The Spiritual Nature of Reality Through the Lens of Love / Essential Reasons to Eat Organic Food / Friday: At School (Shakespeare Rehearsal)

Through the Lens of Love
we can begin
to truly Live.

           The Spiritual Nature of Reality.

Startling revelations
show our World
as deeply mysterious and very strange,
far stranger
than we can ever
know.

“Not only is the Universe
stranger

than we imagine,
it is stranger
than we can
imagine.”

Sir Arthur Eddington
English astronomer (1882 – 1944)

And thus,
we find our Humanity
at the very Heart

of a Cosmic riddle.

My Dear Friends,
those who seek
to understand

the Spiritual qualities
of Life,

are freed from much
of the misery

other people
live with.

             There is Beauty in Tomorrow.

We can
defy
the prevailing pessimism
of our time

and come to see the World
with a vast Cosmic view,
opening up the Spiritual Wisdom
of the ages,
permitting the Love of God
to enter into our lives,

as we allow ourselves
to rejoice
in the God given
Power of Thought
itself.

Enlarging our perspectives
and searching
for answers to questions
known and new,
can renew our Faith
in fundamental ways
and open up our awareness
to the Spiritual Nature
of Reality.

                The Spiritual Wisdom of the ages.

We are capable
of exploring
the Knowledge of the Ages
in such a manner
that we see Truth
through another lens,
the very powerful lens
of God’s Vibrant and Eternal
Love.

In such Love,
there is

so much more
to see,
than we can ever
envision,
so much more
to know
than we shall
ever be aware of.
With His Love
to guide me,
there is

so much more
to me,
than I imagined
I could ever

be.

                  There is Beauty in Believing.

The clarity 
of thought imparted
by deep reflection
about the Love
of God,
will come alive
as you journey
down the pathway
of Light
and Hope.

There are
Schools of Thought
that lead much of Mankind
to new
Thresholds of Understanding.

In your Mind’s Eye
flow Rivers of reasons
to wonder
why
we can never deny
Human Consciousness
is capable of
Infinite Awareness.
And that Awareness
is one of knowing
there is Beauty in Believing:
Believing in Yourself,
Believing in Tomorrow,
and in the Sacred Promises made
in the Holy Word
of God.

                      There is Beauty.

Paradise
is the place
where God patiently waits
for your restless
Heart
to beat in Time
with His.

The messages we find
in the Beautiful Music of our Lives
and in the Holy Bible
make us aware
of what is missing in Life.
They reveal the God who gives us Life,
the God who waits patiently for us.

Sometimes
we find ourselves
running from God,
like a Child who fears being in trouble
or running to God
like a Child running into the arms
of a Loving parent.
But,
either way,
God waits for us.

For every moment
of doubt
that passes by,
the further away
from Home
you feel.

Goodnight.

Permitting the Love of God to enter into our lives.

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

1.  Genetically-modified foods were unleashed on the environment and the public by corporations like Monsanto without prior testing to determine their safety.  In other words, eating genetically-modified foods (which most people in in large amounts) is participating in a long-term, uncontrolled experiment. Choose organic to avoid participating in this experiment.

2.  More and more research is coming in about the health threat of genetically-modified food.  The results range from intestinal damage, allergies, liver or pancreatic problems, testicular cellular changes, tumors, and even death in the experimental animals. For more information, read the excellent books by Jeffrey M. Smith Seeds of Deception and Genetic Roulette. I’ll discuss more of the problems linked with GMOs in upcoming blogs. Eating third-party certified organic foods or those that are guaranteed to be grown from organic seed helps protect you from the health consequences of GMOs.

4 Potential Health Risks of Eating GMO Foods

3.  Fruits and vegetables are real food, not pesticide factories. Eighteen percent of all genetically-modified seeds (and therefore foods that grow from them) are engineered to produce their own pesticides.  Research shows that these seeds continue producing pesticides inside your body once you’ve eaten the food grown from them! Foods that are actually pesticide factories…no thanks.

4.  They’re free of neurotoxins – toxins that are damaging to brain and nerve cells. A commonly-used class of pesticides called organophosphates was originally developed as a toxic nerve agent during World War I. When there was no longer a need for them in warfare, industry adapted them to kill pests on foods. Many pesticides are still considered neurotoxins.  Learn more about pesticides in The 4-Week Ultimate Body Detox Plan.

5.  They’re supportive of growing children’s brains and bodies.  Children’s growing brains and bodies are far more susceptible to toxins than adults.  Choosing organic helps feed their bodies without the exposure to pesticides and genetically-modified organisms, both of which have a relatively short history of use (and therefore safety).

6.  In study after study, research from independent organizations consistently shows organic food is higher in nutrients than traditional foods.  Research shows that organic produce is higher in vitamin C, antioxidants, and the minerals calcium, iron, chromium, and magnesium. (For more information, check out The Life Force Diet).

Keep reading to learn how organic food is better for the environment…

7.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates that pesticides pollute the primary drinking source for half the American population. Organic farming is the best solution to the problem. Buying organic helps reduce pollution in our drinking water.

