Dear Steve: I have had recurrent
cysts on my breasts for about three years. The
cysts come a go for the most part. But two years ago,
the doctors needed to do surgery and get rid of one
of the growths. Everything was fine for a while, but
recently I started growing another one. I am 40 years
old and happily married. My husband got a much better
job about four years ago. We moved about two years ago.
And there really haven't been any other big changes
in our lives. What should I look at to get rid of this
persistent pattern of cysts?
Anything would help,
Mary, Louisville, KY
Dear Mary: On a thought level,
cysts are a mild form of cancer and are generally connected
to anger and resentment. They respond well to imagery
and holistic approaches, and mainstream medical treatments.
Mammalian cysts symbolize resentment at not being able
to be enough of a "mom", and a
feeling of not being able to nurture others enough.
In your life, your husband has gained more self-esteem
and certainty. He doesn't "need" you in ways that he
did in the past. I also wouldn't be surprised if one
or more of your children moved out of the house within
the past four years. See where you can nurture and "parent"
others in more pleasing forms. Explore some of the ways
that you are still needed and appreciated. Personally,
you may be in a little bind - you are glad to not be
needed as much, but you may also miss it. Fulfill the
need to be needed in healthy ways, both inside AND outside
of the home.
Positive Thought To Manifest: I support
others in the perfect form at the perfect time, and
I feel good about that.
Everyone is important,
that means you too! Steve
Dear Steven: I
recently had a baby by C-Section. The scar tissue
and discomfort still haven't healed satisfactorily
even after 8 months. My husband and I are planning on
buying a house. I have a good job. But my baby is sick
a lot. I keep trying to get my husband to help out more
with her, but I am
doing almost all the work because his job keeps him
real busy and tired.
Didn't know it would
be so hard, Kathy, St. Paul, MN
Dear Kathy: A
cesarean section birth is still a birth. It's just more
assisted than a natural one. Any childbirth requires
the mom to "let go" of the baby, and to give the child
its independence as a separate being. Your baby, your
husband and you are all in this together. Your daughter
has needed to rely on you more because she has been
sick. You rise to the challenge of taking care of her
admirably, but be careful of having too much of an investment
in proving that you are super mom. Use bribes, tips,
blackmail or counseling to get your husband more involved
with the parenting process. Also find someone you can
trust to take care of the baby some of the time(s) when
she is sick and when your husband is working.
Positive Thought To Manifest
(along with some light massage in the effected area):
I accept the perfect support for my independence. I
give others the perfect support for their independence.
Happy Freedom Hunting,
Steven Rogat is a
metaphysical consultant, Spiritual & Shamanic Healer, Licensed Professional Counselor,
personal growth facilitator and author of Healing Thoughts, Therapeutic Shamanism:
A Bridge Between Metaphysics & Psychotherapy. Along with his wife Marcia, Steven co-ounded the Creative Thought Center (www.creativethought.org)
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