What Is Your Body’s True Nature?

In ancient traditions, it has been determined that humans have six states or realms of being: the material world, the material realm of spirit, the physical world of the senses, the heavenly world of the emotions and the celestial world of the intellect.  These have led some psychologists to theorize that you can know your “true nature” by studying your own body and analyzing its response to things you can’t control: stress, illness and death.

If you haven’t figured out that the human body is a collection of cells, you can start with the fact that most of the cells on your body function only under certain conditions. There are also many cells that are very specialized: for example, all the cells in your skin are made of keratin, which is the substance that makes up your hair; and each hair is packed with a thousand hairs that carry the pigment from the roots to the tips.  But it’s actually impossible to know what your true nature is through careful study of the cells inside of you.  In the past, people have tried to observe your cells with special techniques, but they have always failed: the cells themselves can’t be observed, and because each cell is very specialized, no known method is capable of seeing all of them at once.  So today we ask: Is there a method of observing the human body and its cells other than through microscopes? Theoretically there are.  A new technique called optogenetics works by using specific wavelengths of light to activate and inactivate a cell. Once the mechanism of this is understood, it’s possible to precisely control and see the activity of any cell on the body. The goal of this technique is to see how cells work under different conditions…

Now if you don’t find this interesting at first, I ask that you please reconsider.  The human body has thousands of different organs and we’re interested in understanding their function.  Do you think that there’s even an interest in knowing whether your lungs and your liver breathe under vacuum?  If you think that such an experiment is possible…

To illustrate this point, let’s say you have two things you want to test: the reaction time of a cell which produces a particular amino acid, and the temperature at which a cell functions under vacuum.  You can easily see a difference between the two by looking at them under a microscope:

Figure 4 In the top half of the diagram, the amino acid is being produced.  The protein, the chain of amino acids, is attached to a protein ring, one of which is broken.  The ring gets broken when the amino acid is produced and the entire protein is now separated into its component amino acids.

This time, a different reaction is producing the different amino acids in a more or less constant rate.  In the bottom half of the diagram, the amino acid is also being released from the ring.  The protein is still attached to the protein ring, but its amino acid rings have broken, and the protein is released.  This produces a similar reaction, except that each amino acid atom has a separate piece of protein to break.

Figure 5  The difference (figures 4 and 5) is the difference in the speed of the two reactions.  If there’s still any mystery where you think this test should be, I recommend looking at figure 5.  Because the rate at which the amino acid rings break is much faster under vacuum, there must be some way to test the amino acids under vacuum…

What do you think?  Do you think that it’s possible to observe any cell in a more detailed way?  If you think that you’re interested in doing a chemical test on yourself, we recommend you consult the FDA as it permits the following:

– The testing agency must use a method that is approved by the FDA. If approved, the method must be consistent. However, not all approved methods are designed to detect only one substance being produced. Some methods may detect multiple substances. – The testing agency must use an approved instrument capable of measuring the amount of substance to be detected. The instrument must meet the standards for accuracy, reliability and integrity. The instrument must demonstrate that it can detect the substance in a concentration that allows the person to reasonably be expected to know whether there is anything in his or her body. For example, a skin prick with an unapproved test that is not designed or intended for the detection of a substance would violate the regulations. – The testing agency may be required to record the results of any proposed test or analysis. This record must be preserved for the period of time the determination is based upon, in writing, if the records need to be kept in the laboratory or elsewhere.