Category Archives: Bruce Lipton Ph.D

Manifest Change Though Mastery

In this short but informative video, Bruce explains that how we see and perceive the world not only controls our genetics and behavior, but it also changes how we create in the world. That just knowing this information is not enough. We have to actively apply the principles to our life to facilitate change. Lets look at how this can take place.

Your mind’s perception of the world changes the chemistry of your body, which in turn changes your cells. One might assume that if you can control your mind, then you could control your chemistry. This is not completely true, because we actually have two minds—our subconscious mind and our conscious mind.

Your conscious, creative mind allows you to see or project into the future, into the past, and solve problems. The subconscious mind, the other mind, is more of a habit mind. Once you learn something, this part of the mind will just do it automatically for you. This is also where our fundamental beliefs about life and ourselves are stored.

It is important to remember that the subconscious and conscious mind is an either/or system—meaning you can either be in your subconscious mind or your conscious mind, but you can’t be in both simultaneously. It is also important to remember that in the first six years of life, the brain is in the functional state of theta—copy and paste—which is like hypnosis. This means the mind is like a television camera recording everything it sees. What we see becomes our fundamental beliefs about life.

So is there a simple way can we change beliefs if they are inaccurate and self-sabotaging? Yes!

The I Create What I Believe! Program, endorsed by Dr. Lipton and based on his research, offers fun and scientifically sound tools to help both children and adults learn how to change their fundamental beliefs about life and themselves.

Here Is How They Work

The ICWIB! exploratory activities are designed to first teach the child or adult how to tell when they are in their conscious mind vs. their subconscious mind. Then the same activities can be used to help the individual learn how to move from their reactive mind into their problem-solving mind quickly and effectively. This alone can bring about significant changes in your life because if you activate the conscious mind, you suspend the subconscious mind and your tapes. This in turn creates an opportunity for you to consciously create a new and more effective response. Bruce refers to this as a “response interrupt.”

In addition to the ICWIB! Program being based on Dr. Bruce Lipton’s research, the activities also use the scientific principles of constructive and destructive interference, as well as multiple Eastern healing practices. For example, the fourth ICWIB! activity, Labyrinth, incorporates yogic breathing and labyrinth walking as a way to move from the reactive mind into the problem-solving mind. This is accomplished quite simply by activating the parasympathetic nervous system, thus moving you out of fight or flight.

Once you learn the Labyrinth activity, you can do it on your leg or your arm with your finger. This means you then have the capacity to shift from one brain state to another effortlessly anytime and in any situation. This is important because science has now revealed that normally our life is run by our subconscious mind (our tapes) 95% of the time while our conscious mind runs our system about 5% of the time. Just increasing the amount of time that your conscious mind is providing directions to your biology can facilitate a significant change in your life.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore the Labyrinth and some of the other ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they are a wonderful way for you to learn how to detect which part of the mind is running your system and subsequently shift from your subconscious or reactive mind to your conscious problem-solving mind.

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Rewriting the Program

In this very informative video Dr. Bruce Lipton uses the analogy of a TV set and a broadcast to explain the interaction between the cell and the environment. He then goes on to explain that just understanding this interaction and the role of the subconscious and conscious mind alone cannot change your life because the subconscious mind, which is where our tapes are stored, and conscious mind, learn differently.

The subconscious mind learns through hypnosis (theta brain state), repetition (this must be felt and experienced), energy psychology (activities that engage the super-learning processes of the mind) and high-impact events. It is also important to remember that you need to be fully present.

Is there a simple way to accomplish this? Yes!

The I Create What I Believe! Program, endorsed by Dr. Lipton and based on his research, offers fun and scientifically sound tools to help both children and adults transform negative beliefs that hinder their ability to thrive. This is accomplished with activities as simple as scribbling and drawing circles and lines.

LABYRINTH

The labyrinth, which has roots both in yogic breathing and labyrinth meditation walking, can help you relax your body, increase your sense of well-being, and help you become fully present. The repetitive motion and use of deep abdominal breathing can also help you create a theta brain state and shift you from your subconscious mind to your conscious mind. Once that is accomplished, you have the capacity to see and rewrite your programs.

In this exercise the focus needs to be on the tip of your crayon or pencil, not on the design that is emerging. Also, the pencil or crayon can be moved only on your exhalations. The depth of your inhalation and the speed of your exhalation will decide how far your pencil can move with each breath.

