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Responsible Service: A Love Bomb Guide

Dr. Rhea after a week of service in The Sacred Valley, Peru

Dr. Rhea after a week of service in The Sacred Valley, Peru

By Dr. Rhea Zimmerman Komarek

It was the middle of the night, I was exhausted, bent over the toilet bowl, sick, and wondering “did anything I just do make a difference?” After five days of working to provide free or low cost chiropractic care throughout the Sacred Valley, Peru I was finished, exhausted, and finally succumbing to the digestive visitor that had already taken down my entire team of volunteers.

It wasn’t the first time I wondered if my desire to be of difference in a developing country with my skill set was doing anything in the long run.

My first service trip was during the final months of my chiropractic education while I was still a clinic intern.  Student interns were paired with field doctors for an annual trip to provide care in El Salvador.  After graduation my innate drive to serve as a global citizen had led me to India to set up my own program.  India in her wisdom had humbled me and left me at the drawing board asking the questions:

What is the goal of the service?  If I can’t provide long term care is it ethical to do it in the short term?  Is my work empowering the people I am serving or disempowering them?  Do I really know enough clinically to be of service or should I go home and develop myself further?  

Dr. Rhea during her time setting up a short term service project in India

Dr. Rhea during her time setting up a short term service project in India

I have come to understand that this deep questioning really boils down to, “am I really giving anywhere near as much as I am receiving,” is a multi-faceted one.

After that first trip to Peru where our team left both emotionally transformed and physically drained, I had to ask myself whether or not I would return. I wanted to know that I was being more than just selfish by wanting to have the experience of serving.  It is so utterly transformational, such an avenue of fulfillment, and so amazing to lose one’s every day troubles into the surrender of service, that I had to know:  am I really doing anything?  Is offering chiropractic care one time a year going to truly help these people?

Before committing to trip number two, which ultimately is the commitment to taking steps towards committing to care long term for a community, I wrote to the clinic directors who hosted my group and posed the question:  given that we can only be there right now once a year, is our work really making an impact?  I trusted their perspective as people regularly engaged in the community and therefore those we would care for annually.  As Peace Corps veterans of 20+ years they knew what impact was as well as the issues that befall international service.  When they came back with the answer of “yes”, well, that was confirmation enough for me.

We returned, and, on year three, filmed the footage that would become the documentary film “Love Bomb.”  In filming follow up interviews I also learned of positively life changing, sustained physical healing results for some of the people we cared for, another testament for me to know that the effort is worth it.  For me the service results are definitely physical, and also, emotional.  It is the premise that when we all play our role of service to life, both at home and abroad, that together we create a positive shift in consciousness.  A helping hand is better than an oppressive hand, and is powerful when directed in well thought out ways.

Dr. Rhea with Paulina during the first Peru service trip.  Paulina returned several years later to share how much it had changed her life.

Dr. Rhea with Paulina during the first Peru service trip. Paulina returned several years later to share how much it had changed her life.

With the film I aim to inspire in people the transformational potential of service.  My hope is that people will walk out of the film and think to themselves:  how can I be of service in this moment, right here, right now?  The question of how can I serve, and how can I love, becoming synonymous.  I also know that there will be those who watch the film and think to themselves:  I want to go do something like that in another country!

For those people, I offer this Love Bomb guide to responsible service. Ultimately, service is an exchange built on a relationship of trust between the giver and the receiver.  These questions can help us to feel in to where we stand and what we will be offering. 

In the exchange of giving and receiving we will make an impact on the culture we are serving, and we need to ask ourselves what kind of an impact we want to make, as together we are building the model for what it looks like to become global citizens.  Together we can, responsibly, make a profound impact on humanity, at home and abroad.  The two are becoming inextricably one.

