DNA is an organism that has consciousness. We live in partnership with our DNA. It provides the container in which we’ve chosen to live. It was here before us.
The so-called junk DNA which geneticists say lie within our chromosomes is not garbage cast aside on the pathway of evolution. It will be found to be very important. It will contain things like primal memory – perhaps it even functions as the container of the collective unconscious – of the impersonal psychic forces that Carl Jung called archetypes.
We are composite creatures. Our psyche is an amalgam of various identities. The most powerful is the one we feed the most.