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Rob Opie interviewed on his book ‘ Cracking the Cancer Code

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by kablooey_user No Comments

Rob Opie is interviewed about his book: ‘Cracking the Cancer Code’, his global online Cancer Resource Centre( www.cancerchampions.co), and the extra ordinary success enabled to date, in changing and saving lives – one life at a time.

 How did you first get involved with cancer research?

My first interest in cancer was sparked way back in 1999, with the untimely loss of one of my golfing buddies to colonic cancer, the legendary West Indian cricketer. Malcolm ‘Macko’ Marshall. It was all over so quickly. I wanted to find answers where none seemed to exist.

Where did your research start?

To arrive at the right answers one needs to ask the right questions. And target these questions at those who have been successful .For instance how did Lance Armstrong, Nelson Mandela, Kylie Minogue and many others go on to conquer cancer? Game changing insights came from our interactive and interdisciplinary studies of the great champions of life and health.

 What were these key insights?

Commonalities do exist. Champions, whether summiting Everest or conquering Cancer. think different. If something is not working, they opt for what we term a R.T.S – a radical tactical shift. Hence they stop doing what has not been working so far in life, and find a better way ‘to do life’. This is the key to ‘Cracking the Cancer Code’, and is also the title of my free eBook. It’s well worth a read for those who want to conquer cancer, and those who want to avoid cancer.

Cracking the Cancer Code? Why do you use the Everest analogy?

Everest helps to encourage the crucial ’think different’ approach needed to conquer cancer. Most cancer patients unwittingly fall into ‘the human trap’ of wanting to fight cancer .This is a big mistake, and one that cancer champions do not make! This is why I liken cancer to Everest. If you choose to fight the mountain, you’re likely to die on the mountain. Cancer Champions ‘work with the mountain’ – they choose to conquer it, not fight it.

 What’s the difference between fighting and conquering cancer?

Most people when they hear the words – ‘you’ve got cancer’, opt for conventional treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery. This is the right thing to do. It’s the genius of modern mainstream medicine. But, to conquer cancer, one must do more than address ‘the symptom’. Cancer Champions do not rely solely on symptomatic treatment. They do more – by addressing the cause. In our healing, it is important to listen, understand and respond to any underlying message of any state of dis/ease. We need to find answers to why this, why now, why me and why the disruption of a life of ease? The symptom is never the problem, it’s merely the messenger. Cancer is one’s body doing it level best to tell one that there are imbalances present – to make life design changes – and to restore life balance.

   Life Balance creates wellness ( a state of ease). Life Imbalance creates illness (a state of dis/ease)

 Is restoring life balance the game changer when it comes to conquering cancer?

Yes, but contrary to what most people believe, cancer is not a dis/ease where the imbalance originates in the physical or chemical realms of life and health. Cancer triggers from the emotional realm. With every cancer patients we work with – we find one common denominator – one common pattern always exists. And it’s the fuel of cancer. Cancer triggers when one unwittingly holds on for too longer period of time – to the highly toxic emotion called resentment. It’s an insidious emotion capable of sending one’s cell formation into total disarray. I wish more people could understand how negatively held emotions can play havoc with one’s health and happiness. Sometimes destruct and destroy lives. Emotion is the No.1 life force. And therefore ‘life balance’ will always be the No.1 anti- cancer ‘drug’. It cuts off the fuel.

Any further insights and inspiration to help cancer patients?

The good news is that cancer is not as complicated as most people make it out to be. Actually, when it comes to cancer, complexity is the enemy of cure. As explained, cancer is a human emotion dis/ease. It’s one’s wake up call to restore life balance – to make the required changes, and hence take back one’s life. What’s required are equal measures of self- honesty and self -love. More good news is that just as the body can move to a state of dis/ease, so too, can it bounce back to a state of ease.

It’s up to you to enable it to do so!

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*Rob Opie is a human behavioural  expert,  consultant , speaker and  author.To find out more, and/or get a FREE copy of his eBook, please contact him through his online Cancer Resource Centre at robopie@thegameplan.co.za

Just like Everest, Cancer can be conquered.

