Vitamin A – The Vital Oil Soluble Vitamin…

Vitamin A (and carotenes) keeps mucous membranes healthy; thus it protects against infections, even in infants.

  • It is extremely important in fighting infections.
  • It prevents night blindness, eye diseases, and weak eyesight.
  • It is important for skin, hair, gastro-intestinal juices and digestion.
  • It prevents premature aging and senility, and increases lifespan.
  • It helps blood capillaries work better and protects against cardiovascular diseases.
  • It affects growth and development, necessary for reproduction, and helps the immune system.
  • It protects against death among children with measles. Carotene provides far more antioxidant effect than vitamin A.
  • It is important in treating skin disorders, dry eyes, cancer, light sensitivity of eyes, and vaginal candidiasis.

Sources:

Vitamin A (retinol) is a pure yellow, fat-soluble crystal. (Its other name, retinol, comes from the fact that it is found in the retina of the eye.) Vitamin A is found in meat, milk, and eggs.

The safer and very nutritious carotenes (also called carotenoids) are pro-vitamin A. They are found in abundance in fruits and vegetables, and are converted by the liver into vitamin A. It is always safe to take carotene in larger amounts, because the liver only converts the amount needed by the body into vitamin A.

Richest Sources: Dark green leafy vegetables.

Other Sources: Green and orange fruits and vegetables, especially carrots, lighter green vegetables, yams, tomatoes, mangos, Hubbard squash, cantaloupe and apricots. Lesser amounts are in legumes, grains, and seeds.

List of Plant Vitamin A Sources
• Apples
• Apricots
• Asparagus
• Basil
• Beetroot
Bell peppers
• Broccoli
• Cabbage
• Cantaloupe
Carrots
Cayenne pepper
• Chile pepper
• Cucumber
Collard greens
• Grapefruit
• Green beans
• Guava
• Kale
• Lemons
• Lettuce
• Mangoes
• Oatmeal
• Oregano
• Papaya
• Parsley
• Peaches
• Peas
• Plum
• Prunes
• Red peppers
• Spinach
• Squash
Sweet potatoes
• Sweet red peppers
• Tomato
• Turnip
• Watercress
• Watermelon

After reading the plant sources of vitamin A, we will now turn towards the animal vitamin A sources.

List of Animal Vitamin A Sources
• Beef
• Cod fish
• Duck
• Egg
• Fish oils
• Lamb
• Milk
• Pork
• Turkey
• Veal

Beta-carotenes: These are the most active form of carotenes and are most abundant in green plants, carrots, sweet potatoes, squash, apricots, and green peppers. The best supplement form of carotenes is non-hydrogenated palm oil (absorbed 4-10 times better than any other type). In addition, palm oil has minimal fat content.

Carotenes are the most widespread group of naturally occurring pigments in nature, and are intensely colored (red and yellow) fat-soluble compounds. Along with chlorophyll, they are used by plants in photosynthesis to make carbohydrates (sugars, starches, and cellulose). Of the more than 600 carotenes, only 30-50 have vitamin A activity. Beta-carotene has the most pro-vitamin A activity, but several other carotenes have greater antioxidant effects. One of the richest sources of carotene is freshly made carrot juice.

Absorption Factors: Conversion of carotenes into vitamin A depends on protein status, thyroid hormones, zinc, and vitamin C, D, E, and choline. Both vitamin A and carotene absorption require essential fatty acids and zinc. When an adequate intake of carotenes is achieved after a meal, no further absorption occurs. Vitamins C, D, E, and choline in the diet, and bile action by the liver is needed for absorption of vitamin A and carotenes. The presence of some fatty acids in the meal (vegetable oil, etc.) increases vitamin A and carotene absorption. Liver disease reduces their utilization by the body.

Deficiency symptoms: Prolonged deficiency can produce frequent colds, retarded growth, lack of appetite, and vigor, eye infections, poor vision, night blindness, frequent infections, bad teeth and gums, scaly and dry skin, weakened sense of smell and hearing.

Toxicity symptoms: Dry and fissured skin, brittle nails, alopecia, gingivitis, chapped lips, anorexia, irritability, fatigue, nausea, intracranial pressure with vomiting, headache, joint pain, stupor, papilledema. Prolonged toxicity results in bone fragility, and thickening of long bones. There are never any toxicity symptoms from taking carotenes.

Broccoli, mango, tomato, etc. are foods high in vitamin A and E. Therefore, if you suffer from eye problems make it a point to include them in your diet. Watermelon, peppers, etc. are foods high in vitamin A and C. For beautiful and supple skin, include immune system vitamins in your diet. At the same time, do not forget to include the foods high in vitamin D in your diet. The foods high in vitamin A are often pink, orange, green in color. Therefore, you will not need the chart of beta carotene rich foods in front of you all the time. For a healthy mind and body, it is best not to exclude any food from your diet.

