on cancer as metaphor
A cancer cell is a cell that has gone insance. It has disconnected from it's natural intelligence. It has forgotten that it's here to collaborate with other cells, that it exists to serve the healthy functioning of the sytem of which it is part. It has separated from the organ to which nature has assigned it, gathering other cells as sick as it is to build its own kingdom in a world apart. This false kingdom, this malignant tumor, seeks to preserve itself by growing more of itself. Thus, it threatens not only its host but also itself.
This is not simply a description of cells in the body. It is a description of the emotional malgnancy of the human race, which has separated itself from our natural intelligence. This emotional malignancy threatens the whole of humanity, just as the disease of cancer threatens one body. Our disease is the false belief that we are separate from each other, from God, from the rest of life, bearing no sense of responsibility or love for anyone or anything other than the selected beneficiaries of our kindness. This distortion of our true sence of self is a cancer that could leasd to the destruction of our species. It tempts us to forget our function as collaborators with others in promoting the healthy functioning of the whole of which we are a part. It will be healed, in our bodies and in our world, as we return to our natural selves.