It was a big surprise when my doctor called in July and unceremoniously dropped the “C” word. Cancer. In me. Right now. And not a small tumor, but a nice big one that had sprouted babies in my breast.
Flowdreaming has become about way more than just making things happen for me and “attracting” stuff into my life.
I’ve also been using it during my journey with breast cancer to create new characteristics in myself, fully reshape and reprogram my emotional conditioning, and to heal…especially to heal!
Heal grief, heal fear, anger, and loss…you name it, and I’ve applied self-healing meditational Flows to it. But cancer is a new one for me.
In a weird way, I feel like my cancer journey is allowing me to finally discover the rest of the elephant, not just the tail. Like I’ve gotten past the flashy candy wrapper of the manifesting part, and I am now deep down in the Real Stuff of what Flowdreaming is and does.
So of course, Flow is Gettin’ Real with me.
That means right now I’m figuring out how to put cancer into Flow … and how to put grief into Flow … and how to put fear and loss into Flow… and, frankly, how to embrace anything (even cancer) as part of creating.
Part of embracing this journey with breast cancer means changing the emotions I feel when I encounter something scary and unwanted.
Flow reminds me I always have a choice in how I feel about my cancer journey. I know how to pre-act, and I know how to react. I can always choose which side of the fence I want to be on.
I can choose to resist my next step or embrace it.
So here is a Facebook post I shared with my M.E. School classes a few weeks ago that will give you a glimpse into how I’m embracing one of the scariest things in my life:
On Monday at 10 am California time, they’ll put me to sleep for several hours to remove my breast and lymph nodes. I admit I’m grieving the loss. I spent an hour in the tub last night letting myself grieve that my body got confused, sprouted something deadly, and now my job is to help it fix itself.
Reconstruction also has its own separate and longer surgery, and the options still involve lots of scaring and cutting in multiple parts of the body. And then I think about the rest of my cancer journey, about being in an immune-depressed state for so long, and the poison it leaves in your body.
There’s so much I COULD get caught up in, but if there’s ever a time to manage my head, this is it. I realize I’ve been “training” my emotions for a decade now, just for this very sort of thing! My goodness, it started with manifesting, but it’s become so much more.
It means I think about how it feels to embrace this breast cancer journey instead of fighting it by being angry at my body, wondering why I got this so young, knowing I’ll permanently look different, and blaming myself for “whatever I did to cause this,” or any other emotions that feel out of alignment for me.
It simply FEELS better to go into my healing with a sense that there’s something here for me, and if I’m alert and open, I’ll receive it. It’s putting me back into “student mode” which shows me that I’m being offered a chance to grow my thinking and understanding. I’m getting an awesome “discomfort zone.”
I really picked a whopper of an event that could trigger me into crazy fear, grief, loss of control, etc., which tells me I really did receive my next step. I get to see how I deal with this now, after my decade of experience in Flow.
This will be my third emergency surgery in life, and this time, I’ll be doing it very differently. I’ll be talking to my body through my entire cancer journey, embracing my fear with love, and letting myself receive healing instead of trying to rush through it in anger, denial, or resentment.
Though I’ve been steeped in it my whole life, I’m opening my door even wider to whatever new things I can learn about energy, healing, and the body’s role in Flow and our lives, and whatever else feels like the right fit.
Obviously, this breast cancer journey is part of my next step. I am intensely curious where this is taking me!!!
I want to thank you all deeply for your thoughts, support, love, Flow, healing, and anything else you send my way! You are all an extraordinary bunch, and I’m so lucky to have found you.
Imagine if we all embraced our fears instead of avoided them.
Imagine if we didn’t suppress them, or fight them, or try to hold them back, but we let them out and acknowledged them as part of ourselves — a part that wants healing, inner growth, and strengthening.
These fears can be about anything from my cancer journey to “I’m afraid I’ll never be loved” to “No one will hire me at this age” to on and on and on.
Some things just can’t run us any more.
They can’t run your manifesting. They can’t run your emotions.
They can’t run your life. What you are is what you create.
We always think it’s things outside us that control our life: our salary, our obligations, etc. But really, we’re the ones who control everything.
Everything we tolerate, we choose to tolerate. Everything we get mad at, we choose to blame or be frustrated about. Everything that stops us, we’ve accepted as the thing that stops us.
Everything I fear, including my breast cancer journey, I give power to when I take it to the darkest place in my heart.
But conversely, I can also take it to the most loving place in me, despite how difficult that love may be.
What happens when I do that?
Cancer is allowing me to do that. I’ve been practicing loving my cancer journey, loving my body, and loving every circumstance that led to this point.
There are a million ways I can think of for how cancer could ruin, or even end, my life. But how can it bless my life? How can this breast cancer journey change me? I want to find that.
Everything Flow gives me is an opportunity, a next step, and part of my creation. What should I stop trusting that fact now?
I hope my cancer journey is triggering you to ask yourself, too:
- What opportunities are hiding in my fear right now?
- What is blessing my life right now?
- What bad or scary thing can I choose to embrace instead of resist?
- What happens when I turn the tables and startle the bogeyman by staring it in the face?
- What happens when I stop resisting and start loving?
- What will my Flow do with that?”
I’d love for you to post a comment below with your reaction to this article. I read them all!
XOXO with love and Flow,
P.S. If you want to begin playing with manifesting to get beyond your own fear, I suggest the Ready to Go Big playlist
I’m so sorry about the challenge you and your family are facing, but I am extremely grateful to you for the email you sent me.
