By: Tamara Green

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It was dark outside and one of those bone-chilling grey days, about 17 degrees. It was 11 days before Christmas and I was headed into Lawrence Hospital in Bronxville, NY. Most of New York was still asleep as I walked into the ambulatory care unit to have a procedure done called a sigmoidoscopy. This was a familiar place to be, for it was at this hospital in 2009 that my surgeon removed about seven pre-cancerous spots the size of lentils.

The reason why I was back again on this day was because my regular gastroenterologist was recommending that I have a follow-up “sigmoid” to make sure everything was still fine after the surgery. I expected that all would be well, but the news that I received was not what I wanted to hear. My doctor who performed the test showed me the photo of the tumor that he had just found, this time about the size of a raisin. After getting dressed and being told that I had to visit the surgeon as soon as possible, I drove home feeling dejected. I was scared and overwhelmed and my mood was plummeting. Sitting alone in my living room, these words swam around in my head: “I can’t believe it’s happening again”; “I’ll have to have another painful surgery”; “Is it cancer?” The more I focused on these thoughts, the more upset and disappointed I became.

Then, like a bolt of lightning, it hit me. I suddenly realized what I was doing. I was sitting in fear and spiraling into more and more negativity. I instantly shot up out of my chair and decided to take charge of my situation. I was going to do exactly what I would tell anyone else to do if they were seeking my advice. With pen and paper in hand, I wrote the following words: “I AM HAPPY AND GRATEFUL THAT I AM HEALING NOW”.

Through all my years of study and self-exploration about the human mind and emotions, I know that where I put my focus is what I tend to experience. So, I decided that I was going to practice what I have preached for years to my clients. I decided to set an intention for healing myself.

Intentions are goal-oriented statements expressed in present time. When said over and over, they are powerful and life transforming. I say them like a mantra, until I have no doubts that what I am saying will actualize as reality. I felt happy and had a deep sense of gratitude while repeating my intention. Saying the affirmation, “I am happy and grateful that I am healing now” was good, however, feeling what it felt like to be healed, was amazing and exciting.

One day lead into the next and I became very aware of my mind activity. Every time I caught myself worrying or engaged in some negative self-talk about my medical situation, I just noticed it and let it go, then repeated my affirmation. After about 4 to 5 days of this increased awareness, I realized that I had zero attention on my health issue. I just let it go completely. Actually, my mind and body were at peace. As a result of having no mental conflicts with my intention, the steps that were necessary for me to take to achieve my goal became clear: I did healing meditations, improved my diet, had sessions with my energy healer, drank shots of organic wheat juice and visualized the outcome that I preferred.

Fast forward one month, and I’m sitting in the surgeon’s office waiting to be seen. The very thing that I’d set my intention on was realized: the perplexed surgeon announced, “I don’t see anything. I know you have a photo that shows you had something, but it’s not there any more.” And that, on this miraculous day, is exactly what happened!

About This Guest Blogger

Tamara GreenTamara Green, LCSW is an experienced Loving Relationship Expert, Psychotherapist and Certified Hypnotherapist.

She specializes in coaching singles to find their soul mates and couples to heal their relationships.

To learn more about Tamara’s teleclasses and workshops, visit Miracle Mondays Meditation at:

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