Monday, 31 October 2011

Healing Cancer with NLP

Healing Cancer with NLP

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Part A: A Research Based Approach To Mind-Body Healing Of Cancer By: Dr Richard Bolstad and Margot Hamblett
Successes and Failures in Healing
We have a strong personal interest in assisting people to heal from cancer. Like most NLP based health practitioners, we have seen clients heal cancer using NLP processes, and we have also seen clients die from cancer. However we know that cancer can be healed using mind-body processes, and it can be healed on a consistent basis. We are talking about a research study based on over 300,000 people which shows over 95% effectiveness. The methods used in the world’s largest study on medicine-free healing of cancer are almost entirely familiar to NLP Practitioners, with one key exception.
In the first part of this article we will document the research into these methods, and explain their basis in immunology. In the second part of the article, we describe a format for the effective healing of cancer and similar life threatening illnesses. We will also explain the one process which we consider is missing in current NLP treatment formats, and suggest an answer to one of the most disturbing questions in NLP: “If NLP is so good, why do so many of our clients with cancer not improve?”.
Over this century, health professionals in the west rediscovered the incredible power of the mind to heal the body. The first research demonstrating this in relation to cancer treatment was published by Dr Carl and Stephanie Simonton from Dallas Texas, in their book Getting Well Again (1978). Working with 159 people considered to have medically incurable cancer (average life expectancy 12 months) the Simontons reported two years later that 14 clients had no evidence of cancer at all, 29 had tumours which were stable or regressing, and almost all had lived well beyond the 12 month “limit” (p 11-12). Essentially, 10% were cured and 20% were curing themselves. The Simontons used a combination of biofeedback, visualisation, exercise, goalsetting, resolving internal conflicts, letting go of resentment, and engaging family support. They explained their success based on psychoneuroimmunology (the way the mind affects the nervous system which in turn affects the immune system).
In Mind-Body Therapy (1988) Ernest Rossi and David Cheek provided another coherent model for achieving this success, using ideodynamic communication (hypnotic communication with the unconscious mind). The publication of Beliefs (1990) by Robert Dilts, Tim Hallbom and Suzi Smith offered an NLP frame for understanding the same processes. This book begins with Dilts’ breathtaking account of his mother healing from cancer after 4 days of NLP to change limiting beliefs and resolve internal conflicts. Six years later, Ian McDermott and Joseph O’Connor published NLP And Health (1996), a thorough review of how NLP techniques can be used to mobilise the immune system to maintain health and heal illness.
These models are exciting, and they still leave us with the question, “What about the other 70% in the Simontons’ studies?”. In the field of complementary healing, including in the NLP community, we have sometimes encountered a fear of statistical research. This is related in our experience to a kind of incongruity amongst “healers”, who know that their methods only sometimes deliver the success they are advertising. Basically, they don’t want to talk about (or even think about) the majority of their previous clients, who did not get cured. It is true that for individual clients, statistics are deceptive. If your cancer heals, it heals, and so you have not 10% success but 100% success. For us as NLP Practitioners though, our interest is also in shifting a larger group of people into the situation of being fully cured. We set goals, and for us the statistics do count. Later in this article, we will describe a methodology which could increase the Simontons’ success fourfold.
What Is Cancer?
First, let us be clear that NLP techniques are already associated with cancer cure. New Zealand NLP Master Practitioner Anthony Wightman (1999, p 42) describes his successful treatment of skin cancer and of leukemia with skills developed during his NLP Practitioner training. He imagined a laser burning out the cancer cells, and filled his body with “a golden glow which imbued all cells with health and removed any unhealthy cells”. He ran an imaginary hot iron over the inside of the vein next to the skin cancer to stop any spread and bleeding when it dropped out (which it actually did a week after he began visualising). Before treating his skin cancer, he had it diagnosed by 3 separate doctors, all of whom claimed after his cure that they must have misdiagnosed a solar keratosis. His hematologist had a somewhat more difficult job explaining the change in his leukemia. Anthony says “I believe we are only scratching the surface of our own capabilities and that the most promising area for research lies within our own minds, our own hearts, our own souls.”
To understand what Anthony has done, it’s useful to know how the body normally keeps its cells healthy (Greer, 1999, p 236-241). Your body’s cells don’t just hold standardised genetic information about who you are. They also need to monitor where in your body they are, so they know what their particular job is within that whole community of cells. The cells in your skin, for example, need to know that they are skin cells. They do this partially by checking what cells are around them. If a cell has its genetic instructions damaged repeatedly, however, it can lose track of where it is and what job it is meant to be doing. This can happen due to toxic chemicals, radiation, or “free radicals” (chemicals which result from normal body oxidation, and accumulate with age). If a cell is damaged enough to lose track of where it fits in the community of cells, it is then described as more “undifferentiated” looking, and it may start dividing randomly, instead of at the rate needed to replace itself. It could then be described as a cancer cell. Actually, before reaching this stage, genetic damage is usually repaired. This is a possibility not often discussed in oncology (cancer treatment). However, the body is usually capable of repairing genetic damage unless there is some interference or inhibition of the immune response. Psychological depression has been shown to be one factor which inhibits such repair (Kiecolt-Glaser, 1985).
The body expects cancer cells to appear occasionally, and certain white blood cells (lymphocytes) have the function of identifying these confused cells and marking them out so that other lymphocytes (for example “T cells” from the Thymus gland) can eliminate them. In case you were disturbed about the idea of eliminating cells, it’s useful to know that every time you swallow, the inner lining of your mouth releases millions of cells which were past their “use by” date. “Recycling” might be a better term for this constant change of cells in the body, and the elimination of cancer cells is just another example of this. A disorder such as AIDS, that stops lymphocytes working, tends to result in the appearance of numerous cancers in the body. This suggests that normal, healthy bodies generate occasional cancer cells, and normal, healthy lymphocytes recycle those cancer cells naturally. The lymphocytes are the embodiment of an “immune system” which protects you from both external invasion and internal mistakes. Even when a cancer has developed beyond the level of one aberrant cell, this immune system continues to protect you. Increased number of killer cells and increased level of activity is strongly associated in research with the cancer being contained in one place, rather than spreading, and with cancer ceasing to reoccur after treatment (Mandeville et alia, 1982; Burford-Mason et alia, 1989).
In 1979, a crisis occurred at Lawrence Livermore Laboratories in California, where nuclear arms were being developed. A very high incidence of small skin pre-cancers and melanomas was found in staff. Virtually all were easily removed surgically. Dr Lydia Temoshok investigated the outbreak and determined that, in fact, the incidence was probably not higher than usual. The staff had been examined “with a fine tooth comb” and small lesions, which would otherwise have been eliminated by the immune system, were detected by the physicians. (Temoshok and Dreher, 1992, p 211). Biophysics researcher Dr Candace Pert (who discovered endorphins) says “It’s a fact that every one of us has a number of tiny cancerous tumours growing in our bodies at every moment. The part of the immune system that is responsible for the destruction of these errant cells do their job well and these tiny tumours never grow large enough to cause us to become ill.” (1999, p 192).
How Can We Help The Immune System?
