Simply put, Dawn’s Angel Story took my breath away and has given me a completely new outlook on life. In this episode, you’ll hear Dawn talk about how getting cancer was a massive blessing in her life and how she’s used her journey to completely shift the way she sees everything. It doesn’t matter what you’re going through in life; the angels say we could all use a bit of Dawn’s magic right now in transforming our own lives. I know this episode is going to lift your spirits. As you listen, let your guardian angels and spirit guides communicate their unique messages to you.
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Julie Jancius: Welcome back to the Angels and Awakening podcast. I’m your host and author, Julie Jancius. And friends, today we have on a beautiful soul, Dawn, who’s going to share about how a challenging health journey for her really led her to so many signs, miracles, and blessings and how it can for you as well. Dawn, welcome to the show.
Dawn F.: Thanks for having me. I’m so happy to be here.
Julie Jancius: Yay I’m happy that you’re here and your spirit is just glowing, and you’re glowing. I’m going to have you take it away and share your first story.
Dawn F.: Okay, awesome. So on January 18 of this year, 2023, I had a mammogram and it was negative. I got my results back and it was negative. Um, about a week later, I was at work at night, I’m a nurse, and I was working the oncology unit, which I’ve never worked the oncology unit before. And I started to get an itch on my left breast and I thought, oh, it’s a hair, or there’s something in there. And I just brushed it off. But in the back I thought I just had a negative mammogram and this could be a sign when I was like, oh, it’s negative. So I brushed it off. And about a week after that, the itch returned, and it was super intense. And so I went to the bathroom. I was at work again. I went to the bathroom. I looked in my shirt, make sure nothing was in there, and I started feeling around, and I found a lump. So I work night shift, so normally I would just brush it off the next day because I’m tired. And I would be like, no, I’m not going to go to the doctor. Well, I woke up that next day, and I called the doctor immediately. Got in the day after that, and she said, yes, let’s send you for an ultrasound. So let’s fast forward from January 18. Getting a negative mammogram result to March the eighth, getting my biopsy result of having breast cancer, aggressive adductal cell cancer.
I have no, um, family history, really, of breast cancer. I do not have the brocca gene. And this just popped out of nowhere. So I’m in my head, and I’m in my thoughts, and I’m feeling, what’s going on? God, please answer me. Why is this happening to me? And I kept asking over and over, why is this happening to me? And finally, I heard a voice, and it said, patience and compassion. And I said, okay, I know I’m not patient. I know I need to learn patience. And I said, this process is going to take a long time. I said, but compassion? I’m pretty compassionate with my patients. I’m compassionate with things I do. I said, but what more compassion do I need? And I was told I need to be more compassionate for myself and understanding of what was going on. So as I’m driving to an appointment and I’m in my car crying again, why is my hair going to fall out? Why is my hair going to fall out? And I’m like, God, why is this going on?
And so, as I’m driving down a country road, and I, uh, hear the word exoskeleton. Like, exoskeleton. That’s such a weird word. And then I started thinking about it. I was like, well, all the shellfish, they release their shell, and they grow bigger and better. And I said, oh, you’re telling me exoskeleton, because I’m going to come out of this bigger and better. So that gave me a lot of comfort and support, and I was able to get through it just thinking of those three words of patience, compassion, and exoskeleton. So on my journey of, uh, going through chemo and breast cancer, things would come up, and I would just pray and just pray and say, what am I supposed to do. And, um, immediately answers come right to me on what I’m supposed to do. So I then started again asking why this was happening, because I have no history.
And it brought me back to when I was in nursing school. And I used to carry my cell phone in my bra, which a lot of us girls did a lot of times, especially before the gym pants had the side pockets. So when I was in nursing school, I would listen to all my lectures. I would listen, talk on the phone all day long with my phone in my bra. And I think that spirit is guiding me to let other women know, do not put your phone in your bra. Don’t leave it close to your skin because I feel like it can cause cancer. Disclaimer. I’m not a, um, professional in that area, so I don’t know. But that’s just my thought process on this.
