Thursday, 20 July 2017
Cancer Mindset - Part 2 - Viewing Cancer

Too Much Toxicity + Low Immunity = Disease...

It really IS that simple!
And this is not a theory that applies to the common cold or current virus of the day, but to long term disease as well.  At some point in time, a diseased person's body was loaded with a toxin (or multiple toxins) at the same time the immune system was compromised.   The body then was no longer able to expel the toxicity, thus allowing it to take over and attack whatever area in the body is compromised.   This is why in studies we see common factors in every disease out there.  

That's it.  
Don't you feel a bit better just knowing this?   I sure did!   Just having this fundamental understanding empowered me with the confidence to do my part for full healing.  My fear was reduced, therefore my stress was reduced, and my body grew stronger and was able to benefit immediately from the therapies and treatments.

Where it gets complicated is answering the questions:
1 - What toxicity?
2 - Why was my immune system compromised?

Your ability to answer these two simple questions will unlock your unique healing adventure with the secrets to your individual cure.  This is where the work comes in that you must do, and is where your doctor's work ends.  They will not be able to answer these questions for you as they do not know your daily habits, your heartaches, your food sources, your community, your home and work environments, and all of your self-care methods (or lack thereof).

Simplify Your View...Clear The Clutter
Vision Your Clear Path to Healing!

This is why we are here...this is why YOU are reading this!
While conventional options might be necessary and opted for, you are here because you are sensing that there is more to healing then what you are getting from your doctors.  We are here because we want to help offer resources to get you going on answering the questions above, to finding community that can help support you at whatever stage you are working through.

Are you ready to do your part?

source:  Cancer Killers

Posted on 07/20/2017 6:44 AM by Paula Swift
Tuesday, 18 July 2017
Cancer Mindset - Part 1 - Remain Calm

Remain Calm!

Easier said then done, right? 
When you or your loved one receives that call confirming the bad news, a wave of shock wraps around, over and under, wiping away your view of the rest of the world.  The speculations begin and fear overwhelms while only murmers of those around us hint at attempts for feeling not alone.   But whether the room is full of loved ones or your are driving by yourself, with this news, you suddenly feel alone...and the panic sets in.

The good news is, you are NOT alone! 
And the better news is, no need to panic!  
While those morbid and overly honest relatives might offer the stories triggering fearful thoughts (albeit with good intentions) and the internet is slamming you with grim facts and figures, there are many reasons to not allow that wave of fear and emotion take control.  

Ok, so let's see what might happen if you panic. 
1 - Clouded thinking = hasty decisions.  The regret of jumping into certain treatment options because of fear and panic is real.  Unfortunately it's the family members that are left to understand this.
2 - Panic sends the body into fight or flight mode which will inhibit the body from proper rest and healing opportunities.
3 - Blocked listening.  Panicing only blocks your ability to listen...listen to doctors, listen to others and their stories, your friends and family offering support, and most importantly - LISTEN TO YOURSELF.  

If you can't listen, you can't receive in order to wholly heal.

These are reasons why you CAN remain calm.
1 - Cancer does not happen overnight.  Even with the more aggressive forms of cancer, it truly does take even years for tumors to grow to detectable sizes.  Those who are diagnosed with late stage cancers will almost always be able to look back and recognize that they had symptoms that were attributed to other factors.
2 - Because cancer does not happen quickly, you have time.  While I understand that there are some more urgent situations to get cancer under control when a late stage diagnosis has occurred, most patients are not in this situation and do have plenty of time to research their illness and all viable options within and outside of mainstream care. 
3 - This does not have to be a death sentence.   If you take the time to understand cancer, and more specifically, your own cancer, you can begin to understand how to heal from it and prevent it in the future.   Be wary of what you find online, however, as more sources than not are limited in their explanations and often over complicating the matter, thus adding to your fear and panic.  We'll go more into this area in the next post.

