Cancer Meditation (#89)
The following meditation technique was excerpted from The Inner Traveler, the official newsletter of the Meditation Society of America.
Cancer is a wonderful equal opportunity provider. There may be no more powerful facts of life teacher. The choices of how to respond to it physically are usually between surgery, radiation, and chemotherapy. The beneficial effect these have can be hampered by the stress of worry, fear, obsessive thoughts, and energy squandered in negativity. Medical science has produced a large body of work that proves that it is most advantageous to cease doing those things that continue to cause stress and begin doing those things that promote the optimum functioning of the immune and healing systems. Changing to a healthy diet, exercising, and other "alternate healing" methods are gaining respectability in the orthodox medical community, but none more than meditation.
This ancient practice has been shown to be a tremendous tool for healing. There is no better way to undo the negative reactions on the body, mind, and emotions that are produced by the adrenaline release fear, anger, and worry invariably precipitate. The endorphin release that comes with meditation properly primes the mind and emotions in a way that will let the body do its healing most advantageously. With that in mind, the following technique is offered in the hope that it will set the stage for a complete cure. It is aimed at those warriors blessed with the chance to do battle against this terrible dragon armed with the weaponry of either surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, or some combination of them.
Position yourself in whatever posture you have found most condusive to concentration. Think about each of the procedures that you will be going through in as great detail as you can. Visualize them relative to the maximum benefit they will bring you.
In your minds eye, see the surgical procedure removing 100% of the cancerous tissue. See healthy cells growing and repairing the area. See yourself whole and healthy.
Visualize radiation passing through your body, frying any cancerous or precancerous cells. See new healthy cells evolve and multiply. See yourself whole and healthy.
See chemotherapy molecules traveling through your bloodstream attacking and killing all the aberrant cells. See healthy cells swarming to the affected area and bring healing. See yourself whole and healthy.
As well as visualizing the physical healing processes, feel your self-love and deep inner desire for good health fill and heal you emotionally and mentally. This effort will stimulate and allow your immune system to do its job unimpeded by the damage that unchecked negativity brings.
Most of all, know your Self to be the unchangeable, eternal universal divine consciousness that is transcendent of your body, mind, or emotions, and live happily ever after.