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Fear separates us from our eternal Source, locking us into miserable patterns of low self-esteem and victimization and, ultimately, it keeps us separate from each other. Love, on the other hand, unifies us into wholeness and brings us to trust in the magic and mystery of life again.
So many of our institutions are still rooted in fear, however, and so many of us are programmed to follow the voice of an external “authority” even when that advice may be detrimental to our physical, mental or emotional well-being.
Too often we blindly give our power away to medical “facts” or “statistics” that have no basis in reality. We buy into the illusion of fear – fear of “loss” of some kind – and there is no greater fear than death.
A couple of weeks into 2013, a dramatic headline in the UK papers caught my eye: “Drug That Prevents Breast Cancer for 20 Years.”
It seems that Big Pharma now want thousands of healthy women to be given breast cancer drugs, such as tamoxifen or raloxifene, to cut their chances of contracting the disease, despite possible nasty side effects that include hot flushes, nausea, indigestion, weight gain leg cramps, depression, tiredness, headaches, blood clots, vision problems, voice changes and, even though rare, womb cancer!
These drugs have not been designed to be used as preventative medicine by the way. Yet they are being put forward, based on a change in policy.
We need to ask, how will they – the faceless, stern voice of “authority” – determine which women to give it to? Who will be labelled as ‘high risk’? What about the side effects?
The wide ranging side effects of today’s medical drugs are tolerated by those who are ill, but now we are asking otherwise healthy women to tolerate unnecessary side effects just because they will be labelled as being ‘at risk’ by ‘those in charge.’
SPIRIT says we do not inherit disease, only the potential for disease. The new science is now saying the same thing, but the old dogma refuses to die.
Aside from the fact that Big Pharma is, most likely, rubbing its greedy little hands together, this is a nonsensical approach driven by fear, reinforcing the victim mindset that says we are are the mercy of our genes, and which blatantly ignores the latest discoveries in science – epigenetics – which demonstrate that our environment is the key to determining our health, or lack of it.
Perhaps we should all cut off our limbs before they get gangrene?
Founder and Director of Energy Therapy