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         October 2008

A Message of Hope
in Support of Breast Cancer Month

My intention in writing this article is to offer hope for those who have serious diseases and ideas for those who want to prevent disease and maintain their health.

On July 9th 2007, after having had a biopsy the previous week, I left the doctors office at 4pm in a state of shock. I was told that I had cancer of the left breast. The doctor wasn't warm or empathetic and injected me with a fair amount of fear. When I got home I just sat in my living room for several hours staring blankly at a wall, saying the mantra 'I am healed and whole' over and over. I couldn't think. I couldn't move.

You probably don't know that I am a professional transformational energy healer. I work with the spiritual, mental, and emotional connection with the body. I have helped hundreds of people heal themselves of serious diseases, emotional issues and unwanted life patterns. However, all this went out the door when I received the news. I was numb and in disbelief. "How could this happen to me, a healer?"

I now know the answer to my question. It was part of my life's journey to experience this and learn from it, so I could help others. I consider the entire experience a gift. However, in those first days, that idea was not even on my radar screen.

If you are ever faced with a life threatening disease, make the conscious choice not to move into fear. I have talked with others who have experienced serious diseases and they all share the same wisdom in their hindsight, "Do not make important decisions quickly, especially when you are in fear." I agree implicitly with them. If you do, you may regret those choices. I know someone who experienced being diagnosed with breast cancer and chose to remedy it through a mastectomy. She made this decision quickly while she was still in a state of shock and fear. She did not take the time to consider other options or consult other physicians. When the breast tissue was brought to the lab, extensive testing showed that there was no cancer within it. She was minus a breast, and the surgery to reconstruct her breast was not performed well leaving her in terrible pain. Two more surgeries could not correct it. She now lives with constant pain and is filled with anger and distrust - the deep emotional scars of an unfortunate situation.

Always take the time for some deep breaths, to allow yourself to think, to feel and assess a situation from your heart. Remember that nearly all important decisions can be postponed for a short while, and it is always your right to seek a second opinion.

From the very first day, I made the decision never to claim my diagnosis. I never said, "I have cancer." Since our thoughts and words create everything, saying, "I have cancer," can help create it. Why tell your body it has cancer? Your body takes commands from your mind and thoughts. I always said, "I was diagnosed with cancer." I kept my attitude positive. When I had one of my many down moments, I asked friends and colleagues to help, to listen, to pray, and to visualize my healing with me.

During my journey, doubt and fear seemed to linger at my back door. Although I worked at mastering these emotions, in retrospect what worked best was getting out of my own way and just allowing life to present itself. When I started allowing, all flowed seamlessly to a successful conclusion. I was led to the right people who helped and supported me.

I healed myself without traditional medical intervention. The breast and the lymph, which were recommended to be removed, and receive rounds of radiology, chemotherapy and hormone treatments, are intact, healthy, and whole. This has been verified by tests from both the medical and holistic health communities.

My first focus was the spiritual, mental, and emotional cause of my diagnosed disease. All healing is spiritual first, then mental and emotional, and lastly physical. Thought and emotion create all. Negative thoughts and emotions can become buried in the cells of our bodies as dense, heavy energy. Over time, it can cause a breakdown within the body, where it is stored. To ensure healing the cause, it is important to do the work to identify what is buried in your cells and transform it. This is critical whether you embrace a traditional approach, a holistic approach, or a combination. Without this work, your health issue could return.

To combat my diagnosis I immediately started doing deep work at the subconscious and cellular level to identify what was stored in my breast that needed to be released and transformed. It was amazing. As I did this work, day by day, week by week, I felt continually lighter, brighter, and happy - even though I was diagnosed with cancer! Within a couple of weeks, people who did not know of my condition would say to me, "You look great." If they knew about my condition, they said, "I cannot believe how happy and joyful you are!" Everyone could feel the shift of my energy, as I did.

