Several years ago I did a reading on myself that revealed that there was a concern with my pituitary gland. I meant to look into it; however, with my job, my family and my in-laws who lived with us, the demands were great; so I just brushed it aside and soon forgot about it. At the same time, during this period, I was trying to gain balance in my life and thought I had pretty much achieved this. I thought, even though I was spending about 12-14 hours a day on my job or doing work, and occasionally work from home on weekends, that I had attained balance by using intuitive skills in my work to help reduce stress and personally, to keep close to and care for my family. In April of 2004, I was diagnosed with Cushing’s disease (or Syndrome). This disease is caused by a tumor on the pituitary gland or adrenal glands. While my doctors were taking tests to see whether the physical cause was the adrenals or pituitary, my husband reminded me of the reading I did which warned of a problem with the pituitary gland. I was therefore ahead of my doctors by the time their tests arrived at the same conclusion. I had already researched the curative methods and healing process. My doctors took some time and expense to catch up to me. By the time they reached the same conclusion, I was prepared for what was ahead of me.

As soon as I recalled the reading of several years ago, I immediately went to the Cayce Readings to see what Cayce had to say about the pituitary gland. I knew that I needed to get to the spiritual cause of my disease in order to be restored to full health. I knew that if I did not get to the spiritual cause, my health problem would not go away, which seemed to be the case with many Cushing’s patients who went for long periods of time before it was accurately diagnosed and, or, had long and difficult periods of recovery. The length of time for recovery of Cushing’s patients is one to two years.

I discovered that this “master gland” controlled everything. In my case the pituitary gland caused the adrenals to constantly produce an excess amount of the hormone, cortisol. Cortisol is the stress hormone. I quickly realized that the spiritual cause of my “dis-ease”, to use the term Cayce frequently used, was my lack of balance. That is, attunement of mind, body and spirit. I needed to get back to meditations, relaxation, active spiritual growth and development, and change my working life and the environment. I implemented these changes and enlisted the help of spiritual healers. Specifically, I left the corporate legal world in which I was working for a constantly demanding corporate client, instead of just changing clients (or corporations) and started training for Virginia Supreme Court certification at various levels in mediation. I also started handling cases as an arbitrator. Essentially, I decided to continue what I had started, my own practice in alternative dispute resolution (“ADR”), and took it further to become a founder of collaborative law in the Richmond, Virginia area. Working as an ADR specialist, I help people to resolve and “heal” relationships. While doing this, I am also working to heal myself internally and spiritually. The result? I had 2 MRIs that showed tumors. However, when the operation was performed, no tumors where found.

They did remove a portion of my pituitary that the surgeon thought might be causing the problem.

I am now in recovery and doing better than most that have had this operation. I attribute the success of my operation and my recovery to getting to the spiritual cause of the disease as well as enlisting the aid of spiritual healers. Although the recovery period is 1-2 years for full heath, I was fully recovered in nine months