I have begun this year pronouncing it as the year of acceptance of your cure. This includes not only accepting your cure, but also, accepting everything that is happening between now and when you are cured as necessary for your cure. Today, I am going to revisit the concept of “cleaning the pool” to help you understand why you may feel worse while you are getting better. Knowledge, understanding, and faith will help you defeat fear.
In the past, I have written about how cleansing Parkinson’s toxins from the body is like scraping algae from the walls of a swimming pool — a lot of toxic material is floating around and making you feel poorly prior to it being flushed from the body. This process can deplete the body’s energy, leading to fatigue. This is an important point to understand in order to fight the fatigue and fight the fear that you are getting worse…you may be feeling a little worse, but you are getting better.
I firmly believe that Parkinson’s pollutes the body and that is why the physical part of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® has a large focus on the liver…getting the toxins cleaned out. It is a double edged sword — first you have to break up the toxins, which causes them to release into your system, and then you flush them out, primarily with respiration, perspiration and urine, not primarily from bowels, so make certain you are drinking enough water.
Quite frankly, this is one of the hardest parts of the recovery because when you are succeeding in breaking down the toxins, you feel the worst of it as a result of how much toxicity is floating around in your system. This is where some people want to quit because they feel so poorly. This is where you have to be strong and have faith that what you are doing is correct.
I know, this is contrary to everything you have learned in life. With the Recipe and this recovery, the better you are doing at breaking up toxins, the worse you will feel for a while, but then you get better. It is peaks and valleys throughout the recovery. It is why I did not feel too much better for nearly the entire time I had Parkinson’s, and then when I started feeling much better, two weeks later, I was better.
It may be hard to believe that the better you are doing the worse you will feel for a while, but think about this: suppose a swimming pool looks like it is filled with sparkling water, but the walls are completely covered in algae. If you scrape every wall from top to bottom, what will the sparkling water look like? Completely polluted, right? But aren’t you making progress in cleaning the pool? Don’t you need to get all the algae off of the walls to clean the pool?
This is a very important point. If somebody saw the pool and did not notice the algae covering the walls, they would think it was a perfectly clean, sparkling-water pool. After you scrape the algae and before it is flushed out, the same person would look at the pool and wonder how it suddenly became so polluted. And such is the case with you. You have worked hard and were starting to feel a little better. However, this hard work released many toxins into your body, and this will make you feel “worse” or “more polluted” until you can release the toxins from your body.
And then, you need to look at what this does to your energy. Going back to the pool, when the water looks clear and the algae is stuck to the walls of the pool, how hard are the pool pump and pool filter working? Hardly at all — there is nothing toxic or polluted in the water, so they are on low and using very little energy. Once you scrape every wall in the pool and the water is completely cloudy with toxins and pollutants, how hard are the pool pump and pool filter working? Very hard, and overtime! They are turned up to their maximum power and do not relax until the pool is clear again.
Let’s apply this to your Parkinson’s body. When you first start doing the physical part of the Recipe, particularly Medical Qigong for Liver, initially many people report an energy boost, bowel function improvement, and return of sense of smell. This is because you are cleaning toxins already floating around in your body, so you get an initial positive impact.
However, as you work harder at the physical part of the Recipe, you start to get into the deeper parts of the toxicity in your body (like scraping the algae off of the walls in the pool), and you put a load of new toxins into the mainstream of your body. Much like the pool pump and pool filter, your body then must devote a large amount of energy to getting the toxins cleansed from your body.
Since your Parkinson’s brain already is low on energy, and since you have been so successful in pulling these toxins out into the mainstream of your body, you suffer slower movement and sometimes fatigue, and the physical part of the Recipe becomes a bit harder to do — your body is prioritizing the use of its energy, and priority number one is not your tremors or rigidity or slowness…priority number one is eliminating the toxins from your body. This results in your symptoms appearing worse. However, you are not getting worse. It is just a shifting of energy to a higher priority. There is nothing to be afraid of. You are getting better, and continuing the physical part of the Recipe assists your body in cleansing the toxins more effectively.
As all of you know, when you fight Parkinson’s, it fights you back. When you are diligent with the Recipe and you have been feeling like you are making progress, it can be a blow to your faith to suddenly feel like you are physically going backwards. Parkinson’s tests your faith. Parkinson’s tests your resolve. Parkinson’s tests you to the core of your being.
And what do you do? You fight back! You start at the core of your being and chip away at Parkinson’s day after day after day until you are cured. You have to be strong and you need to maintain your faith in yourself to see it through to your cure.
“I have the power to heal myself.” And I did.
“You have the power to heal yourself.” Marie did. Pratima did. Betty did. Helen did. And you are.
“Together we have the power to heal the world.” Yes we do. And we are.
Focus on what you are doing in the moment with the Recipe, and have faith in yourself and your recovery.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,