By Michael Dorausch, D.C.
Nine chiropractors come to the office with me everyday. Sometimes there’s more, but each and every day I have the joy to be surrounded by at least these nine amazing individuals. On top of that, I get to adjust all the patients, which makes this the most amazing setup. Here’s how it came to be.
My chiropractic mentors have left such an indelible impression on me that they now follow me everywhere. They’re in my sleep, they’re in my office, they’re embedded in my mindset. Before my feet even hit the floor while getting out of bed each morning, these nine chiropractors are there, ensuring my day begins as taught when I was a student.
Good morning God, good morning God, good morning God. I feel great, I feel great, I feel great.
Since the day Dr. Fred Schofield embedded that mantra in my head, it’s played daily like an alarm clock. These are my now hard wired thoughts, recited since I first heard them in 2002.
When my feet hit the floor I transition to I feel healthy, I feel happy, I feel terrific. Whether I speak it aloud (which I frequently do) or not, this one is with me until I reach the bathroom. I first heard those words spoken in a dynamic fashion by Dr. Sid Williams. I was a chiropractic student at the time, and I had no idea how they’d transform me.
Regardless of what I do before I get there, everyone’s ready to go when I head to the office. Dr. Sid reminds me Serve for the sake of Serving, Give for the sake of Giving, Love for the sake of Loving.
I get to the office and go to unlock the door. If you want to be successful in practice, don’t forget to unlock the door, says Dr. John Hofmann. He’s there to remind me every single time I go to unlock the door, and he told me this in 1997. Thanks to those words, I’ve learned to unlock much more than the door to the office.
A Universal Intelligence is in all matter and continually gives to it all its properties and actions, thus maintaining it in existence.
There’s 33 Chiropractic Principles posted on the office wall, and my eyes go to them every day. I never met Dr. Ralph W. Stephenson but he’s there in the office nonetheless. During the past ten years, Universal Intelligence has been the leading topic in my office. I’ll cover the reasons for that in detail on a later date.
I go into an adjusting room for the first adjustment of the day and Dr. James Sigafoose (pictured above) is leaning in, every time. More than twenty-five years ago, when I was just getting started in chiropractic, Sigafoose leaned in as I was adjusting someone and said… If you’re questioning the listing, you’re already blocking the process.
Sigafoose used to physically hover over me while I slept. We were often room mates during our Chiropractic Missions to Panama, I’d open my eyes and he’d be standing there. At the time I thought he was goofing around but I later learned he was teaching me a state of heightened awareness.
As soon as somebody laughs I know Dr. Sharon Gorman is in the room, she has the greatest laugh. Like a big sister, she observes me frequently to make sure I’m following through. WWSD (What Would Sharon Do) is a go to thought for any office scenario that may arise.
Anytime I’m adjusting moms, babies and kids, there’s Dr. Jeanne Ohm, smiling, dancing, and doing what she does. In never set out to include pregnancy as a specialty but I think Jeanne had other plans for me. She didn’t tell me the babies I adjusted the day or week they were born were going to grow up, come in around age 18, bring their boyfriends & girlfriends, give me hugs, and make a special visit before they go off for college, thanking me for helping them to be who they are in life.
As I’m speaking with a patient, saying love is an entry level vibration for communication without words, Dr. Stew Bittman grins from ear to ear. I think Stew enjoys being in the office just so he can say I told you so. Language that early in my career I’d be afraid to communicate now flows like aqueous light (a fluidlike light energy we’re bathed in, referred to as ether in books of old).
For more than twenty years there’s been a photo on the wall of a chiropractor sitting at his desk, and for all those years patients have asked “Is that your dad?” The photo is of Dr. B. J. Palmer. We don’t look remotely alike and when I mention that to patients they reply that we have the same look in our eyes.
I mentioned at the beginning there are others, but those are my nine chiropractors, coming to the office with me everyday. I didn’t speak about this publicly until an in office occurrence in 2017. When you’re known locally as the chiropractor who speaks of love as an entry level vibration for communication, you attract the most interesting of people.
You may perhaps be thinking this is odd behavior, but assure you, for me it’s an event of reality. As the years have passed, I’ve come across so many writings from business leaders, monks, visionaries, and Sigafoose himself telling me this is no uncommon phenomena.
If you’re interested in going further, let me know. I’ll share what Nikola Tesla, Max Planck, Steve Jobs and others have said about bringing others to work.