When you do this activity, I recommend you pay particular attention to the moment when your mind becomes still and you feel an expanded lightness, because in that moment you have shifted into your conscious mind. It is from there that we want to move through our day. It is also from there that we can create what Bruce Lipton calls “heaven on earth.”

If you are having difficulty bringing on the shift, just slow down your breathing and the movement of your crayon or pencil even more. I also invite you to explore doing this activity with your right hand, your left hand, or both of your hands together. If you find this activity to be helpful for you, remember you can always do it on your leg or arm with your finger. This will enable you to shift brain states anywhere or any time.

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Creating Peace

 

In this wonderful video interview, Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about how we have 50 trillion cells living inside our skin in peace and harmony. Each cell, which has a specific job and contributes to the whole, is like an individual being and even though they are different and have diverse jobs they are able to work together in unity and cooperation. At the same time we are living on a planet with seven billion people and we are not living in peace and harmony—instead we are killing each other and ourselves.

Bruce goes on to say that we need to look at the wisdom of our cells and their ability to create a healthy economy, because as he goes on to say, “…They are doing it right and have been for a million years…”

With this in mind and on the Anniversary of 9/11, I invite you to join together to use the following I Create What I Believe!(ICWIB) activity to activate your conscious mind and to intentionally create a moment of peace and harmony for yourself, your family, your community, and the world. I feel this simple, positive creative action from many has the capacity to create a new wave of positive energy in response to the fear, hate, and violence that many are experiencing today.

If you would like to share your artwork with the ICWIB! Community, please e-mail me a picture of your mandala and I will post as many as possible on the ICWIB! Facebook page for everyone’s benefit and enjoyment.

 The I Create What I Believe! Program, endorsed by Dr. Lipton and based on his research, is an innovative and scientifically sound way to transform negative­- and fear-based beliefs and create a more positive and joyous life. (Read More)

Reflective Circle

Some adults and children love this activity, while others may find it a bit challenging. If you encounter difficulty with this activity, just slow down, get curious, and pay attention to your body’s sensations so you can feel when you have shifted from the linear, left hemisphere of your brain to your spatial, right hemisphere. When that happens in me, I normally feel a great stillness or calmness wash over me.

In this drawing activity, we want to be in the spatial or right side of our brain because that hemisphere helps us see the interrelationship and connection of the lines. At the same time, developing this part of the mind can help you see more clearly the interrelationship of all things.

It is also important to remember there is NO wrong way to do any of the ICWIB! activities. If you have difficulty duplicating a mirror reflection, just slow down and pay closer attention to the intersecting points of the lines. If you realize when you finish doing your reflective circle that you didn’t flip a previous image to create a mirror reflection, remember what you did is NOT wrong. Instead, just note that your drawing is showing you the underdevelopment of this part of your mind. Repeated practice of this activity will help spur further development here, which in turn can increase your ability to see and transform inaccurate perceptions and fear to love.

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Fear and Deception

In this short video Bruce Lipton talks about how fear is a great motivator and if you can get people to live in fear you can sell them anything. He goes on to explain that when we are in fear, our chemistry changes and our stress hormones change the operation of our brain so we become less intelligent, more open to manipulation, and further disempowerment.

How does this happen?

When we are in fear our stress hormones constrict the blood vessels in our forebrain, which is where conscious reasoning and logical thinking takes place. It then forces the blood to the hindbrain where no thinking takes place and we operate from reactive behavior.

If you find yourself feeling fearful, stressed, or overwhelmed, how can you move back into your forebrain or conscious mind?

The I Create What I Believe! Program, endorsed by Dr. Lipton and based on his research, offers fun and scientifically sound tools to help both children and adults learn how to activate and move back into their conscious mind (forebrain) with activities as simple as scribbling and drawing circles and lines.

Explore and Ponder: Activity Two

Each I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) art activity is built upon the previous ones. In the first activity, Just Scribble, which is an introduction to the art of self-reflection, you learn to use the movement of your crayon and your breath to increase your focus, go inward, and observe. In this second activity, Explore and Ponder or the preschool version, Circles and Lines, you learn to uncover how drawing specific-shaped lines and patterns can shift your mind-state quickly and effectively. In the process, you are creating a “tailor-made” set of tools for shifting your mind-states anywhere or any time.

