I was perusing Facebook this morning (hey, if it can help transform a nation, it's much more than the main 'character' in the Oscar-nominated film The Social Network, right?) and stopped at Candace Pert's page. I interviewed Candace for this blog, and her HIV research is groundbreaking and she's got to be one of the most brilliant people on the planet. I wanted to see what she's been up to.
This link below on Candace's page caught my eye, and I'm glad I clicked on it. If you're like me, you take the mind body connection
very seriously, yet sometimes find that 'positive thinking' falls flat, feels phony and doesn't always create that wonderful day or produce a desired result. Why not? Don't all the self help gurus tell us to think positive?
According to the brilliant Dr. Bruce Lipton in his book “The Biology of Belief” (2005), the subconscious mind processes 20,000,000 environmental stimuli per second verses 40 environmental stimuli interpreted by the conscious mind in that same second.
Think about this, it makes sense (and excuse my crassness, but I think it’s a really good model), “positive thinking” (i.e. affirmation) is kind of like Saran Wrap over dog poop. The Saran Wrap will cover up, possibly disguise the smell, however, it won’t get rid of the “poop” itself—and that’s kind of what affirmations and positive thinking do. They appear to cover “it” (the unconscious issue) up, but they don’t deal with “it.”
That being said, until you deal with what’s underneath, “it” doesn’t go away and nothing changes. And because it's what's under the Saran Wrap (In the subconscious mind) that determines the other 95% of what's showing up in your life your QRF draws to you whatever it draws to you because of what’s underneath. Makes sense, right?
Hey, makes sense to me (I think). But what do you think? What's the 'dog poop coated in Saran Wrap' in your life that's limiting the effectiveness of your best intentions? Is it not believing you're equal to others, or truly deserve to receive the best in life? Or is it something else? Why not grab a pooper scooper and find out? Thanks Dov! -- Mitch Rustad