Fighting Parkinson’s, and letting go

The issue of self love has been coming up a lot over the last week. If you do not love yourself, then you do not think that your best is good enough. If you do not think that your best is good enough, then you do not feel worthy and deserving of your full recovery because whatever you did was not “good enough” to justify your full recovery. Love yourself and just let go.

I feel that each of us is part of the greater whole. Our mind creates an illusion that we are separate, and that we are not good enough or perfect enough, and we feel unworthy and undeserving. It fills us with fear and makes unreasonable demands of how we are supposed to act in life. That is the mind that needs to be surrendered in the end.

If you drop one drop of poison into the Atlantic Ocean, I do not believe the Atlantic Ocean even notices. It is so vast that the one drop of poison instantly becomes part of the whole.

The Universe is exponentially more vast than the Atlantic Ocean. And, your internal Parkinson’s “poison” is so small compared to the vastness of God and the Universe. In the final surrender, it is letting go of the poison within you and sharing in God’s Universal Energy, His healing energy…opening up and literally becoming one with everything.

It is a sense of belonging, a sense that nothing is wrong with you, a sense that all will be well. And when you let go, the Parkinson’s ceases to exist. You go from illness to health, just like that.

When you love yourself, you accept that your best is good enough. When you accept that your best is good enough, then you accept that what you have done in your recovery is enough, thus making you worthy and deserving of your full recovery.

Love melts all remaining blockages. Let go and surrender your over-thinking mind and set yourself free.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,



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53 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and letting go

  1. Tery and Werni says:

    Such a wonderful example of the ocean, thank you dear Howard!!

  2. Karen in Ireland says:

    Hi Howard, beautifully put. You are so wonderful with analogies.
    Today is good Friday in Catholic Ireland. I’m a big Jesus fan. Today he died on a cross for the love of mankind. Today I ask him to let any and all fear, of all warriors here, die on the cross with him.
    Happy Happy Easter to all my amazing warrior buddies. Easter is a time of rebirth and new beginnings. My wish for all of you is to release Parkinson’s and to be reborn to your new selves with joy and great happiness, which we ARE so worthy of.
    Big Love
    Karen xx

    • B says:

      Thank you for your lovely wishes and all the best to you.

      Happy Easter


    • Berni says:

      Hi Karen

      Thank you for your Easter message . The same to you.

      Our house overlooks a canal and at this time of year we have a visual reminder of the power of Nature to renew itself. We have trees and flowers on the bank bursting into life in front of our eyes.

      We will be renewed and come back better than before if we hang in there!

      Berni x

      • Karen in Ireland says:

        Hi Berni, the view sounds wonderful. Nature and the seasons teach us so much about surrender and trust. Trees especially let go of their leaves effortlessly as they know and trust that they will return in the spring. I am blessed with trees as far as the eye can see at the back of my house. Big love to you friend.xx

  3. Trish in Colorado says:

    Yes, it is enough!!!

  4. Paul says:

    You always manage to inspire

  5. Chuck R. in Ky says:

    Howard great post!
    I really struggle with self love. I am 57 and can’t remember a day I have had self-love. Something is causing my blockage, but I do know exactly what it is. However, I have faith that Love melts all remaining blockages and it’s just a matter of time before I love myself unconditionally and have my full recovery.

    Love and blessings to all

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Chuck I was moved by your post. Inside all of us is a younger version of us, our inner child. Try and imagine the 7 year old version of you. He might have had a tough time growing up, not felt love, but you can change that for him. When we are fearful or angry it is our inner child that cries. Big Chuck though can now take care of little Chuck AND show him love. When you are anxious or low, sit alone and close your eyes and talk to him, tell him how great he is and how you are there for him. Do stuff that he would like to do. It’s such a healing way to begin to love yourself. You will cry with him, and that’s great too. I brought little Karen to the toy shop and bought her a doll. Ha ha. Chuck I was AMAZED at the joy it gave me. Inner child work is powerful. You get to love you the way you want to be loved. Love little Chuck and watch big Chuck blossom. I hope this helps. Big Love.xx

  6. Mari says:

    Thank you for this very inspirational message!
    Blessings for everyone who reads it.

  7. Karol Klim says:

    I am new to this blog and will introduce myself. I am Karol from Atlanta and I was diagnosed in 2010 but just started the recipe. I am convinced that I am in my “fight or flight” state but firmly believe I will recover. I am winning this race. Thanks for the uplifting message. Karol

  8. Joe says:

    Thank you for your great wish Karen!

  9. Rita and Russ Detweiler says:

    Hello Everyone,

    We are Russ and Rita Detweiler. Rita types the messages because with the Parkinson’s, Russ’ typing dexterity has diminished.

    Russ was diagnosed with PD in June, 2017. We decided from the beginning that he would not use drugs as we saw the video of Larry the policeman on YouTube and how his movements became so uncontrolled after many years of Parkinson’s drugs.

    So…we have been earnestly exploring other non-drug options without much success so far. Two days ago I, Rita, was meditating and asking God as to what step Russ should take next. When I finished, I googled “Healing from Parkinson’s.” Somehow I had never thought to use the word “healing” in my previous extensive searching.

