Bruce Lipton, PhD, author of Biology of Belief, gave an incredible free seminar last month. I finally paused to type the notes so I have them to refer to time and again. Thought you might like to see them as well. Lots of food for thought. . .
Placebo effect: Positive thoughts lead to a healing response.
Nocebo effect: Negative thoughts are as powerful as a placebo, but in the opposite direction.
The power of the nocebo effect is evidenced in the story told of the pulmonologist friend of Deepak Chopra. A chest x-ray revealed a black spot on his lung. He was told it was a malignancy. He was dead three weeks later. While cleaning out his office after his death, they came upon a chest x-ray taken some 20 years earlier. . .the same black spot was in the same exact place.
How many times do patients receive a “diagnosis” and then go home and die?
Dr. Lipton went on to talk about the mind. Positive thoughts involve using your mind. There are two parts of the mind that work differently: 1) the conscious mind, and 2) the subconscious mind.
The conscious mind is the thinking mind. It is the creative mind, connected to identity.
The subconscious mind is the “tape player mind” in that it is equivalent to a tape player.
The subconscious mind is a million times more powerful than the conscious mind.
The subconscious mind runs biology 95-99% of the time. Your body just works as if on autopilot.
Positive thinking and creative process comes from the conscious mind.
The conscious mind competes with programs in the subconscious mind.
The conscious mind operates less than 5% of the time.
The subconscious mind operates 95% of the time.
The conscious mind is a small processor.
The subconscious mind is a tape player. There’s nobody in there. You have to change the tape player in the “record” mode to change the recorded program.
Personal note. . .so, to make a big impact in your life, you have to change the recorded tapes in your subconscious mind. Just focusing on being positive won’t get the job done – not if positive thinking only accounts for 5% of time. To make a significant impact, the other 95% has to change.
The interesting, and frustrating, thing is that most of our “programs” have been installed before the age of six. You may not have any idea of the programs that are running your life.
How do you change the tapes? There are many available modalities. They include EFT, routine affirmations, Reiki, Dr. David Hawkins’s technique of contemplation vs meditation, the tools found in The Emotion Code, etc. I recently also discovered a technique in Laura Day’s The Circle. It takes commitment on a daily, sometimes, hourly basis, but given the end result, it seems well worth the effort.