A TINY LITTLE THING – IN A MUSTARD SEED.
Good day Tuesday,
Hello, its 63 days since we have hunkered down at home. We still are staying away from social gatherings, even though our state has opened up with phase one.
Since I was diagnosed nine years ago of breast cancer, my thinking is If you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you. I truly believe with positive energy and prayer you can move mountains.
The story behind the mustard seed comes from the bible, and he said, “With what can we compare the kingdom of God, or what parable shall we use for it? It is like a grain of mustard seed, which, when sown on the ground, is the smallest of all the seeds on earth, yet when it is sown it grows up and becomes larger than all the garden plants and puts out large branches, so that the birds of the air can make nests in its shade.”― Mark 4:30-32, English Standard Version
Like with all parables, the purpose of the Parable of the Mustard Seed is to teach a concept or “big idea” using elements or details, like birds, weeds, and growth, that are common, easily recognized, and usually representational of something else.
While the elements themselves do have importance, an overemphasis on the details or literal focus on an element usually leads to interpretive errors and missing the main point of the parable. One of the possible practical reasons that Jesus used parables is that parables teach a concept or idea by using word pictures. By depicting concepts, the message is not as readily lost to changes in word usage, technology, cultural context, or the passage of time as easily as it might be with a literal detailed narrative. Two thousand years later, we can still understand concepts like sameness, growth, the presence of evil influence, etc.
This approach also promotes practicing principles rather than inflexible adherence to laws. Further emphasis on a singular point is given when multiple parables are given consecutively on the same subject, as is the case with the Parable of the Mustard Seed.
Like the mustard seed, looking for answers when I was looking for treatments, Dan and I found FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE for my treatments. In previous blogs I wrote about the concept and had many people wondering what this was. So, I am sowing my mustard seed and take this week on explaining what Functional Medicine is!
This article was written Friday, July 29, 2011, which explains FUNCTIONAL MEDICINE
WE HAVE A CHOICEӜ̵̨̄Ʒ♥●•~
Today I received an e-mail from a dear friend of mine she was sad for a friend she knew was treated with a large dose of chemo and his body shut down. Please, do research before you decide to use chemo as the only means of treatment. There are a lot of treatments that you may decide to use if you had the education and the knowledge of what is used around the world. It would shock you if I told you that partly to blame is our food we eat and the other part are the chemicals that are inserted into our cleaning products. I have people tell me that I am wrong and they continue to eat tainted food and clean with chemicals. Just take look around us, how is it more and more people are dying of cancer each year and more and more money is donated for drug research. Maybe we should put the money in research on the foods we eat and why we are not using organic as the primary source of food. It is not any different than our ancestry used. Why do we not put the money into research about stress. As a nation we need to slow down and smell the roses.
We have it all wrong regarding cancer. It needs to be addressed as a cause and not a disease and in general conquered as a cause. Once we know what caused it, then we can take care of it. I have learned through my treatments in Mexico, that in order to control the cause I need to change the environment in which I had lived before diagnoses. The first step that I have taken is to choose a better diet; such as grass-fed meat, wild fish, organic fruits and vegetables. I even learned the difference between goats’ milk and cow’s milk, and learned that goat’s milk is the better of the two. I learned to balance my immune system so that it will fight back any enemies that may like to control my body. I even learned to meditate and tell my body that it is healed.
With the help of my doctors and the program that I have chosen, I am getting better. The progress is that the cancer has not spread and it is located in one spot and getting smaller. I made this choice and cannot blame anyone for the outcome, but I know that this is what I wanted to do. I have the quality of life without pain, had no chemo and still have my hair. Think about this for two out of five are told they have cancer. Let’s make a stand and put our money into good use to educate and treat the cause and not the disease.
Functional medicine is a form of Western alternative medicine unrelated to the Western biomedical approaches.
It claims to focus is on treating individuals who may have bodily symptoms, imbalances and dysfunctions. Functional medicine seeks to identify and address the root causes of disease, and views the body as one integrated system, not a collection of independent organs divided up by medical specialties.
Functional medicine practitioners provide chronic care management with the belief that "diet, nutrition, and exposure to environmental toxins play central roles in functional medicine because they may predispose to illness, provoke symptoms, and modulate the activity of biochemical mediators through a complex and diverse set of mechanisms."
It was developed and originated by Dr. Helmut W. Schimmel.
Systems biology approach Functional medicine reflects a
systems biology approach which involves an analysis of how all components of the human biological system interact functionally with the environment over time. The Institute for Functional Medicine contrasts this approach with an organ system biology broken down into modern medical specialties.
Full Your Heart 💓 Space
Good morning Tuesday 🎯 when we make the choice to fill our heart space with unconditional 💓 love,our world blossoms Into beauty far greater than we know. Have a fantastic day.
Functional medicine, in agreement with modern medicine, holds that the entire "patient story" needs to be heard and understood in context in order to truly help the patient. Where functional medicine differs from mainstream medicine is its willingness to employ treatments and drugs which may not be well evidenced by clinical research, including homeopathy, orthomolecular medicine, and detoxification of unevidenced toxins.
We wove a web in childhood, A web of sunny air; We dug a spring in infancy of water pure and fair; We sowed in youth a mustard seed, we cut an almond rod; We are now grown up to riper age- Are they withered in the sod? — Charlotte Bronte
Any human love a man gets he can make fill his life. It's like the grain of mustard-seed. — William John Locke
Until tomorrow, stay faithful in things large and taking on the world, but stay faithful in those things small - because remember it's the small things, the size of a mustard seed, that ultimately moves mountains.
Tomorrow’s blog is on DOCTORS: WHO HAVE VERY POOR KNOWLEDGE OF ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE. Food for thought.