1.  What is my goal?

2.  Am I going to serve, or to practice?

3.  Will my actions create dependency?

4.  Am I going to be empowering the people I am serving?

5.  Am I respecting the cultural beliefs and customs I am stepping into, or trying to change them to my own beliefs?

6.  Am I hoping to be a savior instead of a server?

7.  Am I going as an equal or am I feeling superior to those I am serving?

8.  Am I doing something that the people have identified as a need, or am I putting my ideas of what they need on them?

If coordinating with an organization:

 1.  Do they have successful long-term projects that you will be making an impact with?

2.  Are they well respected in the community/communities where they serve?

3.  Are they motivated by service or by business profit?

4.  Will they provide for you contact information for past volunteers to speak with?

I personally feel that as global citizens we can create beautiful relationships built on responsible service, or, “voluntourism”, when we choose consciously.  We are building the future for humanity one responsible relationship at a time.  Lets do it together, with great care. 

Interesting Articles:

Does Voluntourism Do More Harm Than Good?, Dorinda Elliott

Seven Sins of Humanitarian Medicine, Welling, Ryan, Burris & Rich, World Journal of Surgery

 Does “Voluntourism” Do more harm than good?, Richard Stupart

 An Insider’s Thoughts On Voluntourism in Orphanages and Schools, Filipa Chatillon

Book:  Mountains Beyond Mountains, Dr. Paul Farmer

Resources for Choosing Organizations & Projects (I do not know these organizations personally, they were found through online research, please make sure to do your own work to verify that any of these are right for you, and that they fulfill the questions listed above):

http://www.volunteerinternational.org/

http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/

http://earthwatch.org/

http://www.globalvolunteers.org/

http://www.gviusa.com/

 

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Love Bomb Report: A Year In, Where Are We Now?

It has now been one year since unveiling Love Bomb massively with our first Indiegogo fundraising campaign and WOW.  We have come a long way!  I was dutifully documenting  the process via the blog up until the point where the actual workload of producing the film made it truly impossible to spare mental space to write an update.  However, here I am, somewhat emerged, and ready to share with you.

Since the last entry in the Spring things geared UP and it was all I could do to keep up with our rapid fire editing pace.

The film is essentially made up of Peru story scenes mixed with interview expert scenes that were mapped out using a storyboard method.   I love seeing how the storyboard started before it was honed way down in a very organic method of editing discovery.  (I can’t show you a close of up of how it is now,…no ruining the surprise!)

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Every moment from morning until night that I was not in my chiropractic office working with clients you could find me heading straight to the in-house Love Bomb office to transcribe every interview and then edit them all into workable scenes.

Editing Interviews

To give you an example, after transcribing the interviews I’d print and read  through the 11-20 pages of transcripts in order to mark them  by potential scene numbers.

The next step was to create gigantic files of potential scene material by batching all of the selected interview paragraphs.  I would then read/meditate through these to find the flow of conversation between the various experts while honoring the integrity and intention of all of their words.  These were then laid out by Gregg on a video timeline.  Each scene started at roughly 20 minutes, which were then edited down until they were either cut entirely, or left tight at around 3-5 minutes.

The entire process has been one of great innate trust.  It is an amazing process to transition from the feeling of brilliant inspiration at the interviews to then selecting what makes it in the film, and, what will at some point be placed into dvd “extras” to still be able to share with the world.

From this point then it was Gregg’s great work to find the b-roll that best told the story in all of the dialogue in our scenes, both Peruvian and experts.  The b-roll is all of the great visuals that visually tell the story of what you are hearing being spoken.

Once our scenes were all roughly where I wanted them to be we went through the process of selecting music to start to see how they flowed together.  Did the story work?  Did the timeline work?

It is amazing how far along you have to get with the material before you can actually sit back, take a big brave breath, and see for yourself if the storyboard, and idea, works as whole!!

The great relief is that, yes, it does.  Amazingly.

So where are we now?

At this point in the life of Love Bomb a few things are happening at once (oh wait, small internal laugh, it’s a film with two people working on it- things are always happening at once!).

