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Overgiving, Resentment and Breast Cancer

I’ve now had numerous people contact me with the same general follow-up question to my Medical Intuitive Observations about Fukushima Radiation post. Essentially, these people have asked if I’m aware of the connection between “overgiving” and breast cancer, and — given this connection — shouldn’t I amend what I’ve said about potential radiation and breast cancer in Marin County?

I hope this article further illustrates what I’ve attempted to share. Again, please take what resonates and leave the rest. These articles are based upon my own observations and thousands of Medical Intuitive and Life Coaching sessions, which began before I even started offering these readings professionally in 2001. Although I’ve done a lot of readings and helped a lot of friends and family members over the decades, I do not claim to have “the one right answer” all the time. It’s always difficult to write a catch-all article for anything, due to so many individual facets and layers of living and healing; however, when I publish general observations, I do so from a place of very obvious (to me) long-term patterns. I have not worked with every breast cancer survivor, nor do I know everyone in Marin County.

Neither do I intimately know the inner process of every single frustrated artist, caregiver or person who feels called to collect healing modalities without paying the blessings forward in some tangible offerings to community. I don’t suggest that everyone needs to become a healer, but rather that the process of joyfully offering your deepest, heartfelt gifts to the world — whatever these are — has a noticeable, consistent healing effect. A commenter on Zen Gardner’s site referenced the Gospel of Thomas: “If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” That’s essentially my observation here and in the Fukushima article. Radiation acts as a catalyst and an amplifier of whatever dynamic already exists inside.

In response to the idea that breast cancer comes from “overgiving,” I’ve replied enough times now that it feels right to share this publicly:

Yes, I am familiar with the overgiving thesis; however, in my own work, I have noticed that it is the RESENTMENT that causes the toxicity, regardless of the actual degree of overgiving. If someone resents what she perceives as overgiving, then sometimes that turns into a need to “get this off my chest.” When the soul cries out for change but the person refuses to shift the energies, then the body expresses a symbolic then literal “need” for mastectomy.

I have known extreme narcissists to develop the same pattern of breast cancer because they felt the resentment, even when the woman was actually quite an energy vampire in relationships. The perception of overgiving is much more relevant than the actual quantity of giving. Many times the perception is correct, but I find it so interesting (and consistent) about the resentment. All that talk of “joyful giving” is really a good and healthy thing — if you can’t give joyfully, then there comes a point where it is healthier not to give (and to be honest with yourself about why you feel you cannot do so). Otherwise, both soul and body will demand changes to the attitude/circumstances around giving.

My 2009 article follows:

Breast Health: Some Medical Intuitive Observations

Medical Intuition is the ability to access information from a person’s body and surrounding energy field, which exists on physical, mental, emotional and spiritual levels. With so many women suffering from breast cancer or monthly breast pain, I thought I’d offer some Medical Intuitive insights on breast health. In this area, prevention works especially well. I’ve divided this post into physical, mental, emotional and spiritual patterns I frequently see affecting breast health. Please keep in mind that I do not intend this article as medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. I’m only sharing patterns I’ve noticed in nearly eight years nearly 13 years as a practicing Medical Intuitive.

Physical Factors

1) Diet. The American Cancer Society recognizes the role of antioxidants from fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds as protective against free radical damage associated with cancer. Some studies have also shown correlations between heavy meat-eating, colon cancer, and breast cancer. For a comprehensive list of FAQ’s about the ACS research on various foods and supplements, please click here.

Eating lower on the food chain does seem to help people, but I have known plenty of vegetarians and vegans who still got breast cancer. Clearly diet doesn’t change everything, but it does seem to offer some protection. I have noticed some correlation between following a 100% raw vegan diet (organic when possible) and the cessation of monthly PMS-related breast pain.

2) Vitamin D-deficiency. Dr. Mercola and Dr. John Jacob Cannell have both raised the awareness of Vitamin D’s importance in overall health, including breast cancer reduction. Having worked with several intuitive clients for whom Vitamin D deficiency came up as an issue for testing, I’ll say that so far, my Medical Intuitive observations seem to agree with what these doctors share; however, I’ll let them explain the science!

3) Self-Breast-Massage. Sluggish lymph causes much of the pain of tender breasts, and it can also put people more at risk for future breast cancer. You can get that lymph flowing through brisk, bouncy walks without a bra, jumping on a rebounder, or by doing a self-breast-massage. This short YouTube video shows you exactly which movements will pump the lymph out of your breasts in a healthy way. Highly recommended!