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by kablooey_user No Comments

“They don’t always make the headlines, and among the great champions are not just those who have conquered Everest or won Olympic gold, but also the many that have conquered cancer. It takes guts, perseverance and determination to face a life-threatening disease head on. Most of all, it takes a new ‘collaborative’ approach to conquering disease that is offering hope where there was little before. Here, human brand specialist Rob Opie outlines the collaborative and collective wisdom of champions – what they do and don’t do to face major obstacles. He says that cancer can be conquered by opening up to a rational alternative.”

 

Marika Sboros. Biznews.com Healthbiznews

 

 

 

When US President Richard Nixon signed the National Cancer Act into force in 1971, most Americans – and the rest of the world – believed that if America could put a man on the moon, the war against cancer would soon be over. More than 40 years on and rogue cancer cells continue to cause death, destroy lives and devastate more families than ever before. Every day in the US alone, more than 1500 people succumb to the disease. In South Africa that number is estimated to be 150. Despite advances of modern medicine in cancer treatments and early detection programmes, there still exists a perceived lack of progress. Recent talk has revolved around cancer “dream teams” in the US who are collaborating to find the cure. However, the cold reality, as reported by Time magazine in April 2013, is that “the probability of developing some type of cancer over one’s lifetime is for men, one in two, and for women, and one in three”.

Cancer has formed an integral part of my more than a decade-long interactive study of the great champions of life, which culminated in the book, The Game Plan, in 2013. From the outset in 1999, when one of my golfing partners – the legendary West Indian cricketer Malcolm Marshall, succumbed to cancer, I began a mission to find answers to the unanswered questions: what triggers cancer, what causes cancer? And to find a way to help those who have to face the devastating words: “You’ve got cancer. “Years later, my passion intensified when one of my closet friends was diagnosed with motor neuron disease, and was close to throwing in life’s towel. This ignited a further desire to work interactively with the great champions to find out how they conquer. The result was pure power, combining the collaborative and collective wisdom of these greats.

And it was in the cancer wards of Inkosi Albert Luthuli Hospital that I met those who I regard as the greatest champions of all: the cancer champions. From the modeling of methodologies of what the great champions know, do and don’t do, I’ve become convinced that cancer can be conquered with a “rational alternative” – the adoption of a new, collaborative approach to “dis-ease”.

Whilst most people lament Lance Armstrong’s lies and cheating, he remains a beacon of hope for cancer sufferers. Armstrong conquered cancer at age 25, with what he described as his “gift” to fellow cancer patients – a four-legged model of “motivation, knowledge, support and hope”. The model he shared went mostly unnoticed, but it was his sharing of esoteric knowledge that prompted further interactive study into what other great champions were doing to conquer, whether it be on the slopes of Everest, or in the cancer wards of Albert Luthuli. Powerful commonalities have been revealed, overlaying Armstrong’s model with that of many other great champions to reveal a model of immense power – in a nut shell, a four-legged model derived from the collective wisdom of the great champions. It comprises “resolve, knowledge, support and game plan”.

Cracking the cancer code requires a paradigm shift in thinking aligning and balancing of all four of these legs of the champion’s table of life and health, and sometimes a radical shift in tactics. Let’s take a look at each of the legs:

Resolve: The power or human purpose

It’s a powerful word, more powerful than Armstrong’s motivation, which implies an element of being coaxed to do something one does not really wish to do. Resolve is about “inspired action to do”. Conquering cancer is a choice. No one conquers cancer without resolve. Cancer champions choose to conquer. They never give up. Without a strong resolve leg, any attempt to conquer cancer will be a futile exercise. In Armstrong’s words: “Without cancer, I never would have won a single Tour de France. Cancer taught me a plan for more purposeful living, and that in turn taught me how to train and to win more purposefully. It taught me that pain has a reason and that sometimes the experience of losing things – whether health or a car or an old sense of self – has its own value in the scheme of life. Pain and loss are great enhancers.”