Where we are,…

We are in an exciting time!  The main things happening right now are:

1.  Selective expert feedback

The film is being watched by a variety of experts in the film industry who are reviewing it and offering their feedback for ways we could tighten up the cut.  This is following two test screens to a private invitation only audiences who gave tremendous feedback that allowed me to SEE where to trim from a 2 hour and 4 minute cut to a 1 hour and 38 minute cut.

It definitely takes a lot of trust to take those scenes out of the film and off of the storyboard but it is very rewarding to see it come together into a tight and beautiful film with a life of its own.

Now we are doing our final trimming of the film that will start back up in December when we plan to round up our work to have a completed cut by early January 2014.  It’s ambitious, and its close,…and we are pretty sure we can do it!

Meanwhile,…

2.  Festival applications

There are many festival applications that are happening right now for an early 2014 premier of the film from January through April.  So even though the film is in a “work in progress” format we are still applying for those that have deadlines right now since we know we are going for an early 2014 premier and the film is really close to complete.  We want the film to premier at major festivals in order to give it a great opportunity to reach a mainstream audience.  So all of your great prayers and images that we succeed are welcomed!

3.  Celebrating

In looking back over a year ago I have a memory of me, holding these Love Bomb postcards fresh out of the mailbox and going to some chiropractors at events and saying, “would you help me with this project that I am making?”  I might have sounded brave, but I was shaking.

I am in awe of how far we have come in a year, as the project truly has moved from an I to a We.  From the troops who have rallied around us in fundraising, to the people who have contributed their time for interviews and now feedback- this film is packed with love and impact- and I am excited to imagine what I will be saying and feeling about the journey one year from now when the magic unfolds as we watch it take its first steps as a vehicle for inspiration.

Thank you for being a part of the ride!

Oh, and yes, one more thing- I got married.  I had no idea when starting the filming of Love Bomb that it would end up being more than an unconditional love story- but it sure is!


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Love Bomb Report: 40 Days of Production & Transformation

Weaving the Story

Weaving the Story

The beauty of the making of Love Bomb is that the production process is identical to the content of the film itself.  It is a transformational process of discovering who we really are at our core while working as a surrendered service to life, to love, which is simply a way of being the most amazing version of ourselves that we can allow ourselves to be.

Let me attempt to break it down for you into some tangible examples:

1.  Service.  We are creating this film out of a feeling of service to life knowing that what we are creating is going to assist in uplifting the viewer so that they will have a total being experience of the film.

2.  Love Bomb.  We are sharing about the the delivery of “Love Bombs” as a story of service, while the film itself is a Love Bomb for the viewer.  It is also acting as a Love Bomb in our lives through production!  We are transforming on deep levels as the entire experience of interviews, transcriptions, edits, and details lead us to ever deeper levels of the experience of who we are as Love itself and how we can bring this into our lives.

4.  Service as a Chiropractor.  For me personally my own practice of service at my local chiropractic studio is consistently growing in presence and depth.  During the making of this film I am also deeply engaged in loving and supporting my clients, who grow by the week, to their healing, transformation, and connection to who they are as beings of love in life.  I see this as a continual mirroring process to my own commitment to serving as a being of love.

5.  Healing & Marriage.  My own personal life has also been growing and deepening as through the process of this film I have been in the experience of loving a close family member through a healing process as well as embracing the love in my life as we have made the commitment to marriage and are planning our October wedding and feeling in to what a Love Bomb the journey to marriage is for both of us.

6.  Surrender beyond the “Educated.”  The story in Love Bomb shows how we surrender to life itself to serve in a way that is bigger than we could do using our own “educated” mind, to allow for life to unfold in ways that seem magical at times.  This is the production itself!  When I review what we have “done” in the past 40 days I see it in writing and think, wow!  Thank goodness we don’t think we are “doing” all of this personally.  And the moments when we do, well, its breakdown time to overwhelm and tired and then its back to connection, surrender, and realizing that we are simply conduits bringing this forward into life and that when we allow it to happen rather than thinking we are working on it or doing it, magic happens.

