The Mind, Chiropractic and Faith

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The mind cannot get you well anymore than iodine cures a cut finger. Iodine may remove an interference to the healing process (bacteria). Likewise negative mental attitudes are an interference to the healing process. But positive mental attitude does not stimulate healing or help healing, as people like Bernie Siegel maintain. It merely returns the body closer to a normal state, if it can. Bacteria are normal in the environment, they are not normal under the skin, in the bloodstream. Creating a positive mental attitude where a negative mental attitude existed does not stimulate healing. It merely restores one aspect of a normal state and that is the best that it can do. Peace of mind does not send the body what Siegal calls a “live message”. The body always has a live message, created by the innate intelligence, always is striving for life. Peace of mind and faith may overcome the “die message” of an improperly functioning educated brain, that’s good, but don’t mistake it for healing promotion. Nothing promotes healing. In order to heal the innate intelligence of the body (mistakenly called nature) needs no help just no interference.

Faith plays or should play an important role in our attitude toward health. Faith is particularly vital when it comes to confidence in our God-created body and the principle of life placed within it. If you trust the “character of God” then you have faith that the human body was originally created perfectly. It was endowed with all the organs and parts necessary to function properly throughout one’s entire lifetime. It was not given any organs that are not necessary. We may not understand why or how certain organs or certain systems work but we know they have a purpose. At one time the appendix was thought to be a useless organ. But it is now known that it carries on a number of important functions.

If we have faith in our body’s ability to exist in this environment with all its microorganisms, it is because we have confidence that God created those microorganism and knew that they would share the environment with man. Confidence in God’s character tells us that while we may not understand their individual purposes we know that they were not created to make us sick. It is when we violate certain “laws of Life” that they, acting according to those natural laws, become a factor. Blaming them for sickness is like blaming crime on guns.

We have learned a great deal about the human body and its wonder and majesty. We are truly awesomely and wonderfully made. There is a good deal that we still do not understand but our faith in the Creator of our body and the maintainer of our body, the law of life, innate intelligence, gives us confidence in the ability of our body to maintain itself in a state of health.

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  1. David Suskin 04/03/2015, 7:34 pm:

    Joe,
    Educated intelligence and the habits within our personality, acquired thru living within rewards and punishments, and sometimes self inflicted.
    You speak of Attitude towards health, negative attitudes, the illusion of positive attitude as it relates to Normalcy. Looking at all these situations within the context, or analogy of darkness being the absence of light and that you can’t remove darkness, only add light, remove interference to light.
    When the mono directionality of ADIO (intelligence >> force >> matter) was suggested, I took that concept as very revealing, insightful.
    This passage, or post you have written is well tuned, well crafted. And at this time, this season, when we celebrate a covenant!
    Learning and more importantly, UNLEARNING, within the context of the mind, chiropractic and faith is a challenge especially when the LOM are blaring in your face (eg. Threatening bosses, threatening vulnerabilities, bad self esteem habits, money, survival, your children, uncomfortable feelings).
    Why did God create pathology? A response of LOM to LOM?
    I’ll tell you one thing. KNOWING WITHIN THE UNDERSTANDING OF CHIROPRACTIC PHILOSOPHY THAT EDUCATED INTELLIGENCE IS PRONE TO BAD HABITS, THINKING AND FEELING HABITS. ADD A FACTOR OF LOM.
    KNOWING THIS, AND EMBRACING DIRECTION THRU ADIO UNDERSTANDING, AND FAITH AND HUMILITY, AND HARD WORK, LEADS TO PERSONAL GROWTH, TO A PROMISE OF TRUTH. ONLY BY RECOGNIZING FREE WILL, CHOICE, RESPONSIBILITY, AND USING FREE WILL AND LOGIC AND FAITH TO UNLEARN, TO MAKE BETTER DAILY CHOICES
    Bad habits, sometimes acquired within educated intelligence having been identified as having an abundance of acquired LOMs???
    The only way out is Thru, with respecting the Miracle of Life.
    Thank you for being so inspiring Joe Strauss.

    • Joe Strauss 04/06/2015, 1:01 am:

      David, your comment has a question in it which has a theological answer but there is also a chiropractic philosophical aspect to the question. You wrote”Why did God create pathology? A response of LOM to LOM?”. Just as darkness is the absence of light, “pathology” is a manifestation of the absence of life. Remember however, some perceived manifestations of sickness may be really a manifestation of life/health. The common cold, corryza, is a diagnosable and treatable disease but it may be a normal, natural manifestation of the body fighting off an invasive microorganism. That’s the simple chiropractic philosophical application. The theological answer is more involved and not appropriate in this venue. As always, I would be happy to answer it in a personal email to you or anyone else requesting a response.

