Do Not Follow the Example of Angelina Jolie

Jolie

This is horrific and frightening news because these are the kind of people that the public, and children, look up to.

This woman is being praised and exalted by many people for having both breasts removed pre-emptively, in order to stop herself from *possibly* getting breast cancer in the future.

This is public, self-mutilation, and Brad Pitt has made a frightening statement: “It doesn’t have to be a scary thing. In fact, it can be an empowering thing.” This is not empowering.

Empowerment comes from within. God is within each person, and thus, the power to heal cancer is inside each person. Modern scientists have virtually annihilated the theory of genetic determination. Modern scientists have also found that the MIND alters our cells, chemicals, and hormones. I have experienced this first-hand, and my therapist has healed a woman who had a breast lump.

Do not follow the direction of Angelina Jolie. Do not allow your children to look up to her! She is not an “enlightening” person. If people want to heal from breast cancer, or prevent it…contact me for my therapist’s number. People need to change their thinking. Cutting up your bodies and prescription drugs will never heal anyone, nor will it heal what ails the human race collectively. The human race needs to transform and evolve.

I heard this story right after posting yesterday’s article, which mentioned that cancer can be caused by repressed, unhealed emotions. This situation is very timely.

Child sexual abuse survivor, Erin Merryn, made a bold and wonderful statement when she said she hopes to make child sexual abuse talked about as much as breast cancer is talked about.

This was a courageous thing for Erin to say publicly, and important because some people’s breast cancer is probably caused by unhealed child sexual abuse.

Someone who reads my Blog should reach out and save themselves of breast cancer, or a loved one, and contact me for the phone number of my therapist Dr. Ysatis de Saint-Simone: sanjuanangel7@yahoo.com

“Thanks be to God, the 21st Century has brought to science the most astounding breakthroughs, and maybe the greatest of them all.  How did these scientists come to their conclusion?  You see, about twenty years ago a Senior Research Scientist from a major medical firm formed an independent association, with other top scientists and researchers from around the world, to pursue radical anti-aging approaches. They did this by mapping the human genome to stem cell tissue re-growth, to genetically customized medicines, and came to this discovery.  This is incredible news for me, and for you. After decades, they hit the jackpot!  They have scientifically uncovered the on/off switch to human aging I had been using for years, but without the modern science’s backing. 

 What they are saying (without getting too technical), is that Genetic Determinism is out!  Therefore most everything, if not everything, even the aging process built genetically into us by evolution or inheritance, can actually be turned up or down, on or off through learning the proper techniques to do so.  This breakthrough is completely counter intuitive to most human maladies, including the expected aging process.

I cannot bring better news to you that this:

In the past few years medical, genetic and biologic science have all converged into one the most exciting areas in health today.  To know how THE MIND works and how it affects our physical, mental and emotional bodies, and to use it Knowingly is the Medicine of the Future!  In other words, the Science of the Mind works and how it can communicate with every single cell of our body is here to stay, and to grow with.

One of the most important of these recent discoveries —which are as ancient as the Hermetic sciences practiced in early Egypt— is that EVERY CELL HAS AN INTERNAL REPAIR MECHANISM.” ~ Dr. Ysatis de Saint-Simone

Website:
http://ysatisdesaintsimone.wordpress.com/


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59 Responses to Do Not Follow the Example of Angelina Jolie

  1. SurvivorSunshine says:

    “I speak the truth to the soul of the person, not to their persona. Your ego has been wounded Sunshine. I am not going to change who I am or what I believe in order to appease. I am no people-pleaser and you know that. I don’t know why you are taking this Angelina thing so personally, but maybe you ought to take a look at that in yourself.”

    THIS and almost everything else you replied to me is your own projection. I am making an armchair psychological assessment about you now because I refuse to debate with someone who feels a need to win some kind of battle over disagreeing opinions. I’m not taking it personally because you are not my friend and you don’t add any value to my daily life. I can clearly see it’s pissing you off that I’m NOT a people pleaser. Who has the overinflated ego here? You won’t be able to bully me. I won’t ever say it was okay how biased and vicious your initial posts and comments appeared toward Angelina. You can judge, attack and slander my mental state, the health of my soul and my supposedly unresolved issues. I don’t care and I will pray for you that you feel the need to do that to a dedicated blog reader just because she called you out on something. Stop attacking your readers in the false vein that you are so enlightened and have so much discernment. Those of us that are healthy enough can see right through you. It’s sad and you seemed more mature in your previous posts the last few years. I obviously triggered you and I hope God is using this situation to help YOU HEAL. You’ll probably delete this in a narcissistic rage but I really do want to move past this. I doubt I’ll ever feel safe enough to post again and that’s a shame. But I don’t regret using this blog, along with several other resources, in helping me express myself freely.

    • Alethea says:

      Sunshine,

      The only reason I continue to reply is to not be silent, which is approval. I don’t approve of your comments, agree with them, or feel they are of value in any way. Therefore, I will continue to comment. You keep replying to me, yet accuse me of “wanting to win an argument.” 🙂

      I find you to be a very passive-aggressive person Sunshine, who is now doing to me what you did not like done to you growing up….and that is hypocritical.

      I did not say you have an “overinflated ego,” I said your ego has been wounded. The ego, is the self, it gets wounded and attacks others with that hurt, and then refuses to see its own error. Read about the human ego, it is a fascinating part of every human being. Our most important challenge is to overcome the ego-self.

      Please do not pray for me. Whenever someone, who does not like what I say, says they are going to pray for me, I cringe.

      You are a hypocrite Sunshine. You attack me with your venom, and accuse me of the same.

      You are a passive aggressive person who lashes out, and then plays a victim with, “I don’t feel safe to post here.”

      If you “don’t feel safe” to write words on a computer screen, or “safe” enough to read the reaction that your words bring, then I hope you are dealing with your ridiculousness.

      Don’t pray for me because your will is not my will.

