First I would like to thank those of you who have read my book and sent in feedback. I appreciate your taking the time to write. It helps to know that “Reboot and Rejoice” is performing as it was intended. That keeps me inspired and motivated. At the end of this post there will be a special book offer for blog subscribers.
Now, about today’s topic: Uncovering Recovery. What does it mean? It means to me that healing is indeed a mysterious journey with many layers. It means that as pleased and thankful as I am to be free of Parkinson’s Disease, my job isn’t yet done, and I doubt it will ever be. As you have heard before, I continue to work with leg and foot issues. Parkinson’s affects the gait, and one must re-train in walking, which can be tricky when a lifetime of accumulated injuries and issues, previously silent, are now all screaming for attention. Had I known then what I know now, I would have purchased and worn those orthotics when they were suggested many decades ago. Also, while continuing with my qigong regimen, I would have added regular sessions on the Pilates Reformer. Beyond that, I would have used a “chi feet” (cobblestone walking mat) and done other exercises to strengthen my arches and encourage my feet to point straight ahead instead of outward. As there are many of you out there now who are in various stages of recovery, I thought perhaps this information could prove helpful for some of you. Yes, healing can be a bit like opening Pandora’s Box, but I’m sure glad I did. Through my neurological recovery via qigong, I have been given the skills and attitude I need to continue on the road to recovery. By that I mean patience, a positive attitude, and a belief that I (my body/mind/spirit) am exactly where I need to be right now, and that I will continue to learn from this amazing process. I remind myself that healing is an art, borrowing the words of Leonardo da Vinci: “God sells us all things at the price of labor.” So off to work I go…
***As mentioned before, I have already received feedback on my book, and am now working on an “Author’s Page”. I would like to get a few more commentaries, so I will send out a free copy of “Reboot and Rejoice” (your choice-paperback or ebook) to the first five people I hear from who promise an honest and prompt review. To participate: email me at <firstname.lastname@example.org>. Email is the only from of entry. You need not have Parkinson’s or a chronic condition to participate.
***Tomorrow, Sunday, 4/7, at 2pm Pacific Time, I will be hosting Sunday Connections and would love to hear from you. If you can’t make the live broadcast, please email your questions/comments in advance to: <email@example.com>.
***As most of you already know, there is a Wisdom Healing Retreat with Mingtong at The Angela Center in Santa Rosa, and I will be there for part of the day on Tuesday and Wednesday, 4/9 and 4/10. Hope to see many of you there, basking in wonderful chi.
***More great news, Dr. Robert Rodgers has made videos of all workshops presented at The Santa Fe Summit. They will soon be available for purchase as individual presentations, as a package of several, or as the entire series. Thank you, Robert, for undertaking this grueling endeavor for the greater good. Haola!