And magic is happening!  

Dr. Rhea Interviewing Kute Blackson at his LA Studio

Dr. Rhea Interviewing Kute Blackson at his LA Studio

We are fresh home from Los Angeles where we interviewed Kute Blackson.  This interview was full of love, and, magic.  It flowed beautifully as we sat in the, now familiar, field which is that of Love Bomb.  It has a magic to it, a feeling of deep love, discovery, presence, and truth.  And in this field Kute laid it out for us, the reality of who we are as Love, the presence of mystery within it, and the awesome experience of life as this dance when we allow it to emerge from the essence within us that is, the essence of the connection of all of life.

Gregg Marks as the Director of Photography on "set" in an Atlanta hotel room

Gregg Marks as the Director of Photography on “set” in an Atlanta hotel room

This occurred only two weeks following our presence at the Dynamic Essentials seminar in Atlanta, Georgia where we set up our “set” inside of a hotel room and interviewed five of the speakers bringing the depth of the living spirit of chiropractic art and service into the film itself.  These speakers were Sigafoose, Peter Amlinger, Paula Hedgelon, Pat Chelenyak, and Walter Sanchez.  These interviews can best be described as filling in the story of mastery in chiropractic as a martial art form, where the practitioner’s mastery comes in the development of self and skill on all levels:  physical, mental, and spiritual.

Dr. Rhea Interviewing Sigafoose for Love Bomb

Dr. Rhea Interviewing Sigafoose for Love Bomb

In the film we glimpse at how time and space have a quality to them of being very relative, especially when in surrender to allowing for the full flowing of Spirit to move through us in action.  When I look at our completed list of tasks within the past 40 days, I can only reflect that this has and continues to be an experience of surrender to this level of presence and service and flow.  It is the little I working for and dancing with the big I.  And the dance continues.

To see the teaser, video clips & to learn about how you can support the making of Love Bomb please go to:  http://www.lovebombthemovie.com

To be a part of our daily updates please “like” us on Facebook.  https://www.facebook.com/LoveBombTheMovie

To grow the impact of the Love Bomb please “share” our Facebook Page!  https://www.facebook.com/LoveBombTheMovie

Thank You & Big Love and Gratitude to you!

In inspiration from the interview with Kute Blackson I say,

Love Now, and Now,
Rhea

Here is our list of production actions since the close of our first cut fundraising campaign 40 days ago:

1. Sorted through nearly 90 hours (and growing) of footage and labeled all of the action along with transcribing all of the dialogue creating a very well organized pallet to edit from.
2. We have a working storyboard based on our vision & material with the scenes of the film laid out in detail so that we can start placing together the actual footage and dialogue into the script of the film to tell a powerful story.
3. We captured 5 more interviews of chiropractors: Sigafoose, Peter Amlinger, Paula Hedglon, Walter Sanchez, & Pat Chelenyak. These will bring to life what chiropractic is within the context of the film by helping the viewer to realize that chiropractic mastery & service is like a martial art form for love and freedom.
4. We filmed the amazing Kute Blackson in Los Angeles. If you haven’t heard of him (yet) give him a google and you will see how unique he is in the world of human transformation. He brings an awesome voice to the film around what it means to Love, to Be Love, and to live fully.
Now we are completing some more transcriptions while moving in to the editing of the film itself (the magic). We are on mission to be close to complete by the end of March with all we have gathered (with 4 more interviews scheduled for March- oh, so excited to reveal those once complete- it includes a trip to NYC and conversation with some incredible fresh voices in the field of human potential/transformation as well as a few more chiropractors who will break down the science of the adjustment so our audience can understand the why behind what we are doing in the name of love and service.)
April is a planned non-edit time so we can have fresh perspective (and use our funding wisely) before heading back to Peru where our team will be serving chiropractic while we will gather some follow up interviews.
May we will be back at it with go time that will place us at our goal for this campaign: our first cut by June.
(With a goal to have a final cut complete by September!)


