“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.”