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A BIOLOGIA DO PENSAMENTO

O cientista que ajudou a revolucionar a biologia, ao examinar as reações químicas nas


células apoiado na física quântica, afirma que é a mente que modela a vida das pessoas
Por Por Mônica Tarantino e Eduardo Araia



Um respeitado pesquisador de células-tronco, o norte-americano rompeu as fronteiras da


biologia tradicional ao incorporar a ela conceitos da física quântica. Idéias surgidas a partir
dessa ótica, como a equivalência da membrana celular ao "cérebro" das células e o controle
que o ambiente exerce sobre as células a partir de suas membranas, confirmam a íntima
relação mente-corpo e indicam como podemos usar os pensamentos para assumir o controle
de nossa vida. Lipton relata sua extraordinária trajetória em "A Biologia da Crença" (Ed.
Butterfly), tema da entrevista a seguir.

PLANETA - O que é a "nova biologia" a que o senhor se refere em seu livro?

- Quando introduzi esses conceitos, em 1980, quase todos os meus colegas cientistas os
consideraram inverossímeis. Mas a profunda revisão que a biologia convencional tem feito
desde aquela época a leva hoje às mesmas conclusões a que cheguei 25 anos atrás.

Os cientistas sabem que os genes não controlam a vida, mas a maior parte da imprensa ainda
informa ao povo o contrário. As pessoas atribuem inicialmente suas deficiências e doenças a
disfunções genéticas. As crenças sobre os genes levam-nas a se ver como "vítimas" da
hereditariedade.

Os biólogos convencionais ainda consideram que o núcleo (o componente interno da célula


que contém os genes) "controla" a vida, uma idéia que enfatiza os genes como o fator primário
desse controle. Já a nova biologia conclui que a membrana celular (a "pele" da célula) é a
estrutura que primariamente "controla" o comportamento e a genética de um organismo.

A membrana contém os interruptores moleculares que regulam as funções de uma célula em


resposta a sinais do ambiente. Para exemplificar: um interruptor de luz pode ser usado para
ligá-la ou desligá-la. O interruptor "controla" a luz? Não, já que ele é controlado pela pessoa
que o aciona. Um interruptor de membrana é análogo a um interruptor de luz quando liga ou
desliga uma função celular, ou a leitura de um gene - mas ele é, de fato, ativado por um sinal
do ambiente. A nova biologia enfatiza o ambiente como o controle primordial na biologia.

Sua teoria também está relacionada à física quântica...


Pela medicina convencional, os "mecanismos" físicos que controlam a biologia se baseiam na
mecânica newtoniana, a qual enfatiza o reino material (átomos e moléculas). Já a nova biologia
considera que os mecanismos da célula são controlados pela mecânica quântica. Ela se
concentra no papel das forças de energia invisíveis que formam, coletivamente, campos
integrados e interdependentes.

Para a mecânica quântica, as forças invisíveis em movimento nos campos são os fatores
fundamentais que modelam a matéria. Os cientistas também reconhecem que as moléculas do
corpo são controladas por freqüências de energia vibracional, de forma que a luz, o som e
outras energias eletromagnéticas influenciam profundamente todas as funções da vida.

Entre as forças energéticas que controlam a vida estão os campos eletromagnéticos gerados
pela mente. Na biologia convencional, a ação da mente não é incorporada à compreensão da
vida. Por isso, é uma surpresa a medicina reconhecer que o efeito placebo responde por pelo
menos um terço das curas médicas, incluindo cirurgias. Ele ocorre quando alguém sara devido
à sua crença de que um remédio ou procedimento médico vai curá-lo, mesmo se o
medicamento for uma pílula de açúcar ou o procedimento for uma impostura.

A nova biologia ressalta o papel da mente como o fator primordial a influenciar a saúde. Nessa
realidade, uma vez que controlamos nossos pensamentos, tornamo-nos mestres de nossa
vida, e não vítimas dos genes.

