Please welcome Shay St. John as my guest writer today. She was one of my first friends on Facebook and has been a complete and total joy to know on so many levels. She was scheduled as a guest on my radio show the week before I was to go do a workshop on past-life regression at Unity Church of North Houston where she is the senior minister. We had to cancel both due to the story she has been led to share today. Please take some time and read this courageous, faith driven and inspirational story from a magnificent lady!
A New Beginning with Shay St. John
Thank you for the invitation to be a guest on your blog. Where do I even begin?
First, I applaud your willingness to listen and let your own inner self guide the choices you make. I am with you, aligning my heart with yours as you stretch, glow and grow. I am so grateful our paths have crossed. I am choosing to share my journey across time with cancer. My guides tell me that you are the person who can amplify what I am writing and reach so many who are looking for “light” in the midst of a cancer diagnosis.
In 2005, I was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer and I knew God would guide me through this. I asked to have both breasts removed. Being 62 and amply endowed, I knew I could not do rebuilding of the left breast. Both were gone which resulted in an instant weight loss of over 9 pounds.
Now it is 6 years later. I have been clean and clear. And I felt great.
Usually in the fall and spring I get an allergy revival. I went to my doctor, took the medications but still did not feel better. He changed the meds and asked me to do an MRI. Out of the blue, I was diagnosed with lung cancer; still very small, but also critical. I prayed. I “fussed.” And I took my husband with me to talk with “our” doctor the next week.
I am a Unity minister (positive, practical, progressive Christianity with openness to the Oneness that connects us all). My husband of 25 years and I prayed, talked, cried, laughed and wondered what the heck I didn’t learn the first time around. Together, we went back to our doctor. I asked him to refer me to the surgeon he would go to if he had lung cancer. I also told him I did not want any other treatments. No chemo. No radiation. So I urged him to be sure the surgeon was “on board” with that treatment plan. There was a great peace filling every cell and fiber of my being. I knew I would be blessed with complete wholeness and I am so grateful that this is so.
My surgery was the 1st week of November, 2011. My surgeon urged me to take six weeks to rest and renew. I did that which was not an easy thing for me to do and I returned to full time work in the church on December 18th. Today, I feel great. My energy is up-tempo. I rejoice that I can let go and let God guide me as I celebrate my wholeness.
My surgeon’s name was Dr. Kitten. I am such a cat lover. When Dr. Barnard told me his name, I knew he was, indeed, the perfect one to do the surgery. He removed the cancer fully and completely. When he came to the hospital and told me he left wide healthy margins all around me, and I felt so much light enfolding me. On my first and last follow-up visit he said, “I don’t ever want to see you again.” We both laughed, knowing that my faith, his skills and my caring General Practitioner all interacted to make this miracle happen.
I share this with you because my guides insisted and because I know that you KNOW that you have made right decisions. You are this moment healed, blessed and enfolded in a clear light that guides you forward.And I look forward to getting to know you as we network our lights.
About the Author: Shay St. John has been a minister at Unity Church of North Houston since 2002. In November 1977, she completed her training as a Licensed Unity Teacher. Since, then Shay has been actively involved at Unity and you can find out more information here. Shay’s vision in ministry is to serve passionately, to love wastefully and to empower all who are willing to grow to be all that God intended them to be. From Johnnie Colemon, Shay has learned and demonstrated that IT WORKS IF YOU WORK IT.
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