OVERCOMING LUPUS and other diseases doctors call INCURABLE

Environment is but our looking glass...

-photo by KLAUS JUERGEN LADA
-photo by KLAUS JUERGEN LADA

Before describing his harrowing experience of flying through an unexpected cyclone, Antoine de St. Exupery* wrote “horror or fear is something invented after the fact”. While in the midst of danger or a traumatic experience, we are too absorbed in the possibilities of escape, or too stunned by what we are witnessing and battling to give way to fear. “It is only once we are safe that our nerves can relax enough to feel afraid”.

24 years ago when the doctors diagnosed me with Lupus, a disease considered “incurable”, it felt like a verdict committing me to that heightened degree of danger – disallowing relaxation at all. My already adrenaline filled, stressful state went into overdrive, as if thrown into a crisis as real as Exupery battling the elements in a cyclone. His words describing the catastrophe, beginning with his overwhelming feeling of powerlessness, paralleled my own in overcoming that “incurable” disease. I hope by sharing these life lessons back to safety and health, you too will be able to finally relax - knowing your challenge is indeed curable. Not by the doctors - but by you.

My story...

I had always wanted to be a mom. As a teenager, I'd had presumably a normal array of challenges: tonsillitis, bouts with anemia, PMS, ovarian cysts, constipation and a little later in life suffered a miscarriage, forcing me to face the devastation of a depression tempting suicidal thoughts. If I couldn't have children, what was life’s purpose? Unwilling to relinquish hope, when my biological clock started ticking as loud as a freight train passing in the stillness of night, I finally got wise enough to take the first step to achieving any goal = action.

Master when will my desires come true? … When you want them as much as your next breath of air” – Og Mandino

Determined to become a self-taught expert in health (rarely satisfied with “good enough”), I would head to the bookstore grabbing an armful, or order whatever seemed appropriate by mail. One book with a catchy title and inexpensive enough to include without notice was “Heal Your Body” by Louise Hay.

Louise had also been diagnosed with a life-threatening disease (cancer) only in a bit of a better position with surgery as an option for removal. She believed however, that with a decision to let the doctors put her under the knife - without doing the emotional and mental healing to change - the surgeries would inevitably be ongoing. When I first read her tiny book though, the affirmations she espoused were just too simple. I thought if it was that simple to heal a disease, why were there so many sick people? The book became toilet back decoration for about a year.

One day I picked it up to analyze the affirmations for other peoples’ diseases – people I knew well like my father. He had always had knee trouble for example and lo and behold, the cause described and affirmation was completely accurate! She said knees represented pride and ego with their subsequent problems being caused by “stubbornness and the inability to bend; fear; inflexibility; won’t give in.” WOW – raised from the age of 10 in the Hitler Youth Movement – flexibility was not an integral part of his value system. Can you just imagine Hitler telling his officers to repeat after me, “I am forgiving, understanding and compassionate. I bend and flow with ease, and all is well”?

Louise Hay - hear it from her, and others

My mother and brother’s chronic illness (of manic depression) was next: “a refusal to change. Fear of the future. Not feeling safe.” Holy Toledo – had she met my family? As gentle souls, of course they lived in fear with a dictatorial, inflexible head of the house. If my mother said it once, she said it a million times – the only reason she did not leave was that she was more afraid of trying to raise us by herself. With that attitude, repeating, “I am willing to change and to grow. I now create a safe new future” seemed an utterly inconceivable choice. I was becoming a believer.

OK – time to look up some of my own past issues: cysts = “running the old painful movie. Nursing hurts. A false growth” yikes – so true! It is so much easier to see the truth of our circumstances in hind-sight, when there is no threat that we may have to do something about it. Next: Anemia - after having to leave home at 15 and not knowing how I was going to survive: “Yes-but” attitude. Lack of joy. Fear of life. Feeling not good enough”. In a mere 13 little words, my beliefs at that time had been perfectly pegged! From that moment on, my life took a different direction. I no longer felt like a victim to circumstances – no longer out of control of my destiny! Joel Osteen I love you passionately but cannot believe that our lives are already completely scripted by God. If that were true, free will would not even exist.

Metaphysics - not a new concept

Plato & Aristotle
Plato & Aristotle

I do however believe God created us to be healthy and successful with a powerful mind to ensure that. As pointed out in “The Psychology of Self-Esteem”, Fraud’s theory that self-preservation is instinctual can be easily refuted by “the flagrantly self-destructive practices in which so many men engage – and the suicidal course that characterizes so much of human history…” Nathaniel Branden continues by writing, “Value and action imply and necessitate each other; it is in the nature of a value that action is required to achieve and/or maintain it; it is in the nature of a consciously initiated action that its motive and purpose is the achievement and/or maintenance of a value. But values are not innate…

Unsatisfied, unfulfilled needs can set up a state of tension or disquietude or pain in man, thus prompting him to seek biologically appropriate actions, such as protecting himself against the elements. But the necessity of learning what is the appropriate action cannot be bypassed.

His body provides man only with signals of pain or pleasure; but it does not tell him their causes, it does not tell him how to alleviate one or achieve the other. That must be learned by his mind. Man must discover the actions his life requires… It was not an instinct that enabled man to make fire, to build bridges, to perform surgery, to design a telescope: it was his capacity to think. And if a man chooses not to think – if he chooses to risk his life in senseless dangers, to close his eyes rather than open his mind at the sight of any problem, to seek escape from the responsibility of reason in alcohol or drugs, to act in willfully stubborn defiance of his own objective self-interest – he has no instinct that will force his mind to function, no instinct that will compel him to value his life sufficiently to do the thinking and perform the actions which his life requires.”

Branden’s words feel like a slap in the face don’t they? Unfortunately, sometimes we need that slap to take action or we do indeed relinquish our responsibility to an unknown doctor to use his mind faculties, rather than our own. With as many patients as they see these days, as little time as they have to research natural or alternative avenues, as “under the gun” as they are with the threat of lawsuits, do you think the doctor has a greater interest or more at stake in your health and life than you do?

My father struggled with stomach cancer and trusted the doctors more than himself, or me – thereby relinquishing responsibility to anyone with a medical degree. After four surgeries over a two year period, cutting out half his organs, they gave up. Then, and only then did he finally start taking a natural supplement I had found that kept him cancer free for 3 years (Immunocal - a natural whey protein isolate with clinical proof and patents that help cancer, cancer treatments, diseases, anti-aging etc. - it optimizes the immune system). Abruptly he stopped taking this miracle product. His rational? The doctors refused to make time to read about it despite holding him up as a lauded “miracle patient” and in spite of all their false prognoses, methods or understanding. My dad was tired of fighting…

A couple years after diligent exercise, healthy eating and fervently studying herbs and every other area of natural alternatives I could wrap my mind around, I did become pregnant and had a wonderfully healthy child. The benefits from learning about metaphysics, the foundation of Louise Hay’s book, were already abundant. Being able to recognize my subconscious thoughts allowed me to enjoy an effortless pregnancy - even without morning sickness! When the “father” of my child beat me up in an attempt to cause another miscarriage, I was strong and fully aware of how my own fears helped manifest my circumstances.

