The soul is the intelligent life–life guided by intelligence. It resides throughout the body wherever there is life.
It consists of expressed functional energy. Soul means life and life means soul, these two terms life and soul are synonymous.
Individualized spirit is the segmented portion embodied in each individual. The body, as an entity, is the organized substance which we recognize as a human being.
The mind is the intellectual part, that which is conscious, that which understands, reasons, wills and thinks.
All vital activities are guided by intelligent life. Intelligent life – the soul – is the bond of union which holds spirit and body together as one. Mind is the product of soul and body – of a living body.
Through the mind Innate (spirit) conducts the functions which control the body, and looks after its external welfare.
By D. D. Palmer
We chiropractors work with the subtle substance of the soul. We release the imprisoned impulse, the tiny rivulet of force, that emanates from the mind and flows over the nerves to 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 form 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 power that animates the living world?
By B. J. Palmer, D.C., Ph. C