The Mole on My Nose & Pinocchio… Lying or Truth?

by Shannon Everest, Ocean Shores Australia

A few years ago, I started to grow a mole on the tip of my nose. It began very, very small and slowly started to grow bigger. After about 8 months of observing it grow a little bit bigger over time, I decided it was time to stop and have a really good look at this.

I did have an issue with the way that it looked on my nose, but bigger than that was the fact that I could feel something was being expressed to me through this suddenly appearing on my nose. It felt like this mole had something to say and that it was there for a reason. I had a pretty good feeling that the mole growing on my nose had a lot to do with me lying to myself, in the same tradition as Pinocchio lying and his nose growing bigger. I could feel that I too had been lying to myself and therefore to others, and my body had found its own way of letting me know… which was ‘smack-bang’ right in front of my face – literally.

There are several variations of the story of Pinocchio but I like the one in the Walt Disney film. In the film, the puppet comes to life with a promise that he can become a real boy if he proves himself, ‘brave, truthful and unselfish’. The next day his father sends him out into the world, carrying his book, pail and bright red apple, with a joyful skip in his step, off to join the other boys and girls. On his way, he gets spotted by a couple of unsavoury characters; they trip him up and then lure him with the promise of fame and fortune. Pinocchio goes on a journey of epic proportions, encountering all there is in life to take him away from that joy and truth he began with. Along the way he does some lying to the Blue Fairy that brought him to life to mask the steps he had taken away from himself. She says to him, “a lie will keep growing and growing, until it’s as plain as the nose on your face”. It is a very powerful and symbolic story when you apply it to real life and to my situation….

So I decided to address the mole on all levels. I began looking at my life and the lie I was becoming more and more aware that I was living. I could feel there was so much more love to be expressed. I could feel how much I was holding back with not only my family but with everyone, from simple things to bigger things, the important words I felt were being held back. There was a joy and a truth that I could feel within me yet found difficult to hold in my life, and there always seemed to be a lot of things that would come in the way of it being an easy and natural way to live. So it was time for me to begin to look at this on all levels.

I could not ignore the constant sense that I was amazing, yet the way I was living was so far from the amazingness I could feel. I began to look at how I was lying to myself about just how amazing I was. I started to look at it all differently, from within me, out – and could feel that the amazingness came from a simple way of living and being: that I didn’t have to be something and achieve something of epic proportions in the world because I was already feeling all of these amazing yet simple things from within but hadn’t learnt how to appreciate them and bring them into my life.

In addition to becoming more aware of all of this, I made a doctor’s appointment. The doctor took a look and confirmed that yes, it was a mole growing on my nose, and that it was quite rare for someone over 30 to grow new moles but yet – there it was. I asked for a referral to a plastic surgeon to have it removed, which I was given, and off I went home.

I was very committed to the fact that I was not going to have this mole removed without truly addressing the underlying causes of why I felt it was there.

I went home from this appointment and within 24 hours, came down with an intense flu. I had fevers for days, could barely eat or get out of bed. On the first morning after the flu began I woke to discover that the mole on my nose was suddenly bleeding. I felt this was strange, there was no physical reason why; I hadn’t bumped or scratched it but was too sick to take much notice.

Over the next few days, the mole proceeded to literally fall off in bits so that by the time the flu was complete, the mole was completely gone from my skin and to look at my nose you would never have even known the mole was there. It was a far more amazing surgical job than any plastic surgeon could have done.

It was an amazing miracle, it was a confirmation in me of everything I felt to be true; the connections between my body, health and illness and the underlying energetic causes and how they relate to everything about the way I live on a day-to-day basis.

Losing the mole was a miracle, a gift I had given myself in my commitment to the truth. I did not want to go back to the old habits, patterns and behaviours that would have allowed the mole to be there in the first place. When the mole was there, I could not ignore what I felt when I saw it daily in the mirror. Now that it was gone and through this healing taking place, I had a new marker in my body that could never be forgotten. So the mole had turned into something truly positive and powerful. This skin mole was a gift and through the healing that took place, I had a whole new level of awareness that I could call on each day.

I can thank Serge Benhayon, who has inspired me to trust what I feel, to honour that there is more to illness and disease and to life in general than what initially meets the eye; and for reminding me of the joyful story of Pinocchio, which contains a lot of truth through its symbology.

278 thoughts on “The Mole on My Nose & Pinocchio… Lying or Truth?

  1. Great sharing Shannon, thank you – and resolution. And yet, even if we don’t lose the mole or heal the cancer or rid ourselves of the unwanted ill-condition we still have the opportunity to get to the same level of understanding – which is very helpful in terms of not carrying the momentum forward into our next life.

  2. Extra-ordinary story – a bedtime story for the new era! This sharing has changed the way I look at things through the inspirational gift of your miracle. All I know is I felt truth in my body, and that is the change now I must live.. The way we look at things needs to come from our understanding of what the truth is, and that is in our body. What turns me away almost consistently is the pain and discomfort I feel in my body.
    I have something similar to your sharing Shannon – a consistent pain that is constantly reminding me that I am amazing and I have not accepted that and consistently held it back. My focus has been to not appreciate my preciousness and be open to the truth I know and feel.
    It is dismissing yourself to live away from your truth and feeling all your body. So, even though I acknowledge this pain my truth is my focus – what next is it I have to stay focused with?

