By Dr. Jim Dubel
One of the points in my
career that helped me to take a major step forward in my practice and
personal life happened while reading one of B.J. Palmer’s Green Books. I
have always heard most of the “on purpose” chiropractors like Dr. Sid
Williams or Dr. Jim Sigafoose talking about the invaluable information
B.J. Palmer had bestowed upon using his numerous writings. So, I began
collecting and reading anything I could get my hands on that B.J. Palmer
wrote. I find it amazing that B.J. is still100 years ahead of his time
in his philosophy and understanding of chiropractic.
In one of the volumes B.J.
Palmer said “subluxation is the cause of all dis-ease”. This is the big
idea! I imagine I struggled like so many of us for many years trying to
believe and understand exactly what that meant. It seems so simple and
yet so complex. We in chiropractic suffer from simplicity. Who really
knows that the subluxation is the cause of all dis-ease, B.J. Palmer did
and I suspect that the rest of us are working on it. Perhaps some
chiropractors who do not know or only partially believe in the principle
want to complicate our philosophy to hide the fact that they do not have
the big idea!!!
The day that I accepted the
chiropractic principle in full faith and began telling chiropractic
story without reservation was the day my life changed. By telling the
truth to my patients and friends, not only did my practice grow, but I
grew spiritually and emotionally. In the past, I worried what people
thought of me and I was afraid to be thought of as different. I wanted
to fit in like all the other “real” doctors. In essence, I was giving up
and lying not only to myself but to all I came in contact with..
In B.J.’s Green Books I
found strength. He never watered down the truth. He was not afraid too
philosophize about life and about how chiropractic enhanced it. As BJ
was fond of saying “keep on keeping on”, read and believe and then you
get to know.
When, and if, it is possible
for chiropractors to dispense with the junk and concentrate on
chiropractic, he/she will have a power that is beyond understanding. If
subluxation prevents innate from carrying on its normal functions, dis-ease
occurs and well people get sick. If the subluxation is removed and
innate is able to flow, health is restored. This can be accomplished
anywhere, at any time, without communicating by language or considering
external variables of people. This IS the big idea! It is a God-given
Once we understand and can
allow ourselves to tell the truth in an uninhibited way, we can break
free of the bondage that has kept us captive and made us fearful of what
other people might thing. The truth can never change. It is always the
truth and will always remain the truth. By removing subluxations we are
able to release life energy that controls, maintains, and re-creates
every cell in the body. What an exciting thought…that the power in our
hands to restore health to the sick and give hope to the suffering who
previously had none.
With the knowledge of what
chiropractic is capable of accomplishing we are armed with an
inexhaustible arsenal. No other Doctor from any health care profession
has the ability to aid in the restoration of life. We need no other
implements or concoctions to achieve the magnificent result of health.
We need only knowledge of where the subluxation is, how to remove it,
and most importantly, what is being removed. With this simple
information and the art of adjustment we are able to unlock potential
that has been pent up by subluxation.
Once you can understand and
can explain the truth, your life and your practice will be enhanced. I
have read and re-read all of B.J.’s Green Books and each time I re-read
one I find a point that I have not gotten before. The same is true for
attending philosophy sessions or meeting. Each time you hear
chiropractic philosophy speaker you take home a little bit greater
understanding of what we have. I believe all of us can, and will,
continue growing in our knowledge and understanding of the chiropractic
principle by reading and listening to philosophy.
There is within each
individual, one common intelligence, which conceives, develops, gives
birth, produces and reproduces, performs life functions within each, in
common, always alike, to all alike.
“Someday, people will learn
that material things do not bring happiness and are of little use in
making men and women creative and powerful. Then the scientists will
turn their Laboratories over to the study of God and prayer and
spiritual forces which, as yet, have hardly been scratched. When this
day comes, the world will see more advancement in one generation that
has in the last four” Dr. Charles Steinmetz.
If chiropractic works, it
works every time without exception. If chiropractic does not work, then
it has never worked and will never work. We know that it works 100
percent of the time, all the time. This is the truth! If even one person
has received help from a chiropractic adjustment, then we have all the
In contrast, medicine
guesses with each prescription and has changed many times in its
approach toward health care. Over the years medicine has contradicted
itself on almost every chemical cure it is administered. In all its
years, it has not cured even one disease process.
Chiropractic in its entire
life span of 108 years has never changed. The removal of vertebral
subluxation, by hand only, to restore normal nerve flow from the brain
above to the body below, remains the same. Chiropractic will never
change! The truth cannot change!! It is a law.
“It is better to light one
candle than curse the darkness.”
is the Honor and Reverence ?
Lou Corleto DC, PhC (hon)
Recently I was contemplating
the commitment of the Tibetan monks (or monks of any spiritual
teachings) and the training of the “Jedi Knight”. This contemplation
strengthened my awareness of the affinity and natural bond about what
the TRUTH is in a human being and how ChiropracTIC works with it. As
ChiropracTOR’s we just lay it on the line, no frills, just speaking the
truth, constantly talking about it, living it, eating it, breathing it,
honoring it, being proud to say “all I have to do is make and
adjustment-open the channels and the Divine power that made this body
will heal it and help this person to fulfill a purpose and destiny that
will change everyone he or she comes in contact with from now on”.
We have gotten further and
further and further away from the TRUTH , the spirit, light , and life
that is inside us right now and hears what I’m saying and knows it is
Where are we now? We have
been over come by technology, politics, government, money, FEAR, and
insecurities. During this change that has been going on the TRUTH has
not changed it is still the truth no matter what. The TRUTH is
everywhere and lives and breathes within us, truth is not bound by space
and time. Neither are the principles of ChiropracTIC. We have always had
a message to bring to people, the TRUTH about the vitalistic philosophy
of ChiropracTIC. The old adage Many are called, few are chosen.
Literally means Many were called to serve ChiropracTIC but few chose to
Ask yourself will you stand
alone and continue to live and breathe the truth about ChiropracTIC even
if no one else will? Will you stand alone, will you continue to adjust
no matter what even if you have to do it alone? Would you do it? Not for
any other reason than because it is the RIGHT thing to do!!! Would you
do it no matter what? Once you make that commitment the Universal
Intelligence that animates the living world will support you in this
mission and therefore you can never be alone.
Get back to the TRUTH and
serve ChiropracTIC to the world with the honor and reverence it deserves
and this vocation will be served as it was intended to be.
Keep setting them free!!!