"Each stage has a rhythm of its own. No one stage is better than another. We cannot think or figure our way through any stage. Each stage represents one of the twelve rhythms of consciousness of humanity. Be with the stage you are in. Don't resist the stage, honor it. The stage will come to completion when you've gained the information within its rhythm.
Many people never fully experience most of these stages, spending their lives within the first few. Those receiving Network care consistently move through the stages much more rapidly, and sometimes all twelve stages in a few minutes. The ability to move back and forth through the stages as needed for your healing is ideal. This is more likely to occur with a nervous system freed from interferences, such as subluxations.
Breath, movement, and touch are always true and are your guides through each of the Twelve Stages of Healing. Honor them, and go with your flow. Regardless of the stage you are in, breathe, move your body, and let your hands move in any way or to any place your rhythms take them.
ach of us may choose symptom or disease care at any time and at any stage. However, this has little to do with healing. We suggest that after the condition is "under control" that you continue on your Twelve Stages Journey. Even your distress or dis-ease has a "story" to tell you. Let your peace teach your distress to heal.
This is not meant as a substitute for any form of health care. Any time you feel you need help, seek out the assistance of a professional."
From Dr. Donald Epstein's book, The Twelve Stages of Healing, 1994, New World Library.