“You have the power over your health and wellbeing. You are in control of your cells and your genes. Your thoughts and environment can heal you from the inside out…”
My current obsession besides moon cycles (Did you see that beautiful Supermoon?), and epsom salt baths in the moonlight is Epigenetics. I didn’t know that what I’ve been discussing with my husband for the past few days actually has a name. The nature of our conversations have been about how family trauma that goes back to your ancestors can affects us all. In a nutshell, any thought processes, behavior patterns, experiences and circumstances which had a tremendous impact on your ancestors on down to your parents affects you. The operative concept has to do with dna codes.
Genetics involves the effect that your genes have on your body and how it works. So, when we talk about the mind, body, soul connection it’s not fluff or some “hippy dippy b.s.” that some like to try to label it as to support their denial. There is a scientific basis to back this up. We see this on a regular in society. Therapists see it firsthand with their clients. We can try every therapeutic technique in the universe but if the client doesn’t put in work all of the time and energy spent in therapy will be for naught. Where does epigenetics come into play in this whole process?
Well, not only do you inherit your parents hair texture or color, eye color, body structure, personality traits, etc. You can also inherit the effects of their lifestyles, traumas, and other external stimuli that they’ve been exposed to. These effects serve as “marks” on your DNA. They also affect how the genes in your DNA function. If your mother or father were once addicted to drugs or alcohol even prior to you being born this “behavior” or for the sake of being politically correct, this “illness” can be passed on to you unless you reprogram your DNA. I was listening to a podcast “The Friend Zone” (Loud Speakers Network) in which one of the hosts, Fran (HeyFranHey) brought up the topic of epigenetics. Fran , Assante, and Dustin coined the term “breaking the code” which is the equivalent to reprogramming your DNA because the DNA code determines your level of functioning.
“Breaking the code” or “reprogramming your DNA” entail being a free thinker at least to a limited extent but preferably to go beyond one purpose. With all of that said, if the drug or alcohol addicted parents have two or more kids their lifestyles will determine whether or not they fall victim to the same addictions as their parents. Pretty simple to understand right? Well, executing this process may not be depending on many factors which include the child’s susceptibility to risk factors, how the situation is approached The good thing about all of this is if those “marks” are counteractive to you functioning in major parts of your life you can alter the code so to speak. You cannot do anything about what you initially inherit but you can change how it affects you.
It is a similar concept to using meditation to change the molecular structure of your brain. Epigenetics supports the whole idea that you have the power to heal yourself. The key is first realizing this and second figuring out how to use your power. This goes back to Inspire Me Mondays living from the inside out. You can do your research on all of this. It’s a pretty fascinating topic and I’m happy that all roads are leading me to exploring this further. There’s so much information on the internet, in books, etc. I plan to add epigenetics to my long list of topics to look into. This won’t be the last mentioning of it either.
Love and Light,