Nanaimo Chiropractors

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Thursday, June 17, 2010

Blessing the Water – Greening The Lifehouse

With every tragedy comes an opportunity for introspection and change. During the past month we all have watched in horror as millions of gallons of oil have poured into the sea. At times it was easy for me to point fingers and blame. The damn oil companies, corporations and the government should do something more about this. However as things sat longer I began to see how this is our creation. This is my creation. I am responsible for the destruction of the environment, for the increasing demand of our fossil fuels, and for the slow implementation of readily available green solutions. Taking responsibility sometimes is scary as it is often easier to live in denial but you know what they say, with responsibility comes opportunity.  Opportunity for something different!

Dr. Emoto – author, scientist, and humanitarian - has shared a brief, yet powerful prayer and we are passing it along here as a focal point, a space of conscious creation allowing us to move past fear, judgment and retribution into Unity, Harmony and Wholeness. This prayer is structured using Ho'oponopono (an ancient Hawaiian prayer) and is directed initially to WATER - the element connecting ALL Life on the planet.

Dr. Masaru Emoto's Healing Prayer for the Gulf:
"I send the energy of love and gratitude to the water and all the living creatures in the Gulf of Mexico and its surroundings.

To the whales, dolphins, pelicans, fish, shellfish, plankton, coral, algae & all living creatures . . .
"I am sorry.
Please forgive me.
Thank you.
I love you. "

Along with prayer must come action.  Action will create the change that is needed. I said last week that making green choices is sometimes like making healthy choices, we all know that we should be making them, only a few actually do. Well if you are ready to make change and want to be informed in some very simple, practical solutions I am inviting you for a very special evening with my friend Ian Gartshore, from Shore Energy Solutions, who will be hosting an evening full of green ideas and demonstrations. Ian will also be modeling the new inflector blinds, that we just had installed at The Lifehouse, which are very innovative reversible screens which reflect the heat in the summer and absorb the heat for passive heating in the winter.  Ian has also helped reduce our water consumption at The Lifehouse by 30% with a $15.00 upgrade!

For more information you can visit
The open house will happen next Thursday, June 24th at 7pm. See you all there.

On a final note, and it only seems fitting as this summer solstice is to be a very powerful energetic moment in time with emphasis on the importance of water.  I would like to invite you all to a Summer Solstice Celebration. It will be full of heart opening music, great food, loving people, and intentional rituals for this important season of change. Details below:

Be well and remember, it’s not easy being green, but it is a heck of a lot more rewarding going to bed knowing that you have done all you can for your children to grow up enjoying the planet too.

Love to you all.
Dr. Norm

Mon. June 21, 5:30-9:30pm Bowen Park Picnic Shelter, Tickets: $10-$30
Join the Sounds Alive Trio and other special guests 

for an exciting Community Celebration by the River in Bowen Park. 
Meet Raw Food Chef Diana Marchand, Anne Murphy with Eddie the Eagle and Terry Mack on Native American Flute.

Dr. Norm Detillieux
The Lifehouse Chiropractic Studio

Your Spine is Your Lifeline...
Alignment = More Life Expression
More Life Expression = More Healing, More Health


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  2. My friend Danielea, who is an amazing songstress and community activist is presenting this event.

  3. I love this prayer to the water. Thanks for sharing it - may all of us that have contributed to it also help heal it with our prayers and our concrete, tangible actions.