So I’m still in process of chemo. I’m taking oral chemo now. I had to quit work for a while. And when I prayed to God, and I was like, because money is a big deal. And I said, I can no longer physically work. And I was in my bed, and I was really sick, and I was crying, and I said, what am I supposed to do? What am I supposed to do? And again, I heard the voice, and it said, I will take care of you. And I just started crying uncontrollably because I heard it tell me you were going to be taken care of. Not to worry. Just worry about yourself. So, basically, my breast cancer story, my journey. Um, but the most important thing is, I want people to know, listen to your bodies. Listen to what your body is telling you. Don’t ignore that little voice in the back of your head. Don’t do that, because it’s you telling you what you need to do for yourself.
Julie Jancius: When going back to your point, we don’t know how so much works, right? And I do believe in looking at the science of everything. Um, but if somebody said, how does the Internet work? How does this work? How does this– I couldn’t explain it. I have no idea. And just because I don’t know doesn’t mean that there aren’t other people who do. But I think that our generation right now, I don’t like to go into conspiracy theories or this or that. It’s just such a negative, low vibration. We’re evolving as a collective humanity, and part of that is trial and error. I don’t think it’s like purposeful experimentation, but as we’re growing and evolving, it’s going to affect our biology in different ways. And so we just don’t know what that looks like. And it’ll be interesting 50 years from now, what they’re saying about the time that we lived in right here and right now. But I just don’t think it could hurt, right. To not put your cell phone in your bra or even your pants pocket or just kind of keep it close to you. It can’t hurt anything to do that, right. We also don’t want anybody to just attach to, like, oh, my God, I did that in the past. So this means I’m going– no, the angels are saying, don’t attach to that. Don’t worry about that. I’m wondering if you have the answer, though, to this, Dawn, as a nurse yourself. I had, um, what they called it a tumor because it was inside my ovary and growing back in the day. Why don’t we do ultrasounds more frequently? Why are we squishing the boobies and doing these tests in this old medieval style fashion where very easily squirt some gel on the thing? And let’s just do a little test here of the ultrasound. Wouldn’t that find so much more?
Dawn F.: I think so, but I think it’s more of insurance issues they have to take. So you have to get the mammogram. You have to then do the ultrasound if they find something. But unfortunately, women in the 25 to 35 40 age group are denied mammograms because of their age, which should not be. If they find something, they should totally just be able to do the mammogram.
Julie Jancius: It should just be a thing where you go in, and even if you’re 20 years old, you go into the gynecologist. We do our annual pap smear, which is unpleasant. Why aren’t we doing these things? And I say this because I suffered with this cyst inside my ovary, growing and growing, um, multiple cysts for years. And I would go into different doctors and say, this is what I’m feeling. It is dehabilitating pain. And it wasn’t until probably the 10th doctor that I went to go see where he’s like, let’s just do an ultrasound and see what’s going on up there. Um, but the ultrasound found it, and thank God it did, because then they were able to save the ovary, take it out. It just seems like a no brainer. But you don’t know what you don’t know in this day and age. And if you don’t know to demand an ultrasound right we just keep going and spinning the wheel and going back to the doctor over and over again. It’s so frustrating.
Dawn F.: And thankfully, I have a doctor that I’m close to and she listened to me and she knew that I wouldn’t be just coming in just because. And I hope that for all the women that they can have those good doctors, but I know that’s not the case. I pray every day for people to understand, especially people with cancer or people with any debilitating illness or disease, that this is not the end, it’s just the beginning. And anytime I tell people I’ve had breast cancer, the first thing out of their mouth is I’m sorry. And I say I’m not. I said cancer was a blessing. I said it has taught me so much about myself, about the universe, and just the miracles that can happen on a daily basis when you ask and you ask for help.
