Every now and again an issue will come up on a number of coaching calls in the same week, so I write about it because if that many people are raising the issue with me, then there are probably many others facing the same issue. The question: “How do I keep a good attitude when the symptoms are increasing?”
My feeling about this is rather simple: If you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® then you are getting better on the inside. Your body is low on energy, so as it is putting more energy toward healing you on the inside, there is less energy to hold your symptoms in check, so they increase temporarily.
Here is what I did. I looked at the increased symptom and said:
“I know that the energy is being used for a healing inside me so my symptom is temporarily increased. Thank you for the healing. I am not going to worry about this today. I will see how it is tomorrow.”
By saying this, I removed worry and fear in the moment because “I will see how it is tomorrow” did not allow worry and fear. The nice thing about Parkinson’s is that by the time the next day arrived, some other symptom was bothering me and the one from the day before had improved, so I repeated the same thing with whatever was the temporarily increased symptom that was bothering me.
As always, the critical component here is repetition. You have to repeat it again and again and again, each day, with every temporarily increased symptom. First, the statement is true, a healing is occurring and there is nothing to worry about. Second, by pushing the “worry and fear” to the next day, you not only remove negative thoughts, but you enhance the healing by not blocking it with negative energy.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,