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Are you funcioning in an altered state of consciousness?

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on August 27, 2014

You could be.

You already know that Americans take more drugs of any kind of any other country on the planet.  In fact, ALL the other countries in the World COMBINED take a mere fraction of the drugs that Americans do.  A large portion of those drugs are for diagnosed psychiatric conditions, including Depression, ADD/ADHD, anxiety, bipolar disorder, etc.  Another large portion of those drugs are for pain and other symptoms, and some are taken for chronic health conditions.  Some are prescribed and some are bought over the counter. 

But there’s one thing they ALL have in common, they alter your (and your body’s) state of consciousness.  That’s right.  Every drug you take affects how you see the world.  And how you see the world, determines your thoughts, emotions and actions.

Look.  I’m not saying all medications are bad…in the short term.  What I AM saying is that drugs work BECAUSE they are designed to convince your body it either has something it’s not supposed to have or doesn’t have something it should.  In other words, drugs trick your body into behaving a certain way, whether that is altering chemical levels, suppressing normal immune function or directly affecting your brain and nervous system.

Without saying ANYTHING about all the potential hazards and side-effects posed by taking ANY drug, the long term affect of altering your body’s normal responses to even a single problem can be devastating.  Whether it’s diminished function of a particular system in the body or bad decision making or outright addiction, they all lead to a lower quality of life for you, your friends and associates, and your family members.  When you multiply that by the tens of millions of people taking drugs/medications, you can see the potential harm to an entire culture.

The thing I love most about Chiropractic is that it’s purpose is to help you function at a higher lever NO MATTER what your current circumstance may be.  And the longer you function at higher levels of awareness, the better your life can be.  Imagine how different your life would be right now and how much better it could be if you improved your thoughts, decisions and actions could improve by just 10%.  I think it would be remarkable.

Do what you can to get clean and stay clear.  Your life will thank you for it.

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Dead at 43

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on May 7, 2012

Dead at 43

He doused himself with gasoline and emptied the rest of the can on the floor around him.  Then, set himself on fire.  He died several hours later but not until his youngest son saw him rolling on the carport floor in agony.  Five years later, she died of liver failure caused by chronic alcohol abuse.  Five years apart.  Both 43 years of age.  How tragic were these two lives.  How tragic, too, that three children had to watch these two destroy themselves.

It’s been nearly 40 years since my dad killed himself and almost 35 since my mom died of cirrhosis.  Over that time, I’ve given lots of thought to what could have caused such calamity.  How can it be that two people can be so disconnected from reality that they would choose to live and die like that?  If it were genetic, wouldn’t their siblings have been as screwed up?  Both came from big families. Both had a whacky sibling or two, but nothing like this.

Obviously, there were relationship dynamics and personalities that came into play.  But, one doesn’t get that screwed up without there being a significant disconnect somewhere along the way.   Was there some sort of spiritual disconnect or a chemical imbalance of some sort?   Honestly, I don’t know.

But since I became involved in chiropractic, I have seen how severely disconnected folks can be and how powerfully a physical reconnection can affect one’s life physically, mentally and even spiritually.  I’ve literally seen lives changed.  One little girl with seizures and emotional issues destined to be institutionalized is now a fully functional school teacher, a woman with Multiple Personality Disorder is now completely sane and whole, a man with myopia now able to see not only straight ahead but with excellent peripheral vision.  I’ve seen the lame walk, the deaf hear, the blind see and the infirm become strong. 

Did my parents have a chiropractic problem?  I don’t know.  No one will ever know.  But this I DO know.  They had never been checked for a chiropractic problem.  And, they were definitely disconnected from God’s original Design for their health, their family and their life.  Had they been under chiropractic care (at least mine and those chiropractors like me) they would have know that their possibilities were so much greater than what they were seeing through their own limited vision.  Had they known that they were designed to be healthy, happy and powerful maybe they would have made better decisions.

I used to be a chiropractic skeptic even though I had my doubts about Medicine, too.  I didn’t believe then that you could do much with a pill, a potion or even an adjustment from the outside could affect what happened on the inside of a person.  I’ve come to understand that you CAN affect what goes on with someone, but you cannot control it. 

