Epigenetics, a new understanding of gene expression, reveals that our thoughts and beliefs affect how our genes express. Epigenetics means “controlled above the genes.”
The Cure Is serves as a resource for anyone who wants to prevent or reverse disease. It melds science and spirituality in a clear, accessible way. The speakers are excellent. The website www.thecureismovie.com is currently down (3/10/13).
Belief and lifestyle cause disease
“When you love your life and body, miraculous things happen,” says Dr. Bernie Siegel, author and former Yale surgeon.
Probably less than 5 percent of disease is genetic, says Bruce Lipton, Ph.D., cell biologist and author. A gene is only a blueprint, he adds. Our beliefs and lifestyles drive disease. We have the power to change how we live and think.
If cancer were genetic, it would appear throughout human history, according to Dr. Joel Fuhrman, author and nutrition authority. Fuhrman’s bestseller Eat to Live details the health benefits of eating natural plant foods.
Miracles are natural
The Cure Is introduces people who survived terminal cancer. With just days or weeks to live, they were told to make final arrangements. Each one recovered completely.
Rather than studying disease, we should study healing miracles, says spiritual teacher Marianne Williamson. “Every thought creates form on some level, and all that our physical experience is, is a reflection of our thoughts,” she notes.
“Just as negativity can short-circuit wellness and recovery, positive thought and emotions can ignite, strengthen and extend the protections afforded by your immune system,” Siegel explains. Lipton cites the “placebo effect” as proof that our beliefs drive healing.
Forgiveness transforms disease
The survivors began to heal as soon as they completely forgave people in their lives. One man read You Can Heal Your Life by Louise Hay. Forgiveness softens the heart, says Williamson. It allows us to get rid of old baggage, Siegel adds.
Practice forgiveness now to prevent illness. Hurt feelings present an opportunity for nourishment and growth, Siegel notes. Communicate those feelings, even if it is within a journal. Then release them.
Embrace coherence, appreciation and gratitude, andyour world begins to operate according to these principles, according to author and scientist Gregg Braden. Focus on living and do what you love.
“We were intended to be whole and healthy and complete and strong and vital in the world,” says Dr. Sue Morter, founder of the Morter Institute for Bioenergetics.
Advanced forgiveness outlined
Lipton notes that the conscious mind controls only 5 percent of our lives. The subconscious mind is programmed with beliefs before we reach age six.
Through learned experience we develop habits. The subconscious causes us to act automatically, Lipton says. We can’t even see how it runs our lives.
Those who want to explore forgiveness and healing the subconscious more deeply can find information in The Marriage of Spirit.
Move from head to heart
Create positive statements of belief out of the areas of life that are not working for you, Lipton urges. Trust your intuition and be guided by love. “If you’re not extending love, you’re projecting fear,” Williamson explains.
Williamson stresses the value of serious spiritual practice that includes some form of meditation. That is the zone beyond the mind where destructive beliefs are dismantled, she says.
“Our hearts literally create a signal within our bodies that communicates with our brain to either affirm our health and our healing, or become the obstacle between us and our healing,” Braden notes.
“Love is what’s happening constantly. The question is, am I allowing myself to participate in it,” asks Morter. Self love signals our brains that, “I am safe. I am OK.” Love comes from within and empowers us.
The Cure Is / 2012 / NR / 1 hour, 16 min
Cast Overview: Bruce Lipton, Bernie Siegel, Joel Fuhrman, Marianne Williamson, Sue Morter, Paul Chek, Tony Horton
Director: David Scharps
Genres: Documentary, Health, Spirituality