The Emotional Roots of Breast Cancer - And How to Heal Them
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In my health journeys, and in talking to many of those with their own struggles, I’m amazed at how frequently people carry guilt and shame because of careless or frustrated words from those who purport to care for them. This isn’t just relegated to traditional medicine, I’ve also seen and heard it in the alternative medical arena as well as in the church. It amazes me how frequently we are quick to pile more weight on the ones struggling the most.
How many times have you heard, “If you would only just…” That sentence may be finished with diet and exercise, take this pill, go to this place, do this thing, and the biggest in my opinion: have more faith. My biggest objection to these sorts of statements is that they oversimplify something that’s most likely much more complex. And it places all the blame on the person in pain.
If it were simple and easy, we’d have already done it, right?
And, to be fair, sometimes the action is simple. But simple is not always easy. Often, there are barriers in our way. Some visible, some known, but often barriers are not visible or known. We may know that something is blocking our progress, but we may not know what it is. Often, this is spiritual or emotional in nature, especially if you’re not used to those concepts. Not always, of course, we all have our unique journeys.
More often than not, a multi-pronged approach to healing is the most beneficial. The specific blend or elements of that mix will be unique to each person. People who have studied these things have noticed some commonalities, which are helpful places to begin–and is what I cover in this letter to you today.
It’s like baking a cake. You know you’ll need eggs, flour, fat, and sugar. The exact proportions will vary depending on the type of cake, as will the additional ingredients that lend their unique texture and flavors. And then there’s angel food cake that defies even those simple commonalities and gets rid of the fat! God is the only one who knows the exact recipe that will be perfect for you and your healing.
Which is both frustrating and comforting to me. Frustrating because I would love to have the perfect recipe to give you that would guarantee results every time. Comforting because I know that there is no perfect recipe that works every time for every purpose. That gives me hope that I can find the recipe that will work for me. And, you can find the recipe that will work for you.
We won’t include the just, though, okay?
Emotional Roots of Viruses
Have More Faith
I was raised in a church that was neither cessationist nor charismatic. The happy middle as it were! We believed that God was still at work in our lives and in the world around us, but our worship style was more restrained and traditional. When I met friends in the more charismatic or pentecostal streams, it was the first time I remember hearing people talk about “enough faith”.
I was a Bible quizzer growing up, and had memorized and studied the Bible quite a bit. I couldn’t remember Jesus ever coaching people to have more faith for healing. But, memory not being perfect, I decided to do a study of the gospels and see what, if any, the relationship was between healing and faith.
While I love complex concepts and ideas, and am good at over complicating my life, I’m also a simple person in many ways. I believe that the Bible is true and that the stories about Jesus’ life that are in it were chosen for a purpose. It says that there wasn’t enough ink and parchment to write down all the things that Jesus did, so why did the Holy Spirit guide the gospel writers to choose certain stories to include?
I don’t want to get into a full theological discussion, as that’s not my point here, I just want to give you a bit of background on my process of this discovery. Probably like you, I have more questions than answers. I have a list of things to ask when I get to heaven—assuming the list still matters to me when I get there!
So, I sat down, and read through all four gospels. I wrote down every instance of healing that was mentioned and the relationship of faith with that healing. I even did math and figured out the percentages. Unfortunately, those numbers are still in the journal I was working in, and are buried in a box in storage somewhere, so I don’t have them handy right now.
I admit, I’ve done that a lot. I have a question, so I go and dig for the answer. Once I find it, I’m satisfied and don’t generally consider that I might want to share that information with someone else at some point! I’m better about that now, since I’ve noticed a pattern that those rabbit trails aren’t as random as they first appear, but for now, I’ll have to leave the details in storage as it’s freezing out there.
But, what surprised me was how few times faith was attributed in any way to the reason for the healing, and most often when it was, it was someone else’s faith, not the person getting healed. The Centurian’s servant and the man let down through the roof by his friends, for example. Jesus heals the servant and the man, but it is the faith of the Centurian and the man’s friends that he comments on.
And even today, I’ve heard many people who go out and evangelize to people who have no grid for faith in God, much less healing. The faith of the person who believes brings the healing to the one who needs the healing. And then they often believe, I mean, who wouldn’t, right? So, the cause and effect of faith and healing isn’t just you need more of it.
Not that I don’t think faith is important. It is, absolutely.
I just think it’s more complex than “just believe and be healed.”
So, if you’ve been told that you “just need faith” and you’ll be healed, and you’ve not been healed, please let go of all of the guilt and shame that comes with that. We know that God desires to heal you, we don’t know why that doesn’t always manifest in the natural.
I hope that frees you, and that if you have, have had, or have a family history of breast cancer, that the information and tools that follow here will be some of the missing ingredients that will assist you with your journey.
