Fighting Parkinson’s, and Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2022, final part

As we wind down a month of Parkinson’s awareness, there is one last thing of which you must be aware: YOU ARE WORTHY!

Be aware: You are special simply because you exist. You are worthy.

Since being aware of your worthiness is such an important topic, and a very critical component in your recovery in the soul healing category of self-acceptance and self love, today, I am excerpting from 2016’s “Fighting Parkinson’s, and YOU ARE WORTHY!!! part 2:”

“When your family, friends, or helpers are helping you, it serves them too. They feel love and compassion for you and they feel the joy of being able to assist you because you are their friend and you need their help. It is no different than how each and every one of you would act if the roles were switched. Keep accepting that you are worthy and deserving of their assistance. Make this your new habit as well. YOU ARE WORTHY!!!”

Many people explained to me that they simply could not accept the assistance without feeling worse about themselves. Mostly it was because they were used to doing for others, with the Parkinson’s they felt they had nothing to offer others (especially nothing to offer in return to those who were assisting them), and so the assistance just made them feel worse about themselves.

I explained to them that I suffered in the same way. It had been over six years since I had thought about a conversation that Sally and I had regarding this topic. She sat me down and asked if she had said or done anything that made me feel like it bothered her to be assisting me with certain things around the house.

I told her of course not and that I was quite grateful for the things she and our children were doing to assist me. She then pointed out to me something that I had been doing but was completely unaware. Sally told me that when she or our children were assisting me with things around the house, I was apologizing to them that they had to help me. She pointed out to me that they were assisting me because they loved me and that I needed to figure out whatever was my issue because I needed their assistance but I was making them feel badly when they helped me.

After a lot of soul-searching, I realized that I felt unworthy of their love. I was the one who was supposed to be doing for them and I was failing them. How unfair it was to them that I had Parkinson’s. I didn’t even like myself enough to feel compassion for myself about the Parkinson’s, but only to feel how unfair it was for them. I remember thinking, “This is not the life they signed up for, me with Parkinson’s.”

Sally is the wisest, most compassionate soul to have graced my life, so I heard her words and took them to heart. At first, it was quite difficult, but I responded to assistance from Sally and our children with “Thank you” or “Thank you. I love you” or “Thank you. I love you, too.” It was healing for all of us.

I have cried with quite a few people this last week who are experiencing the same situation that I had experienced, and three who told me that their spouse or significant other has had a very similar conversation with them as the one Sally had with me.

I was discussing this with Sally a few days ago and she told me that she loved me so much and I was such a special person to her that it was very painful for her to see that I was struggling so much with even being able to like myself. As you all know, I eventually got all of this worked out and learned to love myself and to know that I am worthy.

On that note, I feel compelled to tell all of you one of the most important things you need to know about yourselves:

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU!

Yes, you have Parkinson’s physical symptoms.
Yes, you have an adrenaline-driven over-thinking Parkinson’s mind.
Yes, the Parkinson’s physical symptoms and the adrenaline-driven over-thinking Parkinson’s mind have polluted you with so much toxicity that your beautiful, radiant, abundantly healthy, joyful, loving, compassionate, forgiving, grateful soul is covered up with Parkinson’s toxicity.

However, the Parkinson’s body and mind toxicity never permeate your soul, the real you. So let’s be clear one more time:

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU!

In your soul:

You are abundant health. You are allowed to be abundantly healthy.
You are joy. You are allowed to be joyful.
You are gratitude. You are allowed to be grateful.
You are happiness. You are allowed to be happy.
You are love. You are allowed to be loving.
You are forgiveness. You are allowed to be forgiving.
You are compassion. You are allowed to be compassionate.

You are special just because you exist. That’s right. You need to accept this. You are special just because you exist. Your achievements, attainments, performance, and successes, they are icing on the cake. You are the cake, your heart and soul, perfectly baked just because you exist, uniquely you. And, a perfectly baked cake doesn’t need any icing at all. It is gloriously radiant all by itself.

Your mind has you confused, and it has hypnotized you into thinking that if you are in a physical position where you cannot maintain your level of achievements, attainments, performance, and successes that you no longer are special and that you are worthless. This is the battleground where you have to un-hypnotize yourself by combatting your mind with the truth of the following affirmations to be repeated again and again and again until your mind waves the white flag and surrenders.

Be aware: You are special simply because you exist. You are worthy.

Okay! Everybody together so that we rock the world with a different kind of Parkinson’s awareness:

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH ME!
I am abundant health. I am allowed to be abundantly healthy.
I am joy. I am allowed to be joyful.
I am gratitude. I am allowed to be grateful.
I am happiness. I am allowed to be happy.
I am love. I am allowed to be loving.
I am forgiveness. I am allowed to be forgiving.
I am compassion. I am allowed to be compassionate.

