A little while ago for the first time a thought came across my path, stating the obvious (in hindsight – isn’t hindsight wonderful, however, I had not given it a thought before)…
When we are born we have two sets of every chromosome – one set from our mother, the other from our father. It is not known how selection occurs as to which chromosomes are selected for our life. My thought; is our selection predetermined as to what we are meant to learn in this life, or do they (the chromosomes) fight for dominance and the best man/woman wins?
Are the other chromosomes that did not get selected lying dormant in our body or like a cuckoo in the nest get pushed out of the body by the more dominant ones?
Then the thought occurred to me – if one (or more) chromosome(s) have gone haywire and caused us disease, can we switch these off and switch on the other (unselected chromosome) that may have lain dormant since birth?
As a hypnotherapist, even after 25 years, I am surprised when a client makes profound, unusual and dramatic change(s) in the trance state that are seemingly impossible to make. So dramatic that I ask myself if this what the subconscious/unconscious can do or is there some other means working below the known states that we not not been able to measure yet (like our Soul essence)?
I have asked the subconscious/unconscious of my client in hypnosis if it is able to reselect the dormant (other parent) chromosome and have received a ‘Yes’ via autonomic finger movement. It would be an interesting research to see if we are able to bring that about.
How can a person who has smoked for 40 years, 50 (sometimes, 60, 70, even 90) cigarettes a day – who has tried every way of giving up without success, be able to change having no craving, no withdrawal symptoms and just not wanting to smoke anymore?
How does a person with trichotillomania for 17 years who has been desperately looking for a solution without success, turn off the need to pull their hair out and stop picking their skin in one session?
How does a person who after a heart attack who now has Arrhythmia that causes his heart beat to vacillate between 30 beats a minute and at other times 200 beats a minute, a person who is in line for an operation that will insert both a pacemaker and restrictor, and yet be able to use his mind to bring that heart beat back on track without needing the operation after all?
These are real live client happenings which you can see on my website by looking under the ‘health issues’. What occurs within ourselves to be able to make these changes happen?
How anything is presented to someone else is an important factor to consider in any belief formed by a person. In therapy we call that counselling. Putting before a person; ideas, books, research and what others have achieved through the mind, leaves open the ability to do the same and is very powerful. Part of that process is to release the feelings and emotions that prevented the person from achieving what they came for. Nothing new in that thought for me.
Every coin (or sheet of paper) has two sides and can be used for good or evil. Good – to help someone, or evil to manipulate someone for your own gains.
If for example you consider the indoctrination by cult leaders of their followers. Followers, who believe them hook, line and sinker, even, needlessly suffering at the hands of such propaganda.
Perhaps, ‘subliminal reprogramming’ would be a better phrase.
If I were a leader of a cult group, using my communication abilities my intention is to persuade people to my ideas. In therapy we would call that ‘leading’, rather than the client using their own wisdom to find the right solution for them.
Can a cult leader manage to remain a leader against a person’s will, or would they just give up their leadership? I doubt it, ambitious people wouldn’t do that, they find means to circumvent that happening. Even persuading the rest of the group to support them and do everything they ask can control others against their will. Or they would find some other measure of force like violence. History shows that to be true for as long as humans have been around.
Back to abilities…
Is it a belief system that we believe that we can, i.e. the placebo effect that can make change happen? Research shows that we can and do. But how do we do that?
Do we do things simply because we can when the therapist instructs us to do that? How can we do that?
And, if we can’t do that instantly, is it both the belief system and continually visualising and reaffirming the desired event until we can bring that about? Even so, how does it happen?
It took Joe Kee – AHA (Australian Hypnotherapy Association) member, 3 years to come of dialysis – imagine 3 years of 3 times a week for 3 hours, taking himself into self-hypnosis and visualising the desired result before achieving that – could I do that I wonder, or would I like others say it is too hard, or it doesn’t work?
Then, there is the possibility that it is possible, but not for everyone. I personally don’t believe that to be the case. I believe that it is easier for some people, whilst others will be required to work by continual effort to practise for the ability to make that happen for them. And that is determined by how much a person really desires to bring that about in the first place. But then, doesn’t that apply to every area of our life? A case of you think you can – you can and if you think you can’t you’re right!
Can the mind reselect a chromosome and replace the old with the new?
All thoughts to ponder and wonder. What do you think?