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.
329 thoughts on “The Mole on My Nose & Pinocchio… Lying or Truth?”
’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’, is a powerful statement, Shannon. Everything about this blog is so beautiful to read. How everything that appears matters, it isn’t just a growth, it isn’t just an accident/incident etc, it is everything that we are part of. So it means we can heal most things, we just need a willingness to observe it from this perspective, knowing there is also support from the medical perspective too.
This ‘whole new level of awareness’ allows us to live from a new level. A level many are not aware of, until we meet people like Serge Benhayon who truly only inspires us that we have the answers to, many of our ailments, if we are willingly and open to look at it from this perspective. If not, then thats ok too.
Thank you Shannon for your sharing and I love how the body knows to communicate to us in the way that it does. The true lesson for us all is to learn to listen to the body and hence heed what we feel.
Yes Henrietta, the body’s communication is always there. Shall we listen to it more often and see what it is whispering or saying to us on a daily basis? It is constantly talking to us. What conversations is it going to have with you today?…
It is the how we put up with things, until they become right in front of us, so then it has to be addressed. I love your blog Shannon, and the outcome of it all. By just being aware of something is not right is enough to bring it all to a head, and then the miracle happens.
The skin mole was a gift, ‘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.’
Gosh arn’t our bodies amazing there is nothing we can’t know if we listen to this inner wisdom.
I love how we are supported to get to truth, to heal and to evolve – it’s totally awesome!
I love what you share in this blog, it was a 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.’
I love your commitment to finding the truth here, ‘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.’
“a lie will keep growing and growing, until it’s as plain as the nose on your face”. Everything has energy including lies, that energy doesn’t go away and has to be managed so to speak once it’s out there. Lies have a negative presence which is why they don’t feel good to us when we tell them or hear them.
‘It was an amazing miracle, it was a confirmation in me of everything I felt to be true.’ This is a pretty cool story but what shines through throughout is your commitment to the truth and how that absoluteness brought about this amazing healing.
I had a lump in my breast and had it surgically removed recently. I so was hoping it would just disappear one day, just like your mole did! It just fascinates me endless when I hear a story like this. How truth-full our body is.
The body’s communications are wide and varied and so great when we can really feel what is going on, and surgery or no surgery as long as we are willing to explore, and understand, the body and our Soul can work with us in magical ways.
Yes I agree and yet it is also such a great example of not walking away from your responsibility to yourself. It is vital we take illness seriously and get all the support that is available whilst still considering the care we need to offer ourselves when we are asking why.
What a great story and the moral “there is more to illness and disease and to life in general than what initially meets the eye”. We can see illness as our body letting us down or we can take a moment and ask why.
Amazing what our bodies tell us, its beautiful to really listen, nothing beats it.
We are amazing and equally how our body constantly communicates to us is amazing, ‘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 could not ignore the constant sense that I was amazing” Same here and it’s inspiring to read this blog at the moment as this is exactly what I am exploring at the moment.
If you have not been open to the energetics, this story would have been quite different. Wow…a mole grew on my nose, not sure why, doctor took it off, the end. When we choose to look beyond the physical, there is much to explore.
There is so much more than what our eyes can see, it makes sense to look beyond the physical.
“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.” When we connect with the underlying energetic cause of a symptom and address that with healing the removal of the symptom won’t lead to the burying of the causation and thus may prevent its reoccurrence.
Wow, what a sharing. I love the fact that this mole was right on the end of your nose and you couldn’t ignore it, and that your body was communicating a message to you. Over the years I have felt moles form and they itch as they develop but I’ve never gone to the lengths to find out why they are there in the first place and what message they have for me.
Thank you for saying that because it has reminded me of one I have growing that I have just considered a simple mole and yet now I think about where it is growing there is a conversation to be had with myself!
That is a very valid, and interesting point to consider, why moles are on our body, and what messages they are bringing to us.
When we lie to ourselves, even subconsciously, then we are lying to others. Luckily, we have a body that is honest at all times.
Without the honesty of the body I honestly don’t know where we would be as a humanity given how far from honest we are already…
I had once intense pain in my ear And the doctor Told me that there was waterfluid in my ear And he he planned a small medical treatment by making a small opening in my ear.
Is did not like that idea And decided to sit down anyway with why i had this condition anyway.
I felt iT had to do with hardness I went into with my communication.
Then I went to sleep and put my hand lovingly on my ear.
The pain increased so. Then suddenly I feel fluid in my ear coming out.
Next day I went to the doctor and he suprisingly confirmed me that my ear had made a natural small whole where the fluid went out.
I’ve found in some cases the reverse. If I read the energy of the condition the pain doesn’t get worse but actually reduces. Even though it would be considered quite a serious and painful situation for most I recover and bounce back quicker.
This is amazing! The body truly is the marker of truth as I have heard Serge Benhayon present many times.
