Healing completely from Cancer.

By Sanjay Pal (as shared with me, Jamuna Rangachari)

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Sanjay Pal with his extremely supportive wife, Urvashi

I was diagnosed with an extremely rare form of Malignant brain cancer called Glioblastoma Multiforme (GBM) in June-13 after experiencing seizures while preparing for a marathon run.

I underwent brain surgery, radiotherapy and two rounds of chemotherapy over 18 months and still my Cancer continued progressing.

In Sept 14 my doctors in London did not have many more options left to offer and were suggesting 3rd line chemotherapy to try and prolong my life.

Average survival rates for GBM post detection is 12-14 months. There was no known cure of my brain Cancer (GBM) and I was being offered palliative treatment in UK which meant that my remaining limited life span should be comfortable and without much stress/pain.

This was the end of the line from a conventional treatment perspective.

Then my colleague recommended Dr Pankaj Bhatnagar in New Delhi and insisted that I went to Delhi personally to get his treatment.

He had successfully treated her father from a secondary brain tumour which had spread from other parts of his body and his doctors had given him a just a few more weeks to live. After taking the treatment over 3 years ago, he continued to be free of cancer.

With time and options running out quickly, my wife and I travelled to New Delhi in Oct-14 and met Dr Bhatnagar. We started his treatment immediately and my condition has been improving ever since.

This write up was updated in March 2018, I am now approaching 5 years since diagnosis (remember expected life expectancy for a GBM patient is 12 – 14 months). Dr Bhatnagar’s medication has helped me to achieve this. I am continuing my physical rehabilitation and hope to run a marathon again.

My intention in this write-up is to try and get this message across to as many Cancer carers/patients as possible. Dr Bhatnagar has helped many lives with his treatment and there are many more who can benefit from his help and recover from cancers of all types/stages. It is important that this information reaches out to as many patients as possible.

I can be reached on personalcancerreference@gmail.com

Please give your whatsapp number & I will create a whatsapp group for all of us.

The consultation process is given below.

Address

Dr Pankaj Bhatnagar

C-2/15,

Krishna Nagar,

Delhi – 110 051

Reception:

+91-11-430-62-406

# 1) Dr Bhatnagar requires a minimum gap of 90 days post any western therapy (eg radiotherapy or chemotherapy) before he can start his treatment

# The reason is that his homeopathy medicines are already extremely diluted & we further dilute them by adding 75 drops of the medicines in half a glass of lukewarm water.

# It is important to keep detailed notes of dates & side effects or any symptoms experienced throughout any type of therapy or treatment. This log can be then shared with the assistants of dr Bhatnagar & they can communicate relevant information to him.

# Additionally, video or audio records should be maintained for any symptoms or benefits experienced throughout the treatment history.

# The additional benefit experienced by most patients is that these medicines can help reduce the painful side effects of chemo or radiotherapy.

# You have to reach the clinic in between 7.30 a.m. to 8 a.m. to get an early appointment.

# The counter window opens around 8:30 am & on the basis of list, tokens are issued by the reception.

# Please specify that you want an appt with Dr Pankaj as they have separate token series for his son (Dr Pranshu) & daughter-in-law (Dr Nikita)

# Once 200 tokens are handed out for the 3 doctors, the counter shuts down.

# The doctors arrive around 09:00 am. There is a waiting room where everyone assembles & electronic counters flash out serial numbers. Once your number is flashed, you get escorted to a team of assistant doctors who will request your details & prepare a briefing note for the doctor

# Dr Bhatnagar consults 3/4 patients together. His assistant will provide the briefing to him & if he has any further queries his assistant will get all required details & pass them back to the doctor.

# If further tests or scans are required, the details of the same & the location where these can be done will be provided.

# In my case we had to go away to a different clinic & get a fresh MRI scan conducted.

# The clinic staff prepares the scan report while we waited & provides the scan films in a short time & you need to go back directly to the clinic to share them with Dr Bhatnagar.

