I thought I would never get cancer. I was almost certain.

I had been a hardcore health nut for about 10 years.The only time I've been to the hospital in the last 10 years is for a routine physical. I never caught a cold. I was very confident about my health. I was so stoic in my pursuit of health that people around me were astonished by my public declaration, "My hobby is detoxification".
I quit my corporate life in Japan, followed my husband to live in the Philippines, and became a yoga instructor,one of my dream, which spurred me to become a health nut.I was a serious student who faithfully followed and practiced the teachings of my yoga teacher and the vegetarian nutrition teacher.

Rishkesh, a holy place of yoga that I visited for my yoga practice.

At a Yoga Instructor Training Course in Koh Samui, Thailand

I woke up at 5:30 every morning to practice yoga and meditation. I eat a staple diet of whole grains, including brown rice, and no meat, fish, dairy, or eggs. Brown rice and vegetables are purchased from organic sources. Wheat products and sugar are also avoided. I also do not eat processed foods that contain additives.I learned that cooking at temperatures above 120 degrees produces carcinogens, so I avoid fried, stir-fried, and oven-cooked products. As part of my daily routine, I am doing intermittent fasting (16-hour fast), so I don't eat anything after 6:00 pm. I did regular fruit fasts to cleanse my intestines, and I also did colon cleansing. To avoid electromagnetic radiation as much as possible, I always turn off WIFI when I go to bed and do not have a microwave oven and induction cook-top in the house.

I'd done many other things, but I could not go on and on, so I will stop here.

In this way, it looks like a thoroughly healthy diet and lifestyle, like someone with cancer would do, but this is what I had been doing for years before I got cancer. An endless obsession with health. Perhaps it was because my fear of getting sick was too strong.

One day, I found a lump in my left breast and went to the hospital for a breast ultrasound.
Even when I got the result, "It looks suspicious, let's do a cytological diagnosis," I thought, "It can't be breast cancer. Obviously, the lump in my breast had grown rapidly in a few months, but I still believed that I could not have cancer.

When I opened the cytology results I received, I found "invasive ductal carcinoma" written at the top of the page. Not knowing the word "carcinoma," I thought it might be a calcium lump or something.
I looked up "carcinoma" in the dictionary and found that "carcinoma" means "malignant tumor".

All at once the blood drained from my head and my eyes went blank.
The next moment, my vision was covered by a dim mixture of feeling betrayed by everything I had believed in and uncertainty about the future.
I never understood why I had breast cancer or what was wrong with me.

"You are what you eat."

This is a common saying among those who follow a health-conscious diet.
I too used to think this saying was 100% true. That is why I could not understand why I had cancer.
But after my breast cancer surgery, I began to study "Energy Science" and began to understand why I had cancer.

According to the Energy Science,we humans exist not only as physical bodies, but also as energy bodies(the so-called "Aura").
The physical body is surrounded by energy bodies that govern vitality (the so-called "chi"), emotional body, and mental body, all of which affect health. In other words, health does not consist only of the physical body. How clean your emotional and mental energy body are also essential to your health.
Each energy body is also influenced by the people by its side, such as family and friends, and by the environment in which we live. And the energy bodies of our ancestors also affect our energy bodies.
From the perspective of energy bodies, you are not made "only" of the food you eat.
Emotional energy body is made up of what you feel.Mental energy body is made up of what you think.
So no amount of diet or lifestyle can guarantee that you will not get cancer.
I was watching my diet, practicing yoga and meditation, but was often plagued by negative emotions and thoughts. After years of practicing yoga, my stiff shoulders and bowlegs improved to the point where people complimented on my good posture, but my emotions and thoughts were not well adjusted.

Changing the mind is much more difficult than changing the body.

In the Philippines, unlike in Japan, nothing goes as planned. As a Japanese who prefers things to go on as planned, I was often frustrated and anxious. There is no safe public transportation in Manila and the only way to get around is by car, but the traffic jams are terrible. Having lived for many years in Tokyo, where I could come and go wherever I wanted, life without freedom of movement was highly stressful for me.
After living in the Philippines for a long time, I decided to escape outside the country once every two months to relieve stress. I enjoyed the freedom of movement in "developed" countries such as Japan and Singapore, and looked forward to meeting friends without stress.

At a vegetarian restaurant in Singapore

At a vegetarian restaurant in Taipei

Then came the pandemic.

In March 2020, a strict lockdown began in Manila. I couldn't go anywhere at all, and I didn't see anyone but my husband.

Parking lot of a neighborhood shopping mall during a pandemic. Not a single car.

At first, I was a bit confused, but I soon got used to it.
I took classes with my yoga teacher on zoom, got hooked on Korean dramas on Netflix, taught Japanese online, and ordered organic food for delivery. Lockdown living had become a reasonably enjoyable experience.

However, the question, "What am I living for?" often came up at a moment's notice, along with a sense of loneliness and emptiness.

I was diagnosed with breast cancer one year and eight months after the start of the Manila Lockdown, which marked the ninth year of my life in the Philippines.

Author's introduction: Chie Hoshiya
Since 2013, she has been living in Manila, Philippines, where she works as a yoga teacher and online Japanese teacher. In 2021, she was diagnosed with breast cancer and underwent surgery and treatment,and in the process of treatment, encountered energy healing. In 2022,Certified as an Energy Healing Associate Specialist by the World institute for incurable diseases (WIID),founded by Master Del Pe, a world-renowned Healing Master.