In Our Genes

By Mary-Alice and Richard Jafolla

Brown eyes or blue? Curly hair or straight? White skin or black? The DNA in each cell contains the blueprint of what we will look like. This genetic code determines the physical characteristics of our bodies and makes us truly one-of-a-kind.

All living things have a blueprint. Within an apple seed are instructions needed to create an apple tree! Even a simple amoeba follows a preordained pattern. A Universal Intelligence has designed it and knows how to make it all happen. And then we think of the hundred trillion cells that form us! What mysteries and knowledge are contained within us—each of us developed according to some divine design contained in the cocoon of our original single cell.

How does it know? There is Intelligence within each cell that reads the blueprint and, like a master builder, directs the elements taken into the body to their assigned places. A pattern is formed and an utterly unique individual comes into being.

But there's even more wonder to us. The DNA of our genes is imprinted with the divine presence! We have the very mind and nature of the Creator of the universe in every cell of our bodies! Just as the DNA in our cells contains the blueprint of our physical characteristics, it also contains the blueprint of our divinity. Not a cell of our bodies is without the imprint of the Creator. We are born with it. Recognizing this genetic imprinting can give us a higher perspective on things—a better sense of how infinitely sacred we are and how sacred all life is.

"God is with us" takes on new meaning when we realize God lives in and through us. With the presence of the Divine imprinted in our DNA, we are not apart from God but a part from God—literally part of God, and are capable of doing and being much more than we presently are. Now is the perfect time to acknowledge the divine imprint and to simply allow it to have its way with us.

The Quest In every human heart there exists the hope of connecting with "something more." Tucked away deep within us, a part of us has always sought—yearned for—that connection.

The Quest opens the way for that connection. It presents eternal truths in a contemporary and very personal way. Whether you are just beginning your own individual quest or desire a deeper spiritual understanding, this guidebook and the accompanying activity book, Adventures on the Quest, will lead you with warmth and practicality through the pilgrimage of your soul.