Right after I wrote the last post about Beth’s success with her thyroid, I heard from someone who had rid herself of uterine tumors in a similar way, without having any training in visualization. I don’t have any experiences quite like that to report about myself, but I have had the good fortune to participate in a few with my patients. Here are some cases I’ve written about in the past couple of years:
It’s always good to have objective, immediate proof that a treatment is working. When there are physical lumps, cysts, or tumors, and they disappear completely, that’s about as objective as it can get. I have had three cases of patients who requested treatment for large, palpable, uncomfortable lumps in their breasts. In one case, no change occurred after a long series of sessions with me. In another, the patient went home after a treatment and cried inconsolably for a few days, during which time the lump gradually dissolved. There was nothing left of it, and it never came back.
The third case was more complicated, and had an interesting conclusion. A few years ago, L. was having this kind of problem in both breasts. I treated her a number of times, and the lumps in the left breast resolved well. However, a significant one remained in the right breast, and the pain was persistent. Her MD had recommended a biopsy, but both the history of the condition and L.’s intuition said that would be senseless and would only cause needless damage. I concurred.
I had done everything I could think of, both in the way of needles and in hands-on work, and we didn’t seem to be making any progress. L. had done everything she could think of from her end, too. She told me that both she and a friend had had a sense of a spirit guide, one who was already known to her, trying to get involved. In their perceptions, he looked like an old-fashioned Bedouin dressed in desert robes, and he was poking at the side of L.’s chest with the tip of a sword. It didn’t appear that he was trying to hurt her, or to directly destroy the lump, but simply to bring her attention to the area.
I never saw the Arab-looking guy, but at her next appointment I was very much aware of an extra personage in the room, and L. told me that it was him. The being conveyed to me that I should put my hands on both sides of L.’s chest and direct the Qi straight through her body, rather than concentrating directly on the lump the way I had been doing. I was certainly open to suggestions by that time, and I did as he asked. I didn’t feel that the “Arab” was helping me do the actual work, only that he was staying close by and observing. I tried to stay open to anything else he might want me to know, but there didn’t seem to be anything more. I held that hand position for a while, until there was a feeling that nothing further needed to be done. Suddenly I had a clear vision of a beautiful, many-petaled yellow flower opening over L.’s body in the area of the lump. It’s usual for me to perceive a burst of light or energy as a blockage dissipates, but this was unique in my experience, and made a memorable impression.
I don’t know why this method worked better than what I had done before, but the lump quickly disappeared. As of this writing, L. has never had any more trouble in that area.
A tumor or cyst can be an accretion of emotional or psychological gunk that the person’s system couldn’t process, which seemed to be the case with the woman who cried for days while hers was dissolving. A physical mass may also symbolize the psychological issue. In the next story, the symbolic mass had already been removed, but the issue was still present in the patient’s body, and it expressed itself in an amazing way.
Many years ago, A. had had surgery for a large cyst in her left ovary. This had left her with scar tissue and damage to the left side of her colon, which has bothered her ever since. We’d been working on that area for a while, with some improvement, and with all the types of healing she had been trying, she was getting down to some deep and nasty emotional layers. Here’s what happened at one appointment. It was unusually vivid, almost palpable as well as visual, very dramatic, like a little movie.
A. asked me to look specifically at the area of the left ovary. She was remembering an emotional trauma that took place around the time of the surgery, and she wanted to see what I could do with that fact. I started doing energy work as I usually do, concentrating on the ovary. After a few minutes a round object a couple of inches in diameter took shape before my eyes, floating over A.’s body at the surgical site. I couldn’t figure out why I was seeing the cyst, when obviously it had been surgically removed. Soon the cyst appeared to move toward the midline, then settled into A.’s uterus. ??? I watched with great curiosity. Suddenly a shadowy sort of swelling grew above A.’s abdomen. It got bigger and bigger, ending up at the size of a full-term pregnancy. Now I was really getting confused. I knew that A. had a couple of grown children, and during her initial intake, she hadn’t told me about any other pregnancies. The image I saw was telling me that the cyst had represented another child who had never come into being– the best A.’s body could do to symbolize a lost pregnancy, as if she had desired a child but had never had one. This didn’t make much sense to me in terms of A.’s history, and besides, my interpretation of the symbolism was trite and obvious, something I might have made up. I kept looking away and looking back, but the vision remained just the same. It was time to report it to the patient.
It happens rather often these days that I see something quite unexpected, something that I think can’t possibly be right, and I screw up my courage and tell the patient about it, and the patient tells me why it really makes perfect sense after all. You may have guessed what had happened in this case. All those years ago, A. had had an abortion. Because this lady is so thoroughly Catholic, I would never have expected that. When I told A. that I was seeing a pregnancy and that the cyst related to that, she told me all about her situation at the time of the abortion. There were a lot of tears; it was hard for me to deal with too. We opened a door to healing that hadn’t been possible before. For whatever reason, her body’s own agenda had not allowed this to come up earlier. Now it was time.