Being Present For Life Experiences

“You are welcome to get relaxed in room…”

You have just heard those lovely words from the front office staff.  It is now time for your adjustment with Dr. Sahota, awe!  You’ve been waiting for this.  It is your second, third, maybe fourth visit to the office.  You are at Synapse Chiropractic investing on building upon the shift you have so desired to experience in your wellness journey.  You’ve made that life changing decision to show up for yourself in a big way.  To actively change those issues that have been stopping you from living a life you know you are capable of, one in which pain and discomfort are not distracting you from joy, happiness and achieving what is important to you. This is it!

But, wait!  Oh, there it is, that “but.”  What have you been doing since you arrived to the office?  Have you been sitting in the lobby on your phone?  Do you even, really, remember how you arrived to the office, or were you on autopilot the entire drive here? And are you still on that automatic cycle of doing up to this point of being asked to go back to receive your adjustment.  The adjustment that you so look forward to, in the knowing that it is here to restore optimal function to your nervous system, and will you still be engaged in that “doing mode” while receiving your adjustment from Dr. Sahota?

How we arrive can impact our experiences in life.  Not being completely available for those experiences can affect the desired outcome.  The experience itself can only do so much.  Remember the mentioning of your drive to the office.  I think most of us can remember a time when we have driven somewhere and thought, “I don’t even remember how I got here.”  Hmm, that may seem like nothing that needs to be understood, but think for a moment on a drive that was so lost in unawareness that you had driven to another location altogether, an undesired location–going somewhere you didn’t want to go.

When you are fully present for life experiences, opening yourself up for what you desire that experience to be, leaving all that is not what you need or want in that given moment, it is much more likely that the outcome you have now decided to invest in will have the greatest opportunity of arriving and becoming the desirable result of your committed efforts.  This means “realized wellness,” in this example.  Realized wellness is the kind of result that we at Synapse Chiropractic wish to empower, inspire and unleash, in everyone we meet through neurologically based chiropractic care.

Make an appointment to speak with our Wellness Coach if you wish to know more about being in the optimal mindset for your adjustment experience.

Healing From Loss

I find myself in grief again, with the knowing that this will not be the last time I experience loss.  I am also reminded that loss is not just the loss of someone, although that loss may well be the most impactful; it can also be the loss of love, of respect, of connection, understanding, adoration, community, and so on.  With each and any loss there is a process we may find ourselves immersed in.  It may move in different stages, or not.  It may last awhile, or not.  It may ebb and flow, or not.  But one thing I have found with all of the losses that have arrived in my life, is that they have always come with some form of pain.

I have been in the presence of end of life transition many times in my life.  Present at the very moment that the life force energy of an individual, as well as an animal, has left for good.  I have seen the last breath taken, witnessing the exact moment that a living being has left their respective physical form.  I have seen that process be a great struggle, and I have witnessed it as a great gift, and the in between.  I have witnessed this shift, if you will, be comforted by those holding space for the one transitioning, and comfort being provided by those leaving to those who will be left behind.  It is an organic process that has many ways of unfolding and expressing itself.  In my humble experience, there is no one way for this all to come about.

And in this understanding I have equally understood that there is no one way to feel the pain of this either.  For it may come firstly, even before the actually loss has occurred, as a soft knowing of what is to come.  And in that first soft knowing, that may not actually be consciously known, it may then continue as a gentle feeling of tenderness, vulnerability, perhaps growing into an ache, soreness around the heart, a sinking in the gut, a heaviness of the mind.  Then the moment arrives when the actual loss is realized and the breath, feeling as if it has been sucked from your lungs, leaves you with the feeling that you can barely breathe.  Your neck becomes stiff, your back pulls, barely able to hold itself up, your shoulders experience a crushing feeling unable to support the heavy weight of your grief.  It is a complete and utter full body and mind experience.  And then it is over.  They have gone, or the “it” situation has gone, the moment of losing whatever it was you lost has left forever, and you are now left with how to heal.

How to heal; do we even know where to begin?  Do we really understand how to allow ourselves permission to begin the process of knowing what we so desperately need to heal?  Do we honor the Body, Mind connection?  What will we do in this moment?  What have we done for moments like this?  What will we do now?

For me, I will feed myself good food.  I will give my body the care it needs.  I will give my mind the comfort and tenderness it desires.  I will be authentically bold and courageous in doing all of these things.  And in doing so, may I be so humble as to hope, this “doing” will inspire others to do the same.

Chiropractic care helps our body function in the way it is meant to.  It assists in restoring the optimal body mind connection that we are meant to experience for a life well lived.  A life that is capable of supporting all that arises, however challenging.  Getting adjusted will be part of my healing process.  May it be part of yours, if you so find yourself in need of healing, if you so find yourself in a body that has stored grief which may have manifested in pain.  Be well.