  2. Hooray that as survivors, we can be strong women with differing opinions. As a child of incest, I wasn’t allowed an opinion. As a teenager, I was too afraid to rebel against the overly firm, strangling hand of control that my father exerted over the entire family. As a young woman who didn’t know a thing about balance because I had never seen it in my family of origin, I became a controller. My easy going husband didn’t like arguing so he went along with me until I woke up one day and realized that I had stepped into my dad’s controller shoes. It wasn’t happy. I was safe thanks to the people that God had led into my life when I needed them, including my husband. I had to let go of trying to be perfect and had to look within for my own happiness and peace. When I could let go of the controlling behavior, I began to move toward a balanced center. It wasn’t instant and it wasn’t easy but today there is peace, joy and happiness in my life as a thriver. I applaud all of the strong women here and in my life who are not afraid to have a different opinion that me and than each other. Nobody has to be right or wrong. We each have our own stand and can be flexible with our thoughts and our beliefs are our own. Not everyone has to agree.

    I disagree with Angelina’s stand and it was her decision to make for herself. I understand her grief and her fears. I would still make a different decision, and have, for that matter, for myself. I am not jealous of Angelina and her status. I do not hate her as a woman. I have had too many wonderful women in my life who have taught me how to become the woman that I wanted to be, the woman that I am today. I do not understand women who hate women. We should appreciate each other, male and female, for what we contribute to the world. I am saddened by Angelina’s decision. I am saddened by the many women who will choose to follow in her footsteps but I can’t and shouldn’t try to make that decision for them. I can lead better by example of what I do with my own journey thru this life than I can with opinions and demands.

    I thank you all for this lively discussion. It helps me to see all points of view. We are each only responsible for our own decisions and our own lives. We can’t control others, unless they let us and then we shouldn’t.

    • Alethea says:

      Great comment Patricia. I agree with everything here, except that I don’t want to be labeled by anyone (I am not saying you are saying this about me) as a person who is controlling or trying to make someone else’s decision for them. This is about voicing myself in order to save a life, help a child, or to lead someone to make a better choice for their mind and body than to cut off healthy body parts out of fear and emotional desires.

      When I speak my truth it is solely to help others. Not to judge or to try and convince someone.

      • Thank you Alethea. I wasn’t labeling you or anyone here. I don’t like labels either when they have negative connotations. I tried controlling everything and everyone until I knew better. I found that I was hurting myself and my loved ones by trying to control them, all in an attempt to feel safe after the incest of my childhood. When I realized the damage I was doing to myself and to them, I quit. Control is an illusion and only works as long as the other person cooperates. I woke up. Some people never do.

        • Alethea says:

          I know you were not labeling me Patricia. I just needed to say it in case someone else was.

          🙂

  3. little nel says:

    “Fear and subconscious energies are what drove her to this.”

    “If human beings do not deal with fear and unhealed repressed problems, they will be sick forever.”

    I agree, Alethea.

    All of Angelina’s success’ are based on her “body beautiful” attractiveness and her sexual allure. Without her photogenic beauty she would be just another person on the planet. I have never seen Angelina in person. I have only seen photos of her and that’s because her photos are worth money to magazines and tabloids because people like to view pictures of her and will buy things with her picture on them. She is a marketing dream for those who can afford her price. She wants to stay on top.

    I’m betting that she is relying on the skill of the reconstructive surgeons to make her breasts more beautiful than ever.

    I know that women in show business have hysterectomies and other surgeries to help them stay thin. They take hormones, drugs, inject Botox, have face lifts, have fat tissue removed, and have their eyes worked on, among other things to stay looking youthful and fresh. Aging is a killer for women who work in the entertainment industry, so they do everything that they can to avoid looking “old and/or tired.”

  4. Alethea says:

    This article has just been updated to include information written by my therapist on the science that has found genetic determinism to be erroneous.

  5. angie says:

    I’ve just read all of the comments on here re: Angelina Jolie. I don’t suppose for one moment this was a decision she took lightly & I completely understand why she did it. It reminds me of the old saying ‘Prevention is better than cure’. She is doing what she can to ensure her children will grow up with their mother. I don’t like the use of the word mutilation either. If somebody has to have a limb amputated for whatever reason, do you look upon that as mutilation?? Alot of amputations are done to save the amputees life. I think if I was in her situation I would do the same.She had an 87% chance of getting breast cancer. There was a huge chance her children would have to see their mum sick (and quite possibly die prematurely). I think she is to be applauded for speaking publicly about it.
    Also interesting the comments you make about how abuse can cause all kinds of other problems other than psychological. I was an abused child, I do not suffer from any kind of depression or mental illness, I am healthy & have no problems with my breasts or pelvic area. I don’t agree with the comments asking why so many woman are abused & raped & beaten as kids.

    “We wonder why so women are raped, beaten, sexually abused as a children. Well, maybe because we women REALLY don’t love other women as much as we say we do? Who’s protecting us from each other?”

    It has nothing to do with how we treat each other. It is because there are many many sick twisted individuals in this world who take pleasure in hurting & violating children. THE ONLY PEOPLE WHO SHOULD BE BLAMED FOR ABUSE ARE THE ABUSERS.

    Anyway, I stumbled across this page by accident but I’m glad I did! It’s been interesting to read and I’ve subscribed to it now

    Angie x

    • Alethea says:

      Dear Angie,

      Welcome to my Blog. I am very grateful you found it.

      You mentioned “the old” saying ‘Prevention is better than cure’…This is actually how we should all think in a “new” way, prevention, but not by self-mutilation. Prevention by self-transformation –by healing the MIND, which can cure almost all disease and illness. Prevention, by transforming the soul from its darkness.

      You mentioned limb amputation. I saw a documentary of a man who was hit by a car and he was told he would have to remove his leg in order to survive. He refused to accept that information in his mind, and he found an alternative healing path, that included psycho-analysis therapy and spiritual healing that is similar to my therapist’s healing method. He not only saved his leg, but became a runner!

