Spirituality and Cancer Development, Healing Testimonials, and Spiritual Approaches to the Cancer Riddle
"Disease is, above all, dis-ease, absence of ease or Santi—sweet, joyous peace of the spirit reflected through the mind in the body. Senile decay, which is the common experience of man, is but an expression that covers his ignorance of cause, certain disease conditions of mind and body. Even accidents are preventable by appropriate mental attitude. Says the Siddha: ‘The tone of the body may be so preserved that it may naturally resist with ease infectious and other disease, like plague and influenza.’ The Siddha may swallow germs and never develop disease at all."
Baird T. Spalding in Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East
Intro by Healing Cancer Naturally
This first Cancer Healing & Spirituality page has its general focus on impressive cancer healing testimonials and information on various spiritual healing approaches.*
Before we start, some special and important notes.
A number of spiritual teachers contend that a human's spiritual growth is the most important thing in our life, and that challenges of all types always contain a hidden gift in the sense that they can help a person grow as a human being, put them on the path of their "true purpose", make them healthier and/or benefit them in other important ways. (In fact, there are even those who claim that we create our own reality, including both our successes and our challenges).
There are numerous real-life stories that illustrate the "hidden gift" concept (and you may have experienced such gifts yourself with various challenging situations in your life which in retrospect turned out to be to your eventual benefit, perhaps helping you to become a more mature person, create a new and more fulfilling relationship etc.).
There are (former) cancer patients who think in similar ways and actually consider their cancer diagnosis a beneficial wake-up call, see for instance quotes such as "Cancer stands for change" and "Cancer is the best thing that ever happened to me" (compare Inspirational Quotes for Cancer Patients and Other People in Search of Healing).
Whether this "hidden gift" concept indeed is true to fact or not, it would seem that the best and most constructive attitude to take any challenge in life, be it on the physical, emotional or on another plane, is trying to find what opportunity may be concealed inside our challenge, rather than considering oneself the helpless victim of (un)just circumstance and giving up.
Some striking examples of cancer diagnoses being resolved via spiritual awakenings/growth can be read in A Spiritual Healer’s Healing from Cancer through Oneness, Bone cancer patient with two weeks to live back in the pink of health, “Jay D. Allen's terminal brain tumor diagnosis becomes a crucial spiritual growth experience ” and perhaps the most dramatic of all, Near Death Experience Followed By Cancer Healing. Also compare Real-life healing stories .
Last but not least, a reminder that Thomas Jefferson has said to “[n]ever trouble another for what you can do for yourself.” In my observation, this may also be good advice when it comes to physical healing. In other words, I would tend to first see what I can do for myself to get better, such as cleaning up and optimising my diet. detoxifying my body and environment, watching my thoughts and caring for my emotional life, before mainly appealing to other persons or a higher spiritual instance. This could naturally be combined with asking for guidance from the invisible source of goodness and help you believe and trust in.
* Other novel and successful therapeutic approaches to the healing of mental or physical disease such as cancer which focus on a purely or preponderantly spiritual angle may be additionally added here.
My Grandmother's Liver Cancer Vanished
© Cynthia Sue Larson
"If you want your life to be a magnificent story, then begin by realizing that you are the author and every day you have the opportunity to write a new page". -- Mark Houlahan
Occasionally, I find myself wishing I could right every wrong, win every battle, and prove every point. The feeling usually passes as I accept whatever uncertainties life has to offer, yet, I am gladdened to find that I can still "write my life" by choosing what attitude I face the world with. I am very fortunate to have recently learned valuable lessons about attitude from my parents and grandmother, as I watched how they dealt with "the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune" in their lives. Something shocking happened in my family just a couple of years ago. Doctors discovered that my grandmother had liver cancer. They performed a biopsy and found cancerous cells in her liver. They took CAT scan images which confirmed what the blood tests indicated -- she had liver cancer. The doctors estimated she had less than a year to live. Since my grandmother was in her 90's, she requested only pain medication, choosing to forego radiation therapy and chemotherapy. She had seen many of her friends suffer from those cancer treatments. As she told us how grateful she felt for having lived such a wonderful life, she prayed for the courage to face whatever came next. When my grandmother was certain of her diagnosis and had a few weeks to prepare herself emotionally for people's reactions, she told friends and family that she had terminal liver cancer. Immediately, most of the people who dearly love this precious woman began to pray on her behalf. While her own prayers were simply for courage, other people (myself included) were praying for her return to good health. Within a few months, my grandmother's doctors were astonished to find that her cancer was stabilizing. Several months after that, they were completely at a loss to explain why they could no longer find any trace of cancer in her body! When doctors told my grandmother that they had no explanation for what had just happened, she assured them that she knew why her cancer was gone -- it was because prayer works.