Knowledge. The power of human awareness

It’s the vital second leg of the table, though knowledge is mere potential power. It only becomes power with the words, “I get it”, when the right strategies and tactics are put in place to conquer. Modern conventional medicine has done genius work with symptomatic treatment programmes and early detection of cancer, but little, to no progress has been made on cause. Most oncologists openly admit they do not know what causes cancer. This is primarily because their search has been restricted to the physical and chemical realms of “dis-ease” – the primary reason they have failed to “crack the cancer code”. Conventional medicine can knock out a cancerous tumor, but in reality, chemotherapy, radiation and surgery are symptomatic treatments. They do not address the cause. It’s important to note that cancer champions who conquer through such treatments, also at the same time go through periods of self- introspection. They make radical tactical shifts in their outlook to life – their life design. They make life-design changes consciously or sub-consciously, because cancer has a strategy – sending out a universal message to restore balance in life. This involves acceptance that the cure or answer to cancer does not lie in the physical or the chemical realms of dis-ease alone, but also in the emotional realm. It’s crucial to understand that emotional balance fuels wellness and imbalance fuels illness. Cell generation returns to normal faster when the body, mind and spirit are brought back into balance. Cracking the cancer code is about restoring emotional balance, in particular resolving to get rid of long-term resentment, a powerful, destructive, and unbalancing emotion.

Support, The power of human collective

This is the third important leg of the champion’s table. Armstrong had plenty of it, but many people don’t. Lack of support makes conquering cancer even more frightening and near impossible. Human greatness demands the power of the human collective, a collaboration of power. The great champions of Everest never do it alone. It’s the same with cancer champions. They leverage the power of the human collective, comprising faith, family, friends, doctors and carefully selected opinion mentors. It’s a “Sherpa-like approach” which works well on Everest – conquering is made far easier with the right specialist knowledge, backed with maximum support to take on the “bounce back” challenge   that is cancer.

Game Plan. The power of human focus

This is the final transformative leg of the table that needs to be firmly in place to achieve the objective of returning to a life of “ease”, rather than “dis-ease”. Having a high-level game plan is more powerful than Armstrong’s “hope”, that implies outsourcing of life’s key decisions. Armstrong did engineer a very high-level game plan to conquer cancer, and go on to conquer the Tour de France and the Pyrenees seven times. He had it all. The trick for those facing cancer is to ensure a game plan made of the “right stuff”, and removing life’s constraints. Cancer is one of life’s constraints created by focusing on the wrong stuff, hence the creation of long-term resentment.

In the end, the great champions have three common denominators in their game plans to create balance in all three of the realms of life, namely physical, chemical and emotional:

◾Authenticity (a clear purpose in life);

◾Simplicity (a clear focus on what is important); and

◾Synchronicity (an aligned and balanced approach to life).

Life Balance is and will always remain the Number ONE anti -cancer drug.

 

Kylie and Angelina on Breast Cancer

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by kablooey_user No Comments

Kylie and Angelina. They may look similar in real life, but their approach to life and health is radically different.
October is Breast Cancer Month and earlier in the year Kylie Minogue spoke out openly and honestly on Australia’s Sunday Night 60 minutes about how she conquered breast cancer, to which she received a mixed response.

Human brand specialist, Rob Opie, whose passion it is to explore human greatness through the interactive and interdisciplinary study of the great champions of life and health, argues that she did the world a great favour, and her sharing should not go unnoticed!

The good news is that breast cancer can be prevented and conquered with the right knowledge.

Thanks Kylie for helping others to do life better.

 


At The Game Plan, we have made it our mission to  study ,package and share what the great champions of life and health know, and do differently – in order to conquer.

Cancer certainly ranks right up there as one of life’s greatest challenges, so we would like to share with you just some of the esoteric knowledge held by great champions who have conquered cancer.

And, yes Kylie Minogue, you’ve got it spot on right! Angelina Jolie not so!
Kylie recently went on Australia’s Sunday Night 60 minutes, to reveal the inside story as to how she conquered cancer. And it’s this selfless real life sharing of her experience, which can prove invaluable, and open doors for others to prevent and/or conquer breast cancer.

I know I have strength, but when you’re fighting something where there is a lot of unknown it’s a mixture, a mixture of emotions and memories. – Kylie Minogue.

Kylie summed up her story as a mixture of emotions and memories.

Her candid interview certainly invoked mixed response from – ‘you’re beautiful, honest and a true inspiration‘, to ‘get on with life and stop throwing a celebrity pity party’. She is a true cancer champion, however, having had to face up to cancer at the age of 37 and gone on to conquer it! Kylie opened up to reveal how a friend’s well-meaning advice had been the key to how she conquered cancer:

A friend had said to me at the time, ‘you need to be a little bit selfish’, it’s not in my nature to be selfish, but now is the time to let people take care of you. And that’s what I did. – Kylie Minogue.

