Dr. Bradley Nelson answers the question:

What is the nicest thing a non-family member has ever done for you?

Something immediately comes to my mind and it takes me back a long, long way. When I was 15 years old, I was actually a runaway. I ended up going to school ultimately in another state living with another family. I was really deeply unhappy, although I wasn't really showing it on the surface, but it was a very, very traumatic, very difficult time in my life.

There was a teacher at the school that I was going to, this very, very small private school. And her name was Billie Peterson. I don't even think I had a class with her but I think that she knew and could sense that I was kind of a lost soul. At 15 years old, a runaway, far away from home, really deeply unhappy and needing love.

And one day out of the blue, she just came up to me and she said, “I love you.” And I immediately just broke down and told her that I loved her too. Love can penetrate all of the boundaries and all the barriers that we have and love is ultimately what this life is about.

I believe this life is all about learning how to love unconditionally. And it's love that I believe is why we're all here in the first place. And it's love that is going to save, ultimately, all of us if we're willing.

And I've never forgotten that moment. It stuck with me all of these years and it was such a powerful, powerful moment to really suddenly feel love from another human being. It's what we all want. It's what we all crave, and it's what we all need. So thank you for helping me to remember that.



Dr. Bradley Nelson, DC (ret.), is a holistic chiropractor and medical intuitive, and one of the world’s foremost experts in the emerging fields of bioenergetic medicine and energy psychology. His bestselling book, The Emotion Code, helps people improve their health using the Emotion Code® technique. Users of his technique have experienced freedom from emotional and physical problems, including sadness, anxiousness, anger, fatigue, discomfort, and disease.

A key element of the Emotion Code is removing emotional baggage that may have clustered around the heart, interfering with one’s ability to find love and success. Dr. Brad has coined this cluster of emotions the Heart-Wall®, which has been called the most important discovery in the history of energy medicine.

Dr. Brad, who graduated with honors from Life Chiropractic College West in San Lorenzo, California, has lectured internationally on alleviating chronic disease through energy work and the balancing of the six key elements of health in the body. He channeled his life’s work into a simple yet powerful self-study course known as the Body CodeTM system, designed to teach students how to balance the body in these key areas.

Dr. Brad is a popular speaker on the international seminar circuit and travels to many countries around the globe, conducting Emotion Code seminars. A guest on countless radio and television shows, he has presented his timely message to millions around the world.

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This article appears in: 2021 Catalyst, Issue 20 - Enneagram Global Summit