Fighting Parkinson’s, and where is your mind?

Last month, I made a big push with my November to Remember, No Excuses November, 30-day challenge 2015 to do a modified version of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® for 30 days. The 30 days ended yesterday, November 30, 2015. So, what’s next? Where do you go from here?

Yesterday was November 30, 2015 and today is December 1, 2015. We have a way of putting labels and limits on our lives based upon what somebody at some previous time decided was correct. Theoretically, if somebody’s decision had been different, today would be November 31, 2015. What I am trying to point out to you is that much of what we think is real is a script written by somebody else, and we have been following the script and its rules without question.

If you want to be cured of Parkinson’s, then today, you need to begin breaking the rules, clearing out the illusions, and writing your own script of where you want to go in your life and your recovery. It is time to choose to start truly being your cure and living your cure!

Faith says “I know I am going to be cured of Parkinson’s, and I will do the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® every day until I am cured!” That’s it! So, what are you doing in the moment RIGHT NOW?

Where is your mind? Is it looking back at November thinking good thoughts? Is it looking back at November thinking self-criticizing thoughts about how you did with the 30-day challenge? Is it looking forward with excitement? Is it looking forward with fear?

As you can see, the mind pulls you away from what is going on RIGHT NOW! What is going on right now is you are reading this post with your fellow travelers on this path to your cure…be in the moment, gather strength and perseverance from each other, connect to each other through the universal energy…draw energy from inside yourself, share it with the others, and draw their energy into you as you feel this moment, RIGHT NOW!

And smile. We all are in this life together. We are drawn here together for a reason. Being as we all are here together, why not make the most of it and help ourselves by helping each other.

Where is your mind? When you are sharing the universal energy with each other, bringing yourself into the moment RIGHT NOW, and feeling each others love and compassion, you cannot answer the question “where is your mind,” because your mind leaves, and your heart controls the moment.

Yes, when you are in the moment RIGHT NOW, you are in your heart, and for that flicker in the moment RIGHT NOW, your mind does not exist in the past or in the future…there is no judgment, no regret, no criticism, no fear…no deceptive, illusion-filled, Adrenaline-driven mind.

In the moment RIGHT NOW, as we gather together and feel each other’s presence, there is love, joy, compassion, contentment, gratitude, forgiveness, happiness, and simply being.

And, where is my mind? I do not know. I am in my heart with tears in my eyes feeling all of you as I type.

And, where is your mind? The more you are in your heart, in the moment RIGHT NOW, the more you will be able to answer the question “where is your mind,” with “I do not know.”

Today is December 1, 2015. How about that. What are you doing in the moment RIGHT NOW?

How about letting go of your over-thinking mind in favor of your loving, compassionate heart. How about making the commitment to yourself to cure yourself from Parkinson’s, and then living your cure in all you do, physically, mentally, and spiritually.

You can do this. I know you can!

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

 

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38 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and where is your mind?

  1. Helen says:

    Thank you Howard. I so related to what you expressed now. I have been seeing the need to be more open. New and adventurous in myself. So the heart is the place to be. Thank you all for being there, here. We are all in this together supporting by being ourselves. Fresh new and now. Much love Helen

  2. Karen in Ireland says:

    Oh Howard, what a beautiful post. It brought tears to my eyes when you said you had tears in yours as you typed. A lovely thought is also every time we come to this page, in that exact moment, as we read and share, we are being present, right there in our hearts, no adreneline mind involved.( it’s why I flick in and out of here so often on my iPhone, I love and am inspired by my fellow warriors. )
    My share and joy today:- I now have a carer, who keeps my house in order, preps my food etc for me. She has been with me ten weeks. It was tough for me to surrender to help but that’s all part of the healing. She washes my hair each week and helps me shower. Today, my joy is, I not only showered by myself , which I sometimes manage, but I washed my hair in the shower also! Hooray hooray hooray! I shook like a leaf from fear for the first ten minutes. I just kept saying ” let go fear, let go, my soul is incharge” And what do you know, the shaking left and I enjoyed the task at hand. Washing your hair with one arm ain’t easy but I did it. My soul ROCKS! 🙂 I spent the rest of the shower singing ” I have joy in my heart” lol.
    Karen xx

    • bailey says:

      I’m sending you a hug Karen – just because! I’m a one-handed shampooer as well and I am gonna sing my way thru the next shampoo, just like you!

