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I Follow My Heart
following article is part of March's edition of
Carolina Woman's Magazine. I am excited to a part of this
Check out my article in the online edition of the magazine!
When exactly did I start following the wisdom and guidance of my
heart? Certainly it began in earnest in 2000, when I decided to step
out of my successful corporate career and embrace the unknown path
of assisting others in transforming physical and emotional issues at
the cellular level. This step into the unknown was huge for me. I
focused on being courageous and trusting, as I continued listening
to my heart for guidance.
Next, my heart led me to leave
Atlanta and move to an unfamiliar, sleepy beach town on the gulf
coast of Florida, where my new life and career unfolded. In this
quiet venue, my reputation grew quickly. My client appointments
rapidly increased, as did my speaking engagements and the publishing
of my inspirational and educational articles. Although I was still
living day-to-day with my finances, life felt good and so did I. The
unknown was becoming my new known.
Then lightning struck in
2007. I received an unexpected diagnosis of breast cancer-ductal
carcinoma, estrogen and progesterone receptive, left breast at 10
o’clock. I was filled with fear. Who wouldn’t be? Doctors, along
with many friends and family, pressured me to follow the ‘gold
standard,’ traditional recommendation of having my left breast and
underarm lymph nodes removed, followed by procedures with negative
side effects to my body. And they wanted me to do it now! My heart,
however, had something else in mind.
My heart wanted me to
courageously step into the unknown once again, despite my fears and
the fears of those around me. My heart wanted me to walk my talk. My
heart wanted me to be able to offer solid hope to others that there
is another way to transform health issues such as cancer. It was one
of the toughest decisions that I was ever led to make. Even the time
I was guided to fly to a foreign country on a certain date and
return on a certain date, which I did, was nothing compared to this.
Although traveling to a foreign country deeply challenged my ability
to “be in trust,” stepping onto my own self-healing path was a
quantum leap in trust. I had to be the facilitator and the client at
the same time! Obviously, this became the crystal clear focus of my
undivided attention. Nothing, let me repeat, NOTHING was more
important than my self-healing work, my diet, and my holistic
Let me pause here to discuss the different
aspects of the fear a little further. I was afraid because the “C”
disease is serious, often fatal. Although I had successfully worked
with others to transform serious health issues (such as stage 3
lymphoma, non-curable; and stage 4 kidney failure), what if I failed
with myself? I worried, “Would anyone ever work with me again if I
failed?” And, of course, I was afraid because the medical community
and many others around me were pumping fear into me. Demands were
made for instant decisions, even though the diagnosis was considered
“early detection.” Everyone wanted to tell me what to do and how to
Gradually, I got myself together enough to spend time
within my heart and soul, seeking God’s guidance. In this sacred
space, where I had learned to go for wisdom and direction, I was
asked, “What do you want to do?” I contemplated. I knew what I did
not want to do. I did not want the negative side effects of
radiation, chemotherapy, and possible hormone therapy. I knew I
wanted my breast and the nearby lymph glands and nodes to stay in
place. With that realization, I was able to acknowledge what I
wanted for the first time. I wanted to walk my own path. There it
was. It was out in the open for me to see and feel clearly. My body
responded and resonated with this clarity. My breast, which had been
inflamed and agitated, suddenly calmed down. What a powerful
reinforcement for me!
Next, within the sacred space of my
heart and soul, I was asked, “Why then are you so afraid? Why do you
doubt success?” I reflected. I didn’t doubt God. I did not doubt my
angels and spiritual guides. I trust them implicitly. They are
always there for me when I work with my clients. There was silence
in my mind and thoughts, and then… oh, there it was - the truth. I
doubted myself. What if I was not good enough to be facilitator and
client at the same time? What if I simply came up short?
all have issues in our lives. In reality, however, if we are honest
with ourselves, doubting one’s own self always rises to the top of
the list. It was then that I looked this issue directly in its face
and bravely said to myself, “Looks like another opportunity for
self-mastery. If my heart and soul feel I can do this, then I can. I
have the proven skills and knowledge from my practice. I just need
to get out of my own way and trust the process.”
brave declaration, I spent time energetically shifting my self doubt
within all levels of my being. I tossed my fear and doubt out the
window and stated my intention. “I intend that I will be guided to
successfully heal myself of breast cancer, so that I can offer hope
to others and share what I learn.” Then I embarked on the most
courageous journey my heart has ever asked of me.
