by Dr. Trey Stiles and Marie Mound
Suffering is an indication that we have isolated aspects of ourselves. Major religions and mythology teach that the human soul matures through suffering. Suffering is like a bruising of our illusory self because it denies our “true self,” the core of our being, the well-spring of our awareness and self-expression. Suffering is often a gradual process of numbing, armoring and even escaping from oneself.
Dr. Aminah Raheem, developer of the psycho-spiritual healing known as Transpersonal Integration, explained suffering as a way for our inner wisdom to remind us that we need to alter our perspectives. When suffering, we experience a deep feeling that something is wrong with us and there is nothing we can do about it. In suffering, people view their reality as inseparable from their situation; “I am a cancer victim”.
Suffering, illness, and injury are the culminating point of issues and concerns that have not been dealt with. They are the body, mind and soul’s way of getting our attention…a warning system – an opportunity to address a need.
The Network Spinal practitioner assists people in accessing buried perspectives using one’s own innate wisdom. Receiving care allows for an interruption in established response patterns and helps the nervous system redefine these patterned responses. That’s how the healing happens: a process of discovery and a journey toward wholeness. Network Spinal helps people who are suffering, on many levels – not solely spinal pain. It helps regulate the physiology connected with suffering. It’s very gentle, it feels good, and it’s transformational.
Thanks to Donald Epstein, Network Spinal creator, for the concepts presented here. I wanted it shared with Truly Alive readers.
Dr. Trey Stiles began practicing Network Spinal and its adjunct modality, Somato Respiratory Integration, in 1994. He has a Doctorate in Chiropractic, and over 2000 hours of Network Care training. Raised in Albuquerque, he began his professional career in Bellevue, WA, practicing for 23 years, before returning to his home state of NM.