Bruce Lipton on 2012 & Healing the Body

Science is showing us that before us there were five civilizations completely wiped out. We are now in the sixth, and “civilization as we know it is about to end … and a new one is about to begin,” Bruce Lipton recently told the crowd at Hay House’s “I Can Do It Toronto” conference. But it’s not exactly as it seems.

“The Mayans never said it was the end of the world,” Lipton explained. “It’s the end of the way we have been living in this world. The way we have been living has been destroying the planet from underneath us.”

Life cycles of civilizations are just like humans – they grow, develop and die out – and simultaneously while one is ending, a new one is beginning. Everything in the universe is always in a state of flux and movement. Nothing stays the same. Therefore, those with rigid beliefs, who resist change, are the ones who will experience challenges, he explained.

“When you see the world changing, don’t be afraid. Actually gravitate toward the change because life is sustained by change,” Lipton advised. “It’s a time to open up and say we must look at the world in a different way.”

Looking back 10,000 years ago, people saw the spiritual and material worlds as equally present and powerful, where one could not exist without the other. They also viewed the mind and the body as equally important. But as civilizations evolved, the focus began to shift more toward the material world, and the belief became the mind and body are separate. However, the good news is we are moving back toward spirit as science continues to evolve and disprove many of the theories once thought to be true, according to Lipton.

This culture is built on fundamental beliefs that science is proving wrong. For example, Newtonian Physics, based on Isaac Newton’s view that we could ignore the invisible world has changed. Now, Quantum Physics, shows the invisible is important because the universe is actually made up of energy, which Lipton referred to as “the field.” This field controls all matter – including human beings. With quantum mechanics, the mind is once again returned to the body, and we now realize it is what controls the body.

This means, if “you change your perception [mind], you change your biology [body],” Lipton explained.

Another misperception, or what Lipton called “Myth-Perception” was that our genes control our biology.  This thinking made us victims of genes, but now science discovered epigenetics proving that we can change our genes, said Lipton.

“Epi means above, so the control of your genes is above them – your thoughts, your beliefs, your attitudes. You are not a victim of your genes,” he explained, sharing what he called “the secret of life,” which is that it’s actually our beliefs that engage the “switches” in our cells that affect our genetics.

“If you think you are going to get cancer, you can manifest cancer,” he said. “Cells respond to environment. The nervous system picks up signals, which is called perception, and then your mind interprets it. Two people can have the same perception but different interpretations.”

These interpretations are what lead to the changes in body chemistry, he noted. We are our own biologists. If we open our eyes and see someone we love, our brain releases dopamine and oxytocin and our cells grow beautifully … but if something scares us, and we are in a state of fear, our brain releases cortisol and histamine, and fear shuts down the growth of the cells, he explained.

“When you change your perceptions, you change your life. It’s your beliefs about life that is creating the life you have. When you take back control you can become that master of your own biology … it starts by changing the chemistry from your thoughts,” he noted.

Gregg Braden Talks 2012: How to Handle the Changes

The year 2012 is no longer something in the distant future – it is here. And the changes we are experiencing – globally and individually – started even before the year 2012 arrived.

Elevated Existence recently heard best-selling author Gregg Braden speak during a teleseminar series called “Healing With the Masters,” where he discussed the changes occurring in our world today, the concepts in his newest book “Deep Truth: Igniting the Memory of Our Origin, History, Destiny and Fate,” and what we as individuals can do to navigate this new world emerging before our eyes.

“The best minds of our time are telling us in no uncertain terms that we are experiencing very unique times,” he said, explaining we see the changes in the economy, climate, jobs and more. “Experts are telling us we are facing the greatest number of crises in the past 5,000 years.”

However, Braden questions whether these changes are truly “crisis” or are actually transformation? It all comes down to perception and the way we think about the world, ourselves and our connection to one another.

“When we begin looking at why so many systems are collapsing and breaking, we realize the ones that are breaking are the ones no longer sustainable in the presence of the changing world,” he said in the teleseminar. More importantly, it is the way we have chosen to live our lives that has led to the collapsing of these systems, and much of it is based on beliefs and teachings we have been told – many of which science is now proving to be false, he explained.