It never ceases to amaze me how our bodies contain a wisdom that is not yet understood by our version of science.
So true, reading this makes me realise how much wisdom am I literally sitting on, have at my finger tips etc. that I do not align to but actually go against. Time to take a look at exactly how I am living and allow the gold within to shine – however that looks like because it could be that all my unloving choices need to come out in a way that doesn’t look pretty. Whatever unfolds my question to myself is, will I commit to the body’s wisdom as my guide?
Yes. listening to our body and understanding why a symptom has manifested makes so much sense. If we don’t do so and just erase a symptom it’s possible it may manifest again in a deeper part of the body, until we address its causation in order to heal the dis-ease.
Yes, because a symptom is our body communicating something is wrong, and if we ignore that message, the next symptom/message will be louder and bigger.
How confirming of your commitment to truth Shannon. Our bodies are miraculous in all they reflect for us.
The body is indeed miraculous in its communications, and hence it is not about silencing it, but rather about listening deeply and honouring the message received. I find that it can be easy to hear what it says when I am willing to listen but to then act on what I have heard is another part that I can be slow in activating.
The more we allow ourselves to feel and read energy the easier it is to know when someone is lying, both to themselves and to each other.
There are many suttle ways that we lie to ourselves. We may not recognise them as lies, for example, we may have accepted something about ourselves that is not true, for example, that we are not beautiful when in fact we are just as everyone is. If we do not challenge that false belief then we are lying to ourselves.
The fact that you were so open to healing is what makes this article all that it is. Truly inspiring.
All of the times when we say, ‘that’s random’ or a ‘coincidence’, what if there was more going on? That whatever is taking place is designed to teach us something or confirm a feeling as you’ve shared.
Nothing ‘just happens’ even though we may choose to ignore the volume the lesson presented to us.
I love how the body naturally seeks truth and to heal all lies that get in the way. It is in the fighting our body’s impulses that get in the way of this process
Yes the body speaks to us on so many levels. Are we willing to hear its messages? And how do we respond?
Sometimes, the body is our only lighthouse to show us the way back to truth.
Everything our body shares is of crucial importance but it’s not a horrible harsh thing it reveals but a temporary phase that’s here to help us heal.
It’s amazing how our body can communicate great wisdom with us and the intelligence we can tap into if we give ourselves the space to do so…
Noses are interesting in what they represent and Pinocchio’s story is a testimony to it – as we lie our way through life, our nose tells the story as it invariably must.
As others have commented this is an not only an amazing sharing for all of us but an amazing learning for all of us reiterating just how much the body is a marker of truth and just how powerful it can be when we are honest, willing to see and truly address how we are living. Very inspiring.
If you can’t ignore a message or significant injury, physical marker or illness, then there may be something we shouldn’t be ignoring and instead could look it. It seems like a simple fact, but we so often ignore this.
I love the reading of the situation here, and how rich life can be when we look deeper at the why of life and not just the surface? The signs are there – do we read them?
I love how the body just shows us the truth, such a simple and effective vehicle.
The body is such a vessel for intelligence, it’s really amazing what you have experienced and what the body has communicated. The body’s intelligence is definitely love, as its messages are designed to bring us back to living the fullness of who we truly are.
When we look at life as important energetic events, not random coincidence we release our true healing power.
This is an extraordinary story and one which shows the amazing power of the body to heal itself especially when we are willing to look at the underlying causes that are being constantly communicated to us.
What is offered here is a true reflection of what the body can offer us when we are willing to not be healed at a surface level only.
The fact that we can search for years for answers only to realise that the truth is there with us always if we are willing to be honest, open up and look at what energy is actually behind everything.
And indeed there are many layers of lies.It doesn’t need to be the lie about Yes it was me who did this or that. It can be, if we start to unravel our lies, that we fooling the world with pretending not knowing how big we are.
We lie the whole day and get upset if other lie…..
Truly amazing story Shannon, and another example of how we can heal ourselves- no one actually heals us more than we do by getting honest, allowing ourselves to feel all there is to feel and bringing the love for ourselves and others in all we do.
“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 love this. getting to the root cause energetically – and then your mole dropped off. Seems like magic – but makes so much sense.
Symbolism is medicine; true one.
An updated modern day Pinocchio story with a twist 🙂
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.
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.
I agree, it is so much more than just what we see, we feel so much, can we allow ourselves to really go there and read the reflection that life offers us? It offers a richness to life that is a wonder – this is what I am discovering.
So true as understanding the symbolism allows a much deeper understanding of how human life and the world around us is playing out.
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.
A gorgeous message indeed – Truth is worth standing for and prevails when we have allowed our hearts to follow its lead.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Thank you Shannon, this is such a great story of what happens when we are committed to knowing and living the truth.
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!
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.
“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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This is a wonderfull sharing Shannon . Its amazing how with your change in your livingness your body was able to heal the mole.
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.
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.