Okay, I like to eat. So, here you are: You go out to a restaurant, you open the menu, you decide what you want to eat, and you place your order. Simple enough? Yes. And what does this have to do with your Parkinson’s recovery? Everything!
After you place your order and hand the menu back to the server, you have to let go of control of the preparation of your meal, how long it will take to prepare, and how it will be presented to you at your table. You have to have faith that it all will turn out exactly how you want it. This is the same way you proceed forward in your recovery doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®.
When you do the physical, mental, and spiritual aspects of the Recipe, you then need to let go of control of how the recovery will occur, how it will feel while the recovery is occurring, and how long it will take to occur. However, just like in the restaurant, you have complete faith that eventually your meal, your full recovery, will be exactly how you want it.
How your time is spent between the placing of your order for your meal and its arrival at your table is a choice. You can choose to stare at the kitchen door, and you can choose to keep looking at your watch, and you can choose to call over the server and repeatedly ask how long will it be for your meal to arrive…OR…you can choose to engage in conversation with your companions, and you can choose relax because somebody else is preparing your meal, and you can choose to look around and enjoy the decor of the restaurant. These all are choices.
Same with the Recipe. You can choose to live in uncomfortableness of your Parkinson’s symptoms and be impatient about your recovery…OR…you can choose to accept that you have done the Recipe, that your best is good enough, that your soul, mind, and body are healing you, and you can choose to engage in conversation with your companions, choose to relax because you know you have done your part in your recovery, and you can choose to look around and enjoy the enjoy the sights and sounds of life. Faith in your path and faith in your full recovery make these positive choices easier.
BUT, what if your meal is served to you and it is cold instead of hot or it is not what you envisioned it would be? You send it back to the kitchen with an explanation to the server of what you want. Why do you do this? Because you realize that you are worthy and deserving of getting your meal exactly how you want it. And as a result of this, you are not afraid of insulting the server, the chef, or the kitchen staff.
You place yourself in a position of vulnerability because you open up your heart and say, “This is not what I want, and I would ask that you please have this prepared the way I want it.” And you have faith that eventually you will get exactly what you want.
Each day you do the Recipe is just like that. Each morning when you wake up, if the Parkinson’s is still there, you place yourself in a position of vulnerability because you open up your heart and say, “This is not what I want, and I am going to place my order again (do the soul, mind, and body aspects of the Recipe) so that I can get what I want (bringing life back into balance, full recovery, cure).” And you have faith that eventually you will get exactly what you want.
So, my friends, your full recovery is on the menu. Keep ordering it and keep sending it back until it is exactly how you want it. Keep your faith strong and KNOW that you are worthy and deserving of your full recovery.
What is on the menu? Full Recovery from Parkinson’s! May I take you order?
You are worth it!!!
All my best,