by Matts Josefsson, Student in Behavioural Science, Sweden
I find the body absolutely extraordinary in the way it functions. Just this morning I was reminded how amazingly it just keeps on doing what it does, regardless of what we do to it, up until the point that it cannot support us any longer. What I also came to think about was how and why things occur in the body and how the way we are living with the body must have an effect on it. Science these days knows a great deal about how the body functions but still there are the questions that go unanswered as to why things actually occur. There are extraordinary experts in knowing how to deal with something once it has occurred, but the bigger struggle is still trying to understand why things occur. For example: why do cells starts to divide in a way that later on leads to cancer?
To try and understand all of this I went to the Cancer Research UK website (1) and read about how cancer starts and I read:
“All cancers begin in cells. Our bodies are made up of more than a hundred million million (100,000,000,000,000) cells. Cancer starts with changes in one cell or a small group of cells.”
“Usually we have just the right number of each type of cell. This is because cells produce signals to control how much and how often the cells divide. If any of these signals are faulty or missing, cells may start to grow and multiply too much and form a lump called a tumour. Where the cancer starts is called the primary tumour.”
“For a cancer to start, certain changes take place within the genes of a cell or a group of cells.”
Just by reading this I feel quite humble, as you get to know that the cells obviously know exactly what to do to give us optimal health. They are like our own little soldiers of health inside our body and they work around the clock to keep everything going. But there is obviously something that can happen that makes the cells behave in a way that is not their usual way, or you could say that they lose their natural rhythm and flow in how to behave. And this starts, from what I have read, in the genes in the cell:
“Normally genes make sure that cells grow and reproduce in an orderly and controlled way. They make sure that more cells are produced as they are needed to keep the body healthy.”
“Sometimes a change happens in the genes when a cell divides. The change is called a mutation. It means that a gene has been damaged or lost or copied twice. Mutations can happen by chance when a cell is dividing. Some mutations mean that the cell no longer understands its instructions and starts to grow out of control. There have to be about half a dozen different mutations before a normal cell turns into a cancer cell.”
By reading this you can almost feel that in its healthy state, the body is at rest with itself, there is a harmony and rhythm in which the body and its cells cooperate and work in a homeostatic, self-sustaining way. However and contrary to that, in illness and disease you can feel how the body has become out of balance. Something has happened that makes the body act in a way as if it has to defend itself. The former harmony has changed into alert mode and there is a feeling of stress upon the body.
But my inquisitive mind wants to ask: why do these cell mutations occur? I read from the website that:
“Mutations can happen by chance when a cell is dividing. They can also be caused by the processes of life inside the cell. Or they can be caused by things coming from outside the body, such as the chemicals in tobacco smoke. And some people can inherit faults in particular genes that make them more likely to develop a cancer.”
“Some genes get damaged every day and cells are very good at repairing them. But over time, the damage may build up. And once cells start growing too fast, they are more likely to pick up further mutations and less likely to be able to repair the damaged genes.”
So from reading this, I realise that the way life is outside of the cells is paramount to how life plays out inside of the cells. This means that the cells know exactly what to do and how to behave if there is harmony within and around them, but if there is stress and disharmony they might work for a certain amount of time, but eventually the force that is working against the body makes the cells eventually go out of rhythm and form what we then call, in this case, cancer.
Just by becoming more aware of how the body actually works, I have become more humble and am treating my body with the utmost care, since it cares for me every day.
Universal Medicine is the leading organisation in understanding how the body works in its entirety and also why the body does what it does in terms of breaking down when it develops different forms of illnesses and diseases. From the teachings presented by Serge Benhayon I understand that the body is made up from particles that are also a part of a universe that has a very precise and delicate order. This means that the particles of our body respond to what is going on in the universe and that we have a rhythm to adhere to, as does everything else in the universe.
