I have had a number of people ask me what it is that I do. Others have asked me why I chose Chiropractic as a profession. “Why not endocrinology? Pediatrics? OBGYN?”
I generally chuckle at these statements, answer with an enthusiastic “I LOVE what I do,” and move on. But, in all seriousness, my simple answer does not do justice to the amazing work I get to do day in and day out, and the amazing reason WHY I do it. So, in an effort to shed some light on the subject, let me attempt to fully answer the question at hand.
I have never been one to separate my spiritual life with my daily life. Everything, to me, is spiritual. So, I sought out a profession that aligned with my basic beliefs while allowing me to serve others.
There are thirty -three principles that lay the foundation for chiropractic philosophy. They can be found here:
The Readers Digest version:
There is a Universal Intellegence in all matter and maintains its existence as Life.
The expression of this Intellegence or Energy is the meaning of Life.
Life is the union and manifestation of Intellegence/Energy and matter.
There can be interference with this Intellegence/Energy.
Universal Intellegece within the Body is called
The function of Innate Intelligence is to adapt universal forces and matter for use in the body, so that all parts of the body will be in balance.
The power that made the body heals the body.
Call it Universal Intellegence, Innate Intellegence, Energy, Spirit, or God. It is all the same.
Chiropractic allows me to touch upon the Spirit, the Energy, the Intellegence within a human form and bring it back into balance. To release any interference within the system and restore the body’s innate wisdom to heal.
The body is created to be a self healing organism. Natural healing comes from within. Chiropractic helps make this so.
I have seen women who have been told they are infertile bare children. I have seen children who have missed every milestone begin to grow, walk, and develop. I have seen depression lift, aches and pains cease, headaches ease. I have seen teenagers head off to college and pursue their dreams, when months before they could not make it through a day of classes. I have seen a teenager confined to a wheelchair and a deteriorating body stand, walk, and come back to life. Come back to herself. I have seen amazing healing. Amazing miracles.
So what do I do?
I am sure there is some creative AND analytical brilliant answer about the philosphy, science, and art of chiropractic BUT, truly, what I do for a living is
Hold Space, See Love, and Allow Healing.
I know. Simple. Vague. And yet, that is what I do on a daily basis.
I Hold Space.
I hold space for healing. I hold space for people to break down. I hold space for people to relax, restore, rejuvenate, balance, align, release, surrender, strengthen, and stand. I hold loving space for people to heal.
One of my favorite speakers and teachers, Dr Sue Morter DC, spoke at a conference I attended while still a chiropractic student. She was speaking of the various phases of healing and stated, “Love is the Universal Solvent. In its presence, everything else dissolves.” Simply stated, Love your patients. Love brings Wholeness. Love brings Healing.
I Allow for Healing.
Healing, while often seen as an individual task, is also very much a community endeavor. We have to realize we are all in this together in order to understand the importance of sacred community. Within sacred community, there is no separation. There is soul recognition. We discover that we are all One. Literally, made of the same Energy, Intelligence, Spirit.
So if someone is hurting, torn, broken, in pain - so am I. So are you.
Dr Brian Weiss states that, “Soul recognition often transcends verbal descriptions. There is an intuitive knowing, a knowledge of the heart. You look into the others eyes and glimpse a deeper personality, a familiarity. You see your own soul looking back at you, and you will know that you have reached another level of consciousness. And in that moment, there is an inner knowing that arises from the heart when a connection is made.”
A community that sees one another clearly, that accepts one another, is a community that heals.
My dad taught me to remember Who and Whose I am.
My mom taught me to find my voice and speak my Truth.
This is My Truth:
There is an energy, a divine presence inside of you.
It is the same divine presence that breathes and resides within me.
Eventually, we recognize one another.
We will realize the energy that moves through you, moves through me.
We will awaken and remember who we truly are both individually and as a community.
To do this we will take the journey inward and realize the divine presence within.
We will shed light on the shadows of our past, of our life story, of our woundedness.
We will realize that energy is transformative, ever becoming.
We will Love Ourselves.
Then, and only then, we will awaken and see each other clearly.
And there will be a soul recognition.
And I will see you there...