On May 22, 2012, two years ago today, I posted, Fighting Parkinson’s, and Pratima is symptom free from Stage 4 Parkinson’s. As Pratima has commented in blog posts since then, like me and like Marie before her, and like Betty after her, she no longer does the Recipe and her symptoms have not returned. Also, like me, and like Marie before her, and Betty after her, Pratima is cured of Parkinson’s. Congratulations Pratima!
In honor of Pratima’s milestone, I want to share with you that she fought fear with faith and had an overwhelmingly positive attitude. And, when I saw this comment posted by her, I knew it was only a matter of time until she achieved her full recovery:
March 17, 2012 at 8:05 am
yes i am worth it thank you howard.”
The “yes, i am worth it” is the learning to love yourself that I have written about in previous posts, most recently in a 4-part series.
I have permission to share with you something that occurred in our coaching to assist you in understanding how your faith and your attitude propel you into action, all three of which help you achieve progress on the way to your cure.
On occasion, I would receive an email to the effect of: “We trust what you have told us to do with mom is correct, but her physical reaction is ‘this and that’ and it is scaring everybody. Can you please explain so that we will understand what is going on.” I would explain, and Pratima, Bhavna, and the rest of the family would accept the explanation and be calm.
I want to assist all of you in achieving the same type of calmness in a more general sense. As you know, many times I have written that if you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, then you always are getting better, never worse. And, I have told you that you have nothing to fear in this recovery.
Take a walk with me down this logical path and you will see that what I am saying is true. (Over the last week, I have asked these questions of a number of people I am coaching, and every one of them has given me the same answers, so I will use their answers here):
Q: At any moment from the day you got Parkinson’s until right now, have you ever felt worse (physically, mentally, and/or spiritually) than you feel right now?
Q: At any of the times when you felt worse than you feel right now, did you have fear that your Parkinson’s was getting worse?
Q: If your Parkinson’s was getting worse as you had feared, then it would be impossible for you to be feeling better today than you felt back then because your Parkinson’s would have continued getting worse, right?
A: Yes. (with laughter)
So, as all of you can see, each time your symptoms appeared to you in a manner that made you fearful that your Parkinson’s was getting worse, the fact that you feel better today than on any of those days means that your fear was FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). A symptom looking or feeling worse is nothing more than an adjustment in your recovery. You have nothing to fear, so please do not let your mind engage itself in FEAR.
This walk down logical lane proves the point that if you are doing the Recipe, you always are getting better and never getting worse, and that you have nothing to fear in this recovery. Pratima knew this, but on occasion she needed a little reassurance because some days are harder than others.
CONGRATULATIONS PRATIMA! TWO YEARS CURED OF PARKINSON’S!!! WE ARE GRATEFUL FOR YOU!
So, today, in celebration of Pratima’s two year anniversary of being cured from Parkinson’s, I ask all of you to chant with me loud enough to make the whole world shake with tremors:
Parkinson’s is curable.
Pratima had the power to cure herself from Parkinson’s, and she did.
I have the power to cure myself from Parkinson’s, and I will.
I am doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, so I know that I always am getting better and never getting worse.
I am doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, so I know that I have nothing to fear in this recovery.
I accept that whatever is going on with my symptoms in necessary for my recovery.
Faith is in my heart.
Fear is in my mind.
I choose faith.
I am recovery.
I am worth it.
YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!
All my best,