In this final part of The Science of Our Times I have kept the best till last. A true pioneer in Energetic Communication and break throughs in cellular biology Dr Bruce Lipton.
Bruce H. Lipton, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.
Dr. Lipton began his scientific career as a cell biologist. He received his Ph.D. Degree from the University of Virginia at Charlottesville before joining the Department of Anatomy at the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine in 1973. Dr. Lipton’s research on muscular dystrophy, studies employing cloned human stem cells, focused upon the molecular mechanisms controlling cell behavior. An experimental tissue transplantation technique developed by Dr. Lipton and colleague Dr. Ed Schultz and published in the journal Science was subsequently employed as a novel form of human genetic engineering.
In 1982, Dr. Lipton began examining the principles of quantum physics and how they might be integrated into his understanding of the cell’s information processing systems. He produced breakthrough studies on the cell membrane, which revealed that this outer layer of the cell was an organic homologue of a computer chip, the cell’s equivalent of a brain. His research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine, between 1987 and 1992, revealed that the environment, operating though the membrane, controlled the behavior and physiology of the cell, turning genes on and off. His discoveries, which ran counter to the established scientific view that life is controlled by the genes, presaged one of today’s most important fields of study, the science of epigenetics. Two major scientific publications derived from these studies defined the molecular pathways connecting the mind and body. Many subsequent papers by other researchers have since validated his concepts and ideas.
Dr. Lipton’s novel scientific approach transformed his personal life as well. His deepened understanding of cell biology highlighted the mechanisms by which the mind controls bodily functions, and implied the existence of an immortal spirit. He applied this science to his personal biology, and discovered that his physical well-being improved, and the quality and character of his daily life was greatly enhanced.
Dr. Lipton has taken his award-winning medical school lectures to the public and is currently a sought after keynote speaker and workshop presenter. He lectures to conventional and complementary medical professionals and lay audiences about leading-edge science and how it dovetails with mind-body medicine and spiritual principles. He has been heartened by anecdotal reports from hundreds of former audience members who have improved their spiritual, physical and mental well being by applying the principles he discusses in his lectures. He is regarded as one of the leading voices of the new biology.
Bruce Says ‘ We have two interdependent minds providing for our awareness and behaviour. The most powerful
processor of information is the subconscious mind that runs between 80-90% of our lives. It is like an
autopilot in that it can run our day-to-day life without any input from the conscious mind. The conscious
mind is a small part of the processor, but nonetheless one of the most advanced parts of our brain. The
conscious mind can be used to drive the system serving a s ‘manual’ control mechanism, your thoughts
can actually run the body. With training, yogis for example can regulate all their bodily functions
including metabolism, heart rate, body temperature and behavior of the immune system. But because
consciousness can think about the past and delve into the future, most of the time our conscious mind is
engaged with such activities and is therefore not ‘present’ to run the show at the moment of now. That
is why the subconscious mind runs most of the functions and behaviors that characterize our lives. However, most people are unaware of the fact that the primary behaviors that are engaged by the
subconscious mind were downloaded into our mind before we were 6 years of age. We acquire these
behaviors by observing our parents, our peers and our teachers. This means that most of our behavior is
actually a replay of other people’s behavior’ this is where conflict enters our lives because their
behaviors are generally not in our best interests.
The dangerous thing is that the behavioral ‘tapes’ programmed in our subconscious are other peoples’
behaviors and most of these behaviors were acquired so early in life, that we are not even consciously
aware that we have or even use these programmed behaviors. Many of these early acquired behaviors
are limiting, self-sabotaging programs. Your personal beliefs are in your conscious mind while the
subconscious mind is a repository previously learned behaviors and reflexive instincts. The minds are
separate and an awareness in the conscious mind has no necessary counterpart in the subconscious
mind. Also, while you might become aware of new things in your consciousness, that new knowledge
does NOT change preexisting programs in your subconscious. Old traits hang on. We may try to override
limiting subconscious behavior using the conscious mind, but it will never change conflicting beliefs
programmed in your subconscious mind. That’s why people have to use so much willpower to override
the subconscious mind and that’s where the issue of ‘power’ comes in, because the subconscious mind
is millions of times more powerful in processing data than is the conscious mind. In my book there is
data that reveals that 20 million bits of information are processed per second in the subconscious mind;
while only 40 bits of information are processed in the conscious mind for the same second.’
To find out more about Bruce Lipton and his work: http://www.brucelipton.com/