    • Debbie says:

      Hi Karen,
      I want you to know that you are one amazing lady. Thanks for sharing. I hope your day is filled with many joys!
      Love and Blessings
      Debbie

      • Rebecca from New Zealand says:

        I’m glad I’m not the only girl struggling to wash her hair !
        And blow waving it dry is even harder!
        On a positive note, the severe dermatitis which I have been battling ever since I got PD, has vanished after two sessions of acupuncture. Yee ha

        • Karen in Ireland says:

          Hi Rebecca, where have you been hiding? I was thinking about you the other day as you were heading to Aus I think the last time you posted, seems ages ago. I had horrific psoriasis on my legs, I found when I cleared sugar and dairy from my diet it left. I think a lot of skin complaints stem from the liver, but we are clearing all that out now! 🙂 Nice to see you back friend. Xx

          • Rebecca from New Zealand says:

            Hi Karen,
            I was back for another visit in Australia last month, the warmth and tropical ambience were amazing, swimming before breakfast each day. Bliss !
            Although travelling alone can have its moments, as PD takes away feelings of control sometimes. and makes one feel vulnerable. However I am determined to enjoy life.
            Its great having a community of felllow warriors worldwide, it makes me feel like less of a freak.
            I always enjoy your posts and contributions Karen, God is blessing us as we fight the good fight, with all our might.
            Big hug
            Rebecca

  3. Tony says:

    Why cant we cure ourselves??? honesty ask yourself that? because we trust in what doctors and scientific studies say? they only study people who are medicated this is what research is. They drug you up and then monitor you NOT FOR YOUR BENEFIT BUT FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE DRUGS. I have a saying if God made it use it, if Man made it loose it” God didn’t make the Parkinson meds but he did make your brain and if you just know and believe that this is without a shadow of a doubt curable then your body will follow your mind.
    After I spoke with Howard yesterday God spoke to me and gave me this checklist!!
    Follow this checklist:
    Happiness, Peacefulness, Gratitude, Confidence, Balance, Compassion, Forgiveness, Faithfulness and of course Love. Now ask yourself, instead of focusing on what doctors who only offer drugs say focus on what God says! after all he is the manufacturer of your brain. Thank you Howard!

    • Barbara says:

      Hi Tony,
      Thank you for your comments.
      I always say “let God be truth and every doctor a liar”.
      Doctors only know what the drug companies teach them. They only have statistics from people who don’t change their lives and thinking.
      We can all be healed!
      Blessings
      Barbara

  4. Helen says:

    Good on you Karen. It’s great you have a caree to help you. It’s hard adjusting to needing and accepting help but I too am learning that grace in receiving. Good on you for washing your hair and being in gratitude. It’s humbling and sacred xx

  5. Debbie says:

    Thanks to Howard and each of you. I am feeling the love and support.
    With much Gratitude
    Debbie

  6. jimmy says:

    gracias Howard por su maravillosas palabras , las siento en lo mas profundo de mi corazon. cuando usted derramo lagrimas , yo tambien he derramado lagrimas de alegria por compartir la energia con todos mis compañeros que estamos esforzandonos por superar esta etapa de desequilibrio en nuestras vidas y solamente la superaremos siendo guiados por la sabiduria de nuestro espiritu viviendo en el aqui y ahora sintiendo nuestro corazon la felicidad y la alegria por el solo hecho de estar vivo.
    Karen eres una guerrera impresionante
    Tony gracias por tus sabias palabras.. tienes razon . me gustan tus comentarios
    saludos Helen Mayarita Debby Penny Melannie Cinthya y todos los demas

    Translation:

    Thank Howard for his wonderful words, I feel in the depths of my heart. When you shed tears, I also shed tears of joy to share the power with all my colleagues who are working to overcome this imbalance stage in our lives and overcome only being guided by the wisdom of our spirit living in the here and now our heart felt happiness and joy by the mere fact of being alive.
    Karen, you are an impressive warrior. Tony, thanks for your wise words ..you’re right. I like your comments
    Helen. Greetings Mayarita Melannie Cinthya Penny Debby and all others.