Em que a nova biologia difere do darwinismo?

Ela frisa que a evolução não é conduzida pelos mecanismos sublinhados na biologia
darwiniana. A teoria de Darwin oferece dois passos básicos para explicar como a evolução
ocorreu: 1) mutação aleatória, a crença de que as mutações genéticas são randômicas e não
influenciadas pelo meio ambiente - a evolução é conduzida por "acidentes"; 2) seleção natural,
na qual a natureza elimina os organismos mais fracos numa "luta" pela existência, na qual há
vencedores e perdedores.

Em A Biologia da Crença, Lipton (alto) explica a íntima relação entre mente e corpo e o poder
do pensamento na cura.

Novas descobertas oferecem uma imagem diferente. Em 1988, uma pesquisa revelou que,
quando estressados, os organismos têm mecanismos de adaptação molecular para selecionar
genes e alterar seu código genético. Ou seja, eles podem mudar sua genética em resposta a
experiências ambientais. Outros estudos mostram que a biosfera (todos os animais e plantas) é
uma gigantesca comunidade integrada que se baseia em uma cooperação das espécies. A
natureza não se importa com indivíduos numa espécie, mas com o que a espécie como um
todo está fazendo para o ambiente.

Segundo a nova biologia, a evolução: 1) não é um acidente; 2) baseia-se em cooperação. Uma


teoria mais recente sobre o tema ressaltaria a natureza da harmonia e da comunidade como
uma força motriz por trás da evolução.

Como o senhor concluiu que podemos comandar e mudar nossas células e genes?

Minhas primeiras idéias científicas basearam-se em experiências que comecei em 1967,


usando culturas de células- tronco clonadas. Nesses estudos, células geneticamente idênticas
foram inoculadas em três placas de cultura, cada qual com um diferente meio de crescimento.
Em uma placa, as célulastronco se tornaram músculo; em outra, células ósseas; na terceira,
células de gordura. Meus resultados, publicados em 1977, revelam que o ambiente controlou a
atividade genética das células.

Esses estudos mostram que os genes propiciam o surgimento de células com "potenciais", os
quais são selecionados e controlados pela célula a partir de condições ambientais. As células
ajustam dinamicamente seus genes de forma que eles possam adaptar-se às demandas do
ambiente.

Mais tarde, descobri que a membrana celular equivalia ao cérebro da célula. No


desenvolvimento humano, a pele embriônica é a precursora do cérebro. Nas células e no ser
humano, o cérebro lê e interpreta a informação ambiental e então envia sinais para controlar as
funções e o comportamento do organismo.

Quem está no comando do nosso corpo?

Nas primeiras semanas do desenvolvimento do embrião, os genes basicamente controlam o


desenvolvimento do plano corporal de um humano (criam dois braços, duas pernas, etc.). Uma
vez que o embrião toma a forma humana (torna-se um feto), os genes assumem uma posição
secundária, controlando o desenvolvimento do corpo pela informação ambiental. Durante esse
período, a estrutura e a função do corpo fetal são ajustadas em resposta à percepção do
ambiente da mãe, que, via placenta, influencia a genética e a programação comportamental do
feto.

A "leitura" dos sinais ambientais (no útero e após o nascimento) capacita as células do corpo e
seus genes a fazer ajustes biológicos para sustentar a vida. Como os sinais ambientais são
lidos e interpretados pelas "percepções da mente", a mente se torna a força básica que, em
última instância, modela a vida de uma pessoa.
Como os campos energéticos controlam a bioquímica do corpo?

As funções do corpo derivam do movimento das moléculas (basicamente proteínas). As


moléculas mudam de forma em resposta a cargas eletromagnéticas ambientais. Influências
físicas tais como hormônios e remédios podem oferecer essas cargas elétricas indutoras de
movimento. Mas campos de energia vibracional harmonicamente ressonantes também fazem
as moléculas mudar de forma e ativar suas funções. Enzimas de proteínas podem ser ativadas
num tubo de ensaio por substâncias químicas e por freqüências eletromagnéticas, como ondas
de luz.

