One of the toughest parts of elevating yourself can be the reaction of friends and family members. I have been on a Medical Medium journey (healing eczema, chronic fatigue, and addiction issues) for several years and I still get surprised by the lack of support from some friends and family members. I have had friends and family members roll their eyes at me, be passive aggressive to me, and even directly angry with me because of how I choose to treat my body. Even my own husband gets annoyed with me for not wanting to eat out because it’s hard to find Medical Medium compliant food at restaurants. Sometimes it feels like I am standing against a strong current that wants to pull me back—but I have seen too much now to ever go back.
"...I have seen too much now to ever go back."
No matter how much my lifestyle bothers other people, it is worth every ounce of energy it takes to maintain it. I honestly believe that I could not reach my full potential without it. Flashback to two years ago when I finished my law degree, I had eczema from my knee to my hip, I was drinking a lot of alcohol every night, I was depressed, I was 70 pounds overweight, and I was so tired all the time that I could barely move off the couch. Even taking a shower seemed too tiring and overwhelming to me back then. I knew at my core the only way out of my misery was dedicating myself the MM protocols. I drank celery juice on an empty stomach every morning, ate a ton of fruit, and lowered my fat to help reduce my alcohol cravings so I could stop drinking. MM had said that alcohol addiction usually stemmed from glucose deficiency, so I used the celery juice to support my liver and lowered my fats to support my liver so that I could provide the right environment in my body to absorb all the fruit sugar I was eating. It worked! I don’t drink at all now and I don’t crave it either. Then I started doing the MM cleanses, which cleared up my eczema, cured my fatigue, and helped me lose over 30 pounds. Neither I nor anyone I know can deny my results. But it’s not just me, there are millions of healing stories out there, so how could friends and family not believe that what I was doing was valuable?
Then I realized that their judgment and reaction to me had less to do with me and more to do with them—They are defending their way of life and find any ideas that question that way of life threatening. They don’t want to stop living the way they have always lived. And these folks have never had chronic illness force them to stop living the way they have always lived.
"What does one do when certain friends and family are no longer supportive and even feel the need to attack?"
So I asked myself a hard question: What does one do when certain friends and family are no longer supportive and even feel the need to attack? And I know so many people on a healing journey have asked this question. I think the only way forward that really releases you from their fear and negativity is to not try to convince them of the value of your healing process. Healing is such a sacred, light-filled process. It doesn’t need acknowledgment from anyone except you. Then let them know you love them, but if they can’t reconcile their emotions over your life choices, it might be time to take a break. It might be time for a little distance.
Sometimes letting go in this way instigates a shift in perspective from a loved one. The most important thing is that you take care of yourself and keep elevating yourself. When I have let go of trying to get people to see me and moved on with love and light in my heart, I have witnessed changes in my life and people around me that I would never have dreamed possible. Fight fire with light. That’s my new motto.
"Fight fire with light. That’s my new motto."
Many Blessings xx, Erin
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