Choosing to control your life. Choosing to be cured. Why not!
The current medical viewpoint of your life after a Parkinson’s diagnosis is that you have an incurable disease and you are heading down a progressively degenerative path for the rest of your life — you have no control over your Parkinson’s path to a progressively degenerative life…for the rest of your life.
My viewpoint of your life is that you can choose to reject the current medical viewpoint of your life after a Parkinson’s diagnosis. You can choose that Parkinson’s is curable and if you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™, that you are not heading down a progressively degenerative path for the rest of your life — instead, you are heading toward symptom free full recovery from Parkinson’s…for the rest of your life…cured!
Given these choices, what do you choose?
Progressively degenerative life versus healthy, recovered, cured life. It seems that this choice would be an easy one. However, for some people, this is a harder choice than appears on the surface. It isn’t that the people do not want to choose the healthy, recovered, cured life. It isn’t even that they do not want to do the work it takes to recover — they do, and they are. It is getting the resurfacing fear of the progressively degenerative life out of their heads that is causing the problem.
Identifying the problem is a very good thing because then we can work on a solution. The solution is to go back to the beginning and build your recovery on a strong foundation. The foundation on which to build your recovery is this:
“I have the power to heal myself.” “I know I will recover.” “The Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™ is the blueprint for my path to recovery.” “I will be cured.” This is where you need to start. If you already have started, go back and reaffirm these statements to enhance your recovery.
People have expressed to me that they understand the need for these four statements in order to be successful. What they are struggling with is the current medical viewpoint and what is on the internet. I have explained that if you think about any major disease from which people now recover, at some point in time the then-current medical viewpoint post-diagnosis was that the person’s life was hopeless…much the same as the current medical viewpoint of Parkinson’s Disease…hopeless, hopeless, hopeless.
So, at this juncture, here are the choices on this issue:
1. Choose to accept a hopeless life from here on out because somebody outside of you has chosen a hopeless life for you.
2. Choose to not let somebody outside of you control your life by stealing your hope, and then choose to control you own life.
Those are the choices. The choice is yours on how to proceed!
And, to help you succeed in choosing to control your own life and choosing your path to recovery over hopeless progressively degenerative misery, I offer the following:
1. At night when you lay down to go to sleep, silently repeat to yourself, “I have the power to heal myself.” “I know I will recover.” “The Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™ is the blueprint for my path to recovery.” “I will be cured.” Make this your “fall asleep to” mantra. If you can use this as you are falling asleep, it will take on a trance-like feeling and will work into your mind and do battle with the Parkinson’s fear lurking in your mind.
2. When you wake up in the morning if you feel uneasy or your symptoms start up right away, silently repeat to yourself a few times before you get out of bed, “I have the power to heal myself.” “I know I will recover.” “The Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™ is the blueprint for my path to recovery.” “I will be cured.” And then smile a big smile that opens your heart and confirms that not only do you have the power to heal yourself, but in fact you are healing yourself.
3. During the day if you start to feel fear creeping in, silently repeat to yourself, “I have the power to heal myself.” “I know I will recover.” “The Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™ is the blueprint for my path to recovery.” “I will be cured.”
4. Go and read the Testimonials Page on this site. I have been updating it with the inspirational comments people have posted on this site about the progress of their recoveries. These are the comments of how your fellow travelers in our recovery community are doing; they are time and date stamped, and I provided links so you can click the links and read the posts to which they were writing their comments, essentially providing you with a real-time account of how they were doing in their recoveries when they posted their comments.
Each of these people, and many others who have not posted comments, have chosen to take control of their lives and get on their paths to recovery from Parkinson’s.
The path to recovery from Parkinson’s is a choice that begins with four simple, but powerful, statements:
“I have the power to heal myself.”
“I know I will recover.”
“The Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™ is the blueprint for my path to recovery.”
“I will be cured.”
One last thing before I go: You are your own cure. Live it, do it, be it!
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
The decision involved in choosing to be cured is “HUGE”. One that takes the courage and conviction to go against conventional medical opinion. How many times have authority figures, including doctors been wrong? Look at thalidomide, originally marketed as a sedative and subsequently became a highly doctor recommended drug for morning sickness.
With Parkinson’s we already have to deal with the vicissitudes of the condition, why not try dealing with the vicissitudes of Recovery? Yes, it’s scary at times, it’s not an easy road at times. Look at your life and things you accomplished. What are your greatest accomplishments? Didn’t they require hard work, tenaciousness, self discipline? Was it worth it? Of course it was. After all you put into it, that feeling of success is euphoric. You know you’ve got what it takes, so go for it. Once recovered (cured) from Parkinson’s that euphoric feeling will last a lifetime. That’s better than ANY drug.
I was diagnosed in March of 2001, and commenced medications in December of 2004 when I couldn’t move to the music any more, let alone, dance.
Many positive things have happened to me since commencing Howard’s Recipe for Recovery last July. One of the positive things (and there are many) is that I have reduced Sinemet from 8-900 mg/day to 300, and deleted Azilect. A recent visit to my neurologist at a University Parkinson’s Research Centre also was very positive. He seemed quite in awe of how well I was doing. Physical tests don’t lie. I mentioned I thought he would not be happy with me reducing meds so drastically. I must add I did this gradually. He commented that he was only interested in me and what was good for my health. He added “Keep doing whatever you’re doing”
I’m going for the lifetime euphoria! Hope you all join me.
That’s very inspiring Lynn, thank you for sharing.
I have been doing QIgong since my diagnosis in 2001 and credit it with how well I have done since. But now I am following Howard’s recipe as it works better for me. Howard and Lynn are both very supportive and encouraging, I am on the path and your four affirmations are excellent. My biggest realization was that I have the power, knowledge and strength to heal myself and in fact no one else can do it for me or to me. Life is a healing journey for us all, we just have to find our path. Thank you seems so inadequate Howard for your caring, recipe , blogs and coaching. Marilyn