In my previous blog post, I explained how your fear is not real. Today, we will look at what you can do when fear arrives in your mind.
To begin, if you have not read the previous blog post, please click here to read it. Okay, now that you see your fear is not real, let’s look at what you can do to move forward in a positive direction when the rear arrives.
1. In the movie After Earth, Will Smith instructs his son, “Take a knee. Root yourself in this present moment now. Sight, sound, smell. What do you feel?” Look at the wording:
“Root yourself in this present moment now.” Fear does not reside in this present moment; it is a thought about an imaginary unpleasant future.
“Sight, sound, smell. What do you feel?” Not what do you see, what do you hear, what do you smell…instead: “What do you feel?” What you feel comes from the inside, heart and soul. So, to defeat the thought called fear, you root yourself in this present moment in your heart and soul with authentic joyful feelings instead of imaginary unpleasant thoughts.
2. Learn from the tortoise about meditation and being in your heart and soul.
When the tortoise senses danger and feels fear, what does he do? He pulls in 6 things: his head, his tail, and all four legs, and then his shell provides protection.
When you are in fear (Parkinson’s giving you increased tremors or pain or slowness), you can meditate, which helps you pull in 6 things, your five senses and your chattering mind, and you form a calming shell of protection against your Parkinson’s and your fear.
3. When I had Parkinson’s, I adopted the following prayer for when I felt negative thoughts or fears coming into the forefront of my thoughts: “Dear God, I have this fear and I do not have time for it to bring me down. I need to stay focused on positive thoughts. You are in a much better position than me to deal with negative thoughts and fears, so I am giving you this negative thought and fear and thank you for taking care of it for me.” The first day I did this, it must have been 100 times I repeated this phrase. After four or five days, the negative thoughts and fears diminished, and then they went away.
Okay, now we need something that you can do on a regular basis to increase your vibrational energy in this present moment and ward off fear. Your affirmation:
“I am fearless!” As we have discussed in the past, “I am” is your spiritual self, and as a result, you are fearless. This is a truthful statement. The fear is not you…it is your mind, which is filled with other people’s ideas. Your heart and soul is you, and you are fearless!
“I am fearless!” Say it again and again and again to keep away the fear and to root yourself in this present moment now in your heart and soul.
Okay everybody, loud and clear for the whole world to hear:
Parkinson’s is curable.
I am my own Parkinson’s cure.
I am slowing, halting, reversing, and curing the Parkinson’s.
I am extraordinary.
I am recovery.
I am fearless!
AND, I AM WORTH IT!!!”
All my best,
Howard, I like what you say about fear occupying the mind and being our worst enemy where as the true essence of our selves resides in the heart and soul.
God commands us to, “Do not fear”. He backs it up with the promise, “I will be with you always”. If we go into our hard places speaking this truth to our hearts and minds, truly knowing that God is there should fill our souls with courage.
Thanks Howard, it’s refreshing to have your posts so positive. I am my own recovery, I tell myself every day 😀😀
Amazing words; feels like a personal letter to each one of us and a cue to unlock recovery. Re the line, ‘Fear does not reside in this present moment; it is a thought about an imaginary unpleasant future’, I can go one further and fortify present fear with fear from the past. Totally mad. I have decided to adopt Howard’s strategy of rejecting fear over and over with a positive prayer until fearlessness becomes my new normal.
R.I.P. our Queen.
Hi Howard, Lynn, Rick, Val & Sakina, I AM FEARLESS! 😀
Much love to one and all.
Karen xx 💕
Awesome!! Thank you Howard!
Hi Karen .. much love ❤️ to you too dear.. we are all fearless and keep faith on the Almighty. Much blessings to all the fellow warriors.. Have a great weekend with no fear 🙏🏼
I would say that 90% of the time is do not have any anxieties about my future because I believe that with all diseases there are ways of improving or even complete healing it . I have read enough from reliable sources including you that there is a way of healing when we set our minds to it. Thank you again for all your positive comments
Thank you Howard for your support and fellow warriors for your thoughts and encouragement as I go through a difficult time. I also found encouragement recently listening to the audible version of The way of the peaceful warrior which I found for free here:
read by the author. Stay strong and believe xx
Hi Ray good to hear you are still in a good headspace my friend. Thanks for sharing the link. It is a gift in itself. xx
I want to share some experience in this subject. When I do the balance exercise or other qigong or yoga I sometime say to myself “I am safe” and something happens imediately in my body! I feel an elevated feeling of joy. I have done a lot of work to get rid old traumas and I can say with very good results. But this still triggers something deep inside me and it makes me heal a little bit. Yes I can feel it and notice it instantly (less tremor).
I like this, Anne. Also, thank you to Liz for sharing the Bible verse which says everything about the way I want to feel, and thanks, Ray, for the link to the free audiobook. I look forward to listening to that.
I’m glad to see we’ve got a full complement of Karens and Ricks this week!
Val, witty as ever. 😁. Nice to be missed though. Lol .
Yes sad for Queens family. I had a few tears at the end of Charles’ speech when he said something like “ may a flight of angels sing you on your way” it was the flight of angels bit that I remembered. He has big shoes to fill, God Bless Him.
( I missed the soaps though 😉)
Have a great week my friend. xx 💕
Thanks for another reminder Howard “I look forward every Friday to your advice.”
You know exactly how I (we) am feeling and going.
I thought I was going well and then another fall yesterday.
This helps me revalue myself “Maybe I was being too cocky
I am at a loss. Until I read and digest your message
Life is tough?
Love to all
When I’m battling fear I remember second Timothy 1:7.
God has not given us a spirit of fear but of power, and of love, and a sound mind.
Hello Howard and all my warrior friends and hello Val,
This is so good Howard. It’s so important to be in the moment and it is a battle for me. My mind likes to wander and I have to constantly bring it back to the present moment. My mind is like a child but children learn and so is my mind: learning. I believe what you say about FEAR Howard and I hold on to it. Fear is the enemy and when it shows its head, I cut it off. It will not win this battle, I will, with the help of my God. “The word of God is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path. It is powerful like a two edge sword.”
I think I will revisit “The way of the peaceful warrior” Thank you Ray for the link.
May God bless you Howard for alll the good work and the constant encouragement and may God bless you all warriors. We will win this battle.
With much love .
Fabulous post Colette. 🥰 xx
Proud of you. 🐢 I couldn’t find a tortoise, but turtles are good.
God bless your endeavours.
Thank you Karen and Val for your words. It’s always encouraging when there is an exchange. I always look forward to the comments; it makes me feel like I am not alone.
Yesterday I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s. I have not been feeling well for a long time but ignored it. When I went for my check ups at the doctor I always hoped they would find something but everything always checked out ok. I figured I was just getting older and I imagined things. A few months ago tremors in my left arm started. I ignored it for a while and my GP thought it was nothing to worry about. Yesterday I saw a neurologist and he diagnosed Parkinson’s. To be sure he wants me to get a DaTscan. Has anybody had that done? He also wanted to start medication. Told him I wanted to be sure and not start meds if I didn’t need them. Came home and did some research. I came across Howard’s book and started reading. It makes perfect sense. I am ready to beat Parkinson’s the natural way Thank you Howard