No longer a powerless victim, I knew I still had much work to do before being able to trust. Now as a mom, feeding a newborn every hour 1/2, taking care of the house/chores, and being a dad with a job’s responsibilities and paying all the bills, stress was becoming a very real threat to the health I had so adamantly achieved. It seemed dealing with my trust issues would just have to wait until my daughter was about 20. I also gained 75 pounds to protect my in utero baby – just in case the bum returned to have a second shot at keeping his free meal ticket to himself.

Metaphors by T.D.Willhite

healthcare and hospitalization - its becoming unaffordable for all of us

I explain all this not with bitterness, nor at all for pity of any kind. I explain it so you might look honestly at your own perhaps less than ideal circumstances and how your past may have contributed to illness. Our present situation starts long before the manifestation of any dis-ease. Even thoughts and beliefs adopted subconsciously as children can play a major role in how we run our lives. I felt guilty for being alive whenever my mother would say how dissatisfied she was but too scared to leave. Deep down, I wanted to offer a child that which I had longed to receive myself – unconditional love without an abusive mate degrading my less than perfect habits. I became a classic over-achiever as a child – striving to accomplish something, anything for recognition and to feel worthy. As an over-achiever, I attracted a guy who felt more comfortable taking advantage than contributing responsibly etc.

I found two terrific metaphors written over a quarter of a century ago by T.D. Willhite. I will post them as images on the side. The first explains why discovering the power of our subconscious mind, and becoming aware of our thoughts are essential. The second how the laws we hear or read about so much lately as “Secret”(s) concerning the law of attraction, or healing our bodies through metaphysics can be directly affected by the degree to which we are open to them and how they can be used to their fullest advantage – if we decide to do so. (See sidebar)

You can also more easily understand how depleted, stressed, and devastated I was within a year of my daughter’s birth. Love and the joy of motherhood pretty much kept me alive.

Exupery: “… there are secret little quiverings that foretell your real storm. No rolling, no pitching. No swing to speak of… But you have felt a warning drum on the wings of your plane, little intermittent rappings scarecly audible and infinitely brief, little cracklings from time to time as if there were traces of gunpowder in the air.” *

I started getting dizzy spells and disregarded them thinking merely that sleep deprivation was beginning to take its toll. I did stop breast feeding - of course her clamping down to lock my boob while teething hurried that decisive action! Fatigue became a constant companion. My solution was to cut back even further on my hours at the gallery, initiating more work from home instead. When my appetite disappeared altogether, I counted it as a blessing to lose the added weight. I put off going to a doctor until by the time I did, the diagnosis was much worse than it should have been.

When the first doctor said I was so horribly ill I needed to make out a will because the Lupus had attacked my liver, I refused to believe him. I wanted a second and third opinion immediately!

And then everything round me blew up…”*

In that state of denial, I went to complain to one of my tenants (yes, staying out of ‘victim’ can be challenging and a lifelong process). Instead of a shoulder to cry on, she informed me that she too had Lupus. She had had 14 operations because of it – three on her brain!

“…the plain truth about what was happening to me – I find that I felt weighed down; I felt like a porter carrying a slippery load, grabbing one object in a jerky movement that sent another slithering down, so that, overcome by exasperation, the porter is tempted to let the whole load drop… It seemed hopeless… I had not moved forward…”*

How would I even afford hospitalization as an only parent? In addition, where would my daughter go if I was laid up or worse, died? To my mother who had worsened and was almost permanently committed? To my father who was remarried to a much younger woman who had no desire to have children? To my brother who was already struggling himself in a second marriage with a second child outside of that?

I did not want to be caught off balance. But it was too late… One has a pair of hands and they obey. How are one’s orders transmitted to one’s hands? I had made a discovery that horrified me: my hands were numb. My hands were dead. They sent me no message. Probably they had been numb a long time and I had not noticed it. The pity was that I had noticed it, had raised the question. That was serious…How can one tell the difference between the sight of a hand opening and the decision to open that hand, when there is no longer an exchange of sensations between the hand and the brain? How can one tell the difference between an image and an act of the will?”*

And still, Exupery's crisis parallels being in a state of "dis-ease". Instead of only our hands seeming unresponsive, our whole body is. How can we reconnect to consciously control the thoughts that are normally simply automatic when the automation messes up? (see auto programs in "You Are Perfect")

These automatic responses are our own, and controlled by the thoughts in our subconscious mind. The way to change them is through repetition and emotional involvement - preferrably both - just as how we adopted them to begin with. Before being able to change them, we must be aware of them...

Minds are like parachutes - they only work when they're open

There comes a point in all our lives when a crash is inevitable - our bottom. Whether it is just before we attempt to overcome addictions, disease or the false beliefs we have held onto so stubbornly that are not working for us. When we crash, we'll be called upon to use the full extent of our rational mind as everything around us blows up. As a pilot, Exupery lived to retell the story of battling a cyclone by learning to pilot in advance and practicing – being able to think rationally if a cyclone came upon him. A scuba diver also learns in advance - how to sensibly deal with the very real “possibility” of her tank running out of air.

Staying out of the “reaction of stress” (95% of all illness is stress related! See STRESS EFFECTS and Immediate Relief! & Quantum Leaps for FREEDOM FROM STRESS AND DISEASE in YOUR DNA! ) and learning anything in the moment of crisis is tough. This was Branden’s warning above concerning valuing life and being compelled to think and act when in a critical mode. Opening your mind now, doing the work to learn and change now will save you as it did me - before allowing your bottom to gel into an inescapable quicksand.

Minds are like parachutes, they only work when they’re open

After the third doctor confirmed my life threatening diagnosis, I listened as they apologized for their lack of understanding what Lupus was (as is still the case today over 2 decades later). I listened to their recommendations of three, "maybe" helpful drugs. Of course, there were no guarantees since they knew little about the disease. They were however, quite sure of the proposed drugs’ side effects. Nausea, vomiting, potential blindness – I will not continue this list - you know and we can all hear the long list for every drug advertised today. Each manmade drug has at least 4-14 side effects. When we consider the detrimental effects of any of them, and especially of combinations that haven’t been studied, we begin to logically realize our bodies have a better chance of fighting the disease itself than the disease AND the drugs. I was actually flabbergasted that the doctors expected me to voluntarily ingest these hellacious, unnatural drugs!

IN the middle of this catastrophic cyclone, I decided to attend group meetings organized by Bernie Seagull – another believer in metaphysics. One man I met there had been the first diagnosed with Hodgkin’s disease. Doctors also knew little about that disease at the time. They recommended surgery for him and proceeded to cut out half of each of his organs (to this day I wonder how that could solve anything but I am not a doctor – thank God. I once had an 8 hour discussion with a very well known, syndicated doctor to find out how such an intelligent man couldn’t understand the logic of metaphysics – around since Aristotle. His profound conclusion after that grueling discourse was, "Most who seek a doctor’s advice do not want to accept responsibility. They want a quick fix with the added benefit of no work on their part, or to have to change anything in their lives." Is that logical if we're so ill at ease - to a point of it threatening our very existence - in our current situation?).

The doctors had given him little hope of any sort of recovery. Once he decided to do the mental and emotional work, in his case of healing the relationship within him from the one with his father, subsequent x-rays shocked the doctors by revealing he had completely healed – as if he had never even been under the knife to begin with.

