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Do We Have a "Secondary" Lifespan Available -- and Not Know It?

Val is a life-long student of unexplored human potential and many challenges that self-honesty throws at us on that path.


If you ask what is the single most important key to longevity, I would say it is avoiding worry, stress and tension. And if you don't ask me, I'd still have to say it.

-- George Burns

Playing with Ideas of an Extended Lifespan

From time to time my busy intuitive speculating gains some courage to be shared with those who may also intellectually indulge in some of their own. Not claiming to be more than a sheer fiction, and yet with a bit of that "aroma of truthfulness", which sometimes makes certain deep pieces of poetry shift our thinking gears into overdrive.

Such is the case with this sudden idea that surprised me with its begging for a possible elaboration, while it sounded just crazy enough to become correct one day -- like so many pieces of fiction that later turned out to be true.

Namely, as I was leisurely thinking about the lifespans of people -- as compared to those of animals -- my intuiting kicked in serving me a certain possibility on a platter.

Now, if you have not hit your seventies as yet, you still have some time before the topic of possibly tricking your biological clock becomes your attractive intellectual pastime. Especially so, if you have not subscribed into a heavenly salvation of your soul through your religious beliefs.

As a certain age hits us, we get preoccupied with our past. because all prospects of future start looking grim. But, why not stop living in the past and get instead nostalgic about future -- because we may still have a long way to go.

Then the time may come for you to go ballistic about consulting all those books on super-nutrients, or any other promising knowledge, not barring even that esoteric stuff that you never used to give a second thought.

Of course, unless you will grow into one of those fatalists saying: "Nothing there for me to do except wait for my number to be called up."

Well, in any case, here I go with my little theorizing, which those former mentioned up here just might find quite interesting, or at least adding something to their wishful thinking.

Actually, all modesty aside, you may even find it quite fascinating, since it's all based on logical reasoning and science -- the kind where you may ask yourself: "Why didn't I think of something like this?"


To me, the key to longevity -- and immortality, in a sense -- has to do with transformation.

-- Marilyn Manson

Two Cycles of Lifespan

I wonder if you ever found it strange that a dog may, by some fluke of the nature, extend its life for a few years, but never comparatively to us, humans, who may live way over hundred, as has been fairly documented.

However, while dog may spend that borrowed time being useless, with possible costs of medical treatments which make you swear not to have another dog for at least some years -- man can live to be hundred, and still enjoy of life more than sex.

O.K., maybe not without help of the little blue pill, but with that eagerness in his eyes which you won't see in an old mutt whose bad eyesight may not allow it to to even recognize a sexy bitch among few cats.

Thus, it would be quite fair to assume that animal's lifespan is genetically fixed whereas man's can exceed what would be his "normal life expectancy".

Without any ambition to see it one day in books of gerontology, I coined the animal's genetic program as "primary cycle of lifespan".

Well, it a kind of saddens me to say it, but according to some obvious statistics, most of the humans share that primary cycle of lifespan with the animal kingdom, without popularizing the opportunity given to them by their default genetic program to extend it into what I have coined as "secondary cycle of lifespan".

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When I say "popularizing" that opportunity, I mean those poorly made known sciences like epigenetics, neuroplasticity, and what is generally termed as "mind over body medicine" -- all with some astounding results of moving the biological clock backward.

I mean, in this so called Age of information the general public will quickly find out about a new type of a smart phone, but may stay oblivious for their entire life to opportunity for, not only a better model of their psycho-physical functioning in life -- but also to prolong it.


If I am not hungry and I am busy, I am quite happy to skip a meal. It's informal intermittent fasting. I feel strongly that this is one of the strongest areas of longevity.

-- David Andrew Sinclair

No Spare Parts in Our Body

Now, don't ask me why I suddenly found so significant the relatively new scientific discoveries about some 98% of the genes in our genome appearing "dormant", as if useless, and so promptly called "genetic junk" by the commune of geneticists.

Then, from another file of my mind jumped out Einstein's words about "no spare parts in this universe", telling us that everything has a purpose in this vast space.

Combining the two ideas, it suddenly hit me that the nature, in its wisdom, would never keep in our body anything that wouldn't have some purpose, and would have evolved it out millennia ago.

It's about that well known academic arrogance not to see anything as significant if they can't understand it, or squeeze it into their pet theories.

Maybe the best example is with consciousness, which has been shunned and somatized as a sheer product of "brain cells firing in a certain fashion". Only with the introduction of quantum mechanics have those brainiacs started appreciating the full role of consciousness as another factor in cosmic equation of mass, energy, time and speed.

So, what are all those "junk" genes doing in our genome? Are they completely dormant?

It would be the theme for another of my speculative articles -- but suffice it to say that I firmly believe that homo sapiens was genetically engineered by space visitors in a very distant past.

And so I believe that those "dormant" genes are the part of their "paternity contribution" in that biological engineering.

In my awfully amateurish vision, I almost clearly see those genes as vibrationally overpowered by the low frequencies of the Rhesus-ape which gave its maternal contribution in that genetic miracle.

