Saturday, February 13, 2016

Vitaminutus Dominus Tribus...after a day in the garden my wife and I feel great!

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

A gift from the web:

http://guardianlv.com/2015/01/vitamin-d-is-gods-vitamin

Vitamin D is God’s Vitamin


Vitamin D


   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

Sources:
Food for Consciousness
Corner Canyon Health & Wellness
Huffington Post
The Light Party

Image by Stasia Bliss


Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Friday, February 12, 2016

Fu Jen University...A home away from home

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

Holiness, Goodness, Beauty, Truth

And R-G-B to boot!
  
The thought of going to Taiwan, China
to bring this work "to the next level"

is intriguing, especially because my son,
John has a great interest in the Far East.

While serving a short stint
as Headquarters Commandant

of the 7th ID (Light) at Ft. Ord,
I recall hosting two ROC Generals
 to a very low key dinner
at a little French Restaurant
in Monterey, California.

That was less than two years
after Saint John Paul II's visit
and my Waterloo moment
a career bridge-burning
decision that played out as 
we were deployed to fight a wild
fire in the Siskiyou National Forest. 

We were the Wolfhounds
B Company, 2/27th Inf Regiment
We were Light, Silent and Deadly


Fort Ord is all but gone now.
I wonder if the restaurant is still there.
    
 This university was home to 
 
who has worked on a
Theology of Energy
which dovetails very closely
with my own wor
in the vineyard  

It is a fascinating study
of what the future might 
still bring to light.

I hope he is still alive.  

Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael

Thursday, February 11, 2016

After Midnight...

J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R.*

I wonder how many other Catholics go to sleep early in the evening of Ash Wednesday, with hunger in their bellies only to be awakened at or slightly after midnight.

Yippee I can eat a snack... should I?

Now I can have that cup of coffee
that I denied... oh really?

   
Is the "legality" of this 
what really matters?
  


 
I have to admit that my past Lenten Observance has been spotty at best.

This midnight of the last 40 days will be different...

So when I awake I will pray, and seek more
understanding of the will of God
and this will be my food―
to be an obedient:
son of God.



Now its time again,
to say "Goodnight"
(1:56 am)


Sincerely yours in Jesus through Mary,
Mike Rizzio

Imitate Mary
Become like Jesus
Live for the Triune God

Seek the Light of Our Lord Jesus Christ
See you on the High Ground!

* - J.M.J. + O.B.T. + M.G.R. stands for:
Jesus, Mary and Joseph;
O Beata Trinitas;
St. Michael, St. Gabriel and St. Raphael