I am very new to the LOA and have been soaking up books and youtube videos for the past year and recently thought “enough is enough”, its time I found out how this thing works for me. I have been manifested a wonderful life without really realising it but the thing that I have struggled with is my lack of financial understanding. Then, wollop, I get a huge unexpected tax bill (because my business is now quite successful) and I’m floored.
Reading your e-mail has put some perspective back into my life and I’m a little ashamed of myself right now considering the thing that you are facing with such courage and dignity.
I send you love and healing from the Isle of Wight, England, thank you for the huge help you have personally given me.
Hi Summer, thank you so much for sharing all you’re going through.
I can’t put into words what I want to say about the healing you’re experiencing now. You’re such an amazing brave soul and I really believe you’ll save many lives through this. I also know you’ll come out even more transformed and just as radiant as ever.
You are one my life changing mentors, and can’t thank you enough for how you’ve not only inspired me but re-programmed the way I do things.
I laughed when I listened to Venus’ show, how you tried peyote and cannabis! It must all be a whirlwind right now, but no doubt your soul chose this before you came to earth. It’s almost like a freak accident – there was no way you could have known and you chose to overcome such a huge impact on your body through flow.
Sending you love, flow and my angels across the shores from Australia.
Big hugs Summer xoxoxoxo – I’d say more than going big. Going amazing!
Thank you for sharing Summer. Holding great love for you.
All is well
I love your attitude too! When other people appeared or spoke of happiness, I didn’t understand them or where it came from until I came across your philosophies and realized we are our most powerful creators. Hopefully this isn’t taken the wrong way…. but I think you have been given a great superhuman power to explore that which is important to teach. Like the ship’s butler Andrew says in “Overboard” to Goldie Hawn or Joanna,
Most of us… go through life
with blinders on, madam,
knowing only that one little station
to which we were born.
But you, madam, on the other hand,
have had the rare privilege
of escaping your bonds for just a spell
to see life from an entirely
This is me speaking now,
I have experienced changes in perspective, hand in hand with the changes my body and me decide to make. My thoughts are with you and I appreciate all you have done for our family. We are so lucky to know that our bodies are only a vessel for the most amazing spirit we are all capable of achieving in life.
I am happy to be among the dreamers and grateful to you for opening that door:)
Many blessing to you,
I can’t imagine what you’re going through right now. I can sense such strength and courage in the way you shared this season of your life. My prayer for you is that you will be made whole again and come out victorious so you can continue your work in the world. When I was 16 I had a lump removed from my breast but it was not cancerous. I sometimes think about it now because I’m older and even get a little worried. You’ve certainly given me a new way to look at pain or illness should it show up in my life. Faith together with what actions you take will bring healing. God is still the great physician!
Thank you for sharing the current events in your life. I’ve always been a big fan of your work. I’ve been through having a large lump removed and the thought of the surgery and subsequent scars worried me. I didn’t need to worry, the scars soon faded and the reconstructive surgery was brilliant.
I was left with nerve pain afterwards, through which I had acupuncture, which totally cured it within thirty minutes! It turned out to be the most amazing gift the Universe has ever given me, as my interest in acupuncture/meridian therapy led me to add TFT and EFT to my hypnosis and other trainings.
I now have the gift of working with people who are overly-dependent or addicted to psychics. This would never have happened without the lump that led me to develop the skills I needed. Some ‘gifts’ come in what seems the most awful ‘wrapping paper’ ever. Even so, they do turn out to be a great ‘gift,’ despite our worries at the time.
I took an idea out of the film The Secret and said to the Universe ‘Thank you for my healing’ a few times, then I let it go. I am now saying ‘Thank you for Summer’s healing’ and I’m sure there will be many others that will join me.
Move forward into wellness, knowing you are loved and supported by many.
With much love,
Sending you so much love today and always, Summer!
Thank you for sharing your next level of journey.
I am pleased that you will be teaching people the flow and how to conquer frightful emotions. Even better with the power of love and embracement. A few years back I had a colleague who went through what you are just starting and blogged her story. I certainly didn’t believe she would have this with her healthy choice of career and attitude. Some how she did. I was able to enjoy her adventure and see how she grew with everything around her, she even posted pictures an has fully healed and posted a year after that she was still cancer free and the reward behind the adventure
Thank you again.
Today remember how precious we all think you are.
Our prayers are with you.
We wrap you in love and pray that all goes well.
You are never alone.
Hello beautiful being!!!
Summer, you are an amazing person and such an inspiration! Cancer can easily be a very scary experience, but you, brave girl, are truly responding to this situation rather than reacting to it.
I am left speechless and with tears in my eyes after reading this article, not with sadness, but with love and renewed strength. I am crying because what you have written feels groundbreaking; it feels empowering to know that you, as someone who has been diagnosed with a dis-ease that almost everyone fears, are embracing it and the opportunity it is giving you. I know it’s not easy for you, but if YOU have chosen life, positivity and love in THIS situation then so can I in my life experiences and definitely so can others who are faced with difficulties. So THANK YOU!
I have known about energy releases in our bodies and in our physical experiences for a few years now and I truly embraced the idea of flowing, rather than resisting, loving, rather than being angry, however you sharing this experience and this article has caused some pennies to drop.
You, my wonderful friend, have created a shift in me and I would like to help you create a shift within you by sending you an unrestricted, unconditional flow of love, healing and many blessings. You are very special and I thank you for being an inspiration!
