Over the course of 10 years, hundreds have asked me why I became a Chiropractor. What choices led me here. Up until a few years ago, my response was, “Because I love to help people.”
Then I had an AHA moment that Chiropractic chose me.
Chiropractic is, in its purest of definition: “Unleashing the full potential of the brain and body to heal.” I hadn’t experienced that myself until 3 years ago when I received a life-changing cervical (upper neck) adjustment by Dr. Ken Moger (a dude I had met a day earlier) at a seminar. And no, this was not my first adjustment.
I had been adjusted thousands of times before but this was different. I don’t really even know how to explain it, but it felt like my brain wiring changed immediately. I started to feel things I had squashed for years. I started to experience clarity that I didn’t experience ever before. I had confidence that I was on the right path.
I can honestly say that adjustment was a pivotal moment in my life. The moment that I decided to be different, to be authentic. To be vulnerable and transparent. To love and be loved. To laugh and play. This was all inside work, and hard work. To love and be loved was the most difficult.
Why in the world am I sharing this with you? I share this because, for some reason, people forget that I’m human. I don’t always have my shit together, folks. Life hasn’t always been easy peasy lemon squeezy. The first step in healing was to acknowledge that I’m broken (gotta start somewhere), but to not have a pity party about it. I found this definition of ‘broken’ and it resonated with me:
1. having been fractured or damaged and no longer in one piece or in working order.
2. (of a person) having given up all hope; despairing.
My life is great. I have a supportive, loving, hard-working and intelligent husband who only wants me to be happy. I have 2 kids who teach me more about life, love, forgiveness than I knew existed. I have friends and family who are extensions of me or of who I want to become. I have a purpose that is so huge it kind of scares me to think about sometimes. I have a ‘job’ that Transforms Lives every damn day.
I understand why people feel that I have it all and life is always grand, but let’s get real. We are all on an equal playing field looking to offer our unique, authentic gifts to the world.
Our path lies in the choices we make.
After that adjustment 3 years ago, I decided to take personal responsibility for everything in my life. I have worked really hard on every part of my life. Are some days ‘off’? Yes. Are there challenges in every day? Yes. Do I have a lot of work to do still? I hope so, otherwise, it’s time to leave this physical world. Behind those challenges there are there gifts and lessons. These gifts and lessons are pivotal points in our lives to grow, to change.
My journey is to give support, to relate to people. I’m here to shine a light down the path to healing and happiness. I rarely shine the light on myself and my life, but I felt it may help people read about the real me. And no, this won’t be the last article. This is the start to helping more people, globally.
I love this message.
Light it up, girl.