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By removing from the equation "the influence of the spirit over matter" has led to the wrong scientific assumptions that it is genes that determine human behaviour. In essence, human beings are utterly powerless to do anything about the health of your body; you are driven by your genetic code with which you were born.
Assumptions produce context, which thereby supplies one with their own unique perception of reality. Assumptions begin in the mind, which therefore drives one's perception of reality and the beliefs that accompany it.
Mikhail (Telstar)
One ramification of this wrong assumption is that many people have buried their free will to make (or if made wrongly to change) decisions about their genetic traits. They buy into the false doctrine of determinism, which purports: “Everything that happens is determined by a necessary chain of causation”; in other words, all events, including human actions, are ultimately determined by causes external to your will.

Such reasoning is correct, yes, but only if as human you consider yourself among the lowest of all species, that is, on or below the level of the animals, plants and minerals. If, on the other hand, you consider yourself a spiritual being, such a declaration comes with the awareness that Spirit is the dominant force in the World of Matter.

Some modern day scientists have completely shattered this erroneous belief, noting that humans actually have tremendous control over how their genetic traits are expressed – from how we think to what we eat and the environment in which we live. It is our responses to our environment that determines the expression of our genes, and not the other way around.

If you do not like your gene expression, change it. Emotion is the “inner” motivating force, that which animates us in the constant struggle for growth. This makes human continuous development a law which, if circumvented, produces ill effects. British molecular biologist, John Cairns produced compelling evidence to the ability of humans to change their unfavourable circumstances to favourable ones, according to an article written by one Eriksen quoted below:
"Cairns took bacteria whose genes did not allow them to produce lactase, the enzyme needed to digest milk sugar, and placed them in petri dishes where the only food present was lactase. Much to his astonishment, within a few days, all of the petri dishes had been colonized by the bacteria and they were eating lactose. The bacterial DNA had changed in response to its environment. This experiment has been replicated many times and they have not found a better explanation than this obvious fact – that even primitive organisms can evolve consciously.

So, information flows in both directions, from DNA to proteins and from proteins to DNA, contradicting the "central dogma." Genes can be activated and de-activated by signals from the environment. The consciousness of the cell is inside the cell's membrane. Each and every cell in our bodies has a type of consciousness. Genes change their expression depending on what is happening outside our cells and even outside our bodies."

How Thoughts Shape The Human Body

It is the nature of our thinking that shapes our physical reality, even before our incarnation into our mother’s womb, in that hereditary organic quality is congenital. Hence the saying, “ the chip does not fly far from its block.” The mutual homogeneity of the way of thinking, along parentage line, is what shapes our bodies and any predisposition to diseases.

Your thinking sets up peculiar vibrations (or impressions) on the nerve fibres and cells, and program them to structure and maintain your individuality. These internal programs form your beliefs, memories of experience, judgments, habits and stress.

The reason your thoughts and actions make such an indelible stamps upon the nervous system and become personal experiences and memories is that they react upon your emotions – the principle of divine forming. Emotions exercise such powerful influence because the radiations (heat waves) unite with those of your intuition. An intuition is, in short, the content of the pictures of the wishes and desires of your spirit. Hence, all thoughts must be suffused with emotion if they are to the manifold possibilities.

Say the thought arises to taste an alcoholic beverage for the first time. If, at first, the body does not receive it as a potentially injurious substance, and, reject it with disgust in secreting bile in the stomach to excite nausea so as to produce vomiting, a craving may develop to try that beverage again. It is not the “tasting,” but the “craving” that exerts a pressure, which leaves an imprint on the nervous system, and stresses (or enfeebles) it. How? First, let us distinguish between a craving and an addiction.

Craving vs. Addiction

The principal link between addiction and craving is intuition. Addiction is “devotion to,” “passion for,” “love for,” or “obsession with” something be it a substance or activity, and from which comes the saying: “where one’s treasure is, there is one’s heart (or intuition).” Addiction implies regularity, consistency, service, worship – any action practiced continuously.

It goes without saying, therefore, that addicted behaviour is not necessarily negative; it all depends on the nature of one’s strivings. Intense zeal, passion for, devotedness to tasks are hallmarks of human strivings for goodness. The tricky side to addiction is that cravings, and other habitual self-destructive programming, get reinforced by the repeated experience such as compulsive engagement – not necessarily but in most cases – in rewarding behaviour (i.e., alcohol and drug use), despite adverse consequences. What should be joyful activity in service to others is undermined in compulsive behaviour; the love for foods and herbs Nature proffers for our enjoyment becomes the “god” – the object of desire, which binds and self-destructs.