8.  Organic food is earth-supportive (when big business keeps their hands out of it). Organic food production has been around for thousands of years and is the sustainable choice for the future.  Compare that to modern agricultural practices that are destructive of the environment through widespread use of herbicides, pesticides, fungicides, and fertilizers and have resulted in drastic environmental damage in many parts of the world.

9.  Organic food choices grown on small-scale organic farms help ensure independent family farmers can create a livelihood. Consider it the domestic version of fair trade.

10. Most organic food simply tastes better than the pesticide-grown counterparts.

11. Organic food is not exposed to gas-ripening like some non-organic fruits and vegetables (like bananas).

12.  Organic farms are safer for farm workers. Research at the Harvard School of Public Health found a 70% increase in Parkinson’s disease among people exposed to pesticides. Choosing organic foods means that more people will be able to work on farms without incurring the higher potential health risk of Parkinson’s or other illnesses.

13.  Organic food supports wildlife habitats. Even with commonly used amounts of pesticides, wildlife is being harmed by exposure to pesticides.

14.  Eating organic may reduce your cancer risk.  The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) considers 60% of herbicides, 90% of fungicides, and 30% of insecticides potentially cancer-causing.  It is reasonable to think that the rapidly increasing rates of cancer are at least partly linked to the use of these carcinogenic pesticides.

15.  Choosing organic meat lessens your exposure to antibiotics, synthetic hormones, and drugs that find their way into the animals and ultimately into you.

16.  Organic food is tried and tested. By some estimates genetically-modified food makes up 80% of the average person’s food consumption. Genetic modification of food is still experimental. Avoid being part of this wide scale and uncontrolled experiment.

17.  Organic food supports greater biodiversity.  Diversity is fundamental to life on this planet. Genetically-modified and non-organic food is focused on high yield monoculture and is destroying biodiversity.

Adapted from  The Life Force Diet by Michelle Schoffro Cook, PhD.
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The Unity of Life / Benefits of Coffee / Important Dates

“We are not passive experiencers
of the World;

we are the Creators
of the World
we experience.”

Immanuel Kant

     Objects are the shadows of thoughts.

“The Atom
now appears to be
a form of
Music.
Thus the underlying order
of the material World
displays a Mathematical order
that suggests that it is
an embodiment of
Beauty

and Intelligence.”
Donald Hatch Andrews

The deeper Science
penetrates into
the nature of Reality,
the more we find
intricate Mathematical
Harmonies.

Such insight
means that we are coming
Home
to our true place
in Nature.

The Unity and Beauty
of precious Life
is being revealed.

“With every breath
we take,
we become Host
to myriads of atoms
that once danced
within the gigantic structures
of the Great Whales,
or provided the transient
substance
of the
Tropical Rain Forests.”
E. Lester Smith

Pulitzer prize-winning writer
Marilynne Robinson
published an essay
in which
she challenged
the nature and relevance
of modern Science.
The essay argued
that quantum entanglement
raises fundamental questions about
time and space.
She went on to say
that this calls into question
the ability of Science
to explain
reality
.

“Thoughts and ideas
are more REAL
than objects.
Objects
are the shadows
of Thoughts.”
Mark Booth

The shadows of thoughts.

We have discovered
that Quantum-mechanically,
two electrons are part of
a single quantum state,
no matter how far apart they are.
They are not independent, well-separated objects.
In fact,
quantum mechanics tells us that,
until
we measure the position of either electron,
we cannot say for certain where it is located.
And
it can be
everywhere
at once.

“The Eyes
of the Lord
are
everywhere.”
– Proverbs 15:3

Yes,
objects can be in
two places
at the SAME time,
affect each other’s movements
at the OPPOSITE
ends of the Cosmos
and
interact with the
Human Mind.

“Not only is the Universe
stranger
than we imagine,
it is stranger
than we can imagine.”
Sir Arthur Eddington
English astronomer (1882 – 1944)

Reality
is appearing to be
far different than
what we thought,
and exactly
what we have
felt
Love
expressed in the
Music
that is our being.

The Music or Harmony
of the Spheres
is an ancient Philosophical concept
that looks at the movements of Celestial bodies
such as the Sun and Moon and Planets
as a form of Music.
It is not thought to be literally audible,
but Harmonic, Mathematical and Religious
in its concept.
Scientific exploration has determined
some orbital motions
can be described
as orbital
Resonance.

“With you Eternally mine,
In Love there is
no measure of Time

We planned it all at the start
That you and I
live in each other’s Heart.

We may be oceans away.
You feel my love,
I hear what you say.”
– Robin Gibb, Barry Gibb

We are
ONE
with everything
and everyone
on Earth.
And the Beauty
of this Truth
lies beyond
our comprehension.

“We
don’t know
a millionth of one percent
about anything.”
Thomas Edison

                               My Friends,
as we reflect
upon the humbling thoughts
of Life
and Living,
we paint our own Portraits
from a palette
of lighter and darker
shades of gray,
and look with eyes
at shadows
of the days gone by,
for which we
often grieve.

“I’d like to make myself believe
That planet Earth turns slowly.
It’s hard to say that I’d rather stay,
Awake when I’m asleep
‘Cause everything
is never as it seems.

–  Adam Young

My,
how our people have suffered
for their sanity,
never knowing
Colors
change their hues,
and weathered faces
lined with pain
can be soothed
by our Artist’s
Loving Hand.

