I began the year with Fighting Parkinson’s, and 2017…the year of acceptance of your cure! Acceptance of your cure is not something that sits around only to be accepted when you finish curing yourself from Parkinson’s. Acceptance of your cure includes accepting that everything that is happening along the path to your cure is necessary for your cure.
Yes, everybody will be more than happy to accept their cure when they are blessed with being finished with Parkinson’s. However, what gets you to the end of the path is accepting that whatever is happening with your symptoms on the way to being cured is something you will have to look at, accept, and not be afraid of. That is the hard part.
Let’s begin by looking at the easier things to accept. As you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, your symptoms may look the same or worse to the nay-saying onlookers. So, you ask, how do you look at these symptoms and say with full faith and confidence, “I know I will be cured.” You have to not look at your symptoms through the eyes of the rest of the world. Instead, look at how you are healing on the inside and you will know how well you are doing in your recovery. Here are ways to know how well you are healing on the inside.
If you have gotten back your lost sense of smell, this is a sign that you are healing your liver.
If your fingernails are strong and healthy looking rather than yellow and brittle, this is a sign that you are healing your liver.
If your fingernails are growing faster than they used to, this is a sign that you are healing your liver.
If the whites of your eyes are white and not yellow or milky, this is a sign that you are healing your liver.
If people keep telling you how good you look or how healthy you look, this is a sign that you are healing your liver, your gallbladder, your lungs and your large intestine.
If your skin looks healthier, this is a sign that you are healing your liver, your gallbladder, your lungs and your large intestine.
If your bowel functions have improved, this is a sign that you are healing your liver, your gallbladder, your lungs and your large intestine.
If you have rid yourself of urgent urination issues, this is a sign that you are healing your kidneys and bladder.
If you have increased energy or are feeling less fatigue, this is a sign that you are healing your kidneys and spleen.
If you have gotten indigestion under control, this is a sign that you are healing your stomach and your spleen.
If you are taking medications and you have not had to increase your medications, this is a sign that you are healing your liver and gallbladder.
If you are taking medications and your “off” time is diminishing or has disappeared, this is a sign that you are healing your liver and gallbladder.
If you are taking medications and you are safely and slowly reducing your medications, this is a sign that you are healing your liver and gallbladder.
If you were taking medications and have safely and slowly completely eliminated your medications, this is a sign that you are healing your liver and gallbladder.
The above list is not an exhaustive list, but it is a sampling of where you need to look to know you are curing yourself. The rest of the world has no idea about your returned sense of smell, your healthy fast-growing fingernails, your improved urinary and bowel habits, your increased energy, and your improved digestion. So, there is no reason to care what they think when they look at your symptoms.
Now, let’s look at the harder things to accept and just say, “okay!”
I have tremors all the time…”okay.”
My legs hurt…”okay.”
My back hurts…”okay.”
I am constipated…”okay.”
I have to hold on to the railing when walking up the stairs…”okay.”
I can’t get my utensil to my mouth…”okay.”
(I think you get the point)
Each “okay” means this: “‘Okay,’ this is what is happening right here, right now, what am I going to do about it.” As you can see, this is quite different from, “My legs hurt, this means my Parkinson’s is worsening, soon I won’t be able to walk without a walker, soon after that I will be in a wheelchair.” “Okay” is a call to action.
“Okay” identifies an issue and works toward a solution. The other response is emotions. It is fear and worry and anger about the future. It causes paralysis of the spirit, which causes paralysis of the mind, which causes paralysis of the body. This is the one situation where your fear of the walker and wheelchair, and doing nothing about, will provide you with the paralysis you need to end up with the walker and wheelchair…you will get what you fear. Why not try, “okay,” and then do something to provide a solution to the problem.
So, give gratitude for each of the things in the “easier acceptance” category and say “okay” and create a solution for each of the things in the “more difficult acceptance” category. Accept your cure and everything that happens between now and then.
2017…the year of acceptance of your cure!!!
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
That is so true. I think I have suffered from paralysis of the spirit for my whole life. When as a child I realized that terrible things can happen to good people, and at middle age, after a physical setback, when I realized I no longer felt safe or protected in the world. You’ve given me insight to contemplate. And a feeling of a desire to take steps to heal that paralysis of the spirit-mind-body. You are a constant inspiration.
