When our grandmother was diagnosed with breast cancer, several years after it had already touched our mum who passed only three months into her diagnosis, a few people said to my two sisters and I, “You girls better watch yourselves.” They meant to make sure we get regular checks, which of course we do, but we also knew about the metaphysical link to physical health issues. What thoughts/beliefs did our mother and grandmother have in common that may be linked to the manifestation of the breast cancer? That’s what we had to watch. We also knew about the energetic stories passed on from generation to generation, as being proven now by the new scientific field of Epigenetics. While the common consensus is that breast cancer is hereditary, our feeling was that we needed to go deeper if we didn’t want to spend the rest of our lives living in fear. Our situation brought up a question: is it the physical breast cancer that is hereditary, or is it the beliefs/emotional issues connected to the creation of that cancer that are hereditary, passed down through the generations until addressed?
Metaphysical science, the study of our non-physical reality which includes our energy bodies (our thoughts, emotions, chakras, cellular and ancestral memory etc), has repeatedly indicated that physical body symptoms and diseases often if not always originate on the energetic levels prior to manifesting physically. Louise Hay brought this information to the mainstream with her book ‘You can Heal your Life’ and has helped millions of people discover the true cause of their physical ailments – and thus heal themselves by changing their thoughts and beliefs.
Add to this Epigenetics – a new field in modern science proving that our genetic code holds memories connected to our parents, grandparents and beyond, and that we respond physically (subconsciously) as if those memories are ours! So for example if one of our ancestors lived through a famine, we might be genetically predisposed to fearing we will die of starvation and eat/put on weight accordingly. If one of our ancestors lived through the Depression, we might be genetically predisposed to hold beliefs around financial lack which in turn would lead to constant problems attracting enough money. Awareness of these fears and beliefs is an important step toward changing them – and we can change them.
So while it’s essential to take responsibility for our health with physical check ups, it seems equally essential to take responsibility for our health, and every aspect of our life, with energy ‘check-ups’. It is important for us all to be aware of the contents of our energy bodies: Are we aware of the thoughts and visuals that regularly go through our minds? Are we aware of the beliefs we hold, and are we conscious of whether they are supporting or sabotaging us? If not, we need to be because they are a huge part of the process that creates our reality influencing our health, happiness, relationships, abundance and every other aspect of our lives.
(c) Dana Mrkich 2012
This was published as a guest blog piece on Moonology