The Wisdom of TAG

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Years ago, Thomas A. Gelardi explained so brilliantly (in my opinion) that when the same objective is held by two or more schools of thought, that have the they will begin to look and act alike and utilize the same means. I believe he used automobiles as an example. When I was a kid we could tell the make and often the year of a car from 50 feet away. Today you have to read the make on the back to tell, whether it is a Chevy, Ford, Japanese or German car. This occurs for the same reason chiropractors have embraced medical procedures. But with us it has happened very surreptitiously and by the fact we have not explained to people that we have a different objective.
In the case of the automobile industry, it happened for an obvious reason, the needed to produce smaller lighter cars to improve upon gas mileage, the cost of which had risen. This was done despite the fact they would be more dangerous and less consistent with society’s idea that “bigger is better”. There is a market for big gas, guzzling cars, it’s just confined to those who can afford the price and the upkeep of them, who believe that bigger is better, despite the costs.
Recently a person told me how impressed they were with their new chiropractor. He did a “complete physical examination. No chiropractor had done that before.” I thought, did he also check the oil level in your car? But I knew, had I asked that, I would get a quizzical look of “what would that have to do with the state of my health?” The answer is that it may be related to your state of medical health but it is not related to your state of life. People walk out of a doctor’s office after passing a complete physical exam and drop dead of a heart attack or are told a week later that they have terminal cancer. Everytime we add a medical procedure to chiropractic we look and act like medicine. That may be the desire of some in our profession. It is not for me.

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  1. Claude Lessard 10/31/2016, 2:24 pm:

    Thomas A. Gelardi, understands that the entire circle of LIFE has a great law at the center. For chiropractic, before its objective is the blueprint (rational pattern of its basic science with 33 absolute principles). Therefore chiropractic objective is duplicatable and is also the absolute flow of innate FORCES, that is, constant freedom of mental impulses. Instructive information from innate intelligence are the very nature of “living things”. Innate intelligence is not a law that, occasionally adapts universal forces, but a law with ONLY that VERY function (pri23) which is normal (pri27). This adaptation is the mission of that law of active organization which maintains the material of the body of a “living thing” ALIVE (pri21) . –

    – Innate intelligence is the law of active organization, and by reason of the TRIUNE (pri4), law is described as instructive information from intelligence to be expressed by e/matter (pri13) and its TRANSMISSION can be interfered with (pri29). –

    – For us, objective chiropractors, the TRIUNE must be the absolute beginning point—and ending point too. Free flow of mental impulses is the inherent shape and function of “living things” (pri13, 21 and 23) and only when we have full expression of instructive information from innate intelligence are we fully and truthfully ALIVE in this universe and move toward our full purpose. As chiropractic reveals, that the major premise is its start point and that its end point is the chiropractic objective, we have to realize that both are contained within the TRIUNE. This is not a philosophical statement as much as a metaphysical and cosmic statement which maintains the whole universe in existence. Universal intelligence, which is the law of organization, is cosmic and UNIVERSAL, and not just for a small group of so-called insiders. If hope of LACVS is not a big hope, I do not think small hope is very possible.-

    – Instructive information is the very meaning e/matter. Many of the early pioneers of the profession, along with many of the chiropractic philosophers throughout our brief history, said that innate intelligence allows for better functions of the body because, frankly, the law of active organization, which is normal (pri27), just ACTS in giving instructive information that manifest themselves by normal motion in e/matter (pri14). –

    – If you have ever LACVS in children you’ve experienced this. When you perform your adjustic thrust to a child’s spine, your fondest desire, perhaps at an unconscious level, was just to hope that the innate intelligence of this little one, in every way possible, will use you educated universal force and perform a vertebral adjustment. It is our BIG hope! Hidden behind that is the deep desire that “perhaps this child will be free from VS and her body will have improved function and every aspect of her life will be enhanced; or that, a chiropractor, I am participating in the unfolding of the species.” There’s nothing wrong with that. Of course, the very way you approach and LACVS becomes the empowerment of your practice members and their families. –

