I’ve mentioned Adam the Dreamhealer in several articles on this blog now. I’ve also mentioned the biologist Bruce Lipton. They recently both spoke at a local forum, It’s Time to Heal. Notably Adam has begun using his last name now that he’s graduated from university.
I was forwarded an article by Dr. Nelie Johnson, the host of the forum. While I was not able to attend this event, I have heard both speak on several occasions and it summarizes their message well.
Dr. Bruce Lipton, the morning keynote speaker, gave a dynamic and brilliant presentation on the science of healing. In his breakthrough research at Stanford University’s School of Medicine from 1987 to 1992, he uncovered the truth about the role of genes. The medical model that placed genes in control of our biology was incorrect.
His findings revealed that genes control nothing – they provide a blueprint only. Proteins in the cell in response to environmental factors have a direct effect on which genes are activated. In other words, environmental signals adjust gene expression so that the individual can adapt and survive maximally in the environment. This is the core concept of a new science of epigenetics – (epi = ‘above’, epigenetics = ‘above’ genetics).
Dr. Lipton emphasized that your experience and what happens to your health is not determined by our genes. You are not a victim. You can develop the ability to respond in healthy, life-enhancing ways to your environment.
The current medical model is two-dimensional and there is a third dimension which is invisible. It is the dimension of energy – of thought, emotions and beliefs – and of uncertainty. However, where there is uncertainty there are infinite possibilities.
This is the field of quantum mechanics, non-linear thinking or holistic thinking in contrast to Newtonian physics and linear thinking. Dr. Lipton discovered that only quantum physics was able to explain the behaviour of living cells and organisms.
What controls your response to your environment is your mind. For Bruce Lipton, the function of the mind is to create coherence or agreement between beliefs and your experience. You have a conscious mind and a subconscious mind. The conscious mind has a creative function and gives expression to your wishes, desires and aspirations. The subconscious mind holds programs acquired through conditioning, habitual thoughts and experiences and instincts. It is a record and playback mechanism.
There is a million times more nerve activity in the subconscious than in the conscious mind. This means that if you have the thought – ‘I am successful’ and subconsciously the belief is ‘I am not worthy of success’, you are not going to experience success in your life. That is the power of subconscious programs, of subconscious beliefs. We all play subconscious programs and until they are rewritten they persist.
The afternoon keynote address by Adam McLeod, molecular biologist and author of ‘Intention Heals’, blended beautifully with Dr. Lipton’s morning presentation. In speaking about beliefs, he emphasized that we are in control of how we perceive our environment and our perception of our environment influences the expression of our genes. Adam further emphasized the importance of treating the root cause of the disease – and that there is a strong emotional root cause to every disease – and of treating the person as a whole.
Adam uses and teaches the method of [visualization] to guide and influence the emotions and to synchronize or bring into coherence the conscious and subconscious mind. He has participated in a number of studies to prove that intentions – directed goal-based thinking – combined with visualization can have powerful healing effects. Healing is a process and sometimes all that is needed is an extra little push provided by intentions to get it started and keep it going.
In his brief introduction to using visualizations and intentions, Adam recommended first that you understand the physical problem, understand the body’s mechanism for healing and understand what perfect health looks like – in other words, know what you are working towards.
The article goes on to mention the afternoon forum with local practitioners. Evidently, the summary will be posted on the event’s web site.