It’s easy to come up with ideas. Out there, there are millions and millions of ideas. Ideas to change the world and make it a better place, ideas to start a business, ideas to be a better person, etc. Tons of ideas, but most of them stay at that, ideas.
Why is that?
It’s because it doesn’t require that much work to come up with an idea. Ideas are free. When the work starts in turning your idea into something concrete i.e. a business, a structure, etc. It’s when the behaviours need to happen and we think of all the work that we need to do to implement our idea, that we stop.
It’s the start where most people stop.
How many times have you had the idea to go to the gym and be more active? You may have even gone to a gym and signed up for a membership...and then you never went again...except to cancel the membership. The idea of working out sounded nice, but the implementation takes work and that’s where it stopped.
What about that great business idea you came up with to make money. Perhaps you thought of writing a book or creating an online program….and then you got busy and never implemented it. A few years later, you remember your wonderful idea and wonder where you would be now, had you acted on that idea.
Next time you feel like you have a great idea, remember that if you simply start it, you are already ahead of the rest of people who don’t even try.
Over time, if you keep starting things over and over again, eventually, you will build a habit and it will become easier.
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There is always something to fear, so what do you do when you fear?
Fear also has 2 acronyms: Forget Everything And Run or Face Everything And Rise
As most of you know, we’re expecting our first child very soon and with that, comes lots of unknowns and sometimes fears. So, how do you deal with fear?
This is the series of fears that I thought about surrounding birth. At first, there was worry surrounding getting pregnant, then once pregnancy was confirmed, there’s worry around having a miscarriage. After the first trimester when the incidence of miscarriage decreases, you move into your second trimester and you are told to be on the lookout for preterm labour. When you make it through that and to term, you worry about the baby coming late. Then there’s the actual birth process and then everything that comes with having a newborn that you are now responsible for.
Imagine you followed this thought train for the rest of your life. How many fears would you have feared that did not happen? Most of them! You would have wasted so much time worrying about the things that never happened. Also, whenever life throws you something unexpected, all you can do is to adapt and find a way.
Now, if I had decided to think about all these fears on a regular basis, what would the baby inside of me absorb? All those fears. That is a process of how parents pass along some of their fears to their children even before they are born.
We also carry with us, the fears from multiple generations through the thoughts and DNA that is passed down. Scary! There is a solution to this!
You resolve the fear for you and you resolve it for the generations that came before you and those to come after you as well.
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As the baby items started collecting in our house, we needed to make more room. The best way I found was to clean and purge. As I started in 1 room of the house and donated items to neighbours and the Salvation Army, I noticed that my mind felt freer and freer. If I felt this good after 1 area, what would happen if I decluttered the entire house?
I also learned what emotional attachments I have to material things. I kept old clothes and belongings that had sentimental value. When I let go of some of these objects, I started to gain more and more energy. Soon, my nervous system learned that it was fun to give things away, especially if someone else really needed and could use them.
In my neighbourhood, we have a group where we can post things that we don’t need anymore and a neighbour can request what we post. It makes everyone feel better and grows our community closer together.
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In our current healthcare system, the idea is to restore ourselves to the way we were before an event happened to us. For example, if you had shoulder pain, back pain, cancer, diabetes, etc you seek help from a professional to get rid of our pain or condition and return you back to the way you were.
The current healthcare system works well in cases where your life is in jeopardy and in cases where you need help in reducing pain and suffering. When you need something removed immediately, this is the way to go.
There is also another way to look at healing.
The challenge with this current system is that you lose the ability to find meaning from your pain. You have difficulty growing through the the symptom of pain.
Re-organizational healing (ROH) is more than treating just the symptom or pain. ROH assumes that pain and diseases are not mistakes. Instead, pain and disease are here to alert us that something in our current life needs to change.
Pain tells you about your body and your life. It tells you to stop, pay attention and do something different. Stop something that you are doing physically, emotionally or mentally. Pay attention to yourself and your life and then make a change.
For example, let’s say someone has Lyme Disease. Restorative therapies could include antibiotics, herbal remedies and supplements. ROH looks at the person’s life. The body is part of their life and so are their emotions, thoughts, perceptions, behaviours, relationships, family, culture that they are in, stories about their experiences and also spiritual qualities.
In ROH, the assumption is that we are not looking back into the past. We don’t want to go back. We want to look forward and create a new version or upgrade in order to adapt to the times. We need to move to another level.
When we are fearful, or scared that we are going to lose something, we want safety and comfort and will most often choose restorative therapies.
When we want to grow, feel more connected in our lives, give our gifts and contribute, we chose ROH.
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Life is made up of a series of moments. If you miss the moments, you will miss your life.
While we may not consciously remember every moment of each and every day of our lives, there are some moments that stand out that we will never forget.
A defining moment is a moment in time that creates and defines a change within you. It’s a moment where you consciously decide something about who you are and what you represent. It’s when you make a statement to the universe that this is or is not you.
Some such moments could be a time that you stood up for yourself. In that moment, you made a statement that you would no longer tolerate the treatment that you have received and that something needs to change. You decided that you and your feelings matter and that you deserved to be heard.
Another moment could be the moment you decide that you are a survivor and not a victim. You are going to fight whatever health challenge that comes your way and that you are not going to be a victim to your circumstance. In that moment, you decided to choose courage.
The moments don’t have to be something big either. It could be a moment when you were in a rush to do something and instead, you chose to take care of the needs of a human in front of you. You decided that that person was more important to you than a thing.
In every moment, we are making decisions about who we are and what we stand for. Make a list of 5 moments that changed your life and who you were in an instant. If you feel like sharing, please do so below.