    – Let’s put this in cosmic terms:
    At the heart of chiropractic’s basic science is the principle of the continuous sustainability of the e/matter of the universe through the law of organization. This law is absolutely free and therefore if it continually sustains e/matter, it is because it is the mission of this law. This law of organization ACTS by configuring the motion and the velocities of the electrons, protons and neutrons of e/matter in order to sustains the existence of e/matter. Because the function of the law of organization is to create force, it will infuse e/matter by instructive information (pri1,8 and 13). Chiropractic’s basic science tells us that the start point of chiropractic is the major premise; chiropractic philosophy makes sense of this affirmation. The major premise is the whole purpose of existence (pri1) and the law of active organization (pri20) is the masterpiece of instructive information the midst of a universe sustained in existence, not a metaphysical concept to get sick people well.

    In other words, we settled for Plan B, or chiropractic as a mere symptoms solver to get sick people well. The AMAZING news is that chiropractic is Plan A from the very beginning, and its basic science came along much later to make it all visible and loveable and attractive. The chiropractic objective is a historical, social, and universal notion, which is made very clear already by objective chiropractors. But we made chiropractic very small and then the amazing news of its objective became very small too.

  2. David Suskin 11/04/2016, 2:39 pm:

    This is masterfully expressed, in my humble educated opinion. Kudos.
    I have brought this following comment up before, that being that The Chiropractic observation and major premise sits on the Authority of a Perfect Universe, which deduces to P5. The Perfection of the Triune – In order to have 100% Life, there must be 100% Intelligence, 100% Force, 100% Matter.
    Without perfection, to my thinking, there is NOT NECESSARILY a NORMAL (p27), and
    this powerful understanding you express >>>> ” Instructive information from innate intelligence are the very nature of “living things”. Innate intelligence is not a law that, occasionally adapts universal forces, but a law with ONLY that VERY function (pri23) which is normal (pri27). This adaptation is the mission of that law of active organization which maintains the material of the body of a “living thing” ALIVE (pri21) . –
    – Innate intelligence is the law of active organization, and by reason of the TRIUNE (pri4), law is described as instructive information from intelligence to be expressed by e/matter (pri13) and its TRANSMISSION can be interfered with (pri29). –
    – For us, objective chiropractors, the TRIUNE must be the absolute beginning point—and ending point too. Free flow of mental impulses is the inherent shape and function of “living things” (pri13, 21 and 23) and only when we have full expression of instructive information from innate intelligence are we fully and truthfully ALIVE in this universe and move toward our full purpose.” >>>>
    while acceptable through a leap of faith, it is NOT IMPLICIT in it’s totality of optimism and purpose that it illustrates LIFE to have.
    We can state Perfection (P5), but do we really know it, or is that part of our leap of faith we relegate to an apriori major premise starting point?
    Yes, We live in a world where Principles are perceived, conceived, observed and/or One where pragmatism and reductionism through mans Outside-In experience and control meet head to head.
    Perfection offers hope, but it would seem that Life, with it’s ups and downs, with man as an imperfect being (LOM) filtering a perfect universe is quite a quandry to reckon with, emotionally but more important, intellectually.
    Anyway, Is the Triune really perfect just because we say it is so, or what?

    • Claude Lessard 11/06/2016, 1:40 pm:

      David,

      The perfection of the TRIUNE is REAL. It means that the universe is COMPLETE (100%)!!!! This is supported by one of Newton’s law: e/matter is never created nor destroyed. The universe is COMPLETE… therefore the TRIUNE is PERFECT!!!! 🙂

      • Rich Story 11/07/2016, 4:10 am:

        The Conservation of Mass-Energy. There is a scientific law called the Law of Conservation of Mass, discovered by Antoine Lavoisier in 1785. In its most compact form, it states: matter is neither created nor destroyed.

        Just a footnote. 🤔

        • Claude Lessard 11/07/2016, 12:49 pm:

          Thank you Rich!

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