Blessings in Disguise
Sometimes change is hard, but if you trust that still, small voice in your head guiding you toward your highest good you will never go wrong.
A few years ago I had trusted in a philosophy that several chiropractors in my area had become aligned with and after engaging 1 full year in their program with great results I transferred to someone who was closer.
I just finished up my second year of rigorous chiropractic care without the results I had desired and expressed my concern to my second chiropractor. He asked if I was doing the exercises at home & I admitted I had backed off a little.
He just shrugged his shoulders.
I left wondering if it was my fault I wasn’t getting the results I desired.
Then my friend shared with me a new chiropractor she began seeing who specializes in upper cervical care and “atlas” issues and told me I should check him out.
I hate change and I really liked the guy I was seeing plus it was easy to get into him and he was close. But something kept nagging away at me. I ran into my friend again and she gave me a coupon for $50 plus a hand out explaining the care he provided and it all looked intriguing.
A voice in my head said, “Why not? You’re not happy where you are. You’ve invested 2 years with this particular type of care and you still have headaches. It may be time to try something new.”
So I called, scheduled an appointment and in the back of my mind as I hung up I thought, “I will probably just cancel because it’s too far to drive.”
Then as the days passed, I began to feel more confident and comfortable that I was doing the right thing. So I called my old chiropractor and told him I was switching. When I stopped by for the X rays he gave me my final bill and it was DOUBLE what I had expected.
He never billed my insurance the 12 visits I was allowed per year saying that they didn’t cover maintenance (but they do cover 12 visits per year). He agreed to credit me for the 12 visits and apologized for the miscommunication.
I could dwell on the fact that had I never switched I would have never caught this or the fact that he was telling half truths or the fact that I felt horribly violated and taken advantage of but I chose to find the blessing in this unpleasant experience.
There were 2 blessings in disguise in this situation.
1) Had I not left I would never have known that they were not billing my insurance company and I would never have received the $150 credit they ended up giving me before I left.
2) My new chiropractor not only accepts my insurance coverage but miracle of miracles, I was told that 20 visits are completely covered!!!! 20 visits x $35 = $700 savings
3) After just 1 session with my new guy, I am feeling quite hopeful that I can get my “atlas” straightened out and eliminate headaches and brain fog forever! I will no longer have to go to the chiropractor 1 week for yet another year (after going 104 weeks the past 2 yrs), my new guy is confident that I will only have to come every 3 months once we get rollin’.
So my BIG lesson learned was…
When things aren’t going the way you expect in your life and you begin to question if what you’re doing is right or if there is something else you should try
Be open to receiving it.
I literally almost missed all of these amazing opportunities God was trying to bring my way because of inconvenience and fear of change.
When have you listened, or not listened, to spirit and been doubly blessed (or cursed)? We’d love to hear your story in our comments section.
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Good thing you found a chiropractor who is honest and have shown results in just one session.
Julie I am so happy you found the healing you needed. I can relate to this. We were rear ended a few years ago. It nearly broke my neck and left me with a severe whiplash. The pain and headaches were excruciating for a very long time. I am blessed with an amazing chiropractor that is a teacher…and genius with acupuncture. I credit my healing to him..twice over. At one time,I had a herniated disc that my doctor recommended surgery for. But the voice in my head said no and lead me to this chiropractor. It took a long time and many trips weekly but he healed it without surgery.
So glad you are getting results and feeling better! Truly blessings all around!
Julie… It’s so funny how we humans sort of dig our heels in and refuse to budge when we’re comfortable. (or so we think).. it reminds of the story about the frog in a pot who just sits there until he boils to death.
Glad you were able to follow your inner truth and move in a new direction! 😉
Hi Julie- Glad to hear you are pleased with your new chiropractor and additional relief is in site:-) Early on, I so often ignored the choices I felt were best for me and experienced much emotional pain too that now it’s so much easier for me to listen and act on my internal guidance system. Isn’t that interesting how that works?
If I’m being honest- I sometimes get caught up in situations that aren’t working for me, and I stick around in them because I think “If I only worked harder, changed myself, was more tolerant, should be able to deal with this…I will gt what I want out of it.”
Then I had a Human Design reading that pointed this tendency out to me, so now I’m on the look out and change things up as soon as I’m uncomfortable.
But I had a BIG lesson in this when I was working with a JV partner recently- at first the partnership felt OK…then once we got past the creation stage of what we were doing and in to the daily flow of it- it was not good. Too much conflict for my taste. I kept asking “is it worth it?” and i let her convince me it was going to be fine.
I began to realize that I was afraid I’d have to give up the one thing I wanted-the amazing class we had created- if I ended to partnership. Once I got square with that in my mind, and was willing to let it all go, my partner came to me and said she didn’t want t work to program anymore and handed it all over to me. YES!!
Once I came into a place of acceptance and peace within myself- the Universe took care of the rest. 😉
Ooooo, love that Leah!!! So beautiful. Thank you for sharing. ♥
Julie, I am so happy to read that you embraced change and are receiving the benefits! Isn’t it crazy how our self-talk can almost make us pass up a blessing??? Migraines are horrible (I had them as a kid and teenager), so here’s to him working his magic on you and your “atlas”!!!! Thank you for this reminder to not resist change if our gut is telling us it’s for the better, even if it’s not as easy and/or comfortable.! P.S. have you tried tapping when you have a migraine coming on? You probably have, but I thought I’d put it out there 🙂 Thank you for this!!! 🙂
I was a huge fan of tapping – and tapped until I was blue in the face for almost 10 years. This year I’ve been working with a technique called The Healing Code and it all helps. I do have a curved spine so I know that aside from emotional issues that these techniques are amazing for, that I have some physical issues that need healing as well. Thanks! ♥
SO glad to hear that you have found something that is likely to work! And you’ve really made me miss the chiropractor I had when I lived in VB. I have definitely happened upon miracles by listening to wisdom, internal or otherwise. I’m glad you did this time!
It is so good to hear you have finally got a relief over migraine. Life is indeed full of risks and we have to take this risks to become better and to know what life has still to offer. We can’t just stay in the comfort zone for so long.
Julie.. firstly.. so happy that relief is in sight…that’s the best news.. And yes.. this is the second time I’ve read this exact message in different form in 12 hours (ok, I’m listening!!).. Was reading a page in Marianne Williamson’s book “The Law of Divine Compensation” talking about how essential it is to stay open to connecting with all of the various people that move into our days..huge over-paraphrasing.. but.
Anyways.. yes.. when things keep feeling wrong, stuck, painful.. we know these are signs to shake it up a bit, trust our guidance, listen especially closely for where the next “right step” is… Hoping you are feeling better and better..
With love and every blessing..