You are not less powerful than your genes, says Bruce Lipton, PhD.


It is common belief that the nucleus is the command center or the brain of the cell because it contains the genes, the DNA. Now, if we take the brain out of any living organism the immediate consequence will be the death of that organism. But when the nucleus is taken out of a cell the cell goes on living unaffectedly, meaning that taking out the genes of the cell alters its behavior in no way. So the bottom line is that the nucleus is NOT the brain of the cell.

So where is the brain of the cell? What controls the behavior of the cell? And what does this mean regarding “inherited” diseases, like cancer? Are there genes that give us cancer? If there are, why can you live with these genes thirty or forty years before getting cancer, rather than developing the disease right when you are born and your cells begin dividing, i.e. reproducing and growing? The answer is that we need signals from our environment to activate expression of our genes. Genes do not self-activate. So which change in our environment causes the activation of genes that have been dormant for so many years?

We are all equipped to adapt and change our genes as we respond to the environment. In each of our cells we have genes that can rewrite the other genes when necessary.

We adjust our genes to fit the environment we “think” we live in. It is our perception that changes our genes. Perception, the awareness of the environment through physical sensation, controls the behavior of the cells. Perception can be wrong or it can be right, so it is actually our belief that controls the activation of our genes.

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