It's a LONG Newsletter this month but take the 10mins to read through!
Thank YOU to all who attended "The Perfect Storm" workshop! for Autism Awareness Month (April). I hope to do the workshop again in September or October (after school starts and parent's schedules "slow down/brake pedal" and summer is over) for those who missed it and give those who attended the chance to bring a friend or two to the next workshop so we can inform the community.
1: I will not be doing any additional workshops over the summer (weather is too nice to talk people into boredom for 90 mins ;) ) BUT Chiropractic Orientation is STILL EVERY Tuesday @ 7pm and Saturday at Noon. So don't forget to "RYF" while you're soaking up Vitamin D all spring/summer! RYF-ers are much appreciated!!
2: The "honor box" is a privilege as I feel I cannot set a price on Health and Life for any family. I allow families to SET their OWN FEE for care if they want to come to the office WEEKLY to Get Checked for Subluxation to maintain health and express life at 100% just as my family and friends use the office. The FEE you choose is between "You, God and The Box". After someone says to me, "I want to use the honor box" I will NEVER ask them for MY fee for care in this office and I assume they understand the rules for using the "honor box" privilege. What is it worth to keep your family subluxation-free?
Rules for the "Honor Box" Privilege:
1. You MUST attend the Chiropractic Orientation Class -- so you understand chiropractic -- to use it as a "tool" to fix your subluxation to stay well -- and so you DON'T think you're coming weekly to "feel good" or get your "bones cracked" ;)
2. You come weekly (every 7-10 days) to Get Checked for Subluxation (I explain "why" in orientation class -- if you forgot, maybe a refresher class would benefit and your family)
3. Put YOUR FEE in the honor box on the first visit of the week (if you're here more than once).
4. RYF -- RYF = "refer your friends and family" or tell other people about chiropractic, subluxation and the honor box system BECAUSE the "Big Picture" is to create a community where children are ridiculously HEALTHY, HAPPY and DRUG-FREE. What's that worth??
**5. If I do not see you after 14 days from your last appointment (without a phone call reason -- "In Arizona taking care of Aunt Ruth" or "It's farm planting season" THEN you lose privilege of using the honor box and your next visit will be $35.
3. Don't forget to get a massage! Or if you know someone who is pregnant or trying to get pregnant and looking for some support during and after pregnancy make sure to get them in contact with Mrs. Casey from Down to Earth Wellness! Casey Bonyata is a Birth Doula and Massage Therapist who holds monthly meetings at The Wellness Pointe for any family looking to raise HEALTHY kiddos! What a blessing!
(262)-203-2262 or visit her website www.downtoearthwellness.massagetherapy.com.
Ok, enough Reminders... Here's May's Newsletter!
The Magic Eye, Faith and Chiropractic
Today’s reading lead me to Matthew 6:25-34. I found it fitting for this month's Newsletter, as I've been having similar conversations with my wife as we wrongly attempt to "take matters into our own hands" instead of giving Him ALL control and having "child-like faith" that He will provide just as He says He will.
"Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food and the body more than clothing? Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not more value than they? Which of you by worrying can add one cubit to his stature? So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow; they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not worry, saying 'What shall we eat?' or "What shall we drink?' or "What shall we wear?' For after these things the Gentiles seek. For your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about its own things. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble. -- Matthew 6:25-34
Have you ever tried one of those Magic Eye pictures?
You know, the ones that just look like a big mish-mash of colors and lines on a page that have no real significance but have a 3-dimensional picture hidden within it? Faith, chiropractic, relationships, (many things actually) are a lot like one of these Magic Eye pictures. You can’t fully SEE the BIG picture until you Relax, Stop trying so hard, STOP THINKING and see through the picture on the surface and see into the full image.
Some people will stare at the picture for hours, days or a lifetime and still not be able to see the beauty which lies beneath the surface. It will FRUSTRATE them as others tell them how beautiful it is until they either see it OR they begin to get so angry that they DENY the TRUTH and silently curse those that can see it to protect their EGO. They begin to rationalize and tell themselves that they are more intelligent than the simple minded that see beneath the surface, that there really is no additional beauty beneath the surface and that those that say there is are CRAZY! They say it for so long that they actually begin to truly believe that there is NOTHING. That the ones who can see more than a mish-mash of colors and lines should keep quite and they call them LIARS.
