It is easy to get lost in Parkinson’s Disease. It is confusing…the disease is confusing, the medical profession saying they do not know what causes it is confusing, being told you can’t get better is scary but also confusing, and even holding out hope and faith that you are healing yourself still can be confusing. Sometimes you feel lost. How do you find your way back home?
When you are confronted with Parkinson’s, you can become scared and feel lost, much like how Dorothy felt when she landed in Oz. (For those of you who have not been following the blog for a while, I will occasionally draw references from Dorothy’s adventure). Parkinson’s Disease is a strange territory outside your comfort zone and sometimes you can lose confidence in who you are and what you should do. So, what do you do?
When you are uncertain what to do, like Dorothy, you try to find a path with the faith and hope of finding the answers from somebody on, or at the end of, the path. Along her path, Dorothy asks a scarecrow with no brain what he thinks she should do, and Dorothy asks a tin man with no heart how she should feel, and Dorothy asks a lion with no courage how she should be brave on her journey. Clearly, she has lost confidence in herself…truly she is lost. She is so lost that she is even willing to take a ride from a complete stranger who is supposed to fly her back to twister-ridden Kansas using a hot air balloon.
So, how do you find our way back home? Doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®.
Glynda let Dorothy know that she had the power to get back home all along. She needed to open her heart and repeat: “there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home, there’s no place like home….”
When you finish reading this post, find a comfortable place to sit, set your timer for 5 minutes, and do the following:
1. Close your eyes.
2. Tilt your head back slightly.
3. Smile. (It helps open your heart. Also, when you smile into the world, the world smile back into you).
4. Silently repeat, “I have the power to heal myself.” “There’s no place like home.” “I have the power to heal myself.” “There’s no place like home.” “I have the power to heal myself.” “There’s no place like home.” (Repeat until your timer goes off).
Look inside yourself and see your heart opening to the joy of life…the joy of being on the path to Parkinson’s recovery. It is true, home is where your heart is.
Look inside your heart and find your way back home.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
I love it brother!!! and the tornado was “liver wind.” It’s true we all have the power to put ourselves back into balance, it won’t come when we are looking for it, it comes when we are not worried about it anymore. Fear is like the witch but just like the good witch said to the bad witch. Be gone, you have no power here.
Yes, yes, yes. Going home is the destination. What a great metaphor. And we don’t need Oz. We have Howard!
Hi Howard, for me reaching home is aligning with my soul rather than my mind. I feel when I truly operate and connect to the essence of me, Parkinson’s will have gone, for my soul does not have this disease. I think that’s what you mean by ” home”. You’ve said it yourself , it’s a feeling like no other, so I know I’m not there yet. Big Love to all. 🙂
For me – being home is safety and peace. Being home is the lack of fear.
I am on my way … Home!
Blessings and peace
I broke my back by falling on the ice three months ago, and I have not been able to do the recipe since, however in talking with Howard, he said not to worry About the recipe. He said when I am healed, it will all come to gather. I have had my thoughts on my back injury instead of PD And it’s true, my symptoms have not been worse and some days I don’t even think about them. Recovery is just around the corner
Hi Melanie, when I can’t do the recipe, I imagine doing it in my mind like some athletes practice their skill without doing it physically and it works. At least it will make you feel like you are still in the game!
Thank you Lohren for the suggestion, I will give it a try!
You truly summarized everything in an impeccable manner. I can’t express how much I suffered when I was first diagnosed with Parkinson in 2010. Firstly, I couldn’t comprehend what really it was. Total Confusion! Secondly, it was impossible to accept it when I learnt about it in detail. Thirdly, with no possible cure, I suffered endlessly by trying all sorts of medications – allopathic drug pills, homeopathic, ayurveda, herbal massage therapy, reflexology & others. Fourthly, endless suffering and loss of time without any cure. I am grateful to Howard for clearing all my doubts, questions, misconceptions and queries related to Parkinson disease. Now, after practicing Recipe for Recovery for past 1 year 10 months, I believe that I am in a more better shape to tackle all hurdles and leap over all difficulties. I hope that I will be able to achieve my recovery soon as I have full faith on Howard and myself. Good wishes to all warriors ! I am fortunate to find Howard and such a great community from all over the world!!
“I have the power to heal myself. Howard has the power to heal all of us. Everyone has the power to heal themselves.”
Well said Suja and welcome to our fabulous community 🙂 xx
Thanks Karen for welcoming me to such a magnificant community. I always cherish it like my own family.