Posted by: Zane Maser | October 17, 2011

ARE YOU GETTING YOUR VITAMIN D?

There is an evolving body of research that documents the significant benefits of Vitamin D. This vital nutrient, whose major biological function is to augment the absorption of calcium and phosphorus in the intestine, seems to be ascending the ladder of importance in helping us to maintain optimal health, given a generally healthy lifestyle as a positive foundation. Being a fat-soluble vitamin (both D2 and D3), ongoing studies suggest that Vitamin D is beneficial not only to strengthen our bones, teeth, muscular and immune systems but also for boosting breast, colon, and prostate health, as well as contributing to and helping to maintain healthy moods.

According to a Newsmax story on March 8, 2011, Vitamin D also: regulates blood pressure, reduces stress and tension, alleviates body aches and pains by controlling muscle spasms, eases respiratory infections and helps prevent allergies, facilitates the differentiation of the cells, aids the secretion of insulin, relieves depression, improves overall skin health by reducing wrinkles, makes skin soft, strong, and smooth, and improves cardiovascular strength by providing a protective lining for the blood vessels.1

Ideally, Vitamin D is obtained through regular exposure to sunlight, which activates our healthy skin cells to utilize the ultraviolet-B rays to synthesize the vitamin naturally. This is a healing, vitalizing practice when done wisely and moderately. Including foods in our diet that are richly laden with Vitamin D is another natural vector for getting adequate levels of this essential nutrient, such as milk, cheese, eggs, liver, various types of fish, cod liver oil, and fresh vegetables (especially dark leafy ones and the mushroom) and fruits. Vitamin D fortified products (like milk, breakfast cereals, and soy products) and supplements are readily available as well. If you choose to take the supplement, it is recommended to select the Vitamin D3 supplement, as it provides the best benefits.2

Vitamin D has been widely called the “sunshine” vitamin. The light of the sun is the original source of energy for our planet, thus of paramount importance for the maintenance and quality of all life. Our skin, the largest organ of our body, is the receiving membrane that captures the subtle but radiant, golden blessing of the sun.

The Master H, in an interesting passage from the book Vigil, instructs his disciple about the electrical sparks universally contained within the light and the high value of our skin. He tells her:

“The skin, Pensatia, is the great receiver of cosmic life. To be
aware of this law will keep man [and woman] flooded with the regeneration secret. The in-breathing and out-breathing of God passes in constant vibrational splendor through the skin of man. Thus it is that every particle and parcel of our being has the consciousness and signature of the Divine. When man knows
this by feeling and heart knowledge, then only is God alive and working in unity with man. It is through the skin that the Creator quickens all cells of the body.

That is why cosmetics, all artificial impacts upon the skin, in
time, coarsens and enslaves the pores from free passageway
of the cosmic flow. …Sun, wind, air and water and pure soap
aid to keep one’s body glowing and open to the influx of these [spiritual rays]. In time, the beautifiers of the skin will be the [spiritual] dew of the Rose and the [spiritual] fragrance of the Lotus.”
3

All the elements and ingredients that compose life have an inner or Divine signature that perfectly complements and balances the outer manifestation. Every microscopic, atomic particle and parcel of life is permeated with Divine essence, a fact known by Eastern cultures thousands of years ago and captured in the Hermetic maxim, As above, so below; as below, so above, the actual text of which has been translated as, “That which is Below corresponds to that which is Above, and that which is Above corresponds to that which is Below, to accomplish the miracle of the One Thing.”

This is but saying the macrocosm is the microcosm—within each level lies secreted the other. Our own growing awareness of this Spiritual matrix, comprising and interpenetrating all life, comes about through our attention to consciously absorb the Divine Vitaminthe infinite counterpart of the physical Vitamin D.

In the eternal present, as we put our awareness into our breath, we can enjoy the precious gift of sunlight touching our skin and nourishing all levels of our being. Spiritual Vitamin D is God’s “Sunshine” nutrient given in the usual Divine Way—omnipresently, omnisciently, omnipotently.


 

Are you getting your Vitamin D?

 


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ENDNOTES

1. http://www.newsmax.com/FastFeatures/health-benefits-of-vitamin/2010/11/12/id/370865

2. (1) http://www.buzzle.com/articles/vitamin-d-rich-foods-list-of-foods-with-vitamin-d.html and (2) http://www.livestrong.com/article/229280-what-foods-are-major-sources-of-vitamin-d/

3. Vigil by Pensatia (Helen Merrick Bond). 1976. Euclid Publishing Co., New York.


Text © by Zane Maser, 2011. Photos © by Chris and Zane Maser, 2011. All rights reserved worldwide.

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My editorial guru and technological wizard is Chris Maser, my delightful husband. (Photograph by Barbara Shaw)


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