We have always heard that we are product of our thoughts, but never imagined that it is scientifically true as well. Till date we believed that we are controlled by our genes but that’s not true .It is actually the perception or beliefs that select our cells or genes and hence our behaviour. With the help of epigenetics, meaning ‘on top of genes’ or ‘in addition to genes’, biologists found out that epigenetics are the factors that determine how and when a gene is expressed.
Epigenetics is a new type of science gaining popularity in the scientific world today by research conducted by well known biologists namely Bruce Lipton and many others. Our cells get influenced by the external and environmental factors around us and hence accordingly turn our genes on and off. He explained this with the help of an experiment, wherein same cells were placed in 3 different medium’s – and the outcome of these same cells were different- due to the environment in which they were placed. Cells from one dish became bone, another became muscle while the cells in the third dish became fat. This means, the environment determined the fate of these cells and not their genetic pattern. Similarly, moving our body from one environment to another alters the composition of our blood (which is the culture medium). Hence this environment affect our cells and their behaviour. In other words, our thoughts and perception have an overwhelming effect on our behaviour! And changing our perception, our thoughts will change the activity of our cells too. In simplest terms, we need to change the way we think in order to heal ourselves. We are not in control of our genes rather it’s the environment that selects the gene .So it is how we see things or perceive them , i.e our beliefs which are altering our biology.
This is what Homeopathy is all about, rather this is what spiritual leaders have discovered many many years ago! Homeopathy treats the person as a whole—mind and body together. Any emotional or physical stress caused to the individual ,the way he has perceived it and reacted to that situation decides the disease and hence the correct remedy or medicine which removes this perception. This perception, like in cases of congenital diseases is analysed from the time of conception and the intrauterine life, while incases of autoimmunity like rheumatoid arthritis or Parkinson's, detailed history is taken of the patient to understand the environment or stress in which his perception changed and thereafter started getting symptoms.
In short, the new science of epigenetics promises that every person on the planet has the opportunity to become who they really are, complete with unimaginable power and the ability to operate from, and go for, the highest possibilities, including healing our bodies and our culture and living in peace. And that we are responsible not only for ourselves but our health too!