Five and a
half weeks after using my knowledge of
cellular level healing,
together with the help of God and my angels, and my skills in
hypnotherapy and psychology, the place where the cancer resided felt
dormant. I don’t want to paint this as an easy picture, because
during this five and a half week period, I was laser-focused on
working on my mind, emotions, spirit, and body in many, many amazing
sessions. It was my singular point of concentration. I recorded
several of the sessions in my journal and was inspired to express
many of my experiences in what I call spiritual drawings - drawings
that just came right out from inside me.
Soon I had
spiritual validation that the cancer was healed from the inside out,
and I felt the energy inside the lump in my breast go dormant.
However, although smaller, the lump was still there. I had no
medical proof until two and a half months later when I learned about
thermograms, a safe alternative to mammograms.
finally received the doctors’ report from the thermogram scan, it
showed no indication of cancer! You can’t imagine how jubilant I
was, how filled with gratitude. In fact, I was constantly filled
with gratitude for the amazing support I had in my personal healing
sessions. My deceased father and grandmother were present. The
angels and guides that help me when I work with clients were
present. I truly felt completely supported.
I learned there
are many things we can do to support health and prevent disease, as
well as heal, that cost little or no money. Even though they cost no
money, these things have a big impact on the cells of our bodies.
Lots of sleep and deep breathing to oxygenate the cells certainly
fall into this category and were high priorities for me. Also, diet
and nutrition were very important parts of my journey, as was a
focus on maintaining a healthy immune system and positive emotions.
It has been over three years since my diagnosis, and there
is still no indication of cancer. My breast and lymph nodes that
were to be removed are healthy parts of me. I am blessed for many
reasons. I am blessed because without this diagnosis of cancer, I
would never have done the work to resolve deep emotional and mental
wounds within me. I am so light and bright as a result. Nothing gets
to me anymore! This is a true gift.
I am blessed because of
the spiritual support that I continue to receive. I am blessed
because my intention to heal, so that I could offer hope to others
and share what I have learned, continues to manifest. My personal
wellness journey has produced my book, Wellness Wisdom, several CDs,
speaking engagements, articles such as this, radio interviews, audio
clips on breast cancer sites, and the list keeps growing. Wow! All
of this has occurred because I got out of my own way, threw away
fear, and followed my heart’s wisdom. I have learned that when you
do, it always works out.
A few years have passed since that
pivotal self—healing journey. Where has my heart guided me since? To
Western North Carolina. I was specifically guided to leave Florida
and move to the greater Asheville area. Once again, I stepped out on
faith, knowing no one in this area. Everyone thought I was a little
crazy. I, however, knew it was perfect, because my heart has never
been wrong! And surely this is exactly where I am supposed to be,
because I have been warmly welcomed personally and professionally.
So what about all those fear driven friends? I left them
behind. I chose to surround myself with those who supported me in my
choice. I also learned never to make a decision when immersed in
fear. Someone I know made a hasty decision in the midst of her fear.
After receiving the diagnosis of breast cancer, within days she had
her breast and lymph glands removed. When her removed breast went to
the lab, no trace of cancer was found. Today she still cannot
release her anger from this experience. In my opinion, the proven
advice of taking time to seek other opinions and paths is always a
Am I espousing that everyone take the path I
did? Absolutely not! What I am a proponent of, however, is that
everyone listen to the wisdom of their own heart, soul, and body
when making important decisions, versus giving the power and
responsibility over to others, or to your ‘ego’ mind. Wisdom that is
perfectly tailored for each of us is sourced within. The center of
their heart is the first place I take clients to assist in accessing
their own spiritual wisdom. Many receive guidance that their path is
to use traditional medical protocols while working with me for
support and complete transformation. If that is the case, that is
how I assist them.
In 2004, I was guided to create my CD
titled Heart & Soul, which talks about the importance of following your
heart and gives tips for doing so. One of my main messages on this
CD is that following your heart is a journey that demands trust, and
the more you do it the easier it becomes. It gets easier because in
retrospect you realize each time that things always end up okay or
maybe even better than you thought they could. This makes it easier
to release fear and move forward the next time.
It really is
easier to trust the wisdom of one’s heart versus trying to figure
everything out with the analysis of one’s mind. Mental analysis can
often bring what I call ‘analysis paralysis.’ It is easy to get
stuck in that pattern and never move forward. There is a graceful
fluidity in trusting one’s own wisdom and moving ahead. I offer this
story from my heart to yours.
My ability to courageously
travel with trust was learned with love and is shared with love.
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