Afraid of breast cancer? No, not me
It’s breast cancer awareness month. I may be the only female this really bugs. Excuse me? Can we come up with a better term? Who ISN’T aware of breast cancer? Why don’t we have a breast cancer healing month? And why don’t we look at all possibilities, not just heavily funded medical possibilities? I think focusing on healing is much more beneficial than just being aware of breast cancer. Women are aware and terrified of breast cancer and that is what I want to discuss today. Unwarranted fear. I know you may be thinking, are you out of your mind? Shouldn’t I be afraid of breast cancer? Who wants to go through something awful like that? And I say, I know. My mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 46, had a mastectomy, and left this earth by her own hand only six months later. Years later, within one year of each other, my paternal aunt and grandmother passed away from breast cancer. Fear? You are right, I know about fear. I guess I should say I knew about fear. Because I became so terrified that I literally saw a path in my mind and at the end of the path, was a sign marked breast cancer.
Slightly previous to and around the same time of some of these events, I began having routine thermograms. What’s a thermogram you say? Go here:
My thermography results were becoming more and more troubling and I was just this side of panic. But, also in the midst of my panic and rising concerns, I came across EFT. I learned it, I applied it. I became a living, breathing, experiment of EFT. I started using it with others. I saw amazing unexplainable results. My annual thermograms were recommended to six months. Even so, it was almost ten months before I went back. And when I did, I was curious about my new results. They had gone back toward the safe zone, and I was back to annual exams. Hmmm. Something to think about. I had not changed one other single solitary thing about my life. I had just added tapping. In fact, in some ways, many things were worse. I wasn’t exercising, I wasn’t eating true to my beliefs, etc. The funny thing is, I never directly tapped on fear of breast cancer. I tapped on traumatic memories around breast cancer, and only quickly addressed breast issues before that appointment when the values began coming down.
I was contemplating this out loud one day with my husband and he made the obvious connection: that I had been using EFT for months for every traumatic memory, every bothersome thing, and the generalization effect had actually happened.
Two years later, my test results via thermography are better than even when I started. My risk level has gone from the high of 3 that it was, all the way back down to 1. (It can go as high as 5) And not only have I worked on breast issues, self worth issues, body image, general stress, and I could go on….but that little sign at the end of the path? Obliterated. I have NO FEAR of cancer. But I have to remind myself to be compassionate toward those that do fear it and for seemingly good reasons. Like family history.
It is my decision not to have mammograms. Maybe that is an explanation best saved for another day. But, stay tuned. Because in a few days, I will post the Iron Clad Rules of Cancer and how EFT can be a big part in preventing cancer and giving someone who has been diagnosed with cancer, tools for total peace of mind. Stay tuned. You don’t have to be afraid of cancer. I’m not. And you don’t have to be either.