Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Day 543 - The Atlas



I have been living with chronic pain in my back and in certain other parts of my body and joints for a number of years now and there is also a general weakness on the left side of my body.

So, a family member told me about this new chiropractor he was going to that produced good results.  I therefore decided to give it another try as I had not had an adjustment for about a year now.

Well, to my surprise the first thing the chiropractor did was take this little instrument and scanned my neck - which I have never had done before with any other chiropractor.  He then turned on this screen and there was a reading of my spine, showing that my C5 was greatly out of alignment. He then mentioned about the 'Atlas', and I was reminded about a member of my group who had brought attention to this important part of the body several years ago.

The chiropractor then went on to tell me that besides doing traditional chiropractic adjustments, he was an upper cervical doctor, specializing in atlas adjustment. 

 I decided to take the course of the 'atlas upper-cervical adjustment', rather than a traditional chiropractic manipulation.  So, I went and had my skull x-rayed and will go back to the doctor tomorrow for my atlas adjustment.

I told the doctor that I wanted my active physical life-style back, which has greatly diminished these last few years, to which he assured me of an increase in over-all bodily health.  He then gave me a few websites to research, which I did, to which, I was astounded as to the far-reaching consequences/symptoms of an atlas misalignment, that most people are not even aware of, that when corrected could 'cure' a slew of maladies, of course realizing that in making this alignment, the body itself, heals itself.

I will continue with the actual adjustment/treatment itself and the results...

"In anatomy, the atlas (C1) is the most superior (first) cervical vertebra of the spine.
It is named for the Atlas of Greek mythology, because it supports the globe of the head.
The atlas is the topmost vertebra and with the axis forms the joint connecting the skull and spine.."
"There is only one place in the body where the nervous system is attached to bone, and that is where fibers from the duramater of the spinal cord attach, inside the posterior arch of the C1, or "atlas" vertebra.  This allows the C1 vertebra to function as a fuse or circuit breaker, which gives way with increased levels of environmental stress.  Re-positioning this vertebrae into precise alignment with the skull above and axis vertebra below, removes the electron interference from the brain-stem, restoring the body to balanced function.."

http://www.atlasorthogonality.com/PatientSite/aboutAO.html

"The source of aches and pains in the back, neck, arms, legs, and joints, and actually the whole body itself, is in the imbalance of the spinal column.  The spinal column is a tunnel of interlocking bones called vertebrae that protect the spinal cord which is an extension of the brain together known as the central nervous system.  There are spaces between each vertebrae allowing nerve fibers, which are an extension of the spinal cord to supply and connect every part of the human body, thereby regulating all bodily functions.  When the spinal column is out line the nervous system is unable to function. 
Spinal misalignment,  and its consequences, can be associated with the atlas vertebrae as this one bone can effect the alignment of the entire spine..."

http://www.upcspine.com/


INTRODUCTION to UPPER CERVICAL TECHNIQUES
"As mentioned in the introduction to my website, Upper Cervical (UpC) Chiropractors utilise very specific and mainly gentle approaches, techniques, methods and procedures to measure and ‘adjust’ displacements in the upper cervical vertebrae, in particular displacements of the atlas with respect to the skull. There are quite a few approaches, which differ in analysis, and adjustment technique, but overwhelmingly they are gentle, very accurate and very effective. Those people who have been ill, who have a confirmed subluxation of their atlas and who have received a professional and well-executed upper cervical adjustment to the atlas will testify to the adjustment’s effectiveness with much vigour. Just like me they have seen the benefits of this wonderful alternative health approach, for there is no other health approach that will be as effective with as little side effects. Cutting through the noise about manipulation, it’s important to understand that there is a ‘huge’ difference between ‘manipulation’ and ‘adjustment’.

