The following is a translation of her email:
This is the second time I have sent you an email. This time I want to say thank you to you.
Last November a doctor discovered that my husband had cancer, Hodgkin’s lymphoma. After we got this news, I started looking for alternative treatments and specific diets for cancer, and that is when I came across the Temple Beautiful E-Mail Magazine.
The past two months, I have been reading your E-Mail Magazine backnumbers, and in these you talked about Dr. Gladys McGarey and so I called her office by chance, the office secretary told me that there had been a cancellation, and so we could get an appointment to see Dr. Gladys very soon.
Actually, before I called her office, my husband and I had had a kind of misunderstanding, or a difference in opinion about alternative medicines, and how to diet, and whether to do chemo and so on, and I insisted that we needed to get a second opinion. I really wanted to get advice for us from Dr. Gladys's viewpoint.
Also, I was also very interested to see how Dr. Gladys did a medical examination with her patients. When I went to Dr. Gladys's clinic, there were no staff and she invited us in, and welcomed her into her room – but it wasn’t an examination room, it was more like a staff room, where we could sit and chat. There was a small table, and only three chairs. At first, she hugged us, and said “welcome friends”. Her hug was very warm and friendly. Then we started the appointment.
Her examination was beyond my expectations. At first, she asked my husband many questions, just like the following:
Q1. Name, address, phone number, birthday.
Q2. When did you find out that you had Hodgkin’s?
Q3. What did you do after you found out that you had this disease?
Q4. What do you usually eat each day?
Q5. Do you have any specific symptoms?
Q6. What is your job?
Q7. How has your job and your daily life been for the past two years?
Q8. Why did you change your job this year?
Q9. How did you feel about your last job? Did you have any complaints about that past job? What were they?
Q10. Are you satisfied with your present job?
Q11. What was your childhood like?
Q12. How do you feel about your parents?
Q13. What was your dream as a child? What did you want to be?
Q14. What is different between your dream as a child and your life now?
Then she asked me the following:
Q15. Do you want to have children?
Q16. What do you want to be? What is your dream for the future?
Then back to my husband:
Q17. Do you have any dream or goal at the moment?
Q18. Do you have any dreams at night? What kind of dreams do you see?
She also asked me these two questions.
We were so impressed with Dr. Gladys's words, each and every word.
The atmosphere was similar to being with our grandmother. Her words as a doctor, were helping her to analyze and make a diagnosis about us. It wasn’t like a usual doctors examination. It was almost like she was reading.
While I was with her I felt young, and as though she was reading our soul or our spirit.
According to Dr. Gladys, people who suffer from Hodgkin’s lymphoma tumor often have some trouble with their heart chakra. And they tend to have dissatisfaction with their daily life or work. They struggle to express their emotions, and tend to keep their emotions inside themselves, and this is often why they suffer from this disease.
This is why Dr. Gladys was asking us questions related to the previous two years of our lives. She was searching for the roots of the disease. She was also looking for any unconscious meaning or reason for the dream that may have come to us through our recent dreams.
We were so surprised… my husband actually had had a strange dream.
To him it was just a strange dream. But in fact, it was a very important dream. According to Dr. Gladys it was a message from himself to himself from his unconscious level. Also while she was interpreting my dream, she said that my dream and my husband’s dream were connected and that this was very important.
My husband’s dream was:
He was in school and having an examination. My husband had no motivation and didn’t want to do the exam. He wrote his answers without really caring whether they were right or not. Then he left the class early. When he went down the stairs in the school, there was a hospital in front of him. He saw kids on bicycles jumping off the roof of the hospital. One boy fell to the ground, and lost his balance, and hit his head hard on the ground.
My husband was so surprised to see this, and started saying, what’s going on? And some people came to help. And then, my husband went up the stairs, and was looking for me in the classroom. But I wasn’t there. Instead of me, the teacher was waiting. The teacher said, please do your examination again.
During this conversation, he was watching the kids riding still their bikes and jumping off the hospital roof. And then he woke up.
According to Dr.Gladys's interpretation of his dream, the class is his situation now, he has a disease, and the examination… and my husband wanted to abandon his situation. That is why he wanted to escape from this school classroom. As for me, as his wife, I am trying to deny that he is sick, and am trying to solve the problem. The meaning of dream, with his leaving the classroom, is him trying to escape from real life. The kids on the bicycle were himself, finding balance. It was significant that it was a bicycle, not a car. A car has balance, from four wheels, but a bicycle does not. And the message was that he needs this balance. The meaning of him escaping from the class is that he has lost balance in his life. However, he returned to the classroom, which means that he does want to take the next step, and in this situation, he found a teacher, not his wife. The teacher is his unconscious mind, his real self, and this was telling him that he must face his problem and solve it by himself. His unconscious self wanted to tell him this message.
I also had a dream, but it was so strange that I didn’t actually tell it to my husband at the time.
In my dream, a black man told me that he had raped me while I was asleep. I escaped from him. There was a wall covered with green plants, and the black man was trying to chase me, but he couldn’t climb the wall and he couldn’t reach me.
In this dream, the black was very important. It represents something bad, and in this dream, it represented my husband’s disease. And the meaning of being raped by this black man, was letting me know that I was very shocked to find out about his dream. The wall covered in green was also a key factor. Green is a very special color, and means promise, meaning in my case, that my husband would fight the disease and overcome it.
