A Change on the Inside
May 11, 2008
"A wise man ought to realize that health is his most
valuable possession and learn his illness by his own
Recently during a Sunday church service, the pastor, Rev.
Chuck Thomas, mentioned this: ". . . a change on the
inside." I considered
the connection between the thoughts
we have and how we create disease with our thoughts and
feelings. In the last few months, I have witnessed a
number of women who faced
all types of sickness or disease
and either recovered or left this earth. Many had cancer,
and most left behind young children or teens to be cared
for by their
Just for your deeper understanding, I've looked in
Webster’s Dictionary to define some words that relate to
cancer. ”Cancer” is termed as “any group of
diseases characterized by abnormal cellular growth and by
malignancy.” (Some call this a tumor). “Malignant” means
"to do great harm." The beginning of the
means “to speak slander of, defame, having an evil
disposition toward others, tending to injure.”
What are your thoughts towards others and
In the holistic world of healing, naturopaths believe that
when one refuses to forgive or let go of negative
situations and resentments, or chooses to live
in fear, one
may face cancer and other diseases " . . . that tend to do
great harm." Author Louise L. Hay, in her book Heal Your
Body (New Revised Edition, p. 13),
describes the probable
metaphysical cause of cancer as: "Deep hurt. Longstanding
resentment. Deep secret or grief eating away at the self.
Carrying hatreds. 'What's the
use?'” Authors such as
Louise Hay help us create new healing thought patterns with
affirmations such as, "I lovingly forgive and release all
of the past. . . .”
Most women are the nurturers of their world. So often we
don't take time to nurture our own bodies, which leaves us
“doing great harm” to us! In my family, we have a history
of cancer on my mother's side. My grandma Elorna Madry,
Apache Indian/Black, was briefly married to James P. Madry.
I knew this wonderful woman for only 5 years. My
grandfather lied about her having an affair and took her
children from her when their ages were four and under. In
the early sixties, my grandma was diagnosed with colon
cancer—without the availability of the treatment that we
know of now. I walked into her home and smelled the rotten
guts and vowed not to die like that! Later, after I
grown and learned of the tragedy that occurred in her life,
i.e., losing her children and not being able to raise them,
I thought, how could she live? Not being
able, in 1960, to
voice her concerns for her children and their lives, she
developed cancer, which ate at her core being. I wonder
where forgiveness fit into her life?
What's interesting is
that my grandma’s siblings, nieces, nephews, and other
relatives also faced this disease that seems to do harm to
the body, soul and spirit. My
personal belief about
Grandma Elorna is that she grieved herself to death.
Can you relate?
In his book "Detoxification and Healing", p.54, Dr. Sidney
Baker says that colon cancer like my grandma's stems from
an imbalance within the body. "The Imbalance causes the
cancer cells to grow, causing an attack of the body cells,
I do believe." Baker continues, "Imbalances may be
associated with symptoms that a person or his or her
physician may deem insignificant because they don't
disease. However, imbalance worsens all
illness as it progresses, even when—in the case of trauma
or infection—the illness may begin in a person who is in a
Changes on the Inside
"Love is a healing balm. . . . Every form of hate and envy
and jealousy is a burning fire, a disintegrating force that
disturbs the mind and tears down the body. But love will
restore us when we enter the silence, affirm our oneness
with love, and express it." (Foundations of Unity, Series
Two, Vol. 3, p. 52).
Do you understand that we are made in God's image? We are
a Holy Temple or a Tabernacle of the Most High God! (1
Kings 5-8). How clean is your
inner soul's Tabernacle? Is
it full of doubt, rage, hatred, jealously, unforgiveness or
resentment? Believe me, my dear ones—let it all go!
Replace it with cleansing
thoughts of love, joy, happiness,
and forgiveness. Seek peace.
Stress, trauma or infections are the beginning of most
long-term diseases. That's why it's so
important to focus
on the inside for changes. Our mind-set and heart also
need to be changed in order for healing to occur. One must
send positive messages to one’s
organs, body, spirit and
Remember that “malign” means to slander, defame; having an
evil disposition towards others; tending to injure. Are
negative traits worth it in your soul? Can you let
go of all negative thoughts and replace them daily with
things from the Holy Spirit for a change on the inside?
know a young lady (whom we shall call “Sally”—not her
real name) whose mom has a hatred against the three men she
married. When Sally was a teen, she got pregnant and her
mom didn't know who the father was (although Sally did).
Her mom rushed her into an abortion— which Sally was
against. Sally’s mom never inquired as to her thoughts and
feelings about the abortion. Two years later, Sally was
asked to marry and at that time, her mom asked her if her
stepfather got her pregnant! To Mom’s surprise, Sally said
no! He had never even looked at her like that! Later on,
her stepfather filed for a divorce.