Yes, it is the right thing to do – to get the best possible medical support and help when one has to face up to cancer, which Kylie did. But behind Kylie’s story comes a far deeper insight and understanding as to what cancer actually entails. In our healing, it is important to recognize, understand and respond to any underlying message of dis/ease. We need to find answers to why this, why now, why me and why the disruption of a life of ease? We need to take heed.

The symptom is NEVER the problem; it’s merely the messenger – the body communicating that imbalances are present.

In the case of breast cancer, it’s exactly as Kylie had gleaned from her friend – who called it for her. In her own words she had for a long time been ‘putting others first’ – too much ‘nurturing and nourishing’ of others at one’s own expense. It’s what can be termed figuratively ‘breast feeding’ others. If this goes on for too long, it contravenes one of the most powerful universal laws of life and health, which sadly few of us are actually aware of:

Too much or too little of anything, for too long, creates a state of imbalance.

Any ongoing state of imbalance creates what is labeled as a state of dis/ease. A tipping point is reached and breached and the human body then sends out a message, labeled as cancer. It’s vital to understand that in the case of breast cancer, the imbalance is directly fueled by what we have found in every single cancer case without exception – either consciously or subconsciously held long-term resentment. In the case of breast cancer, the resentment is created and fueled by having to continually

breastfeed others

It’s often done unwittingly and unconsciously due to love – hence a mother will go on for years and years ‘breastfeeding’ one’s children, spouse or someone close. Long-term held resentment is therefore ‘the bitter fuel of breast cancer’. The message is clear; STOP, before one’s emotional energy well runs completely dry.

Resentment is a messy and confusing emotion to handle, and it often refuses to go away. Sometimes it goes on for years and years. It holds on. It festers. It eats away and makes one unforgiving and bitter about life. It drives internal repressed anger, blame, denial, pain, indignation, frailty and most of all creates a toxic imbalance – which can send the human cell formation process into total disarray

Kylie had unwittingly fallen into the human trap of creating her own state of imbalance, though her inherent nature to be too nice – for too long.

Cancer simply gave her a message to restore life balance. In Kylie’s case, it was to stop ‘giving too much’ of oneself – to take back her own life. She had it spot on, when she drafted her own new ‘to stop list ‘, which is often far more valuable and important in life than one’s ‘to do list ‘.

Once Kylie had restored life balance, the underlying long-term held resentment dissolved, and so did the cancer message.
So yes, according to all our interactive case studies to date, cancer is triggered from the emotional realm, and not the physical or chemical realms that most like to believe.

And Kylie has it spot, as the human body has an infinite ability to heal itself, if and when allowed to do its job optimally. Conquering cancer therefore requires introspection and equal measures of self honesty and self love. One must take heed of the cancer message.

The great champions of life and health have the advantage of knowing.

Now, let’s look at Angelina’s message to the world. Angelina opted for a prophylactic double breast mastectomy to prevent breast cancer, believing that the presence of a “so called faulty BRCA 1 gene “, which her mother had – heightened her risk of breast cancer.

Make bold choices and make mistakes – it’s all those things that add to the person you become – Angelina Jolie

Angelina has always had strong views on life and health, and she has supported many great causes such as the empowerment of woman, but one must certainly question her assumption that cancer is hereditary– as no one has ever proven it to be.

Hereditary, is often just habitually, or what can be termed ‘parental conditioning.’ For instance, if parents are overweight through behavioral over- eating, it’s often highly likely that their kids will also be overweight. Hence one inherits habits. It’s not all in the genes.

We believe that all Angelina has to do going forward, is to guard against ‘the human trap’ that her mom unwittingly fell into. Do not hold onto long term resentment – it’s a toxic insidious emotion that can destroy life itself .If Angelina can create and maintain life balance; she will continue to inspirationally impact our universe in so many wonderful ways. And finding forgiveness and inner peace with her dad, will go a long way to helping her to keep life balanced.

No further prophylactic surgery should be on her cards.
In summary, cancer is not as complicated a dis/ease, as most believe it to be, but conquering cancer demands ‘restoring life balance’ and hence cutting off ‘the fuel of cancer’ – long-term held resentment.

Let’s call it introspection, and Kylie got it spot on by taking heed of one of the most powerful universal laws of life and health that govern our lives.