If I’d had doubts before then, talking with this man completely blew my doubts out of the water as though my fearful crash landing was instead onto a safe, cushiony cloud. I knew the thoughts that had created the Lupus and I knew how I had to change my life to create different circumstances and heal. Five weeks later, all three doctors said they must have misdiagnosed and had no idea how my liver had healed itself.

Peace and health await you...

Hugs from me to you - and a kiss to help your journey to the light... may the blessings be...
Hugs from me to you - and a kiss to help your journey to the light... may the blessings be...

Marianne's "A Woman's Worth" - no woman ought to deprive herself of this pearl...

I could continue, explaining the metaphysical causations of Lupus and the repetitive affirmations required to heal it. In addition, what my circumstances were that needed changing to make it easy for you to see. However, just as it's very rare to reach that necessary wake up call - our bottom, with an enabler in our lives - without a decision on your part to learn and do the work for your own self-awareness and realizations, you will not benefit by my sharing all this.

To get the most out of our life lessons, we first must decide that's what we want to do - then go to work - change and make them stick.

It is a process, and do not believe the “incurable” bull. Incurable only means that the doctor can do nothing more. If you’re too busy to save your life by making the necessary changes, why expect he/she to want to do so more than you? It would also take a doctor much longer to figure out what you’d heard, how you’ve lived, what your belief system is etc.

Much of what I learned about the misconceptions I adopted as a child were learned through Gestalt Therapy. Later in life, the simpler and effective tools of kineseology through One Brain facilitating were instrumental in actually breaking through emotional blocks. Dr. Harriet Lerner’s books are invaluable to understand relationships and Marianne Williamson for “worthiness”. Most of my hubs are written to help shift paradigms. Unless otherwise noted, the books and/or tools recommended have added tremendous value on my journey.

Whether you've been diagnosed with Lupus or another disease, there are many ways other than drugs that can help. In the 1997 movie with Meryl Streep, "...First Do No Harm", she shows how drugs were killing her son, afflicted with Epilepsy. She made the decision to study and find an alternative which, in their case, was through the Ketogenic diet. 1/3 of all children afflicted and who switched to this healthy alternative have lived normal, productive lives with no seizures thereafter. When it comes right down to it, everything is easily researched these days - and that is the blessing of utilizing our minds.

It would be so wonderful to simply read a book and *poof* have the wisdom incorporated into our lives wouldn’t it? Just as it would be to have one of those epiphanies in life after experiencing a “life lesson” and without doing anything else, our lives would be dramatically improved. Nevertheless, it does not work that way. (see hub on benefit of delayed manifestation: Manifesting: The Secret of My Manifestations, Getting Faster Results)

Change, like love, is a conscious decision. Our goals require learning how to get from where we are, to where we’ve set our compass and destination. We need to design a plan, immerse ourselves in the feelings as if already accomplished (repetitiously affirming our desired state/goal). Then we must trust our subconscious minds to ask for the proper tools, circumstances, people and information - letting the “Superconscious” manifest. Providence will move mountains.(see "Why Not Your Dreams?")

“I am bigger than anything that can happen to me. All these things, sorrow, misfortune, and suffering, are outside my door. I am in the house and I have the key.” – Charles Fletcher Lummis

There is nothing dramatic in the world, nothing pathetic, except in human relations. The day after I landed I might get emotional, might dress up my adventure by imagining that I who was alive and walking on earth was living through the hell of a cyclone. But that would be cheating, for the man who fought tooth and nail against that cyclone had nothing in common with the fortunate man alive the next day...” *

And that my dear friend beautifully expresses how I feel now: the person who had Lupus, is not the fortunate woman alive today. Although often tempted to keep my mouth shut and stop learning, growing, caring and sharing, I promised myself I would not go down that dead end path ever again. Believe it when I let you in on the fact that despite the work seeming potentially tough, it is freeing beyond anything you can presently imagine! To rid oneself of crippling negative thoughts is to feel the joy and freedom of taking flight for the first time – in a calm, unthreatening, beautiful blue sky…

Relax, don't toss hope and your future away - peace and health await you.

May the blessings be...

* Antoine de St. Exupery "The Elements"

Well worth listening to - we've come a long way toward self healing!

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CC 7 years ago

Healthy mind healthy body


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America Author

A perfect synopsis dear Lady! As one of the most wonderful and real people I've had the honor to know, your visiting means a lot - thank you.


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hilltrekker 7 years ago

Excellent and wonderful. thanks for directing me here. I am also going to share it on Fb and myspace with my other community.


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America Author

Please do Sanju. I didn't mention the cancer - that will be on another hub to share the "healing codes". They're a way to relieve the stress from deep in our dna. There is however, always a benefit to holding onto less than ideal circumstances/health issues. I would see such a beny if my husband gave me regular massages too for example :)


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open-minded 7 years ago

wow, really hit close to home. I'm still trying to overcome MS and continiously searching for alternatives to medicine but it is hard stay focused after trying so many different things. This hub gave me another boost on my quest to overcome MS. Thank You :)


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America Author

I truly feel for your quest open-minded. MS is a huge challenge but I have no doubt you can - and will - be able to alleviate the symptoms. I thoroughly commend you for having the necessary attitude to achieve success! Metaphysically, even your name shows you are overcoming the original causes.

Since the affects are of the nervous system by destroying myelin, the fatty sheath that insulates nerve fibers, the Immunocal mentioned could be tremendously beneficial. This whey protein increases the glutathione in your body which is essentially what makes up our immune system. Due to the spontaneous nature of MS, actual proven clinical trials are difficult - so few are able to claim absolute success with any certainty.

Here are a couple exerpts from "Glutathione GSH - your body's most powerful healing agent" by Dr. Jimmy Gutman. "...certain findings have been demonstrated consistently in multiple sclerosis patients. The breakdown products of oxidative stress are present in large numbers, and the level of free radical formation corresponds to the severity of the MS attack. Furthermore, glutathione activity is clearly impaired in this disease.

Also, individual tissues suffer less free radical damage when antioxidants and glutathione therapy are used. Although not a cure, many authors have suggested that reduced oxidative damage would help MS patients, and suggest in particular the helpful role of elevated GSH levels."

The company is the most honorable and reputable I've ever found - the product second to none on the market. They even offer a 30 day money back guarantee. That however is a tough one since you wouldn't want to wait for a sinking spell (attack) to try it I don't believe. Our bodies can only build to the tune of 40 grams daily (4 packs) but I've seen where people started at 4 packs and it messed with their medications so much, I haven't recommended doing that since. I'd suggest starting with only one pack a day and building up as you feel the positive effects - your choice of course. If you cannot find a local distributor where you are, let me know and I'll find the proper channels through the company. They offer it through network marketing on this continent, as a neutraceutical in most European countries and who knows where you are :( The absolute to avoid for sure, is if anyone tells you they have a "glutathione pill" to increase your levels. Scientific proof shows our body will spill that out as quickly as any overage of Vitamin C. At least here in N. America, health food stores sell a bunch of that crap to innocent seekers.

