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Health and disease can look the same.

Your cells already know that health can look exactly the same as disease. To tell the difference, you have to zoom out. The context and the longer ranging timeframe determine the difference between life and death.

 

In the process of cancer development, your cells often undergo a fundamental transformation. It changes their properties and identities and destroys their ability to function normally. The cells lose their polarity, which provides their sense of orientation and direction. They lose their ability to adhere to one another, and they gain abnormal abilities to migrate and invade new areas of the body. Massive death and destruction stem from these transformations. 

 

Development of cancer, however, is not the only situation where cells undergo this transition. The exact same transformation occurs when cells are responding to trauma. When a wound is created, it’s not exactly helpful for the neighboring cells to all continue fulfilling their normal tasks. The damage is too great and the danger of leaving the wound unaddressed extends to the entire body. The neighbors are needed in the area of damage, to respond to the trauma and to begin the healing process.

 

Those neighboring cells, when actively healing a wound, undergo the exact same transition that they undergo when they’re becoming cancerous. They lose their polarity, they lose their adhesion ability, and they develop a new ability to migrate and invade.

 

The same exact process can cause either life or death. When it comes to serving their community, it’s not the individual’s action itself that determines if it’s functioning in a healthy or damaging way. You have to zoom out to determine that. If you zoom in too close, discernment can become compromised.