Changing the Memory of Your DNA
Did you know that your seemingly irrational fears and phobias may actually be inherited from your ancestors? Let’s say you’ve always been afraid of water. One day, while doing your family history, you discover that a grandparent nearly drowned at sea, and his or her closely-related family members at the time developed an intense water phobia. This resulting deep seated fear may have been passed down to you through inherited DNA. Thanks to recent research, we now know that’s possible.
One experiment conducted on mice, showed that the animals passed on the aversion to a certain smell. These mice were given electric shocks at the same time they were exposed to the odor of cherry blossoms. When their offspring, who had no previous experience with this odor, were exposed to it, they showed a pronounced thorough irrational fear.
According to Dr Brian Dias, from the department of psychiatry at Emory University, this study proves that genetics are highly relevant to phobias, anxiety and post traumatic stress disorders. Our memories are stored as a frequency in our cells, so it is not only our learned responses that cause us to act in certain ways, but our cellular memory as well.
So how do we go about changing negative cellular memories? Many scientists believe that making positive changes in our lives can turn off, or short circuit negative cell responses. By creating new and positive neural pathways we can overcome some troublesome traits. Thus by adopting beneficial practices such a meditation, visualization and brain training it is possible to turn your brain to more productive thoughts, and change negative DNA memories.