Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #101 … Bowen Therapy update and I can still ride my bike!

bikeI am now into my sixth month of Bowen therapy and since my last update, I am continuing to experience increasingly intense symptoms for a week to 10 days between sessions. Last week, the symptoms I experience, including loss of balance, trembling, slowness of movement, stiff gate and mental fog were particularly debilitating. I am also continuing to experience intense emotional purging, particularly anger.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #100 … What is Parkinson’s disease, really?

self loveWhat is Parkinson’s disease, really? The medical community, the Michael J Fox foundation and the various Parkinson’s societies would have us believe that it is an incurable, progressive, degenerative condition, resulting from the magical die-off of dopamine producing cells in the substantia nigra portion of the brain. They would have us believe that there is no known cause, although they speculate it could be genetic, hereditary or the result of overexposure to chemicals. They would also have us believe that there is no known cure and that the best way to treat the condition [in fact, the only way] is with medication.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #98 … Life is Awesome!

hummingbirdWe may be living with this challenging health condition but that doesn’t mean life can’t be awesome!

Last night, just after sunset [which was spectacular!] a deer passed through our yard! Last week, while eating breakfast on the deck, a bald eagle flew overhead! Twice in the last few days, a hummingbird has hovered inches from my face!

My life is filled with the spectacular moments and I get to experience them every day!

I am blessed for many reasons! I live on a lake on Manitoulin Island! I have three amazing children! I have a wonderful partner! I get to play golf, chop firewood, spend time in nature and write!

It doesn’t mean I don’t have moments of frustration, because I do. It also doesn’t mean I don’t get angry, because I do. But these are just moments and they pass. And then I am blessed with the next spectacular moment!

And I am particularly blessed with the awareness of spiritual consciousness, my divine nature and my oneness with the universal-energetic-intelligence! I am blessed with love!

Yes, my life is awesome!

Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #97 … Stilling the body!

sunlightTrembling isn’t the most troublesome symptom I experience. That distinction goes to loss of balance and freezing, with an honourable mention to constipation. I attribute the minimal trembling I experience to the bodywork I am doing, namely, four chiropractic treatments a month. [A few years ago when I started doing Body Stress Relief therapy, the trembling I was experiencing was reduced by about 75%]

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #96 … Eliminate stress through enlightened doing!

enthusiasmIn his book, A New Earth, Eckhart Tolle discusses the importance of enlightened doing, which means, living in spiritual consciousness rather than ego. It could also be stated as, being aware of our thoughts and material motivations, rather than lost in them. He also says, when we are more focused on the goal, rather than what we are doing in the present moment, we create stress for ourselves, and stress is what we need to eliminate in order to recover our health.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #95 … The joy and benefits of chopping wood!

wood chopWe use a woodstove to heat our home during the winter. It’s the most pleasant form of heat [somebody once described it to me as like, walking into your house and receiving a big, warm hug] and also, the most cost-effective.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #94 … Dissolve the pain-body!

a new earthI 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.

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Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #93 … A wonderful winged chorus!

wild turkeyYesterday 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!

Healing Parkinson’s Disease Naturally – Recovery Inspiration #91 … 3 Spiritual Observations!

reliefI 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!