Colors change their hues.

The dark, flat land
upon which we often stride,
can be ablaze
in morning’s eye,
and abide

with Flowers flaming
brightly

and clouds swirling
lightly.

Yes,
our World

was created to be
Beautiful for
YOU.

    Flowers flaming brightly.

Let God
hold you in His Embrace,
and fall
in Love with Life
again.

“God
is more me
than I am
myself.”
St. Augustine

Heaven
is in the moment,
the precious moment,
when you
become real,
and understand
the Love
that is YOU,
and that, My Friend,
is all
you really need
to know.

Goodnight.

        How our people have suffered.

“There’s nothing you can do
that can’t be done,

Nothing you can sing
that can’t be sung,

Nothing you can say
but you can learn how to play
the game.

It’s easy.

Nothing you can make
that can’t be made,

No one you can save
that can’t be saved,

Nothing you can do
but you can learn how to be,
YOU
in time.

It’s easy.

All
you need is
LOVE.
Paul Mccartney, John Lennon

 “God gave us memory
so that we might have Roses
in December.”
J.M. Barrie

Why is Coffee Good For You?
Here Are 7 Reasons
By Kris Gunnars, BSc
To read full article click here

In recent years and decades,
scientists have studied the effects of coffee
on various aspects of health
and their results have been nothing short of amazing.
Here are 7 reasons why coffee
may actually be one of the
healthiest
beverages on the planet.

1. Coffee Can Make You Smarter

The active ingredient in coffee is caffeine, which is a stimulant and the most commonly consumed psychoactive substance in the world. Caffeine’s primary mechanism in the brain is blocking the effects of an inhibitory neurotransmitter called Adenosine.
By blocking the inhibitory effects of Adenosine,
caffeine actually increases neuronal firing in the brain
and the release of other neurotransmitters
like dopamine and norepinephrine.

Many controlled trials have examined
the effects of caffeine on the brain,
demonstrating that caffeine can improve mood, reaction time,
memory, vigilance and general cognitive function.

2. Coffee Can Help You Burn Fat
and Improves Physical Performance

There’s a good reason why you will find caffeine
in most commercial fat burning supplements.

Caffeine raises metabolism
and increases the oxidation of fatty acids.

3. Coffee May Drastically Lower
Your Risk of Type II Diabetes

Type II diabetes is a lifestyle-related disease
that has reached epidemic proportions,
having increased 10-fold in a few decades
and now afflicting about 300 million people.

In observational studies,
coffee has been repeatedly associated with a
lower risk of diabetes.
The reduction in risk ranges from 23%
all the way up to 67%.

A massive review article looked at 18 studies
with a total of 457,922 participants.
Each additional cup of coffee per day
lowered the risk of diabetes by 7%.
The more coffee people drank,
the lower their risk.

4. Coffee May Lower Your Risk
of Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s

Not only can coffee make you smarter in the short term,
it may also protect your brain in old age.

Alzheimer’s disease is the most common
neurodegenerative disorder in the world
and a leading cause of dementia.

In prospective studies,
coffee drinkers have up to a
60% lower risk
of Alzheimer’s and dementia.

Parkinson’s
is the second most common neurodegenerative disorder,
characterized by death of dopamine-generating neurons in the brain.
Coffee may lower the risk of Parkinson’s by 32-60%.

5. Coffee May be Extremely Good
For Your Liver

The liver is a remarkable organ
that carries out hundreds of vital functions in the body.

It is very vulnerable to modern insults
such as excess consumption of alcohol and fructose.
Cirrhosis is the end stage of liver damage
caused by diseases like alcoholism and hepatitis,
where liver tissue has been largely replaced by scar tissue.

Multiple studies have shown
that coffee can lower the risk of cirrhosis
by as much as 80%,
the strongest effect for those
who drank 4 or more cups per day.

Coffee may also lower the risk of
liver cancer
by around 40%.

6. Coffee May Decrease
Your Risk of Dying

In two very large prospective epidemiological studies,
drinking coffee was associated with
a lower risk of death by all causes.

This effect is particularly profound in type II diabetics,
one study showing that coffee drinkers
had a 30% lower risk of death during a 20 year period.

7. Coffee is Loaded
With Nutrients and Antioxidants

Many of the nutrients in the coffee beans do make it into the final drink, which actually contains a decent amount of vitamins and minerals.

ONE cup of coffee contains:

6% of the RDA for Pantothenic Acid (Vitamin B5).
11% of the RDA for Riboflavin (Vitamin B2).
2% of the RDA for Niacin (B3) and Thiamine (B1).
3% of the RDA for Potassium and Manganese.

May not seem like much,
but if you drink several cups of coffee per day
then this quickly adds up.

But this isn’t all.
Coffee also contains a massive amount of
antioxidants.

In fact,
coffee is the biggest source of antioxidants
in the western diet,
outranking both fruits and vegetables combined.

Even though coffee in moderate amounts is good for you,
drinking way too much of it can still be harmful.

To make sure to preserve the health benefits,
don’t put sugar
or anything nasty in your coffee!
If it tends to affect your sleep,
then don’t drink it after 2 p.m.

If anything, coffee may literally be
the healthiest beverage
on the planet.

