Creating & handling fear when dealing with cancer
On mind power & avoiding negative versus nurturing positive influences
Copyright © 2007 Healing Cancer Naturally
I would like to address here a subject in greater detail which I think is important for all those who may have come to this site for their own or a loved one's sake: Fear.
Cancer is a disease which seems to strike fear in most everyone's heart. In addition, conventional doctors with their mostly dismal diagnoses (and toxic painful therapies to match), tend to create even more fear. And even when someone decides to take their health into their own hands, to use only gentle "alternative" healing modalities and to trust the innate healing power of their body, they may be further confronted with long and daunting lists of factors supposedly causing or contributing to cancer (cf. Cancer Causes).
As a patient now naturally healing from cancer described it, "When I first found a lump on my neck nearly three years ago, that caused enough fear to begin with. Then after seeing doctor after doctor and getting test after test, the fear just skyrocketed. Especially when each doctor I saw told me something different from the doctor before him. I then made the decision to stop seeing doctors. I knew I wasn't going to let any of them do anything to me, so what was the sense in seeing them. I was prepared if things got really bad to go to an alternative doctor just down the road, but needed to remove all things medical from my life for a time. Fear in itself is stressful, and waiting for all these results and seeing all these doctors was making me feel sicker than I was."
And another one adds, "When people write that emotions or mercury fillings or toxins in the environment are creating cancer, it could create a climate of HELPLESS fear for me. To be told that I have cancer because I responded with stress to a traumatic event several years ago or that there is a genetic predisposition, or that I MAY have mercury fillings and that having them removed MAY help cure me, or that something in the air I breathe is harmful; is not helpful at all. Nothing I can do about any of them. There may be many contributing factors to cancer, but I believe that it is a gray area. Attempts to remove genetic predisposition, previous trauma, etc. them all is impossible."
Now while this site is meant to empower and give hope, it is also "guilty" of "spreading fear messages" (or what could definitely interpreted as such), particularly on the many pages devoted to Detoxification and the undoubtedly polluted state of our immediate and larger environment, indirectly exhorting you, the reader, to detox - or else :-).
Fear affects health (its effects can even be measured in various blood parameters).
Dr. Hamer’s German New Medicine even goes so far as to state that e.g. the shock of diagnosis directly causes new cancer formation, and various real-life stories illustrating the power of belief to both heal and kill seem to confirm that notion.
Now based on the rich evidence I’ve seen, I strongly believe in the power of the mind and spirit to affect our body in both positive and negative ways. So I think what can be even more important than addressing the numerous physical factors that can potentially make one ill is thinking about and nurturing those 'intangible' factors that can help to make/keep one healthy such as:
- will to live and life purpose involving others; example: a mother with “terminal” breast cancer who willed herself healthy to be there for her children.
- joy in living
- consciousness shift (self-exploration)
- visualization of desired reality/guided imagery
- helping others
- spiritual 'connectedness'
- etc. etc. etc.
All of these would help to strengthen the terrain so one's body is able to successfully deal with the various 'stressors' others may succumb to.
For the rest I'd recommend just doing the best one can with what one has available and use common sense. I. e. have the best possible diet one can get, detox oneself and one’s surroundings to the extent possible, stay away from avoidable toxins, negative people and situations etc.
That the mental and spiritual side of our being can indeed be the decisive one in determining our health and healing from cancer (as well as the reverse), can be seen from a number of testimonials featured on this site.
Edgar Cayce said interesting things regarding healing and longevity which can be found among many powerful inspirational quotes meant to help set you on a positive path. Did you know for instance that apparently a number of centenarians have had cancer earlier in their lives?
An additional tool I highly recommend is requesting the most benevolent outcome.
1 Once you have read as many healing testimonials as I have, a number of them concerning so-called terminal cancer patients incl. those literally on their presumed deathbed, any such fear should be pretty much nonexistant, however, since there seems to be nothing more normal than healing from cancer...
2 Re 'genetic' disposition as a causative factor in cancer: I have strong doubts as to the validity of such notions. One reason is that recent research points to our thoughts and emotions directly affecting our DNA (compare Bruce Lipton’s “Biology of Belief” in Books on Mind Power, Mental Influences, Illness & Healing). Another reason is that it seems unlikely that the skyrocketing cancer incidence in the westernized world over the last 100 years should be due to genetic influences since in that case our grandparents should have had similarly high cancer rates.
A most decisive blow to the genetic theory has recently been dealt by showing that mutated BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes cannot be the "cause" of high breast cancer risk - no matter what a well-known celebrity may suggest, see Angelina Jolie and "breast cancer prevention" via surgery - a role model? On mutated BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes as "cause" of high breast cancer risk.