  3. More and more people are understanding the importance of the underlying energetic component of illness and disease, a great confirmation, ‘it was a confirmation in me of everything I felt to be true; the connections between my body, health and illness and the underlying energetic causes and how they relate to everything about the way I live on a day-to-day basis.’

  4. Great to hear this Shannon, ‘I was very committed to the fact that I was not going to have this mole removed without truly addressing the underlying causes of why I felt it was there.’ We all need to do this, if we do not address the underlying causes of why we are ill or have a symptom, then we are NOT healing ourselves, we are merely removing a symptom, which means the energetic cause is still rampant in our bodies and will deliver another possibly bigger symptom/illness at some point.

  5. Wow Shannon, proof in the pudding as the saying goes… once you claimed and committed to seeing how you were living a lie the body could heal and let what was not real to simply drop away.

    1. The feeling of it dropping away far outweighs anything else. A lighter walk, presence and connection to living is offered in abundance at that very moment.

    1. Getting to the bottom of this was not only for you Shannon but everyone reading this blog to feel that there is always something far deeper to feel at all levels if we choose to.

  6. When we are hurt we can say things that we know in our heart aren’t right or true. But still our mouth will role them out, almost shocked at itself – ‘did I really say that?’. There’s a sensational buzz that comes like being slapped in the face – people around you are stunned. Finally it’s like you made an impact and have been seen and heard. Apart from the inevitable verbal conflict that comes we think we can use these words of untruth toll free. But this is just another big lie like the ones we choose to speak. For these words disfigure and alter us in energetic ways we choose not to see. And equally when we express truth it can heal us all in the most beautiful way. Thank you Shannon for this powerful reminder of our true sensitivity to truth.

  7. If for every lie we told, our physique changed the way Pinnochio’s does, we’d change our ways pretty quick I think. We worship and place so much focus on the way we appear, but if we placed the same attention on the quality we lived, the resonance of what we said, the warmth of our hugs, then we would see these lies absolutely do have an effect. The ironic thing is as you show Shannon they do end up having a physical effect – so even if we just want a beauty regime – telling the truth and living open heartedly is the greatest one I have ever seen.

  8. This is a wonderfull sharing Shannon . Its amazing how with your change in your livingness your body was able to heal the mole.

  9. Pinocchio is a great reference to how we consistently lie to ourselves on a day to day basis, we put up with things, we don’t express how we truly feel or we come to an arrangement that doesn’t press our buttons, all of which is a life we live not being true to who we are, it is amazing how when you decided to get to the truth of your mole and the way you had been living that it physically dropped off, a great example of the power of truth.

  10. Interesting how the real miracle here is actually the healing and clearing of the lies that we hold to justify our waywardness from our amazingness. It is not about one becoming better but rather about returning to that amazingness we already are.

  11. Wow our bodies are such an amazing science, I’ve always found it fascinating how our bodies can heal themselves – I love stories like this that confirm that anything is possible.

  12. The body is truly amazing at communicating what needs to be looked at, if we are able to read the signs… and even more amazing once the message is understood and acted on the body heals itself miraculously.

  13. The thing that is holding us back is not our body and it’s imperfections and ‘foibles’ but our willingness to listen and honour what it has to say. Today so many of us treat it like an irrelevant voice, or subtitles on a film which we can turn off. Your words remind me Shannon that it’s time we stopped and took all of what our body has to share, to heart.

  14. “my body had found its own way of letting me know” When we choose to listen to the wisdom that the body offers the truth is as plain as a mole on the end of your nose.

  15. I love how honest our body can be and how they really are our best friends. Our body never judges or harms us even in the face of all the abuse we force it to endure. Yet it is persistent with supporting us to come back to truth in whatever way we can.

  16. What a wonderful story to show how things can change so much when we change the underlying energy, Shannon. I am learning that when we trust, all will unfold, looking at how you were living was spot on.. and the spot went away!

  17. Thank you Shannon, this is such a great story of what happens when we are committed to knowing and living the truth.

  18. A truly remarkable story showing that miracles do happen when we are connected to our Soul and if we live connected then ‘miracles’ happen every day.

  19. When we wish to know the truth of things, opportunities will always be given to us to know it as the universe never holds back on us.

  20. What a story Shannon, I loved it. Such a great confirmation of the communication that is happening all the time from our bodies. Sometimes our bodies will keep talking until we take heed of all it’s saying.

  21. I love that the thing you had to get honest about was your own amazingness, not so much the things that were not up to scratch. I can feel how free of judgment this approach is.

  22. I love the simple and profound message here – that the expression of truth immediately (and in this case…literally!) dissolves all that is not true, so that all that is truly true can be restored.

  23. So true as understanding the symbolism allows a much deeper understanding of how human life and the world around us is playing out.

  24. When we begin to appreciate the symbols that come up in our daily life we begin to realise there is a magic to the world around us that can teach us that human life is so much more than meets the eye.

  25. I am very inspired by your commitment to truth, Shannon. The lies we tell ourselves – we accept as truth, but our body does know true truth.

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