A human being is not a “single” living entity, we are actually a community of upwards of fifty trillion sentient cellular citizens. In truth, we are “skin-covered” Petri dishes containing trillions of cells. The culture medium in our bodies is the blood. Consequently, the fate of our body’s cells is influenced by the composition of our blood in the same manner that the fate of cultured stem cells are influenced by changing the chemistry of the culture environment (Note: Yes, the above has already been stated in other posts in the biology of belief blog).
The big question then amounts to, “What controls the chemistry of our blood, which in turn influences the fate of our health and biology?” As mentioned above, the trillions of cells comprising our bodies are organized into a massive community, within which cells take on specialized functions to support the life of the community. Some cells form specialized heart tissue; other cells form bones, muscles, skin, and blood. The differentiated cells comprising the nervous system are designed to acquire awareness about the world (environment) and use that information to direct the fate and activities of the cellular community.
Specialized nerve receptors, such as eyes, ears, nose, taste, read environmental information and send signals to the brain. Through the process of “perception,” the brain interprets the environmental signals and in response release regulatory chemicals into the blood, the body’s culture medium. The chemistry derived from the brain circulates throughout the body and controls the behavior and genetic activity of our cells. Consequently, the way we “perceive” our environment controls our health and fate. Most importantly, when we change the way we respond to the environment we change our health and fate.
Under the archaic belief of genetic control we essentially perceived of ourselves as “victims” of our heredity. If cancer or Alzheimer’s was in our family lineage, we were led to believe that we should anticipate that we might get stuck with the same fate. However, epigenetic science completely rewrites that limiting belief, for it reveals that through our “mind,” we can change the chemistry of our blood and in the process, become “masters” of our fate.
When the mind perceives that the environment is safe and supportive, the cells are preoccupied with the growth and maintenance of the body. In stressful situations, cells forego their normal growth functions and adopt a defensive ‘protection’ posture. The body’s energy resources normally used to sustain growth are diverted to systems that provide protection during periods of stress. Simply, growth processes are restricted or suspended in a stressed system. While our systems can accommodate periods of acute (brief) stress, prolonged or chronic stress is debilitating for its energy demands interfere with the required maintenance of the body, and as a consequence, leads to dysfunction and disease.
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