Your body stores information, not just in your brain (a place where nearly everyone thinks all knowledge is stored in a body), but in your entire body. Candace Pert, a pharmacologist and professor at Georgetown University, discovered neuropeptides in every cell in your body. She has proven that the mind is not just in the brain, but also throughout the body. “The mind and body communicate with each other through chemical know as peptides, “says Dr. Pert. “These peptides are found in the brain as well as in the stomach, muscles and all of our major organs, and so on. I believe that memory can be accessed anywhere in the peptide/receptor network.” She wasn’t looking for them, she was a pure scientist working on some other project and “came” across this amazing discovery. So, it is a scientific fact that every part of every cell in your body “thinks”, there are thinking parts in each and every cell in your body. This means ALL of your body can “think”.
Mankind has always tried to duplicate what Nature has already created, often without fully understanding the processes involved (or even in spite of it). Then, as our knowledge and technology progresses, we continually refine our inventions to more fully replicate Nature, and even surpass it in some cases. From observing birds we were inspired to fly, first with crude balloons and gliders and eventually achieving the escape of Earth’s atmosphere via the space shuttle. Fish swimming and breathing underwater has prompted the development of such varied items as scuba and submarines. Muscles have led to engines, ears to microphones, and eyes ultimately to satellite imagery. And our very brains inspired us to create the computer in an attempt to re-create its incredible powers of computation and data-storage.
However, as the brain isn’t fully understood, it wasn’t realized that not only the brain but also the entire body stores memory (the neuropeptides mentioned above, for example, as well as the ultimate storage medium – DNA – which is far, far beyond our capabilities to duplicate, let alone truly comprehend, at present). Living organisms are carbon- based, computers are currently mainly composed of silicon-based components (though recent advancements in the production and manipulation of carbon nanotubes and ‘bucky-balls’ (buckminsterfullerite) may soon change this). Silicon and carbon are in the same elemental family (see the Table of Elements if necessary); both consequently sharing many physical and ‘behavioral’ characteristics, such as having four unpaired electrons in their outer ‘shell’, and preferably assuming similar tetrahedral (think pyramid) configurations when forming stable compounds (CH4 – methane – is an simple example).
For comparisons sake, you can think of the body as a computer’s hard drive. As everything that occurs is saved on the hard drive, everything you experience is ‘saved’ within your body (imprinted with/upon your very cells or molecules). On a hard drive, items that are deleted aren’t necessarily removed from the hard drive itself, and can still often be accessed if you have the proper programs. The body acts in a similar manner. Whereas an event might be ‘deleted’ (for example: an injury can heal, or an experience forgotten, or even a trauma repressed), it is still imprinted within the body; and can potentially be accessed (relived) by using various ‘programs’. These can be anything from simply smelling a particular odor, visiting a specific locale, experiencing a similar event (re-breaking a bone), or getting bodywork (massage, acupuncture, rolfing, etc.).
I think I need some coffee… a waaaaay lot of “thinking” going on this early in the morning…. hmmmmm