A spiritual disease

“Spiritual” Pinga…

Yes, it’s been a long time, a very long time since I last published a post…To be honest, I just haven’t felt like it. Between the U.S. election and its crazy aftermath, something we have never seen in modern times!, AND the fact that Tuscany became a coronavirus Red Zone, I’ve been busy…lots of news to follow, lots of irritation against whiny sore losers, lots of getting organized so I can stay at home most of the time, and so on.

Mainly, though, and here I have to be honest: I just haven’t felt like writing.

But today, just now in fact, I read something written by a member of a Facebook group  to which I belong. Here is the quote, with no further explanation: “I personally believe that multiple myeloma is a spiritual disease.”

I’m going to hold back on commenting for a few days, because I’m interested to see what YOU think…


  1. No, there is no such thing as a spiritual illness. Illness, pain, disappointment or loss can help in a spiritual development. Because you come to realize that you are more than just the body, mind or ego. You can have a disease, but you cannot be the disease.

  2. Hmmmm, what? All I know is that my ND Oncologist years ago said that I needed to de-stress completely to make it a manageable disease. I quit the three part time jobs I was working at the time and am still here 15 years later. I am grateful for his advice and Margaret’s corner full of vital info on SMM.

  3. Hi Margaret,
    Many thanks for giving us all an opportunity to respond to your question, you deserve some answers after all the work you’ve put in. I’d love to give a meaningful answer to whether myeloma is a spiritual illness. If your body chakras are out of balance, maybe because of food, emotions or just lifestyle, this (it is thought) could be contributory to illness, not just myeloma. Let’s face it if you go for a walk in the Tuscan countryside, Dorset coast or just meditate, you feel better for it and are more at peace with the world. Spirituality (not necessarily religion) incorporates practices which are seen as a benefit for the mind and body. So to answer this question is difficult because I don’t think there’s going to be any cohort study of e.g. myeloma/meditation but you never know!

    Best Regards,

    Robin. Dorset

    Sent from my Huawei phone

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