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What Would Erin Say Blog #7

Learn to Speak Your Truth

” I do not always speak my truth and it’s gotten me into trouble. We all must speak our truth – always. One day at a time. I have to speak my truth because if I don’t it all gets stuck in my gut and helps this disease grow. That, I believe, is how it got there in the first place – years of lying to myself and others about how I really feel and what I really need.”

Speaking our truth has an evasive meaning for most of us. We think about it in the sense of honesty toward others and tend to ignore the deep truth of our reality within. Our truth is the essence of who we are – our sense of being. It is our genuine honest gut feeling about what our identity is as a person, a soul. Our meaning and purpose in life is our truth. Do you know yours?

What Would Erin Say? Blog #6

Find Your Purpose in Life

Our purpose in life is a soul message of why we are here on earth.  Without such a deep seated message we tend to flounder from pillar to post trying to find our way in life.  Purpose isn’t about ‘what’ we are, based on money, education and materials values.  It is about ‘how’ we are in the world.  How we act, feel, and treat others from the depth of our heart.

Erin found her purpose in life and learned more about her inner voice as she wove her way through her unexpected journey with cancer.  Instead of feeling sorry for herself she turned her adventure into sharing her lessons to help others.  Only one month after her diagnosis she said,”I believe my purpose in this life is to have this cancer, beat this cancer and teach those around me about life, struggle, strength, and insight. That is why I promise to record my thoughts and physical feelings throughout this challenge.  I believe my experiences will serve a purpose to someone I know or will know.”

Erin’s sister Lara said, “For Erin, cancer was a vehicle for her to teach others.  She changed everyone around her.”  In the face of adversity Erin found and shares her life purpose with everyone who is willing to listen.

What Would Erin Say? Blog #5

Do what you love -it’s good for the immune system

Erin had a strong belief that a healthy immune system is an important factor in fighting cancer and any other illness.  She worked heard to find a balance between conventional and complementary medicine. She said, “There is incontrovertible evidence showing that cancer is caused by a deficient immune system.  This system is built up by excellent nutrition and diet – they directly affect it.”  The fact that her doctors didn’t agree that diet made a difference was a shock to Erin.  “How can they dismiss it so easily?”

Erin also talked about other factors that affect the health of our immune system, such as doing what makes you happy. Her motto was, “I get up, I walk, I fall down and meanwhile I keep dancing.  It seems beyond anyone else’s comprehension to think my life goes on but it does.  I still go to work because I love it and if it inspires me, then it’s good for my immune system.”

These insights and advice offer key points for us to think about in all aspects of our daily lives.

What Would Erin Say? Blog #4

Nobody is going to cure you – but you.

” My personal opinion is that it’s paramount you understand that no one is going to cure you without your involvement.  You need to do research, read and investigate yourself in order to understand what is best for you.  I hope to help others through this awareness of self empowerment. In short take control of the Beast – the illness and it’s related journey.  It gives you power in your life when so much is being taken away from you.”

The empowerment Erin speaks of involves awareness and choice about how you live your life in general.  Inclusion of mind, body, soul and emotions are necessary to truly know yourself and be in charge of all aspects of your life be it illness, relationship, career, family or whatever.  You need to take charge, ask for help when needed but certainly don’t be a puppet manipulated by  strings pulled by others.


What Would Erin Say? Blog #3

“Don’t let doctors tell you – nothing is wrong”

“If your body is telling you something is not right, ask for tests, look into it and don’t be brushed off.  Don’t let doctors tell you nothing is wrong.  Be aggressive with them – take control.  When things bothered me 3 to 4 years ago it could have made a diffference to my outcome if they had been dealt with then.”

“Take control of your treatment, your situation, and your doctors.  Ask questions, know how you feel and don’t ignore these feelings.  If something doesn’t feel right, ask, cancel or change your path.  If you feel like you’ve been keep waiting long enough raise a fuss, never stay silent.”

Erin became a true advocate for others that are reluctant to stand up to the medical system and ‘voice’ the inner rumblings of change within the body and mind.  In many  cases it is difficult for doctors in a 10 minute exam to be fully aware of all symptoms unless you tell them.  We may tell them about what we feel that particular day but forget to tell them about other changes that began weeks or months ago.  Only you and your inner voice are aware of the subtle and persistent sensations that have been occurring.  Make note of eash issue as you sense and know what part of the body is being affected and how often.  When you go to the doctor take the whole picture  – it will help them and you.  You have a ‘voice’ use it!

What Would Erin Say? Blog #2

‘Get to Know Yourself – don’t wait’

This topic is a follow up from the previous blog about ‘listening to your body.’  The key here is, when you pay attention and listen you have a ‘choice’ to make a ‘decision’ that will  make a difference.  If you wait too long the body continues to incorporate more drastic measures to catch your attention and sometimes it’s too late.

We are here to learn and grow as we move toward love, wholeness, harmony and eventually enlightenment.  At a spiritual level we may know our purpose but often thats not immediately revealed to our earthly body.  We’d love to awaken to this growth and be part of it.  Body messages help keep us on track and give us a nudge when we are headed in the wrong direction.  Part of our earthly journey is to make that connection, understand the messages and learn what we are here for.

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