True UpC chiropractors don’t just grab your head and twist your neck ‘hoping’ to unlock, some ‘locked’ vertebrae. Nor do they crack, crunch, rotate, or take your neck to its full range of motion and move it with high velocity in the other direction. This type of approach is what I would call manipulation and I have doubts about the efficacy of such approaches. UpC chiropractors on the other hand are very deliberate and very measured in their approach. They measure displacements in UpC vertebrae with accuracy, utilising precision X-rays to analyse such displacements thoroughly in order to determine the best direction of the adjusting force to achieve the best result possible. This ‘specific’ before and after measurement and correction is the hallmark of the UpC chiropractor and determines the difference, in my opinion between manipulation and adjustment."


MY FIRST UPPER CERVICAL SPINAL CORRECTION
Dr. Daniel O. Clark, D.C. ©2003

"Yes, I now understand why the Upper Cervical Spinal Correction is a specialty in the field of Chiropractic – no jerking, twisting or cracking; just a gentle touch on the side of the neck that is barely felt.
This is possible because of the precision x-ray analysis, prior to the correction, that provided the Doctor with the exact formula used for the correction. The formula was engineered for my individual correction. No two formulas are the same; each one is developed for that individual person.
As soon as the spinal correction is made and Body Balance is restored, muscles relax, blood and oxygen circulation increase, healing messages flow from the brain to the affected area, and the body’s self-healing process is reactivated."

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Saturday, July 12, 2014

Day 542 - Defending My Point of View

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Continuing from Day 540 - The Defender

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to immediately react and jump to the defense of another by going into attack mode.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to judge another as an attacker, and then in a moment, 'attack the attacker', as I see/realize/understand that what I am judging in another is merely a projection of that which I still accept and allow to exist within and as me.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to react to a surge of energy that courses through my body when I perceive someone or something needs defending, where my body tightens up in my solar plexus and my head, and I immediately feel a slight anger/irritation, then judging a situation as in need of a defense, that I must then attack and defend the 'victim'.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to judge another as being victimized and/or being a victim, as I see/realize/understand that by judging another as being victimized I am in essence diminishing this being and standing in separation.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to identify another as being victimized, needing to be defended, thus coming to their defense, standing up for them, as I see/realize/understand that the only way I can stand up for another, is to stand equal and one with another, in the moment, not reacting to an energetic experience of the mind, just breathing and remaining constant and stable, and in that moment directing myself to change.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to view a situation as there being an attacker and a victim, thus standing in separation of the attacker and the victim, by labeling others, by judging others, thus missing the opportunity to change in that moment by slowing myself down, breathing in self-awareness, and standing as a pillar of support for others, as myself, as I see/realize/understand that all I am doing is projecting onto others that which I still accept and allow to exist within me.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to when I 'feel' another is being victimized to attack, believing that I must stand strong, not realizing that all I am actually doing is participating in a creation of the mind, existing as this energetic experience, thus just continuing to perpetuate the very situation that I wish to change.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to view a situation as there being an attacker and a victim, instead of placing myself in the shoes of another to get a clearer understanding instead of immediately reacting and projecting blame and/or judgment out onto others in a situation, which only perpetuates separation, serves no practical purpose, and only continues to perpetuate that which I wish to change, as I see/realize/understand that if I am projecting out onto another that 'they should change', I must start with myself and become the change I wish to see in the situation, in another, that I wish to see in the world.

When and as I see myself wanting to react to a situation where I view someone attacking another and another being victimized, I stop and I breathe, I immediately take a step back and slow myself down, breathing in self-awareness so that I can then direct myself in a moment as stable, of not making a judgment and/or projecting blame, as I see/realize/understand that that which I judge and/or blame in another still exists within and as me, and if I am reacting, I need to look within myself, apply corrective application, and when the situation arises, direct myself to change in real time, thus assisting and supporting myself and others.

When and as I see myself wanting to blame another as an attacker, I stop and I breathe, I slow myself down, I do not accept or allow myself to judge another, as I do not know the entirety of them, as I see/realize/understand that all I am doing is projecting onto another that which I still accept and allow to exist within and as me, and as such, I direct myself in that moment to stop participation of an energetic mind experience, and stand up and change, here in real time.

