Your Story

Healthier views are springing up amidst the well-meaning daffodils

Healthier views are springing up amidst the well-meaning daffodils
Healthier views are springing up amidst the well-meaning daffodils
Whether you buy a bunch or two of gorgeous yellow daffodils on Daffodil Day to support the Cancer Council’s objectives or not, you might let this explosion of colour in our shops stir you to take charge of how you think about your health.

If you do, you won’t be alone. There are an increasing number of medical voices speaking up for a new view of health and healing, based on the integral nature of our thoughts and beliefs to our state of health.

For instance, Dr Lissa Rankin has reviewed the research, and is vocal in naming some of the fears that make us sick and prevent disease remission, like thinking about sickness all the time, believing that we’re victims of our genes, and adhering to false programming about health and hygiene.

In her book, Mind Over Medicine, she refers to PhD student, Kelly Turner. Kelly began to research spontaneous remission and found that the avenues of treating and even curing cancer are more varied than expected and include a number of thought-based approaches that put the patient squarely in the driver’s seat of his or her own health.

“Ultimately it wasn’t about adopting a western-based approach to destroying cancer cells but, rather, adopting certain thoughts and behaviours geared toward “cleaning up the body.”

Her comments are in accord with those of 19th century health research pioneer, Mary Baker Eddy, who urged in Science and Health, “Mentally contradict every complaint from the body, and rise to the true consciousness of Life as Love, — as all that is pure, and bearing the fruits of Spirit.”

People who’ve made radical changes to their lives, including quite a few suffering from cancer, as shared on radicalremission.com and christianscience.com, have found that spiritual emotions like love and happiness and faith and forgiveness are healing, “…as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones” (Proverbs).

You, too, can remove niggling fears of cancer or the vulnerability of human life, and grow hope and health and wellbeing, instead.

Maybe it’s time to reclaim the humble daffodil and reassign it to symbolizing much more than hope for future health.

Reclaiming the better view of yourself as a healthy, spiritual consciousness (and compliant body) - self-reliant, kind, happy and full of confidence right now – can have a radically healing effect on your physical and mental wellbeing sooner rather than later.

Kay Stroud writes about health and spirituality health4thinkers.com She practices Christian Science healing and works in media relations on the Sunshine Coast.

Topics:  cancer, daffodil day, genetics, healing, health, healthcare, healthy, kay stroud, sickness, thoughts


Stay Connected

Update your news preferences and get the latest news delivered to your inbox.

Police appeal for witnesses in Narangba

Police car.
Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Police are investigating an argumat at Burpengary Rd and Mackie Rd.

Seniors are getting fitter than youth

SENIOR ATHLETE: Triathlete Peter Brown is in his 60s but feels confident in running a marathon.

Those over 50-years-old could be fitter than younger generations.

Highway to hell as commuters face 8km traffic snarl

What does this S stand for, do you think?

So commuters, what does this 'S' stand for?

Latest deals and offers

Police prevent crime with community initiative

Caboolture police officers took the time to get closer with the community with their Coffee With a Cop initiative on Wednesday, June 22.

Police appeal for witnesses in Narangba

Police car.
Photo: Alistair Brightman / Fraser Coast Chronicle

Police are investigating an argumat at Burpengary Rd and Mackie Rd.

Seniors are getting fitter than youth

SENIOR ATHLETE: Triathlete Peter Brown is in his 60s but feels confident in running a marathon.

Those over 50-years-old could be fitter than younger generations.

Highway to hell as commuters face 8km traffic snarl

What does this S stand for, do you think?

So commuters, what does this 'S' stand for?

Cartmill under investigation for flood response

The remaining four horse are led out of Cartmill Centre of Riding for the Disabled, Burpengary before they got flooded (in 2015).

Neighbours say they waded through chest-high water to save horses

Suicide shaping as one of Longman's biggest election issues

POLICY IN THE PARK: All 11 candidates for Longman attended the candidate forum held last Thursday.

Suicide shaping as one of Longman's biggest election issues

Caitlyn Shadbolt, Sara Storer join Gympie Muster bill

Caitlyn Shadbolt performs at CMC Rocks in March 2016.

AWARD-winning singers star in third line-up announcement.

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum

Justice Lucy McCallum says she reduced Oliver Curtis's sentence due to comments...

Perisher has 50cm of snow

Resort to open after 50cm of snow.

Smiggin Holes and Blue Cow to open after 50cm of snaow falls in Perisher valley.

F1 pit stop in 1.92 seconds

Williams team make 1.92 second pit stop.

Williams Formula 1 team change all four tyres in equal fastest time ever.

Is this state’s cheapest house?

BARGAIN BUY: Is this North Bundaberg property the cheapest home in Queensland?

Becoming a real estate mogul is all about risk and reward

Rockhampton property in a lull, but a change is coming

Rockhampton's housing market in "pre-election mode"