What is #CancerRoadTrip and how did it come to be? Read this post to get the backstory!
The metaphor of a road trip would seem to be that of an external quest, but not this one. I am seasoned enough to know that healing only comes through wisdom, and wisdom comes from within. From pain, from experience and from perspective.
Gregg Braden, author of Secrets of the Lost Mode of Prayer: The Hidden Power of Beauty, Blessing, Wisdom, and Hurt, would say that hurt is the teacher; wisdom is the lesson; and blessing is the release. This is truly a profound book for anyone interested in the historic and spiritual roots of healing.
On my last road trip in 1995, I was looking for numerous things. I was looking to run from pain; to find a geography that resonated with me; to find me. At Oshkosh, I flew an ultralight with pontoons (too much fun!) and the owner said to me of my quest: “You’re looking for your soul.” He was right.
But on this trip, I have found my soul and I want to explore it, to see what resonates at this point in time. We are all traveling the same journey in our own way. What can I share that resonates for others? Because ultimately it’s about the commonalities of our journeys, this energy of connection and understanding that allows emotional healing, and can set the path for physical and spiritual healing as well.
Back in 1995, going through the midwest, I found myself following a gleaming steel tanker.
The back was a perfectly polished mirror. Whenever I looked ahead I looked back, only to see only my own reflection moving forward in this slipstream of time. There was no horizon; just a receding past before me. There was something mystical about that suspended, indeterminate moment of passing through miles and time that has stayed with me all these years.
There is a mystical aspect to healing. Part of my #CancerRoadTrip is to give healing journeys to others. I am in the early stages of putting together our first giveaway. Sedona is one of the locations I’m investigating and I had a fascinating discussion with Gregory Drambour today. Fascinating because his experiences so articulate my inclinations. Many of our observations on healing, cancer and human behavior coincide. Yet he operates in realm that I do not, where he sees patients day after day. And he has walked the walk. He has had cancer and understands the emotional territory of the disease.
Sedona, as you may know, is a fairly mystical place with a variety of energy vortexes. Vortexes are the intersections of natural electromagnetic earth energy. They’re also known as ley lines.
Ley lines can intersect in different ways, creating different types of energy vortexes. The three most common types of vortexes are magnetic, electrical and balanced vortexes. Cathedral Rock is a magnetic, or yin (female) energy. For a yang (male) energy, Bell Rock. And the airport vortex offers a balanced energy for those seeking perspective.
Or so they say. Whether you believe in energy vortices or not, Sedona holds beauty and wonder for all:
Cancer is an epidemic. One out of two of us will have a diagnosis in our lifetime. On a more cosmic level I have to ask if this is in response to the toxicity of our “modern” lives, and if so, does the opportunity to understand this disease also offer a path to understanding health, first on an individual and then a societal level? Is it possible by looking within to heal ourselves, we connect to a more global energy and wisdom?
I have been blessed to connect with many spiritual warriors in my cancer travels. Perhaps that is really what #CancerRoadTrip is about. To connect with my tribe, at this point in time. And to bring their wisdom and reflections to you.
Hope you’ll join the virtual tribe. I suspect we’re in for quite an interesting ride! Sign up for updates as they become available.
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