When and as I see myself view another as a victim, I stop and I breathe, I do not accept or allow myself to view another as a victim, thus diminishing them, as I see/realize/understand that I am projecting my own 'feelings of victimization' out onto another, creating separation, instead of stopping participation and directing myself to change in real time, in the moment.

When and as I see myself reacting to energy coursing through my body, becoming angry and irritated, I stop and I breathe and immediately slow myself down, step back, and in that moment regroup and direct myself, not accepting or allowing myself to participate in sending that energy out, instead stabilizing myself, seeing the point that I has come up and thus standing up and taking responsibility for myself in a moment and changing in real time.


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Saturday, July 5, 2014

Day 540 - The Defender


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This point of being the defender has opened up again.

I have previously written about when seeing children or animals being abused, seeing images of police brutality, there is a surge of energy that I see coursing up within me, where I want to attack the attacker. I have applied self-forgiveness and self-correction on this point, however when I see images  of abuse there is still a slight movement within me.

So, recently this point of being the defender came up, where I immediately attacked someone who I saw was attacking another, where in a moment I made a decision, I made a judgment, and BAM - I reacted and attacked, went to the defense of another.

This has definitely been a long-standing pattern.  I was fiercely protective of my children, never allowing anyone to say or do anything to my children that I found abusive.

This 'attack mode' that I have gone into on many occasions throughout my life, is actually something that I cultivated throughout my life, at one point believing it was my right to stand up and defend myself and others by speaking up, to which, I liked this 'characteristic' as I always felt 'charged' after an attack.

I never had any problems protecting myself, my point of view with others and especially in my relationships, to which, to get my point across, to defend myself, I would verbally attack my partners.

Through the years of becoming 'enlightened', coming from 'love', this defender character took on the characteristics of self-righteousness, believing myself to be an advocate for the abused/the victims, in this world, especially children.


In my next blog I will continue to investigate this point...


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Friday, July 4, 2014

Day 539 - Facing the Unexpected - Part 2

 
                                                                                          Desteni Artists

Continuing from Day 538 - Facing the Unexpected

So, my client sprained the outside of both of her feet!  I have never heard of that before.  She's bruised and swollen and is in a wheelchair.  She has been moved to the assisted living section in the community that she lives.

Now we wait for her to heal and keep her as comfortable as possible and attend to her physical needs.  She is feeling low, but is luckily surrounded with a caring staff and a hands-on family. I will still go and be with her regularly and just adjust her schedule to what she can do at this time.

When and as I see myself becoming anxious, finding out my client has fallen again, I stop and I breathe, I slow myself down, I do not accept or allow myself to react, as all I can do is assess the situation, see what needs to be done to physically assist and support her, her family, and the staff.

When and as I find myself participating in backchat, participating in imagined scenarios of what could be, I stop and I breathe, I direct myself to take care of what immediately needs my physical attention, I do not accept or allow myself to separate myself from myself, from my client as myself, going into an alternate reality that serves no practical purpose to what needs to be attended to in my current reality.

When and as I see myself reacting to the unexpected, I stop and I breathe, I bring myself, my awareness back here to my physical body, I look at the situation, I immediately assess what needs to be done and then direct myself accordingly, practically assisting and supporting myself and another as myself.

I see/realize/understand that I will always face the unexpected and as such

I commit myself to stand as a pillar of support for myself and others as myself, breathing in self-awareness, standing constant and stable.


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Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Day 538 - Facing the Unexpected


I received a call early this morning from my client's son, stating that my client had fallen and that she was being taken to the hospital for x-rays, he was on his way there and I will be heading up shortly.

The point that I'm looking at is, first of all my client is 90 years old and has a history of falling.  And, in fact, in the eight years that I have been with her she has fallen a number of times, requiring hospitalization and physical therapy.

