is a favorite expression in the United States.
It summarizes quite eloquently the mistaken belief that karma falls down
on each one of us randomly just like rain.
So that when "bad things
happen to good people", we can just shrug our shoulders and feel sorry
for ourselves. This is especially true when it comes to "suddenly"
getting ill: we say "shit happens, what can you do?"
is nothing sudden about most illnesses... and like rain, we see
clouds gathering, but we are sure they will go away. Then when a bolt
of lightning strikes us in the head, we are totally surprised.
So Say to Your Soul, "Hell No,
I Won't Go!"...
So let's take the guesswork out of it...
Let's see what happens when we do not honor ourselves, when we let our
go to "hell
in a handbasket", when we fail to heed the call of Soul and live as we
know we "should".
Before We Go to "Hell":
Let's Review Quickly How Our Chakras Work
The energy field (otherwise known as the
surrounds, penetrates, and binds the body-mind-spirit is in a perpetual
state of activity. It is constantly in motion, continuously taking in
and sending out vibrating energy waves through openings in the aura
(otherwise known as
human energy field processes signals of energy created by one's actions,
thoughts, and emotions as well as by one's environment and lifestyle
choices (exercise, food, sleep, etc). When someone thinks and chooses
in a manner that is consistent with love and with their agreed upon
path in life, they experience abundant energy and vibrant health.
It is the ability to love that keeps the energy chakras open and
flowing. So when one thinks and chooses from fear, power, lack,
negativity, or selfishness, the flow of energy is blocked. Dis-ease
then occurs in the body-mind due to imbalances and blockages in the
energy field resulting from how little one has honored the needs of
body-mind-spirit and respected their path.
These blockages deprive
the area of the body-mind being fed by the chakra by restricting the
flow of energy to below what is necessary for good health.
Since there is more than one chakra, energy will continue to reach
the total body-mind despite the blockages. However, the areas around
the blocked chakra slowly get diseased. Such blockages do not occur
evenly or randomly across the body. They occur in the chakra associated
with "the area of life" where the individual is not acting in a manner
that is consistent with love and/or their path in life.
Persistent blockages manifest as problems which can be as minor as
infrequent pain and as major as cancer. To truly heal illness usually
requires a life change ultimately leading to a personal life more
connected to the core of one's being. It leads us to that deeper part
of ourselves called the Higher Self. And when we refuse to be led,
the consequences can become severe and dramatic. We descend into
our own personal hell... and we build it brick by brick, one day at a time.
And So As We Believe and Act,
So Shall We Become
#1: NEGLECTING THE
Sexual Dysfunction, Prostate/Ovarian-Breast
Just because someone incarnates into a
male or female body, it does not make them a man or a woman. To become a
man or a woman means embracing their body's gender with a glad heart while
being grateful for the lessons it will bring. Yet, in past lives, most of us
usually develop a preference for one gender over the other.
find that we are either consistently "wishing and hoping" or "acting
as if" we were the opposite sex, we are telling our bodies to reject
those gender specific parts of ourselves that "do not belong" to us.
This dis-ease with our own gender, if not confronted and resolved,
will result in sexual disorders.
Similarly, if we find ourselves
with partners who reject or belittle how we honor our sexuality
and we do nothing to "defend ourselves", this lack of self love will
also be interpreted as us rejecting our own sexuality and opens us
#2: NEGLECTING THE
Fibromyalgia, Chronic Fatigue, Kidney &
Remember when you were young and had lofty dreams of "what you were
going to be when you grew up"? If you are like most people, somewhere
along the way, you look up and realize that not only have you failed
to achieve your dreams but that your life is a nightmare. Who grows
up wanting to be a "corporate kiss ass", a "back stabber", a "spineless
yes person", a "hanger on for retirement"?
We have all come to
Earth to create our lives as we go about unwinding our past life karma.
Often we struggle in the tides of karma, get weary, and are dragged under
into dis-eases that reflect our "karmically lazy" choices. The weariness
manifests as fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue. The chronic indecision
manifests as liver disorders while anger at or disappointment in ourselves
hits the kidneys hard.
