Epigenetic Maladaption. Sounds like a mouthful. It is. So what is it? It is the fastest growing field in the study of our genetic makeup and how it is expressed directly in our daily lives.
We all know that our genes are made up of DNA, and these genes determine everything about us: how tall we will be, the colour of our eyes, hair, our shoe size, our IQ and whether or not we are likely to get diabetes when we are 50.
Sometimes genes mutate, and there is a change in the DNA sequence. Not a good change, and as a result diseases, mental and physical, are handed down to the following generations. Still nothing new. We have known about this for a long time.
What is new, and exciting, is that we now know that, without changing the DNA sequence, actions I do today, right here and now, can actually physically affect my DNA, and therefore the sperm or eggs I produce. This means that, for the first time ever, we have proof that what my father did when he was alive was physically passed down to me and I will have the propensity, the desire to do the same.
Such a direct link has never been made before. It gives actual quantifiable support to concept of the sins of my father being directly inherited by me. Generational iniquity is not just a spiritual concept but is a physical reality.
More about this next month.