# Dr Bhatnagar punches his prescription into his tablet which is immediately accessed by the dispensary in the same floor & they prepare the medicines & a printed instructions for how these need to be consumed.

# A follow-up appointment date is agreed & a new scan has to be conducted at the same scanning clinic, before the appointment.

# The report is prepared in such a way that the comparison between the earlier scan is clearly stated. This helps the clinic maintain complete track record of each patient

# If convenient & agreeable, video records are made to show the progress of the patient at regular intervals. These are then used for providing references to other patients.

# In this way, the treatment is progressively monitored & each patient track record gets registered with the clinic.

Please contact Anil/ Animesh whose numbers are given below to find out the dates when the clinic be operating & you can plan your consultation with his guidance.

Once you get registered with the clinic, your patient number will be your unique identity number till the end of the treatment.

Key Contacts

Anil Semwal 09871071892

Animesh Vadhera 0991-015-0709

Sanjay Pal: +44-739-230-6724 (Mobile & Whatsapp)

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Additional note from Jamuna

Sanjay Pal and his wife Urvashi are extremely helpful people who guide everyone in their healing journey and I firmly believe this is one of the factors for him remaining well as their focus is on helping others and not thinking only about themselves.

Dr Bhatnagar is someone I have proud to have met. He is an amazing doctor and human being who keeps track of all his patients and guides them meticulously. He treats many ailments but is mainly known as a cancer specialist as so many have healed with his medicine from this dreaded ailment. I wish him and his team the very best in eradicating illness from this planet.

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Forgiveness, the mantra of being and flowing in life

I have attended many workshops and read many books in the zone of self help and motivation. What I have seen is that the one principle that makes us feel must better and by extension, the world around us better is forgiving others for what they have done.

“Lord forgive them as they know not what they have done,” said Jesus and founded an entire religion based on this key principle.

The religion was born but have we imbibed its principles and those that teach us the same thing in their own way ? I truly do not know if we have as we are looking out for whom to blame almost all the time.

How then can we learn to forgive? This is possible only when we understand them. This understanding can come only if step into their shoes and look at the world from their perspective.

This is beneficial for them and most importantly for us too. For, in the journey of life, not forgiving others impacts our mind so intensely that the body too rebels.

When someone errs inadvertently or knowingly, if we bless them with equanimity, there are definitely more chances that change could take place in the whole scenario. Even if the situation does not change as we would like it to, we can be at peace only if we learn to forgive.

There are many techniques people use to forgive.  Writing their names and throwing water, so on and so forth. What makes most sense to me, however, is to forgive people as we and they are dynamic beings who change all the time. I would like to end with a favourite story of mine in this context.

The Buddha was sitting under a tree talking to his disciples when a man came and spat in his face. He wiped it off, and he asked the man, “What next? What do you want to say next?” The man was a little puzzled because he himself never expected that when you spit on somebody’s face, he will ask, “What next?” He had no such experience in his past. He had insulted people and they had become angry and they had reacted. Or if they were cowards and weaklings, they had smiled, trying to bribe the man. But Buddha was like neither, he was not angry nor in any way offended, nor in any way cowardly. But just matter-of-factly he said, “What next?” There was no reaction on his part.

Puzzled, confused, the man returned home. He could not sleep the whole night. When you see a Buddha, it is difficult, impossible to sleep anymore the way you used to sleep before. Again and again he was haunted by the experience. He could not explain it to himself, what had happened. He was trembling all over, sweating and soaking the sheets. He had never come across such a man; the Buddha had shattered his whole mind and his whole pattern, his whole past.

The next morning he went back. He threw himself at Buddha’s feet. Buddha asked him again, “What next? This, too, is a way of saying something that cannot be said in language. When you come and touch my feet, you are saying something that cannot be said ordinarily, for which all words are too narrow; it cannot be contained in them.”

The man looked at Buddha and said, “Forgive me for what I did yesterday.”

Buddha said, “Forgive? But I am not the same man to whom you did it. The Ganges goes on flowing, it is never the same Ganges again. Every man is a river. The man you spit upon is no longer here. I look just like him, but I am not the same, much has happened in these twenty-four hours! The river has flowed so much. So I cannot forgive you because I have no grudge against you.

