Fighting Parkinson’s, and growing acceptance into gratitude, part 2

In my previous post, our discussion focused on acceptance of the reality occurring right in front of your eyes. Today’s post is the next step in growing that acceptance into gratitude.

Okay! When something occurs that you like, it is easy to say okay. In fact, it probably is easy to say “Okay. Apparently, this happened exactly as it was supposed to happen.”

What if something happens that you do not like? From the last post, at least you can acknowledge that it happened: “Okay. I accept the reality that this happened. I do not like it. What am I going to do about it?”

Here is the bigger challenge. Can you also say, “Okay. Apparently, this happened exactly as it was supposed to happen.”

I asked a few people about this over the last week, and for the most part, is was acknowledged that this is a bigger challenge. Some said that is was nearly impossible to look at an unfavorable situation and say that apparently it happened exactly as it was supposed to happen.

I had the same challenge when I had Parkinson’s. As you know, the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® is a soul, mind, and body recovery program. This “okay, apparently” attitude required quieting my mind and opening up my heart to accepting life as it was right in front of my eyes.

To quiet my mind, I built in an intermediate step between “Okay” and “Apparently, this happened exactly as it was supposed to happen.” It was a conversation that focused on finding a potentially good reason for the seemingly unfavorable circumstance, and it looked like this:

On a particular day, I had terrible pain in my lower back. It was the kind of pain that made me feel like somebody had used my kidneys as punching bags the entire night while I was sleeping. My mind, of course, said, “Oh, your Parkinson’s is getting worse…be afraid.”

Instead, I used my logical mind against itself. I asked myself, what could possibly be a good reason why this was happening. After some thought, I remembered that the previous evening, Sally had prepared us a wonderful dinner of blacks beans and rice.

So, I told my mind this, “Last night, we had black beans for dinner. Black beans not only are a wonderful source of protein and fiber, but they also are a wonderful kidney scrubber. The black beans must be doing their job scrubbing my kidneys from toxins. As much as I do not like pain, this is good pain.”

With this good reason for a seemingly unfavorable physically painful event settled, I then could say, “Okay. Apparently, this happened exactly as it was supposed to happen.”

Obviously, this level of acceptance carries with it a bit of surrender. Essentially, it is surrendering that not only is reality being accepted and acknowledged, but also, that the reality in front of your eyes is happening just as it is supposed to be happening.

The best way to practice growing your acceptance to this level of acceptance is to start with something favorable. For example, you see the sun shining on a beautiful spring day, and you smile and say, “Okay. Apparently, this happened exactly as it was supposed to happen.”

I found in my recovery that this level of acceptance of what was happening helped me search for the silver lining in every cloud. It shut off fear, worry, anger, and frustration. It shifted my energy from over-thinking the negative aspects of things to relaxing into a feeling that everything was happening just as it was supposed to happen, including my recovery.

I still use this “Okay. Apparently, this happened exactly as it was supposed to happen.” It is a life lesson, not just a Parkinson’s recovery lesson.

So, you have Parkinson’s…okay! What are you going to do about it, right here, right now? Why not say, “okay,” get on your path to recovery with the Recipe, tell yourself, “Okay, apparently my recovery is happening just as it is supposed to be happening,” and stay on your path to recovery until you fully recover.

Okay? Yes! Okay, okay, okay!!!

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and growing acceptance into gratitude, part 1

In my last six posts, I have focused on all of you knowing that there is nothing wrong with you in your essence, your soul, and how your viewpoint of reality helps determine how great your future will be. Today, our discussion focuses on acceptance of the reality occurring right in front of your eyes, and subsequent posts will assist you in growing that acceptance into gratitude.

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and our viewpoint of reality, part 2

In my previous post, I stated: Reality. You have Parkinson’s. Reality. If you have Parkinson’s, you have symptoms. What you decide to do about your Parkinson’s and your symptoms is a choice, and your choice is grounded in your viewpoint of reality. Let’s explore this further.

Reality. In March of 2010, I felt that I had stopped the progression of the Parkinson’s. I started working harder on the mental/emotional/spiritual healing. The more I fought my mind, the worse I got. In May of 2010, I was physically crippling myself for the simple reason that I could not forgive myself, accept myself, or love myself because my mind kept telling me I was not worthy.

My mind was winning the battle with my spirit, my soul, my essence. When my spirit felt unworthy, my body responded in kind…crippling unworthiness of a body is what it showed me.