Supporting the body’s immune system assists in the healing of cancer. We consider this to be the core of what NLP contributes to cancer treatment. Interestingly, very little advice is given by many oncologists (cancer specialists) about how to assist the immune system. Furthermore, many orthodox cancer treatments compromise the immune system by removing endocrine glands and lymphatic nodes, or by killing lymphocytes (both radiotherapy and chemotherapy lower lymphocyte levels). That doesn’t mean that orthodox treatments are “wrong”; simply that they don’t focus on building up the immune system, and in the final analysis the immune system is what we depend on to heal from and prevent cancer. NLP provides an effective model for enhancing immune response. This is useful both as an adjunct to orthodox treatment, and as an alternative choice where orthodox treatment has little expected success.
As always in NLP, we could benefit by being curious about people who are already successful in the way we desire to be. Dr Brendan O’Regan is a neurochemist who has collected a database of 3,500 medically documented cases of spontaneous remission of cancer. Dr Charles Weinstock leads the New York Psychosomatic Study group, and has commented on these cases that “Within a short period before the remission, ranging from days to a few months, there was an important change, such as a marriage, an ordination, the birth of a grandchild, or removal of a relationship that was unwanted. There was a psychosocial rehabilitation of one sort or another, and then the cancer was healed.” (Weinstock, 1997).
There are two ways in which processes like NLP have been shown to promote this kind of shift in immune function. The first is by therapeutically changing the person’s general state and attitude to life events. Research shows that bereavement and experimentally induced negative mood states both inhibit the body’s lymphocyte production (Bartrop et alia 1977, Schleifer et alia 1983, Futterman et alia, 1994). Sustained grief and depression, then, are states which increase the risk of cancer. Any intervention which enables the person to let go of such negative states will have a positive effect on healing. Also, a proactive style of coping with stress is associated with enhanced T cell activity (Goodkin et alia, 1992). That is to say, when someone is in a state where they feel in charge of their life, and as if they are making choices about their future, a check of their T cells will show that these cells are more actively eliminating cancer cells. Research also shows that lymphocyte activity can be anchored using NLP anchoring (classical conditioning) techniques (Buske-Kirschbaum, 1992). This state of being in control of life, with the resultant improved immune response, can be anchored and enhanced like any state.
Short term educational psychotherapy can also increase both the percentage of T cells and their activity, by teaching the person how to respond resourcefully (Fawzy et alia, 1990, and 1993). These improvements due to short term therapy continue to intensify up to 6 months after the psychotherapy! On the other hand, longer term, problem focused psychotherapy may have a negative effect on survival. Psychologist Dr Hans Eysenck has warned of the dangers of traditional psychotherapy for some time. He describes a longitudinal study of 7000 inhabitants of Heidelberg, from 1973 to 1986. This study was designed to discover the health effects of psychotherapy. Clients in psychotherapy were able to be matched by age, sex, type and amount of smoking etc with controls. This study showed that cancer and heart disease were most prevalent in the group who had had two years or more of “therapy”, less frequent in the group who had one year or more in “therapy”, and least frequent in the group who had no “therapy” (Eysenck, 1992). Talking about what’s wrong with life once a week for years is not healthy.
The second way in which NLP style interventions can promote immune function is by directly “instructing” the lymphocytes to do their job more effectively. This instruction is achieved by the person imagining their lymphocytes identifying and eliminating cancer cells. A metaphorical representation may be used; for example seeing the lymphocytes as hungry fish clearing weeds from a lake. People with cancer who are taught relaxation and guided imagery show significantly higher T cell activity than controls (Walker, 1997). Nicholas Hall, at the University of South Florida, describes a study in which he found that lymphocytes from women with breast cancer who did guided imagery, were both more effectively duplicating themselves and more effectively dissolving and engulfing cancer cells (Batt, 1994, p151). The effect of visualisation is so precise that when students are taught to imagine their lymphocytes doing one specific activity (in the research, they imagined the lymphocytes adhering to other cells better) then that specific activity will be enhanced and not others! (Hall et alia, 1992). How do scientists get these research results, which have been replicated with a number of different types of cancer? They actually take lymphocytes out of the person’s body and place them in a test tube next to cancer cells from that same person. What is perhaps most amazing is to realise that once the cells have been “given their instructions” by visualisation, they continue to follow them even when removed from the body, or even after several months in the body.
It’s also important to understand that there are more than 100 different forms of cancer, ranging from cancers which are almost certain to be solved by simple surgery (such as many skin cancers) to cancers which are very difficult to treat using conventional methods. Much of the research on psychological alteration of immune response (eg lymphocyte reactions) has been done with easily treatable cancers such as early stage breast cancer and melanoma, where orthodox treatments are likely to be highly successful anyway. On the other hand, much of the research on the clinical effectiveness of psychological interventions (how likely they are to result in cure or longer-term survival in “real life”) has been done with somewhat more serious cases. This is because when simple surgical cure is available, not many clients are willing to risk being in a long term clinical trial of an untested visualisation technique. For the Simontons’ patients, however, psychological treatments offered an otherwise unavailable hope.
Clinical data from other studies of clients with more serious cancer has supported the Simontons’ work. Even one session a week of cognitive therapy improved survival for women with late stage breast cancer by 18 months and resulted in 6% surviving to see the research published ten years later (all the control group died within 4 years; see Spiegel, 1989). Similar results have been achieved in other groups with late stage breast cancer (Kogon et alia, 1997), malignant melanoma (Fawzey et alia, 1993) and leukemia (Richardson et alia, 1990). While merely increasing survival time is not our aim, these results are often as significant as the results of palliative chemotherapy treatment, without the distressing side effects. We can expect that the same psychological techniques have even more power with smaller, more contained and easily treatable cancers, while respecting the inappropriateness of doing clinical trials on these operable cancers.
Evidence to the Contrary?
The most famous attack on the value of psychosocial approaches to cancer treatment came in 1990 with the publication of research on women with breast cancer at the Bristol Cancer Help Centre in England. The report, published in the medical journal The Lancet (Bagenal et alia, 1990), suggested that women who used the visualisation, meditation, exercise, nutritional and social support offered by the centre actually had lower survival rates than controls. A group of women involved with the centre immediately challenged flaws in the research methodology, pointing out (for example) that the Bristol women had more advanced tumours than the control group, and were in a different age range with a higher risk of cancer metastasis.
They suggested that the study was a deliberate attempt to discredit complementary cancer treatments. The women’s struggle, lead to the researchers admitting to “flaws”, the Charity Commission criticising the research they had funded, and the Royal College of Physicians setting up a “fraud squad”. Their story is told in the book “Fighting Spirit” (Goodare ed, 1996). We mention it here because oncologists sometimes still remember the original study, rather than the controversy that essentially invalidated it. It reminds us that even something published in a reputable medical journal may be based on assumptions that are limited or even on simple mistakes.
Mobilising The Immune System To Protect Against Cancer

