The irregular notion that is given to those in search of higher truth, concomitant with the integration of complete well-being often stems from the inculcation of religious observance and the clarion call to look upwards. This revelatory co-ordinate would depend entirely upon the point at which perception lies.
Luckily for me there existed in this a kernel of truth, and so circa 2005 my personal journey to avail myself of an ongoing back issue and maintain complete holistic healing converged, when in the month of April, I was to enter the peace and sanctuary of the Old Health Lodge, located originally above the business centre at Stockley Park, Hayes.
Team Chiasson - that's Dr Louise Chiasson - Baxter and her devoted team, would exponentially multiply my own personal initiative and broaden my perspective on wellness and what health and wellbeing really means, above and beyond purely self reductive day upon day of quasi - notions of physical perfection in the gym environment.
There was a fundamental error I had made, a gargantuan blip that had unconsciously been festering in the background, which I was entirely unaware of, in spite of everything else---including a conveniently placed notion of well-being that had erked me so.
I had thus continued on my merry way until getting out of bed and looking and feeling like the letter 'Z' started to make that ol' metaphorical elephant growing in size and the issues becoming increasingly unavoidable. Pain is not unavoidable, but its a sure sign that somethings up, and no amount of anesthetising by strenuous exercising or books on enlightenment would be tantamount to dumbing and numbing.
It is said sometimes that fate intervenes and breaks the chains of our restriction. Until then there is that hoped for dramatic change, that place of continual healing that leads to a pain-free life. You put up with a situation for so long feeling at times that nothing is going to change....then suddenly a deviation from the norm and progress. Nothing is ever the same again.
The only contract required of you from Dr. Louise and hr team is that you commit to the journey ahead with perseverance, responsibility and a willingness to instigate change, and team Chiasson will do the rest ----that is to elicit the kind of environment and empowerment conducive to positive outcomes.
So this is where I am at present, not in despair but in a place where the role of back pain has now proceeded to carry less weight and consume a lot less of my time and energy.