- Epigenetics: the study of changes in organisms caused by modification of gene expression rather than alteration of the genetic code itself.
- Transcendence: existence or experience beyond the normal or physical level.
Can we change our genetic direction? Simply speaking, yes! However, this would involve mostly changing the soft wiring rather than the hard wiring of codes. This is what is referred to as gene expression, turning off and on what is there to begin with. What we cannot change is the gene codes themselves and how they are laid out. Also, what we will focus on is the expression of what will add to the quality of our lives. The color of our eyes, skin, hair etc. remain embedded in the gene themselves. These aspects have already reached full expression early on in our lives. What we can change are the activations of gene codes that remain for our experiences and thereby influence the quality of our lives, perhaps for the experience of illness.
Sometimes, like some locks or switches, turning them on and off may take some effort, a little jiggling and perhaps patience. Much like any changes we want to experience, it may take some struggle to make the change, how much effort, may be proportional to the amount of change we desire to make. It is through our struggles, that the change and transformation become significant over time.
The best time to make a change is during a chaotic moment, a disruptive time, because a change is already occurring, we can use that momentum to continue to disrupt patterns that are no longer brining us joy or peace of mind.
What I am referring to, has been written and discussed in many forms and manner through the years. Today the language is in the science of epigenetics, in the past it may have been discussed in the form of karmic enlightenment. An experience that allows us to visit an old pattern and transform from it is what we are presently referring to as epigenetic transformation. To free ourselves from a repetitive negative experience to a better form of life, now referred to as a transformation.
Struggle does not mean despair, struggle does not mean self-loathing, struggle does not mean hurt, anger, shame, or guilt. Struggle means intention, effort, and letting go in a form of a self-sacrifice, a sort of giving up from an attachment. Struggle might include a mindfulness moment, a meditation, or a prayer if you are so inclined. A prayer with the intention to “not will, but yours be done.” The pause allows the universe to correct itself, it allows a moment where miraculous change may occur.
When Is the Best Time?
The best time to make a change is during a chaotic moment, a disruptive time, because a change is already occurring, we can use that momentum to continue to disrupt patterns that are no longer brining us joy or peace of mind. Look for those moments of disruption. Look and experience the clarity of the NOW and then with intention, move forward or not. It may mean just to let yourself smile, laugh, give thanks, sigh… or it may lead to an expression, a hello, or a statement such as “I like that” etc.
How Much Effort?
Effort can be found in moments of restrain, hold back the critical thoughts or patterns, or move into the grace of LOVE. All to be done in moments or small bursts. The magic is found in the small moments that lead to profound changes. Multiple small moments in one day become significant in terms of epigenetic transcendence and a permanence of change itself.
The Time is Now.
The Change is a Transcendence.