As I prepared to write this post about how thoughts and intents can reprogram our DNA, THIS ARTICLE by Michael Forrester came to my attention. In my previous article, I explore how our DNA can be reprogrammed based on a study conducted by a group of Russian scientists. They concluded that our junk DNA isn’t really that junky. It all has a purpose.
Forrester’s article is about reprogramming our DNA. His sources are slightly different than my first article. He takes a bit of a spiritual approach in his article, citing two spiritually charged blogs. That makes sense because he’s a spiritual counselor. His scientific information is well put together. I wonder if some of his thoughts have something to do with science recently discovering that our consciousness can do some pretty weird stuff? I do find it fascinating that people relate consciousness to spirituality. Moving along… Forrester starts by providing a definition of junk DNA: “The human genome is packed with at least four million gene switches that reside in bits of DNA that once were dismissed as “junk” but it turns out that so-called junk DNA plays critical roles in controlling how cells, organs and other tissues behave. The discovery, considered a major medical and scientific breakthrough, has enormous implications for human health and consciousness because many complex diseases appear to be caused by tiny changes in hundreds of gene switches.”
Forrester also refers to the same group of scientists that I mention in my previous article in reprogramming our DNA. Russian biophysicist and molecular biologist Pjotr Garjajev and his colleagues explored the vibrational behavior of DNA. Their results showed that “living chromosomes function just like solitonic/holographic computers using the endogenous DNA laser radiation.” Forrester then makes a comment that affirmations, hypnosis, etc. have an effect on our bodies. I would liken this to how our thoughts and intents affect us.
According to Forrester, many scientists cut single strands of DNA and simply put them somewhere else when working with changing DNA. The Russian scientists found devices that could change cellular metabolism through frequencies (radio and light frequencies) to repair genetic defects. This discovery shows the importance of frequencies as a repair tool. There are many other technical bits of information from Forrester’s article that I’ll let you read. In the sources section, there’s a link to an article in the NY Times titled “Bits of Mystery, Far from ‘Junk’ Play a Crucial Role.”
In the NY Times article, author Gina Kolata begins with the question asking why one identical twin may be healthy while the other has health issues. Kolata says that diseases appear to be caused by tiny changes in hundreds of gene switches. The Times article is from 2012. The study referred to provided the necessary grounds for further studies involving 440 scientists and 32 laboratories. Kolata says there’s a complex system in the junk DNA that controls genes, of which 80% is active and needed. She states “It includes the system of switches that, acting like dimmer switches for lights, control which genes are used in a cell and when they are used, and determine, for instance, whether a cell becomes a liver cell or a neuron.” She then refers to a series of six articles in the Journal of Nature that resulted from the junk DNA discovery.
Another source in Forrester’s article is of the more fun nature, “Exercise and caffeine change your DNA in the same way, study suggests.” That article is also from 2012. That article then references another article from Cell Press titled “Acute Exercise Remodels Promoter Methylation in Human Skeletal Muscle” by Romain Barre`, Jie Yan, Brendan Egan, Jonas Thue Treebak, Morten Rasmussen, Tomas Fritz, Kenneth Caidahl, Anna Krook, Donal J. O’Gorman, and Juleen R. Zierath. The main point of both articles is that exercise and drinking coffee can change your DNA in much the same way. “The underlying genetic code in human muscle isn’t changed with exercise, but the DNA molecules within those muscles are chemically and structurally altered in very important ways.” These changes are epigenetic modifications with a gain or loss of chemical marks on DNA.
The article in Cell Press presents some heavy technical information but the basics are right up front. The key point here is that our DNA has the ability to change. And, as shown in studies with mice and monkeys, there can be long lasting changes. It seems the more a situation is consistent (or lacks consistency), the stronger the “marker” becomes. In studies involving epigenetics, researchers found that environment can actually change what’s in our DNA.
Moshe Szyf is one of the pioneers in the field of epigenetics. In this TED video, “Epigenetics – our bodies’ way to change the destiny written in our DNA,” Szyf, presents evidence that our circumstances can alter our DNA. Circumstances are controlled by our thoughts and intents as much as they are about our surroundings. We choose how to respond.
In another YouTube video, Courtney Griffins refers to Szyf’s study with mice. In her TED talk, “Epigenetics and the influence of our genes,” Griffins discusses identical twins and how nature and nurture affect those twins. We must consider our DNA as we look at epigenetics, she proposes. We wrap our DNA around clusters of proteins to fit into a small space. This presents a new problem for the cell – DNA availability. Genes are instructions for the cell. When they are tightly compacted, the cell can’t read them. This is where epigenetics comes into play. Epigenetics refers to a set of instructions. Epigenetic marks are small instruction tabs that effects how the cell reads the genes encoded in DNA. Epigenetic instructions say which genes to turn on and which ones to turn off.
Epigenetic marks can be influenced by the environment – outside the developing embryo (food, stresses, etc.). These chemical signals are laid down as epigenetic marks. Griffins also talks about how epigenetics moves from generation to generation. Epigenetics also affects us after our birth. Our brains continue to grow and develop throughout our lives.
This research leads me to believe that we indeed can change our DNA by “reprogramming it” using thoughts, intents, and actions. As mentioned in previous articles all over the Healing Frequencies Music website, when you have three things that work together, you have a three-stranded cord that’s hard to break. In addition, three of something represents a governmental authority of those three things. We see it in musical chords, which require three notes to determine chord quality. There are three branches in most governments. We have a spirit, soul, and body, etc..
Much like practicing a musical instrument, we have the opportunity to create our own reality through our thoughts, intents, and actions. Actions include words – as a reminder. The human psyche is an amazing tool that really can frame our world. And, to know that we can actually reprogram our DNA, I can see why the medical community is excited about our 97% junk DNA. As noted by Forrester and in a couple of the other articles he quotes as sources, this has great spiritual implications, too. I find it interesting that so many people who research this topic end up looking at it from a spiritual perspective. The “act” of being spiritual requires that we look beyond ourselves into something much deeper. In some sources, they tend to look at this as self-empowerment. My problem with that centers around that if we’re supposed to be so good at doing everything within our own power, wouldn’t we all be better humans by now? It seems that when we try to do things in our own strength, we can’t crawl out of our current situation unless we have something higher than ourselves to assist. Our conscious is part of our tri-une being so it would seem that we need assistance from something higher than consciousness itself.
Over the course of several years, I’ve watched 100’s of videos, read books and articles on the subject of frequency related topics, especially as it corresponds to healing and wholeness (spirit, soul, and body). I find that many who’ve had “spiritual experiences” with these things and turn to self-empowerment as a form of spirituality, there’s a struggle to truly move forward. I see it in their videos where they get angry with those who disagree with them, when they put others down (usually through poking fun at them), and some simply don’t appear to connect well with those outside of themselves. In my mind, a higher level of consciousness should also be reflected in our behavior.
I do believe it’s possible to reprogram our DNA using thoughts, intents, and actions. It’s done over the course of time – through consistency. Thoughts and intents create a frequency. Frequency affects our body. DNA is an important part of who we are so… the more positive and uplifting those frequencies are, the more healthy we’ll be – spirit, soul, and body.
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