      “Also interesting the comments you make about how abuse can cause all kinds of other problems other than psychological. I was an abused child, I do not suffer from any kind of depression or mental illness, I am healthy & have no problems with my breasts or pelvic area.”

      Angie, there are all different levels of abuse, and all different kinds of childhood experiences with abuse. It also depends on love and support the child might have received from someone in childhood, how long the abuse lasted, and who the abuser was. I am not minimizing your abuse, but I hope you are not saying that just because you say you have NO problems from being abused, that it means others should not be going through something?

      Again, each person is unique. I would dare to say that you may very well have something in your psyche that is linked to your abuse, but that you don’t recognize it because it is not life-altering, or even that big a deal to you. Or you may already have had therapy.

      Peace, and welcome. I hope you enjoy some of my articles.

      Alethea

  6. Alethea says:

    I just read that she is going to have her ovaries removed too. This whole thing is truly barbaric. Almost Satanic. It is like saying, “we humans know better than God. We will just stop ourselves from getting cancer by cutting off our body parts.” The medical industry is taking off on this whole thing big time. I have already seen the commercials: ‘find out if you are like Angelina Jolie, and what you can do about it.’ with the footage of a woman getting a mammogram running in the background. SICK.

    • js says:

      This is sad! I am sorry she does not know there is a better plan of action. Truly empathetic and sad for her.

  7. Lon Spector says:

    Dear Alethea,

    I completely agree with your opinions on Angie Jolie. It seems that we are addicted to
    Don’t-Raise-The-Bridge-Lower-The-Water-Solutions to our problems.
    How barbaric that she should think self-multalation is the answer? How could she possibly
    KNOW in advance that she would contract cancer? Do you think that God gave her, her
    beautiful bodily temple so she could go above His head and desicrate it?

    why haven’t you commented on Jodi Arias? I would
    think the Arias affair would be right up your alley.

    • Alethea says:

      Lon, I have to edit your comment Lon. Sorry, but it is too long and goes way off topic.

      “I completely agree with your opinions on Angie Jolie. It seems that we are addicted to
      Don’t-Raise-The-Bridge-Lower-The-Water-Solutions to our problems.
      How barbaric that she should think self-multalation is the answer? How could she possibly
      KNOW in advance that she would contract cancer? Do you think that God gave her, her
      beautiful bodily temple so she could go above His head and desicrate it?”

      Great point Lon. Fear drives people to do things like this. FEAR is instilled in this society by doctors, media, films, TV, govt., friends, neighbors, family………..

      Adults killing other adults is not up my alley. I wrote an article about her once because she accused Travis of looking at child porn. I was angry because I knew it was a lie. The only thing I hate worse than the sexual abuse of children is people who lie about it in order to justify murder, or to win a not-guilty verdict when they have murdered their own child.

  8. little nel says:

    What if? Angelina lied to the media? or the media “spun” a story?

  9. mary says:

    Do you have any more outside medical studies and other articles talking about the link between cancer and unresolved and repressed emotions? This is a really sensitive subject for me, at 12 years old my cousin lost her life to an aggressive rare cancer determined to be genetic (her father’s side seems to have cancer run in their family) that took her life very swiftly, in 9 months. When they detected it, there were tumors in her lungs, lymph nodes, bones. I was close to their family (I slept over alot, I was there when she was born). The idea that the cancer was caused by anything other than genetics, or rather something they could have prevented (The way they handled the asbestos in the house they bought, the stress caused by her mom and dad’s impending divorce, the doctors they chose etc) really hurts them, especially her mother. But I do want to keep an open mind.

    That being said, I do not know what to make of Angelina Jolie’s decision to go public with her choice to opt for the preventative double mascetomy. It rubs off as promotion and It’s not like we ever needed Angelina jolie to tell us the option was there. Maybe her intentions are good, but I really don’t think it would be healthy to start this kind of medical trend. Women who are found to have a high chance of developing this cancer who havent developed it yet need to go with whatever they feel is right for their bodies and shouldnt have to deal with the pressure by their doctors or the public or anyone else to have this surgery.

    • Alethea says:

      Mary, I don’t have any articles on hand. My therapist might. I have seen some documentaries about it on The Science Channel. I know there are books and studies on the healing affects of medical hypno-analysis, and cases, but I don’t have my hands on them right now.

      There are a few medical-hypno-analysis institutes that might know.

    • Grace says:

      Hi Mary,
      I just wanted to let you know, in response to your question…there is a book called “Man’s Presumptuous Brain” that I recently read, and it does indeed discuss the link between disease (such as cancer) and the psyche. It was recommended to me, and I recently recommended it to my sister…it’s a good read if you’re looking for a better understanding of the difference between the concept of “disease” and “dis-ease”.

  10. SurvivorSunshine says:

    I love this blog but I think it’s very wrong to judge Angelina on the choice she made with the limited information we have about her life. I feel nothing but compassion for a women who lost her mother at a fairly young age to cancer and most likely lives in a perpetual state of fear and grief. I know that feeling. My aunt died of breast cancer after almost ten years of battling that disease. I support Angelina’s choice to do what’s best for HERSELF and HER family. I hope most women will read about her choice and the need to enlighten the public regarding genetic testing, but make a choice that works for their own life. I don’t believe in taking prescription drugs or surgery as the cure-all method for most diseases. I myself try to practice more holistic and natural healing methods. But I refuse to condemn a women who believes this was the best choice for her to continue to be a mother and partner to her loved ones.

    This anonymous comment from the NYT story echoes my sentiments in more detail-
    “A lot of people are making assumptions about what research Jolie did or did not do before deciding to remove her breasts. That decision was likely not made without consideration of other (limited) options. Do you know what 87% risk of breast cancer means? It means she almost definitely would develop the disease, and not in her 60s or 70s, but in her 40s or 50s (the age at which BRCA-related cancer generally appears). I know more than one woman who went in for prophylactic mastectomy or oopherectomy (removal of the ovaries) because of testing BRCA+ who learned she already had cancer in the body part being removed. These are women in their 30s and 40s. And though the cancer was caught early in each of the cases, it didn’t prevent metastases for all these women. These cancers are aggressive and deadly.

