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My eyebrows elevated a bit this morning upon seeing these words in a column ad of our local town newspaper…  “Judgment Day…May 21, 2011 !”… You’ve been warned… you can thank me later…if there is a ‘later’  that is. 

Wow!  I thought we had left this brand of silliness in the cobwebs of the 19th century.  Having been raised from infancy in a church much criticized and maligned for date setting in its earlier days, I guess I may be a little more sensitive than most for this kind of theological wackiness. 

Those of us with a little sense can chuckle and shrug this off…the problem comes in when such fear-based statements attract those teetering on the brink of paranoia.  Sort of like the proverbial yelling “FIRE!” in a crowded theater. 

In chiropractic we see this on a daily basis….  Headlines such as “Need New Patients?” or “Are You Prepared for YOUR Audit?”, or “Don’t Be a Failure! Let Us Show You How To Succeed!” strike at that ever present chord of fear vibrating in our consciousness. 

An identity solidly grounded in Source observes our small fear-identified self and can be amused at such infantile behavior.  With this level of observation comes a quiet confidence that will help prevent setting us off in a frenzy of “doing”.  This is a simple concept, however not so easy to implement.  Hence the mutltitudes lining up to patronize the “sky is falling” crowd of practice building gurus.

Observe what resonates in your chest when you get those e-mails or blast faxes…. Is the ‘small you’ being recruited with a need to execute a fear-based frenzy of action?  Or do you calmly peruse the information looking for what is valid and helpful to you and your unique expression of practice?  It might be helpful to take an opportunity to observe your response…and what vibrates within your consciousness… 

The result of this measured pause and reflection might be enlightening…  do you feel a disquiet as a result of fear or is there a sense of discovery and wonder?  With this information you truly will have a ‘fear free’ choice and the resulting experience will likely be refreshingly different.

Until next time (knock on wood…), 

Perry

©2011   Perry Chinn, D.C.  All rights reserved.

Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life graduate (Marietta), has been practicing in Seattle for 24 years and is a board member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society.  He is the co-creator of the nutritional cardiovascular formula Acctrix, co-founder of Unisal Wellness Technologies and is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear.  His book Symphony of Wellness focuses on the science and benefits of L-arginine and nitric oxide for cardiovascular health.  He can be reached at drchinn@acctrix.com

Comments (0) Posted by Perry Chinn on Thursday, March 31st, 2011

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….YOU JUST MAY GET IT!

A good friend and classmate of mine posted a comment on Facebook earlier today that we had “sold our souls to the insurance industry”.  I sure can appreciate that comment.  It seems that every week another insurance company is trying to find another innovative way to decrease payment for my services.

Be careful what you ask for.  Or more specifically, be careful what you ask for when vibrating in the frequency of fear.  With all our good intentions way on back ‘in the day’ when we were fighting for insurance equality….  I suspect that we as a profession were ‘fighting’ largely in fear of being excluded.  Or fears of being ‘less than’ the medics….less accepted…less appreciated, valued and therefore paid.

So here we are…my good friend Dr. Ron’s comment about selling our soul…  I understand his frustration and anger.  We fought the fight and received the spoils….only problem is the ‘spoils’ smell really bad!

What is our intention when we fight for what is ‘right’?  Is it to be right to show that they are wrong?  Or is it, can it be, that we strive to fight less with righteousness and more with the quiet power of certainty.  A confidence  that what we have is really what the people want when the clouds of fear dissipate and understanding settles in.

Just a thot….

Perry

©2011   Perry Chinn, D.C.  All rights reserved.

Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life graduate (Marietta), has been practicing in Seattle for 24 years and is a board member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society.  He is the co-creator of the nutritional cardiovascular formula Acctrix, co-founder of Unisal Wellness Technologies and is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear.  His book Symphony of Wellness focuses on the science and benefits of L-arginine and nitric oxide for cardiovascular health.  He can be reached at drchinn@acctrix.com

Comments (0) Posted by Perry Chinn on Monday, March 28th, 2011

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Numbers are such simple things….however over the years I have allowed them to evoke some powerful emotion and even gut-wrenching fear.

Much of my philosophy was shaped and molded at D.E. (Dynamic Essentials) meetings in my early years in chiropractic. In addition to having the opportunity to learn concepts that have strengthened my passion for this great profession, I also gained the innate (where did that word come from?) need to measure my success with a numbers yardstick.

