Primitive cells figured out that if they could join forces and become communities of cells, they would have a better chance of survival.
Survival depended on the ability to be aware of, and then adjust to, an ever-changing world. Logically, awareness of the outside world was seen through the lens of the cell membrane—the skin of the cell. The more cells in a community, the greater the size of the cumulative cell membrane and, thus, the greater the survival awareness. (5)
Surprisingly, the cell membrane, not the nucleus, of the cell was the brains of the outfit. In studies where cells were de-nucleated, they continued to survive and live a long healthy life. Without a nucleus, the only thing the cell could not do was reproduce, suggesting that the daily operations and adaptation to the environment came from the cell membrane. (1)
Over a few billion years of evolving awareness, the cell membrane or the “awareness membrane” has become our skin on the inside and outside of the body. The skin evolved to embryonically be derived from the same tissue as the brain and nervous system, which we think of today as the primary drivers of awareness. (2)
Clearly, humans have survived because of our very sophisticated means of staying aware of our environment, but just how aware we have become might surprise you.
In 1993, the U.S. Army commissioned a study to determine how aware we are emotionally. They scraped white blood cells from the mouths of volunteers, and monitored the cells and the volunteers separately with polygraph (lie detector) probes. While the volunteers were exposed to violent videos, the researchers measured extreme excitation in the mouth cells, even though they were in a test tube down the hall. Amazingly, they saw a similar response to the emotionally stimulating videos when the test tubes of the mouth cells were moved 50 miles away. (3)
In another study, pairs of individuals were allowed to interact and then separated into chambers down the hall from each other. When one of the paired subjects was exposed to 100 flashes of light, their paired partner down the hall demonstrated the same reactive EEG brain wave activation as the partner who was exposed to the light flashes. (4)
The science is suggesting that we do in fact interact on a quantum level with each other, and that we have evolved a state of awareness that is far more sophisticated than we may realize.
Tapping and refining these awareness skills is the purpose of Ayurveda, realized through techniques such as yoga, breathing and meditation.
1,2. Lipton, Bruce. The Biology of Belief: Revised Edition 2008
3. J. Motz, “Everyone an Energy Healer: The TREAT V Conference in Santa Fe.” Advances Vol. 9 (1993): pg 95-98.
4. Physics Essays volume 7, number 4, 1994 The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen Paradox in the Brain: The Transferred Potential J. Grinberg-Zylberbaum, M. Delaflor, L. Attie, and A. Goswami
5. Lipton, Bruce. The Biology of Belief: Revised Edition 2008
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