  7. Helen says:

    I too am a one handed shampooed Karen and I will add singing thanks. Nurturing ourselves.

    • jimmy says:

      Helen y Karen yo tambien doy shampoo a mi cabeza con una mano

      Translation:

      Karen and Helen, I also shampoo my head with one hand.

  8. Linda says:

    i started going to the hairdresser to get my hair properly washed but now i am inspired to go back to being a one hand hair washer…thnx so much for the wonderful image of us all washing our hair with one hand
    much love
    lindaxx
    ps
    im in a lot of physical pain atm
    does anyone else experience this as part of pd??

    • Melanie says:

      I go to the hairdresser to get my hair done each week each week and to get a pedicure each month. It makes me feel better about myself and I will continue to do so even after I recover from PD! I feel that any time I can find a way to do things easier, the better off I am!

      • Cynthia (from England) says:

        I’m with you on that Melanie – anything that makes my life easier helps me feel better about myself. I’m in the process of looking for someone to come in and clean our apartment, something I never thought I’d do, but I can accept now that I just can’t do what I did, and I find that quite liberating. It’s been hard to get to this place of acceptance and I’m not sure I’m completely there but I’m on my way! X

        • Melanie says:

          I agree with you also Cynthia on doing anything that helps me feel better about myself. I also have my townhouse cleaned regularly. I just can’t do it anymore and see nothing wrong with that! I am also at that place of acceptance and also accept help from strangers when offered! I actually appreciated it now instead of being offended by it.

  9. Helen says:

    Yes Linda I too get a lot of pain. I try to relax all my limbs before I sleep. And in the day disassociate myself from the pain. Putting my concentration elsewhere. Much love Helen

  10. Anita in England says:

    I used to have a great deal of stiffness and pain in my shoulders. I had 7 sessions at a Chinese medicine clinic. Each session consisted of acupuncture followed by tuina massage. The massage was excruciatingly painful to begin with but I had a deep sense that it was doing me good. Over the course of the sessions the pain and stiffness eased to the point where it isn’t really an issue any more. I am grateful beyond words. I still sometimes do the one-handed shampoo but now it’s only when I feel the need to hold on to something with the other hand! Happy shampooing, Karen and everyone!

  11. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi guys, Bailey, Helen, Jimmy, Linda, Anita, made me laugh the thoughts of us all being the one-handed shampooers lol, we could start a club 🙂
    Yes I get a lot of pain, mainly in my right shoulder and arm and my back, right across the centre. The latest crack is pain in my foot at night, right at the joint so if I put the foot flat it aches and if I try and pull it towards my body it aches. I have regularly headaches but I tell myself it’s new circuits forming. It’s does help knowing we are all experiencing the same pains and aches. We are strong resilient souls, there is an end to all of this. Tony is nearly there, Roger a few weeks ago sounded as if he is nearly there with others like Anita getting stronger in her walk at the neurologist without her stick. We are winning guys, baby steps. Our souls know what they are doing, we will cross the finish in the right time, space and sequence. 🙂 . Ask for the healing, believe and trust you are creating it and surrender to Gods time. I thought of the word ” Healing” last night. You know me I love words and playing with them. ” Heal In G” heal in God! 🙂
    Big Love Warriors, lets shampoo and Rock on!
    Karen xx

  12. ralli aus deutschland says:

    Was seid ihr für mutige Frauen (und Männer)! Ihr macht mir Mut.
    Ralli

    Translation:

    You are brave women (and men)! You give me courage.
    Ralli

  13. leontina says:

    Va salut cu drag pe toti.Citesc cu interes tot ce scrieti si ma regasesc in toate simptomele bune sau rele dar un lucru e diferit,voi aveti un spirit sanatos de oameni puternici,pe mine cei 15 ani de lupta m-au marcat fizic si psihic.Voi cred ca sunteti tineri,eu am 60de ani Am facut reteta 1 an si am reusit sa reduc mult medicatia,dar alte boli precum artroze,tulburari psihice,insomnii,m-au coplesitsi am renuntat.Mi- scchimbat Howard modul de gandire si asa sunt in stare de functionare,adica mma desscurc cu imbracatul,mancat,spalat cu pastile putine.DORESC DIN SUFLET SA REUSITI SA VA VINDECATI ,AMIN