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Love Bomb Report: An Interview with Dean Radin, Phd (And Happy New Year!)

Happy New Year from Dr.Rhea, and Love Bomb!

Happy New Year from Dr.Rhea, and Love Bomb!

In “Love Bomb Report:  Interview With Marilyn Schlitz” I revealed the context around which I interviewed both Marilyn Schlitz & Dean Radin.  It was an incredibly heart breaking, which is also a heart opening, time.  Now I share with you some of the joy of that second interview of that day with Dean Radin.  I do this as I celebrate yet another aspect of the unfolding of the Love Bomb in my life- the engagement to my incredible partner Austin Komarek.

Love Bomb in my Life:  Engagement.

It is Day One of 2013.  A beautiful day and opportunity to look at the intentions for the year.  Here at Love Bomb there are some big goals.

They are:

1.  Achieve our goal of raising 25K (10 more days to go!) by January 10th.  We only have $8600 to go!

2.  Make the most incredible film possible to OPEN HEARTS to the feeling of Love in Service, the possibilities of living a life in CONNECTION to oneself and others, and the power of Love to transform our lives- while contextualizing why Chiropractic is a part of living this- when delivered by chiropractors who consciously train to serve at their highest level.

3.  Get this film accepted into Major Film Festivals by the end of 2013 in order to kick off maximum effect World Premiers in early 2014.

How does the interview with Dean fit in?  In our interview with him he shared the following:

“The right question asked at the right time, and the answer shows up, that’s pretty good.” -Dean Radin, Phd.

One of the greatest lessons I received from the inquiry with Dean was that science can explain to us some incredible phenomenon that can open us more to the ancient ideas of our interconnectivity, the wisdom that resides within, our capacity to heal, the potential for what we currently perceive as “miracles”, and, that science does not know everything.

Why is this profound?  (And perhaps obvious)

Many of us seek science to give us permission to open up to experiential aspects of our lives that are on the outskirts of what science can prove.  We have to rely on our experience, and on our cultivated inner sense of knowing, in order to live on these frontiers.

We can use the amazing science at our fingertips to show us what our mind/body connection is, how it affects our health and life expression, and that points us in the direction of our connection and the power that we have to affect ourselves and all of life with our thinking, our feeling, and our acting.

We also will have to realize that, perhaps it is the questions themselves that drive us, and that are a part of our universal intelligent design.  If there were no questions then how would our creative capacities continue?  If we did not want to know what would happen if we transformed, then what would impel us to do it?

This post, and this interview, was far more about the questions that we ask, than it was about the answers that we receive.

So I leave you with this, on this here day 1 of the rest of your life (or 2013 if you prefer to think in smaller chunks of “time”),…

What questions will be guiding you this year?

Here are a few of mine:

How does a person act who is connected to all of life, to all of intelligence?  What occurs when we realize our inborn intelligence, our inborn power?  How can we open more to living this?  How can we cultivate this relationship deeper?  Who are all of the awesome people who are going to contribute to the making of this phenomenal dream (Love Bomb) as a gift to LIFE?

What happens when the Love Bomb explodes in our hearts,…and in our communities?

We at Love Bomb are wishing YOU the most love filled  love permeating love transforming year of your life and thank you for being a part of this journey with us!

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A “Care vs. Scare” Business Model

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An interview of Dr. Russ Rosen, by Dr. Rhea Zimmerman

One of the blessings of the process of online fundraising for my feature documentary, “Love Bomb,” is the amazing people that I am meeting.  In the past three weeks I have found myself in conversation with people from all walks of life, including many chiropractors with a shared vision for loving and serving life.

One chiropractor that I have been blessed to meet is Dr. Russ Rosen.  He came to me with inquiries about the Love Bomb project, because he sensed that it resonated with his chiropractic coaching model of “Care vs. Scare.”  I instantly resonated with the concept of “Care vs. Scare” and asked him if I could share more about this idea with the Blossom Life blog crowd.

