Updated: Feb 14
My mindset around health challenges used to be strictly clinical. But with all of the work and research I've done over the years, that perspective has shifted to a holistic one; one that is inclusive of the metaphysical aspects of a human being.
Many of us know October as Breast Cancer Awareness month, so let's start this month by shedding light on some of the less talked about factors affecting this area of health that touches the lives so many women (and men).
Let's start with the understanding that, like other diseases, cancer is an expression of energy. Cancer usually manifests in the body area near the most imbalanced chakra that is most affected by their core issue.
The Heart Chakra & Unhealthy Emotional Patterns
The energy center at the heart known as Anahata, or the heart chakra, affects pathologies of the chest, shoulders, and lungs of the physical body.
The vibration of this energy center is reduced to an unhealthy state when there are chronic feelings of resentment, anger, grief, longing, pining for contact, and pure fatigue.
When there is heavy energy stuck in your system, also known as energetic blocks, it prevents the flow of healthy energy through your energetic and physical body systems. For the purposes of this article, we're talking specifically about the heart chakra as it relates to the energy that expresses itself as breast cancer.
In addition to the emotions listed above, over-caring for others combined with the inability (or refusal) to care for and nourish your own needs also contributes to physical issues. Likewise, not feeling like you can trust others, and closing yourself off to love will also contribute to an imbalance of energy.
Not to say you can't or will never experience these emotions -- of course we all will! However, when they are held onto for a sustained period of time these emotions, patterns, and beliefs can manifest into an unhealthy physical state.
Releasing "Stuck" Energy
The moment you acknowledge and accept the fact that you are worthy of love and care, things begin to shift and you can open yourself for the energy to flow toward a balanced state.