Many of the studies described previously refer to the effect of mood and life attitudes on lymphocyte responses. These results are most likely related to research which suggests that there are two key psychological factors associated with the development of cancer: 1) loss of a crucial relationship perceived as a “reason for living”, and 2) unexpressed hostility. In one study, 72% of cancer patients were identified as having lost a crucial relationship recently as compared to 12% of controls. In the same study, 47% of cancer patients were rated as having unexpressed hostility, as compared to 25% of controls. This enabled a researcher to predict which clients were likely to have cancer with 95% accuracy, simply based on these two variables. The probability that this number of correct predictions would occur by chance was less than one in a thousand. (LeShan, 1984, p 26-27).
One aim of NLP treatment for cancer will be removing these two variables (loss of reason for living, and unexpressed hostility), and improving the person’s state by:

Creating a sense of mission.
Setting future goals aligned with that mission.
Healing grief and depression.
Letting go of resentment and anger.
Learning skills to express emotion effectively.
Resolving internal and external conflicts.
Developing a proactive coping style rather than a passive/helpless one.
To state this more positively, we might say that the existence of cancer is a message from the person’s immune system, telling them that they need to let go of certain stressful emotions, resolve internal conflicts, and create a life worth living. The only risk of this model for understanding illness is that it suggests that the continued existence of cancer cells presupposes an ongoing parts conflict. When clients do not immediately have their cancer dissolve as a result of using parts integration, Time Line Therapy. techniques, re-imprinting, core transformation etc, NLP Practitioners then tend to ask “What’s wrong?” In fact, nothing may be wrong. Some people take time to heal (see the description of Zhineng Chi Kung below). The most useful response may be to continue visualising healing. If someone has had difficulty spelling, and we do the trauma cure on all their distressing memories of spelling, we don’t necessarily ask “What’s wrong?” just because they misspell another word. We tend to accept that their brain is learning the new process. A similar acceptance may be useful here.

NLP treatment can also teach the person how to visualise the immune system responding effectively to cancer. Dilts, Hallbom and Smith (1990, p 153-156) express concern about the use of visualisation which encourages a “war” metaphor, saying that it may encourage internal parts conflict. They propose instead the use of images such as sheep grazing on weeds. The Simontons’ research revealed that certain factors made visualisation more successful in healing cancer (Simonton et alia, 1980, p 136-160). These factors included:

Learning how to relax fully.
Visualising the cancer cells as weak and confused rather than “aggressive”.
Visualising the lymphocytes as numerous, powerful, energetic and ready to eliminate or recycle cancer cells.
Associating into the experience of being your lymphocytes.
Visualising cancer treatments as powerful and positive, with any side damage to healthy cells being easily repaired.
Seeing yourself reaching your life’s purpose and achieving goals as a result of healing.
Beliefs and Representations of Healing
Creating these internal representations of healing is closely related to the notion of generating a placebo effect by creating a belief that healing can occur. However, there is a subtle difference. The person does not need to absolutely “believe” in the internal representations for them to work. They simply need to be willing to make the representations consistently. Dr David C. McClelland and Carol Kirshnit of Boston University have published a study which clearly explains this, while demonstrating that caring is another significant emotional state for immune responsiveness (McClelland and Kirshnit, 1988). In this research, subjects are shown a variety of movies, and their level of Immunoglobulin A (a blood chemical which is the first line of defence against viruses and other pathogens) is monitored before and after. Gardening films and political propaganda have no effect, but a film of Mother Teresa caring for people in Calcutta caused a sharp rise in levels of the immune chemical. Interestingly, many of the subjects in this study, when questioned after, said that they did not approve of Mother Teresa and doubted the genuineness of her work. But their bodies didn’t mind. Their immunity level rose anyway. The fact that they had held the internal representations of caring in their mind was more important than the theories they considered about it.
Psychologist Bruno Klopfer (1957) cites perhaps the most famous example of the healing power of belief in the story of an American cancer patient named Mr. Wright. Mr. Wright had a extremely advanced lymph sarcoma; a cancer which had spread via the lymph system through his whole body. Because his life expectancy was less than three months, Mr. Wright did not qualify for treatment with an experimental new drug called Krebiozen, being tested at the hospital. However Mr. Wright believed that Krebiozen was his one hope. He pleaded with Dr Klopfer until the doctor finally agreed to give him a test injection.
The result was miraculous. In a few days the orange-sized tumours, which had spread through his body, were half the size. Within ten days, Klopfer had agreed to give him the full test treatments, and Mr. Wright was well enough to leave the hospital. In two weeks he had moved from surviving only with an intravenous drip and oxygen mask, to flying home, piloting his own plane. However after two months of perfect health, Mr. Wright read the newspaper reports on the Krebiozen treatments. The tests were a failure; Krebiozen had no measurable effect. In a few days the tumours had regrown and Mr. Wright was again given only weeks to live. At this point, Dr Klopfer decided to experiment. He told Mr. Wright that the original tests were done with poor quality Krebiozen, and a new super-refined, double strength product was now available. He then began a series of injections of “super Krebiozen” (really using pure water). Mr. Wright’s second recovery was even faster. Again, he flew away, symptom-free. His beliefs had cured him.
Supporting The Immune System Physically: Diet
There are many things that can be done to support the immune system physically of course. Dietary change is a fairly obvious intervention to enhance immune response. The association between cigarette smoking and cancer production is now well known, but that between alcohol consumption and cancer (Lundberg and Passik, 1997) is less well known yet equally concerning. The importance of consuming a diet based on fruit and vegetables to increase antioxidant levels (antioxidants such as vitamin C and E prevent cancer causing damage to cells) is quite well known.
The importance of shifting to Omega 3 and Omega 9 fatty acids, rather than the Omega 6 fatty acids found in most margarines or cooking oils (Rose, 1997) is less widely understood, but thoroughly researched. Omega 9 fatty acids are found in Olive oil and Canola oil. Omega 3 fatty acids are found in fish and shellfish oils (such as the New Zealand shellfish oil Lyprinol) and in linseed (flax seed) oil. Dr Lilian Thompson in Toronto has been giving her cancer patients 25 grams of ground linseed a day (in a muffin) and producing a consistent reduction in tumour size in the 1-3 weeks between diagnosis and surgery to remove the cancer. This is a greater reduction in tumour size than seen with chemotherapy, and produced by a completely safe, enjoyable dosage of an ordinary food. Omega 3 fatty acids seem to enter the tissue and create an environment which nourishes the immune system (Block, 1999, p 247).
Many alternative approaches to cancer treatment are based on a belief that cancer is a systemic disorder caused by the body’s inability to detoxify itself. While detoxification can be a useful process, the use of rigorous “detoxifying” diets, enemas and herbal remedies (such as the formula developed by Harry Hoxsey, 1901-1974) is not in itself a proven cure for cancer. However some of the particular plants in the Hoxsey formula (red clover, burdock, buckthorn, barberry, licorice etc) are beginning to deliver research results for other reasons. Red clover, for example, is a rich source of phyto-oestrogens (a type of antioxidant also found in soy products) which appear to protect against hormone related cancers such as breast cancer and prostate cancer (Ingram, 1997). Furthermore, evidence linking chemical additives in food to cancer (eg see Wolff, 1993) also suggests that “detoxifying the body”, by removing these additives gently, makes sense.
Supporting The Immune System Physically: Mobilising Body Energy
In China, as in the west, orthodox medicine co-exists with a number of complementary systems for healing. One of these is the 5000 year old science of Chi Kung (Qigong). “Chi” refers to body energy of the type demonstrated in EEG measures of brain waves and ECG measures of heart function. Practitioners of Chi Kung claim to be able to direct body energy in order to cause specified effects in cells, including enhancing the activity of lymphocytes and removing cancer cells.
At the First World Conference For Academic Exchange of Medical Qigong in Beijing in 1988, a large number of research studies on the effects of chi kung on cancer cells in culture, and clinical cancer results were presented. Generally, these studies used “emitted chi” which means that a Chi Kung Practitioner held their hands near the cells to be altered and intentionally sent bio-electrical energy to the cells. In one large set of studies, 20 minutes of chi treatment of cancer cells killed 13% to 36% of cells, while control cells that were simply held showed no effect (Feng Li-da et alia, 1988). In another, cancer spread in mice was reduced markedly by the use of emitted chi (Cao Xuetao et alia, 1988). In a third study, mice which had their immune system suppressed by cortisone were divided into groups and rechecked after 24 hours. Those who received emitted chi had lymphocyte numbers and other measures of immunity back to normal, while those untreated showed no improvement (Li Caixi et alia, 1988).
To date, the most dramatic clinical results of chi kung are reported by the Huaxia Zhineng Qigong Clinic and Training Centre in Qinhuangdao, China (formerly in Zigachong). We visited this centre in 1998. Founded by western trained physician Dr Pang Ming, it has over 600 staff, including 26 western trained doctors, and treats 4000-7000 people at any given time. Residents (called students because they are learning to use chi kung, rather than simply being “treated”) are checked medically after each 24 day treatment period. Most of the people treated have been told that there is no orthodox treatment available for their condition. Most of them have inoperable cancers. Results at the Centre are classified as:
Cured (no symptoms of illness, and no signs on EKG, ultrasound, X-ray, CT etc)
Very Effective (almost no symptoms, and dramatic improvement on instruments)
Effective (detectable improvements)
Ineffective (no change or even worsening symptoms)
In the centre’s first published results, (Huaxia Zhineng Centre, 1991; Chan, 1999, p vii) data on 7,936 students showed that 15.2% were cured, 37.68% very effective, and 42.09% effective. That is to say, after a month, 52% were cured or almost cured, and overall 95% had improved. Cure rates have been improving since then, as staff learn precisely how to get the best from their methods.
Furthermore, each week certain students with defined tumours are selected to have direct chi treatment by staff, the results being displayed on ultrasound and recorded on video. Luke Chan, the teacher who has taken Zhineng Chi Kung to the west (under the name Chi Lel‒2, see Chan, 1999) describes observing a session where 8 students are treated in this way. After less than one minute of treatment, 5 of these cancers actually disappeared immediately (and were undetectable at ten day followup) and one diminished.
The high success rate at the Centre is achieved by a structured use of visualisation, affirmation, belief change and attitudinal (metaprogram) change, as well as the core chi kung exercises. The work of the Huaxia Zhineng centre has replicated the western mind-body healing methods described previously and added an important new dimension. In doing so, it offers us a model for an integrated NLP approach to successfully healing up to 95% of clients with cancer. This approach will be explained in the second part of this article.

