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.

Philip Martin