I had planned to write a different piece today but I got blindsided again by news of another friend diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. This time it is Karen Ashley of San Francisco and the person in charge of the West Coast Dowsers for the last several conferences. She is also the best “face reader” I have ever met. Not only was Karen diagnosed with cancer but she was put in hospice very quickly. For those of you who know her, please send your love, flowers or whatever feels best to you. Dick Tippett is her loving spouse.
I also have another friend Ann Hanson, who is being treated for stage 4 ovarian cancer (her daughter has started a Go Fund Me page to help her with expenses) and another friend, Brenda who has had both breasts removed last month. The list goes on and on and on. I am never ready for the news and each time I hear it I know what lies ahead. Last month one of my son’s friends died of pancreatic cancer in her 50’s. Since my son died of kidney cancer two years ago, more and more of my friends are leaving with cancer or living with cancer. At the time of his death, one of my good friends had died just before and another after his death. All cancer.
We need to learn how we can help ourselves and others prevent this disease and understand the emotional nature of cancer. Yes, we have environmental conditions that encourage cancer. We have inherited traits for the disease. We are living longer and there is more time for it to develop. We also, must know, there is an emotional component to cancer. Track cancer from the time of diagnosis back 1 & 1/2 to 2 years earlier. What was your emotional state? What issues were you dealing with? There is always a clue. In order to assist in preventing this disease, it is critical that we focus on what is bugging us at a deeper level. What won’t you acknowledge? What do you resent? What toxic condition are you living with? Tumors form when there is stagnation in the emotional area. They can harden into masses and spread into other areas. The original source of diagnosis can also be the clue as to the emotions you are not dealing with.
In addition to really understanding and working at the emotional level, we need to also live a more natural life. Not a fake fad kale and beef broth trend but really a more natural life. We do not need all the stuff and we need to simplify as much as possible. We need time in nature as nature knows how to heal. We need to eat and sleep according to the earth’s rhythm. We need to process events when they happen to us instead of saying we are so “busy” that we don’t ever process the last shock before we are on to the next shock. We need to eat at home more and learn how to cook for ourselves and feed ourselves. We need to stop eating so much processed foods. Protein bars and vitamins do not make up for poor eating habits.
America is a fast-paced country. It has little patience and it looks like it will speed up even faster. We want our food delivered, our groceries delivered, our packages delivered in as short a time as possible. Do we really need 2-hour delivery from Amazon? What price are we paying for speed? How good is our anxiety level? Just remember, the body is a fabulous wonder. It wants to be taken care of in a sensible manner, a loving manner and a respectful manner. If you had a fine race horse that you paid a high price for, would you feed it lots of processed foods, create a lot of anxiety around it so it could get fearful, angry and depressed? Would you ride it to death expecting it to go anywhere you demand it? Would you try to make up for bad habits by giving it lots of drugs and vitamins? When your horse throws over the rider, do you blame the horse?
Through watching our emotions and how we relate to our world and being consciously aware of what is good and not good for us, we can help ourselves prevent cancer. Through healthy sensible eating we can nourish our bodies rather than trick ourselves into feeling we are really do something worthwhile when we live on protein drinks. Nothing against protein drinks but remember, they are another processed food. I recommend to you all the book “The Complete Dictionary of Ailments and Diseases” by Jacques Martel. It is priceless book, about 600 pages, of “the most comprehensive dictionary dealing with the conflicted thoughts, feelings and emotions at the root of illnesses.”
As we all our saddened by the great loss of our friends and loved ones remember you have been given life, the greatest gift of all. Use it well, use it wisely, appreciate it and know that it will not last. We all must leave here but commit to living a more balanced life starting with a balanced day.