Then, there are those who will look at the image for a moment and see the hidden beauty beneath the surface right away, effortlessly. They "Ooh" and "Ahh" as they marvel at the three dimensional image explode instantaneously into their mind. They walk through the image with the same ease as you and I would ride a bike. These people are truly blessed and connected but they are the rare ones.
And then, there are YOU and I. We stare at the picture and see nothing at first. We get a little frustrated, but a friend who sees the full beautiful image beneath the surface, keeps prodding us on. Sometimes this comes in the form of a friend who sees the full image and keeps telling us to look "a little deeper", to look "through the image" and not "at it". They tell you to "RELAX", to "Stop trying so hard", to "STOP THINKING". “STOP THINKING?”, you ask yourself completely frustrated!!! What does that mean?? How do I turn my "thinking" off?? You want so badly to be able to have what they are enjoying -- what they are experiencing. You want so badly to Give, Serve and Love the way they do but you have Tried So Hard and have failed so many times! (excuses start to set in, you start thinking about your past failures, etc.) You have tried to relax so much that it just makes you more upset! You tried to stop thinking but that just made you analyze the picture (faith, chiropractic, work, your spouse, finances, etc) even more and become so frustrated that you GIVE UP. And, in that moment, you STOPPED THINKING and when you did, your eyes, heart and soul RELAXED and you began to SEE. As if, scales have fell off your eyes... At first, you begin to see just the cross, and then you notice that Jesus is hanging on the cross. As it becomes clearer, you notice the soldier piercing His side with a spear -- the blood and the water pour out and mix -- Then you see the two crosses behind Him with the criminals who were crucified beside Him.
It becomes so CLEAR that you realize it's not Mary and John kneeling at the cross... It's YOU -- lifting up your King with encouragement, thanking Him as He endures the cross for you. As the lump in your throat swells and tears roll from your eyes, you hear the words "It is finished"... you look at the ground before you... a puddle of blood and water at the foot of the cross accumulate. All the frustration, tiredness, ego, pride, and worries subside as you ask yourself two questions, "Why Him and not me?" and "How can I apply this blood and water to my life?"
As a former medipractor (chiropractor hand cuffed to a third party payer system -- health insurance) who could never see the full beauty and wonder of Chiroprac-TIC; For someone who was told "don't bring faith into your work by the Wisconsin Chiropractic Association because it is a conflict of interest for (any) business". For someone who was told, "You're crazy! It'll never work". For those of us who get frustrated by work, relationships, marriage, finances, or doubt... For those that were promised it would be "so much better." For those of us that were told to "Just Relax" and "Stop Thinking" and were angry, frustrated and/or jealous, who nearly gave up and then, by some miracle SAW…
For those of us that it did not come easily to, who struggled to see it and THEN let go and let GOD; the fruit of our labor is so much sweeter than our labor.
For whom is the beauty of a sunrise more meaningful, the man who could see ALL his life or for the blind man who regains his sight just before the dawn?
I am grateful to have regained my VISION for Chiroprac-TIC just before the dawn and the faithful practice members that He has blessed me with. And forever grateful for the scales that continually fall off my eyes each day -- to see further than just the surface -- I PROMISE you, there is a much BIGger and more beautiful picture. If you see it, you're the rare one. But those friends and family members who are getting frustrated, angered, worrisome, and are about to quit; DON'T let them! Keep encouraging them, keep loving them so one day they will "stop thinking", Let Go and Let GOD.
FYI -- I have not yet seen the beauty of this full picture beneath the SURFACE but a friend told me to "go deeper" so EVERYDAY I will do my best and keep searching.
Just this past last month I SAW, yet another, non-verbal, autistic kiddo VERBALLY tell me "Bye" after his adjustment. What is that worth??
We have yet to see the beauty of this full picture and his full recovery BUT just seeing the SURFACE is enough for us to "go deeper" EVERYDAY.
May is going to be a great month! See you all later this week!
In Health and Faith,
With Love and Appreciation,
Chad Schleiger, D.C.
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