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My Cancer Journey

I was diagnosed with cervical cancer when I was 26 years old.

Which is a type of cancer that you can only get from HPV, an STI (story for another time).

I had been experiencing sharp pain, waking up with blood between my legs, and fainting out of nowhere; which led me to a western doctor for answers.

Turned out I had 8 cysts on one ovary and 12 on the other. The sharp pain & bleeding was from them rupturing. While finding these answers they also discovered unnatural cell growth on my cervix, diagnosing me with cancer. The second leading cause of death in the United States.

Me?! Cancer?! How was it possible?! I cared for my body and my being. It just didn’t make sense.

I moved through all the stages...denial, confusion, grief, acceptance, and finally the strength to say this would not be my story.

I began treatment right away. Which consisted of 4 rounds of cell removal. It finally reached a point where they could not remove any more and wanted me to begin chemotherapy.

I watched my grandfather die from chemo when I was a child. I knew that was not my path.

Thankfully, I had already experienced the healing power of Ayurveda.

That was my answer.

I left for India shortly after to study and receive this ancient healing modality.

I shifted to the power of belief. Belief in Ayurveda, in my body, in myself, in my purpose. Allowing only thoughts of healing to enter me. I knew that I had more to bring to the world and that this could not, would not, be the end of my story.

I have been and will continue to be cancer free ever since. ——— Our beliefs create our reality. When you allow yourself to believe something that limits you, you will become that limitation. When you take on a diagnosis, you become that diagnosis.

Choose for yourself who you are.

Choose health. Choose wealth. Choose possibility. ——- I teach these things: Ayurveda, belief, awakening, transformation, yoga, meditation, healing....because I have lived and embodied them. I know the power behind our practices, routines, and thoughts— to both create and destroy our reality.

I will never be a victim again.

This is my life and I am in control.

Are you in control of yours?

1 Comment

Amanda Hulka
Amanda Hulka
Mar 03, 2022

Thank you for sharing your story, so much love for you dear Courtney 💕

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