Sunday, 30 October 2011

Cancer is not a Disease - It's a Survival Mechanism (Book Excerpt)

NaturalNews) What you are about to read may rock or even dismantle the very foundation of your beliefs about your body, health and healing. The title, Cancer Is Not a Disease, may be unsettling for many, provocative to some, but encouraging for all. This book will serve as a life-altering revelation for those who are sufficiently open-minded to consider the possibility that cancer is not an actual disease. Instead, they will begin to view cancer to be a profoundly elaborate and final attempt by the body to heal itself and stay alive for as long as circumstances permit; circumstances that, as you will discover, are most likely in your control.

It will perhaps astound you to learn that if you are afflicted with any of the root causes of cancer (which constitute the real illness) you would most likely die quickly unless your body actually grew cancer cells. In this work, I propose the understanding that cancer is a healing process that we ought to support, not suppress or fight. I provide evidence that this rather unorthodox approach to healing cancer is far more effective than the methods that involve destroying it.

I further claim that cancer - the body's final healing mechanism - will only kick in after the body's main waste removal and detoxification mechanisms have already been rendered inefficient.

In extreme circumstances, exposure to large amounts of cancer-producing agents (carcinogens) can bring about a collapse of the body's defenses within several weeks or months, which may subsequently require a rapid and aggressive growth of a cancerous tumor to deal with it. By and large, though, it takes many years, or even decades, for so-called 'malignant' tumors to form and become diagnostically noticeable.

Unfortunately, basic misconceptions or complete lack of awareness about the true reasons behind malignant tumor growth have turned misaligned cells into vicious monsters that indiscriminately attempt to kill us, perhaps in retaliation for our sins or abusing the body. However, as you are about to find out, cancer is on our side, not against us. Unless we change our perception of what cancer really is, it will most likely resist treatment, particularly the most advanced and commonly applied methods. If you have cancer, and cancer is indeed part of the body's complex survival responses and not a disease, as I claim it is, you must find answers to the following important questions:

Read the whole article here

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'I don't want to die' or 'I want to live'

If you have cancer, is your main objective 'I don't want to die' or 'I want to live' to our conscious mind they mean the same thing but are they. Please leave your comments/thoughts about these two objectives.
You may like to sit still and reflect on each objective and see if there is a difference.
Philip Martin

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Wonderful Miracle for Cancer Patients

Wonderful Miracle for Cancer Patients
Did you know... that cancerous cells can actually revert to a healthy state within 24 hours when treated with a special combination consisting of DMSO and colloidal silver?

This formidable duo, targets cancer cells like a guided missile by killing dangerous microbes and supercharging your immune system.
Discover how this protocol was designed specifically to transform cancerous cells into healthy cells.

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Saturday, 29 October 2011

Making the big decision

I have talked often about the all important decision in the healing process. Making the decision enables the switching of patterns and this is essential to healing. One metaphor that you can imagine that comes to mind is to picture yourself in a tall apartment building. Now imagine that your apartment building is engulfed in fire and you live on one of the upper floors. To your dismay you awake to the sounds of fire engines, the crackling sounds of the fire and you begin to smell the smoke, in panic you rush to your front door and you feel the heat radiating through the door. Fearfully you open the door and you are forced to quickly shut it as flames lick your body. You now know that there is no way out through that door, that leaves only the window, hopefully the fire brigade can send a ladder up to your window. You reach the window and open it and begin shouting to the distant crowd below. You see them point up to you and you feel a momentary sense of relief. Soon the firemen clear the crowd and rig a landing net.

Your front door succumbs to the fire and you apartment is on fire, your furniture is burning and the heat is unbelievable, you only have only a couple of minutes at most. You look at the net, so far down and they beckon you to jump. There is no ladder coming. You climb on to the window ledge, you feel that you can’t possible jump from here, are they kidding? What to do? The heat is unbearable. You know you have only one option, one chance, if you want to live. But the fear is overwhelming, you sense that you are incapable of making the decision to jump. It goes quite, you see the people below, but it seems as if they have all become quiet, you turn and look at the flames and you can’t hear the noise you know it must be making. Time stands still, all is quiet, you are filled with serenity, this could be your last moment and somehow it is beautiful and peaceful. Your hands automatically leave the window sill and you lean forward.

