Cutting off your right arm

January 27, 2008 at 10:45 pm | Posted in Change, chiropractor, night owl, product reviews, spiritual Change, Stages of Change, surrender, vitamin and supplement reviews | Leave a comment

Serendipity strikes again! If you read my last post, you know that I have had more than a year of some deep introspection following some major life changes. And for a person who has been on an active path of introspection for over 30 years, for me to find new layers, new issues and new paradigms means I’m digging in there pretty deeply. Last night before going to sleep (I’ve become such an extreme night owl that I’m often awake well after midnight – not necessarily healthy for my body, but I think my spirit likes it right now) I found myself contemplating the idea of “change”. After closing my eyes and realizing that I wasn’t going to sleep, I pulled out my laptop (always by my bedside) and began to write. The thoughts that poured out were, I felt, important…but apparently the Universe didn’t agree. My little trusty laptop had some sort of software failure and shut down without saving any of it. Okay, I guess that was just a trial run, now I’ll write what I really meant to say….so I began anew. I wrote a bit more, and what came out of me was much more relevant and meaningful. I put it away and began to contemplate.

I prayed for guidance, for surrender, for awareness, and for detachment. Letting go and allowing change to happen in my life is challenging, yet something I constantly strive to do. Sometimes I succeed, sometimes I fail miserably. The good news is, I get a chance to do it all over again when I’m not successful – yeah, I know you know what I mean.

When I woke up this morning, I had clarity like I haven’t had in more than 2 years. I saw what I was to do, and immediately felt like creating it. So here it is:

One of the most frequent questions my patients would ask me is “what do I take for (insert condition here)”…”how do I know which product to choose?”…”I’ve tried so many things that didn’t work. How do I know which ones are good ones?”

There IS a glut in the market of vitamin and nutritional supplements – it’s quite a money maker for companies – both good and not so good. Many companies, including pharmaceutical companies, have jumped on the bandwagon of making vitamins just to cash in on the changing health trends in society, and they don’t have the expertise or good intentions of creating a product that truly creates wellness on all levels. And they are expensive! I can’t stand it when I spend a lot of money on a few products, and I don’t see any result. As a practitioner, it was a big source of frustration for me, and I’m sure my patients felt the same.

I am going to be creating newsletters and documents of suggestions for product purchases; I will give you my opinions about my favorite products over the years, what to avoid, what to look for, with specific brand names and links to where you can purchase them. Many products are only available through health practitioners, and even with those, some work better than others. Look for a complete new redesign of my website, with fresh information while keeping the tried and true available for your reference. Keep checking back to my blog; I want to remain in touch again, I want to reconnect, and I want to be vulnerable while offering you the tidbits that I’ve gleaned over 15 years of treating patients, myself, my pets and loved ones. I’m excited!

So after awakening to this new plan of action and beginning to brainstorm it and work on it, I took a break for an afternoon walk through my neighborhood. A few doors down, a neighbor was having an “open house” to sell her home. She recognized me as “the chiropractor in the neighborhood” and told me of her experience with natural medicine, which she counted on for herself and family. She had a naturopathic practitioner that she had gone to for years for help, and recently called their office to ask a question about what a friend of hers should take for a particular problem she was having. This neighbor discovered, much to her dismay, that the clinic was closed due to the practioner’s health.

Looking at me with frustration, she said “What am I going to do now? I feel so lost! It was like cutting off my right arm. I have no idea what to take or give now for my family or my self”. I felt as though the Universe was just spoonfeeding me – within 12 hours of my decision, here was personal verification that what I’m going to offer is needed and desirable.

Again, I felt blown away at the quick response to my prayers; but why should I? I’m in the flow again, and I am surrendering daily. Let’s just see what happens, shall we?

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