On the 25th day of May we will all experience a lunar eclipse. When combined with some of the most ferocious solar flares of the decade, we will all be exposed to a heavy dose of dramatic geomagnetic shifts on the earth. This blast of energy creates conditions that invite us all to cast off any and all feelings and thoughts that are not in our best and highest good.
What unwanted thoughts, beliefs and feelings do you need to cast off this month? Obviously we all have our own issues and our own private lists. Permit me to take the liberty of making one suggestion of a feeling that you might consider adding to your own personal “cast off” list” the shame of currently experiencing Parkinson’s symptoms. Everyone is ashamed to be ill no matter what the diagnosis of the symptoms. In the case of Parkinson’s, shame seems to run especially deep and thick.
Many people who have been told they have Parkinson’s disease do not even tell their family for years and even decades (if ever). They embrace a belief which is untrue that the diagnosis means that they are destined to feel worse and worse over time. They are convinced that their friends and family will distance themselves when they discover that they have this dreaded condition which carries the label of Parkinson’s. Because they never say anything they have no opportunity to realize this belief is not valid.
I know that shame runs deep for a variety of reasons. Here are a few:
- Conversations with hundreds of persons with Parkinson’s symptoms over the past six years have revealed the depth of the shame that people experience.
- When people order one of my books by phone they often tell me that they are ordering the book for a family member or a friend. Sometimes no doubt this is true. Sometimes no doubt they are ordering the book for themselves but are too ashamed to admit it even to me, a total stranger.
- Sunday Connections is an opportunity for people who happen to have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease (and their family and friends) to find get answers to their questions when they need them. The idea which motivated me to subsidize Sunday Connections is to provide a system of ongoing support to the Parkinson’s community, a place where options can be explored with other persons who have succeeded in reversing their own symptoms. Yet, few people call in during the live event. Most prefer to listen to the recording. There is such shame associated with even talking with another person even if they too have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s.
As we approach the lunar eclipse this week why not set the intention to cast off any and all shame that you might be currently be holding consciously or unconsciously. Often the shame is unconscious.
Why hold onto the shame? A vast majority of the population have neurological challenges. It is really nothing to be ashamed about.
More and more people are identifying the cause of neurological challenges that they happen to be currently experiencing. Once the factors that are causing the symptoms have been identified, solutions can be explored that will help reversing whatever symptoms you may currently experience.
Shame places you in a position of subservience to a concept that has no basis in reality. It is not true that people who happen to have been diagnosed with Parkinsons disease are destined to deteriorate. It is far more likely that they have been misdiagnosed.
People are succeeding in reversing neurological symptoms. Preview the remarkable
presentations that were given at the Santa Fe Summit in February by people who have been diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease who are – for all practical purposes – symptom free today. You can listen to my radio show with each of the presenters during a show aired over the past several years for free or order DVDs of their presentations at the Summit.
Holding shame in you heart, mind and body is not in your (or anyone’s) best and highest good. Cast the weight of shame off your shoulders today. That is the intention I have set for myself.
Robert Rodgers, Ph.D.
Road to Recovery from Parkins0ns Disease