Bruce Lipton’s book “The Biology of Belief”


The Biology of Belief

I read Bruce’s 1st edition of this book several years ago when it came out and now finished his latest one with changes just now.  I recommend this new 10th Anniversary Edition.

I was reading it because I’m writing my own book that is a memoir encompassing the first half of my life, with the theme of synchronicity cues I saw throughout my life that helped me navigate family and relationship scenarios.  His recent research on epigenetics and the subconscious mind really opened up another panorama for me as I was raised in a genealogically myopic family.  Ancestry was a very big deal.  It was all well intended, not to be elitist or biased in any way, as my family heartily embraces other cultures.  But it was still overkill.

In my family, I think the purpose was to sweep some skeletons back into their graves; to portray a picture of our family as better than it was in terms of behavior.  This is nothing new.  Welcome to the human family on this planet!  Everyone wants others to believe they’re better than the other guy, that their family is somehow exceptional.  God it’s nauseating.

So, here’s the new deal though.  Bruce has scientific study upon scientific study showing that we are in the 2:98 ratio.  Meaning, 2% of our DNA is from our family and 98% of our DNA is from our environment.  What we hear, learn, see, speak, do, pick up like a sponge and imprint on and continue to morph ourselves on is mostly what makes us who we are.  Your DNA keeps changing after birth and throughout your life.  DNA is not static; it’s active!  Your birth genes are practically squat.  All they did was give you a blueprint for your body, but they don’t control your body.  That’s the first breakthrough.  YOWSA!!  Right?

The 2nd big piece of news is that again, tons of studies have shown that your subconscious mind, as a baby, and even pre-conception, conception, pre-natal, and early post-natal are completely formed by your mother and father.  Holy crap Batman we are SCREWED!  Right? No.  You still have a conscious mind and free will, if you use it and activate it.  What your mother thought, felt, watched, said, experienced, ate, the people she hung around, imprinted your subconscious mind that you have no control over and cannot change.  I thought I was going to fall off of my chair when I read that.  The best thing you can do with this is have a good power sharing relationship between your conscious self (your will) and your subconscious mind (your programming).

Now, before we all panic, do you really know your facts here?  What year were you born? Now go back 12 months (or so) and FIND OUT, if you don’t already know, what your mother was doing, thinking, feeling, and experienced a few months before you were conceived, and then when you were in utero.  That is, if you can. This is big information for you because the way it works is, when you as a personality are not consciously picking your life today, willing the way you want things to go, making decisions, etc., you mind relaxes into vigilant subconscious mode, which  you are not in the least aware of, controlled by…your parents.  Holy crap!!  This is frightening to me. When you wonder why you do something that you did not choose…look at your parents.  You imprinted on it like a sponge in utero!  It’s not your fault and you can’t change it.

I was born in 1963.  My mother’s conscious mind, while I was in utero was in the 1950’s world.  That is accurate.  My house today tends to be retro, I’m traditional, love baking, home-making, cooking, gardening, eating, Leave it To Beaver nauseating stuff feels natural to me.  I can’t help it!  My conscious, birth personality is the opposite, thank god.  I’m a free spirit gypsy, end of the line hippie, artist, dreamer, holistic, musician.  Ah…that’s better.  June Cleaver with hippie flowers and peace sign tatooed on her back is more like it.  I will be going toward that light from now on.

So, if you want to understand yourself better, take your birth year and go backwards into your mother’s time, her way of thinking, and what mindset she was in when you were in her and you will find some BIG answers.  Secondary to her is your father and then all the others in the home and others around them.

 

 

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“Hand Over Your Body!”


In 2012, the US spent an average of $8,915 per person on health care, reaching a total of $2.8 trillion.  Wow.  I’ve been gauging the tone of social media and TV media for people’s feelings about their health, healthcare, physicians, and wellness.  I believe we may be reaching a saturation point with the public’s patience toward the current debacle of our healthcare system.  It’s too expensive and many times doesn’t work to correct the problem, even though you’re paying a high price for it.

