People often cite their biological makeup as part of the reason for their physical hardships, mental weakness, or even the manifestation of disease. Have you heard that each of us is genetically disposed to develop certain afflictions? For some, it could be skin breakouts; for some, cancer; for some, depression; for some, ADD.
That said, have you wondered why at times (assuming a relatively healthy lifestyle) these tendencies become reality, while at other times they don’t? Could there be another factor, an unknown force, that activates these genetic inclinations? I’m no physician, but I believe the answer is yes.
That force, to me, is a person’s level of consciousness (i.e., clarity). The more noise a person tends to carry around upstairs, the greater the odds for a physical or psychological flare up.
To illustrate, let’s look at the first affliction from our aforementioned list: skin breakouts. Years ago, I worked with a family of five: a mom, dad, two boys, and a girl named Lisa. Every time family troubles erupted, mainly with her father, Lisa would break out in hives under her neck. Funny thing, though, this never happened at other times of stress. Even today, as an adult, Lisa can navigate many potentially stressful things at once. But if her father raises his voice, here come the hives.
Is Lisa biologically prone to hives? No question. Yet clearly the accumulation of habitual thinking she’s built up on this subject, and the low level of consciousness it creates, is what initiates her attacks. If stressful situations were responsible, she’d break out in hives every time her nerves kicked in. And if her father was responsible, her brothers would break out, too.
Now, assuming that what I just said has merit, let’s talk about what you can do to mitigate your habitual thinking/low levels of consciousness, and their biological effects.
First, the answer is not to try and cope with your genetic weaknesses. When she was a teenager, Lisa tried to counteract her hives by taking Benadryl when in her father’s presence. And initially, it seemed to work. But defending herself against a circumstance that had nothing to do with her condition, eventually made matters worse.
Second, understand what exacerbates your biological tendencies. Again, for Lisa, it was not her father. It was the stale thinking that she preserved in her head that did this.
Last, know that everyone is spiritually (if not genetically) wired to overcome their jammed-up heads— if fault is not placed on something or someone else.
In other words, attribute your stress (or any bad feeling) to the normal ups and downs of your thinking, and clarity plus health are a fairly good bet. Blame your stress on the ups and downs of life outside, and, I’m sorry to say, your genetic weaknesses become vulnerable.