Julie Jancius: Well, it’s so interesting because we’re almost made to fear certain things, and we make it out to be this boogeyman like energy in our lives where it’s so big and it’s so scary. But what I love about your story is that– we recently had somebody on who went through divorce and it ended up making everything better for the entire family.
Dawn F.: I heard that story.
Julie Jancius: Yes. There are so many just different things that we make mountains out of molehills, and it doesn’t have to be the end. It doesn’t have to be the end of our story. It’s the beginning of a completely new, better, what did you call it? Outer layer. Like the endocrine?
Dawn F.: Yeah. Exoskeleton.
Julie Jancius: Exoskeleton. Yes. That’s amazing. So I know you have more to the story. I’m going to let you continue on with that.
Dawn F.: After I had my mastectomy, my husband and I were outside and he was staining in the deck, and I was helping, just supervising. And we were listening to your podcast. And so you came on and you said, if you think you want to be angel member or you want to do Reiki, please join. And so in my head, I said, if I’m supposed to do this, let him say something. I wanted my husband to say it. So, um, after we were done listening to your podcast, it goes off. About an hour passes by, and all of a sudden he says, you should do that class. And I said, what? And he said, you should take that Reiki class. And tears immediately started rolling down my face because I was like, I asked this like an hour ago, and I’m getting my answer already. And so it’s just really crazy. All the things that I’ve written in my book, in my journal as I’ve gone on this journey, I asked, God, I said, when I do chemo, I said, let me be the poster child of I compared to some other people. I had it very asked, you know, to let me stay as healthy as I could through the chemo. And I don’t know, Julie, I don’t know how many times people came up to me and said how beautiful I was without hair or just all these great things to me. And, um, it’s just been an amazing journey this whole time.
Julie Jancius: That’s incredible. It’s really speaking to the power, too, of what we’re able to tell ourselves within our own energy fields. And I had a friend once who lost her job, and she goes, don’t feel sorry for me. It’s going to be okay. Within 15 days, I’m going to have two offers, and it’s going to be higher money, better vacation days than I ever had before. And sure enough, 15 days later, she had two offers, both higher salary, working from home some days, more vacation days than she’d ever had before. And I love how you told yourself with chemo, like, let me be the poster child for this, let me have the easiest time for this. Because you did.
Dawn F.: Yes. I mean, there were some rough days. I’m not going to lie. There were some really rough days. But for the overall of this whole, since March until now, I thank God that I’ve had the experience that I’ve had and, um, the easiness of it all.
Julie Jancius: That’s amazing. That’s amazing. Um, so did you say that you’re writing a book or you’re just, uh, taking notes in your journal? Because they circled that and highlighted that when you talked about that.
Dawn F.: That’s crazy because I was wondering and I even said to myself, if I did write a book, it would be cancer is a blessing.
Julie Jancius: That has to be a book, dawn. That’s your book.
Dawn F.: You know what? And I asked, I said, if I’m supposed to do this, let her say something about. And, wow, you know what I’m saying?
Julie Jancius: That you could pull together too, is just like how we do angel stories on the show. You could really pull together as well as your own memoir about this, stories from other people who had that positive outlook. There are a lot of people who get really frustrated when we think too positively or with toxic positivity. But I have looked at this every different way. I have channeled for hundreds of hours with the angels on this. And we really don’t have that many choices of how to go about this life. And the fact of the matter is that we’re here whether we like it or not. We are here in these bodies right now. And it’s your right to have an identity. It’s a right to have who you are and who you want to be. And it’s your right to have hopes and dreams, and it’s your right to exist in the way that you want to exist throughout this lifetime. And I don’t think it does any of us any good when we attach to the negative.
