What we feel, what we think, what we say, and how we act all send our personal vibration out into the Universe. In my recovery, I learned that the more my personal vibration was a positive vibration, the more my dopamine released and flowed. Let’s get all of you there.
In my recovery journey, I realized that my habitual responses to life over the years had become fear, anxiety, anger, frustration, and resentment. Even when I was doing something calm or thought something was okay, I realized that I still had a vibration that emanated those feelings.
As we have discussed in the past, through affirmations, meditations, and prayers, I started shifting my vibration from the judgments of my mind to the feelings in my heart. I started feeling love, joy, compassion, forgiveness, happiness, contentment, and gratitude. By sharing those feelings with myself and others, they grew. This created a positive ripple effect emanating from my being out to the Universe.
Here is how you take these feelings and other positive thoughts and make them your personal vibration, help them grow and grow, and release your dopamine as a result.
Suppose you are sitting on a small platform in the middle of a pond. It is a very calm day with no breeze and the water is still like glass. If you drop a single pebble in the pond, it will create a ripple that eventually will die down and the water will go back to looking like glass again.
If the pebble is a positive emotion such as love, the ripple eventually dies down. After it dies down, if the next pebble you drop is gratitude and you watch it, it eventually will die down as well.
Essentially, if you drop one pebble of positive thought and just wait, it looks like this: “I have the power to heal myself,” “I have the power to heal myself,” “I have the power to heal myself,” “I have the power to heal myself,”. And then, it is gone and the pond is back to smooth-looking glass.The problem is that your mind then bombards you with, “You are getting worse, ” “You do not have the power to heal yourself,” “Look how bad your symptoms are,” and the negative, self-judging, self-criticizing list goes on and on. It creates a negative ripple and a negative vibration into the Universe.
To elevate your personal vibration and send out continuous ripples of positive thoughts and feelings, you need to be dropping a pebble right behind the first pebble, and then another pebble and then another pebble and then another pebble, so the ripple effect that you create is big and strong, and it lasts a long time. It looks like this.“I have the power to heal myself,” “I have the power to heal myself,” “I have the power to heal myself,” “I have the power to heal myself,” “I am my own Parkinson’s cure,” “I am my own Parkinson’s cure,” “I am my own Parkinson’s cure,” “I am my own Parkinson’s cure,” “I am grateful for my life,” “I am grateful for my life,” “I am grateful for my life,” “I am grateful for my life,” “I am recovery,” “I am recovery,” “I am recovery,” “I am recovery,” “I am worth it,” “I am worth it,” “I am worth it,” “I am worth it.” “I have the power to heal myself,” “I am my own Parkinson’s cure,” “I am grateful for my life,” “I am recovery,” “I am worth it,” “I have the power to heal myself,” “I am my own Parkinson’s cure,” “I am grateful for my life,” “I am recovery,” “I am worth it,” “I have the power to heal myself,” “I am my own Parkinson’s cure,” “I am grateful for my life,” “I am recovery,” “I am worth it,” “I have the power to heal myself,” “I am my own Parkinson’s cure,” “I am grateful for my life,” “I am recovery,” “I am worth it.”
As you can see, the ripples continue to flow and they grow. Look how big these ripples got with just four positive thoughts. Imagine how big the ripples will get with a continuous flow of positive thoughts. The ripples of positive thinking and positive feelings create waves that keep going and going and going and keep growing and growing and growing.Elevate your personal vibration and keep the positive thoughts and feelings flowing:
“The sun is shining on this beautiful day. This apple tastes so good. I have wonderful friends for which I am grateful. I just enjoyed a funny movie. I just smiled at myself in the mirror and it felt fantastic, etc.” Keep the flow positive!Ultimately, this creates a beautifully insulated place for you in the middle — everything flowing out from you is positive and it keeps going and growing — and you are nicely insulated from the negative thoughts bombardment. The negative thoughts cannot get near you because your ripples are too large and too consistent.
And there you are in the middle…loving, calm, peaceful, grateful, joyful you. All it took was consistent positive thinking and positive feeling to create a positive insulated barrier around you where negativity simply cannot get in.As you continue to do this, your mind will realize that your heart is taking back the power over your emotions. Your mind will try to convince you that your recovery is not taking place because your mind is afraid to lose its seat of power over your emotions. Do not be fooled by your mind’s illusions. Trust your heart’s authenticity.
This is part of the mental and spiritual healing of the the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. Sometimes people think of the Recipe as the physical part. The Recipe is physical, mental, and spiritual recovery. Opening your heart and soul with your positive vibration and quieting your negative-thinking adrenaline mind are critical components of your recovery.
