World Cancer Day
Sometimes life brings you ironic serendipities, those moments where you go ‘you can’t make this shizz up!’. Whether you call it divine timing, faith, coincidence or anything else.. No one can deny that life works in mysterious ways, often beyond our understanding. We all try to wrap our brains around the things that happen, why and how they happen. But sometimes.. surrender that desire of your mind to ‘know it all’ and life becomes so much more baffling and exciting. Just as this tiny (or not so tiny..) story.
I knew about World Cancer Day. Have come across it many times, thought to myself ‘would be great to do something with MyHeartMoves then.’ and then let it go, it was still far away and I wasn’t at a place yet to actually be ‘doing something’. The date hadn’t been locked in my consciousness yet.
Then early December I set a date out to start the MyLife program. I knew I had to put a date on it, tell the universe and myself ‘this is happening no matter what’ and get my ass moving to put together all I had collected in knowledge, tools and experience over the past however many years.
I knew the program would be 4 months, 16 weeks, with a maximum of 16 individuals. I love numbers and wanted to start the program on a Sunday. So I looked at my calendar and saw Sunday 4th February 2018. Amazing, as this turned out to be just far enough away for me to get things ready and also close enough for me to freak out and get my shizz together swiftly. So it was set and the numbers looked juicy together:
04-02-2018, 4 months, 16 weeks, maximum 16 individuals.
A few weeks later I found out that it was going to be World Cancer Day on the same date. I didn’t plan this. It didn’t even cross my mind to look up a date that would be important already in the cancer community, this was just how I felt it had to be. I’ve had many moments like these in the process towards the release of MyLife..
Alignments in connections, introductions and people that crossed my path as they were meant to.
Things not working out in order for other things to work out perfectly as they needed at the time it was perfect.
Personal growth that is allowing me to serve better, even though sometimes it can feel SO frustrating and horrible to have to work through all your shit.. I know it is for the bigger picture
Ideas that pop up, things that are being said and so much more.. Every single moment seems to be perfectly orchestrated, way beyond my understanding.
This all builds a trust and faith bigger than ever, all truly is as it needs to be. All is perfect and happening FOR me. The ‘good’ things, the ‘hard’ things and everything in between. Hadn’t I done the work, dived in deeply, build awareness and committed fully to my highest self.. then I doubt that I would have seen all the magic. I would have still made the moves, but I might have bailed out when things got too scary. I would have still grown, but not as much and so quickly. I wouldn’t have been able to create a life of choice instead of default and deeply understand the power that is within and around me, the infinite possibilities that exist and that I am ALWAYS guided, guarded and protected.
The MyLife program starts on World Cancer Day and I couldn’t be more excited to support the individuals that are saying a HELL YES to their fullest life and coach them to a free and powerful life of their choice.
Currently, 8.8 million people die from cancer worldwide every year, out of which, 4 million people die prematurely (aged 30 to 69 years). This means that the other half (4,8 million) people survive and step into a next chapter of their life, however long that may be. This a faily ‘new’ demography, before people would often pass away from cancer and be much older. Aftercare, supporting people in navigating through their fears, posttraumatic stress, the after effects of treatment and all other challenges that recovering from cancer brings.. it is SO needed and still so fairly new. Many people focus on research, treatments and prevention and that is amazing. There are incredible initiatives and people at work in that field and that is why I focus on the aftercare, because I've seen how little there still is in that area and how many people are lost and overwhelmed in how to live life after cancer. I'm fully committed to empowering, supporting and bringing light to the time after cancer that can feel so insecure, raw, vulnerable, alone and overwhelming.
World Cancer Day was established by the Paris Charter adopted at the World Summit Against Cancer for the New Millenium in Paris on 4 February 2000. This Charter aimed at the promotion of the research for curing as well as preventing the disease, upgrading the provided services to the patients, the sensitisation of the common opinion and the mobilisation of the global community against cancer.
In article 10 they state: ‘Since cancer knows no boundaries, and individual countries cannot address the challenges of cancer in isolation, a new cooperative approach to research, advocacy, prevention and treatment must be established.’