And so, My Friends,
instead of allowing your children
to drink deadly and addictive soft drinks,
why not introduce them to something healthy?
Yes,
like coffee.

Related Articles

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Can Coffee Increase Your Metabolism and Help You Burn Fat?

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“An educated man
should know everything about something,

and something about everything.”
C. V. Wedgewood

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          The Love that is YOU.

Sunshine Things Far More Than Real / What an Adventuresome Trip / Thank You

“A million Tomorrows
shall all pass away

Ere I forget all the Joy
that is mine,
Today.”

– Randy Sparks

dawn 1b

          We live in two Worlds.

The Song your Life
is singing,
can become
like a Beautiful Prayer.
Such is the music
that gives meaning
to Life,
and everything else
there.

“There will be another
song for me,

For I will sing it.
There will be another
dream for me,

Someone will bring it.”
Jimmy Webb

My Dear Friends,
no one can take
what lives within,
for your dreams
are Sunshine Things.
They do not melt
in the dark.
Tomorrow appears
when we close our eyes
and see with Hope
in our Heart,
and not with what lies
brilliantly lit by the Sun
in disguise.

“What life does to me
is not the same thing
as who I am.”
– Michael Brown

dawn 3b

The dawn of things far more than real.

We live
in two Worlds:
one is the Dawn,
the other mirrors the Dawn
of things far more than real,
that we so very deeply
Love
we breathe
Life into them,
that we cherish
above all things
and carry forever
in our Hearts,
that we create
and no one can take apart,
that we Believe in
and celebrate
in song,
as we so joyfully
sing along
all night long
in dreams waking
to the wonder
of who we are.

dawn 4b

     Dreams are sunshine things.

The reflections of our thoughts
and our dreams
look through us
and into the future,
to see what eyes
cannot see
and open the gate
to a tomorrow
no longer held in the arms
of the past.

My Friends,
the mirror
is doing the
looking.

The world of our
imagination
is where we truly Live,
where we
belong.
Far more than figment,
it is the light bearer
of tomorrow,
the touchstone of reality,
without which
we shall not thrive,
and never survive.

“Not only is the universe
stranger than we imagine,

it is stranger
than we can imagine.”

Sir Arthur Eddington

sun 2

No one can take what lives within.

Imagination is far more real than reality.
It is more important
than knowledge,
which is very limited
to what we now know and
think we understand.

Imagination embraces Worlds
unknown,
and perhaps unknowable,
without nuturing an environment
where dreams really do
come true.

spray

Reality is a projection of what we IMAGINE.

And far more importantly,
through a child’s eyes,
JOY and wonder
are what imagination brings.
For without JOY,
why dream and wonder
at all?

“Reality is merely an illusion,
albeit a very persistent one.”
– Albert Einstein

Albert reportedly
may have more properly said,
“To make an apple pie
first you must invent
a Universe.”

mix

Without JOY, why dream and wonder at all?

We live in a beautiful Universe.
But it is a Universe
of our own making,
created within the infinite depths
of the Human mind
and the Human Heart.
It is a projection
of what we believe,
what we want,
what we need,
what we IMAGINE.

And WHAT fires
the Human mind
to create such unfathomable Beauty
as may be found
all around
and in our tomorrow?

sun 3

The mirror is doing the looking.

“Imagination is born
when LOVE‘S alive,
a Spirit creating a place
for you and I.
Together let’s ride away
to find the Universe,
and let our dreams
live our lives.”
– Earth, Wind and Fire

universe

We live in an Unfathomable Universe of OUR OWN MAKING.

Sleep well my Friends,
and Pray
for what truly matters:
all the Love in your Heart
to give to another,
the words
in your Song
to sing
until Dawn,
the time to spend
Loving others,
the Joy you refine
and define,
as we live
and come alive again
to share the happiness
you give,
and give,
and give.

dawn 5b

One is the Dawn, the other mirrors the Dawn of things far more than real.

The real Dawn
is in your dreams,
in your Spirit Divine
that lives within.
It lights the path
for those who follow
and have never seen.
The children of tomorrow
live between
the Loving Thoughts
of God
and your very beautiful
dreams.

“Neither death, nor life, nor angels,
nor principalities, nor powers,
nor things present,

nor things to come, nor height, nor depth,
nor any other creature,
shall be able to separate us
from the Love of God.”
– Romans viii.38, 39.

God still breathes
His Life
into every fiber
of your Being.

Yes,
you can live your Life
again,
and when you
awake,
become what you
dream.

Goodnight.

sun b

God Be with You Till We Meet Again in the Sunshine of Your Dreams.

“Take me to the breaking
of a beautiful dawn.

Take me to the place
where we come from.

Take me to the end
so I can see the start.”

The Wailin’ Jennys

dawn 2b

The Dawn is in your dreams.

“I’ll catch the sun
And never give it back again.
I’ll catch the sun
And keep it for my own.
Perhaps, in time

I’ll even share my sun
With that new anyone
To whom I gave my hand.”
– Rod McKuen

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    The beautiful Old Mill

What an Adventure

On our adventuresome trip to Little Rock last week
we learned about Central High School’s place
in the civil rights movement,
explored the Clinton Presidential Center,
toured the Old Mill (a real work of art and Dr. A’s favorite)
and imagined a world free of hunger
and poverty at the Heifer Village.