Hi Karen, ( great name lol) I just read your comment and was moved when you said that you don’t feel safe in the world. I hope this changes for you soon friend, there is so much good out there, I trust you will experience it soon.
Big Love, Karen xx
great thought, and I would also add that I do not fear anymore, no sense of apprehension, and this is great!
Hi Howard, I love this ” okay” reminder. 🙂 .
I started meds 7 weeks ago, very low dose. The neurological nurse said to me the other day ” Karen if you were on any less of a dose, you would just be holding the packet” lol.
I have less rigidity and a little more movement so I’m delighted that I am back doing The Recipe every day since the 3rd of this month. It feels great to be able to do the side bends which I haven’t been able to do for months, and it’s nearly 3 months since I’ve been able to do the recipe at all, so I’m a happy girl.
Btw Debbie where are you? Miss you little Miss Sunshine. 🙂 Great to see so many new warriors but I miss my old buddies like Christine, Cynthia, Mayarita and Debbie to name just a few! Where are you all? 🙂
Big Love Karen xx
Hi Karen, I am still here quietly chipping away at the old iceberg! Pleased to hear you are feeling better and able to do some exercises. Very much I am learning the importance of accepting myself as I am and decluttering my mind – I am a work in progress! We will reach the finish line my friend – thank you Howard for showing us the way. I am so grateful to have found you two years ago and your love and support has been invaluable. Much love Cynthia xx
Hi Cynthia, decluttering the mind, ain’t that a barrel of laughs 🙂 xx
Hi Karen, very happy to hear that you are back in the swing doing the
recipe. See you and all at the finish line! All the love, Beth
Hi Beth, what a day that will be, arriving at the finish line! 🙂 xx
Still here 😘 glad you’re feeling a little better. I’m doing well thank you, thanks to continuing with Howard’s recipe. It’s a very slow process gradually working on all the different aspects, changing my mind’s thinking is the most challenging but I think I’m getting there as I’m feeling so positive and weeding out the negatives when they appear. A daily battle to change, finding the embedded root cause of this illness. Still taking small amount of medication to enable enough mobility to function but thanks to the recipe, it is more effective. For me it only works on empty an stomach and using meditation and relaxation.
I would say there are small improvements physically that are hard for others to see though they say I look so much better.
Love to everyone and thank you Howard
Okay!…dear Howard who provides such amazing support with his coaching and blog and all the info regarding the recipe (the latter absolutely free…migod!…such an incredible resource!). Okay!…dear friends on this journey who provide wonderful support with their comments and companionship and willingness to be vulnerable…Okay! dear world which has so much beauty to be grateful for if I would but open my eyes…Okay! Okay! Okay!
I need to tell you about an improvement that doesnt appear on the list.
I am part of a research programme for PD which involves among other things a cognitive function test every 2 years.The research assistant told me that I was better than ever …90 to 100% and my answers were as good as any of the Control Group.
So improvements dont have to be just physical.
Karen I am so glad to hear you are able to do the exercises again.
Love to you all.
That’s great news Christine, well done to your brain 🙂 xx
Congratulations, Christine! Great job! xoxox
Hooray Christine xxx
Don has not used the wheelchair, which was reserved for large stores, for example, WalMart, in months. He will take a cart and push it around the store but no wheelchair!
All God’s blessings upon all,
Karen and Don
That’s a fabulous achievement Don, you Rock my friend.xx
Wonderful news Don
I’m back walking again too! Xx
Hi Don , pushing cart at store instead of using wheelchair is a great inspiration . I’m very happy for you and proud of you for fighting PD.
Love , peace and blessings
Hi Howard, Hi all of you,
I’m really happy to read your hope full messages and your support and comments …
I’m also frustrated because my english is not so good to understand all you shared about Parkinson’s disease.
I’m a french women, 46 years old and I have a Parkinson about 7 years now….I believe of being better and recover the healthy by myself but what can I do and how?
I try every day to have the less chemical medication, do more sport, eat healthy…
but the disease progress🤔
What can I do….
Is there some of you who speak french?
It will help me… but if it’s no possible no matter I will try to understand 😉
Thanks a lot
You could try Google to translate the text to French. Xx
Hello Mélanie ,
Thank you for your answer!
Can I ask you some questions ?How you fight your Parkinson ?
Do you take drugs?
How do you feel now?
My best thinking.