What The ‘Birds and the Bees’ Have To Do With You and Chiropractic

Innate Ideas by Innate Girl

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

“What The ‘Birds and the Bees’ Have To Do With You and Chiropractic”

New things are scary; frankly, anytime you venture into the unknown it is scary.  The first day of school was scary, I will never forget my dad dropping me off at Good Shepard Lutheran church and waving good-bye through tear-streamed eyes.  Each day got easier, especially as I made new friends. Changing schools in fifth grade was also very scary.  As I said good-bye to my best friend, Julie, I was scared I wouldn’t find new friends and was sure that the friendship Julie and I shared was over forever.  The truth is I made new friends and while Julie and I were distant we are still friends to this day and as we have aged our friendship is strengthening.  As individuals we have all had various scary, nerve wrecking times in our life; that at the time were scary but as we acclimated we came to realize that they were more so unknown, rather than scary.  But, one thing almost every person can relate to is sex, so let’s go back to fourth/fifth grade for a minute.

I will never forget the day my teacher sent home the permission slip so that I could learn all about female reproduction.  My dad let me know that I was going to be learning all about how my body worked.  I remember thinking, “Why is he acting so weird?” As I turned in my permission slip my teacher got all excited and with a smile said, “We are going to have so much fun learning about being a woman!” Once again I was confused as to all the hype.

The next week, we were separated into two rooms.  All the fourth grade boys in one and all the girls in the other.  We had never really been separated before, except to go to the bathroom.  I remember the anticipation in the room, this must be a big deal, being that we were separated and had to have permission slips.  As they dimmed the lights and started the movie, which was titled along the lines of “Becoming a Woman”, a silence fell over the room.  As we exited the room in shear shock, I know we all were thinking the same thing, “there is NO WAY. I will ever do that with a boy”.

We were immediately set free on the playground where we were rejoined with the boys.  We were specifically told not to discuss it with the boys and believe me there was no way either sex was sharing ANY information! There is no way any of us were doing anything that we were just explained, let alone talk about it! I know at least for my close friends, and me we stuck with the motto out of site out of mind!

If you think back to that day, when you first learned about sex, it was really scary.  First, remember, that just a year before if not still, the opposite sex had cooties.  They were good for one thing and one thing only, chasing and picking on! Just the thought of kissing a boy or a girl was gross let alone becoming more physical.  And how on earth could “sex” be enjoyable? It just didn’t make sense and it was really scary.  And not only was there possible pain associated with it but there were tons of rumors of the possible consequences; STDs, AIDS, pregnancy, addiction, and the list goes on. Who in the world with have sex?

Warp speed ahead about seven to ten years, suddenly the same guy or girl who had cooties was a total hottie.  There was something different about them, about the way you looked at them and the way they looked at you.  Suddenly, you wanted to spend more time with them and the urge to hold hands and steal a kiss was an everyday occurrence, if not hourly! Soon kissing was not enough and suddenly the unthinkable happened, together you had the talk.  While in fourth or fifth grade sex was scary it was now the only way to really share love and passion with that person, it was the next step in the evolution of your relationship.  The fear of sex was now a thing of the past, being replaced by the joy of sex!

While some people have only had sex with their spouse and to this day only desire their spouse, there are some who have had more than one sexual partner; some better and some worse.  There are even some people who claim they have had terrible sex with a certain partner, whether it lacked chemistry or skill, there was just something that was not right.  But, to this day those people are not celibate and are actually in relationships where they have really passionate sex with the person they love. One less than perfect sexual experience was simply chalked up as a lesson learned and after healing from the relationship they moved on to find love and to share it.

Sex is a lot like chiropractic for some people, it is unknown and possibly a bit scary.  Maybe they have heard stories or rumors or are just a little unsure about what’s going to happen.  Possibly they had a chiropractor that didn’t explain things or they just didn’t click with their first chiropractor.  But, just like sex when you understand chiropractic you understand why people get adjusted! I urge you to find a chiropractor that will explain chiropractic and will help you understand the importance of having your nervous system assessed.  Anything new is scary or can make you unsure, but with the right knowledge and chiropractor it is easy to understand why so many people “get checked” by their chiropractor weekly! Just like sex, chiropractic is worth exploring.