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                                      Heifer Village

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    USS Razorback

baby

Sometimes you just need to get up and stretch.

We also enjoyed
the historical bus tour of
Little Rock,
enjoyed the interactive and informative
displays at the Museum of Discovery,
shopped at the Farmer’s Market,
explored the Maritime Museum, holding a collection from the Arkansas River Historical Society featuring the history of the Arkansas River,
and experienced the sights, sounds, and smells
of submarine service when we stepped
aboard the historic submarine
USS Razorback.
This fabulous Museum hosts exhibits dedicated to America’s rich naval history.

What a marvelous tour of the World War II Submarine.

DSC05501Favorite among many students
were the nine hour rides on the
Amtrak Train.
What a relaxing
and memorable time!

The observation car was truly
delightful. Just ask Dr. A.
He may still be there.

My very sincere gratitude goes to Gina Moreland for planning yet another wonderful and adventuresome trip. You are awesome!

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          Observation car

And thank you to all the beautiful parents who are always so helpful and generous with their time and their precious Love to all our students and staff. You are deeply appreciated and Loved.

And kids, you are unbelievable and terrific!
Thank you for all truly beautiful memories. Watching you grow in mind and Love and Spirit is more beautiful and precious than any unforgettable Sunset or any Flower sent by God from Heaven Above. Keep laughing. Keep smiling. This is your moment. This is your story. We know you by the Songs that your precious Hearts Sing.

And my most sincere gratitude to LeVonna Anderson for putting up with me for thirty four years. What courage! What fortitude! What Love a Heart can bring. What a beautiful Song a Heart can Sing.

What a truly marvelous Lady!

What a privilege and an Honor to be with you.

Thank you.

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                          Clinton Presidential Center

More photographs next week.

sun

Brilliantly lit by the Sun in disguise.

Can the Future Affect the Present? / Friday Trip: ZOO / Bizarre New Mars Photos

clouds 4

We see past what was into what will be.

One day,
You will be on the other side
Of all the beauty you have ever known,
And will come to
More clearly see,

As you gaze
Into the Mirror of time.
Looking back often reveals
What was meant to be.

15-9-18 Omni and Museum 022Beyond our poor capacity
To add or detract
From the Nature
Of what is real,
We now behold
A deeper perception,
That the future may affect

The present,
Much like the past
Lives in this day,
But with far less
Regret,
If that is your
Heart’s c
hoice
Today.

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Through the Sunlit Windows Of our hungry Souls

Walk with me for awhile
Down pathways narrow
And filled with what
We may envision,
But never
Really see.

ian

Look! Dr. A lost all his marbles, and here they are!

“We’ve been taught our consciousness,
and everything else in the world,
flows like an arrow in one direction
from the cradle to the grave.
But an amazing set of experiments
suggest the present and
the future are entangled,

and that events in the future
may influence things
happening in the world now”.
according to Robert Lanza, M.D.
Scientist, theoretician and author.
read more

galaxy

We walk arm in arm, today and tomorrow.

Eminent Princeton physicist John Wheeler
(who coined “black hole”)
said he was sure the universe was filled
with “huge clouds of uncertainty”
that haven’t yet interacted
either with a conscious observer
or even with some lump of inanimate matter.
In all these places, he said,
the cosmos is “a vast arena
containing realms
where the past is not yet the past.”

“Not only is the universe
stranger than we imagine,
it is stranger than we can imagine.”
Sir Arthur Eddington, astronomer

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A curtain pulled back reveals what is beyond.

My friends,
Everything is reflection.
Whatever direction you look,
Wherever four strong winds blow,
You see past what was,
Into what may be,
Through the Sunlit Windows
Of a hungry Soul.

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We compared user friendly stuffed Viruses to play with. No! I’m not making this up!

And you cast a long and
Lengthening shadow
Of the likeness
Of your Heart,
Through the windows
Of awareness,
Of all those
You come to Love.

Gavin

In celebration of Life.

We walk
Arm in arm,
Today and tomorrow,
United in song
In celebration of Life,
Or quietly in despair,
And deep, deep regret.

But yesterday
Is neither this day,

Or any other to come,
Or ever will be.

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The Museum of Science and History was fascinating.

Our lives are widening rivers
That flow to
An ever deepening Sea.
Sometimes gently,
At other times, so violently
Our tears become
Like the falling rain.

And as they Flow

They take what is left
Of our brief lives
Ever closer to the Sea,

Rylee and Kylee

They know what a square deal looks like.

  Into the Heart of what was,
Of what came
To be,
Of never before
And never again,
Of you
And me.

For we are One,
The River,
You,

And me.
And over and over again,
On our way to the Sea,

There is discovery.

A curtain pulled back,
That opens up your heart,

Revealing what is Beyond,
What may come to be.

The Archer may pull
The Arrow of your time

And bend the bow back,
But the arrow
Moves forward,
To pierce all your tomorrows
With all your beautiful dreams.

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Please take me home. No one has loved me for millions of years. OK! But don’t tell Mrs. A.

