Fighting Parkinson’s, and where is your mind? part 2

Where is your mind? For many with Parkinson’s, your mind is deeply rooted in fear. The words “You have Parkinson’s” evoke fear in almost everybody who hears those words. In large part, this is because what follows those words is a blur of words like “incurable,” “progressively degenerative,” “neurological disease,” “don’t know what causes it,” and “our treatment will not slow, halt or reverse the disease.” Fear, hopelessness, despair…those are the feelings on the way home from the neurologist’s office…and fear…all of those feelings are driven by fear. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. FAITH IS A CHOICE. CHOOSE FAITH, AND CHOOSE TO BE YOUR OWN CURE!!!

“You have Parkinson’s Disease.” (Now, let’s change it up a bit). Suppose your neurologist followed those words with this: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of your life out of balance, and you can repair the imbalances and be cured! There is a protocol called the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, and if you do it every day, you will be cured!”

Do you now have hope? Do you now have faith? Do you now work on your cure? And what if your neurologist added this, “Oh, yes, I need to let you know that along the way toward your cure, there will be times when it will appear that you are getting worse because your symptoms will be appearing worse, but please do not worry, it is part of the recovery process, and you have nothing to fear. Have faith, and you will be cured.” Do you choose fear when you face what appears to be a worsening condition, or do you have faith in your cure?

The reason I give you this example is to show you that the fear you have in your mind about what is going on with your Parkinson’s is a self-created fear…it is the FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) that I have spoken about in the past. In the paragraphs above, all I have done is taken what I have been telling you for the last 5 and 1/2 years since my recovery and hypothetically put those words in your neurologist’s mouth. Suddenly, you have no fear. Why? Because you chose to have no fear.

Where is your mind? If it is deeply rooted in what you are doing in the moment RIGHT NOW, then fear ceases to exist. The fear and FEAR of Parkinson’s is more deeply rooted in “what will my future be.” Well, your future is a choice. If you choose to do the Recipe and work on bringing your life back into balance RIGHT NOW, then you do not have to worry about the future.

If you are doing the Recipe, and are listening when I explain in great detail why you need not have fear when symptoms appear worse, https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/05/16/fighting-parkinsons-and-trusting-in-your-recovery/, in the moment Right NOW, fear does not exist.

If you decide to leave this moment RIGHT NOW and you jump to the future and look to the gloom and doom you received at the neurologist’s office, you are choosing to have fear. Yes, choosing to have fear. If you are doing the Recipe every day, then you are curing yourself every day no matter what your symptoms look like, no matter what you have been told, no matter what your family and friends think about how you look with your symptoms, and you need not be afraid of the future.

If you are choosing fear each time a symptom appears worse, then you are still engaged in the type of Adrenaline-Mode-fear-based-mind-chatter that helped you get Parkinson’s symptoms to the surface in the first place. Living in this fear prevents recovery. Fear tires out your kidneys, and your kidneys bring energy to your brain. This is why fear is debilitating. The more fear you have, the more you shake, the stiffer you become, the slower you move, the more fatigued you feel. Please realize that fear is a creation of your mind, and you are choosing fear.

Where is your mind? Bring it back into the moment RIGHT NOW!

Fear is the only Parkinson’s symptom that is a choice. That is why I talk about it so much. It is a choice in how you decide to look at your Parkinson’s, your symptoms, and your lives. It is so powerful of a symptom of this disease, that in the midst of improving from a disease the experts say there is no chance of improvement, one bad day, one extra pain, one extra stiffness, one increase in tremors…one unfavorable change in any symptom causes people to stop their improvement dead in its tracks and say, “I guess I am getting worse just like the doctors said I would.”

Where is your mind? Bring it back into the moment RIGHT NOW!

That interpretation is a choice, and the choice is fear. And it leads to FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). And that leads you down the path that causes your own fears and FEARs to come true.

IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. MAKE A DIFFERENT CHOICE……….

CHOOSE FAITH!

Where is your mind? Bring it back into the moment RIGHT NOW! How do you do this? Keep reading…

How about if you choose to interpret the events like this: “I am doing the Recipe. I trust myself in knowing that what I am doing is the correct thing. I trust myself that I correctly have interpreted all of my improvements. I am willing to surrender control of having to fully understand every nuance or every energetic change taking place inside my body, and I am empowering myself to look at everything I am doing as long-term progress in my being cured from Parkinson’s without being fearful of the day-to-day changes that I do not fully understand. I have faith, and my faith defeats my fear.”