So from this I realise that how I am with myself is important, because I know that the cells within me will respond accordingly. If I am harsh and not listening to the signals I get from my body, then the cells also have to work harder to keep everything going. And on the other hand, if I listen and go more gentle with myself, then the cells can bathe in a body that is warm and tender and that feels much more yummy.
I greatly appreciate what I have learned through Universal Medicine and also deeply value the gorgeous medical staff that are working patiently in the hospitals to look after us when we need their assistance. I also appreciate myself for being so open and willing to understand life and make changes if there are changes to be made, which make my inner environment even more delicate and tender.
657 thoughts on “Our Body and Its Amazingness”
What if it wasn’t just a reaction to stress or toxins that damage the genes of a cell? If they can signal proper communication I wonder if, in accordance with the universe around it, it can turn those signals off to allow cancer/disease etc. Why would it do that? Because sometimes the being needs to be brought to it’s knees to stop unloving ways. I know I have a number of times. Could it be an act of love to support us in lessening the unloving acts?
Matts, it is interesting about the minuteness of a living cell within our body, so this must then be the same for nature, stars and the universe. So if our cells are taken care of, then this energy will ripple to the universe, assisting it too.
The more we indulge in things that are separating, the more harm we will create around us. The more responsible we are, the more support we will provide for others to do the same, it feels that simple and can we all play our part in this and be more responsible, is the question we need to be asking ourselves….
It makes so much sense that what is happening outside of the cells is reflected on the inside and thus we can play an active part in making sure that we live as harmoniously as possible to maintain our health.
I have a sense that the cells know exactly what to do and how to do it and they are forever totally responsive; even when there is stress and disharmony they know and seek harmony.
Harmony works in a beautiful way, it kind of feels that the cells vibrate a song that goes out to the universe, and the universe returns it back to us. Do we truly understand the word harmony, because if we did, then we would be living in more harmony.
Or if they don’t keep healthy the body is great at purging them.
Much of what influences our body to stay healthy or to develop illness and diseases is still a mystery. We are becoming aware of more and more ‘if … then …’ but in many cases have little idea of why this may be so.
‘If I am harsh and not listening to the signals I get from my body, then the cells also have to work harder to keep everything going. And on the other hand, if I listen and go more gentle with myself, then the cells can bathe in a body that is warm and tender and that feels much more yummy’ So much common sense here and yet the way we are living life in the twenty first century is a million miles away from gentle. I have found, like you though Matts, that when I consciously allow gentleness in my breath and in my body there is a grace that follows and I feel very lovely inside and out.
And there is so little we understand on so many levels about our bodies… Especially our brains… And especially of course the energy that drives us or that we live in and with.
As I become more aware and wake up from the stupor of life I have been in, it seems to me we deliberately keep ourselves unaware of the only 2 energies that pass through us constantly. We could call them love and not love energy. By checking out of this truth we abdicate all responsibility and that is when the energy of not love can take over and control our thoughts and actions and judging by the state of play in our society it’s not difficult to see what energy is being used most of the time.
Reading this brings it home to me how much we take our bodies for granted and have a huge expectation that it will always keep going right up until the end. And when that end comes what have we got to show for it; how have we lived?
The key word for me throughout your wonderful blog is ‘harmony’, and if the natural harmony of the body is disturbed in any way for a length of time, the millions of cells that comprise our precious bodies are eventually affected. Looking around at the lifestyles of the majority of humanity, it doesn’t take too long to see that very few are living in the harmony needed to maintain the necessary homeostasis, and if they do end up with an illness or disease the general reaction is to take no responsibility for what they have been presented with, blaming it on something outside of themselves. Caring deeply for our wonderful body is definitely the first step to maintain cellular harmony and optimum health.
When we choose to lovingly care for our bodies we align to the harmony around us and support our bodies to be a part of the divine flow of the universe.
“they lose their natural rhythm and flow in how to behave” the cells of the physical human body are like the particles of the Universe in that there is a natural rhythm and flow for all to work in harmony but if there is disharmony imposed on the one it is felt by all.
