My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 253 … Acceptance versus Anger!

purpose - life“Damn it!” I snapped.

“What’s the matter?” my concerned friend asked.

“I lost my balance and almost fell again!”

“Are you okay?”

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 249 … Spiritual consciousness and self love!

doveMy journey with this neurological condition brought me an insight this week which might just have taken me to the pinnacle of my odyssey¬†… an understanding and actualization of self love!

In order for this to make sense, let me give you some background.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 230 … A simple technique to promote recovery!

skyRecovering 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.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 229 … There will never be a medical cure for Parkinson’s Disease

moon landingI, admittedly, was hesitant to write this post. I didn’t want to be seen as a negative Nellie. Nor did I want to rain on anybody’s parade or dash anybody’s hopes. But I also think it’s important not to give people false hope.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 228 … The purpose of parkinson’s … Understanding the gift of the disease

giftContrary to the language used on most parkinson’s disease websites, I do not consider myself to be battling parkinson’s. Nor do I think of myself as suffering from a disease. What you fight, fights back! When you believe you are suffering from something, you put yourself in victimhood! I’m not fighting with anything and I’m certainly not suffering!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 221 … Empowerment!

empowermentOne of the main challenges I’m being given the opportunity to overcome is the feeling of powerlessness. That is to say, this neurological condition I am experiencing is allowing me to dissolve the belief that I’m a powerless victim.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 216… I Chose this Journey!

choiceExperiencing this neurological condition [parkinson’s], any neurological condition, can be very scary. As the condition progresses, it can leave you feeling helpless. At the very least, it can be incredibly¬†frustrating. Yesterday, during one of those moments of frustration, I had to remind myself that I chose this journey. On a soul level, I chose this experience for my own spiritual growth.

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 205 … Present moment living with Parkinson’s!

Cooks BayI am an avid practitioner of Eckhart Tolle’s [author of The Power of Now and A New Earth] teachings, the core principle of which is ‘conscious presence,’ which could be stated as, living spiritually in the present moment!

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My Journey with Parkinson’s … A Natural Approach: Post 199 … The path of kindness!

dharmaThe basis of Buddhism is The Four Noble Truths as discerned by Siddhartha Gautama [the Buddha] when he became enlightened. These truths are:

  1. All life is suffering [filled with challenges]
  2. Suffering is the result of ignorance [lack of awareness]
  3. Ignorance can be overcome through awareness [spiritual consciousness]
  4. Awareness is achieved by following The Noble Eightfold Path

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