Where is your mind? It is creeping back into the moment RIGHT NOW!

That interpretation is a choice, and the choice is faith. Faith leads to staying with the Recipe on your path toward your cure. Faith leads you down the path that causes your cure to come true.

Choose faith over fear and visualize yourself cured.

Where is your mind? Yes, I feel it in the moment RIGHT NOW! Nice to have you back.

Say this affirmation with me: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured. I refuse to allow changes in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I choose Faith. I choose cured. I am worth it!”

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

 

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17 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and where is your mind? part 2

  1. Karen in Ireland says:

    Howard, again, fabulous post. You are so good at this. I love the line ” my faith defeats my fear” . I also now like to remind myself, every day I do the Recipe, I am one day closer to my Recovery date and that date is nearer than my diagnosis date. :-).
    I truly have changed so much along the way. My body has never been so healthy, which sounds mad with Parkinson’s lol. I don’t drink any more, ( will have a glass of wine at Christmas if I fancy one) I am very peaceful. When I do get overwhelmed, I have a little cry, but it’s not from the debts of my soul anymore. I’m back on track in minutes. I am part of a community of amazing warriors, who champion each other on as we walk the walk in understanding, compassion, love and encouragement ! We truly Rock! Not forgetting you, dear Howard, our beacon of light and the lovely Marie, who still shares her heart with us. I am blessed by knowing you all.
    Big Love,
    Karen xx

  2. Waseema in Birmingham UK says:

    Spot on Howard! Faith is the most important part of the recovery as without it we wouldn’t even attempt it. Reminders like this are crucial to keep us going so thank you dear Howard and Marie for your unwavering commitment to all of us.

  3. Thank you dear Howard! Your wisdom and support are truly amazing…

  4. jimmy says:

    La percepción es congruente Lo que ves refleja lo que piensas.Y lo que piensas no es sino un reflejo
    de lo que quieres ver. Tus valores determinan esto, pues no puedes sino desear ver aquello que valoras,
    al creer que lo que ves existe realmente. Nadie puede ver un mundo al que su mente no le haya conferido
    valor. Y nadie puede dejar de ver lo que cree desear.
    Sin embargo, ¿quién puede odiar y al mismo tiempo amar? ¿Quién puede anhelar aquello que él no
    desea que sea real? ¿Quién puede elegir ver un mundo del que tiene miedo? El miedo no puede sino
    cegar, pues ésta es su arma: que no puedes ver aquello que temes ver. El amor y la percepción, por lo
    tanto, van de la mano, pero el miedo oculta en las tinieblas lo que se encuentra ahí.
    ¿Qué puede, entonces, proyectar el miedo sobre el mundo? ¿Qué puede verse en las tinieblas que sea
    real? La verdad se ve eclipsada por el miedo, y el resto es todo imaginado. 4Mas ¿qué puede ser real en
    las ciegas imaginaciones nacidas del pánico? ¿Qué es lo que quieres para que sea esto lo que se te
    muestra? ¿Qué ibas a querer conservar de un sueño así?
    El miedo ha dado lugar a todo lo que crees ver: a toda separación, a todas las distinciones y a la
    multitud de diferencias que crees que configuran el mundo. Ninguna de estas cosas existe. El enemigo
    del amor que es el miedo, las inventó. Mas el amor no puede tener enemigos, de modo que no tienen fundamento,
    existencia o consecuencia alguna. Se les puede atribuir valor, pero siguen siendo irreales. Se puede ir en
    pos de ellas, mas no se pueden hallar
    . Es imposible ver dos mundos que no tienen nada en común. (AMOR O MIEDO).Si vas en pos de uno, el otro desaparece.
    Sólo uno de ellos puede permanecer. Ambos constituyen la gama de alternativas que tienes ante ti, más
    allá de la cual no hay nada que puedas elegir. Lo real y lo irreal son las únicas alternativas entre las que
    puedes elegir. 6No hay ninguna otra.LO REAL ES EL AMOR ; LA FE; LO IRREAL ES EL MIEDO:

    Translation:

    Perception is congruent What you see reflects what you think. It is but a reflection of what you want to see. Your values determine this, as you cannot but want to see what you value, to believe that what you see really exist. No one can see a world his mind has not conferred value. And no one can fail to see what they want to believe.