Also open minded, the "Healing Codes" shared in my other hub Quantum Leaps for FREEDOM FROM STRESS AND DISEASE in YOUR DNA! might make an awesome difference. I didn't want folks to think I was a walking testimony or less than sincere or honest but I was diagnosed with cancer and they helped eliminate the whole "why me" that seems to inevitably accompany disease - at least it does for me. As mentioned in that hub however, they're expensive whereas the EFT method is free. Do let me know if interested and I'd be more than happy to share which "codes" privately (don't want to be sued)

If you have any additional questions on your quest, please, please don't hesitate to ask. I have quite literally spent the better part of 3 decades studying alternatives from herbs through kineseology to discern emotional blocks. I'm always more than happy to share any information I can get my hands on. Naturally, the place to start is to go through all of Louise Hay's videos - they alone will help keep your attitude positive.

Our worse 'debilitator' is giving up or thinking we are no longer in control. You are open-minded - your body is yours, your health is controllable to a much greater degree than most doctors will allow us to believe. I'm here for you if you ever get discouraged - like a determined pit bull to encourage you or bite away the little voice in your head that says "can't"


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Ivorwen 7 years ago from Hither and Yonder

"Incurable only means that the doctor can do nothing more."

You have an incredible story. This is a type of healing I want to learn so much more about.


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America Author

Thank you so much Ivorwen. Someone once told me our trials become our "testimonies" in order to help others overcome similar challenges. In attempting to do that, your feedback touches me deeply. Sincerest gratitude to you for inspiring continued sharing. Learning can be life's best adventure of all :)


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Denny Lyon 7 years ago from Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA

Incredible heartfelt story, and so well told! I'm so thrilled at how much you figured out! You are definitely a life warrior. It's rare I run into anyone who so "gets it." Have you read any of the Kabbalah system? If you haven't you would enjoy it from the healing aspect - too much info to even attempt to summarize here. I'm blogging this little gem of an article on over to my healing blog for others to benefit. Thanks for writing it; what a treat!


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America Author

Thank you so much Denny! I'm friends with Yehuda Berg on fb and have been receiving his treasured emails for years explaining the Kabbalah's focus for the upcoming month(s) and yes, I do enjoy it. Haven't looked into the healing aspect but will do so on your recommendation. I very much appreciate your blog - if it can help anyone, it was well worth sharing the struggles that can be tough to admit sometimes.

I'm grateful you stopped by - your endorsement is encouraging!


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JamaGenee 7 years ago from Central Oklahoma

Sadly, too many doctors today only offer one-size-fits-all treatment because they don't have the time (or inclination) to, as you said, find out what factors in a patient's life caused the condition which sent them to said doctor.  Trusting an M.D. to know more about your body than you do is just insane.

If one believes a condition is permanent, incurable, or terminal, it *will be*.  I know too many people who have cured themselves of "incurable" diseases. A friend's mother was diagnosed with lung cancer 5 years ago but is now cancer free without surgery, radiation or chemo.  She went home and every day for several weeks simply imagined drowning the tumor with healing "white flakes".  Poof!  Gone.  Hasn't come back. 

As you said, the body is capable of overcoming such things on its own, but not a disease/tumor *and* the chemicals in the drugs doctors hand out like candy.  It irks me no end that people will take whatever (usually expensive) drugs a doctor prescribes simply because he/she has a M.D. - without a clue that every prescription after the first is only treating side effects of the first one.  


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America Author

I hope thousands read your addition JamaGenee! "If one believes a condition is permanent, incurable, or terminal, it *will be*." That is the crux of it all!

Yesterday a woman screamed at me on the phone saying, "YOU NEVER HAD LUPUS - DON'T EVER SAY YOU HAD LUPUS! PEOPLE DON'T GET OVER LUPUS. AND DON'T TALK TO ME ABOUT CANCER - I KNOW CANCER! WHOEVER GET'S CANCER DIES! YOU CAN'T GET OVER CANCER! CANCER ISN'T LIKE A SORE THROAT - IT KILLS - IT'S NOT A LIGHT DISEASE!"

No s--t Sherlock - do you think I just snapped my fingers to get rid of them? Is what I wanted to say to her - but of course, her mind was so closed, there was no point saying anything. I had to re-arrange my life to eliminate them and change my thoughts to overcome such debilitating beliefs - one of the first steps was to make sure people like her weren't around me. 

She was unfortunately, around my father for decades. One of the reasons he gave up on Immunocal, which had kept the Cancer away for 3 years, was because the doctor read that broccoli can help. Of course, even "consuming more than 25 broccoli pills a day wasn't enough but would help". My dad said he couldn't consume that many pills along with everything else the doctor said to take and drink a whey protein product too. Less than 2 months later, he passed away...

"...every prescription after the first is only treating side effects of the first one." I cannot thank you enough for adding this truism JamaGenee! It helps when people realize it's not just me who says it's possible, or just Louise and Bernie and Covey (and Denny).

The more folks who chime in with the reality of what the drugs and our medical profession have come to and how alternatives offer more hope, the better it will be for all the people struggling to find the answers before buying into the defeatism that we cannot heal ourselves.

Clearly, you touched a passionate nerve in me because as I respond, I'm thinking of all the commercials on TV now -"advertising" drugs we're supposed to visit a doctor for and convince him to add them to the list he gets a kickback on and already prescribes (as if we'd want to do that after hearing the dozen worse side effects). They do a pretty good job of repetitiously making us believe we're sick too - no mention what-so-ever about the fact that just meditating might eliminate the stress or cause!

Ah, to lighten up, I love Ellen Degeneras' stand up routine where she imitates the commercials saying, "Are you stressed, tired, irritable...?" "YES! I'm human..." lol


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James A Watkins 7 years ago from Chicago

Well, I must say: this is the best Hub I have ever read.  It is packed with wisdom from top to bottom.  And what a story!  Man!  Metaphysics.  Largely ignored by many—to their peril. 

I am not a big doctor person.  I know they do some good—they saved my granddaughter who was dying at 3 days old because she was born with 3/4 of a heart.  The local hospital told my daughter to plan the funeral because there was nothing they could do.  And she started to do so.  Someone opined, "Call the Children's Hospital at the University of Michigan."  They said, "No problem.  Bring her up here and we can fix here."  A Dr. Norwood sliced her heart open and made a 4th part out of the 3 existing parts—an eponymous procedure—and she had to have two more open heart surgeries after that (at six months and two years old).  Now, she is 12 and healthy.  We call her "The Miracle Baby." 

Thanks for sharing your incredible story—miscarriages, Lupus, woman-beaters, Nazi Youth, and . . . mind over matter.  WOW!


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SEM Pro 7 years ago from North America Author

Thank you for reading and commenting James. Bet you were surprised to find the full "scoop" here rather than fb right? lol

Yes, I like surgeons :)  Going along with your attitude, I too hope further mandates aren't put in place. As is, insurance won't cover anything if you don't follow the 'cookie cutter' guidelines they spell out. Modern surgeries are ordered - "because they can" to the detriment of basic survival for the rest of the family, or having to lose their home etc. 

I'm so glad you have a great experience to counter-act the negative! Miracles come to us in all ways...

My issue with our modern health"care" system is essentially that they focus on curing symptoms rather than causes - inevitably allowing additional symptoms to return (as Louise saw and knew the wisdom of before letting them 'slice and dice' on her). The doctors look from the perspective of death backwards. Once we see that, we begin to understand why they prescribe pills with 12+ adverse side effects, or chemo to burn a person's insides, killing their immune system. Guess they believe, "Well if they do live, it just might be disease free" (the "it" was intentional). None of this has to do with health or maintaining an enjoyable quality of life.

