Continuing our series on the ‘Symbolic’ view of cancer, this article gives you an insight into signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer.
While pancreatic cancer is relatively rare, it is considered one of the most deadly because it is aggressive, spreads rapidly, is often not diagnosed until later stages and traditional medicine offers very few treatment options.
I hope this article will give you new perspectives and new hope.
The symbolism of the pancreas
Before we go into signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer let’s talk about the symbolism. The pancreas has two main functions – exocrine and endocrine. The exocrine function is to secrete digestive juices, while the endocrine function is to secrete insulin and glucagon, which regulate the blood sugar levels in the blood.
Most pancreatic cancers are found in the exocrine part of the pancreas. The digestive juices secreted have an aggressive nature that breaks down food. Cancers arising from this part of the pancreas indicate a difficulty in “digesting something”.
Pancreatic cancers that arise from the endocrine part of the organ indicate an inability to absorb sugar or sweetness. This may point to an inability to open up and receive love, or an inability to see the sweetness of life.
The 3rd chakra influence
The pancreas is situated in the region of the solar plexus, and the life energy of this region comes from the 3rd chakra. So to identify the early signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer, you need to pay attention to the 3rd Chakra. Psychologically the 3rd chakra represents the ego and personal honour. It is also regarded as the seat of emotions. A cancer in this region may represent long held hurt to the ego.
A significant influence in the health of the 3rd chakra region is being truthful and keeping one’s promises to self and others. This is the basis of personal honour, self-respect and self-esteem. Being untruthful and making false promises gnaws away at one’s self worth, making one feel deeply unworthy of love. So you can’t miss out on it while looking at the signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer.
People with pancreatic illnesses may want love, and yet do not trust themselves to actively pursue it. They long for it but tell themselves they mustn’t have it. They spend a significant part of their life feeling unworthy, and consequently denying themselves love.
The Last Lecture on signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer
Prof. Randy Pausch, with terminal pancreatic cancer, gave the famous “Last Lecture” and wrote a book with the same name. He wrote passionately about the importance of truly ‘living’, in the process of spreading hope. Have an hour to be completely inspired? Watch the video below.
If you closely reflect on your life, you will notice the early signs and symptoms of pancreatic cancer.
- What cannot you ‘digest’ about the people or situations in your life?
- Does your life lack sweetness? What in your life deserves appreciation, that you are not giving?
- Do you consider yourself truthful? When do you misrepresent the truth?
- How do you lie or break promises to yourself?
- Are you able to admit it when you are wrong? Are you open to feedback from other people about yourself?
- Do you need the approval of others? If so, why?
- Do you respect yourself? Can you make changes to your lifestyle and then
stick to your commitments?
- The Last Lecture Website
- Louise Hay: “You Can Heal Your Life”
- Caroline Myss: “Anatomy Of The Spirit”
- Dahlke and Dethlefsen: “The healing power of illness”
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