    I have cancer and I know far more about my disease and treatment options than anyone without my cancer could know. Even if you have cancer yourself or are BRCA+ yourself, you cannot know the entirety of the information Jolie had to make this decision. But know it was the best decision for her.

    It is terrible that in 2013 there is no better option for women with BRCA mutations than to cut out body parts. We should be angry that there isn’t a better decision Jolie could have made, not that she made this decision.”

    • Alethea says:

      Dear Sunshine,

      You are labeling it as “judgement” when all I am doing is pointing out that cutting up our bodies and prescription drugs ARE NOT WORKING for the human race.

      I am trying to help people, especially children, to stop themselves before they make a huge mistake.

      Fear and subconscious energies are what drove her to do this. She needs therapy more than she will ever realize. She needs to find out what it is in her mind that created such a desire to cut off her healthy breasts. Cutting off her breasts WILL NOT stop her from getting cancer or other disease. She will develop problems in other parts of her body, maybe even cancer unless she deals and heals her subconscious mind. If human beings do not deal with fear and unhealed repressed problems, they will be sick forever.

      I am beyond sorry that you have cancer, I would ask you to call my therapist and heal yourself of it, but you have not asked for her number.

      I AM angry that there is not a better decision for Jolie. The medical doctors make billions of dollars off drugs, surgery and “cancer research.” They have no desire to truly heal anyone and she was given the information that is killing people. I AM offering people another way, and yet you want to shut the door on that.

      I wish you peace and health, but I will not be silent.

      • Alethea says:

        My therapist is a humble person, who lives humbly. She is not a celebrity or a millionaire…therefore, the only way she can spread the word about her therapy and its healing powers, is via people like me, who are so GRATEFUL beyond words to have found her.

        People think that just becasue someone does not have a huge office, or an institute, or media connections, or five medical degrees and an office in a hospital, or a PR campagin like Tony Robbins, that they are not worth the time of day, or that they are a scam.

        and this is so very very sad.

      • SurvivorSunshine says:

        First, let me clear up that I have NOT been diagnosed with cancer. That was in an anonymous comment made from one of the NYT news stories. I indicated that and put the comment in quotes.

        Second, I realize her decision upsets you but I don’t think we should EVER allow a decision someone makes for their own body and for their own life affect us. Especially not celebrities, who are just people living their lives just like us but under public scrutiny. I’m not trying to shut the door on your alternative, which I think is helpful for those who choose it. I definitely agree with you about the mind-body connection, as I also stated above. I don’t agree with what I felt was an attack on another woman, who has obviously been grieving the loss of her mother for years and deals with the immense pressures of being a worldwide icon, just because she chose a medical procedure that works best for HER.

        I will continue to have compassion for Angelina because I know the pain of losing a mother and wanting to be there as a mother to your own children- and not have them go through the pain and loss of experiencing their mother’s premature death. In her own words, that’s what she said forced her to make that decision and I can relate. However, if I faced a similar decision I would only do what I believed was right for me and my life. I feel sorry for anybody that would ever allow a celebrity to influence their health choices. That’s crazy.

        • Alethea says:

          Thanks for clearing that up Sunshine. The way the comment read, it appeared to me to be part your commentary, and partly the section you took from the NYT. I am so sorry for the confusion!

          Her decision only upsets me because of her celebrity status and use of the media. If she did it privately, and did not use the media to spread her “enlightening, empowering choice” then I would not be concerned.

          You call it an “an attack on another woman” but I call it speaking the truth against ignorance. There is nothing healthy, enlightening, or empowering about a woman cutting off her breasts in a pre-emptive strike against a disease that may never affect her.

          I have compassion for Angelina Jolie, but I do not allow compassion to block me from trying to stop others from harming themselves, or from helping people to learn about healthy alternatives.

          Alethea

          • SurvivorSunshine says:

            I mainly took offense to how your first comments were written, not that you don’t feel like having a double mastectomy was as a good choice for her. It’s only your opinion. It’s easy to speculate on WHY she did this or that if we don’t like her or her image. It just bothers me that women are so combative and negative towards this celebrity woman who gets accused of being an adulterer, drug addict, etc. when she has done so many other humanitarian and good deeds. I mean how many of your readers who talk about how terrible she is have adopted 3 children from other countries? I’ll wait…

            Let’s stop feeding into society’s expectations for women to HATE other women. We wonder why so women are raped, beaten, sexually abused as a children. Well, maybe because we women REALLY don’t love other women as much as we say we do? Who’s protecting us from each other? We hurt one another so easily based on trivial things like envy and insecurity. I won’t participate in these kind of attacks on women, even if I don’t agree with their choices. I will do it in a spirit of love and compassion because that’s what I want shown to me.

            • Alethea says:

              You will have to be more specific about what it is you are so offended by. I don’t know what you mean by “my first comments.” I won’t apologize for your feeling offended though. That’s your prerogative, and your reaction to my reaction.

              I don’t care what she has done in her past –good or bad. Everyone has done good and bad things in their life. Everyone. I have no idea what kind of a person she really is. She is nothing special in my eyes. The people I hold as being good people are Rachael Corrie and Butterfly Hill, Ghandi, The Dalai Lama, and The Saints.

              Please cease in determining me as hating her. If Brad Pitt had cut his penis off, I would have felt the same way.

              I don’t hold women on any higher pedestal than men. I don’t like feminism and I don’t like playing favorites.

              Brad Pitt has now called what she is doing “heroic.”

              God help this world and children, if this woman is a “hero.”