Podemos evitar doenças enviando mensagens positivas para nossas células?

Só 5% das doenças humanas são relacionadas a defeitos genéticos de nascença. Portanto,


95% de nós nascemos com um genoma adequado a uma vida saudável. Para os doentes
dessa maioria, a pergunta é: por que estamos tendo problemas de saúde? Reconhece-se hoje
que o estilo de vida causa mais de 90% dos problemas de coração, mais de 60% dos casos de
câncer e, talvez, todos os casos de diabete tipo 2. Quanto mais olhamos, mais vemos como
nossas emoções, reações à vida, dieta pobre, falta de exercício e estresse modelam nossa
vida. Como temos um controle significativo sobre nosso organismo, podemos reprogramar a
saúde e a vida com nossas intenções. Se de fato soubessem como o seu organismo funciona,
as pessoas poderiam influenciar sua saúde, e isso seria o melhor preventivo para a doença.

É possível remodelar nossos pensamentos mais profundos?

O problema é que não entendíamos como a mente trabalha. Temos duas mentes, a consciente
e a inconsciente. Associamos a primeira à nossa identidade pessoal - é a mente pensante,
racional. A mente subconsciente opera sem a supervisão da consciente - é a "mente
automática". Se as crenças da mente subconsciente conflitarem com os desejos da mente
consciente, quem ganhará? A resposta é clara: a mente subconsciente, pois ela é uma
processadora de informações um milhão de vezes mais poderosa do que a outra e, como os
neurocientistas revelam, opera em torno de 95% do tempo.

Pensávamos que se a mente consciente se tornasse cônscia de nossos problemas,


automaticamente corrigiria quaisquer programas negativos descarregados na mente
subconsciente. Mas isso não funciona, porque a mente subconsciente é como um gravador -
ela grava comportamentos (os fundamentais, na maioria, são armazenados antes dos seis
anos de idade) e, ao se apertar um botão, o programa será repetido incontáveis vezes
(hábitos). Não existe uma "entidade" na mente subconsciente que "ouça" o que a mente
consciente quer.
Pensamentos positivos funcionam quando a meta desejada é apoiada pelas intenções da
mente consciente e pelos programas da mente subconsciente. Quanto a isso, existem três
maneiras de mudar crenças velhas, limitantes ou sabotadoras na mente subconsciente: a
meditação budista mindfulness, a hipnoterapia clínica e a chamada "psicologia da energia".
Todos esses métodos são discutidos na seção "Resources" do meu site
(www.brucelipton.com).

Healing With the Power of Meditation:

How to Heal Your Body With Your Mind

BY DINA PROCTOR

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Note: Dina has generously made available three of her powerful ‘3×3 healing meditations’ that
she mentions throughout this piece as a free gift to Conscious Lifestyle readers. These can be
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From the Editor’s: This article is excerpted from Dina Proctor’s book, Madly Chasing Peace:
How I Went from Hell to Happy in 9 Minutes a Day, which is a humorous, in-depth look at her
journey from self destruction to self actualization through the practice of a ingenious healing
meditation she developed. In it, she interviews Dr. Bruce Lipton a well-respected cell biologist
whose seminal work, The Biology of Belief, explains the profound connection between mind
and body and the use of meditation for healing. The 3×3 guided healing meditation that she
refers to is a daily spiritual practice that she developed as she emerged from her life’s darkest
point, struggling to overcome suicidal depression and alcohol addiction. The format is simple,
but powerful—spend three minutes doing the guided meditation three times a day, the
practice of which was Dina’s primary tool for healing and led to her life’s work: sharing her
story and discoveries with the world.