After reading, you undoubtedly realize how heart-warming your "recognition" is to me. Although I no longer seek it, or need it, appreciation always feels good.

Baraka Bashad dear Sir > (May the blessings be...) 


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Mekenzie 6 years ago from Michigan

Boy did I need to read this Hub today. I really do need to get in touch with my unconscious thinking. I go to the place of helpless far too much lately... I am going to study this hub again and order a couple of books. Thank you dear dear SemPro for this hub.

Also, you talked about glutathione in your response to open-minded. Have your heard of a product called MAX-GXL? I was given a sample by a lovely lady at a health fair. It is a glutathione Accelerator. When she learned I had fibro myalgia and osteo arthritis she offered a whole months supply. The first week my pain was gone... I am now off arthrotec (for arthritis)I had tried many, many times without success with other products. Because I am off arthrotec I could get off prilosec (for my stomach pain caused by the arthrotec.)

My girlfriend's Holistic Physician told her that autopsies have proven that prilosec prevents a person from obsorbing nutrition - autopsy results on people taking prilosec showed cause of death was lack of nutrition.

I was so thankful for being free of these meds that I signed up under the lady who generously gave me the MAX GXL. I haven't sold anything - but I certainly share my story with others. Blessings to YOU!


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SEM Pro 6 years ago from North America Author

Ah dear Mekenzie - I am sooooooo glad you found this. It is for you that it is written. I admire your strength, courage and open mindedness! Not familiar with MAX GXL but tickled pink it is working for you - especially to get off the prilosec. Those on it died of malnutrition - OMG! Traditional doctors do indeed work from death backwards without considering the person as a whole. As long as it's better than death itself, they assume it as a solution.

Hope you'll look into metaphysics and perhaps check a few others you know well and what their challenges are first. Might save you the year I took to take it seriously because it seemed just too simple. Our own issues can be much tougher to see than those of others. I believe the deepest ones we have are our "blind spots". Intend to write a hub about those too - we all have them and as in driving, cause unimaginable crisis.

If I can help in any way at all, please don't hestitate to ask! I saw from your profile that you too are on a path with great challenges, to share tremendous light for others. I thoroughly look forward to reading your pearls of wisdom! Very sincerely, Sylvia


Cherie 6 years ago

Hello, I'm searching for nursing related blogs like mine http://nursingcrib.com and I stumbled your site, nice blog!. I hope you could also include me in your blogroll.

By the way, you have a very good writing skills here. Keep up the good work.


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SEM Pro 6 years ago from North America Author

Yes Cherie. HP is wonderfully designed not to inform us of comments where someone is advertising themselves so I didn't see yours until off the road and reviewing. Did check out your site and although this hub is particularly geared to those interested in alternative solutions and taking responsibility for themselves, we do occasionally need the assistance of people who are caring enough to become nurses. Your site is awesome! I highly recommend it for those strong enough to want to become care givers!

I also love the current program that answers many questions and enlightens us on whether or not what we've heard is an old superstitious wives tail: http://www.thedoctorstv.com/

Thank you so much for your compliment Cherie - and for stopping by to share your light here as well!


Tim Fallon 6 years ago

This is a great read! My fiancé has Lupus and I have had a hard time understanding the disease. I've been trying to read up a lot lately and this will help a lot.


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SEM Pro 6 years ago from North America Author

Hi Tim. Glad you stopped by. I didn't share the metaphysical aspect of Lupus because it is often much easier to recognize the wisdom of a cause in others we know and care about than our own. When first reading Louise Hay's books, I looked at my own and it just seemed way too simple. In order to share it with your fiancé, it might be better to first look at a few other people you each know who have chronic illnesses. When I did that, it made so much sense for them! Finally realizing, if it made that much sense for them, it had validity for me.

Circumstances that go so against our grain or beliefs can also cause dis-ease. I won't go into my own situation, but as an example, if we are working for someone who won't listen to us, and we can't imagine leaving the job, it could cause such an inner turmoil that our bodies try to tell us to move on. Difficult to see ourselves because as mentioned, our belief is that we can't imagine leaving the job - it's not a viable option in our mind.

From Heal Your Body by Louise, Lupus is caused with the thoughts: "A giving up. Better to die than stand up for one's self. Anger and punishment." The affirmation she has to incorporate fully, and believe with every fiber of her being is: "I speak up for myself freely and easily. I claim my own power. I love and approve of myself. I am free and safe".

Until she sees it with other peoples' challenges, again, it may seem too simple. Once she does however, the positive affirmation could be posted all over, to help her subconscious mind adopt that reality.

The best way for you to help her Tim, is to encourage her to speak up for herself at every opportunity, and be there to listen, encouraging her worthiness and validity as a human being, and especially as your future life-partner. Help her feel safe with you - let her know how much you love and respect her. Maybe even look into Gary Smalley's "Hidden Keys for Loving Relationships" which shares many communication tools to ensure clarity and a long and wonderful marriage.

We all need these things but when someone is challenged health wise from an imbalance of core beliefs, they need it even more so.

She may also be afraid that if she speaks her truth, you will leave. Clearly she wants to marry you more than anything in the world I'm sure. I hope you can help her realize that doesn't mean less freedom, but much more without the nagging void many of us feel when we haven't found our significant other.

Hope this too helps Tim. I admire you for reading up on it and looking for solutions so you two can enjoy a healthy and glorious life together! You are definitely worthy husband material and I wish you all the love a couple can enjoy! Stay strong dear man - there is a very special and deep bond as your reward when such a great challenge is overcome.


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ajcor 6 years ago from NSW. Australia

This is truly a wonderful hub SEM PRO - so clear and full of wisdom - I have bookmarkd it so that I too can come back to re-read and digest more fully.....cheers


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SEM Pro 6 years ago from North America Author

Thank you so much ajcor :) I look forward to seeing you again then and glad you recognize how important it is open our minds and hearts before some strange "incurable" diagnosis. Even if that terminology is erroneous, with all the added challenges facing us in today's day and age, yesterday's knowledge is far too outdated to rely on. Thanks for coming by and commenting :)


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SEM Pro 6 years ago from North America Author

Aloha westdrug - welcome to hp :) So glad you are open-minded about alternatives for healing. Accepted your invitation but as you no doubt surmised, I am not a fan of man-made medications. My mother had many dis-eases before they were labeled and suffered more from the ill side effects from what was prescribed than from the actual challenges her body eventually overcame despite them. At 77, she is the only one in the home she now resides, without a dinner plate of drugs daily, and is more lucid than she has been in many decades.

Our bodies can heal themselves although with age and the additional challenges our current environment and diets tax us with, we must become ever more aware of avenues to assist our bodies in doing that.

I hope you will accept my invitation to read my newest hub on AFT (AMized fusion technology)/bio-energetic advances. I have personally seen and felt its miraculous effects as it easily returns our bodies to a state of homeostasis, where dis-ease and pain disappear - often within minutes. This new technology has even been incorporated into a water system that can turn our regular tap water into medicinal water, able to not only return our bodies to a state of ease, but even effect age reversal if desired.

