In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, here is an article published in 2013 which is new to my blog.
This article is dedicated to my mother, Mercedes Puig, who is a Breast Cancer Survivor.
Breast cancer can develop in the physical body as a result of many different factors. One factor that is often overlooked is a person’s emotional health. Emotional health is as equally important as a diet or exercise. In many cases, only the physical body is treated for breast cancer, and the emotional body is ignored, allowing for the possibility of a recurrence of cancer to develop.
How can breast cancer develop from emotional causes, and what does breast cancer have to do with unresolved emotions?
The answers are very simple in this regard. Society often tells us that we must be strong in the face of adversity; that we should face our problems head on and barrel through them. Emotions are processed and stored from our auric field, to our energy centers, to our organs, and even all the way down to the cellular level. Unresolved emotions or emotions that are not dealt with and released, end up manifesting in our physical bodies as ailments, often beginning as depression and many times ending in breast cancer depending on the severity and duration of such suppressed emotions.
Emotions and the Chakra System:
Emotions begin at the sacral chakra. The Sacral chakra is responsible for the female reproductive organs, the lymphatic system, and the mammary glands. The Sacral chakra is the seat of a woman’s ability to create life. The mammary glands contribute to the creation of life as well. All emotions for those closest to us such as parents and children are rooted here. A human’s ability to express love and nurturing that begins at the sacral chakra, is expressed and received through the Heart chakra. The Heart chakra is responsible for the heart, lungs, and the immune system of our bodies.
Loving and nurturing of our relationships and our children takes energy. This energy that we give, must be either reciprocated or somehow replenished. When a woman is only focused on caring for others and neglects to care for herself, the fulfilling emotions that develop from loving and nurturing can quickly become negative emotions such as anger, resentment, and hostility. For example, just as a gallon of milk runs out and must be replaced at the end of a week, so, too, should the heart’s well of emotions be refilled with loving and nurturing.
Unresolved or suppressed emotions resulting from situations like the dealing with the death of a loved one, working in a hostile or stressful environment, and even a divorce will most definitely manifest themselves in our physical bodies, namely in the heart as different heart conditions; in our respiratory system in the form of common infections and asthma; pain in the breasts during and around menstruation; and the development of cysts, masses, and even tumors. Other symptoms that can arise from unresolved emotions are pain in the thoracic spine, neck and shoulder pain, and also headaches.
In the second part of this article, I will discuss what can be done to release the emotions that our bodies harbor after our problems have been resolved. My suggestions in the next article will cover personal care that can easily be done in combination with existing medical treatment of breast cancer.