“And you also are new. I can see you are not the same man who came yesterday because that man was angry and he spit, whereas you are bowing at my feet, touching my feet. How can you be the same man? You are not the same man, so let us forget about it. Those two people, the man who spit and the man on whom he spit, both are no more. Come closer. Let us talk of something else.”

Healing millions – the nature’s way

naturopathyThere are some people who selflessly serve others without expecting anything. One such person is Dr Salila Tewari whom I have proud to have met.

Many come to her when they are fed up of being told their condition is ‘incurable’.

Mr Parveen Nagpal works in the the United states as a Software & Business Consultant. He had been suffering from Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) for more than a year and was given lots of drugs including Prednisolone, Mesalamine. However, they stopped making  him feel any better after some time and he hated putting so many drugs in his body. His friend told him about the natural way of healing and strongly recommended that he gets in touch with Dr. Salila Tewari who is based in Delhi.  He immediately did so. Soon, his inflammation levels reduced significantly and he was able to leave taking medicines.  Having had such a great result through simple nature cure, he strongly recommends that everyone gets in touch with Dr. Salila Tiwari to start their life-changing journey.

Another such individual is Mr Manoj Misran. He had a chronic psoriasis disease for more than 20 years. He had seen multiple doctors and different types of therapies (allopathy, homeopathy, ayurveda, acupuncture and so on). He had also spent 7 years in United States and consulted the world’s best doctors. Nothing worked. Some of the top doctors told him point blank that there was no permanent cure for psoriasis in medical science. All he could  do was take medicines to treat the symptoms. Three years back he applied for a term insurance for himself and the insurance company rejected his application on medical grounds. It was then that he came to know that his LFT (Liver Function Test) failed. After consulting a doctor, he came to know that the liver gets badly impacted due to long time use of the medicine he was taking. Now he was very depressed because if he stopped taking this medicine, his skin will be damaged and if he kept taking this medicine then his liver will become weaker. This put him in a deep dilemma.

It was at this time that he was shown God’s grace that presents itself from the most unlikely sources. After getting to know this dilemma, his colleague asked him to contact  Dr. Salila Tewari and take her guidance.  She suggested that he attend a course of 8 classes that explains complete naturopathy.  He still was not sure that it can do much but  started following it religiously as he really seemed to have no choice.

Dr. Tewari then asked him to completely stop all medicines. Though he was afraid that his psoriasis might get reactivated, he decided to follow her advice and left taking medicines. In the first month the symptoms did show up but the intensity was very low. This made him really excited and he became much more disciplined in following the course suggested by Dr. Tewari. He did not even consult Dr. Salila Tewari as he did not need to.  He just followed what she had explained in the class.

It took him about 7-8 months of rigorous discipline but it was worth it as he was completely cured. It is now three years since he left taking any medication. Not only psoriasis but even his thyroid problem got cured. Now, he is thrilled at leading a completely normal life. He eats normally. He goes to parties. He visits restaurants with family but he knows how to clean himself internally and detoxify his body.

So much so that in his company that is the world’s largest reinsurance company, he is the only one who has not taken a single sick leave in the past three years.

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Dr Salila Tiwari

These are just a couple of examples from among the millions of people Dr. Salila Tewari, an internationally renowned naturopath has healed as ‘incurable’ is something she does not believe in and has healed thousands of people the world over with a missionary zeal.

After speaking to her and all those who have been cured or healed whatever we may call it,  I cannot but remember the emotions of all those who are so moved at being restored to wellness due to her magic touch and wish her all the best in her journey of healing and educating others in how to heal themselves. Her number is 09818117859 and she can be contacted between 1830 to 2030 IST  Indian time on weekdays.