#3: NEGLECTING THE
"SOLAR PLEXUS CHAKRA"
Stomach Cancer, Gastric or Peptic Ulcers,
The dynamic of the universe is this… we
are all individual sparks of God, all connected, just all separate at
the same time. This creates a natural tension between our need to
honor our own needs versus honoring the needs of others. Almost all
of us come into this life with a strong tendency from past lives either
to usually put others ahead of ourselves or usually put ourselves ahead
When we always sacrifice ourselves for others, we eat
away at our own self esteem by caring too much about other's opinions
and expectations. This eating away at ourselves often manifests quite
literally in our physiology as stomach cancer and gastric or peptic
ulcers. On the other hand, when we put our needs ahead of others, we
may put undue attention on ourselves that can take life threatening
turns as in the case of eating disorders like anorexia and bulimia.
eating disorders are often the result of an individual's desire to
control their bodies because they feel out of control in all other
areas of their life. Ironically, those who end up starving their bodies
into submission gain the ultimate control by focusing others on their
own self induced struggle between life and death.
#4: NEGLECTING THE
Heart Attack, Stroke, Congestive Heart
It is no wonder that Heart Disease is
the Number 1 killer worldwide. Human hearts were designed to receive
and give love unconditionally. Love is as vital a nutrient to our
heart as anything we eat or drink or do for exercise. Since we all
have come to the Earth to grow in our ability to give and receive
love, it is not surprising, that when we are unable to do so, we
develop problems in our hearts.
Usually, this is caused by our
inability to love ourselves. Since we all are constantly picking up
so much "negative programming" from our families, our friends, our
schools, and our society, that it is no wonder we fail to love ourselves.
For if we are not as successful as Bill Gates or as gorgeous as a
Barbie doll or having emerged from past lives as strong as Hercules,
we inevitably feel "less". It is long held feelings of internal
dis-ease in our minds that manifest as disease in our hearts.
#5: NEGLECTING THE
Throat Cancer, Thyroid, TMJ, Teeth Problems
Speaking up for ourselves is the most
effective way of letting others know of our wants and our needs. It
saves time and energy and takes the guesswork out of others interpreting
our grunts and groans. It was the reason that language evolved.
up for ourselves is not just telling others mundane things like "pass
the ketchup". It involves "carving out and defending" a sacred space
for ourselves. As in telling others when they have hurt us, especially
as to why and how they have treated us when it is unacceptable and has
violated our sacred space.
Often when we consistently fail to
speak up for ourselves when we have been hurt, we are unconsciously
repeating disempowering patterns from past lives. Yet these unspoken
words stick in our throat chakras blocking the energy until they get
so shut down that they become easy targets for disease.
#6: NEGLECTING THE
"THIRD EYE CHAKRA"
Eye-Sight Disorders, Ear-Hearing Disorders
Shutting the eyes and closing the ears
to the call of spirit often leads to "real" problems with our eyes and
ears. The truth is most vision and hearing problems are the result of
the person's desire to avoid looking at or listening to the truth about
some aspect of their life. Dealing only with the symptoms (getting
eyeglasses or hearing aids) "masks" the problem without solving it.
real tragedy is that such "eye/ear care solutions" fits in perfectly
with the mass conscious belief that sight and hearing problems are the
natural result of aging. Whereas what is usually true that as we age
we become "set in our ways", and it is actually this inflexibility
that is responsible for our vision and hearing "impairment".
and hearing loss are only permanent for those who have "shut their eyes"
and have "closed their ears" to the call of spirit and to the possibility
that 10,000 others - who say eyes and ears can never be healed - are wrong.
#7: NEGLECTING THE
Migraines, Nerves, Spine, Multiple Sclerosis,
Likewise shutting out the call of spirit
can result in blinding, migraine headaches as the war rages on between
mind (which responds more to our "lower ego") and body (which responds
more to our "Higher Self"). The Crown Chakra is always the focal point
of such a war because it is the point when divination "ends" (one's
connection to the collective consciousness) and "individuation" begins
(one's own unique individuality, the note one's brings to the universal
This war can rage throughout the entire nervous system
effecting all the nerves and the spine. In extreme cases, it can
manifest as Multiple Sclerosis and Parkinson's Disease. These diseases
are usually found in spiritually advanced individuals who are so
attached to their ego that they believe and act as if it were possible
for them to control everything. (FYI, that is a job reserved for God!)
only way to break down such "hard heads and willful hearts" is to show
them, in a way they cannot ignore, that they are more than this. That
they are more than their mind, their body, their heart… they are
Souls and CoWorkers with God.