              • SurvivorSunshine says:

                Althea, I’m a longtime reader of your blog and I’ve commented numerous times that you’ve been such a blessing to me and others to allow us to share our innermost painful thoughts about childhood sexual abuse and extremely dysfunctional familial relationships on your blog. I would never ask you to apologize for me being offended. I don’t need anybody to take responsibility for how I feel. I was taken aback at your initial post on how angry and unsympathetic you seemed toward a women who, in my mind, acted in a selfless way to possibly save her life and be a mother to her 6 children BECAUSE she knows the pain of losing a mother to an insidious disease. I know you and others don’t agree with her choice BUT hardly anybody has acknowledged that this woman has been grieving her mother’s death from cancer and that may be the one driving factor in motivating her choices. It’s obvious to me as a passive observer that she is physically different and even depressed looking since her mother’s death several years ago. That’s is why my first reaction to the news of what she’d done was overwhelming empathy. She may have made a choice different than what we would do, but I don’t think it’s okay to make her out to be an EVIL person because of it. That reads as irresponsible and even judgmental based on what- that she bothers many women who see her as a wild Jezebel who stole another girl-next-door woman’s husband? Ridiculous rumors and that’s why I brought up jealousy. I didn’t say YOU we’re jealous but I do believe a lot of women’s comments toward her are based on an irrational dislike because she represents that unattainable beauty and mystery that made her known as the most gorgeous film star on the planet. She also seems very self-assured and has the image of trailblazer who goes out of her way to focus on humanitarian causes. She’s a pilot, adventure-seeker, etc. I never saw her as extremely feminine. My point is she stirs up emotions in people and I think many women feel uncomfortable and jump to attack her, which I feel is wrong on any level but especially because i as a survivor of vicious emotional abuse by aggressive and self-righteous women. Not just little situations “we’ve all experienced” as Mary dismissively commented. That’s why I feel women should think twice before writing nasty and hasty assumptions about other women. It has nothing to do with feminism. I believe we have the power to protect each other but we usually fall very far from the mark. I wish empathy would be the first response toward a woman instead of anger,fear and jealousy. I trust you won’t be offended because I’ve expressed an opinion different from yours. Part of my healing journey has been the ability to face my fears and speak UP and OUT about my own opinion even if the face of another strong and assertive woman. My natural tendency to be vocal and opinionated was always destroyed by my abusers and I know now it’s okay if I don’t agree with everybody. I can feel how I WANT to feel!

              • Alethea says:

                “I was taken aback at your initial post on how angry and unsympathetic you seemed toward a women who, in my mind, acted in a selfless way to possibly save her life and be a mother to her 6 children BECAUSE she knows the pain of losing a mother to an insidious disease.”

                Sunshine, you have misinterpreted my anger. It is not at women, not at her right to choose to cut her breasts off, or at her love for her children. (but if she truly loved them in the right way, the God-like way, she would not give them the example of living in fear, or of cutting off HEALTHY body parts in order to survive). THAT is not Love.

                My anger is at her being uplifted as a hero, an example, an empowering woman, and as an enlightened person by Brad Pitt and the media. My anger is at the medical industry that are killing people and making them sick.

                If someone is grieving their mother’s death from cancer to the point of such fear that it drives them to cut off healthy body parts, then they need serious help spiritually and psychologically.

                “…but I don’t think it’s okay to make her out to be an EVIL person because of it.”

                Please stop putting your conclusions on me. I have NEVER said SHE is evil. What she did is Satanic in the sense of Satanic being anything that goes against our Divine nature. Satanic can also mean self-induced choices, fear-induced choices….because Satan is the Father of FEAR.

                “That reads as irresponsible and even judgmental based on what- that she bothers many women who see her as a wild Jezebel who stole another girl-next-door woman’s husband? Ridiculous rumors and that’s why I brought up jealousy.”

                I have not even heard what you are talking about. I don’t follow celebrity gossip. I don’t CARE what she has done in her past.

                I think you ought to look at your judgements of me and others here. You are pointing your finger at us for “judging” her and yet you do the same. You have interpreted the comments here as jealousy, dislike, hatred, and as attacking her. You are judging us just as you accuse us of judging. Everyone judges others on one level or another. There is a difference between judging others by jumping to personal conclusions… and using our God-given right to discern. Especially to determine what might harm many many people…and CHILDREN down the road.

                “….because i as a survivor of vicious emotional abuse by aggressive and self-righteous women.”

                You need to heal this problem inside yourself Sunshine. THIS is why you are reacting to our comments so strongly.

                “I can feel how I WANT to feel!”

                Yes, but feelings are linked to emotions. Emotions can harm us if they are not centered or come from unhealed places in our mind.

                Good for you for speaking your opinion. I would rather be in a conversation with someone who disagrees with me than to be around people-pleasers and those who remain silent. But you are off center in your opinion because it is based in your past pain.

              • grace0808 says:

                “There is a difference between judging others by jumping to personal conclusions… and using our God-given right to discern. Especially to determine what might harm many many people…and CHILDREN down the road.”

                This is great Alethea, and has helped clear up some of my own “judgement” fears because what you wrote makes so much sense. Thank you so much!

            • mary says:

              I think the real thing that is the root of all the contention when it comes to this subject is whether or not you believe all cancer and illness is psychosomatic. If it isn’t, then I can see how people would think Angelina Jolie did make a very bold and brave decision. If it is and she was only acting under what the doctors have told her about her genes, then she is just a victim of a misinformed or even perhaps sinister medical system and you’re right in that the blame shouldnt be on her necessarily.

