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Exploring the Link Between Personal Patterns and Illness Prevention:


Dr. Bruce Lipton, PhD, cell biologist and lecturer, was one of my favourite guests in the Missing Link series. In his work, he bridges science and spirit to support changes in how we perceive reality to create positive outcomes for our health. Dr. Lipton's teachings on energy psychology offer a holistic approach, illuminating the connection between mind, body, and spirit. This approach holds the key to healing, limiting beliefs, stress, trauma, and diseases.


In Western medicine, we are taught that genetics causes most diseases. Dr. Lipton suggests that genes have a correlative effect, but we can offset our genes and take control of our health and well-being. Genes don't turn themselves on and off. The genes that will be turned on are affected by how we live in our world—harmony of cells vs disharmony of cells.


Initially, as infants and children, we are downloading our behaviour patterns as children from those around us who model what it is to be human, family members, and community members. After this, we continue to learn through practice and create programs/patterns of how to live. We want to keep programs in equilibrium and harmony. If not, we can exasperate our genes, showcased through stress and illness.


We must use our conscious minds to observe our patterns and decide whether they support us. Life experience can alter genes, causing disruptions in health. Above, I have pictures of sound patterns and negative patterns. The yoga mat reflects the positive pattern I have engaged in movement as a former gymnast, swimmer, goaltender, triathlete, and more. I have always been fit, and this supports my genes. The next showcases that I grew up on whole foods and have eaten healthily. I have had to make some changes, but I firmly believe food is health, and health is food.


Two patterns I grew up with that eventually disrupted my life are drinking and being a fixer. I developed a pattern of celebrating with wine, enjoying a meal with wine, dealing with stress with wine, and so on. I am not an alcoholic, but I wasn't a one-glass-of-wine person. The amount of sugar and toxins I consumed did not support my health.


The second pattern is being a fixer. I grew up being praised as a fixer, a doer, a leader, and a go-to person. This in itself is not a problem. The problem is when supporting others becomes overwhelming or I try to fix something beyond my control. For the last eight years, I have been called upon to help others and to be the strongest person in the room. My system became overwhelmed and out of alignment.


Cancer, for me, is a symptom and a message. I began to take a serious look at my life patterns and decided to heed my body's message with my cancer reoccurrence. I gave up drinking alcohol and limiting support to others. Changing these patterns has been a positive change to my health. Is it easy to do? No. Do I have conscious conversations with myself to keep the patterns from reappearing in my life? Yes. Is it worth it? Yes!


Take some time in your observer seat to reflect on your life patterns. Could some be changed, altered, or eliminated to support your health and well-being? Be sure to suspend judgment. This work showcases that you love your body, mind, and spirit. We do better when we know better, one step at a time.





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