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Apr 03 2011

It’s About Love! – Issue #70

I was deeply impressed years ago by a story actress Shirley Maclaine told about her father, a gruff, curmudgeonly old man, who was on his deathbed. He was drifting in and out of consciousness, back and forth between this world and the next, when suddenly he woke up, his eyes opened wide, and in a eureka moment he exclaimed, “I get it – it’s about love! It’s all about love!”

I get it too now. It’s one of the most rousing wake-up calls I’ve received from my cancer adventure. I am galvanized to use what time I have left in this earth suit to learn to love more, to open my heart, loving all my unloved body parts, loving my unloved feelings, loving this precious moment, loving others, loving life – I have woken up to the realization that it’s all about love!

Love is a powerful energy. In the book Healing with Love, Dr. Leonard Laskow, writes about experiments where he focused love on cancer cells in a petri dish, holding the intention that they return to a natural state of harmony. Within days the cancer cells actually decreased! I believe that the energy of love raises our vibration and all that is not love falls away.

I am therefore very motivated to actively cultivate the healing energy of love. Ever since my Big C journey began, I have been doing a practice when I wake up in the morning of imagining love flowing into my head from above, down to my heart and from my heart down my arms into my hands. I place my hands over my wounded lower region for several minutes while love flows through my hands into that area of my body. That could be one of the reasons I’m healing. I know that my whole being relaxes and feels uplifted when I do that.

Tom Kenyon recently wrote about doing a similar exercise as a way we can protect ourselves from radiation poisoning – hold a glass of water between our two hands and receive love from above our heads flowing down into our hearts, then send it down our arms into our hands, infusing the glass of water with love. The water is blessed with this higher vibration and as we drink it we become safe from toxins and radiation.

The Institute of HeartMath offers another simple formula for cultivating the energy of love and harmony in ourselves:

First, focus on your heart.

Then breathe through your heart.

Next imagine someone or something that evokes the feeling of love in you.

I put this formula to the test recently when I was having trouble falling asleep. I started to focus on my heart, breathing through my heart, imagining warm pink shimmering light in my heart, and feeling love and gratitude for Tom lying beside me. My monkey mind settled down and sweet sleep finally came! I do that every night now. I fall asleep in love.

We don’t have to have a partner to focus our love on. We can love anything, and the energy of love will be activated. Nearly every day I go on “I love” walks. As I walk, I love the yellow flowers, I love the mountains, I love the blue sky, I love the little scurrying lizards. Some days I need to love myself for not feeling very loving – I love my curmudgeon self. Love is love, it doesn’t matter what we love; all that matters is that we love.

Dis-ease and challenges can be a great form of resistance training for building our love muscles. Last October when I was feeling lousy from the effects of chemo and radiation and thought my days were numbered, to my surprise I decided to join a woman’s group. I’ve never been a ‘group’ person. I have wonderful, loving one-on-one relationships, but being in a group rattles my defenses about criticism and feeling controlled. It reactivates old family dynamics — my rebel imagines opposition and braces for a struggle, and therefore, that’s exactly what I create. I wondered, “What the heck am I doing in a woman’s group?”

Now I get it – it’s about love! My trouper soul says, “Oh goody – let’s use being in this group as a probe to bring up our ‘stuff’ so that we can exercise the act of choosing love. Let’s learn and grow as much as we can while we can.” (I love my trouper soul!) In my group I’m learning to shift my focus from my head, where the battle is taking place, to my heart, where peace and love prevail. As each woman speaks, I imagine a line of light from my heart to hers. When my critical mind starts to take over again, I shift my focus back to my heart. I end up feeling all warm and fuzzy, floating in a sea of oxytocin (our inner love potion). Through this filter of love I see the beauty of each woman, including myself, and I experience loving kindness from and towards these women.

I love sending out this newsletter but sometimes it brings up my fears of criticism, rejection and the fear of making a mistake. Several newsletters ago I did make a mistake – I forgot to do the blind copy for the e-mail addresses and sent it out with all of them exposed. I cringed. “Dang! I can’t believe I did that!” Then I remembered, “It’s about love. This is an opportunity to reprogram this fear and choose love. Instead of imagining criticism and rejection, I can imagine love.” I visualized the e-mail list forming the shape of a heart, and I sent love to the list as a whole, to all of you, and imagined love coming back from you, imagining lines of light from my heart to yours and yours to mine. I do that each time now when I send out a new newsletter. It’s all part of my training to love and feel loved.

What the world needs now is love, sweet love. It has been a difficult few weeks for me and for many people that I know. I think the disaster in Japan has unsettled people, triggering pain and stirring old internal debris. Many people are having their own personal inner earthquakes, tsunamis and meltdowns. I know that’s true for me. The other day there was an exquisite sunset and my friend Joy said, “Look, it’s an angel.” Contrasted vividly against the aqua blue sky was a large, bright, coral pink cloud that looked like an angel looking down on us. This was a beautiful, timely reminder to me that we are loved and watched over.

