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a blog by Joanne Verkuilen, Founder, Circle+Bloom, March 3, 2011

Like Bill Clinton’s famous campaign line, “It’s the economy, stupid,” scientists are now debunking the popular genetic theory of biology. The debate is currently raging over the relative influence of genes compared to the “environment,” or how our senses play a role in the expression of our cells.

The conclusion seems to be pointing to the fact that it is mainly the environment that plays the role, while using the blueprints of our DNA or genes in the process.

Why Environment Is Important to Fertility

Why is this relevant to your fertility and your desire to become a parent?

 Because if the environment and our senses have the majority “say” over our physical body, and our senses pass through our subconscious first on their way to signaling to our cells, then our thoughts and beliefs have a direct connection on our cellular health and balance.

The book Genius in All of Us by David Shenk shows us “why everything you’ve been told about genetics, talent and IQ is wrong.” Genes are not a “blueprint” that bless some with greatness and doom most of us to mediocrity or worse. Rather, our individual destinies are a product of the complex interplay between genes and outside stimuli — a dynamic that we can influence.

It is now believed that there are signals and packets of information that are sent from our senses, which are then put into our subconscious and sent to the cells. The packets of information attach themselves to the cell membrane, and it’s actually the membrane that accepts those messages to be let in and subsequently change our cells.

And here is the POWER ... if your senses and subconscious have a direct effect on the messages that are sent to the cells, then who is in “control?”

Influencing Positive Change on Reproductive Health

Let’s explore this a bit more and explain how we can begin to influence positive change for our reproductive health.

To try and keep this as simple as possible, think about a messenger, the person on the bike who races around New York City to deliver packages. There are millions of these messengers in your body delivering packages to your cells, 24-7, with no overtime pay required. These packages are filled with energy and information from our sensory input (what we are seeing, feeling, hearing, etc). These packages originate from our sense and feelings, interact with our subconscious and are then brought to the cells.

This is why visualization works. When we are “seeing” — in this case using our imagination — our subconscious mind does not know the difference between what we are imagining and what we are physically seeing with our two eyes. This is why our perception or beliefs make such a huge difference in our health (look no further than the Placebo Effect). Through our subconscious, signals from those visualizations are sent to our cells. The cellular membrane lets in those signals, and voila, we change our cells. This is why being relaxed, being fully present when visualizing, which is what our programs help you to accomplish is so important. It’s the power of your subconscious that does the work!

This explains the Placebo Effect. This explains the miraculous stories of self-healing. This explains how Buddhists monks can meditate in freezing temperatures with wet robes and have steam rising from their skin. Thoughts and perception can directly impact and influence the expression of our cells and, therefore, our bodies.

Comments (1)

I have been studying this for a few months now and I believe it to be true.

The reason that science would want to debunk these theories is because we have been brainwashed into believing that we are victims of our DNA and the more we believe that the more the pharmaceutical industries profit from our illnesses!

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