I had invisible
surgery at the Casa and was also aware of being worked on during the
night at the pousada. I cannot emphasise enough how much my trip to
Abadiânia has helped me spiritually, I think this is very important.
I understand, of course that people often find it easier to measure
healing with medical reports and tangible results, without knowing that
the treasure relies in the spiritual not in the body itself.
returned home I found that my fear of dying had disappeared and the
feeling that I could survive got stronger. In December 2001 I got really
sick. No doctor - alternative nor traditional - could figure out what
was wrong. I had terrible pain and I couldn't move, they thought that
the cancer was finally killing me. I did the CT scans and strangely
nothing came out, but I was in terrible pain. I felt really bad so I
called the Casa. After a couple of days I got progressively better and
started dancing again, as if nothing had happened.
year I have been dancing 4 to 8 hours a day, feeling absolutely great
and full of energy. The doctors continue to scare me with statements
like the cancer must be in the bones or in the brain. In two more weeks
I will have the results of bone and brain tests. The tumour in the breast
is growing and for the last three days is hurting a little. But I AM
STILL DANCING AND AS FULL OF ENERGY AS ALWAYS. I feel it is a good thing
that the tumour is growing out and not in .. better than growing into
a main organ.
can't explain why I look so good even though they say I'm about to die.
They asked me why I think I have survived without any regular treatment.
When I told them about my experience in Abadiânia, they referred
me to a psychiatrist, convinced that I'm crazy. They believe I'm in
denial and that I want to kill myself because they cannot understand
any other reason why I would refuse the conventional treatment. For
me, I just think their methods are the quickest way to die. Sometimes
I feel like a witch in the Inquisition, they don't burn me at the stake
anymore, but they punish me, not supporting me emotionally or economically,
just because I believe in healing through alternative or spiritual paths.
is confusing because even today I don't know my status. The medical
establishment suggest that the doctor (since deceased) who originally
told me that I had five forms of cancer probably misinterpreted the
scans. They accept that I'm a medical miracle but they don't know why
that I am alive because of my dancing and my strong spirit which is
totally in love with life. I want to go back to Brazil as soon as I
can. For me it has been one of the most important spiritual experiences
that I have ever had, and even if I die tomorrow I would never regret
having taken this alternative path.
through my work and this story is to help people, give them hope and
lessen their pain.
of immense struggles, in the summer of 1999 Karim created and produced
Six Months to Live, a dance production through which she wants to educate
the world about a better way to heal - through joy, love and trusting
in one's dreams and most importantly, through the celebration of dance.
With a cast of some 35 musicians and dancers (including Karim) the production
tells her story through a variety of Latin dance styles such as tango,
flamenco, rumba and salsa. "One of the most important goals of
these performances is to bring a message of hope to women living with
breast cancer". Karim wants the show to be a forum that will enlarge
the dialogue about breast cancer and educate women everywhere about
Karim's website at www.karimnoack.com