The Price of Greatness

By Michael Dorausch, D.C.

“What is the price of greatness in your world? Or, worse than that, are you willing to live without greatness? Will you acquess to mediocrity? No one will know whether you have been here or not. The worse thing in the world – to accept defeat and be consumed by the wave of negativity that rules this world. You don’t need to live in the dark side. What is the price of greatness in your world?” – Ian Grassam, D.C.

This is the 8th and final installment of a historically motivational lecture delivered by the late Ian Grassam in February of 1997. Grassam was a major chiropractic mover and shaker and was one of the professions finest speakers of the 70’s, 80’s and 90’s. Readers may want to acquaint themselves with the earlier parts of this series which include Focus with Ian Grassam, Health is that Condition, Dealing With Mass Ignorance, How You Create Insanity in a Society, Greatness is that Place You Dream About, When you get right on the inside, and Knowing This Principle before continuing on to read the information presented here. The complete 1997 presentation in mp3 audio format is also available.

Here is Ian Grassam…

Does it mean not getting along with your mother and your father? Does it mean not getting along with the chiropractor down the street? Does it mean not getting along with the profession that you’ve joined? Do you have to be a David Kennedy – if so, why not?

What is the price of greatness in your world? Or, worse than that, are you willing to live without greatness? Will you acquess to mediocrity? No one will know whether you have been here or not. The worse thing in the world – to accept defeat and be consumed by the wave of negativity that rules this world. You don’t need to live on the dark side. What is the price of greatness in your world?

When you’re sitting there quiet at night and everyone else in the house is asleep, what is your price of greatness? It should come up out of the middle of you and burst you out of your chair and make you walk for hours, never being able to stop – energized by the possibility of greatness. You should be energized by the possibility of total freedom. You should be willing to go to the wall and be gutted as William Wallace was for his freedom – for he freed a nation with his beliefs. What was his price of greatness?

Remember this innate directive – the spiritual wall of life the dwells within you. It exists on both sides of this planet, the live side and the dead side it makes no difference. Jesus went to the cross to prove that didn’t he? Did he not push it all the way? What was the price of greatness?

Somebody said to me the other day, “Ian, I’m in school I’ve got to put in an extra year, and I hate to miss that year because you know I’ll get into practice and I’ll be thirty five and I’ll have missed a couple of years.”

I said, “A couple of years? Do you know what happened? Did you ever figure it out that Jesus only practiced for thirty-six months? And for two thousand years the planet is still changing based on the spiritual adjustment he made on this planet? He brought people to an understanding of one god, one cause, one cure, one correction. Don’t you understand that you and I have brought the missing link of man physically and spiritually together? That you can literally reunite man? That that house divided that we’ve lived with all our life does not have to be anymore.

That when you make that thrust and that adjustment man physically and spiritually become one again for the first time in the history of this planet? Do you understand this is what you do? Or are you living in this little finite world of making an adjustment to get a fee, to get a buck, to make a payment? Good god what limitations we force ourselves into.

Seek first the kingdom – the chiropractor has the key to the kingdom. The kingdom of absolute freedom and absolute health. The ability to atone a planet. Bring it back into alignment with its universe. Oh…but you will pay a price.

You’ll have to give up all the things that fail in order to achieve success. You’ll have to stop doing the things that don’t work, in order to achieve success. Somebody asked me once, I did practice seminars for the ICA in the mid 80’s, and they said, “Ian, how do you see four hundred people a day?” And I said, “One at a time. You start early and you finish late. When you leave the office you leave three tracks, your heels and your ass. Because you are physically bushed. You’re beat. You’re tired.

But I’ve seen myself get in the car and drive the forty five minute ride home that I used to take and the tears would run down my face for forty five minutes. Because I was gone. I was gone. I didn’t even know I had an ass. I was up in the spirit somewhere just grooving…man I used to sing all the way home, I had a spiritual awakening going home every night.

That’s what it’s all about. It’s called living in the zone. The zone of spiritual freedom. Unlimited physical being. When you make that adjustment, boy let me tell you they get well quick when you’re gone. If you adjust with a limited mind, you get limited results. If you know that you’re restoring the physical body with the spirit that created it, you get unlimited results. Faster results, happier patients, greater impact. And all of a sudden the planet starts to come to your door. They want to know what it is you got. What makes you so happy? Why are you so joyous and the rest of us are in fear and anxiety? For we live a life without power. We live a life with fear.

And you walk through your life and you say, “Why are these people suffering so much?” They’re suffering because you haven’t told them. They’re suffering because you haven’t adjusted them. They’re suffering because you haven’t set them free.

Having been through this weekend, you can never go back. For those of you who go back to your old comfort zone, you will feel a pain like you’ve never felt it before. You will know your potential and you will not reach. You will suffer the agony of a tortured spirit. A human spirit and a human mind having been expanded as you have been over this weekend, can never go back. Your life is different because of this moment. You chose to be here. Nobody forced you. There are no victims in this world, only volunteers. And if your life is not working the way you want it to then stop volunteering for failure. Choose to pay the price. See the difference in the world we live in.

William Wallace said that some people never find a reason for living, or let alone a reason for dying. Through your efforts, through your understanding, through your spirit the world can once again choose freedom and life.

Thank you very much – love ya.

Free at last, free at last, Thank God Almighty – I am free at last.

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