              I have to ask. How does my comment read as dismissive to you? How was I minimizing your experience by trying to relate? For me, my experiences of being verbally and emotionally abused by women who I depended on for support hurt me immensely , in a lot of ways even more so than the abusers. I don’t know you, i’m sure that if i had walked in your shoes, what I went through doesn’t compare to what you have, but I do feel a little dismissed too because I don’t know what you mean by “little experiences.” Those were not “little” experiences for me. I wasn’t only speaking for myself, either, I was speaking for all the women I’ve seen in my personal life who have been raped and abused instead of being supported and uplifted by her community of fellow young women, were subsequently mocked and called all sorts of names and even horrifically physically assaulted and jumped. (Cases like the steubenville rape case happened all the time in my low income high school and in sickeningly ritualistic and accepted ways.) And being that this is a blog about child sexual abuse and rape, I don’t think I’m incorrect in assuming that most people on here know how it feels. I do not intend to take away from the significance and uniqueness of your experience when I say that the dynamic you speak of is disturbingly common, just do not think that you are the only one who knows how it feels.

              It is possible to empathize with someone and tell the truth at the same time, or tell the truth about something or someone without perceiving it as a virulent attack on them fueled by jealousy. When I read the comments about it being “barbaric, almost satanic” I read them as commenting on what quite possibly be the medical industry’s attempt to capitalize on Angelina Jolie’s star power and emotional sickness to promote these expensive and perhaps unnecessary surgeries…. that is indeed quite barbaric.

              • Alethea says:

                “It is possible to empathize with someone and tell the truth at the same time,..”

                This is exactly correct Mary. Speaking the truth to people does not mean that we do not feel compassion for them. Truth IS LOVE. Jesus tried to show us this with HIS VERY LIFE. He spoke the truth to us, uncomfortable truths, and He spoke it to His enemies and to His Disciples. He told us that if we do not erect ourselves to our Divine Nature, that we will perish. BUT HE LOVED US and HE had deep compassion for us. It is out of HIS LOVE for us that he spoke the truth to us!

              • SurvivorSunshine says:

                Thank you both for your replies.

                Althea, I am on a journey of healing just like you and probably everyone who is a survivor of abuse that reads your blog. I’d venture to say that’s why most people come to your blog- they are in search of answers and seek bonding and empathy from others who have experienced horrible, unspeakable childhood abuses, especially within their family. I really don’t need your armchair psychologist assessment of “why” I responded to your comments the way I did. I think that was unfair and went below the belt. I could turn it around snd do the same to you but I refuse to engageI making assumptions about your intentions. I was also using my own God-given gift of discernment when observing that the comments toward Angelina read as extremely critical and unsympathetic, which may be due to jealousy. I realize most women would die before they admit to being jealous because it is an insidious, nasty deception. If Angelina is mutilating herself and operating from a place of fear because of grief and, possibly, unresolved childhood issues then I stand by my earlier statement that the author of a blog dedicated to exposing disgusting abuses against children SHOULD be expressing more empathy and less criticism towards her. You’ve explained why you wrote what you wrote but I still think it was harsh. And I reserve the right to openly express my disagreement. I won’t be swayed by personal attacks on my mental state. God knows where I came from and I trust in HIM and HIM only to continue to heal me of my pain. You say you appreciate me speaking my mind but I wonder if that’s true based on you attempting to use my own personal comments to undermine my points and further your own arguments. I’ve noticed you do tend to get defensive if someone comments in any way that differs from your opinion. These are emotional topics but I think it would best serve your readers if you didn’t jump on people unless they directly attack you. I have been nothing but diplomatic and respectful in my responses. But I will be honest about my own observations. That’s what I meant when I said I can feel the way I want to feel.

                Mary, excuse me if I read your comment incorrectly. I did feel it was dismissive to lump what I was expressing into a “well, everybody has gone through women hating on them.” Thank you for clarifying. The Steubenville rapes were gut-wrenching and made me so pissed that other girls set up that girl to get brutally assaulted by those boys. They totally illustrate what I’m getting at. Many women allow their own offense, insecurities and jealousies to inhibit their inner ability to be protective and loving toward another woman- even their own daughters. I will continue to disagree with your thoughts on Angelina but I appreciate you explaining what you meant.

              • Alethea says:

                Dear Sunshine,

                One of the most liberating things I have ever experienced is to free myself of my need to experience bonding and empathy from others. This Blog has given me those things, and has provided it for others, and I am grateful for that. But I have been working hard in the past few months to liberate myself of that need. I can say that it is truly awesome to do so.

                “I really don’t need your armchair psychologist assessment of “why” I responded to your comments the way I did. I think that was unfair and went below the belt.”

                You don’t need it, or don’t want it? Ask your soul that question. But I will speak my mind when I think it can help someone. And you must realize that you have been putting personal assumptions on me during this entire dialogue. Look in the mirror before you get so irritated with me. Action/reaction, cause and effect. If you don’t like it, don’t give it out.

                “…observing that the comments toward Angelina read as extremely critical and unsympathetic, which may be due to jealousy. I realize most women would die before they admit to being jealous because it is an insidious, nasty deception….”

                I can’t speak for others, but I think I have made myself quite clear on my non-jealousy. I think others have too. If you can’t get that, then you ought to look at why you keep harping on it.

                “…I stand by my earlier statement that the author of a blog dedicated to exposing disgusting abuses against children SHOULD be expressing more empathy and less criticism towards her.”

                Please don’t tell me what I should and should not be expressing about someone who has made an irreparable, horrific mistake that has been linked to horrific plans by people in bio-tech research –a decision that is being uplifted as empowering when it is one of degradation of the human body, and one that is creating a ripple effect of fear because she has chosen to go so profoundly public.

                God also knows where I am coming from and I trust in HIM and HIM only to guide my soul to speak as it wishes, or needs to, about vital topics that can affect countless people and children.

                “I’ve noticed you do tend to get defensive if someone comments in any way that differs from your opinion.”

                Sunshine, do you see the silliness in this? You have done the exact same thing 🙂

                I too have been diplomatic and respectful in my responses. You choose to take it as personal attacks, and that is how you are going to take it. I have no need to change you or convince you. I tried to help you see that you were reacting from emotion. You don’t want to see that. It’s okay, I have been there.

                I speak the truth to the soul of the person, not to their persona. Your ego has been wounded Sunshine. I am not going to change who I am or what I believe in order to appease. I am no people-pleaser and you know that. I don’t know why you are taking this Angelina thing so personally, but maybe you ought to take a look at that in yourself.

