By- Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos- author, inspirational speaker, radio host, and three-time breast cancer survivor
Have you met your Physician-within, yet? Set the intention to meet this important part of yourself tonight before going to sleep. Here are two steps to get you started:
1.) Intention is the first step in manifesting information in your dreams. A simple request is all it takes. “I wish to meet my Physician-within in my dream tonight.”
If you are new at this experience and feel the need to truly ground this request, the second step is
2.) Write your intention on a piece of paper and place it under your pillow. This is one way to “sleep on it.” A play on words that holds profound meaning.
Our dreams often use a play on words to speak to us. “Washing your hands” of a situation, kicking something in the dream “to the curb,” are two examples that come to mind of ridding yourself of a problem as a means of solving a challenge. So tonight, sleep on your intention and remember not to forget your dream. You can set that as a third step and another intention:
3.) “And please let me remember my dream!”
Make sure your dream journal, pen and a flashlight is beside your bed. If your dream awakens you, it may be telling you to write down important information before you have a chance to forget it. This often happens in multiple dreams. Rather than waking up your family by turning on the lights, use the flashlight beside your bed.
If you do not own a dream journal, go to my website @ http://www.SurvivingCancerland.com and download one for free in 7 Steps to Access, Awaken and Activate Your Inner Guide.
I met my Physician-within in my dreams. She introduced herself as Dr. Jules and the information she imparted about having three cancers, not just the one my earlier dreams had found, saved my life. That dream titled, Three Crabs, is in my book, and also in Dreams Cloud. http://www.dreamscloud.com/en/dreams/reflections/reflectionsall/38335
As an R.A. Boch Cancer Hotline Counselor, I’ve found that my story is not unique. Many women told me they knew something was wrong with their bodies and had dreams about their cancer, but did not take those intuitive dreams seriously. What does make my story special is that I did follow my dreams. My five minute video tells the story in film. This blog is a short version of my story in words, which is from my book SURVIVING CANCERLAND: The Intuitive Aspects of Healing.
My Physician-within came to my rescue when the medical community and the tests on which they relied missed my breast cancer three times. That is as lucky as winning the lottery three times in a row. Luck had little to do with it, Divine Intervention did. Science goes so far and then comes God, often in dreams. My first cancer was stage 2, my recurrence was stage 4 and the end stage of zero.
There is almost always a point in the process of illness where logic, reason, and medical expertise fails. It is at this point a patient can slip through the cracks, often never to recover. However, we hold all the answers to our well-being. Dreams are the key.
Dreams are the way our Eternal Teacher, aka ET, phones home for help. Someone always answers the call. We are never alone in our darkest hour.
My story is about healing using both conventional and holistic medicine. I survived aggressive cancer by combining chemotherapy and radiation to heal my body with dreams, and used meditation and prayers to heal my spirit for total wellness. Laughter is also medicine and my husband of 33 years and I laughed “until we healed” because illness affects the whole family.
Using all of these modalities, especially dreams, gave me a healing greater than the sum of its individual parts. This also gave me the strength to stand in my power and speak my truth in order to win at the “Hospital Policy Game.”
I learned 3 important lessons that took me from a Survivor to an empowered Thriver.
- Life is not a spectator sport, so roll up your sleeves, jump into the game and be a part of your health team.
- Don’t be dismissed by those in authority. Teaching them to listen to you may save your life and be of service to others in the future.
- Be a persistent squeaky wheel until you are heard.
I have now been cancer free for 14 and 9 years respectively.
My dreams were an important part of my diagnosis and healing process. Five years after my second treatment, I had another dream. In it Dr. Jewels, my Physician–within, stood with my Spirit-guide, took my bag of chemotherapy and threw it into a trash can.
The message in the dream was loud and clear. I am not in remission. I am healed!
About the author- Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos is an author, inspirational speaker, Radio Host, and three-time breast cancer survivor who penned SURVIVING CANCERLAND: The Intuitive Aspects of Healing http://www.survivingcancerland.com/ http://accessyourinnerguide.com/ She is represented by Steve Allen Media and is part of WakeUpWomen www.wakeupwomen.com
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