Reincarnation : The 12 Laws of Reincarnation

 

Ignorance of the law is no excuse” whether the laws are man-made or universal. To stop being afraid and to start being empowered in the worlds of karma and reincarnation, here is what you need to know about reincarnation..

As night follows the day, so the law of reincarnation must follow the law of karma. One cannot commit karma and expect it to finish with it in one life. So there must be many lives to resolve one’s karma. Once karma is initiated, it must (1) continue until it is spent. In this process, karma must have its repercussion in the forms of (2) consequence and (3) compensation. So we have 3 laws here.


1: LAW OF CONTINUATION –These laws of reincarnation follow the laws of karma. Since the universe is a vast and complicated creation of  the Creator, it takes many lifetimes to comprehend so an individual can become a CoWorker with the Creator in the majesty of creation. Karma is the great teacher of what is like and not like love. Reincarnation over many lifetimes is required by karma for you to master life’s lessons in their totality.

2: LAW OF COMPASS – Karma teaches love through experiencing life from every point of view. “What you bring hate into, you reincarnate into!” Each individual must experience both genders, all races, all nationalities, all religions, well/ill, rich/poor, success/failure, etc. This allows you to see the beauty, value, and worthiness of all ways of life. This gives you the 360° viewpoint on the universe necessary for a CoWorker  the Creator.

3: LAW OF CONSEQUENCES – Karma teaches you love through action. How you learn is through experiencing cause and effect by interacting with a community of other individuals that you constantly reincarnate with assuming varying roles in each new life. Your Soul group helps to teach you what is like and not like love through the resolution of interwoven past life karma.

4: LAW OF COMPENSATION – Karma teaches you responsibility through reciprocity. What you have done to others in the past, will be done back to you in the future. You will continue to reincarnate with significant others until you have paid off your karmic debts to them. Reincarnation will work to balance the scales fairly between all concerned so that love and justice prevail.

5: LAW OF COMPLETION – Karma teaches you through tough assignments of adversity. Everyone must experience the worst of life to better appreciate the best of it. Over the course of their cycle of reincarnation, all Souls will endure pandemics, fire, earthquakes, hurricanes, tsunamis, famines, drought, etc… but in different lifetimes to ease the burden of suffering.

6: LAW OF CREATION – Karma teaches you through your body by requiring you to manifest the abundance sufficient to provide for its’ material needs. As you age, the challenges continue as you must learn to provide for others as well as your own retirement. Creation through manifestation is an essential skill to become a fully capable of CoWorker with  the Creator and it can only be mastered with practice over many cycles of reincarnation.

7: LAW OF COMMAND – Karma teaches you through your mind by requiring you to learn the discipline (daily duties), the discernment (good judgment), as well as the detachment (ceasing to cherish opinions or hold expectations) needed to become truly resourceful in life. These are very complex learnings that can only be mastered over many cycles of reincarnation.

8: LAW OF CONTROL – Karma teaches you through your emotions by requiring you to master the energy in motion caused by the actions of others as well as your reactions to them. Karma helps you to learn calmness, control, and compassion needed to become truly resourceful in life. This is simple learnings that are difficult to apply given the pressures of daily life and so need many cycles of reincarnation to get under control.

9: LAW OF CERTAINTY – Karma tests you time and again by allowing you to bring forward your talents, traits, and tendencies from life to life. You are a work in progress. In one life, you will focus on developing your intellectual abilities while in another you will work on your emotional control. When you can reliably be counted on to act in loving way no matter what life brings to you, the certainty of your choices accelerates your karma and brings you closer to the end of your cycle of reincarnation.

10: LAW OF COMPASSION – Karma is designed to teach you unconditional love by helping you to develop compassion, tolerance, and forgiveness. You have learned deep compassion when you can care for others with the same deep kindness as you care for yourself. You have learned tolerance when you can see the beauty in all paths. You have learned forgiveness when you can let go of wrongs done in the past and live in harmony.

11: LAW OF CHARACTER – Karma is designed to evolve you into being your best you, your Higher Self. Your best you is your character: the unique note you bring to the universal song. Like the sculptor frees the perfected statue from raw stone, karma frees you from the imperfections inherent in the human consciousness. Karma carves you into a being of greater love, joy, and awareness so you can become a CoWorker with the Creator.

12: LAW OF COMPLIANCE – Reincarnation comes to an end when you have substantially complied with balancing past karma by having learned unconditional love. If every last past misdeed/sin had to be balanced, rebirths would never end. It is the sign of a loving and compassionate universe that mercy and justice are the driving forces behind the laws of reincarnation.

