Have you ever wondered how two cells came
together to form one, then divide and differentiate into the
incredibly complex organism known as you? The same power that
created us from two cells coordinates and regulates every
function within our bodies. In Chiropractic Philosophy we
call this power Innate Intelligence. Innate Intelligence is
a subset of Universal Intelligence (from last column), that
is unique to living things.
To clarify, it is important to understand
that we are not talking about education or the ability to
learn things; that I call acquired or educated intelligence.
The intelligence we are talking about is the "knowledge"
that every living entity is born with, which allows it to
adapt to the environment to survive. If you put a plant on
a windowsill, in a day or so it will have turned its leaves
to face the light. Turn the plant around and in another day
it will have turned its leaves to receive the light and energy
it needs to maintain its normal functions.
The plant does not use logic to figure out
that it needs light, or decide to turn its leaves to face
the light. It does not "think" and it is not self-aware.
Yet the intelligence it possesses allows it to go from a tiny
seed to a lush plant, to send its roots into the soil for
water and nutrients, and to search out and utilize light and
air to transform those elements into additional leaves, roots,
sprouts, and seed to be carried in the wind to start the process
all over somewhere else. Not random action, but intelligence.
Not education, but inborn knowledge, or Innate Intelligence.
In a human being, it is the Innate Intelligence
that tells a newborn baby how many times per minute its heart
should beat; how to ingest and digest nutrients and eliminate
waste; how to develop and utilize white blood cells to deal
with infections; how to communicate its need for outside assistance.
No one has to teach an infant these things.
Yet, Innate Intelligence can only guide the
internal functioning of that child. It cannot enable her to
manipulate her environment or do more than her body will permit.
For instance, she cannot walk to the refrigerator and get
a snack if she's hungry, anymore than a plant can turn on
a lamp when it needs more light. Therefore many actions take
training and education rather than inborn Intelligence.
Every living thing possesses 100% of the
Innate Intelligence it needs. Innate Intelligence is always
normal and its function is always normal. This means that
our bodies "know" exactly what they need and how
to adapt to our environment in order to function optimally.
If our health relied solely on our Innate Intelligence, we
would all be perfectly healthy, because our bodies know what
to do. However there are other factors at work. A master carpenter
might be an expert at building a table, but if his arm is
in a cast and he cannot apply force to a hammer, or if he
does not have the proper tools, the table will not come out
Our Innate Intelligence knows what to do
at all times, however if it is hampered by lack of Life Force,
or the lack of proper tools (matter), the result is less than
normal functioning. The three elements Intelligence, Force
and Matter make up what Chiropractors call the Triune of Life.
If any one of these intertwined elements of the triune is
diminished the result is less than optimal function.
Since a person's Innate Intelligence has
all of the "expertise" it needs to properly maintain
that body, there is no need to address that area; and since
the matter, or tools provided to each person (the body and
internal organs) are a result of the _expression of Intelligence
through Life Force many Chiropractors do not involve themselves
with this either. Their concern is with the Life Force, which
provides the link between the Innate Intelligence and Innate
Chiropractic Adjustments free up potential
energy and Life Force. Allowing every individual whether a
newborn, an athlete, or a grandparent to enjoy more Life,
deepening everyone's potential to heal biologically and at
Due to greater Life Force flow, all areas
of a person's life improve. In some, physical, emotional or
mental challenges may clear up quickly, in others the process
is slower, and in some, it is partial or not at all. Yet everyone
will benefit on many levels from greater life-expression.