When we attach to the positive– It’s funny because I’m working on the January 1 episode where we release all the new messages for the year. And spirit’s like, tell everybody what’s the worst that could happen. Like, if you just chose for one year only 2024. And if you’re listening to this in 2026 or 2027, start it now. What’s the worst that could happen? If you said, for the next twelve months, I am going to think as positively as possible. I’m not going to worry about anything negatively that I think. But when I catch it and I’m aware of it, I’m going to turn it around and make it a positive. I’m going to feel within my body every positive thing. I am going to expect miracles, expect blessings, expect opportunities. If you tried that for one month and just do an experiment for yourself, you can’t lose anything. There’s only stuff to gain. And through that, that’s what the angels want 2024 to be, because they want everyone to see that they are open to blessings and miracles and abundance in every area of your life. And it’s not just for this person or that person. It’s available for you right here, right now.
Dawn F.: Yes, absolutely. And I’ve been doing that. I’ve been turning if a negative thought comes into my mind, I automatically am overturning it and saying, okay, let’s think of something else. And I just been doing that. And within doing that, I have been connected to myself better. I’m connecting to other people better with dreams. Just even today, last night, I had a dream about a coworker. And in my dream, she was very upset and just first thing I did was I texted her this morning. I said, are you okay? Is everything okay? And everything wasn’t okay. She needed to talk to somebody. And I’ve just been getting more messages that way as well. And just listening, that’s basically all I’m doing is listening to what I need to do.
Julie Jancius: That’s amazing. That’s amazing. And you’re getting those words, but those one words here or there, patience, compassion, exoskeleton. They’re carrying with it just an abundance of other information through the energy of that one thing. And to your point, it’s okay to have days where we’re not okay. I’ve had so many of those days this year. But when you come upon that time, we have to really ask for that guidance and allow that information to come through, because they are guiding us. They are leading us. And I think that that’s a great word, exoskeleton. Right. Because it comes back harder and stronger and bigger and better. Yes. That’s incredible, right?
Dawn F.: I loved it. And I tell people that, and a lot of people don’t even know what an exoskeleton is.
Julie Jancius: Yeah.
Dawn F.: And that’s the craziest part about it, because it’s not a common word you use.
Julie Jancius: No, I don’t really even know much about it. Like, do humans have an exoskeleton?
Dawn F.: No, we don’t.
Julie Jancius: Okay, so is it like a shell on a turtle?
Dawn F.: Well, so it’s more like a crab shell. You know, how they release their shell and then they have a soft shell. And then they grow into the harder, bigger shell.
Julie Jancius: That’s what an interesting, it’s spirit saying to say one more thing here. Uh, I read recently, I think, and it’s Travis Kelce who said this, that a coach, when he was younger told him that he was being a drain. And, um, this has really resonated with me. This year. And it’s in accordance with what we’re talking about, that everything in life, whether it’s a tv show that we’re watching or something that we’re listening to or something that we’re reading or a friend that we’re interacting with, everything is either a drain or a fountain. And when we think those negative thoughts, we’re just draining ourselves on our own energy, and we’re being a drain to ourselves. Of course, there’s times that we need to support ourselves and be there for ourselves and get through those hard days, but just in our thinking in general, when we really could be a fountain for ourselves, building that exoskeleton up, pouring.
Dawn F.: Our energy out and helping others, because I feel like if others see me in a light and see my energy, it’s going to rub off onto them. And it may not. Sometimes it upsets people, but that’s okay.
Julie Jancius: You know what? That’s okay. Things sometimes need longer to marinate in some folks, and they might look at your journey, dawn, six months later, a year, five years later, maybe something comes up ten years in the future, and they remember the courage that you had and the bravery that you had and the positivity that you had, and it really gives them the hope in the future to deal with the challenges that they’re in at that time.
Dawn F.: Absolutely. One more thing about in my story in the beginning, my husband, you don’t know, but my husband retired from the military, so he had a kind of a little job whenever this started, well, before this started, and in January, I had a very intense feeling. I said, I need you to find a different job. And he’s like, why? And I said, I just need you to find a different job. And God, um, provided again, he sent him a job, and we were able to get me on the insurance two days before I was diagnosed with cancer. So then we were able to have double insurance through this whole thing, or else we would be flat broke.
