You Live Your Life Through Your Nervous System

You live your life through your Nervous System. Every sound, taste, touch, smell and sight – all of that energy and information gets transmitted to your brain so you can make sense of the world. All of your perceptions get filtered through your Nervous System.

If the transmission of this information from the outside world to your brain is distorted, then your perception of the world will be distorted.

Think back to the last time you were driving in your car and for whatever reason, you decided to turn on the wipers to clean your windshield. After the windshield wipers were done, your view was a lot clearer, right?

But then if you looked at the corners of your windshield that the wipers couldn’t reach, what did you see there? You saw a layer of grime on the glass left behind. Those corners were much dirtier than the area cleaned by your windshield wipers weren’t they?

But just moments before, that same layer of grime was right in front of you on your windshield. Before you cleaned it off, you were looking out onto a dirty world. But unless if your windshield had gotten so dirty that you couldn’t see the cars in front of you, you didn’t even realize how distorted your view of the world was, did you?

So think of every little slip and fall, every little ache and pain, every little (and big) past injury as something that throws a little grime onto your windshield.

Think of every little over-the-counter medication (cold & flu medicine, pain killer, etc.), every little prescription medication (from a single round of antibiotics to any medication you take daily for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, thyroid problems, etc.), every little meal with chemical additives (fast food, microwaved food, candy, drinks or treats that are electric blue, etc.) as something that throws a little grime onto your windshield.

Think of every little (and big) disappointment, heartache, embarrassment, sudden loss, anxiety attack, depressive episode or other emotional trauma as something that throws a little more grime onto your windshield.

Over time, each and every one of these things builds more and more distortion in your Nervous System. So just like a grimy windshield that you can’t clearly see through, your Nervous System distorts your perception of the world you live in.

I’m sure that you want to accurately perceive the world as it truly IS, rather than perceiving a distorted view of it.

So that is why having regular practices to clear out your Nervous System is so vital to you living free and clear of distortion. Adjustments, massages, acupuncture, meditation, Reiki, craniosacral therapy (just to name a few modalities) are excellent choices to help you clean off any grime that has built up on you and may be preventing you from being as healthy as you can be.

If it’s been a while for you, make a promise to yourself that you will do something in the next 7 days for your Nervous System that will be the equivalent of turning on the windshield wipers while you’re driving down the highway. You’ll be happy you did and you’ll feel better because of it.

Plus, you’ll be able to perceive the world that much more clearly. That will allow you to respond and act in the world that much more clearly.

And the world could use a lot more clarity right now.

About the Author

Dr. Jay Warren has been a prenatal and pediatric chiropractor for 17 years. He is also the Wellness Care Coordinator at the CAP Wellness Center in San Diego, CA where 90% of his practice is pregnant or postpartum women and babies under one year old. Dr. Jay is a proud member of the ICPA and APPPAH (the Association or Pre and Perinatal Psychology and Health) and the host of the podcast “Healthy Births, Happy Babies” in iTunes. His online program, “Connecting with Baby” guides pregnant women through processes to strengthen maternal bonding for a happier pregnancy, gentler birth and easier post-partum experience. Dr. Jay is also the proud father of his 3 year old son, Niko who keeps him very busy (and happy) outside of the office.