26 Gemstones For 2012 Transformation!

 

1. Dumortierite: Self-reliance, stamina, patience, recognition of potential, understanding, communication of ideas.

2. Amazonite: Success, joy, self-expression, awakening heart, soothing, harmony, balancing.

3. Amethyst: Contentment, spirituality, dreams, healing, peace, happiness, love, intuition.

4. Ametrine: Intellectual stimulation, attunement, releasing, dispelling tension, connecting.

5. Apatite: Intellect, achieving results, healing, insight, humanitarianism, meditation, balance, creativity.

6. Aquamarine: Courage, purification, peace, intuition, self-expression, balance, preparedness.

7. Aventurine: Healing, money, mental agility, visual acuity, peace, opening heart, inspiration, leadership.

8. Azurite: Intuitive, dreams, healing, insight, meditation, concentration, transformation.

9. Bloodstone: Courage, intense healing, renewal, strength, victory, intuitive decision-making.

10. Calcite: Purification, peace, calming, memory, awareness, appreciation of nature.

11. Carnelian: Precision, analytical capabilities, physical energy, verbal skill, peace, spirituality.

12. Celestite: Verbal skill, healing, compassion, calming, growth, intuition, hope.

13. Chrysocolla: Easing heartache, stamina, wisdom, peace, love, communication, vitality, inner strength.

14. Chrysoprase: Balancing male-female energy, love, grace, compassion, clemency, personal growth.

15. Amber: Soothing, calming, cleansing.

16. Citrine: Intuition, comfort, protection, creativity, physical energy, wealth, mental awakening.

17. Coral: Diplomacy, calming emotions, visualization.

18. Clear Quartz: Magnifying, life development, healing, raising consciousness.

19. Diamond: Creativity, courage, strength, healing, protection, spirituality, mental abilities .

20. Emerald: Love, domestic bliss, celibacy (men), sensitivity, loyalty, memory, mental capacity, harmony, focus, eliminating negativity, clarity.

21. Fluorite: Stability, impartial reasoning, responsibility, concentration, health.

22. Fossil: Accomplishments, improvement of one’s environment, communication, innovation.

23. Agates: Balancing energies; perception, strength, inspiration, revealing talents.

24. Garnet: virility, removing negativity, awareness, commitment, regeneration, order, insight.

25. Hematite: Mental balance, memory, calming, balance, focusing energy and emotions, peace, inner happiness, clearing negativity.

26. Howlite: Awareness, calm, expression, observation, patience, eliminating negativity.

We Are All Connected!

 

There is always a question of what we can do to make a change in the world. With so many feeling as if they have no personal power to set things on the right course or even into a direction that will help someone outside themselves is definitely a legitimate concern of mine to let you know that we always have the power and the right to make changes in the world and on an unlimited level too!

 

Soderledskyrkan brick wall

 

Does it seem life will never be the way you want it to be? Want to know why that is? It is because you are looking at all the challenges as brick walls that you cannot just walk around. When all you have to do is walk around the obstructions or be patient and soon they will pass.

 

How do we make a change in the world is a very deep thing. I say that since you and I have the power to make changes when we choose to. All we have to do is to close our eyes and go within for the answers to what to do next. Its called using our intuition. We can go within to connect with universe at anytime. Answers to all that you want to know about in this life and beyond are there waiting for you.

 

 

How do you make changes by closing your eyes, you say? Well once you close your eyes you are breathing the unlimited source of all life. Just as you are when your eyes are open. Now, you are able to tap into the fountain of knowledge from all that has ever existed.

 

Go within, with the desire to receive answers- Your influence in the world goes beyond both space and time. The world we live in looks as if it is purely physical. However It is not.

 

Say you want to heal someone, see someone get better, create more financial stability in your life. You can simply visualize that. Intend it and that thought will send out an unseen force, fully ignited by your thoughts, words and energy! Then you will affect a  situation without having to be physically present. We have the power to make things happen. Never doubt it. Dream of your ideal life and dream BIG! The world will benefit by your connection to all that is!

 

 

Remember the last time you saw someone yawn at the same time that you yawned? Yes, its an amazing phenomenon. It is amazing! What is most amazing about it is the mystery  of why it happens. Take a guess to why it does. It is because we are just one gigantic connection of consciousness.

 

The one force that animates and moves all things the invisible thing that breathes life into all things and that makes them do what they do. That is the common bond that holds us all together. Feel the connection. It is what you do for YOU that affects the world to a large degree.

 

When you heal yourself, you will send out healing to us All. When you think of the world needs this or that. Think of all existence as one. Remember that. Change happens all the time! The responsibility belongs to all of us. However, It starts with you.

 

Make the everlasting change within and the rest of the planet will heal with you. You are the co-creator of the world. As we all are. The future is in our hands. Enjoy that reality. Energize!