Epigenetic and nutrigenomic advances can heal even our previous genetic predispositions to certain diseases which is amazing considering how many children are being challenged with adult degenerative diseases.

You mention a disbelief that food/what we consume effects our health - if interested, I would be more than happy to direct you to many, many books that would undoubtedly change your mind. Natural alternatives may not have worked quickly enough for our instant gratificaion paradigms, but that too is changing rapidly as Quantum physics is applied in practical, useful alternatives.

Again, thank you for visiting, commenting and remaining open-minded. Perhaps it is a door you were guided to walk through for tremendous personal gain :)


martha castillo 6 years ago

I think this is a wonderful hub I am happy and grateful that you have shared this with us.


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SEM Pro 6 years ago from North America Author

Thank you so much Martha. Perhaps your mind is already an open parachute? Must be true - that's when happiness and gratitude grow and heal us, inside and out. A hug to you through the airwaves my dear lady :)


A_Beagle 6 years ago

Seems our greatest challenge is the battle within. If we could stop the war within, maybe we'd win the health, wealth, and well-being outside. Life is more like a dream than we may think. The language of dreams is symbols, I think that language is expressed in our life if we look at things with that dialect in mind. Wonder what a stiff neck symbolizes? Probably nothing to do with my reluctance to ask for help when I need it :)

Great article. Thanks for sharing you life experience and insights.


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SEM Pro 6 years ago from North America Author

Another visit and comment Alan - I like being your friend :) Perhaps you could join hp so I could gain such insights into your life? That would be equally joyous. This is my story long before email though :)

As an Eckist I have to admit that we do look at the symbols of our waking dreams - otherwise known as life.

Yes, our greatest battle is within until we find peace. Sometimes that can be a long and arduous journey.

Hope your stiff neck didn't suddenly spring up while reading this. Metaphysically it usually represents not wanting to see the other side of things. Your presumption is close to accurate - what is it you'd like help with?

Appreciate the compliment. Bearing one's path and deepest ignorance to epiphanies can often be healing in itself. Then again, it may be t.m.i. when first befriending someone. My goal is simply to share in hopes that it may help others experiencing the same challenges. On some level, you must have experienced something similar.


Mrs. R. 5 years ago

I have autoimmune problems that resemble lupus although lupus has not been confirmed. It's been a long struggle. I finally started getting some progress with it when I started making an effort to say goodbye to my "all or nothing" thinking. I started following some of the advice from www.flylady.net which is to help you get organized and take care of your home better. (it's also free) I started working on my home with it. Keep in mind, it's not a spiritual or health site. As I made progress with my home, and realized how bad my "all or nothing" thinking was and I needed to say goodbye to it...my health improved. I don't think it's a coincidence. I see very clear connections between Louise Hay's teaching and flylady's teachings. flylady isn't for everybody, just like Louise Hay isn't for everybody. It's the most progress I've ever had in applying Louise Hay's teachings to my life. The word "should" is my next project!


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SEM Pro 5 years ago from North America Author

Thank you for your feedback and sharing so deeply Mrs. R. Apologies that it took so long to respond - I've been without access to the net for awhile. So glad you are making progress! Your point is GREAT: there are many things that come onto our path, designed to help us in particular. They are not coincidences, although serendipity seems to play a huge part :) I too have overcome many, many challenges with AFT - the newest energy healing that removes blocks from our energetic meridians and balances out all so our bodies can heal more specific areas and challenges quickly. I don't believe there is one single answer for anything, nor one single answer for anyone. Too bad so many think "doctors" are the be all, end all answer - but that too is changing.

I wish you all the best in branching out openly to find what does work for you Mrs. R. If I can be of assistance in any way, please don't hesitate to ask. In the meantime yes, no one likes to be "should" upon lol


Word Draw 5 years ago

My mom has lupus and can't afford health insurance. Thanks for sharing your experience, I'm trying to find out more information for her.


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SEM Pro 5 years ago from North America Author

Delighted you found this article Word Draw! Even more so that you are being proactive in helping her heal. Very much hope she is open to suggestions and doing the work to overcome - the benefits are astronomically miraculous! I've come to feel Lupus was a gift transforming me toward the changes I needed for a better life. Its a good way to feel and doesn't take that much to get there except a willingness to let go of beliefs that aren't working for us :) I shall see your mom surrounded by white light and health, and you emanating the joy of having helped her stay vibrant and alive! Pls encourage her to speak her authentic truth at every opportunity to get "there" quicker.


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Sun-Girl 5 years ago from Nigeria

So delighted in these wonderful article of yours because it was properly shared,thanks fro writing.


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SEM Pro 5 years ago from North America Author

Thank you for visiting and commenting Sun-Girl :)


nursing care plan 5 years ago

Hello I'm sandy from US, I have a blog like yours about nursing and care plans you can have a look at it here http://www.nursing-lectures.com/ could you give me some advices on how to make it successful like yours ?

By the way i forget to tell you that your article was very explanatory , Thanks a lot


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SEM Pro 5 years ago from North America Author

Hi Sandy - thank you for commenting but it seems you have just done so as hp suggested: to spam. I did visit your site and as much as I appreciate nurses, your site seems geared toward suggestions for a nurse of how to "tolerate" a person's health challenge while discussing treatment and ongoing reporting with the doctor/team. Nowhere does it suggest letting the patient themselves know what's going on, or how they could overcome their challenge, or even insinuate that their challenge might be more than purely physical. In other words, I believe in empowering ourselves, rather than relinquishing that response-ability to others - especially not to others who feel we ought to be left in the dark, relying only on meds to cover up symptoms which exacerbate our health challenges. There are many, many alternatives for helping our body heal itself naturally and the awareness of metaphysics to begin by changing our own minds and lives. If you have seen the movie "A Beautiful Mind", you have seen first hand proof of how even a challenge that begins in the mind can be accepted and overcome. When the medical profession first started, it was advised to let food be thy medicine with an oath to "do no harm". This entire personal story is adding validity to the merits of that - your blog is in direct contrast to that awareness and philosophy as if in an attempt to discredit the power of the individual and in denial of allowing our mind and body's ability to do what it does naturally.

Our challenges are not "outside", nor is the absolute cure.


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SEM Pro 4 years ago from North America Author

Thank you for stopping by Celina. Apologies for not approving your pharmacist link - it's my personal contention that if millions would get off drugs, their bodies would have a better chance of healing from dis-ease - as stated in this and many of my hubs. Appreciate you taking a look though :)


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Barbara Kay 4 years ago from USA

I need to read your other hubs. I have Crohns and you have me interested in seeing what you have to say. It is late at night, so I'll bookmark this hub and finish it later.


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SEM Pro 4 years ago from North America Author

Dearest Barbara, I'm very glad you are dedicated to self research to rise above your challenge! It’s a huge one in that sorting out the many facets of your childhood's confusing and exploitative dysfunction is undoubtedly emotionally stressful which might exacerbate symptoms. Hoping you trust me enough to cut to the bottom-line here. Just as you share much to help others learn I too have many hubs from gardening and food through healing. Reading them all might take a long time. To begin with, please know: you deserve health. You’re strong and worthy and capable of assimilating anything you choose with an end result of emotional and physical freedom!