4 ) Reiki. This ancient form of energy healing operates on all the levels, including physical. Because stress activates potential for all health issues, especially those affecting the breasts, Reiki’s relaxing effect supports breast health. As a non-invasive treatment, Reiki also allows a woman with breast cancer to receive physical nurturing without the risk of spreading tumors. For more on Reiki for breast cancer, please click here.

Mental/Emotional Factors

1) As part of the Heart Chakra, the breasts house our deepest emotional wounds and our greatest capacity for love. Resentment aggravates the breast tissues as much as physical factors like caffeine! Practice forgiveness for breast health. If you have trouble letting go, you might find this meditation helpful.

2) Combat Candida. You might wonder why I list Candida here instead of under “Physical Factors.” True, yeast overgrowth affects the physical body, but it also thrives in thought and emotional patterns that negatively affect breast health. Candida resonates with “victim.” A particular kind of victim: the kind of victim that feels overburdened by life, that feels like everyone walks all over her. The kind of victim that carries a lot of unexpressed resentments and worries. The kind of victim who just can’t seem to move beyond the inertia of current life circumstances.

Candida thrives in this environment! You can take all the pau d’arco tea, probiotics, and oil of oregano you like, but if you don’t change the mental/emotional patterns, you’ll have a very difficult time ousting your Candida. Meanwhile, you’ll have all that grief, mild depression, and resentment festering in your Heart Chakra. Not good!

If you catch yourself acting like an oppressed person, shift that energy immediately. You create your external world, and your experience of the external dramatically influences your internal terrain. For the sake of your breasts (and your happiness), take steps to move beyond your self-imposed limitations.

3) Get Creative. The breasts and arms extend from our hearts. Breasts produce milk to nurse babies, and arms produce artwork, healing, writing and hugs. The Heart Chakra wants to create. If you do not channel that creativity into some positive flow, the urge for creativity may not disappear. Cancer is a very creative disease.

Even if you’ve never painted before in your life; even if you’ve never considered yourself a healer: get some energy flowing through that Heart Chakra! Hug a stranger. Awaken your healing gifts. Embrace your desire to beautify your surroundings. Doing so may just save your boobs.

4) Love Your Breasts. While I have never read any official study on this topic, I have noticed that women who have difficulty accepting their breasts or femininity often develop breast cancer or other problems with the breasts.

Remember, the body responds to your thoughts, attitudes and the deepest longings of your soul. If the body hears that you hate your breasts, it may take you at your word and orchestrate a removal of them via mastectomy. As part of your Heart Chakra, the breasts listen very closely to the cries of the heart. If you want healthy breasts, let them know you love them. And let your softer, feminine side know that it’s ok to be a woman. In fact, it’s beautiful, and wonderful and you honor the breasts as two of those obviously feminine markers.

In February 2009, Rory Freedman of Skinny Bitch fame wrote a great post called Boobs. Go ahead; follow Rory’s lead. Release your inner diva and let those breasts know how much you love ‘em!

Spiritual Factors

Breast issues encourage humans to explore the tender realm of the heart as an evolutionary portal. Offering ourselves as channels for unconditional compassion for humanity, the galaxy and beyond supports the breasts. So does honoring Mother Earth. More than any other part of the body, breasts symbolize Motherhood. Awakening the Goddess within, loving Earth’s creatures and Nature, and cultivating a spirit of generosity all resonate with the wisdom and guidance of our breasts.

When we actively engage and listen to our bodies, they can speak in gentle whispers instead of screaming for our attention with pain or disease. With communication and love, body and soul become intimate, and we radiate their joy.

About Those Breasts …

First of all, I completely support the right of each person to decide what to do with his or her own body, even if that decision involves medical abuse, belief in treacherous “sickness” care rather than healthcare, or gross misunderstanding of the connections among diet, lifestyle, spirituality, and health. I support an individual’s choice to do what they will to and with their own body, because I want to retain that right for myself.

When I see Congress pushing through not only the Monsanto Protection Act but now trying to make it illegal for states to have their own GMO labeling laws, I get mad. When I see the EU making anything but genetically engineered seed illegal to save, share or sell, I want to scream. When I see armed forces attacking and shutting down innocent Amish farmers for selling or sharing their grass-fed, certified organic raw milk with informed customers or herd-share owners, coupled with the US Dairy industry petitioning the FDA to change the definition of “milk” to include the chemical weapon known as “aspartame” so that they don’t need to label it, I am, frankly, disgusted.

