Birthmarks, Black Cats and Past Lives
This is probably one of most personal posts I will share with you…
Have you, by any chance, noticed I have a little birthmark on my neck? It’s shaped almost like a heart and is pretty faint – I’m so used to it that I barely ever notice it. The story of it is rather fascinating… (If you don’t believe in Past Lives, please skip to “Cross my Heart” section)
My mom loves telling the story of my birthmark… It was a warm summer day as she was crossing a playground in front of our high rise apartment building, back in Russia… She was in the early stages of pregnancy and was rushing to the store to get a few groceries for an upcoming party.
Suddenly, a black cat has jumped seemingly out of nowhere right in front of her. Startled, my mom gasped and in shock had placed her hand directly on her neck. Throughout her pregnancy, she kept thinking of the strange cat’s appearance and the superstitions around seemingly bad luck these animals bring. When I was born – there was a little light beige mark on my neck in the exactly same spot she had placed her hand.
I actually don’t discriminate based on fur color 😉 and used to own a black cat. He was a gorgeous, long haired animal – a bit moody and at times slightly crazy, but I doubt it had anything to do with his breed… So I always questioned my mom’s story on the cat / birthmark connection.
However, I have an even stranger explanation for the mark! Throughout my Healing school years, especially during the second year when we focused on past life regression, I started having visions of dramatic events taking place in my previous reincarnations connected to my neck. These “memories” and other intuitive sensations have led me to believe that throughout various lifetimes I was working through a block located in my neck chakra. The mark was a place where trauma used to occur.
Cross my Heart
Fast-forward to a few months back, I found out that I had a thyroid issue that needed to be addressed. Quite honestly, I was not thrilled to hear my diagnosis: Thyroid Cancer. However, the location of the issue was not surprising to me at all…
These stories were a long preamble to tell you that my surgery is on Monday. I will take a bit of a break from my blog to heal. Soon, the heart birthmark I have will have a thing line running through it (“Cross my heart” lol). Interestingly enough, the throat chakra is responsible for speaking one’s truth.
I think this will be a great opportunity for me to practice letting go of control… Given the fact that I’ve already told my surgeon with 40 years of experience in Thyroid Cancer Surgeries exactly how I think the procedure should take place lol
In closing – I will leave you with a few facts about thyroid cancer and personal suggestions on taking the best care of yourself – hope you will find these helpful.
Thyroid Cancer Awareness
Apparently, thyroid cancer is the most common endocrine cancer. It is also one of the few cancers that has increased in incidence rates over recent years. It occurs in all age groups from children through seniors.
The American Cancer Society estimates that there will be about 56,870 new cases of thyroid cancer in the U.S. in 2017. Of these new cases, about 42,470 will occur in women and about 14,400 will occur in men.
We cannot control our destiny. However, a few things seem important to me with regards to keeping healthy, these are the guidelines I try my best to follow to stay strong:
- The body is our vehicle that hopefully lasts us years to come… It is in our best interests to keep it healthy and strong by maintaining it in best positive ways
- Eat healthy foods (whole grains, lean proteins, fresh veggies and fruits) as the energy that we produce is only as good as the ingredients that go into the body
- Stay stress free as negativity and drama lower our emotional vibrations and affect our physical bodies
- Exercise regularly – pick the type of a workout that works best for you – your body will thank you
- Be happy, do what you love, live in the moment and believe in miracles!
- Great book on the power of the mind is “You are the Placebo” by Dr. Joe Dispenza
See you after my break!