Bruce Lipton: “The Placebo Effect is the fact that a belief that a person has, can override their biology”.
Bruce Lipton’s quote from “The Living Matrix” relates to the natural capacity humans have for self-healing. This same effect of Placebo can also be applied to life’s external circumstances in that “what we believe becomes our reality”.
This affect of Placebo can be quantified as the mind creating reality through the precise EXPECTATION of certain outcomes, or immovable beliefs – or, “Mind over Matter”
Placebo is generally viewed as a phenomenon with no scientific or rational basis. But the fact that it exists and that it creates results, makes it a paradox we have yet to understand. Placebo is of the mind, and when it comes to understanding the mind, science has still a way to go.
From the Placebo perspective, I want to address the reality of “Poverty Consciousness”. This is a major hurdle for millions of individuals worldwide and for Humanity as a whole.
Poverty Consciousness is a chronic condition. As such, it also has a genetic construct – an over-hang from the early days of human Slavery. It is an engrained belief that passes through generations of DNA and is not only held in place by the lifestyles we live, but also its influence is self perpetuating through the structures and ideologies it creates in our current democratic way of life.
In slavery, a person laboured to live. They had very little choice regarding their careers. Slaves were viewed as intellectually inferior and more as a “property” than as a person. To those who could afford them, their use was to perform laborious tasks, usually of an arduous nature.
The slaves themselves generally had low self-esteem and in many respects this was taken advantage of. Their thoughts and experiences would have reinforced their beliefs that hard labour earned very little money, and this barely kept them alive.
Slaves were at the bottom of the social ladder. If a slave had a dream or ambition of greatness and success, their psychological conflict would inevitably eventuate in suppression of their dream to the toil and hardship of their waking reality. There were very few who had the will to realise their dreams, but the ones that did, made a huge difference.
In the end – to the slave, their bondage to slavery would become a self-imposed condition. Some slaves would actually defend their right to be a slave, and when slavery was abolished; unbelievably, there was great difficulty and challenge in adjusting to a new freedom!
Poverty consciousness has its roots in slavery. Our beliefs around poverty develop to accommodate our negative circumstances. In the interests of our survival we will often justify and defend our limitations, even though we may appear on the surface to have a positive outlook.
Placebo is mind over matter. If one is to utilise the power of Placebo, one must overlook the realities of science and believe in the power of miracles as unexplainable events based on the power of positive belief – our NEW expectations must be immoveable.
A belief can be represented in many different thoughts, but the belief itself will have one primary feeling.
Working with our thoughts around poverty consciousness is a good start but if we are to truly elevate our expectation, we must be working at a feeling level. The process of elevating our beliefs at a feeling level can take time but as we do this Placebo works to reduce the compulsive nature of our DNA to express our negative expectation. With time we will gradually begin to “feel” our natural abundance.
Here is a simple exercise to practice – continue with this exercise until you notice your thoughts becoming more positive and the opportunities around you increasing for your good.
This is the “RELIEF” exercise. (no thoughts required)
Close your eyes
Identify your feelings of poverty and hardship.
Breathe in deeply and breathe out slowly in a determined way, your feelings around poverty and hardship . . . release.
Repeat if necessary until you begin to feel a sense of RELIEF.
Now, just feel the RELIEF . . . the total freedom of this relief.
Be with the feeling of this RELIEF for as long as you can.
Imagine this sense of RELIEF as a permanent change.
Whenever you feel the feelings of poverty and hardship, stop and do this exercise. You will soon begin to notice things changing within you – and around you!
Abundance is always
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