March 29, 2012

Epigenetics: We Become What We Believe

Biology Of Belief - Bruce Lipton

Marcus Aurelius“You have power over your mind - not outside events. Realize this, and you will find strength.”
― Marcus Aurelius

Elizabeth Gilbert “You need to learn how to select your thoughts just the same way you select your clothes every day. This is a power you can cultivate. If you want to control things in your life so bad, work on the mind. That's the only thing you should be trying to control.”
― Elizabeth Gilbert, Eat, Pray, Love

Rhonda Byrne“If you’re feeling good, then you’re creating a future that’s on track with your desires. If you’re feeling bad, you’re creating a future that’s off track with your desires. As you go about your day, the law of attraction is working in every second. Everything we think and feel is creating our future. If you’re worried or in fear, then you’re bringing more of that into your life throughout the day.”
― Rhonda Byrne, The Secret

One of the least tapped & least understood resources we possess is the awesome power of our mind! We go about our daily lives often trapped in the familiar routine of providing for our physical needs. Worry about not having enough to eat, to pay the rent, having enough savings put aside just in case. Fear about losing our job, becoming critically ill, perhaps falling victim to random crime or terrorism. Yet we fail to realize how huge an impact our thoughts have day in and day out on our physical being. Science is only now starting to unearth the extent of the mind-body connection on overall health and longevity with its new field of Epigenetics - the effect our thoughts have on our genes and the ability to ward off disease and heal ourselves. Every one of our cells stores emotions - positive or negative!

A mere generation or so ago it was widely believed that our genes determined our probable life-span! The latest research, though, points out the major role played by our mind in regulating the activation of our genes for optimal health and warding off disease. The very words we utter have been shown to have a profound effect on plant life and water (yes water) based on the emotion accompanying them! This may also explain why some people get better entirely on their own - the so-called placebo effect!

Mankind is about to enter its most trying period - one filled with natural disasters and global tyranny! Many will succumb to fear and worry over 'things coming upon the Earth' to see a shortening of days. However those who manage to retain a positive mindset will have a much better chance of surviving!

Epigenetics - How Does It Work?

Information From A Different Perspective

The Science Of Epigenetics – How Our Minds Can Reprogram Our Genes

26th March 2012
By Konstantin Eriksen
Guest Writer for Wake Up World
How much control do we have over our own lives? Are we really controlled by our genes, trapped in our own selfishness, like some modern authors want us to believe? Just how much power do we have to shape our lives and those of others?
Contrary to what many people are being led to believe, a lot of the emphasis placed on genes determining human behaviour is nothing but theory and doctrine. The “selfish gene” model is an assumption, it is not a scientific fact.
What Is The Central Dogma?
The central dogma is the doctrine that information in our cells flows only in one direction – from DNA to RNA to proteins. Simply put, it is a dogmatic belief in absolute determinism.
Let’s take a quick look at its history. Back in 1990, a huge, international research program began – the human genome project. Its stated goals were to map out all human genes and their interactions using computer software and then to convert that knowledge into (profitable) “benefits” for mankind, such as finding cures for the most horrible diseases.
They sure made it sound good and they spent a lot of taxpayers’ money on it, but was the whole project used for good? Personally, I don’t think so.
In essence, what the central dogma says is that since it is proteins that carry out the essential life-processes inside our cells, and their functions can only do what our genes say (this is what the medical establishment and certain fanatical branches of evolution theory want us to believe), then we humans are nothing more than the calculated, deterministic expression of our genes. We’re little robots whose biology, emotions, health and beliefs are not of our choosing. We’re humatons!
This is the theory that is being taught in medical schools and universities all over the world today. Fortunately for all conscious people, this disempowering belief has been proven to be false.
Is Evolution Deterministic?
Fifty years before the publication of Darwin’s The Origin Of Species, frenchman Jean Baptiste Lamarque postulated that living beings must have an innate perception of their environment in order to evolve, and that they evolve in response to changes in their surroundings. His idea was that genetic mutations are definitely not random. There is an inherent intelligence at play in life that we can’t even begin to understand.
The response of the “scientific community” at the time was not favourable. They ridiculed Lamarque’s theory and eliminated him from the history books, giving Darwin the sole credit for discovering evolution, even though, in reality, Darwin published his book fifty years after Lamarque and his book based a lot of its theory on the work of yet another man, Alfred Russel Wallace, many of whose ideas Darwin copied.
According to Lamarque, there is an interplay of forces between living beings and their environments. According to the Darwinian model, evolution is strictly deterministic and is based on random mutations.
So, who got closer to the truth? Luckily for us, Lamarque was right about at least one thing: cells have consciousness.
The Emerging Science Of Epigenetics.
Plenty of highly intelligent biologists have proven beyond a doubt that the determinism of the central dogma is false. Genes do not determine human outcomes – it is our responses to our environment that actually determine the expression of our genes.
This was proven definitively in 1988 by British molecular biologist John Cairns. Cairns took bacteria whose genes did not allow them to produce lactase, the enzyme needed to digest milk sugar, and placed them in petri dishes where the only food present was lactase. Much to his astonishment, within a few days, all of the petri dishes had been colonized by the bacteria and they were eating lactose. The bacterial DNA had changed in response to its environment.
This experiment has been replicated many times and they have not found a better explanation than this obvious fact – that even primitive organisms can evolve consciously.
So, information flows in both directions, from DNA to proteins and from proteins to DNA, contradicting the “central dogma.” Genes can be activated and de-activated by signals from the environment. The consciousness of the cell is inside the cell’s membrane. Each and every cell in our bodies has a type of consciousness. Genes change their expression depending on what is happening outside our cells and even outside our bodies.
What Does This Mean For Us?
We are free to make decisions that impact our lives and those of others. We are not robots carrying out the commands our genes. Our beliefs can change our biology. We have the power to heal ourselves, increase our feelings of self-worth and improve our emotional state. Every aspect of our lives can be improved with the right intention.
The worst thing we can do as thinking and feeling people is to get cut off from our deep, positive emotions and let fear and anger take over our lives. When we allow ourselves to be taken over by negativity, we are putting ourselves in a mental-biological state of fear akin to the fight or flight response.
In order to grow positively as human beings, we need to express positive emotions such as love, affection, joy and a will to conquer ourselves and our own lives. When we change our beliefs, we change our emotional states. When that happens, we change our lives.
First we have to believe. Only then do we give ourselves the opportunity to achieve.

1 comment:

  1. I really enjoyed reading this, thankyou.