    Howard’s website came up on the very first page. I read it to Russ, and we also immediately resonated with the dopamine/adrenaline imbalance. Our intuitive reaction was that this was the truth.

    Russ plans to start the Recipe the Monday after Easter; we will make it part of his (our) routine. We are so grateful to find Howard’s inspiring story of recovery, his step-by-step Recipe, and all of you as the community practicing this method. I, Rita, have been looking for a Parkinson’s forum, believing there we would find some stories of recovery. So my prayers have been answered :).

    We look forward to being part of this wonderful, spiritual, dynamic forum where you all so freely and lovingly share yourselves.

    Rita and Russ

    • Howard says:

      Hi Rita and Russ,

      Welcome to the blog! We are so happy that you are joining our wonderful community of people working on their Parkinson’s recoveries.

      Blessings to you both,

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Welcome welcome Russ and Rita, isn’t it wonderful when God gives a massive signpost. We all got that signpost to Howard and his blog. :-)

    • Chuck R. in Ky says:

      Welcome Rita and Russ !

      So happy God lead you to Howard’s website

      Life is grand and God is good all the time

      Blessings to you and your Family

  10. Veronica Urquhart says:

    Thank you Howard for your inspiration. Karen, I too am a Jesus fan. Easter reminds me of the cross we each carry in some form or other. The Cross means 3 things to me – Service, Sacrifice and Love. When we serve we will sacrifice something, be it time, money, energy etc. But unless our service and sacrifice is made out of love it is an empty gesture. In the context of living with PD we need to serve ourselves as well as others. This means we need to sacrifice our perfectionist attitude and accept our best is good enough as Howard says and serve ourselves with love. The Cross is all about Love. Love to you all
    Veronica 🌱🌺

  11. Berni says:

    Welcome Karol and Russ and Rita ,

    You have come to the right place!

    Before I discovered this blog I was in despair having been given very little information by my then neurologist and a prescription for medication. Then I found Howard . This site has given me hope and a belief in a recovery without medication.

    If I’m having a bad day I read the stories of those already recovered and it helps me refocus. Howard never fails to answer a question in record quick time and you can almost feel him willing us on. He is an inspiration.

    And where would I be without the support of my fellow bloggers who are all so warm and caring. It is like belonging to a big family.

    So welcome to the road to Recovery.!

    Berni x

  12. sue from San Francisco Bay Area says:

    Welcome to Karol, Russ & Rita
    Thank you Howard for your wonderful and always timely message. And thank you Karen from Ireland for your message and wonderful wishes.

  13. Tery and Werni says:

    Dear Karol, Rita and Russ
    Congratulation that you found Howard, we too are very blessed to have discovered his website and since then we could benefit from his great support.
    I want to recommend also his coaching which not only helps my husband Werni (PD),but also gives both of us power not to give up on bad days. He is answering every personal problem or question so that you feel at home and shows the right direction to recovery. Howard is really an expert and feels for every individual situation.
    Have a wonderful Easter!

  14. Smita says:

    Thank you Howard. Love melfs remaining blockages, such a wonderful thing to hear. I am practicing self love by affirming every day. Working on soul healing.

    Thank you dear Karen for your prayers. Physically I am extremely disabled now. Hence I do not post on each blog now. I read your last blog comment regarding your daily efforts to do basic things. I am with you. I salute your courage.
    I am on a wheelchair now. Need assistance all the time. I am fortunate to have a loving mother and brother to help.

    I read everyone’s comments here. I am deeply grateful to all of you here. You all are such an inspiration to me.
    May God bless you all speedy recovery to all of you.

    Welcome Karol and Russ and Rita.

    Howard is a God’s blessing.

    Sending love to you all.

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Hi Smita, I was really sad to hear that you have become so challenged. At any age Parkinson’s is tough, but you are so young. I consider myself young at 53 but from your picture in the gallery you are so much younger. Are you able to do any of the recipe? I remember that although Pratima was in a wheelchair, her children helped her do the exercises each day. Although the physical exercise are important, the spiritual side to me is more powerful and that’s why anyone who is hugely challenged with movement and mobility, needs to KNOW that recovery is possible even if they can only manage the spiritual part of the recipe, with sensible nutrition and water as Howard has advised. Hang in there beautiful friend. You will make it! Big love xx

      • Smita says:

        Dear Karen, you know that I love you so much and my love for you has grown over the period of time. I have been on this blog since year and have seen your courage and beautiful soul. You are so much more than this pd. You are full of life, I feel God’s essence in your soul. I am grateful to Howard that I found a friend like you. 😊

        Reading your posts makes me forget about my symptoms.

        I am still hopeful. I am going to win this race.

        Sending love to you all.

    • Chuck R. in Ky says:

      Dear Smita
      You’re in my prayers and thoughts

      Blessings to you and your family

      • Smita says:

        Dear Chuck, thank you so much for your prayer. I am grateful to you. May God bless you. Wishing you a speedy recovery. You are already there. Keep up the good work dear friend. My best wishes to you.


