The power of belief is being revealed in many fields. We are becoming more aware of how our beliefs affect our mental and physical health, our levels of success, and what we allow ourselves to receive in life. In this post, we’ll explore why this is so and how we can use this power to our advantage.
In a culture dominated by science, the power of belief has often been relegated to the realms of religion or superstition. However, these days science is beginning to recognize and document the power of belief to affect every dimension of our lives. Our beliefs not only affect how we think and feel and what we do, but they affect us down to a cellular level.
Here’s a simplified summary of how this works: Our beliefs have a powerful effect on how we think and feel; how we think and feel strongly affects the physical environment of our cells; and quality of our cellular environment determines how our DNA expresses itself. In short, your consciousness plays a major role in which genetic potentials express themselves. In other words, how your cells are functioning is strongly influenced by what you think, feel, and believe.
If you’re interested in learning more about the scientific evidence for how belief affects cellular function, check out “The Biology of Belief” by Dr. Bruce Lipton and/or “The Genie in Your Genes” by Dawson Church, Ph.D.
Not only do your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs affect your cells, but their effect extends beyond your body into the surrounding environment. This is most obvious in the fact that these consciousness factors affect the actions you take, which have an immediate impact on the environment around you. Yet, the effect goes even deeper.
How you think, feel, believe, and act affects how the people around you think, feel, believe, and act. Yet it doesn’t stop there either. Evidence suggests that your consciousness even affects physical events in the field around you. This leads to all sorts of interesting possibilities.
Now, if you really took in this information, instead of just questioning, doubting, or arguing about it, what might it mean for you? If you believed it, how could it affect your life? Could you use this insight to make your life better?
At the very least, when you begin to feel discomfort, negativity, stress, or pain, especially if these experiences are recurring or dominant ones in your life, you might ask yourself:
What do I believe about this situation?
For example, do you believe that what’s happening is the result of “outside forces” or the result of “something you are doing?” Which way you believe gives you more or less power.
To help you get a better handle on your beliefs, you might ask:
What thoughts are in my head? What feelings are in my heart? What actions am I engaged in? Have I had this or a similar experience before? When was the first time I can remember feeling this way?
Shining awareness on your recurring thoughts, feelings, and beliefs can open you up to a whole new dimension of inner power. When you witness how your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs shape what happens in your life, it may inspire you to experiment with what you can do to shift these consciousness factors in a positive way.