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Everyday Spirituality

Everyday Spirituality

Using the on/off switch

switchesScientists don’t fully understand the operations of genes. They have however discovered that RNA molecules can turn on/off in response to environmental factors such as stress or nutrition. RNA molecules are like switches and play a critical role in how and to what extent genes are used in the body.

Maybe one day, the ability to turn off what’s dubbed the “selfish gene” will be practiced. I say “practiced,” because there is nothing definite about a physical action. If a switch can be turned off, it can be turned on again. A thief can be put in jail, and they can get out and steal again. Until the penchant to steal is gone, physical manipulations are only attempts to solve a problem temporarily.

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Most of us won’t deny that the selfish gene can lead to stress or over eating. It’s definitely a problem-maker. However, over the ages, people have turned off the selfish gene solely by means of a mental practice.

The underlying factor of “mind” can’t be underestimated or neglected as a crucial element in any practice.

Admittedly, the human mind comes up against its own limitations and can be lost or wasted.

This is where the divine Mind comes in. We can practice internalizing or adopting the divine Mind by getting to know it better than we get to know switching genes.

Getting to know divine Mind requires looking away from our mortal self. We must even look away from our expectations. We can’t get to know someone else by first expecting them to do something for us.

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Releasing our human expectations, we can then find divine Mind which in turn can guide our human minds and bodies. Here is a definition of Mind from 21st Century Science and Health, “Mind. The only I, or Us; the only Spirit, Soul, divine Principle, substance, Life, Truth, Love; the one God; not that which is in man and woman, but the divine Principle of whom God’s child is the full and perfect expression; Deity, which outlines but is not outlined.”

 

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