Bruce Lipton – ‘The Power Of Consciousness’ – Interview by Iain McNay
Dr. Bruce Lipton, a cellular biologist and bestselling author of ” The Biology of Belief “, spreads the idea that we have significantly more control over our biology than we think, and that with our intentions and beliefs we exert a direct influence on our physical and mental functioning.
According to Lipton, there are 3 ways that can be used effectively to change old, limiting or sabotaging beliefs through the unconscious: ‘mindfulness’, hypnotherapy and a new healing methodology called ‘energy psychology’. Changing limiting beliefs leads to a healthier life in which we are more in harmony with ourselves and our environment.
The “central dogma” of modern orthodox biology is that life is governed by genes. In the Biology of Persuasion, cell biologist Bruce Lipton explains that recent research has shown that genetic determinism is fundamentally deficient, and presents a very readable account of the “new biology.”
He says that the research into the way cells receive and process information shows that the life of a cell is not determined by the genes, but by the physical and energetic environment, which in the case of humans also includes our thoughts. He writes: ‘The belief that we are fragile biochemical machines controlled by genes gives way to the understanding that we are powerful creators of our lives and of the world in which we live’. The “new” biology is a step forward from the old one but, as we will see, it still has serious limitations.