You’re free falling and you know you have left your apartment, your home, all your belongings and all that you have and in this moment you know that you are alive and being alive has never felt so precious, so powerful, so important and so magnificent.

You land in the net, you’re safe, you survived, you made it. You hear the crowd cheer and reach out for you. You feel relief and joy. And it dawns on you that you let go.
Philip Martin
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Meaning the cause and cure of cancer

by Philip Martin

Before we create a meaning, there just is what is.

 Why is it necessary to know how the mind creates meaning? If you have cancer then I put it to you, that the cancer is a result of a pattern of meanings. What do I mean by this? Meaning is information that our mind has placed on an event, and this meaning is causative, that is, meaning produces reactions and those reactions have an effect. And all meanings are produced by the conscious mind.

 For every event in your life you will attach a meaning, for example if you watched your neighbor, place a wooden stake in the ground in his front yard, can you just accept that he simply put that stake in the ground and leave it at that? Or are you compelled to know why he put that stake in the ground? Your mind wants to place a sentence in your memory with what you physically saw. It wants to attach the sentence ‘he put the stake in the ground because .....’ It could be that he is going to put a letter box on top or he may attach a ‘for sale’ sign on it or if you see no obvious use for the stake, you may say because he is crazy. The meaning that you attach to the event, will depend on how you perceive the event. Any realistic meaning will do as long as there is a meaning attached, for the conscious mind cannot understand the incoming neutral information from the senses.

This incoming neutral information is conducted via electrical signals to the unconscious mind and the conscious mind communicates with language whereas the unconscious communicates with electrical and chemical signals and the subconscious communicates with feelings. So for the conscious mind to interpret the scene, it has to create a sentence, to describe and translate the information and the conscious mind is compelled to attach a meaning for this is its purpose. The conscious mind’s job/purpose is to attach meaning to reality. To see and experience what is and ask what does this mean and of course to supply the answer. So the conscious mind creates a reality (meanings) to overlay the existing reality. This reality though is our unique reality, for we can only answer what does this mean to me. This is why the ancient eastern mystics say that reality is an illusion.

Once a meaning is attached, you now have a memory and it is now a fixed stable object that now resides in the brain. The memory is composed of two parts, one, the visualization of the physical event (the actual physical event happened outside of you and ceased to exist the moment after it occurred) and the meaning that you created, to attach to the visual copy of the event. You then attach a value to the memory, that is, how important is the memory in terms of your ongoing survival. In the case of the neighbor, there is little value or emotional impact, so the memory will unlikely produce any lasting reaction or effects.

Now if the neighbor took out a gun and started shooting at the stake, then you will place a meaning on the new event of him shooting at the stake. This meaning will likely have more value and an emotional impact. You may attach the meaning of he is a dangerous lunatic. This memory, in particular the meaning, will create reactions within you, because you have deemed that the neighbor may be dangerous to your existence. Now you will take actions to assist your existence. You may call the police, you may become more security conscious, you may move house. The memory because it will have a higher value on it, will remain in recall and you may form beliefs and patterns from the memory and a chain of events will ensure.

 The actions and effects that have come about, have come about because of the meaning placed on the event. It is easy to assume that we are reacting to the event but the event is neutral, as are all events. We react to the meaning that we have created, from our perception of the event. This may be useful or not. But we have to be clear here, it is the meaning that we attach to an event that causes an effect (for us). The event itself has no meaning, it is only meaningful to our perceptions. We fall into the assumption that the event caused an effect or reaction. This is because we see the event and the attached meaning as one thing and because the event actually happened, that is, it is a fact, then we believe the memory is a fact. But it is not, it is compilation of fact and perception.

 To heal cancer or any chronic condition, it is imperative to understand the distinction between an event and the meaning attached to that event. The meaning is an illusion, it may be beneficial or not, it may have merit or not, but it cannot be the truth, it cannot be a fact. The best it can be is beneficial. The meaning is true in the eyes of its creator but is only part of the truth. If a number of people witnessed the same event, then it is likely they will all have formed a different meaning. They will form their own unique meaning based on their life history and therefore their unique perception. This unique perception is made up mainly of a pattern of older meanings and these older meanings are illusions too. So we have illusions creating further illusions.

 As these other people have different meanings to the exact same event and all their meanings are true for the individual, how then can one meaning be true? For if it is true, then all the other meanings will have to be wrong. To each event there is an infinite number of meanings and perceptions. Each one can only be a part, a fraction of the truth. To accept one meaning is to deny all the other possible meanings. So in effect, meaning is a denier of the truth. This does not necessarily cause a problem if the meaning is beneficial to us. Though we are fooling ourselves if we believe the meanings are true, rather than what they are. And what they are, are concepts, constructs and perceptions and these dictate how we will perceive future events and what meanings we will place on them.

 Back to the title of this chapter – How does the mind create meaning? The mind forms a meaning to every single event that we experience. The event is a stimulus to our senses and these are electrical impulses that proceed to the brain. To encode these stimuli and therefore have the information available to the conscious mind, the stimuli have to be translated into the language of the conscious mind which, in my case is English. The conscious mind’s language is our spoken language; whereas the unconscious language is electrical and chemical. To translate the stimuli received by our senses, they are encoded first into sight, sound, touch, smell and taste so that we form a picture. The conscious mind then ‘sees’ the event, this seeing the event is a subconscious (or middle layer process) process and to the conscious mind it is bland and neutral, it is what it is. The conscious mind has not had an impact or done anything yet. The signal/stimulus it has received after unconscious and subconscious translation is that it is presented with a visualization. The conscious mind now translates the visualization into words and forms a sentence and now the conscious mind does what it is designed to do and asks ‘What does this mean?’ and the answer is the meaning attached to the event. It is what the conscious mind understands and this is now translated into feelings and fed back to the unconscious. Like all translations we have an equation – This equals That. The ‘This’ is the visualization and the ‘That’ is the meaning and like all translations there is room for error, the translation is an approximate. This can only truly equal This. The That is similar but cannot be the same and in the case of the human mind the That can only be a biased perception.

So meaning is the only way the conscious mind can understand (translate) what is. But in the act of understanding what is, it actually has to deny what is and accept what it perceives as what is.

 So what we each do as human beings, is to translate what is, into our own unique understanding and seeing as we created the meaning, we then believe the meaning is true.

So how can this article benefit you in healing? What lesson needs to be learnt?

 Meanings are causative, they produce an effect. A negative meaning will produce a negative effect (that is, a stress), a positive meaning will produce a positive (beneficial) effect. All emotional effects in your life are caused by meanings. All your beliefs are formed from meanings. Nearly all of your life (your conscious perception), behaviors, moods, actions and results are caused by meanings. Your life at this point in time is the culmination of all your meanings. You are where you are at now because of your meanings.

