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,