Many loving hugs,
I love your whole attitude and outlook on this. You are courageous, which I guess means you can have fear, too, but you are facing it and embracing all of the other emotions you are going through.
I believe that in our society we have it ingrained in our minds to absolutely fear cancer, but every day new developments and treatments are being made. Maybe we all need to stop fearing it so much, because fear itself can be pretty damaging to our minds and I imagine our bodies, too.
You sound like you have a really full and open attitude towards it, and you do have a great support system. We all love you.
You are an amazing teacher. Perhaps, after this new journey, you will also become a true Master!!
Sending you lots of light!
We spoke once when your show was still on Hayhouse radio, I was at huge turning point as my 10 yr relationship ended and I became a single Mom with a newborn baby in New York City. Your flow dreams totally transformed my life into something better than I could have ever dreamed. Your reading on your show and flowdreams gave me strength, courage and preserverance to continue on when I hit rock bottom. I send you love, light and strength to battle this obstacle as it is just a turning point to greater path. You are in my family’s prayers.
Sending you love and light,
I’ve followed you for years and love you energy, your joy, your intention….. you always bring warmth and a smile to my face.
I have several thoughts about this. First of all I love your energy around and how you posted in this blog. I know a number of people in this situation and I always feel it’s a blip on the journey of life. If may not feel like a blip; but in the end, you’ll move through this creating so many changes that down the road it’ll be oh yes, that blip.
Secondly, what a wonderful opportunity for all of us to love, honor and support you!! I flow unconditional love and support to you right now and as long as needed.
Lastly, you are having this experience first and foremost for yourself. No question. But I also saw how you are creating a place in the consciousness of flow for all people who may at some point experience cancer. You’ve always been a leader, this is but another path.
I’ll be thinking of you tomorrow and in the weeks to come.
Well shit!!! This is just awful. I am so sorry for you and your family for this part of your journey. With the attitude you have I know you will rise above each challenge. I can only imagine how much your making peace with cancer and healing will help so many. Your unique blend of the sacred with science will continue to bless us all. I love you so much. I wish I could hug you in person and wave a magic wand and make it all go away. Thank you so much for sharing the pain you are going through. Pink light and love.
I am your avid fan and i usually listen to your podcast every opportunity i have specially when i am driving my way to my workplace. I usually record your podcast and play that many times to absorbed everything your intelligent advice.
Pardon me for not replying earlier since i have so much email receive everyday and fortunately, i scrolled down from the messages and found an email from you.
I am so shock of the news and asked myself, what is the reason for attracting that cancer cell in your body? If that was created in manifesting, then that can be remove in manifesting, right? But that is really easy for me to say, because all the emotions and the fear is there. I really admire you for the gift you have in manifesting and intuition, how you read peoples mind. You know immediately the situation of every person that you talk to during a podcast call. You always have the right words and analysis, an excellent ideas on how to solve the problem, an eye opening to those who seek your help and open up doors to opportunity.
All the members, your friends, the community in flow dreaming in unity will pray for your early recovery and all that cancer cells will disappear and entirely removed from your body. A POWERFUL PRAYER FROM US WILL ELIMINATE THAT CANCER CELL AND HEAL YOUR BODY!!! WE LOVE YOU SUMMER AND WE PRAY FOR YOUR EARLY RECOVERY!!
You are such an inspiration to so many people! The joy and love and light you share with us each week in your podcast has touched so many people and changed our lives for the better. I am so thankful to you! My heart goes out to you and your family and I will keep you in my flow, sending lots of healing energy your way! I wish you the best and a speedy recovery!
You are such a blessing to so many! Let us, your students, contribute light to your flow in the same way you have shared with us for all these years. Light is on your side!
Hi Summer, your words resonated with me. I was diagnosed with breast cancer 15 years ago. It took me years of listening to you and working with the flow to embrace all my experiences and coming to the realization that I had the choice to see the blessings-in-disguise.
You are truly an inspiring spiritual teacher and you have and will continue to assist others to heal while you heal yourself. I am sending blessing and prayers to you.
You continue to inspire me!! Thank you.
Hi Summer. I am sending you much love. Your podcasts have helped me tremendously. I know you will move through this with grace and courage. Come out on the other side even stronger and more connected to your flow.
Ever since having my son, I’ve had to face a lot of fears head on. I have learned to accept what is and still keep positive about my life. Even when there is “bad”, I know there are rainbows of joy right around the corner.
You and your mother help so many people by sharing your lives both good and bad. I love you both. Don’t ever give up this will make you stronger and wiser than the rest of us. I send you all the positive energy I can hold. Best wishes. Courtney
Summer, OMG – you do things in a big way, don’t you?!!!
I came on your site today because I had not listened to your lovely voice and inspiring, energetic, bubbly – peaceful spirit in some time – and I wanted to feel your inspiration and magic, as you always help to center and ground me when I have felt so afraid. You can’t imagine how you’ve helped me.
Yes, you are a teacher – but so much more.
All my heart, love, and best wishes for you, XOXO
Blessing you, & thank’s for sharing some of the intimacy of your path. Your words reminded me that flow has nothing to do with what we will pass by or bump around or attract (the cancer, the obstacles, the path) ; and that to me, flow has every thing to do with the letting go… taking the ride… BEING present on the path. Moment by moment by moment by moment. Enjoy where you enjoy! Cry where you cry! Laugh where you laugh! Again and again and again.