I am grateful to live in a time when scientific evidence is confirming the effectiveness of distant healing. Spontaneous remissions of cancers, tumors, and other apparently lethal medical conditions have long been known to occur when people are prayed for -- and we are finally reaching a point where these effects of prayer can be scientifically confirmed. There was a time, not so long ago, when such stories were routinely dismissed as mere "anecdotal evidence" of something inexplicable and therefore unmentionable. If you want to read about these recent scientific studies, please go the realityshifters.com home page and click on the Scientific Research Confirms Distant Healing article.
My (cancer-free!) grandmother was not feeling frisky enough to journey to the Pacific Northwest this summer for a family reunion this year, but she sent along her childhood memories that she'd written for my mother over a period of several years. My sister painstakingly typed and bound the manuscript, including photographs from the early 1900s. These simple, personal stories of how each of my grandmother's family members faced trials and tribulations made for fascinating reading, and inspired me to do a better job of connecting with my relatives while we're all still alive. After the reunion was over, I drove with my parents to drop in on some relatives -- with no advance warning. What impressed me most about this experience was the way we were greeted with open arms and hearts everywhere we went -- even when we met a complete stranger! I hope you'll read my article Welcome Love about this experience in the September issue of Planet Lightworker.
This article originally appeared in the August issue of RealityShifters News, the free monthly ezine you can subscribe to at the realityshifters.com web site.
Bone cancer patient with two weeks given to live back in the pink of health through his contact with Jesus Christ
Edited & published by Healing Cancer Naturally with permission of the author, copyright © 2004
I am a young 60 year old male German. and please forgive my bad English.
If you are asking me who Jesus Christ is for me and what he has done for me.
First of all, I found Jesus to be my Healer and Comforter. 15 years ago (in 1987), when only a couple of weeks away from a decent cemetery in Bavaria. with bone cancer in my shinbones (half eaten through), my coccyx, my elbows as well as holes in my skull plus organs full of metastases. No income in those days (and ever since those days). no insurance, no medical aid, no social security, plain nothing in regard to money and help.
In January 87, Jesus Christ came into my life very much like He came into the life of dear Paul.
Today I am back in the pink of health. have gone through a life like Job in the past 15 years, while Jesus Christ helped me to get detached from the world and attached solely to Him. it has been a journey through a lot of hells made by people which He had allowed to cross my path in order to find out how much I would trust Him. which then turned into LOVE for HIM, which is HIS Love for me, a spiritual gift.
At a given time, which He knows best, I was able to realize that He truly is my Father. the Father of us all since time immemorial.
Until He found me and picked me up, He hadn't played a role in my life as a businessman with two companies in New York and three companies in Munich, Germany.
But He had other plans with me.
Well. so far I have covered Jesus Christ the Healer, when I was fatally ill with no human aid in sight. the Comforter when I went through all sorts of hells made by people who unbeknownst to them were serving our enemy.
The Father, Who was made flesh in Jesus Christ.
Since it is written that He does reveal Himself to those who love Him above all else in the world, I took this for truth and started to pray for His communication with me, the way it is written in the bible, by going "into the closet" in the silence of my mind and by praying to Him in my heart.
Well, this worked too and didn't come as a surprise. so He is a dear Father who will answer questions. and I started to never ever again follow common procedures or ceremonies and similar things, but to always go to Him first to ask His advise.
