Beckie and I went to see Three Identical Strangers over the weekend. The documentary was a moving look at three triplets separated at the age of 6 months and offered for adoption through a New York agency. The three boys were part of a controlled study that began in the ’60s that included a number of twins as well. The true nature of the study is something that still remains unclear. Researchers were sent to film the boys and to answers certain questions as they grew up in different homes only a few miles apart.
The boys miraculously found each other at the age of 19 and became a media sensation. They had similar personalities, behaviors, and idiosyncrasies. The study was never officially concluded, and some of the data has only recently been released. There was a dark side to what the researchers were doing, in that the parents were never informed that they had adopted one of a set of triplets. The impact of the separation was something witnessed but not understood.
From the perspective of some of the people close to the study and the families of the boys, it seemed the study was trying to answer the question Nature or Nurture? Some of the people involved indicated nurture was stronger than nature, evident within the relationships formed under the unusual circumstances. Let’s get a whisper on the subject:
Love is expressed in many different ways. A parent can have a deep loving bond with their child with very little outward expression of that love. Without emotional expression of love, it becomes dependent on the child to feel that love, regardless of the way it is being conveyed. This can create challenges, especially if any sense that love is lacking becomes engrained in the psyche. The impact on the mental state of the child can be detrimental to some aspects of growth.
Nurturing skills can be taught within an individual who has any experience that serves to convey they are loved. Simple measures that express love build the systems of energy by entraining vibrations aligned with love. The higher the vibration, the more compassion and empathy a person can experience. With any increase in awareness around such virtues, the individual raises their conscious vibrations when they express love, with a greater ability to nurture another.
Genetics, lifestyle, and personal experiences will always provide an indelible imprint on the psyche that helps form an individual’s personality and expressions. Instinct compels the human spirit to search for the meaning of life through experiences that create a loving bond. Nurturing another person helps them in their pursuit of life, as it provides a light that illuminates the path toward understanding, acceptance, and peace.
Whether humans nurture one another to move beyond their natural state toward a higher potential, or individual destiny contains some form of separation, the pursuit of knowing love will persist at some level of consciousness. Human nature is to thirst for love. Nurture yourself or someone else in your life in order to experience transcendence of human nature.
Bring joy, ease suffering and create beauty, then dance like you mean it!
“Day after day, more and more medications are prescribed for depression and addiction, assuming that these things run in our blood, when really they run in our patterns of awareness.” Vironika Tugalevca