By Sharon Gorman, D.C.
We are trying to be healthy–emotionally, spiritually, physically. Each day we can make progress. With each action we take, we have a choice. Our Spirit, our conscience, should be consulted. Right choices make for right actions that will emotionally and spiritually benefit us and the other persons close to us. – Hazelton
The telephone rings – Do you answer it? When you get that funny feeling that something isn’t right, do you heed the warning or do you ignore it or cover it up. God talks to me through my gut. When I know what is really right, do I listen to God or do I take back my free will and do Sharon’s will? When I think that I know better I am in trouble. When I do what I want to do when I want to do because I want to then I am basically saying OK God tell me if I am on the right path as long as we agree I’ll do your will. Sometimes I ask for God’s guidance and we disagree and the answer is NO, it’s not that God isn’t hearing me, it is that the answer is NO.
In my arrogance I want it my way. I ignore my innate AKA gut feeling AKA women’s intuition by acting anyway even when I feel it is not right. When the accompanying emotions arise I do something to cover them up. I work on trying to make myself feel different. I used to feel like being good to myself meant not letting myself feel emotions that I didn’t want to feel. I had a lot of methods to feel different. My favorite was overeating. I also would “party”, shop, or work too much. All these methods would help me feel different. Feeling my feelings is what I need to do to be alive. It is not natural to not feel different about different things. Feelings are a symptom as much as physical symptoms tell me what is going on with my body, emotional feelings tell me if I am in the flow, I feel what is right and what is not as right. This is one of the ways that God talks to me. Just like I wouldn’t want to never have physical symptoms ever again I also wouldn’t want to never have emotional feelings.
The true danger for me about numbing myself out is that it is impossible for me to stop doing it because I don’t know after a while that I am doing it. I become numb and I get used to living that way. I might not get as low lows yet I also don’t get as high highs. In addition it becomes almost impossible for me to hear that inner voice that comes through in my clarity that I have come to know as innate. I have to be brave to be willing to stay in this awake state. Feeling my emotions can be very scary. For me it part of growing up (I know, it is about time). I know I wouldn’t be willing to stay so un-numb if I didn’t stay in a good spiritual place and I also need to have people in my life that are in a similar place. I need to choose people to have in my life that are on a similar spiritual path. I am a spiritual being in a physical body not the other way around. God talks to me through other people in addition to myself as long as I stay connected.
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Now for a little advertisement. I am heading out to Newport Beach California next weekend. We are getting together to put on a philosophy weekend. The idea behind this weekend is to gather a group of successful Chiropractors to talk it down. We share our passion for Chiropractic and why we love what we love and how we create practices that reflect our passion. We would love to have you join us. We will be right near the Orange County Airport. If you are ready to rub elbows with other principled chiropractors and rededicate yourself to changing the world one spine at a time – please join us. The registration information is on www.planetchiropractic.com or my site www.focuschiropractic.com/. If you have any further questions feel free to contact me at [email protected] or at 570-350-4091. I hope to see you there! Sharon
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