“There are many false assumptions science has made about our relationship to the world that are deeply engrained into the way we live our lives,” he noted, explaining the basis for his book “Deep Truth” is to unearth these new scientific discoveries not yet making it into the mainstream. “When we embrace these new discoveries, it changes the way we view the world and how we relate to it.”

We need to understand that we are all deeply connected and enmeshed with the natural world – not separate from it – and we need to look to cooperation and natural aid, rather than war to solve our problems, said Braden.

“The best science of our time is telling us there is a field of energy that connects all living things on earth,” he said. “We are linked via this magnetic field.”

New Discoveries
One of the biggest new discoveries is Charles Darwin’s theory of survival of the fittest was wrong. Darwin based his observations on what he saw in only some parts of the world, and made the assumption that it was true everywhere, Braden explained.

“This one idea is so deeply rooted into the civilization and economic cycle and the way we do business today,” he said. “This thinking led to some of the greatest genocides of the 20th century. Hitler paraphrased Darwin’s work and justified eliminating what he believed to be inferior members.”

This view of life breeds completion. More than 400 peer-reviewed studies in the 20th century reviewed Darwin’s idea to discover what the optimum amount of competition was for any environment – whether a classroom, playing field of family – and the conclusion was zero.

“They discovered competition always hurts the individual and the community, and that nature is based on mutual aid and not competition. When we say competition, we are talking about violent competition, where one person, group or community benefits at the expense of another by exploiting the weaknesses of the other,” Braden explained.

He used the human body as an example, saying it is made up of 50 trillion communities of cells that work in cooperation. If they don’t work together, the body breaks down and becomes disease. “We don’t see every cell fighting for themselves,” he said.

Other false assumptions include:
– Civilization is only about 5,000 years old. Peer-reviewed scientific data shows civilization is actually twice as old in places like Peru, Turkey and Egypt. In Turkey, science discovered modern advanced civilization dates back 11,500 years. “The 5,000 years that we are taught is the history of the world forever is actually only the history of the last cycle,” Braden said.

– Consciousness is something separate from our physical world. Some of the best minds in science are telling us “nothing can be farther from the truth,” said Braden.

– The space between things is empty. “There is a lot of energy in the universe that doesn’t conform to what our equipment is looking for, and just because our machines and devices can’t detect it, doesn’t mean its not there,” he said.

Dealing With “Now”
After discovering life did exist beyond the 5,000 years we were taught in history books, these ancient civilizations have been studied. One of the main truths found in all of them was that there was no evidence of weapons or large-scale war. There was not even a need to protect cities with homes or walls, said Braden.

“Archeologist and anthropologists are suspecting now that what we were taught – that war is a natural part of human nature – is not who we are,” he noted. “War is not nature. The first examples of war begin when we believe civilization began – 5000 years ago.”

Before our time, it was known as “The Golden Age” and a time of peace, he said. Archeological evidence is now discovering that civilizations before us knew we would enter “a dark cycle and a cycle of war.” The question now is – do we perpetuate the 5,000-year cycle of war or do we “recognize the deep truths” and make changes?

“Those who are clinging to the ways of life in the past, and clinging to the systems, hoping the changes we see in the world today are just a speed bump in the way of life – those are the people having the most difficult time right now,” he said. “The world changed while we were looking, and nobody told us. The reality of the world we knew in the past no longer exists.”

However, the good news is there is a way of thinking that we can adapt to help us navigate and adapt to the new world. We can make a subtle shift that changes everything, said Braden.

“We have all been led to believe – through false assumptions – that life is a struggle, we live in a dog eat dog world, and we need to struggle for our piece of the pie. The question we always ask ourselves – consciously or unconsciously is ‘what can I get from the world that exists?’ But if we can make the subtle shift from asking ‘what can I get?’ to ‘what can I offer to this new world that is being birthed?’ – that can open the door to new answers, new jobs and new possibilities of abundance.”

What if as individuals, we began to look within to our inborn talents, and begin using them to give back and make a difference in some way rather than expecting the world to give back to us? “It’s a subtle and very powerful shift,” said Braden.