A couple of weeks ago, I wrote “Fighting Parkinson’s, and COVID-19.” In that post, I recommended that we share love, not fear, as relates to the COVID-19 Coronavirus. Thank you all for sharing love with each other and to those around the world. Today, I want to discuss ways to heal your Parkinson’s while most of us are on “stay at home” restrictions.
So, how do you stay at home, not see your friends in person, not go to whatever classes you have been attending, and instead, sit at home with your fear-based adrenaline mind, and still work on your full recovery? Acceptance. Acceptance, followed by gratitude, respect, and announcing your intentions to the Universe.
By way of example, here is how this works. You are stuck at home as a result of COVID-19 and you are sitting much more than usual. You get up from your chair and find yourself with your feet stuck to the floor unable to initiate your walking.
Acceptance. “I accept that as a result of COVID-19 spreading in ways that the medical professionals are uncertain, the best thing for me to do is stay at home, only going out for fresh air and walks and for necessities at the grocery store or pharmacy. And, I accept that in this moment, I am having difficulty with my walking.”
Gratitude. “Thank you to my Higher Power for whatever healing you are doing inside my body that is using the energy I was trying to use for walking. I am grateful for the healing.”
Respect. “Okay body. I respect your wishes to want the energy to be used for healing something inside of me, so I will stand here or sit back down for a couple of minutes and do deep breathing to relax and help you utilize the energy for my internal healing.”
Announcing your intentions to the Universe. “After I stand here or sit back down for a couple of minutes to allow the energy to be used inside me for healing, it is my intention to walk. Okay body, you know how to walk, so let’s just take a step.” And off you go.
This is a formula that works in other situations where movement can become challenged. If you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, then you are healing yourself from the inside out. As we have discussed before, the body is a survival organism that sees the health of the organs as substantially more important for the survival of the organism than the movement of the limbs.
So, when the movement of the limbs is challenged, your body simply is making its decision to utilize the energy on the inside. Nothing bad is happening. These getting stuck moments are more frequent because movement is more challenged when being stuck inside your home for as long as this has lasted and will continue to last. That is all. Do not be afraid.
Again, the formula for prevailing in your recovery during the stay at home COVID-19 safety guidelines:
Acceptance, followed by gratitude, respect, and announcing your intentions to the Universe.
Please remember that the more you are in your home and the less you move, the more difficult movement will be. Please do your best to periodically get up and move around by walking around your home, up and down the hallway, in and out of your rooms, and wherever else you can find the space to move.
I have faith in all of you! Stay safe and stay healthy. Love and blessings to all.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,