I am dedicated to the belief that we all have a purpose and as a chiropractic intern at New Zealand College of Chiropractic I am committed to a life of helping other people discover and achieve their potential through the health maximizing properties of chiropractic.
The Short Story
The Way of The Chiro is site is to share what I am learning about living an awesome healthy life both in and out of college while studying chiropractic! I feel that if more people knew about Chiropractic and what it is actually capable of they would stop reaching for the aspirin at the slightest sight of pain and actually trust in their bodies innate healing ability, and also place more importance in living a healthier, chemically free life!
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The Long Story
I remember having what seemed at the time like an endless stream of very mediocre jobs. I can see now that my belief system about work created what I manifested in my working life – a belief that;
‘You either live to work, or you work to live!’
I firmly believe that I belonged in the latter of the two camps – after all who would want to enjoy work right? The problem was that I was starting to notice a pattern.
1. Set my sights low when contemplating a new, lowly skilled and therefore lowly paid job.
2. Start working and like it ok for a little while.
3. Quickly grow bored and resentful of the fact that I ‘had’ to be there because I needed the money to live.
4. Feel trapped like there was no way out until finally I mustered up the energy to go back to step number one!
I could see how I was getting nowhere.
I had a job working as a Bushland Regenerator which is quite an illustrious sounding job but I assure you it was far from it. My ‘ah ha’ moment came one wet June day while sitting in a patch of damp native bushland separating any one of 20+ introduced grass species from the native inhabitants. Ordinarily this type of work would have had me looking at my watch every 5 minutes hoping for the hours to pass so that I could be free to do something more intellectually invigorating. On this particular day however I happened to be listening to an audio version of Louise Hay’s ‘You Can Heal Your Life’ which I had only just discovered. Magically the hours seemed to dissolve into nowhere as I took on board this amazing new way of thinking. Imagine – I was (and still am) in charge of my own perceptions of reality and therefore life! Wow! If only I could keep this new set of beliefs in the forefront of my mind – always. There in lay the challenge. From this moment on I determined that to aid my personal development journey I would seek out like minded people who shared my new found beliefs and supported this concept of creating one’s own reality.
My second ‘ah-ha!’ moment came in the next job I had which was as a grocery sales rep. I remember thinking as I was going about my day ‘What if I found something that I actually liked, then I could actually enjoy my work.’
Brilliant insight but the next challenge was to find what exactly that something was. This took some years during which yet more changes in occupation were involved and a personal (and somewhat scary at the time) leap of faith involving me moving to the other side of the world leaving behind my old way of life, and a transformation into a truer sense of myself. Upon returning home to Australia I decided I wasn’t through with challenging enough of my limiting beliefs and moved back to the Sunshine Coast where I had grown up. Through a colleague I found out about Coast Chiropractic Kawana where my partner and I become patients. I was soon fortunate enough to be offered me a position as a Chiropractic Assistant!
Upon beginning care I discovered what seemed to be a strange cult at the time, but is in fact the wonderful world of chiropractic which apparently isn’t just about ‘cracking backs’! I had stumbled upon a group of people who were living their own truths, creating their own realities and supporting the ‘awakening’ of others who sought their care.
Soon the inevitable question “When are you going to NZ to study Chiropractic?” came up. This was itself a small revelation in the fact that it could actually be possible for me to achieve such a lofty academic goal. I had always wanted to attend University but wanted to do something which spoke to my values and in the past had never been sure what that was.
And so after doing my study part time to complete the necessary pre-requisite subjects, here I am – a Chiropractic Intern, and loving every minute of it. I hope one day to be the sort of Chiropractor who can help people release both physical and emotional interference which inhibits them from living the life of their dreams.
Through this blog I would like to share with you what I am learning about health, and personal growth which may challenge the way you look at life. But I really believe that inside everyone there is a genius waiting to get out, you just have to find your thing and be true to yourself.
“Don’t die with your music still inside you. Listen to your intuitive inner voice and find what passion stirs your soul. Listen to that inner voice, and don’t get to the end of your life and say, ‘What if my whole life has been wrong?”
-Dr. Wayne W. Dyer