Cravings also verge on the spiritual intuition, although at its outermost edge; however, it holds your being where it can obtain gratification to enjoy inner sensations, leading to a propensity. A propensity generates a given outcome, in that it causes thoughts to take on the characteristics of the craving – the deforming stress, which leaves a deep impression on the nervous system. It is the weight (or gravity) of such thoughts that ages the body prematurely.

The Impact Of Stress On Cellular Health

Cells are the units that build all living structures are built. Every atom of cells consists primarily of empty space of energy (99.999 percent of matter is empty). The human body is essentially an empty space of energy. Energy rising from within the cells resonates with the distorted desire that leads to the distorted action to fulfil the crave. The body attempts to respond to the stressful thought stream in releasing neuropeptides (the brain’s cells) that communicate with each other. In their intelligence, they know that what is “self” act in accordance with spirit, and what is a “non-self” act against spirit.

The purpose of the communication is for them to mobilize and compensate for, or to correct, the damage caused by self-destructive desire. Their primary role is to help maintain balance in the organism, which they do if the elements of the body are in a symbiotic state, for only in harmony is life maintained. Every cell in the body, in every organ, throughout every system read this communique. Animated emotionally, the cells translate and copy the information exactly and manifest everything transferred to them. If the body is not able to restore itself back to normalcy (complete compensation), the imbalance may only be partially corrected.

Each time the craving arises, however, it not only forms further and deeper stress (impression) on the cells, but also sets off the so-called “fight-or-flight” mechanism. This is the archaic response to stress that is completely natural and invaluable, at the appropriate time of impending danger. But when turned on repeatedly, there comes that point where the body can no longer compensate:

  • Brain and nerve are left damaged
  • Digestion becomes impaired as blood pressure rise
  • Anxiety develops: irritability and angry responses without cause; despondency; pessimism; fatigue; among other debilitating disorders

These ill-effects not only goes for alcohol addiction. Any bodily ailment has its counterpart in the mind. Our way of thinking is directly responsible for our state of wellbeing, our progress and our longevity.

Such is the influence of the human spirit over its material body, and the defects that are left in part for one’s blood-composition to reverse, if at all possible. It is in the cells (the nucleus) toxic thought radiations and other toxin bombardment get mingled with blood, which is it is toxic, traumatize and misalign them continuously. These faulty dispositions lying within the cells eventually get passed on genetically – even down to the third and fourth generations.

The way our nervous system responds to dark thoughts can only lead to ill-health, unhappiness, and lack of success in all our endeavours. The ill-effect is not an overnight thing, of course. The consequences of our wrong thinking continues for sufficient time and become a disposition to a "dis-ease" process, and for the immune system to fail.

Breaking a self-destructive habit is extraordinarily difficult, unless the volition springs from a change in attitude (toward the body), particularly in the choice of foods. The change may have to do with the manner of exercising the body; in fact, in general the whole condition of living. The Greek word for this change in attitude is “diata,” another word for “repent” meaning change your mind. With the influence of spirit over matter, biological cells can only but adjust their inner forces and adapt themselves to our deepest wishes and desires.

Whereas science tends to classify humans by external features and functions, we are essentially what we eat and the environment in which we live, reflecting our way of thinking. A true holistic helper will guide such a one to heal both mind and body concurrently; for, erasing patterns of distortion in one’s way of thinking must precede the regeneration of the body. The desire for change must arise from that same place where the distortion started – the intuition, which most times arises from an agonizing despair as a result of sickness or other compelling circumstance in life. Such emotions alone invoke the kind of reflection equivalent to a prayer, that consequently radiates an intuition — a subconscious (or gut) response, from where arises pure thoughts. Not in practising positive thinking.

Pure thoughts will only improve your health, happiness, and increase success in every area of our life. This in turn changes the dominance of impressions on the nervous system – rearranges them, lessens the force of painful ones and increases the force of joyous ones, thus inspiring the experiencer to repeat the experience. Such experiences are often immediate, especially after the decision to reverse life-long habits of painful, damaging, and dark thinking. The first evidence will be found in looking in the mirror; the lines such thoughts etched as frown lines, for example, begin to vanish as the face starts glowing with its own internal radiance.

Hence the admonition: “Keep the hearth of our thoughts pure” – “hearth,” i.e., focus: an analogy of the burning point of a lens. Continue ...

The World of Thought-Forms