Monday, 14 January 2013

You can’t add to a full cup

You can’t add to a full cup

Following on from the previous post, our life story is always full, we are busy doing all the things that we do and we are also busy being the person we are. We invest a tremendous amount of energy and all our time, maintaining and upholding the person that we are or rather the person that we want others to think we are.

In fact our cup is full and therefore adding more stuff, such as healthy diet, exercise, meditation and healing is like trying to add juice to a full cup of coffee. Now that is a strange image, but it is what just came to my mind.

When we have cancer, then we can be assured that our cup is full and whilst our cup remains full, we will not heal. This is a simple truth and is one of the basics and fundamentals of healing. Our cup remains full of the same stuff because we try to maintain the status quo. We don’t want to change, we just want to stay the same and just get rid of the cancer.

We don’t want to change and we can think of a multitude of reasons but basically it would be uncomfortable and as we have cancer we might as well at least find comfort. It helps us feel a little bit better and a little bit more certain that we are doing the right thing. But seeking comfort is your enemy, it resists change and being healthy as opposed to being unhealthy requires change and if you have cancer you require massive change.

When you are healthy you can have all the comfort that you want. Having cancer is already uncomfortable and enabling the healing process lessens the discomfort, it is the fear of change that creates added discomfort. As the old saying goes, ‘feel the fear and do it anyway’.

‘Health fills the void’. Empty some or even better all of the cup and every change for the better works unhindered and produces results:- health.

How do we empty the cup?

First, stop doing all the things that you know that are not beneficial to you. Did you do this exercise from the last post – ‘To develop cancer, what would one have to do? Write a list of 100, yes one hundred, items.’, then stop doing any of these things.

Second, reflect on what you are willing to let go of. Consider aspects of your story, your life, your beliefs, your stresses.

Cheers
Philip Martin

Sunday, 16 December 2012

Self Healing Cancer

Some Big Principles in Self Healing Cancer

A. Your life is a story.

You are here experiencing this moment here and now and in this moment here and now, is just your experience. You are just experiencing life in this moment, here and now. This moment is just what it is. You just happen to be here and now – in this moment. As this moment, here and now can only be what it is, it is perfect just as it is. It is void of judgement and perception. Life is just flowing through this moment, here and now.

Experiencing this moment here and now is the essence of enlightenment. This moment here and now, this state of enlightenment, is the basis of reality. It is the empty whiteboard upon which we compose and write the story of our life.

To our mind the empty whiteboard, is screaming out to be written upon, we cannot bear to leave it alone.

Today the whiteboard is mostly full, for we have been constantly recording our views and interpretations of our experiences.

Tomorrow we will wake up and add to the whiteboard. We cannot erase the story or parts of the story written upon the whiteboard, for we have written in permanent ink instead of whiteboard markers.
We may want to only view or notice certain pleasurable parts of the whiteboard and ignore or deny other parts but it is all there.

 

B. Your disease is in harmony, reflects and is an expression of the story.


If you have a ‘disease’ or something that you wish you hadn’t, please realise that the disease etc. is occupying a part of the whiteboard. It is in your story and therefore, at this point in time, it is in perfect harmony with the story and whiteboard. Each and every part of the whiteboard or story is in perfect harmony with the whiteboard/story. This is an absolute fact and can be no other way.
Let me explain further, before you get too upset:- The whiteboard as is the story, a closed system. That is, it is confined by its boundaries. What is inside the boundaries – is inside the boundaries. Your story is the totality of what is inside the boundaries.

If the disease was not inside the boundaries, then naturally you would have a different story!
The story is the totality of all the information that is in you, including information in your DNA, the meaning and perceptions attached to all the events in your life, the progression of your identities, the beliefs that you formed, your thoughts, ideas, interpretations, personas, memories, inter-reactions and relationship with the world within yourself and the world outside yourself, and self image etc, etc.
Basically, your story is your story of your past. When you woke up this morning, you put on your story, and then you got dressed and went about your day. Your story and clothes make it easy for you to function throughout your day.

Each day you add to the story and so the story grows and each day we carry our story around with us and show it to the world.

The story becomes powerful and becomes the dictator of our lives, the story runs on automatic pilot, and the story decides how we will live our lives. We will only operate in harmony with our story and so our life reflects the story and on and on we go.

We seemingly cease to have the desire, ability or flexibility to change the story.

