I’m sitting here thinking about the good ole’ college days and having to take those required physic courses to graduate. Now that I am older and a little wiser, I really wish I would have taken those courses seriously because it is actually an awesome subject to learn. Physics, the “knowledge of nature”, is a natural science that involves the study of matter and its motion through space and time, along with related concepts such as energy and force. Our word of the week for August 10-15, 2015 is ENERGY and according to the law of conservation, Energy is neither created nor destroyed but transferred from one form to another. I started thinking about this and it hit me, this is a Law! This is not something made up, it is a fact. Energy is always present wherever we go. We also play a major factor in the type of energy we have and therefore what type of energy we convey. When I think about it, there are two types of energy in dealing with emotions, positive and negative. When I am going through my day especially with my family and practice, I want to make sure the energy that we send out is positive. That effect can be so powerful because we have no idea of how far reaching it can go. When a practice member who is going through pain and dysfunction comes into the practice, their energy at times, is not as positive as it can be and rightfully so. They are hurting. It is hard to be positive when things are not right. We try to help change that energy into a positive one, by first focusing on their chiropractic care. Receiving a chiropractic adjustment does wonders for the body and mind by removing the dysfunction and pain from the body in order to achieve optimal health. Second, we make sure our attitudes are positive and upbeat so that the practice member can receive that as well. Think about it, when someone smiles and is cheerful, naturally you would want to do the same but if someone is upset or negative you feel that as well and your attitude can change to that rather quickly. Our message is that of hope. The hope that yes, you are hurting, suffering but you came to the right place. You can feel better again and strive to achieve optimal health. The hope that yes, things are not the best right now but it could be worse and there are brighter days ahead. See, positive energy ascends while negative energy descends. The more positive you are, the better it makes you and those around you. The more negativity around you, the more it brings you down and those around you as well. My college instructor called it “stinkin thinkin”. Your energy also determines the state of your health. If you focus on getting well and improving you have a way better chance than saying or thinking to yourself that, “I will never get well”, or “This is the way it is going to be and I have accepted it”. You determine the type of energy you want to have for yourself and what you will transfer to others.
Brian Utley, D.C.