I see that I'm always surprised when faced with a new incident with her and that I experience anxiety, wanting to be there for her and the family, hoping that it is not serious, hoping that she is not in pain.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to experience anxiety when presented with the news that my client has fallen.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to lull myself into a false sense of 'hope' that she will not fall again, that the last fall was the last, even though she has a long history of falling, as I see/realize/understand that I cannot project into the future that she may fall again, however I can, when faced with news that she has, in fact, fallen again, not go into anxiousness, as this serves no practical purpose, to just breathe, direct myself in the moment, and attend to what I can attend to in my immediate surroundings, which ultimately provides more assistance and support for myself and my client as myself as I am coming from a starting point of stability.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to secretly fear that she will fall and really incapacitate herself, and then project myself into an imagined scenario of what her daily life would be like.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself, to each time my client has fallen, to be faced with the unexpected, as I see/realize/understand that I 'like' my life to be in order as that is really being unrealistic as I can never really know what is going to happen, all I can do in each moment, is to direct myself with whatever I am presented with, whatever does come up whether it be expected or unexpected, insuring that my starting point is stable, that I am, in each moment taking responsibility for myself, also realizing that if I'm am coming from a point of expectation that I am, in fact, projecting in my mind, as all I ever have is 'this moment'.

As I sit here and write this I see my mind keeps wanting to return to 'I wonder how she's doing, I wonder what the x-rays will reveal?'

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to participate in backchat and then feel a tightness in my chest/solar plexus area, holding my breath, as I see/realize/understand that wondering how she is doing, what is going on, projects me into my mind, that while I'm sitting here typing, I'm leaving this moment, leaving this reality, for a moment unaware of myself here in my physical body.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to then face the thought of my client's mortality, as I participate in backchat, 'I know many elderly people who have died due to falling and then their bodies go into rapid decline', as I see/realize/understand that this thought is based in fear, fear of the unknown, fear of my client dying.

I forgive myself that I have accepted and allowed myself to suppress the fear of my client someday dying, as I see/realize/understand that this, is just a mind-based fear, that serves no practical purpose as we all are going to die, that is something that no one can control, that is something that no one knows when that will happen, and fearing the inevitable projects me into an alternate reality, an illusion that is not real, as the only reality is this moment, here in the physical.

To be continued..


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Saturday, June 28, 2014

Day 537 - Continuing Part 18 - Principles of Living

                                                                                                        Desteni Artists
Continuing from:
The Desteni of Living - My Declaration of Principle

Day 536 - Principles of Living - Part 18

"I am the change I want to see in me and my world – to bring heaven to earth is to bring into being, into living the LIVING PROOF of a PRACTICAL HEAVEN that can be seen and heard in our actions and words."

So how else have I practically changed these past five years?

One significant change is the release of a 40-year marijuana habit.  I had existed within a belief that it was 'spiritual'.  I experienced a euphoric energy that seemed to make everything better, meaning I 'felt' more loving and positive which really was just in alignment with my 'love and light' 'magical thinking' character, actually believing that I was becoming a better person, that my life was getting better, never really looking to see within the world if everyone's life was getting better.

So, through the practical application of writing, applying self-forgiveness and self-correction, I laid a foundation to then change in real time.  It has now been several years and I have no residual wanting or desire as in the past, before process, I had stopped smoking on several occasions only to start again, as I see, realize that all I did was suppress the desire, never completely forgiving myself, correcting myself and then committing myself to actually change.

Before I started walking the Living Principles of Desteni, I considered myself to be very unskilled and also uninterested in becoming technologically adept.  It became apparent early on that to assist and support myself and be a integral part of the group that it was necessary for me to have some computer knowledge.

What I faced within myself was a huge resistance to acquiring computer skills.  I had never wanted to learn computer skills, I was always happiest just living a simple life that did not require time spent on the computer, or so I 'believed'.