A few months into my experience of healing from addiction, and almost two years after I’d
developed the intuitive eating technique I shared in Chapter 7, it occurred to me that, if my
3×3 healing meditation could be so effective at ending cravings and addiction, it might also be
able to even out imbalances in the cholesterol levels in my blood. Ever since I’d tried the high
protein diets years earlier in my life, my overall cholesterol level had been higher than normal.
Could my 3×3 meditations bring it to normal?

I was on an eight-day personal development retreat called “Breakthrough to Success” led by


Jack Canfield in Arizona during the summer of 2011 when I started developing a 3×3 healing
meditation specifically focused on my cholesterol levels. Throughout the retreat Jack led us
through guided meditations, and they gave me the idea that I could visualize the blood within
my body healing and transforming during my 3×3 meditations. Plus, I was already scheduled
for my annual blood work about two weeks after the retreat, which would give me a chance to
see the results.

After a few days of trying different visualizations during my 3×3 healing meditations, I found
one that I liked best. I started out visualizing a gentle but laser-like beam of healing energy
entering my body straight into my heart. I imagined a warm sensation as the beam infiltrated
and surrounded my heart. As the warmth grew stronger, I pictured the healing energy in the
form of a thick liquid or serum, like warm honey, slowly seeping from my heart muscle into my
bloodstream. I kept my focus on the warm feeling of the serum moving into my bloodstream in
all directions. I followed it in my mind’s eye, moving through my chest into my legs and arms,
fingers and toes, and circling back again into my heart.

“For those who believe, no proof is necessary. For those who don’t believe, no proof is
possible.”

– stuart chase

After a few of days of this specific focus in my 3×3 visualization, I could sense that my blood
levels were evening out. I visualized the imaginary serum healing each blood cell it touched as
it traveled throughout my body. After each three minute healing meditation, I intuitively knew
that my cholesterol levels were gradually bringing themselves back into balance.

Three weeks after the retreat, I had my routine blood work done as planned, and I was
amazed, but at the same time not entirely surprised, by the results. My cholesterol was down
from the prior year’s reading of 227 to 177. I knew in my gut that the visualization work I had
done in my healing meditation had caused the improvements, but it was still mind blowing to
realize the power of my belief and meditation to heal my own body.

I was seeing the power of the mind over the body more and more from my own experience,
and my thoughts constantly went back to Dr. Lipton’s book and his discussion of the science
behind why and how the mind can so efficiently and dramatically improve the body. I
wondered what comments Dr. Lipton would have on my own experience. Would he agree with
the interpretations I had of his science; that is, that even in cases of addiction, belief can heal
the body? Would he think I was crazy to even have tried it?

One afternoon, on impulse I sat down and wrote Dr. Lipton an email saying that I was writing a
book about my experiences healing with meditation and requesting a phone interview with
him to include in this book. I couldn’t believe it when I got an email from his assistant telling
me that he would be happy to spend half an hour on the phone with me! We set a date, and I
put together a list of questions that his book had inspired me to ask about my own healings.

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I was nervous as the day of our phone interview approached, but it turned out to be a fun and
enlightening experience. Dr. Lipton immediately made me feel at ease by asking me to call him
Bruce, and I wasted no time in sharing my experiences with my 3×3 healing meditation and
asking for his feedback. We ended up talking for over an hour.

I asked Bruce question after question about his theories and the specifics of my healings. My
first question was, straight up, “I’ve spent three minutes three times a day in meditation for
the past couple of years, and, even though three years ago I was a suicidal alcoholic, I’ve been
able to drink alcohol since overcoming my addiction without having any cravings or negative
side effects. Does that surprise you? Do you have any ideas that might explain my ability to do
that?”

Bruce responded with a good-natured laugh and said that this didn’t surprise him at all.

IMPORTANTISSIMO : Esclarece a abordagem que deve ser dada ao GEN . Nos definimos o
ambiente não o ambiente que define o Gene. Nossa identificação com o gene eh refletida no
gene.

