"Learn to Love Your Cancer"...
Say WHAT?!?! Yup, you hear that right. And the first time I heard it, I thought it was absolutely crazy talk! But the more I learned, and the more I was willing to receive in my healing adventure, the more I understood this seemingly backwards idea.
When working with cancer patients, we explore this idea, sometimes together and sometimes it's just left for them to investigate and consider on their own. While many who have healed from cancer can more easily understand this concept, most who are experiencing a diagnosis or who have not had to endure a systematic illness are completely turned off by the mere suggestion. But over the past year, I have had the opportunity to see what happens to those who learn to love their cancer (or whatever disease they are encountering) and those who choose otherwise. To help one get on the path of "loving the enemy", here are some thoughts to consider.
1 - To love and accept does not mean nurturing.
Through life, we are taught that love is nurturing and supportive of growth, and the last thing a person with cancer wants to do is nourish the cancer cells. Well, of course! I certainly did not and this was my inital thought when this concept was first proposed to me. Why in the world would I want to nurture something that I'm trying to eliminate??
2 - Love is the opposite of fear and anger.
Several studies in quantum physics reveal a connection between anger/fear and systematic disease - specifically cancers. Often, these emotions are naturally occuring when one receives a diagnosis and while we must acknowledge these emotions, to let them continue without working towards love will only continue to feed the cancer cells on an energetic level. That fueling then affects the matter of each cell creating a physical response to multiply. This state of mind also keeps the body in "fight" mode (or "fight or flight") that taxes the adrenal system and prohibits proper function toward empowering the immune system. To remove these fuels, they must be replaced with a loving envirnoment that will allow for the body to rest and recover, igniting a domino effect that while starting as an energetic or quantum trigger, results in a physical reaction of boosting immune system and overall functions.
3 - Love conqures all.
While the peace-keepers in the world know this, understand this, live this and teach this in a variety of belief modules, for me, this is a Biblical foundation. GOD IS LOVE. He has created us with love. He teaches with love. He heals with love. We are commanded through the Bible to "love our enemy" and that "love conquers all". Well, consider this... disease is, or the source of, the enemy as a result of man's sin. As someone struggling with disease, we just want it out of us, right? Why is that? Because it's NOT RIGHT. Our body is not at ease. Our spirit is not at ease. Where does that come from? The enemy. And we know from Biblical teachings that the enemy can NOT survive where love exists, where the name of Christ is spoken. It may try, it may make great strides, but ultimately, it will be defeated. Apply that same principal to your disease. When you love yourself and all that is within - including the current disease - only that is of love can survive. Essentially, love it away....
4 - Love teaches.
Whether we want the lessons or not, loving our disease allows for the disease to teach us what we need to learn. For each person, this will be very different, but this is where the real adventure begins! This is where the knowing yourself intimately happens. This is where seeing yourself, your true self, your soul becomes more of how God sees you. You begin to wear different shades of glasses. You will become more self-forgiving and therefore more forgiving of others. You will experience full circle, working and learning to love your cancer will take you through an adventure that brings you back around to becomming a person full of love for self and others.
So, what would "loving your cancer" mean for you?
Would you dare to attempt this approach?
Living from Cancer