Get into Alignment
Recently I sat in on a men’s group as they discussed being in alignment with God’s word and ways. One of the men mentioned how this idea of alignment reminded him of the Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Technique. He then explained how this technique is a specialty within the chiropractic field. The Atlas Orthogonal Chiropractic Technique is considered a painless and safe upper cervical chiropractic spinal correction of the atlas bone.
I learned that the Atlas is a two-ounce vertebra at the top of the spine and on which the head sits on. According to chiropractors, when the Atlas is misaligned, it can negatively affect the vertebral artery (blood supply to 75% of the brain) and irritate vital nerves traveling throughout the body. Unfortunately, this can cause a condition known as subluxation.
Subluxation, or the misalignment of a spinal vertebra, can also be misleading as even when there is no pain, it can create imbalances. In turn, the body instinctively tries to compensate for these imbalances. And as a result, producing stress throughout the spine, leading to postural distortion and, more importantly, disruption of communication between the body and the brain.
The solution is for the chiropractor to re-align the spine to restore the natural balance and allows the body’s nervous system to keep its lines of communication open. The result is improved posture and a healthier state helping the body become more resistant to illness.
His analogy reminds me of how we’re all to get in alignment under the headship of Christ. When we do, he promises to lead us in the right direction and keep us in line to live a prosperous and healthy spiritual life.
Answer and Journal the Following
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
6 In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths.
Pray for the humility and receptiveness to allow God to align you under the headship of Christ.
Meditate / Make It Real:
Contemplate and meditate on or memorize the passage. What is God saying to you? Then, determine what you will do with what you’ve learned.
Share / Show:
Share and show what you’ve learned with someone else.