By Lori Daniel Folk
Nine-one-one – all you have to do is say these three numbers, and everyone has a visceral reaction. September 11 was a time when everyone sat up and took notice, and said we need to change things up a bit. We need to come together and create a new world, a new way of being. It impacted everyone differently, but it definitely impacted every one of us.
I know it impacted me dramatically. That was the week I joined Living Spirit Church, and met Rev. Sheila Graves. In one of our earliest interactions she told me, “Lori, your greatest gift comes from your deepest wound.” I had no idea what that meant at the time, but today I do. Let me explain:
That deep wound began when I was only 18 years old and my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. After a radical mastectomy, followed by the ups and downs of radiation and chemotherapy, my father walked into my room one day, and handed me a manila envelope filled with all kinds of alternative treatments for cancer. With tears in his eyes he said to me, “I think there’s something in here that can help your mother.” I tried and tried to read the research, and each time I did my eyes glazed over. It was over my head. I was the English major, not the science girl. I was the girl that was going to write and create, not be involved in science – or so I thought.
Needless to say, as a young naive girl, when my mom passed on a few years later, I had a nagging sense of guilt over not getting through that medical research, wondering and wondering if in fact there might have been something in there that would have made a difference, something that would have helped her to heal, perhaps even to survive. While I’ll never know the answer to that question, I do know it was part of the journey that led me to my greatest gift.
You see, when the proverbial sh-t hit the fan in my own life, and I attempted to go down the traditional medicine path alone, my life only spiraled further and further downward. It wasn’t until I tried a holistic approach to the extreme chronic fatigue and clinical depression I was experiencing that things began to turn around. I dove in with eyes and ears wide open, and learned everything I could about organic foods, nutritional supplements, proper food combining, diet and nutrition, and eventually emotional healing. I studied anything and everything that can help people heal holistically.
In the midst of all of this I asked God to show me what I was here for. I prayed, and I waited. I prayed some more, and again I waited. Eventually, after what seemed like an eternity, I was divinely led to become a Spiritual Life Coach, and subsequently a Visionary Artist. The work I do today is actually based on the Science of Epigenetics (yup, I said science). Scientists have proven with study after study that it is not DNA alone that creates disease; rather, it’s beliefs passed on from generation to generation that are held in our subconscious programming, that create our health and wellbeing. Dr. Bruce Lipton, who is regarded as one of the leading voices of this new biology, tells us that genes and DNA do not control our biology; that instead, DNA is controlled by signals from outside the cell, including energetic messages emanating from our positive and negative thoughts, emotions, and beliefs.
For years, my dear friend and holistic practitioner, Dr. Mark Brown and I argued about the importance of having patients look at the emotional components behind the diseases they were contracting. The day he was personally diagnosed with a brain tumor was the day he finally agreed with me. You see, Mark had done everything physically possible to take care of his health, and yet he somehow contracted cancer. He admitted he had not completed his own emotional healing work, and was now ready to continue that journey. Unfortunately, by then it was too late; he was already losing cognitive functioning.
So, I searched the world to find something, anything, that would help him. It was then that I stumbled upon Glen Russell’s website; alternative-cancer-care.com. Glen, who lives in New Zealand, has worked with doctors from around the world to find holistic approaches to the treatment of cancer, specifically emotional conflicts that contribute to various types of cancers.
While researching all of this, I had an opportunity to revisit that deep wound of mine. The importance of doing our emotional healing work once again intensified. Now that I was capable of understanding the science, I could look back at my mother’s diagnosis, and the emotional trauma that very well may have led to her disease. You see, according to research on alternative-cancer-care.com, cancer of the left breast generally stems from an emotional conflict with one’s mother, child or home. Medical practitioners who developed this theory observed that the trauma generally occurs approximately 18 months to two years prior to the initial diagnosis. So, thinking back to when I was 16, I remembered this was when my mother found out through a very bizarre series of events that she was nearly illegitimate, that her parents had married only six short weeks before she was born. She was devastated by this news; her heart was broken. She felt unloved and unwanted, and was absolutely sure that these things she had believed her entire life now seemed ever so true.
While I can’t tell you for certain that this trauma created my mother’s disease, what I can tell you is there’s a reason my dad put that folder on my desk when I was 18. There’s a reason that God keeps putting this information in front of me. There’s a reason that I have friends who are doctors in both the traditional and holistic medical fields, who are not only listening, but paying attention to the new science. They are realizing it’s time to do things differently, that it’s time for a “health care 911.”
While I can’t make you any promises, I can offer you one thing, and that is hope – hope that at the end of the day, if we look at our emotional conflicts, and we heal them, we will not only be happier, but our immune systems will function better; and when the immune system is operating at an optimal efficiency level, the chances of us contracting any type of disease will be greatly lessened.
This holiday season give yourself the gift of health, by focusing on your emotional wellbeing.
New Thought Leader, Lori Daniel Falk is an Epigenetic Healing Artist, Author, and Spiritual Life Coach who has been gifted with an artistic healing modality that enables her to communicate with, and share, the wisdom of the angels, in both pictures and words. Her recent books, What the World Needs to Know NOW: Wisdom of the Angels, and Angelic Rx’s for Manifesting, an Adult Coloring Book, are available on Amazon.com, and from wisdomoftheangels.com. Her new line of greeting cards is currently being test-marketed by Blue Mountain Arts.