It is most often our "skin and bones"
that show the "years and mileage" that we have undergone in our
physical existence. Take Skin Cancer which often strikes those in
"trapped" in life situations that have been "eating away at them" for
years: it is the simply outer manifestation of the inner pain. Or
Bone Diseases which often strike those with unhealed past lives
gnawing away at them deep inside.
Or Arthritis which is the
outer manifestation of long standing, inflexible patterns of being:
whether it been rigid thoughts, unyielding beliefs, or disempowering
actions. And finally, Muscle Disorders, which relates to one's ability
to "experience life as a joyous dance". After love, regular doses of
joy are essential to one's well being. "All work and no play" makes
Jane / John not only a dull girl / boy, it eventually makes them one
prone to major diseases which will put them out of their misery.
Of course, there are many that do not
wait for a friendly disease to come their way. Their emotions drive
them to self destructive behaviors designed to end their pain. Many
like to bring on death by building their coffin one nail at a
They "ramp it down" by smoking (which clouds their view
of their problems), drinking (which numbs their pain), or medicating
(let's be honest: prescription and over-the-counter drug abuse is far
more prevalent than hard core drug use).
They "ramp it up" by
reckless spending (which leads to death more often than is reported),
risky sex (which leads to disease or to "Mr. Goodbar"), or extreme
sports (let's be honest: the news is littered with stories of those
who "tragically" died young). Either way self destructive emotions
are the true cause of death.
Some in the psychology field believe
that "all behavior comes from somewhere" and that "on the inside all
behavior makes sense." Often the "somewhere" is past lives. Take
Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: OCD in this life is usually directly
traceable back to a past life where the disempowering trait or behavior
was created. The trait was created in the past to empower the person
to either live through a life threatening situation or to prevent them
from re-experiencing a traumatic death in future. Problems crop up
when this "cellular learning" inherited from past lives are no
appropriate in the context of the present life.
Schizophrenia (SCH) and Multiple Personality Disorder (MPD) are both
caused by improper functioning of protective "past life" mechanisms.
During life threatening situations arise, aspects of past life
personalities will emerge to help the present day person solve problem(s).
When the danger is passed, these past life personalities will automatically
be shut down and reintegrated back into the present day person's memory.
The trouble arises when the individual suffers constant threats from their
environment due to long standing patterns of physical and/or sexual abuse.
The shut down mechanism is disabled and the past life personalities (MPD)
or personality (SCH) will then compete for the attention of the body-mind.
Less extreme forms of mental problems
can also have their origins in past lives. Take those who suffer from
Alzheimer's Disease. They often choose to incarnate into situations
where they are bound to repeat old patterns to see if they can
transcend their inflexibility. After living a lifetime, it is often
crystal clear as to whether the individual has or has not transcended
their "unwanted" patterns.
Contracting Alzheimer's Disease is
the usual penalty when they have not… a similar more drastic but less
common penalty is Depersonalization Disorder (disconnection from one's
mental processes). Other "blasts from the past" into mental states
are phobias (which 9 times out of 10 originated in past lives) and paranoia
(past life conditioning to always expect the worst case scenario).
The Etheric Body is the final frontier
between the worlds of reincarnation and karma and the pure realms of
Soul. During sleep, people are in the closest contact with these Soul
realms. So when those of us on the Earth are "going out of control"
from the universal perspective, what is a Soul to do? If it is
inconsistent for our life path for us to contract an illness, Soul
tries to reach us through our dreams.
By nature, dreams are
fragile, foggy things that are usually confusing and are quickly
forgotten. To get our attention through dreams, they need to be
dramatic and repetitive. If we ignore them, they can become recurring
nightmares and/or sleep disorders. Sleep deprivation over a long
enough period of time usually forces us to pay attention. Unfortunately,
it can lead to hallucinations. If we experience these hallucinations,
and it is determined that our mind is not breaking down, it is likely that
"inner beings" (angelic or demonic) are trying to contact us directly.
If you have recognized your disease above -
and how you have participated in it's creation - you have taken the
first step toward freeing yourself from your own personal hell. There
is only one way to get out of hell for good and that is to accept that
you are totally responsible for all that has happened to you. When
you have learned all that your illness has to teach you then you can
become free from it.
As long as you think that it has happened
to you "by accident", that it is "random", or it is a "cruel joke
played on you by the God and/ or the universe", you will never get out
of hell. If you hold such beliefs but have failed to get out of hell
on your own, why not try accepting responsibility for your problems?