The words “You have Parkinson’s” evoke fear is almost everybody who hears those words. In large part, this is because what follows those words is a blur of words like “incurable,” “progressively degenerative,” “neurological disease,” “don’t know what causes it,” and “our treatment will not slow, halt or reverse the disease.” Emotional stress, hopelessness, despair…those are the feelings on the way home from the neurologist’s office…and fear…all of those feelings are driven by fear. IT DOES NOT HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. FAITH IS A CHOICE. CHOOSE FAITH, AND CHOOSE TO BE YOUR OWN CURE!!!
“You have Parkinson’s Disease.” (Now, let’s change it up a bit). Suppose your neurologist followed those words with this, “Parkinson’s is a symptom of your life out of balance, and you can repair the imbalances and be cured! There is a protocol called the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, and if you do it every day, you will be cured!”
Do you now have hope? Do you now have faith? Do you now work on your cure? And what if your neurologist added this, “Oh, yes, I need to let you know that along the way toward your cure, there will be times when it will appear that you are getting worse because your symptoms will be appearing worse, but please do not worry, it is part of the recovery process, and you have nothing to fear. Have faith, and you will be cured.” Do you choose fear when you face what appears to be a worsening condition, or do you have faith in your cure?
The reason I give you this example is to show you that the fear you have in your mind about what is going on with your Parkinson’s is a self-created fear…it is the FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real) that I have spoken about in the past. In the paragraphs above, all I have done is taken what I have been telling you for the last 9 and 1/2 years since my cure and hypothetically put those words in your neurologist’s mouth. Suddenly, you have no fear. Why? Because you chose to have no fear.
Currently, you are doing the Recipe, but instead of listening when I explain in great detail why you need not have fear when symptoms appear worse, https://www.fightingparkinsonsdrugfree.com/2012/08/14/fighting-parkinsons-and-more-on-cleaning-the-pool/, you look to the gloom and doom you received at the neurologist’s office and choose to have fear. Yes, choose to have fear. If you are doing the Recipe every day, then you are curing yourself every day no matter what your symptoms look like and you need not be afraid.
If you are choosing fear each time a symptom appears worse, then you are still engaged in the type of Adrenaline-Mode-fear-based-mind-chatter that helped you get Parkinson’s symptoms to the surface in the first place. Living in this fear prevents recovery. Realize that fear is a creation of your mind, and you are choosing fear.
Fear is the only Parkinson’s symptom that is a choice. That is why I talk about it so much. It is a choice in how you decide to look at your Parkinson’s, your symptoms, and your life. It is so powerful of a symptom of this disease, that in the midst of improving from a disease the experts say there is no chance of improvement, one bad day, one extra pain, one extra stiffness, one increase in tremors…one unfavorable change in any symptom causes people to stop their improvement dead in its tracks and say, “I guess I am getting worse just like the doctors said I would.”
That interpretation is a choice, and the choice is fear. And it leads to FEAR (False Evidence Appearing Real). And that leads you down the path that causes your own fears and FEARs to come true.
IT DOESN’T HAVE TO BE THAT WAY. MAKE A DIFFERENT CHOICE……….
How about if you choose to interpret the events like this: “I trust myself in knowing what I am doing is the correct thing. I trust myself that I correctly have interpreted all of my improvements. I am willing to surrender control of having to fully understand every nuance or every energetic change taking place inside my body, and I am empowering myself to look at everything I am doing as long-term progress in my being cured from Parkinson’s without being fearful of the day-to-day changes that I do not fully understand. I have faith, and my faith defeats my fear.”
That interpretation is a choice, and the choice is faith. Faith leads to staying with the Recipe on your path toward your cure. Faith leads you down the path that causes your cure to come true.
Choose faith over fear and visualize your future cure.
Say this affirmation with me: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured. I refuse to allow appearances in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I am choosing Faith. I will be cured. I am worth it!”
You are worth it!!!
Have a happy and joyous holiday season!
All my best,
This is a most wonderful post! Thank you, Howard for keeping us on course.
Sharon in North Carolina
Namaste Howard sir, another timely blog. How do you know what is disturbing our minds? Recently I visited another senior neurologist, she made me so fearful that I kept on weeping that day. But the words of my current neurologist came to my rescue…who says to remain happy…in all conditions. Now your blog has cleared my doubts. Thanks a ton.
Western medical science is wrong & PD is curable. Oh God! Please give me the strength to pursue it. Thanks Howard, sir, for being there to remind me of my worthiness. Regards Mona.
Quite brilliant. I have a tendency to get consumed by fear sometimes, despite improvement in my sense of smell, nails getting stronger, bowel function getting better. This post helps a lot. Glad you are using the word cure much more freely now. The use of this word reduces fear.