C. It’s all about change.


And as you sit there, comfortable within your story and you may allow yourself to think about your desires or intentions. And as you do, I wonder what you truly want? For I am curious to discover, what purpose do you have in reading these words? It is curious, isn’t it, to sit and read and allow the words to simply drift inside. And as they do and as you ask yourself what do you want for yourself, perhaps realizing that being healthy and happy is a suitable goal and result for you to choose.

Some people may want to kill or beat the cancer, for they imagine a deadly enemy is trying to kill them and so a war ensues and everyone knows, that there are no winners in war.

But if you want to be healthy and happy and have great intentions, to be healthy and happy, then you will begin to imagine, really imagine, what it is like to be healthy and happy.

The more you imagine being happy and healthy the more pleasing will be your experience. And so just here and now, allow yourself to fully and exquisitely, imagine and feel this state of excellent health and happiness and give yourself permission to remember to feel vitality, energy and the peacefulness that naturally comes from this.

As you do this, begin to notice that you find yourself immersed in a new future, the beginning of a new story and simply allow that new story to develop and emerge. Become fully aware and place all your attention on this developing story, the story of you that has at its core, a healthy and happy you.
For what is important, is change. And yet we are so afraid of changing. We may feel that if ‘I change, then I won’t be me’. For we feel at a deep level, that we are the story. That this (the story) is who I am.

But whose story is it anyway? And who wrote your story? Are you the writer or the written?
Being healthy is very different from being diseased. Having a new story, one built on health and happiness is very different to having a story where sickness is a major part of the story.

Healing is changing the story.

When you become healthy you will realize – only the story changed!

Do this exercise to develop your awareness:-
To develop cancer, what would one have to do?
Write a list of 100, yes one hundred, items.

Cheers for now,
Philip Martin

Saturday, 15 December 2012

Cancer as an Emergent System

Cancer as an Emergent System


What causes cancer? Is it A or B or C? Is it bad diet, depression, chemicals in the atmosphere or what? This is the way most people approach the question of causation. This approach is reductionist. If there is a problem there must be a chain of causation. A causes B and that makes C happen and the result of that is cancer.

This is the way ALL medical research approaches the problems they study. They look for linear chains of cause and effect. “The problem with this approach is that it has trouble explaining dynamic complexity,” David Books ( The Social Animal, Short Books 20012 p.131)
It seems so obvious a way of thinking that to imagine there is another way of looking at a problem is at first difficult to conceive. But there is another way.

Emergent Systems is the term given to situations where there is a dynamic context underlying a problem but where no specific element of the dynamic context appears to be causative.

Let’s take the example of poverty and IQ . Poverty has the effect of reducing IQ – but how? Is it a question of genes? Parental relationships? Bad diet? Poor living conditions? Living in crime-ridden neighbourhoods? Well, it appears that none of the above single conditions on its own causes lower IQs. Lower IQs occur when they – and other factors – are all present together. It is the combination of factors that causes the negative cascade one of the results of which is a lower IQ.

What is interesting about this way of looking at the problem is that it leads us to a different way of trying to solve the problem. Instead of tinkering ( by, say, improving diet or trying to add special remedial classes etc) the only way to change the result is to change the entire underlying context – change everything all at once.

If we apply this idea to cancer, that is if we see cancer as being an emergent system, then we need to change everything at once: habits, diet, relationships, activities, attitudes, goals, biochemical terrain – everything. The more we can change in a positive direction the more likely we are to induce a new emergent system – one that will initiate a positive cascade of results.

That leads to a very interesting conclusion: the more things you do, the more likely you are to live longer, the more likely you are to recover.
(c) Jonathan Chamberlain 2012

This short article came from http://cancerfighter.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/cancer-as-an-emergent-system/  I have highlighted an important sentence, one that hopefully produce an 'a-ha' moment and is vitally important to understand for healing cancer. For rather than attacking or changing the symptoms, if we change the underlying system, then we achieved a different result (health).

We are afraid of changing ourself and the system we have created, yet we must have courage to undergo massive change, for moving from cancer to health is a massive change. When you get there, you will discover that you are still you. You will simply carrying around a healthy system rather than a cancerous system.

Cheers
Philip Martin

Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Causes of illness lie deeper


Mind body Healing

A small excerpt from Mind-Body Medicine: Science, Practice and Philosophy© Page 65
Craig Hassed 6/7/2007



In many ways, one is challenged to come to a metaphysical understanding of this relationship between consciousness, mind and body before one can begin to explain many of the unusual scientific observations made in mind-body medicine.
 