So, what are those "junk" genes doing in our body? Are they completely dormant? Partially dormant? Finding some sneaky ways of expressing themselves -- like in cases of those geniuses and savants?

It would be a topic for another of my speculative articles, but suffice it to say that I firmly believe that homo sapiens was genetically engineered by space visitors in a very distant past.

And so I also believe that those dormant genes are a part of their "paternity contribution" in that biological miracle.

As we would talk about that genetic inheritance from an ape, we see the the history as loaded with evidence about our animalistic tendencies of territoriality, greed with amassing excessive means of survival, arrogance, and the need for an "alpha status" in the herd.

Think about it.

We don't give much thought to the existence of those geniuses and savants, individuals with outlandish mental abilities -- as well as centenarians who, without any special diet or lifestyle, outlive any typical "health nut" who lives by the book.

Could it be that those "ET- genes" found a crack of opportunity to sneak out for their expression?


A long life is a curse if you have a short temper.

-- Mokokoma Mokhonoana

A Matter of Frequency

Indeed, why is it that the meditators live longer, need less sleep, enjoy robust health, and tend to be "spiritual"?

What is that "spiritual" tendency anyway?

Don't such individuals feel an inner call for exploring the depths of their human essence, driven by those ET genes which don't settle for the animalistic model of sheer survivalism?

Is it a coincidence that spiritual people are not after amassing possessions, not into power-games, not into violence, or any conflicts for that matter? So, as they meditate, their vibrational signature matches the frequency of some of those ET genes, which then whisper into their bodily constitution their life-promoting stuff.

Look, the fact that science hasn't come up with measuring instruments for the "chi" energy, doesn't mean that such energy doesn't exist. Unable to explain it, science is turning a blind eye to some fascinating feats of Shaolin monks, healing abilities of qigong masters, those firewalkers walking on red hot coals without getting burned, and so much more that defies their Newtonian model of understanding physics.

By upregulating the expression of those ET genes, many a case of "spontaneous remission" took place, after the official medical prognosis meant a "sure death verdict" for the patient.

Curiously, due to different functions of those higher-vibrating genes, one may become a genius, or savant, or outlive everyone in the neighborhood -- not all of it.

Like Einstein, with all his incredible theoretical ability, didn't live particularly long life, and actually had some quite silly personality traits. Mozart was a musical genius, but was downright stupid the way he was mismanaging his money.

And then, some simpleton spending his entire life working on a rice field, illiterate, and on a very basic, monotonous diet, may live to be 120.

So, what's the secret of longevity, and how does any of this translate to what I called a secondary lifespan?


To sustain longevity you have to evolve.

-- Aries Spears

Choice -- the Magic Word

In my theory, the secondary lifespan starts at time of our psycho-physical maturation -- but only if that maturation means having become awakened about the illusions of the primary lifespan.

Our ET genetic predisposition is giving us that opportunity to snap out of the survivalist groove and turn creative about our life. Just like animals are driven by inner programs, so are we, during our primary cycle of lifespan, merely replaying the programs of our autopilot which is basically just loaded with strategies of psycho-physical survival.

We are either in our survivalist or creative mode of functioning. Our ET genetic predisposition is driving us to seek new models of believing, as well as intellectual and emotional experiencing.

We either act out of a program -- or out of CHOICE.

You see, stress is the sickness of survivalist model of functioning, because when we are stressed, we don't realize that we have something like a choice. We feel cornered by a situation, and we re-act the way that we have always reacted in similar situations.

In other words, while in the primary cycle of lifespan, we are just replaying all beliefs, all attitudes, thoughts and emotions -- similar to the model of an animal that only has a certain limited repertoire of behaving.

Survivalism is stemming from our collective consciousness where "monkey-see-monkey-do", and just because some behaviors are "culturally appropriate", "customary" -- they seem "normal" to sheeple-people.

So, just like a duckling will do what all grownup ducks do, a daughter will "reason" with her mother's mind. I used to have a friend whose favorite starting a sentence during a discussion, was: "Like my old man used to say..."

I never insulted his "old man's wisdom" openly -- but man, was I ever tempted to ask him: "Don't you have your own fucking brains to use?!"

Back to stress...

With its crude frequencies, stress interferes vibrationally with our secondary cycle of lifespan, keeping us in the grip of the primary one. Those peoples of the so called "Blue Zone", where folks live way over hundred, have one trait in common -- they don't fuss, they are genuinely happy with their simple life and their communal harmonious life.

One woman, in particular, somewhere in Caucasian mountains, smokes two packs a day and has vodka for breakfast. How is that a match to our western "optimal balanced diet"?

Well, this theme could go on and on, and I personally find fascinating the results which I have gotten on my own -- but, like I said at the start, I am not a scholar to impress anybody into seeing something in this "second cycle of lifespan?

At 77, I just enjoy my "secondary youth".

From a Harvard doctor specialized in longevity

© 2022 Val Karas

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