Can Love Cure Cancer?
When you think about the emotion of LOVE, what comes to mind? If you’re like most people, the word love represents a warm and fuzzy feeling you get when in the presence of friends, family and romantic partners.
Sure, love can make you feel like this. But what many of us forget is that LOVE is actually an energetic frequency. As such, it has its own distinct vibration, which has a specific effect on the body and all its systems.
To be clearer, LOVE not only makes us feel all warm and fuzzy, it changes the frequency of our energetic body, allowing our physical body to heal. In this sense, LOVE actually has the power to heal us, even from scary diseases like cancer!
Can Love Cure Cancer? What Does Science Say About Love?
You would assume that science would stay free and clear of the topic of love and its ability to heal the body. But actually, there are decades of studies that back up these claims.
For instance, over the years there have been “prayer studies” where researchers tasked monks to send love to a specific group of hospitalized patients. A control group was not sent love.
The group that was prayed for had significantly shorter hospital stays, less complications and less need for follow-up medication than the control group. Something to note: none of the patients had any idea they were being prayed for, so it was not a placebo effect.
Other love studies have been conducted wherein mothers were allowed to physically hold and nurture their preemie babies while another group of babies were isolated from their mothers. The nurtured babies healed faster and required less medical treatments than the isolated babies.
There have also been studies of people who have been hospitalized after traumatic brain injury. Those that were surrounded by loving family members while in the ICU recovered faster and were more likely to survive than those patients who had similar brain injuries but were without visiting family.
And finally, Dean Shrock, PhD, and author of Why Love Heals cites scientific proof of the healing power of love in his book. Dr. Shrock served as Director of Mind-Body Medicine for 40 cancer centers. Time and time again his research showed that those cancer patients that had the love of self and family in their life had better outcomes and lived much longer than those that only had conventional medical care.
Here is a great interview with Dr. Shrock about his findings:
What Does Love Do for the Body?
When we think of love as merely a warm and fuzzy feeling, it’s hard to truly understand how it could possibly have an effect on every cell in our bodies, and therefor our overall health. That’s why it is so important to start thinking of love as a powerful, energetic force that can change the vibrations of your cells.
Here are just some of the physiological effects love has been shown to have on the body:
- Increases feel good hormones like oxytocin and endorphins
- Increases antioxidant activity
- Assists cellular repair
- Improves delivery of oxygen to living tissues
- Helps detox the body of harmful waste
- Counteracts fight-or-flight response and reduces effects of stress
- Downregulates production of cortisol
- Fights depression and resulting heart disease
- Decreases inflammation in the body
- Boosts immune system
- Can help relieve pain
- Helps you relax and get a better night’s sleep
Harnessing the Curative Power of Love
Now that you recognize love is more than a feeling but an actual energetic frequency, how can you have more love in your life?
Love is Created, Not Found
You must stop looking for love outside of yourself and instead, create it from within yourself. You do this by loving yourself. Yes, love feels great when it comes from others, but loving ourselves first is how we attract real and healthy outside love into our lives.
Most people struggle with the concept of self-love. I know I did! But along my cancer recovery, I made a profound discovery:
I am a child of God. God lives and experiences through me. God loves me immeasurably. Who was I to not love God and what God loved so passionately? To not love myself was a slap in the face of God.
Once I had that realization, it was like I FINALLY gave myself permission to love myself. To not see self-love as selfish, but as the greatest act of love to God I could give “him.”
Find Things to Love
Make sure you feel lots and lots of love every day. Find things about yourself that you love but never gave thought to before. You love the gap between your teeth or that you have always been a good listener.
Love the world around you. Really experience your world and your life and feel love for your friends, family, and neighbors. Feel love for your pets. Feel love for the birdsong outside and the sun on your potted plants. Feel love for the delicious food you eat and the wonderful music you hear. Let all of this love fill you to the very brim and bathe in this love, knowing it is NOT just a feeling, but that you are swimming in a powerful energetic frequency.
Do this every single day and watch how your health and life changes!
I LOVE you!