Unfettered With Pure Exaltation / Saffron Prevention of Age-Related Vision Loss /

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          Trip the Light Fantastic

We are beings of a Human dimension
and of many levels of awareness,
some known
and some unknowable.
And in our travels to gain Wisdom,
the tenuity of our being
may encounter
a healing awareness.

The journey
from tragedy
to Hope
can be the distance
between one beat of your Heart
and the next.

Yes,
somewhere in time,
which is this moment,
now
and forever,
we may receive
a Gift of Divinity,
one that imparts
the awareness
of God’s Healing
Love.

What if
you trip the Light Fantastic
and awoke one morning
to realize the Infinite Love
inside of you
waiting to be discovered?

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Our shadows are cast long and deep.

Such Exquisite Love,
My Dear Friends,
exists.
It may be
the only thing
that truly does exist.
And it is a reflection
of what is alive
and dwells deeply
within an Infinite Reality.

“Love Gandhi-11
is the only reality
and it is not
a mere sentiment.
It is the Ultimate Truth
that lies at the
Heart of Creation.”
– Mohandas Gandhi

We perceive ourselves
reflected in the mirror
of what we do, where we are,
what we believe.

But our shadows
are cast long and deep
in the direction
of what has been,
not what will be.

chuck Palahniuk 2“Maybe
the only thing

each of us can see
is our own shadow.”
– Chuck Palahniuk

My Friends,
in attempting to comprehend
what is incomprehensible,
we can act to enable
a new birth of freedom
and explore the unknown
and the unknowable,
working together
in unison with the Lord.
The Void
beyond our awareness,
may be Lovingly filled
by our Collective Conscience.

“I want to fly with you
across the sunrise,

discover what begins
each shining day”.

– Jeffrey Bullock

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The Majesty and Mystery of our being.

We may relate to each other,
one fragile Human to another,
and to the Majesty and the Mystery
of our being
on a Harmonic scale.
And this Harmony,
this Chorus of beautiful Song,
will take us down
a Spiritual Path
which evolves into
unified movement,
and pure Loving energy.

Your journey in Life
can be with none
but yourself,
only and very lonely.
Or made with unbridled Joy,
in a new era
where Life has just begun,
walking hand in hand
with the Lord.

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Our shadows are cast long and deep.

Such Joy
as we may come to know
is mirrored in
our laughter in Life.
We can become so excited,
so unfettered with pure exaltation,
that we find we cannot deny
each new day
ends in a beautiful dream
filled with anticipation and Hope,
instead of a sigh.

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With none but yourself.

Something
happens as we grow older.
Our experience with others
not content with Life,
those filled with unreal
and unrealized expectations,
make us think at some point
that it is not correct to react
in pure delight.
We temper Joy with reserve,
hesitation, caution.
And our joy is suppressed, strangled, smothered –
the unspeakable Joy that
God wants for you.

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    Life itself has NO rules.

Your child
is the greatest teacher
you will ever know.

Through the eyes of your child
you can learn to laugh with abandon,
sparkle with delight,
sing along with Heaven,
come to see
the Light.

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Only and very lonely.

Jesus gives us
in a moment of pure Insight,
a remarkable Revelation:
be more like them.

“Except ye be converted,
and become as little children,
ye shall NOT enter into
the Kingdom of Heaven.

Whosoever therefore shall humble himself
as this little child,
the same is greatest in the
Kingdom of Heaven.” 

– Matthew 18:3-4

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          Down a Spiritual Path.

We are drawn
down an ever evolving,
more and more serious
pathway:
a dangerous highway,
pot marked and pitted and filled
with memories
of moments in misery.
But these came about
because we did not comprehend
that:

“Life itself has NO rules.
That is its mystery
and its unknown law.

What you call knowledge
is an attempt to impose something
comprehensible on life.”
   – Carl Jung

We impose our reality optical illusion c
upon a World
we do not really know,
that may not exist
as we think,
or may not
exist at all.

