In five more days, 2020 will be upon us, and I am happy to see how many of you have communicated to me how much you are looking forward to 2020 as a year of continuing recovery all the way to being cured of Parkinson’s. Please remember as you look toward 2020, there are five more recovery days available in 2019!
Although I advocate staying in the moment, I will divert a little here. Think about this: How good will it feel when you say, “I used to have Parkinson’s” or “When I had Parkinson’s.” That’s the attitude needed to fight Parkinson’s. Faith. Attitude. Action. Progress. Cure. You are worth it!
In 2009, as I neared the end of the year, I did not view 2010 as something that was going to be as spectacular as it turned out…cured of Parkinson’s on June 12, 2010. I knew I would be cured some day in the future, and I knew I needed to do the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® every day, but I had anticipated that it would take two or three years to reach my cure.
By not having an expectation of when I would reach my cure, I was able to focus on what I did each day in furtherance of being cured…December 31, 2009 was not a whole lot different than January 1, 2010…but I was okay with that.
I was not attached to the day-to-day review of physical symptoms. I was not attached to the day-to-day “am I feeling better or worse than yesterday” assessment. I was not attached to my Parkinson’s physical limitations. I accepted them as something that would be there as I was healing my soul, mind, and body from the inside. It was this understanding of recovery that allowed me to be in the moment of recovery, each moment, moment by moment.
My goal was to be cured of Parkinson’s, and I had a plan in place to achieve the goal. My goal each day was to do the soul, mind, and body parts of the Recipe. My goal each day was to do the Qigong exercises and eat healthy foods. My goal each day was to meditate and focus on my breathing. My goal each day was to spend time with my Higher Power expressing gratitude, opening my heart and finding joy and love.
I realized that the best way to reach the ultimate “being cured of Parkinson’s” ending was to focus on the journey. I knew if I could reach a place of enjoying this journey called life no matter what was happening to my physical being, then I would be in the best position to simply accept what was happening and learn to enjoy the journey.
As we near the end of 2019, think about this today and on each of the next four days:
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s symptoms, you are going to live your life.
What if you decide that instead of thinking about the Recipe, you are going to do the Recipe.
What if you decide that instead of living Parkinson’s disease, you are going to live Parkinson’s recovery by living your life in the best possible manner as if you already are cured.
What if you decide that you are leaving a part of the “old Parkinson’s you” in 2019, so it will no longer be with you as you become the “new curing-yourself you” in 2020.
And, what if you decide that you will be looking at Parkinson’s with this new view: “Parkinson’s is a symptom of my life out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s!”
Let’s do this together. Starting today, and until the end of 2019, repeat:
“I have the power to heal myself. I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms. I am alive, and I am my own cure! I am a special being simply because I exist. Parkinson’s is nothing more than a symptom. It is a symptom that my life got out of balance, and I can repair the imbalances and be cured of Parkinson’s. I refuse to allow appearances in my physical symptoms to make me fearful. Fear is a choice. Faith is a choice. I choose Faith. I am Fearless. I am recovery. I am worth it!”
YOU ARE WORTH IT!!!
All my best,