What I came to realize was that in resisting acquiring practical skills that would support myself, I was coming from a starting point of self-interest, believing in 'my' life, thereby separating myself from my true self, which is life, which is here in the physical, which stands equal and one, within the directive principle of what is best for all.  And, learning computer skills would actually best support myself and others as myself, thereby aligning myself with what is best for all.

So, I did extensive writing and applied self-forgiveness and self-corrective applications.  Then, I actually directed myself in the physical.  I hired a computer tutor.  I made a list of what I needed to learn on the computer and he went through each point with me and I then applied what I learned and changed. 

Now I am much more computer literate and proficient.  I have changed.  I have become more practical, and when I come across something that I don't know, I investigate and then I practically apply what I have learned.

Another point of change is I no longer chase after memories.  Meaning - yesterday I was taking my client for a drive.  We came upon a small mountainside and I noticed a slight energy within myself, followed by a nostalgic feeling, along with backchat 'that reminds me of where I used to live'.

So, in the past I would have reveled in that nostalgic feeling, allowing myself to recall times of hiking up a similar mountainside. 

Where now I am able to recognize this 'experience' for what it is, which is an opportunity for the mind to draw substance from my body while I am lost in this energetic feeling.

Instead I am able to stop myself in a moment and breathe, releasing myself from this energetic experience of the mind, as I have done extensive writing and self-forgiveness and self-corrective application on this 'nostalgia character', and then I was able to direct myself and change in real time.

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Day 536 - Principles of Living - Part 18


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In this blog I am looking at Part 18 of The Desteni of Living - My Declaration of Principle

 "I am the change I want to see in me and my world – to bring heaven to earth is to bring into being, into living the LIVING PROOF of a PRACTICAL HEAVEN that can be seen and heard in our actions and words."

As I stated in my previous blogs:

Realizing My Utmost Potential - Part 1
Realizing My Utmost Potential - Part 2

I had come to be aware of the message of Desteni, while in a full-fledged belief system of spirituality, ascension, enlightenment, love as a grandiose feeling.

So, as I have stated in other blogs, when presented with the truth, I was shocked to say the least and actually had a breakdown, which I came to realize was absolutely necessary as what I 'believed' in came crashing down, as I was not living here in this physical world within and as my body, I was existing in a mind-bubble of a 'magical way of thinking' which in no way supported a practical, common sense, living solution for myself and others as myself.

While experiencing this breakdown, I cried a lot, I despaired, I finally removed the rose-colored glasses that I wore practically my whole life and what I saw shocked me as I really looked at the state of this world.  My body assisted me through this breakdown where I contracted shingles, which is one of the most painful experiences I have ever had.  It was as though the wailing and screaming that I was exhibiting was being demonstrated through my body, showing me that my body too was screaming and wailing.

I even went through a period of denial, where I tried to back away from this truth.  I tried to reconnect to my old belief system.  I had so identified with this character that I existed as, which was that of the earth mother who was loving and compassionate and very demonstrative in her interactions with others and I did not want to let that go, because if I did who was I then?  How would others perceive me if I was no longer this 'persona'?

It is now five years later and I have changed.  I no longer interact with people from a starting point as a high-energy earth mother kind of person.  Does this mean that I am no longer compassionate?  Actually I am more compassionate as the compassion I felt for others prior to starting walking my process was based in/on a feeling that was not grounded in a practical living application, as I now see/realize/understand that true compassion is based on decisions that take into account what is best for each and every one of us always in all ways.

I am no longer exhausting myself, putting stress on my body by always having to be 'up' to be 'positive' as I have come to realize that this in no way assists and supports myself or others, that only through being consistent and stable, am I able to actualize practical solutions and a practical heaven on earth.

I have changed.  I am still changing.  I am still in process as that is what it is a process that when walked consistently, breath by breath, moment by moment, creates real, practical change here within and as myself thus becoming the Living Proof of a Living Principle.

As I see/realize/understand that I must become the change I wish to see in the world - it always starts with me - it is always up to me.
To be continued...

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