My first practice began in the mid eighties, a time when the joke was you could crumple up a HCFA form, throw it out the window at 60 miles per hour and receive a check two weeks later…  But as my practice grew, so did my angst that my numbers just didn’t match up to what the stars of my profession assured me was not only possible, but expected.

In hindsight I now realize that not only did I serve many people; I also achieved a respectable measure of business success. The folks I used to admire for their high volume, now are content and even now prefer numbers that would have earlier been an embarrassment to reveal to their peers.

This is my point. An old coach of mine, Bob Trask, used to say that our purpose in life is to experience and express. Experience joy and express love, gratitude and service. Fear generated from a feeling of unworthiness associated with my small self and consumed with comparing myself with the other is far removed from joy gained from a life spent in joyful anticipation of serving my patients.

The challenge for me is to follow my earlier promise to myself….to do my best to not make choices based on and motivated by fear. I must get twenty or thirty e-mails a day from practice coaches and programs promising in emphatic ALL CAPS letters to turn my struggling practice around if I just incorporate their unique practice program. With each one I feel that old twist in my gut of unworthiness and feel the need to reach outside of myself for the next ANSWER.

I now realize that when my intention and motivation resonates with and aligns with Source, all the power of Innate intent and wisdom conspires to create my life of joy. When I get distracted by my small self, the fear based little me…..then my intention becomes forced and the result is anxiety and a disconnect from Source.

As I interact with the ‘newbies’ in chiropractic, whether teaching at a seminar or even answering an e- mail…my first mission is to share with them the joy of a Source-infused life of service.  My advice to them?   Leave the numbers alone. I have learned they are none of my business….my business is to stay connected…and allow Source to animate my success.

With you, leaving fear behind….

Perry

©2011   Perry Chinn, D.C.  All rights reserved.

Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life graduate (Marietta), has been practicing in Seattle for 24 years and is a board member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society.  He is the co-creator of the nutritional cardiovascular formula Acctrix, co-founder of Unisal Wellness Technologies and is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear.  His book Symphony of Wellness focuses on the science and benefits of L-arginine and nitric oxide for cardiovascular health.  He can be reached at drchinn@acctrix.com

Comments (0) Posted by Perry Chinn on Monday, March 21st, 2011

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The recent increase in perceived pressure from the insurance industry, the economic challenges of the past couple of years and the death throes of the allopathic beast has brought forth a new surge of fear-caused rhetoric.

A renewed passion to call for the “us against them” mentality within chiropractic….rallying patriotically with a “we’re not going to take it anymore” stance against the “them” of traditional medicine.

I got a good laugh from the Austin Power’s movies, particularly the character of Mini Me.  Austin Power’s miniature alter ego, was, like our fear-mind, forever vigilant against threats, whether perceived or real.  The smaller, less attractive form of our self-identity feeds on, in fact requires for its existence, that aspect of our consciousness that must preserve an enemy.

What would chiropractic be like if we didn’t have an enemy?  If our biggest job was to educate those who just didn’t know, instead of fighting against the perceived enemy of traditional medicine?

I remember my good friend Gerry Clum saying almost two decades ago that the paradigm had shifted….that it was more about educating the uninformed public than it was about fighting for our existence or even acceptance.  Yet so many of us continue to find it a huge challenge to shed this identity of the oppressed. 

My challenge as I communicate with my patients each day is to remember that they don’t want to hear about a fight…they just want to know that I listen, I care and that I potentially represent an answer to assisting that spark of wellness within them to ignite and restore that warming goal of wellness….from the inside.

Perry

©2011   Perry Chinn, D.C.  All rights reserved.

Dr. Chinn is a 1986 Life graduate (Marietta), has been practicing in Seattle for 24 years and is a board member of the Gonstead Clinical Studies Society.  He is the co-creator of the nutritional cardiovascular formula Acctrix, co-founder of Unisal Wellness Technologies and is the author of Symphony of Wellness and Soaring Beyond Fear.  His book Symphony of Wellness focuses on the science and benefits of L-arginine and nitric oxide for cardiovascular health.  He can be reached at drchinn@acctrix.com

Comments (0) Posted by Perry Chinn on Tuesday, March 15th, 2011