For thousands of years man has been turning to himself, his physical body, in an attempt to understand more of the divine nature that he is. This quest has been illustrated in art, spoken of in religious texts and found in mathematics with the Golden Ratio and the Fibonacci Sequence (patterns that are mathematically calculated and are also found repeated within the human body).
Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, is the most famous of this type of art depicting our divine nature, to which Leonardo says, "The outstretched arms and legs of a man form a square and a circle: the square corresponds to the solid physical cosmos, and the circle corresponds to the spiritual and eternal. Man spans the gap between these two worlds."
In religious texts, such as the Bible we find quotes such as, "Do you not know that your body is a Temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?…. Therefore honor God with your body." (1 Corinthians 6:19-20 NIV).
My first introduction into sacred geometry and the spiritual dimensions of our physical body was through a story of Dr. Sue Brown, a chiropractic teacher of mine. Dr. Brown was mapping out the geometric patterns that she was noticing in the spine and human body during chiropractic adjustments in which the body’s innate wisdom was adapting to, integrating, and evolving through various energetic patterns. During an airplane flight home, her neighboring passenger eagerly noticed the geometry she was working on. To Dr. Brown’s surprise, she found out that day that the detailed patterns that she was uncovering matched perfectly to the Tree of Life, which according to the teaching of the Kabalah (the ancient book of Jewish mysticism) is considered to be the path on which spirit descended to become man and the path which man will travel to reconnect with spirit.
You may be thinking, “Hey I thought you were just about fixing my back and helping my pain go away”. Interestingly, originally chiropractic was never about pain or back aches. The developer of chiropractic, D.D. Palmer, stated, “The purpose of the chiropractic adjustment is to reunite man the physical with man the spiritual, so that the finite may know itself as the infinite.” The sole purpose of the adjustment is to align your spine with the divine so the divine can be maximally expressed through you. Growth, healing, wellbeing, spiritual evolution, and even a reduction of back pain is all a by-product of you being in alignment.
“Spirituality does not mean that it has anything to do with religion. It has to do only with the development and refinement of the nervous system and the accompanying rise in the level of consciousness.” ~ Itzhak Bentov
Hi, I’m Dr Norm Detillieux, In addition to running a successful chiropractic studio The Lifehouse, I have offered a number of different workshops centered on wellness care, creating community, awareness of the benefits of chiropractic care and a wholistic approach to health