Choosing to control your life. Choosing to be cured. Why not! Your life…your choice…really!
The current medical viewpoint of your life after a Parkinson’s diagnosis is that you have an incurable disease and you are heading down a progressively degenerative path for the rest of your life — you have no control over your Parkinson’s path to a progressively degenerative life…for the rest of your life.
My viewpoint of your life is that you can choose to reject the current medical viewpoint of your life after a Parkinson’s diagnosis. You can choose that Parkinson’s is curable and if you are doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, that you are not heading down a progressively degenerative path for the rest of your life — instead, you are heading toward a symptom free full recovery from Parkinson’s…for the rest of your life…cured!
Given these choices, what do you choose?
Progressively degenerative life versus healthy, recovered, cured life. It seems that this choice would be an easy one. However, for some people, this is a harder choice than appears on the surface. It isn’t that the people do not want to choose the healthy, recovered, cured life. It isn’t even that they do not want to do the work it takes to recover — they do, and they are. It is getting the resurfacing fear of the progressively degenerative life out of their heads that is causing the problem.
Identifying the problem is a very good thing because then we can work on a solution. The solution is to go back to the beginning and build your recovery on a strong foundation. The foundation on which to build your recovery is this:
“I have the power to heal myself.” “I know I will recover.” “The Recipe is the blueprint for my path to recovery.” “I will be cured.” This is where you need to start. If you already have started, go back and reaffirm these statements to enhance your recovery.
People have expressed to me that they understand the need for these four statements in order to be successful in their life and their recovery. What they are struggling with is the current medical viewpoint and what is on the internet.
I have explained that if you think about any major disease from which people now recover, at some point in time the then-current medical viewpoint post-diagnosis was that the person’s life was hopeless…much the same as the current medical viewpoint of Parkinson’s Disease…hopeless, hopeless, hopeless.
So, at this juncture, here are the choices on this issue:
1. Choose to accept a hopeless life from here on out because somebody outside of you has chosen a hopeless life for you.
2. Choose to not let somebody outside of you control your life by stealing your hope, and then choose to control you own life.
Those are the choices. The choice is yours on how to proceed!
And, to help you succeed in choosing to control your own life and choosing your path to recovery over hopeless progressively degenerative misery, I offer the following:
1. At night when you lay down to go to sleep, silently repeat to yourself, “I have the power to heal myself.” “I know I will recover.” “The Recipe is the blueprint for my path to recovery.” “I will be cured.” Make this your “fall asleep to” mantra. If you can use this as you are falling asleep, it will take on a trance-like feeling and will work into your mind and do battle with the Parkinson’s fear lurking in your mind.
2. When you wake up in the morning if you feel uneasy or your symptoms start up right away, silently repeat to yourself a few times before you get out of bed, “I have the power to heal myself.” “I know I will recover.” “The Recipe is the blueprint for my path to recovery.” “I will be cured.” And then smile a big smile that opens your heart and confirms that not only do you have the power to heal yourself, but in fact you are healing yourself.
3. During the day if you start to feel fear creeping in, silently repeat to yourself, “I have the power to heal myself.” “I know I will recover.” “The Recipe is the blueprint for my path to recovery.” “I will be cured.”
The path to recovery from Parkinson’s is a choice that begins with four simple, but powerful, statements:
“I have the power to heal myself.”
“I know I will recover.”
“The Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® is the blueprint for my path to recovery.”
“I will be cured.”
One last thing: You are your own cure. Live it, do it, be it!
You are worth it!!!
All my best,
Thank you Howard for the powerful statement and as I’ve said before we are very
lucky to have you coaching us along and that’s an Understatement. Yes I’ve found there are obstacles and people around you that just don’t get it but this is my life not theirs . I have the power to heal myself and I will . Love and blessings to everyone. Rick from Australia 😇
Oh Howard, thank you again for bringing hope to me. Just when I was feeling so down because I don’t see much progress even though I have added some more Qigong to my daily recipe routine, here you give me hope and yes I will tell myself tonight and everyday: I will be cured. Blessings to you for all you do for us
Howard comes up with exactly what I need to hear every time, his kind and caring words are part of our recovery, how lucky are we to have him on our team
Thank you Howard!
A good goodnight / good morning mantra!
I’ll try that.
A wonderful day to all
Dear Howard, endlessly you are supporting us in a such kind way, that hope and good feelings are inclusive, thank you very much.
Thank you thank you for this. Last night I went to sleep with those words vibrating in my mind, body, and soul. I slept well for a change and woke to the same words. I’m learning that exuberant hope and faith is ok and probably truer than my old negative messages.
Love to all, Anne
Thank you so very much for such an encouraging post. I could feel your passion and caring heart in your words. You are throwing us all, a life line!
Bless you and blessings to all of us, who are fighting and have hope.
How easily the ego mind slips in challenging my recovery. Have been dealing a bit with that lately. Thank God for Howard to the rescue. And thank you Howard for your gentle, compassionate, loving, steadfast awareness. I love the 4 statements. I choose them to silence that negative voice rattling around inside my head. May God help each of you to believe the truth about yourself no matter how beautiful it is.
Dianna in Wyoming.
Love to you Howard
Nearly four months of the recipe and today was the hardest as my tremors, stiffness and pain were the worst they have been. I have been fighting my negative thoughts for hours. Thank you Howard for the pep talk. I am beginning to wonder if the dramatic sudden increase in symptoms today is due to the excessive qi gong as I spend 3 hrs a day on the recipe and extra medical qi gong I found as well as the tai chi and qi gong I have done for 12 yrs. Good luck to all fellow fighters.
Hi Howard – wonderful, simple and solid foundation for our recovery! I have a note pad next to my bed with all the good night and good morning mantras and by now there are quite a few :-)) Thank you I am grateful, because when I go to bed and when I wake up my tremors are very intense. Anyway, good excuse to have a lie-in because of the mantras! LOL!!!.. just saying THANK YOU to you Howard does not seem enough. Those who give of their time are truly GENEROUS and you are!!
I hope you know how appreciated you really are.
Much love always,
Very nice meditation/mantra piece! I have added it to my corpus of memorized recitations and am eager to take it out for a thorough test drive.
I often find it helpful for memorization to break things like this out along the poetic meter. My rendition follows if it’s helpful to anyone.
Best regards to all,
I have the power
To heal myself;
I know I will recover!
The recipe is
The blueprint for
My path to recovery!
I will be cured!
I am quite contrary inasmuch as when other people – particularly medics – express skepticism about recovery from Parkinson’s, I feel strong and resolute and have complete faith in my recovery. But when I am slogging away in private, I am my own worst enemy at times. So these regular reminders from Howard that I have the power to heal myself and can choose to be cured are a godsend. I am reading a Lenten prayer book and today’s prayer feels really apt: ‘Lord, teach me the wisdom of the Scriptures: no discipline is pleasant at the time; rather, it is painful but later yields a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.’
Thank you for the powerful statements for the path to recovery from Parkinson’s.
I shall use it very time when I begin the exercise sessions.
I relate to what Val said, I am so positive during my encounters with others and get reaffirmed by them as to my level of health. But when the meds start to wear off or the tremors have increased or I wake up from a bad dream, etc. my mind starts picturing negative scenarios. This is a great Reminder to replace those words so I don’t go down those dark alleys and instead stay out in the sunlight which continues to light my way to recovery. Thanks for the reminder and for holding that space of hope and faith.
Thank you for this. Negative thoughts have derailed my recovery twice now and I have a tough battle with my mind. I think recovery symptoms are often similar to the Parkinson’s which also can add fear and confusion.
I love myself and I will recover.
Love to all.