Illness and sin are often thought as being connected, although the New Testament rejects this (St. John 9:3). It does, however, talk about illness, and a person’s relationship with God. For example, it has been known that reflecting on the meaning of illness, and seeking what God is bringing to light —through what is afflicting you, allows you to understand Gods Laws, the laws of nature, and ourselves.
Before the current age of medicine the predominant healers were, religious people. Jesus Christ, among many to cure the blind and heal people of their physical, emotional, spiritual and psychological wounds.
True believers of all faiths say the most important thing that drives their devotion, is a sense—and feeling of a higher power far beyond themselves.
Spirituality is a feeling or a state of mind; religion is the way that state gets codified into law. In short, Spirituality is intensely personal; religion is institutional.
Spirituality is also about self-transcendence, or the ability to see beyond oneself. Spiritual enlightenment is achieved through divine and internal transformation rather than the brain’s electrical impulses.
While all of us are divinely inspired to look for God, none of us are remotely capable of fully comprehending what we are seeking.
Man has always had to adapt to ever-changing social, and/or environmental surroundings. Now more than ever, we are continually being asked to find our Spiritual equilibrium as we transcend further into a new paradigm.
Thankfully, for such situations the human and esoteric body is made up of several genes which include the God gene VMAT2.
According to science, the God gene (VMAT2), is not an encoding for the belief in God itself but a physiological arrangement that produces the sensations associated, by some, with the presence of God or other mystic experiences, or more specifically spirituality as a state of mind. Simply put, the gene is involved in monoamines, neurotransmitters that have a lot to do with emotional sensitivity. The interpretation is that the monoamines correlates with a personality trait called self-transcendence.
The God gene is passed down through our ancestry, and unique DNA. It is central to our survival, and is the main catalysts for transcending into Christ Consciousness, and the very evolution of the human species.
Today geneticists know a lot about background conditions of diseases. Many of them have genetic origins, for instance, all types of cancer. Few are inherited (about 5%), most are acquired (95%). But even inherited genetic defects don’t necessarily lead to disease. A “sick” gene does not necessarily result in people getting sick. Genes must be activated or deactivated, meaning they must be switched on or off. Scientists, psychologist, and psycho-neuro-immunologic research has proven direct involvement of the human brain.
The new cutting edge science, Epigenetics links our environmental and genetic influences on the traits and characteristics of an individual, and new discoveries reveal that a large range of environmental, dietary, behavioral, and medical experiences can significantly affect the future development and health of an individual and their offspring.
Epigenetics, plays a major role in the expression of human genetic traits. From cancer to environmental toxicity to maternal behavioral effects to in vitro fertilization risks, epigenetic effects play an important, previously under-appreciated role in the interaction of nature and nurture to determine human traits.
Counteracting negative environmental and genetic behaviors that turn on and off DNA, with deep daily meditation and prayer practices. The more active the frontal lobe and the limbic system become. (suggested practice 2 to 3 times daily for a minimum of 15-20 minutes.)
The frontal lobe is the the seat of concentration and attention; the limbic system is where powerful feelings, including rapture, are processed. More revealing is that at the same time these regions flash to life, another important region—the parietal lobe at the back of the brain—goes dim. It’s this lobe that orients the individual in time and space. Take it off-line, and the boundaries of the self fall away, creating the feeling of being at one with the universe. Combine that with what’s going on in the other two lobes, that is described as reaching Christ Consciousness and religious ecstasy.
Christ Consciousness is defined as a state of consciousness in which a universal awareness is transformed into a higher consciousness based on love. Christ is a universal manifestation of love and God. Christ is not a person to be worshiped, but rather, it is who you are.
The “second coming of Christ” is not an external event, but an internal remembrance of your truest self.
To understand and know Christ Consciousness is to practice self-realization, self-awareness, and mindful living. Only through the path of self-evaluation and control, can one successfully awaken one’s own universal consciousness and cosmic understanding.
Scientists in the 21st century believe the activation of higher awareness and transcendence is based on the “hearts of men” instead of the”genes of men.” The key is to find man’s passion.
Character traits of self-transcendence, and Christ Consciousness are Composed of three sub-sets. Self-transcendence is composed of “Self-forgetfulness” (as in the tendency to become totally absorbed in some activity, such as a passion, hobby, or interest). “Transpersonal identification” (a feeling of connectedness to a larger universe); and “Mysticism” (an openness to believe things not literally provable, such as ESP). Put them all together, and you come as close as science can to measuring what it feels like to be spiritual.
Christ Consciousness is the evolution and growth inside our awareness which simply signifies to fully accept and embrace all the Christ Principles: Love,Compassion, Patience, Forgiveness, Generosity, Peace, Faith, Divinity, Charity, Oneness, Humility, Gratitude, Non-judgment.