As you explore drawing both circles and lines, pay specific attention to the size, direction drawn, and amount of pressure that gives you the most pleasure, because feeling pleasure and joy are indicators that you have activated your conscious mind (forebrain). When you activate the conscious mind, the feel-good hormone oxytocin and the neurotransmitter dopamine are released into your body and brain.

Once you have uncovered the pattern that gives you the most pleasure, use it as your own personally tailored stress-reducing tool. I also invite you to share this ICWIB! activity with your family, friends, colleagues, and community, because I think everyone—both young and old—could benefit from having their own tailor made stress reduction tools.

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Any Surface

I had known for a long time that I felt better whenever I was drawing, painting, or sculpting, but I didn’t really understand why until I met Dr. Bruce Lipton in 1989. It was at that first meeting where he explained to me that our mind actually consists of two minds—the subconscious and the conscious mind. They were designed to work together in tandem, but they are very different.

The subconscious or reactive mind is stronger, bigger, and a million times faster than the conscious mind. On the other hand, the conscious mind has the capacity to rewrite beliefs and perceptions we acquired in our early childhood that hinder our ability to succeed.

The creative process requires the conscious mind. Since the two-mind team—subconscious and conscious—operates in an “either-or” system, when you activate your conscious mind you also suspend the subconscious mind. This means you are also suspending preprogrammed beliefs and perceptions, which creates an opportunity for you to identify an inaccurate belief, change it, and create a more effective response.

With this in mind, any time I need to activate my conscious mind and I don’t have paper, canvas, or clay, I will use any surface available to me to shift myself from my reactive mind to my conscious mind so I can continue to create a more authentic and joyous life.

I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB! art activities and videos for FREE because they are a simple and effective way to activate your conscious problem-solving mind.

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Thrive

When life doesn’t play out the way we want, we can try and change others or we can learn how to go inward, identify what we need to change, and then change it. The first action of trying change a situation by changing others never really works and tends to be disempowering for all concerned. On the other hand, learning how to go inside and change an inaccurate belief or perception can have a profound impact on a situation and is an act of self-empowerment.

When Dr. Bruce Lipton said, “When you change a belief, you can change your whole life,” this is what he was talking about. So whenever you find yourself wrestling with a challenge, instead of fixating on what others need to change, step back, go inward and discover what you need to change and then change it. Responding to a challenge in this way can have a profound impact on your whole life.

I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE because they are a simple and effective way to help you learn how to go inward, change a belief or perception, and ultimately change your whole life.

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Bite Yourself in the Butt


Have you ever said or did something that later came back to bite you in the butt? I know I have. When I was younger I tried to sweep those moments under the rug or downplay them because not being perfect and being caught in the act of not being perfect was too embarrassing. Now in my less-than-glorious moments, I try to not run, hide, or sweep the event under the rug. Instead, I try to stop, look inside, and discover the root or underlying belief or perception behind my behavior, and then change that. This is not a chastising moment, but rather one of peaceful and loving acceptance of myself.

How does stopping and going inside help me discover the underlying cause or belief? Slowing down and observing each step helps me to shift from my reactive, unconscious mind to my conscious, creative problem-solving mind. In the process, I gain the ability to see the cause of my problem, and also create a new and more appropriate response. This is what Dr. Bruce Lipton is talking about when he said, “…When you change a belief or perception you can change your whole life…”

I often turn to the simple ICWIB art activities, which require no artistic training or skill because they are a fun and easy way to discover the underlying belief or perception behind behavior, and then change it.

With this in mind, I invite you to explore some of the ICWIB art activities and videos for FREE.

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Epigenetics 101

Even today, medical students and practitioners are operating under the assumption that genes are the primary factors in biological processes and that we are essentially all just victims of our heredity. To put it simply, modern science has mistaken the blueprint, in this case the DNA, for the contractor who actually builds the house.

The revolutionary science of Dr. Bruce Lipton proved that it’s actually the cell membrane, which is covered in hundreds of thousands of receptor proteins, that is specialized to interpret different signals from the environment and relay the information back to the cells. Epigenetics has scientifically proven that evolution is no longer a mindless game of chance based on random hereditary variance, rather it is an interactive dance between organism and environment.

