Last week I wrote about the strength of acceptance. Accepting you have Parkinson’s disease is the first step in fighting the disease. Acceptance goes something like this: “I accept that I have Parkinson’s Disease…what am I going to do about it to recover?” The “what am I going to do about it to recover” is the difficult part because it presumes something that requires you to discard conventional protocol for Parkinson’s — it presumes that you can do something about it to recover. Oh, yes, it also means that you have to take responsibility to heal yourself.
“I accept that I have Parkinson’s Disease.”
“I accept that I can do something about it.”
“I accept responsibility to do something about it.”
“I accept that doing the Recipe for Recovery puts me on my path toward recovery.”
“I accept that Howard and two others have fully recovered doing the Recipe for Recovery, and many others are improving their Parkinson’s and writing about it on this blog.”
“I accept that I will do the Recipe for Recovery and stay on my recovery path until I fully recover.”
“I accept that ‘I have the power to heal myself’ and I am.”
“I accept that I have Parkinson’s Disease.
“I accept that I am recovering every day I do something positive in furtherance of my recovery.”
“I accept that I am worth it.”
“I deny that I have Parkinson’s Disease.” This type of denial is unhealthy because if you cannot accept that you have the disease then you will be doing nothing to fight it. This leads to it getting worse.
“I deny that Parkinson’s is incurable.”
“I deny there is nothing I can do to recover from Parkinson’s.”
“I deny that unless I am taking medications, I am doing nothing for my Parkinson’s.”
“I deny that the Recipe for Recovery will not work for me.”
“I deny that I am not worth it.”
On the days when symptoms seem worse and fear creeps in, it is more difficult to keep the Acceptance and Denial affirmations stated above in the positive thinking, good attitude areas. Here is something to assist you:
Please remember that the journey you are on is life, not Parkinson’s. Parkinson’s is just something happening in the journey called life, so we deal with it while we are living life to its fullest. Every road has bumps…it is how we view the bumps that matters…some people see the bumps as roadblocks to life; I preferred to see the bumps as nuisances that made me slow down and navigate more carefully. And lo and behold, while I was slowing down and navigating my life more carefully with my Parkinson’s bumps, I noticed so many beautiful things I had been missing, so my Parkinson’s bumps in the road became such a blessing. They became mere signs to follow that I needed to pay more attention to healing my life. And, when I finished healing my life, my soul, mind, and body, I did not need any more messages or signs, and they left.
Acceptance. Accept that you have Parkinson’s.
Denial. Deny that you cannot fully recover and be cured.
The Journey. The journey is life. Be alive and live your life to its fullest, despite Parkinson’s.
The Egg. In responding to my post about chipping away at the iceberg and breaking through the surface for recovery, somebody sent me this thought: “When an egg breaks by an outside force, life ends. When an egg breaks by an inside force, life begins.”
Do not let Parkinson’s break your hope and faith from the outside. Instead, you need to break through your Parkinson’s shell from the inside and begin your no-Parkinson’s life.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,