Metaphysically, I’d follow the recommendation above and take a trip to a book store to look at OTHER peoples’ challenges (people you know well w. chronic challenges) in Louise Hay’s “Heal Your Body”. Then, please contact me and I’d be more than happy to share a more in depth discussion of Crohn’s from “Messages from the Body” by Dr. Michael Lincoln.

If ready and interested, I can research a One Brain Facilitator in Michigan to help emotionally as they can utilize kinesiology etc. to help you see the patterns of repetition and break through blocks like no other I’ve known. This, as with anything else, depends on your financial freedom. I’ve spent hundreds of hours (not cheap) working through my own to the point of being able to recognize them myself. It’s a life-long journey to see, accept and discern all the false and confusing dysfunctional messages from childhood – but OHHH so freeing!!!

I’ve written a few hubs on stress. In your case, the stress has reached a high physically in the form of oxidative stress in your body. I’m delighted to see you’re into food research because there are many food additives and allergens you ought to be avoiding – especially cigarettes if you’re exposed to them even second hand.

Physically, the place I’d begin if I were you is with an alkaline water filtration system. eCosway has the least expensive and best I know of. It can turn thousands of these free radicals into healthy cells. On that “Shop for free…” hub, it will also share the second suggestion of raw food enzymes. They have both a liquid form (100 raw foods fermented for up to 9 months. I still use this regularly (2-3 tbsp in water) whenever my diet hasn’t included at least 5 fruits & veggies daily. They also have a powder “Wholefood Nutrition” which is second to none available globally. One has 40 fruits & veggies with protein (Weight control), the other 50 that I add whey protein to in order to raise my glutathione levels. They even have a Koso Ball supplement, also raw food and the highest quality organic Spirulina available anywhere. I could go on for pages and pages on those benefits but again, please feel free to contact me if you’re serious about accepting assistance.

Working through all of it alone isn’t necessary – despite the feelings you may have that you are. You are not alone Barbara. Your comment means you’ve reached out and you deserve assistance. Trust yourself first to know you can discern the wheat from the chafe. Fortunately, I’m no longer in a stressful situation, nor running on the treadmill of life to survive anymore. With decades of research I’ve been able to work through my own childhood’s confusing dysfunction and would be honored to help.

Shared with love and sincerity, Sylvia (I too am on fb – link on profile page, phone # on fb but just in case: 828/333-0921)


Cinta 4 years ago

Thank you for your enlivening post. :) I have many of the symptoms of Ehlers Danlos Syndrome and lately all I can feel is dread for my future, because my joints are getting worse, etc. I was wondering if you had any advice for people who have inherited diseases that are caused by gene mutation. They seem even more daunting and hopeless. I want to live a life of joy, not dread... Any suggestions?


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SEM Pro 4 years ago from North America Author

Aloha Cinta - so sorry to hear of your challenges (and apologies for not checking in more often to respond).

Thank you for asking for suggestions, I can offer a couple:

1) our bodies will follow the picture we have in our mind. Our subconscious doesn't "think", it follows pictures and the accompanying emotions attached to them, directing as if it’s the contractor of the future you're building. Thus, your first challenge may be to see and feel clearly a brighter future. What do you still want to do? What goal motivates you more than ANYTHING ELSE? (especially more than the pain you're experiencing);

2) There are a number of tools you can use to eliminate the automatic path of your dna (see zero point field wands @ www.ecosway.com/ushome/US201384 Don't think I'd even be able to handle the challenges I face daily w/o them. They bring our body's "memory" back to zero and if you'd like any more info on them, pls feel free to contact me via email);

3) Metaphysically (and even as a human), change itself can be challenging. We tend to be creatures of habit no matter how difficult our present situation is. For you this may be the greatest challenge you face. Please Cinta, know that changing completely is not scary but rather will take you on a path filled with glory and peace. Before finding that path, you may have to accept. Surrender is so misinterpreted, society makes it out to be negative and that is so opposite to helping ourselves overcome the challenges that seem to get stronger and stronger through generations. You have an opportunity to change this for your entire blood line and I have no doubt you're up to this! You may have contracted to do just that, thus I suggest embracing the opportunity to do so, as lame as that may sound - I look forward to hearing from you again and feeling the exuberant joy you'll emanate on the other side.

4) Although this really isn't a separate item, the absolute first thing I want to reiterate is that "doubt" is the hurdle to overcome. Don't doubt yourself, don't indulge in any sort of outside "blame", and already live in that life of joy - now, in each moment, see it, feel it, live it and before you know it, you'll have redirected your contractor. Our subconscious minds are like our own success genies: they will ALWAYS make us right. If we think our future looks bleak, they'll make sure we're right. If we think we have much to dread, "poof" there it is... On the other hand, if we enjoy every moment with gratitude, abundance, faith and joy, it may take our genie awhile to catch on but pretty soon the "poof" there it is, is inevitable. I've written quite a few other hubs to help embrace this reality - hope you'll read a few and contact me so I can help you through your challenges. So Cinta, bottom line: trust yourself and know you can face and overcome the multitude of life issues you've been dealt. They are in the past, there is only here and now and if I may be so bold as to suggest - continuing to carry them around inhibits YOU - the beautiful graceful, free flowing you that cries to be let out. It isn't their life you are here to live, it’s yours - own it, live it, love it! Hugs my dear - I'll be waiting for your contact.

Very sincerely yours, Sylvia


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SEM Pro 4 years ago from North America Author

"Your imagination is your preview of life’s coming attractions."

~ Albert Einstein

"You cannot afford the price of a negative thought". (AU)


Mrsh5ns 3 years ago

My mom is dealing with lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. I have been praying for her and have been doing a lot of searching on the internet trying to help her find help. About a month ago, I ran across the Immunicol and suggested it to my dad. He purchased it and she started taking it and doing much better (she takes two packs a day right now). But then the doctor prescribed her a medication that suppresses the immune system and here we are trying to rebuild her glutathione. Everything that they have tried to give her since the beginning of the year, she has had reactions to.

I asked my dad what they had prescribed to her and immediately saw that it was working against the Immunicol and her. He called the doctor and was told to go off the medication just after 3 days of being on it. She started hallucinating, not eating or sleeping, and a few other things that were all bad.

They made an appointment today, and they prescribed her something else. He called me and asked me to check up on it. After ready the first two sentences about the major warning at the top of the page, even before the description, I told him "DO NOT give her that. It has serious side effects and can even cause death.

I told him tonight that I would do more research and see what I could find. I know that he is discouraged and has spent so much money on things that she can't take.

I went to bed for about an hour and then woke up and have been awake all night. I prayed that God would show me what else that I needed to find for her. Then I ran across your page and after reading, I was confirmed that I was already giving her what she needed. But I also need to figure out what she needs to do as well.

My husband is also dealing with psoriasis for the past year, after never having had it previously in his entire life.

I would like to check out your other hubs as well. I have never been on the hubs before, so I don't know where to go.

Can you please direct me? Thanks!

PS. I also liked this page on FB.


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SEM Pro 3 years ago from North America Author

Thank you so much for your comment dear one and too, so sorry for the challenges you and your family are facing. I have written a few other hubs related to overcoming life-threatening challenges. In this one I highly recommend "Heal Your Body" by Louise Hayes. Another suggestion can be found on the linking hub (just before the comments - a little more difficult to see with hp's new formats): Starts out: "Quantum Leaps for FREEDOM FROM STRESS AND DISEASE in..." which expounds on the Healing Codes - a program that helped me overcome cancer in 5 days.