I hope you enjoy this introduction to these principles.

Dr. Rhea:  How and when did you decide to become a Chiropractic Coach?

Dr. Rosen:  I started practicing in 1987 and was very blessed to have a tremendous practice. By 2000 I had a waiting list for several years with a straight cash mostly referral practice. For several years my Niche market was people who wanted spiritual evolution and about 1/3 of my practice came in with no aches, pains, dysfunctions they just wanted to see if they did in fact have nerve interference and what their lives could be like without it.  In 2000 I had some health problems and had to stop practicing. It was not pretty and I did not go easily. In fact the truth of the matter is the universe took me kicking, screaming and crying as I did not want to leave!

It is amazing how the universe has a way of showing us how our “plans” may not be the right ones. Anyhow I took a year off work, studied different coaching models, put together my programs and started coaching chiropractors in a care vs. scare true wellness model. I was very blessed to have a thriving practice and had people fly in from all over the world to hang out and watch me in practice. And really chiropractic is all I know so coaching was a natural extension.

Dr. Rhea:  I listened to an audio you did with Patrick Gentempo in his “On Purpose” series where you discuss a “Care vs. Scare” model of care.  What is that?

Dr. Rosen:  Patient Scare is using manipulation, the definition of manipulation is, “To control or play upon by artful or unfair or insidious means especially to one’s own advantage” It is to use Fear, Coercion and Manipulation. Not a great way to spend a day!!

People worldwide in almost every business have employed some of this manipulative techniques whether it is selling cars, attorneys, chiropractors etc. We don’t feel there is ever a need for these types of manipulative sales tactics in any field let alone in the healing arts.

There is another way regardless of the field! In the Care model we are going to EMPOWER our patients. Empower means, “To invest with power. To equip or supply with an ability, enable”
We enable patients to make reasonable and logical decisions by giving love and choices through education.
We are going to inform vs. scare or manipulate. We will always tell them the truth and consequences of their actions but our intent will not be to scare them but instead it will be to inform and empower them.

In our model it is more about the Socratic questions we ask them vs. what we tell them. But regardless it is ALWAYS in a loving, compassionate, empowering way!

Dr. Rhea:  How could “Care vs. Scare” transform all ways of doing business?

Dr. Rosen:  Great question Rhea! I love this question because it can transform all ways of doing all business!

The reality is business comes down to one thing. You have a problem and I have a solution. If my solution can fix your problem we may be in business. So could every business come from a place of love, honor, integrity and empowerment? YES! Every business can benefit from that.

As I stated above, regardless of the industry we can use fear and manipulation to get what we want or we can empower people to truly support what is best for them.

Dr. Rhea:  I have heard an audio where you speak about the sacred relationship that we enter into when we agree to offer care to someone.  Can you describe this to me?

Dr. Rosen:  When someone accepts us as their doctor and put their health in our hands I believe we have a sacred relationship with them. That literally there is a relationship between our higher self and their higher self and it is of the highest and most profound nature. And if we can truly listen to them through all of our senses and honor their journey vs. what we think is right for them, we are guided to know exactly the right things to say and do with them so they can have the best results on THEIR journey.

Dr. Rhea:  What are the top three recommendations you have that anyone can do right now to make them more effective in their service oriented business?

Dr. Rosen:  Angie (Dr. Angie Meyer, Dr. Rosen’s partner in Rosen Coaching) and I are doing a webinar on this exact subject called the 3 Pillars and 8 Systems to Thrive in a Care vs. Scare True Wellness model.

The Three pillars are:

Headspace- You need to get clear about who you are, what you deliver and what your goals are. You need to be crystal clear about your mission, vision, purpose. What is your product?  Lastly we need to be extremely clear on what our goals or objectives are, short term and long term.

Congruent strategies- Once we know who we are, what we offer and what we want to accomplish we need to make sure that our strategies to get there are congruent.