 

 

 

Path of healing

Very often, life throws challenges at people to show them a new path of being.

healingWhen K Girish, an electrical engineer from Bangalore was 28, he was blessed with a bonny boy.  Before even celebrating it, he was put in a state of anxiety as the baby kept crying continuously. He did not know what to do while the doctors hospitalised him for one month and  in a warm chamber for one week. After this, he came home. Just when Girish felt the boy would remain healthy, he began having a continuously running nose and fever till the age of thirteen. Girish went to several doctors, gave him many types of medicines but the problem persisted with his son being admitted to hospital three times.

He kept praying for a path to be shown to him and was shown alternate therapies like Reiki, Sujok, acupuncture.  His first tryst was with Reiki when he saw his son’s fever coming down when a well known Reiki healer gave him healing and his fever began coming down.

In 2012, he decided to become a healer himself as he did not want anyone to go through the ordeal he had been through. He then learnt Reiki himself, sujok seed therapy and acupuncture. After doing all this on his son, he became almost completely well. In the process. Girish also has been treating several people who have seen wonderful results.

My own aunt in her sixties, who was suffering from benign essential tremor characterised by her neck  shaking without any control became much better after just a couple of weeks with Girish’s treatment.

One of his patients, a 43 year old lady, who was diagnosed with fibroids and was bleeding continuously became so much better that a surgery scheduled on her was cancelled as it was not required any longer.  Her endometriosis and bleeding became all right with just fifteen days of treatment.

These are just a couple of examples from a long list of people who have healed by his treatment. Girish is still learning all the time so that he can become a better healer. Knowing his perseverance and skills, I am sure he will heal many more people in his journey of life that has healing as the key component.

To all those who require a ray of hope, Girish can be contacted at

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Girish’s Clinic

K Girish -M.D ( Sujok), Diploma Acupuncture, BSc in Acupuncture

Anu Acupuncture Clinic

46/47, Bhajane Madira Road

Jaraganahalli, J P Nagar 6th Phase

Bangalore  – 560078

MOB: 9343719600  / 9845436651

 

Healing how does it work?

yoga_postHealing takes place only if allow it to take place. Here, in my experience therapies that promote natural healing are much more effective than approaches that aim to stop just the symptoms. Here, acupuncture that is a method of encouraging the body to promote natural healing and to improve functioning is hugely beneficial. Acupuncture works by inserting needles and applying heat or electrical stimulation at very precise acupuncture points.

The classical chinese explanation is that channels of energy run in regular patterns through the body and over its surface. These energy channels, called meridians, are like rivers flowing through the body to irrigate and nourish the tissues. An obstruction in the movement of these energy rivers is like a dam that backs up in others.

The meridians can be influenced by needling the acupuncture points; the acupuncture needles unblock the obstructions at the dams, and reestablish the regular flow through the meridians. Acupuncture treatments can therefore help the body’s internal organs to correct imbalances in their digestion, absorption, and energy production activities, and in the circulation of their energy through the meridians.

The modern scientific explanation is that needling the acupuncture points stimulates the nervous system to release chemicals in the muscles, spinal cord, and brain. These chemicals will either change the experience of pain, or they will trigger the release of other chemicals and hormones which influence the body’s own internal regulating system.

The improved energy and biochemical balance produced by acupuncture results in stimulating the body’s natural healing abilities, and in promoting physical and emotional well-being.

Apart from these theraphies, healing methodologies like Reiki, hypnotherapy, neuro linguistic programming, affirmations, chakra healing and the likes tha aims to reprogram the mind always adds value for the mind is indeed very powerful.

Of course, in all areas, we need to persevere and continue empowering ourselves all the time.

When it comes to ailments like the one I was diagnosed with, multiple sclerosis, what helped me most of all was looking for solutions while not succumbing to more tests  as soon as I got to know that allopathy does not have a solution as of now.

I did find solutions that have completely healed me and shall be eternally grateful for this.

However, I would also like to also emphasise that these worked because I consciously worked on my body, mind and spirit and did not put the cart before the horse as many people tend to do when faced with challenges that do not have a clear answer.

In my case, the answer has always been try to do your best and leave the rest. This attitude is a truism for for everyone always.