So Jesus since became my adviser. He, Who is the Wisdom, the eternal wisdom Himself.
I did ask Him many things in regard to the Bible and I did ask Him if it was true that He quit talking to people after the crucifixion, as I was told by all kinds of church people.
He showed me the opposite and led me to His sources, to His handmaidens and servants across the past almost 2000 years. and there are large numbers of them. and the more one talks with our Father in Heaven and the more one reads His Word in the Bible with His spirit given to us, the better one knows His voice and is able to tell false prophets from true prophets of God on the spot.
But again, as any skill in the physical world, this requires practicing, requires many conversations with Him in your heart (not with the lips). and after having been led through the centuries to get acquainted with all His servants and handmaidens, inside and outside of churches, I did ask Him about His whereabouts in our days. namely the past 200 years. and He didn't take me right to His sources, but instead led me to many false prophets, in order for me to learn to differentiate the false but lovely words of Lucifer and his helpers from those of His true maids and servants, of whom it is written that before the end He shall reveal Himself to them in words and visions.
So to answer your question, I can say He is not only my Father in Heaven Who was made flesh in Jesus Christ, but even more, He became my life. and I didn't deserve this at all, but it was His plan of which I did not know, to not let me get lost in spiritual darkness, but to save me, redeem me, teach me every day, leading me on His way and making me act according to His will.
What else could I need?
I own nothing. I still have no income at all, no savings, no secret funds. plain nothing. I do have a home, my daily meals and LOTS of work spreading His WORD among the needy. and besides that, I do collect food surplus from shops with friends of mine and give it to the homeless, to widows with children, to foreigners, refugees.
He stopped me from going after the “big names” in the country to share His Word with them. as it is written. but made me go after all the needy people in the streets. and this shows, at least to me, how late it is. and how close the new earth and the new Jerusalem is.
So far I have not found anything He did with me which would contradict His teachings in the scriptures.
I did ask Him in 1987 to either take me up to Him or to make out of me a useful tool for Him. I am still around and praise
our Lord Jesus Christ for all the beatings I gladly take every day from lots of people most of which are much much wiser than GOD is.
Did it come across Who Jesus Christ is for me?
I don't simply believe in Him or in the Bible - I know them to be the Truth in my heart of hearts, which is much more than just blind belief.
Yes, He is at least my Father and He wants to be the Father of all. but He can only become the Father again to those who have asked Him for His love in order to overcome their love for the world and anything and anyone in the world, like idols etc.
Love in Christ
I asked Ingo if apart from seeking a connection to Jesus Christ/God he had done anything else (diet and lifestyle modifications) to bring about his healing of cancer. This is his reply: “With respect to nutrition. I have gone 'back to basics', but first and foremost, I always ask for His blessings, and this is what is most important, no matter what I eat. And I have stopped all gluttony, whoring and boozing.
Ingo also offers spiritual healing to others. Here is what he writes:
“(Back in 1987) A phone number given to me changed my life and bones grew back to normal and only scars still give little evidence. The help came via a non-medical practitioner and this help I want to offer to anyone, who may still be in desperate need of health.
Those of you that are not in command of the German language, simply send their request for distant healing with sacred energies regardless where you live, to
ericacatharina at aol.com
with a copy to me (ISchneuing at aol.com)
because I do the translation in between.
Once the initial email request is done, watch out what is happening and report this back on a daily basis to Erica with copy to me, since there must be a constant contact at least by email. And since we all have to make a living, ask your heart as to what should be paid. and you will know and do.
The Lord may help you all. He may strengthen you, He may heal you by his grace, love and mercy.
This is my contribution from my heart to each and everyone in this group. I did receive salvation not only from cancer and you can have it too, if you want.
Compare Dr. Ryke Geerd Hamer’s German New Medicine which evaluates cancer of the bones as originating with a conflict of self-devaluation occurring under the influence of new psychic trauma.
Stomach cancer healing testimony
written for Shé D'Montford, Shambhallah, Australia
Thank you for your assistance.
