A Blessing in Disguise

By The Prophet of Life

Have you ever had something bad happen to you, only to find out later that it was actually a blessing in disguise? Bad things happen to good people all the time but it while some hold on to the pain caused by bad things like it was a precious jewel, allowing that pain to hold them back from trying new experiences, others let it go and move forward with their lives.

It has been written that everything happens for a reason. It is true, everything does happen for a reason it’s just that the person it is happening to often doesn’t know what the reason was at the time things are happening to them. The reason usually only becomes clear in hindsight, after the incident has long passed and some perspective can be achieved.

So, what is the difference between the people who are devastated by the bad things that happen to them and those who seem to move beyond the trauma associated with the incident quickly? The people who move on quickly are often people in one of three categories: they are people of faith, spiritual people or people with a positive outlook.

People of faith often move beyond the bad things that happen to them because they have been taught through their religion that God watches over and protects them. They have a holy book, filled with stories and parables which illustrate this point. They have religious authorities that they can go to for guidance. They have a community of people who believe as they do, who they can count on for support. They move forward with the help of other people of faith as a member of a caring community.

Spiritual people believe in a higher power. They believe that higher power is ultimately   good and that bad things are a part of life. They seek to learn the lesson that the bad thing was sent to teach them. They move forward because they know that the bad thing

That just happened to them happened for a reason. They may not know the reason just yet but knowing that it happened for a reason gives them the strength to move forward.

People with a positive outlook on life may not have religion. They may not even believe in higher power. They are strengthened by their honest belief that good things can come out of bad and that every cloud has a silver lining. They may also be bolstered by thoughts of how much worse the bad thing could have been and count themselves as fortunate that the bad thing wasn’t a worse thing. They may also believe that something better is just around the corner. They move forward to get to that something better.

Are you in any of the three groups described above? Do you have a holy book, religious authorities and a community behind you? Do you believe that everything happens for a reason and search for the lesson in the event? Do you believe that every cloud has a silver lining?  Or…are you a combination of two or more of these three types? If so, congratulations, you have evolved a coping strategy for the bad things that happen in life. If you do not fall into one of the three categories mentioned, what is your coping strategy? How has it been working for you? Do you let the bad things that happen to you hold you back or do you move forward beyond them? The next time something bad happens to you and trust me, something bad will happen to you sooner or later, remember the type of people that move beyond the bad things that happen to them and see what you can use that will work for you.

Copyright 2015 Love Force International Publishing Company. All Rights Reserved.

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A Cure for Cancer

By The Prophet of Life

I have often told you that The Lord has given humanity all it needs to solve its own problems. What you are about to read is proof of that. It’s about a convergence of sorts. A convergence of two different kinds of diseases, and genetic science and how one type of disease can be genetically engineered to kill another.

Somewhere in the world many years ago a group of several women with cervical cancer contracted rabies. After the rabies was treated, doctors noticed that the cancer had disappeared. This led to a breakthrough in the fight against cancer.

Viruses are tiny, infectious agents that get inside the cells of living organisms and replicate or copy themselves. Left untreated, the virus just keeps on copying itself, destroying the cells of living organisms, which could lead to death. Cancer works similarly. It takes over a cell and turns it into a cancer cell, stealing the blood supply to normal cells and growing larger. Cancer cells from one tumor can break free and travel to other parts of the body through the blood stream and start a new tumor there.

In the era since the discovery of genetic mapping, scientists have been able to genetically engineer viruses of various forms to attack cancer cells. Instead of attacking normal, healthy cells, the genetically engineered virus targets only cancer cells.

Clinical trials of genetically engineered viruses of several varieties have been done. The viruses studied include the common cold virus, measles and HIV.  All three viruses have had an effect on the cancer. In all three trials, reductions in tumors both in size and number, retardation of the spread of cancer and remissions have been the results.

The strongest result has come from the deadliest virus. HIV is the virus that causes AIDS.  In AIDS, the virus latches onto and destroys the T Cells which are the cells that fight disease in living organisms, resulting in a lower immunity. It is by killing off T Cells that AIDS creates a path towards death because lower immunity leaves that organism open to infections and diseases that most people naturally fight off.

The HIV virus is genetically engineered to program the T Cells to seek out and destroy cancer. Once the body’s T Cells are on the job, cancer doesn’t stand a chance. Clinical trials have yielded a 90% success rate in reducing and eliminating specific types of cancer. With FDA approval, this genetically engineered HIV virus should be available for regular use by sometime in 2016.

Once again, science has used something harmful to humans to help fight cancer, the major cause of death in humans. Not since a scientist discovered that bread mold could create penicillin, a drug used to fight many diseases, has humanity seen a medical breakthrough of this scale. In the future, a diagnosis of cancer will not be a death sentence but a treatable disease that will rarely result in death.

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