Genes And Generations: Which Has More Power?
It’s been said that our DNA is the blueprint that makes each of us who we are in this fascinating world.
We all grew up being programmed to believe that our DNA defines us.
But does it really?
Over my many years of energetic healing practice, I’ve been blessed (and challenged) to see how my clients DNA is a vital piece of their divine definition of self.
There is certainly something magical about our DNA and how it shaped our physical beings. I love this quote by Dr. Sagan…
“The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff.”
― Carl Sagan, Cosmos
But far too many people have been taught to believe that our sense of self begins and ends within our physical DNA.
But there is an extra little passenger that tags along for the ride on our DNA trains. We just didn’t know it was there.
That little stowaway in our souls is called Epigenetics.
What is Epigenetics?
I found this very simple definition from an article posted by the Australia Academy of Science…
“Epigenetics is an additional layer of instructions that lies ‘on top of’ DNA, controlling how the genes are read and expressed.”
To put it a different way, we could say that our DNA is our core language… But epigenetics can reveal many different accents and dialects to be interpreted.
And those are distinct expressions that show up in our life as personality traits, tendencies and beliefs.
But if they don’t come from our DNA, then where?
Our ancestors… Our unique lineage
Passed down from the generations across the vast expanse of time and space.
And they are a part of us that can be hard to deny…
But not impossible.
“There are things in our blood that are just naturally passed down to us, whether we want to recognize them or not.”
― Raquel Cepeda
So what could have been passed down to you, secreted away inside your DNA?
Let me give you a quick example.
Let’s say every time you’ve thought about taking up the hobby of high altitude hiking, you suddenly feel a rush of deep anxiety.
Your palms begin to sweat and nerves shiver just looking at the website revealing some of the most challenging trails and climbs.
Now without an understanding of epigenetics, you would wave this off as just a common fear of heights or nervousness at going outside your comfort zone.
But you’ve never had any experience with high altitude hiking before, so how can you fear something that’s never happened?
Or did it?
If you and I were to sit down for one of my energetic healing sessions, we might discover the hidden story, the limiting belief.
Where we come to find out that your great grandmother had to hike a steep, mountain pass daily to return home from town for supplies.
And every step of the way she was terrified of the cliff’s edge at it seemed to plummet to the depths of the earth.
Her deep sense of fear of heights carried its way to you through epigenetics. A hidden passenger within your DNA.
But once you learn how to release this hidden passenger through energetic healing, you give a gift of freedom to yourself…
And your ancestors
Epigenetics is a bridge stretched across the generations.
You simply must know how to walk the path.