Category: Beliefs


The culture medium, environment, the chemistry. Yes, not the genes. We said the genes control us. I say, No, wait. They were all exact same genes so the difference between muscle, bone and fat cells was not determined by the genes, they all had the same genes. It was determined by the environment. Now look in the mirror and what do you see back? An individual entity. You see yourself as single individual, human entity. It’s a misperception of a singleness for this reason. Here’s the true bottom line. You are made up to fifty trillion cells. Your body is a community. The cells are the living entity. When I say your name or I say Bruce, that’s a name I give to a community of fifty trillion cells. The cells again are those single living entity. Here’s the point. Jokey but fun and true. You are skin covered petri dish. Underneath your skin are fifty trillion cells growing in this petri dish.

Then what’s the growth medium? What? We’re already great on that (Previous Writings). Yeah, but if you change the chemical composition of the blood then you change the fate of the cells. That’s what I showed in the plastic dish to the cell. It doesn’t make a difference if the cells in the plastic dish or the skin dish, it’s still response to the chemical composition of the culture medium, the blood. Now, we’re coming to … Here’s the critical point. Fifty trillion cells, the fate of the cells is determined by the chemistry of the blood. Then the next question is, who’s the chemist? Who controls what chemistry’s in the blood? Is it the brain? The brain is a chemist. Yeah, but now get’s one exciting part, here it comes. What chemistry should the brain put into the blood? Ah, it’s dependent on the mind. The mind does an interpretation of the world and then through that interpretation the brain releases chemistry to coordinate you in the world that you see so that your biology is continuously being adjusted by the chemistry of the blood which is continuously changing based on your perceptions of life.

Change your perception of life, you change the chemistry and then you change the genetics. Point like this, if you close your eyes and then open them up and somebody you love is in front of your face, your brain interprets, “Ah, love.” Then the mind sees love, the brain converge that image into chemistry that matches love. It releases chemicals into the blood like Dopamine which is pleasure. Oh, yeah. There’s the one I love. I feel so much pleasure. They releases oxytocin, another chemical. That’s the one that’s bonding. Yes, that’s the one I love. That’s my partner, bonding. It releases another chemical called vasopressin which makes you attractive so that your partner goes, “Oh, I love that person. They’re so attractive.” That’s chemistry. One of the last ones is also important is when you’re in love and the mind, the brain releases what it’s called growth hormone. Growth hormone is the name it says, it’s growth of the system, maintenance of the system. So what is the result of the culture medium called blood? When the mind sees love there is a release of dopamine, oxytocin, vasopressin, growth hormone.

This is added to the chemistry and what does that do? Well, that’s a culture medium. What are those elements do? They make you healthy. How do you know? Anybody that’s fallen in love you look at them and go, Oh, look how they glow. They’re so happy in love. They’re so healthy. It’s like love makes you healthy. Yeah, because love is translated into the chemistry that goes into the culture medium that adjust the genetics. Now, let’s take the alternative view and then we got both sides to this thing. You’re there when your eyes closed but this time when you open them, not somebody you love is there, something that makes you afraid puts fear or you’re scared. Oh. My mind see something that scares me. Guess what? Love chemistry is not going to be released from the brain in fear.

When I see something I love, I want to take it in and grow. When I see something that scares me, I want to wall it off and protect myself. What’s the point? The behavior and the genetics of the cell were not controlled by the genes. That is a belief that we have heard our whole life. Genes turn on and genes turn off and control our lives and therefore, I don’t control them, they control me.

Here’s the problem, while I was doing that work forty-eight years ago, it reveal the genes did not activate themselves. The genes were controlled by the environmental information. If you change that environmental information, you change the genetic activity. Relevance? If genes control your life which is what I was teaching medical student, you’re a victim. I didn’t picked the genes, they gave me cancer, they gave me heart attacks. I had nothing to do with it. I’m a victim. The new Science almost sounds the same as the old Science because the old Science is called genetic control which means control by genes. The new Science which I saw forty-eight years ago but was only recently named in 1990s so I was twenty years before they even saw it. The new Science is called epigenetic control so it sounds the same. It’s a revolution. “Epi” means above, so when I say genetic control, I’m saying control by genes, you’re a victim of your genes. When I say epigenetic control, that’s the new Science that says control above, epi, control above the genes.

