In my last post, I discussed that symptoms are a sign that something else is going on. The symptoms are not the problem, and sometimes, worse appearing symptoms are a sign of vast improvement. If you are doing the Recipe, then occasional worse-looking symptoms are a sign that you are getting better. The Recipe works that way, and accepting this fact will assist you immensely in your recovery.
That’s right, if you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, then you are getting better every single day. I spent the last 15 days of 2015, day by day, posting and explaining in-depth how and why the Recipe works physically, mentally, and spiritual on your path to recovery.
If you are going to be successful in your recovery journey, you will need acceptance in your heart. Acceptance in your heart looks like this:
I have Parkinson’s.
I am doing the Recipe.
Five people so far have had full recoveries doing the Recipe.
Hundreds of people are reversing their Parkinson’s.
My symptoms will probably look worse periodically, but it still means I am getting better.
I have faith in my full recovery.
I have explained the following concept before, but it needs repeating to assist you in achieving the type of acceptance in your heart listed above:
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.
When you choose to accept what is happening in life 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….
Accept your life and your recovery in your heart, and follow your heart to your cure…it knows the way!
You are worth it!!!
All my best,