  2. David Suskin 07/12/2015, 10:26 am:

    From the Major Premise, UI, we speak of II being of but apart from UI.
    I don’t believe I have ever seen reference to the origin of EI.
    Might I presume EI, like II, is of but apart from UI?
    If that is the case, then wouldn’t EI be of perfect nature (consciousness) too and that being the case would it not be subject to the same triune manifest (intelligence, force, matter) as II and UI?
    Perhaps at the heart of EI, you have suggested that the Soul resides there, lies perfection, perfect intent,
    But LOM and interference (choice derived from OIBU, lack of responsibility, etc. )
    Anyway just food for thought on a vast and complex subject.

    • Claude 07/12/2015, 4:23 pm:

      David,

      Your assumption is false. Educated intelligence is a product of e/matter which is physical and can be quantified as intellectual quotient (IQ). Intrinsic within physical educated intelligence is limitation. On the other hand, metaphysical universal intelligence and innate intelligence are limitless, therefore unquantifiable. Principle 24 makes it crystal clear that innate intelligence is ONLY limited by the limitation of e/matter, nothing else. –

      – Also, there is an exclusivity about innate intelligence, as you posted above, in so far that innate intelligence pertains to “living things” only (pri20)… as well as an inclusivity of universal intelligence in ALL things (including “living” things). That’s WHY we must ALWAYS state that innate intelligence is a part of and a part from universal intelligence. In reality, intelligence is always one… it’s just that innate intelligence is NEVER part of “non living” things. –

      – Be it as it may, I maintain that there is only one intelligence expressing itself according to the elements of e/matter. Yet, it makes sense to distinguish the function of universal intelligence apart from the function of innate intelligence. A “living tthing” has a distinctive degree of complexity requiring adapted universal forces and e/matter for use in its body (pri23).

  3. David Suskin 07/12/2015, 4:44 pm:

    Claude,
    Based on your response,,
    consciousness and awareness have no direct relationship to Educated Intelligence. I’ve never seen consciousness under a microscope (immaterial), maybe you have.

  4. Claude 07/12/2015, 5:55 pm:

    David,

    A baby at birth has 0% educated intelligence and 100% innate intelligence the requisite amount proportional to the organization of her e/matter ((pri22). Self awareness and self consciousness are theological constructs which are purely immaterial and beyond chiropractic philosophy… so is love, compassion and forgiveness. 😉

    • Claude 07/12/2015, 6:01 pm:

      In other words, educated intelligence belongs to biological life. Consciousness and awareness belong to spiritual life which is beyond chiropractic.

      • Claude 07/12/2015, 6:11 pm:

        Example: When we say that someone lost consciousness, that’s NOT what happened at all. On the contrary, people coming out of coma often time have hug ten conciousness having experiences of the “beyond”. Coma is simply a lack of activity of the educated mind due to a lack of capacity of educated intelligence. That’s WHY some people faint when they experience moderate pain while others do not faint even under severe pain.

      • Joe Strauss 07/17/2015, 11:25 pm:

        Claude, I’m not sure we can say for sure that animals do not have an educated consciousness at some level. They have an innate awareness of every innate need. That is not an aspect of spiritual life at least not in my understanding of it but an aspect of biological life

  5. David Suskin 07/12/2015, 7:06 pm:

    Educated intelligence bears no executable function without consciousness. (Eg. Coma, unconscious).
    Animals (maybe not all), are at least conscious of realities to navigate food acquisition, nurturing, interactions, etc.
    Do animals possess a spiritual component(nature)?
    Would Joe agree with the assignment of the word ‘spiritual’ to this aspect of living existence? I have my doubts.
    Educated intelligence, you are implying only serves as a memory bank, ??? but the process of utilizing this memory (consciousness), is not within the chiropractic philosophical realm?
    ADIO council (bad word) might seem to offer a greater contribution to mankind, to be understood, to be utilized under the banner of chiropractic, to be applied to daily life.
    **************
    Maybe the phrase Educated INTELLIGENCE, is an inaccurate reference to intelligence, as it pertains to chiropractic philosophical usage?

    • Claude 07/12/2015, 7:19 pm:

      Animal instinct is purely a product of the physical brain. What you call coma/unconscious is a mid-appropriation. Coma is a shut down of educated brain activity which we call innate mind so that educated intelligence does not interfere with innate forces.

    • Joe Strauss 07/17/2015, 11:32 pm:

      David, educated intelligence is a chiropractic term. Soul is a theological term. I think there is some overlap in these terms and I’m not sure anyone is knowledgeable enough to know when one ends and the other begins… Chiropractors are not knowledgeable enough in the area of theology and theologians are not knowledgeable enough in chiropractic philosophy and some of us (like myself) are not knowledgeable enough in either.

      • David Suskin 07/18/2015, 1:16 am:

        Joe,
        Besides being very humble, you are quite funny!
        Don’t you think that a term like educated INTELLIGENCE, which must necessitate some form of perceptual awareness, what we might call consciousness at some level, bears a strong parallel, and similarity to word choice as the reference to the INTELLIGENCE we describe within the TRIUNE.
        As amazing as innate intelligence presents the wonders of its mission and function, so to is the realm of Educated intelligence presenting consciousness, a temporary residence for the soul, and of course without which, we would be mere slugs, unaware of theological, philosophical and universal experiences.
        What comes first, the philosophy or the the philosopher?