Continuous right action- This is where so many people blow it! Just because you are running fast does not mean you are running in the right direction. Most all of us need accountability so we stay the course.

As you can see these are some beautiful principles that can be used in any way and walk of life.  If you are a chiropractor and would like to know more about Rosen Coaching please check out their website at www.rosencoaching.com or contact them for a free 30 minute consultation.  They also have a webinar going on right now www.rosencoachingsolutions.com/webinar.

This is a sweet Audio that Dr. Russ made about his belief in the making of my feature documentary film, “Love Bomb.”  Check it out, and check out our campaign here:  Love Bomb on Indiegogo.


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Embracing New, Now. 5 Ways to Truly Enjoy The Holidays.

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Written by Dr. Rhea Zimmerman

As the day of Thanks comes close and we are all pondering what we are grateful for, I’d like to introduce another pertinent topic this time of year:  forgiveness.  Read on to see my top 5 recommendations for embodying forgiveness, which is embracing new, now.

Forgiveness is the attribute that we all have that allows us to see things with new eyes.  It’s opposite is prejudice.  Prejudice makes assumptions and already knows what an experience is going to be before it happens.  Prejudice takes the past, and with it, writes the future.  Forgiveness on the other hand, takes the past, says, I can learn from that, and it writes a new future.

Forgiveness is the quality that allows us to consider that something can change that we did not think was possible.  Our health and body sensations, our relationships with others, our relationship with money, our relationship with ourselves.

The essence of forgiveness is the capacity for change.  What can you do to develop this capacity and thereby bring about a new and fresh experience, just in time to enjoy the holidays?

1.  Get Adjusted.  Yep, I am a chiropractor, it is the world I live in, and it is the thing I deeply respect and utilize in my life.  With the adjustment your brain and body receive the signals that break up old neurologically wired patterns and creates the opportunity right in the moment for new fresh neurological patterns (choice and experience) to open up.

2.  Breathe.  A lot.  I use breathe exercises to flush my body, move out the old and bring in the fresh new oxygen.  Two minutes of breathe exercise can change your experience instantly.   Adding a mental image of breathing in the new, and exhaling the old, is a nice way to support the exercise.

3.  Move.  Moving your body helps your entire being to metabolize old and stuck emotions and toxins that are hanging around and engages your whole being to flush and renew.

4.  See With New Eyes.  Deciding to see new takes a commitment to it.  It means catching the old patterns in the moment they arise and realizing that right here, right now, is a fresh new opportunity.  You can refresh your relationship right now, with yourself, with others, by remembering that there is always the opportunity to start now.  I use the audios I developed, Breathe Love, to help me to anchor in new choice and emotions.  (http://www.breathelovebelove.com)

5.  Trust Yourself.  The clearer you are from all of the above, the more you can trust your Innate.  Through clarity you can feel the vibration of people and experiences around you in order to know if forgiveness means walking towards, or walking away.  Sometimes forgiveness means embracing a new experience of self, life, others, while letting the “old” experience, and therefore relationships and habits, go.  Other times it means a willingness to let the “old” transform into the “new.”  The clearer you are, the more you KNOW.

Wishing you all a wonderful, deeply fulfilling, awe inspiringly loving launch to the holiday season this week.  xo  Dr. Rhea

Thank You from Dr. Rhea

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I am home from Peru and taking a moment to say thank you to everyone who assisted me in making the trip possible! It is such an honor to be able to serve life in this way.

It is incredible to live a life by design that is so full of connection to people from all over the world and every walk of life.

As I “land” from my recent service trip and I prepare to serve at the Tour of California this coming week with Bontrager Livestrong cycling team I am full of gratitude for having these opportunities to express my own joy of fun, connection, and loving service through the vehicle of chiropractic.

If you’d like to see more about our service trip please take a look at the Facebook gallery on my page, “Blossom Life With Dr. Rhea“.