Happy New Year, 2019!!! As we wound down 2018 chanting our affirmations together, the sun began to rise and awaken us to 2019 and the wonderment of all of the possibilities that lie ahead. For each and every one of you, this is a new year, a new breath of fresh air, and a new outlook: 2019…the year of calming your mind!
As you know, the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® is a soul, mind, and body recovery protocol. If you do not calm your mind and get control over your mind, your adrenaline-driven-self-criticizing-anxious-fearful-mind (yes, THAT mind), then your mind will substantially interfere with the soul and body recovery.
Your mind says, “Why have faith in the recovery and learn to love yourself? (soul healing). Weren’t you paying attention at the neurologist’s office? You cannot be cured. You cannot even slow or halt the disease. And by the way, your best is not good enough, so no matter how hard you try to get better, you will not ever do enough to be worthy and deserving of the recovery.” Can you see how your mind undermines your soul recovery?
Your mind says, “Why do you think your body is getting better? (body healing). Who cares that you got your sense of smell back, that your fingernails are growing long, strong, and fast, that your energy has improved, that you are sleeping better, that your urgent urination has subsided, that your constipation has subsided, that your indigestion has gone away, and that people are telling you how much better you look? You are shaking a little more or are a little stiffer or slower? You are getting worse.” Can you see how your mind undermines your body recovery?
How do you calm THAT mind? Well, my friends, to begin 2019, help is right here in a larger way than you can imagine. As I am certain you have seen in the blog post comments, a regular contributor is “Jan — UK.”
Jan’s husband Alex is a musician. He narrated a guided meditation with affirmations for Jan and they shared it with me. When we were on our next coaching call, Alex joined Jan and me and explained that if I felt it would be beneficial, he would remove the affirmations/meditations personal to Jan and re-record a similar guided affirmation/meditation audio for all of you as a gift.
I was overwhelmed and told them that it would be a wonderful way to start the new year, calming the mind. So, my friends, here is the gift from Jan and Alex in the UK:
Thank you Jan and Alex for your hard work on Jan’s recovery and for your willingness to assist our world-wide recovery community. I am grateful for you.
2019…the year of calming your mind!
I am grateful for all of you!
Happy New Year 2019!
YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!
All my best,
Jan – UK and Alex hope that recovering fellow travellers will find the audio track helpful in calming the mind and connecting to your inner wisdom. We are blessed to have Howard keeping us on the right path with his amazing insight, love and encouragement, so guess 2019 means us getting to work on that miracle in the making – the miracle of a full recovery.
Happy New Year to everyone.
Thanks so much for the music and the words of encouragement. What a beautiful gift. Just what we needed when we’re feeling discouraged and fearful.
Thanks Howard for helping us help ourselves.
Happy New Year to everyone!
Hi Jan, please tell Alex thank you very much for the meditation audio it is outstanding and is going to be very helpful.
Beautiful and helpful. Thank you Jan, thank you Alex, thank you Howard.
I am not very good at mediation by Sitting Zazen, bothers my back and I have a hard time clearing my mind. I started meditating by listening to meditation music on the internet. I found this to be more effective for me. And then today I listened to the audio sent by Jan and Alex. WOW! I think it will help everyone a lot, being totally in sync with Howard’s recipe.
Best to all in 2019!
Jan – UK and Alex, thanks for the meditation. Howard, thanks for sharing it.
All the best in 2019
Wow! This looks great! Thank you both for sharing it! Can’t wait to try it before bed tonight. And thanks Howard for passing it on!
Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Jan – UK and Alex, thank you both very much for your wonderful and inspiring meditation – excellent!!! Also to Howard too, wonderful, thanks, thanks, thanks🙏🙏
Many thanks to Jan and Alex for the meditation audio. I tried it today and found it very helpful and relaxing.
Best wishes for 2019 everyone 😊
Hi Jan & Alex – this is just FANTASTIC – very calming! Thanks for sharing with us!
Also thanks Howard. The best for 2019!
Thank you for sharing this very calming audio. God bless everyone!
I’ve listened three times now – it has given me just the boost I needed.
Grateful thanks to Jan and Alex and Howard for your loving generosity!
Happy New Year to all,
Helen C. (originally from the UK)
Calming my mind is probably the one thing I’m most excited about with my Parkinson’s recovery. This guided meditation looks really good. I’m looking forward to giving it some proper attention this weekend. Thanks to Jan and Alex for this thoughtful contribution.
Chris in Wisconsin
Yeah, great job, Alex. Went through it a couple times today. I can see I’m going to be listening to this a lot. The British accent seems to set just the right tone for my Midwestern ear. 😄
Thanks again Howard for making this available to everyone.
Best regards to all,
Chris in Wisconsin.
Thanks Howard, Jan, and Alex! HAPPY NEW YEAR everyone.
Jan, Alex and Howard,
Thanks very much for this. Its fabulous, effective and much appreciated 🌸🌸🌸
Thank you Alex I find it so moving you have taken the trouble to do this for us. A subtle and powerful tool to help.
I find when I listen to this powerful recording I can really relax and focus. The first time I listened to it I was trembling uncontrollably and within 10 to 15 minutes all tremors were gone and I was completely relaxed. Thank you to Jan and Alex for taking the time to make this recording and to Howard for making it available to everyone!
Truly awesome audio message – Howard! Keep up the good work. Really grateful!!
Michael from Brooksville, Florida
Thanks Alex and Jan for a very relaxing meditation tape. I almost fell asleep listening to the music and well constructed affirmations. I am very pleased too that the tape digressed into some common PD symptoms shared by most of Howard’s community of followers.
Just as a side note from this 71 year old male, in addition to practicing the “recipe”, I also practice daily, “walking Qi Gong”, to oxygenate my brain. (A brain scan had detected a serious lack of blood circulation condition and a smaller brain size, atrophy.
Howard, Jan, and Alex thank you for this meditation. I really enjoyed the affirmations and Alex’s voice. I also listened while doing EFT. Thank you!