The Journey of Healing

To paraphrase a well known TV show of the past:

“You are traveling on a path. A path not only of sight and sound, but of mind and body.  You are traveling through a wonderous land whose boundaries have no limitations.  That’s the sign post up ahead…you are traveling on The Healing Path”.  Okay, my apologies to Rod Serling and The Twilight Zone.   On this path no aliens are going to serve you for breakfast, you are not going to find a stop watch that makes everyone stop but you when you click it, nor will you be able to read minds if you drop a coin and it lands on its side.  However, this does not mean that this path is no less magical!
People don’t realize that Healing is a path.  It’s a path that started when we were born, and we never leave the path until the moment we leave this life.  Since the word “heal” actually means “to make whole”, then healing implies finding out about ourselves, what serves our wellness, and what supports our growth.  
People tend to think that healing means making a disease go away. “I healed my headache, when I took an aspirin,” for instance.  The correct word in this case is “cure”.  One cures a headache with an aspirin. But unless you know why you get the headaches and make the necessary changes in your life so that they don’t come back, healing did not occur.  All the aspirin did was to change your awareness of the headache.  It was still there, you just can’t feel it because you took something that deadens the pain. In this case there is no growth, there is no increased self-awareness, there is no empowerment.  
So many times during the week, people will say to me “I know you don’t want to hear this, but I hurt here”.  It’s not that I don’t want to hear it, it’s just that I am not going to do anything about it.  Other doctors, medical as well as chiropractic, will try to “do something” to make the pain go away.  This is no different than just taking an aspirin.  No growth, no increased awareness, no empowerment.