Using the analogy from my last post, it is May of 2010 and I am in the pasture. Sitting on one fence is all of the neurological world and sitting on the other fence is me (apparently two places at once).

The viewpoint of all of the neurological world is that this crippled-looking man needs to get on medications immediately to get him looking better and moving better…to improve his symptoms and his quality of life.

The viewpoint of me looking at me is that I no longer had acid reflux, no longer had indigestion, no longer had urgent urination, no longer had constipation, that I had gotten back my sense of smell, that my fingernails were growing fast and hard, and that my eyes were bright and white instead of yellow and bloodshot.

Their viewpoint: debilitation.

My viewpoint: healing and recovery.

Reality. One crippled-looking man in the pasture and a bunch of people sitting on the fences. Everything else is a viewpoint.

However, my viewpoint of reality helped change my future reality. I trusted that although my physical body was a mess that I was on the correct path of love, joy, acceptance, surrender, and gratitude. I never gave up faith! One month later, I was cured from Parkinson’s.

My viewpoint of reality has not changed one iota. I have faith in each and every one of you. If you will accept the viewpoint of reality that your full recovery already is inside you, and that by doing the soul, mind, and body recovery program of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, you will ignite the recovery inside to fruition and full recovery, then you, too, will change your future reality just as I did.

What is in the past is in the past. Detach from it and let it go.
What is in the present is reality. Immerse yourself in what is real in the moment.
Your viewpoint of this present reality helps determine your future.

What is your viewpoint of reality?

It is your life. It is your choice.

Look inside your heart and make the choice that feels right to you.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and our viewpoint of reality

Reality. You have Parkinson’s. Reality. If you have Parkinson’s, you have symptoms. What you decide to do about your Parkinson’s and your symptoms is a choice, and your choice is grounded in your viewpoint of reality.

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and there is nothing wrong with you, part 4

As discussed in parts 1, 2, and 3 in my previous posts, there is nothing wrong with you in your essence. Today, we take an even bigger step to eliminate negative emotions and self-criticism in furtherance of your full recovery.

When you express negative emotions, self-judgment, and self-criticism, you are harming yourself. Emotional stress, anger, frustration, and resentment negatively impact your liver. Fear, worry, and anxiety negatively impact your kidneys.

Self-judgment and self-criticism are nothing more than repeating somebody else’s words against yourself. They make you feel unworthy and not deserving; they interfere with self-love and being kind and compassionate to yourself.

If you have not read the three previous posts, this would be a good time to read them. The theme that there is nothing wrong with you delivers one simple conclusion:

YOU ARE A PRECIOUS BEING!

As you can see from the explanations above, when you exhibit negative emotions, you hurt yourself, and when you judge and criticize yourself, you are being cruel to yourself. It is time to stop the cruelty and to stop hurting yourself.

Here is the formula, in affirmation form:

Anger hurts me.
I am a precious being.
I am choosing to no longer hurt myself.
I am letting go anger.

When a negative emotion, a self-judgment, or a self-criticism appears, put it into this formula, essentially substituting it for “anger” in the example above.

YOU ARE A PRECIOUS BEING!

Do the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® and know that you are a precious being.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

Final Note: Today is Sally’s mother’s, Nancy Ward’s, 85th birthday. Happy Birthday Mother. You are a precious being!!!

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and there is nothing wrong with you, part 3

As discussed in parts 1 and 2 in my previous posts, there is nothing wrong with you in your essence. Today, we take a huge step to explore how you take the full recovery within you and help it grow to enhance the physical realization of your full recovery.

To grasp today’s post, we need to start with some important understandings: 1. Pre-Parkinson’s, our thinking minds never moved our bodies; 2. Pre-Parkinson’s, our bodies just moved, essentially following our spirit or our soul…we felt like moving and we moved, just like that.

In doing the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, first you heal the soul, and the mind and the body will follow. The soul does not have Parkinson’s, but it is covered up by the toxicity of the body and the mind. The soul healing is finding self love, feeling worthy and deserving, forgiving yourself, and feeling gratitude for this life.

Okay. Here we go. Just as healing was inside already in order for the body to heal the broken arm (previous post, part 2), your full recovery is inside you already. When I announced that I was going to have a full recovery, I knew it was in me.

