Identity and Energy: I AM. Cells are always in the NOW
How Cells Learn and Network: Sensory Portals and the Brain
Guardians of Our Genes and Legacies: Purpose
Did you know that you are a trillion-celled universe? Our cells live in communities cooperating with each other, living and dying without our awareness.
Only two kinds of cells live with us over our lifetime, our neurons and heart muscle. So we learn ways to enhance our brain and heart to keep them healthy.
All of our cells share an intelligence that keeps us alive. Discover what you can do to activate your cells to help them and you thrive. You will learn how to be in partnership with your cells in this online course. Blending biology, bodymind health and experiential activities you will learn how to engage with the innate and sacred wisdom of your cellular life.
We explore how we and our cells communicate, what stresses them, how to lessen that stress and better manage life’s challenges. Our cells’ unique architectural design – the connective cytoskeleton of tubes and strings – provides a tangible place where energy, vibration, sound and movement activate cell functions, inner wisdom, and gene expression. We activate our knowledge, memory and sense of wellbeing when we can embody and make tangible the intelligence of our cells. We will work with sound, the imagination, creativity and the senses.
Suggested reading: Secrets of Your Cells: Discovering Your Body’s Inner Intelligence by Sondra Barrett, PhD. (Sounds True 2013)
The intent of this course is to provide you with these benefits:
Fall in love with your cells and gain a new relationship with your body
Better manage your challenges and stress responses
Experience effective healing strategies using sound, qigong and guided imagery
Use your senses to instill new habits, behaviors, and memory
Feel more gratitude for life and your inner wisdom
1. From cell to Self: Sanctuary – Meet Your Cells
The First Cell- Creation, we come from the stars
In the Beginning Molecules Merge
The Cell as the Container of Life: Sanctuary
·Requirements for Life: Food, air, movement, nourishment, and connection
Cellular Intelligence – The abilities to survive, communicate, and connect
The Anatomy of a Cell- Architectural Design
Cell receptors – the antennae, receivers of information
Cell membrane: flexible, fluid and discriminating boundaries
The decision-makers, responders – Cytoskeleton
Microtubules, filaments and strings. Cells are string instruments.
Consciousness and maintaining integrity
Danger, fear, joy our cellular universe responds
Guided meditation: Tuning into the cells with the eternal hum
Universal principles of design:Pattern Recognition, Tensegrity; Cell alchemy – As above, so below
What outcome would you like from this course? How you will know that you’ve achieved this?
2. I AM. Identity and Energy: Cells are always in the NOW
Recognition of Self and other: from cells and psyche
Safety and Danger
The Stress response – tension compromising energy production and the microbiome
What is most stressful to you right now?
The body’s energy, Molecules and vibration
Mitochondria and cellular energy, origins and unique functions of the mitochondria
Energy molecules ATP and breath
Good vibrations – the field around us
Resources for Refueling
Letting go and surrender
BodyMind – Our attitudes and thoughts affect our choices, behaviors and energy
The mind in the heart
The many dimensions of energy – molecular, physical, prayer,life force, qi, electromagnetic
Your Mythic identity – who are you?
Learn how to cultivate the energy of Qi – Qigong
3. How Cells Learn and Network: Sensory Portals and the Brain
The brain and cells don’t know the difference between what’s real or imagined
We learn through repetition, novelty and reward
Using the senses as transducers of energy, anchor and program new healthy behaviors
Planting new seeds for change
Discover the powers of imagination and visualization:shamanism
Creating a vision of wellbeing
Imagery changing the message
Programming gratitude and new behaviors
4. Guardians of Our Genes and Molecular Mythic Legacies
Mythic Mystic Molecules
Gene and DNA structure
DNA integrity, damage and repair
What is cancer?
Epigenetics – changing the expression of our genes
Sacred symbols in our DNA: the spiral and the triad
Tapping into the sacred, finding Purpose, activating our legacies
Using our activated inner intelligence: nourish, replenish, and connect.
Metaphysical wisdom as expressed by our cells and molecules
Daily rituals for change and healing using science and the sacred
Embodying your Legacy, giving back. Activating our legacies – life purpose, life expression – love and listening