EVEN IF YOU ALREADY HAVE READ THIS POST, PLEASE READ THE NOTE AT THE END FOR IMPORTANT INFORMATION. THANK YOU. HOWARD
OKAY! We are nearly two weeks into my 30-day November to Remember Challenge 2015. I have received excellent feedback, and I have received many questions about the Recipe and the challenge. This is great! A technology issue has arisen, and it is providing me an opportunity to discuss acceptance, surrender, and OKAY!
Today, I will begin at the end with something important that all of you need to know:
Late yesterday afternoon, I learned that beginning early Wednesday morning, none of my sent emails have been delivered. None. Not my responses to your questions, not my email follow ups to coaching calls…none. Apparently there is a problem with the email server, and yesterday evening I sent my server company a support ticket. I am imagining that the issue will be resolved today. So, if you have sent me an email in the last two days (Wednesday, Thursday), and you have not received a response, it was not from lack of trying on my part. I have responded to you. My Outlook says my email was sent. You simply have not received it through no fault of yours or mine.
In my Parkinson’s recovery, I learned acceptance. For those of you who are new, I called it my “okay” attitude. “Okay” simply meant “I acknowledge the reality of what is happening in the moment.” In the 30-day challenge, this would be the mind and soul recovery parts. “Okay” blocks negative emotions. It looks like this, “Okay. I do not like what happened. What am I going to do about it?” Okay, and solutions…no room for negative emotions.
In my Parkinson’s recovery, I learned surrender. I learned that I needed to surrender to my Higher Power that there were some things in life over which I had no control, and I needed to accept that they were happening without having a negative response to them. This is absolute vulnerability — no control over the event or the outcome of the event, and even if I did not like the outcome when it occurred, acceptance of it nonetheless with the understanding that there was nothing I could do to change it. And, the further surrender that whatever was the outcome, it was necessary in the grander scheme of the Universe, and nobody owed me an explanation.
So, let’s take a look at yesterday. During the day, I received an email from a person who had asked me some questions…this email was asking me if I had received the email with the questions. I responded that yes I had and I would resend my response. A couple of hours later, the same person emailed me and asked if something was wrong, if I was okay, because I am usually very responsive to emails and the person had not heard back from me.
Since it is a person I am coaching and we use Skype, I went on Skype and sent a Skype message that maybe the person was having email issues, and I copied and pasted my responses to the two previous emails.
Several hours later, I received a Skype message from a different person asking me about a rescheduling of a coaching Skype. I had been asked this by the person in an email and I went to my sent mail and looked at my response. It was then that I realized that the email issue probably was on my end, not the other end. “Okay. I do not like what happened. What am I going to do about it?” I copied and pasted the rescheduling information and told the person that it looked like my emails were not being delivered.
“Okay. I do not like what happened. What am I going to do about it?” Get some verification. I sent an email to my personal email and it did not get delivered. “Okay. I do not like what happened. What am I going to do about it?” I sent my sister a text and asked her if she had received my email response to her from the day before discussing Thanksgiving. She texted me back, no. “Okay. I do not like what happened. What am I going to do about it?”
I sent a support ticket to the server company…and here is the critical component…I surrendered…I let go…I became detached from the events because I had done everything in my power to learn what had happened, to accept what had happened, and to put in place a solution. That was my best, and my best is good enough…I surrender. Click here for more information on your best is good enough.
So, here I sit on Friday morning, and the email issue has yet to be resolved. Since I accept that everything happening in my life is happening for a reason, maybe the reason this is happening is so that I would write this blog post about acceptance and surrender. That is as good a reason as any for me. And, I also sit here smiling over the fact that if the blog post email notifications go through the same system as my emails that have not been delivered, then the only one who will be reading this post will be me. And, to that I say, “OKAY!”
For each of you, please accept yourself for the beautiful person who you are. Please know that when you look deep inside yourself and nurture the seed of your essence, that your radiance will blossom and push away the toxicity of the Parkinson’s. Please accept your life, “OKAY,” and please follow that with your solution, rebalancing the imbalances of your soul, mind, and body as you work toward your recovery from Parkinson’s. Please surrender…surrender that your best is good enough. And smile.
A couple of days ago, I saw this quote: “Do not dig up in doubt what you planted in faith.”
Make the commitment to cure yourself from Parkinson’s!
Okay, everybody, put big smiles on your faces and chant together so the whole world can hear:
“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!
AND, I AM WORTH IT!!!”
Yes you are. Each and every one of you is WORTH IT!!!
All my best,
PLEASE READ THE IMPORTANT INFORMATION BELOW
Here is an update of what occurred. Somebody hijacked my email address and sent out spam that looked like it came from me, so my email was blacklisted. This meant that I could not send emails from my own email program or from the website program to those of you who subscribe to the blog post update notifications. I worked with my server company on Friday and through the weekend to get things resolved. During this time, my website was up and down, and my ability to receive email was up and down. If you sent me an email on Friday, Saturday, or Sunday, there is a substantial likelihood that I did not receive it. Please re-send your email to me.
In light of this, please have patience with me in responding to many days of emails that will now be coming to my Inbox all at once. I will respond to all of you, so I ask that you have patience awaiting my response.
I need your assistance going forward, please. If you no longer wish to receive the blog post notification emails, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom left of the email notification. If you receive an email that looks like it is from me and it contains spam, do not hit the reply, but instead, please forward it to me so I may submit it to my server company. We need to help each other so we can continue to smoothly communicate with each other. Thank you.
And, yes, I probably said “Okay” one thousand times over this last weekend, all the while knowing that my best was good enough.
We all are worth it!