It is somewhat ironic that while the Federal Government is gleeful about the 14 million? newly enrolled citizens in the Affordable Care Act Insurance exchanges, all I hear in my office, in person-to-person appointments with other professionals, and on the street is disdain for Obama care.  It’s a mandate!  Not only that, a mandate toward how you are to care for YOUR OWN BODY!  The federal government is going to make me pay an exorbitant amount per month for “what if” health insurance in a system that doesn’t even really cover services according to my holistic values?  It’s supposed to; but it’s not.  It’s in the law, but the insurance companies aren’t heeding it.

In 2009, the last time the N.I.H. (National Institute of Health) checked, Americans spent $34 billion dollars on holistic medicine in that year.  That was 6 years ago.  We’ve all gotten busier in my field.  Massage Therapists in Michigan finally got a license!  I’m guessing that amount is $40 billion now.  It’s going to go up.  Why?  Because one thing psychologists know about human behavior is that people like to feel their own power.  People like to feel that they have a choice.  They like to know that they are in control of their own destiny.  On the other hand, it’s a little too late for some people.  They’ve trashed their body and mind, battle by battle in the war on their body.  Then allopathic care is perfect for them.  I think the federal govt. knows that, the insurance companies know that, and they’re going to make sick people, addicted people, and people who have not taken care of themselves pay for that.  I’m not going to pay for that.  I’ve practiced preventative medicine my whole life.  I’ve worked out my whole life.  I’m sober; addicted to nothing.  The physical things I have to work on, I’m working on.

The main thing stopping healthy people now, with regard to their own body, is education about HOW? their body works. They believe that the healthcare practitioner holds all the cards because we’ve been trained in the body and it’s complicated.  Well…it is. I studied just the anatomy and function of all the soft tissues of the body for 3.5 years with some smattering of organ function here and there.  I am an expert on how your muscles, ligaments, tendons, and nerves work in your body and how they interact with everything else in the body.  That’s valuable information because that makes up most of your body!  But, I can condense it and teach you some.  But you don’t need to know every bit.  You just need to know what your options are based on some basic facts that no Doctor is going to tell you.

Mostly, you need to know how to do self-healing, how to focus the Mind, and understand how your mind does indeed manifest in who you are and how your body functions.  You do have full control, if you take it and use it.

Observation


My observation of my own life, and others lives, is that Life falls in line when I follow my inner guidance and pay little attention to what others are doing.  I’ll pay attention to what others are doing when it interests me! And I have many interests so I am interested in what many people are doing.  But a REAL time waster for focused, intelligent, loving people is caring about what the larger society is doing.  Television, news, “things”, competing,  I mean…unless  you feel super happy doing those things and it makes you feel warm and fuzzy-go right ahead.  Really?  It’s not going to lead you anywhere though unless you really enjoy your own company without them.

Being in debt to anyone is another way to have your personal power leached from you.  I’ve found that I am free to earn as much or as little as I feel like as long as the only people I have to pay the way for is my own family; my son and I.  I have the choice to keep my living expenses low so I can earn as much or as little as I want.  So, it is a goal of mine to get completely out of debt and not be affiliated with a bank.  I’m not affiliated with a bank at the moment; just a credit union.  And I am almost out of debt. The bank’s job is to leach as much of your money from you as it can.  So, I boycott them.  I hope they go away.

Loving my own body and feeling the way I want to feel physically is another very empowering position to be in.   When my time is wasted and I get upset, it’s hard to focus on a daily workout and pay attention to food nutrition.  Ever notice that? Others drama is well nigh constant and can pretty easily pull you off of your track.  I’ve been trying to lighten my load for about 25 years now. It’s fairly ridiculous.  It is getting better now as I learn to focus no matter what.

One thing is for sure on this planet.  When you watch and listen to people, they are interesting.  They come in all shapes and sizes, proclivities, and talents.  I like to watch individuals, not the larger society when everyone is acting like a pack animal. God bless the humans, as long as they don’t mimic each other incessantly.