I briefly considered taking her to a doctor I was getting so concerned. But instead, I turned to spiritual principles to look at what is going on in my household that might be upsetting her. According to Louise Hay (one of my go-to gurus) stomach and intestinal problems have to do with dread, fear of the new or not feeling nourished. Well it wasn’t too difficult to identify the problem.
Back up to about six months ago. My husband had a small mole on his face that came out of nowhere. He has lots of moles so at first it was no big deal. We kept watching it for changes and noticed that it was odd looking, not smooth like his other moles but kind of flakey. Around a month ago I finally insisted he get it checked out. Two opinions suggested he have a biopsy done on it. That’s about the time my stomach tightened with a sense of dread. Thomas was nervous as well. We told Mecca the reason for Thomas’ sudden and frequent visits to the doctor, while trying to keep it light so she wouldn’t worry.
The closer we got to his biopsy date, the more frequent her stomach aches. Even though our words were light she was picking up on our fear energy which was outpicturing as her stomach aches. I worked with her on deep breathing and grounding techniques which helped quite a bit, all the time recognizing that as long as we were afraid, she would be also.
The biopsy confirmed our worst fears, melanoma skin cancer, the most serious and aggressive type. It can spread to other parts of the body and get in the lymph nodes. It was difficult for me to stay grounded for a few days because my dad just passed away from cancer a couple of months ago and my mind kept drifting to my greatest fears. I finally pulled myself together realizing that my husband is not my ailing father and his diagnosis is very different.
Thomas had his outpatient surgery one week ago and we got the all clear last Thursday that he is cancer free! His energy shifted immediately, calmer and more peaceful, as did mine. My insides feel settled for the first time in a month.
It’s now been 4 days since the all clear and Mecca’s stomach aches have completely disappeared. She’s eating most of the food on her plate again and hasn’t once said “Mommy my tummy hurts”, in that sad voice with sad, almost teary eyes. She’s returned to the happy and carefree child that I know her to be! Her stomach aches were simply mirroring back to us our fear about Thomas’ mole. Better to have worked this out than make an unnecessary trip to the doctor!