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Finally Free: Cancer Saved My Life

People ask me: What led you to this work? I tell them: Cancer. Yep, that’s right. The big C word… I know, it’s unconventional. I’ve received a number of requests recently to talk about my story. I’m honoured (and a bit nervous) to share it with you. Here’s how it happened…

Now it’s YOUR turn.

What stood out to you from this video? Have you had a transformative experience with suffering that changed your life?

Leave a comment below! Remember to share as much detail as possible in your reply. Many beautiful people such as yourself come here for inspiration and reflection. YOUR story may help someone else have a insight or breakthrough.

Thank you for sharing your voice. If you have friends, family and fellow pilgrims on the spiritual journey, please share this post.

It’s a miracle to be alive. I’m reminded every single day since my diagnosis. Healing is a choice. Recovery is a potential side effect.

Let’s have a juicy conversation.

All my love,

xo

Nina

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    Suzanne LaBatt

    April 17th, 2018

    http://www.diddaily.com is my blog about my very unique and unconventional, and often uncomfortable journey towards healing from Dissociative Identity Disorder (DID). My DID was brought about from childhood trauma of being thrown into satanic cult rituals, to organized religion abuse to torture. http://www.diddaily.com chronicles my journey through terror towards integration. Thank you.

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    • Nina Hirlaender

      April 17th, 2018

      Wow, Suzanne your story is moving. It sounds like you have used this difficult experience as a means of personal growth to develop incredible stamina and strength. I’m certain that you’re an inspiration for everyone’s lives who you touch. Thank you for sharing.

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    Irene Sunn

    April 17th, 2018

    Hi Nina,
    I whole-heartedly agree with your sentiments about how cancer can change one’s life. It did mine. I was wandering the world aimlessly after separation and selling home etc. Then on the eve of my 61st Birthday was diagnosed with Breast Cancer which resulted in a double-mastecomy. I did a lot of self-healing during that time and didn’t need drugs, chemo or radiation. I have not returned to the medical profession or had implants and do not wear prosthesis. I am happy with my body as IS. We are not our bodies; we are more than that. At the time, I know it caused me to re-plant this seed (me) again and grow into a Tree of Life which has happened and growing towards the Light. A song I wrote after I saw the ‘Light’!
    “It’s a long dark journey when you’re broken in two
    I never feel lost when I’m alone with you
    I was RED with anger in deep despair
    ORANGE made life easy, easier to bear
    YELLOW sunny faces became my happy friends
    In open GREEN fields where freedom never ends
    From TURQUOISE waters I began to see
    The distant BLUE sky where I longed to be
    PURPLE coloured mountains lifted me closer to Thee
    Where I found MAGENTA the love I want to be
    Your Light shines brightly and guides so gently
    I’m through the darkness and living in the Light.”
    Light is life. Walk in hope through the colours of the rainbow and find the sun within your soul. I found mine and enjoying life and assisting others through their darker days.
    Light, love and peace …. Irene xo

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    • Nina Hirlaender

      April 20th, 2018

      Dear Irene,

      Your bright spirit shines brightly! Congratulations for loving your body AS IT IS. In our world where there is immense pressure for women to look and act a certain way, you are a trailblazer. These types of initiation experiences leave an imprint on our hearts. I can relate to your story.

      I LOVE THE SONG!! Is there any way to listen to the melody? I imagine it is beautiful and uplifting.

      Peace be with you always, kind soul.

      Nina

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    Guillermo Llinas

    April 17th, 2018

    Nina, vi tu video y coincidencialmente ( sincronismo ?) hoy en el Conversatorio No 132 hablamos de la muerte y de la Herencia Intangible que quisiéramos dejar.
    Puedes ver mi trayectoria después del diagnostico de cancer en http://www.vivirsanamente.org

    escribo en español ya que vi que estudiaste en Barcelona

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    • Nina Hirlaender

      April 20th, 2018

      Hola Guillermo,

      Encantada de conocerte. My Sapnish es terrible. Tuve la suerte de estudiar inglés en Barcelona. Mis pasantías fueron en países de habla inglesa. Yo amo España. Tienes suerte de vivir allí.

      La conversación sobre patrimonio intangible suena poderosa. Sincronizado que encuentras esta publicación en este día. ¿Cuál es el legado que dejarás atrás?

      Te deseo lo mejor.

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