Fighting Parkinson’s, and just letting go

The last couple of blog posts have sparked a conversation in my coaching calls and in emails people have sent to me: “I am special simply because I exist? I am radiant? How is this possible?” Today, you get a reminder of how this is possible.

Here is where people have gotten stuck over the last two weeks in their recovery. I have written, “You have to decide, as presented in my last blog post, that you are special simply because you exist. And, if anybody does not accept you based upon who you are instead of how you look, then the problem is their problem, not your problem.”

This is the issue of self-acceptance, self-love. 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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25 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and just letting go

  1. Sergio Lopez says:

    Amen to that. We are starting our recovery and hope to blog soon that we are also free of PD.

  2. Larry Simpson says:

    Thank you Howard !!
    As I read your words it hits home that this ‘not being worthy’ has been my way of life. I realize this now and am working on reminding myself and most importantly believing the words you have written.

  3. Tery and Werni says:

    Yes, Howard, letting go and feeling free, happy and worthy to enjoy life…. why is it so hard to be happy, not being perfect and to be able to accept, that we can learn of this PD process??… I read that in life everything what is happening leads to a better way… if we accept it and are learning of it, then we reach the goal!
    Together we win🙏💕Thanks dear Howard for your steady support we appreciate very much🌺

  4. Alison says:

    Accepting that one’s ‘enough’ is really enough, yes I hope to get there and recover soon!
    Thank you Howard so much.

  5. Karen In Ireland says:

    Hi Howard and fellow warriors, I long for that sense of “all will be well” it is like an excitement in your belly when you just KNOW that something wonderful is about to take place. Like the joy you feel on a first date with a person you have had a crush on for ages. I had that trust and expectancy when I started on this journey back in 2012, it got lost in the cruelty and day to day struggle of this disease. Reading these posts again and getting back to meditation and reading the words here of fellow warriors, is rekindling the embers of that feeling again. Come on guys, we are due number 7! 🙂
    Big love to us all and our fabulous coach.
    Karen xx

    • Marie says:

      Hey there, Karen!

      Re: Time for Number 7: I agree!

      Are you volunteering?

      Best wishes,

    • Thomas from Germany says:

      Hello Karen,
      I think I know what you are talking about since I too followed this path for years, got better, then crashed last year violently and after working my way out of hell, today I dread again the upcoming night, afraid of becoming completely immobilized when I don’t sleep again. But my feeling of utterly being alone with this was loosing its strength somewhat as I read your post.
      Thank you!

      • Karen in Ireland says:

        Hi Thomas, I am so pleased to hear that my message made a difference in your day. I know how difficult it is to to pull one self out of a dark hole of fear and despair. I have a little prayer that I said to God every day now to pull one self out of a dark hole of fear and despair. I have a little prayer that I said to God every day now “father no matter what’s this day throws at me there is nothing that you and I together can’t cope with”. So if I get stuck or fearful I keep repeating it and I find it really really helps. Another helpful reminder as always, this too shall pass it always does. Thanks for letting me know. 🙂 xx

    • B says:

      Karen, lovely to see you “blog active” again. Wishing you all the very best 🌞🌞

      • Karen in Ireland says:

        Hi B lovely to see you blogging yourself. How are you getting on? I’m back a few weeks now. I filled everyone in on a blog so don’t want to bore everybody with a repeat, ha ha. Can’t remember what date it was. Big love as always Karen xx

  6. Chris Meyer says:

    Of course you’ve all heard the one about the Dalai Lama walking into McDonald’s and saying, “Make me one with everything.”

    If it were only that easy.

    Heck, maybe it’s easier…?

    Looking to let go of all my ‘important’ thoughts in Wisconsin,

    – Chris

  7. Rita & Russ Detweiler says:

    First of all I want to say I am happy to hear that Karen is back. I haven’t seen your posts were a while, Karen in Ireland. We can’t talk to each other but we can talk through the comments on the blog.

    Howard, you are saying the exact same thing as many other enlightened souls—Gary Craig, the founder of Emotional Freedom Techniques, Ming Tong Gu, the popular Chi Gong Master Teacher among others.

    Yes, we are all connected at the soul level, but many individuals in our modern world are not operating at the soul level. They are still in the world of delusion, of competition and comparison.

    Howard and those of us who are reading his blogs and healing from his recipe are leading the way. We are showing others in each moment of our lives how to be accepting of ourselves and others, a very difficult challenge, because we have messages in our psyches and consciousness that have been written there by others that say we are not good enough, that we are not worthy,

    We are going beyond that delusion to the eternal truth that every atom is connected to every other atom.

    We encourage one another and persevere and ultimately heal. As one saint said,” if you cling to a certain thought with dynamic will power, it finally assumes a tangible outward form.”

    • Jamal Najm says:

      Would be grateful to hear from you about your physical healing so far. I am hopeful for myself but could use words of encouragement and they would be appreciated.

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Hi Rita thank you for your kind words. I agree with you it is lovely having the opportunity to share with each other out there.. It helps knowing that others to understand. Big love to you both Karen xx

  8. Margaret Pruna says:

    Just beautiful Howard ! thank you ! I am volunteering for whatever no. not yet taken – we are all one. How about one giant spontaneous leap together into the vast ocean of recovery where there is infinite room for us all. I can see it clearly !! Yahoooo!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Happy Memorial day all!

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Hi Margaret, I LOVE your idea of all of us being healed together. In a way we are being here with Howard and cheering each other on. Your yaaaaaahoooo made me giggle. 🙂 xx

      Marie it would be my absolute joy to volunteer to be number 7 lol.
      I am working on it you know my friend. 🙂 xx

  9. Jan - UK says:

    As always – grateful for the words of support and wisdom – hanging on in there ! love to all Jan – UK

  10. Eleanor Cruickshank says:

    We just want to say a very big Welcome Back to Karen in the Emerald Isle
    Its great to see your posts again.
    love to all

    Eleanor and Alistair

    • Karen in Ireland says:

      Bless you Eleanor your message made me smile. Big love to Scotland. My favourite accent in the whole wide world . 🙂 xx

  11. Jamal Najm says:

    Hi my name is Jamal and I’m new to the Post. I’ve been on the recipe for 6 weeks. My sense of smell seems to be making a comeback, but the rest of the symptoms are a struggle. Some days I get really discouraged. This blog is refreshing read. Howard is an inspiration. Would love to hear from the rest of you how your physical symptoms are improving over the years following the recipe.

  12. Rose Cortez says:

    Excellent. U speak such true words, we have all been there. U have to just let go. Thanku Howard

  13. Shrinivas Lal says:

    Hello all!

    It is so very encouraging to read all positive posts. I have been following the receipe for 8 and a half months now and totally on the path of recovery.
    I hereby volunteer to be No 7 with all of us healing together.

    Thank you Howard for your wonderful support always.

    Lots of good wishes and strength to walk this journey together.

    I am sure we can do it.


  14. Hector espinosa says:

    Hello I was diagnosed with PD in 2016 . I have been taking meds every day . I am tired of taking so many meds . And still having bad days . My daughter bought me your book for Father’s Day. I am 3/4 through it. I have lots of work ahead of me. My dad is 84 and he has PD and be is living life like a zombie .i don’t want that . Need your help .

  15. Lynn says:

    This really hit me: “…. 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….”

    I’ve never felt like I belong… not in my family, school, groups… etc. I’ve always felt like the outsider — a chameleon if you will, ever changing to adapt But not stand out, And not make waves… rarely knowing who I am. I am so grateful to have found your insightful posts and coaching, Howard. I’m ready to let go.

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