I may be going out on a limb with this post but I have been thinking about this for a while and well...Here goes nothing.
I am learning to come to terms with the fact that I am a healer. Sounds funny, doesn't it? Yes, we all know that I am a chiropractor and I adjust people and that in turn optimizes their own bodies ability to heal itself. I am talking a little bit beyond that.
I believe that when we lay our hands on people with the intent to heal that there is an exchange of energy. I feel that exchange of energy very strongly through my body at certain times and I have noticed I am feeling that energy more often and with greater strength.
I would say this happened to me for my last 5 patients or so on Saturday for example. When I adjust a segment of the spine that my gut and my hands tell me is the source of this persons pain or dysfunction I get very warm, my hands turn bright red and often the patient will notice this exchange of energy and will recognize it only as heat. They will typically comment about how warm they have gotten following the adjustment.
I have wondered if the heat they feel is just a physiological response to the adjustment. You know stimulating the nervous system, firing a parasympathetic response and all that goes with that response. Okay if that is the case then why does my body respond as well?
Now it gets a little strange. I adjust animals in my office as well as people. A few weeks ago I adjusted a dog named Carly. I talk the dogs while I adjust them, I tell them they are being good and I tell them what I am doing as I touch them. As I adjusted Carly's low back I told her don't worry your stomach will fell better after this. Carly's mom (owner) asked how I knew her stomach was upset. I was just about to say, "Because she told me." I bit back the words before they came out of my mouth and I said, "I don't know." Carly's mom proceeded to tell me that Carly had not been eating and had not been digesting her food well for the past few days.
I adjusted a very sick horse about a year ago. When I put my hands on the horse tears came to my eyes, I immediately knew how sick she was and I had a feeling that the horse would not survive the illness. I proceeded to adjust the horse and when I was done. The horse put her head down and pressed her forehead to my chest and said thank you. Her owner looked at me in surprise and said, "She just said thank you to you." I was not the only one who 'heard' Sierra. Sierra passed away that night.
I would like to learn more about myself, my strengths and my weaknesses. I would like to learn more about the healing energy I feel within me and how to share it with more patients both 2 and 4 legged. I think I know how to start on this road, I will share more with you about this journey as I learn.