Most of us were taught in school how to handle emergency situations, whether it is for fire, tornado, earthquake or other.  The first order is always, "Remain Calm".  We then learn that by staying calm allows for us to be sensible in our time needed to think quickly for optimum response and safety.  Applying the same principals to your diagnosis is paralleled, and is the first step in remaining open for full recovery and transformation...your adventure in healing.

Posted on 07/18/2017 6:43 AM by Paula Swift
Wednesday, 12 July 2017
Minding Disease Prevention in High Times of Stress

Oh, for the Love of Nerves!!!

Let's face it, we all have stress in our lives that take on a variety of forms.  Let's look at the spiking high stress moments in our lives.  You know, those that come about from a heated exchange or a quick brush with danger.   And if you are a parent - and a mother, especially - of a child who performs on stage, in sports, or is in any other spotlight, you know the anxiety that comes along with holding your breath while your baby defies their fears and awes you with their abilities.

Last week, my son participated in the nation's largest Quarter Midget race held annually at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.  Coming alongside 245 other drivers from across the country, he was challenged by the best of the best in the fastest youth motorsport in the nation.   The drivers range from minimal experience and resources (like us), to the full blown teams of sponsored drivers racing multiple cars, showcasing their unmatched expertise and skill on the track.  Regardless of where one finds themselves in their experience, this is one nerve-wracking event for all parents of these drivers.

I began to feel my own anxiety build as I watched these little speedsters whipping around the little oval track.  My heart began to beat quickly and my breathing became labored as time quickly drew closer to his turn.  I wanted him to be safe.  I wanted him to have fun.  I wanted him to drive a race that he could feel proud of.  I wanted him to advance to the next race.  I began to feel the physical strain on my body - the shaking, the light headedness, etc.  If I didn't get some relief quickly, the stress was going to evolve into a headache or stomach ache, or become vulnerable to illness.  

I contacted one of my healers to assist me in some remote healing touch.  As she connected to me remotely, she was able to instruct me in redirecting my be mindful of our reasons for his racing and being at this event, which ultimately is simply that he LOVES TO RACE.  Quickly my physical tension relaxed to where I felt only the butterflies in my stomach.  We then relayed this direction to my son, as he, too, was beginning to feel physically anxious..."Love the race, Bug.  Just love the race with the other kids".  And boy, did he ever love it!

Disease prevention so often begins in our heart and our thoughts.  By paying attention to even the seemingly normal responses to stress, we can help to shift the "mind" of the cells throughout our body in order to ultimately help protect our physical body.   When our bodies experience intense levels of stress, our systems are quickly and easily disrupted.  Those physical responses are having a REAL physical effect on us.  It is often why many will suffer from an illness, or have a flareup / symptom increase of an existing condition,  following a highly intense series of events.  Minding the body through these times continuously can help to protect the body from weakening and allow the whole person (mind and body) to manage the events with positive results.  There are lots of methods to help relieve the body of anxiety in these situations, but here are a few of my favorites:

1 - PRAYER / MEDITATE.  Even if it's only for 30 seconds, a few moments of quiet focus can help calm the nerves and body.

2 - SHIFT THOUGHTS.   Self check your motivation, intentions and desires.  Are any of those created out of negativity?  If so, shift to a positive source and affirm with refocus and saying to self or out loud.

3 - MOVE THE BODY.   A quick run for even just a few minutes, jumping jacks, sun salutation or other will release the excessive energy.

4 - HYDRATE.  Fill the body with water and all that wonderful oxygen!

5 - BREATHE DEEP.  Yes, this sounds trite, but breathing deep with expanding the belly to bring in more oxygen will physically calm the body.  Add some calming essential oils - lavender or vanilla - can also help expedite the calming affect.

So our result?  We had some highs and lows with these races.  But physically, mentally and even emotionally, we maintained strength and (somewhat) calm during and following... and actually enjoyed the tummy butterflies!  

What do you do to relieve your high intensity stress moments?

Posted on 07/12/2017 6:05 AM by Paula Swift
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