Transforming Our Life Experience
The Spinal Gateway, unique to Network Spinal Analysis chiropractic care, helps the brain and body develop new strategies to self-assess and regulate its own tension, move from defense into peace, and more effectively adapt to stress and change.
In a body that is stuck in stress physiology and defense posture, NSA chiropractic helps us to find the areas (Spinal Gateways) along the spine that are free, safe, and most important, possess available energy for healing and growth.
When an area of the spine is locked in defense, we feel tense and tight in this area. The energy is locked up and not available. It is invested in defending us from DANGER!
So…how does such a gentle touch facilitate such dynamic shifts in our health and wellness? By placing a gentle touch at the Spinal Gateway, for just a moment, the higher brain (Cerebral Cortex) is alerted to a place in the body that has been forgotten, and has a lot of free energy to share. As Dr. Epstein states, “It is then that the energy of our wounds may be transformed into gifts.”
In the wellness model, we recognize that areas of tension, especially those along the spine, hold great reservoirs of energy. Gateway contacts are precise “gateways” into these pools of energy, which, when free from spinal restriction, can assist in more deeper levels of integration and healing for the body/mind.
As we gently touch the Spinal Gateway the body drops its defenses and realizes we are safe. The areas in defense actually learn from the Spinal Gateway. Suddenly, we may take a deep breath or feel tension release from our shoulders or low back. We may feel tingly or electrical sensations. We may feel a desire to move or take a bi-i-i-i-g stretch. Vertebra of the spine begin to ENTRAIN, (move in synch), with one another, facilitating the development of the somato, (body) psychic, (mind) wave, creating improved flexibility, increased range of motion, self-correction of spinal distortion, and a new “spinal consciousness”.
It is proposed that the formation of the somatopsychic wave heightens the brain’s ability to auto-regulate the body’s systems, opening “gateways” to higher levels of development, and a deeper connection to the heart-the body’s instrument of greatest vibration.
In his groundbreaking book, “The Biology of Transcendence”, Joseph Chilton Pearce tells us:
“Heart and brain frequencies entraining with each other is critical to full development of human nature, as new paths of response to our world are opened, and higher states of consciousness accessed.”
Research continues as to the vital role the “growing” and expansion of spinal gateways may play in this critical life process, and the advancement of human potential.
The most powerful thing we can do is to humble ourselves: get down on our knees, surrender our stories, defenses and resistance, and to offer all that we are, allowing the immense strength of humility, faith, trust and inherent divinity to flood our beings, dancing us into action, effortlessly, with the grace of love.
All we have is this moment, this single heartbeat, this one breath- the space that's created in an awake, deep presence of what IS right here, now. How do you want that breath to feel? That heart? How much of the moment can you let go of yourself and let Light flood your being so that you can live for what you believe in, animated by the power of the sacred, in service of those who struggle? Out of humble care for those in need?
Be gentle, be held by the subtle. Know you are not alone. Feel how your reflection is in the heart of every other being. You've been given the great gift of Life, and, with the ground beneath our feet so unsteady as of late, how can we take for granted a single bite of clean food? a single sip of precious water? the warmth in your bath, in your bed? peace in our country? no threats of your life being taken from you or that of your family? The look of love in your child or lover's eyes?
We have all we need, yet complain it is not enough. That life is not enough somehow. That we need more, yet all that I can see to be true that what we need is to trust more, to care more, to back down more quickly and listen, to give more, to truly see the hearts of others and to act as if this moment, this breath, this one heartbeat is our one chance to shine with all that we are.
I have felt the fear and sadness of those around me, and I ask that, with the hidden darkness that now is revealed so clearly, we do not veer from our center, from what we came here to do and from the truth of our inherent sacredness. Feel the sadness, the fear or the grief, but feel it from the part of you that knows you are held by God. Let this shaky ground be what wakes us up from the sleep of comfort. Let it be what springs us into motion with courage, heart, readiness, grace and precision. Let it be the quake that rattles us alive to shine, to humble ourselves, to protect what is sacred and to feel how held we are, how not alone we are with every heartbeat. Forgive those you still resent, do what you have been waiting to do, forgive yourself so you can truly love, and let nothing hide in the shadows to be taken care of later. Love, trust and believe like you never have before, not with intensity that burns out quickly, but with a sustained warmth and aliveness. No matter what happens outside of us, there is a part of that is always perfect, that can never be shaken unless we give in to false beliefs. Let its true voice guide all we do.