Faith and fear go hand in hand. If you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™, you are not getting worse, only better…there is nothing to fear about your Parkinson’s…however, in light of what we all are told is the conventional wisdom’s view of the disease, it takes a lot of faith to stare down your doctors and relatives and friends while telling them, “I only look worse on the outside, but I know I am getting better.” I noticed that the Will Smith’s movie “After Earth” is coming out this weekend, so I thought it would be appropriate to re-post my faith over fear previous post that included a trailer to that movie. Remember to listen very carefully when he defines fear and from where it comes.
From Fighting Parkinson’s, and choosing faith over fear:
“You have Parkinson’s Disease.” (Now, let’s change it up a bit). Suppose your neurologist followed those words with this, “Parkinson’s is a symptom of your life out of balance, and you can repair the imbalances and recover! There is a protocol called the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery™, and if you do it every day, you will recover!” Do you have hope? Do you have faith? Do you work on your recovery? And what if your neurologist added this, “Oh, yes, I need to let you know that along the way toward your recovery, there will be times when it will appear that you are getting worse because your symptoms will be appearing worse, but please do not worry, it is part of the recovery process, and you have nothing to fear.” Do you choose fear when you face what appears to be a worsening condition, or do you have faith in your recovery?
The reason I give you this example is to show you that the fear you have in your mind about what is going on with your Parkinson’s is a self-created fear…it is the FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real), I have spoken about in the past. In the opening paragraph to this post, all I have done is taken what I have been telling you for the last 2 and 1/2 years since my recovery and hypothetically put those words in your neurologist’s mouth. Suddenly, you have no fear. Why? Because you chose to have no fear.
Currently, you are doing the Recipe, but instead of listening when I explain in great detail why you need not have fear when symptoms appear worse, https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/05/16/fighting-parkinsons-and-trusting-in-your-recovery/, you look to the gloom and doom you received at the neurologist’s office and choose to have fear. Yes, choose to have fear. If you are doing the Recipe every day, then you are recovering every day no matter what your symptoms look like and you need not be afraid.
If you are choosing fear each time a symptom appears worse, then you are still engaged in the type of of Adrenaline-Mode-fear-based-mind-chatter that helped you get Parkinson’s symptoms to the surface in the first place. Living in this fear prevents recovery. Realize that fear in a creation of your mind, and you are choosing fear.
Here is what Will Smith tells his son Jaden about fear:
Yes, I know, Will Smith is an actor as is his son in this movie, but his words are spot on: Fear is not real. It is a product of thoughts you create. Fear is a choice.
So, there is me saying to not choose fear. And there is Will Smith. And there those who have posted comments on this blog showing they are defeating fear or have completely defeated fear already: Ainsley, Alan, Andy and Regina, Angel, Angela, Anita, Anne D., Anne G. Anni, Bailey, Barry, Bethany, Bev, Beverly, Bhavna, Bill B., Bill M., Bill R., Bob, Candy, Christine, Christine N., David, Debra, Della, Denise and Charles, Dipti, Elin, Elisa, Florence, Gautam, Gerry, Gita, Helen, Hillary, Jack, Jackie, James, Jason, Jay, Jayne, Jeff, Jim, Joe, John G., John H., John O., Joseph, Julian, Julie, Karen, Karsten, Kathy, Kumar, Laurie, Leo, Lexi, Linda, Lindsey, Lynn, Lynn E., Lynn M., Malcolm, Mamed, Margaret, Margriet, Marianne, Marie, Marilyn, Martin, Mary, Melanie, Meredith, Monica, Nancy S., Nancy T., Nita, Pat in FL, Pat L., Patricia, Paul B., Paul C., Paul T., Peewah, Penny, Pete, Pieter, Prabhakar, Pratima, Regie, Sally, Sherry, Teri, Theresa, Thomas, Tom H., Tom R., Tony, Vickie and Walt.
Fear is the only Parkinson’s symptom that is a choice. That is why I talk about it so much. It is a choice in how we decide to look at our Parkinson’s, our other symptoms, and our lives. It is so powerful of a symptom of this disease, that in the midst of improving from a disease the experts say there is no chance of improvement, one bad day, one extra pain, one extra stiffness, one increase in tremors…one unfavorable change in any other symptom causes people to stop their improvement dead in its tracks and say, “I guess I am getting worse just like the doctors said I would.”
That interpretation is a choice, and the choice is fear. And it leads to FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). And that leads you down the path that causes your own fears and FEARs to come true.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. MAKE A DIFFERENT CHOICE……….
How about if you choose to interpret the events like this: “I trust myself in knowing what I am doing is the correct thing. I trust myself that I correctly have interpreted all of my improvements. I am willing to surrender control of having to fully understand every nuance or every energetic change taking place inside my body, and I am empowering myself to look at everything I am doing as long-term progress in my recovery from Parkinson’s without being fearful of the day-to-day changes that I do not fully understand. I have faith, and my faith defeats my fear.”
That interpretation is a choice, and the choice is faith. And it leads to staying with the Recipe for Recovery on your path toward recovery. And that leads you down the path that causes your faith in your recovery to come true.
Choose faith over fear and visualize your future recovery.
Say this affirmation with me: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and recover. I refuse to allow appearances in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I choose Faith. I am recovery. I am worth it!”
You are worth it!
All my best,