Since we now know that evolution is not a mindless game of chance, but rather this interaction, how can we actively transform any negative programs we have and also help our children transform any negative programs they might have already acquired?

I Create What I Believe! Program, endorsed by Dr. Bruce Lipton and based on his research, offers fun and scientifically sound activities that teach both children and adults how to transform negative programs quickly and effortlessly. 

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The Programmable Mind

At UPLIFT Festival 2014, Dr. Bruce Lipton shared how “your life is not coming from your conscious wishes and desires, your life is coming from your program.” He stated the function of the mind is to create coherence between beliefs and reality and simply put quoting Henry Ford, “If you believe you can, or you believe you can’t—you’re right.”

Dr. Lipton explained that scientific research shows we are only truly conscious 5% of the day, meaning only 5% of the day comes from our creative wishes, desires, and aspirations. The other 95% of the time we operate on autopilot with the default program that resides in our subconscious mind. The problem with this equation is that the majority of the programs that reside in the subconscious mind are negative, limiting, and disempowering, and stress triggers this part of the mind to take over and run your whole system.

So how can we shed our negative programming and create more from our wishes and desires when we live in a high stressed culture?

The I Create What I Believe! Program, endorsed by Dr. Lipton and based on his research, offers fun and scientifically sound tools to help both children and adults learn how to change their negative programming with activities as simple as scribbling and drawing circles and lines.

Explore and Ponder: Activity Two

Each I Create What I Believe! (ICWIB!) art activity is built upon the previous ones. In the first activity, Just Scribble, which is an introduction to the art of self-reflection, you learn to use the movement of your crayon and your breath to increase your focus, go inward, and observe. In this second activity, Explore and Ponder or the preschool version, Circles and Lines, you learn to uncover how drawing specific-shaped lines and patterns can instantly shift-mind states for you. In the process, you are also able to create a “tailor made” set of tools for shifting your mind states anywhere or any time. This means you won’t have to be a victim of your programming anymore!

In the programmable mind video above, Dr. Bruce Lipton says, “…The way to create peace is to help our children not acquire negative programming.” I would like to add, “…and provide them, their parents, and teachers with tools so they can all release any negative programming they have already acquired.”

How could doing the ICWIB! activities help bring about peace? When you shift from your reactive mind to your conscious mind your heart opens, your mind becomes clearer, and you experience an inner peacefulness. This in turn shifts your perceptions and allows you to move through life in a more open-hearted and compassionate way, instead of responding from your negative programs.

So with this in mind, I invite you to collectively join together and learn, practice, and share the ICWIB! activities with your family, friends, colleagues, and community, and when you do, please share your stories with all of us on our ICWIB! Facebook page.

Explore the ICWIB! Program further and continue to follow our weekly posts here.  If you enjoy these activities, Like us on Facebook and share in the conversation.  We’d love to hear your feedback—see you there!

Choosing Love

In this delightful video, Dr. Bruce Lipton and his wife Margaret Horton share with you the importance of choosing love and how that one single choice can change your whole life.

It is important to remember that the body can only read two emotions—fear and love. Hate, anger, anxiety, guilt, and frustration can trigger the reactive subconscious mind, which is where our fundamental beliefs about life and ourselves are stored. No thinking takes place in this part of the mind. Love, contentment, peace, and joy activate the conscious, creative, problem-solving mind. In that part of the mind, we have the capacity to create anything. Deciding to choose love is quite simple; however, stepping into each moment with or from love can sometimes be a challenge

Choosing Love

"Choosing love is probably one of the most important choices I've made in my life."Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D and Margaret Horton open up about their relationship and what it takes to make love last.

Posted by Uplift Connect on Thursday, April 20, 2017

If we want to create an authentic and joyous life, we must first learn to identify when we are in our reactive mind versus our creative mind, then we need to transform the beliefs and perceptions we have acquired, which are at the root of our fears, and replace those old beliefs with more accurate beliefs, perceptions, and responses.

So how can we accomplish this in our fear-ridden society, where we are already overbooked with commitments and overloaded with stress?

The I Create What I Believe! Program, endorsed by Dr. Lipton and based on his research, offers fun and scientifically sound tools to restore balance in your body and help you shift effortlessly from your reactive mind into your conscious, creative, and problem-solving mind.

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