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that as we become more aligned, our bodies actually undergo epigenetic changes. When I speak of epigenetics, I am talking about opening new expressions to DNA, and when that happens, then our baseline really is truly established. The field of epigenetics is no longer fringe science; foundational findings about the changes in genetic expression have been proven without a doubt through rigorous studies and

pressed and what’s not. A good example is from cases of childhood trauma, wherein kids who’ve experienced trauma early on have epigenetic changes that result in reduced immunity and increased inflammation, which lead to a host of other health conditions later in life. What we believe is that it can work the other way too – that as we become more centered in the heart, loving and aligned, it also

ed about, and to live in balance. It helps align us with our larger self, and we can begin to flow through life’s challenges with more ease and grace. All of the knowledge we seek is already present at that higher dimension, and it’s a question of our alignment, and this unfolds over time and with practice. A Global Symphony These days, even though we’re still doing clinical

Most people know what it feels like to be in harmonious state, the place where our hearts, minds and bodies are united in a feeling of wholeness. This state is often referred to as ‘the zone,’ ‘flow,’ ‘oneness, etc.’…this state is directly associated with increased intuition and improved health and cognitive functioning. - McCraty and Childre, Altern. Ther. Health Med. 2010 16:4 understanding how DNA works. “Epi” means above the gene, or outside the gene, so with regard to epigenetics, what’s becoming clear is that a lot of the ideas we’ve had about genetics thus far are not accurate. What we are learning is that rather than a static absolute genetic predisposition that you are born with, influences outside the gene have profound effects on controlling what’s ex-

leads to epigenetic changes, and opens other parts of the DNA. All of this is speaking to what I believe is possible as we practice shifting into what we call a “State of Ease,” which is an actual inner frequency that is aligned with our heart’s intuition. This state is not just an experience of calm, although inner calm is part of it, rather it’s what helps us to get through the eye of the needle that I talk-

work and basic psychophysiology research, we’re most interested in interconnectivity. The Global Coherence Initiative (GCI) is taking that out of the living room, or classroom, into a larger level. We’re putting specialized magnetometers around the planet that are designed to measure the resonances in the Earth’s magnetic fields, and looking at how these fields are interacting with humanity.

For more information on HeartMath see: www.heartmath.org For more information on GCI see: www.glcoherence.org Sufism: An Inquiry Vol XVI, No. 2

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A journal for people of the heart.

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