Julie Jancius: What does double insurance do? I’m not aware of this.
Dawn F.: So we got insurance from this job, and then he had tricare, the deductible on the first insurance tricare picked up. So all that money that we should have been paying out was actually covered by our secondary insurance. And so we have, uh, ended up only paying like, $1,000 total for this whole journey.
Julie Jancius: Wow.
Dawn F.: And I know that. I know it was God. I know it. Just sending all this stuff our way and just giving me those signs and signals to push where I need to push and to, uh, hold back where I need to hold back.
Julie Jancius: Sometimes people can overcomplicate this, where they worry about every little thing. Like, is it a message? Isn’t it? And the angels are saying to let people know that when it’s a message, it’s on full blast. Like, you can’t miss it because they’re not going to dim the frequency of the signal they’re sending you until you’ve received it. It is our job to be aware of what’s flowing through our mind, what’s flowing through our energy, so that when we get those really loud, clear signals, your husband needs to get another job. You need that secondary insurance that we listen. And also, as I’ve worked with thousands of people throughout the years, there are certain people who go, yes, God, got it. I’m taking action. I’m moving forward on this. And then there’s a lot of people who are my why people? And I love these folks to death. And they’re always asking why. Okay, but why? And what I need you to know, if you’re a why person listening right now, is that you have to let go of the why. You don’t need to know the why. You’re not going to know the why until it comes.
But if you aren’t doing things and listening to those bigger signals now, when you’re in the future and you need to have done them, everything is not lined up in a domino effect. I think so often this is the angels. Archangel Michael is showing me this vision of those professional domino players that line them up and just create these magnificent designs with dominoes. You’re like, okay, I’m getting this sign. I’m seeing this angel number. I’m here. And to do this. And throughout the year, we’re lining up these dominoes, right? Also that when we get to one little point in the future, the angels and the divine can press the dominoes. And all of the little things that you’ve done along the way just start to unfold for you. And that’s where you see the miracle show up. That’s where you see the blessing show up, because you took all of those micro steps of faith along the way and acted upon them, um, so that it could cascade for you in the right way.
Dawn F.: That’s so good to hear. Because sometimes I tell my husband stuff and he’s like, what are we doing now? And I just. Trust me, trust me. And you mentioned Michael in my journey. I woke up one morning and it was a Sunday morning. I told my husband I said, I have to get Archangel Michael pendant. He said, why? And I said, I don’t know, but I have to. And I didn’t stop that morning until I found the right one. And I haven’t taken this off except for to have my surgery, because I felt like he was using a sword. I envisioned him in my little cancer spot with his sword, and every time I’d get chemo, he would just be killing the cancer cells with his. It’s just. It’s really been a blessing. This whole journey has been a blessing.
Julie Jancius: Oh, that’s amazing. That’s amazing. Oh, Dawn, I love your stories so much. You are just such a beacon of hope. And don, your spirit team is all around, and they are just showing me that you are here to write that book and to share these stories and to really change the stigma of cancer on a larger scale. And so I feel like there’s still a bit more time of you healing yourself. But I want to encourage anybody who’s listening to the show right now who’s like, oh, my goodness, I wish I could connect with Dawn to email in and ask to be connected over to dawn, and we’ll try and set that up. If you have stories, too, about going through a health challenge and it being a blessing in your life, I want to connect you over to dawn, too, so that maybe you could collect those stories and, um, share them with the world.
Dawn F.: That would be amazing.
Julie Jancius: Awesome. Um, friends, I love you so much. If you have a story to share on the podcast, know that it’s so meaningful, it spreads. So much hope, so much love, so much faith, and we’d love to have you on the show. You can share your angel stories over at theangelmedium.com using the contact form or also there’s a submit your angel story button. Thank you for being here, dawn.
Dawn F.: Thank you so much for having me. I’m so happy to share my story. It’s a blessing.