In ancient days, people of old would stare into the sky and believe the sun to be a god, worshipping it for its life-giving qualities and light. Today, science and medicine have shown the power of the sun is no less spectacular. In fact, one of the only nutrients absolutely crucial for health and well-being comes directly from absorption of the sun’s vital rays. By taking in the life and light of that glorious ball of fire in the sky, Vitamin D is directly assimilated into the body, boosting immunity and activating higher awareness. One could say, given all the amazing qualities attributed to adequate vitamin D intake, that vitamin D is God’s vitamin.
If one lives out of the range of full-year exposure to the sun, it is not uncommon to feel a little blue in the winter months when clouds hang languidly over the source of vitamin D in the sky. Truly, the big D could be considered God’s vitamin due to its ability to support health, happiness, well-being and a long life. Humans do not produce vitamin D without the vital light from the sun. A little deeper reflection on this reality could bring one into the awareness that vitamin D is actually a vitamin derived directly from light. It is a vibration, and a high vibration at that. Without it, the human frame seems to suffer bouts of moody depression and bodily ailments.
It seems as though people living on tropical islands and sun-soaked climates are the happiest, most carefree people on the planet. There is no accident that sunlight in high doses equals joy, uplifted spirits, health and bliss – all qualities one could associate with a deity, when experienced as the overriding emotions in a being.
Though called a vitamin, the famous D is actually a hormone precursor and is necessary for nearly every vital function in the body, including the regulation of cell division, proper insulin production and uptake of calcium into the bones. It is also needed in the creation of other hormones, including serotonin, which helps keep one happy.
If a person truly received an adequate quantity of vitamin D naturally from the sun all the time, uninhibited by electromagnetic frequencies, artificial light, environmental toxins and cultural inhibitions, there is no telling what that human would be capable of. Such a vision is congruent with what some might call “the wild frontier,” as it is a rare person indeed who is living so free and under the light of the sun as a constant companion these days. More common and perhaps closer to that natural, “divine” existence are tribal communities who work in the sun regularly and align themselves with the cycles of nature through farming and hunting practices.
Vitamin D, when regularly absorbed, can, at the very least, make someone feel holy and sanctified, if not right up there with the gods. One thing is certain, a lack of it is no party, and cells can suffer when deprived too often of this vital element gifted to earth by the sun. So, when winter is blowing her frosted winds, it is important to watch for those momentary cloud breaks, especially if one lives in more overcast climates. Taking a few minutes in the golden rays of light could be thought of as “sun-gathering” for moments when those beams are not so easy to find. On any level, it bears remembering, a good dose of sun may not make one a god overnight, but it will help the body perform optimally and keep calcium pills from going to waste.
Commentary by Stasia Bliss
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