If one tries to understand the world in purely physical terms one is liable to meet confusion and misunderstanding. Thus, the causes of illness lie deeper, and therefore it is natural that when illness arises the cures lie deeper also.
 
This does not preclude the importance of physical factors or the application of physical treatments, but it merely suggests that they are dependent on deeper causes.
 
The shift of emphasis from what happens on the surface in physical terms to what is driving the process, i.e. moving from looking at the condition to the cause, totally shifts the emphasis of treatment.




"You ought not to attempt to cure the body without the soul; and this is the reason why the cure of many diseases is unknown to the physicians of Hellas, because they are ignorant of the whole, which ought to be studied also; for the part can never be well unless the whole is well. … Let no one persuade you to cure the head, until he has first given you his soul to be cured by the charm
(fair words). For this is the great error of our day in the treatment of the human body, that physicians separate the soul from the body."
Plato: Charmides
 

Natural intelligence:
"Every one who is seriously involved in the pursuit of science becomes convinced that a spirit is manifest in the laws of the universe - a spirit vastly superior to that of man, and one in the face of which we with our modest powers must feel humble. In this way the pursuit of science leads to a religious feeling of a special sort, which is indeed quite different from the religiosity of someone more naive."
Albert Einstein - The Human Side.

 
One of the most notable ideas held by the ancients, and still expressed in theology and holistic health, is that there is an orderliness or intelligence permeating the whole of nature. One only has to look at the beauty and geometry of natural forms or the complexity in biological processes to have a sense that it must be the product of a conscious and intelligent creative process.
To Einstein it would have made little sense to suggest that a computer or a car is the product of design and intelligence and yet the human brain and body, which is vastly more complex, is the product of chance.
 
He asserts that it is all the product of an intelligent and conscious process. This is not the same as the na├»ve view of ‘creationism’ or ‘intelligent design’ often associated with this concept.
 
The body’s innate and natural tendency to spontaneously heal itself with great intelligence, precision and coordination is recognised by all ancient and traditional healing systems, whether they be indigenous, Hippocratic, Chinese Traditional Medicine, the Indian system of Ayurveda or any other. The tendency to move away from holism to reductionism is also an age old one dating back to ancient Egypt.


"Medicine is practiced among them on a plan of separation, each physician treats a single disorder, and no more: thus the country swarms with medical practitioners, some undertaking to cure diseases of the eye, others of the hand, others again of the teeth, others of the intestines..."
Herodotus


 
This is not to say that specialised knowledge is not extremely useful but, according the holism, it should not be at the expense of an holistic perspective.
 
Traditional healing systems tended to appreciate the holistic principle but contemporary science has certainly been able to elucidate the biochemical mechanisms in far more detail.
 
The risk has always been, however, that the principle gets lost in the plethora of information. So perhaps one important principle that we need to be reminded of is that we do well to work with nature, not against her.


"Thus the physician strengthens nature, and employs food and medicine, of which nature makes use for the intended end."  Thomas Aquinas
You can read the whole article here >>>>> Mind body medicine - Full text - Craig Hassed 
 
I highly recommended you reading this research paper (85 pages)
 
Cheers
Philip Martin

 


 



 

 






 

Sunday, 9 December 2012

Could the Power of Belief Be Great Medicine?

Could the Power of Belief Be Great Medicine?
Danica Collins | more

Cancer Cured by an Injection of Water!

The following astonishing story appeared in a case study written by psychologist Bruno Klopfer and published in Psychological Variables in Human Cancer, Journal of Prospective Techniques.

Klopfer had a patient named Wright who was also being treated by another doctor for advanced cancer of the lymph nodes. Standard treatments had failed. Wright’s neck, armpits, chest, abdomen, and groin were filled with orange-sized tumors, and his spleen and liver were so engorged that clinicians had to drain two quarts of milky fluid from his chest each day. He was expected to die in a matter of days.

Then Wright heard reports of an exciting new drug called Krebiozen. After an initial hesitance, Wright’s doctor agreed to give him an injection of Krebiozen on a Friday…not expecting his patient to last through the weekend.

Tumors Melted Like Snowballs on a Hot Stove!
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Thursday, 6 December 2012

31 Day Home Cancer Cure


31 Day Home Cancer Cure

Shocked doctors forced to admit this cancer cure works.  From www.hsionline.com
 
Kevin Irish’s doctor told him he had late-stage lung cancer that was too far gone for surgery. Kevin tried the 31-Day Home Cancer Cure. When he returned for a follow-up visit, the doctor said, “Are you the terminal patient I saw two months ago? You look great!”