I came to you without telling you my problem. I wanted to test you out. Test worked! You very accurately pinpointed my stomach cancer. I apologize for this because of your psychometric talent you picked up on my stomach pain so strongly it made you ill. I was on painkillers you were not. I did not warn you it was serious, I should have. I wanted to let you know that I have been performing the exercises you gave me daily. Now not only has my cancer gone into complete remission but some interesting side effects have occurred I believe as a result of the therapy.
As you know I suffer from a profound hearing problem, this has improved. as has my relationship with my father. As you said. "things would shift on many levels for me". and they have. I have some friends who would like to come and see you. They want to know what has helped me so much. I now want to live again. My life is becoming what I want it to be.
Thank you I hope all goes well for you in everything you try to do. You deserve it.
For more about Shé’s healing work, see her website www.shambhallah.org.
Spontaneous remission, spiritual inspiration & near-death experiences
excerpted from Ingrid Naiman’s www.cancersalves.com/checklist/spirit.html :
“Permanent cure entails the discovery of the magic and mystery that make life inspiring. As I reflect on the people I know who have been truly cured, not people who have survived or experienced long remissions but people who are really free of cancer, I see that all are functioning at a higher level of insight and creativity than before their illness. Many achieved their breakthroughs suddenly as a result of what might be called revelation; others achieved this gradually through spiritual practices that raised their focus from, to quote another author, "the mundane to the magnificent." I personally believe that there is a transcendental aspect to these quantum shifts of consciousness and that the focus entails a shift from overabsorption in the self to a greater level of selflessness and commitment to love.”
The Dr Joshua David Stone suggested healing program for cancer
formerly published at www.drjoshuadavidstone.com/cancerheal.htm
”Do not give your personal power to any mass consciousness stigma about Cancer, for this is illusion. Do not give your personal power to your physical body, for you are not your physical body. Your are God living in your physical body.”
Christ’s Light Techniques
“Special Trinity Spiritual Healing Techniques have been cognized in order to cure all types of dis-ease, including AIDS. These amazingly powerful techniques will cure all types of dis-ease in all who are ready. One becomes "ready" by going through a process of acceptance and loving forgiveness. There are free spiritual techniques available at www.christslight.org which will enable one to become "ready" for a spiritual healing.”
The Harry Edwards Spiritual Healing Sanctuary, U.K.
"The Spiritual Healer On-Line"
“For over 50 years, thousands of people all over the world have been helped by this renowned Healing Sanctuary, which is a registered charity [offering its help free of charge] and exists to seek help for those who are sick and suffering either through absent (or distant) spiritual healing, or through contact healing by appointment in The Sanctuary itself.”
“Perhaps we can help you. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we may be of help - whether for yourself, family or friends."
Edwards was a famous spiritual healer who died in 1976. His work by which many have been helped (apparently including desperate cases that were “miraculously” healed) is carried on by devoted people following in his footsteps today. It you are seeking help for yourself or others that you can’t seem to find or effect in any other way, simply fill in their online request form and briefly describe the symptoms. The Harry Edwards Foundation accepts and follows up on requests from people of any faith, belief or spiritual background including agnosticics, and for any kind of health challenge ranging from mild problems to serious diseases such as certain cancers considered “terminal” (and whether one has had traditional cancer treatment or not). After receiving their reply, all you are asked to do is to keep them up to date regarding your ongoing health status. As mentioned, their service is free of charge and non-denominational, i.e. open to everyone.
Harry Edwards himself defined Spiritual Healing in the following way (excerpts):
“We believe that spiritual healing comes from God and is His divine intention. We try to follow in the footsteps of Jesus by trying to carry out His commandment "To Heal the Sick." We have full evidence that the modus operandi for this healing takes place through His healing ministers, in Spirit, who are part of the Heavenly host. We do not believe that we possess any healing power of ourselves, and the healings that take place are not the result of our own individual spirituality. We do, however, believe that one's individual spirituality enables attunement to be established with His healing ministers, and thus we become "instruments" or "intermediaries" for purposeful healing. The orthodox Church does not approve of this view.
