We’re living in exciting times. The latest scientific research is blowing our beliefs out the water with its findings; especially in the field of epigenetics. The word epi means above in Greek; thus, epigenetics implies above our genes or in layman’s terms, the forces that oversee the function of our genes.
Dr Bruce, H Lipton PhD, author of The Biology of Belief, discovered decades ago that our perception regulates our genes, and that the moment we alter our beliefs we also change the expression of our genes. The environment, or in other words, our reaction to the outer world signals our genes to function in specific ways.
What is the significance of such findings? Imagine being born into a family where there’s a history of cancer from generation to generation, only to eventually watch some of them pass away due to the disease. You’ll most likely believe that you’re doomed to experience the same fate. According to epigenetics, however, and there is sufficient evidence to prove that 99% of diseases aren’t hereditary, but the result of our unconscious beliefs.
If you believe that you’re bound to the same fate as your ancestors, then you will be. But if you manage to change those beliefs with the knowledge that your perception creates your reality, then you’ll change your mindset and consequently, your gene expression.
“A change of feeling is a change of destiny.” ─Neville Goddard
State of being creates reality. Our thoughts, feelings, beliefs and behaviours form our overall personality, which lay the foundation of our perception. Becoming conscious of your unconscious beliefs by being mindful of your mental and emotional patterns is the beginning of freedom. The moment you’re able to watch your thoughts without believing them, then you’re detaching yourself from the programmes that have been downloaded into your matrix since you were in the womb. When a man knows himself; he comes to know the world.
The implications of remaining unaware of the processes in the unconscious are fatal, as discovered in a study which involved adopted children.
Researchers discovered that children adopted into homes where cancer runs in the family have the same probability of contracting the disease as those born into it. What does this indicate? What do the adopted child and the family members have in common? Well, they don’t share the same genes as they came from different families. They grew up in the same environment and consequently adopted the same beliefs and behaviours as their parents; thus, they’re likely headed for the same genetic destiny unless they rewire the nodes in the maze of their minds.
Our beliefs shape our lives. The moment a person changes their self-image, their perception of the world conforms to that change. The worlds within, including biological, also change to match the new state of being they’ve embodied. Adopting a new perspective is the key to freeing yourself from the hereditary curses that force people to experience the same fate as their ancestors.
Aiding people in peeling those false beliefs from their windows of perception was why I wrote my book; The Labyrinth: Rewiring the Nodes in the Maze of your Mind. We don’t have to experience the same fate our parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents. We can change the way our genes function and improve the structure and function of our body by creating better proteins; which is what genes do. As I said at the beginning, this is an exciting time to be alive, as we’re breaking free from the false belief that our genes control our fate. In the words of Dr Joe Dispenza; science and spirituality are merging to demystify the mystical.
Getting back to our unconditioned self is the goal of the spiritual journey. As newborn babies, we enter this life with dreams and desires. All too often, however, people suppress their soul’s desires and run their lives on autopilot via subconscious patterns. Most spend their day in redundant habits; they can’t seem to shake off.
To be conscious means to be self-aware of the processes in your mind. When you start to change your thoughts and beliefs, behaviour and state of being; get ready because it’s going to feel uncomfortable. Change is difficult mainly because our habits are a comfort zone for us. These habits, however, are anything but comfortable! They devour our consciousness and break the body down. Transcending the patterns we believe form the basis of our identity is crucial to embodying our natural state in the present moment; which is ultimately sat-chit-ananda, (ever-existing, ever-conscious, ever-new, bliss).
Bliss is your birthright! Please don’t allow these subconscious patterns to deprive you off it! When you embody your natural state, the autonomic nervous system begins to restore and repair the body. Stress breaks the body down as it signals your genes to create proteins that aren’t of good quality, and if indulged in, can lead to disease.
The average person spends 70% of their day living via the hormones of stress, and 90% of the thoughts they have today are the same thoughts they had the day before. Is it any wonder then, why people are dying much earlier than they should? The stress hormones are breaking them down on every level; it’s time to take charge of our state of being.
Embodying your natural state is what Christ meant when he preached on the Sermon on the Mount:
“Seek ye first, the Kingdom of God, and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you.” ─Matthew 6:33
The ancients knew this truth; joy heals, and fear destroys. When you know these truths, and study the new science to reinforce them, you see just how much of an impact your state of being has on the quality of your life. Embody wholeness now; embody love, appreciation, peace, and don’t allow external circumstance to snatch them from you because when you do, you’re only signalling your genes to create more stress hormones.
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