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The Biology of Belief with Dr. Bruce Lipton

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., cell biologist and lecturer, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Bruce was on the faculty of the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine and later performed groundbreaking stem cell research at Stanford University. He is the bestselling author of The Biology of Belief, The Honeymoon Effect, and co- author with Steve Bhaerman of Spontaneous Evolution. Bruce received the 2009 prestigious Goi Peace Award (Japan) in honor of his scientific contribution to world harmony. For more information visit


This is one of the most informative and transformative conversations I’ve had yet. You’ll want to make a little extra time to listen to the full interview with Bruce. I tried to break down many of the concepts and ideas that he discussed. My intention is for you to realize that you have the knowledge and understanding of what’s really going on during this pandemic, and that you have a lot more sovereignty, choice and wellbeing accessible to you than perhaps realized. 


The conversation started with Bruce sharing that the biggest problem we face today in our world is another mass extinction. In the past 5 world extinctions, all were created by natural events. The last one was 66 million years ago when a comet hit earth and upleveled the web of life, hence the extinction of the dinosaurs. This is the first time that a massive extinction is at the hands of human behavior harming and affecting the web of life. There are many examples of this and signs on the wall, including overfishing and polluting the water, which has left us with 90% less fish in the ocean. In 2048 there will be no fish. It is our human civilization that is responsible for this loss and it’s a major wake up call. He talked about returning to the behavior of indiginous people — being gardeners in the garden, not taking over the garden. We can change these behaviors and I will describe ways of doing so further in the show notes.



Dr. Lipton explained that there are two choices to focus on: 1. Fear, which will compromise your health or 2.Asking yourself, what are we building to create something better? All energy is life. Are you going to waste your energy on fear or use it in a life giving way to see what you can do to sustain yourself and the future? There are also two mechanisms in play, especially when there’s a biological imperative or drive to survive when our lives are threatened. You will go into one of two protection modes: the external (adrenals) which is the fight/flight state or the internal (immune system) which shuts down when under a lot of stress in order to save energy. 


Dr. Lipton helped to discover what is now called Epigenetics, which is the study of our control above genes. Epigenetics shows that less than 1% of all disease comes from genes. In other words, disease comes from stress. Today in the U.S., over 60% of the population has 1 chronic disease (which means almost all cases are stress related) and 40% have 2 or more chronic diseases. These numbers are astounding and when you realize how much you can do to alleviate stress and the correlation between stress and illness, it’s difficult not to want to spring into action. It’s also that much more crucial to take exceptional care of yourself, especially during a pandemic. This means not eating industrial farmed food, taking your supplements and vitamins, moving regularly, stop watching the news and TV that puts you into a stress response and connecting with others. Being in community is a powerful healing agent…we were not meant to be isolated, which is so much of the issue with this pandemic and being quarantined. 


I asked Dr. Lipton about vaccines, specifically about the COVID vaccine. Dr. Lipton explained that vaccines in the shot form confuses the immune system. They are non-biological and are considered a foreign object to our body. Oral vaccines are the only kind he recommends as other vaccines weaken your systems as they are laden with toxins which don’t have to be disclosed to the public. In sum, pay more attention to your wellbeing, self-care and letting go of stress in your life, as stress is the main cause of all illness.


Another crucial component to avoiding illness is the importance of being in harmony with your body and changing your consciousness. You might be wondering how the heck to change your consciousness. Dr. Lipton breaks it down and gives some excellent resources and ways to do this. The most important aspect is understanding that we operate with our conscious and subconscious mind. To change your consciousness, you have to rewrite your programming and understand that you are existing with two different minds: your conscious (prefrontal cortex) which is the creative, positive thinking aspect of ourselves and the subconscious, which is just like a computer database and is highly imaginative and responds to hypnosis (theta brain waves). What most people don’t know is that 95% of your day is your subconscious on autopilot verses 5% is your conscious thinking mind, which has all the good wishes for you, but is a minimal part of your day. The programming of our subconscious mind happens from birth to age seven. You will literally receive your programming from observing those around you; your parents, care-takers, family, community, teachers, etc. Because most programming is disempowering, the real key to changing consciousness is changing your subconscious program. 


Ways to change your subconscious programming:

  1. Hypnosis – play a positive and affirming program at night and allow yourself to fall asleep listening so that it can penetrate your theta brain waves.
  2. Repetition – Keep saying affirmations of what you desire, such as “I am happy”, “I am confident”, “I am prosperous”, until you eventually program your subconscious to believe it.
  3. Energy Psychology – Check out for many ways to use these techniques.


Ultimately, love is what stops your programming and it gets you out of thinking. In order to save the world, you have to start first with yourself, your consciousness and adding more heart energy in all you do.  


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