Last week when I wrote Fighting Parkinson’s, and change is always happening, I was not anticipating a part 2. However, a question in a comment and my response to the question catapulted me into today’s blog post.
Our fellow warrior Ruthann commented as follows:
“Ruthann says:March 2, 2021 at 9:35 pm
I find the variability in symptoms difficult to deal with. Does this happen to others?
One day you feel great: energetic, fluid, limber, coordinated. The next day you lack any energy, feel stiff, rigid, and are experiencing new symptoms. There seems no logical reason for the disparity in symptoms from one day to the next. I cannot tell what brings a great or bad day for symptoms.”
My response was:
You state, “There seems no logical reason for the disparity in symptoms from one day to the next. I cannot tell what brings a great or bad day for symptoms.” That is the whole point of acceptance, surrender, gratitude.
Acceptance. “I accept that symptoms will change for no logical reason.”
Surrender. “Nobody owes me an explanation why.”
Gratitude. “I am grateful for the healing that is causing the fluctuations in my symptoms.”
Free will. “I will take it from here and continue doing the Recipe. Thank you for my healing. I am grateful.”
Trying to discover a logical pattern for changing symptoms is trying to control what they are doing. Please know that you are doing the Recipe, so every day you are healing and are one step closer to your full recovery. Be grateful.
Parkinson’s symptoms arrive at the surface as diagnosable symptoms when energy is stagnant and deficient. Changing symptoms is proof that energy is moving and is alive and well for healing. Be grateful.
And…please let go of the notion that you have to control the outcome. Do your best efforts and know that your best is good enough for you to be blessed with the outcome you desire. Be grateful.
Love and blessings,
Ultimately, it comes down to faith and letting go of control. Faith is saying, ”I know I am getting better, so it does not matter what my symptoms are doing because I am getting better.”
Letting go of control is saying, “The reason why I am trying to find a logical reason for why the symptoms are changing is because I want to know what to expect and then I can control the situation. I am accepting that changing symptoms is a good thing, always, and I am letting go of control. I am grateful.”
If you are doing the soul, mind, and body parts of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery, then you are healing…always…and learning to tolerate the changes in the symptoms without fear and without trying to control the changes will carry you peacefully down the path to your full recovery.
Thank you Ruthann for the question. You have helped us all clarify a very important point on an often asked question.
Okay everybody, let’s chant together for the whole world to hear:
“2021…the year of faith.
I am feeling alive in the heart.
I am feeling awake in the heart.
I am feeling aware in the heart.
I am so much more than Parkinson’s symptoms.
I am a beautiful soul.
I am special simply because I exist.
I am slowing, halting, and reversing my Parkinson’s.
I am recovery.
I AM WORTH IT!!!”
Yes you are! Each and every one of you is worth it!!!
All my best,