This is included in more detail in the Second Edition of my book, Holistic Well-being: A Paradigm Shift
Through my journey from breast cancer to health, I have been keeping a journal of my journey, from day 1 of finding the lump to present. Primarily, I thought this was a good idea to record what I was doing and the effects of what I was doing, but also to get feelings and emotions out to clear my head before sleep, as an aid to my emotional healing. It has been a very healing practice, and also is quite informative, so maybe one day I will put it into a separate book!
In the meantime, I would like to share an insight/realisation I had when I received my results from the second thermography appointment, showing the huge reduction in the activity surrounding the tumours. This is now included in full in the Second Edition of my book Holistic Well-being: A Paradigm Shift but here is a short excerpt of what I wrote in my journal that day. I found it very emotional and quite profound, and I hope that it helps others who may have negative emotions about their health to see things from a different perspective.
Tuesday 15th November 2016
I had the doctors report today. I am now classed as ‘Low Risk of Cancer’ and they don’t want to see me for another year! The images confirm what Lloyd was saying, with the tumour areas being hardly noticeable and the lymphs having pretty-much normal activity! I took some of the images and made a comparison chart and I cannot believe it – mainly I cannot believe how it has happened so quickly!
While I rejoice, there is a part of me that is very sad to let my journey go, but I remind myself I am still on it – and will be for a long time. I am a little afraid that I won’t feel ‘myself’ if I am not aching, or focused on some problem or aspect of my health – that I’ll lose myself if there is not a constant reminder that my body is here and needs nurturing and helping – that I’ll take it for granted and forget to nurture myself. That I will lose the impetus to look after myself if I do not have a life-threatening condition….
I really feel that I have this fairly unique position through my research, studies and now my experiences to follow a mission of spreading the truth about cancer and the choices that are available, yet hidden from mainstream views and sources. People need to know there are choices beyond fear and destruction, in fact, in the opposite of these – there is a choice in love and nurturing.
In spite of my little fears of not continuing on my journey and letting things slip, I am realising that it is through this mindset of not taking action unless something is driving me (such as illness or fear) that got me in this position in the first place. My lack of love for my body and my self, my taking for granted all the wonderful functions my body carries out every second of every day to keep me alive…without this we could be ill no matter how healthy we choose to live, how toxin-free our homes and toiletries are, how organic our diet is, how good our supplements are, etc.
My body has been calling me for attention so much over the last 8 years or so and now it has made this huge cry for help!
I feel so sad that my body had to grow this cancer just to get me to properly listen. This is a “Eureka” moment, where I discover the missing link to all the good I have been doing!
Everything I have done for my health, all my life, even emotionally & spiritually, has been to ease symptoms – in other words “Shut my body up” so I can continue with my life without being held back or interrupted by my body’s calls for help and love (symptoms). Now, all of a sudden, I am not thinking that these symptoms are to be angry or frustrated at – how selfish is that? If a baby was crying in the next room, should I go to it and help it, and give it whatever it needs so it is happy and content? Or should I ignore it and hope it goes away, or even shut the door so I can’t hear it anymore (ie. treat it symptomatically) and carry on with my life the best I can?
In other words, do I have compassion for what is really going on in my body?
If any of this resonates with you, maybe it is time you began listening and loving, rather than declaring war on your body! Next time you experience a symptom, you could do a quick search on the symptom + emotional cause.
A few pointers I have learned and questions to ask yourself:
Am I eating healthily? (Truly, honestly, our bodies do not lie!), Am I drinking enough water?, Am I moving around and exercising enough?
Is any aspect of my life toxic?
Am I getting enough magnesium? (a VERY common problem – if you are not bathing in magnesium chloride salts, quite possibly you are deficient!)
Am I unhappy in any aspect of my life? Am I handling stress well? Am I doing too much? Am I meditating, or taking some quiet time?
Is something messing with my mind? (TV, news, someone, a job, a belief, etc)
Am I considering my body, mind & spirit equally? (Many ‘spiritual’ people forget to live in the physical, many physical people disregard their spiritual side, many of us disregard our emotions and mind, etc) All 3 must have equal attention to be in balance!
Problems on the left tend to be linked to female, and the right linked to male.
Certain organs can be related to emotions through the elements in traditional chinese medicine.
Heart – Joy (or lack of)
Lungs – anxiety / grief
Large intestine – anxiety
Kidneys – fear/fright
Liver – anger
Spleen – anger / pensiveness / mental fatigue
Stomach – anger
Symptoms at the areas of the chakras may be relative to the aspect of your self that the chakra governs.
Also look at the pattern of symptoms and what they could mean – such as:
Trapped wind: are you feeling trapped? Anxious?
Nagging pains: is there a recurring problem, or something nagging you?
Thumping pains: do you feel like you are banging against a brick wall with something?
Tearing pains: are you feeling cut up, or separated from something?
Thank you for reading, and I really hope it helps!