Existe fatores físicos mensurareis objetivamente que deve inf


“The addiction isn’t an illness, Dina,” he told me. “It’s not a physical, organic thing. The
addiction is a consequence of learned experience and repetitions of patterns. Is alcoholism in
the genes?” he asked me rhetorically. “The answer is no. In the science of epigenetics it’s been
found that it’s the perception of your environment that controls your genes. You’re not a
victim of your genes because you’re the one who can change your environment—or, more
importantly, change your perception of your environment—and thus change your response to
it.”

“In the science of epigenetics it’s been found that it’s the perception of your environment that
controls your genes. You’re not a victim of your genes because you’re the one who can change
your environment.”

I was excited to hear him say that my perceptions were the trumping factor, that by changing
my perceptions (which I’d been doing with my 3×3 healing meditations) I was changing my
body.

“Let me tell you some fundamentals of how the mind works so this will be more clear to you,”
Bruce said. “The cells of your body are merely following instructions given by the nervous
system, by the brain. The nervous system does the interpretation. You can easily see this when
you see two people reacting to the same stimulus with very different reactions, one positive
and one negative. As your perception changes, you change the message that your nervous
system communicates to the cells of your body. Your mind controls your biology. That’s what
the placebo effect is about; the mind believes the pill will work and so it does.”

Bruce continued. “Now, there are two different parts to the mind, the subconscious part and
the conscious part. The subconscious is like a tape recorder, just playing old programs and
running 95% of your reactions and decisions. For most people the conscious mind only
operates about 5% of the time.

“In your case,” he said, “with your three-minute, three-times-per-day healing meditations, you
broke the norm. Those healing meditations constantly and consistently interrupted the tapes
that the subconscious was playing. Your old tapes of needing a drink or feeling overwhelmed
or frustrated or depressed in your life were constantly being run off their tracks. Even your
belief, your subconscious tape, of defining yourself as an alcoholic and therefore never able to
drink again, was interrupted. Without knowing it, you were doing one of the most powerful
things you could have done in your own healing. You stopped listening to the subconscious
tapes and started living in the present moment, in effect bringing yourself to your healing.”

“Your mind controls your biology. That’s what the placebo effect is about; the mind believes
the pill will work and so it does.”

While I knew how effective my 3×3 healing meditations were, I didn’t really understand why
until Bruce explained this to me. I had thought their value came from introducing positive
ideas on a consistent basis. It was interesting to learn that their value was also in the regular
interrupting of my old thought patterns, making it easier to leave them behind. I was so
excited to have it put into a scientific context, and explained in language I could understand.

But I had a question. I asked Bruce, “I know my 3×3 healing meditations have worked for me;
do you think it could work to help others find their own healing too?”

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Bruce said. “Well, I want to be clear that merely reading your book—or any self-help book—
and being able to comprehend the concepts does not provide what’s necessary for someone’s
subconscious to be rewired, for a reader to achieve their own healing. Understanding the
concept is very different from integrating it into everyday life. It’s only in constantly
interrupting the tapes, or through an extraordinary experience like a deep, emotional
transformative moment or a powerful hypnosis like you found in your 3×3 healing meditations
that you can achieve self-healing. It’s not hard to do, but it’s not something that most people
have experienced. It involves trusting the intuitive knowledge and letting go of the story
playing subconsciously, which most people base their life decisions on without realizing it.”
“The physical expression is the consequence of the mind’s program—the program comes first,
the physical expression second.”

I was struck by his mention of hypnosis. I’d never done hypnosis before and was always a little
skeptical of it, actually. But his description of it as achieving an open, receptive state of mind
necessary for transformation, fit exactly with my experience in my 3×3 healing meditations.