                Peace and best wishes.
                Alethea

              • Alethea says:

                I just went back and re-read all of my comments to you Sunshine. I wanted to make sure I was not off somewhere with you. NO WHERE do I find that I was off center with you. I do not find any of the things you accuse me of. I see only that you were, and are, reacting to me as a survivor of what you stated….”vicious emotional abuse by aggressive and self-righteous women.”

                I stand by what I said. You need to heal that issue or you will continue to transfer that problem on to others like you have with me. I am not giving you an “arm-chair” psychological assessment. I am telling you that it is not okay with me to put your unhealed issues on me.

              • Alethea says:

                …and you mentioned God with regards to your healing….Nearly every day, God puts people in our lives to put us in touch with what we still need to heal. I know what my unresolved issues are, and you have triggered one of them in me…it is my unhealed issue of not being heard. You have not heard what I am trying to tell you, and that’s okay, but I am aware that I need to not react to you -which I am not doing, but I am aware of it, and keeping it in check.

                You can choose to look at your issue with vicious emotional women being self-righteous and aggressive, or you can choose to continue to transfer that problem onto me.

                In Peace.
                Alethea

  11. I have a good discussion of this post going on on my Facebook page. One friend disagrees with us and the other one feels as I do. I am not judging Angelina or anyone else by having a different opinion. Name calling doesn’t make a point. It stops the intelligent conversation.

    • Alethea says:

      I don’t judge her either, but if someone drives their car too fast or allows their child to be left alone in a park for a few minutes, I am not going to silently sit there and allow those people to put animals, or children in danger.

      This is not about personal choices. This is about a celebrity going public with an abomination, and her and her husband making it out to be something many women ought to consider…and that it is “empowering.” Children look up to Jolie. Children’s minds are at stake here. This is not about “judging someone” for having sex in their bedroom in any way they choose, or for eating foods that are bad for them.

  12. Alethea says:

    I neglected to say that my therapist has also healed my husband of gout, and countless other people. of many thing. The ones I know of are kidney stones, asthma, back pain, leg and foot pain, a virus in the lungs, migraines, bladder problems, IBS, heart problems, and the chronic fatigue syndrome I used to have. She uses medical hypno-analysis to accomplish this, and this is a practice that is used by many medical doctors and psychologists.

  13. melissa lee says:

    Keep this going Alethea, as most, have no idea that any illness, especially when it is in the area of our body, where abuses could have happened, (breast, and pelvic).. is related too sexual abuse as a child… It’s interesting that she has adopted so many children and saved them from the lives they were leading, but I believe her own inter-child is not being addressed and cared for by her, which would be much more transformative then saving anything outside ones self….. 🙂 Melissa Lee

  14. Anonymous says:

    “BIG BABY.” Maybe you know this guy? He knows how to work the system, too. Right now he is under investigation for abuse of the system.

    • Alethea says:

      Regarding the “Big Baby” video anonymous posted to me (I deleted it as it is not necessary to clog up my Blog with it)…the man in the video, obsessed with being a baby is the reason that mainstream psychiatry does not work. This man could benefit and heal from my therapist’s work…that is, IF he wants to. If someone does not want to change their life (like anonymous) then they cannot be helped by my therapist.

    • Alethea says:

      Anonymous, you ought to investigate yourself and figure out what it is that drives you to hate me so much, and what it is inside of you that keeps you reading my Blog. You obviously need help. Look within; examine yourself anonymous. Find the truth that is within you, and change your life. Time is short. Open your heart and drive out your ego-self, because it is destroying you.

  15. I just shared your post on Facebook and Twitter. On the Facebook share, I added the comment, “I agree with this blogger.” I would have had a needless hysterectomy when I was 27 years old if I had blindly followed doctor’s orders. I am 61 years old and my female organs are post menopausal but still healthy. Back in 2001, after my first and only set of mammographies (5 or 6 before the doctor was through) and after a biopsy, I was told the lump in my right breast was fine and not cancer. 6 weeks later when I returned to the surgeon who had taken my gall bladder out, I was told that something was wrong and I did need to have both of them removed. I was confused. I only had one lump in my breast. The doctor said I needed to have both breasts removed because at some future date, I might get cancer. I was in shock. I left his office and never went back. I not only still have both breasts today, I still have the lump in my right breast. No cancer. This doctor had just returned from a conference in New Orleans where he learned all about new methods (removing both breasts) of preventing cancer. No sympathy for the poor patient. Very clinical thoughts. Can you wonder why I don’t trust doctors wholeheartedly. What Angelina Jolie allowed to be done to her body is terrible. She still might get cancer some where else because of her fear of dying from cancer like her mother did. Fear can create disease in our bodies.

    • Grace says:

      You’re spot-on Patricia…yes, fear can create disease in the body. I am glad to hear that you didn’t end up getting a hysterectomy needlessly. My mom got a full hysterectomy a few years ago and her body was in extreme shock because she hadn’t gone through menopause yet…so she was forced into it. If I knew then what I know now I would have talked to her to share that there are other options to cutting up our bodies.

    • Alethea says:

      Patricia, this comment is amazing! You trusted your God-given instincts, instead of catering to fear, driven by a man in a white coat. You are awesome. If you ever want to get rid of the lump anyway, you should call my therapist. It may be linked to something not very traumatic or terribly painful, but something that affects you in other ways that you are unaware of.

      “She still might get cancer some where else because of her fear of dying from cancer like her mother did. Fear can create disease in our bodies.”

      This is spot on!

  16. Anonymous says:

    You are the biggest MORON In the entire world. You are a horrible example of a woman. HOW DARE YOU JUDGE ANGELINA OR ANY OTHER WOMAN FOR A PERSONAL HEALTH DECISION THEY MAKE! Your “therapist” is just a miracle worker isn’t she? Yet, she has never been able to completely “cure” you. Interesting. You really need to go away and stop spewing your poison. BTW, I love the pic you posted of yourself with your bare midriff showing. As if that is a good example. You are over 50 obviously, and showing your bare midriff. PATHETIC. Please get off SSC disability, GET A JOB and STOP MILKING THE SYSTEM!

