I was at karate class the other day when a young black belt asked me if I was going to attend the MMA (Mixed Martial Arts) class. When I said no he asked me why?
I told him that I practice martial arts to center me. Performing specific exercises including the KATAS helps to bring into balance my body, mind, and spirit. It is a feeling of bliss, of harmony, of peace and a great place to begin as I am able to let go of unwanted thoughts, beliefs etc. and build my CHI (energy levels). Chi is what I call spiritual expression when one comes from within and the mind lets go (mushin) anything is possible.
MMA is competitive I told him. Competition, trying to be better than another can cause a distortion in our harmonic balance. I believe competition is our downfall. Domination instead of dominion. I practice to let go of my distractions, my distortions I said. Karate in English is empty hands. It is intriguing to me that chiropractic translates to the laying on of hands.
I receive adjustments on a regular basis 1 – 2 times per week usually. I feel that the adjustments center me as well. My mind is more alert, clear, my heart calms, my muscles relax and my breath is deeper. I feel a bit like someone turned the lights up when I get up. I sense that my internal organs are turned on to nourish, purify, and heal what needs to be healed. I trust and support the wisdom within to do all this for me. Chiropractors call it innate intelligence; I call it the healer within. Wayne Dyer calls it the healing current that flows through all of us, that connects us, as one body.
I ride horses to center myself. Before I ride I place my hands on the mane and let myself go. I sense the heart beat and our hearts begin to beat as one. This is a spiritual connection. The horse begins to lick and chew. This means he is calm and accepting. We are one. Together we experience the perfect ride.
I love to do those things that keep me centered, at peace. I love that sense of deep connection.
I listen to motivational CD’s, I inspire myself through power packed words. I talk with God all the time. Anything I can do to be my best I do. Now I am ready to offer to you a supreme, magical, healing connecting adjustment so you can influence the world in a great way too.