On June 12, 2010, I became symptom free from Parkinson’s Disease. It is hard to believe it was fifteen months ago. Over the last fifteen months, I have been blessed with continuing good health and with getting to know many of you who read this blog. Every time I receive an email or a phone call or a new person signs up for coaching, I am inspired…inspired by all of you! As you move toward your recovery, we gain strength in numbers, and someday our numbers will say, “There is another way to approach the Parkinson’s problem, and together, we have proven that the Parkinson’s problem has a solution…a cure!”
There is energy inside us, and there is energy all around us. As you know, our Parkinson’s bodies lack the correct electrical energy flows and our organs are not functioning properly. As we do our Qigong and heal our organs, and as we meditate or pray or contemplate and calm our minds and find a connection that heals our souls and inspires our spirits, we move toward balancing the energy within us. However, each of us is not an island unto ourselves living in a vacuum. We are part of a greater whole of the world around us.
So, here is a thought to help us not only balance the energy inside us, but to help us connect to, and become in balance with, the energy around us. When we breathe, something absolutely necessary to sustain our lives, let’s have a different thought, and a different goal, than “I am taking a breath.” How about if we offer our breathing as service followed by gratitude?
Begin with an exhale. With our exhale, let’s envision that we are serving all of the plant life whose very existence depends on our filling them with our carbon dioxide exhale. That’s right, just by exhaling, something we have to do, we are serving the plants and the trees and the grass around us…so let’s make it a glorious exhale! And, at the conclusion of our exhale, let’s not “take” a breath, but instead, let’s inhale and “receive” life’s breath of oxygen, and let’s feel gratitude to the plants and the trees and the grass who are serving us.
Over time, as we are healing the energy flows within us, we come to realize the connection we have to the energy flows around us. As I experienced on June 12, 2010, after nine months of fighting Parkinson’s following the Recipe for Recovery, and as I continue to experience today, when the energy inside us is balanced, and we have a balanced soul, mind, and body connection with the energy around us (our Inner Divine connecting to the Greater Divine), Parkinson’s ceases to exist and recovery becomes complete.
So, what are you waiting for? Start exhaling and serving nature! You will be surprised how good this service to nature will make you feel. Aren’t you worth it?
All my best,
NOTE: There were many comments to last week’s post as others have shared their personal experiences in recovery. Please go to, https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2011/09/08/fighting-parkinsons-and-calming-our-minds/, and look at the comments.