People are quick to defend their health problems. There’s usually a long list of reasons why they have health problems, and arguments about how their case is special or different.
It’s a human tendency to argue for our limitations. We want an answer or an excuse. It’s easier.
We even filter our experiences to find evidence to back up our limiting thoughts and beliefs.
Without even realizing it, we’ve created a self fulfilling event. Then that limiting belief about health just keeps showing up.
Nearly everyone has a belief about why their health isn’t as good as it could be.
“It runs in my family.”
“It’s going around the office.”
“It’s my age.”
“I’ve always been like this.”
“human beings have a great capacity for sticking to false beliefs with great passion and tenacity,” — Dr. Bruce Lipton
If you’re a reader here, you’re familiar with the concept that your thoughts and beliefs influence and determine your outcomes.
There’s no shortage of posts, videos, books, and movies to teach you how to change your thoughts and beliefs to have more of what you want in life. The wisdom is ancient, there’s nothing new about it.
While there’s nothing new about it, they rarely talk about making changes to your health, especially your physical health, by changing your thoughts.
If your thoughts and beliefs influence your relationships, your finances, and your career, etc, why wouldn’t it be any different for your health and how your body functions?
Your thoughts and beliefs have the ability to build up or tear down your mental and your physical health because the cells of your body are affected by your thoughts.
This isn’t new age mumbo-jumbo. This is the latest in scientific research.
“Our beliefs control our bodies, our minds, and thus our lives…” — Dr. Bruce Lipton
Let me introduce youto Dr. Bruce Lipton and The Biology of Belief.
I had the honor of hearing Dr. Lipton speak to a small group in the early 2000s.
Bruce Lipton, Ph.D is a cell biologist, professor, researcher, and author. He wrote the groundbreaking bestseller, The Biology of Belief.
Being a cell biologist, he studied how cells react and are affected by our thoughts, beliefs, and mental states.
The game changing research of Dr. Lipton’s and others, flipped the story on cells, our genes, and health.
The prevalent theory was (and erroneously still is today) that we’re the result of our genes, and we can’t do much about it.
But that original premise has been shown to be wrong, or at the least, incomplete.
DNA (your body’s carrier of its genetic information) isn’t the director of outcomes as we once thought.
Instead, DNA is controlled by signals outside the cell, including the energetic messages that stem from our thoughts, both positive and negative.
This discovery was monumental because for decades, it was believed that genes were fixed and outside the influence of any conscious control.
It turns out the cell’s environment matters much more than originally thought, and we can affect our cells’ environment.
“We are not victims of our genes, but masters of our fates, able to create lives overflowing with peace, happiness, and love.” — Dr. Bruce Lipton
The field of study that focuses on how the environment affects genetic expression is called Epigenetics.
Research in epigenetics tells us that our nutrition, stress, emotions and thoughts modify our genes.
One of the strongest influencers of cell environment is the energetic bath that comes from our negative and positive thoughts and beliefs.
Whether for the better or for the worse, our thoughts and beliefs have the ability to alter the way our physical bodies function, and they do that through biology and physiology.
The cell membrane is a semi-permeable membrane that surrounds each cell. It holds all those good cell contents together, and it allows communication between the cell and its environment.
Researchers discovered that the cell membrane has proteins that control how genes are “read”. These proteins are influenced by the environment surrounding the cell.
And you got it, the cell’s environment is affected by your thoughts and beliefs. Our energetic vibrational frequency has the ability to change us on the physical level by changing gene expression.
One boiled down example is that fear leads to cellular breakdown and love adds to cellular health.
“Biological behavior can be controlled by invisible forces, including thought, as well as it can be controlled by physical molecules like penicillin, a fact that provides the scientific underpinning for pharmaceutical-free energy medicine.” — Dr. Bruce Lipton
So in a sense, you do have health traits that were inherited, but that doesn’t mean they’re your destiny.
Inherited genetic modifications that resulted from the energetic bath of thoughts and beliefs, can be changed by modifying your own thoughts and beliefs.
Then you pass this genetic code down to your children.
It’s great news, because now you know you have the power to influence your health.
You no longer have to feel victim to your heredity. You no longer have to subscribe to commonly held beliefs about all the outside influences on your health.
“Here is the amazing thing: the caterpillar and the butterfly have the exact same DNA. They are the same organism but are receiving and responding to a different organizing signal.” — Dr. Bruce Lipton
Instead of looking to things on the outside to boost your health, turn to the inside.
You, and only you, hold the key to your thoughts and beliefs. That means you have the power to influence your health from the inside. You don’t need the latest herb, oil, or fad diet.
You change your health by starting today with a change in your self talk.
Make it a habit to examine your thoughts about your physical and mental health. Don’t believe anything you don’t want to be true for you.
Negative thoughts, no matter the reason for them, create an unfriendly environment for your cells.
Root out all feelings of hate, shame, guilt, jealousy, envy, and self criticism.
Meditate daily on the concepts of self love, acceptance, and forgiveness. Do what it takes to forgive others.
Practice like your life depends on it because it does.
Even if it’s not a panacea, aren’t you better off with health giving thoughts rather than the opposite?
Little by little, as your thoughts and beliefs change, you’ll see changes in your physical and mental health.
Correct any limiting thoughts and beliefs you hear in your head. Firmly reject them when you hear them from well meaning friends or the media.
Cell by cell, you’ll be rebuilding your body and your health.
“You may consider yourself an individual, but as a cell biologist, I can tell you that you are in truth a cooperative community of approximately fifty trillion single-celled citizens.” — Dr. Bruce Lipton
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