. healing comes from another dimension in which the physical limitations of our way of life do not exist. For example, distance is no obstacle. Contact with another person the other side of the world can be more quickly made through a thought process than it takes a person to walk over a bridge. It brings the distant person closer to us than our next-door neighbour. Sometimes patients write and tell me just where their house is, and in what room they sleep, and on what floor it is. This is quite unnecessary. In the past, when seeking absent healing for a sick one, I have found myself in the room where the patient is. It may only be for a few fleeting moments, but the picture of the patient and her surroundings is indelibly printed on my mind. Whenever I have written seeking confirmation of what I have seen, it has been verified every time. When these experiences occur I have no sense of travelling - I am just there. I mention these experiences to show that if a "part of me," probably my spirit self, can go so easily to a person in a distant place in no time at all, then how much more easily can the spirit doctors, who are God’s ministers, single out someone who writes to us for healing help.
To understand the way of Absent Healing it needs to be recognised that spiritual healers, like ourselves, have developed a condition of attunement with the spirit people. This means that we can communicate with them - as they are able to communicate with us. The means of this communication is by thought, thus, when we receive a letter from a person seeking spiritual healing and (in a state of attunement) we read the letter, so is the healing need made known to the spirit people who are "listening-in." That is why we like just the essential detail in the letter to give a "picture" of the affliction, and reports afterwards to show what is taking place. So is the spirit doctor made aware of the healing request. He is able to contact the sufferer, as I have already indicated - there are other considerations in connection with this "linking-up" that are a little more involved, and which I need not dwell upon here. When the spirit doctor has contacted the patient and possessing the information that is given to him, he makes his own diagnosis of the cause of the trouble. We know that our spirit-selves are on the same plane of life as the spirit doctors are, and therefore they are able to make a true diagnosis, probably far more correctly than our medical men can do. Then comes the spirit task of firstly removing the cause of the trouble, and secondly the taking away of the ill-effects or symptoms, giving strengthening and vitalising power as well as soothing and calming the nervous tensions. It may well be that when the physical ill-effects are deep-rooted as with chronic arthritis, it will need a little time to induce the progressively good changes.
Briefly, that is how Absent Healing works. It may seem beyond our understanding, but the proof of it is in the good results that we see especially with those who are beyond further medical treatment. The numbers of sufferers who have been helped back to good health by this means are now uncountable - they are legion. Of course, there are many factors that can either help or retard a healing - an easy, contemplative, contented outlook, carrying out ordinary laws of health is a great help, whereas on the other hand, if the cause of the trouble is persisted in, then this will hamper the recovery. For example, if we are asked to help failing eyesight, and the cause of this is in the daily employment that demands very close eye-work with strain, then we cannot expect the vision to be restored if the person continues to stress and strain the eyes every day.
As many of our human ills are the direct product of mind upset, worries, anxieties and frustrations which can be soothed and calmed by spirit influencing and guidance, so we see the causes of disease overcome, and the restoration of bodily health is a simple follow on.
A very interesting summary or study into the reasons why spiritual healing is currently ignored or looked at askance by both many laypersons and large parts of the medical profession can be read at A psychiatrist examines fears of healing. Some clinical and research background on spiritual healing can be found in Aspects of Spiritual Healing and the Spiritualization of Matter: Spiritual awarenesses from spiritual healing experiences. Both articles written by Dr. Daniel Benor, MD, author of Spiritual Healing: Scientific Validation of a Healing Revolution.
Edgar Cayce's Perspective of Cancer
“There are in truth, no incurable conditions. that which exists is and was produced from a first cause, and may be met or counteracted, or changed, for the condition is the breaking of a law.”
Edgar Cayce in Reading 3744-1
Almonds in the Cayce Readings Compared to Current Medical Research
Mentions of almonds in the Cayce readings fall into several categories: (1) as general sources of nutrition, (2) as sources of fats (in low or no meat diets), (3) as cancer/tumor preventatives, (4) as a skin lotion/therapy, (5) as a spiritual symbol. Full article