Posts Tagged ‘cancer’

What Would Erin Say? Blog #9

MY SPIRITUALITY HEIGHTENS EVERY DAY "Life is very Spiritual now - forever changed by this horrible cancer - but I appreciate it so much. I really enjoy time alone now, more than ever." " I feel I am on a different plane from everyone else." "I do enjoy this level of consciousness and spirituality I have reached. Everything is so important now." " I have done a tremendous amount of 'soul' work since this began and I have come to know myself very well. I know what I need and what I don't need." "What a revelation!! How freeing that is! Life is a spiritual journey and it's not about 'who did what to whom' - it's about spiritual growth and lessons we (the Universe) have chosen to teach our souls." We have to give Erin a lot of credit for how she handled dealing with an illness that is so all consuming. She took the high road and learned everything she possibly could about the cancer and more importantly about her connection to her soul. She did not feel sorry for herself but instead paid attention to the power of love she held for herself and others. She passed on to us what she learned, so we too could honour the spirit deep within us. What we can cherish from Erin's words is to make a connection with our soul now - rather than wait for something traumatic to be the catalyst needed to make us 'awaken'.

What Would Erin Say? Blog #8

TAKE ONE DAY AT A TIME AND ENJOY EVERY MOMENT "I appreciate every moment and am very conscious of not doing anything or saying anything that would make me want to take that moment back. The only thing that consistently gets me out of depression and makes me appreciate what I have is to live for today only and give up trying to change the things I don't have control over! Works every time! Life is very short, too short to let a single moment pass that is not meaningful." Taking one moment and one day at a time is difficult for most of us. We tend to focus on the past or worry about the future - or at least reach for it - when in fact the real power and enjoyment we have is in the present moment. In the blink of an eye we can miss what is so important. The age old worry chart, that demonstrates how futile worry is, makes us realize we can do very little about the past and future - so focus on today and use each moment wisely. How do you feel about these ideas??

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.
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