Fighting Parkinson’s, and breaking the rules

If you want to be cured of Parkinson’s, then 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 hunting 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!”

Before we talk further about hunting your cure, you need to stop hunting your fear. Here are a couple of looks at fear from previous posts:

“Marie shared with me something she had been told in a seminar many years ago. The instructor explained that fear is a prayer. If you live in fear, it is like praying for everything you fear to come true.”

“Fear is not real. The only place that fear can exist is in our thoughts of the future. It is a product of our imagination, causing us to fear things that do not at present and may not ever exist. That is near insanity. Do not misunderstand me, danger is very real, but fear is a choice. We are all telling ourselves a story and that day mine changed.” From After Earth.

Fear is just a thought, it has no form or substance, it is vapor. However, when people are confronted by fear, they fall into one of two categories: Fighters and Hunters. If you fight the fear, you realize it has no form or substance, and that it does not exist in the reality of the moment…at that point, the fear dissolves. If you hunt the fear, you do not give up the hunt until you get what you are hunting…the thing you feared.

Oftentimes, I tell people that when they are consumed with fear, they think they are running away from what they fear. However, in actuality, they are running right to the thing they fear. This is because they stop doing whatever positive things they were doing in their life out of “fear” and this sends them right into fear’s arms. The examples above confirm this point.

Taking a look at Parkinson’s, if you want to be cured one day, you have to stop hunting your fears — fear you are getting worse, fear you cannot get better, fear of not being perfect, fear of not getting everything correct, fear of not being in control of everything, fear of having a walker, fear of ending up in a wheelchair — fear, fear, fear, fear, fear! It is ENOUGH.

The Western Medicine Rules: 1. You have a progressively degenerative, neurological disease, where they do not know the cause and do not have a cure. 2. Even with their treatment plan, you cannot slow, halt, or reverse your Parkinson’s.

So, if you want to have a full recovery from Parkinson’s, actually cure yourself from the disease, you have to have faith over fear and begin breaking the rules!

It is a choice. If you think about, when does a hunter stop hunting his or her prey? When the prey is caught. If you are hunting your fear, then you will live in fear forever…each time you catch your prey, and you suffer whatever you feared, you then find something else to fear and you start hunting that fear. The cycle never ends unless and until you say, “ENOUGH!” I know this is true because this is how I was and this is how the people with Parkinson’s with whom I have discussed this issue on a regular basis are.

Don’t you think it is time 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 hunting your cure!

It is a choice. It is time to take the giant leap and choose faith! Yesterday on a Skype when discussing faith over fear, the person told me that faith and fear take the same amount of energy, so faith seems like such a better choice.

Faith comes from deep inside you. It is that place where many of you have not been in decades. As you know from reading this blog, when I speak of God or Higher Power, I use these terms to describe the non-describable universal force that surrounds us and runs through us so everybody will know that they are included in being cured from Parkinson’s, and being cured is not based upon their religious beliefs or lack thereof. Please feel free to substitute your own terms to fit your belief system in the explanation below. With that being clarified, here is where to find your faith and KNOW you are ready to hunt your cure:

Faith. Throughout life, we, the great thinkers, start to trust our rational, logical, over-thinking minds, and we lose the instinctive nature of trusting God’s messages that come from within, where part of God resides within us. We get an impulse, and we stop and think it through and over-think it through, and often we fail to act on what it was that God was giving the impulse to do; sometimes, this is because we are afraid we might misinterpret the message or make a mistake. Over time, we fail to notice the impulses at all. Hunting your cure is the journey to go back to clear out the things in life where you did not feel good about yourself or where you started to lack trust in yourself, for it was then that you stopped listening to messages inside and started putting layers over who you are.

Faith is trusting the messages you get from deep inside yourself that tell you “Since I am doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, I know that I am on my path to being cured of Parkinson’s.”

Faith is trusting your decision cure yourself of Parkinson’s.

Faith is ignoring everybody who tries to tell you something different than how you have decided to cure yourself of Parkinson’s.

Faith is hunting your cure and not looking back with regret.

Faith is hunting your cure and not looking forward in fear.

Faith is living in the moment, moment by moment, from the inside…trusting what you feel over what the others think.

Going back to my earlier question and answer, “When does a hunter stop hunting his or her prey? When the prey is caught.” When your prey is being cured of Parkinson’s, then you need to be committed to the hunt. You need to commit to yourself that you will be hunting your prey fearlessly, without regret, without shame or blame or self-criticism, without worrying what do your symptoms mean, without worrying what the other people are thinking…but instead, absolutely with full faith and trust in the Recipe, in your Higher Power, and in yourself to see the hunt through to the end!

And when will that end occur? When it occurs! Faith says that you do not have to concern yourself with this question because you know your cure will occur when the time is right.