Breast cancer is most common in women, although men can get it as well. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2022 over 2700 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer. While men can be effected, and I in no way want to diminish your story if you are a man with breast cancer, it is more common in women statistically about 100 to 1, so most of the resources I’ve found focused on women. I don’t know if the emotional roots will be the same for men as for women. I would suspect that there would be some similarities. As with any information I provide here or elsewhere, see what resonates with you and your life experiences.
Breast cancer is the second most common cancer in women in the United States, per the American Cancer Society. And, I know several women who have fought and are fighting recent battles with breast cancer, so I’m starting with this particular form of cancer in this newsletter. I’ll get to other forms in future newsletters. If you are struggling with a diagnosis, treatment, or probability of breast cancer, you are in my thoughts and prayers for your peace and healing.
Emotional Roots of Breast Cancer
I will keep reiterating, because it is incredibly important, please do not think that all of these pertain to you. They may, and they may not. I offer them to you as the results of my research into these matters, and I’ve watched some of them play out around me, but not in all cases. These are possibilities of where to start your journey towards emotional healing to support your greater journey of healing from breast cancer. If you feel any guilt or condemnation, reject it as false. If you feel that there may be some truth in these roots, then this is just information that may help you. It’s a place to start. We all have issues we need to work through, it’s unfortunately part of the human experience.
Emotional roots of breast cancer may include:
- Inability to nurture
- Deep hurt
- Long Resentment
- Deep Grief
If the cancer is in your left breast, this may indicate a conflict with a female relative. If the cancer is in your right breast, this may indicate a conflict with a non-blood related female, such as an in-law.
Take note of any of the roots above that resonate with you and work through any or all of the following tools for them as a group or individually. Repeat as needed. Often, especially if this has been a longstanding issue for you, your system has a habit to overcome, so the repetition helps to rewire your system towards the positive and for ongoing healing and wholeness.
I’ve also written a series of books that address specific emotional issues that have additional tools that might be helpful to you. I’ll include those in the resource section at the end.
Forgiveness is one of the major blockages to healing of all kinds. Holding unforgiveness toward yourself or others gives the enemy permission to torment you. You might have heard that unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die. It doesn’t work. It also allows that person to live rent-free in your head. Not a good idea!
Forgiveness is a process, however, and the larger the issue being forgiven, often the longer the process. The process, however begins with your willingness to forgive the person, God, or even yourself. Once you decide to forgive, remind yourself that you’ve decided to forgive, and move on again when those ugly feelings come back up.
The process of forgiveness often depends on the degree of hurt that someone caused. The process can be lengthy, but doing the work is well worth it so that you are completely set free from whatever they did to hurt you. The decision to forgive is a one-time event; the process of forgiving can take years. It becomes easier the more you remind yourself of your decision to forgive, but you might have many layers to work through, depending on the effects these actions had in your life. Give yourself grace for this journey. It is well worth it!
Often, the person we struggle the most to forgive is our self. Holding a grudge against yourself really does you no favors, however. Jesus forgives you freely. Please follow his example and forgive yourself freely as well.
I’m including two sample prayers. Please fill in the blanks as appropriate for you and your situation.
I forgive ____ for ____. (Repeat as needed and add what you’re forgiving them for if needed.) I forgive all who have sinned against me and who have set me up to sin. I forgive all who have hurt me out of their own woundedness. I release them from all I feel they owe me, all judgements I’ve made against them, and all punishments I wanted them to experience. I replace any curses I’ve spoken against them with blessings. I release them into your hands, Father, and pray they would find healing from their wounds.
I forgive myself for ____ because you forgave me. I forgive myself for hurting myself and others out of my woundedness. I release myself from all accusations or judgements and all hatred and slander I made against myself. I forgive myself for making mistakes and falling short of God’s best for my life. I accept myself even as you accept me, Jesus, and I ask you to help me learn to love myself as you love me. I trust that, even as I accept myself where I am, you are at work to bring me to greater levels of wholeness and are recreating me into your image. I give myself grace for this process of becoming the person you created me to be.
Forgive Quickly and Often
Keep on forgiving. As I mentioned earlier in this newsletter and want to emphasize again, this is a process, so we might need to remind ourselves that we’ve chosen to forgive. We might also need to forgive those who hurt us as we move forward.
Anger at God
You might find you are holding on to anger, disappointment, or bitterness at God. Go back through these chapters and work through these feelings as they pertain to the emotional roots or breast cancer itself. Don’t try to hide them; he knows about them already and longs to have that block or hindrance removed from between you. These feelings can be tricky to spot, so if you’re stuck, reach out to a trusted friend or minister for some help.
