Recovering from this neurological condition [parkinson’s]] is mostly about restoring body chemistry. It’s about ‘convincing’ the neurotransmitters that are produced in our brains [mostly dopamine and serotonin] and the hormones that are produced in our endocrine system [mostly adrenaline and cortisol] to return to normal levels. We want more dopamine and serotonin and less adrenaline and cortisol. Which the body wants as well by the way. It wants to be in homeostasis.
Now, a few things need to happen for this to occur. First, the gastrointestinal tract, immune system and lymphatic system need to be in good working order, and the body needs to be in an alkaline state, free of inflammation and toxic chemicals. This can all be accomplished with a healthy diet, detoxification and exercise [and maybe a couple of colon cleanses].
Next, ideally, all of our muscles, bones, cartilage and tendons, especially in the jaw, neck and back, need to be on their proper place. This can be achieved through stretching, yoga, qigong and bodywork [I did four years of Body Stress Relief].
Next, we need to dissolve as much unresolved emotional pain [shame, grief, guilt, bitterness, etc.] as we can through acceptance and forgiveness. Acceptance of the truth that all of our experiences have had a purpose, including the unpleasant ones, and that is to guide us to spiritual awakening. Forgiveness of ourselves and others for the inappropriate things we have done and for the inappropriate things others have done to us through the knowledge that we did these things at a time when we were spiritually unconscious and didn’t feel good about ourselves.
Finally, and most important, we need to get our minds and bodies out of the chronic fear-created fight-or-flight state. This is essential because fear is at the root of this neurological condition. It is fear that puts us in the fight/flight mode. I’ve written many blogs about it since coming to this understanding three years ago when I had a series of panic attacks… and I will be writing more.
In order to live fearlessly, we need to dissolve the detrimental beliefs that are at the root of these fears, including the core beliefs that we are unlovable, unworthy, inadequate and powerless.
I recently started using a very simple technique take myself out of the fear state and put myself in a happy state, and in the process, begin repatterning my mind/brain and body. The technique is this: I look up to the sky, take a deep breath, smile and yell, HALLELUJAH! I do this many many times a day, whether I’m feeling fear or not.
In his book, You are the Placebo, Dr. Joe Dispenza profiles political analyst and magazine editor Norman Cousins who was diagnosed with a potentially fatal illness. Cousins used a regimen of vitamin C and laughter in order to recover his health. This regimen put him in a very happy, positive state and literally changed his body chemistry mostly through the release of endorphins. The technique I have been using is intended to accomplish the same thing, so I do it a lot. And I’m finding that it, along with watching comedy videos on Youtube, is helping!
I will keep you posted on my progress!
Have an awesomely happy day!