Yesterday was a sad day for me with the loss of another major player in my life.
He went the way he wanted to, massive heart attack, dying exactly the way he wanted to same way he lived his life.
Some people just feel like family, dont really know why, maybe past lives who knows, but this man really helped me when I was going through a very hard time, made me laugh and realise life is not serious when I really thought it was.
You just never forget people who help you when you really need it, without being asked. He was an out and out character with mischief in his incredible blue eyes, like a 2 year old to the end. I know he is free now, but you feel the loss none the less and compassion and pain for his family.
RIP my beloved, crazy friend.
Then my day changed.
A surprise visit from a young friend who has been diagnosed with breast cancer at the tender age of 32.
We were introduced by a mutual friend who told me about her and how she was using traditional and holistic treatments to heal herself. I was of course intrigued to meet her.
I read her posts on facebook and was super inspired. I had never heard such a powerful, honest message coming through, she truly is remarkable using her experience and the power of her words to take you inside her head.
She talks us through a journey that we are well aware we could make ourselves one day.
First of all she is beautiful, inside and out.
She was rubbing her bald head saying how she was loving the feel of the warmth of the sun coming through the roof of the car and how she can really feel it.
You can see she genuinely means it. Zero sign of feeling sorry for herself, just honest observations of the changes she is going through, she really makes you smile in amazement.
She does not look sick, far from it.
She glows. Making an educated decision about chemo was a challenge but she knows that deep down she believes in it, otherwise she would not be taking it.
Wow, how insightful.
This is a decision many of us will have to make, to chemo or not.
Only we can decide and whatever you choose you are brave and you must believe in it.
The treatment invovles 6 rounds of chemo. 3 of one type and 3 of another type. She gets her 3rd session of the first type next week, so is familiar with how it is affecting her. Then there is the slight fear of the unknown of the new one as she does not know and nobody can tell her how she will be. But to be honest she seems more concerned about planning her life, doing the things she wants to and how this is disrupting her life rather than the suffering she has had.
She felt a lump and knew it was different. At first they thought it was nothing then when her history became known they delved deeper and her worst fears were confirmed. The tumour grew quickly and she felt that chemo would stunt the growth and give her the time to get into all the natural therapies. There is some genetic history too, she has been tested (no results yet) but that also influenced her decision.
That is all any of us can do, take all factors into consideration then make the decision we feel is best for us.
She became vegan. As someone who always had an eye on heathy food she was aware she could go a step further. More raw, a range of vitamins, B, C, trace elements, wheatgrass, propolis along with juicing.
Meditation, Nature, sunshine all the simple things that we can all do to help the body and Immune System, she is constantly reading and researching and learning all the things her body needs in order to return to optimum health.
She left with my copy of The Emotion Codes which will help her release any old negative frequencies from the past that can depress the Immune System.
She is covering all bases.
She also has an awesome business that will help with her healing.
The Soap Cafe http://www.soapcafemalta.com/
We produce virtually edible beauty products, for all types of skins and age, while also catering for the vegetarian and vegan market. We are also Pioneers in researching and using some of the best local produce in our soaps, lotions and balms.
She massages her blend of essential oils into the skin as the treatment can make it dry. She also has in insight to how cannabis oil could maybe be a consideration in the future, why not pull in all the army?
The Root Cause
She knew she was out of balance.
Living a very busy life in the last few years, taking the birth control pill for 12 years and well aware there are a combination of factors that have taken her to this place.
But boy is she a breath of fresh air and her very lovely, supportive boyfriend said she actually seems healthier now, a brilliant testament indeed.
She got a wig, more for her mum she said than herself. Cant bear to imagine how she must feel.
A cancer diagnosis hits the entire family and close circle. As I listened to her I thought of her parents and grandparents and friends, particularly her boyfriend, the pain and fear ripples out to all loved ones, and my heart went out to them all. The confusion for the older (my) generation about a vegan diet, the hair loss and even the word cancer instills fear.
Then all the buts and maybes, you have to be very brave, educated and bullet proof not be be affected by the fear and to some degree the unknown.
This is my passion. To help release all fear. To listen into the message the body is giving you and help you address its needs.
What needs to go in and what needs to come out? And how we manage this without fear.
Creating an inner knowing that we can and will heal. Releasing all doubt, moving into trust and surrender.
None of us know the day we will get called back. Its not about that day, its about the journey.
The fear free journey.
The ability to enjoy every single moment until then.
Thank you Charlene for being you and inspiring us.
Thanks for you honesty, courage and effervescent personality.
That is the process of healing right there.
Here is to your health and happiness and healing.
If you want to learn more about helping yourcells naturally then please come and meet Dr Sondra Barrett when she comes from San Francisco to teach us more