Fifty Trillion Cells?
In the beginning of my practice over 25 years ago, I would see the body do incredible things that were beyond explanation. Over time, I started sharing my theories with the students I taught. Hypothecizing that cells do have intelligence, language, communication, cellular cognition, and an inherent desire to reproduce their functional physiology into the world just like our basic human desires to have children. It is my strong belief that cells have the desire to replicate their functionality in our external environments to make our lives more efficient. What if cells have some form of communication and cognition and they are capable of putting ideas into our minds of how they themselves work thereby being the engineers of our inventions and the brain is the drafter creating the plan? Working together to create those things which help us in our lives by replicating the actual cellular systems of our body. We are only now beginning to understand the brain, yet we invented the first computer during WWII which replicated brain function long before we understood the neuroscience behind it. Ask yourself how does that happen?
There are many other examples of this same phenomena as well. I also go as far as to state cells have language and a form of cognition we do not understand yet. How does a thought get into our minds? Perhaps our cells are the engineers and the mind is just the blueprint that they are drawing upon. Perhaps science has it wrong. Perhaps there are multiple intelligence centers in our bodies instead of just the brain as science has thought for centuries. The brain being the drafter and again the cells being the engineer which the drafter depends on to do its job.
Bruce Lipton began sharing his ideas some years ago, and his thoughts have often echoed my own. Each cell is its own individual being, that completes all of its own life functions. But these cells have evolved to live in a thriving and harmonious community with other cells.
According to Dr. Lipton, “There is not one function in the human body that is not already present in every single cell. For example, you have various systems: digestive, respiratory, excretory, musculoskeletal, endocrine, reproductive, a nervous system and an immune system but every one of those functions exists in every one of your cells. In fact we are made in the image of a cell.”
Over the years, I have taught my students that these cells have language, a desire to procreate and an understanding all of their own on a micro-level which replicates our macro-level understanding of the world around us.
Imagine that. You replicate a cell. You are fifty trillion, living, breathing, acting, thinking cells working together in harmony to live as one organism. And what do you think happens when one or more of those cells becomes disharmonized with its fellow cells? That is when disease begins.
Given that these cells are fully intelligent they are in constant communication with one another, and with you, or rather, they are you—they can tell each other when something is not right. Not only that, but they know what needs to happen in order for them to become reharmonized with every other cell to create balance in our bodies and heal ourselves from the inside out.
Bodyworkers and graduates of ATIT are taught to listen to their intuition in order to “hear” what these cells are trying to communicate. When an Integrative Meridian Therapist is working with your meridians, acupressure points, foundation, fascia and other systems, they are taking a multifaceted approach to following your cells’ instructions on how to rebalance, or reharmonize the body systems that are in dis-ease. Working multiple systems at the same time allows balance and healing to occur much more quickly than if only one system was being touched.
It is when these systems are in harmony with one another that your fifty-trillion cells thrive. When those fifty-trillion cells are thriving, that is when you experience health, harmony, and balance.
Until next time...
Kim M. Green, Founder
Kim is the Founder and Senior Instructor at Advanced Therapy Institute of Touch. She teaches laypeople and professionals alike advanced bodywork techniques which utilize Integrative Meridian Therapy, Hara Assessment, Somatic Trauma Release therapies, Japanese/Chinese Practices, the internal & healing arts of Judo and rehabilitative forms of bodywork. She loves teaching practitioners to assist their clients in releasing long-held chronic injury, traumas or somato-emotional patterns that reduce a persons ability to enjoy their lives fully. At ATIT, we believe "All Things Are Possible!" Check out our School Tour.