    • Alethea says:

      I think I hit a nerve with “anonymous.”

      “Your “therapist” is just a miracle worker isn’t she? Yet, she has never been able to completely “cure” you.”

      I am happy you brought this up. She is indeed a hand of miracles. God performs miracles through her, and by the power of God that is within each of her clients. We all have God-given powers of healing inside ourselves –even you “anonymous” but because you are so angry, ignorant, narrow-minded, thankless, and ego-driven you will never be able to tap into those powers.

      I am very near the end of my therapy, and she has healed me of 95% of my problems. I began at 0%, so this is a miracle in and of itself.

      Just for the record, I am not on SSC disability, have never been on it, and do not collect any kind of state, county, family, local, charity, or other assistance of any kind. My husband and I pay our taxes and I am grateful to God for all that is given to us.

      As far as showing my mid-drift goes, anonymous might want to examine why it bothers her so much. She ought to look inside herself and determine what it is in her belief system, or in her own self-worth, that is so affected by a woman my age showing my mid-drift a little.

      Check yourself out anonymous. I think you hang around here because your soul wants you to hear the truth from me. Your ego-self unfortunately does not like it.

      May you come to find truth and peace one day, because the way you are headed is down the road to nowhere.

      Alethea

    • Grace says:

      These are ignorant comments directed at someone who you do not know, “anonymous”. Trolling this blog is not going to take away from the truth in Alethea’s words, no matter what you type. The passive-aggressive nature of you comments also does not take away from the good work that is accomplished through this blog.

      And yes…as one of Ysatis de Saint-Simone’s clients I can also attest to the miraculous nature of her therapy. It’s extremely powerful yet gentle and there are many testimonials on her website from people who can support this. Please open your mind and heart…your soul wants truth and as Alethea stated that is probably why you read her blog.

  17. KevinF says:

    Spot on, Alethea. If you research Angelina’s life online, you’ll find lots of suspicion of child sexual assault by her father and, possibly, by her older brother too. As we well know, this experience sets children up for further sexual assault and all kinds of mental illnesses, including the belief that one should self mutilate.
    Angelina may be also unconsciously feeling the repressed pain and horror inside her and know that it can express as cancer. Unfortunately for her, she won’t stop it expressing by cutting her breasts off – it will just come out elsewhere. She needs serious help, like lots of people in Hollywood and show business but, unfortunately, these people are mostly surrounded by ‘minders’ whose job it is to stop any of this knowledge becoming public.
    Best wishes.

    • mary says:

      Witnessing the creepy way Jolie made out with her brother in public and how she didnt see anything wrong with it, I really wouldn’t doubt it.

      • Alethea says:

        Yes, I saw the photos of their make-out sessions. I read that she has his name tattooed on her body. Pretty telling.

        • SurvivorSunshine says:

          IF she is a victim of childhood sexual abuse, which would not surprise me, we should all be feeling compassion for her. One of the problems I’ve always had with many other women sex abuse victims is the narcissism and need to make themselves the ONLY victim. It brings tears to my eyes when I read the stories on here, in the news, or hear from other women who were sexually abused. Just because this women is gorgeous, famous, rich and has a famous, gorgeous, rich man does not make it okay for us to NOT give her the same empathy we show other victims. Let’s do better and get past any envy she stirs up in us. I’m tired of women publicly attacking Michelle Obama, Beyonce, Angelina, Gwyneth, etc. because they seem to have it all. Men LOVE when we do this. Trust me, it’s not by accident! All it does is keep us looking insecure and feeble-minded and men laugh about us being catty women. I speak from experience because most women REFUSED to have any compassion for me after my mother and brother were murdered by my father. Not even my mom’s sisters. They hated me because of how I look and the money I received. A few women even had the guts to tell me to my face. I voraciously protect my beautiful daughter because of what I went through. People can be so jealous and spiteful and then act so clueless about what they’ve done. Jealousy is really the root of ALL evil.

          • mary says:

            I understand those dynamics you are talking about and where you are coming from, and i think every woman has experienced at least once in their lives being grouped on and hated on by other women for superficial reasons. It sucks. But just because I am or some people are critical about her decisions or her inappropriate public behavior with her brother doesn’t mean we’re “jealous” or envious of her life (God has blessed me enough) or that I’m attacking her as a human being. I guess it’s all in the way you present yourself. Angelina Jolie has done alot of good in the world, and if she is a victim of child sexual abuse (which i think she is) she deserves all the compassion in the world for what she’s been through. But that doesn’t mean she’s immune to criticism for irresponsible behavior (albeit well intentioned), shes subject to it, just like the rest of us, and more so only because of her power to influence. I’m all for women’s rights, but I just noticed that when ever I criticize a male celebrity or public figure, I never get accused of being jealous or insecure of them, so why is it when it is a woman it is any different?

            • Alethea says:

              Great reply Mary. Jealousy is not a factor in anything I say about Angelina, E. Smart, or any woman.

              In fact, I consider this situation even more horrific becasue she is a young beautiful woman. She is an icon of femininity. If it had been Meryl Streep or someone else much older, it would not be as shocking. It would still be bad, but this is like Marilyn Monroe doing such a thing.

    • Grace says:

      You echoed my thoughts Kevin… I was shocked and disturbed when I heard about Angelina on the news.

  18. tifed3 says:

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    • Alethea says:

      Well Tiffini, I do it out of gratitude to God. If someone heals as much as I have, they merely want to share that joy and health with others.

      I am SICK AND TIRED of the way things are in this world. RX drugs are killing people and surgery only removes the SYMPTOM…..The root cause will one day make the person sick somewhere else in their body.

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