About the Author

Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D is an internationally recognized leader in bridging science and spirit. Stem cell biologist, bestselling author of The Biology of Belief and recipient of the 2009 Goi Peace Award, he has been a guest speaker on hundreds of TV and radio shows, as well as keynote presenter for national and international conferences.

Dr. Lipton has taken his award-winning medical school lectures to the public and is currently a sought after keynote speaker and workshop presenter. He lectures to conventional and complementary medical professionals and lay audiences about leading-edge science and how it dovetails with mind-body medicine and spiritual principles. His books include:

2005 The Biology of Belief – Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles
2006 The Wisdom of Your Cells – How Your Beliefs Control Your Biology
2009 Spontaneous Evolution: Our Positive Future and a Way to Get There from Here
2013 The Honeymoon Effect: The Science of Creating Heaven on Earth

Bruce Lipton, Ph D Epigenetics The science of Human Empowerment

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Published on Apr 25, 2017

Tara Talks – The Dalai Lama’s Change in Belief – with Tara Brach

One of the surest signs of evolutionary development is the willingness to re-examine and possibly change long-held beliefs.


God is real. God is here now, but we are not. We are lost in the past and future world of the mind.

We are lost in a world of illusion and separation. We are lost in ideas, opinions, concepts and beliefs including spiritual and religious concepts and beliefs.

If we want to experience the living presence of God, we will have to come to where God is, which is the present moment. Then we will begin to experience God as the silent Presence at the very heart of all things present. That’s what omnipresence really means! For believers it’s a comforting concept. For mystics who are awake in the truth of life, it’s a living reality.

Belief in God is an obstacle to knowing God. Belief is a function of the mind and God is unknowable with the mind. To believe in God is to create God in man’s image and it doesn’t work. The truth is that we are created in the image of God, which means that we have all the attributes and qualities of the divine. In Presence, we are love, acceptance and compassion. We are without judgment. We exist in the realization of Oneness and all these qualities flow into our daily lives if we are fundamentally grounded in the present moment.

But if we venture too far into the past or future, we disconnect from the present moment and in so doing we disconnect from our divine nature. We separate from God and the present moment. We then seek to avoid the pain of separation by believing in God, which actually takes us further into illusion and separation. We can only know God through direct experience, which arises when we are very deeply present.

Did Jesus believe in God or did he know God? Was he so deeply present that he could feel and sense the Presence of God in everything? Was he so present that he experienced Oneness with everything, and so he felt one with God? Christ is a state of consciousness, not a person. Jesus the man awakened to Christ consciousness. He opened so fully into the present moment that he could see, feel and sense the Presence of God in everything. Christ consciousness is available to everyone who is willing to surrender belief in God and become fully present.

If you want to go beyond belief in God to the direct experience of God, then you will have to learn how to be deeply present. As you deepen into Presence, the illusion of separation dissolves. You will feel fulfilled by the moment as it is and your constant striving for more dissolves. You relax. You accept the moment as it is. You can sense that there is a Presence in everything and somehow you know that the Presence in everything is the Presence of God. You feel overwhelmed by love and gratitude. Your soul rejoices. It is what your soul has been longing for from the very beginning of time. You are aware of the extraordinary abundance and beauty of the present moment. You feel one with God. It feels like you have come home.

There is one step beyond Christ consciousness. It is God consciousness. In Christ consciousness, you are so present that you experience yourself as one with God. In God consciousness you have become so fully immersed in the present moment and Oneness that all sense of yourself as an individual dissolves. Only God remains.

About Leonard: Leonard Jacobson is an awakened spiritual teacher, mystic and author, who is deeply committed to helping others break through to the joyous experience of living in the NOW. For more than 35 years, Leonard has been teaching people how to become fundamentally present and arise in mastery of the mind and ego. Find more of Leonard’s work at Leonard Jacobson.com.
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Published on Feb 23, 2017

A discussion about the existence of a world made of matter.
From the weekend in Amsterdam, September 2016.