It’s amazing how science is able to explain what goes on in our body at the cellular level, and how cancer is formed. And what they say just so perfectly aligns with the Ageless Wisdom. I cannot help wondering – it must be far easier and simpler if science welcomed God into their realm as part of equation to make sense of how and why of what is.
It would make sense that our bodies respond to many more stimuli than we currently know. It is an extraordinarily complex mechanism.
To stop and ponder on the marvels that go on in every single cell in our body, of which there are millions, we cannot but be in awe of how they all work in unison to keep our bodies working as they do. So if we mistreat our body in any way, is it any wonder that sometimes our cells ‘malfunction’. To expect everything to continue to work harmoniously inside us, if we continue to abuse ourselves in any way, however small, is in fact just plain and simple arrogance.
Yes, it’s always about the quality.
The human body is an amazing thing, it looks after itself, and all we need to do is feed and rest it, the difference is in the quality we choose to eat and rest our body which in turn brings in harmony.
“If I am harsh and not listening to the signals I get from my body, then the cells also have to work harder to keep everything going….” This makes so much sense and when put in such simple terms, it does seem ridiculous that we would put our bodies under so much pressure at the expense of our overall health.
It’s amazing how every cell knows what it is to be used for in the body and how to develop itself to achieve its goal.
And that is just on a functioning level. From what I understand every cell in our body has the potential for a huge amount of output energy-wise, still I suspect it’s not utilized much at all.
The human body is so complex with all its processes, the billion of cells, that make up organs that all correspond to one another, that it is a wonder that it doesn’t break down more often. Specially, if we start feeling into how sensitive the human body is. But this is the first step in realizing how we need treat our body, because the body tells us clearly how we should treat it. It is only a question of listening.
Hi Willem, I think it’s also a matter of being willing to surrender to the call from the body. Many do listen and many see the effects their life is having on them but somehow we ignore it and we hold each other back as well. I remember looking at specifically men and their huge bellies and thought that it does look kind of strange but because so many look that way we tend to brush it off as normal, even though we know it’s not healthy. So maybe a little bit of a shake up is necessary sometimes that makes us change. Shouldn’t have to be that way but sometimes the stubbornness is just too ingrained and it need to be broken.
I love the simplicity of ‘the way life is outside of the cells is paramount to how life plays out inside of the cells.’
Traditional medicine is saying more and more what Universal Medicine also presents: the way we live can be our best medicine.
How beautifully simple this is. Being harmonious in all areas of our lives not only promotes great relationships but also a great state of health. We all benefit all round.
Yes, it seems to dramatically improve our odds to have an improved or great state of health.
Look after our inner environment and maybe our outer environment will change as a result of this as we care for ourselves more.
‘So from this I realise that how I am with myself is important, because I know that the cells within me will respond accordingly. If I am harsh and not listening to the signals I get from my body, then the cells also have to work harder to keep everything going. And on the other hand, if I listen and go more gentle with myself, then the cells can bathe in a body that is warm and tender and that feels much more yummy.’ And then this is the body that you take out to the world and the world benefits from the choices you have made. We all affect one another all the time, it cannot be any other way.
We have become very good at diagnosis and treatments but we are still very much in the dark about the causes of illness and disease. We know a lot of detail and associations but there seems a lot more to understand.
It is lovely to be talking about our inner environment… There is so much talk about the environment per se… People are so eager to be activists about preserving the environment… And here we have the wonderful idea of preserving our inner environment is an absolute priority.
When we understand that every part of our body has a vibration that when working at its highest potential, vibrates in tune with the rest of the Universe, it becomes clear to see that anything we do to ourselves that lowers that vibration is going to impact on how we are both in ourselves and then how we interact with the rest of the world.
The insight that Universal Medicine and its presentations offer humanity on what is actually happening in our bodies is priceless.
I agree, you got so much money being spent on research on what is the cause of different ailments yet the answer is right there if we are willing to see it.