When I listened to Dr.Gladys's dream interpretation, I realized that the dream was very important. In fact, when I was a school student, I was very interested in psychology and I studied Freud and Jung, and also dream interpretation. However, I couldn’t get any meaning from this dream. But when I listened to Dr.Gladys’s interpretation, I realized that she was speaking the truth about my dream and its meaning.
Regarding chemo, the doctor said that chemo is very important to kill off the cancer cells in the body. Chemo is one tool of cancer therapy. The medicine is making him better day by day, and the side effects of the chemo is much better than before.
If he needs to do more radiation therapy, then he can help this by controlling his own body. He can visualize the light going to the affected areas, and killing only the cancer cells and not affecting the healthy cells. The doctor says this image is very useful and to please use it if he needs to have further radiation therapy. You can heal yourself, and you can recover your health. This is from you, not from radiation, not from therapy. So please keep yourself in your heart, and please visualize your future often in your brain.
And please keep hope, and laugh a lot and remain a positive thinker. These things are very important during therapy. Dr.Gladys said that if he knew the side effects of the therapy and medicine, it might be hard to stay positive. So it would be better if only I know about these things. My husband doesn’t need to know. She also said to avoid watching negative things, including scary movies, because the body reacts to these and they make the body feel negative.
When she explained to us about the visualization, she told us about an episode that had happened to her friend.
Her friend had been in an accident and she broke her neck. She couldn’t move anything except her eyeballs. Her doctor said she would never walk again. But while she was in this state, she visualized building a town, piece by piece. She destroyed everything that she had built, and then rebuilt it all again in her imagination. She was so excited to build a new town, and so impressed with her town!
She enjoyed her visualization each time. During this time, her neck healed little by little. And a few months later she could move her neck. Six months later she was able to move her body by herself. And now she is back to daily life and is able to move without any problems.
This episode gave us courage. The story is so easy to imagine ourselves that it made us feel brave.
We also received a lot of advice on what we should while my husband was receiving the chemo treatment. The number one point was that if he wanted to do a castor oil pack, that’s great, but if he doesn’t want to do it, that is fine too. The important thing is that it is his decision.
She said that oil massages would be good for him. After an oil massage, he may sweat a lot. She said that is a side effect of the detox from the massage, and that he needn’t worry about that. Sometimes he feels thirsty. This is also a side effect of the chemotherapy. When he feels this way, he should drink green tea, or ginger tea. If he wants to add honey, be sure to choose a locally made honey.
In addition, flaxseed oil is also very good, so he ought to take this oil daily with his meals. Raw almonds are also effective. Vegetables, in particular green leafy vegetables, are very good for him, so he should eat plenty of them. Vegetable soup is also good for him. If he wants to eat something sweet, then he should eat fruit. He often drinks soft-shell turtle soup, and she said it was good to continue drinking this.
Dr. Gladys said to my husband that he probably feels like eating meat at the moment, but when he overcomes this disease that his eating habits would probably change. Cancer has two favorite foods – sugar and meat. That is why when we have cancer we feel like eating more and more sugar and meat. If we continue to eat these two foods the body’s circulation gets stuck and this leads to very poor circulation. This kind of environment is what cancer thrives on. However, when we eat more vegetables, especially green vegetables, it is like a detox and our circulation improves and it makes it impossible for the cancer to live in our body.
Dr. Gladys's session was about an hour long. Our conversation was really deep. I knew a little about Cayce remedies, and we had already tried some Cayce treatments, so she talked a little about Cayce, but she tried to give us much more explanation and gave us some case studies. She focused on the patient’s body. She focused on the patient’s problem – she really wanted to listen, she was very empathetic. She talked in so much detail about everything that we needed to know.
Before we met with Dr. Gladys, we were anxious about chemo, but after meeting with her, we realized we were ready to go ahead with the chemo treatments. And we also understood how our attitudes can affect the outcome. We were so surprised that our minds had changed so quickly with regard to having chemo treatments.
I was so excited to meet Dr. Gladys, and I wanted to let you know about her session. I am so sorry that this mail was so long. Sorry! But her session completely changed our lives, and we only knew about Dr. Gladys because you talked about her in your E-Mail Magazine.
We felt that it was a really holistic session; I mean that she didn’t just focus on the patient’s body, she focused on the patient’s whole life.
After my husband’s chemo is over we will go to meet Dr. Gladys again. We really appreciate you and Dr. Gladys, and thank you much for introducing us to her.
I think these people are so lucky, because they could meet Dr. Gladys at such an important time in their lives. I think this was able to happen because the wife loves her husband so deeply. In the Bible, it says, “Ask and you shall find. Knock on the door and it will open.”
At the time when they met Dr. Gladys she was 90 years old. I am always surprised at her age, and I hope that doctors like her will continue to increase more and more.
If you don’t know about Dr. Gladys, I recommend that you read her book. It is available in Japanese.
Also, I created a photo-story of her life for her 90th birthday. I made it myself, but even so it still makes me teary when I ever I watch it!
Please take a few minutes to watch it if you can.
Email Magazine , 2/4, 2011