The scientific field of epigenetics has revolutionized how we understand why organisms are the way they are. Turns out that although a “script” for how our physiological self will develop and grow is written in our genome, we now know that different outcomes are possible because of our epigenome, which modifies how that “script” is expressed.
We’re not bound to certain life outcomes as the result of our genetic code. The script matters for sure, but epigenetics tells us, at the DNA level of our being, that we participate in who we become.
Steven Pressfield maintains that when we actively choose to participate in what we’re becoming we’re helped by “angel midwives”.
Angel midwives congregate around us; they assist as we give birth to ourselves, to that person we were born to be, to the one whose destiny was encoded in our soul…
Because of our commitment to step out in the face of our fears something will be brought into the world that wasn’t there before. And we’re not alone in birthing it.
We can be caught up in the madness of being self-made, trying to attain an idealized version of ourselves. Meanwhile, there’s a mystery brooding inside of us, in our spiritual genome, inviting us into the work of self-expression.
Join me in this episode as I invite you into doing the work – not the relentless pursuit of being self-made but the work of choosing which traits and potential are expressed as you say yes to your becoming.
Media & Resources mentioned in this episode:
- The War of Art by Steven Pressfield
- The Divine Law of Compensation by Marianne Williamson
- Hidden Figures
Music: “Good Feelings”, “Stepping on Sunlight”, & “Deeper More Beautiful” by Hale.
This episode is also available on YouTube.