Biology of Belief

“Give me a child until he is 7 and I will show you the man.” – Aristotle

“The Biology of Belief by Bruce Lipton is groundbreaking work in the field of new biology, and it will forever change how you think about thinking. Through the research of Dr. Lipton and other leading-edge scientists, stunning new discoveries have been made about the interaction between your mind and body and the processes by which cells receive information.”

I have been practicing these principles for 8 years and it has definitely increased my consciousness and improved my health!

Did you know there are 50 Trillion cells in our body (number varies!) that respond to our every thought? Or that the average mind is conscious only 5% of the time? Or that we have sub-consciously programmed our core beliefs and thoughts about life by the time we are 6 years old? Hence the quote “give me a child until he is 7…..”

If I am operating on a sub-conscious level 95% of the time, which is when I am not paying attention and my mind is running the show, (remembering these automatic reactions were taught to me) then ultimately, I should be making an effort everyday to be aware of my thoughts and recognize my learned behaviors.

More importantly when I practice consciousness, I start to create my own thoughts and create a new story for my future. The more I do this, the less time I am operating from past conditioning.

Lipton discovers how the cells in our body respond to these beliefs and thoughts that we have each day. This is an important factor when understanding how this affects our health.

My thoughts influence my brain and the brain releases chemistry that matches my thoughts. If I am stressed, fearful or angry, I release chemistry in the blood that actually shuts off the growth system and the immune system, as my body conserves energy for the “fight or flight” response.

This is fine if I am feeling this every now and then, but what if my body is in this state everyday?  How is my health responding to these thoughts?

If I have thoughts of love, acceptance and happiness on a regular basis, then I release a different chemistry into my blood and all my cells are bathed in these thoughts.  This chemistry over time, supports growth and healing and helps my immune system.

My cells are a large community that is governed by my mind.  If I consciously work on letting go of my limiting thoughts and patterns and create harmony in my life through a practice of stillness, yoga, positive affirmations and a positive lifestyle, then over time, it is inevitable that this will contribute to good health and a higher level of consciousness.   🙂

“Every action and feeling is preceded by a thought.”

41 thoughts on “Biology of Belief

  1. I love Bruce Lipton. Funny, I was just thinking about him yesterday. Somewhere I have that set of CDs, and I was thinking about listening to them again. They are so inspiring. I remember when they came out. He knows so much and he gets so excited talking about it. It’s contagious. Thanks for the reminder, Karen.
    Peace and Happiness

      1. I know!!!! Right? Medical professionals. Why the heck not?

  2. “Did you know there are 50 Trillion cells in our body (number varies!) that respond to our every thought? Or that the average mind is conscious only 5% of the time? Or that we have sub-consciously programmed our core beliefs and thoughts about life by the time we are 6 years old?” I have a lot of unravelling to do!

  3. Wow, lots of information to chew on here Karen! I was surprised to recently learn that we operate from our subconscious 95% of the time as well. Thanks for taking it a step further here and sharing how we can use becoming present in the moment to benefit us in the way we think and to keep our bodies healthier. ❤
    Diana xo

  4. Your words speaking volumes. Often we say for true change to occur, it must start in the mind. I am a believer in this concept spiritually as well as physically and chemically. To be masters of our own destiny, we need our minds to guide us in both conscious and unconscious states. It takes learning and practice to alter old patterns of thought and behavior. This effort, however, takes us to a new level of inner peace and happiness.
    Thought provoking!

  5. I enjoy Bruce Lipton’s work too Karen.
    So many of us live from the neck up … its time to break down the barriers and beliefs rooted in the past with science and spiritual practice.

    1. Happy to indulge you Hariod. I believe the mind, breath, and body travel as one. No separation to anyone or anything. My thoughts, beliefs and actions always affect the whole. 🙂

  6. Hi Karen,

    I had heard the name Bruce Lipton, but didn’t know exactly to whom it referred. I look forward to reading some of his work when I get a nice window of time– maybe during a vacation later this year or something. I’m fascinated by the intersection of biology and physics, and the piece in that article about discovering the cellular membrane was the homologue to a computer chip was really fascinating… Have you heard of the book the Rainbow & The Worm by Mae-Wan Ho? If you are interested in biology and physics, you may really enjoy that one, too… Body as a quantum symphony!


    1. I haven’t heard of the Rainbow and the Worm, but it sounds very interesting. There is so much to learn about our mind/body connection and as you beautifully state “Body as a quantum symphony.” Working as a counselor, I am always surprised how disconnected people are from their body, and their ability to believe that their emotions, beliefs and actions have a extensive affect on their health. This knowledge is becoming more accepted and understood over time, which is great. Thanks Michael.

  7. Karen I have not heard of Bruce but agree when we are conscious of positive thought, good things seem to follow. We can change our day by practicing being in the moment and being grateful too.

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