Is it truly possible that there is a link between disease and a persons thoughts or spiritual wellness? If one takes a closer look at modern genetics; Specifically Epigenetics, one may come to a better understanding of the connection.
Our genes can be manipulated through our environment. Experiences of a Great Grand Parent can be imprinted in your DNA and become part of your inheritance due to sensitive information being passed down in the epigenome. However, notably, just the inheritance of a defective gene does not necessarily lead to subsequent illness. Genes must be activated (switched on or off), Resulting in only activated genes triggering a pathological change. These changes are introduced through one’s environment. On a very basic level, this environment is the environment created for our cells due to our thoughts and emotions on a chemical level. These chemical markers or tags can affect the amount of a gene expressed, or if it ever expressed at all. So notably there is a connection between the mental and the physical at a very fundamental level.
The Brain in its entirety which includes a Person’s thoughts; repetitive contemplation’s and Feelings (especially those of a subconscious nature), are intimately connected with such activation’s. Once Activated the disease or illness manifests.
As a young child, I persistently contracted Tonsillitis. Every year from about the age of 3 until 7. I looked up what may be the spiritual cause of my repeatedly contracting this each and every year. I looked it up and found the following: Tonsillitis: Fear.Repressed emotions. Stifled creativity. Well to my surprise I must say that this is true! As a young child during those ages, I wanted to do ballet. I was raised by my Grandma who would play spiritual music to which I would pretend to be a Ballerina. I think I did a pretty good job. I wanted her to recognize my dancing and suggest “would you like to go to dance class?” Well, that never happened. I felt stifled creatively because of my repressing my desire. Perhaps on a deeper level, I was looking for affirmation that I could actually be a Ballerina and that I was doing nicely. Either way, it totally makes sense to me. See the link below to Kathy Hadley’s list of disease conditions and their possible causes.