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,
I feel great working from home, thank you for the blog! I rather do my afternoon recipe at home than in the office, and during skype meetings my shaky hand cannot be seen. I love to work from home also because my family is near and our house is radiation free since we use cabled internet only. I can also take a walk in the nearby forest and as we have noticed the sky is clear nowadays and the sun is good! We are vegetarians and prefer to eat our lunch at home which is another benefit of this truly wonderful time!
Sounds wonderful, Henrik. I have a similar experience in the north woods of Wisconsin. I guess I just have to admit that, all in all, life’s pretty darn good.
Best regards, Chris
Thank you for these comforting words🌺🌺🌺
Howard, just what we all need. Thank you!
Sharon in North Carolina
Thanks dear Howard! As all happenings have good and bad sides, we try to see the good ones🤗! Our earth perhaps can survive and breathe again due to this happenings, but of course it’s very sad for the victims and their families….. as Howard is telling us: do as much as possible💐We give a try🙏
Thanks for your usual timely and helpful suggestions for how to deal with life’s little gotchas – like a pandemic on top of Parkinson’s!
Seems like your tip, ‘Acceptance, followed by gratitude, respect, and announcing your intentions to the Universe,’ is great practice for life in general too. Thanks a lot!
With appreciation and love to all,
Respected Howard sir, An another motivational blog. We r also having lock down since almost 10 days. I am regularly perusing recipe for recovery, infact more punctually. So I evaluate Covid 19 lock down as a blessing in disguise for me. But not being selfish, I pray almighty for recovery from Covid 19 to the sufferers, and also pray for the ones who have lost their near and dears. Thanks Howard sir for repeatedly reminding about keeping faith. Love & regards Mona.🙏🏻🙏🏻🙏🏻
Howard. Thanks. A powerful post. It is hard with so much time at home. I pray for all the warriors. We all will get thru this . We all need to keep faithl