I think nearly everyone has at least one moment in their lives where they can say that something “changed their life” in some way. For some it may have been meeting their soulmate or finally deciding to follow their heart and do a job they love. And for others it may be getting a scary diagnosis. This is certainly true for me and if I had been at an auction where cancer was up for grabs I certainly wouldn’t have been raising my hand but it has been a massive catalyst for change in all areas of my life which has ultimately shaped who I am right now, today.
There are 2 books that back in 2005 that ultimately shaped what was my future and is now my present. When I was first diagnosed I was given “You Can Heal Your Life” by Louise Hay and “The Journey” by Brandon Bays, both of which opened my mind to the possibility of my body healing itself through self-exploration. Although I decided to go down the conventional route at that time, owing to the fact that I had no idea of where to start when healing my body by myself and the fact that my doctors sense of urgery scared the shit out of me, these books opened a door within me that has never closed. This had led to my belief that the body can heal itself without drugs which fuels my stubborn determination to heal myself naturally despite being two years on after my second diagnosis and still ridin’ that cancer bus.
In “You Can Heal Your Life”, Louise Hay discusses her belief that we make ourselves ill by having thoughts of self-hatred. She includes a directory of ailments and emotional causes for each with a corresponding affirmation to help overcome the illness. Of course, if it were that easy to heal cancer, then there would be no more cancer in the world so for some people, this is a little hard to digest. However I believe that our body is a reflection of our mind and that a lot of dis-ease comes from not loving the self. This is where the affirmations contained within the book can really help. I truly believe that if we all loved ourselves more, took ourselves, life and our bodies less seriously and remembered who we really are (ie pure consciousness one with the Universe and lived that way everyday there would be no room for dis-sease.)
“The Journey” is a book about how the author Brandon Bays healer her own ovarian cancer which was the size of a football in just six and a half weeks! She undergoes an emotional healing journey, trying to uncover the emotional root of what she believed was causing the disease in her body. The book goes into detail of all the dramatic things happening in her life at that time including her husband leaving her, her daughter disowning her and her house burning down. Sorry did I just spoil it for you?! Ooops, no really go read the book, it’s worth it! From her healing journey, a deep emotional process called “The Journey” has been created which helps to heal the body on an emotional, spiritual and physical level.
For me these two books have been instrumental in getting me on the path I am on now and while it has not been easy, no scratch that, it has been and continues to be the hardest thing I have ever done, I know in my heart this is the right thing to do. I am continually having to breakdown to breakthrough but I guess that’s why my soul requested this life path – to experience as may emotions in a physical body as possible. And boy am I doing that!
Have you read these books? What are the books or things that have changed your life?