The holistic approach to health is considering the mind, body, spirit. It also includes how we nourish or feed ourselves. Quite often women especially when they become Mothers will ensure everyone else is ‘nourished’ before she is. She will ‘feed’ their mind, body, soul. To nourish our body, we would fill it with beautiful fruits, vegetable and purified water. Quite often, it is after the woman has been diagnosed with breast cancer that she may change her lifestyle and what she eats and drinks. She may eat low acid foods, stop alcohol and sweet foods and even commence exercise.
As for the soul nourishment, the cancer may open the woman’s eyes to ‘stop and smell the roses.’ In other words, the woman may now realise life is here to enjoy rather than earn money, seek glamour and status. The woman may be opened to live in the now, love unconditionally and live life with discernment rather than attachment to outcomes. To nourish the soul, is about connecting with people that enhance your life and feed your soul with love rather than fear and fear based emotions, such as resentment and anger. You know if your soul is being fed as you are high on life and do not feel like eating junk food, alcohol, sweet foods and more.
Nourishing the mind can be a little trickier especially as a society we live in an unconscious world. Quite often we are unaware of what our mind is saying or what are our negative thoughts. How do we know that you have resentment towards your husband as he works away all the time and pays no attention to you? You may not be aware but you know you are angry when he is away. So to nourish the mind is also to be fully aware of the emotions of how you are feeling, when and actually feeling the feelings to allow them to come and pass through with out being locked into the body. The mind plays silly tricks and illusions and forgets that every thing is done in love. So using the example before of the women feeling resentful that her husband is working away, what if she was to see that what the husband was doing was actually in love for her and he wanted to earn the big money to buy her gifts and live a life of luxury? In other words if she changed her perception, her mind would see this act in love and therefore the soul would be nurtured. It is up to the individual to nurture the mind and watch what the thoughts are as if they are in the darkness of illusion, it will create disharmony where as if seeing in the eye of love, the mind will perceive in light and love.
Heather came to see me as she had breast cancer. She stated she felt ‘alone and neglected’. As she shared her story, it was revealed that her husband Doug was working continually, which also included being away. She had feelings of being isolated and malnourished. She lived on cigarettes, strong black tea and peppermint lollies. There was definitely no sweetness in life for her and she had no family/friends to share her grievances with. As time progressed after a couple of weeks sharing, it was obvious Heather was ‘malnourished’ in her mind, body and soul. Her food/fluid intake was destroying her body and creating more fear based emotions as the cigarettes and tea were stimulating hormones to be on fight/flight mode. She did not eat anything nourishing such as fruit, vegetables, juices, and her water in take was nil. As for Heather’s mind, the only feeding of that she gave was constantly seeing her husband in the negative and her words were ‘male chauvinistic man’. Each time her husband Doug entered her area she did not welcome him and expected him to treat her like a princess. The last part that Heather did not nourish herself was her soul. She continually surrounded herself with unpleasant experiences and unpleasant people.
It was time Heather changed her life. If she really wanted to heal her cancer and not recreate it in another part of her body, she needed to see what she was doing to herself. Heather chose to integrate both conventional medicine with the metaphysical techniques of healing. I asked Heather to visualise her husband as a loving and caring man who was there for her and nurtured her every need. She then was to surround herself with people that inspired her, and that included going to seminars, reading books and websites about people that gave her inspiration. This was to nurture her soul. She eventually agreed to go on a specific diet that I channelled for her body which included no tea, no cigarettes and no lollies. We gave her tools and techniques. It was such a gift for me to watch her change from a bitter and resentful person to blossom to a healthy person whom adored her husband, lost weight and appeared to glow in her very core being. She was attending many seminars and reading inspirational information. Six months later, Heather was about to embark on a public speaking tour to share her own story. She had changed her perception and nourished her mind, body and soul and completely changed her life.
Copyright Jean Sheehan
Article Series - Cancer
- Cancer Link to Acidity
- Immunity and Cancer
- Chemotherapy and Radiation Side Effects
- Cancer fighting foods
- Dr Lu's Cancer Research Findings
- Cancer Link with Plastic
- Surviving Cancer Wholistically
- Why Women get Breast Cancer
- Healing Breast Cancer - Respect Yourself
- Healing Breast Cancer - Nourish Yourself
- Healing Breast Cancer - Nurture Yourself
- Healing Breast Cancer - Self Acceptance
- Healing Breast Cancer - Sensuality
- Healing Breast Cancer - Sexuality
- Healing Breast cancer - Neediness
- Healing Breast Cancer - Resentment