The science we have been
apparently has some grave errors in it. In fact, we are approaching a
point, a kind of crisis in mainstream beliefs of our culture. For
as much as 40% of Americans would prefer alternative healing methods
conventional medical treatment. All too often the cure seems worse than
the disease, and in fact illness brought about by medical practices
illness) is the third greatest cause of illness.
From about the time of
about 1600 AD, the central philosophy was to gain an understanding of
natural order of things in order to live in harmony with it. Copernicus
published his findings in 1643, and this is considered to be the
of the Scientific
Revolution. He waited until just before his death to publish
his writings revealed the fallibility of the church, and he knew would
have suffered the inquisition.
After that, men like René
Descartes said that all knowledge must be questioned since it had
handed down primarily by the church or from the Greeks. Francis Bacon,
who was a well known misogynist, declared that the aim of the
was to obtain knowledge so that we could dominate and control nature,
must be bound."
In 1859 Charles
Darwin published his book which claimed that heredity elements are
passed on to give the character of the parents to the offspring. After
that time even psychological traits were thought to be bred into the
By the time of Isaac
Newton, metaphysical or spiritual issues were no longer in the
Newton’s materialism viewed the world as a kind of machine, which was
be known by taking it apart and studying the pieces (reductionism).
The implication was that of structure and function where parts were
philosophical issue here was about whether control was innate and
or whether control was spiritual, originating from the outside, "all
matters is matter."
Only structure and
function were admissible
for study. Even the human body came to be seen as a kind of machine
a structure consisting of protein parts to accomplish the functions of
digestion, excretion, respiration, nervous communication and
The structure of this
has been studied in great detail. Amino
acids (protein) are the building blocks, and are arranged in linear
chains, which take on a 3-dimensional shape or structure on account of
electrical charges. These electrical charges actually make the cell
move or have active and inactive phases so that for example, a nervous
impulse causes a muscle to contract. Life is movement and this movement
distinguishes living matter from non-living.
In 1953 Watson
and Crick discovered DNA.
Studies of the protein machine reveal a complex polymerase,
which is contained in every cell, so that every single human cell has
information to reproduce an entire human. DNA is extremely stable and
fact studies of fossil material that is 50,000 years old show the DNA
to be still intact and viable.
This gave rise to a
belief in the primacy
of DNA as being the causal agent in all life. Genetic
determinism holds that all traits and characteristics are defined
the moment of conception. Crick’s hypothesis implies a fatalistic view
which disempowers the individual and would have you believe that you
controlled by your genes. Acceptance of this hypothesis is so
that some women whose family has a history of breast cancer have
a mastectomy rather than risk getting the cancer. This belief was in
best interest of drug manufacturers who have become very powerful.
But the reductionist idea
that a cell
is a bag of protein parts has been challenged by recent findings about
cellular awareness. DNA studies ignored the function of regulatory
proteins which turn cells off and on, or activate them through
generated by the environment. Cell membranes contain receptors or
parts which act like scanners, converting environmental signals into
stimuli which regulate proteins within the cell.
There are many kinds of
whose specific shape enables detection of many kinds of stimuli such as
glucose, histamines, insulin, and even light, etc. It was assumed to be
the cell nucleus that directs the cell’s activities, but in fact, the
can accomplish everything but reproduction with the nucleus removed,
will continue to function as usual for months until the individual
need to be replaced or reproduced. A bacterium, which is the most
organism, doesn’t even have a nucleus, or internal
parts (organelles). All its functions are contained in the cell
So it turns out that
brain) is in the membrane, or ectoderm. The skin of cells is composed
two parts that make up a bi-layer of protein and phospho-lipids.
The outer layer has receptors which are antenna-like structures that
signals from the environment.
The interior of the cell
has a negative
electrical charge. A receptor acts like a switch which permits a
electrical charge from outside the cell to enter through the cell
This causes an electrical spark, or signal, which causes a vibrational
frequency like Morse code to be generated. These electrical signals
the proteins of the cell and regulate its functions.
So there are receptors
and channels to allow environmental stimuli to evoke responses within
cell by changing the shape of the proteins in the membrane. And these
are so extremely sensitive that they can detect the presence of a
atom of glucose diluted with enough water to fill a whole harbor at the
membrane molecules are lined up like a kind of liquid crystal that
change from conductor to non-conductor. The membrane is a
with gates and channels. Electrical currents flow across the channels
the gates are open. This is exactly the same definition as a computer
The cell membrane is the same as a computer chip with individual
as the keys on the keyboard. The cell nucleus is like the hard drive
contains the software. If you remove the floppy disk that installed the
program, the computer still works and you can select which software
you want to use at the moment.
