Perception is Awareness Shaped by Belief
Beliefs control perception
Rewrite beliefs and you rewrite perception
Rewrite perception and you rewrite genes and behavior
Dr. Bruce Lipton
I have always wondered why, for most people, change is so difficult — especially in trying to get one’s body healthy. Is it because we are comfortable and thus fear the unknown that is associated with change? Or is it because we believe that we don’t have much control over our health so why do all the work to change when it won’t help anyway? I first watched Dr. Lipton’s seminar concerntion perception – belief – genes (video below) in 2002. While it was a bit over-my-head at the time, I instinctively knew that he was on-to-something, but I couldn’t exactly wrap my head around all of the concepts. Once I began wellness counseling with clients, I started to understand more and more “why” most people resist change — especially changes that are necessary in order to help the body get well and stay well.
One of the assumptions of science is that genes control biological expression. In health matters this assumption makes it extremely easy to blame health issues on one’s genes (something we have no control over). This assumption encourages people not to take personal responsibility for choices that affect their health. In other words if you are resistant to change, why put forth the effort to even try and change IF my genes (something I have no control over) are the culprit? This “blame it on your genes” philosophy provides the medical industry the excuse they need to not cure disease (especially those diseases in which billions of dollars have been given for a cure) but instead, manage disease. Basically this thought process keeps you as a “customer for life” and powerless over your own health.
Human Genome Project – Perception – Belief – Genes
According to Dr. Bruce Lipton, “The idea of the Human Genome Project was to make identification of all the genes that make up a human. It would offer the future opportunity of genetic engineering to correct the ills and problems that face humans in this world. I thought the project was a humanitarian effort but it was interesting later to find out from Paul Silverman, one of the principal architects of the human genome project, what it was actually about. It was simply this: It was estimated that there were going to be over 100,000 genes in the human genome because there are over 100,000 different proteins in our bodies; plus there were also genes that didn’t make proteins but controlled the other genes. The project was actually designed by venture capitalists; they figured that since there were over 100,000 genes, by identifying these genes and then patenting the gene sequences, they could sell the gene patents to the drug industry and the drug industry would use the genes in creating health products. In fact, the program was not actually for advancing the human state as much as it was for making a lot of money.”
…I’m a victim of my heredity.
Dr. Lipton continues…”I’m a victim of my heredity. This is exactly what we teach in school and this is what I had also been teaching-that people are powerless over their own lives because they can’t change their genes. But when people recognize the nature of being powerless, they also start to become irresponsible. ‘Well, look, Boss, you’re calling me lazy but I just want you to know my father was lazy. What can you expect from me? I mean, my genes made me lazy. I can’t do anything about it.’ Recently in Newsweek they wrote about how fat cells are waging war on our health. It’s interesting because in an epidemic of obesity science stands back and says: it’s your fat cells that are waging war in your life.
The results came in 2001 and were a major shock: in the human genome there are only about 25,000 genes; they expected nearly 150,000 genes and there were only about 25,000! It was such a shock that people actually didn’t talk about it. While there was a lot of hoopla about completing the human genome project, no one talked about the 100,000 missing genes. There was complete lack of discussion in the scientific journals about it. When they realized there were not enough genes to account for human complexity, it shook the foundation of biology. Why is it so important? If a science is based on the way life really works, that science would be good for use in medical practice. But if you base your science on wrong information, then that science could be detrimental to medical practice. It is now a recognized fact that conventional allopathic medicine, the primary medicine we use in Western civilization, is a leading cause of death in the United States. It is also responsible for one out of five deaths in Australia. In the Journal of the American Medical Association Dr. Barbara Starfield wrote an article revealing that from conservative estimates, the practice of medicine is the third leading cause of death in the United States. However, there is a more recent study by Gary Null (see Death by Medicine at: www.garynull.com). He found that rather than being the third leading cause of death, it is the first leading cause with over three-quarters of a million people dying from medical treatment each year. If medicine actually knew what it was doing, it wouldn’t be that lethal.”
Please watch the following seminar by Dr. Bruce Lipton. If you will watch it all the way through (without interruption or distraction), I think that you will find it fascinating concerning perception – belief – genes and your health.
(NOTE: The video and information in this article is provided for educational purposes only. I am not saying that I agree with everything. I am saying that this information should be known by everyone.)
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