If you need help finding a chiropractor like me, email me at drm@drmarthanessler.com and I will help you locate a chiropractor in your area!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha Nessler, Innate Girl

 

Why Can’t I Get Get Pregnant?

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, August 29, 2011

“Why Am I Not Pregnant?”

This past year and a half I have been supporting a dear friend as she has struggled with infertility.  Up until recently she didn’t want my expertise. Sometimes our friends and family are the hardest to reach, but through it all she has had my undying support.  After a year of struggling with pregnancy, she and her husband got tested and were both found to be fertile leaving them even more frustrated.  They began giving her hormone injections, which just heightened her emotions, increased her weight, and decreased her hope when nothing changed.  The next step was IVF (In Vitro Fertilization), which landed her on bed rest when her ovaries rejected the eggs and her reproductive system became inflamed. Sitting in her consult with tears streaming down her face she asked, “Why can’t I get pregnant?”

“Why can’t I get pregnant?” is a question that plagues the minds of millions and millions of women a year.  After watching multiple friends and practice members suffer I realized that I needed to write this blog to both educate and give hope.  It is not diseases that are incurable but rather people who are incurable. More so than not women are being told that they “can’t” get pregnant without the help of intervention rather than being told why they are not getting pregnant. Barring significant medical conditions women are meant to be pregnant and by fine-tuning their lifestyle, pregnancy is just around the corner.

It is important to understand that the human body is vitalistic in nature, so it’s function cannot be explained by the laws of physics and chemistry alone.  Many times because the human body functions as a machine, we view it as mechanistic.  But that is not the case because mechanistic function can be explained.  If the human body were mechanistic then each and every time medicine would be a success and that is not the case. In my friend’s case, if the body were mechanistic, the injections and IVF would have worked.

So, “Why are you not pregnant?” The answer is simple, at this time your body is not prepared to carry a child.  The human body is controlled by innate intelligence, which governs the body and keeps the body in homeostasis. I go by the motto, “Your innate always knows.” While that can be a hard one to swallow, you are not in the desert with no water, but rather at an oasis where you can receive the knowledge necessary to boost your innate function and allow your body to function at any even more optimal level.

It is important to understand that at birth we have 100% innate function. We always have 100% innate function and while the percentage of function does not change, its expression does.  Innate expression is altered by stressors; chemical, physical, and emotional. This causes subluxations in the human body, creating interference in the human body therefore disrupting homeostasis.  Infertility is one of the many “symptoms” or dis-eases within the human body.  Dis-ease is the result of altered innate expression and over time leads to disease. In order to alter the expression of innate you must remove the stressors, which are causing the dis-ease.

Now that we know “Why you aren’t pregnant?” let’s work on what it will take to get your body where it needs to be to get pregnant.  First, you need to find a chiropractor to assess your nervous system function by locating subluxations within your spine that are causing dis-ease. He or she will then make spinal adjustments, which will ignite your innate expression. Remember, your chiropractor just performs the adjustment and the innate takes over.  As a chiropractor I never question innate. As for other stressors you will have to start to do what it takes to maintain balanced function…chemically, physically, and emotionally.  Physically, besides getting adjusted, you will need to maintain some form of an exercise routine and stay active. Emotionally, you will need to decrease your stress and stay in a positive mind set regardless of how frustrated and beaten down you feel. Chemically you will need to make sure you are eating the proper foods, drinking appropriate amounts of alkalized water, consuming proper nutrients and minerals, and realizing that pharmaceutical drugs are a stressor to your body.

I have had many frustrated women walk into my office feeling broken, frustrated, and alone…and together with the aforementioned plan; I am now adjusting their babies! Your body always knows.  Remember, it’s not that you can’t get pregnant but rather that the time is not right for you to be pregnant.

