The Biology of Belief:
SS: How are the cells of our bodies affected by our thoughts?
When humans come together in a community, a person defers his individual action to a higher voice, the voice of the community. When cells live in a community, their activities in general are not so much under their own direction as they are under a "central voice." The central voice in humans is the mind.
This is relevant because psychiatrists tell us that 70% or more of our thoughts are negative and redundant. Those thoughts are being broadcast to the community of 50 trillion cells. The cells, like citizens in a country, defer to that leadership.
Cells have a built-in imperative to live. Our thoughts and beliefs can provide health, if they are in harmony, or disease, by inappropriately treating our community of cells in a way that's out of harmony with life.
SS: You say that the true brain of the operation of a cell isn't the nucleus; it's the cellular membrane.
SS: That's when you say we're much less bound by our DNA than we imagine.
DNA is a linear blueprint that makes the building blocks of our bodies, the proteins. The proteins determine the character and quality of that building. So the genes we are carrying are the templates to make all the appropriate building blocks that make our lives.
SS: Can our perceptions affect our DNA?
The first paper to really come out with this information shocked the scientific world in 1988. It was in the journal Nature. Just recently, there was new research where mutants were generated. Genetically, the offspring were mutated in both genes for that trait, meaning there was no normal gene in the system. Yet, they found a normal gene in 10% of that population. The numbers that reverted back to normal were too high to say that was just an accident. There was something changing the heredity, and there were no genes to do it.
SS: You say we'll come together as a global community.
There's a concept in healing known as spontaneous remission. I believe that as the planet looks like it's going to the brink, and it really is in a very bad situation, that a change of belief on the part of the human population will cause a spontaneous remission, and return the planet back to the garden.