The Biology of Belief


I have just finished reading Bruce Lipton’s The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles. What’s amazing about this book is the clear and easy way Dr. Lipton presents difficult information on cell biology and histology, so even I could understand. Many thanks for that. Dr. Lipton points out that what we want to believe and what we state as positive affirmations don’t take effect because our beliefs are locked away in the unconscious mind, and it takes years to re-wire those pathways. Of course, that’s good because these mechanisms are what allow us to survive, but when it comes to reprogramming our minds in line with new beliefs it’s a long process.

Where the book fell down for me is that at the beginning we are told that we can change our beliefs to alter our reality to something that is in line with what we want, and that all will be revealed at the end of the book, but all that was revealed was Kinesiologist Rob Williams’ website PSYCH K. Most likely this is a very helpful service, but the power of my consciousness, matter and miracles have not been unleashed.

Teal Swan says that it’s easier to change your core beliefs if you don’t try to jump from A to Z in one go, but if you use stepping stones, and change your beliefs incrementally over time. I can dig that. Watch her explain this HERE. Pam Grout in E Squared explains also how we can change our beliefs, one of her many recommendations is writing postcards to yourself with affirmations like: “The world needs your talent” and “You are worthy of success”. If all of this seems a little artificial, it’s because your unconscious is making a judgement about what is real and what is not real. George Mobus’ research at the University of Washington Tacoma explains more about this in his research paper on Sapience Components.


Meanwhile, back in the microscopic world of cell biology, we learn through Dr. Lipton’s book that cells in a Petri dish are attracted to nutrients and grow towards them, they somehow sense their presence, and conversely they sense the presence of toxins and tend to shrink away from them in self-defence. The conclusions are that we naturally, at a cellular level, gravitate towards our joy, and remove ourselves from harm’s way, and also in the presence of a toxic environment we cannot grow.