And although the Principled chiropractor DOES impose a force (even slight) into the body, what it REALLY does is to remove (or reduce) a major source of interference in the normal function of one’s body.  When that happens, you are better able to perceive both your inner and outer world.   And, a clearer perception of your world enables you to make better decisions.  A lifetime of better decisions leads one away from the paths my parents took and toward a life of joy, peace, patience and kindness.

I’m not going to ask you to chase down your wahcked out friends and/or family members and get them to a chiropractor.  I’m asking YOU to come in and get checked.  Start living the life YOU want to lead.  Others will then ASK what you’re doing.  Then, just bring them with you.

Think about my parents.  Think about how far off the path someone can get.  Imagine an airplane taking off from Atlanta going to Los Angeles.  If that plane is off course by just ONE degree from its start in Atlanta, it could end up as far off course as South America or Alaska.  Minor corrections along the way ensures the plane arrives at its scheduled destination as scheduled.  You have a great destiny planned for you.  Stay on course.  Add a Principled chiropractor to your team.

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Does your life suck?

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on September 27, 2010

Seems like everywhere I go, there’s always someone talking about how bad life is.  I know you hear it, too.  “My job sucks!  My spouse sucks.  This economy sucks.  My life sucks!”

You could really get depressed listening to that nonsense all day long.  Imagine if you were a psychotherapist.  Man, THAT would SUCK!  But, it really is amazing how in a country as affluent and rich with resources, opportunities and freedoms that virtually anyone could be depressed.  Yet, the Unites States consumes more psychotropic drugs than the rest of the world COMBINED!

How could this be?  Amid the affluence and freedom available to every American, we each should be far enough up Maslow’s ladder that depression or anxiety simply would not exist in America.  Even the poorest of American’s are RICH (not just well off) compared to most of the rest of the World.

Maybe we’ve just grown so accustomed to “Easy Street” that we’ve become self-absorbed as a nation and a people.  Seems like we’re either feel guilty because we have more than the rest of the World or inadequate that we don’t have as much as our neighbor.

What would happen if instead of comparing ourselves to everyone else, we simply compared ourselves to what WE each could do or be?  Then, the only anxiety in a person’s life would be that they are not living up to their own potential.  That realization should free anyone and everyone from depression and anxiety because once you realize that your only competition is yourself, you can correct virtually any problem you have.

Sure, there are some problems over which you have little or no control,  However, you DO have control over how you see those problems and how you deal with them.  That’s when you quit being a victim and become a participant in life.  The more you participate the less time you have to be merely a spectator in your own life.  Talk about adding meaning to life.  Wow!

A mentor once said “Comfort arrives as a guest, lingers as a host and stays to enslave you.”  Don’t become a slave to your own comfort zone.  Get off the bench and onto the field.  Taking the hits and making the hits add a whole dimension to the game of life that is never apparent from the stands or in front of the TV or PC.

Make life worth living by living it!

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The Optimist Creed: Words to live by

Posted by Marietta chiropractor on February 27, 2008

The Optimist Creed was first published by Christian Larson in 1912 and adopted (in a shortened version) by Optimist International in 1922.

The Optimist Creed and the  Serenity Prayer have offered encourage to many (myself included) in times of need, sorrow and stress.  I hope it encourages you and that you’ll copy it and read it often, even out loud.  Here you go.

The Optimist Creed

Promise Yourself…

To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind.

To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel that there is something worthwhile in them.

To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true.

To think only of the best, to work only for the best and to expect only the best.

To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future.

To wear a cheerful expression at all times and give a smile to every living creature you meet.

To give so much time to improving yourself that you have no time to criticize others.

To be too large for worry, too noble for anger, too strong for fear, and too happy to permit the presence of trouble.

To think well of yourself and to proclaim this fact to the world, not in loud word, but in great deeds.

To live in the faith that the whole world is on your side, so long as you are true to the best that is in you.


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