Your genes are fluid. And so are mine – in fact mine might be just a tad more fluid because of one simple fact. (wink wink) Breaking news in DNA Research! Scroll down to see the update on this post!
The Fact: I know my genes are fluid.
So I am not running into walls of energy that say they are not.
This morning in a pre-dawn download from the divine intelligence, I realized that our genetic structure is like everything else: it is a moment by moment construct, not something we are born with and that never or rarely changes. Our beloved scientists Watson and Crick saw the double helix. From their mindset at the time, they no doubt assumed this was built-in from birth, as we see patterns in people that are incredibly uniform and unchanging.
We live in snapshot realities, we have powerful programming (the brilliant concept of WYSIWYG!) that says what you see is what you get. We know that when a visual picture of something is shown to our brains, it takes on a life of permanence. At least until presented with a new snapshot. But those first snapshots frequently take on a higher level of importance, a stronger memory factor, they are the trail-blazers for that aspect of our reality who have a hard time letting the newcomers in on the place.
And of course this happens to make life easier for us, as there is so much out there to see, to track, to interact with, to remember.
Today I realize that snapshots are indeed only that: a snapshot of a moment in time. Time that is comprised of endless moments. Moments that can use the same programming – “This is just how “X” works” – or moments that can continually upgrade as new data pours into the system.
So today especially, I am allowing new data to pour in. I much prefer open to closed systems in the realm of consciousness and human potential. I am holding the space for anyone who wants to rewrite anything, even that stuff called DNA that we initially were taught was fixed not fluid.
Are you in? Let me know what you have shifted that seemed rigid or immutable.
P.S. Small World Story: One of my favorite college professors at UC Berkeley, Dr. Bob Risebrough, studied at Harvard with Crick. Perhaps this is part of my legacy? LOL!
UPDATE 6 September 2012: There is a fascinating article in the NY Times that essentially prives what I had envisioned earlier this year. It’s about how researchers have discovered we have valuable “junk” DNA. This material is not genes but more like switches – a vast system of controllers that have removed the largely deterministic view of genetic theory. It is a short stop to discovering that consciousness can affect these switches, as we increasingly understand how we create our own reality.
As scientists delved into the “junk” — parts of the DNA that are not actual genes containing instructions for proteins — they discovered a complex system that controls genes. At least 80 percent of this DNA is active and needed. The result of the work is an annotated road map of much of this DNA, noting what it is doing and how. 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.
Photo Credit: Beatrice de Gea for the NYTimes.com