If you are looking for a doctor of chiropractic in your area email me at drm@drmarthanessler.com.

Love. Laugh.  Adjust.

Dr. Martha Nessler, Innate Girl

 

“Lightening Bug Moments”: Innate Communication

Lightening bugs let you know that summer has arrived and regardless of age they generate a smile and sense of awe.  What makes lightening bugs so intriguing is that they make a light within their bodies.  Through the process known as bioluminescence they internally light up to attract a mate.  The special cells within their abdomen allow them to illuminate, thus becoming more attractive and more noticeable.  Illumination is an unspoken communication to let possible mates know if they are or are not interested in mating.  Bioluminescence is innate to the lightening bug and other organisms and is a dominate form of communication.


Since February, I have done a dozen EPOCs and COREs across the nation.  I traveled coast to coast, been to small towns and large cities, and spoken to a wide variety of audiences full of chiropractors and their support teams. Regardless of the city I was in or the size of the crowd that I had attracted one thing was always the same, the feeling of innately knowing the crowd had had a pivotal shift.  Whether I am sharing my heart in front of thousands or one-one with a practice member, when the light bulb goes off I know they got it!

People are no different than lightening bugs, while we don’t physically illuminate since we are not innately adorned with the process of bioluminescence, we still light up when we get a cellular shift.  I love looking into the eyes of someone, connecting with them, and innately knowing they were different just moments before.  The innate ability to create a virtual luminescence is an intimate and silent form of communication, that says “I got it.  Thank you.”

At the end of the day, whether in the office, out and about, or having just shared with a crowd I always reflect and re-hash to see the days success and continually make the necessary changes in my behavior and dialogue to constantly serve at a higher level.  To me the more “lightening bug moments” I saw in my day the more successful the day.  And the beauty of my lightening bugs is that they live year round, rather than being seasonal.  Just like the lightening bugs in nature, the lightening bugs in my life bring a smile to my life, elevate my happiness, and allow me to feel innately successful at the end of the day; they awe me.

Beginning to see the lives of the people I touch on a daily basis as lightening bugs has allowed me to have a deeper appreciation for innate and it’s abilities.  I love that that my “lightening bug moments” have allowed me to know silently that their was an innate shift within a given individual.  This small shift in my perspective has made an immense impact on my life and level of service.  Start looking for the “lightening bug moments” in your life and just like when you were a child, sit back, smile, and be awed.

 

 

Replacing Anchors With Roots Catapults Growth

Replacing Anchors With Roots Catapults Growth

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, August 15, 2011

Change is hard, period, and sometimes change is really, really hard. Changes means growth, and even though growth is good; growth hurts because it stretches you out of your comfort zone and usually means you have to let go. Whether you are letting go of a past story, relationship, friendship, memory, outcome to a scenario, someone, or something, it’s not easy. It’s hard when you realize that you have come to a point in your life where you have grown up and are in turn are growing on. More so than not we anchor ourselves in the past or present and in turn inhibit and resist growth. When we come to the realization that a situation, someone, or something has become an anchor, which is holding us back, the time comes to make a cognitive and emotional switch, where the anchor is released and replaced with a root, which will allow growth.

There is a big difference between anchors and roots. Anchors are meant to connect a vessel to the floor of a body of water to prevent it from drifting. In our lives anchors do the same thing keeping us from drifting therefore keeping us idle. In an idle state we are unable to grow because movement is life. Much like an anchor is an integral part of a vessel, so is a root connecting a plant it to its soil bed and providing nutrients, food, and water. The root is a plant’s strength in storms with through tumultuous winds and serves as a preventative mechanism against erosion; a strong root allows for growth, provides support, and helps sustain life. Therefore an anchor hinders growth by mechanistically tying us down and a root is a vitalistic connection allowing evolution from past and present to future.

