What if our bodies are so hard-wired to live in connection, to love and to thrive in community that anything less than that is "remembered" in the cells of our body as trauma?
What if our true potential written in our very DNA is that of limitless unconditional love?
We might be adapted to survive through fight/flight/freeze and fawn responses. These may be uncomfortable and troubling states to live in but survival is essential to thriving.
Most people agree that chronic stress alters the human body and perhaps the most well studied condition is PTSD for which we know is associated with biologic changes in the brain, hormones and cardiovascular system. Adverse Childhood Events are known to increase the risk of chronic disease and early death in adults. Pregnant women who lived through World War II are more likely to have children with higher rates of chronic disease (Barker Hypothesis).
Epigenetics is an emerging scientific area of study of the genes which are switched on and off. That is, the very make-up of our body changes in different environments.
If the body can adapt for survival in times of scarcity and threat,
could the body also adapt to thrive in times of nourishing love and abundance?
What if we are all in a process of remembering and embodying our highest unlimited potential as radiantly loving human beings?