Saturday, June 30, 2012
This one came highly recommended so I dived into it with earnest intent. I loved it...that is until I got to the actual code. Then I got pretty squeamish about the whole thing. The idea of the book is that all of our maladies, be they physical or emotional, are the direct result of stress. By stress they mean something deeper more non-nondescript that the pressure of deadlines and rush hour traffic. Loyd and Johnson conclude that this deep "cellular" stress shuts off our immune system or at least slows it down. So, the key to health is in figuring out a way to fire the immune system back up. I buy that.
The authors explain in depth that our memories are stored at the cellular level and throughout our entire bodies. The brain is just the central processor. I can also buy into this. We once had a Shetland Sheep dog we raise from a pup. His name was Pepper. His mother had given birth to him in an urban apartment and we took him home to live in a city house and it's back yard. He had most certainly never seen a sheep. One day when he was about 9 or 10 months old we took a family drive on the mountain. Pepper was in the back seat with the kids. We were driving slowly through the mountain woods on a dirt road. The windows were open and we were enjoying the cool mountain air. Rounding a bend we encountered a grazing herd of sheep in a pretty meadow. When Pepper saw the sheep he bolted out the window, sprinted into the herd, cut out about six head of sheep and separated them from the rest. We apologized to the sheep herder as we called the dog back to the car. He didn't want an apology; he wanted the dog! Pepper had never laid eyes on a sheep but encoded in his DNA was all the memory he needed to know exactly what he was bred for and how and what to do with that knowledge. It was astounding to say the least. If that much memory can be stored in a dog's DNA, it isn't much of a leap to think the same and more could happen for us.
So, Loyd and Johnson make a case for the possibility that lies, fears and misperceptions are stored in us at the cellular level and that this "programming" not only controls us subconsciously, but causes us unhealthy stress. I'm quite comfortable with all this.
Their solution though, is another matter. They are Christians and include prayer as part of the process, but they also include some rather hocus pocus Chakra type energy alignment type stuff that gives me pause. I can't quite see how "shining" my finger tips on my Adam's apple while thinking good thoughts is going to reprogram my cellular memory. On the other hand, I suppose it couldn't hurt, so I've been taking it for a spin. They have case studies of instant results after just one "shining." Not so with me. But, as I am not a quitter and am trying to be open minded instead of empty headed, I think its only fair to give it a good serious try before making my final assessment. So, when I'm satisfied, one way or the other, I'll come back and let you know what I think.
by Myke Weber at 6/30/2012 09:25:00 AM