Dr. Bernie Siegel’s seven steps to healing:
1. Accept your illness! Being resigned to an illness is destructive, allows the illness to run your life, but accepting allows energy to be freed for other things in your life. Acceptance is like saying, “I’ll leave it to God.” You know that the illness is there, but you also know that the future will be something you can handle, so it’s no longer a burden.
2. See the illness as a source of growth: The symbolism I often use here is the salamander. If the salamander loses its tail, it doesn’t get emotionally involved, it simply regenerates a new one. I think our primitive nervous system tells us that if you have a loss you grow something to replace what was lost; you begin to grow psychologically in response to your losses.
3. View your illness as a positive redirection in your life: This means that you don’t judge anything that happens to you. If…
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