Paradise is not so much a place. It’s peace. Within. While cancer may have taken a knee, without knocking out the prevailing causes that allowed it to find a home in me, all that has been accomplished thus far and taking last week’s momentary breath to celebrate would all be for nothing. So before beginning the trek toward subduing the other giants of resistance before me, I get steady and ready.
Taking a depth of breath and taking time is so invaluable. Consider it a gift of glory set aside for those risking to seek for that oft elusive “more!” The rays of sunlight warming my face and body, the silken sand reminding me of all the wondrous steps I’ve been led on thus far, and the relentless cleansing waves of water to refresh me for what is ahead…I need this more often than I used to care to admit. I was too blinded, brainwashed to even fathom letting my belly grow big with oxygen rich air, let out that heavy groan, and cast the weights I let lay upon me too long. Earthing to let the planet surge renewing negative ions into me and spiritually cleanse every part of my essence with the water of the Word of God is a daily ritual I miss when away from this shore, but the delight that leads to the discipline of connecting to creation bears a rich ROI not only in Cancun, but wherever I go no matter what happens.
Without the mighty rushing wind to lift me again, the living waters of the promises of my God to reinstate a future of hope, and the faith that makes the impossible into reality, I would have remained the broken one barely able to stand, cast down by grave injustice, and lost to despair. But no. God had a different plan and better end for me. And He colabored with me to flow streams from the wasteland of my heart, soul, body, and life overall.
As I take account of all that I have grown through and have become assured that I shall overcome even greater than what fell before, I really miss this special place where grace wove a tapestry together, strengthening me with deeper stillness and power by His #love and #forgiveness. I needed to let so much go–sometimes over and over and over again until the hold on me was indeed gone. I stand unashamed because I have taken full responsibility for what’s mine to bear. I have realized that I let others in and devalue me repeatedly when I knew better and so stood up to draw the boundaries of my temple… I have realized that in letting hurts, injustice, disappointments, and rage go, I can let more of God’s pure love in to incubate and sow back into our beautiful world… I have realized that forgiving myself is a surely sweet, reliable way to enter in to my Heavenly Father’s enduring passion and enjoy an ethereal kiss between heaven and earth every time I choose. So, this pure love I choose freely. I choose to be free.
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THIS IS REPOSTED FROM HOPE4CANCER:
Emotions like stress, fear, anger, regret and sadness, when held in the body, can affect the immune system — weakening the body’s ability to heal itself. Dr. Kelly Turner, researcher and author of the book Radical Remissions, found case after case of cancer survivors who learned to release the suppressed emotions of their past. With a renewed focus on joy, love and happiness, they saw healing from their cancers. “When we feel happy and loving, our physical bodies are flooded with cancer-fighting immune cells,” she says. “Our emotional lives are free of stress and worry, and our social and work relationships improve.” Turner identified nine key factors that appear to help heal cancer. In our own experience at Hope4Cancer, we’ve also witnessed these nine key factors at work in the healing process:
– Radically changing your diet
– Taking control of your health
– Following your intuition
– Using herbs and supplements
– Releasing suppressed emotions
– Increasing positive emotions
– Embracing social support
– Deepening your spiritual connection
– Having strong reasons for living
Notice that, of these factors, two-thirds have more to do with our minds and our spirits than our bodies. We simply cannot ignore the potential impact of spirituality in our body’s ability to heal itself.#Repost @hope4cancermexico