leaves grow
on the Trees,
as grass grows
on the open fields
with such ease.

“Peace like a river ran through the city.
Long past the midnight curfew
We sat starry-eyed.
We were satisfied
and I remember,
misinformation followed us
like a plague.”
Paul Simon

But,
there is Hope.

From this moment on,
Life
ever begins again.
The answer
to all our Prayers,
begins
with the Prayer.

“A thrill of Hope;
the weary World rejoices,
For yonder breaks
a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees!
O hear the Angel voices!”
Placide Cappeau

To sing the Song of Freedom
and finally know
what keeps us strong
all day long,
is to have
a reason
to Believe in
Love,
to know
Love is the question
and Love is the Answer
to Prayer
from Up Above.

The Whispers
of the Morning,
through the leaves
of the trees
on high,
are all about
God’s Love.
Our first Home
was in the
Garden,
of His Heart.

          A reflection of the present.

Everything that happens,
tomorrow or in the past,
could be a reflection
of the present.
It is possible
that there is only
ONE moment in Time.

In The Unreality of Time
by John McTaggart,
time is just another dimension,
future events are
already there”.
read more

The mirrored walls of this moment
could replicate conscious awareness
and fill us with the illusion
of controlling reality
and everything
that exists.

Everything is possible.
What is ‘Real’
could be based upon repeating patterns
designed to function in
a real time
simulation.

What is a simulation?
What is Reality?
How do you determine what is Real?
 Are we floating on a sea of relativity?
Are we projected from some point
at the center of the
Galaxy?

Is each person
at the center of their own
Universal Consciousness?
Is the center
everywhere,
and
at the beginning and the end

of time,
in every when?

Everything
is dependent on the observer?
YOU!

  If you remove the observer,
YOU,
and are replaced
with a quantum computational system
that manipulates the constants
that YOU observe,
do we now have a way to manipulate
time and space?

The road to understanding
may be infinitely
long.
Matter may be nothing more
than a very compelling
illusion.

YOU
may be a very real
uncertainty.

But you do
exist.

René Descartes,
French philosopher and mathematician,
had radical doubts.
He wondered
if nothing that is perceived or sensed
is really true.
But there was one Truth:
there is a mind, a consciousness
doing the doubting.
And so he postulated,
‘I think,
therefore
I am’.

So,
when you come to class,
if you are thinking
I will count you
present.
If not,
you may not
exist.

Epistemological questions
may forever,
if time is even considered
to exist,
have no clear
resolutions.
Points of view,
may never be
resolved.
Which sounds
like the politics of the
day!

                      ‘I think, therefore, I am’.

My Dear Friends,
someday soon,

death will be conquered.
It is the last enemy
on God’s time schedule
to be defeated.

“The last enemy
that shall be destroyed
is death”
1 Cor. 15:26

Eternity,
the anticipated Singularity,
will require a Peace
no one has yet discovered.
It is a Peace
beyond our recognition,
beyond any words or understanding.
It is a Peace that can only come
from our Heavenly Father.

The knowledge of Eternal Peace
resides within
the Holy Word of God.
If we learn to trust
in Him,
we can Love one another
without restraint
and live
in Eternal Peace.

“When peace,
like a river,
attendeth my way,
When sorrows
like sea billows roll;
Whatever my lot,
Thou hast taught me to say,
It is well,
it is well with my Soul.”
Horatio G. Spafford

Pray
for Peace.

Goodnight.

Lithium in water may cut dementia
read more

On a personal note:
How well I remember meeting a Lady
in Mineral Wells, Texas in 1964.
She told me she was 100 years old.
But she looked to me to be in her 60’s! 
She showed me her driver’s license
and she really was 100 years old.

I could not believe it!

Later, I asked her what the secret was
to her longevity and youthful looks.
She whispered in my ear, “Crazy Water”.
No, I did not comprehend what she was saying.
But she got in her car
and headed for the Crazy Water Hotel
with her empty water bottles.
Wow!

People with higher levels of lithium in their drinking water appear to have a lower risk of developing dementia, say researchers in Denmark.

Lithium is naturally found in tap water, although the amount varies.

The findings, based on a study of 800,000 people, are not clear-cut. The highest levels cut risk, but moderate levels were worse than low ones.

Experts said it was an intriguing and encouraging study that hinted at a way of preventing the disease.

The study, at the University of Copenhagen, looked at the medical records of 73,731 Danish people with dementia and 733,653 without the disease.

Those drinking water with the highest lithium levels (above 15 micrograms per litre) had a 17% reduction in risk.

The researchers said: “This is the first study, to our knowledge, to investigate the association between lithium in drinking water and the incidence of dementia.

“Higher long-term lithium exposure from drinking water may be associated with a lower incidence of dementia.”

Brain-altering

Lithium is known to have an effect on the brain and is used as a treatment in bipolar disorder.

However, the lithium in tap water is at much lower levels than is used medicinally.

Experiments have shown the element alters a wide range of biological processes in the brain.

This broad impact could explain the mixed pattern thrown up by the different doses, as only certain dosing sweet-spots change brain activity in a beneficial way.

Prof Simon Lovestone, from the department of psychiatry at the University of Oxford, said: “This is a really intriguing study.

“In neurons in a dish and in mouse and fruit-fly models of Alzheimer’s disease, lithium has been shown to be protective.

“Not only that, but lithium is used to treat people with bipolar disorder and some studies have suggested that people on lithium for this reason, often for life, might also be protected from Alzheimer’s.”

No therapy

At the moment, there is no drug that can stop, reverse or even slow the progression of the disease.

Dr David Reynolds, from the charity Alzheimer’s Research UK, said: “It is potentially exciting that low doses of a drug already available in the clinic could help limit the number of people who develop dementia.

“[Our analysis] suggests that a treatment that could delay dementia by just five years would mean that 666,000 fewer people develop dementia by 2050 [in the UK].”

Prof. Tara Spires-Jones, from the Center for Discovery Brain Sciences, at the University of Edinburgh, said: “This association does not necessarily mean that the lithium itself reduces dementia risk.

“There could be other environmental factors in the area that could be influencing dementia risk.

“Nonetheless, this is an interesting result that will prompt more research into whether lithium levels in the diet or drinking water may modify risk of dementia.”

Crazy Water ?
Yes,
it has a high level of Lithium.
I buy mine at Albertsons
read more

The waters of Mineral Wells, TX have been making folks feel good inside and out since 1881. The legend goes like this: In late 1881, a woman who suffered from dementia would sit by the well all day drinking the mineral water. People slowly began to notice that the crazy old lady was not so crazy anymore. Had the water from the well alleviated the lady’s “crazies”? The well became known as the “Crazy Well” and thousands of people from all over the country flocked to this magical well, including a man named Ed Dismuke. Mr. Dismuke was told by his doctor that there was no remedy for his ailing stomach. But Mr. Dismuke began drinking the magical water and before he knew it, he was restored to health. In 1904, Mr. Dismuke founded the Famous Mineral Water Company, selling and distributing the mineral water. Now, more than 100 years later, people are still drinking Crazy Water

No. 4 is the strongest, full-bodied mineral water that we recommend drinking 1-2 glasses a day.

 Mineral Type (mg/l)
Calcium 32
Magnesium 19
Potassium 5
Bicarbonate (HCO3) 758
T. Alkalinity (CaCO3) 621
Sulfate 1170
Fluoride .5
Sodium Chloride 72
Manganese .006
Zinc .53
Silica 15
Lithium .17
pH 8.2
Dissolved Solids 2763

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