A few years ago, I watched the Hollywood animated movie, Despicable Me 2, with my kids. I was struck by a scene, where Gru falls in love with Lucy and then gets informed that she will be transferred to Australia. As he walks through the park, the sun is shining, people are playing frisbee, doing Tai Ji Quan and playing music. Gru plays along because he's feeling good and in love. He gets to the mall and is informed that the project is over as well as that Lucy is getting transferred to Australia. He walks back just minutes after that; the sky is grey, the same people are there doing the same things as before but his view of them is different. He does not play along with them, in fact, they annoy him and he destroys the things that had earlier brought him delight. Gru perceives no more joy from the same events, even the sun doesn't shine anymore. It is not his environment outside him that had changed, but the environment within himself.
I am currently finishing up my reading of Dr. Bruce Lipton's book, "The Biology of Belief." Bruce Lipton is a cell biologist, epigeneticist who experienced his mid-life crisis as an eye-opening, paradigm shift towards consciousness of being. He lectures all over the world and on the internet about the power of consciousness, as well as its ability to affect the body. He provides the science to consciousness.
"Our positive and negative beliefs not only impact our health but also every aspect of our life[...]Your beliefs act like filters on a camera, changing how you see the world. And your biology adapts to those beliefs. When we truly recognize that our beliefs are that powerful, we hold the key to freedom." (Lipton 2015: 137)
He also describes how he does experiments with his audience when he lectures, where one group wears red plastic filters in front of their eyes and the other green. He then projects images on the screen such as a cottage, flowers, sunny sky and a message, "I live in Love," for those with red filters. The exact image for the green filter is a threatening dark sky, bats, snakes over a gloomy house and the message, "I live in fear."
"My point is that you can choose what to see. You can filter your life with rose-colored beliefs that help your body grow or you can use a dark filter that turns everything black and makes your body/mind susceptible to disease. You can live a life of fear or live a life of love. You have the choice!" (Lipton 2015: 137-138)
Dr. Lipton is right as was my physics professor. It is our perspective of life that creates the reality that we live in. If we choose to see every occurrence or sensation of our body as a hindrance, then we manifest the environment ready for disease and pain in our bodies. If we choose to live in fear that a virus is out there currently, waiting to infect and kill us, our bodies will probably create the environment to attract and nurture the virus. My question to you is, "What do you want to nurture in your body?"
Song: La Vie En Rose by Louis Armstrong
Lipton Bruce H. (2015): The Biology of Belief - Unleashing the Power of Consciousness, Matter and Miracles. Carlsbad, USA: Hay House Inc.
Image by Goran Horvat from Pixabay