My second focus was diet and nutrition. Once freed of the density of your own buried negative thoughts/emotions, your body has the space to heal naturally. I chose an alkaline, macrobiotic, organic diet to support my body's ability to heal naturally. This diet is free of yeasty foods like wheat and cheese, and free of sugar, spicy hot foods, caffeine, and alcohol. I lightly cooked most of my food and I included several nutritional gifts, like seaweed. I drank pure spring water and healing herbal teas. I continued this diet throughout my healing journey and beyond it.

Why this approach? Yeast, sugar, and acid in your intestinal environment tend to foster disease - actually helping it grow! Putting toxins and hormones into your body from non-organic foods interferes with your body's ability to heal and maintain optimum health.

50-60% of my diet consisted of organic vegetables. The remainder included healthy grains such as millet, brown rice and quinoa. Protein is primarily derived from fresh white flaked fish, salmon, and legumes. I ate very little fruit, since all fruit is full of natural sugar. Studies have shown that cancer may thrive with sugar, so I didn't want to take the chance and ate as little sugar as possible. Fruit like oranges and strawberries are acidic which conflicts with an alkaline diet. I did eat blueberries, apples, pears, dried apricots, and raisins in moderation. These fruits have healing properties, which target health areas that I needed to support.

My third priority was to get plenty of rest and sleep. Your body best heals while you are sleeping.

I used medical diagnostics (urine, bowel, saliva, blood and gastro tests) to tell me what was going on inside of me. I learned what areas my body was deficient in, so I could address them with diet, supplements, other protocols, and additional energy work. Interestingly, I learned that I had parasites that were causing extreme diarrhea, discomfort and exhaustion. My research uncovered several studies that link cancer to fungus or parasite problems. A big prevention tip is to change your intestinal environment to be more alkaline. It is much harder for fungus, disease, bacteria, or cancer to thrive in an alkaline environment. Also, adding a pro-biotic supplement to your daily routine will help raise the level of good bacteria in your tummy.

What else is important?

Find tools that help you stay centered, focused and balanced throughout your journey. I used breathing techniques, Meditation, Yoga, Pilates and Qigong on a regular basis.

Look at other alternative health care practices. I chose acupuncture to support my body's ability to heal naturally.

Consider slowing your use of unfermented soy products. There are documented health risks associated with soy products, especially in relation to breast cancer.

Include fermented soy products. I also added other fermented products such as umeboshi plum and sauerkraut. Fermented foods are good for your tummy's balanced health. If you are trying to maintain your health or heal, your intestinal environment can help or hinder your progress. 80% of your immune system operates in your gut!

Clear free flowing lymph is critical to your body's health. I worked energetically to transform what was unhealthy and stored in my lymph. I also added two lymph drainage supplements, self massage, and jumping on a small trampoline 5+ minutes a day. All of these facilitate lymph flowing through your system easily and joyfully.

Metals in our body detract from all aspects of health. Did you know that most commercial deodorant has aluminum in it? When we shave our underarms, it facilitates an immediate dump of aluminum into our underarm lymph glands! Free flowing lymph is needed for our immune system to work properly, so why clog it with aluminum? I also engaged in detoxification for metals and other toxins.

Lessen your use of underwire bras. They cut off the circulation of your body's blood, lymph and energy to your breast tissue.

Use guided imagery to change what is going on in your body. I used it to shrink my lump in my meditations.

Watch fun movies that make you laugh. The vibration of laughter supports healing. It also helps maintain your health through boosting your immune system.

On Sunday, August 12, 2007, only 5+ weeks into my journey after a session of energy work I did with myself, I felt a total energy shift in my tumor. The lump in my breast felt dormant. I could not prove it however, until I learned about and had a thermogram scan on Nov 2, 2007. The scan validated what I already knew - there was no longer any cancer in my breast.

Although this was a journey to heal my diagnosis of cancer, it became a spiritual journey for me. With each healing session, I gained a deeper connection with my inner self and became closer to my Creator, my angels and my guides. Once cleansed of the density in my body put there by buried negative emotions and thoughts, I was able to fill myself with lighter vibrating energy. Today I am just so happy. Nothing gets to me or bothers me. This is a huge gift, and I have the diagnosis of cancer to thank for it.

Learn more about Alice's journey with breast cancer in Wellness Wisdom.

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