If you have not read my last post, Fighting Parkinson’s, and your viewpoint of reality, this would be a good time to take a look at the post and the comments. There are beautiful, heart-felt comments, and I am grateful to be with all of you on this Parkinson’s recovery path. Two people said something quite similar, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he,” and “Where the mind goes, the man follows.” Of course, this applies to woman as well. So, my friends, why not choose recovery as your reality and then follow your heart to your cure.
Think about this:
Suppose every thought you had sent a vibration out to the Universe, like a ripple in the pond when you drop a stone. Then suppose that the Universe did not interpret whether you liked or disliked your thought vibrations, but instead merely viewed them as: “Whatever this person is thinking about the most, he or she must want, so I will give him or her more.” Then, all of the thoughts of symptoms would bring you more symptoms, even if your were thinking how much you did not like your symptoms.
In my recovery, whatever misery I was facing, I looked at it and accepted it as necessary for my recovery. Using the same analogy, the Universe said, “Whatever Howard is thinking about the most, he must want, so I will give him more.” Since the symptoms always were there and always were changing, I constantly was thinking and saying “this is necessary for my recovery,” “this is part of my recovery,” and “this is my recovery happening,” and I knew this to be true. Changes in the symptoms (often in them looking worse) was nothing more than changes in my internal vibrations or internal changes in my electrical flow.
I was on my way to my recovery, so everything that was happening was necessary for my recovery, plain and simple. And, the Universe delivered recovery, recovery, recovery. If you are consumed with your symptoms, then chances are the Universe is delivering to you symptoms, symptoms, symptoms.
When you get angry or frustrated or fearful that your symptoms are getting worse, does it make them get better? NO! They get even worse, which kind of proves the point that focusing on your symptoms with negative emotions and fear does nothing more than bring about even worse symptoms.
It is hard for some people to understand that the more you let go of your attachment to your symptoms, the more you accept what is going on in your recovery, and the more you surrender that anybody owes you an explanation as to why your symptoms seem exacerbated that day, the better you get and the better things go for you in life. It is the release of the ego, the drama, the lack of trust in yourself, and the self-criticisms that sets you free. It is getting out of your mind and into your heart that calms your symptoms and releases your dopamine.
Let’s all take a lesson from our friend Susana’s comment on my last blog post:
“Reality – I have the power to heal myself.
Reality – I am my own cure.
Reality – I ascribe to compassion and joy – not gloom and doom.
Reality – I am grateful for Howard.
Reality – I am grateful for the bright sunlight he shares with each of us.
Reality – I am grateful for the Recipe.
Reality – Positivity, Gratitude, Healing, Faith, Love.
Reality – Blessings to each one of you for the daily increments of your Recovery.”
As you can see, everything that Susana chooses as her view of reality is a positive feeling from her heart. She is choosing to follow her heart to her recovery, not let her mind talk her out of her recovery. This is quite beautiful, and it works. I know many of you who also are doing this and I am seeing it work for you, too. When you choose to view your reality from your heart, you feel your recovery in your life and you feel your Parkinson’s recovery in everything you say and everything you do.
When you follow your heart in choosing how to view your reality, you become consumed with faith, hope, love, compassion, forgiveness, acceptance, surrender, happiness, joyfulness, contentment, and gratitude. These positive, heart-felt emotions send a beam of healing light from your heart to your head and open the dopamine faucet so you can, as our friend Marie suggests, “give your brain a lovely dopamine bath!”
Take a moment and sit with that: “give your brain a lovely dopamine bath!” Aaaahhhh….
Follow your heart to your cure…it knows the way!
You are worth it!!!
All my best,