  15. Beth of CA says:

    Blessings to all as we celebrate the resurrection of our Lord Jesus – Happy Easter!
    Welcome Karol, Russ and Rita to the site that gives so much hope!
    Thank you Karen for your prayers. Lots of luv, Beth in Ca

  16. Anne Hayler says:

    I know the Lord just led me to this wonderful sight. Have been noticing internal tremors for two months and when I asked my husband what it was, his response was, just stress. Well when I read Howard’s blog post, I recognized every symptom he mentioned. I’m coming from a strong relationship with the Lord as well as a strong belief that He heals all our diseases but He also wants us to take care of our bodies, i.e. temples. Healing PD without drugs is such a right heart of how we take care of ourselves. Have realized as soon as I began reading these blog posts that I have taken care of everyone else but myself. Time to love and take care of myself. Oh Jesus, please help me. I am so encouraged with Howard’s heart to see us all healed as he has been healed, and so inspired with all of your posts and your heart for one another and your sincere dedication to see every one healed, that on this Resurrection weekend I see God’s hand in leading me here to you all. Blessings and love and healing to all of you.

    • Beth of CA says:

      I would like to share a gospel hymn that was sung in our church this morning as part of easter service. It is titled “BECAUSE HE LIVES”— it gave me so much hope …

      God sent His Son, they called Him Jesus;
      He came to LOVE, HEAL, and FORGIVE.
      He lived and died to buy my pardon;
      An empty grave is there to prove my Savior lives.

      Because He lives I can face tomorrow;
      Because He lives all fear is gone;
      Because I know He holds the future
      And life is worth the living just because He lives.

    • Howard says:

      Hi Anne,

      Welcome to the blog. We are happy you are here.


  17. Veronica Urquhart says:

    Dear Smita…… to you today and thinking of you. Remember you are a beautiful soul. We are not identified by our physical appearance but who we are from within. So I hope you see how precious you are in Gods eyes.. even though we have never met I know you from a spiritual place. Keep smiling for today is Easter Sunday…….rise to joy. Love Veronica 🌱🌺

    • Smita says:

      Dear Veronica. I am deeply grateful to you for your love and affection. Howard’s blog connected me with you all and I truely love you and each one of you here. You all are so much of love and purity.
      Yes I believe in God. He has best plans for all of us. For you I am smiling more now. I love you veronica. Thank you my friend.

  18. Debbie says:

    Thanks to Howard and everyone else for the wonderful posts. I am grateful to be a part of this beautiful group. I will continue working on self love and letting go. I am grateful to be alive and living life.
    Wishing everyone a wonderful Easter weekend,
    Love Debbie

  19. Debbie says:

    Welcome to all the newcomers. I am looking forward to your posts. :)

  20. Jimmy says:

    Sending love to all the warriors. Jimmy

  21. Waseema says:

    A big welcome to all the newcomers and gratitude to everyone sharing the love and support. Together we are formidable! I feel privileged to be part of something so amazing.

    Love and blessings


  22. Madhusudan Mukhopadhyay says:

    Hello everyone. I am Madhusudan. Joining the blog I feel very much pleased and excited to come you very near. I am new member of this family.
    Thank you and regards.

    • Howard says:

      Hi Madhusudan,

      We welcome you to the blog and are happy you are here joining our family.


      • Karen in Ireland says:

        Welcome welcome Madhusudan, great name but I’m bad at spelling so I shall call you Maddy if that’s ok? :-) xx

        • Madhusudan Mukhopadhyay says:

          Hi Karen

          Sorry to reply so late. am very much pleased to get loving name Maddy. I am honoured and lucky to be one of the family member of Mr. Howard and you become distant friend so near. I want this relationship in life forever.
          Warmly Maddy

  23. Dave M says:

    Thanks to all of the warriors. I’m always inspired by all of you.
    Thanks Howard. You always know what I need to hear.

  24. Rita says:

    Hi Madhusudan,

    Welcome to Howard’s PD group of wonderful soul friends. Would it be okay with you if we called you Madhu?

    We are very new to this group too; my husband Russ has Parkinson’s.

    We look forward to sharing our journeys together with everyone.


  25. Jimmy says:

    Hi to all who have been asking. I am having some struggles, but I am being strong and persevering. Love to you all, Jimmy

  26. Madhusudan Mukhopadhyay says:

    Hi Rita,

    You can call me Madhu. I am familiar here with this name, becoming one of the member of Howard’s family. I feel excited and you also so intimately connected to me. I feel you are Indian. I am Indian from W.B. I believe we will be all cured up with the road map of Mr.Howard and esteemed inter-relation between us.
    With loving fragrance,

  27. Karen and Don in Texas says:

    Thanks so much! This is so helpful!

  28. Zeljko says:

    “It is a sense of belonging, a sense that nothing is wrong with you, a sense that all will be well. And when you let go, the Parkinson’s ceases to exist. You go from illness to health, just like that.” There it is, there is the key…thank you Howard

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