Then, I had to find the way to ignite it to fruition. The physical part of the Recipe brought my organ healing to fruition. The mental part of the Recipe helped me rid myself of negative emotions and ego as well as calming my mind and cleaning out the illusions of life. The soul part of the Recipe helped me find self love and acceptance as well as an overwhelming abundance of gratitude for my soul being in a human being.

As you can see, nothing from the outside was added. The Recipe helps heal from the inside. Therefore, in order for me to have had my full recovery, it must have been inside me already, prior to getting the disease and prior starting the Recipe.

Let’s ignite the full recovery in all of you! For the last week, I have been discussing the following with people I am coaching and it has resonated with them, so I am sharing it with all of you now.

Here is an affirmation accepting that the full recovery already is inside you, and thanking God, the Universe, the Higher Power, for the full recovery before it materializes in removal of the symptoms of the body. Only the mind is blocking your recovery now. This is to help fill the mind with gratitude and joy so that it cannot block igniting your full recovery any more.

“Dear God, thank You for the full recovery You have provided to me. My soul does not have Parkinson’s and my body is fully healed from Parkinson’s. I am grateful. I will continue to quiet my mind and ego so that I may accept the full recovery You have provided me and so that once again my body may flow with my spirit.”

Please take the idea quoted above and make it your own so it resonates with you. If this resonates with you as is, then use it as is. Give this praise all day. Start feeling good about being better already. Recite it when doing chores, etc…make the “being spiritual” part of who you are. We are spiritual beings, so please do your best to accept your radiance.

Once you take the above-quoted idea and make it your own, then make it the full-length definition for something easier to repeat all the time, such as “Thank you, God. I am grateful.” If you use the short-hand version, but establish for yourself the longer definition, it works just as well as if reciting the longer version every time. It is like when I said, “Okay.” Okay had a huge definition, but all I needed to say was okay.

Gratitude is the expression of joy. Joy lights up your dopamine for release to your body. If you live in gratitude for this life, and gratitude becomes a way of being for you, then your dopamine faucet keeps opening up and the dopamine flow keeps growing.

Western Medicine says that Parkinson’s is incurable.

It should be absolutely clear to all of you by now that we, the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery® community, know for certain that:

Parkinson’s is IN CURABLE!

The cure already is inside you. Grab onto the Recipe, recite the affirmation relentlessly, and ignite the full recovery inside you so that your soul, mind, and body come back into balance for the complete realization of your full recovery.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and there is nothing wrong with you, part 2

As shown in my previous post, there is nothing wrong with you in your essence. Today, we take an additional step to explore how you take the healing within you and help it grow to enhance the realization of your full recovery.

All of us have the ability to heal ourselves. If you look at the beginning of the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, you will see this example about breaking your arm and going to the doctor:

“Now let’s look at what happens in the healing process:

1. You have faith in the doctor (soul).

2. Because you have faith in the doctor, you do not worry that your arm is not going to heal (mind).

3. As a result of 1 and 2, you do not obsess about your arm, and then, your body heals your arm (body).”

As you can see, the healing already is inside you, the ability for the arm to heal itself. You just needed the correct process to set things in motion and then the body did the rest.

Inside each and every one of us is our soul, our spirit, our essence, the spark that lights us up with life and makes uniquely who we are. The body is the vessel carrying you through this life. In your soul is the real healing: first you heal the soul, and the mind and the body will follow.

As we have discussed before, the soul does not have Parkinson’s; it is covered up by the toxicity of the mind and body making you feel not good about yourself. The healing of the soul changes this through self love, feeling worthy and deserving, and knowing that your best is good enough.

However, a very important point is this:

Faith without action is meaningless for Parkinson’s recovery.

In short, even though the recovery is inside you already, you have to take action to nurture the recovery and help it grow for the realization of your full recovery. The action is doing the soul, mind, and body elements of the Recipe, all three parts.

If you have a shelf of books but never take a book off the shelf to read it, then you do not have the realization of the information contained within the books.

If you install a program to your computer, but you never click the icon to open it and use it, then you do not have the realization of the information contained within the program.

If you install an app to your phone or tablet, but you never open the app, then you do not have the realization of the information contained within the app.

If you go to the store and buy the ingredients to prepare a meal, but you do not prepare the ingredients and cook the meal, then you do not have the realization of the taste and nutrition contained within the food.

If you have your Parkinson’s recovery, the ability to bring your soul, mind, and body back into balance, within you, but you fail to take action doing the soul, mind, and body healing contained within the Recipe, then you negatively impact your ability to have the realization of your full recovery.

