Fighting Parkinson’s, and looking toward 2014

In five more days, 2014 will be upon us, and I am happy to see how many of you have communicated to me how much you are looking forward to 2014 as a year of continuing recovery all the way to being cured of Parkinson’s. How good will it feel when you say, “I used to have Parkinson’s” or “When I had Parkinson’s.” That’s the attitude needed to fight Parkinson’s. Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Cure. You are worth it!

In 2009, as I neared the end of the year, I did not view 2010 as something that was going to be as spectacular as it turned out…cured of Parkinson’s on June 12, 2010. I knew I would be cured some day in the future, and I knew I needed to do the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery&#0174 every day, but I had anticipated that it would take two or three years to reach my cure. By not having an expectation of when I would reach my cure, I was able to focus on what I did each day in furtherance of being cured…December 31, 2009 was not a whole lot different than January 1, 2010…but I was okay with that.

I was not attached to the day-to-day review of physical symptoms. I was not attached to the day-to-day “am I feeling better or worse than yesterday” assessment. I was not attached to my Parkinson’s physical limitations. I accepted them as something that would be there as I was healing my soul, mind, and body from the inside. It was this understanding of recovery that allowed me to be in the moment of recovery.

My goal was to be cured of Parkinson’s, and I had a plan in place to achieve the goal. My goal each day was to do the Recipe. My goal each day was to do the Qigong exercises and eat healthy foods. My goal each day was to meditate and focus on my breathing. My goal each day was to spend time with my Higher Power expressing gratitude, opening my heart and finding joy and love.

So, as we near the end of 2013, think about this today and on each of the next four days:
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s symptoms, you are going to live your life.
What if you decide that instead of thinking about the Recipe, you are going to do the Recipe.
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s, you are going to live Parkinson’s recovery.
What if you decide that you are leaving a part of the “old Parkinson’s you” in 2013, so it will no longer be with you as you become the “new curing-yourself you” in 2014.
And, what if you decide that you will be looking at Parkinson’s with this new view: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s!”

Let’s do this together. Starting today, and until the end of 2013, repeat:

“I have the power to heal myself. Parkinson’s is curable, and I have the power to cure myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s. 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,

Howard

 

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4 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and looking toward 2014

  1. judy says:

    thanx, Howard. I have a hard time learning to live in the moment, and not letting
    my Parkinson’s live me. Your words are always helpful, uplifting.
    Happy Holidays, all!….judy

  2. Lynn McIvor says:

    What a wonderful, positive, inspiring post! Great note on which to leave 2013 and to commence 2014. Thanks, Howard.

  3. Alfred Lade says:

    Thanks Howard for you timely reminders. I look forward to 2014 and doing “The Recipe” on the road to recovery. Best wishes to all in the coming year!

    I have the power to heal myself.
    I have the power within me.
    I have the power to heal myself.
    I am recovery.

  4. Sally says:

    Howard, Because of you and your faith in recovery I am looking forward to 2014!
    You’re an answer to prayer.
    Thank you Howard. I wish you and your family all the best.

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