Beginning at the Beginning
The origins of this series of articles are found in my experiences in private practice for 35 years. I observe people’s actions and words during their day to day lives – we, as humans, tend to trundle along, mesmerized by the external world, lulled into a trance, perfunctory in our behaviors of watching mindless drivel projected onto screens “out there”, outside of ourselves, eating the foods that look SO DELICIOUS on those screens, taking the drugs that promise relief from our aches and pains, fears and worries, wearing the clothes that the beautiful airbrushed people wear, thinking the thoughts that the talking heads tell us to think. Then, one day, the crisis comes. A diagnosis. An injury. An emotional loss, death, divorce, or getting fired from a job. Something happens to us that catapults us into looking for, searching for, hoping and praying for a “miracle” to set us free, to return us to the old familiar way of being. I’ve heard it thousands of times: “I need a miracle!”
STOP! Just like the title of a country music song “Looking for Love in All the Wrong Places” we are conditioned now to look outside for validation, relief of suffering, and fulfillment, we continue to look outwardly when the body falls apart, when our life crumbles around us. The answer is NOT out there. The answer is hidden within the 100 trillion cells that make up your body, each one of them carrying coiled strands of DNA that can direct and conduct the process of healing and regeneration when properly nurtured and supported, when “cultivated” to do so.
In considering where to start our discussion on demystifying the miraculous, it seemed best to start at the beginning! How did YOU get started in this life? Unless you were conceived through in vitro fertilization or some process other than the “original” method of procreation, there was a journey of monumental proportions to which you have probably never given much thought. Indeed, YOU came into being as a result of the union of the smallest cell in the human body, one male spermatozoon, and the largest cell in the human body, the female egg or ovum. No news there! However, the mechanism which produced that outcome, is nothing short of miraculous.
Horace Mann, Massachusetts Senator, lawyer and American education reformer from the 1800’s is famous for this quote: “Be ashamed to die until you have won some victory for Humanity!” Since you’re reading this article, you most likely have an interest in making a difference in the world, contributing to the progression of mankind, “winning some victory for Humanity”. But, perhaps you also feel inadequate or unsure, maybe incapable of rising to the occasion. Possibly you are too shy or reticent to move forward, feeling like the odds are stacked against you.
Maybe you’ve even bought a Florida Lotto ticket in hopes of getting a jump start, a financial boost that will let you bring your own unique contribution to the world. Have you noticed on the back of the ticket what the odds of winning are? The answer is 1 in 22,957,480. Do you feel like the odds are always against you? Does it sometimes feel like the odds are greater than the 23 million to one odds of winning the Lotto? Is your perception of these daunting odds stopping you from bringing that gift, that victory, forward and making a contribution? Would you be willing to compete and win out against, not 23 million others, but 60 or 70 million others in climbing to the top of a mountain and down into the deep crater at the top, across 3 to 4 miles of rugged terrain to deliver your special package of VICTORY to Humanity? Would you? Could you?
Have you seen how high the Jackpot for the Mega Millions lottery game gets to be sometimes? It was up to over $500 million recently! You could do a lot of good with all that money, couldn’t you?
But…..what are the odds of winning this one? These odds are 1 in 258,890,850. What if you knew that, in order to bring YOUR special gift to the world, you would have to swim, upstream, in a river that was flowing through a dark cave for 8 miles? And, you would be competing with 259 million other people to get there? Would you even start the journey? Could you do it?
And, the Powerball Jackpot has actually topped $1.5 BILLION in recent times. But, with the change in the Powerball number allocation, the odds have also climbed to a daunting 1 in 292,201,338! Would you fight against the odds, hike across 5 to 6 miles of undulating, muddy muck to reach your goal, getting there ahead of 292 million other people, just to bring your own uncommon offerings to the world for its betterment? Would you be up for the challenge? Will you do it?
I have good news for you. You have already beaten those odds, and more! You began this life, this journey, as the union of that one little tiny sperm cell and that one large egg. For most naturally conceived babies, this union happened up near the beginning of the Fallopian tubes that hang out over the ovaries. That one, single sperm, swimming frantically upstream against somewhere between 70 million and 400 million other sperm cells, is only ½ of a micron in length.
I DID THE MATH.
The mound of the cervix, which the sperm first has to climb over, is 5 cm across the dimension that the sperm has to traverse. The human step length is about ½ of its height. If the sperm cell were walking the same distance as an upright human, proportionally, it would equate to ambulating across almost 4 miles, climbing up the mountain of the cervix and then going down into the valley, through the opening into the uterus.
THEN, it had to get across the wide expanse of the uterus to reach the entrance to the Fallopian tube. That distance is another 7.5 cm (about 3 inches), the equivalent of another 6 miles, approximately.
But, the journey is not over yet! In most pregnancies, the union of sperm and egg takes place in the upper reaches of the tube – an arduous trek, AGAINST the rhythmic contractions that are trying to move the egg downstream to meet the sperm. This is a distance of another 10 cm or about 4 inches, the same as swimming UPSTREAM for approximately 8 miles.
