Fighting Parkinson’s, and feeling what is authentic

Over the years, I have spent much time discussing how you are worthy. I have provided affirmations to help you build a deep inner feeling of your worthiness. Recently, I was asked how long does it take for a positive affirmation to replace a negative thought since the negative thoughts have existed for a long time. Here is how the discussion went.

Before going into the discussion, in case you missed a couple of my better previous posts on worthiness, here they are:
Click here for Fighting Parkinson’s, and YOU ARE WORTHY!!!
Click here for Fighting Parkinson’s, and YOU ARE WORTHY!!!, part 2.

Okay. Here we go. As expressed in those two posts, if you look deeply inside yourself in your heart and soul, in your essence, what you will find as an inherent part of your nature are abundant health, love, joy, happiness, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude. They are what is authentic.

If you look deeply inside yourself in your heart and soul, in your essence, what you will NOT find as an inherent part of your nature are fear, worry, anger, frustration, resentment, emotional stress, anxiety, self-criticism, self-judgment, and self-hatred. They are NOT what is real. They are merely thoughts. They are vapor.

In my conversation, I said to the person, think about this, you have been telling yourself for 75 years that you are not allowed to be happy. The positive affirmations will un-seat the “not allowed to be happy” and replace it with “allowed to be happy.” He said, but I am 80 and do not have another 75 years to make this happen. I said, okay, it will not take that long; let’s use an example.

“You have been eating meals every day for 75 years with the utensil in your right hand, correct?” He said “yes.” Okay.
“Now, suppose starting tomorrow, you take your utensil, place it in your left hand, put your right hand behind your back, and eat your meals. Will you be able to do this.” He said “yes.”
“Okay, if you do this every day, three times a day (once per meal), how long do you think it will take until you sit down at the kitchen table and automatically pick up the utensil with your left hand and eat.”
He said, “three or four weeks.”
“Okay, then as you can see, you replaced a 75-year habit within three or four weeks by the repetition of the new habit.”
Why does this work so quickly? Because when you are eating every meal every day with your left hand, that is what is authentic in the moment. Right-handed eating ceases to exist in the moment, and left-hand eating becomes the new habit.

So, when you are faced with years of feeling unworthy, do not despair. The positive affirmations contained in the two previous posts can un-seat years of negative feelings in a rather short amount of time. How is this possible? Love is AUTHENTIC. Fear is VAPOR. However, you have to be relentless in repeating the positive affirmations…that means every time, all the time…be authentic in the moment, relentlessly!

When you deeply and repeatedly feel what is authentic, the vapor simply evaporates and disappears. What is authentic has substance. What is vapor has no actual existence. The negative thoughts are nothing more than a story you have been telling yourself. The negative thoughts are repeating other people’s words against yourself; they are not even your own words, at least not in their origin. The negative thoughts are an illusion of unworthiness.

The positive emotions are feelings that are authentic. They have been buried under whatever story you have been telling yourself about how you are supposed to be existing in this world, how perfect you need to be, how unworthy you are, and how your best is not good enough. Living in the positive emotions overtakes the negative thoughts because it brings you back to reality.

That’s right…brings you back to reality…what is happening right here, right now, in this moment, that is what is real, that is what is authentic in the moment. And what do you feel in your essence? Abundant health, love, joy, happiness, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude. The negative emotions do not exist in the present…they are judgments of the past and fears about the future…they do not exist right here, right now, in this moment. They are not real. They are not authentic.

That is why the positive affirmations will get rid of years of negative thoughts in a rather short amount of time. Reality evaporates vapor every time. So, let’s all get together and stay in the moment, this moment, right here, right now, and feel what is authentic!


Okay! Everybody together so that we rock the world:


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.


All my best,


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18 Responses to Fighting Parkinson’s, and feeling what is authentic

  1. Sakina K says:

    Good morning Mr Howard.. interesting analogy.. thank you 🙏🏼 💕😊.Lots of blessings..