Ever moving,
Ever One.
And in the way it moves,
Life
Goes on.
What lies Beyond
Points the way
Home:
To Love
In new dimensions,
To Faith
In the future,
To Pathways
Of Salvation,
To Hope
For the Dawn
Of a new day,
Which surely will come.

Looking back
Is far beyond
What need be.

Only forward,
My friend,

Can you find Hope,
The comfort of Forgiveness,
And the Everlasting Love of God,
To one day
Clearly see.

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Over and over again, on our way to the sea, there is discovery.

15-9-18 Omni and Museum 134The Precious Arrow
Of your time on this Earth,
Moves in this Way,
His Way,
And I Pray,

Let the Archer
Bend His Bow
With Joy.
Let His aim
Be for your Heart,
For there
Lies Hope,
There lies Love,

There lies
The only tomorrow
Ever meant to be.

Amen.

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Our Philosophers presented Zipf’s empirical law-formulated using statistics, referring to the fact that many types of data studied in the physical and social sciences can be approximated with a Zipfian distribution, one of a family of related discrete power law probability distributions. (80%/20%), which leads some to believe there may be no such thing as “free will”.

“You are
the bows
from which
your children

as living arrows
go forth.

The archer sees
the mark
upon the path
of the infinite,

and He bends
you
with His might

that His arrows
may go swift
and far.

Let your bending
in the
archer’s hand

be for gladness;
For even
as He loves
the arrow
that flies,

so He loves
also the bow
that is
stable.”

~ Kahlil Gibran,
The Proph
et

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Let His aim be for your Heart, for there lies Hope.

Physicist Yakir Aharonovhe says
“The future can exert
an overall pull on the present,

without ever being caught
in the act of doing it

in any particular instance.
The future can only affect the present
if there is room to write its influence off
as a mistake”.

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Why don’t you buy this, Mrs. A. Ok. But don’t tell Dr. A.

For physicist Jeff Tollaksen,
the results are awe-inspiring
and a bit scary.

“It is upsetting philosophically,”
he concedes.

“All these experiments change
the way that I relate to time,

the way I experience myself.”
The results have led him
to wrestle with the idea

that the future is set.
If the universe has a destiny
that is already written,

do we really have a free choice in our actions?
Or are all our choices predetermined
to fit the universe’s script,
giving us only the
illusion of free will?

Tollaksen sums up this confounding argument
with one of his favorite quotes,
from the ancient Jewish sage Rabbi Akiva:

“All is foreseen;
but freedom of choice
is given.”

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“The Universe isn’t stranger
than we can imagine,
it’s stranger than we can’t imagine.”
– Isaac Asimov

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“Your children need your presence,
not your presents.”
– Kelly Consuelos

On Friday, September 25, 2015,
we will meet at 10:00 a.m at the EAST entrance of the ZOO, 1989 COLONIAL PARKWAY (817-759-7500).

Pick up will be at the same EAST Entrance at 2:30 p.m.

Please Note: Uniform pants with a belt, & RED monogrammed school shirts are required. PARENTS / GUARDIANS / FRIENDS are always invited to participate on our trips.
Comfortable shoes are highly recommended.
Please dress for the weather.

Admission & Parking
Adults & Children $6.00 (Admission price varies a little by age but this keeps it simple and provides for payment of “no shows”. Exact change helps. Please pay Dr. A. This is a group ticket.

Parking $ 5.00 per vehicle, cash only. Please be on time or the Baby Elephants will look really sad (another good reason to bring your camera).
Parents: Tell them you are dropping off – no fee to drop off or pick up

Gift Shop: Yes.

Lunch: Yes (please provide funds)

IMPORTANT DATES
Sept. 8 Tuition Due for 2015-16
Oct 2  Half Price Books and Movie: The Martian
Oct 12 Columbus Day Holiday
Oct 25 FossilMania in Glenrose
Nov. 23-27 (Monday-Friday) Thanksgiving / Fall Break
Dec. 2-4 Texas A.G.T. Conference
Dec. 18 Last Day of Fall Semester
Dec. 21 – Jan. 4 Winter Break Holidays

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Bizarre Mars photos from cnn.com – we will discuss these and other new photos from Mars in our Philosophy class.

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Reasons High Fructose Corn Syrup
Will Kill You

The average American increased their consumption of high fructose corn syrup (mostly from sugar sweetened drinks and processed food) from zero to over 60 pounds per person per year.

During that time period, obesity rates have more than tripled and diabetes incidence has increased more than seven fold.

When used even in moderation it is a major cause of heart disease, obesity, cancer, dementia, liver failure, tooth decay, and more.
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‘Til Every Thread is Torn / It’s What Is In Your Heart That Matters / Protection from Smart Meters

Amazing grace,
How sweet the sound

That saved a wretch like me.
I once was lost but now am found
Was blind but
  NOW I see.”

Clouds

                 Pouring down like golden honey

Across the evening sky
All the light is leaving,
Pouring down like golden honey,
With beauty so aglow
That we fall in Love,
Believing,
Not really knowing
If we are dreaming.

Kasbo echoes

     ‘Til every thread Is torn.

Our lives
Are lived in such hues,
As if what is revealed
Is real,
‘Til every thread
Is torn
From the Fabric of Living,
In a Tapestry of mind
Surreal.

