I have been writing a lot about acceptance, surrender, and gratitude as a way of living a life of faith and joy. In your recovery, this way of living requires faith that although you may see no measurable change on the outside of your body, healing change always is happening on the inside.
When you are doing the soul, mind, and body recovery protocols of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery, healing change always is happening under the surface. Although somebody else might examine you on the outside or look at your external symptoms and think that nothing has happened since the last time they saw you, they would be incorrect.
Just as a mountain of Parkinson’s had built up under the surface prior to the symptoms arriving at the surface, an enormous amount of healing is going on underneath the surface even if it has yet to show any difference at the surface.
As a way to demonstrate this concept, I will provide a little background and then offer you the following slideshow. We had gotten a weather report that we were supposed to receive some snow beginning February 11th. On the morning of February 11th when it began to snow, I went to our kitchen window and took a picture. I took a daily picture from the same window vantage point until February 21st. Here is the slideshow.
If we had left town on the morning of February 11th and returned on February 21st, we would have walked to the window and felt that “nothing happened while we were gone.” However, this slideshow is proof that so much took place as 16 inches of snow arrived, stayed for a while, and left.
Please know that when you are doing the Recipe, your recovery healing is always happening under the surface. In time, it will arrive at the surface with less symptoms and better movement and abilities. In the meantime, practice acceptance, surrender, and gratitude as your continuous showing of faith as we wind down this second month of 2021…the year of faith!
You can do this!
You are worth it!!!
All my best,