 You, as stated before, create your own meanings from the perceptions that you hold, which in turn were formed by older meanings. In fact the meanings you formed in the first five years of your life have formulated nearly all the rest of your meanings and perceptions. Read the chapter on ‘Beliefs’, to understand how most of your beliefs are formed in this early stage of your life.

If you want to change your life and if you want to be healthy and heal cancer, then this necessitates a change of your life and a dramatic one at that. A problem many people with cancer have and that they may be unaware of, is that they want to be free of cancer but don’t want to change. The reason for this will be explained later. It is interesting to note, if you do not want to change or have uneasy feelings about it, what meanings have you formed regarding change?

 So, is your cancer a result of the meanings you have created, in short Yes! You may be offended by this statement. But by accepting this statement, you will be able to create the necessary changes, that will lead to health. And by the way, why is it that the body, though having the ability to destroy cancer cells, seems to support tumors, by increasing blood supply to them? Why does the body not seem to recognize cancer as a disease? Have we got the wrong ideas about cancer? And how much do we really not know about cancer?

 If you accept that your cancer is a result of the meanings you have created, then you can take responsibility for your healing: and let’s get real here, your body and it’s healing potential is the only thing that can heal you. Anything else can only assist your self healing system. No matter what we do to a dead body, we cannot make it heal! This book will help you utilize your self healing system and help you remove what is preventing your self healing system from generating good health. By accepting that cancer is a part of your life and that your life pattern is responsible for it, then you can do something about it, if you created it then you can uncreate it! If it offends you to be told you are responsible for your cancer, please for your sake read on.

I own a car, it is my car and if I have a flat battery and the car won’t go, who is responsible to get the car fixed, obviously it is me. If I do not take responsibility for fixing the car, who will fix it? Will you fix it?

Your self healing system is absolutely amazing and can return your body back into excellent health, this is what it is designed to do and it can do it, but if like my car, you don’t accept the cancer and the healing are both your responsibility, then you are preventing the self healing system operating effectively. As well, there are other obstacles preventing the self healing system doing its job, which will be discussed as we proceed on our journey.

 Being responsible does not mean blame, please throw any notion of blame in the rubbish bin. There is no place for blame, it is a totally unnecessary and destructive quality. Also we treat cancer as a bad thing, something to be killed off, cut out, something to fight and battle with, something to be overcome. Please understand, and it will be explained later, that cancer cells are your cells, and as all cells in your body, what are they reacting to, what is their purpose, what is communicated to them. Cancer cells have a purpose and their purpose is to heal a stressful and damaging stimulus. In fact cancer is the result of a healing process, the cancer is the collateral damage. The cancer has prevented you from dying earlier. By understanding what cancer really is, you can heal this initial ‘disease’ and then it will not be necessary to continue with the cancer process. And it is a process, and when your healing system knows this process is not warranted, it will cease the process and expend its energies on healing any damage done.

 Important learning points:

 ·        Meanings, beliefs and perceptions are created by each one of us.

 ·        Meanings, beliefs and perceptions are illusions, they appear true but are just concepts.

 ·        Meanings, beliefs and perceptions deny all other possibilities.

 ·        Negative meanings produce negative results & cause stress and toxins.

 ·        Meanings cause effects/results.

 ·        Your experience of life at this moment is the result of all your past, which is formed by the meanings you created.

 ·        Meanings are changeable.

·        When change occurs – meanings have changed.

 ·        Meanings are central and causative of your cancer.

 ·        Meanings even if negative have a positive intent.

 ·        Cancer is a healing process, still reacting (healing) to a cause (stressful stimulus, irritant) that is still present.

 ·        Cancer is the label we give to an identification of a generally unknown process (the constant attempt at healing a constant irritant) similar to a grain of sand irritating an oyster. To heal the irritant, the oyster overlays the grain of sand with mucus. It continues this healing process and the collateral damage the pearl (meaning a valuable jewel to us) is a cancerous growth to the oyster. But without the healing/the cancer, the oyster would have died earlier. The pearl is an irritant to the oyster but far less so than the grain of sand (the original irritant). The pearl’s and cancer’s purpose is to prolong life.

 ·        Correct information is essential to healing.

 ·        Misinformation is a result of meanings.

 If you have cancer, then you have a lot of misinformation.   

Friday, 28 October 2011

Relaxation, hypnotherapy help cancer patients heal

After losing his zest for life, Amhar Saputra, a 30-year-old network engineer, has regained his enthusiasm and joy for living.

He never imagined he was suffering from thymus cancer, a rare malignant cancer that started as a tumor in his thymus tissue, since he was in good physical condition.

Enduring the hardest years in his life by coping with the life-threatening illness, Amhar finally understood that harboring grief, anger and other negative emotions would bring nothing positive to his fight for recovery.

“At first, I was very depressed when diagnosed with stage 4A thymus cancer,” Amhar told The Jakarta Post at a cancer victims gathering held by the Cancer Information and Support Center (CISC).

After a string of biopsies and CT scans at Dharmais Cancer Hospital in Jakarta, Amhar was told he had a malignant tumor in his thymus gland. His tumor needed to be removed immediately, as it was already 10 centimeters long.

His physical condition dropped drastically during four cycles of chemotherapy and 30 cycles of radiation therapy.

Frustrated with his poor condition, Amhar decided to only undergo four chemotherapy cycles instead the six suggested by his doctor.

He finally regained his health after eliminating negative emotions through relaxation therapy.

“I now feel calmer and more relaxed. Pains in my chest continue to fade as I can accept my life wholeheartedly,” said Amhar, who currently participates in meditation and hypnotherapy sessions at Dharmais Hospital, held free of charge every Thursday for cancer patients.

Eliminating negative emotions by using Thought Field Therapy (TFT), among others methods, is the backbone of the therapy that can give patients the calm and relaxed state of mind needed for a faster recovery and to curb the spread of the cancer.

Rachmat Santoso, the hospital’s surgical oncologist and TFT practitioner, said calm and relaxed feelings achieved through meditation could release serotonin — the happiness hormone — into the brain, accelerating and increasing the body’s immune system.

“With strengthened immunity, we hope that the cancerous cells will be less active,” he told the Post.

Serotonin-rich people will also be more resistant to sharp pains, thus, most cancer patients who undergo meditation and relaxation therapy feel less pain than before.

In TFT, a sequential tapping procedure developed by Roger Callahan, a US-based therapist, patients release negative emotions such as grief, anger and depression by tapping meridian points on their bodies such as above and under the eyes, at the collarbone, on the side and at the back of the hands, and many others.

“Each meridian point connects to the brain, allowing a person to get rid off their bad emotions,”
Rachmat said.

Rosalinde M. Balay, a 72-year-old breast cancer survivor, said she rapidly recovered from the cancer after routinely participating in the TFT sessions at Dharmis Hospital since the class started three months ago.

“I feel comfortable both physically and mentally because in the class we learn not only about how to leave out stress and anger but also how to forgive. It’s very important for us to understand that, basically, forgiveness is the key to relieving suffering,” said Rosalinde, who had her breasts surgically removed on Aug. 27, 2010.

Calmness, said Rachmat, was important not only for ill people, but also for the healthy.

“Healthy people should also learn how to keep calm, because with calmness their body organs will function optimally.”