Through her friend, she discovered that the best anti-cancer drug is one called

 Life Balance

She has bounced back to live life large.

Thank you Kylie for sharing your story of success, so that others can conquer too.

Life is not about finding oneself, life is about creating oneself. – George Bernard Shaw.

No Health. No Wealth. What fuel are you putting in your tank?

Posted on: March 19th, 2015 by Rob Opie No Comments

 

We live in the most technologically advanced society that mankind has ever known, yet we remain mostly unaware of the powerful universal laws of life and health that govern our daily lives. Recent trends show more and more South Africans becoming near experts at self – medicating. And in business, the big money is certainly moving fast into the rapidly growing pharmaceutical game.

But are we doing it right?

It’s wise to ask oneself the question: What fuel am I really putting into my tank? We’re all selective and kind to our motor cars. We opt for 95 octane, never 93 octane fuel. And we always select a ‘can of the best!’ But, are we kind to ourselves when it comes to ‘filling up’ our own mind/body tanks? Here I’m referring to the three ‘fuels’ which govern our daily lives and our health, namely physical, chemical and emotional fuels? Of course, there’s plenty of advice out there from everywhere, but it’s often just a trap. In that it’s mostly commercially generated, and it may not be in your best interest. Beware!

It’s always best to keep in mind one of the most important universal laws of life and health : The Law of Life Balance .

Too much or too little of anything – for too long – will create a state of imbalance

Imbalance is what creates illness (a state of dis/ease).Balance is what creates wellness (a state of ease).It’s a choice. And this is where we often get it wrong . And then we run to our doctors and the pharmaceutical counter to seek symptomatic relief. And this is where the universal message often goes unheard –

it’s better ‘to seek life balance’, than having ‘to attempt to restore life balance’ – though medication.

In the physical realm, it’s a fairly easy job to seek life balance. That’s because the body has clear ways of telling us when we get it wrong – too little or too much sleep. Or too little or too much exercise .Or too little or too much heat/cold. We just seem to know when we have over done, or under done it!

It’s the same in the chemical realm, which is predominantly about what we take in through our mouths. Eat wrong and the body will send out a clear message – like indigestion , bloating , diarrhea , constipation ,obesity , vomiting and best of all ‘the famous hangover’ .Our bodies scream out to us ‘to restore life balance’ , when we eat or drink wrong !

But, the real  life challenge lies in the third realm of health, namely the emotional realm. Here it’s definitely not so clear cut . Seldom do we take heed of any bodily message sent out to tell us that we have created an’ emotional imbalance’. We get it unwittingly and humanly wrong, and it’s right here in the emotional realm, that many of the serious life threatening dis/eases originate .Sadly most of us have little or no clue how negative emotions can wreak havoc with health and happiness. In fact they can destroy and destruct lives.

It’s therefore wise to pay close attention to the ’emotional fuel’, which one is putting into one’s tank. Fill up your tank – your game plan – with powerful positive emotions, the ones responsible for creating wellness. Positive emotions such as unconditional love, gratitude, acceptance, forgiveness, joy and happiness. These are the greatest healers on this planet.

If,on the other hand you allow your game plan to cram up with the negative emotions, you will soon be in trouble? Negative emotions such as criticism, resentment, guilt, hate, futility and fear – are the ones that if held long term, will turn toxic in the human body. At first you may notice some niggling symptom, but all too often these signals go unnoticed, and eventually the symptom becomes a loud clanging bell – often a life threatening one .The emotional  fuel you have ‘ selected ‘ has turned toxic! Emotional imbalance can destruct and destroy you, often terminating life itself. Change your ‘emotional fuel ‘immediately.

This is how it works in life and health. And this is how to avoid the ever growing pharmaceutical queues. Fill up daily with the right stuff – the right fuel – in the physical, chemical ,and most importantly emotional realms of life and health!

As they say: No health, No wealth!

