Our Breasts Are An Extension Of Our Hearts: Breasts & Self-Love
In energy healing, we are taught that there are emotional-energetic contributing factors to physical ailments/unwellness/disease.
Our breasts are an extension of our hearts. They represent our ability to give and receive love. For women, our breasts are how we feed and nourish our growing babies.
We energetically give from our heart centres, from our heart chakras, from our breasts. But if we are constantly giving and not receiving, energetic blockages may manifest and become unwanted physical issues such as cysts, lumps, or cancer in this area.
In 2013, two years after my father passed away, my mother (who was now alone and had to do everything for our family) was diagnosed with breast cancer.
Witnessing her go through this experience was extremely scary and difficult for all of us. My mother is an incredibly strong woman who I greatly admire and look up to. She thankfully overcame her diagnosis and is now living her life to the fullest.
More recently one of my dear friends was diagnosed with breast cancer. While she was going through her treatments she shared a post about performing regular self-exams.
After seeing her post I decided to examine mine and found a lump in my breast. These past few months I had my second breast cancer scare.
Thankfully this lump was just a cyst that the doctors and I have to monitor.
In 2020, there were 2.3 million women diagnosed with breast cancer and 685 000 deaths globally. As of the end of 2020, there were 7.8 million women alive who were diagnosed with breast cancer in the past 5 years, making it the world's most prevalent cancer.
In 2022, an estimated 287,850 new cases of invasive breast cancer are expected to be diagnosed in women in the U.S. alone, along with 51,400 new cases of non-invasive breast cancer. Breast cancer can also occur in men, but it is not common.
Almost everyone knows someone who has been affected by this disease.
Why do we suppose this is?
We live in a world where as women, we have been taught to suppress our own needs in order to be there for others. The concepts of self-care and self-love have only begun to become more popular. And even with a vague understanding, most people either see these teachings as selfish or cliche. When in actuality we need self-love in order to live a healthy and fulfilling life.
I personally believe that if people truly embody self-love and live their lives through a more self-loving lens, the breast cancer numbers will begin to decline.
Self-love is something that has been a constant lesson for me in this lifetime. And with everything that I’ve learned, I am still consistently coming back to it.
Self-love is more than just a daily practice. It is an entirely new way of living. My hope and mission is to inspire others to first and foremost truly love themselves.
The reason I’m sharing this with you all is, like my friend, to remind you of the importance of doing self-exams. Please make sure to check yourself for any abnormalities and ask your doctor for regular breast exams and ultrasounds. It’s important to give your breasts attention too and to take care of your body and health. This is a self-loving act.
I also want to remind you to slow down. To be more present with yourself and to give yourself the love and nurturance that you require.
Self-love and prioritizing your own health and wellness will not only improve your life, in most cases, it can actually save it.
Statistics in article from www.who.int