But in the throes
of Life’s incomprehensibility,
its lawlessness and strange meandering,
your child
can offer Hope,
can take you back
to your source,
where you began,
where once you felt
truly Loved,
at home.

denver“Just when it feels like
its hopeless

And Ill never make it alone,
I hear the voices of angels
Tenderly calling me home.

Home,
come on home

Ye who are weary come home.
Softly and tenderly calling
Home, come on home.”
– John Denver

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The Flower of childhood

In the arms
of your child
you are also held
by others:
the Father who cared for you,
sustained you,
the Loving Mother,
with such abundant,
unconditional Love,
and the Heavenly Father
you came from,
not through.
Here
is Family.
Here is the future foretold,
of longing to be,
of belonging,
of Loving to behold.

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The Flower
of childhood
shatters the cold stone
Hearts
left out in the wind.

We all Love deeply,
yet so few of us
are Blessed
with knowing we are
deeply Loved.

If we could know this
but in Life,
and not wait
until the day of our death,
know in this day,
and not in the misery
of moments remembered
fraught with deep regret,
not in the morrow
of Suns
that will never rise again,
never set.

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           The morrow of Suns.

Such Wisdom
may be found
between the pages
of a beautiful Book,
the Holy Bible,
written for all the
Children of God,
born of the Spirit
and of a very deep,
abiding Love
to ever and forever
keep.

Far beyond
what we may ever
comprehend,
is a Love
that is a many, many
Splendored Thing,
that exists
in every Song to Sing,
to extend and blend,
to receive and send,
heal and mend.

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       Your journey in Life

I am wondering
if the people who have never
put their hopes and dreams,
their time and other things,
into the precious Life
of another without Hope,
without Love,
will see Life dissolve
before their eyes
with little or no Hope,
never having known
the Truth –
that
Life is Love,
that the truly homeless
are not only those without
a place to live,
they are those without
someone to Love.

Goodnight.

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More than 600,000 Americans are homeless
on a given night,
according to the latest government data.
Nearly a quarter are
children.

From our friends at the Underground Health Reporter:

Can Saffron Prevent Age-Related Vision Loss?

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) afflicts 2% of Americans between 50 and 60, and 30% of Americans over the age of 75. According to the National Eye Institute, AMD is the principal cause of irreversible blindness in Americans.

Research has shown that certain plant carotenoids – antioxidant pigments that give fruits and vegetables their colors – can help keep early-stage macular degeneration from progressing, but until recently scientists have been unable to develop a targeted strategy to defend against “normal” loss of visual acuity that occurs with aging. Supplementing with saffron may hold the key.

The first study tested 20 mg of saffron against a placebo. After three months of supplementing with saffron, patients showed an average increase of 1 full line on the eye vision chart, measured at a 20-foot distance. So, an AMD patient with 20/40 vision now had 20/30 vision!

Scientists followed up with a second study that replicated testing circumstances but lasted for 14 months instead of just 3 months. This time, sensitivity to light improved for the entire duration of the study when patients supplemented with saffron, and visual acuity jumped 2 full lines on the Snellen vision chart!

A third study published in the Journal of Translational Medicine confirmed saffron’s vision-enhancing benefits.

Saffron is an extremely nutrient-dense spice that contains manganese, vitamin C, potassium, magnesium, iron, and vitamin B6. Health experts link saffron with cancer prevention, energy enhancement, immune strengthening, asthma relief, depression treatment, Alzheimer’s protection, and menstrual cramp relief.

Experts say that you can double saffron’s benefits by combining it with the vision-boosting nutrients alpha-carotene, lutein, zeaxanthin, astaxanthin, and cyaniding-3-glucoside.   read more

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The Language of the Heart / Organics

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The Language of the Heart

A message came
From a voice so soft,
So in love with life,
So wise beyond years.
She seemingly looked back in time,
To a frozen moment
Hearts could not pass by.

Lovingly, she held a beautiful foundling
Compassionately in her tiny arms
With a warm embrace.
And her tiny voice filled my soul,
As she comforted her new friend
And shared the treasure in her heart,
Of her Love,
One for the other.

