“You-niverse you see…?”
Did you ever wonder about the complexity of this high-tech device that you call your physical body ?
Have you found yourself often with the thought, that you are only willing to believe in miracles, if you can see them and touch them?
Well, obviously we have the tendency to overlook the most apparent facts about our physicality, by not looking as closely as we maybe should do, to become aware of the miracles:
The miracle is you and every honest scientist, mystic, spiritual teacher, guru or child will tell you that life itself is a wonder:
Your combination and fusion of body-cells, microbes, nerves, electromagnetic signals, consciousness, intelligence is not less multifaceted than the universe.
The miracle is you: Your inner universe… You-niverse. Symbiosis is holistic beauty and the evidence that harmony is the pursued natural state of being.
Just consider the complexity of your physical body ALONE:
Your physical body is co-designed by microbiota which is “the ecological community of interdependent, symbiotic and pathogenic micro-organisms that literally share your body space”.
Here again it is all about keeping the balance right.
Symbiosis is harmony and pathogenesis is dis-ease or disharmony.
Microbiome only accounts for about for 1-3% of your total body mass, with some weight-estimates ranging as high as 3 pounds and contains partially completely foreign DNA .
The human microbiome consists of about 100 trillion microbial cells, so they are outnumbering human cells 10 to 1.!!!
Humans are colonized by many microorganisms, so I refer to the traditional estimate, that humans live with ten times more non-human cells than human cells and not the more recent estimates, which have lowered this to 3:1 and even to about 1:1.
The human microbiota includes bacteria, fungi, archaea and viruses. All the micro-animals which live on the human body are excluded.
The human microbiome refers to their genomes, specifically to the collective genomes of resident microorganisms, the genetic material of an organism.
It consists of DNA (or RNA in RNA viruses). The genome includes both the genes (the coding regions), the non-coding DNA and the genetic material of the mitochondria.
If you are still not aware about complexity of your inner, physical universe, you-niverse, here is an overview that could change that in a few minutes:
The genomes of microorganisms are usually composed of no more than 10 million DNA bases and are therefore not very complex compared to the approximately 3 billion bases of the genome of humans or mice.
Let us have a look at the amount of genetic code or information that is present in every of your cells, as well as in the cells of the microbiota that are not belonging to “you”, but are inside of your gut, your skin, in your nose, etc. :
You could see the information metaphorically like a book:
This “book of genomes” would contain 23 chapters or in gene-language: Chromosomes.
Each chapter would contain 48 to 250 million letters (A,C,G,T) without spaces;
Therefore, this book would contain over 3.2 billion letters in total, and on top of this, all its´ complexity would fit into a cell nucleus, which has the size of a pinpoint.
Now envisage that at least one copy of this book with all 23 chapters, is contained in most cells of your body. The only exception in humans is found in mature red blood cells which become enucleated during development and therefore lack a genome.
Both the microbiota and the microbiome can and does significantly affect human physiology. For example, in healthy individuals the microbiota provides a wide and complex range of metabolic functions that humans lack.
They, the human microbiota and the microbiome, are in fact a major part of THE solution and natural answer to many if not most of the “life-style diseases” including autoimmune diseases or degenerative diseases and even ageing and infectious diseases.
If you keep this part of your in physical terms symbiotically coexistent part of your metabolism in good shape you will be awarded with optimal health, happiness and wellbeing.”
You as a consciousness with a human experience, are like a GOD for all these cells and the Microbiota / Microbiome.
Whatever you feel, think and say, your physical multi-verse will response to it and you have the responsibility to choose what it is.
Have fun with it 🙂
WISHING YOU HAPPY HOLIDAYS ,
(posted first on my blog My Hearts Choices 108)