From the dawn of our species, every culture has maintained a belief in some form of a spiritual reality. Wouldn’t this imply that human spirituality must represent an inherent characteristic of our species, that is, a genetically inherited trait? Are Humans “wired” to believe in the universal concepts of a god, a soul, and an afterlife? Are what we call spiritual/religious experiences strictly physiological in nature, the effects of our brain’s chemistry? Does God really exist “out there,” beyond and ondependent of us? Or is God merely the product of an inherited human perception, the manifestation of an evolutionary adaptation – a coping mechanism – one that emerged in our species to enable us to survive our unique and otherwise debilitating awareness of death?


Ever since he was a child—when he first realized he was one day going to die—Matthew Alper set himself upon a life journey—a spiritual quest, if you will—to ascertain whether or not there exists a spiritual reality, a God. Was he merely a flesh and bone mortal or something more, something that perhaps transcended his purely physical self? After receiving a BA in Philosophy, Matthew continued his unconventional journey working as everything from a photographer’s assistant in NYC, an electrician in England, a 5th grade and High School history teacher in the projects of Brooklyn, a truck smuggler in Central Africa, a [produced] screenwriter in Germany—all the while independently studying the breadth of science from genetics, neuroscience, cognitive psychology, cultural anthropology, sociobiology and more.

Once his research yielded what he felt constituted a scientific explanation of spirituality and God, he returned to NYC where he wrote what he considers his life’s work, “The ‘God’ Part of the Brain.” Since its initial publication in 1996, Matthew has lectured all over the United States, appeared on NBC tv, been written up in the Washington Post, appeared on numerous radio shows and is a contributor to the anthology “Neurotheology,” an emergent new science of which he is considered one of its founders. He is an outspoken member of both the atheist and secular humanist movements. He presently lives in Park Slope, Brooklyn with his cat, Sucio.

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Art Bell & Alper: The God Part of The Brain

Art Bell interviews Matthew Alper, author of The God Part of The Brain.
Matthew Alper: http://www.godpart.com/

As we became consciously aware of ourselves and our surroundings, life. We also became aware of death, and how fragile life can be. So in order for our brains to be able to cope as consciously aware, it developed an area in the temporal lobes, that gives everyone born (unless they have a brain defect) a sense of a spirit/soul, god, part of whole, an afterlife, a continuation somehow….and so on. This area in the brain responsible for these beliefs is key to our survival as a species. We probably wouldn’t have made it this far without it. It helps to remove the fear of death so that we are able to take risk without to much of a fear of dying. This area in the brain also helps us to not be over stricken with grief from the loss of a loved one, to the point of being unable to function/survive. So all people have these beliefs for the very same reason “all cats meow”, our brain developed/evolved that way for survival reasons. This is why every culture has words for a soul, god, and so forth. Having the beliefs is perfectly normal, in fact it’s abnormal not to have them. A disbelief is something that one must learn. Which is usually done after childhood using logic and critical thinking skills. So blaming or attacking someone for having the core beliefs, is equal to attacking someone for being born with two hands. When in fact it’s perfectly normal.
By focusing electromagnetic waves on the temporal lobes, this causes one to feel the presence of God, and or see God, often other spirits as well. It causes a type of mystical religious experience.-Tommy Decentralized

God in the Brain,- Atheist Vs Spirituality

Matthew Alper:
website http://www.godpart.com/

Matthew Alper was born and raised in New York City. He was educated at Vasser and North London University where he acquired a degree in Philosophy of Science. After teaching High School History, Matthew went on to become a screenwriter and then to write to his seminal work “The God Part of the Brain,” now in its 5th edition. Since then Matthew has lectured at various universities on the topics of Cognitive Science and philosophy. He has been written up in the Washington Post and appeared on NBC.
LINKS:

Neurotheology
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Neurothe…

Neurotheology: This Is You Brain On Religion
http://www.npr.org/2010/12/15/1320782…


Published on Oct 8, 2015

Releasing Limiting Beliefs (09/09/2015)

If we investigate patterns of emotional suffering or “stuckness,” we’ll discover that under our pain is a fear based belief. Until these beliefs are brought into the light of compassionate awareness, they control and confine our lives. This talk reviews key steps of inquiry and mindfulness that help us realize the freedom that comes with awakening from the grip of beliefs.

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