WE CHIROPRACTORS work
with the subtle substance of the soul.
We release the prisoned impulse,
the tiny rivulet of force
that emanates from the spirit
and flows over the nerves and the cells
and stirs them into life.
We deal with the magic power
that transforms common food into living, loving, thinking clay;
that robes the earth with beauty,
and hues and scents the flowers
with the glory of the air.
In the dim, dark, distant long ago,
when the sun first bowed to the morning star,
this power spoke and there was life;
it quickened the slime of the sea
and the dust of the earth
and drove the cell to union
with its fellows in countless living forms.
Through eons of time it finned the fish
and winged the bird
and fanged the beast.
Endlessly it worked,
evolving its forms
until it produced the crowning glory of them all.
With tireless energy
it blows the bubble of each individual life
and then silently, relentlessly dissolves the form,
and absorbs the spirit into itself again.
And yet you ask,
“Can Chiropractic cure appendicitis or the ‘flu’?”
Have you more faith in a knife or a spoonful of medicine
than in the Innate Power
that animates the internal living world?