The interesting thing about genes and plasticity is that if you know what you are doing, you can actually change the DNA and how the body works by changing your perception and not thinking, feeling and believing you are doomed because of your genes. It is possible. That is why I like the work of Bruce Lipton and Joe Dispenza so much – neuroplasticity.
We run our lives based on 90% of subconscious belief patterns and only 10% of conscious thought. That’s why affirmations don’t always work. Consciously we want to change but we always have the subconscious patterning of –
‘It’s too hard to change, I’m not good enough, I’m not worth loving, I’ve been sick so long no one can help me.’
When you are sick, it is not so easy to feel this is possible but people have been able to cure themselves of a lot by changing the neural pathways and subconscious messages. The way I look at it is that you treat the body and the subconscious at the same time.
I have also found that turning to one’s spiritual beliefs, whatever they may be, can also help us to get rid of the old programs of the subconscious too – our belief perceptions that have kept us slaves – by replacing them with unconditional love and acceptance of ourselves.