Your shared insights send a strong healing message to all of us that struggle with flowing on the path we find ourselves on. Thank you
I really don’t know what to say. But I want you to know I will carry you in my flow for healing and for you to accomplish your highest good because thats what you have done for me. I am looking forward to all your new flowdreams!
My dearest Summer,
I admire your strong heartfelt words of courage and wisdom of working w flow and embracing and trusting flow. Your approach to fear and adversity of cancer if truly outstanding. I have seen what cancer and all it entails can do to a person and I love your approach. You are remarkable becon for all the world to see.
Please Embrace the love and light so many are sending you on your healing journey, so that you can still continue to bring your wonderful gifts to the world.
Love and blessings, Marie
I’m shocked to the core by this news – I can only imagine what you must be feeling at the moment. However I truly believe that you can get through this and experience true healing. You have the spiritual ‘muscle’ to beat this disease with the backup of all the love, prayers and healing energies of those that love you and follow your work. After everything you’ve done for others, this is your time to let others help and support you. I’m sending you love, light, my prayers and blessings.
Love, Dolores ????
Thank you so much for sharing with such honesty and grace.
You are a total inspiration!!
All my deepest best to you.
You are in my prayers and sending you all the healing light!
Love and Support,
I was so shocked and sad to read your news, but your message is incredibly inspiring and I’m sure will resonate with many others. I wish you a happy and empowering healing journey – you have a wonderful opportunity to show others the way to embracing fear and moving through it to create something better from it. If anyone can do it, you can.
With much love and healing, positive magic coming your way,
This comes as quite a shock to my ears and deeply burdens my heart. I cannot wrap my mind around the WHY SUMMER…I have always known you to be a positive happy content woman thinking cancer were engulfing persons that were worrisome and appeared unhappy on the inside. This takes it to a whole different level for me.
My prayers and wishes are total and complete peace to engulf your body mind and soul….and that you continue to live knowing the great healer has allowed this journey for you to be able to reach numerous others along the way as you audience is voluminous.
I pray He will lead guide and protect you as He sends you to the earthly physians and that they will help you to experience His powerful healing through their knowledge treatment and professionalism.
We stand by you as faithful followers of Christ and followers ofyour program knowing your body will be transformed and healed!
Thank you for being such an encourager to many and now we will give that love back to you as we walk through this journey together!
God Bless You Your Body and Family!
I’m so sorry to hear of your news. Good luck with your journey!
Sending love and blessings
Hi Summer, I too experienced breast cancer last year ( for the second time) having radical surgery and reconstruction, so my heart goes out to you.
I did find tangible positives and am sure you will too. For me they were:
A new respect for this amazing body of mine. Yes it looks different, but is even more beatiful. It dealt with all the treatment and is back to being strong and healthy. Amazing!
Through this experience I have met wonderful inspirational women. They have helped me value every day and to not waste a moment.I embrace every opportunity to do things I love and invite new experiences too. I hope too that I can provide the same “role model” support for other women.
Cancer isnt nice but it can help you readjust your priorities and help you grow as an individual.
Much love and positive thoughts
Thank you for your honesty and sharing this amazing way of looking at something that is touching so many of our lives.
I have to say that reading your post made me cry. I lost someone very dear to me to cancer when I was very young and one of my best friends is a cancer survivor. I’m so grateful for your teachings and the light and love you continue to shine so brightly in this complicated world of ours. I send you and your family a Universe of love and support. Thank you for being you.
Brilliantly stated!! and thank you for sharing!! May you find gentle reminders of this wisdom in the weeks and months ahead. May you find patience with yourself when you struggle to find solid ground. May you receive physical, emotional and spiritual support, from all dimensions, as you heal. And may Flow carry you smoothly to wholeness, wellness and renewed joy and vitality!! Blessings!
My soul cried as I was reading this.
I applaud your bravery. Not just your bravery for fighting cancer, but your ability to lean on Flow and all of the tools that you’ve learned over the years. As opposed to letting your mind control you. I’m sure lots of emotions are coming up, but being willing to use your toolkit, and not lean on the easy things, like letting fear take over, is so powerful to me.
Sending you lots of love and healing light!
Dearest Summer – Your podcasts, hundreds of hours of them, and flow dreams have helped me through my darkest and weakest periods of my life. They are a staple to my days and weeks as much as any activity I have.
I owe so much of where I am and where I am going to you! If there is anyone on this earth that I have the absolute CONFIDENCE in to succeed in whatever grand plan that Flow has masterfully designed for you, it is you. I can only believe that this will be opening new doors and next steps on a path that will be fully understood someday. For now, let the moments of pain and uncertainty flow through you. A part of me hurts for you and with you. I would never wish this on anyone.
I will keep you in my flowdreams, send gentle, healing energy your way, and watch with my minds eye this event unfold into something amazing and inspiring in your life as you recover.
You are beautiful inside and out, always. May you rest in the warm embrace of flow during this special time of healing.
Dearest Summer ~ I had a personal session with you in Ireland in October 2011. I too had breast cancer. You were very lovely towards me. I am now sending you tons of love, healing and blessings. You are a beautiful, luminous, shining spirit and you will certainly move through this challenge with strength and grace, with the love and support of your wonderful family; as well as your many grateful clients.
What powerful words you have given us! Thank you for making plain your journey so that we can learn from it, from you (as I have done already)… your willing ness to offer your journey (with its vulnerabilities and its dark corners) creates a vortex of planetary healing… Mahalo Nui Loa from your fan in Hawaii (where it snowed on our Mauna Kea mountain this morning, in July!)