Not as disgusted as I am with the idea of human-hybrid genetically engineered cow milk, or human-hybrid GMO rice, but yes, disgust, outrage and revulsion … the complete gag reflex … are in order here. When talk of “mandatory vaccines” creeps into the conversation, the phrase “over my dead body” almost involuntarily escapes my lips. At the very least, I want to maintain my own rights to my own body even if the Supreme Court disagrees, and so I completely respect Angelina Jolie’s right to choose a “preemptive” double mastectomy and ovary removal due to her expressed fears of a genetic predisposition to cancer.

However … if you are a woman concerned about breast cancer, please do not turn to the mainstream media or Hollywood for the properly programmed response to your own health concerns. I’m not a doctor. I’m not giving medical advice here, but please, please, please educate yourself on alternatives. There are so many options out there, from alternative to preventative to complementary to stories of completely spiritual, spontaneous healings. Dr. Bruce Lipton has proven in scientific studies that DNA does not even offer the last word in healing. The Biology of Belief trumps genetic predisposition to anything. Gregg Braden has also demonstrated the incredible — some would say miraculous — healing power of the Heart. Sunshine and Vitamin D offer natural prevention and a documented cure for cancer. You can read about that here and all over the internet, if you look for it.

People have cured themselves from cancer using raw food, juice fasts, hemp oil, chaga, pau d’arco, meditation, hands on healing, Reiki, and all manner of natural remedies and emotional/spiritual solutions. You can find that information if you seek it … just not on the mainstream news or in traditional medical circles.

In addition to learning about cancer cure options and cancer prevention, please educate yourselves on the corporate shenanigans and pending Supreme Court case related to Angelina Jolie’s timely announcement. Mike Adams of Natural News has written a series of articles detailing not only the futility of lopping off body parts as a guarantee against cancer (which is a systemic illness and imbalance not restricted to any single organ or body part), but he has also revealed the connection between Jolie’s announcement and: attacks on women and their bodies, record profits for the breast cancer gene test, Obamacare funding for this test, and a Supreme Court case deciding the fate of patenting human genes.

Yes, there’s a Supreme Court case deciding the fate of patenting human genes. Does that creep you out as much as it creeps me out? Did you even fathom it was an issue? From Natural News:

“The ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation filed a lawsuit in 2009, challenging the corporate ownership of human genes. Anyone who believes in women’s rights, human rights, civil rights or even the right to eat non-GMO foods should immediately agree that corporations should NOT be able to patent human genes and then use those patents to rake in billions of dollars in profits while stifling scientific research into those genes.

“A question to all women reading this: Do you believe a corporation in Utah owns your body? If not, you should be opposed to corporate ownership of human genes. It also means you should oppose Angelina Jolie’s P.R. campaign because although she’s running a brilliant public relations campaign, behind the scenes her actions are feeding potentially trillions of dollars of profits directly into the for-profit human gene patenting industry that denies human beings ownership over their own genetic code.

Learn more:

“‘The ACLU explains the basics of its lawsuit against Myriad Genetics as follows:

‘On May 12, 2009, the ACLU and the Public Patent Foundation (PUBPAT) filed a lawsuit charging that patents on two human genes associated with breast and ovarian cancer, BRCA1 and BRCA2, are unconstitutional and invalid. On November 30, 2012, the Supreme Court agreed to hear argument on the patentability of human genes. The ACLU argued the case before the U.S. Supreme Court on April 15, 2013. We expect a decision this summer.

‘On behalf of researchers, genetic counselors, women patients, cancer survivors, breast cancer and women’s health groups, and scientific associations representing 150,000 geneticists, pathologists, and laboratory professionals, we have argued that human genes cannot be patented because they are classic products of nature. The suit charges that the gene patents violate the First Amendment and stifle diagnostic testing and research that could lead to cures and that they limit women’s options regarding their medical care.’

“Got that? If the Supreme Court rules against Myriad Genetics, it will cause a multi-billion-dollar breast cancer genetic testing industry to collapse virtually overnight. This means a huge loss for not just Myriad, but also many other human gene corporations that wish to exploit the human body — including the bodies of women — for monopolistic profits. (All patents are government-granted monopolies.) Ultimately, trillions of dollars in corporate gene patents are at stake here.

Patenting human genes is huge business.”

