Hello again, well since my last blog post I am sufficiently relaxed since finishing my exams. I have spent the past week catching up on sleep, working on my tan, seeing my dear friends, reading some good books and generally enjoying the feeling of no urgency. It has been wonderful!
I had the opportunity to visit the Rose Garden Festival last weekend, which included lots of craft stalls, food and music. The real attraction however are the roses themselves, an absolute sea of colour and perfume.
I also went to see a photo documentary which was showing in Auckland city, it was an outdoor photo exhibition, showcasing photos of how man has affected and impacted their environment, more so in a negative sense. It gave me a few things to think about, in what ways do we affect our world around us, and those in it? Do we take the effort to smile at a stranger, or to help someone and go that extra mile. I was reading Chicken Soup for the Soul yesterday and read a lovely short story, detailing the way in which one small positive action has a knock on affect for others down the line. It summed it up so well, and then I thought of a testimonial from a child that had a parent receiving Chiropractic care. This particular child said to the Chiropractor, thank you for what you have done to dad, he doesn’t beat me anymore! The power of the Chiropractic adjustment to release the blockages in the spine can have a profound affect on the individual and in turn those that surround that particular person. Now I don’t know about you, but if Chiropractic care can help one family to function more lovingly and freely then imagine what it could do for the world!
A little while ago I got to attend the New Zealand premiere of a movie called Project 10.10.10 Essentially it deals with health, and how we have a self responsbility in the way we approach our healing, the film covered many topics, the power of our minds in healing, the role of drugs as mainstream medicine and their alternative, and also the different kinds of stresses placed on us in a modern day environment. It was a great film, and again gave me an opportunity to remind myself of the importance of wanting to help yourself, there is a great quote that says “Remember, if you ever need a helping hand, it’s at the end of your arm!” The film also had an interview with Bruce Lipton, who happens to teach at the New Zealand College of Chiropractic. I am so excited that he will be teaching me next year. A brilliant man who wrote a book titled “The Biology of Belief”(he is a Cell Biologist) and I believe he will soon be appearing on Oprah – I am sure everyone will know who he is after this! Bruce completely disagrees with the theory that we are the product of our genes and instead relates disease (99% of the time) to environmental and lifestyle factors such as our diets, our attitude to life and all the other factors which relate to health. I would recommend viewing this movie if you get the chance.
Till next time