Category Archives: Inspiration
Imagination is not the same as creativity. Creativity takes the process of imagination to another level. My definition of creativity is “the process of having original ideas that have value.” Imagination can be entirely internal. You could be imaginative all day long without anyone noticing. But you would never say that someone was creative if that person never did something. To be creative you actually have to do something. It involves putting your imagination to work to make something new, to come up with new solutions to problems, even to think of new problems or questions.
YOU CAN THINK OF CREATIVITY AS APPLIED IMAGINATION.
Sir Ken Robinson, The Element
T’was the day before Christmas,
but there was no cheer.
No jingle bells jingled, no sound of reindeer.
The word had got out that Santa was sick.
There’d be no friendly visit from jolly St. Nick.
The people were sad; no gaiety sounded.
For Christmas had come,
but Santa was grounded.
He walked down the street,
and what should he see?
On a small sign was printed, Family Life Chiropractic
Now, Santa was not one to like a new tactic,
But all else had failed, so he’d try Chiropractic.
He entered the office and saw at a glance
In a place such as this illness hasn’t a chance.
For all were smiling; the music was snappy,
With all the patients contented and happy.
In a very short time, to judge by the clock,
He was in the adjusting room, talking to Doc.
“It must be the hurry, the tension and all.
I simply can’t seem to get on the ball.
Life used to be easy, just toys, guns and whistles.
Now I have to dodge fall-out,
space ships and missiles.”
And Doc, take a look at the size of this pack!
Have you any idea what it does to my back?
Poor Santa was miserable; just barely able
With the help of the doctor, to get to the table.
The doctor was gentle. Without fuss or tussle
He examined the vertebrae
and relaxed the muscles.
He spotted the trouble, and then with a click,
Started aligning the ailing St. Nick.
And Santa felt aches and pains slipping away.
In no time at all he began to feel gay.
The air was a tingle with a new fallen snow.
And a healthy Kris Kringle was rarin’ to go.
As he went out the door, he threw all a kiss.
Why, it has been centuries since
he’d felt as good as this!
Then once more he shouldered the bag full of toys.
His heart overflowing with true Christmas joys.
So, may we, your friends, echo this cheer?
Merry Christmas to you
and to all a good year!
Chiropractic Philosophy Science and Art. Vol. XXXII, pg. 56
“These questions have been asked of savants of all ages. They have remained unanswered until the advent of Chiropractic, which will, in time, lift the curtain that hangs between this life and the one beyond. This science has given an intelligent explanation of disease, and now, I shall attempt, for the first time, to give a comprehensive explanation to the other three questions.”
“What is life? How did it create this human mechanism, and continue it as a living entity? From whence does it come, and whither does it go? What is it? ”
“We are acquainted with the outward manifestations of life, disease and death, but these are only the symptoms of something real which the human race has desired to know. We have an instinctive longing to get back of these. We want to know comprehensively the cause of each.”
“Last, but not least, we possess an inherent craving, an aspiration to know what there is beyond this life, what of the immortality of the soul, spirit, the Innate conscious living intelligence, that never had a beginning, nor will it have an ending?”
“Man is a dual entity. He is composed of the mortal, and immortal – the everlasting – that which always existed, and always will.”
“The Innate Intelligence, known by the names, soul, spirit, nature, instinct, subconscious mind and intuition, has the duplicate senses in Educated Intelligence.”
“Innate has its own consciousness; it is not dependent upon the body for its existence, any more than we are on the house we live in; its immortality, its external existence, does not rely upon the life of the body it inhabits. It is invincible, cannot be overcome by material changes. It is invulnerable, and not subject to wounds or injuries.”
“Innate is not the mind, the thinking quality with which we are familiar. The functions of the brain, upon which the mind depends for outward expressions, are like other functions, under the control of Innate. It is behind that and expresses itself by that means. It can set aside for consideration, the sensations, emotions, passions, desires, or any other mental phenomena, or physiological functions, and thereby receive educational impressions thru it. ”
“Innate is self-existent, remains unchanged, is not a part of mental or physical manifestation; but instead controls these, when not hindered by diseased conditions, caused by displacements of the skeletal frame.”
“The life, of which we are acquainted, is of the physical which exists as long as Innate occupies the body. To be able to perform the functions of the body, is to live.”
“Disease consists in deranged functions. Functions may become so extremely abnormal, that Innate cannot maintain control, making the body untenable. This dissolution, we call death.”
“Immortality is the life entered by Innate at its birth. The former birth being that of the physical, the latter of the spiritual.”
Excerpted from the book The Science of Chiropractic by B.J. Palmer – 1906
What if you are immortal? Would that change anything in your life? I would think so.
Who was the Father of Medicine? What did he have to say about the use of drugs? Among the Greeks around 400 B.C. there lived a man who was convinced that the body had a built-in wish to be well. His name was Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine.
“A strong case could be made for the fact that he was by all contemporary standards, a drugless practitioner. The remedies he prescribed were preparations concocted from vegetables, spices, oils and herbs. Among his “folk medicine” cures were gargles, inhalants, and various brews of grain, moderate and effective, especially when administered with traditional Hippocratic faith in the body’s compulsive wish to be well.” Marcus Bach – The Chiropractic Story
Hippocrates also reminded his students that,
“Where there is love of man, there is also a love of healing.”
History says he was the greatest Greek physician that ever lived, and “physician” was by no means confined only to medicine. The word had its root in physis which meant nature and implied a thorough knowledge of the development and growth of things, especially as these related to the health and wholeness of the life of man.
Hippocrates wrote an Oath of Integrity for physicians, a code of standards and ideals to which they must swear to adhere in the practice of their profession. This Oath could be adopted by Chiropractors who see in it, the truth of how to practice. Here it is in its entirety:
“I do solemnly swear by that which I hold most sacred:
That I will be loyal to the profession of medicine and just and generous to its members;
That I will lead my life and practice my art in uprightness and honor; That into whatsoever house I shall enter, it shall be for the good of the sick to the utmost of my power, I holding myself aloof from wrong, from corruption, and from the temptation of others to vice;
That I will exercise my art solely for the cure of my patients, and will give no drug, perform no operation for a criminal purpose, even if solicited, far less suggest it;
That whatsoever I shall see or hear of the lives of men which is not fitting to be spoken, I will keep inviolably secret.
These things I do promise, and in proportion as I am faithful to this my oath may happiness and good repute be ever mine – the opposite if I shall forsworn.”
Integrity by definition is: “strict adherence to a code of moral values, artistic principles, or other standards; complete sincerity or honesty.”
Would the integrity of man play a more important role in his life if he truly knew he was immortal? That what he did today had an affect on him tomorrow. Three-quarters of the population of earth believes that man is spiritual in nature and that he will live on after the death of the matter that he inhabits.
Galileo was born the day that Michelangeo died; the year of his death was the year that Sir Isaac Newton, the discoverer of the law of gravitation, was born.