    Translation:

    I greet you all with love. I read with interest everything you write and symptoms found in all good or bad but one thing is different, you have a healthy spirit of powerful people. Me, 15 years of struggle I have marked physically and mentally. I think you are young, I am 60 years old. I made the recipe 1 year and was able to reduce much medication, but other diseases such as arthritis, mental disorders, insomnia, I was overwhelmed and almost gave up. Howard changed my thinking and so I am moving well enough that I can handle getting dressed, eating, and getting washed with fewer pills. I desire all souls to heal, AMEN

    • Anita in England says:

      Hi Leontina. I’m guessing that, between us, we span quite a wide range of ages. I’m just 62. I’ve only been diagnosed this year but my difficulties with balance go back to 2009 – the year I was diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome – and the first hints of tremor began in 2010/11. It was a bit of a shock to realise I had Parkinson’s but I was so fortunate to find Howard at around the same time, which saved me from the risk of being drawn into the conventional thinking about Parkinson’s. I’m so glad that Howard has helped you, too, to change your thinking and to move forward. This is such a powerful community of people supporting each other on the road to recovery.

    • Melanie says:

      Leontina, I am 68 and have had PD for 10 years. Though I struggle with movements, I am still able to do a lot of things on my own. I live alone independently and do most things by myself. I am so grateful for Howard who helped change my thinking completely, for now I know I can be cured completely. Positive thinking makes a world of difference and our body responds. I found Howard three years ago I don’t know where I would be without that knowledge now. I retired from my work two years ago and have been doing recipe faithfully since then. I am making progress slowly but surely, taking baby steps one at a time. I am so very grateful for the Skype sessions with Howard, it definitely spurs me on and I learn so much from him each time! The positive energy circulating through our group of warriors Warriors is definitely healing energy. Keep it at Comrads. 🙂

    • Cynthia (from England) says:

      Dear Leontina, like Melanie I too am 68. I was diagnosed over two years ago but only found Howard just over a year ago. It was the best thing that could have happened – a light shining in the darkness. To suddenly realise that there is a way through this when everyone tells you there is not was heart lifting. Howard’s input every week is invaluable – I think we all need to continually be encouraged and we have a wonderful community of warriors on this journey! We stand together and encourage each other and we will make it! God bless you x

  14. mayarita says:

    Hello dear jimmy Karen Debbie and all fellow one handed shampooers and thank you for helping, got me crying now. Feeling so angry as my good side now affected , your posts really help.
    Try giving up wheat? Got rid of migranes and stomach aches so may help some pains.

    Thanks Howard

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Mayarita, hang in there. I too am now affected on my good side which is very frustrating. I mentioned it in a post to Howard recently on here. He says it is because the meridians on the good side are mirroring the other side. It is not a sign that we are getting worse. ” this too shall pass” Stay focused on what you desire, not ” what is”. We are winning Mayarita, don’t give energy to doubt when you’ve come so far. 🙂 xx

      • jimmy says:

        Mayarita, Karen yo tambien tengo afectado mi lado bueno, justo ahora escribo solo con mi mano izquierda , camino lento , arrstrando los pies y mis piernas muy rigidas , la gente que me ve caminar piensa que estoy borracho…pero no me desanimo , mantengo el rumbo, y agradzeco a Dios estar vivo , llevo 2 años haciendo la receta………..sabias palabras de Karen , me enfoco en lo que quiero y no en lo molesto de los sintomas. se que todo esto quedara atras, animo querida Mayarita

        Translation:

        Mayarita, Karen I also have affected my good side, right now I write with my left hand only, slow road, dragging feet and my legs very rigid, people who see me walking think I’m drunk … but I am not discouraged, keep the course and I thank God to be alive, took two years making the recipe ……….. wise words of Karen, I focus on what I want and not the annoying symptoms. All this is left behind, encouragement to dear Mayarita

  15. ralli aus deutschland says:

    “We are winning Mayarita, don’t give energy to doubt when you’ve come so far. 🙂 xx”… this sounds so good.

  16. mayarita says:

    Thank you dear friends we are winning together

  17. Cap says:

    I’m reading the above posts November 22, 2016. This helps. Thank you all who posted what you have experienced.

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