After Richard Wiebe tried this home cure, his doctor told him, “You’re a miracle from God!” The same doctor had told Richard he only had six months left.

“Well, I know the cancer is here somewhere!” That’s what Frank Woll’s doctor said when he couldn’t find the cancer with a magnifying glass. A month before, the doc said they’d have to cut off half his ear and part of his neck! These three men got TOTALLY WELL with the 31-Day Home Cancer Cure. Watch this important video presentation and see for yourself. The above link from HSI is temporarily unavailable. However the video is available here > http://naturalcancerremedies.com/31D/405Barton002.php and you can read The 31-Day Home Cancer Cure here >>> http://www.scribd.com/doc/85216053/The-31-Day-Home-Cancer-Cure

I have read this book and highly recommend it.
Cheers
Philip Martin

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

Curcumin and Cancer

Curcumin’s ability to wage war on cancer stem cells further verified by research


Promising new research has demonstrated once again that the ingredient curcumin, which is the principal curcuminoid of the widely used Indian spice turmeric, a member of the ginger family, is a major cancer fighter, this time proving effective against esophageal cancer.
According to researchers at the University of Kansas' Cancer Center and Medical Center, study results indicate that "curcumin inhibits the growth of esophageal cancer cell lines," though how it works "is not well understood."
 
The results of the study are especially noteworthy given that esophageal cancer is the eighth most common type of cancer in the world and the sixth most lethal.
 
This 'novel' cancer treatment works wonders
 
In the U.S. alone, between four and 10 persons for every 100,000 die from oesophageal cancer every year. The disease mostly strikes men over the age of 50, according to published statistics.
 
In 2011, the American Cancer Society estimated that 16,980 Americans (13,450 men and 3,530 women) were diagnosed with the disease. The organization also estimated that a majority of those diagnosed with oesophageal cancer - about eight in 10 - would die.
 
"Oesophageal adenocarcinoma, the major form of oesophageal cancer in the U.S., is the most rapidly rising cancer in the western world," said a summary of the study's results. "It is generally diagnosed at a late stage and has a poor prognosis, with a five-year survival of less than 10 percent."
 
"Although the current treatment includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and, if possible, oesophagogastric resection, many patients with oesophageal adenocarcinoma experience progression of disease despite such treatment, suggesting that such tumours are resistant to standard therapy," the summary said.
 
Enter curcumin therapy. Other "novel" forms of treatment and therapy have not proven as effective, say researchers, especially in patients who have advanced cancer.
 
"The magnitude of this problem mandates the need for novel therapeutic agents, specifically the use of agents for chemoprevention. This is most attractive for oesophageal adenocarcinoma since a pre-malignant condition, Barrett's oesophagus, is a well-recognized lesion," says the summary.
 
In short, a common form of cancer that is resistant to current standard treatments is being bested by treatment with an age-old spice.
 
"Curcumin seems to have multiple molecular targets and its enhanced potency in cancer in various cancer cell lines and xenograft tumours renders it a strong candidate for therapeutic applications for oesophageal cancer as well as other cancers and inflammatory disease states," said the study.
 
Dramatic reductions in the spread of cancer
 
Previous research has also found that curcumin - and its primary element, turmeric - have been found to reduce cancer growth and brain tumours as much as 81 percent.
 
"Used by ancient Chinese and Indian systems of medicine, curcumin has been shown to reduce brain tumour size by 81 percent in 9 out of 11 studies," say researchers from the University of California-Los Angeles.
 
"Turmeric and curcumin are both extremely cheap methods of boosting your health, and are readily available almost worldwide," said Mike Barrett, co-founder of alternative health organization, Natural Society. "The ubiquitous nature of turmeric both in the form of supplementation and spice sets up turmeric to be the next vitamin D over the next few years. As more medical professionals begin to recognize the benefits of turmeric and curcumin, a major media blitz will follow as it did regarding the multiple known effects of vitamin D."
 
In the UCLA study, 21 participants who had contracted head and neck cancer saw the spread of their disease halted after being given chewable supplements containing 1,000 mg of curcumin each.
 
"Curcumin, the main component in the spice turmeric, suppresses a cell signaling pathway that drives the growth of head and neck cancer, according to a pilot study using human saliva by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center," the National Cancer Institute, part of the National Institutes of Health, said, confirming the university's results.

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