Manuelo was born and raised in an extremely remote, isolated and what most of the world would call primitive village in the Philippines. When Manuelo was grown, he had the opportunity to visit the United States for a few weeks. When he got here, he was totally amazed at literally everything! There wasn’t much at all about our world that was the same in his. There were lights, running water, and things called stoves that made fires inside the house, not to mention the tall buildings, fire trucks, ice cream cones and stores where you could buy everything you could think of, as well as many things you had never even dreamed about!
Near the end of his time in this magical place, Manuelo decided that he needed to show the people of his village just how incredible their lives could be by bring something back they had never seen before. But what to bring? There were so many things he had seen, any one of which could change the lives of his people forever! It needed to be something small, something he could easily take with him and that wouldn’t cost him a lot of money.
Then he knew what to bring. He excitedly set out one afternoon to gather everything he would need. He asked lots of questions of the sales people and was careful to get all of the materials necessary. He couldn’t help smiling as he thought about his village’s reaction while he went from shelf to shelf in the store collecting his amazing surprise.
Once he was home, he asked his family to leave their home for the day and he set about the task of readying everything. First, he put a light fixture in the middle of the ceiling of their small hut. Then he ran an insulated wire from the fixture to a spot near the door. He then attached the wire to a switch, and finally inserted a light bulb into the fixture. They were going to be so surprised and happy!
By now, some talk had started around the village about what Manuelo was doing. What was he up to? Why wouldn’t he let them see yet? What was this wondrous thing he promised they could see as soon as it got dark outside? Finally, one at a time, Manuelo let everyone in the village in to see what he had built. They looked at the strange things now on the wall and ceiling and asked him what they were all about. He just told each of them to be patient; that they would soon see something incredible! They just needed to wait for the sunset.
Then, as the sun slowly disappeared, Manuelo announced that it was time. He would now show everyone this marvelous thing he had brought back from so far away that he promised would change their lives forever! He walked over to the switch, took a dramatic pause for effect, and then flipped the switch. Nothing happened. He turned it off and then on again, still nothing. He took out the light bulb and replaced it with another and then a third, but still the hut remained dark. Finally, everyone returned to their own huts. They felt bad for poor Manuelo. He had been so excited; he had tried so hard – poor Manuelo!
In explaining how to set up the lights in his house, no one had ever told poor Manuelo about electricity. No one had ever told him about the SOURCE of the light. No one had ever told him that he needed to be PLUGGED IN to that Source of Power in order for his light to shine the way it was meant to shine. Poor Manuelo!
YOU must also be continually plugged into the SOURCE of YOUR POWER in order for your LIGHT to shine the way it was meant to shine! Chiropractic care helps you maintain the CONNECTION between your body and the POWER that runs, heals and grows you. It helps you stay connected to YOU!
How well is your family PLUGGED-IN
to your Source of Power?