* Rob Opie is a Strategic Brand Consultant, key note speaker, author and game changer to organizations and individuals. He runs a Strategic Brand Consultancy called The Game Plan – which helps and enables individuals and teams to reach the next level. Please visit www.thegameplan.co.za

 

He’s also the founder of a global online Cancer Resource Centre at www.cancerchampions.co

Creating life balance is key to your health and happiness

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by kablooey_user No Comments

Many years back a rather catchy advertisement described the South African lifestyle as one of braaivleis, rugby, sunny skies and Chevrolet. Well, things have certainly changed and undoubtedly the biggest game changer in the last decade has been technology. One would therefore naturally assume that South Africa’s top twenty rich list is laden with technology players, but not so, if one takes a closer look. A new parallel industry with explosive growth is changing the game, and few people are taking notice. Five of South Africa’s top twenty rich, are now players linked to the pharmaceutical industry. Something is going humanly wrong and we need to collaboratively fix it. One could go as far as saying that – as the world turns to technological tablets, so the world is turning to pharmaceutical tablets. What can we all learn from this?

We now live in the most technologically advanced society that mankind has ever known, but we remain steadfastly ignorant of most of the potent universal laws of life and health that govern our lives. It’s my view, from hundreds of interactive and interdisciplinary case studies completed, that greater human awareness levels will be key to our health and happiness. Greater knowledge is therefore the required game changer moving forward.

First and foremost is an understanding that the most powerful drug available to human kind is one called ‘Life balance ‘. It’s the No.1 driver of human vitality. As technology increasingly impacts the world, ‘Life Balance 101’, is what is required to keep us firmly on the path of prosperity, which we all seek and desire. Human vitality will always remain an inside job, and it’s far more easily attained, by grasping onto a greater understanding of how the human body works in life and health.

The human body is designed to function optimally, as a harmonious synchronized unit – when human mind, human body and human spirit are kept ‘in sync’. In sport it’s called ’in form’. Everything just seems to keep going right .Yes, life’s good when things go right, and vitality is the reward for creating and maintaining life balance in all three realms of mind, body and spirit. However, what about when things go humanly wrong and a life of ease suddenly becomes a life of dis/ease?

Technology has certainly led most of us to lead ‘time poor’ lives. The growth of the internet has been a phenomenal surge .Smart phones are starting to consume our lives , and it’s little wonder we have any time to focus on balancing our lifestyles .We therefore either unwittingly, habitually or decisively place ‘life stressors’ on our own lives. We create stress. And we tax ourselves when we fail to intuitively deal with life’s ongoing daily challenges. Over time these life challenges can easily become life constraints. If we then allow them to remain in play for too long, they can ‘turn toxic’. This is when they begin to tax our health and happiness. What should we then know? Well, these toxins have an origin in one or more of the three realms of life and health, namely physical, chemical and/or emotional. Getting it humanly wrong , can mean one has to face up to anything from minor ailments in life, right through to life threatening dis/eases such as cancer .The key to health and happiness therefore lies in the following ‘ life balance equation’ :

Too much or too little of anything – for too long, creates a state of imbalance.

Ongoing states of imbalance lead to the onset of a state of dis/ease, as opposed to a state of ease. Indeed life balance drives wellness, and indeed life imbalance drives illness. Luckily, we are all pretty adept at balancing our lives in the physical and chemical realms, as we just instinctively know what is right and what is wrong in these two realms. We heed the bodily messages that are sent to us. For instance, when we get a stern message when we humanly create a chemical imbalance. An example that most of us have experienced is one called a hangover .It’s the human body’s way of sending out a message to us to restore life balance in the chemical realm. However, where we are getting it humanly wrong is in the intuitive emotional realm. Most of us have little or no idea of how emotional toxins can tax the human body. We know too little about the ‘toxic effect ‘of the six emotional killers in life and health, namely resentment, criticism, guilt, fear, hate and futility. We pay scant regard to any message that the human body sends us from the emotional realm , sometimes with devastating consequences to our lives and health .Mostly, we’re far too quick to seek symptomatic relief at the pharmaceutical counter, but in reality , vitality remains an inside job ,and it’s far cheaper ,wiser , and easier to pay cognizance to creating and maintaining life balance . As human beings, we do sometimes get it humanly wrong, so it’s important for us understand that the bodily symptom is never the problem. It’s only the human body’s way of doing its level best to tell us ‘to restore life balance’. Emotion is and will remain the No.1 life force.

