This time last year, I was not doing very well. Here is an excerpt from my Parkinson’s daily journal from one year ago today:
No, I was not writing with invisible ink. Simply, I was not writing because I could not. November 17, 2009 was my last daily journal entry, and in March of 2010, I started this blog. My November 17, 2009 entry was difficult to write (and hard for me to read now), “Up at 4. Stiff, slow moving, got to the kitchen at 4:09.” I had written in the daily journal every day for almost two months, and I could write no more. The pain was too intense and barely anything was readable after the first two letters of each word.
I find with Parkinson’s, that we lose a lot of who we are. We cannot walk correctly or eat correctly or write correctly (if at all), or stand correctly or do our daily bodily functions correctly. And, if all of that is not bad enough, we are told we cannot get better…only worse, never better. So, why don’t we throw in the towel? I would imagine if you are reading this blog, you didn’t throw in the towel because somewhere deep inside of you there is a felling that maybe, just maybe, it doesn’t have to be that way.
The thing is, if you truly believe that it does not have to be that way, then you have to take the responsibility to do the things that will put you on your path to recovery. I have been sharing with you many of the things I did, and recently put them into a step-by-step formula, which I will continue to do. Some of the things I did that were instrumental in my recovery are too complicated to try to explain in writing in this blog, but I have received feedback in emails from people who have tried what I have listed, including two people who are taking Parkinson’s medications, and the feedback has been that what I have listed thus far has given them positive results.
As Dr. Sha would say, “If you want to know if a pear is sweet, taste it.” If you want to know if what I did to recover will work for you, why not give it a try.
Maybe, just maybe, you will be able to walk a little better.
Maybe, just maybe, you will be able to get your fork to your mouth a little better.
Maybe, just maybe, you will be able to write a little better.
Maybe, just maybe, you will be able to stand a little better.
Maybe, just maybe, you will be able to have your bodily functions perform a little better.
Maybe, just maybe, as you start to believe in yourself that you have the power to help yourself feel better, you actually will feel a little better.
Maybe, just maybe, when you go to your next doctor’s visit, your doctor will get a confused look on his face and say that you are improving slightly in some areas.
Maybe, just maybe, after your doctor tells you this, you will feel even more inspired that “Yes, I have the power to heal myself.”
Maybe, just maybe, you plant this inspiration deep inside yourself and nurture it so it will grow into you feeling a lot better.
Maybe just maybe, as you are feeling a lot better and continuing to nurture your inspiration that you can get better, you come to the realization that you are getting better.
Maybe, just maybe, this realization that you are getting better becomes infectious and you do get better and recover.
To quote Mary Poppins, “Once begun, it’s half done.” What are you waiting for? Get the okay from your doctor to do these steps, and let’s get started!
Step 1. Believe in yourself. You have the power to heal yourself. Repeating the phrase “I have the power to heal myself” will go a long way to achieving success with Step 1.
Step 2. Get your feet pointing straight, get your balance back, and be with other people.
Step 3. Stand with your feet pointing straight.
Step 4. Brain vibration chanting and awareness of neural (electrical) impulses.
Step 5. Medical Qigong for the liver.
Step 6. Be in the moment as you confront Parkinson’s and put into practice, “I have the power to heal myself.”
Step 7. Clearing Liver Wind.
More to come.
All my best,