Breast Cancer Healing through Native American Spirituality, Ritual and Friendship

What is the next level after “Deep Gratitude”? Now would be the time to use it…

After posting my first update on Thanksgiving, I received a message from one of the most inspirational and biggest souls and healers, who it is an honor to also call a dear friend David Anton Kanosh, a member and leader of the Tlingit Tribe in Alaska.
It came completely unannounced in the middle of the night. It took me by surprise, leaving me stunned and humbled, and so very grateful. I let his words speak for themselves:
Hello Ingrid,
I have been so happy to hear of your progress.
I have worked with many people who are in similar situations (Cancer Survivors)
who are alive many years later.
We have been gathering at the Great Tree.
The Great Tree is also known as the Tree of Life.
When we heard of your progress, over 1000 of us gathered at the Great Tree.
We lifted up you and our praise to The One Who Is Above Us.
The ones who led the prayers were women who survived cancer.
I asked the tribal mothers to lead the procession.
One looked at me and she said that she seemed to think that my friend was perhaps German and had cancer.
She is a very powerful healer.
She was diagnosed with a level 4 breast cancer. She died, but then came back to life and recovered completely.
She has been doing this work for 25 years now.
It was her who led the procession and prayers for you.
Last night, when the processions and prayers were done, the northern lights appeared.
The colors were pink, yellow and light green.
Pink or red is very unusual in the northern lights.
The tribal mother gave me an evergreen tree sapling, to plant in the path of righteousness for you.
Blessings to you and your family.

David gave me permission to share this with you.
I don’t even know what to say…

I guess “thank you” is all I can come up with for now.

Healing and beauty is all around us. We breathe it in and we breathe it out. Giving is like exhalation, receiving is like inhalation. Both is necessary to be alive.
Thank you David.
Blessings to you and yours…

Gotta go cry now…


A few days later, David shared the following:

Work is continuing until the winter solstice. That is our New Year’s day.
The tribal mother handed back to me the obsidian Crystal skull which she held the entire time as she meditated and prayed for you. Now it is in the room with the other crystal skulls, with ambient healing vibrational music playing 24/7.

Most often, we keep to ourselves as a people. Something shifted and we are now sharing our healing with the world.

On Tlingit new year day, also known as the winter solstice; I will meditate and pray for you for 24 hours while I hold the obsidian crystal skull.

Three intertribal drum groups composed entirely of veterans will drum, sing and dance at the beginning of my meditation and prayer, at the halfway point and at the end.

Rough translation of the song:

“The people come to One Who Is Above Us and sing a new song.

The people come to One Who Is Above Us and dance a new dance.

Life begins anew. It is well.”

Please know…

that I am holding everyone in my heart today. This is a special day of healing for all of us.
Like so many times before, David and his tribe are leading the way.

Thank you from the bottom of my heart. Words can never express the gratitude I feel for this wonderful gift I have been given.
It is well.

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