What wisdom or encouragement would they share for such a time as this?
Over the past couple weeks I often think, “What would my dad say?”
My dad and I were close. He was not only my dad, but also my coach and mentor in the field of energy and wellness. We worked together closely. Sometimes we would look at each other across the room and have a conversation without saying a word. Facial expressions spoke volumes.
When I stop to think, I can hear him talking.
I can imagine the exact look on his face as we would talk about how the world seems to have gone crazy with fear. We would share how the energy feels intense.
I would probably be doing most of the talking. He would be thoughtful, his hands spinning in circles; a habit formed by years of testing subtle energy.
If, however, I started telling stories of possible worst case scenarios, he would shake his head and stop me. “Dawn, don’t go there.”
“But, Dad…what if…”
“Don’t go there.”
He would be the calm in the storm of my own making.
My dad is Dr. Dick Versendaal, and he was not always the calm in the storm. Sometimes, he was the storm. Bold power. Intensity. Energy. He could motivate people and get things done. It was a storm that challenged the old and introduced the new…especially in the area of wellness—physical, emotional and spiritual.
Throughout my lifetime, I felt like an odd duck. My friends would go the doctor and be prescribed an antibiotic when they got sick. I would be given nutrition, chiropractic adjustments and other natural remedies. In my home, medical doctors and nurses were not considered bad. On the contrary, they were honored as experts at managing diseases and to be seen for emergency/trauma care. If one needed this, he or she went to the medical doctor.
What was unique about my childhood was that my dad was not only a chiropractor—which was outside of the norm—but he also researched and developed a subtle energy technique called Contact Reflex Analysis®. For over 55 years he taught health professionals how to assess and balance the subtle energy that flows through every organ, gland and cell in the body.
Wow. Let that sink in. Energy flows through every cell of your body.
In fact, science has shown that EVERYTHING is energy.
Years ago, this was just woo woo thinking. But research by genius scientists like Einstein prove otherwise.
Your thoughts have energy.
Our words have energy.
I’m talking quantum physics type energy. Mind-blowing, right?
I have been working in this field of subtle energy for over 30 years, and I am still in awe. We are incredible masterpieces living in an amazing world. I thank my dad for sharing his genius, wisdom and knowledge not only with me, but with thousands of health professionals around the world.
It is for such a time as this that doctors and health professionals in many areas of expertise are essential. We have those working on the front lines in hospitals fighting to save lives and managing disease.
We are grateful.
We have others working tirelessly and bridging the gap between traditional medicine and showing people a complementary way. This is a way to not only fight against dis-ease, but a way of empowering the body for strength and balance in body, mind and spirit.
We are grateful for these warriors, too.
Stay strong, beautiful ones.
You may not understand all things about this amazing energy flowing through every cell in your body. But know you are an amazing creation. Live with gratitude for the One who made you. May your thoughts, words and actions be a positive energy that flows into the lives of others.
When you’re knee deep (nose deep?) in Life’s Fertilizer, sometimes you just have to laugh. It’s either laugh or cry, and crying all the time is exhausting. I can't imagine anyone has ever said, "I've just cried my eyes out, and now I'm so full of energy I can run a marathon". If I heard that, I'd have to bite my tongue, think happy thoughts and walk away.
The women I have gotten to know over the past few years would never let the world know their heart was breaking. You'd look at them and think they have it all together, and their life must be pretty good. If you asked, they'd tell you they were doing fine. They would mean it because of the simple fact they were up, still functioning and going 100 miles per hour taking care of everyone and doing everything that needs to be done.
They wouldn't share the hard stuff, the stuff overwhelming and breaking their heart. This detail is saved for the trusted few; those who notice, ask and genuinely want to know.
I've been blessed with opportunities to share my story with women and to listen to theirs. Each story was of love and of heartbreak through many seasons of life; from the joys and sorrows of children and family, relationships, work success and failure, caring for and losing loved ones and everything in between.
I love these women.
We understand each other. We are not whiners or complainers. We are get up and get it done kind of women. We pour our heart into life, juggling the demands of each day and serving those we love the best we can. With only 24 hours in a day, our needs come last. We do not want to hear that this is not a sustainable way to live healthy, strong and beautiful.
Our greatest strength, however, is also our greatest weakness. Darn it.
I gave them an increasing list of symptoms and syndromes that could possibly occur if they didn't start taking care of themselves; weight gain, tiredness, inability to sleep, joint pain, anxiety, high blood pressure, thyroid issues, digestive issues etc. They looked at me and their eyes got wide as if I was reading their mind and body. Several were experiencing these very things and hadn't said anything about it. They believed all their symptoms were a normal part of aging beyond 40 and they would just have to deal with it.
…until I told them this, and it suddenly made sense and gave hope.
"Can you create a 30 day program that will help people with all their various symptoms?"
This was how the conversation started. I don't know if I hid my eye-twitch response very well, but my answer was "No, that's not possible."
No, I can't because...
I went on to explain the body works as one integrated system; the body, mind/emotions and spirit. In my work and teaching Contact Reflex Analysis, I don't treat symptoms. I uncover the root cause of symptoms and syndromes; the imbalance in the body creating the symptom. Though the symptom may be the same, the cause can be different for each person. It would be impossible to create one program that would help everyone with all the various aspects of health and wellness.
I was adamant that there is NOT ONE THING for everyone.
Then it hit me...YES, there is ONE THING that would assist the rest of the body going back into balance so the body could heal itself. I have taught it for years and it remains a foundation principle of CRA.