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Embracing Our Ancestral and Environmental Harmony

By Molly Peralta, DC

Living in rapport to your environment, deep within each of us, we carry the sacred “spark of life,” a charge passed down through generations of mothers and grandmothers, encoded within our very essence. This energetic impulse, known as the mitochondrial charge, connects us intimately to the tapestry of our ancestral lineage. It speaks of the legacy we inherit, the whispers of wisdom and resilience woven into the very fabric of our being.

With this understanding, it feels deeply relevant to delve into the wisdom of the women in your ancestral line. Exploring what women in our lineage were doing, eating, embracing and how they moved can unlock a wealth of information that links to who you are and how you operate on this planet. Similarly, the babies we bring forth into this world, the beings of the next generation, carry within them the legacy of our collective past.

As I have embarked on my pregnancy journey, I am called to explore my family of origin, originating from Germany with Northern European ancestry. What did we need to do to sustain our genetic legacy? We had to consume larger quantities of food, and generate higher levels of heat to survive in that latitude. Our bodies evolved to be larger and sturdier, and we toiled diligently during the summer months in anticipation of potential scarcity during winter. This haplotype relationship is drastically different from my husband’s family, who grew up in Hawaii and the Philippines—closer to the equator, blessed with abundant heat and higher photosynthetic rates. They did not require large bone structures but rather developed smaller, efficient bodies due to their close connection to the sun. Food thrives there almost year-round, creating a vastly distinct experience in the growth of their genetic lineage.

Doug Wallace, a remarkable geneticist and evolutionary biologist at the University of Pennsylvania, is the source of this enlightening information. He passionately speaks about the profound influence of light and energy signaling on our genetic imprint. As we consider his research, we discover that our genetic expression can be significantly impacted by the level of stress we experience. This realization underscores the vital importance of cultivating environments that foster relaxation, balance, and a harmonious alignment with the natural cycles of light. When we neglect this alignment, we can easily become “out of tune” with our environment, our inner rhythms disrupted.

Dr. Wallace’s groundbreaking work serves as an invitation—an invitation to contemplate the quality of light we expose ourselves to in our daily lives. It encompasses everything in our surroundings that carries a light signature, from the direct light emanating from indoor sources to the sacred act of witnessing the sunrise. It extends to the food we choose, opting for locally sourced nourishment that carries the essence of the land it grew upon. It even encompasses the profound experience of feeling the subtle signaling of the soil beneath our feet—a connection to the very earth that sustains us.

In addition to the quality of light, Dr. Wallace urges us to consider the timing of our light exposure. By honoring our natural circadian rhythms—the ebb and flow of day and night—we can create a harmonious dance between our inner selves and the external world. It is in this dance that our genetic well-being finds its foundation.

Simply inquiring about the origins of your family line grants us a window into understanding how we can maintain health and why location impacts genetic expression. It offers explanations for why we may make certain health choices and sheds light on potential conflicts that arise more frequently in our surroundings. It also helps us understand how certain environments can make some individuals sick while others thrive.

Let us journey inward and explore the essence of our “humanness” in the gentle embrace of self-reflection and the lineage realm: The core aspects that shape our connection to our ancestors and the sacred tapestry of our environment. Water, food, movement, nature, emotional health, haplotype connection, and village support systems beckon us to embrace them as guiding stars on our path. Health serves as the foundation, and healing is an integral part of that foundation. By aligning our thoughts, our actions, and the sacred vessel of our body with the natural laws that govern our surroundings, we open ourselves to the boundless wonders of existence.

Together, let us embark on this sacred journey, guided by the revelation of our shared human experience. As we become more familiar with the natural laws that govern our existence, we unlock the door to endless resources. With open hearts and minds, we bear witness to the miracles that unfold—miracles carried by that initial conception spark. Miracles that have always resided within us and within the vast tapestry of life itself.