In this short video Dr. Bruce Lipton talks about how the function of the mind is to create coherence between what we believe and the reality that we experience. He then goes on to show us the different ways that dis-ease can be created.
About 2500 years ago, the Buddhists said, “…what we think we become…” Now the field of epigenetics says, “What you are thinking is translated into chemistry that will determine what you become…” This means our thoughts are translated into chemistry, which is then transmitted to our cells. So if we believe there is a threat, then the signal of “threat” is released into the blood to prepare the cells for a protection response. The problem with this system is that since the cells don’t see the environment, they don’t know if the threat is real or perceived. They can only respond to the chemistry.
So what can we do if we find our body in a state of dis-ease?
I think this is a time to go inward and review what signals we might be sending to our cells. Do we perceive something as being a threat? Are our current thoughts or approaches creating a stressful situation? What can we do to change this?
Doing any activity that actively moves you from your subconscious (reactive) mind to your conscious (problem-solving) mind will help you find a solution and resolve the problem. The necessary components are: slowing down and deepening your breath, relaxing your body, and softening your heart.
To accomplish this I often turn to the Just Scribble activity in the ICWIB program, because the slow repetitive motion helps me deepen my breath, focus my mind, and let go of my agenda. No, I don’t always have crayons and paper with me, but I can do this activity on my leg or arm with my finger in almost any situation to change my brain-state and ultimately find a solution.