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Want your power back?!

You want to get your power back. You have to look at those subconscious programs because science has revealed that most of them, seventy percent or more, are really leading to limiting, sabotaging beliefs that are self-destructive. And this is why we can’t get out of our own way because we didn’t even see we were in her own way because we were doing it unconsciously.
The basis of the biology of belief is that genes don’t control life. On of the experiments that I personally did in my lab was going to a cell and remove the structure called the nucleus. The nucleus is the structure that contains the genes. If genes control life and you throw away the nucleus, then there shouldn’t be anything to control life in the cell and the joke is the cells can live for two and a half or more months with no genes and they still carry out all the complexities of life, moving around, eating, breathing, talking, avoiding toxins. The first thing you are asking is who’s controlling the cells if it’s not the genes.
Secondly, my experiments on stem cells which are started in 1967. I’d isolate one stem cell, put it in a Petri dish. And then it would divide every ten hours and after a few days I’d have thousands of cells in there. They all came from one cell, meaning they were genetically identical, like ten thousand cells in a Petri dish. I separated the cells in three Petri dishes, then I changed their growth medium, the constituents of the environment. In the first dish they form bone, in the second they form muscle and a third form fat cells. All of a sudden you have to stop and start with the big question: what controls the fate of a cell?

Have you seen the positive impact of good parenting?

In the 1990s Jame W. Prescott, former director of the National Institutes of Health’s section on Child Health and Human Development, concluded that the most peaceful cultures on Earth feature parents who maintain extensive physical, loving contact with their children (for example, carrying their babies on their chests and backs throughout the day). In addition, these cultures do not suppress adolescent sexuality, viewing it instead as a natural state of development that prepares adolescents for successful adult relationships. He also found that children (and animals) that do not experience loving touch are unable to suppress their stress hormones, an inability that is a harbinger of violent behavior.  Says Prescott, “As a developmental neuropsychologist, I have devoted a great deal of study to the peculiar relationship between violence and pleasure. I am now convinced that the deprivation of physical sensory pleasure is the principal root cause of violence”

Prescott’s persuasive research has been ignored in “advanced” societies where the natural process of birth has been medicalized; where newborns are separated from their parents for extended periods; where parents are told to let infants cry for fear of spoiling them; where parents goad young children to achieve more by telling them they’re not good enough; where parents, believing that genes are destiny, let children develop on their own. All of these unnatural parenting behaviors are a recipe for continued violence on this planet.

“Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain”

Remember yesterday’s post where conscious parenting was described as being: “How beautiful. How natural. How simple.”

So simple that British psychotherapist Sue Gerhardt in Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain couldn’t be more correct when she writes, “Most of all, my research leads me to believe that, if the will and resources were available, the harm done to one generation need not be transmitted to the next: a damage child need not inevitably become a damaging parent.”

There is nothing inevitable about generation after generation of bad parenting, and the importance of breaking this cycle cannot be overestimated. In The Honeymoon Effect, I talked about how negative programming can undermine relationships and how profound an impact good parenting can make on our violence-torn planet!

Have you seen the positive impact of good parenting?

How would you describe conscious parenting?

I’m the first to admit that I wasn’t ready to be a parent and that I was ignorant about the importance of parents (versus genes) in child development. With 20/20 hindsight, there are many things as a father I’d like to go back and change. Now when I see my daughters and sons-in-law raising their children consciously, in a way that means that these children, unlike their grandfather, won’t have to rewrite a lot of negative programming, I wonder how I could have been so ignorant. I’m reminded of Bharat Mitra’s description of organic farming, which could also serve as a description of conscious parenting: “How beautiful. How natural. How simple.”

A great resource is a British psychotherapist Sue Gerhardt’s book Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby’s Brain.

Tomorrow we’ll look at Sue Gerhardt’s book and how nothing inevitable.