My journey has been chronicled in a book that can be purchased if one wishes at

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Users outside India can buy the book at

http://www.uread.com/book/dancing-life-jamuna-rangachari/9789381398814

The eBook versions are available at

Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.in/Dancing-Life-Living-Multiple-Sclerosis-ebook/dp/B01HB9KRDM

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dancing-with-life-jamuna-rangachari/1123950921?ean=9789381398753

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/dancing-with-life-2

 

Complete Healing

completehealingAmong the many benefits of writing for a wellness magazine like Life Positive, I have realised that everyone needs healing in one way or another.

In all my experience of life, I have realised that people get healed only when they truly wish to be healed from within. This could be in any area, of the body, mind or spirit.

Here, the greatest blessings I have received is the good karma that I have obtained by guiding others in all areas through my writing.

As of now, I could and would like to guide others if they need help in any area if they connect with me on jamuna.rangachari@gmail.com – Where I can help, I shall do so. Where they need help from someone else, again I shall guide them to the right people to the best of my knowledge.

People could also comment here so that others could also help them to the best of their knowledge. People sometimes say these kind of comments could be useless but I do feel one can benefit if one sieves through them and picks up what could be relevant to them. After all, it is only sharing that benefits all of us.

So, I request everyone to reach out for help when you need it and believe me, you shall get it sooner or later. Once one receives help, what is required from us is perseverance to walk on the path shown to us. The time table is not ours to make. That is always in the hands of the creator or the divine whatever we may choose to call it. In the process of getting healed, we shall of course learn a lot and this is what we are born for as learning lessons all the time which is another parlance is called experience. This indeed is the journey of life.

Self Acceptance

One of the most important lessons of life and its challenge is accepting our own selves, warts and all. Here, stories have helped me in my journey and I would like to share one of them with you,

selfaccepanceOnce upon a time there was a world famous teacher in Takkasila, in north-western India. He had 500 high class students who learned sacred teachings from him.

It just so happened that one of these high class students had been named ‘Bad’ by his parents. One day he thought, “When I am told, ‘Come Bad’, ‘Go Bad’, ‘Do this Bad’, it is not nice for me or others. It even sounds disgraceful and unlucky.”

So he went to the teacher and asked him to give him a more pleasant name, one that would bring good fortune rather than bad. The teacher said, “Go my son, go wherever you like and find a more fortunate name. When you return, I will officially give you your new name.”

The young man named Bad left the city, and traveled from village to village until he came to a big city. A man had just died and Bad asked what his name was. People said. “His name was Alive.” “Alive also died?” asked Bad. The people answered, “Whether his name be Alive or whether it be Dead, in either case he must die. A name is merely a word used to recognize a person. Only a fool would not know this!” After hearing this, Bad no longer felt badly about his own name — but he didn’t feel good about it either.

As he continued on his way into the city, a debt-slave girl was being beaten by her masters in the street. He ablem]sked, “Why is she being beaten?” He was told, “Because she is a slave until she pays a loan debt to her masters. She has come home from working, with no wages to pay as interest on her debt.” “And what is her name?” he asked. “Her name is Rich.” they said. “By her name she is Rich but she has no money even to pay interest?” asked Bad. They said, ‘Whether her name be Rich or whether it be Poor, in either case she has no money. A name is merely a word used to recognize a person. Only a fool would not know this!” After hearing this, Bad became even less interested in changing his name.

After leaving the city, along the roadside he met a man who had lost his way. He asked him, “What is your name? ” He replied, ‘My name is Tourguide.” “You mean to say that even a Tourguide has gotten lost?” asked Bad. Then the man said, “Whether my name be Tourguide or whether it be Tourist, in either case I have lost my way. A name is merely a word used to recognize a person. Only a fool would not know this!”

Now completely satisfied with his own name, Bad returned to his teacher.

The world famous teacher of Takkasila asked him, “How are you, my son? Have you found a good name?” He answered, “Sir, those named Alive and Dead both die, Rich and Poor may be penniless, Tourguide and Tourist can get lost. Now I know that a name is merely a word used to recognize a person. The name does not make things happen, only deeds do. So I’m satisfied with my name. There’s no point in changing it.”