None of this is meant to relinquish God's part in our healing. There's nothing that cures with more strength than hope and determined faith for our brighter future. I believe God puts these things on our path as you beautifully expressed. I commend you for listening and heading. If your mom and husband listen as clearly as you do, the brighter future is inevitable.

Unfortunately, as I expressed in this hub, its tougher to see objectively when a doctor keeps using us as a test tube while saying the dis-ease is incurable - which most do. My mother seemed to get one dis-ease after another before they were named. In her life she was on one medication after another, 98% of which only proved to hurt her more than help. At almost 76, she's spent the last 14 years in a full care facility stating unequivocably that she will not take ANY medications! She's more lucid and in many ways healthier than ever before but declining still from side effects mostly.

Its difficult to advise anyone not to take what the doctors' prescribe. If they didn't trust the doctors more than their own abilities, they probably wouldn't go to them at all. I like going for the diagnosis, if they can make one, so I know where to go from there but still will not fulfill the prescriptions they give for drugs.

Other than that, you are on the right path of listening and checking out what is available. Don't let your mom get off Immunocal like my dad did after the doctor said to take Broccoli tablets :( The sulphoraphane in Broccoli mostly comes from only the sprouts they've discovered since. The Immunocal is proven scientifically and if there are any doctors out there who haven't researched and are using it - I'd pick another doctor altogether. Not only because I know about it as you do, but because if they haven't they're about 30 years behind on their immune system research - not a doctor I'd recommend for anyone!

Metaphysics requires a willingness to change. Sometimes that change can defy what we were raised to believe and thus, not an easy task. They say diseases are generic in some cases. I believe in all cases its not only in our dna's memory, but in the fact that we often conduct ourselves subconsciously without updating that info with the times or particularly with our own experiences that has often already proven those old beliefs to be erroneous. Prejudice is a good example of that: in this day and age, who is pure blood anything? And what information cannot be found with a click to eliminate ignorance. The choice is always ours and if we could choose a better way for others, there wouldn't be any sickness left to cure. Those of us who've overcome dis-ease w/o pills or surgery would have waved our magic wand of knowledge over everyone still struggling. Not realistic. This latter part is for you and my wishes that you'll be able to stay patient, understanding and compassionate. For many it is indeed too difficult t change lifelong beliefs and behaviors. They don't know how freeing it is to listen to that wonderful voice of guidance inside and surrender. You do - so please don't let go of that and stay heart clear. You are loved and appreciated...


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nancynurse 3 years ago from Southeast USA

Awesome hub. I have had lupus for quite a while and just began taking protein and working out . I was reading about the supplements you recommend. I take a protein drink /what do you think abouthttp://www.amazon.com/Biochem-100-Protein-Vanilla-...


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SEM Pro 3 years ago from North America Author

Thank you so much nancynurse :) Hindsight being 20/20 I've come to think of my experience with Lupus as a time when I paid less attention to taking care of myself and allowed stress to dominate. So yes - awesome that you're working out; equally fabulous that you are consciously adding a protein supplement. Apparently its the natural army (white corpusals [however that's spelled]) that fights disease that tends to take over with Lupus and if there's no longer a disease, they'll go to war with our healthy organs. The whey protein isolate mentioned increases our glutathione which is essentially the supply tent i.e. during a battle there's a tent of ammunition - our gsh is that ammunition (which naturally diminishes after age 25 or so and depending on how much polution we live in, junk we eat or drink and especially how much stress is in our lives.) The whey increases our levels (and is the only way our bodies can actually absorb it so pay no head to the gsh pills they sell).

Protein in any form is food for our muscles so its a good thing. Pretty sure increasing our gsh/glutathione refers to an improvement of our actual immune system, not just muscles though.

Short of getting some Immunocal nancynurse, the absolute best suggestion I could offer is to do whatever you can to eliminate stress from your life. I've written a few other articles expounding on the effects of stress, the increase in cortisol levels etc. but what it really boils down to is when we're stressed we're living in fight or flight mode and our body's natural healing mechanism shuts down. Until we dedicate time to daily meditations or consciously focusing on allowing that calm, relaxing mode to trigger healing, no amount of supplements can make up for what our bodies do naturally.

Long winded - yes - sorry. But if you enjoyed the hub you know I like to share as much as possible if it can help in any way. So take a walk in the woods my dear, or put some bubbles in a soothing tub, and make a point to relax feeling great about yourself for having worked out, watched what you ate, and know beyond any shadow of a doubt that you are worth every moment you spend on yourself! :)))


Clinton 3 years ago

Did you cure lupus completely?........I'd also like to do the same.I have alopecia which is autoimmune..


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SEM Pro 3 years ago from North America Author

Hi Clinton - yes. I was diagnosed at the beginning of 1989 and haven't had a trace of it since. Once-in-a-while I catch myself beginning to think as I did then (since we often bounce back like boomerangs to the programs taught to us in childhood - the "familiar") but as soon as I do I make a conscious, proactive decision and then vanguard against those poisonous, self sabotaging thoughts. There is a tool to make this easier called screen of the mind: imagining the old scenario in a tv screen of your mind then putting a huge X through it and switching to a new desired scenario in another screen. When we imagine both with every sense and feeling its much easier to retrain our subconscious. They say there are only 2 ways to learn new programs/replace the old = with emotional involvement and repetition - preferrably both. If I can help in any way, please don't hesitate to ask. Michael J Lincoln's "Messages from the Body" book has a brief explanation of Alopecia's metaphysical thought/programs I can share with you if you like. In the meantime I tremendously admire you for busting through the old you were raised with by developing yourself and recognizing your power! You're stronger than the dis-ease Clinton - please don't allow a single doubt about that! Sincerely, Sylvia


Monica sigler 2 years ago

I have lost 20 years to this disease. My first outbreak when I was 23 lasted 6 months. I went to every doctor and was tested for everything imaginable. I thought I was dying. NO ONE could fund a thing...." it's a bad virus"...."you're fine"

Um, I don't think so. I was so weak, I felt I had a horrific flue for months, my joints were swollen, my glands, my pink-eye, cold sores, after months, I was so hopeless, I became terrified, depressed, had insomnia.,was a mess, and was told I needs a shrink! Now, I have suffered horrific menstral cramps so bad I even had a laporoscopy! they said I was fine. I am 44, married 7 years, no kids, always wanting them....was finally diagnosed with SLE 8 years ago and given plaqunevil, but my doctor refused my questions so when U researched steroids, I thought "no way".

Stupidest decision ever.

finally, this past week, an amazing dr. Dave ores gave me prednisone for a full 5 days, after a horrendous flare-up so bad it lasted 8 months. Well, I realize how small my life had become, how isolated and brought on by stress and bullying.....I have never felt better! My husband said "my god..you look like you had a face lift....you look so good".....I feel so good. but the damage done fr the disease untreated for so long had already done a hideous # my psychological well-being, joints, gear-based hair-trigger responses that people made fun of and even got angrier....the damage , the fear, the adreneline since I was into 20's shot my adrenals to shit and now I am just needing to see this doctor because he's a guru and I trust him.

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