You have heard me say many times that Parkinson’s is an electrical issue, not a chemical one, and solving Parkinson’s involves looking at our electrical impulses flowing through our bodies…when there are blockages, there are tremors, and as they are opened there is pain. My last few posts have focused on awareness of our balance, physically, mentally, and spiritually. Today, let’s look at our electricity. So, how is your electricity?
A year ago today, I wrote about electricity in our bodies. Here is an excerpt to get today’s discussion started:
“Feeling pain means you are feeling something. In a non-Parkinson’s sufferer, I believe the thought process is like this: “I feel okay, and when I feel pain, then something is wrong.” I learned, as a Parkinson’s sufferer, that the thought process had taken on a whole new life: “There are areas where I feel nothing, but I know that something is wrong with me. When I feel pain, at least I know the electrical impulses are alive and going to the area where I have been feeling nothing.” Much to many of your regret, I also see this as “good” pain.
It means that the electrical impulses are alive and prepared to carry the messages. That is very good news, albeit in some cases, painfully good news. My most overwhelming experience with this was the morning I felt horrible pain in my left side. My initial panic was that the Parkinson’s was getting worse. Once I settled down, I remembered years ago I had pulled a muscle doing side bends, and this pain was remarkably similar to that pain.
After moving around a little to see when the pain would become pronounced, it hit me: As a result of having no feeling in my left hip and surrounding muscles, I had pulled a muscle doing the Medical Qigong for Liver, and NOW, for the first time, I was experiencing the pain. As I am certain all of you have experienced, this is a doubled-edged sword. “Yes, I am feeling pain where I have felt nothing for months so I am happy to know the nerves are working, BUT this really hurts.” I know, I know, now it is your turn to smile at me and say, ‘But Howard, that horrible pain is “good” pain.'”
And you are correct, that horrible pain was “good” pain. But, let’s back up a little to our tremors. Here is what many are facing and how some are viewing it: “I had a tremor and started doing the Recipe and my tremor increased, and so did my pain. I feel like the Recipe is making my symptoms worse.” Usually this is more pronounced during Standing and Brain Vibration Chanting. In actuality, these temporarily increased tremors and temporarily increased pain are excellent signs that you are healing yourself.
If you take a look at the Recipe and my explanations for why I selected certain things, you will find the following:
“Here is a Qigong exercise I did called “standing.” That’s all you do…stand. It is a very powerful exercise because it opens channels, lubricates joints and gets balance back where it should be.” And, “I did the brain vibration chanting to increase the energy in my brain.”
When we are doing the Qigong that involves movement, our awareness is focused on the movement and doing the Qigong itself. Tremors tend to decrease when we are moving…or maybe we are just less aware of them because we are involved in an activity that requires our attention to be diverted from our tremors. Standing, whether we like it or not, forces us to be aware of everything that is going on with our bodies, and we become aware if our tremors increase.
The wonderful thing is that these increased tremors mean that we have created increased electrical impulses and that these increased electrical impulses are smashing the energy blockages trying to locate a passageway to connect “normal” energy flow in our bodies…and this smashing into the blockages causes our tremors to increase, temporarily. Any other understanding is fear-based…fear that says, “Any time tremors increase, my Parkinson’s is getting worse.” Fight the fear — two minutes ago when you were doing a moving Qigong, your tremors were the same…your disease did not take an enormous downturn in the last two minutes.
Fight the fear as fear will make you stop. It is the same thing with Brain Vibration Chanting. Brain Vibration Chanting is to increase energy in our brains…our energy-weakened Parkinson’s brains. If we are doing Brain Vibration Chanting and our tremors start to increase, this is cause for celebration — clearly we are being successful in increasing our brain energy which translates into sending more and stronger electrical impulses into our bodies, and when these increased and more powerful electrical impulses hit the blockages that are causing us to tremor in the first place, we tremor more! This is success.
And with continued success of this kind, the increased and more powerful electrical impulses eventually break through and open the blockages and the tremors begin to subside. How delightful is that?
However, this process requires dedication, faith in yourself and the process, and the ability to realize that the fear we are facing is FEAR — False Evidence Appearing Real — the Parkinson’s inside us thrives on this kind of FEAR as it is the only way for the Parkinson’s inside us to survive. Fight the fear and the FEAR and we disarm our Parkinson’s. Fight the fear and the FEAR and we experience freedom from Parkinson’s grip.
Let’s look at the biggest fear. It starts at the beginning with the definition of Parkinson’s…incurable, progressively degenerative disease. I accept that Parkinson’s is an incurable, progressively degenerative disease if we do nothing to fight it or if we take medications and do nothing else to fight it. History shows this clearly, so it is not difficult to accept: For the nearly 200 years since the symptoms received the name Parkinson’s Disease, people who do nothing to fight the disease and people who take medications and do nothing else to fight the disease, all suffer from an incurable, progressively degenerative disease. So fear is very real for these two groups.
However, I refuse to accept that Parkinson’s is incurable if we are doing something to fight it, and I refuse to accept that Parkinson’s is a progressively degenerative disease if we are doing something to fight it! And this “doing something to fight it” disarms Parkinson’s and makes fear and FEAR very false. Why?
BECAUSE WE ARE DIFFERENT. WE ARE SCREAMING FROM THE MOUNTAINTOPS ACROSS THE WORLD, “I HAVE THE POWER TO HEAL MYSELF.” AND WE ARE ACTIVELY DOING SOMETHING ABOUT IT!!!
So when you are doing the Recipe and your tremors temporarily increase or your pain temporarily increases, and you start to experience the fear that things are getting worse, be AWARE of where that fear is coming from. Put it through the FEAR test — “1. It is Appearing Real that my Parkinson’s is getting worse. 2. However, this is False Evidence.”
And then you realize, “I know this fear is actually FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) because I am fighting my Parkinson’s on my path toward recovery and I am winning. My fear cannot pass the FEAR test. My fear is not real.”
Let go of the fear and the FEAR and stay on your path toward recovery.
Aren’t you worth it?
All my best,