A conversation with Self/ BJ

Money

Joe:
BJ, why are some people failing to get ahead? Even chiropractors with such a powerful product struggle to survive in the health care market.

BJ:
As you have discovered the Chiropractor is the best placed professional to lead the health care revolution. But there is a cost to everything.

Joe:
So how come medical doctors are even struggling with making money? You dont see car parks full of Mercedes any more at the local hospital.

BJ:
Listen...Do you know what the most common cause of death is for youngsters? I know you do. Diarrhoea. For the love of Mary! Gastroenteritis leading to dehydration and death. We cant even get water to our babies and children. And you suffer for your bangers and mash!

Joe:
Yes I see.

BJ:
How many people have electricity access in the world? How many dont have electric light?

Joe:
...er?

BJ:
30%
Yes, a third is estimated.
My father was a firm, strict man. He would beat you for complaining like you do. I cant beat you because I am in your mind.
But I love you.
I love all my children who have the last name chiropractor. But they are people first. And people die because of human cruelty. So you see, money is abundant. Its not the substance that is lacking in your equation. You dont have it because you have to have a motivator. A reason.

Joe:
A mentor, life coach?

BJ:
Life-coach, priest, exorcist...call it whatever the damn heck you want...Why dont you just change? Because you cling to the past like a frightened puppy and dont see that NOTHING - no thing- can destroy you but your own memories and prejudice.

Joe:
Memory is the curse?

BJ:
Just care for each other. Fellow chiropractors especially. The DC/healer will be vulnerable to emotional collapse probably every ten years if s/he does not renew.
Can you see the pettiness of it?

Joe:
What?

BJ:
Your financial concerns. Motivation is a disgraceful thing. There is so much to be done, so much to discover, but they think they know it all. The universe is changing and those who see the subtleties shall survive. Be quiet...

Joe:
...and money?

BJ:
You never get off that do you? If I gave you all the money in the world what would you do. Just mess it up even more in this disgraceful mess we are in. Then there are the doom-sayers who think it all over soon. Do you think that God would even make man capable of destroying the world? Himself perhaps, but theres plenty of dirt in the universe...

Sort out the mess. The mess in you. The mess in your heart. Take care of you colleagues, be they -practors or medics...

I tell you what. Get your closest colleagues together, meet and take care of each other. Then the microcosm you create will be ‘the world’. But always remind mindful of the Judas. Damn shame he ruined that good name...Judas!

You cant destroy the world because destruction is actually rebirth, and with a focus on nothing but your own comfort, you are dead.

Joe:
So you are saying I should suffer? Or not suffer but be content with nothing?

BJ:
NO!!!!
Suffering is meaningless. You do not have to be content with NOTHING because there is plenty. Do I have to spell it out?
IF you want more, shut up, be quiet, listen, and give, give, give without expecting anything but a smile on your face. If this money things does not change then I am afraid you will be banging your head on my door again soon...... So be it.

Joe:
Not so much me but for people around me and the world in general

BJ:
You are the world...bang away.

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The Struggle

Joe:
BJ, what of the constant struggle? To make ends meet, to balance service with reward?

BJ:
What reward is it you desire?

Joe:
Financial freedom

BJ:
To do what?

Joe:
Anything

BJ:
Why?

Joe:
To be happy?

BJ:
Why are you not happy?

Joe:
I am

BJ:
Then why need money?

Joe:
I have debt

BJ:
Thats not my fault, is it! (hearty laugh)

Joe:
You got me into this! Sorry...

BJ:
Debt is but a measure of faith. Someone has faith in you and gives you money. That you can pay them back through your prosperity is a gift of service. I had so much money it never was an issue. We lost it. We gained it. In the end I did not care.
People who have money do it in their sleep. Its nothing. Its why you do it, not HOW. The how is academic. You can learn that. People who make money have secrets and lessons but they are not profound, generally
They are so simple most of us do not engage in it. First thing is to define your product and stick the hell by it until it shakes loose the foundations of everyone you meet or see. Just by them observing you.

Joe:
But its a different world now to yours, BJ?

BJ:
True, but the new way is personal conviction of silence. Let the product speak aloud. You stay out of the way because you dont need to interfere. We are nothing. However, and I emphasise this, you must, when called, speak in no uncertain terms for the product. What is the Dalai Lama selling? Why do you listen to him?

