Hereditary Sensory Autonomic Neuropathy Type 5 (HSAN) sufferers cannot
feel any pain because a rare nerve disorder blocks pain sensations from
reaching their brain (it is also known as Congenital Insensitivity to
Pain with Anhidrosis (CIPA).
Karmically, people are born pain-free because they have had a long history
in past lives of ignoring or pushing past their pain. Since pain did not
stop these people in the past, now they have become totally pain free to
force them to learn - the hard way - to become more mindful of their bodies.
Past life karma is the reason is why HSAN-CIPA sufferers have come into
agreement with this disease. Here is how:
Most often HSAN-CIPA sufferers were soldiers
who were extreme risk takers. Broken bones, multiple injuries, and chronic
pain were quite commonplace. Extreme soldiers live on the edge: every
moment becomes precious, senses become ultra heightened, and the pulse
of life is felt so thoroughly and vividly as to make every other moment
dull by comparison. Pain becomes unimportant and extreme soldiers just
Those who pursued religion with the same
passion as extreme soldiers often inflicted the deepest wounds on themselves.
Flagellants (those who whipped themselves), hair shirt wearers (those who
wore scratchy animal hair against their skin), piercers (those who wore
metal devices which penetrated the flesh), and kneelers (those who prayed
until their joints blew out)... all of these extreme religionists end up
Most who routinely engage in "extreme sports"
are drug addicts. Physically, they are addicted to the adrenaline rush that
comes from the very real risks to their life posed by their "sports".
Mentally, they are addicted to the thrill that comes from "living on the
edge" of death. Emotionally, they are the most addicted to the need to
"feel something". Risk sports generate the same raw intensity of emotion
as in found in war. Extreme sporters wind up with the same reckless
disregard for pain as do extreme solidiers-religionists.
In past lives, there were those who tortured
others because it was part of their job... and then there were those who
loved their job and liked inflicting pain. HSAN-CIPA sufferers who enjoyed
inflicting pain in the past now must live without its protective benefits
just like the extreme soldiers, religionists, and sporters. The inability
to feel pain means that the individual will administer their own karma as
a child that will last them a lifetime as an adult.
HSAN-CIPA sufferers have their other nerve senses - heat, cold, vibration,
and the ability to perceive movement - just not the pain sensation.
Before you think being pain-free is a good thing, consider what happens
when babies feel no pain. They "chew on tongue and fingers until they are
bloody." They "fry their skin until it burns." They "break teeth" by
gnawing on things others would avoid. They "scratch their eyes out"
until they go blind. Pain teaches children to recoil from harm. Without
pain, children will harm themselves repeatedly.
The truly frightening part of HSAN-CIPA is that since children cannot
feel internal pain, they cannot tell their parents or their doctors when
something is wrong internally. Often, they must fall critically ill
before internal problems are surfaced. Worse, they often die from
fatal injuries and infections that feeling pain would have prevented.
So the next time you feel pain, also feel gratitude for the fact that
it is keeping you safe.
Now that pain cannot protect them, HSAN-CIPA sufferers must learn how
to protect themselves. This is a life sentence because it will take a
lifetime for these sufferers to live with the self inflicted damage
created as babies (always at the site of past life wounds) and to learn
from it to appreciate the gift of pain.
All parents can do is be on the lookout for signs that their child is
responding to situations differently than others. Although HSAN-CIPA
sufferers are born without pain, it is never to early for them to learn
to treat their physical bodies with greater kindness and gentleness so
that they can earn back the right to feel pain.
is included in the above descriptions of HSAN-CIPA syndromes.