A fairly regular inquiry I receive relates to movement going well in one moment, and then shortly thereafter, the movement is slow, or feet are stuck to the floor, or movement is frozen altogether. Today we explore what is happening.
I need to do a little bit of explaining, so please stay with me on this one.
Have you ever gotten a beep on your cell phone that you had a voice mail, but the phone never rang? And you look at your phone and think, “I have 4 bars, this is a good connection, my phone should have rung.” Then you listen to the voice mail and call the person back, and the call goes right through and gets connected.
Let’s explore what happened. Suppose the cell tower is 300 feet (91 meters) tall and at the top of the tower there are receivers to accept the calls coming in and transmitters to connect them to the correct cell phones. Now suppose that 10,000 calls came in simultaneously, and the receivers tried to route them to the transmitters simultaneously, and then the transmitters had to instantly “find” 10,000 cell phones.
When add in that some of those cell phones are in cars driving in rural areas and some are in people’s pockets while the people are in their basements, the likelihood of all 10,000 calls getting connected to the phones is practically non-existent.
So, why does your phone show a great connection with 4 bars? Because your phone only has to find one 300-foot tall stationary cell tower, most likely the tallest thing in the area. I can almost hear all of you saying, “Okay, Howard, but what does this have to do with the concept of energy flowing in my body?” Everything!
Your Parkinson’s Adrenaline-Mode mind is constantly bombarding your brain with fear-based mental chatter. It keeps going and going and going. The Adrenaline-driven Parkinson’s mind uses an inordinately large amount of brain power (ENERGY). It uses so much more than what should be its normal allotment of energy because it does not stop. The Parkinson’s mind wants to be perfect, and in its quest to be perfect, it simply does not slow down or shut down…it wears down the brain’s energy resources.
It is like the Adrenaline-driven mind is sending 10,000 cell calls to the receiver on the top of the cell tower…some people are not going to have their calls connected. Maybe the liver does not get its energy delivered correctly so it cannot properly cleanse toxins from the blood. Maybe the kidneys do not get their energy delivered correctly so they cannot cleanse liquid waste properly. Maybe the stomach does not get its energy delivered correctly so it cannot properly digest food. Maybe the legs do not get their energy delivered correctly so they cannot walk properly, or they cramp or freeze. Maybe the hands do not get their energy delivered correctly so they have a hard time holding things and sometimes drop things. I think you have a better picture of what is going on now. Simply put, you are out of balance and the limited energy from the brain cannot service all of your body all at once.
Think about this: In a meditative state and when sleeping, symptoms subside and often disappear. Why? Because the Adrenaline-driven mind is not active. The mind is calm, no physical or mental demands are being made upon the brain, the senses are at rest, and all of the brain energy can flow smoothly throughout the body.
The Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® brings you back into balance. When you are doing the Medical Qigong for Liver, you are strengthening the liver so it can function better. However, the liver needs more energy to function better.
When you are exercising your liver, it is contacting your brain (like the cell phone with 4 bars finding the cell tower) and it is saying, “I need more energy to cleanse toxins. Remember me? I know there has been difficulty with you finding me because the Adrenaline-driven mind has been occupying your time too much, so I am going to keep pinging you so we can re-establish our old connection and proper energy can flow between us. We will get back into balance. However, I must let you know that my pings are weak as a result of low energy and they are having a hard time getting through the blockages in our communication system, so I need stronger energy from you to hit these blockages and break them up…then we can have full-energy and crystal clear communications.”
Each one of the Medical Qigong exercises in the Recipe is communicating with the brain this way. Plus, the Brain Vibration Chanting creates more energy in the brain, which is why people often will tremor more when doing the Brain Vibration Chanting — the brain is taking the extra energy created and it is answering the pleas of the organs and doing its best to break through the blockages in the communications system. Calming your mind, meditating, sitting zazen, deep breathing, etc., these are the things that allow the most amount of energy to stay in your brain so your brain can best open the blockages and talk to your body.
And opening your heart…that is why we are alive. I do not believe we are here existing for the purpose of being sad or anxious or fearful or insecure – it does not serve us well, and thus we cannot serve others well.
I feel that our purpose is to be connected, first with our own essence of joy and happiness by connecting with our Higher Power, and then serving others and ourselves at the same time by sharing the essence of who we are…joy and happiness, compassion and gratitude, and love, empathy, and forgiveness.
You are what is in your heart and soul – no negative stuff there, no Parkinson’s there. The negative stuff is in your mind, and Parkinson’s has invaded you in mind and body. Opening your heart gives you balance in life and it releases your dopamine to bring balance to the adrenaline-dopamine relationship.
Re-connect your organs to your brain. Physical part of the Recipe.
Re-connect your body parts to your brain. Physical part of the Recipe.
Re-connect your mind to calm, peaceful, thoughts. Mental part of the Recipe.
Re-connect your heart and spirit to the joy within you. Spiritual part of the Recipe.
Re-connect your Inner Divine to the Higher Power Divine. Spiritual part of the Recipe.
This is the formula called the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®.
This is the formula that brings your life back into balance.
This is the formula that brings your Parkinson’s into recovery mode.
This is the formula that leads to your full recovery.
You can do this!
You are worth it!!!
All my best,