“Your days are your life in miniature. As you live your hours, so you create your years. As you live your days, so you craft your life. What you do today is actually creating your future. The words you speak, the thoughts you think, the food you eat and the actions you take are defining your destiny- shaping who you are becoming and what your life will stand for. Small choices lead to giant consequences- over time. There's no such thing as an unimportant day.” -Robin Sharma
The fourth and fifth healing intelligences, are the soul intelligence and the universal intelligence. These spiritual intelligences allow us to express our gifts in our lives.
The soul healing intelligence is a place of knowing. This is different from the thought healing intelligences where it is a place of thoughts.
If you can connect to the soul healing intelligence, it allows you to bring peace, ease, flow, and love to your life and what you do.
This is the space where you can let go of yourself so you can fill it with something new.
There is no way to think yourself to the soul healing intelligence. There are only questions you can ask to get you closer: Where’s the rhythm? How can I express more love now?
The final healing intelligence is the universal healing intelligence. This is the place where expressions like “we are all one” and “we are all connected” come from. This is where we find out that we are not separate from all others here.
We may be individual beings but together, we make up a whole. This is where community lies.
For example, if we take a cup and scoop water out of the sea, the water inside the cup is still part of the sea. Similar to us humans, we are individuals but we are also a part of the collective sea of people.
This is the place where the right people or things, show up for you at exactly the right time, when you need it.
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The third healing intelligence, the thought intelligence, is broken up into 2 parts: the lower thought and the upper thought. Our last article talked about the lower mind intelligence and now we move on to the upper mind.
The upper mind is where we observe our thoughts and the lower mind. It’s where we ponder things, have revelations and gain insight on ourselves.
This is often known as the space of the observer in meditation. When you sit down to meditate or when you observe your thoughts, you may be able to recognize that you are not your thoughts. You are able to watch your thoughts go by. The person observing the thoughts go by is the upper mind healing intelligence.
With this healing intelligence, we can decide which rules still matter to us and which ones from our past we can let go of. This is where you can change your story about who you are!
Here is an exercise to get to the upper metal intelligence. Sit for 5 minutes and observe the thoughts that fill your mind.
When you realise that you are having thoughts enter and leave your mind, recognize that you must be observing them from a higher level of thought.
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The third healing intelligence, the thought intelligence, is broken up into 2 parts: the lower thought and the upper thought.
A thought allows you to freeze an event in time so you can play it over and over again. Why would this be important? So you can take a closer look at an event, deconstruct and examine it.
This is done for protection purposes. It allows you to ask yourself if this event is something you need to be concerned about or if this something that you need to protect yourself form.
The lower thought intelligence makes rules for what something is, what it means and what it’s supposed to be. We have rules for what it means to love, be loved, hate, feel rejected, sad. Etc. These rules were established by you through what others told you and your own personal experiences. Most of your rules were form early on in life.
Onces a rule is triggered, it sets of a specific thoughts, emotions, behaviours, etc that correspond to the rule. For example, if in grade 1, Miss Smith told you that you were stupid, you would store that in a file somewhere. Imagine 25 years later and 5 diplomas later, you get stuck on a problem, your brain will say, that’s because you’re stupid.
This is why it’s important for us to examine our reactions and why we have them. Most often, when there’s an upset, it’s because one of our rules have been broken in some way.
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The second intelligence is the emotional healing intelligence. The purpose of an emotion is to regulate your life force to cause you to take rapid action, create change and drive you towards a purpose.
The emotional intelligence is tied to the life force (see previous blog on the Bio-energetic healing intelligence) because it directs the flow of the life force. For example, when you experience the emotion of happy, your energy moves upwards in your body. Conversely, when you are feeling sad, your energy will flow downwards and towards your feet.
An emotion is designed to last minutes to hours, at most. It runs through your body so you can make rapid change. Imagine you are treated poorly by sometime and you get mad and angry. This emotional energy will allow you to say “Enough of this! I will not let this happen to me again!”. Then you will take the necessary steps and actions to keep this from happening again to you.
When an emotion lasts longer than a few hours, it is no longer an emotion but a state. You can experience the emotion of anger or you can know someone who’s always angry and therefore in a state of anger. In order to sustain a state, you require specific behaviours, structures or posture of your body, actions and thoughts to create the state over and over again.
Unlike the bio-energetic healing intelligence which is present in all living beings, the emotional intelligence is not. Some animals have this and other’s don’t. A snake may have a preliminary version of this intelligence to be able to react to it’s environment.
People who have difficulty making changes in their life or taking action often don’t have enough emotional energy expression to do that.
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The first intelligence is the bio-energetic or life force intelligence. Life force flows through you and allows you to effect your biochemistry in your body.
Life force drives your body’s processes and makes sure that the proper chemical and physiological reactions take place are the correct time to ensure that you stay alive. Ie. heart beats at a certain rate, lungs expand and contract at specific intervals. Life force is important for activity in your cells, connective tissues and for organ function, growth and repair.
Life force is present in all living things and it’s role is to keep your body functioning at baseline. It keeps your safe, secure and alive.
When you are at rest, your life force is slow. Movement is what allows you to change your life force. With increased heart rate, respiration and body temperature i.e. exercise, your body’s biochemistry kicks into high gear.
When your life force isn’t flowing properly, you feel lethargic and if it becomes stagnant, you start to feel ill. The lack of life force does not make you ill directly, your body will lack the ability to eliminate the toxins and move waste in and out, due to the lack of life force flow. When there is disease in the body, there is usually a problem with life force.
When we first start off working together, the treatment sessions are usually focused on getting your life force moving properly again throughout your body.
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Dr. Amanda is a non-traditional chiropractor who focuses on Neuro-Optimization in Ottawa, Canada.