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A Message from our Editor, Issue #56 - A Summit for Conscious Choice, March 2018!

Author // Jeanne Ohm, D.C.

Chiropractors have always been a collaborative force in joining professions related to natural healing. The International Chiropractic Pediatric Association embraces this greater mission of chiropractic, and Pathways has been its avenue of expression. We recognize the essence of chiropractic philosophy and practice as: There is a connecting intelligence in life, and each human, resonating in his or her own special way, is a unique and valuable expression of that intelligence. Each creative, evolving, innate manifestation of this intelligence forms the whole, which in its totality is greater than the sum of its parts. Many other proponents of natural healing also rely on this premise: Life is intelligent.


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In 2008, we held our first Freedom for Family Wellness Summit. It drew together Pathways authors, supporters, and advocates—in person, in one place. It was a weekend for hope...one to encourage participants that there is a community of like-minded people striving for real change. The enthusiasm was palpable. The energy was contagious. With such a successful gathering, we set the date for our second event in 2010, which surpassed what many of us had anticipated. More alliances were built, collaborations were strengthened, and what was initiated as hope for change had now transformed into a solid recognition of the mounting shift in consciousness, and the vital role each individual contributes to the wholeness of that shift.

In November, 2014, the four-day conference, now dubbed “ICPA Freedom Fest,” returned to Reston, Virginia, with more than 30 speakers and 50 exhibitors reaffirming its powerful, uplifting theme: “Celebrating the Shift to Conscious Choice.” Attendees were an influential community of practitioners, parents, and activists. We interlaced our knowledge, resources, and enthusiasm in reclaiming our rights to informed, conscious choice.

The gathering convened numerous leaders, and we are intimately aware of the huge changes we have experienced since that event. We are honored and thrilled to invite you to our fourth Freedom for Family Wellness Summit in Reston, Virginia, on March 1–4, 2018.

In chiropractic we respect that each individual’s innate potential deserves its fullest expression. There is intelligence inherent in all of us. We are intimately connected with that intelligence in all aspects of our expression: physical, emotional, mental, social, and spiritual.

If we think the body doesn’t know what it’s doing, we will likely live in fear. When we recognize there is intelligence and order, we will trust and respect the body’s natural design for optimal performance. Our choices in healthcare can shift from a fear-based model to one of proactive respect for natural function. Our lifestyle practices can shift from the status quo to conscious choices. When we realize there is an interconnected intelligence among and within all living creatures, we are in resonance with the ageless wisdom of life. We hope you will join us in unison to celebrate our Freedom for Family Wellness.

For the raising of the consciousness,

Jeanne Ohm, D.C.



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