In my first practice space of the Lifehouse (downtown Nanaimo in the Old City Quarter) I had a similar image painted as a large mural on the wall. I encourage you to print the image off and place it on your own wall, fridge or somewhere you can see it throughout the day.
It’s as simple as this: Every thought, word and action will lead you either upstream or downstream. Upstream goes against the current/flow, is met with resistance and creates tension within and around.
When we are going upstream we are disconnected from the larger rhythms and truths both within and all around which often creates more fear and a greater energy drain.
Going with the flow, going downstream, creates ease which is health (the opposite of dis-ease). When we are going with the flow we are tapped in, turned on and fully connected. Expressing ourselves authentically.
Are you living in fear or are you living in love? This is a choice and is driven by every thot, word and action you make on a moment to moment basis.
This is life.
Life is a process.
Listen and fine tune your flow.
Cheering you on to Trust Your Flow!
Many native cultures speak of how we each have two birthdays:
The first birthday is the day we are born. The second happens later in life, and not everyone chooses this one.
It is the day when the soul births itself, a more authentic self. This second birth is known in humans as transformation -- in animals, known as metamorphosis. The transformational process has been written about for eons and is referred to in many religions. Often there is a dark night, a period where what currently is no longer works. Soon through this dark night, what is current becomes the past. That past being the eggshell which harboured your rebirth.
Much like the darkness a young chick experiences inside its egg, through this dark void the chick grows and begins its desire to emerge itself anew. Ever so faintly the chick slowly starts to peck on the egg from the inside out. This pecking process build strength to the muscles of the chick… As the pecking continues, its muscles get stronger, and stronger, until it is finally strong enough. The chick’s strengthened muscles allow it to break through the shell -- a crack of light emerges. The new world appears and a new chick emerges. Thankfully through the pecking process the bird was able to fully develop its neck muscles.
It was the process of pecking at the egg that enabled the bird to build his muscles so it could hold its head upright. Now just think if that egg was cracked from the outside, how life would have emerged prematurely and the poor chick wouldn’t have been able to hold its head upright. Unable to feed itself or move properly. Perhaps it would go its whole life having never developed the strength it needed.
In relation to ourselves a corollary sentiment emerges: Trust the process.
You are emerging you.
Pecking at it, pecking at it,
from the inside out.
If you fall down, if you relapse,
know that this only making you stronger.
It is through the process that you are developing the muscles to hold yourself upright.
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