— JP/Elly Burhaini Faizal

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Thursday, 27 October 2011

Healing Cancer World Summit

Last chance to register for this controversial event...
This controversial and powerful event starts soon (Last chance to sign up!)...

Over the last two weeks, the Internet has been buzzing about a controversial and powerful online event that is starting on October 25th, 2011.
The topic - natural and integrative cancer techniques - has never quite been explored in the way it will be during the event.
For 5 nights, Kevin Gianni - health author, organizer and host - has asked 9 of the top natural cancer doctors and researchers to share what they're doing in their clinics throughout the world that they say can help prevent or even treat cancer.
During the program attendees will...
- Find out what therapies these doctors and experts are using that they say can prevent and even treat cancers naturally.
- Discover herbs and supplements that are scientifically known to prevent cancer.
- Discover scientific and documented proof that natural cancer treatments work.
- Learn how to detoxify and cleanse the body naturally... and safely.
- And much more.
This group of experts that is presenting is a who's who of doctors, nutritionists, advocates and survivors that will share their science, research and stories to share the options that are available that you may never have heard about.
Some of the 9 experts include Dr. Nicolas Gonzalez, Dr. Francisco Contreras, Dr. Leigh Erin Connealy, Dr. Thomas Lodi, Charlotte Gerson, Mike Adams, Burton Goldberg, and more.  Combined, this group has had decades of experience working with cancer patients in their clinics.
Like I said in the beginning of this message, the event start on October 25th, 2011, so now is the time to sign up.  The event is free and if you can watch a YouTube video or listen to an MP3, you will be able to be a part of it.
To register now, all you have to do is visit this page here

Also, the event is free, but if you'd like to have the recordings of this event in your own library there is a special option for you to purchase the downloads once you sign up.
Here's where to go now and register...

When you register now, you'll also get 3 special bonuses delivered to you right away.
PS. The event registration is open until October 25th, but be sure to register early and you'll get three special bonus gifts that you can access right away while you're waiting for the kickoff. 
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Wednesday, 26 October 2011

Singularity and Duality

Singularity and Duality

Man is certainly a complex creature and the most complex parts are the brain/mind/consciousness. I have spoken of many different aspects of the mind and of problems we have in life and of their solutions. So now I come to a very important issue. How mankind views his world. In all aspects of communication, this article that you are reading for example, the ego is the filter or mechanism by which we understand communication. It is because of the ego that we have an incredible capacity for communication and processing of information. There is unconscious communication but as the term implies we are unaware of this communication. That is, our ego is unaware.

So nearly all of communication that we are aware of, is obviously conscious communication and is filtered by the ego. The enormity of this type of communication is mind boggling but because it is one of the main and common things we do. We simply take it for granted.

There is however a major problem and it is because conscious communication is filtered by the ego. The ego is unaware of unconscious communication and therefore unconscious communication and understanding is unknown and unavailable to the ego/ conscious and also based on a different reality.

      What do I mean by a different reality? Herein lays the big questions to life, such as what is the meaning of life? How did it all begin, who am I? Etc. Where do I begin! I typed in the headline and started, so I’ll try and explain. Looking at the first paragraph, I typed in “How mankind views his world” This is where I’ll begin. The sentence should be ‘How the ego views the world’’. For man does not view the world. The ego does and the ego views it according to its understanding of itself, which is severely limited. The ego views its world. It perceives how the world is and the ego believes its perception and the ego loves when it is in harmony with the shared perception of others. The ego understands itself as master of mind and body, this thing that I am. But the mind and body can exist without the ego and yet without the mind and body the ego is nothing it cannot exist. Animals have mind and body but no ego, though higher order mammals have to different degrees an ego and they will develop the more they evolve. The point is, an ego is useful (essential to be able to function in our society) but not essential for life.

Communication is a highly adaptive tool that helped mankind to flourish and give it an advantage over other animals and predators. In order to communicate effectively and to ensure the survival of the species, a new part of the brain was needed to manage this tool. Hence the ego. And for communication to be effective, identity was needed. For without an identity, communication would be very difficult and problematic. Identity solved the problem and communication has evolved into what it is today.

This may be hard to grasp because it is so engrained in all aspects of our living, but identity is a concept. It developed to assist communication, which was needed to ensure the survival of the species. The concept of Identity necessitated the concept of Duality. This has resulted in a plethora of meanings that have hindered mankind. It is almost impossible to reject the idea of duality. For in order to reject duality, your ego needs to reject it, for the ego is in charge of communication (of which ideas are). To reject duality the ego would have to reject the concept of identity. Which it can’t, for then it would cease to be needed, would cease to be. Now identity, though a concept, is real because we choose to believe it is real. But it is a reality that is layered over a deeper reality. Identity is true only in that it is a useful construct.

The deeper reality is that there is only oneness. Duality is true only in that it is a useful construct. It overlays the deeper reality of singularity. One side of a coin is, only because the coin is, you can’t have the side without the coin. The unconscious is aware of and operates at this deeper reality. There are many different levels of unconscious and it is the deeper levels that I am referring to. At the deepest level there is just energy intermingling and flowing throughout all things. All things are connected as the flow of energy is uninterrupted. Energy can organize into form but the energy of the form is not fixed but flows. The form looks fixed and is fixed in only as a river looks fixed. At any point in the river the water (the energy) that was there a moment ago has flowed on.

It is extremely hard to dismiss the idea of duality. Though we do not need to dismiss it but see it in its true reality. A reality that makes sense only to the ego. Duality/identity exists only because singularity /oneness exists.

We look for meaning in everything, no, the ego looks for meaning in everything. The ego searches for meaning. For the ego cannot accept the deeper reality of oneness and singularity. In fact meaning only matters to the ego. It is always trying to prove that the concept of identity and duality is reality. For if they’re real then the ego is real. The search for meaning is the search for identity and ego to have meaning and to disprove oneness and singularity. Reality has no meaning, it is meaningless.

If there is no time, no place, no meaning and no – thing, what is there???

If you contemplate this question without any bias and let your deep unconscious answer, the answer is not nothing but – Everything/totality.

For in nothingness is everything

By Philip Martin
How to heal cancer

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

A boy looks at life.

On a sunny day, a young boy of seven was walking along the bank of a small lake. The boy enjoyed walking and exploring near the blue lake which wasn’t too far from his home. This day was nice and warm and the air still. The boy knelt down beside the lake to look into the water, as he had done many times before; he always enjoyed watching the fish in the lake, wondering what it would be like to be a fish. He was an imaginative boy, and he loved exploring the woods and pastures near the lake. Though he liked playing with the other children in his street, he preferred his time alone exploring. He found the other children noisy and the play harsh. He was a quiet boy and he couldn’t quite grasp the banter and the dynamics involved.

As he knelt down by the lake, he didn’t see any fish but he saw his reflection in the mirror like surface of the lake. It wasn’t the first time he saw his reflection in the lake but this time he looked, really looked and he stared at the reflection looking back at him. He thought what would it be like if he was in the lake looking at himself, kneeling on the bank. He knew what was true, but he always felt free out here, free to pretend and bend what was true, so he let himself be the boy in the lake and he wondered, nothing in particular, just wondered.