And there I stood,
With tears astride my pride,
Disguised as a smile,
They were left hidden inside,
As I watched this child
Stand up for love,
Affirming all the hope there is in life,
Doing what was beautiful.
What was right.

In a lesson never too late for learning,
Something deep inside this child
Shared the reason we exist,
Our reason for living.

Her expression of abiding Love
Was for a very special creation,
The one Jason rescued
On the road of life,
The one he found
A long, long way from home,
With no place to go.
One so very near to death.

 Many times I have seen
How the loving presence
Of an animal friend can heal,
Where people may have no effect.
The language of the heart,
Like other truths,
Seems, somehow, so simple.

The canyons of our minds
Can lead us down pathways
Toward truth.
But there is a special place
Where warm, honest hearts
Sound a lot like music,
Feel like the warm embrace
Of gently winds
Caressing your face,
Tastes like the rain tastes.

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                 Saffron

Coming directly at you,
It becomes you.
And the winds of change
Blow gently, lovingly through you.
And what you were,
Is no more.

A Love for the wild and free
Becomes an enchanting, mysterious, unchained melody,
Like nothing that ever was
You and me.
Such Love lives on and on
In the Sacred Ground
Of the heart.
Transformed into loving memory,
It sustains, restores,
Nourishes what will be.

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Still lives
In his desire to free Love again,
To save the Majesty of Being,
He found in a different kind of friend.

As he shared with me,
Shortly before he left this life,
“Love should never die
A secret death.
Nor should it fail
To live again.”

Then he entrusted
Saffron to me.
Saved from such suffering
As we could not comprehend,
He spoke of compassion
As such a splendor thing.
And what lay heavy in his own heart,
Through another precious life,
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Today I saw the tiny hand of a child
As it lay lovingly across the heart
Of his Noble salvation,
Our beautiful animal friend.
She felt for the gentle beat of its heart,
While what lay hidden
Deep inside of herself,
Was healing.

Love
Never closes its eyes,
never dies.

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Organic Eating

Organic farming maintains the soil without using toxic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers. “Certified Organic”  crops are grown with strict standards verified by an independent organization.

According to Dr. Alan Greene of Stanford’s Children’s Hospital, “The immune system doesn’t waste energy fighting toxins sprayed fruits and vegetables. Organics frees up your immune system and antioxidants to do their evolved job, to fight off pathogens, cancer, and other diseases originating from environmental sources. Your body’s natural defense mechanisms are incredible strong.”

Please limit your exposure, and that of your precious children, to toxins that cause stress on you body. Pesticides and herbicides lead to cancer, if they use up your supply of antioxidants, which would otherwise have prevented cancer.

Organic foods will cost more, but only in the short-term. But the true long term cost of dining from the highly polluted food chain is often accompanied by pain and much suffering. Please know that organic foods meet rigorous governing regulations. They are usually produced on smaller farms causing the cost to be higher. But you will get what you pay for. You can pay now, or pay much later at a much higher cost in money and suffering.

Benefits of eating organic foods include:

  1. Superior nutrition (up to 300% more vitamins and minerals)
  2. Better flavor
  3. Reduction of chemicals and heavy metals.
  4. Decreased exposure to carcinogens.

For more information on organics, visit www.ota.org

Fruit

Fruit is alkalizing, removing acid. Eating raw fruit promotes steady blood sugar levels.

A High Raw diet reduces appetite and has a high vitamin content. You will find yourself craving fruit. Try fresh organic bananas, apples, grapefruits, oranges, kiwi and mangos.

Greens

Green leafy vegetables are the easy to digest. Try greens and vegetables, such as lettuce, celery, green-leafy sprouts, and non-sweet fruits like cucumbers, tomatoes, summer squash, zucchini, and red bell peppers. (Anything with a seed inside is a fruit.)

Dark greens vegetables like kale, collards, cabbage, and broccoli are rich in protein and minerals. You can drink the greens as juices and blended soups or add greens to fruit smoothies. Try using 60% fruit and 40% greens with water).

You will feel the benefits immediately.