by Kathleen O’Keefe-Kanavos
“The purpose of life is to contribute in some way to making things better.”
― Robert F. Kennedy
Although there was no one visible in the room I felt observed. The thought did not frighten me. It brought me comfort and joy. And, my decision about life and death was made. There would be no suicide. There was no reason to take my life. This was all happening for a good reason. There was no one for me to be angry with and that really made me feel good. As I sat up on the bed I decided to stay alive and fight the disease, no matter how long it took, and no matter how hard the treatment would be because I had help from another realm. I was not alone. My decision felt really good.
My cancer treatment was six months of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Although I doubted my ability to survive the treatment I trusted my monk guides who told me I would not die. They told me what cancer treatments not to take and what foods to eat throughout my health crisis. That was almost twenty years ago. I’m still alive. They never lied. (1)
The monks in my dreams had peered into the future to save me. Precognitive dreams, illness, survival, and my books were all part of the fulfillment of my life-purpose. Suicide was not part of the plan.
Could the monks be right? What if all the awful things we go through in life is a choice we made before our birth? What if dreams are sacred doorways to the Divine for inner guidance during our darkest hour? And what if it takes surrendering to death, and dreams, to remind us that we have a life purpose and that “hitting the bottom” is part of our plan? I had to surrender to be saved.
To me, the words that exemplify my surrender were, “Thy will be done.” This surrender gave me peace-of-mind that I could find nowhere else.
I let go and let God. He carried me.
Throughout my challenges, I reassembled the confusing puzzle of my life-purpose here on earth. My dreams were my key to remembering.
I was born with spirit guides and guardian angels. I am their job and they take that job very seriously. And as long as there are dreams, I know will never be alone. And, by altering my perception of crappy I can change it into happy. My joy is part of my purpose.
Now, that would be a real kick in the pants because it might mean I am responsible for my own misery and happiness. So, if misery is a state of perception, can I change my mind and shift my sadness into a place of joy? It not that difficult a concept to embrace when looking at it as, one person’s crappy is another person’s happy.
Life-purpose validation is a must!
I don’t blindly believe in precognitive dreams, angels, or spirit guides. I know they exist because of validation and my experiences with them. But one dream, in particular, saved me from suicide. So, now my connection with the power of dreams goes even deeper than beyond belief.
And, it is my belief that absolutely nothing in life just happens. Everything and everyone in the world has a purpose; a unique life-purpose. Even if we’re told by our parents that we “just happened in the back seat of that old Ford,” we accidentally happened on purpose.
Having a dream once that diagnosed cancer missed by modern medical testing but later validated by pathology reports might be considered pure luck. Having it happen twice to save my life might be considered noteworthy. But, having dreams three times was shocking proof to me that there is another realm involved in life on earth.
So far, the monks have warned me twice of my cancer when the medical community told me my mammograms, blood tests and physical exams were healthy, and to go home. My requests for different tests were refused. Then, during a dream, a monk urged me to return to my doctor and gave me an angel feather to use as a sword to cut through my doctor’s arguments against additional testing after the preliminary tests showed me as being cancer free. The feather won. The second set of tests found the stage-two breast cancer that had infiltrated a lymph node.
Now, looking back to that challenging time almost 25 years ago, it seems obvious that it was not my time to die. There was work to still be done. By reading this article you have helped me fulfill my purpose. Please share it with someone else who may benefit from it to keep the love going and the purpose flowing. Thank you.
Read Life Purpose and Crisis Part 1 Here- https://www.patheos.com/blogs/aboveandbeyondthe5senses/2020/09/life-purpose-and-crisis-part-1/
- Surviving Cancerland: Intuitive Aspects of Healing https://amzn.to/2Sc2mgX
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Bio: Kathleen (Kat) O’Keefe-Kanavos: aka The Queen of Dreams Syndicated Columnist, PR Guru, VIDEO Podcaster/Show Host Dreaming Healing, 3-time Breast Cancer Survivor, multi-award-winning author, and Dream Expert seen on Dr. Oz, DOCTORS, NBC, & CBS. Divine Dreams diagnose her illness. Kat and Duke U Radiologist Dr. Larry Burk co-wrote, (2018 Nautilus Award Winner) Dreams That Can Save Your Life. She’s an Author/Lecturer Keynote who promotes patient advocacy and connecting with Divine-guidance through Dreams. “Don’t tell God how big your problems are. Tell your problems how big your God is.” Learn more @ www.KathleenOKeefeKanavos.com