[Laura again:] To put all of this into more of a metaphysical context, today’s primary freedom issues are not just about debt slavery. Yes, the big banks and big corporations currently own our government, our Strawman SS#’s, our income (via taxes) and our property … but at last count, *only* 20% of human genes have been patented. Yes, creepy though that is, we still retain the rights to 80% of our own DNA. If the current trend continues, though, then the big corporations won’t just own all seed (and by extension all food), but they will own every single part of life. The seeds, the water, the air, the land, and most importantly: you. Why do you think they want all that brain mapping? Hint: it’s not to foster excellence. It’s all about control. Mind control. Emotional control. Preemptive criminal profiling. Thought Police. Sound paranoid? It is. And rightfully so. As humans, we are body and soul. An overarching force wants complete control of both. Brave New World and 1984 all rolled into one.

Angelina Jolie, God/dess bless her, has a history of either knowingly or unknowingly shilling for a certain perverted and overarching agenda of control. We live in a world that desperately needs a return of the Divine Feminine, because we live in an impotent patriarchy gone mad. A world run by psychopaths who behave like the very cancer cells they claim to kill. Look at the patterns of Monsanto, Big Banks, Big Government, and Big Pharma — and now, compare Big Brother to the way that cancer spreads. Cancer is an unnatural mutation that does not know when to stop replicating itself. Cancer creates and consumes without restraint and without regard for life itself. Like all parasites, cancer willingly kills its host, because it cannot grasp the fact that by killing the host, it eventually kills itself. Cancer rapidly creates perversions of natural, healthy, balanced cells. Contrast this with Mothers and their willingness to nurture and love their children. Contrast this with the Divine Feminine that nurtures the Land and her children — all her children — into healthy balance.

Breasts and ovaries symbolically represent the creative force made manifest in the female human body. Jolie’s announcement, right after Mother’s Day, and coming at a time when we so desperately need nurturing rather than aggressive preemptive attacks and control (Libya, Syria, Iraq??) … this announcement and the insidious effect it has already had on public opinion makes me very sad.

If you have already had a mastectomy, I mean no condemnation or misunderstanding of your journey. My mom had breast cancer when I was 13 years old, and the domino effects of her journey have deeply shaped my own life. Let’s just say, my cancer survivor mom doesn’t have the only scars from that experience. In 2006, I lost my best friend to breast cancer. She had embarked on a natural program of wheat grass juice and vegan foods and was improving so much that her doctor feared “her toxic chemo wouldn’t take.” At her doctor’s recommendation, Leigh “backed off the wheat grass juice and dietary changes until she finished her course of chemo.” She died within two weeks. My 36-year-old cousin Erin passed last October from metasticized breast cancer treated by all the “newest and best advances” in chemotherapy and radiation. She died with a body and brain full of holes, burns and toxic chemicals, leaving a young daughter and grieving family.

I had my own aggressive breast cancer scare in 2002, which I managed to shift with lifestyles changes and spiritual healing that resulted in a “shockingly benign” lumpectomy. I get it. I know the lines grow blurry when people quote statistics or play on your emotions. I also know that if you’re not ready to make all the necessary lifestyle shifts in the short window available, then some combination of dietary, alternative and traditional medical intervention can extend your life long enough to make the bigger shifts. I have spoken with dozens and dozens of breast cancer survivors as clients and friends, as well as supported clients through the process of dying when, for a variety of reasons, they chose not to invoke any alternatives. The soul continues beyond this body, but they are lovers. We can nurture that relationship or initiate the great divorce. By incarnating, we agree to become spiritual beings having a human experience. I’m simply lobbying that we remember “choice.” I also want to protect the choices we still have by pointing out propaganda, mind control, agendas, disempowerment, misinformation, and emotional blackmail.

I know this article may deeply anger some people, but please know, we are at war for the very survival of the human race. Please take the time to situate Angelina Jolie’s announcement in context of the bigger issues facing our planet and our species. Solutions exist, but these solutions involve a return to Nature, not the further manipulation of humans and Nature into synthetic machines. Alexander Barry places the current dynamic into a spiritual/metaphysical/historical perspective. You can find his videos here. You can also read an earlier article I wrote called “Breast Health: Some Medical Intuitive Observations.” We face extreme challenges, but we came here as souls knowing we had the potential to heal and to create a better world. We have the strength of a Mother’s Love … Mother Earth, all the Mother Goddesses, and the nurturing, loving, mothering aspect in all of us. Let’s love each other. And ourselves. Let’s love our planet.

Blessed Be.