Joe:
He represents an.....alternative to the misery?

BJ:
Precisely. So do you. More on money next time. I get tired since I gave up those cigars!


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Day Of Service

Joe:
Hi BJ. What did you used to do on your days off? Was Sunday a sacred day for you? No work?

BJ:
Only humans 'fix' things. God flows. Humans need imposed order. God's order is more random to your eyes. I was always 'working', even when my mind was blank.

Joe
Random is Chaos

BJ
On the contrary, lad. Chaos is also man's doing. His undoing? No chaos in nature but it appears that way to you. As you know, Christ's birthday is not even on the day his followers celebrate it. And what of time anyway? Celebrate when INNATE tells you. What do you do on Sunday? Or your sabbath...

Joe
Today?
I sat in the sun. I drove my car. I saw friends, family.
Today I spoke to a patient about choosing an orthopaedic surgeon for her son, who traumatised his elbow. I called another patient who works in the medical field to check out this specialist. Then called the first mum back to let her know she was on the right track. 
Yesterday a patient visited me on the way back from hospital (so the ER could check him for any dangerous infections that I suspected). He was clear, but I told his mother (another mum/son day!) to take him if headache worsened. They were happy and wanted to see if his spine was clear, on the way home.

BJ
There's your service to mankind and god, whomever that is to you. Service is not always about praying. Action is where its at. Mother Teresa, and all that...
I used to think subluxation was important. But its only a symbol of what we do. What is important is to help every persons innate intelligence work for them. To be "a light unto themselves" as they say.
Not to convince them to buy up a dozen visits at a time. Not to force them into belief systems they don't buy.

Joe
So you did not go to church?

BJ 
Its irrelevant what I did. What matters is your innate directive. Stop chatting and you'll hear it. There is no division between the mind and body - The inner knower and the outer doer - The observer and the observed. As above, so below.
Why celebrate via man's order? The universal order is all around us. Don't pray because the priest demands it. See it in your heart...and...act!
That is a chiropractor.
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Political Groups

Joe:
BJ, what is the role of a political group?

BJ:
To represent a set of values. And ALL of its members.

Joe:
Unchanging?

BJ:
Only within the altitude of your mind. Why would it not change? Each time you observe your purpose, it should be new...smell new, feel new...have a vibrancy.

Joe:
But an organisation can not change form day to day?

BJ:
You know its a curious thing of value, but in the scheme of things, it rightly happens that the goal never does change. Its like the many ways that 3 chords can be strummed on a lute. Endless permutations, but its all music in the end.

Joe:
What are the core values?

BJ:
You ask me? Decide for yourselves. Dont let anyone tell you what to think. Not even heads of state, governing parties. Always at the top is corruption, because we are human. We want more.
Whatever the values are, they should be democratic. I was too dogmatic, or so it appeared, but it was the time...it was a war.

Joe:
But its no different now.

BJ:
No but now we have internet, accountability is better.
If Jesus Christ had a secretary they would have put it all on a web site or YouTube. Truth in video. And sound.
Don't despair your leaders, they do their best on the whole, but don't take your eyes off of it. It will become corrupt by matter of course. Universal decay, I guess.

Joe:
Does the End justify the Means?

BJ:
The End is the Means. The journey is the result. One day you will realise that nothing in the past matters except to entertain you by the light of the fireflies (too bad you don't get them here)--

Joe:
I remember those in Iowa! Marvellous

BJ:
--If you kill your brother to marry your sister you still end up with her!

Joe:
Right, but I may kill my brother to marry his wife. That's not as bad?

BJ;
Nevertheless, you still have to bear the consequence of that. If you love your brother and find your own wife, that makes the whole thing better.
You could wipe out all the MDs tomorrow by giving them most of their drugs, but that achieves nothing. The beauty is in the balance, the opposing actions. See?

Chiropractors need not compete, they need not protect anything other than their own integrity. Their own honesty with which they take care of PATIENTS...PEOPLE...fellow humans.
Don't despair my friend, chiropractic will last about 200 years the way it is.

But you will always recognise one thing: They can heal, these patients.
The question is can you heal yourself, physician? So you can stand out of the way? Feel that atlas...the energy around it. The whole body...

Joe:
I see, yes.
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