I have the pleasure of seeing Cell Biologist, Bruce Lipton speak at a lecture next month and in celebration of that, I thought I’d write about two of my favorite inter-mingling topics: Living in the Heart Space and the power of belief. Bruce Lipton is perhaps most well-known for his book entitled, “The Biology of Belief” which astutely tears apart the paradigm that we are victims of our genes and heredity. It is a book that has forever changed my life.
Simply put, when one is living in the Heart Space, you are connected to your mind, body and spirit at all times, and keep the awareness of what each needs at all times at the forefront of your consciousness. You face the world with compassion and love, rather than distance, fear or indifference. You feel grounded, not flighty. You feel secure, loved and confident that you are cared for, not like you must struggle to survive, or compete to get where want to be (at the expense of others). And this simple shift in belief, in mindset can literally make all the difference in the world; it can literally be the defining line between life and death.
We’ve all heard stories of “miraculous” healings before; those incredible tales of people who were destined for an early demise, but instead somehow beat death without any reasonable explanation. How is this possible? Are they just “lucky?” Did their immune systems have some freak mega-boost? Were the misdiagnosed? Perhaps…But science now backs up the fact that it is our thoughts and our beliefs surrounding ourselves and our situations that ultimately define the outcome. Sure, outlying factors will always play a role, but the power of our own minds has been so severely down-played that it is, well…mind-boggling to know what we are truly capable of regarding healing ourselves.
Take for example the story of Vittorio Michelli who had a large tumor on his hip and whose doctors said there was nothing they could do for him. He traveled to Lourdes, France and bathed in the famous “healing springs” there. His simple belief in the healing properties of this place, (some could also say the collective energy of so many other people believing as well) started shrinking his tumor, until 10 months later it was completely gone. Read about Vittorio’s story here along with more information on how our thoughts determine reality.
We’ve also heard stories of otherwise healthy people who went for a simple check-up, only to be given 2 months to live and like clock-work check out 8 weeks later. Sometimes these stories are so bizarre as family members are shocked stating they always took such good care of themselves, or were always so happy, etc. But once we accept something we are told as our own personal truth, the body believes it as well, and our thoughts do have the power to make it a reality, whether we ever really had the death sentence of a disease to begin with at all. This is also how we explain the placebo effect; it all lies with the power of belief.
We must consider the influence on our bodies (mental, spiritual and physical) by what we are told by others as well as what we are communicating through our own thoughts. Emotions have energy; you can literally feel when someone throws an angry tone your way regardless of the actual words they chose to use. This is why we often hear that it’s not so much what you say, but how you say it. And the thoughts we repetitively think are what ultimately shape our beliefs; about ourselves and about the world around us.
This brings us back to the Heart Space and why it’s so important to maintain a daily practice to make conscious choices from this space; especially when it comes to your health. As it only takes a moment to think a thought, it only takes one more to change a thought into something positive and something that better serves your truth and authenticity. So, remember that next time you tell yourself negative stories about your body or self-image; even your intelligence. They are more damaging that you think.
Instead be kind to yourself and always keep in your heart the truth that you are a work in progress doing the best with what you know right now in this moment. When you think from your truth, you give yourself the chance to act from your truth and this will allow you to resonate will love and move forward with power and grace; which will automatically open your heart. This is the key to loving yourself and ultimately loving the world you live in.
“The little space within the heart is as great as the vast universe.
The heavens and the earth are there, and the sun and the moon and the stars. Fire and lightening and winds are there, and all that now is and all that is not.” ― Swami Prabhavananda, The Upanishads: Breath from the Eternal
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Tamara Rant is a Co-Editor/Writer for CLN as well as a Licensed Reiki Master, heart-centered Graphic Designer and a progressive voice in social media activism & awareness. Connect with Tamara on Facebook by visiting Prana Paws/Healing Hearts Reiki or go to RantDesignMedia.com
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