Beyond the Biology of Belief
I meant to pop this article up on my website blog some time back - but one thing led to another and, well, here I am doing it now.
I know Bruce Lipton and his wife, Margaret well. They have a beach house in Karekare in Auckland, New Zealand (where I live). I few years ago Bruce, Patch Adams, Helena Noberg Hodge, Anita Moorjani and I were speakers at Uplift festival in Byron Bay, Australia, an annual event that has evolved into a movement for global consciousness. Bruce spoke about a life changing experience for him in biology was when he removed the nucleus from a cell and found that the cell didn’t die instantly like he thought it would - this was the moment he realised that cells could survive without a nucleus, the supposed “cell brain” and the depository of genetic codes. Bruce realized that just like within each cell, the character of our lives is determined not by our genes but by our responses to the environmental signals. Sitting in the lecture hall, about to speak on skin colour, humanity and “The Myth of Race”, I realised that what Bruce Lipton was talking about was known to skin doctors for a long time, because cells of the outer layer of skin, the epidermis do not have nuclei but are still alive... [continue reading here]