The teacher summarized the lesson his pupil had learned this way — “By seeing Alive as dead, Rich as poor, Tourguide as lost, Bad has accepted himself.”

As far as we are concerned, we need to accept the situation we find ourselves in and try our best to the best possible extent without denying there is a problem if we face one. When I was diagnosed I had MS, this is what I faced and it was only after accepting it that I was able to overcome it.

Those who wish to buy my book on healing from multiple sclerosis can do so at

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Users outside India can buy the book at

http://www.uread.com/book/dancing-life-jamuna-rangachari/9789381398814

The eBook versions are available at

Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.in/Dancing-Life-Living-Multiple-Sclerosis-ebook/dp/B01HB9KRDM

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dancing-with-life-jamuna-rangachari/1123950921?ean=9789381398753

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Overdiagnosis – the new mantra of health?

diagnosisIn today’s world, even in places as seemingly harmless as a ladies clubs, people have begun to discuss health and what kind of tests that we all should undertake.

Here, with modern technology and many players playing a role in promoting themselves, the new mantra for wellness seems to be medicines, tests and more tests. In fact, today one of the easiest ways to make money is  not working on making better devices or drugs. It is working on the market for existing drugs and devices by expanding the indication to include more patients. Similarly, for hospitals, the easiest way to make money isn’t to deliver better care; it’s to recruit new patients. Here, screening patients for a battery of tests does end up in not one but many recruits. This is perhaps one of the most successful recruitment drives that is currently running in the world. The simplest explanation for its success is that the medical world and even, public health communities have systematically exaggerated the benefits of early detection and downplayed (or completely ignored) its harms.

There is a complex web of root causes here. Some of it is about money; some of it is about true belief of diagnosis is extremely important. There is also the the legal asymmetry doctors face: while they are punished for underdiagnosis, they are never punished for overdiagnosis.

When it comes to ailments like the one I was diagnosed with, multiple sclerosis, what helped me most of all was looking for solutions while not succumbing to more tests  as soon as I got to know that allopathy does not have a solution as of now.

I did find solutions that have completely healed me and shall be eternally grateful for this.

However, I would also like to also emphasise that these worked because I consciously worked on my body, mind and spirit and did not put the cart before the horse as many people tend to do when faced with challenges that do not have a clear answer.

In my case, the answer has always been try to do your best and leave the rest. This attitude is a truism for for everyone always.

My journey has been chronicled in a book that can be purchased if one wishes at

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Users outside India can buy the book at

http://www.uread.com/book/dancing-life-jamuna-rangachari/9789381398814

The eBook versions are available at

Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.in/Dancing-Life-Living-Multiple-Sclerosis-ebook/dp/B01HB9KRDM

Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dancing-with-life-jamuna-rangachari/1123950921?ean=9789381398753

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/dancing-with-life-2

 

Relationships, bonding and recovery

recoveryWhen a person is affected by any ailment, in my case, multiple sclerosis, or MS, it is not he/she who suffers alone. Like many others who suffer from chronic conditions and diseases it becomes a struggle for the entire family. What compounds it for the patient and family is that no cure has been found yet and there are no set lists of dos and don’ts.

There are many family members of those suffering from MS who have been impacted by this ailment and handled it in their own ways. We need to understand we will only make ourselves stronger and wiser by handling it wisely.

Former US first Lady Michelle Obama’s father was a pump operator who was diagnosed with MS when she was young. Despite his struggle, she is proud of the fact that he strived to be a loving and supportive father and helped educate her and her brother; never compromising on giving them a better future. In that sense, he has surely been a role model both for Michelle and for me.

Famous author J.K. Rowling’s mother, Anne Rowling, suffered from MS and died in 1990 at the age of forty-five, before Rowling had achieved staggering literary fame as the author of the Harry Potter series. I truly admire the fact that Rowling has donated a lot of funds to MS research, hoping that a cure is found soon.

