A few years ago [I don’t recall exactly when], I noticed that driving intensified my symptoms. Not long after that, I noticed that my symptoms got worse even when I was a passenger in the car.
Last week, I took a rather long driving trip to visit family and friends, including my mentally handicapped brother who is in declining health. Every day involved a significant amount of time in the car, including nine hours on day one and six hours on the last day.
I didn’t do any of the driving because I simply can’t drive long distances at this time. I can drive to town and back [15 minutes each way] but long-distance driving is out of the question.
Even though the driving, for the most part, was quite pleasant, and my driving companion[s] a pleasure to be with, each day, the stress of spending two or more hours in the car left me experiencing significant tension and trembling in my arms and hands, back discomfort, increased loss of balance and freezing and more pronounced loss of mobility.
I dealt with it as best I could by focusing on deep breathing and consciously relaxing my body, stretching, practising Qigong and going for short walks. I also used Rescue Remedy [a Bach flower essence] quite frequently.
When I asked for guidance on this matter, that is to say, when I asked why being a passenger in a car is so stressful for me, what came to me, is that ‘when I’m not behind the wheel, I’m not in control.’ This loss of control is triggering something in my subconscious, putting me in a state of fight or flight, and in turn, triggering a continual release of adrenaline and cortisol, while suppressing dopamine and serotonin.
This issue of control makes sense when you consider what Louise Hay, author of You Can Heal Your Life and founder of Hay House Publishing, says about the root cause of Parkinson’s, which is, ‘fear and the need to control all aspects of one’s life.’
In order to change [heal] this experience, I am going to turn it over to the universal-energetic-intelligence [God] by reciting the following: God, you know better than me, the unconscious fear that is putting my body in the fight or flight state when I’m a passenger in a car. I ask you to dissolve this fear so that I can focus my energy and thoughts on putting myself in a joyful state of love, so that my body will begin producing dopamine and serotonin. Thank you!
I’m also going to recite my healing mantra: Thank you Spirit and thank you higher self, for severing and dissolving the synapses and neural pathways, neutralizing the energetic frequency, healing and releasing from my body and my being, all of the fear, anger and detrimental thoughts and beliefs, and all of the shame, grief, guilt, resentment, bitterness and unresolved emotional energy, at the root of the fight or flight state I enter while a passenger in a car. And I thank you for this healing and I thank you for increasing the effectiveness of this healing by 100 times or more! Namaste!
I am steadfast in my belief that the “progression” of Parkinson’s is actually an intensification of the release of adrenaline and cortisol [and a coincidental suppression of dopamine and serotonin] due to the body spending more and more time in the fight or flight state, because our present thoughts and experiences are triggering unresolved fear in the subconscious mind.