Yesterday I was walking on the beach thinking about my mother. It is a little over 9 years since she died of ovarian cancer after a 4-year battle that ended December 13, 2000. (Most people with her diagnosis are gone within 1 to 1-1/2 years) When she passed she was technically 59, but more like going on 39.
I say this because my mother had more energy than most people far younger than she. Anyone who spent time with her was amazed, entertained, educated and inspired by her unwavering curiosity about people and places and her fearless appetite for life. I believe her constant state of staying interested and and continuing to learn and grow is what kept her so young.
Just a couple of examples of her uniqueness - she decided when she was in the third grade that she would become a psychologist. This was in the middle of the 50s, when I daresay most young girls had never heard of a psychologist and held much more fanciful and/or modest aspirations.
Before she was 20 she had saved enough money for a tour of Europe. It was the first of her many adventurous travels touching most of the globe, including a solo visit to West Africa.
She left us far too early - when she still had so much that she wanted to experience and learn, and so much to give - as a psychologist, a companion, and a mother.
I try not to think about this too often - but I do wonder if she would still be alive if I knew then all I have since learned about energy medicine. She put a lot of faith in traditional allopathic medicine, but certainly she would have been open to trying it. I can’t help thinking it would have been beneficial, and could even have brought her back to health.
While walking and thinking these thoughts, a few tears welling in my eyes, it came to me that perhaps I could make a difference for people facing cancer - even if they’re somewhat skeptical about what I do. By offering it as a free or low-cost group healing for cancer patients (and survivors) we could make it so even the most skeptical person might be willing to try it and take whatever benefit we can offer.
When I finished my walk and got back to the car, Lisa Garr was on the Aware Show talking with a Doctor Burton Goldberg who has traveled the world documenting alternative cancer treatments and researching their effectiveness. He is constantly amazed by his findings and his prognosis for cancer patients is very optimistic. This serendipity was inspiring and served to reinforce my idea to start working with cancer patients.
So I’d like to start a Cancer Energy Clinic - with group healing focused on cancer issues - so if you’re reading this and know anyone who might benefit - please sign up for the newsletter to stay informed and send your suggestions.
Learn more about Dr. Goldberg’s documentary and alternative cancer therapy research: http://www.burtongoldberg.com/