Epigenetics is a relatively new scientific field; research only began in earnest in the mid 1990s and is offering explanations to how our diets, our exposure to toxins, and our stress levels at work might be subtly altering the genetic legacy we pass on to our children and grandchildren. It’s opened up new avenues into explaining – and curing – illnesses that genes alone can’t explain, ranging from autism to cancer.1 Moreover, its momentum is resurrecting old theories long dismissed, and rewriting the textbooks and biological rules once thought untouchable. This new field focusing on “epigenetic inheritance” has transformed our views of why we are the way we are. It suggests that there is a system of switches, able to turn genes on and off, controlled by environmental factors such as nutrition.
To take this a step further, in “The Biology of Belief” by Bruce Lipton he combines the latest research in cell biology and shows that genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including the energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts. This has huge implications for what’s possible for the next evolution of our human species.
This insight points to the possibility of conscious evolution as discussed by Barbara Marx Hubbard, in which this evolutionary process is no longer a simple biological undertaking, a continuation of Darwinian survival of the fittest, but instead may be a conscious choice by each individual soul. It is through the quality of our thoughts, and our ability to make decisions based on love, not fear that create the fertile soil for our bodies and minds to ascend and evolve.
- Telegraph – Epigenetics – How to Alter Your Genes
- The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter, & Miracles
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