A movement is created out of an increased collective social need. Unmistakably, we are experiencing such a movement, a time of conscious wake-up. In just about every aspect of the orientation of our society— education, parenting, healthcare, politics, economics, science, religion and more—the once-accepted status quo is going through an exciting evolution. We’re waking up and consciously realizing that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts.
Support for a movement often comes from the spontaneous formation and enthusiasm of community. What may appear to be serendipitous collaboration between people turns into a collective of cultural creatives born out of its unique ability to fill a need. Such has been the case with Pathways, how it began and how it now supports the greater shift in consciousness that we are all experiencing. During this time of rapid evolution, I am reminded of a saying from B.J. Palmer, the developer of chiropractic: “We never know how far reaching something we may think, say or do today will affect the lives of millions tomorrow.”
Pathways magazine was started as a membership benefit for ICPA, a nonprofit whose mission is research, training and public education for the family wellness lifestyle. Its purpose was to offer practitioners a magazine for their reception areas that compiled issues and resources for parents to make informed, conscious choices. Pathways was enthusiastically received; soon after its launch in 2004, patients in those practices were asking to subscribe and providers were asking to buy issues in bulk to share in their communities. You, our readership, realized that Pathways was the start of a community—people of like mind and heart seeking ideals to share and discuss. Since then, our successful Pathways Connect movement launched...Gathering Groups can now be found at more than 250 locations worldwide. One author describes these groups as “the watering hole” where parents and practitioners can meet and drink from the wells of resources and discuss our contributions in this time of conscious shifting.
I want to thank each and every one of you who are seeing the vision and supporting the movement with your enthusiasm for Pathways. Each subscription serves to fund the logistics of production and distribution so that more readers can make personal lifestyle changes in accordance with the shift. If you are receiving a complimentary copy from your practitioner and you “pay it forward” to another, you are part of the expansion of this greater movement. When you upgrade from utilizing the complimentary copy you receive at your provider’s office to a paid subscription, you are deepening your commitment to support and expand this movement. By doing so, we give another thirsty person the opportunity to come to the well and glean the resources in Pathways, and consciously participate in this global shift.
As each person becomes aware of this shifting paradigm and turns from fearing to embracing the process, the easier it will be for us to cooperatively create the healing and loving growth so needed during this time. As we recognize that everything each of us thinks, says and does has a far-reaching effect on the entire whole, we passionately embrace the expression of our daily lives as a contribution toward fulfilling this momentous, expanding vision.
Many, many blessings,
Jeanne Ohm, D.C.
This article appeared in Pathways to Family Wellness magazine, Issue #34.
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