Is That True?
So a friend of mine sent me an article with the very provocative title “Scientists Prove DNA Can Be Reprogrammed By Word Frequencies” (hey, in my world, that’s provocative!). It’s an interesting little article talking about how some Russian scientists disagree with the commonly held belief that 10% of our DNA tells our bodies what to do and 90% is so-called ‘junk DNA’. Now I have to admit, I’ve never thought that ‘junk DNA’ was junk. The human body is too fabulous a machine to waste 90% of prime DNA real estate by installing a junkyard. Now, apparently these scientists thought the same thing, and apparently they’ve come to the conclusion that a) this junk DNA functions as “data storage and communication”, b) it follows the same rules of linguistic syntax, semantics, and grammar, and c) it can be reprogrammed by the appropriate words and/or frequencies. Yup, you read that right.
Now, I’m afraid I can’t look at the data myself and give you my professional opinion, because the book detailing this is in German and the scientists were Russian. So…nyet (or HeT) on my being able to study this directly. It does lead to some interesting lines of thought, though.
After all, we could look at a number of commonly-employed healing techniques and observe people feeling better (physically and emotionally) after utilizing them. The placebo effect (which scientific data has proven to be as powerful if not more so than most medications) occurs when a person is told that they will feel better, and then continues the self-talk of feeling better every time they take the sugar pill. On the flip side of the coin, people experiencing depression, with an ongoing litany of problems marching through their heads, often become diagnosed with a matching myriad of physical ailments. Alternately, one of the oldest forms of health intervention, prayer, can be viewed as a very focussed and directed stream of language and thoughts.
The article goes on to state that certain people are able to access the frequencies of healing more easily, and essentially those people are the ones who are able to quiet their mind enough to focus inwardly. In other words, people such as healers and those who perform hours of meditation and/or prayer. In other words again, those people who tend to have the most consistent ‘miraculous’ or ‘surprising’ results.
Now, I’m not saying you have to believe this article – although if you want to check it out for yourself, here’s the link: DNA Article Link But just for giggles, let’s pretend it’s true. That would meant that the more consistently you can positively program yourself, the more consistently healthy you’ll be.
The problem I’ve seen in the past with affirmations and the like is that the positive statement of the affirmation tends to be followed by a lot of subconscious chatter opposing it. As a friend once told me “Every time I look in the mirror and say ‘I’m thinner every day’ I can hear the voice in the back of my head say ‘except for those extra 20 pounds’. So how to get around that extra voice?
One thing you can use is one of my favourite questions: Is that true? It’s just that simple: when you hear that voice saying (as my friend’s did) “I’m fat and nobody in their right mind thinks I’m attractive”, you simply ask yourself “Is that true?” Not “Do I think that” or “Did my angry ex scream that at me”, but “Is that absolutely, unequivocally, 100% true?”
For that to be true, for instance, it would have to be true across the board. It would have to be an obvious truth to anyone and everyone. This particular friend did admit that she has a loving partner who happens to think she’s gorgeous, a culture that values curves and finds them beyond appealing, and that her friends seemed to think she was attracitve. If it’s not universally true, then it’s just a thought pattern you’ve acquired from somewhere, and you’re allowed to question those. You can ask yourself where you picked up that pattern, who else believed that about themselves, what’s the purpose of it?
This same lovely woman, when questioned, remembered that this pattern started in high school, when her friends at the time were insistent upon the ‘fact’ that “men marry models”. The ‘fat and ugly’ refrain was meant to keep them all motivated enough to forgo food and focus on fashion in the hopes of one day marrying a great guy. Then it became habit. But it was never true.
How many things are you saying in your head that aren’t actually True? That you’re never going to be successful? That you’re stupid? That you always pick the wrong job / partner / lineup at the grocery store?
Knowing something isn’t true gives you just a little more space in your head, and a pause before you go into that old thinking pattern again. A little more space consistently adds up, and before you know it, you’re able to delete the old tapes and install some new ones that program your DNA for more health and happiness. Not a bad days’ work for 3 little words…..
P.S. Many thanks to Dr. Silvia Vida, D.TCM. for sharing this link with me. If you’re in Winnipeg and need yourself a nice, gentle, talented acu/energy doc, I couldn’t recommend anyone more highly.