In order for YOU, that very special, unique YOU to be sitting comfortably reading this article, to join us in making a contribution to the elevation of consciousness on this planet, you have won the race against as many as 400 million others, AGAINST ALL ODDS.
NOW, as you relax after reading this article, move into your busy day or into a night of slumber, you can go forward trusting that the same power, the same wisdom, that drew these magical two cells together and grew them into the 100 trillion that make up who you are now is comfortably digesting the food that you ate today in order to turn it into the VICTORIES of tomorrow. That same miraculous intelligence is repairing cells, regenerating energy and restoring your vitality without you having to give it a second thought. However, it thrives on gratitude and appreciation. Begin to notice how your cultivation of that intelligence, that wisdom, through attention and gratefulness brings even more rewards in the form of abundance all around you.
Keep this in mind: if you unwind the strand of DNA in each of those cells mentioned above, it is approximately 6 feet long. Thus, the total length of the DNA in the roughly 100 trillion cells that make up the human body would reach to the sun and back 70 times, with some left over to travel around the earth a few hundred times. And all of that DNA is encoded to program the formation of proteins that make up the hormones, neuropeptides, tissues, organs and structures that make us the miraculous organisms that we are.
Make it a great life. Make a difference with your LIGHT. The Miracle Is YOU!
when I share the concept of The Miracle Is You, I’m often asked what exactly does that mean. First, I think it best to start any conversation of significance by making sure that the important terms are defined and understood in the context of that conversation. The definition of “miracle” that I wish to operate from in this discussion is well stated by the 4th Century Saint of the Catholic church, St. Augustine, who said:
“There is no such thing as a miracle which violates natural law. There are only occurrences which violate our limited knowledge of natural law.”
But, what does that mean?!? What does it mean that you are the Miracle; that the Miracle is YOU? In the context of The Miracle Is You, it means that there are amazing and miraculous things already, always happening inside of you for all of the time that you are alive. In the spirit of St Augustine, it means that, when you really understand the majesty of the processes that keep you alive, they would appear to be miraculous, outside of what we know about natural law. I assert that “Natural Law’ is, in itself, miraculous. Indeed, these miraculous things are happening inside AND all around you, right down to the process of plants releasing Oxygen for us to breathe and consuming the CO2 that we exhale.
But, why should that matter? What does that mean to YOU? In this context, and in life, it matters because understanding and appreciating this miraculous process brings you automatically to the potential of, the space of gratitude. If you would prefer to have a healthy heart, are you more likely to have that if you “bless your heart” or if you “curse your heart”? If you need to heal from a chronic lung condition, are you more likely to heal if you are ignoring the quantity and quality of the air that comes in and out of your lungs or if you put conscious attention on and give thanks for the breath that sustains you?
How do I know that “The Miracle Is YOU!”? Why do I care? Why is this important to me? If it is true for you, then it is also true for me. If it is true for me and for you, then it is true for every other human on this planet. Every day in my work as a Chiropractic Physician, I see miraculous things happen in the people who walk through my door. That amazing intelligence that is living and breathing them heals them of physical, chemical and emotional wounds and illnesses; it simply needs to be approached with respect and to have the obstacles removed in order for it to function properly. I know that you and I are THE MIRACLE because I see it every day. I choose to focus on that rather than the differences that may only appear real. Tune in next time to learn more about the vital force that lives in you and lives you. Until then, remember, The Miracle Is YOU!
When I wear a shirt or jacket with The Miracle Is You logo on it, people frequently comment on it and say “I want one of those shirts!” Often, they will ask, “but what does it mean?” The logo itself is a depiction of what is known as a torus or a toroidal field. This fundamental energetic pattern of electromagnetic flow that surrounds and moves through the earth, the atom, the universe and every cell in your body is very well defined in the YouTube video lesson #21 by Spirit Science. In that video, you will hear the toroidal field described as follows:
The torus is a very fundamental part of nature; so fundamental, in fact, that science is now seeing that everything moves through this form in one way or another, including ourselves. Very simply, a torus is a self-organizing system that all comes together at a space of unity and expands its energy out all around itself until it returns back to that original space in the center and will continue to do it again.
Here is the link to the full video
What does it mean to ME? Why should I care? Once again, the entire premise of The Miracle Is You is that we get more of what we focus on; By focusing on the foundational structure and function of the energetic field that emanates from within us and surrounds us and every other living thing, we are getting more function and efficiency from that system. By recognizing and appreciating that there is a majestic intelligence that informs every breath we take and every beat of our heart, we are enhancing the effectiveness of those processes; we are amplifying the majesty! We get more of what we want and less of what we don’t want. Sounds simple! It IS simple; not necessarily always easy, but it is very simple. The “space of unity” mentioned in the Spirit Science video is, within YOU, arising with each heartbeat, it emanates from your heart, from the center of your structural self which is also the center of your energetic self, your electromagnetic self. Because, yes, we ARE electromagnetic beings, we are energetic beings. But, what does THAT mean? Tune in to the next video to get a deeper appreciation for THAT simple but profound concept. Until then, bring your attention BACK to the center of your chest and send a big batch of appreciation for that miraculous organ, your heart, that beats 100,000 times every day without you ever having to give it a second thought.