Connecting With Our Spirit to Heal
by Janice Polansky, MS, MBA
Healing involves the mind, body and spirit. In my article "Are We Ready for a New Way to Prevent and Treat Cancer?" (Prevent & Treat Cancer), I addressed underlying imbalances and physical toxins that contribute to cancer. Now letís look at toxic mental and emotional states contributing to cancer.
Your thoughts and emotions affect your physical health. Stress and psychological forces such as unhappiness and emotional despair are prominent in development of cancer. Significant stress or trauma often occurs within two years prior to diagnosis in 90% of cancer patients. Stress weakens the immune system, contributing to the growth of cancer, with cancer growing four times faster for extremely high levels of stress.
Our stress is based on how we think and feel about events in life. We can take control over our thoughts and choose to experience life differently by releasing fear and negativity. Fear impairs lifeís healing forces. Love mobilizes lifeís healing energy through truth and trust, with ourselves and others.
Cancer reflects societyís values. We are so busy doing and accumulating more that we donít have time for healthy living. We are too busy to cook healthy meals, create and support loving relationships, be alone with our thoughts and feelings, experience natureís beauty, or connect with our spirits. Our outer world reflects our inner world. By valuing money, things, and otherís approval more than ourselves, we mistreat our body and dishonor our spirit.
Cancer is a very individualized disease. How we live today creates our tomorrow. We create our own unique imbalances from how we live, experience life, and are influenced and affected by others. Unhealthy living today creates tomorrowís illness which calls us to regenerate and recreate our life. If we donít heed this message, living the same way with fear and negativity, our thoughts and emotions support cancerís creation and growth.
Healing involves death and rebirth Ė releasing old ways and creating new ways of being. We need time to reflect and look at how we are living. We need to examine and recognize thoughts, feelings, values, and beliefs contributing to our illness.
Healing means moving to a deep level of our soul, connecting in a new way and recognizing who we are. We must recognize what is real, who we are, and what honors our spirit. We must face and express our truth. We need to recognize what drains our energy and what give us joy that nourishes our spirit so we feel more alive. We need to go within and ask what we need to do. Then we must give up old ways that donít work and learn new ways of experiencing life that nourish our spirit.
Illness can be a profoundly transformative experience. We miss the point if we miss the experience of the illness. Cancer can teach us what is and is not important. Determining and knowing what to let go of and what to take hold of shows us how to turn pain into wisdom. We need to get rid of excess and let go of the pain of the past to heal. We need to love and forgive ourselves and others to bring peace and well being into our lives. Healing comes from within. By reconnecting with our spirit, we engage our innate healing capacity to create a healthier life.
Janice Polansky, MBA, MS, works with individuals who want to live a joyful, effective, peaceful life with optimum health. She helps individuals to make healthier food and lifestyle choices and increase self awareness to create healthier, more balanced, and fulfilling lives. Jan combines holistic, natural, Oriental understandings with Western, scientific approaches to health and healing to bring you a unique perspective for understanding how to improve your health and life. Jan has a background in health, natural foods, enzymes, herbs, energy medicine, macrobiotics, essential oils and Oriental medicine. She is certified in enzyme therapy with the Loomis Institute and has studied at the Natural Gourmet Institute for Food and Healing, Himalayan Institute, Vega Center, Kushi Institute and Ann Wigmore Institute. She has a bachelor degree in chemistry and masters degrees in systems analysis and business from Carnegie Mellon University. Janice is a naturopath, Reiki master, and founder of Personal Health Dynamics. Jan provides seminars and consultations based on integrative medicine for individuals and companies to support to a healthier life and way of eating. For information, contact Personal Health Dynamics at 412-492-0767 or Jan@PersonalHealthDynamics.com.
” Copyright 1998 Janice M. Polansky Personal Health Dynamics