Body Dysmorphic Disorder
Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) is a behavioral disorder where the sufferer is
overly concerned about and preoccupied by an imagined or perceived defect in
their physical appearance. This preoccupation disrupts normal functioning
and can cause a sufferer to endanger their physical well being.
BDD is free will that is driven by karma: they voluntarily do to themselves
in this life what they have done to others (usually many others) directly
or indirectly (by ordering others) in past lives. Here is how this can manifest:
In medieval times, those in religious orders expressed
devoted to Christ through an ascetic lifestyle that included starvation
("fasting"), self-inflicted torture ("mortification of the flesh"), and
sensory deprivation ("self-denial"). These behaviors were applauded and
those "successful" in taming their flesh to death were revered as holy
martyrs. Those who martyred themselves or others get BDD for karmic
balancing of this intentional, institutionalized body abuse.
Plastic surgery is not new: it was practiced in the
past before technology made it safe. Those who butchered others with surgery
sow what they reap by being obsessed with what they perceive as improving
their appearance. Their BDD will cause them to end up maiming themselves.
Michael Jackson is the most famous example: whittling down his nose until
he became a nasal cripple. Just as the women who tried to look like the
"Cat Woman" or the "Barbie Doll" developed health problems from their
Monks who abused their bodies in quest of improving
their souls contract BDD to gain a greater appreciation of their bodies.
In the West, these include flagellant monks who constantly whipped and-or
starved themselves. In the East, these include Marathon Monks who literally
ran themselves into the ground.
Those who constantly criticized others - in past
lives - for defects in their appearance. Their BDD balances this karma by
having them obsess about the same physical defect they reincarnated with.
For they need to understand - through personal experience - the same
criticism to resolve this past life karma.
Those suffering from BDD - even when of average or above average attractiveness
- believe that they are not attractive enough. This causes them to engage in
dysfunctional behaviors such as:
- Mis-perception of their physical appearance (they see themselves as ugly-hideous,
others see them as they are).
- Compulsive exercise, strict diets, or multiple surgical procedures to remedy
their perceived physical defects.
- Destructive actions (eating disorders, self surgery-mutilation, agoraphobia)
to cope with/conceal defects.
- Fear their appearance can never be good enough (if they are thin, they want
to be even thinner and thinner).
- Compulsive checking on their appearance (looking in mirrors, windows, and
other reflective surfaces).
- Inability to function normally in life and/or to interact with others as a
result of perceived physical defects.
- Constant fear of being ridiculed/humiliated about their looks and impulsive
actions to relieve such fears.
Body Dysmorphic Disorder is a life threatening condition that is often not
taken seriously by others around the person until their life is actually
threatened. Even if the pattern of BDD is healed in body, mind, and
emotions, the sufferer's system will be weakened. If the BDD has resulted
in eating disorders like
Anorexia or Bulimia, they are
at increased risk for heart related diseases.
Going back to the past via past life healing can free those "afflicted" from
repeating the lessons associated with BDD in future and, more importantly,
from reincarnating with this disorder. When the BDD sufferer understands why
they came into agreement with this disorder and what they are meant to learn
by having it, they can become free of the compulsion underlying BDD. When the
life lesson associated with BDD is "absorbed" into the person's body-mind, the
related "disempowering" trait or behavior will fall away over time.
is included in the above descriptions of common BDD syndromes.