Crack it Open!

For the past two months I’ve been seeing a chiropractor to help me release the pain in my neck and shoulder and also to restore the range of motion in both. I am so grateful to report it has helped me tremendously. The pain is practically gone and my range of motion has returned to about 80-90% of what it was before my injury. During my first visit, the chiropractor noticed that some of my cervical vertebrae were out of alignment. He did many things that helped relieve my pain that day, but because my muscles were so tight, he did not feel comfortable adjusting those cervical vertebrae. That was also the case for the following two visits. He knew I needed the adjustment, but my body and his intuition told him it was not the right time. He quickly gained my trust with his knowledge, sensitivity, and skill as a healer. 

That being said, I had a feeling the message would be different at my most recent visit. When I checked in with my internal guidance system, the answer was “yes, allow him to do the neck adjustment.” I didn’t have a chance to share any of this internal dialogue with the chiropractor. After his initial assessment, he began palpating my neck and moving my head around. When he asked for my permission to do a little “impulse,” I replied yes. Before I knew what was happening, I heard a steady series of cracking noises all down my neck like a toppling stack of dominos. Wow! I was so relieved when it was done. All the nervousness around today being “the day” was gone and replaced by waves of uncontrollable laughter. I may be dating myself here, but I felt like Mary Tyler Moore in the classic “Chuckles the Clown” episode where she couldn’t stop laughing during his funeral. 

I apologized to the woman on the table across the room, but she and my chiropractor both encouraged me to keep laughing. It was helping her to relax and soon all three of us were giggling. After finishing her session, my chiropractor escorted her to the outer office. I stayed put and let my body integrate this new feeling while the laughter gradually subsided. When he returned, my chiropractor explained that the adjustment opened up the path from my head to my heart. He said clients often laugh or cry when these vertebrae shift back into place after being out of alignment for so long. That made sense to me. Little did I know I would do both. Once I got to the safety of my car, a gentle cry bubbled up and out of me while tears streamed down my cheeks. It felt like more newly freed energy moving through me. 

I have been feeling much lighter and more compassionate since that energetic pathway was cracked open last Saturday. My beloved friend and mentor, Dr. Charles Geddes, says we are all on a journey back to the heart and I agree. Our culture places so much emphasis on mental activity and problem-solving. They have their place, but I believe true power and wisdom lie in the heart-center. It’s there that lasting transformation occurs. I see it over and over again in Family Constellations. Clients may have an intellectual understanding of what caused their pain, but through this experiential work, it drops into their heart where it can finally be healed and released. It’s powerful and liberating. Many of you know the story of my miraculous healing with my mother when this drop happened. If you don’t know the story, you can read about it in a blog I wrote a few months ago titled “Still Spring Cleaning with my Mom.” It was one of the most profound experiences on my spiritual journey to date.

This week I encourage you to continue walking on the path from your head to your heart. If you could use some assistance, my next Virtual Family Constellations Workshop is happening Saturday, November 7 on Zoom. You will be amazed at how quickly the energy of the group allows you to drop into your heart-space. I’m still in awe of what happens during these workshops after 7 years of facilitating them! The same magic happens during private Family Constellations sessions, which can also be done online from anywhere in the world. If you’re ready for a heart-opening experience, please look around my website or send me an email for more information and to book a session. 

Until next time, may your awareness be firmly centered in your heart where miracles reside.

 It is a journey without distance to a goal that has never changed. Truth can only be experienced. It cannot be described and it cannot be explained.

A Couse in Miracles ~ T-8.VI.9:7-8

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