Recent news coverage reports – Actress Angelina Jolie chose to have a double mastectomy after a test revealed what doctors call a ‘’faulty” or “mutated” gene- known as BRCA1. She is now opting to have her ovaries removed as well, all in the name of “prevention”. It was estimated by her doctor that pre-surgery, she had an 87% risk for developing breast cancer, and a 50% risk for ovarian cancer. Post-surgery, her risk has ‘supposedly’ dropped to under 5%. Some news coverage has applauded Jolie, calling her an “empowered patient”, but is mutilating your body in the name of prevention really empowering? Let’s take another perspective on this issue and see.
It is the year 2013. We are a privileged people to have access to such information as the World Wide Web provides us. There is really no excuse for being ill-informed these days, or for ‘putting your trust all in one modality’ – so to speak. Do we really still live in an era that takes medical testing as the ultimate ‘authority’ on possibilities? Here we are steeped in the knowledge of metaphysics, quantum physics, eastern mysticism, intention experiments, visualization studies, natural therapies, raw foods, and more. The internet is full of inspirational stories and businesses which both teach and show individuals how to take care of their bodies and reverse the risks of developing any kind of ‘threatened illnesses’ and to even heal those already in progress. We are saturated by inspirational authors and speakers such as Louise Haye, Dr.Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Gabriel Cousins, Eckhart Tolle, and others who have touted personal empowerment for many years now. You can literally get on the internet today and type in a wide variety of ailments, either threatened or ‘real-time’, and receive guidance from a pack of authorities and lay people alike on how to move through, heal, change your thinking and create the experience you desire.
Twenty years ago, the information available today was reserved for those who were ‘lucky enough’ or ‘inspired’ (by certain synchronicities) to happen upon the right book, teacher, person or story that could afford them a more elevated experience than could society and the medical establishment. Today, it is nearly common place – or rather, has the potential to be.
We are literally on the ‘cutting edge’ where information is available that could change reality as we know it; Information that could and would make certain industries and their ‘claims’ – now known as the ‘authority’- practically obsolete. In this moment, the only reason this isn’t so is because the ‘masses’ are still living by an old model of belief. The ‘majority’ still largely function from a disempowered state – where they believe whatever the doctors (and other ‘authorities’) tell them.
If the populace could be as exposed to information available on something as simple as healthy eating, for example – as they are to ‘side effects from medications’, a HUGE step we would take in the direction of self-empowerment. What if every American not only knew that visualization affected their bodies in the same way as something ‘actually happening’, but were told this information repeatedly, and given examples, techniques and testimonials, at the same magnitude they have been told about their risk of getting cancer? What would happen then? What if doctors told their patients that whatever they truly believed was going to happen to them – was in fact – what their experience was going to be? What if we stopped preparing everyone to get cancer, get dementia, lose bowel functions, lose their eyesight, etc. What then? What if instead, it was emphasized that you could keep living vibrantly as long as you choose? What if it the people started to believe in their own capacity for good health and well-being, despite what anyone else said?
To truly become empowered, one has to know the power that resides within, and act upon that power.
I read another article recently that stated “How Angelina was duped by cancer doctors into self-mutilation for breast cancer she never had”. Hmmm. There you go. The article goes on to list self-empowering ways of preventing breast cancer including eating a healthy diet and supplementation such as resveratrol, omega fatty acids and raw citrus. Thank you Mike Adams of the Health Ranger!
With stories like Angelina Jolie and others who have taken medical ‘progress’ to be the ultimate authority on their lives, I say “Wake up America!” Empower yourselves by knowing all your options and by starting TODAY to realize that you are your only true authority.
Sources: Health Day: Angelina Jolie will have ovaries removed…, plus interviews with Angelina on CNN
Brief description of how and where you uncovered your news story (eg. conducting interviews, investigation, eyewitness etc) : after reading articles and watching news coverage on Angelina Jolie, I tied in information I know through studies, books, life
Written By: Stasia Bliss