C A N C E R … free of its ravages for 36 years…
and what has been its plea… but to fully embrace
Creation, Awareness, Need, Commune, Evolution, Restoration…
and so here offered … a perspective …
a journey to wellness ...
As I more intimately observe nature, and our animal kingdom, the more I appreciate what is to be explored, discovered, and ultimately known. The expression of plant or animal life, be it a seed, or an egg, calls for commune to assure its potential bloom or to evolve into a living animal form. Each provides and receives by order of the great intelligence of creation.
There is a mystery, a wonderment, a miracle to all of life. When a most beautiful fish from my Koi pond was taken and attacked by a raccoon, and left on the side of the pond to die, it soon was covered with maggots. The sight was initially horrifying. After gasping at the scene, I questioned, “how” and “why”. Life in its seemingly insatiable quest for receiving, giving, creating, consuming, became astonishing vivid. Yes, there was a clarity, a new appreciation, a new understanding, of the forces and the way of nature. Yes, a clarity as to how this too, may well be the why of illness, dysfunction, disease.
Thirty-six years ago I was ravaged by cancer. I longed to understand the ‘why’ and the ‘how’ At this very moment an awakened awareness of ‘cause’ and ‘effect’ has brought me to consider the ‘how’ and ‘why’ of a particular site of cancerous growth. A clear explanation has revealed itself. I have come to see disease as the ‘effect’ of that which is compromised, not given its intended and needed energy, not given creative and acceptable and/or approved outlets for its potential, not supported for its function, not nourished for its needs, not understood for its cell communication, not seen as a part that calls to the whole, not seeing that the science and art of life is the interface of the triune of body, mind, spirit. We are our conception, our birth, our evolution. How we are cared for, how we are valued, how we are supported, how we meet the challenges of our growth, our development, how nurturance is provided, how the environment allows the elements of earth, water, fire, air, sound, light, to serve our myriad and diversity of needs, purposes, and visions, are to be placed into awareness. Yes, the ultimate HOW and WHY, the understanding of CAUSE and EFFECT, call for responsive knowing individually and collectively.
Every living form calls for its survival, its purpose to be fulfilled. We are not separate from being supported by, or destroyed by, each of the five elements, symbolized by the sacred geometry of the Five Platonic Solids. We are the active recipients of each element, that of earth, water, fire, air. When in balance, and in accord with the needs of a living organism, life holds to its myriad of expressions. The fifth element refers to the very spirit of life in its expressive communication, light, and intent. The wisdom of the ancients, that of Egypt, India, China, Early Greek and Roman… calls our attention to the forces of nature, be it of animal, be it of plant, or be it of the celestial realms. Appreciating and understanding the art and science of sound, the art and science of energy pathways, the art and science of the chakra vortexes, have and continue to serve my health, my wellbeing creatively, artistically, professionally, and my ever present awe with life in its myriad of forms, functions, structures, responses, and beauty.
And , YES... “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” ~Albert Einstein
Rose Marie Raccioppi, MS FABI
February 1, 2019