Inevitably the time comes when you have to decide if you are ready to catapult into the future and evolve into an even better version of yourself or if remaining in your present sate, which no longer serves you is a better option because it is safe and feels good? It boils down to the ever-present battle of feeling versus function. There is a huge difference between feeling and function. Feeling comes from the emotion that is tied to a set of circumstances, an individual, or something. Often a feeling will hold us back and keep us from functioning at an optimal level. These feelings vary in degree and can be any emotion on the spectrum from happy, sad, love, anger, fear, numb or another. Whether positive or negative it is necessary to assess whether or not the circumstances or individual that is causing the emotion is also allowing optimal function. When a situation impairs our function it is time to replace the anchor with a root and let growth occur; as you catapult into your next evolution the root gives you the sense of security necessary to persevere in faith, leaving behind your past and present and soaring into the future. Knowing that although unknown, what’s next is a necessary progression.

Only you can decide when the time is right to allow a necessary shift to occur by releasing the anchor and replacing it with a root. The root then becomes a reminder of where you have been, holds the memories that warm your heart and feeds your soul, and supports your continual growth. The release of the anchor instantly catapults you and “where you are” is now a “where you were”. Enjoy the journey and remember everything is a stepping-stone, until it becomes a stopping point, which in hindsight was always a stepping-stone.

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha Nessler, innate Girl

Caught the Wave and Got My Spizz On

Monday, August 8, 2011

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

“Caught the Wave and Got My Spizz On”

This weekend as a team, my staff and I,  attended The Wave at Life West College.  It was a fantastic weekend of spizz, being dipped in chiropractic philosophy and love.  At The Wave we had the pleasure of attending the inauguration of Dr. Brian Kelly.  Chiropractic is truly blessed to have such a true visionary at the helm.  When I heard that Dr. Gerry Clum was stepping down as president of Life West College, sadness fell on my heart.  Since the first time I heard Gerry speak I was a huge fan and supporter of his.  His love for chiropractors and the profession was refreshing and combining that with his desire to raise up principled chiropractors made me know that because of him the future of chiropractic would be strong.  Hearing Brian’s heart this weekend put to rest any worries that Gerry’s vision would die as he passed the presidential torch.  After this weekend there is no doubt in my mind that Life West will be producing principled chiropractors, chiropractors that will guard our sacred trust.

Dr. Kelly’s vision does not stop with students but rather encompasses a better understanding and appreciation of chiropractic and chiropractors throughout the world.  Summed up, he wants to create the necessary wave in chiropractic to create a shift in chiropractic and chiropractors.  This past weekend at “The Wave” was a perfect example of his desire to inspire, lift up, and educate chiropractors! He provided a weekend centered around philosophy and abounding in “Tic Talk” from some of the profession’s most inspiring and ““spizzed”” out chiropractors!

“The Wave” is a must attend for next year! Personally, my staff and I had an amazing well-rounded weekend! Dr. Kelley, the talented Tina Carter, and the rest of the amazing staff at Life West Chiropractic College put on a wonderful chiropracTIC seminar! There was the perfect balance between education and fun and even included the historical moment of Dr. Kelly’s inauguration and ended with a luau! The entire weekend was abundant in chiropractic spizzerinctum! All-in-all the first Wave was a huge success and created quite the wave in chiropractic!

As chiropractors it is so important that we get dipped in chiropractic and get “spizzed”! As chiropractors, we give and give, sharing our love of chiropractic with the world and getting re-fueled is important! Just like a motor vehicle, chiropractors needs re-fueled to optimally function! Seminars are great re-fueling stations to get submerged in spizzerinctum! Spizzerinctum is a word made popular by BJ Palmer in the 1910s and 1920s and used to define chiropractic enthusiasm or excitement about chiropractic! From spizzerinctum is where we get the term ““spizzed””!