I offer you great blessings as you choose to LOVE instead of FIGHT your cancer. That is a true shape shift!
When I heard your mom talking about this I sent you out love and healing energy. You are a beautiful person Summer. I am glad I learned about you. I wish love and blessings. Smiles hugs
Summer you are so going to ace this!
All the information that you will need to help your body heal naturally (as a stand alone or as a compliment to conventional therapies) is in this series of films. These are research and MD supported and empowering films, please watch immediately so that you are fully informed and can utilise all treatments to help your body to heal. http://thetruthaboutcancer.com
The link for the film series is at the top right of the page. I bought these films and love them, the world needs this information. My best friend is doing a selection of these natural treatments right now and is recovering beautifully from stage 4 breast cancer. You will overcome it too! Hugs and love! Sending you so much love!
We met personally last AFest at Puerto Vallarta. I truly admire you as a woman who has embraced life fully and integrally, excelling in many different ways: Love, family, motherhood, profession, legacy, and of course your personal and spiritual growth. Summer, relax and live this new experience as a journey of discovery. There will be many, many difficult moments I am sure you will be able to discover as sources of wisdom. You are a wonderful woman. Shine. May this journey allow you to receive love and blessings and care from Charles, your kids, your family and friends. Receive this warmth I now send straight to your heart with love and light for your healing.
Dearest Summer,I am a nurse navigator working with women diagnosed with breast cancer. Your beautifully written and heartfelt letter touched me. Women wrestle with every emotion you have described and often release their personal power… through uncertainty.
You are looking at cancer through different eyes, with your unique perspectives, and your expanded reasons. Yes, we are all unique and process our world through our past experiences.
I believe your Flow world thinking may tame this cancer that many fear!
As a student of your Flow teaching I thank you for your beautiful service. As a nurse with experience in many women’s lives on the path you now find yourself; allow me to comfort you in the knowing that physical bodies heal brilliantly with time and Spirits soar to new levels through personal challenge. As a woman, I cry with you… and uphold you in your healthiest Flow!
Patrice, RN from Portland, Oregon
This is a beautiful message. I am sending you so much love! I really admire your approach. This article is so timely for me as I have been learning to embrace EVERYTHING. I don’t always understand this journey. And, I am realizing that it is okay so long as I look for the lessons and gifts. Thank you for sharing your life and your light!
Inspiring woman!! Thank you for sharing your struggle
Science medicine positive mindset great diet and most importantly love and support will make all the difference
Sending love and healing Rays xxxxxxxxx
While I was shocked to get this news, I know you are going to come through this with big help/co-creation from’flow’. Please take good care and know
I AM thinking positive thoughts for your total recovery. I see you thriving…always…in ALL ways!
Thank you for all that you are and do each day and week. Focus ONLY on you for now and let others heal you with kindness and caring.
ps Just wanted to pass along a healer that I use named Andrew Kemp. His website is http://www.quantumk.uk.co
Oh Girl — we need a big giant WAVE to kick cancers ass in your body! I just love you and you are apart of my daily life. I know that you will not only create something from this but thrive from this. You are amazing. I am sending you all the love and positive vibes in my world.
Love you girl! Keep us posted on how things are going, what you need, how you are doing and most importantly how FLOW is helping you ride this wave.
All the best,
Blessings to you and your family. Thank you for all the support you’ve given me over they years through HayHouse Radio. I’ll keep you in my positive thoughts.
I am sending you healing light and peace.
You are a light in my wilderness.
My dearest Summer, I am shocked about your news, I too had a shock regarding my health this week having been diagonosed with leukemia, one day you feel on top of the world the next your facing chemo and DR apts galore, I understand your fear, have been there myself, but I’m choosing health being positive and taking each day as it comes. My love goes out to you I have been listening to you since hay house days and look forward to hearing more flow dreams about when things rock your world.
With much love light and healing sent your way Jayne
Thanks for sharing. Sending positive energy your way.
As creators we do have a knack of scaring ourselves. I can relate. I’m in the process of embracing the big monster facing me at this time. It’s almost impossible to breathe when we’re in fight or flight mode.
You are incredibly brave to face this thing which our society has built so much energy around.
I wish you well.
I love your flow dreams and I’ve found it to be the quickest way for me to reach a positive state of thinking. I very sorry you are going through cancer concerns and as you know I’m Christian and would like to offer you God’s word:
Therefore you too have grief now; but I will see you again, and your heart will rejoice, and no one will take your joy away from you.
In that day you will not question Me about anything. Truly, truly, I say to you, if you ask the Father for anything in My name, He will give it to you.
Until now you have asked for nothing in My name; ask and you will receive, that your joy may be made full. John 22:24
God Bless You and your family. I lift you up in prayer! Love, Nancy
I used to listen to you a few years ago on HayHouse Radio, and I still do get e-mails about Flowdreaming from your website. I just read your latest e-mail concerning your diagnosis of breast cancer, and feel compelled to respond. Even though I’ve been going through a rather ‘disconnected’ period – seem to have lost touch with my spiritual side – I did want to share that there a few things I believe to be true about cancer, or any illness.
I was diagnosed with oral cancer that had spread to my throat back in 2003. At the time of my diagnosis, it was strange…I seemed to know what it was long before the doctors did, even though my lifestyle was not typical for that of oral cancer patients. I wasn’t afraid (other than facing treatments), wasn’t angry; I felt strongly that this was supposed to happen. For some reason, I was supposed to experience this in my life as part of a learning process. The only rough part, I must admit, was the treatments (apparently oral cancer is one of the worse cancers to have in terms of dealing with side effects, both short- and long-term).
