Epigenetics, for the sake of simplicity: Just by changing our thoughts, feelings, emotional reactions into responses and behaviors (for example making healthier lifetime choices with regard to nutrition and stress level) we send our cells new signals, and they express new proteins without changing the genetic blueprint. So while the DNA code stays the same, once a cell is activated in a new way by new information, the cell can create thousands of variations of the same gene. We can signal our genes to rewrite our future. Holmes: To suppose that the Creative Intelligence of the Universe would create man in bondage and leave him bound, would be to dishonor the Creative Power which we call God. To suppose that God could make man as an individual, without leaving him to discover himself, would be to suppose an impossibility. Individuality must be spontaneous; it can never be automatic. The seed of freedom must be planted in the innermost being of man, but, like the Prodigal Son, man must make the discovery for himself. We see abundance in the Universe. We cannot count the grains of sand on a single beach. The earth contains untold riches and the very air is vibrant with power.
Penetrating Old States of Being Sets Us Up for an Undesirable Genetic DestinyHow do we keep certain genes turned on and others turned off? If we stay in the same toxic state of anger, the same melancholy state of depression, the same vigilant state of anxiety, or the same low state of unworthiness, those redundant chemical signals we have talked about pushing the same genetic buttons, which ultimately cause the activation of certain diseases. Stressful emotions, as you will learn, actually pull the genetic trigger, dysregulating the cells and creating disease. NOTE: When we think and feel in the same ways for most of our lives and memorize familiar states of being, our internal chemical state keeps activating the same genes meaning that we keep making the same proteins. BUT, the body cannot adapt to these repeated demands, and it begins to break down. If we do that for 10-20 years, the genes begin to wear out, and they start making “cheaper” proteins. What do I mean Dispenza says? Think about what happens when we age. Our skin sags because its collagen and elastin come to be made of cheaper proteins. What happens to our muscles? They atrophy. Well, no surprise there —actin and myosin, too, are proteins. As a result of stress or a habit of being repeatedly and consistently angry, fearful, sad, and so on the DNA that the peptides use to produce proteins will start to malfunction.
SIT UP AND LISTEN TO THIS ONE!!!!! What is the genetic impact if we stay in routine, familiar conditions –creating the same emotional reactions by doing the same things, thinking the same thoughts, seeing the same people, and memorizing our lives into a predictable pattern???? We are now headed for an undesirable genetic destiny; we are locked into the same patterns as generations before us, which confronted the same or similar situations. And, if we are only reliving our emotional memories of the past, then we are headed for a predictable end –our bodies will begin to create the same genetic conditions that precious generations faced. WOW!!! THAT IS WHY physical conditions APPEAR TO BE PASSED ON GENETICALLY WHEN IT IS MERELY BY TRADITION AND IMPRINTS AND DOWNLOADS. WHEW, what a relief. (While the kids on the bus are saying, “Whoops, yuck, daggummit, that means I have to think and change to save my own life instead of just drifting on as I was taught to do.”) Thus the body will stay the same as long as we are feeling the same way day in and day out. You have learned that the external environment chemically signals genes through the emotions of an experience. So, if the experiences in you life aren’t changing, the chemical signals going to your genes aren’t changing. No new information from the outer world is reaching your genes. The quantum model asserts that we can signal the body emotionally and begin to alter a chain of genetic events without first having any actual physical experience that correlates to that emotion. We don’t need to win the race, the lottery, or the promotion before we experience the emotions of those events. REMEMBER, we can create an emotion by thought alone. We can experience joy or gratitude ahead of the environment to such an extent that the body begins to believe that it is already “in” the event. As a result, we can signal our genes to make a new protein to change our bodies to be ahead of the present environment. Holmes, A Spiritual Mind Treatment: The words I speak are the Law of Good and they will produce the desired results because they are operated on by a Power greater than I am. Good alones goes from me and good alone returns to me. This word is for myself. Everything I say is for me and about me. It is the truth about my real self. There is One Life, that Life is God, that Life is perfect, that Life is my Life now. My body is a manifestation of the Living Spirit. It is created and sustained by the One Presence and the One Power. That Power is flowing in and through me now, animating every organ, every action and every function of my physical being. There is perfect circulation, perfect assimilation, and perfect elimination. There is no congestion, no confusion, and no inaction. I am one with the Infinite Rhythm of life, which flows through me in love, in harmony and in peace. There is no fear, no doubt, and no uncertainty in my mind. I am letting that Life which is perfect flow through me and become my life. It is my life now. There is one Life, that life is God, that life is perfect, that Life is my life now Next deny everything that contradicts this. Follow each denial with a direct affirmation of its opposite. In a certain sense you are presenting a logical argument to your own mind, based on the belief that there is but One Life, which is perfect and which is your life now. You have now reached a place of realization in which you enter into a feeling of assurance that comes from a consciousness of the Divine Presence in, around and through you. Sit with this quietly accepting the meaning of what you have said. Then say, “It is now done. It is now complete. It is now perfect. There is One Life, That Life is God, that life is perfect, that life is my life now. KEY: Between these periods of meditation try to keep your mind poised in such a way that you do not contradict what you have said in your treatment. Keep your mind open at all times to the Divine influx of new inspiration, new power, and new life. Accept what you have said with joy and gratitude. ~Living The Science of Mind pp 284-285
Dispenza: Can Elevated States of Mind Produce Healthier Expression of Genes? There was a study in Japan with patients with type 2 diabetes. Patients were divided into two groups: One watched a boring lecture and one watched a comedy show for an hour. There were significant discrepancy between the two groups after they ate a delicious meal and a glucose levels check after the two different experiences. The researchers examined the gene sequences of the jovial individuals and discovered that these diabetics had altered 24 different gene expressions just by laughing at the comedy show they had seen. There elevated state of mind apparently triggered their brains to send new signals to their sells, which turned on those genetic variations that allowed their bodies to naturally begin to regulate the genes responsible for processing blood sugar. OUR EMOTIONS CAN TURN ON SOME GENE SEQUENCES AND TURN OFF OTHERS, THIS STUDY CLEARLY SHOWED. Just by signaling the body with a new emotion, the laughing subject altered their internal chemistry to change the expression of their genes. Hair turning white overnight is an example of genes at work. As Dispenza discussed in the last chapter, when you have “experienced” an event numerous times by mentally rehearsing every aspect of it in your mind, you feel what that event would feel like, before it unfolds. Then as you change the circuitry in your brain by thinking in new ways, and you embrace the emotions of an event ahead of its physical manifestation, it’s possible that you can change your body genetically.