Our research team has been analyzing preliminary data from an interesting experiment we did last year. While the findings aren’t yet conclusive, I want to discuss some of what we’ve learned so far – and explore some implications and possibilities with you.
Some of you may recall an exciting discovery we shared early last year about a protein we isolated in the plasma of advanced meditators’ blood – called SERPINA5 – that inhibits a SARS-CoV-2 pseudovirus containing spike protein from entering the cell.
As part of our ongoing studies on the effects of meditation on biology, our team of scientists wanted to determine if it was possible for attendees at one of our Week Long Advanced Retreats to intentionally elevate levels of SERPINA5 through their meditations.
We split 70 subjects into two groups, both of which were given a set of five specific proteins to focus on. The intention was to elevate the expression of all five genes during their meditations. Remember, genes make RNA, and RNA makes proteins. Thus, by asking our subjects to focus their intention on elevating certain proteins, it stands to reason they would have to signal certain genes to make those proteins.
Group A was given five real genes/proteins – including SERPINA5 – to target; Group B was given four fake genes/proteins and one real gene/protein: SERPINA5. The fake proteins were given names that sounded much like other genes/proteins, making them indistinguishable from the real ones.
Both groups were led to believe theirs was the group with the real genes/proteins, and both were instructed not to study or learn anything about those targets beyond the information they were given. They were told to simply have the clear intention to elevate the five genes/proteins during certain moments in the week of meditations.
This was the question underlying the study: can we control the expression of genes through intention and focus alone?
Observations, Interrogations, and Hypotheses
While we’re still in the early stages of analyzing the data, we’ve uncovered some results that lead to some exciting questions and possibilities.
I’ll start with perhaps the most striking result. Of the 29 meditators (of 35 originally) in Group A who completed the study, 100 percent of them were found to have elevated expressions of SERPINA5 – with the group effect being statistically significant after a week of meditations. Of the meditators in this group, 28 of the 29 had much higher levels of SERPINA5, while one person’s levels remained about the same.
This, statistically speaking, is almost unheard of. A hundred percent of the practitioners seem to have influenced their levels of SERPINA5 – through meditation alone. I’ll come back to this in a moment.
Next, a somewhat surprising – at first – result: what happened with Group B. Of the 27 people (of 35 originally) in that group who completed the study, 70 percent (19/27) were found to have decreased expressions of SERPINA5 – despite their intentions to elevate it throughout the week.
Since the majority of genes/proteins they were asked to increase don’t exist – and, more important, don’t exist in the body – we didn’t expect to see them magically appear. But the fact that Group B’s SERPINA5 levels dropped is very interesting.
What are these results telling us? What do they suggest?
While we’re still parsing the data, one possibility seems to be emerging – and that is the importance of an “unperturbed” intention. For those of you familiar with The Formula, my online course, this also could be described as a clear intention.
In the case of Group B, what would have perturbed their intention to elevate the expression of SERPINA5? Could it be that we included four fake proteins? In other words, did their autonomic nervous system somehow “know” the input was corrupt – since the proteins were grouped together and not separated – and, therefore, reject the order altogether?
Is the “pharmacy within” – as I refer to our innate ability to manufacture any biological chemical without exogenous substances – so very wise that it knows when something is or isn’t real … and responds accordingly? Since the “order” from the mind included proteins that don’t exist – and SERPINA5 was part of that order – did the body’s innate intelligence know the whole process was a sham?
We’ll have to wait for more data analysis to understand this result better.
Now, let’s revisit the results from Group A. Building on the idea that authentic input is essential for an intended outcome, think about the implications of that astonishing statistic – of 100 percent success in elevating the expression of SERPINA5 without the subjects consciously knowing anything about the molecule.
Consider this, as well. Apart from the basic information given to each of the meditators (the name and structure of the five genes/proteins in their set), they had no further understanding of what the genes meant, or why they mattered. Both groups thought their set of five genes/proteins was real, but only the group with the actual real genes/proteins showed elevated expression of SERPINA5 – the gene we were targeting.
Somehow, the subconscious mind knew the overall input was valid … and the autonomic nervous system got the message … and the body responded to the mind accordingly.
The pharmacy within recognized and responded to clear, authentic intention – and elevated the expression of the genes/proteins being targeted. This means that 100 percent of the people in the study – without consciously knowing anything about those particular proteins (such as their molecular structure, or how to make them) – produced higher levels of them anyway.
Our next set of analyses will examine additional data from Group A’s blood values – to determine if there are increases in the other four genes/proteins levels as well.
The Greatest Pharmacy Is Within
Now, ask yourself: if it’s possible – with practice and “unperturbed” intention – to elevate the expression of one gene that makes a specific protein with a hundred percent success rate, what else is possible?
What if we were to target the expression of other genes? Other chemicals? Other proteins in our body? Could depressed people intentionally elevate their serotonin levels? Is it possible that individuals with musculoskeletal injuries could purposefully increase collagen and elastin production to repair torn tissues? Could aging people deliberately raise their growth hormone levels?
What are the implications for tapping into the infinite wisdom of our inner pharmacist … and our unlimited potential to heal or be more resilient in life?
The possibilities are endless.
Until we meet again, take a few moments to contemplate and remember how powerful you truly are. Your mind does influence your body.