You cannot teach a man anything, you can only help him find it within himself – Galileo Galilee

Every one of us has one’s own Everest to climb in life ,but with greater knowledge and awareness of the universal laws of life and health , the climb upward and forever upward is made far more
enjoyable and easier , appropriately captured by Everest explorer George Mallory in his insightful quote below:

What is the use of climbing Mount Everest? If you cannot understand that there is something in man which responds to the challenge of this mountain and goes out to meet it ,that the struggle of life itself upward and forever upward ,then you’ll won’t see why we go .What we get from this adventure is sheer joy. And joy, is after all, the end of life.

Cancer: it’s NOT your fault if you get it, and here’s why

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by kablooey_user No Comments

One of the most common questions I get asked by cancer patients through my global online Cancer Resource Centre is: Did I bring this on myself? Well, nobody ever wishes oneself to be ill, so the answer is a resounding NO. So, why then is the incidence of cancer growing at such an alarming rate? And why are more and more lives being devastated by a dis-ease, that is not as complicated as most people in the cancer community make it out to be?

 

Where does the primary challenge lie?

In 1971, US President Richard Nixon signed the US National Cancer Act into force, and America was to commit billions to fighting the war against cancer. Most Americans, and the world, believed that if they could put a man on the moon, the war against cancer would soon be over. More than 40 years on and still no cure for cancer has been found. And near zero consensus on the cause of cancer. Modern conventional medicine is therefore failing the cancer test. Now that may sound a little harsh, as the genius of modern medicine saves millions of lives every day, but the reality is that when it comes to cancer, the progress is limited. Success has been confined to early detection programmes and symptomatic treatment processes only, but no definitive answers as to what causes cancer. This has created fertile ground for a minefield of misinformation and myths. It’s little wonder that the man in the street is perplexed, and often falls victim to what can now be termed a “cancer juggernaut”.

Health paradox

The word “carcinogenic” is overly used and strikes fear in most people’s lives. It’s a word ascribed to “any substance that may be cancer producing”. But, herein lies the paradox. Conventional medicine does not know what causes cancer and therefore the cancer juggernaut gathers further momentum. Let’s take a look at a few examples. Most people believe that smoking causes cancer. But, in reality no one has ever proven this to be true. The thinking is wrong.

And here’s another example that happened this past week while I was writing this article. A cancer patient comes out of ICU. She requests a coke. Doctors refused, pointing out that their latest thinking is to starve the cancer cells of sugar. The thinking is wrong again. Modern conventional medicine is reading it wrong.
The world needs to acknowledge that if the extensive research to find a cure, has not produced positive results after more than 40 years, then a fundamental shift in approach is required, in order to bring about a different result. And to put an urgent stop to the misleading and destructive myths and mis- information surrounding cancer.
What’s required is a “think different” approach.

We can choose to put the blame on all types of carcinogens that we are led to believe is the cause of cancer – hence we can unwittingly play “victim” to all the misinformation. Or we can say: “No!” Those who do go on to conquer cancer choose not to play the “victim” role. That’s because they now know that cancer can be conquered with “the right knowledge”. So how does one conquer cancer?

Questions and answers

A good place to start is to ask the right questions: How do those who have gone before and conquered cancer do it? Great cancer champions like Lance Armstrong, Nelson Mandela, Kylie Minogue and many more. It’s wise to take heed of what the great cancer champions know, what they do and what they don’t do to conquer one of life’s greatest challenges. What’s more is to take heed of those that have failed, for instance Steve Jobs. Yes, many have indeed benefitted from powerful symptomatic processes such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, but those who go on to conquer cancer “do more”. They do not solely rely on symptomatic treatment. They take heed of “the cancer message”.

It’s import to grasp that any state of dis-ease originates in one of the three realms of life and health, namely the physical, chemical or emotional realms. The genius of modern conventional medicine can never be doubted in the physical or chemical realms, but herein lies “the game changer”. Contrary to what most people like to believe, cancer does not originate in either of these two realms. Cancer originates and triggers in the emotional realm. Cancer is human emotion dis-ease.

This is where modern conventional medicine is reading it wrong. And, if one limits one’s research to the physical and chemical realms – there will never be a cancer cure forth coming from conventional medical science.

Finding balance

Taking heed of what the great cancer champions do, is the key to cracking the cancer code. Anyone who successfully undergoes symptomatic treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation and surgery, also does something else. They put themselves through a period of self-introspection, which means they take action to “restore life balance” in their lives. It’s a process that requires equal measures or self-honesty and self-love.

