Fighting Parkinson’s and creating conflict. Yes, you read that correctly. It is time to create conflict and fight your mind! People with Parkinson’s tend to be the nicest people in the world…this often leads to being professional conflict avoiders. You fight for others, but you do not fight for yourself. I was this way, too. I had to change to have my full recovery.
As a result of you being a professional conflict avoider, your mind is betting everything that you will not have a conflict with it. So, it gives you more symptoms and then it tells you that you are getting worse. Everything that happens after that is an illusion of your mind.
You accept that if your mind shows you worse symptoms and gives you fear of the future of getting worse, that you are actually getting worse. It knows that you will not say, “No, you are wrong. I am getting better!!!” Why not? Because that would create conflict.
It is time for a big change. It is time to create conflict and fight your mind like your life depends on it. No exceptions allowed for your mind. You are doing the soul, mind, and body recovery program called the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®. When you are doing the Recipe, you are getting better no matter what your symptoms are doing. You need to know this.
Since you are doing the Recipe and getting better, when anything is happening in your day where you are feeling better, moving better, feeling peaceful, etc., tell your mind, “This is a sign of me getting better.” Your mind will not be happy that you are acknowledging getting better and probably will show you an increased symptom.
When the increased symptom shows up and your mind says, “Look, you are getting worse” or whatever your mind does to frighten you about the future…FIGHT IT! CREATE CONFLICT WITH YOUR MIND!!! Feel it in your heart and soul that you are getting better. Tell your mind, “No, you are wrong. I am getting better!!!” You need to be relentless, and eventually, your mind will give in, and your heart and soul will prevail.
Please realize this, which is what I realized toward the end of my full recovery: Since my mind was almost always giving me worse symptoms, it was having to hear relentlessly that it was wrong and I was getting better. It causes you to tell your mind and yourself all day long that you are getting better. When your mind finally gives up, all that is left is this wonderful feeling in your heart and soul, “I am getting better!!!” And, you are. Feel it and know it!
Start creating conflict with your mind today! Start telling your mind, “No, you are wrong. I am getting better!!!”
You are worth it!!!
All my best,