Faith without action is meaningless for Parkinson’s recovery. Take action!

Read the books. Have the realization of their information.

Open and use the computer programs. Have the realization of what they have to offer.

Open and use the apps, have the realization of what they have to offer.

Prepare the ingredients and cook the meal. Have the realization of the taste and nutrition contained within the food.

Do the soul, mind, and body healing in the Recipe. Have the realization of your full recovery.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU!!!

Okay! Everybody together so that we rock the world:

“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!!!”

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and there is nothing wrong with you

If you look deeply inside yourself in your heart and soul, in your essence, here is what you will find as an inherent part of your nature: abundant health, love, joy, happiness, compassion, forgiveness, and gratitude. There is nothing wrong with you in your essence.

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

So, when you are faced with years of feeling unworthy, years of feeling like something is wrong with you, do not despair. Positive affirmations can un-seat years of negative feelings in a rather short amount of time. It is what I did relentlessly. There is a new term for it called neuroplasticity.

How is this possible? Love is REAL. Fear is VAPOR. Repetition creates NEW POSITIVE HABITS. The real you is what is REAL, and there is nothing wrong with you. Yes, you have Parkinson’s. As I have told you many times, Parkinson’s is a physical condition exacerbated by emotions.

You are not your body and you are not your mind. You are your soul, your essence, and there is nothing wrong with your soul. So, there is nothing wrong with you!

The Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, is a roadmap to help you heal your soul, mind, and body. The physical part helps you heal your organs, and the meditations help you calm your mind. Today’s post reaffirms that the toxicity of your body and mind have covered up your luminous soul, so let’s do the affirmations to clear out the toxicity and allow your soul to shine brightly.

When you deeply and repeatedly affirm and feel what is real, the vapor simply evaporates and disappears. What is real has substance. What is vapor has no actual existence. Your negative thoughts are nothing more than a story you have been telling yourself.

Your negative thoughts are repeating to yourself other people’s words; they are not even your own words, at least not in their origin. Your negative thoughts are an illusion of unworthiness, and they tell you that something is wrong with you.

Your positive emotions are feelings that are real. 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, how your best is not good enough, and how something must be wrong with you. 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 the real you! 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 the real you.

Overtake them and replace them with positive affirmations, and then you can accept that there is nothing wrong with you.

That is why the positive affirmations will get rid of years of negative thoughts in a rather short amount of time. You need to be relentless in repeating positive affirmations. 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 real.

THERE IS NOTHING WRONG WITH YOU!!!

Okay! Everybody together so that we rock the world:

“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!!!”

All my best,

Howard

Note: This is a complex topic that is very difficult to cover in one blog post. Today is an overview of the concept that there is nothing wrong with you. More information will be forthcoming in the future.

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and better balance and walking

Today I am posting my fifth video in my Parkinson’s Disease Symptoms Relief video series. The video is a Qigong exercises for better balance, walking, and overall movement.

Balance, walking, and overall movement rely upon the joints in the body being limber and flexible. Movement of the joints helps lubricate the joints and clean out toxins as well as strengthen the joints.

Todays video, Parkinson’s Symptoms Relief Part 5 – Qigong for Balance and Walking Improvement, is a Qigong exercise that implements a rocking motion that assists in locating your center of balance. Here it is:

In the Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery®, you are stimulating and stretching the organ meridians to heal the organs, clean toxins, and increase energy. Today’s Qigong exercise is a graceful complement to the Recipe as a whole and to Standing and Balance in the Recipe in particular.

Okay. Let’s all get up and get moving. It is time to improve your balance, walking, and overall movement.

You are worth it!!!

All my best,

Howard

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Fighting Parkinson’s, and releasing your dopamine with happiness

I began the year with this being 2019…the year of calming your mind. In January, we talked about calming your mind, losing your mind, and quieting your mind as a way to open the space to your joyful, loving, compassionate heart.

Now that your heart space is open, let’s release loads of your dopamine from your brain to your body with the expression of happiness.

Let your happiness build up inside you to a crescendo of a dopamine explosion in your brain. Feel the dopamine cascade from your brain throughout your body. Feel your heart smile as it keeps the dopamine flowing with happiness and the undeniable feeling of joy from the inside! And smile with your face, too!!

You are absolutely, positively WORTH IT!!!

All my best,

Howard

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