Former Dwellers DNA at Your Place

Author: Michael Dewar
Executive Director, Dwelling Place Cleansing

You never truly know what you are living with until you seriously think about it.dna-image-blog

You never truly know what you are living with until you seriously think about it. Scientists have long-established that human DNA can remain at a location indefinitely, and that includes your home. Human DNA, of course, is fragile and decays when exposed to the elements for sometimes; for this reason, harvesting it for analysis could be very challenging. Nonetheless, some scientists indicate that DNA can survive for “one million years.” The oldest human genetic material on record, is said to be that of Neanderthal man, discovered in Northeastern Spain and dated at 100,000 years; others say, it is a 430,000-year-old fossil. Whatever the correct dating might be, the point is well established that human DNA can remain at a site indefinitely, and more so when it is indoors and not exposed to the elements.

If you have just rented or bought a house, co-op or condo that was lived in by ten different families before you, you are be living with the DNA of the previous occupants. We don’t often think like that, but it is true. There is something in all of us that consciously or unconsciously want to clean-up the last dweller’s mess. So, we walk through, we disinfect, we change wall-paper, we paint, and try to get rid of former dwellers’ traces until we are satisfied. But we shouldn’t stop there, because there is much more at stake than the harm physical mess can cause to our well-being.

For want of a better term, let me call the next level of required clean-up, the spiritual DNA of former dwellers. No human being is just a composition of tissues and bones; the body is more than the physical. You will agree that a living person has something that a dead body does not have, but have you ever seen that something? No. Yet, it is that something that makes us truly human. It is the spiritual aspect of our personality that survives the physical. The three major monotheistic religions (Judaism, Christianity and Islam) that exist before modern science all agree to the existence of that spiritual aspect.

The lifestyle of people is either good or evil, and they will be held accountable at the judgment with reward or punishment. If you think Hitler and others like him got away with their atrocities, think again. The end of the age judgment is court system of the Almighty Himself in session. This court will be evidence-based as any human court. Every concentration camp will be exhibit evidence on display. My previous publication, The Book of Life & The Books of Wrath lays out what’s coming, but that is not the thesis for this article.

This article is making the case that every dwelling place (house, condo, apartment, coop) is to some extent physically and spiritually desecrated by their former occupants, and that desecration memorialized at the site bears witness to it. And even though the former dwellers are long gone, their residual spiritual mess, like toxic chemical is left behind to affect the new family that moves in to live.

New families are quick to clean-up the physical mess they can see, but much more is going on at that site that need cleaning up as well. Harmful spiritual desecration not visible to the naked eye also needs cleaning up. Even if you have been living at the place twenty or more years, if you never had a spiritual clean-up, now is the time. My new book is your guide to that spiritual clean-up: Dwelling Place Spiritual Cleansing: Overcoming Previous Dwellers’ Histories and Desecrations by Michael W. Dewar. You may just be living with more than you bargained for.




Published by The Dwelling Place

I am, Michael Dewar, author and director of Dwelling Place and the chief writer. Professionally, I am pastor, Bible teacher, mentor in the spiritual life, a specialist and consultant in church and family conflicts. I also have a background in Social Work (LMSW) and mental healtn.

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