Yet do I regret having it happen? Not at all. I learned a great deal about myself, of course, but one very strong feeling I had as a result was this: given the choice, we can choose to heal our bodies. I do believe that – just as our bodies can heal a wound without us even thinking about it – we have the capability to heal ourselves of the bigger events in our lives, such as cancer. Of course I would not have turned down the more traditional treatments, but I do know that I had a four month wait between the time of diagnosis until treatments began. At the time the doctors diagnosed me, I’d already lost over 45 lbs – I went from 138 lbs to 90 lbs in a few months, weight loss that I couldn’t seem to control. It was so much of a weight loss that drs didn’t think I’d be strong enough to withstand the radiation and chemo. But while waiting to begin treatments, I decided to really focus upon my spiritual self, and within a few weeks the weight loss stopped, and I began gaining weight. A co-worker even commented to me at one point, “You look like you’re getting better all on your own!”
I just thought I’d share this with you, given what you are going through at the moment. And I don’t know if this will help, but one of the biggest things that I found helped me was simply being able to let go of any fear I held. I looked at the cancer diagnosis not as something to be feared; instead it was supposed to happen in order to make me stronger, both physically and spiritually, and so I embraced its presence as a temporary learning session. I also kept a journal where I wrote empowering words over and over every day: “My body has fully healed and I enjoy perfect physical and spiritual health”. This too, I think, went a long way.
btw, my sister had a breast cancer diagnosis 3 years ago, she was diagnosised with an aggressive form of cancer, but she decided that it wasn’t going to take over her life, and it didn’t. Today she is now stepping into the role of Executive Director of the company we both work for (in other words, she really is the boss of me ;)) and she is doing great.
I wish you all the best with this; I loved listening to you on Hay House Radio, always found you to be a wonderful inspiration to so many, and may you continue to do so for many, many years to come.
With healing thoughts and love,
I agree with Maria. You are so strong, Summer, and I get the feeling that you’ve tried to carry many people in different ways. It’s your turn to just be.
It shouldn’t have been a surprise that so many people are expressing their love for you. The temporary pain you have to endure will be a distant memory in time, but the love will never fade. A gentle path to you and yours.
Your last email had me in tears, dear, beautiful lady.
You don’t need me to tell you to love your cancer cells because you already know this. In fact you know all of the following.
You have helped soooo many people, including me (I was lucky enough to talk with you on your podcast, last year)
And because you have helped so many I think that you should have a special podcast…One where you don’t help anyone at all…WE help YOU.
Let us call in to give you tons of love and wonderful wishes. Let us send you healing…Healing is love as you know 🙂 And many of us are healers (Me included- have been for over 10 years)
Please do not even think about reading for other people until you are well again. You must stay away from negativity.
You are so very beloved, Summer, by so many of us. And many of us are healers (Me included) Please let us help you…There has to be balance 🙂
If ever you would like a chat or a rant or a cry or anything at all, please do get in touch with me by email or telephone. I have sent my number via email.
Lots and lots of love to you,
Lots of positive thoughts and healing light your way. Blessings and prayers for strength and love.
Take the time that you need to heal and fully recover.
Sending you love from me and so many of your beloved dreamers.
Let me assure You that You are not alone! Unfortunately, many many, too many women of all ages have Breastcancer, including me. I already had my first Chemo almost three weeks ago, and this coming Wednesday, I will have my second round of Chemo. In all honesty, I never panicked or even got terribly upset that I too had to go through Breastcancer. Why? Because I have no illusions about Life or illness, it is part and parcel of Life on Earth, as well as our negative thinking, that Humans are so adept at. It seems to me that even the most upbeat people in our society are not always spared either. If a person like Wayne Dyer or Louise Hay, two wonderful People whom You know, can get cancer, that also tells me that this is an illness that goes a whole lot deeper than what we may think. I do not take Cancer personal at all! This is a global illness that is capable of attacking anyone on the Planet. I think the reason why Cancer is so widespread has a lot to do with the way we are treating each other and the Planet. We are driven by incessant greed for more, even if we already have enough or plenty, for some strange reasons, we want more, and more, and more! It’s endless. As a result of our greed, we have wars, we have illness, we have poverty, we have famines, we have water shortages, etc. the list goes on.
Well, there comes a time where the Planet, maybe together with higher Forces, needs to put a stop to this. So major epidemics arise and are difficult to deal with, unless we are willing to change our way of thinking collectively.
In the past it used to be Plague, which hung around forever, and now it’s Cancer, which also has been around for a rather long time. The Question is:
What can we do individually to help us get past this illness. And what can be done for the Healing of the Planet. In either case, this is a huge challenge.
