Affirmations vs. science: I've read about studies where they've linked negativity to sickness, etc., as I'm sure you all have. But I think that by the time you have full-blown cancer it is a little too late to try to fix anything with an affirmation, kwim? But I really do believe in the link between certain thought patterns/emotional issues and physical responses. I also believe that what you "put in" affects what comes out.
I have heard all kinds of amazing stories about people making cancer disappear from their bodies by sheer willpower, including one from a past lover's father. He had stomach cancer... He went on a "walk about" in the mountains for two months... when he came back home, there wasn't a trace of it left. Pretty incredible.
P-lady, regarding your mom's response to the Hay book, well. Let me just tell you how many times I've been laughed at and ridiculed over that book. I think it is really hard for some people to accept total responsibility for their lives, and the idea that they create the experiences they have scares the pants off of them. It is a lot easier and safer to think that it is just random crap, not fair, you have no control, and other people are doing things to you. Blame shifting 101.
I'd love to come up with a dingo mantra for the Thanksgiving run, for those who are interested. I'll work on it.
But if anyone else has one to offer, I'd love to hear it as well.
Work has been sheer torture today, and I'm exhausted. And I'm still not done with it! MAMA NEEDS A RUN. And to lift for arms, because it didn't get done yesterday. And to walk that big doggy before he goes crazy.