Faith. Your real question is “what am I doing right here, right now, in this moment, to help me achieve my cure.” The Recipe is a soul, mind, and body roadmap to your cure. Open your heart and let your dopamine flow by being kind and compassionate to yourself and others as you choose to live your life, not live your symptoms. Calm your mind by choosing to tell yourself that whatever is happening in this moment is necessary in your life and your Parkinson’s cure, so instead of being afraid or angry or frustrated, you welcome it because it is necessary in your journey. Heal your soul, mind, and body by choosing to do all of the parts of the Recipe.

Faith. Knowing you will be cured. Knowing you are worth it!

Yes, my friends, I have faith in all of you.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard
 

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31 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and breaking the rules

  1. Kjell says:

    Dear Howard just the right moment to hear what you’re saying
    so often I find myself projecting into the future with fear
    Love and thanks

  2. Barry Heermann says:

    I love this blog and the critical question, “what am I doing right here, right now, in this moment, to help me achieve my cure.”

    What I have been doing for some time now, with incredibly positive results, is following the powerful practice of Mary O’Malley’s wonderful new book, “What’s in the Way Is the Way.”

    • Waseema from Birmingham UK says:

      Thank you Barry for sharing that. I’ve started reading the book and I’m loving it. The message is the same as Howard’s but shared differently.
      Peace and blessings
      Waseema

  3. Kjell says:

    I can see how my whole life has been some kind of worry or the other
    Through your blog posts I’m coming more and more into the moment and also with the help of my loving wife and family
    Love
    Kjell

  4. Thank you, Howard

    Very powerful words…and so wonderful to know I do have a choice to embrace faith and say an emphatic “No!” to fear. I found Marie’s words to Karen (2 blog posts ago, I think) to be very helpful. I’m committed to re-reading them again every day because they are so powerful and supportive. Thinking some of you may have missed them, I hope it’s okay to copy them again below:

    Marie says:
    August 21, 2016 at 12:12 pm
    Hello, Karen. Reading your post I want to reach out and also offer you encouragement. While everyone’s symptoms and everyone’s cure are individual, there are some things that helped me that I want to share with you and with the group, as one of the people who followed the Recipe to full recovery. Howard’s inspiration and guidance helped on so many levels and in so many ways, but your words brought one aspect especially to mind, and that was opening to the beauty and the grace of moments in the present, and letting the gratitude I felt really penetrate and fill me. That letting go and just being and experiencing the dopamine flow of those moments seems like a huge part of what changed for me. In those moments, there was no struggle and no wanting anything to be other than it was; they were precious joyful moments of feeling my life. My own default mode was to focus on problems and all the things that so desperately (it seemed) needed my attention. My practice was to really take in the good and to stay in the experience, whether it was watching clouds roll by, or seeing a rainbow, or sitting with someone I love, or hearing a song that moved me. I intentionally enlarged that experience by putting my attention fully into that moment, and opening to it completely , expanding it from a passing blip in awareness to something that filled me up. I could, and still can, when I do this, feel the dopamine flooding my brain and then my body relaxing. Then, by feeling gratitude for the moment….more dopamine! Staying with the experiences for 15 seconds…30 seconds…..a full minute many times throughout the day helped shift the balance in me from ‘what is wrong’ to ‘what is right’.
    Here comes my old dog, Lola, coming to be near me. I feel my love for this dog who has been my faithful companion…then open more to let that sink in. The opportunities to experience sweet moments are all around us all the time. Best wishes to you, Karen, and everyone in their recovery.

    • Helen says:

      Brilliant Marie. What a clear way to express those moments of peace we can allow ourselves to feel. Expanding and growing in love. Thank you Howard for the clarity you give. Love Helen

  5. paul sumner says:

    This message is simply outstanding! !

    Tytyty

  6. Jim R says:

    Without this forum I don’t know where I am. With the everyday battle with this affliction, the constant changes of symptoms it’s really very tough and depressive. There are times recently I just can’t do anything due to my extreme weakness and overall feeling of being sick just like a melting candle, then a post like these will pop up and would keep me going again. I know and I believe that one day we are gonna be healed! Thank you Howard and to all of you warriors
    Shalom

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Hang in there Jim, great analogy of the melting candle but remember the light that shines from within you is brighter than any candle and its power is what is going to heal you completly! Shine on my friend, don’t despair.xx

  7. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi Howard, fabulous post and Penny great reminder of Marie’s wisdom.
    Hunting my cure and holding my faith. One of the Warriors once wrote , Faith full assurance in the heart. Howard I love that you mention God and the power of him within us. He’s my anchor right now. Trusting in his timing, well me and him regularly lock horns on that one but I’m learning to let go of the control. In talking to Jesus lately two words keep coming into my head ” no doubt” it’s like he keeps saying have no doubt in your recovery and no doubt when you go to move and no doubt that your on the right path. I’m getting there and he’s relentless with this ” no doubt” 🙂 when I glance his picture by my bedside. Big love to all my warrior buddies. No whinging AGAIN for Karen this week! Wow! Lol. xx

  8. Eneas says:

    Thank you for your wonderful work. They not only reach our hearts but also help to pave our ways, that are ours.