    But who can hate and love at the same time? Who can wish that he not
    want it to be real? Who can choose to see a world that is afraid? Fear cannot but blind, because this is your weapon: you cannot see what we see fear. Love is perception.

    So they go together, but the fear hidden in darkness what is there.
    What can then project the fear about the world? What can be seen in the darkness that is real? The truth is eclipsed by fear, and the rest is all imagined. What can be real in blind imaginings of panic born? What do you want for whatever that is you sample? What would you want to keep a dream like that?

    Fear has led to everything you think you see, the whole separation, all distinctions and multitude of differences you believe make up the world. None of these things exist. The enemy of Love is fear, invented. But love cannot have enemies, so are unfounded, existence or consequence. They can attribute value, but remain unreal. You can go on following them, but they cannot be found

    It is impossible to see two worlds that have nothing in common. (Love or fear) .If you go after one, the other disappears. Only one of them can stay. Both constitute the range of alternatives that you see before you, more beyond which there is nothing that you can choose. The real and the unreal are the only alternatives including you can choose. WHAT IS REAL IS LOVE. FAITH. The unreal is fear.

  5. Helen says:

    Thank you again Howard. Great inspiring and direct. Directing us always to come back to our/ my centre peace and faith. I love the common thread we all have in choosing knowing we can recover and faith in God and ourselves. Cheers to us all and peace. Thank you

  6. Helen says:

    Ps. I have put the photo of you and Marie in her garden as my mobile screen photo. Every time I open my phone there you are to remind me, with your open hearted joyous smiles!

  7. Melanie says:

    Thank you Howard for this great blog! Thank you also for the wonderful Skype session today. It was like a shot in the arm of encouragement and support. Thank you for the in-depth explanation of how to calm my mind through meditation and interrupting my adrenaline mind with thoughts like “where will my next thought come from” and/or ” I love and accept myself unconditionally right now “. These kind of thoughts help the mind to calm the body, giving the body the energy it needs to recover. Thank you so much Howard for all of these wonderful suggestions to arm us to fight the enemy …….FEAR !

  8. mayarita says:

    Thank you for directing us back to the path.
    I allowed a trip to my unsympathetic doctor to bring me down with his negative affirmations. So i am going to change my doctor to one who supports my recovery.
    Thinking of you all dear friends and thanks for all your comments.
    Today is a beautiful day. Every day is a beautiful day. Xxx

  9. tu says:

    Thanks Howard for bringing my mind back. Every now and then I get fear when I see my symptom worsen. This post helps bring me back and assure me that by keeping on doing the Recipe, I am recovering myself eventhough some symptoms might appear worse and not to worry if others think I’m not improving or getting worse.

    • tu says:

      Also, it’s true to me, like you said, when I fear, I get slower, stiffer, and maybe more (internal?) tremor.

  10. Leena says:

    Thank you Howard for your relentless efforts every week to keep reminding all of us that we have the power to heal ourselves as you, Marie and the others did. Faith waivers a lot and these blogs of yours helps us to redirect our mind to a very important ingredient of recovery and that is faith. Keep at it my peaceful warriors. One by one we will reach our goal.
    Love n hugs to all????????????????????????

  11. Shawna Carol says:

    Dear Howard,

    I feel I’m getting it. I feel my faith growing, that I can cure my Parkinson’s. What a blessing to feel so hopeful. I am inspired.

    Mayarita, good for you!

    Jimmy, your deep spiritual insights delight my mind and heart.

    Blessings to all,

    Shawna

  12. Helen says:

    What a great team

  13. Debbie says:

    Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for the amazing post Howard, and thanks to all who make such uplifting comments. I am grateful that faith is a choice. Today, now, I am choosing to have faith in myself, faith in the Recipe, and faith in my Heavenly Father. Today is a great day to be alive. I will demonstrate my faith by my actions in all that I AM DOING NOW and each moment throughout today.
    Sending love and Blessings to all,
    Debbie

  14. judy says:

    Couldn’t do it without you, Howard! I just keep getting better and better! The lows are a little higher, the highs are a little higher. Recovery is up ahead! This trip is magical!

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