“Growing, not fixing, or even relieving pain, is the point of Network Spinal Analysis!”
A year ago I introduced my friend Alison to Dr. Josette. After just a couple of sessions together, Alison felt herself transforming and growing. While under care, she also began seeing an acupuncturist, whose work she also felt very connected with.
Fast forward 6 months and Alison is now looking into acupuncture school!!!! We often like to dream of opening up a healing center together…
Just a couple of days ago Alison shared a beautiful excerpt from a book she’s reading titled Between Heaven and Earth: A Guide to Chinese Medicine, which I will keep with me forever:
“A garden is a dynamic self-regulating system that transforms sunlight (yang) and water (yin) into the living tissue of vegetation. Within the cycle of seasons, there is a time for sprouting, maturing, ripening, harvesting, and composting.
Through this process of transformation the garden continuously sustains and re-creates itself. This interplay of yin and yang is what enables life to mushroom.
This garden analogy accurately describes the growing of people too!
Maximum growth in the garden derives from the proper balance between the heat and light of the sun with the cool moisture of water. The garden is healthy when rich growing conditions prevail and when plants are resilient enough to tolerate adversity.
An occasional period of drought, a spring storm, an infestation of insects, or the moldy fungus that grows during periods of extended humidity can be overcome by a vigorous ecosystem, adaptable enough to recover once the hardship has passed.
The gardener does not make the garden grow. Nature does. The gardener is an ally who prepares the soil, sows the seeds, waters, and removes the weeds, placing plants in the proper relation to each other and the sun.
If the gardener did not tend the garden, it would lose its unique identity and grow wild, merging completely with its surroundings to blend with the larger environment.
The gardener protects the integrity of the garden by promoting growth in some areas, restricting it in others, adding compost to keep the soil fertile. He observes and nurtures the interaction between the garden and the environment.”