I recently decided to reread, A New Earth, by Eckhart Tolle. It is my favourite book, and it has helped me immensely in understanding the root of, and coping with, this neurological condition I am experiencing.
Yesterday afternoon, I stepped out on the front deck to be greeted by the sound of a wild turkey! It took me by surprise because I thought there were none in our area. I have lived on Manitoulin Island for two years and have yet to see a wild turkey.
I sat on the deck for half an hour hoping he would come close enough for me to get a glimpse, but he didn’t! They are very wary!
As I sat quietly listening to the turkey, my attention was drawn to the wonderful variety of bird sounds happening all around me: Canada geese, sandhill cranes, seagulls, crows, robins, Blue Jays, a pilated woodpecker, a mourning dove, a cardinal and a loon.
It felt as if Mother Nature was reaching out to place a gentle healing hand on my shoulder! It was an amazing moment … a winged transference of divine love … and I felt wonderfully blessed!
Oh, the last two days were glorious days! I mean, every day is a glorious day, but the last two were particularly so! For the first time since last fall, I was able to spend the entire day wearing only shorts and a T-shirt!
I happen to live in a part of the world that experiences all four seasons, including winter. This past winter was particularly long. In fact, April, which is usually the start of spring, was more like winter than March! We got a lot of snow! Mother Nature’s sense of humour, I suppose!
These days, particularly in the midst of Bowen therapy purging, getting dressed is challenging and the more clothes I have to put on, the more challenging it is! So when the temperature is warm enough for shorts and a T-shirt, it is a welcome relief!
So thank you Mother Nature … you and the hippie dippy weatherman … for giving us a couple of much appreciated warm days!
Ahhh, shorts and a T-shirt! Just what the doctor ordered!
I would like to share with you, three spiritual observations that I recently posted on Facebook that have helped me immensely in living peacefully and optimistically with this challenging neurological condition … because it certainly has been challenging!
We are all wondrously connected by an unseen energy, so powerful, so full of love, it is to defy the human imagination! It is in every atom in our bodies and every atom in the universe! It is what we call God and it is pure divine love!
We cannot change the past! We can only accept it! We can however influence the future by what we do in the present moment! In filling the now with love, we create a beautiful tomorrow!
True empowerment comes from the awareness that as divine spiritual beings living in oneness with all that is, we are the architects of all the experiences that make up our life journey. We are only victims in belief, never in actuality!
I am excited to announce the rerelease of my first book, The History Teacher! I first published it in 2010 and decided to give it a makeover after the release of my second book, The History Teacher 2.0, which I published through a new self-assisted publisher, FriesenPress. Quite frankly, I wanted to clean it up a bit. It was my first effort, and grammatically, it needed some work. So it’s the same story, but a much smoother read! If you would like to check out the storyline, go to the Fred’s Books page.
Thank you so much for your support and for taking the time to read my books! Please know that I appreciate it enormously!
I am presently writing the third instalment of The History Teacher trilogy and hope to have it published by the end of this year. After that, I plan to begin writing, The Kid!
Difficulty swallowing can be one of the most challenging [if not terrifying] aspects of this condition we call Parkinson’s disease. In fact, it was the increasing difficulty I was having swallowing that contributed to the panic attacks I experienced in 2014. I was under the mistaken assumption I would eventually require feeding tubes. The neurologist I was seeing at the time assured me that this was not the case.
I recently read Howard Shifke’s, Parkinson’s Recipe for Recovery. Shifke, as you may know, is an American lawyer who fully recovered from Parkinson’s in 2010 after being diagnosed in 2009.
I am reading, Focusing, written by Eugene Gendlin. It’s about understanding a health condition by understanding how the body is feeling. When I asked my body how it is feeling, I got an immediate response … weary!
I just finished reading The Root of All Healing by Misa Hopkins and it is an excellent read for anyone experiencing a chronic health condition. The book could be particularly helpful for those who have no experience with natural health practices.
Ms. Hopkins, an American, overcame MS using the strategies she discusses in the book, so she has credibility. Her attitude and approach is very much in alignment with mine, so I found it very reassuring.
Her recovery protocol includes meditation, spending time in nature, creative expression, laughter, singing, acceptance, asking questions, belief in our inner power and self-compassion. In fact, she says true healing begins with self-compassion.
Her number one recommendation for people experiencing Parkinson’s is spending time in nature. She says the natural energies in nature balance our circadian rhythms which in turn, balances neurotransmitter and hormone production in our bodies.
Like me, Hopkins believes our health conditions have purpose. They are our life work, she says.
You won’t go wrong reading this book! It is available on Amazon.