  2. Graham S says:

    Well just this morning, I had been thinking about all the self help books, your blog and exercise regime, the yoga, the breathing, the meditation etc. They are all good but its no good thinking well it worked for them, it did that for them, why is it that I don’t just get better too. I came to the conclusion that its about ownership and faith in myself not because somebody else thinks a cold shower is good or a hand stand will cure all. Yes the complimentary exercises are brilliant for health but I need faith in myself, I need to believe I have it in my heart and that I will heal Faith Healing ain’t no good without faith. What has been missing from my recovery is that deep down Faith and love and knowledge that I will recover, I recognised the affirmation, last time I read it I printed it out and stuck it to the inside of my wardrobe door. I went and checked its no longer there. it is going back and it will be used at the start of my meditation. ” I matter, I am going to get better because I own the process, I can be guided but its down to my heart, my love and my soul”
    Thank you
    Cheers again you’re a star!

  3. W'Ren says:

    “Love is AUTHENTIC. Fear is VAPOR.”

    “The negative emotions do not exist in the present…they are judgments of the past and fears about the future…they do not exist right here, right now, in this moment.”

    Absolutely perfect!

    Thanks brother

  4. Karen In Ireland says:

    Hi Howard and fellow warriors, great post Howard, very powerful, especially as my default setting in my mind can be horrific. Like earlier today my left calf muscle was painful for no apparent reason and my mind pops up with “ maybe it’s a blood clot” and I think “ where the hell did that come from “ so I say to my mind laughing “ well it looks like we have a little bit more work to do on you yet lol”.
    I have had a wee challenge for myself in the last two weeks. My son works from home so he is always in the background if I get stuck, or my legs go weak, or I can’t stand up as my knees won’t straighten. You all know the score. Anyway he was going to Uk for 9 days, and so I decided to challenge myself to stay on my own. I have a carer who comes in for an hour every day, to prepare my lunch and evening meals (I am so bored with salads for 9 days) but to be on my own was challenging to see how I would get on.
    Being totally honest I feel angels take a few steps closer to us when we are alone and it’s when I feel Gods presence more. I felt peaceful the whole time. Had one drama when I got stuck by the kitchen table and I could not get the chair to pull out, but I managed it without my legs giving way. I shook like a rag doll for about ten minutes but when I calmed down I got up and did my usual laps up and down the kitchen.
    So that is why I have not been posting. I didn’t want to just survive the 9 days, I wanted it to be my new norm as I want my son to have his own life. I also felt that he is confident in my ability that he felt comfortable in being able to go. I also find I challenge myself more when I am alone. So I am making progress, on the fear front anyway lol
    Rick thank you for your message to me. It is nice to be missed. xx
    Ray so delighted that you are doing so well and feeling you are near the finish line.
    Val witty as ever 😊( about two posts ago lol)
    Big love to one and all .
    Karen xx

    • Rick says:

      Lovely to hear from you Karen 😀 thanks for sharing. I thought you where out running a marathon, pretty close . Xxxx 😀😀😀

    • Val H says:

      I don’t think we’ll look back on these as our salad days, dear. LOL.
      Well done for taking control, matey, although I appreciate the shenanigans that can be involved with trying to manoeuvre round old man Parkie. No doubt your feline friends were hanging around in case you fancied another game of Twister. 🙄
      Hello to our Aussie friend, Rick, as well. When he said last week that we all missed your smiling face, I thought, yes, Karen brings something special to the blog. Now I realise what it is. Your angels! They surround you. So, thank you for literally gracing us with your presence.
      I’m feeling the authentic.

