Sometimes a diagnosis of cancer inspires us
to understand who and what we are in a much deeper, richer
way. This is one of the many ways that cancer might be
considered a gift. Personally, it is my wish that every
cancer patient and caregiver would come to understand that
everything--including your thoughts--is energy…and that you
have the power to shift that
positive energy in your favor.
Without a doubt, this knowledge is the most
powerful tool I have in helping my patients.
Quantum physics, a field that has been
explored by many prominent scientists including Albert
Einstein, has demonstrated in a laboratory setting that
everything in the universe can be broken down to particles
and waves of light. Furthermore, each of those particles and
waves vibrates--but at different levels and speeds. And
that's where the mind-body connection comes in.
What we focus on causes us to "vibrate" at a
particular level. Thus, focusing on thoughts or images that
make us feel good or better will enable us to be at a higher
level energetically and, consequently, will draw to us a
higher level of vibrational experience.
Not surprisingly, a cancer diagnosis can
cause you to vibrate at a very low level. You're filled with
pain, grief, despair, and/or anger. But when you consciously
choose to focus on a thought or belief that is positive,
comforting, or hopeful, you're clearing out that emotional
clutter that's weighing you down. You're energetically
shifting yourself to a better place.
In the scientific community, the study of
this mind-body connection is called Psychoneuroimmunology.
Many scientists and medical professionals believe (as I do)
that what you think and feel has the ability to impact how
your immune system functions, whether that happens in a
healthy or unhealthy way. When you shift the energy of your
thoughts up, you can literally fight your cancer by
prompting your immune system to produce those cells needed
for healing cancer, such as T-cells, natural killer cells,
and macrophage cells.
If you would like to tap into the power of
the mind-body connection, I advise you to find something,
whether it's a story, a thought, a memory, or a hope, that
fills you with joy, excitement, and passion--all of which
are high vibratory experiences. This will unlock your
brain's production of healing chemicals, including feel-good
endorphins and immune system-boosting hormones like DHEA.
Try to be conscious of what you are feeling
and thinking at all times. Notice negative and low-vibratory
emotions and thoughts, release them, and replace them with
the positive high-vibratory experience you have chosen.
If you love someone who is struggling with cancer,