And I do mean real energy, like electricity. Negative emotions can get stuck in our systems, but we can easily release them using circuitry and intention. Circuitry because it operates much like the electricity in your house, where the light bulb is off until you flip the switch. This completes the circuit, allows the electrical energy to flow, and the light turns on. Intention because it is our intention to release the negativity that is the key to unlocking it. You use your hands and touch certain points depending on where the emotion is stored, or on which circuit. With one hand, touch one of the points on the diagrams to follow with your fingertips and with your other hand, touch a head point with your fingertips. Touch your forehead if this feels like it’s always been an issue, touch the top of your head if you feel it is coming at you from someone else, touch your left temple if it’s mainly in the past, or touch your right temple if you feel this about the future. Think about releasing the emotion related to that point. You don’t have to feel the emotion, or identify its source, just intend to release the emotion. Hold for a few minutes or until you feel the energy release.
Stomach: bitterness, resentment
Heart: anger, broken heart, deep hurt
Large Intestine: unworthiness, control
Spleen: unable to nurture, lack of nurturing, insecurity
Get the complete PDF of Emotional Roots of Physical Conditions here:
Resources to Support You on Your Journey
Books by Me
These cover the roots and healing of specific negative emotions in more detail and have other tools than I’ve given you here. The tools are the same in each book, so you can purchase one or several depending on what you desire. They are available in print and ebook where ever books are sold, and by request through your local library. Click HERE to purchase directly from me, or on the cover image to purchase on your favorite retailer.
Do you get out of control when upset?
Do your friends and family feel unsafe when you are angry?
Do you fly into a rage easily?
If so, you may need some healing from anger.
Anger tells you that it makes you powerful. Anger tells you that it’s good for your friends and family to be afraid of you when you’re upset. Anger tells you that it’s just how you are and that you cannot change.
Do you feel that you are being controlled?
Do you feel the need to be in control of everything?
If so, you may need some healing from control.
Control tells you that you need to be under someone’s thumb at all times or you’ll run amok. Or, it tells you that you have to control everything around you or you won’t be able to be safe, or get anything done. Control tells you that control equals love.
Do you believe that you will never get over a loss?
Do you give think you’ll never be whole and happy again?
If so, you may need some healing from grief.
Unhealed grief tells you that life will never be okay again. Grief will overwhelm you and color every thing you ever do from this point on. You’ll never be able to laugh, or enjoy things that you used to.
Do you often feel unloved or unsafe?
Are you overly self-conscious, afraid that people will not accept you?
If so, you may need some healing from insecurity.
Insecurity tells you that you will not be safe or secure. It tells you that no one will care about you or like or love you because of who you are or something about you. Insecurity tells you that you need to not try because it won’t work for you.
It’s Your Turn to Go Through the Door
Although this book touches on generational curses and how to remove them, we focus on claiming the blessings your family line has lost.
If you’re open to having a vision or seeing in the spirit, we’ll walk you through the step-by-step process of learning to see, so you, too, can restore your lost generational blessings.
Your hidden inheritance awaits!
I recommend flower essences highly and have been using them myself for many years now. I trust the essences from Freedom Flowers becase I know Seneca and I know she operates from and with the right spirit in the making of her essences. I won’t go into all the details, as you can find out more on her site. If the descriptions of these don’t fit you, she offers a custom combo HERE. Click the image for more information or to purchase.
Recovery Flower Essence may help with:
- Strengthening resolve of own recovery process during any illness (physical, spiritual, or mental)
- Making healthy choices
- Counteracting health related fears
- Keeping a positive attitude during recovery process
- Assisting you during emotional exhaustion
- Knowing how to change situations, relationships or behavior for a more sustainable lifestyle
- Grounding during recovery process
- Building joy, energy and resilience
Peace Flower Essence may help with:
- Releasing bitterness and resentment
- Getting along with others
- Restoring after stress
- Winding down
- Dissolving fear, anger and frustration
- Taking down walls of self-protection
- Soothing central nervous system
- Regaining balance and flexibility from too much “doing” and not “being”
- Balancing lifestyle and organization of daily routine
- Engaging the five senses
Anger Management flower essence may help with:
- Releasing bitterness and resentment
- Feeling peaceful and letting go of repetitive thoughts
- Enjoying the people that you’re with
- Relaxing jaw tension
- Stabilizing moods
- Forgiving and letting go
- Dissolving fear, suppressed anger, and frustration
- Relating to others without feeling a need for armor and guardedness
Healing Frequencies Music
Music created by Del Hungerford with the intention to heal and using specific frequencies Del has researched the frequencies she uses for accuracy and maximum benefit. Click the album to be taken to Del’s site to purchase. This is great music to have playing softly in the background as you go through out your day.
Books by Others
I’ve found these particularly helpful in my research for these newsletters, although I don’t necessarily agree with everything they believe or have written. As with anything, including anything I’ve written, I recommend you keep the meat and spit out the bones. Click on each for more information or to purchase.
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