      • Karen In Ireland says:

        Hi Rick , yes you weren’t far out with the marathon analogy lol xx
        Val, you really make me giggle as you are SO witty, only you can describe my episode with the cats as a game of Twister, which made me laugh,😃then in the next paragraph, say something so sweet that my eyes filled up,, thank you for such a compliment . You really have a talent with the written word. My home is surrounded by angels, as I live in a two hundred year old house, that is called “Graveyard House” but that’s another story lol and yes there is not a word from the neighbours! Haha!xx
        Ray thanks for missing me too! Lol.xx Feeling the love guys, feeling the love. ❤️❤️❤️

    • Ray says:

      Karen, welcome back. You were missed. Thank you Howard. Love is everywhere and together we can move mountains xxxxxx

  5. Rabindar says:

    A great post on feeling authentic. I like the analogy of using the non-dominant hand to eat the meals and the effects of authenticity arising after a few weeks because Love is AUTHENTIC, Fear is VAPOR.

  6. Rosalie says:

    Thank you, Howard – that was so very helpful! Blessings to everyone. 🙂

  7. Liz says:

    Hello everyone. Sometimes when I’m doing some stretching exercise my body gets a very pleasant sensation of relaxation that comes for about three seconds. I was wondering if anyone else experiences this and maybe Howard could comment on what this is.

    • Howard says:

      Hi Liz,

      When you stretch, you are temporarily opening blockages. The pleasant sensation is the energy flowing unencumbered through the previously blocked area. As you continue to heal, the sensations will be more often and last longer.

      Love and blessings,

  8. Liz says:

    So wonderful to hear that Howard! Thank you.

  9. Colette says:

    Hello Howard and hello all of you warriors. I need to get on this team because I need help. I was diagnosed in 2018 and managed to reduce my medication a tiny bit and felt like I needed to increase again but instead I increase the recipe exercise where it says two times a day. I looked at the affirmations and the ones I am struggling with are : joyful, happy, healthy and loving. From looking at me you would think I am perfectly healthy but inside there is a struggle going on. Parkinson, Hashimoto, food sensitivities, remnants of a minor stroke and on and on. I like the Parkinson affirmations too. I have been doing the recipe for one year now and I know somethings are better like the sense of smell came back, how wonderful but having so many different issues, I feel lost. I have been reading the blog and I know some of you have been doing the recipe for years and I applaud you for it. It encourages me to continue. I will try to stay with you warriors every week. Thanks for your honesty and courage.

    • Val H says:

      Hello Colette
      I hope you’re reading my reply because I’d like to say DO stick around on the blog, because we can all be a source of strength to each other.
      I am one of the warriors who has been doing the Recipe for years (three years, two months to be precise) and, if you’re a newcomer, take comfort from the fact that someone in Australia did it for four years and three months before she was cured, so persistence paid off. I don’t know if you double your chances by doubling the exercises – they say you can’t have too much of a good thing – but my personal belief is that it helps to find something that is uniquely meaningful to the individual, whether it be a song, a poem, a prayer, or something else, to help unlock the benefits of the Recipe.
      Re your struggles with the ‘joyful, happy, healthy and loving’ affirmations, you are not alone. I experience Parkinson’s depression amounting to desolation. The upside of suffering extreme lows, is that the occasional high is rapture.
      I am sorry you feel overwhelmed by a number of different health issues in concert with Parkinson’s – the standout comment for me is that you feel ‘lost’. I think it’s still possible to attain inner peace in the face of adversity by choosing to be happy, but it’s easier said than done.
      The help you’re looking for is here. You’ve reached out. In common with the other warriors, I hear you and stand in solidarity.
      I hope something nice happens for you over the weekend.
      Keep fighting … and winning! We’re all on the way to Recoveryville.

  10. Colette says:

    Hello Val,
    Thank you so much for writing back. I have been reading the comments for a while and what an encourager you are and honest. I will hang with you all from now on until I am cured. I do only some of the exercise twice a day as Howard wrote in his book. I want to try it for a while. This battle can be lonely and difficult but now I don’t feel alone with all of you fighting the same battle. Thank you Val and I choose happy over sad even when sad seems to win.

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