Each positive vibration and ripple releases your dopamine a little. If you want a consistent flow of dopamine, releasing your dopamine again and again and again is the way to get a dopamine flow that does not stop.You spend your life sharing your positive vibration and positive ripple with yourself and others, approaching life with love, joy, compassion, forgiveness, happiness, contentment, and gratitude. And then, your dopamine never stops flowing at full capacity.
Let go of your mind. Have faith in your heart and soul. Keep the positive thoughts and positive feelings ripple effect flowing. Elevate your personal vibration all the way to your full recovery.
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
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Howard, thank you so much. You are a wonderful example of positivity for all of us.
Sharon in North Carolina
Hi Howard and fellow warriors love this powerful post. It makes such a difference especially with my movement when I chant all the positive affirmations.
Hope everyone in a good headspace .
Big love to all. 💕
Hi Karen, lovely to see you! I missed your bubbly self. xo
Awwww thank you Margaret. It’s nice to be missed, lol, and even nicer to be called bubbly ❤️. I don’t know that my 25 year old son, who has been staying with me in lockdown , would agree with you 😊. I love your posts, too, Margaret. I will see you at the finish line. Big love xx
Wow, great blog post, Howard, thank you.
Dear Howard, what a wonderful post, thank you very much!!
Your examples are really helpful and your support unique!
What a delightfully powerful post, Howard. I could feel the elevating energy as I read the increasing word ripples! How wonderful ♥️
Wow! I feel the dopamine flowing right now! Thank you Howard.
I find myself cheering for my heart. Momentum is powerful. Let’s do this, Parkinson’s Recovery community. We can love ourselves enough. We can love each other enough. We are worth it!
Loved the blog Howard – such an inspiration – thank you for being there for us all – love to everyone , Jan UK
Thank you, thank you, thank you! Continuously blessed by your posts.
Row row row your boat
Gently down the stream
Merrily merrily merrily merrily
Life (mind) is but a dream.
Thank you Howard,
To see the habit of negative thoughts is quite a job, to create good vibrations is a heartfelt job.
My mind comes also with arguments to shuffle me under, so I have to look in my heart beyond the mind, where I was not used to doing.
Grateful to you Howard to open the gate for us all 🌺🌺🌺
Thank you, Howard. You wrote the music that I so needed to hear today.
Thank you, Howard. You always give us such valuable encouragement and powerful advice as we all move forward in our personal recoveries. Blessings and positive vibrations to All!
Thank you for the beautiful clear explanation of Dopamine flow/Vibrations/Gratitude. I understand it so much clearer now. It’s not just something you do 2-3 x day. It’s a total change in focus and attitude. I feel like our combined good vibrations are going to be like a tsunami!!!! Watch out world here we come!!!!! Raise the roof!!!! Lol!
Love to all
I love it, Howard! “Let go of your mind. Have faith in your heart and soul.”
Thank you again for another easy-to-remember prompt to keep ourselves always positive, in the heart, away from the noisy,, thinking mind, (almost) always negative.
Thanks for this great post Howard, as usual it’s right on! I will be using these positive affirmations throughout the day and push all those negative thoughts far far away. I am sending positive thoughts to all my fellow warriors… We can do this!!
Have a great weekend all!
Beautiful reminder to stay the course on the Joy Freeway.
Let’s all meet at a big lake and create everlasting ripples!
Thank you Howard.
I’m amazed how well you project such depths of emotions and the extent you go through just to reach our understanding and awareness to how to help everyone to tackle this dreaded condition.
A fabulous message Howard. Thank you 🙏
I often find myself thinking, “I’ll be able to start healing myself in earnest once the dust settles in my life.” Of course, one of life’s dirty little secrets is THE DUST NEVER SETTLES except perhaps in moments of deep meditation. Since I cannot really afford to spend every waking hour in deep meditation, I need a different strategy, and that is to find a positive response to WHATEVER happens ALL the time.
What a different way to live. Thanks, Howard, for pointing out this way and providing the tools to get there.
Sliding into a positive attitude in Wisconsin,
All I can say is I needed this and thank you! How grateful I am for you!
Respected Howard sir, Why don’t you write twice a week on blog? It is real booster. The example of ripples in still water is perfect. I have started chanting “I have the power to heal myself Just like I chant any divine mantra. It does help. At least to suppress negative thoughts of mind. Thanks for explaining beautifully..Love, Mona