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As you may already know, October is breast cancer awareness month. This year, instead of sharing with you all the different products that are available and the companies that are donating part of their profits to support breast cancer, I wanted to voice my thoughts about how women can use the power of their mind to heal their bodies. Instead of waiting around for a cure or going through painful chemo treatments, why not consider other alternative healing modalities that are safer and could heal breast cancer forever?
For many years I've researched and practiced natural and holistic healing methods. Although I understand and appreciate certain aspects of Western medicine, I lean more towards Eastern methods of medicine such as the use of herbs and energy healing. I also believe in the power of the mind and how our thoughts and emotions play a huge role in whether or not we are healthy.
I've been thinking alot about all the money that is put into breast cancer research. Millions, if not billions of money have been poured into research and we supposedly don't have a cure yet? Or are there people who don't want us to know that there is cure so that we'll continue to spend money on pills and treatments because they own those companies that provide these types of "medicine"? Just something to think about.
I'm sure there are doctors and physicians with good intentions out there, but who are they to decide how long a person has to live? Too many of us act as if our doctor is God - Well, if the doctor says it is so, then it must be true, right? Wrong!! Don't allow a doctor to write your death certificate. They may not be aware of the power of belief, but that doesn't mean you have to. Hopefully this post will open your mind to another paradigm of thinking...
Mental and Emotional Basis for the Creation of Disease
As a psychology major in college, I have always been fascinated with the mind and what makes us do certain things. I knew that how we grew up and our environment played key roles in our future.
It's been a few years now that I have been interested in the link between mind and body when it comes to health. I think it started when I watched that movie, The Secret, and learned about the woman who used the Law of Attraction to heal the cancer in her body. Since then I've heard many stories of people who overcame cancer by BELIEVING that they could heal. If you haven't read, The Biology of Belief, I highly recommend checking it out.
Louise Hay, a widely known author and founder of Hay House Publishing, overcame breast cancer. She wrote a book called, You Can Heal Your Life, in which she talks about her life and the tragedies she faced as a young girl. She explains how limiting beliefs and and negative emotions are the cause of illness. By changing the way you think and eliminating the deeply-rooted emotional baggage, you can heal your body and your life.
Heal the Emotional Scars
You can eat healthy and exercise everyday, but if you don't heal your mind and your heart, you can still get cancer. If you've ever experienced unexpected shock or trauma in your life, that leaves an imprint in your body. Even everyday mental stresses add up and affect your overall health.
One tool that has helped me eliminate the emotional baggage that has built up in my body is Emotional Freedom Technique, or EFT. I work with Stephanie Tran, an EFT Practitioner based in the San Francisco/Bay Area. Every two weeks I meet with her over the phone or via Skype, and she helps me resolve any issues I may be facing. I feel like a huge burden has lifted after I've had a session with Stephanie. Not only that, but I've noticed how much better my life is. My relationships are better, I feel more energetic, and feel so much happier overall.
In essence, EFT works similar to acupressure in that you tap certain places (meridians) on your body while addressing the deep emotions you feel regarding a certain subject.
Stephanie can help with just about any issue including weight loss, anxiety, fear, and even financial worries. If you live in the Bay Area, I recommend joining her Meetup group.
A Spiritual Look at Cancer
I believe that there is a deeper, spiritual meaning for everything that happens to us.
In the book, The Creation of Health: The Emotional, Psychological, and Spiritual Responses That Promote Health and Healing, Dr. Caroline Myss says this about cancer:
"In my opinion, cancer, more than any other illness, teaches us that we are alive in order to learn and that it is essential for us to challenge those obstacles that prevent us from exploring our own development. When cancer forms, it is an indication that something taking place inside of us has sufficient force to prevent us either from successfully entering into the next phase of our lives or from furthering our emotional, psychological and spiritual growth. Health cannot tolerate prolonged obstacles to one's growth."Regardless of how you look at cancer, I think it's important for people to be more open to alternative ways of healing. I say, don't knock it til you try it.