It is so reassuring to see international teams of scientists engaging with and scientifically validating the importance of spiritual practice. Within the last year, three interesting experiments verify the work of the Academy for Future Science.
Josipovic (NYU) et al., using MRIs found that relaxing into a state of meditation and oneness, and lowering the ‘psychological wall’ between themselves and the outer world, in experienced practitioners, changed their neural networks.¹
This July, Frederickson (UNC) et al., found that when we dedicate our lives to qualitatively noble quests, we may benefit genomically ‘cell by cell’. On the other hand, self-gratification may impact negatively or not at all on the DNA even though these experiences may both feel the same.²
Bhasin (Harvard) et al. took 26 volunteers teaching them a 10-20 minute relaxation response including reciting repetitive sounds, breathing, and minimizing ‘everyday thoughts.’³ The gene profile was analyzed before and after an eight-week period; important beneficial clusters were more active whereas harmful clusters relating to inflammatory response and stress-related pathways were reduced. One of the team, Herbert Benson, in an interview, said:
“The boosted genes had three main beneficial effects: improving the efficiency of mitochondria, the powerhouse of cells; boosting insulin production, which improves control of blood sugar; and preventing the depletion of telomeres, caps on chromosomes that help to keep DNA stable and so prevent cells wearing out and aging.”
Bhasin, et. al. in their use of repetitive sounds confirmed what The Keys also teach us about using specific Sacred Names and repeating them in mathematical sequences.
We are reminded in Key 1-1-1: 2: The Sacred Names that we have been given can take you into consciousness awareness with your living biochemical pyramid. Your living biochemical pyramid is the body in a unique position of energy meditation. It is the body in a tri-dimensional energy field which fuses the relationships of the sensory qualities of the body with the divine qualities of the soul. This is done through Divine Language.
Love manifests as Light and Light as sound and sound or frequencies concretize in physical matter. (Frequencies create their own fields and as we know the Higgs-Boson field which is present everywhere in our world is where particles become matter.) So in repeating Sacred Names we link back into the Light and resonate on the same frequency as the Divine Mind aligning with our higher blueprint thus healing into oneness.
YAHWEH Echad, YHWH is One.
With Love and Blessings,
¹ Josipovic Z, Dinstein I, Weber J and Heeger DJ (2012). Influence of meditation on anti-correlated networks in the brain. Front. Hum. Neurosci. 5:183. Journal of Reproductive Medicine
² Frederickson BL, Grewen KM, Coffey KA, Algoe, SB, Firestine AM, Arevalo JMG, Ma J, and Cole SW (2013). A functional genomic perspective on human well-being. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2013 August 13
³ Bhasin MK, Dusek JA, Chang B, Joseph MG, Denninger JW et al (2013). Relaxation Response Induces Temporal Transcriptome Changes in Energy Metabolism, Insulin Secretion and Inflammatory Pathways. PLoS ONE 8(5): e62817. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0062817