Unlike most people believe, cancer is not the enemy. Cancer is one’s wake-up call. It’s the universe sending one a message to restore life balance. Life balance is what drives wellness, and life imbalance is what drives illness. Most people have little or no clue that emotion is the Number 1 life force, and is responsible for many states of dis-ease. Negative emotion held for too longer period of time, creates imbalance, and turns toxic in the human body – triggering dis-ease. Cancer is such an example. With every single cancer patient I have ever worked with or studied, I always find one thing in common – one thing that causes and triggers cancer. It’s consciously and/or sub-consciously long-term resentment. Most cancer patients simply do not know that they are unwittingly harboring a highly toxic emotion.

Resentment is a messy and confusing emotion to handle, and it often refuses to go away. Sometimes it goes on for years and years. It holds on. It festers. It eats away and makes one unforgiving and bitter about life. It drives internal repressed anger, blame, denial, pain, indignation, frailty and most of all creates a toxic imbalance – which can send the human cell formation process into total disarray

And with all the misinformation and myths being punted about cancer, it’s extremely difficult for them to grasp that cancer is a universal message –the universe trying its level best to tell one “to restore life balance” – to uncover and remove this toxic and life destructive emotion called long-term resentment.
The universe has thrown out a lifeline to restart the journey of life, and it’s imperative that one acts fast to cut off this “one and only” cancer fuel. Enjoy that coke, as all cancer patients need more happiness and love in their lives, not less.

Do what you do best. And never forget the inherent value in a ‘to stop list‘

Posted on: March 9th, 2015 by kablooey_user No Comments

It’s spring and time to clean up. And wow, how our lives have been transformed by technology. Things that took months and years are now accomplished in little more than a few days .The explosive growth of the internet is testing its very own capacity, and it’s testing ours as well. Most of us are living ‘time poor lives’. And, with speed comes complexity, so what can we do about it all?

 

Yesterday, a friend pointed out to me that he does not even have time to read short blogs like this one, although he did finally relent, and said it depends on relevance. I suggested to him that he should consider a ‘to stop list’. It’s more important than a ‘to do list ‘.

 

What we are talking about is one word that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet both deemed of utmost importance with regards to achieving success and significance in their lives. It’s called FOCUS.

The most important thing I have learnt in life is to focus my energy on what’s important in life. – Bill Gates

The scary thing is, I consult with so many people and they are unable to articulate what the five most important things are in their lives. They simply cannot tell you what they value most in life. It’s little wonder then, that we fill our days with less important things and create stressed out ‘time poor lives’. The late Steve Jobs put it another way:

People think focus means saying yes to the things you’ve got to focus on. But that’s not what it means at all. It means saying no to the hundred other ideas that there are. You have to pick carefully

Picking carefully means knowing exactly what your personal ‘big five things ‘are in life. What you value most in life, and then aligning and executing your game plan accordingly.

 

A Game Plan is a set of strategies and tactics that one must implement to achieve a desired outcome in life and, of equal importance, a set of strategies and tactics that one must avoid to achieve that desired outcome in life.

It all boils down to ensuring that one’s game plan is ‘made of the right stuff’. Too much of the wrong stuff is going to leave anyone disillusioned, exhausted and sometimes even ill. All the great champions of life are defined by what they know, what they choose to do, and, of equal importance, what they choose not to do. They never lose focus, and if they do, they bounce back pretty quickly to ensure their purpose, priorities and productivity are aligned. They are ruthless masters of their ‘to stop list‘. It’s the hidden secret behind sustained prosperity. Recently, we witnessed a potent example when Rory Mcilroy addressed his ‘to stop list‘. He credits calling off his wedding to tennis ace Caroline Wozniacki, for his recent run of success back to World Number One.

 

Make sure you too have a ‘to stop list‘. You’ll find that there are too many things in your daily life that simply distract you and add no real value. They are not aligned with your ‘big five priorities’ in life. Either choose to push ‘the stop button’ or delegate these tasks. Why do them? Focus on what you do best, so that you can drive success and significance in your own life, and make a difference in the lives of others you value. Happy Spring cleaning!

Great Champions recognize self-interest as central to one’s human design, but count the greatest gain as the goodwill of fellow humankind.