Book Report –The Biology of Belief – February 26, 2012
The Biology of Belief: Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter & Miracles.
Bruce H. Lipton, Ph.D.
Hay House, 2008
Until reading The Biology of Belief, I had used the Emotional Freedom Technique because it works so powerfully. Now, with The Biology of Belief, I believe I may understand why the Emotional Freedom Technique biologically works and how it makes sense that it can relieve fibromyalgia pain.
Author Bruce Lipton calls himself a cell biologist with an epiphany. He believes that our genes do not determine our identity or our fate. Genes, it turns out, can’t do anything unless they get a signal to start creating this or that protein. It’s the signal that determines what our genes do. And that signal comes from the environment around the cell. The Biology of Belief provides fascinating reading, and compelling propositions.
- Our beliefs provide signals to our cells.
- Our cells respond to signals.
- Humans are a Biology of Belief.
How does this work? Chapter 3 explains how information comes through the cell membrane. More than one hundred thousand receptor proteins are contained in a cell membrane of a typical cell. Each of these receptor proteins is created to respond to only specific environmental signals. Depending on what those signals are, the genes of the cell are commanded to create specific proteins to carry out specific tasks. According to Lipton, the cell membrane, this 7 millionth’s of a millimeter thick layer is the real brain of the cell. It’s the place where genes get their directions. The membrane rules, the genes carry out the commands. Lipton has a simple analogy between a cell membrane’s ability to transmit information, compared with a butter and olive sandwich. The analogy comes with pictures and he comes back to his sandwich throughout the book. Liption loves cell membranes!