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The Biology of Belief with Dr. Bruce Lipton

Meet Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.


Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D., cell biologist and lecturer, is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Bruce was on the University of Wisconsin’s School of Medicine faculty 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) for 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 breaking down many of the concepts and ideas he discussed. My intention is for you to realize that you have the knowledge and understanding of what’s going on during this pandemic and that you have much more sovereignty, choice, and well-being 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. Of the past five world extinctions, all were created by natural events. The last one was 66 million years ago when a comet hit the earth and up-leveled the web of life, hence the extinction of the dinosaurs. This is the first time 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% fewer fish in the ocean. In 2048 there will be no fish. Our human civilization is responsible for this loss, and it’s a major wake-up call. He talked about returning to the behavior of indigenous 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. Ask 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), the fight/flight state, or the internal (immune system), which shuts down when under a lot of stress to save energy. 


Dr. Lipton helped to discover what is now called Epigenetics, which is the study of our control over 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 one chronic disease (which means almost all cases are stress-related), and 40% have two 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 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, stopping watching the news and TV that puts you into a stress response, and connecting with others. Pay attention to your well-being, self-care, and letting go of stress in your life, as stress is the main cause of all illnesses. 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. 


Another crucial component to avoiding illness is the importance of 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 minds. To change your consciousness, you have to rewrite your programming and understand that you exist 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). Most people don’t know that 95% of your day is your subconscious on autopilot versus 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, caretakers, family, community, teachers, etc. Because most programming is disempowering, changing your subconscious program is the real key to changing consciousness. 


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”, or “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. To save the world, you must start with yourself and your consciousness and add more heart energy to all you do.  



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