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Archive for November, 2011

A New Paradigm for Healing

The Focus of Aloha Chiropractic and Network – Give ourselves the permission to reassess our life’s choices.

We are currently moving into a time where traditional methods of healing are no longer effective in addressing the dis-eases that are currently affecting family, friends, and loved ones.  Diabetes, heart disease, cancer is on the rise and affecting more and more people.  Medications are managing these conditions, but can there be a different way to experience a better quality of life?

The Mechanistic View of Healing

The western approach is mechanistic in that it treats the human body as a sum of its parts and addresses the different systems of the body vs. seeing how the whole of the body is intimately connected.  This mechanistic view point is known as “restorative healing” and its focus is to address the symptom that is adversely affecting a person’s life and getting it under control so that a person can continue living their life the way they always have.

Restorative Healing – What is it?

Restorative healing is the focus of many healing disciplines especially western medicine.  The  causes of a dis-ease or symptom is one’s aim and then to blame it as the reason for being in that condition.   The person wants to return to their life prior to the state when the problematic symptom appeared.  The symptom or situation is disturbing the way a person is feeling and living their life and this disturbance is wrong and must be stopped.  The assumption is by stopping the symptom or crisis, the individual can resume as closely to possible his previous life routines, actions, and choices.  Success is perceived when one has returned to a previous and familiar place.  Prevention of this condition is important and takes precedence – by conducting earlier tests, examining biomedical indicators and using preventative treatments can this success be achieved.

Asking a different question

Network Spinal Analysis (NSA) does not focus on “Restorative Healing.” NSA takes on a different perspective asking “what if that symptom or disturbance in one’s life is the cure?”  The bigger question is “what does one need to feel or be aware of in order to make the necessary changes to find a different approach to the way one is living one’s life.”  True empowerment comes when we have the ability to “choose” versus knee- jerk reacting to life’s challenges.

Trying is it enough?

Whenever someone uses the word “try” it gives the person permission to sabotage themselves.  “I am trying to make a change” means in other words, “don’t expect more from me.”  I remember when I was young my mother saying to me, “When you TRY, you FAIL.”  Instead of trying, just “BE-ing.”  The bigger goal is for one to be able to truly experience what is currently happening in their life.  When there is no story or energetic attachment whether it be good or bad to the experience is when one is truly set free.

A New Horizon

This is Part 1 of A New Paradigm for Healing and Part 2 – “Embracing a New Paradigm” will be in next month’s Life Letter.

Water Bearer

A water bearer in India had two large pots, each hung on each end of a pole which he carried across his neck.  One of the pots had a crack in it, and while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water at the end of the long walk from the stream to the masters house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.  For a full two years this went on daily wit the bearer delivering only one and a half pots full of water in his master’s house.

Of course the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments, perfect to the end for which it was made.  The poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it was able to accomplish only half of what it had been made to do.  After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the water bearer one day by the stream.  “I am ashamed, and I want to apologize to you.”  “Why?” asked the bearer.  “What are you ashamed of?”  “I have been able for these past two years to deliver only half of my load because this crack in my side causes water to leak out all the way back to your master’s house.  Because of my flaws, you have to do all of this work, and you don’t get full value from your efforts,” the pot said.

The water bearer felt sorry for the old cracked pot, and in his compassion he said, “As we return to the master’s house, I want you to notice the beautiful flowers along the path.”

Indeed as they went up the hill, the old cracked pot took notice of the sun warming the beautiful wild flowers on the side of the path and this cheered it some.  But at the end of the trail, it still felt bad because it had leaked out half of its load and so again the pot apologized to the bearer for its failure.

The bearer said to the pot, “Did you notice that there were flowers on only your side of the path, but not on the other pot’s side?  That’s because I have always known about your flaw and I used it.  I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walked back from the stream, you’ve watered them.  For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate my master’s table.  Without you being just the way you are, he would not have this beauty to grace his house.”

Each of us has our own unique flaws.  We are all cracked pots.  In God’s great economy, nothing goes to waste.  Don’t be afraid of your flaws.  Acknowledge them, and you too can be the cause of beauty.  Know that in our weakness we find our strength.

– Author Unknown