  9. Debbie says:

    Thanks Howard,
    I love this powerful message. I have Faith in myself and in my own recovery. I hope that each of you enjoy your day as you move towards your own recovery.
    Sending lots of Love and Blessings your way
    From someone who is feeling Loved and Blessed
    Debbie

  10. judy says:

    Thank-you, Howard and everyone.
    We are a special people!

  11. Tony says:

    Don’t be frustrated, sad, and mean; let loose of your dopamine!!! I think after all these months I finally got it, I finally got it, brother.

  12. Debbie says:

    Hi Again 🙂
    Here is a quote that I love because I feel so good when I do these things 🙂 🙂
    ” Don’t be gloomy. Do not dwell on unkind things. Stop seeking out the storms and enjoy more fully the sunlight. Even if you are not happy, put a smile on your face. Accentuate the positive. Look a little deeper for the good. Go forward in life with a twinkle in your eye and a smile on your face, with great and strong purpose in your heart. Love life. ” Gordon B Hinkley
    Have a great one.
    Debbie

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Hi Debbie, love your quote, I see you with a twinkle in your eyes little miss sunshine xx

      • Debbie says:

        Hi Karen,
        I am glad you liked my quote. I woke up this morning and I belted out with much heart felt enthusiasm the Michael Buble song “Feeling Good”! How is that for someone with Parkinson’s breaking the rules and writing my own script ? I know that you would have not just smiled, but laughed right out loud, and then started singing along with me. I tried to send you the song, but I guess it didn’t work…….so Okay you can look it up on Youtube and sing along 🙂 Have a wonderful day full of smiles and sunshine.
        Love and Blessings,
        Debbie

        • Karen in Ireland says:

          Hi Debbie, yes I definitely would have laughed and sang along with you. 🙂 I am having some work done to my house at the moment. I just woke from my afternoon sleep and there is a Romanian worker outside my window doing some plastering. He is singing and chatting away to himself, I haven’t a clue what he is singing about, but he is so joyous, I just stayed on the bed smiling. I think the universe is telling me that I need to sing more and then I log in here and get your message 🙂 I shall listen to Mr Bublee and sing out loud in your honour! Thanks for trying to send the link my friend. Big Love xx

          • Karen in Ireland says:

            Ps just for you Debbie, I sang along but didn’t know all the lyrics 🙂
            Birds flying high you know how I feel
            Sun in the sky you know how I feel
            Breeze driftin’ on by you know how I feel

            It’s a new dawn
            It’s a new day
            It’s a new life
            For me
            And I’m feeling good

            Fish in the sea you know how I feel
            River running free you know how I feel
            Blossom in the trees you know how I feel

            It’s a new dawn
            It’s a new day
            It’s a new life
            For me
            And I’m feeling good

            Dragonfly out in the sun you know what I mean, don’t you know
            Butterflies all havin’ fun you know what I mean
            Sleep in peace when day is done
            And this old world is a new world
            And a bold world
            For me

            Stars when you shine you know how I feel
            Scent of the pine you know how I feel
            Oh freedom is mine
            And you know how I feel

            It’s a new dawn
            It’s a new day
            It’s a new life
            For me
            And I’m feeling good

  13. Veronica Urquhart says:

    Thank you once again Howard for your timely reminder of how fear can sneak in like a thief and try and steal our belief in ourselves.. I have noticed that fear can magnify my symptoms when I am not paying attention. It can undermine our best efforts and intentions. But maybe fear is just an invitation to peace. Not there to destroy us but to instruct us. I believe we have to have a positive reason for giving up the negative. So I ask myself ‘ what do I believe?. I look to the Bible which says ‘ do not be discouraged for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go’ (Joshua 1:9) . I guess it is part of being human that fear will try to challenge us but we warriors will conquer. Love to you all.

    Veronica

  14. Waseema from Birmingham UK says:

    Very powerful message Howard. Thank you Penny for the beautiful reminder from Marie’s post. Whenever I feel I’m succumbing to the fears, I know that a visit here will make a difference. How privileged am I to have the support of such fantastic friends?

    I’m doing my best to break the rules but it’s not something I’ve mastered fully yet! I’m on the way though and remembering to savour and expand the moment, as described by Marie, is where I’m heading.

    Love and blessings to all.
    xxx

  15. Dawn says:

    I am a new entry to this blog. A great Hi to all of you in this forum. I’m greatly blessed by Howard’s immediate replies to my mails. I hope that one day I would be healed. I would like to continue in my faith and not give up the beautiful recipe Howard has shared without any selfish motive. God bless you.

  16. Lohren says:

    FANTASTIC HOWARD!

  17. Veronica Urquhart says:

    A warm welcome Dawn for joining the family of Warriors. It is said a problem shared is a problem halved. Let’s hope that it can be at least halved and finally fully cured.
    Love …..Veronica 🌺🌺

  18. Shawna Carol says:

    Welcome Dawn, and thank you to everyone for your sharing.

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