On January 1, 2014, I posted Fighting Parkinson’s, and 2014…the year of faith! For the last six months, you have been working on faith and fighting fear. Today, as we begin the second half of 2014, I am re-posting in its entirety my first post of the year. I will go more in-depth about faith in subsequent posts. Suffice it to say, Parkinson’s recovery begins with faith and it ends with faith…oh yes, and it is filled with faith throughout.
Here is Fighting Parkinson’s, and 2014…the year of faith!
“2014…the year of faith. Let’s sit with this concept for a moment. 2014…the year of faith. Faith is very powerful. Faith is where you begin this journey to your cure, and faith is what carries you through the journey even on the hardest of days. The Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® is a proven cure to Parkinson’s. Faith in your Higher Power, faith in the Recipe, and faith in yourself are the three faith components you need in this journey to your cure.
Faith in your Higher Power. Close your eyes and reach down deep inside to that place that defies logic…to that non-explainable place within you where you have reached in the past and found the strength to do whatever it was you needed to do even though you could not explain from where the power came. Find this place again…NOW! You will need to nurture its seed and grow your faith in your Higher Power as you continue on this journey for your cure.
Faith in the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. Howard…cured! Marie…cured! Pratima…cured! Betty…cured! Here are the statistics:
Recipe: 4. (In last 3 and 1/2 years).
Western Medicine: 0. (In last 197 years; considers Parkinson’s incurable).
Slowing, halting, reversing Parkinson’s:
Recipe: Hundreds. (In last 3 and 1/2 years).
Western Medicine: 0. “What we don’t have is a disease-modifying treatment, something that would actually halt or slow the progression of the disease.” See, https://www.michaeljfox.org/understanding-parkinsons/living-with-pd/topic.php?medication. (In last 197 years).
Faith in yourself. This faith is the biggest challenge for some. They have faith in their Higher Power and they have faith in the Recipe, but they lack faith in themselves to see it through to the end. As I have said in the past, “Faith without action is meaningless for Parkinson’s recovery.” You need to take action if you want to be cured from Parkinson’s.
What you need to ask yourself is, “What am I doing right here, right now, in this very moment?” That is what matters. Take your eyes and refocus them to what is happening NOW, in this very moment…THAT IS WHAT IS REAL! Staring into a fearful future of Parkinson’s debilitation does nothing to cure you, and it often paralyzes you from taking action NOW, the kind of action that will lead to your cure.
Build faith in yourself by staying in the present moment. Think about it: When you are engaged in joyful activities and they end, you say things like, “Time flies when you’re having fun” and “Where did the time go?” When you are engaged in activities that you do not like, five minutes seems like five hours…time just drags and drags and drags, and anger and frustration and stress and anxiety and fear just grow and grow and grow.
Did you ever stop and wonder why “time flies when you are having fun?” Because you are there, right there, in the moment of the activity. When you are opening your heart and engaged in joyful activity, you are not fearful of the future, and there are no negative thoughts. What I learned in my recovery is that being joyful in the moment or fearful of the future are choices.
I realized that to be cured from Parkinson’s, I needed to find joy in my heart, and that joy in my heart was a choice. I became grateful to be alive, even in a Parkinson’s body, and the more I realized what a gift this life is, the more my symptoms mattered less…and less…and less…and less. And, the more my faith in myself to stay in the moment each and every day doing the Recipe and living my life mattered more…and more…and more…and more.
Do not look into the future to determine if you have faith in yourself to reach the end of the journey, your cure. Find faith in yourself to choose to find joy in your heart, to do your best, and to stay in the moment. You do not control the future. You control what you are doing NOW! Open your heart to yourself and know you will be cured one day. That is faith.
2014…the year of faith. Choose it!”
Today, July 1, 2014…the year of faith continues. Choose faith. Choose recovery. Choose you!
You are recovery!!!
YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!
All my best,