Another thought occurred to me. “I have an idea I’d like to run by you,” I said. “It seems to me
that the more centered I am within myself, the closer I am to my own source of wellbeing, and
the closer I am to the power of healing. It’s like there’s a continuum of connection that
underlies my life, and as I maintain my focus on staying connected to that power source, I feel
happier and more fulfilled, and my body naturally stays healthier and free of addiction and
disease. I’m coming to believe that sickness isn’t unpredictable or random; it’s just an indicator
or symptom of how far I’ve wandered from my point of strongest connection. So the more
connected I become, the more disease and addiction naturally fade from my body. And the
more disconnected I am, the more sickness I experience. What do you think about that?”

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“Absolutely,” Bruce said. “The physical expression is the consequence of the mind’s program—
the program comes first, the physical expression second. The function of the mind is to create
coherence between your beliefs and your reality.”

I’d been following everything he said so far, but I got a little stuck on that last point. “Sorry,
Bruce, but I didn’t quite get that. Can you say more about it?”

“Of course!” Bruce said enthusiastically. “Meaning, if I have a belief, then the function of the
mind is to manifest that belief so it becomes reality. For example, if I have a belief that I’m
going to die of a disease because someone told me so, then the function of the mind is to
convert that belief into physical manifestation, and it’s no surprise that my belief becomes
reality. But it’s not because I have a terminal disease that I end up dying; it’s because I believe
this disease will kill me.”
“The starting place of all healing is the trust and commitment to follow our inner guidance,
those internal nudges.”

“Emotion is a telling factor,” he continued. “If you have a strong emotion, positive or negative,
around a certain belief, it pretty much ensures that the particular belief will become your
physical reality. The science of epigenetics is not the science of being defined by your genes or
environment; it’s the science of understanding how your interpretation of your life events and
environment affects the cells of your physical body.”

All of this made perfect sense to me. As my beliefs about my body’s ability to heal itself had
changed, my body had changed. And it was the strong emotion connected to that ability—my
passionate desire and deep knowing that I could have complete freedom from addiction and
disease—that ensured that this became my reality.

Bruce ended our conversation with words that summed up the crux of what I had learned
about healing since beginning my 3×3 healing meditation practice.

“The important thing is to be present, as they say in Buddhism,” he said. “Being present is
having your focus on the conscious mind, which breaks the cycle of what’s being run by the
subconscious mind. What you’re doing in your 3×3 healing meditations is getting present.
You’re interrupting the old tape of negative beliefs and becoming intensely present, which is
why you were able to experience what you’ve described as experiences in higher
consciousness.”

I especially loved his closing words: “Being fully present means not having a negative
interpretation of what is happening in the moment; it’s being an unbiased observer of it.
You’re free of your subconscious tapes in moments where you might have normally reacted
differently, but your interpretation—and response—has started to change.”
We ended the call with words of mutual appreciation, and I hung up the phone and sat for a
few moments in silence, reflecting on everything I’d just learned. Bruce had explained more
than I’d even hoped for. He had explanations and a scientific context where I had only had
first-hand experiences, and that expanded my understanding profoundly.

As Bruce said to me during our chat, just reading this book—or any article or book—isn’t
enough to cause transformation. Everyone has their own best path and their own truth that
they need to follow. I’ve shared my story and Bruce’s knowledge here, hoping to give anyone
who has experienced less than optimum health and wellbeing the inspiration and hope that,
no matter how bad the affliction has been, our thoughts and beliefs can be changed with
practice and discipline.

That means the possibility for healing is always there. I believe that the starting place of all
healing is the trust and commitment to follow our inner guidance, those internal nudges, and
maintain an open mind to think very differently than we have in the past.

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About The Author

Dina Proctor is a life and business coach, inspirational speaker, and bestselling author of Madly
Chasing Peace: How I Went From Hell to Happy in 9 Minutes a Day. After hitting emotional
rock bottom, she created a process called 3×3 Meditation that enabled her to transform every
aspect of her life. This simple and incredibly effective method has gained the support of Jack
Canfield, Dr. Bruce Lipton, and is now helping thousands of others improve their lives. Visit her
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