The Dao of Ishta Spinal Touch
Recasting our philosophy in Daoist terms
Ishta Spinal Touch practitioners believe that there is an intelligence behind
the manifest universe. They call this the Universal Intelligence. They don't
deify it; they simply believe that the universe acts as though it was
In order to experience itself the Universal Intelligence expresses itself
in two ways, as force and form or, if you prefer, energy and matter. Ishta
Spinal Touch practitioners call these two expressions Universal Force and
There is a dynamic interplay between the two. The Universal Matter is influenced
and affected by the Universal Force while the Universal Force is modulated
and contained by the Universal Matter.
The dynamic interplay between Universal Force and Universal Matter is responsible
for everything in the universe. Things in the universe differ from each other
when the interplay between the Universal Force and Universal Matter differs.
The Triune of Life
That part of the Universal Intelligence that is within each of us is called
the Innate Intelligence. It isn't separate from, or different to the Universal
Intelligence, it is simply a linguistic device to save having to say "that
part of the Universal Intelligence that is within each of us" all the time.
In a similar manner the Universal Matter out of which we are composed is
called the Innate Matter and the Universal Force that flow through us is
called the Innate Force.
The Innate Intelligence, the Innate Force and the Innate Matter are known
as the Triune of Life.
Why is it called the Triune of Life; what is Life? Well quite simply Ishta
Spinal Touch practitioners believe that life is the expression of the Innate
Intelligence through the dynamic interplay between the Innate Force and the
The more completely the Innate Intelligence can express itself the more life
you have. It follows then that the more completely the Innate Force and the
Innate Matter can interact then the healthier and more vital you become.
How it applies
The Universal Intelligence is perfect, by definition, so it follows that
the Innate Intelligence is also perfect as it is that part of the Universal
Intelligence that is within each of us.
Unfortunately the Innate Matter and the Innate Force very often aren't perfect
as we are subject to various traumata, accidents, illnesses and stresses
that affect them.
This is where seeing an Ishta Spinal Touch practitioner comes in to the picture.
The Innate Intelligence constantly strives to bring the Innate Matter and
the Innate Force back into harmony. The Innate Intelligence is mediated through
the nervous system. The nervous system is disturbed when there are derangements
of bones or joints, which impinge upon the nerves that run through and around
those joints. These are a follow on from a displaced Centre of Gravity.
As Ishta Spinal Touch practitioners if we can re-establish the normal functioning
to the nervous system by restoring the Centre of Gravity then the Innate
Intelligence can express itself more fully, which in turn brings the Innate
Force and the Innate Matter back into balance, leading to greater health,
wellness and vitality.
Ishta Spinal Touch physically realigns you to the intelligence behind the
manifest universe allowing it to express itself more fully through you.