When making early decisions on how to overcome cancer
I read this book written by Kelly Turner who did her PHD finding people that had 'radical remissions' from cancer and asked them why they thought they had healed. She defines radical remission as any cancer remission that is statistically unexpected.
She was motivated to find out more and writes about the incredible people that overcame cancer against all odds.
It is an empowering and inspirational read and informs 9 factors the survivors had in common:1. Radical change of Diet 2. Taking Control 3. Following Intuition 4. Herbs and Supplements 5. Releasing surpressed emotions 6. Positive Emotions 7. Social Support 8. Deepening spiritual connection
9. Strong reasons for living
Wikipedia defines synchronicity as events that are "meaningful coincidences" if they occur with no causal relationship yet seem to be meaningfully related.
This concept was first suggested by psychologist Carl Jung who dedicated a book to the whole experience.
Moments of synchronicity always bring an elated wonderment and joy to my life and in recent times when I needed to feel more alive is when they have been occurring more than ever before.
My recent time was when I was travelling over East at the Brunswick Heads markets looking at frankincense incense when a Qigong and Acupuncture friend stands beside me asking for the same incense. And so our worlds collided when we looked at each other in amazement. My friend mentioned that he never usually goes to the markets, but just felt like he wanted to. And so we spent the rest of the day smiling in awe.
I believe these events are waiting to be discovered. Synchronicity gives me the sense of being interconnected and open to infinite possibilities. And that is a wonderful thing!
I would like to share my last couple of months so you may have an understanding of why I have not been working.
In October this year I was diagnosed with Right Breast Cancer. It has been a soul searching, enriching and life changing time since then.
I have been looking to ways I can help myself with the guidance and support of integrative oncology, friends and family. Many of the integrative oncology treatments are only available on the East Coast and so I have spent half of my time there. Fortunately I have been guided through beautifully.
During this time, the palpable lump reduced to half the original size. When I chose to have surgery, I was ready mentally, emotionally and physically.
I write to you 2 weeks after my operation with minimal pain and my whole body and spirit are able to completely heal now. There are ups and downs but I am getting better day by day.
The journey to wellness continues. Each step in overcoming breast cancer requires patience and I am learning to appreciate the here and now. As treatments are needed I may have to take time off, so your understanding during this time will mean a lot to me. I will gradually practice acupuncture again and will be in touch in the near future.
In the meantime, I would like to keep connected with you through this blog. Here you can check in with my wellness adventure. My wish is that by sharing my journey, it may help your own path and others.
Wishing you and your family a Joyful, happy and healthy new year 2018.
Love and Blessings,