I heard Doreen Virtue speak recently about the angels. She said they told her that we have free will and therefore we have to ask them for help, otherwise they can’t help us. I remember how years ago I was having a dark night of the soul and prayed for help and just then a greeting card floated down from the shelf to the floor! I picked it up and it read, “You are so loved.” I get it now. I get that I am loved. I get that when I ask for help it comes. I finally get that it’s ALL about love!

I am building my home in love. It is the energy I want to cultivate and live in. I used to live in fear and visit love, but now, more and more, I live in love and occasionally visit fear. Love is becoming my home base…though I can always count on resistance training to present itself so that I can keep strengthening my love muscles. Sometimes it takes calamities and discord to wake us up to love. But it doesn’t have to…love is a moment-to-moment choice. Right now, I choose love.

How about you? Are you choosing love in this moment? It is our true home – home is where the heart is.

In Love,

Jan Jacobsen

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Aug 03 2010

State of Grace Place – Issue #56

I’ve been hanging out in a state of grace place. It’s the expanded energy field, the natural order of harmony and wholeness. It’s a place you go to when you pray, when you connect with your higher power and ask for divine intervention.

It is a transcendent place beyond mind, beyond reason, beyond physical, beyond what most doctors will tell you is possible. My doctor told me last week that though my tumor has been reduced in size, it will start growing again because that’s what tumors do — end of story. But in the state of grace place it’s not the end of the story. Miracles happen there. Healing happens there.

Dr. Leonard Laskow performed some fascinating experiments with cancer cells in petri dishes in which he held an intention as he focused on each dish. The intention that had the most success in stopping the growth of the cancer cells by 39% was when he affirmed and imagined, “The natural order is being reinstated and the cells growth is returning to normal.” I am motivated to focus on and cultivate that state of natural order and harmony, not only because I want to heal, but also because it feels good – it is a peaceful, magical place.

Being in a state of grace is being in the flow where synchronicity occurs, coincidences happen, just the right people, books, and events present themselves, and things work out better than I can imagine. It is the realm of unlimited possibilities — I also call it the Miracle-Prone Zone. I was recently stuck in the Moan and Groan Zone, feeling ravaged by the grueling chemo and radiation treatment. I realized that Cynny, my inner cynical one, was feeling burned out and pissy and she was holding me down. She was cynical about taking healthful actions — after all, she groused, they didn’t work before. But underneath the cynicism was a fear that if I tried and failed to heal myself I would be crushed in disappointment. I realized that I needed help.

As I cultivated the state of grace place, I was ‘led’ to a coach who has guided people for 20 years on conscious cancer journeys. My commitment to working with her helped get me back to a healing intention of eating healthy foods, taking supplements and, most important, shifting my attitude and letting myself believe that I could heal myself.

Next, in the flow of synchronicity, a friend sent me a link about antiangiogenesis foods that actually starve tumors, either causing them to shrink or halting further growth by eliminating their blood supply. I am now eating those foods abundantly with a new sense of hope and possibility. (See list at end of newsletter – great cancer preventative foods and also good for weight loss!)

This exciting grace place where anything is possible is where I want to live. However, though this place is becoming home base, I’m not always here. I take occasional forays to the rat race place where I’m scared, scrambling and frantic. The other day hundreds of ants had gathered in and around our cat’s food dish and I set about attacking the ants with the fervor of a mass murderer! It reminded me of the fear frenzy I sometimes feel towards the cancer. But when I notice I’m not breathing and my shoulders are hunched and my stomach is tight and it’s me against THEM, I take a deep breath and return to my home base state of grace, where natural order and peace are reinstated. (The ants have not returned).

Taking deep, slow breaths is one of the ways to enter a state of grace. Other ways are meditation, reading inspirational books, doing qigong, dancing, being with spiritual people, lying and aligning with my husband Tom as we breath together and reveal ourselves in the deep intimacy of ‘lying and truthing’, dropping into stillness and silence, being immersed in the present moment, walking in nature (a natural tuning fork for raising your vibration), and smiling (Starting My Internal Love Engine).

I am a gardener gardening my energy field, choosing to dwell in a state of grace. It’s the place to be. It feels like Home. From all that I’ve heard about death, it is the ultimate state of grace place. If I’m going Home soon, I’m getting a good taste of it (and for it) right now as I nestle into the welcoming embrace of grace. It’s possible that I may not be cured, but I will be healed and made whole. Of that I am certain.

What are ways you enter your state of grace place? I am wishing for all of you (and me) the magic and miracles that take place when we rest in the  loving embrace of grace.

In Love,

Jan Jacobsen



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