Sally Longden's personal testimony
An Excerpt of my book which is still in process ....
"So many people have asked me to write a book about my experience with cancer and self healing, which, in fact, I am in the process of doing.
My training is in science, and for many years the only good pieces I wrote were scientific in nature. However, with all my experiences over the last 30 plus years I have changed so much in every respect that I now feel confident I can take on writing on a multi-dimensional subject, and especially on this one which I am sure will help many stricken people to self-healing and life-changing decisions.
So who am I ? How did I become so passionate about health?
Well I guess 30 years ago I was like Mrs Average - going about life in the normal way, eating junk food, drinking sugary fizzy drinks out of cans, partying late nights and putting my physical body under a lot of strain. I was thinking negative thoughts, getting really annoyed with people, events and life in general and letting the stress get to me. I thought I had no control over the situation. My approach was something cynical like “ Life sucks”, and “Shit things just happen”. I thought fate was in charge, and wherever the waves took me I had no option but to drift along, directionless and meaningless.
I needed a wake-up call and I got one. In my 40th year I was diagnosed with invasive breast cancer.
I could not believe it had happened to me. I was always healthy, naturally fit and just plain tough. I was the ‘doer’ in the family, as a child and as an adult. I was the athlete. I did not get sick. My only current complaint was an unbelievable collection of allergies: hayfever, asthma, and various food difficulties, all of which had progressively been getting worse and worse. Little did I realise at the time what warning signs they were. Yes, I was a human-doing, not a human-being. I felt I could do anything, I was so arrogant I thought I was the ONLY one who could do it. So I guess what was happening was that I was taking on more and more, giving myself less and less. I know now that this was horribly out of balance, and where there is imbalance there is certainly going to be a crash.
When I was given the diagnosis I was alone and had the whole night to think about it. Intuitively I understood that the cancer was BECAUSE of something I was doing wrong. I also knew that if I put things right I would not have to die of it. Hell, I could not afford to die, I had an eight year old daughter who needed me. I wanted a complete life-cycle including the ‘granny’ experience and old age and all that those wonderful stages teach. No-way, I said to myself, I am NOT going to die. ......... "
The fact that I am here wrting this today is proof that my determination was not misplaced.
And here’s the amazing bit - I regard myself, not as a cancer survivor, but a cancer conqueror and I am grateful for having had the experience.
I often say, to the astonishment of my audience, cancer was the best thing to happen to me. It woke me up to LIFE. I not only found my confidence, I felt a power I had not felt before and I realised that anything is possible.
Since then I have really lived life to the full and still feel that I can achieve whatever I set my mind to. I have found my “dharma”, my life’s purpose, and I get great joy passing on my knowledge to others on my regular Quantum Healing Retreats.