Later in life, Sally’s stepfather called her to help move
healing process to restore his character.
Meanwhile, her mom had told everyone she could about
Sally’s pregnancy and the supposed relationship with the
faced much depression for many years,
due to the guilt she felt about the “murder”, as she
perceived the abortion to be. After 30 years, she found
out that her mom had
also accused the stepfather of having
sex with another sister. That never happened either!
So after 30 years, Sally finally addressed the issues with
her mom. She
also told her about the damage that her
stepfather had felt, thinking that this would promote
healing among all parties. But nothing happened to restore
healing to their
relationships—which I find sad. The
mother, an educator and minister of God, has kept
resentments and anger in her heart, body and soul for many
years. (Ironically, she
also has a ministry called
“Forgiveness Works” on the radio)! At age 70, Sally’s mom
was diagnosed with cancer.
Of course there are
other, factors in creating disease,
such as our environment. For example, Africa is not the
only nation whose population is infested with human
parasites. In our blessed
nation of America, most people
are unaware of the parasites that grow in the body.
Symptoms are night sweats; headaches; fatigue; rashes;
craving sugar, carbohydrates or
yeasty breads and fats.
Have you faced these symptoms?
I've fought this situation myself and still do daily. When
needed, I use black walnut/wormwood, garlic
herbal treatments. You may learn about these remedies by
asking at the health food store.
So what do we do when we have become ill from our
or from the emotional baggage we may have
carried through the years?
At twenty-six, I became ill with PMS every month, always
sick when it was
time for my period. After going to doctor
after doctor, I sought a naturopath in 1980. In Tennessee,
this was against the Law! After testing me, the naturopath
said I was
full of toxins. The Standard Encyclopedic
Dictionary defines the word “toxin” as “. . . any class of
more or less unstable poisonous compounds developed by
vegetables, and bacterial organisms and acting as
causative agents in many diseases.” At this time in my
life, in my late twenties, I faced a destined crossroad and
a choice to become pro-active and lead a healthier
life ever after.
Now at 52 years young, I've been juicing for over
twenty-six years on and off. My regimen is
celery, garlic, beets, spinach and apples daily. The
vegetables provide anti-oxidants that protect against
oxidation damage to our bodies. The fruits provide
cleansing elements to remove toxins. They are all full of
cancer-fighting elements for attacking cancer growths or
heart disease that occur in the body.
Founder Brenda Cobb of the Living Foods Institute suggests
several detoxification therapies. Here are a few:
• DNA can provide a
cutting-edge, five-stage process to
help isolate and reverse inherited ancestral patterns.
When you change the stories that are written in your genes,
you can change
• Bach Flowers can re-balance negative emotions and the
states of mind that build up stress and create disease.
Bach Flowers help release old emotional issues
back or making you sick.
• Energy Cleansing clears anger, fear, blocked energy and
negative emotions from the cells, organs and glands, so the
restore and heal itself.
Dr. Mary Tumpkin, the current president of the Universal
Foundation for Better Living in Chicago, has a powerful
entitled Before You Pray, Ask for Forgiveness. On
p.17 the author states, "Before you can heal, you must
bring your emotions into the light by acknowledging them,
identifying their source, and working to release them. You
must begin by admitting to what and how you feel. When you
do not recognize your emotions as symptoms of a larger
issue, you ignore the issue and allow it to stagnate.
Anger—a reflection of despair and frustration—is
particularly dangerous because it turns into bitterness
for a long period of time. The bitterness
indicates a blockage; the spirit of God cannot flow through
you in that condition, no matter how hard you pray.
come until you release the bitterness, until
you acknowledge it."
Forgiveness is a choice that we make! Forgiveness is
really a combination of denials and
affirmations. It is
giving up false beliefs for true beliefs. When we are
angry and resentful towards others or ourselves, we feel
the need to forgive. How do we know
when we have really
forgiven others or ourselves? This is done when we no
longer have any mental or emotional conflict regarding the
associated incidents. When we are
proficient in the use of
this method, it will allow us to more effectively open our
minds to communicate with the Holy Spirit.
For further information about healing
and whole (healthy)
living, please visit the following web sites:
leave you with a quote from Deepak Chopra, MD:
"Attend to your own inner health and well being. Happiness
radiates like the fragrance from a flower and draws all
good things toward you. Allow your love to flourish in
yourself, as well as others. Do not strain after the needs
of life - it is sufficient to be quietly alert and
effortless. Life is here to enjoy."