I’m so glad I found this blog. I have been doing the Recipe now for nearly one month and feel SO much more positive and energised after feeling very despondent following my recent diagnosis. Thank you for your posts Howard, and thank you too to those who comment. You are all truly inspiring!
I choose faith!
Thank you Howard
Another great post. Thank you, Howard!
I wish you and Sally Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!
Thank you Howard for this timely post! I woke up this morning with FEAR on my mind. Your emphasis on choosing Faith over FEAR has made me feel better already.
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and Sally!
Thanks again for everything, Howard. This blog was right on the mark for me today. I love knowing I am part of a group of people all releasing our fear together. In fact, my new way to let go of fear is imagining my mother (or God) working constantly behind the scenes taking the fear away.
Love to all, Anne, Portland, OR, USA
Fortunately, I’m not too worried about the Parkinson’s. I’ve just amassed a whole arsenal of other worldly worries to use against myself! That’s the “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance” situation I find myself in. That’s why I like Sadhana’s advice “to remain happy…in all conditions.” Sounds like you’ve found a great neurologist, Sadhana!
So I do the recipe, keep centered in peace and happiness, and let the healing roll in for myself, my family, friends and community. This healing is contagious, of course…
With great appreciation for Howard and my wonderful fellow bloggers,
Thank you Howard. Much love to you and your family at Christmas and everyday. 💖👏
Wauw! This is so powerfull!
Thank you so much.
Wishing all of you happy holidays and lots of Faith💗💗
Once again you hit the mark for me! I’ve been experiencing more symptoms, tiredness….. so, I am just enjoying the benefit of a wonderful nap and reading a book. I am looking at these times as opportunities to just stop and enjoy life more. I am on the route to recovery! Here I come! Happy holidays and happy winter everyone. Thank you for being a part of my support group!
Karen from WI
Howard, thank you. I have just finished your book, and will go back through it again. I told my GP recently that while I accepted his and the neurologist’s diagnosis, I refuse to accept the prognosis. Once he relocated his jaw, he had a quiet chuckle. Much as I like the man (we have been using his services for years), I look forward to getting that jaw drop again. While I am medicated (madopar & azilect), the madopar was recently halved to 3 daily. I have had great success with a LED helmet for non motor symptoms. I have believed since the start of using that on 25 May that I was in a holding phase while I looking for a way to obliterate Parkinson’s from my body. A happy Christmas and a safe, happy and healthy 2020 to you and your family.
Welcome to the blog, Neville. I think you’re going to find the blog/recipe rewarding and helpful in many ways. I’d definitely check in with Howard via email to get a feel for his full list of services. I’ve personally found his coaching service most helpful.
Sounds like you’ve got a great attitude: determined with a nice sense of humor. I get the feeling we’re all going to enjoy your contributions to the blog!
This is a place to be positive, productive, encouraging of others and have some fun. I think you’ll really enjoy the blog posts of all the truly wonderful people who have chosen this path to recovery. I sure do.
With warmest regards,
Thank you Howard for another wonderful article that hit the nail on the head. I know we all get caught up in that four lettered “F” word !!!!!! Thank you for taking the wind out of it’s sails for us!!!!
I am Extraordinary and
I AM WORTH IT!!!!!
Merry Christmas, Happy New Year with abundance of Health and Happiness in 2020 to everyone.
Margaret, you had me going with that bit about the four lettered “F” word. It prompted me to go back and reread Howard’s post where I found, “Of course, “F**R!” That really troubling four letter word!
And yes, a really wonderful post by Howard which pulls so much spirituality together into a nice comprehend-able package. Thanks, Howard – and thanks Margaret for bringing my attention back to it!
With love and holiday greetings to all,
My body is diagnosed with Parkinson’s in October, 2018. For the first three months I took Levodopa. After that I moved onto practising the Recipe without taking any medicine. I have been able to manage without medicine for the last 11 months. The Recipe has been effective. There have been times when the symptoms are on aggravation. To keep the morale high, I read Howard’s blogs when symptoms are on rise/fluctuating to higher side.
Along physical practice of the Recipe, we need mental /spiritual make up to cure PD. Howard does good job in helping us to face PD in these three fronts: soul, mind and body by pills(blogs) to strengthen the faith in cure from PD.
Thanks Howard for the strength you’ve empowered me with, been doing the recipe since Nov 20, I have already noticed odours, my wife’s cooking, coffee, the smell when I open the pantry, my neighbors BBQ, garlic and garlic bread, wonderful.
I’m learning to manage my fear, your breathing exercises really help calm me.