Did you know you can change it?
Albert Einstein once said, “The most important question you will ever ask yourself is where this is or is not a friendly universe.”
Dr. Weinstein believed that your answer to this question would in fact be the most important decision you would ever make. The reason it would be so important is summed up in another of his famous quotations, “You cannot solve a problem with the same level of thinking that existed when it was created.”
You see, Einstein knew that it is our deeply held BELIEFS about something that will determine which actions we will consistently take or avoid regarding that thing, and those actions or it actions will in turn determine the circumstances we will find ourselves in. So, your determination of whether we live in a friendly or hostile world will influence your actions in the world and bring about the circumstances of your life.
In this practice I see this all the time.
Some who have an illness mentality go through life expecting unpleasant things. (Don’t stop reading here – there is hope). The expectation of unpleasantries comes from believing the world is hostile, unpredictable and out of their control.
On the other hand, those with a wellness mentality expect that mainly good things will happen in their lives because they believe that the world is basically friendly, and that they control and attract to themselves most of what happens to them through each or their thoughts, words and actions.
You can be in a state of dis-ease and have a WELLNESS mentality. A positive expectation that things would and will be good. Some individuals can be in a state of ease and have an illness mentality – a certainty that things would go downhill.
How do we develop, maintain and even expand a wellness mentality? Three things are necessary.
- A deliberate focus on moving TOWARD what you want, as opposed to trying to move away from what you don’t want.
- A healthy lifestyle that allows your body to function properly, heal and continue growing.
- A clear neurological CONNECTION.
Where does chiropractic fit into this? How do I help individuals understand this connection?
Interference to your nerve system ( the subluxation process) causes your body to use energy at a much greater than normal rate. This rapid depletion of energy sends your body into SURVIVAL MODE and causes the highest thinking centers of your brain to shut down. With these parts of your brain shut down, do you think it is possible to see the world as friendly, or do you suppose that coming from a state of SURVIVAL that you might interpret many (if not all) things as threatening?
The chiropractic adjustment process restores the free flow of energy at a normal and natural rate; a rate that allows for EASE of function in every cell, tissue, organ and organ system – INCLUDING YOUR BRAIN! Your body goes out of survival mode and back into ease, allowing you to once again see the world as friendly.
You see, your adjustments don’t just help you feel better, they allow you to FEEL better, that is, they allow you to sense your environment in a totally different way than you would if you were subluxated and in survival mode.
Do you see why it is so important that everyone should get checked regularly?