So much of what we know
As life,
Is not really life at all.
But in the brevity of being,
In our believing,
Blessings abound.

Infinitely Loving Brushstrokes,
With beauty beyond
What we can behold,
Flung against the canvass
Of the evening skies,
Remind us,
The Love of God
Opens our hearts,
As we open our eyes.

Poets and writers of song
Have always known,
Always felt deeply,
In hearts taught to be
Courageous and free,
Though we may be made blind
In illusions infinite,
By the Grace of God
We can see.

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                    Infinitely Loving Brushstrokes

Joni Mitchell
expresses in beautiful song:

“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.”

Is it a delusion to believe
The images in our minds
Are the real world?
Is it unlike
Our experience of it?

The concept that reality is
Only in the mind,
Is found time after time after time
In the study of Philosophy,
And the Sciences remind.

Physicist
Sir Arthur Eddington notable said,
“Matter is mostly ghostly empty space.”
To be more precise,
it is 99.9999999% empty space.

My friends,
We faint and flickering
Shadows and shades
Are almost non-existent.
Matter, of which we are made,
Is coming into and out of existence
Billions of times each second.

Your reality, which includes you,
Is blinking constantly on and off at all times.
Quantum physics has left scientists
All over the world

Baffled,
Especially with the discovery
That our physical material reality,

Isn’t really physical at all. 

Our human brain is designed
By natural experience (in order to survive),
To sense the “on” frequency.
Just as quickly, it blinks “off,”
And everything, including you, disappears.
However, your brain registers and connects only
The “on” segments,
And thus you have the sense

Or feeling of your reality being solid.
What quantum mechanics reveals
Is that there is NO true “physicality” in the universe.
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     We faint and flickering shadows and shades . . .

Quantum theory predicts
That every particle spends some time
As a combination of other particles
In all possible ways.
These predictions (read more)
Are very well understood and tested.
Yes my friends,
We are truly ONE
With the Universe,
With each other,
With God.

“We don’t know what matter is
anymore than we know
what mind is.”
Christian de Quincy,
The Paradox of Consciousness

We have discovered in quantum physics
Even subatomic particles
Are far, far from solid.
They are nothing like matter
As we think we know it.
These particles, of which we are made,
Can never be precisely measured.
And they are everywhere,
Everywhere,
In the same moment,
Until observed.

Religion incorporates transcendent, immanent
Omnipresence.
The Divine is everywhere.
The property of being present everywhere
Defines a universal and fundamental substance,
Which is the source of all existence.
God is omnipresent in a way
That He is able to interact with His

Divine Creations,
With you,
Child of God.

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Our physical material reality isn’t really physical at all.

“Behold, heaven and the highest heaven
cannot contain you,
how much less this house which I have built!
– 1 Kings 8:27

Plato believed
The real world
Was a world of ideas
And
Eternal perfect forms.
Is it?

Particles are,
We are,
Clouds of potential existence,
With no definite location.
Whatever matter is,
It has little,
If any,
Substance.

“We don’t know a millionth
of one percent
about anything.
– Thomas Edison

Our idea of matter
As solid, as substance,
Is a quality appearing
ONLY in our consciousness.
It models what is real,
But is unlike
What is really,
Or, perhaps,
Not really,

There.

German philosopher Immanuel Kant
Posited that time and space
Are not inherent qualities of the physical world;
They are a reflection
Of the way
Our mind operates.

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We are the creators of the world we experience.

And so,
We are NOT passive experiencers of the world;
We are the creators
Of the world we experience.
We, my friends,
Are Children of God,
And firmly at the center of things.
The Earth is not
At the center of the Universe,
But WE are.

Human Thought Determines Reality.

Early in the 1900’s it was proven
Beyond a shadow of a doubt
With an experiment called
The double slit experiment.
They found the determining factor
Of the behavior of energy (particles)
At the quantum level,
Is the awareness
Of the observer. (read more)

Literature,
Throughout the world,
Of a Spiritual nature,
Proclaims that the whole world
Is within.

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We are truly ONE with the Universe, with each other, with God.

The question of God’s existence
Is the most important question
Of human philosophy.
One chooses either a self existent God
Or a self existent universe,
And the universe is not behaving
As if it is self existent.

According to the second law of thermodynamics,
The universe is running down like a clock,
Cooling off like a giant stove. (read more)

My Dear Friends,
Religion and science are merging,
Becoming one.
Not as antithetically opposed
As we may believe.
Our discoveries suggests
A far, far more enlightening meaning
To this marriage.

Not just academic,
Not just philosophical,
But personal, practical, meaningful.
And as we think upon these things,
As best we can,
We become Blessed to realize:

“Those who dwell in the beauty
And the mystery of life
Are never lonely.”

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The Earth is not at the center of the Universe, but WE are.

In our human affairs
We live our lives
As if the material world
Is the fundamental reality.
And in this consciousness
Lay the root of our discontent,
Our misery,
Our unquenchable thirst.

My friends,
We are losing our humanity,
Not knowing
We are far, far more
Than human.

The human spirit
Is the very essence of life

In a human being.
And knowledge of this can amplify
The joy of living,
And bring about Spiritual freedom.

You are a spiritual being having a human experience.