There are 50 to 70
trillion cells in
the human body, and each one contains in its DNA
blueprint enough information to reconstruct an entire human body, but
does not determine or limit the potential of that human. Organisms can
change to accommodate the environment.
In 1988, a Harvard
geneticist and biochemist
named John Kearns published in Scientific American, perhaps the
most important paper in the history of biology. He countered the idea
random cellular mutation as set forth by Darwin with the idea of
mutation brought on by the conditions of the environment. The
are enormous, establishing the primacy of the environment over genetic
He found that bacteria
placed in an
inhospitable environment could adapt to that environment. Given only a
food source that was incompatible, by sensing the protein structure of
the food source that was available, the organisms adapted their
parts to accommodate the food source. He showed that a certain class of
genes has the function of engineering the design of other genes. It
that the cell nucleus can create a biological pathway to accommodate
environment by sensing the conditions of the environment.
Up until this time
science had mistakenly
accepted as fact the hypothesis that control of cellular activity
from within the cell, according to random mutations of the genes. This
body of work in fact proves that cells are regulated by responses to
environment. Genes are not causative, but only correlated, just
that are altered as needed by environmental demands.
Everything in the
universe has a characteristic
resonance or frequency. Quantum physics addresses the issue of the
resonances of everything being connected and the information
by frequency resonances. For example, electromagnetic fields can change
Magnetic fields are set
up around the
nerves, and thoughts emit the same variety of frequencies that activate
biological processes within the cell. Individual humans have unique
associated with all their cell membrane receptors. The immune system
friendly cells from invaders in this manner. In fact, people with major
organ transplants may begin to emulate characters and traits of the
because cell antenna identity or frequencies are transplanted with the
protection as well
as growth. Cells can be either in a growth mode or a protection mode,
not both at the same time. Physical injury to cell tissue results in
release of histamines
by the mast cells, which open the blood vessels allowing the release of
defense mechanisms like white blood cells to counter an infection. Trauma
can cause a fight or flight response, where blood is shut off to the
and diverted to the hindbrain, and the adrenals are activated for a
of energy, and the immune system is compromised.
Just as physical trauma
of histamine defense mechanisms, a perceived threat can cause a similar
reaction from the brain resulting in the release of norepinephrine,
which is similar to histamines in its effects on the body. These
are used to suppress the immune system in patients having organ
The levels of these
hormones are very high in most people because of stressful lifestyles.
Remaining in the protection mode will eventually destroy the body’s
because normal replacement of protein parts cannot be continued and can
be especially harmful, resulting in various diseases.
Perceived danger causes physical bracing and
psychological bracing so that our belief systems include patterns of
protective behavior. So, we respond not just to
stress. If an air raid siren sounds, the community stops normal
and goes into a bomb shelter (protection mode). But when the "all
signal is sounded, normal activity resumes. However if the "all clear"
is not sounded, the protection mode persists, the adrenal system shuts
off the immune system.
Certain kinds of stress
mechanisms and can result in psychological trauma so that the
mode becomes chronic as in a subluxation,
where the bodily posture is changed by bracing against trauma from
real or perceived danger. Besides physical bracing, prolonged stress
result in psychological bracing so that our belief systems include
of protective behavior.
Four billion bits of
into the nervous system every second, but only about two thousand can
processed consciously, so more than ninety-nine percent is not
consciously. Memory patterns automatically create belief filters in the
brain, and most of our behavior comes from unconscious
beliefs and expectations. Attitudes
set up in early childhood or are passed on to us from our parents
So, memory patterns are
created in the brain and once in place, these pre-programmed patterns
beliefs become automatic, and these pre-learned
tapes and experiences usually run our lives. Only a considerable
effort can change these. This explains the difference between what we
and what we do, and why our emotional responses often over-ride the
Belief you don’t even
know you have
can affect what you do and who you are. You and your physical health
a summary of your beliefs and perceptions, the kind of data you are
Your cells see what you see and the cell’s nucleus can create a
so you can select what software you wish to use, so to speak.
"...a radically new understanding has emerged at the leading edge of
cell science. It is now recognized that the environment, and more
specifically, our perception (interpretation)of the environment,
directly controls the activity of our genes. Environment controls gene
activity through a process known as epigenetic control.
new perspective of human biology does not view the body as just a
mechanical device, but rather incorporates the role of a mind and
spirit. This breakthrough in biology is fundamental in all healing for
it recognizes that when we change our perception or beliefs we send
totally different messages to our cells and reprogram their expression.
The new-biology reveals why people can have spontaneous remissions or
recover from injuries deemed to be permanent disabilities."
This new biology is called Epigenetics.
Be very careful of your
your vision. Breaking free of the limitations imposed by past
requires dedication, and conviction that you are not locked into
We are not helpless, but responsible. Know your beliefs, write them
and learn to visualize. Body is the extension of spirit. Evolution is
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