Our body reacts to stress by producing the hormone adrenaline. For every molecule of adrenaline produced, one molecule of vitamin C is needed. A depletion of vitamin C in the body will lead to cardiovascular problems.
Negative emotions are by far one of the 3 most important factors in illness with diet and environmental toxins.
Included under emotions are: stress, work, family, neighbours, transport, depression, bad news, death relatives/ friends, loss of job, divorce, moving house and any negative event that worries or depresses you.
It is not the event itself that is important but the way you process it.
Yes, the way we process an event is what does the damage. Not the event itself.
For example, one person loses her job and goes into severe depression because their whole life revolved around their work. They felt needed and the income was needed to pay the bills. This person has a greater chance of getting sick than the person who loses her job but hated it anyway and knows that they can get a better job easily.. or enjoy the extra time doing nothing.
A story to illustrate this point:
A customer came to me suffering from liver, oesophagus and lung cancer. His chances of survival with modern therapy were 0.1% at best. He followed a very strict Macrobiotic diet and recovered. Eventually, he went back to a normal diet and died quickly after receiving thermal chemotherapy in Germany (and eating hospital food). His cancer had been emotionally triggered by his wife having three miscarriages in a few years. This gentleman desperately wanted a child with the woman he loved and could not accept that he may never have one. This triggered his first cancer (oesophagus). It was not the event that triggered the cancer but the way he processed it.
What to do?
To be positive, it is very important to make plans for the future. Keep your dream(s) alive. Have a goal, have an ambition. It is OK to be happy. We are not meant to suffer. Many people who try to become spiritual think that being poor is the only way to be. This is not my understanding. Most successful spiritual teachers are well known and well off. Does this mean they are bad? Not at all.
They are successful because they believe in what they are doing. They live their dream. God, or whoever you believe in, never meant us to suffer and be poor. It is OK to enjoy life. Money is just a mean of exchange. You need some to be able to live your dream, help yourself and help others.
It is difficult when you have been diagnosed with a cancer or another serious condition to remain positive. Especially if your body is giving you pain signals. It is hard to imagine that you are getting better. The problem will compound itself, the pain will force your mind to concentrate on this part of the body, and the more you concentrate or it, the more you will feel (or imagine) the pain.
Affirmations such as “everyday in every way I am getting healthier and healthier” are good. Saying it however is not enough. You should also try to visualise your tumours or disease shrinking and disappearing. Constantly keeping this image and autosuggestion in your mind can greatly help your body to heal. The best time to repeat the words is last thing at night just before going to sleep or first thing in the morning when you wake up. This is the time when your mind is in alpha state and is most receptive to suggestions.
Good exercises are:
Visualise your tumours being eaten away. There are different ways of doing this. Use whichever way suits you best:
* For example a child may visualise his tumours eaten as in a PAC MAN game.
* An adult may prefer to visualise his tumours being soft rocks that are gradually eroded by the waves of the sea.
* Imagine that each in breath floods your body with a shoal of hungry Piranhas that are eating away your problems and cleansing your body.
Use whatever method is best for you. Make up your own. As long as your visualisation is strong, you believe in it and you do it frequently, it will help you.
Emotional support and belief from your spouse, partner, friends or family is important. If this is not given, it is better to leave. A very negative home environment will keep the disease alive and spreading. I know that doing this is not easy at all, but you are worth it.
Ideally, the cooking associated with recovery should be from a healthy person with positive energy.
A Story – The power of the mind – From the New York Times, 13 October 1998:
“Many doctors know the story of Wright’, who was found to have cancer and in 1957 was given only days to live. Hospitalised in Long Beach, California, with tumours the size of oranges, he heard that scientists had discovered a horse serum “Krebiozen”, that appeared to be effective against cancer. He begged to receive it. “His physician, Dr Philip West, finally agreed and gave Wright an injection on a Friday afternoon. The following Monday, the astonished doctor found his patient out of his death bed’, joking with the nurses. The tumours, the doctor wrote later, had melted like snowballs on a hot stove’.
“Two months later, Wright read medical reports that the horse serum was a quack remedy. He suffered an immediate relapse. Don’t believe what you read in the papers, the doctor told Wright. Then he injected him with what he said was a new super-refined double strength’ version of the drug. Actually, it was water, but again the tumour masses melted.
“Wright was the picture of health’ for another two months – until he read a definitive report stating that Krebiozen was worthless. He died two days later.”
Emotional Freedom Therapy” (EFT)
Many people go for counselling when they have negative emotions (depression, stress, anxiety, panic attack etc..) and many are disappointed with the results. Negative emotions are brought up to the surface and they are left to deal with them. No advice, as the counsellor is not allowed to offer any.
The sufferers may have to follow this therapy for months sometimes years and often with no concrete results. There is a much quicker and better way.
In December 2000 I was introduced to a therapy called Emotional Freedom Therapy (EFT). The thinking behind this therapy is that negative emotions are not only locked into the emotional (the mind) but also into the physical (body). Trying to get rid of negative emotions by just working on the mind will not work as we are only addressing half the problem. The EFT motto is:
“The cause of all negative emotions is a disruption in the body’s energy system”.
As we all know that we are Mind, Body and Spirit. However we tend to forget it.
EFT is based on the belief that emotional imbalances are linked to imbalances in the body’s energy system. We cannot release negative emotions just by working on the mind. We must also release imbalances from the body.
Correcting these imbalances, which is done by tapping on certain points, often leads to rapid remedies. EFT uses meridian points.
Meridian points are also used in Acupuncture, Acupressure and Shiatsu and find their origin many thousand years ago. Could men thousand of years ago have been wiser than us? I think so.