I've always wanted to be a writer, from the earliest of my memories. As I've gone through different stages of my life, I've have had various topics that peak my interest. In my pre-teen years I wrote two children's books for my younger siblings, in my teen years I compiled my poetry. Early college days found me beginning to compile articles for health so that I could somehow create something bigger from it. As a new mother I found support and friendship as well as a listening audience in mother's groups both in person and online and found others asking my professional opinion, mostly for the same questions over and over, so I decided to blog.
Like most things in my life, I have thrown out (or couldn't find or made up my own) instruction books and just tried it out. So I haven't really read anything that show me the ins and outs of blogging but I figured it was pretty hard to go back and find posts to add to and work with in Facebook where I was originally collaborating my thoughts, so here goes! I hope you enjoy the smattering of where my daily crazy thoughts go that float around like internet pop-up windows in my mind. :) (Wait, do blogs have happy faces? Oh well, mine will.)
I got to thinking this morning, when is it exactly that we stop with a good habit? I think for most of us it's not a conscious decision..."I'm going to stop working out today and won't start again for about 18 months," but rather a subconscious "falling off the wagon" because of other distractions in life. For me, having a baby and starting a business were major "distractions".
I have found truth in one of my favorite scriptures: "Now ye may suppose that this is foolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise. And the Lord God doth work by means to bring about his great and eternal purposes; and by very small means the Lord doth confound the wise and bringeth about the salvation of many souls." Alma 37:6–7
So I will begin, slowly, a small step at a time, to unfold to you my journey as it comes and how it is intimately related to the passion and purposes that Heavenly Father has given to my heart: to be first His faithful daughter, second a devoted wife, third a nurturing mother and finally a devoted servant of the people. Let me begin with what I believe to be the absolute most amazing healing art in the world, second only to the prayer of a faithful heart...specific chiropractic.
The "Big Idea" of Chiropractic
"A slip on the sidewalk, in the winter, is a SMALL thing. It happens to millions. A fall off a ladder, in summer, is a SMALL thing. This happens to millions. The slip or fall subluxates an atlas or axis. That specific subluxation is a small thing. The atlas or axis produces pressure upon the brain stem, with its trillions of fibers. That pressure is a SMALL thing. This specific pressure produces interferences and reduces flow of life force. That decreased flow is a SMALL thing. That decreased quantity flow of mental impulse supply produces a specific dis-eased brain or body. THAT is a BIG thing to THAT person. Multiply THAT man by a thousand, and you control the physical and mental welfare of a city. Multiply THAT man by a million and you shape the physical and mental destiny of a state. Multiply THAT man by 120 million and you forecast and prophesy the mental and physical status of a nation."So, the slip or the fall; the creation of an odontoid specific subluxation, consequent pressure, reduce flow of mental impulse and dis-ease IS BIG enough to control the thoughts and actions of a nation.
"Now comes a man; and any one man is a SMALL thing. This man gives a specific adjustment upon the specific subluxation; and that adjustment is a SMALL thing. The adjustment replaces the odontoid specific back in normal alignment, and that is a SMALL thing. The adjusted subluxation releases pressure upon nerves; and that is a SMALL thing. The released pressure restores health to A man, and THAT is a BIG thing to THAT man. Multiply THAT man by a thousand men, and you step up the physical and mental welfare of a city. Multiply THAT man by a million, and you increase the efficiency of a state. Multiply THAT well man by 120 million, and you produce a healthy, wealthy, better race for posterity, in a nation.
"Man is a SMALL thing, worlds considered. An axis vertebra is small, man considered. The odontoid process, on an axis, is small. An atlas is SMALL, man considered. The neural canal, in an atlas, is also SMALL. Yet, that axis odontoid process, small as it is; crowding in upon the atlas neural canal, small as it is, acts as a governor to the destiny of man’s thots and functions; for it, in normal position permits a free flow, or in subluxation interferes with a free flow of all that force with which man thinks and acts. Man lives when he CAN think and act. Man dies when he CEASES to create thot and perform motion. Man becomes sick when thot and function are below par. Therefore, the inter-magnum-atlas foramen or the odontoid process may be a SMALL thing, but it is the BIGGEST thing in man.
So, atlas or axis specific adjustment of the inter-magnum atlas foramen or odontoid specific subluxation, to release pressures upon the nerves, to restore normal quantity impulse flow, to restore health IS BIG enough to rebuild the thoughts and actions of the world."
Dr. B.J. Palmer, Developer of Chiropractic
Babies. They start small and simple, and change their parent's world with that simplicity. As most anyone who has had the blessing of having a baby's hand curl to clutch their finger inherently knows, there is something great and powerful that has existed in that little soul for longer than we can imagine. I beg you...get your child checked for subluxation. It can make a BIG difference in their world.