      • David Suskin 07/18/2015, 7:49 am:

        Joe,
        I guess what I’m trying to say is with all that innate forces do (maintain active organization ), we are left here with this blob of living matter, whose function is to express force. And yet it THINKS, it interacts, it controls. What functions to express force that it would seem IT creates, to express. Yes as a byproduct of living and of expressing that innate force, but in of itself, generating its own forces from its own intelligent source, separate from innate intelligence.
        Is that educated intelligence? Is its source universal intelligence ?
        Is the state of being, only an innate intelligence-innate matter phenomenon?
        Doesn’t ADIO point of view necessitate an understanding, or resolution of some sort of the ins and outs of educated, effective, perhaps matter and soul oriented living?
        It’s like chiropractic philosophy says, this is the bucket we deal with and that’s why you get EIFs to enable adjustments, allowing fullest expression of innate forces. ALL THE REST GOES INTO THIS BUCKET CALLED EDUCATED INTELLIGENCE AND THE WONDERS OF INNATE MATTER. THE HOWS AND WHYS, THE FACT THAT IT OFFERS HUMAN BEINGS A GOOD LIFE, AN ABILITY TO MAKE CHANGE OR NOT MAKE CHANGE, THE CAPACITY TO SCREW EVERYTHING UP, LIVE IN AN EXPERIENCE OF TURMOIL OR WISDOM
        IS NOT CHIROPRACTICS CONCERN!!
        And if that is the case, then how can living Non-therapeutically, non OIBU ever manage to straighten out this enigma wrapped in a puzzle called Personal Growth, Personal mission, Human change,
        Is the TELLING OF THE STORY OVER AND OVER an ADIO or an OIBU phenomenon or responsibility?
        Time to go back to bed, by choice(educated) and by allowing it to happen (innate),
        YAWN zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

  6. David Suskin 07/12/2015, 7:51 pm:

    Are you implying that mans interaction Between ‘mans best friend’ is awareness and anthropomorphism on one side and purely instinct on the other?

    • Claude 07/12/2015, 9:16 pm:

      I’m not implying anything… simply relating to your initial erroneous assumption through the 33 principles of chiropractic’s basic science which deals with biological life ONLY. Both man and dog make use of their physical educated brain. Man’s best friend is endowed with a physical biological brain that can be trained. Pavlov’s dogs is a good example. The dog’s response is purely a result of his physical “trained” brain.

      • Claude Lessard 07/12/2015, 10:42 pm:

        David,

        It is not easy to keep chiropractic unadulterated. It’s tempting to bring personal beliefs that we seek to reconcile with reality… cutting the person to fit the coat so to speak… we attempt to change the principles to fit our belief system rather that change our belief system to fit the principles. –

        – The 33 principles of chiropractic’s basic science do not mentioned consciousness, awareness, health or symptoms at all. Yet the profession became so preoccupied with getting sick people well, that we forgot and even missed out on the uniqueness of chiropractic, which deals with the integrity of the information within the body. We saw the art of chiropractic primarily as a problem-solver rather than as a revealer of the amazing innate intelligence of the body . We must now rebuild on a foundation based on ADIO which is inclusive of everyone regardless of health status, and not on a foundation of OIBU exclusive only to get sick people well. We dug a pit so deep that most people and most chiropractors cannot get back out of it. We are called to “accept” that organization bespeaks intelligence which leads to the chiropractic objective. It is you WHO must choose to begin with yes. You cannot begin with no, or it is not a beginning at all.

        • David Suskin 07/13/2015, 12:44 am:

          Claude,
          Yes…
          and thank you.
          The science does mention Intelligence,
          so I’m preoccupied with the application of intelligence at the universal level (organization), at the innate level (active organization), and at the educated level (conscious organization (logical organization? awareness organization, perceptual organization, deductive organization, etc.)
          I’m not trying to fit the principles to my beliefs. I’m trying to see what sits in front of me, as I tell the story over and over.
          Perhaps I need to walk before I run.
          Again.
          Thank you Claude for you insights, attention, clarifications and thoughts.

  7. David Suskin 07/12/2015, 10:20 pm:

    True, true.
    May I surmise accurately that the subject of Educated Intelligence, as referenced within many a chiropractic discussion and inquiry, serves only to identify what Innate and Universal intelligence is NOT.
    Yet
    In our attaining of an ADIO viewpoint, aren’t we using our educated intelligence, using a deductive logic process, to attain a fuller, less encumbered expression of innate forces, that educated mind, with its accumulation of tinctures, can reek havoc with?
    As far as physically trained brains, may I without condemnation suggest that mankind suffers with the same Pavlovian affliction, for better or for worse.
    Self awareness is one thing. Awareness, to whatever extent, is quite another.
    Doesn’t awareness, at whatever level, bespeaks intelligence, bespeaks life. But not innate intelligence, not the law of life or active organization, but a law of perception, that bespeaks an intelligent processing. Yes/no?

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