In my case, I have seen how this ailment has strengthened my family. In 2013, my daughter was with me during a long walk. At the end, a lady asked me if something was wrong, for my legs were aching and it showed. I got really irritated but just kept quiet. As we were walking home, my daughter, Samyukta, counselled me.

‘Remember when people would ask me about why I had not bought new shoes or dresses for an event, you used to tell me the only person we need to please is our own self. The same is true for you, Amma. You are trying your best to walk a bit more than you can. Even when Appa (my husband) tends to strain himself, it shows. However, he says he knows he has to stretch himself to the maximum extent always. He does not take the comments of others seriously at all. You too should not take these comments seriously. All you need to do is to please yourself,’ said Samyukta.

Wow! This was serious food for thought for me. My daughter had become wise way beyond her age.

Now, the journey continues. Having healed myself, sometimes there are many calls and discussions on health, healing and recovery in my expanded circle of friends. Here, I do feel a tinge of irritation when people do not take the steps I think they should take. Here I need to learn that I cannot and should not judge anyone as each of us is unique.

While it is good to share information, I still need to realise that everyone heals when they are convinced of recovering/ healing as the human mind is supremely powerful and is the real driver of our lives.

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Users outside India can buy the book at

http://www.uread.com/book/dancing-life-jamuna-rangachari/9789381398814

The eBook versions are available at

Amazon Kindle: https://www.amazon.in/Dancing-Life-Living-Multiple-Sclerosis-ebook/dp/B01HB9KRDM

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Illness as a Sadhana

yogaIllness is a kind of sadhana for all of us  Whether it manifests as several days in bed with the flu or the large scale of years of struggle with a debilitating illness, getting sick has a wonderful way of stopping us in our tracks, forcing us into new priorities, and redirecting our lives.

True healing requires coming into alignment with our highest good, and if we address symptoms without supporting this realignment, we probably won’t sustain a state of health and well-being for long. We’ll need to manifest some new event to help us continue the deeper process of change we’re ready for spiritually.

In all my experience, I have found including a sincere prayer of thanking the Universe, the Cosmos or whatever we may call a Higher Presence does make us focus all our energies on positivity and only positivity.

There are many proponents of mind-body healing spectrum who say we’re responsible for the health or illness of our physical body. I really do not want to focus too much on this but do believe that when we take a longer, spiritual view, and let go of the notion that illness is bad or that we must have done something wrong to bring it upon us. All illness can be seen as purposeful, both to the personality and to the soul. The ego, (that is, the part of us that believes we’re defined by the limits of our physical body and, thus, highly vulnerable) can’t help but find illness threatening and regard it as the enemy. The ego, which tries to “control” its way to safety, turns the idea of self-responsibility into an exercise in fearful personal control, with illness being a sign of failure. However, as we address more deeply in another lesson, “responsibility” is not the same as “control.” We can only control what’s within the range of our conscious awareness. Illness is often a way we bring hidden, aspects of self to the surface and open to new options. This is, perhaps, one of its most important functions. So, rather than seeing illness as our failure to be responsible for our health, it’s more useful to view it as a sign that we’re ready to grow. The part of us that chooses illness is the “Self” with a capital “S”, the Spiritual Self that sees our highest good in a way the limited perceptions of our ego can’t.

 

From the perspective of spiritual reality, illness is a step toward wholeness. No one consciously chooses pain or illness, yet the experience of dealing with these challenges can lead us on a journey that ultimately delivers great rewards. I’ve heard many people with cancer and other life-threatening diseases describe their illness as one of the greatest blessings of their lives because it forced them to completely reshuffle priorities and pursue new paths that brought profound fulfillment. The illness gave them permission to make choices they wouldn’t have considered otherwise.

In my case, my grappling with multiple sclerosis has certainly made me a better person, emotionally, spiritually and yes, even physically.

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The eBook versions are available at

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Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dancing-with-life-jamuna-rangachari/1123950921?ean=9789381398753

Kobo: https://store.kobobooks.com/en-us/ebook/dancing-with-life-2

 

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