Why Loving Your Cancer is Good for Your Health

[OP-ED]  As a mother of a child diagnosed with a brain tumor almost five years ago, I was moved by Joan Lunden’s recent comments about going into “warrior mode” re her breast cancer diagnosis.

For my daughter’s cancer diagnosis, there was no strategy relative to her needs that was not discussed at length and repeatedly. However, rather than taking the difficult path of doing battle, instead we chose to relax into my daughter’s diagnosis and surrender. Please allow me to explain…

The medical establishment has it backwards. Not just the medical establishment, but anyone who believes “fighting cancer” is the surest path back to good health. Certainly a positive attitude is part of the journey back to wellness—there is no need to discuss that point. What we are discussing is the fundamental human error of demonizing cancer or to call it “bad.” Lunden stated, “In the beginning you almost feel like, ‘What did I do wrong?’”


It is a natural tendency to feel that cancer is a form of some kind of punishment. We don’t feel this way when we get the flu or come down with a common cold. We may resist flu or cold at first, but after experience teaches us that resistance actually slows down the healing process, we hunker down for a bit and are gentle and kind to ourselves, knowing good health is around the corner—that positive attitude. We surrender.

This is the approach we opted for as part of Victoria’s treatment plan, with the thought of treating it as just another temporary illness—no guilt and no enemy. (I realize we are still talking about cancer.)


  • I took the time to get multiple diagnoses and treatment recommendations while doing my own research in conjunction with medical professionals. In our opinion, had we not done so, the results would have come out less favorably.
  • I then integrated Mind/Body/Spirit medicine with Western medicine, working with a BodyTalk practitioner who addressed the effect emotional, physical and environment influences have on the body’s energetic systems. In our opinion, had we not done so, the results would have come out less favorably.
  • As I followed our team of doctor’s recommended course of treatment, I added my own: We spent quiet time with the tumor, visualizing it, sending it loving energy and even communicating that it was welcome to be there. In this way we surrendered to what already was. In our opinion, had we not done so, the results would have come out less favorably.


If the thought of loving rather than fighting your cancer terrifies you, it may help you to understand that fighting cancer is a fear-based thought process rooted in separation consciousness—believing that we are separate from each and separate from Creation itself.

In separation consciousness, we believe that to surrender is to give up one’s power. It is becoming more evident, even scientifically, all of life is interconnected. Therefore, in unity consciousness, to surrender one’s limited individual power is to allow the totality of the forces of Creation to do its job.

You are literally tapping into a power that is much greater than you, but is still you. This is the miraculous that exists in you!

When we “fight” cancer, we actually get in the way, essentially blocking even further energy that was already blocked to begin with. All of life is energy.  Your cancer, or any illness, is there to be looked at—and loved—just like everything else that appears in your life.

Will this cure all cancer or save millions of lives? No one can say or even guess at this point. It will create a less arduous journey for those on it. Relaxing rather tensing up is a sure sign one is on the right path.

Please follow the courses of treatment that feel right for you. If you do try love instead of fear as part of your wellness plan, I would love to know about your experience.


Meet my beautiful daughter, Victoria, now 16 years old.  I couldn’t be more
honored to have shared this crazy-wonderful-difficult journey with her.

Awakening the Miraculous in You...  Author, publisher and humanitarian, Christine Horner, is dedicated to the advancement of human consciousness. Christine is the author of the ground-breaking WHAT IS GOD? ROLLING BACK THE VEIL, nominated for the 2014 Dayton Literary Peace Prize, merging science and spirituality.  Upcoming book releases include "The Power of Unity Consciousness" and debut novel, "Meadowlark."  www.ChristineHorner.com, www.Facebook.com/hornerchristine, www.Twitter.com/itgpublishing

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Comment by Christine Horner on August 4, 2014 at 11:10pm

Yes, Kathy!  We are a go!

Comment by Kathy Custren on August 4, 2014 at 9:37pm

Thanks for letting us know. Everything else is the same, correct?

Comment by Christine Horner on August 4, 2014 at 10:16am

Hello, I changed the title to a more positive one. 

Comment by Christine Horner on July 20, 2014 at 6:26pm

Kathy, thank you so much! 

Comment by Kathy Custren on July 20, 2014 at 5:38pm

Thank you, Christine - forwarding this on to the publishers, with thanks ~ Blessings!

Comment by Christine Horner on July 20, 2014 at 1:16pm

Dear Bill, Thank you for taking the time to say hello and for your comments!  Yes, I knew as soon as I hung up the phone with the results of her MRI that all I could do was just love her as wide open as possible.  Much love to you, Christine

Comment by Bill Lee on July 20, 2014 at 12:49am

The manner in which you embraced Victoria's cancer is admirable. Your inspiring story illustrates how empowering surrendering (as part of a spiritual practice) can be. Sending positive energy to you and your family. _/\_

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