Individually, I suggest to keep Your Head up high and to be in good Spirits. I don’t even think about Cancer that much. Occassionally, worries around it surface, but that is natural anyways. Not even the most sainted person on Earth can get through this without shedding a tear or two. But if You can resolve to be optimistic and positive for the most part, than You are already on top of it and will get through it. I find living one day at a time is very helpful. You also have to be willing to put everything incl. Your Business on hold for a while. Chemo is very taxing on Your body, you will need a lot of rest. Running around chasing clients and bucks won’t do. This is now a period where You have to put Yourself first and foremost, like it or not. Women suffer from Breastcancer due to a lack of Selflove. Believe me, I know. However, each woman has her own unique way of attracting Breastcancer. Here in Canada, the Breadtcancer Rate is really high, and according to Health Canada it’s about 9 out of 10 women. Prostratecancer is about 8 out of 10 men! I doubt that in the States the Rates are any lower. That being said, You have an opporturnity to look at Your Life and re-assess Your options. Also I believe we have to become aware of something that I am not yet able to put my finger on. It may be personal, or even collective. Only time will tell. Anyways, reflect on the best course of action for Yourself and whatever You decide, make sure to use also common sense. You and I and many of Your readers know that conventional Medicine is not always the ideal. However, there comes a time where a person has to put other sentiments aside, and simply decide to roll with the punches and do what is necessary to do. Once it’s done and over, then resort to Your own methods for a good thorough afterhealing. That is what I decided and sofar, so good.
Spiritually, You are on the right track and I am sure that the Divine will definitely help You. Just keep the Faith, it’s a saving Grace, without it nothing works! But then again, You already know that anyways.
On this note, I like to say Toodles for now. With my best wishes for a very successful Healing, I shall remain,
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Site. I don’t do social Networking at all! So please respect my wish!
Dear Summer, I’m so sorry to hear this news – you will be in my prayers. I wish you a successful, smooth surgery Monday and a complete and speedy recovery. You are a truly beautiful person inside and out. Be brave. Love, peace, hope and best wishes to you.
I’ve followed you for awhile and am even a student of yours by way of your flowdreaming cd’s through mindvalley. I’m also a new student of Laura Hollick’s Soul Art certification. I still laugh at your blog about working with her on the big dragon and how zen you were trying to be while naked and fighting off the bugs! Funny stuff there!!
I recently left a 15yr surgical career where I worked alongside GYN surgeons. Being sensitive, there were times I had to disappear to the locker room to have a moment to process certain cases. So many women locked in physical battles and struggling with hope and often times against hope. In the end, I felt that something was seriously wrong..so many woman cutting off body parts to survive. I reached a point where I could no longer work on auto pilot, I felt too much. Overwhelming grief, sadness and pain were what I clocked into every morning. It’s so hard to digest that mastectomies are still our best option in this day and age. Please know that I support you fully on this journey.
I’m writing because I feel like I should share something with you. You understand frequency, more so than the average person. You also understand that each color also carries a specific frequency. Most people don’t know that cancer has a color. The color of cancer is the darkest shade of green just before it turns black, it’s the blackest green you can imagine. My hope is that by knowing the exact color “frequency” you are dealing with, that you will be able to work with it in your flowdreaming. By “seeing” it better, you can better communicate with it. There are so many women out there that would benefit from “C” flowing. If anyone can do this…it’s you.
Sending you huge prayers and a ton of light.
Many Blessings, waves of light and healing for you beautiful Summer!!
You got this girl its going to be your next step exactly as you said and you will be guiding so many humans towards the “light” side of Cancer and the many blessings and healing opportunities it can create for those who choose that perspective!!
I applaud your bravery strength and pioneering spirit!
Although I am not in your school officially I have followed your work and done some Flowdreaming that you generously offered for free through a hay house email or maybe just your email but non the less I am one of your students and comrades here on this planet in this 3-d reality!
I feel blessed to know you exist and to know about Flowdreaming and I am keeping you in my prayers and your family and will be continuously sending you waves of healing and light and Angels to you!!
You are a miracle worker and now this your chance to manifest even more m miracles and then teach and share that with others!!!
You are healed, whole complete and perfect right now!!
With so much Love, gratitiude and healing blessings to you my dear soul-sister Summer!!
You have been such an inspiration in my life for many years and taught me new ways of seeing, embracing and persevering through things I have struggled with. You are an amazing woman and I am keeping you in my thoughts, especially as I listen to the podcasts, as I always do continuously. My best wishes to you and your family on what flow will designate a super speedy recovery. I just know it. Be well, Summer. All my love.
I rediscovered you at the beginning of this year because of your Flowdream app. I emailed you a few months ago about how I had been religiously listening to old episodes of your show to get me through a very scary part of my life (an increasingly pressure-filled, stressful, and sleep-deprived period of productivity, anxiety and fear in my grad school program; fear has been a constant in my life, and it has often been tethered with the desire to work hard and produce so as to be accepted rather than humiliated).
However, that period ended with exactly what I was afraid of most, which was a literal failure of my qualifying exams (and the first failure of my entire high-achieving life), the slowing down/change of what I *thought* my plans to graduate from grad school would be, and the need for a thorough emotional, physical, and spiritual healing. I dove straight into the heart of that failure and have been learning how to embrace and love myself through it, as well as forgive everyone involved, no matter what may come in the future.
I find myself stronger than I was before, from the push it gave me to dive into the heart of my deepest fears. Your work has literally been guiding me throughout the entire process, and I thank you for being my teacher. Sending love and wishes for healing your way.
Summer- I love your podcasts and through listening to them- I love you as well! I send blessings of healings, prayers and affirmations that all is well! I am sure you have the strength and spirit to come through this-and you will be in my thoughts. With sincere love, Barbie Jo
First, Sending you love & light for the healing journey.
Second, your truth so beautifully shared is an inspiration.
It is so true, we really get to seize our personal power if we hold steady in face those emotions we would rather run from.
Your words “take it to the most loving place in me” is such a beautiful way to work with your illness at this time, surly a path to healing. I have been ill for some time in another form, but never thought to actually deal with it & all it entails by “take it to the most loving place in me”, thanks for the wisdom.
