I appreciate you sharing this journey with me. I thought I would share a little of my back story so that you can get a feel for why I wrote my book and why I started and maintain my Facebook page. Thanks again for being here and if you have any friends you think would enjoy or benefit from my page, please feel free to share the link.

My story begins before my actual diagnosis of leukemia. I truly believe that we create physical dis-ease by holding onto stress and other negative emotions long before it manifest in our bodies.

In the late 80′s, my parents began having health issues. I have always been close to my parents and was especially close to my mom. In ’89, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. To say that I was worried about her would be an understatement. I couldn’t bear the thought of losing her. Around the same time, my father developed heart problems and then esophageal cancer. In 1993, I suffered two miscarriages. I began to lose hope in life. I began to feel as though my entire world was crumbling.

By Feb. of 2000, I had manifested my own diagnosis of Chronic Myelogenous Leukemia. At that time there was no real effective treatment and my prognosis, with daily interferon shots, was about 3-5 years. My children were just 3 and 4 years old at the time. Four months after my diagnosis, my mother died. Now I was faced with the scariest diagnosis of my life and my best friend, my staunchest cheerleader had left me.

Dying was not an option. I worked too hard to bring my girls into the world to die on them and leave them without a mother. And so, I began to go within myself to seek peace and guidance. I was guided to the best doctor for me. Together, we formed a treatment plan using conventional medicine. Somehow, I knew that conventional medicine alone would not heal me completely. I knew I had to change the thought patterns that had brought me to this physical state in the first place.

I drew upon my knowledge of Reiki and meditation. Every day, I began to find quiet time with myself and started to hear my own inner guidance. I began to love myself exactly as I was. All of this helped me make peace with my mother’s passing and then my dad’s passing as well.

The better I got at quieting my mind, the more I could sense my parents’ presence with me, the more I just knew that there was more to life than these physical bodies.

I awakened each day, even when I was feeling poorly, by telling myself that “I am healthy and strong. My body knows what it needs to do to heal. I am giving it the best possible nutrition, exercise and conventional medicine. I am healed.”

Each night I would meditate before going to sleep. One night, I achieved such a strong sense of peace and deep relaxation. I started to see a bright light coming towards me, with my eyes closed. This light seemed to hit me in the forehead and as it did I heard a voice tell me I was healed. I was a bit frightened. I opened my eyes and jumped from my seated position to look around my room. I was alone.

In 2001, a drug specifically targeted for my type of leukemia was fast-tracked through the FDA because of its miraculous results in trials. I meditated and prayed about it and knew that this drug was the path of least resistance for me to achieve healing. I have been on this drug since May of 2001 and have been in complete molecular remission for 12 years.

I continue to eat well. I exercise five days a week for an hour a day. I sleep well since I relax myself thoroughly beforehand with my meditation. I begin each day as a fresh, new person. I feel fantastic.

Our thoughts really do create our reality. I changed my thoughts and my body has regained its health. I wish health, contentment and wellbeing for all people!

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Genie Lee Perron