The boy slipped into the water, drawn to the reflection, drawn to him in the water and he found himself looking at the boy on the bank and decided to leave his self there. And he wondered what it was like to be the water and he became the water of the lake. How different it was to be the water, to be fluid and not solid. As the water he asked himself what is it that I do and he answered, ‘I am home to the fish and the ducks and quench the thirst of the animals that come to drink’.

The water was inquisitive and wandered to the opposite bank and flowed up upon the grass and lay there. He laid there and felt the grass beneath him and he wondered, nothing in particular, just wondered. The water became the grass and it felt good. He felt the expansiveness and he felt the sun and all was good. He asked himself what he did and he answered that he fed the sheep and gave shelter to the ants and the insects.

He became aware of the tree over there and he thought that it would be good to know something of the tree and so to the tree he went and the tree did feel good. He held the tree and felt the bark. The tree he became. He felt himself planted deeply in the ground, feeling tall and strong, feeling free. And to himself he wondered, what it was that he did and he thought he would answer himself and the answer came, ‘I am a home to the birds, I give shade to the sheep and sometimes a young boy comes and sits at my base’. And the boy sat there looking out to nowhere and he wished there were mountains here, for he had never seen a real mountain except in books and he would dearly love to climb a mountain.

So he sat and he sat and thought of a mountain and he found himself climbing that mountain and as time went by he reached the top of that mountain and he felt ecstatic. From the top of the mountain he saw things differently, actually he didn’t see anything, for he wasn’t looking at anything but he knew he was seeing differently. He felt like he was on top of the world.

He was very happy, just sitting on the top of the mountain and he wondered about nothing in particular, he just wondered and he became the mountain. He didn’t think about becoming the mountain and he doesn’t know how he became the mountain, he doesn’t know when he became the mountain, he didn’t know where or why he became the mountain. But he was the mountain and it was good. It was quiet and still and he felt so big and strong and immovable. It surprised him how huge and massive he was and the mountain was still. He hadn’t realised how mountains felt, but he now knew. The stillness grew, the quietness, the mountainness grew and the feeling stopped, just stillness, quietness and mountainness.

The mountainness grew, the mountain’s awareness grew, he was aware of the land below, of the tree, of the grass, of the lake and the boy at the lake and all the land beyond, still quietly still. There was no boundary between the mountain and all before it, it all blended into one. There was nothing to do, he didn’t need anything, there was no wants, no desires, no thoughts, just stillness and an awareness that the stillness was everything, everything was in the stillness, but no desire for anything. At some level or somehow there was an awareness that to know, see, or have anything of the everything would cost a little bit of the stillness. Noise, movement would enter, the stillness would become less, less whole.

The stillness stayed and it was good. The tree, here he was under the tree, how long he was the mountain he could not tell. But it was time to go home. From that time on, especially when he was in the classroom and he was lucky for he sat at the back by a window, he might look out and see the mountain and there he found himself and the stillness. For he was a quiet boy and he tired of the noise of the classroom, most of what went on in the classroom seemed like pointless noise. He learned all he needed as the mountain.
By Philip Martin

95% of cancers don't come from this...

95% of cancers don't come from this...

By Dr. Allan Spreenon 07/16/2011
Dr. Ajay Goel, PhD is my kind of guy. He says genetics plays a role in less than five percent of cancers. So if your mom or dad got cancer, it's not a guarantee you'll get it too.
Big Pharma pushes this "genetics" garbage down your throat so you think it's all out of your control. Your mother had cancer, so now you're "high-risk" to get it too.

Remember, this theory is no accident. It's all part of the "mainstream machine." And it helps keep a lot of people employed and lines a lot of pockets. Just think of all the trips to the doctor, the blood lab, and the radiologist for one person considered "high risk." No wonder your insurance bill spirals out of control! But the truth is, genetics has nothing to do with 95 percent of cancers!

In fact...
Dr. Goel says the vast majority of cancers -- by far -- arise from "epigenetic influences." Sounds like you need a biology degree to understand it, but you don't. Epigenetics is the study of how diet and environmental factors influence your genes.

You see, according to Goel, some factors turn protective genes onturn these protective genes off.
This is good news, he says, because it means "you can influence 95 percent of all cancers with environment and lifestyle changes."

To help flesh out his theory, Dr. Goel is studying ways to keep these protective genes turned on. For one, Goel found that certain foods can "reawaken" sleeping genes that suppress tumors. These genes tell your body to launch the attack against cancer cells!

So which foods did Dr. Goel study?
Well, it's not really a food exactly. Rather, it's a substance found in two popular cooking spices. Can cooking with these spices actually protect you from cancer?

Healing powers found in Indian cuisine

If you've never tried cooking with tumeric or curry, you should. That's because these spices contain curcumin, a polyphenol that gives the spices their bright yellow color. It has also been used medicinally for thousands of years in India and China.

Much of the recent research involves curcumin's effect on the brain. Last year, researchers from Cedars-Sinai created a new molecule from curcumin. They found it might protect the brain and rebuild brain cells following a stroke.

In addition, UCLA researchers found that curcumin reduces inflammation and oxidative damage in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Not only that, but researchers discovered that curcumin reduces the hallmark symptom of Alzheimer's disease -- plaques and tangles. You see, curcumin crosses the blood-brain barrier and seems to help sweep away harmful proteins that accumulate in the brain.
But can it also protect you against cancer, as Dr. Goel suggests?

Reawaken your protective genes
In a study published in the journal Gastroenterology, Dr. Goel looked at the "epigenetic influences" of curcumin on colon cancer cells. He wanted to see if curcumin could help "reawaken" the genes that protect you against colon cancer.

A year ago, Dr. Goel isolated three colon cancer cell lines. Then, he treated the cells with various concentrations of curcumin.

Next, he watched for any changes to the DNA that occurred after six days and after eight months. Almost immediately, he found that curcumin did indeed "awaken" the sleeping genes. According to Goel, "this process keeps the cancerous tumor from growing and spreading, and it vitally important."
Dr. Goel also believes that curcumin will work on other forms of cancer as well. He believes the research holds a lot of promise.

I suspect Dr. Goel is right on track...
In fact, clinical trials with curcumin and colon and pancreatic cancer are already underway. Men and women in these trials take high doses of curcumin to treat cancer. I'll keep you posted on their outcomes.

Prevention is a far easier hand to play. So give Dr. Goel's advice a chance. Try tumeric and curry in your cooking. I like to sprinkle it on my stir-fried veggies.
Plus, Dr. Goel promises to keep searching for other "epigenetic" influences on cancer, besides curcumin. I'll keep you updated on his progress.

About the author
Nationally acclaimed as America’s “Nutrition Physician,” Dr. Spreen has been helping people stay healthy and disease-free as a private doctor, published author, and noted researcher.
In addition to his role as a Senior Member of the prestigious Health Sciences Institute Advisory Panel in Baltimore, MD, Dr. Spreen also coaches diving at the international and Olympic levels. NorthStar Nutritionals is proud to have Dr. Spreen as our Chief Research Advisor.
Dr. Spreen also writes the Guide to Good Health.

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