Your infinite capacity
To create, to love, to dream, to forgive
And to be aware that you are far, far more
Than you can ever imagine,
Ultimately defines what it means to be human.
You are the most beautiful and miraculous Creation
In the Universe.
And you are Eternal.

What is missing,
Disappearing from life,
Is the most exciting, wonderful, exhilarating
Discovery of all:
When we Love someone,
And finally come to know
We are deeply Loved,
God enters our hearts,
And what is dreamed
Becomes forever real.

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We, my friends, are Children of God.

“I need your Love,
I need your Love,
God speed your Love
To me.”
– Unchained Melody

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May God always abide in your heart.

“We are called to be
architects of the future,

not its victims.”
R. Buckminster Fuller

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Whenever two or more of you are gathered in His name – there is Love.

IT’S WHAT IS IN YOUR HEART
THAT MATTERS
(Every child need to see this.)
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Thank you John Ecker for this precious information.

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The Gravity of our Being / The Best Fish to Eat / Live To Be 100

“My purpose in writing
Is to communicate
the joy
I have experienced in living.

To share the discovery
That Life is precious
And can be fully lived

In Prayer,
In Love,
In Peace.

– Wm. C. Anderson

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“Not only is the universe
stranger than we imagine,
it is stranger than we can imagine.
Sir Arthur Eddington
English astronomer (1882 – 1944)

The philosopher Aristotle observed,
“That people do not naturally or spontaneously
Grow up to be morally excellent or practically wise.
They become so, if at all, only as a result
Of a life long personal and community effort.”

nebula 3 ant-nebula-menzel-3-Mz-3We are together
Involved in a great mission
Of shaping
And forming the future
Through our collective efforts At guiding our children.
And, my friends,
There can be NO
Greater cause
To which we
Dedicate our lives.

As our dreams Awash upon
The shores of this
Very brief time,
We come into moments of leaving,
Still dreaming
There is time,
Time to go ashore.

Butterfly-Nebula-Bug-Nebula-NGC-6302Never knowing
Time does not exist,
Save to measure,
To compare, to discover
Two bodies in space,
Moving inexorably,
One around another.
Much like
The weight of our Souls,
The gravity of our Being,
Keeping us closer
To each other
For the fulfillment of
Our dreams,
Never fully knowingjupiter-atmosphere-voyager-1
The Angelic Beings
That live and breathe Within.

That Human Hearts Reach out,
One around another,
Ever circling,
Ever searching
For Beauty beyond
What we can behold.

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Stranger than we can imagine.

Hearts
Reaching out,
Seeking someone
To Love,
Someone to hold,
To ever be near,
In time
No longer measured
By the hours in a day,
In a day no longer
Different than night,
In a night
No longer
In deep dismay.
.
.

For moments may be measured
By the beating of two hearts,
Circling around,
One and other.

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The earth says, “Hello”. You twinkle above us. We twinkle below.

.
And One
May place a dressing
Upon the wounds
Of living,
And make another Way,
A way to be
Different,
To share in a
Grace Divine.
.
.

And we,
Through acts of Loving and Forgiving,
No longer spiral down
In the refuse of broken dreams,
And overcome
Centrifugal forces,
Pride and self,
That keep us apart
From Humanity.
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Will guide you
To realize
The deepest subtleties
Of your existence
And the meaning of Life.

Love.

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       Photos by NASA/JPL/Space Science Institute

                                What Are the Best Fish to Eat?

Among the safest in terms of contamination, and the highest in healthy omega-3 fat, is wild-caught Alaskan and sockeye salmon. Neither is allowed to be farmed, and are therefore always wild-caught. The risk of sockeye accumulating high amounts of mercury and other toxins is reduced because of its short life cycle, which is only about three years.

Additionally, bioaccumulation of toxins is also reduced by the fact that it doesn’t feed on other, already contaminated, fish. The two designations you want to look for on the label are: “Alaskan salmon” (or wild Alaskan salmon) and “Sockeye salmon.”  read more

The ultimate consequences of choice
may be very different
from their first appearance.

Ludwig Wittgenstein

Considered by some to be the greatest philosopher of the 20th century, Ludwig Wittgenstein played a central role in analytic philosophy.

.
Ludwig Wittgenstein’s Characterization of Philosophy:
It is not a theory,
Or a doctrine,
but rather an activity.
It is an activity
Of clarification
(of thoughts),
And more so,
Cf critique
(of language).
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Happiness linked to longer life
by Amanda MacMillan, Health.com

Being happy doesn’t just improve the quality of your life. According to a new study, it may increase the quantity of your life as well.

Older people were up to 35% less likely to die during the five-year study if they reported feeling happy, excited, and content on a typical day. And this was true even though the researchers took factors such as chronic health problems, depression, and financial security out of the equation. read more

Live to be 100

Anyone born after the year 2000: They’ll probably live to 100, according to research from Denmark.

We could live that long, too, says Walter Bortz II, MD, a clinical associate professor of medicine at Stanford University: “What’s holding us back are bad habits.”

Focus on what you can do, like loading up on fruits and veggies (add five years), working out five days a week (add two to four years), and cutting down on stress (may add up to six years). read more

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A must see:
Escherian Stairwell
(Thank you Bill Kincaid)
click here