Today is 3 and 1/2 years since my gift, my ultimate blessing, my cure from Parkinson’s. It feels like yesterday. Last night when Sally and I were walking our dog, I mentioned to her that today was a milestone day and that I would be writing a post. She asked me what I was going to write about and I told her that I had no idea.
When I write posts, generally I feel the urge, sit down, type, proof for typos, and out it goes. Very little planning goes into the process. I learned in my Parkinson’s recovery to trust what I feel and go with it. So, after I type a post, I only proofread for typos, not content. Proofreading the content would be bringing my mind into the process, whereas typing from a feeling and sending it out comes from my heart, the place from where I learned to look at life.
So, here I sit. I will be back in a moment. I am going to get a glass of water…maybe something will come to me as I head to the kitchen.
Okay, I am back. That didn’t take too long. There must be something in the water because the feeling hit me — gratitude, celebration, and love.
Gratitude. I am grateful for being alive. This gratitude began when I had Parkinson’s. I realized in my recovery that as I was shedding the old-me and blossoming into the new-me-original-essence-of-me, I felt so alive that I gave daily gratitude for being alive and having my soul in a human body, even one with Parkinson’s. I realized that the Parkinson’s was the impetus to force me to bring my life back into balance, and I was grateful for the opportunity to be liberated…liberated in my life and in my cure from Parkinson’s. I still give daily gratitude for being alive and for my soul being in a human body.
Celebration. When I had Parkinson’s, each evening Sally walked our dog and I stayed home and did my evening part of the Recipe. I did not go on the walk because physically I could not take that walk. While I was getting my water a little while ago, it occurred to me each evening when I walk the dog with Sally, it is a celebration of being cured from Parkinson’s. This is the first time I ever have thought of it that way…apparently, a 3-and-1/2-years lesson in the making…day by day, walk by walk…yes, sometimes I am a little slow in learning my lessons, too.
Love. To reach my cure, I had to learn to love myself. Loving myself gave me the ability to feel worthy as human being, which gave me the ability to feel worthy of my cure. And, it gave me the ability to view the world through my heart, with love and compassion.
I feel your suffering, and I extend my love and compassion to all of you. Also, I celebrate your courage, your fortitude, your perseverance…as you forge ahead toward your cure, celebrate yourselves. You are worthy of the celebration!
My day of being cured is in the past. All of you who still have Parkinson’s are what matters in the moment, so let’s get down to business and let’s get you cured…ALL OF YOU! How about it? Don’t you agree it is time!!!
Okay! Grab onto the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® and do it every day until you reach your cure. Do the Recipe because you know it is the right thing to do.
If all you are thinking about is “when will I be cured,” then you are in your mind and in the future. The future is an illusion in your mind about something that does not exist in the moment and that may never come into existence. Come back to the present and do the Recipe in the moment, and live your life. Your life is what is happening in the moment in your heart…live your life to the fullest instead of living your Parkinson’s symptoms. You are so much more than your symptoms!
In celebration of life and the fact that Parkinson’s is curable, please join me so everybody can hear us chant around the world:
“Parkinson’s is curable.
I am my own Parkinson’s cure.
I am halting, slowing, and reversing the progression of my Parkinson’s.
I am extraordinary.
I am recovery.
I am doing great.
I will now look at whatever my symptoms are doing and fearlessly say, ‘Okay. Apparently, this is necessary for my Parkinson’s cure!’
I AM WORTH IT!!!”
All my best,