I find it reassuring when I can back up woo-woo principles with science. In theory, all things are theory, but theories that can be explained with science allows for theories to sound more legit. If we are going to discuss the notion of all living things having perspective and how this perspective dictates how we actually see and thus operate, then we might as well talk about the perspective of our dear itty-bitty cells. Why not? Cells have perspective too. The structure of a cell can be easily mirrored to the function of the human body. Surprised? Me neither. Our operating systems whether you want to discuss them on a grand scale or an itty-bitty scale of any living thing are all built from the same basic principle: survival. Basically every living thing has the cellular environment that perpetuates its survival, whether that be from the actions of a single cell or single cells acting as a cellular community, which means we see, act and do, from the belief that we can and will die. Correct? The scale is just larger or smaller.
The human brain is what gives us perspective. I think we can agree on this. Our perspective does not come from our eyes, our hearts or even our genitals (although some might argue this) but rather from the powerhouse that holds all of our past thoughts and through these thoughts tells us what the heck we think we are looking at and why. What we see, we are only able to comprehend due to our past thoughts. We really only see the past. Trippy, I know, but we’ll get back to that another time.
The cellular brain was theorized for decades to be the nucleus, which makes sense. The nucleus contains the cellular DNA (genes), which of course, being humans, we think that is where the action is. It is in our genes! Alas, this is not where the action is and actually only accounts for a very small portion of the action. We actually have roughly the same number of genes as a rodent. We can get off our genetic-superiority complex-here. Your genes do not dictate your future and only account for 5% of predisposed so-called hereditary disease, (Lipton, Biology of Belief, 2008, 42). It seems we are indeed missing the piece of the puzzle and can no longer blame our aches and pains on our parents. It’s not their fault, which is too bad because blaming things on our parents is so easy! How our cells behave and respond actually depend on the brain of the cell, which is-the cellular membrane.
Where are you going with this, woman? I know. I am getting there… It is actually the cellular membrane that is the brain, which can be likened to where the environment of the cell is processed. This is where the cell is told information about what is going on in their world: how much toxins, calcium, potassium, oxygen, etc., and the cell behaves according to this information. This is for lack of a better way of understanding, the cell’s perspective. (Lipton, Biology of Belief, 2008, 99) Cells do not act on their own volition! They are responding and behaving to information received, and on a broader scale, even responding to other cells, which seemingly would not have any means to communicate. Cells behave and act in the same way that humans behave and act. Both human and cell brains behave and act according to what they think. Seems simple right? Let’s not forget the reason we are thinking to begin with is because we believe we exist in body (or cell) that can die. We think based on our beliefs and needs for survival. This line of thinking is our perspective. I am going to call it the perspective of the ego.
Well, thanks Captain Obvious! Brilliant! But wait… What if we were to believe that we were actually incapable of dying? If we were incapable of dying there would be no more need for survival. Correct? What would life look like then? What perspective would we have? We are on some level perfectly perfect and absolute and it is actually only in cellular form that we are strife with contradictions, comparisons, incapable of accuracy or truth, struggling and death. I find it notable that when people have near death experiences, they emerge rather miraculously having been cured of whatever life threatening disease that they believed they had before actually dying. During these death experiences, they found out that they were actually incapable of dying. They come back and poof-their cells, follow suit to their current reformed beliefs. A great account of this is detailed in Anita Moorjani’s book, Dying to Be Me.
So what’s the big deal? Life in form can be summed up as: temporary. Seems so meaningless doesn’t it? However, what if life was the exact opposite of what we actually thought it was. What if the meaning of life was actually to end the meaning of life-as we think we know it? What if the real meaning of life was to end our ridiculous ego-driven lives and return to this absolute and eternal life? To think there is a possibility for there to be a death to all death should be liberating, when in fact, it scares us. Why? Because we identify with our itty-bitty cells and not our perfectly-perfect absolute selves.
However, if we can learn that our thinking dictates our behavior and actually apply this to our life in form…perhaps…we can start to undo the ego and broaden our perspective that includes a much higher form of power-a higher vibration or frequency. It would make life a whole lot easier…wouldn’t it? What worries could you possibly have if you didn’t have to worry about dying? Think about it…