I recently watched a Super Soul Conversation Oprah Winfrey conducted with Gary Zukov, author of Seat of the Soul. During their delightful chat, I was reminded of how important it is for me to acknowledge and be grateful for the wonderful gifts of this Parkinson’s experience!
As difficult and challenging as this journey has been, it has given me so much to be thankful for, on both a physical and spiritual level!
For example, I learned that the onset of Parkinson’s disease [which is really just a name given to a bunch of symptoms] is the result of the body being out of homeostasis, which in turn, is the result of poor gut health, a weakened immune system, a clogged up lymphatic system, inflammation and an acidic body. Correcting these conditions is the key to good health [something rather important for someone planning to live to be 100] and I may never have known this had it not been for my neurological malfunction.
More importantly, I learned that chronic fear and stress is at the root of it all. I was completely unaware that I was living in this fear state [my kryptonite], that I was also addicted to anger [my Superman], and that this combination of emotional toxicity was silently wreaking havoc on every system in my body.
As essential as all this has been for the restoration of my physical health, more meaningful have been the spiritual lessons … which is the ultimate purpose of the journey and the reason for the unwellness … to transcend the physical experience through spiritual awakening … to understand the true nature of the universal-energetic-intelligence [that which we call God] … to understand our own true nature [that we are more than just our bodies, more than our thoughts, more than our feelings], that we are divine spiritual beings living in oneness with the universal-energetic-intelligence and all that exists in the universe … to rise above fear, to transform it into Divine self-love through living in acceptance, trust and faith … to let go of our attachment to anything physical, including our possessions … to understand that we are merely the vessels for the universal-energetic-intelligence to express and expand itself [expand love] through experience … to contribute to this expansion of love through surrender, kindness, compassion, generosity, gratitude and forgiveness!
And lastly, and of equal importance, are all the amazing people I’ve connected with from all over the world: Jeff, Richard, Lena, Rebecca, Jimmy, Bratzo, Heather, Barbara, Paul, Mark, Joe, Gary, David, Bianca and many more. Wonderfully supportive people facing the same challenges, researching, trying new things and sharing their discoveries! I would love some day to meeting everyone!
Happy New Year everyone!