Parkinson’s is curable.
I am my own Parkinson’s cure.
I am slowing, halting, and reversing the progression of my Parkinson’s.
I am extraordinary.
I am recovery.

AND, I AM WORTH IT!!!”

Yes you are! Each and every one of you is worth it!!

All my best,

Howard

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13 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and Parkinson’s Awareness Month 2022, final part

  1. Jennifer A says:

    Wonderful thoughts – thank you for sharing your heart –

  2. Jan Maw says:

    thank you for being – wise words and guidance – peace to every one.
    Jan -UK

  3. W'Ren says:

    I had a realisation recently that I was projecting my shame onto my wife and creating a ridiculous story that she was ashamed of me. BLEH!! Luckily I saw that faster than I have in the past.

    The mind is a great tool when used properly but like a hammer it can be destructive when misused.

    Friends, Warriors…Howard has mastered the mind piece of this extraordinary experience. It is a real gift that we have all been guided to his light in order to see the way out of this tunnel. The path is there and we have to just be patient and shuffle our way out….one (tinier than I would like :0) step at a time.

  4. Sakina K says:

    Good morning Mr Howard and fellow warriors. Wishing you all a happy Friday. Heart warming message Mr Howard. We all are beautiful people with good souls and God bless us all with Parkinson’s recovery with the recipe. Hang in there fellow warriors, we are getting there. Have a great weekend 🙏🏼🙏🏼🙏🏼

  5. Karen In Ireland says:

    Hi Howard, I keep finding you in junk mail? I am presuming it is my iPhone that is at fault. Any suggestions? 🤔
    I thought I had this weeks theme covered. It was just yesterday that I was listening to a spiritual person on my laptop and he asked “ what would you say to God if he was sitting in the chair opposite you “ ( don’t ask me who he was as I listen to so many I can’t recall which of my favourites it was 😁) but the question stuck with me.
    So later on I tried it out, and surprised myself by starting to cry as I imagined Jesus sitting in the chair opposite. The first thing I said was thank you for never giving up on me when I gave up on myself, for giving me the strength to keep going for the last ten years. I was imagining that he was here with me because I received my healing. It was then that I realised, why pick me? Of all the people on this journey looking for a miracle even though we are on medication, (some of us) , because we have tried so often to reduce the meds without success, so NEED a miracle, why me Lord ?

    So reading today’s very apt post for me, I realised, that on some level, I must still feel unworthy. Thank you Howard , I needed to read that and it also confirms to me, that God reaches us through each other as we are all connected, in this gift of life.

    Big Love to one and all. Hope my fellow warriors having a good day, cos every day is a good day 😊 even if old man parky is playing up, we WILL have the last laugh.
    Karen xx💕

    • Sally H says:

      Thank you, Karen. I love your post. Jesus never gives up on us, no matter what. I am so grateful that from this PD journey, I have found my most treasured relationship, that is with Him. Thanks for sharing!

      • Karen In Ireland says:

        Hi Sally, thank you for your comment, it means a lot. 😊
        I agree with you that Parkinson’s has brought me closer to God and Jesus as well. Some days I think he must be weary of me chatting to him. 😊. As well as all the love he surrounds us with, he has GREAT patience. ( with me anyway) haha.
        I hope you are feeling improvement on your journey. xx

  6. Christine says:

    Thank you so much, Howard, for uplifting my spirits again+again for a little over a year now, and for helping me to open my heart, touching my soul … gratefully always <3
    and hello to everybody here 🙂 Christine

  7. Rick says:

    There’s old saying and we have all heard it mention many times in our life , never give up where ever we are in life and for us it’s fighting Parkinson’s and winning! 15months and 3 weeks into my recovery , right behind Val , Karen , Ray and catching and feeling more confident than ever ! Just the mowed the lawns , hang out the washing, vacuumed vehicle and now on bike to the marina for maintenance and my daily recipe . Yes my left arm is slightly shaking but it will settle, having a coffee doesn’t help but it tasted Devine. Thinking of you all fighting for that win ! Let our Dopamine flow like an endless sky ! 😀😀😀😀😀😀😀😇

  8. Rabindar says:

    Great message Howard. Yes, we are worthy despite having Parkinson’s symptoms. We are loved by our families and friends. We are special simply because we exist.

  9. Tery and Werni says:

    Hi Howard, what a wonderful post, it gives hope and support to believe in our
    recovery, many thanks!!

  10. Sally H says:

    Howard, your messages are the medication we all need. Every time I read them, it is like healing enters my body and a healing ointment covers all my wounds. God bless you for your love for us and bringing all of us together. Thank you.

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