I’m exploring the work of Candace Pert,Ph. D, a renowned neuroscientist who discovered the opiate receptor in the 1970‘s. In Your Body is Your Subconscious Mind, she says research shows that patients with multiple personality disorder, can have different molecular make-ups based on which personality is manifesting,( verified by antibodies in blood draws just five minutes apart).
One personality will be severely allergic to something. The next one won’t be. In the same body. One personality will be far sighted. The next will be nearsighted. In other words, the thoughts we think, literally change our body chemistry.
She describes us not as solid but as flame-like, flickering back and forth based on our thoughts and our body’s reactions to our emotions.
Our minds change our bodies.
Mind you…..she doesn't appear to be someone who advocates feeling only “happy thoughts.” From what I gather, (and I’m not very far into her work) she advocates feeling all of our emotions, and not letting them get trapped in the body where they will fester and stagnate.
Candace Pert was one of the scientists in the movie What the Bleep. I highly recommend it to anyone who finds this “consciousness creates reality” concept interesting. She is also a new blogger! Read her latest thoughts on AIDS and Autism here. Her new book, Everything You Need to Know to Feel Go(o)d, is next on my list.
Welcome to the blogosphere Ms. Pert, and thank you!