“The Wave” is one of many great seminars where you can get spizzzed! Another favorite of mine is “The California Jam” aka CalJam put on by Dr. Billy DeMoss and the Dead Chiropractic Society!  I have also heard wonderful things about New Beginnings and am hoping to attend my first New Beginnings this year in October! EPOCs, COREs, DCS, Band of Brothers, 33 DCs, and other philosophy groups are also great venues to get dipped in TIC and to be immersed in spizzerinctum! Wherever you decide to go, GO! Just get re-fueled, get “spizzed”!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha Nessler, Innate Girl

January 25, 2010 Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Men will spend their health getting wealth; then gladly pay all they have earned to get health back. -Mike Murdock” It’s time to shift the paradigm! Educate your community that you can have both and NOT sacrifice one for the other.  It’s called investing in your future.  It’s time people realize that you can have it all, health AND wealth!

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Love.  Laugh.  Adjust.

When Your Soul Smiles: Re-cap of My Family Reunion

Dr. Martha’s Monday Morning Motivational

Monday, August 1, 2011

When Your Soul Smiles

Last weekend I had the pleasure of spending four days with my mother’s side of my family in Lavalette, NJ on the Jersey Shore.  Together I joined seventy members in celebrating life and love at the Murphy-Gleeson Family Reunion.  Every four years everyone joins together the first week of August to re-connect, reminisce, and make new memories.  Every waking minute was filled with love, laughter, and sheer joy!

There is something really special about the bond between family members.  Regardless of where an individual falls on the family tree there is an unspoken connection between each and every person that is not dictated by generation or exact relation.  Within families the genetic connection of DNA creates an adhesion to each others journey and life experience that supersedes the strength of rubber cement or super glue

This year was my first Murphy-Gleeson Family reunion.  Throughout the four days I was there I experienced a full spectrum of emotions from joy to sorrow and excitement to fear.  Regardless of the emotion, I allowed my self to feel each emotion.  I respected each emotion for what it was, a part of the overall experience.  I embraced each emotion and allowed to wash over me, stirring my cells in to motion and as the emotion passed, with an attitude of gratitude, I said an internal thanks to my innate for allowing me to maximize the experience.

There were parts of the weekend that were harder than others and at times embracing the moment seemed easier said than done.   Having lost my mother at two years old meant that her family became distant family.  My ex-step-mother didn’t encourage a relationship with my mother’s family and actually attempted to sever my relationship with them, so until the age of sixteen my mother’s parents, siblings, and there children were more so figments of my imagination.  Being able to drive meant being able to spend time with her family in Chicago and as often as I could I submerged my self in my mother’s spirit by spending time with the one’s who loved her most.

Being disconnected from my mother’s immediate family meant I was also disconnected from the more extended family on my mother’s side.  This weekend marked the bridging of that gap.  This weekend I saw a combination of relatives I had always heard of as well as relatives, which I had never heard of; all of which I was excited to meet.  I was amazed at the similarities we shared and how within twenty-four hours I felt at home and it was as though we had all known each other for a lifetime.

There were many times I just stepped back and looked around and as my soul smiled I attempted to absorb the vibration of love that filled the air around me. As I said this was my first family reunion for myself and I was awed by the love that abounded from my family, not shocked but awed.  I remember looking at my Maudie and PopPop and thinking this is all because to people fell in love and each branch on the family tree representing the joining to hearts and the product of their love.

As I said the bond between families is extremely special and attempting to attach a descriptive word to help describe that bond has proved to appear impossible.  I am not sure there is a word that gives it the justice it deserves without robbing it of its entirety.  But simply stated, when your family surrounds you and the vibration of love is enhancing your cellular function your soul smiles.  It’s an un-describable emotion that provides a high that leaves you yearning for more, giving four years the appearance of an eternity.

To my entire family on the Murphy-Gleeson side who so warmly embraced me this past weekend I want to say, “Thank you”.  Thank you for sharing in the joys that came with being surrounded by those who love me because they are a part of me.  Thank you for listening to my heart and shedding tears of both joy and sorrow.  Thank you for reminding me of how blessed I am and the strength of my family tree’s roots.  And most of all thank you for loving me! The weekend was not an easy one for me but it was exactly where I needed to be.  I am looking forward to next year!

Love. Laugh. Adjust.

Dr. Martha Nessler, Innate Girl