Your Personal Journey To Health, Wealth And Leadership
In my life’s adventures, as my journeys took me through the inner and outer worlds, I’ve met people with similar stories to my own. Interestingly, they found their solutions to life’s challenges and loss of vitality on different paths then I did with Chiropractic.
In the early years, because I had such profound health restoration I, as is typical with the newly converted, saw Chiropractic as the be-all end-all in the return of vitality. Now Chiropractic is quite powerful and fundamental in supporting structure and neurological function – two elemental properties essential for vitality in life.
Chiropractic is very, very good, but it is not the only way. I met people who found health and vitality through such disparate means as nutrition, emotional therapy, physical therapy, psychotherapy, spiritual practices, medicine, acupuncture, shamanism, vibrational medicine, sound therapy, exercise rehabilitation, yoga, meditation and more. Acupuncture to Zen meditation. I’m very sure I forgot some other effective method that someone has found successful.
Not surprisingly, most of these people have experienced similar life trajectories as me; health lost, vitality restored and then becoming a practitioner of the very method they found helped them. Life with all its diversity; people seeing solutions in so many different ways; interesting, exciting, puzzling and frustrating all at the same time. It becomes even more puzzling, frustrating and maddening when one tries to overcome pain, health loss and the withering of vitality, especially when one has unsuccessfully using a ‘tried and true’ method, then another and then another method and not finding answers to restore health and vitality. It is ultimately upsetting when others have had success – absolute healing changes – in the very methods one has tried to no avail.
Trouble brews when people put more faith and focus on the method and not the person. Or when the practitioner says their way is good and other methods are not. Now we are moving away from health care and entering the realm of ego.
The most interesting and the most profound people I’ve met are those who have moved past their particular methodology to see healing and vitality as something larger than the method. There are deeper connections to life and to each other as people, as energy carriers, as mirrors to our own candles. When you’ve found someone like that, you have found a true healer and a mentor who can assist you in your healing journey.
Most of the really good healers/shamans/energy workers/therapists/doctors (whatever you want to call them) are looking for the way to restore balance, optimize energy and re-establish flow. They will have several options or paths to attempt this process. Most are looking for the way to nudge the body/mind/spirit entity towards its own remembered mastery of vitality – find the way to the forgotten or lost place of vital equilibrium. The master practitioners over the centuries have come to know that the power to organize, amplify and resonate vitality comes from within. This thought is well reflected in Robert Browning’s poem Paracelsus written in 1835:
“Truth is within ourselves; it takes no rise
From outward things, what’er you may believe.
There is an inmost center in us all,
Where truth abides in fullness; and around,
Wall upon wall, the gross flesh hems it in,
This perfect, clear perception – which is truth.
A baffling and perverting carnal mesh
Binds it, and makes all error: and to know
Rather consists in opening out a way
Whence the imprisoned splendor may escape,
Than in effecting entry for a light
Supposed to be without.”