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Jim Dubel, D.C.

The following story reminded me of an old B.J. Palmer quote:
“You never know how far reaching something you think, say or do today, will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”
The law of unintended consequences is as applicable to human nature as it is to science. There is a story of a young man and the results of his simple act of friendship:

One day when I was a freshman in high school, I saw a kid from my class walking home from school. His name was Kyle. It looked like he was carrying all of his books. I thought to myself, “Why would anyone bring home all of his books on a Friday? He must really be a nerd.”

I had quite a weekend planned – parties and a football game with my friends on Saturday afternoon –- so I shrugged my shoulders and went on.

As I was walking, I saw a bunch of kids running towards him. They knocked all of his books out of his arms and tripped him so he landed in the dirt. His glasses went flying, and I saw them land in the grass about ten feet from him. As he looked up, I saw terrible sadness in his eyes. My heart went out to him. I jogged over to him as he crawled around looking for his glasses, and I saw a tear in his eye. As I handed him his glasses, I said, “Those guys are jerks. They should really get lives.”

He looked at me and said, “Hey, thanks!” There was a big smile on his face. It was one of those smiles that showed real gratitude.

I helped him pick up his books and asked him where he lived. As it turned out, he lived near me, so I asked him why I hadn’t seen him before. He said he had gone to private school before now.

We talked all the way home, and I carried some of his books. He turned out to be a pretty cool kid, and we hung out all weekend. The more I got to know Kyle, the more I liked him, and my friends all felt the same. Over the next four years, Kyle and I became best friends.

Since Kyle was the valedictorian of our class, he had to prepare a speech for graduation. I was so glad it wasn’t me having to get up there and speak! Kyle was one of those guys who had really found himself during high school. He’d filled out and actually looked good in glasses. He’s also had more dates than I had, and all of the girls loved him.

I could tell he was nervous about the speech, so I smacked him on the back and said, “Hey, big guy, you’ll be great!”

“Thanks,” he replied.

A few minutes later, he cleared his throat and began his speech.

“Graduation is a time to thank those who helped you make it through the tough years – your parents, your siblings, maybe a coach … but mostly your friends. I am here to tell you that being a friend to someone is the best gift you can give. I’d like to tell you a story.”

I listened in disbelief as my best friend told the story of the day we met. He had planned to kill himself over that weekend. He spoke about how he had cleaned out his locker so his mom wouldn’t have to do it later … that was why he was carrying so much stuff home.

Kyle added, “Thankfully, I was saved. My friend saved me from doing the unspeakable.”

I heard a gasp go through the crowd as this handsome, popular boy told us all about his weakest moment. I saw his mom and dad looking at me and smiling the same grateful smile Kyle often displayed. It was only then that I realized its depth.

Never underestimate the power of your actions. With one small gesture, you can truly change a person’s life – for better or for worse.

“It is better to light one candle, than curse the darkness.”

All My Love, Loyalty, and Friendship,


Jennifer Connors, D.C.

As chiropractors we know and experience the adjustment daily in our lives. We strive to teach, mentor and promote the adjustment to all that we come in contact with. Whether it be in our daily lives or on mission trips around the world. We will never truly know in our lifetime the impact that we have had while here on this planet.

However, we were given a gift by DD Palmer who’s insight may have been ahead of his time on purpose as a Compass to teach us the true essence of chiropractic. He said eight simple words " connect man the physical with man the spiritual", and he could have stopped there and he would have said enough but thankfully he did not.

Each time we lay our hands on someone we not only shift that being and that body, but anything energetically connected to it. Author Joseph Chilton Pearce wrote The crack in the cosmic egg, and Magical Child, teaches a group of theories and principles to further answer many leaky theories that common psychologists have stated. He clearly states that their is a biological plan for adaptability and survival. Physical survival unfolds through creative interactions with the world" species survival unfolds through genital sexuality" and personal survival unfolds through the development of pure abstract thought."

He talks about evolution of intelligence and how we are genetically encoded with past experiences of our ancestors. That as we procreate not only do we learn like every man before us has but we build upon their knowledge. Anything previously discovered is encoded genetically with in our bodies and thoughts. Even if separated on a desolate island a child could survive and learn language, how to use tools and advance forward without ever being taught.

He further explains man and uses a parable as man living in a garden. "We must tend that garden. We must be good stewards of our resources and exercise careful dominion over them. Tools could be an adjunct to this stewardship over the earth. We get in serious difficulties when we substitute mechanics for personal power, for they are qualitatively different functions." Many people in this world have made a horrid mistake to confuse pharmaceuticals over their own bodies Qualitative innate function to heal, coordinate and emanate life and health.

We have fallen into the mind set that sickness and disease is a fearful state of being and that our focus should be to fight it with drugs, therapies and surgery. Chiropractic came from a sacred place to a sacred space in our lives to enlighten man to the knowledge of self power. To no longer except a model of thinking that is not based upon truth rather is based upon fear. Re connecting mans physical being with ones emotional and spiritual self will create better balance, a true knowing of self, and truth.

People make shifts in their lives after something has shifted within themselves. For some it is simply the adjustment, for many it is profoundly our philosophy and intent behind it. Think of the families which we serve and the many shifts that happen to them as they continue a lifetime of adjustments. If Joseph Chilton Pearce is correct in his theory we have genetically encoded future generations into giving and receiving pure and un adultered chiropractic, Re connecting man the physical with man the spiritual.

ICPA and New Beginnings Extravaganza Weeks Away

Come join us at Now You Know April 29 thru May 2, 2004 and experience a practice-changing event in chiropractic philosophy, science, and art! Come share the excitement of both New Beginnings and the International Chiropractic Pediatric Association Extraviganza!

Philosophy: Experience Chiropractic Philosophy: Keynote Philosophy Speakers: Drs. Guy Riekeman, Bob Hoffman, C.J. Mertz, Pasquale Cerasoli, Bob Braile, Eric Plasker, Tony DeMarco, Jay Handt, Peter Kevorkianand the rest of the New Beginnings Philosophy Team.

Science: Enjoy the validation of Chiropractic Philosophy with our Keynote Science Speaker: Bruce Lipton, PhD. Make informed choices on Vaccines: "Immunity and Chiropractic" presented by: Stephen Marini, D.C., PhD. Hear the ICPA Research Update with Joel Alcantara, D.C, ICPA Research Director.

Art: Multiple I.C.P.A. Technique Workshops including Webster Technique Certification. Plus special ICPA Family Practice Panel. Drs. Claudia Anrig, Tony Carrino, Jeanne Ohm, Carol Phillips, Armand Rossi and Jim Thompson.

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