Be well. And in your wellness, you will be healed.
You are a beacon unto all of us. I was so shocked to hear of your cancer diagnosis and now here you are using it as an opportunity to grow and teach all of us.
You showed me how to re-create my life through your Diamond Program last year and I will be forever grateful that I took the leap with you. Your email was incredibly beautiful and I have no doubt you will meet this experience with your amazing faith and complete trust in the Flow.
Please know we are all there with you. I shower you with sprinkles of golden energy and light when I go in my Flow.
Sending you love, love, love!
Hi Summer, I so admire how you are loving your body and embracing every inch of it. I love your approach so much more than the fight or the battle. If disease is “darkness” and love/kindness/acceptance is “light” clearly the two can’t live together, because where there is light there is no darkness. I’m sure this “c” has no idea who it’s dealing with. 🙂 Much love to you and much healing radiance. Stacey
I must say that you take my breath away! You are so courageous and amazing! I know that you must have those moments, like we all do, where it is too much and you just want to run, but the fact that you can push past that and use your life and fears to try to help others is a real inspiration.
I have just gotten a divorce from the man I have known for more than half my life. I have moved 650Km away from most of my friends and family, taking with me my two little girls (6) and (1) and I have invested my life savings into a coffee/pottery cafe’ which has now been running for 5 weeks. I am terrified!
That I’m being a bad mom. That I have taken my girls dad away from them. That my business will fail and I will lose everything I own! That I have made a series of really terrible decisions that will affect my girls negatively.
Most days I get up and get going and try not to think about those things, but some days I just want to cry.
I know that all of that is normal, but I wonder sometimes, if I am strong enough to do this. Thank you for showing me that that there is so much more I could lose and therefore, so much to be grateful for.
Just put you in front of line on my sending care list….healing energies, thoughts, strength, love, knowledge, peace, comfort, and all the things you may need during this time.
Thank you for sharing your experience – may it benefit us all in ways we may not even yet know.
LPHHFR, Kathryn <3
I was just recently introduced to your Flowdreaming by Wendy Collier. I love all the ones I have purchased so far and am looking forward to experiencing more! I love how you are responding to your cancer and I think this experience you are going through will give us all a new perspective and remind us all we always have a choice. Your response has resonated with me to the core of my soul. What an amazing inspiration you are to us all! I have been sending healing energy to you since I heard what you are going through and will continue to do so.
Love & light to you and your family,
So sorry to hear about the huge challenge you are facing just now. You have such a wonderful, sunny and positive nature which comes across in every word you write, and you have always very wise words to transmit to your followers. I would just like to send you love and healing thoughts from here in England.
Hi Summer I will be sending some reiki healing energy your way. Couple it with the flowdreaming and you’ll be fine.
Congratulations on embracing this new experience as a blessing.
Sending you blessings and much love. Very best wishes.
I too am a practical, health consious & aware Virgo woman of 33 years on this plane. I am also dealing with very difficult knowledge about my body being “accosted”. At the age of 26, I was diagnosed with stage 4 endometriosis. The experience of severe pain, bleeding & inflammation with high chances of infertility as well as knowing it can transform into cancer can create a myriad of dark emotions & thoughts. Being without children & husband at my age so many fears can plague me. I could easily be consumed by them if I allow it to overwhelm me should I choose so. Sometimes it does, but I realize in those moments what my choices are & that they are my own.
Recently on my personal website, I wrote of this very idea of embracing the darkness. I believe fearing the unknown is stagnating to our growth as beings but that’s not to suggest we will not ever be surrounded by its potential grip. Ultimately, once we accept it & confront it we become empowered becoming dynamic & whole with both light & dark pieces within us. I have had these experiences in my own life. A favorite quote by a huge inspiriational influence of mine, Carl Jung states “A man who has not passed through the inferno of his passions has never overcome them”. I feel this is true about fear as well. Of course, in my earthly Virgo ways, I must balance my fear with reason. I like to understand why & how I have these fears, to get to the core, then take steps to absorb the knowledge it presents even if at first I feel the strain of discomfort. It is vital to try to push through it to the over all message. I understand this can be easier said then done at times. Embracing both light & dark is an art unto itself. One that we are always in flux of trying to maintain its balance as allies as one unit. Allowing it to work with us insted of against us. To embrace the wisdom of both realms making us real human beings passing on insights we have gained.
Best of energy to you
You are so amazing, Summer. Thank you for your courage in sharing everything and for the intelligence in the way you handle everything.
My aunt was diagnosed with cancer in February. She was really the reason I started the journey I’m on now, to live life without fear and to find the spiritual reason I’m supposed to be here. And the reason I believe I came across your flow dreaming podcasts. I love the attitude that both of you strong women bring to this cancer diagnosis – that you can love your body and breathe love and kindness into everything you do.
Energy is everything. And your energy is amazing.
Get well soon Summer, and take care. You’ll be in all of our flow dreams!
I am sending lots of positive energy your way????
Thank you so much for sharing… I had a cancer scare just under a year ago( I have never shared this with anyone,only my husband) and I absolutely love and admire how you have walked through embracing it. Thank you for being transparent. In this moment I have had a moment of peace cross over my body, I can’t put it into words but I have had a challenging few months and the questions you shared have allowed me to look for opportunities in my fear. I see them… Thank you.
Stay strong because you are already amazingly strong.
Dear Summer, My thoughts, love and prayers are with you for a healthy happy and speedy recovery. I am visualizing this now for you.