Recently, I experienced a rather debilitating situation that made me really reflect on what karma I had accumulated to attract the injury into my life.
For weeks, I’d felt a small spasm on the left side of my neck grow and become progressively more troublesome. I tried to work with the situation until I reached a point of mind-numbing pain, being blocked in my work and having difficulty sleeping. Plus, I was an emotional mess.
I really struggled with trying to take care of it myself, but it was not until my partner pleaded with me to get professional help that I finally did. The spasm on my neck, thanks to my continuous efforts to massage it, had finally grown to a large lemon.
I. Was. Done.
I found myself at the chiropractor’s office, explaining my situation and feeling pretty helpless. I’d been in there three months previously with a similar injury and didn’t follow through on their suggestions to return for repeated visits.
He listened empathetically and asked me to lay down on the table and turn my face completely to the right side. He then asked me to take a deep breath and I suddenly felt an excruciating POP!
I nearly jumped out of my skin and the table when that pop came. I turned my head and saw what looked like a Mideival syringe of torture in his hand.
“This is an Activator,” he calmly smiled, seeing the look of disbelief and fear on my face. “The Activator is a spring-loaded, hand-held mechanical that provides a quick, low-force impulse at specific points.”
If I wasn’t ready for the first pop, I certainly wasn’t prepared for the other pops that followed.
Each spring – loaded adjustment felt like it was pushing me into other dimensions and forcing me to confront my humanity in a vacuum of cuss words, tears and howls of surprise.
That Activator triggered something fierce inside that frozen muscle spasm. So much so that it caused me to ask what I had done to deserve that punishment.
After going home and applying sports tape as suggested, I began to process what was happening. The tape immobilized my neck, causing strange, tingling sensations to erupt on the crown of my head, my forehead and the areas behind the ears/occiput.
I realized that the blockages and pain all occurred in the areas where I receive channeled information for clients. Furthermore, the spasm was on my neck, the area of the body where opinions, judgments and communication was stored. This was also the area where we either chose to repeat Karmic patterns or not. Geez….
What did it all mean?
Through articles, research and communication with my Soul Council, I discovered that karma affects us on a physical, genetic and energetic level through injuries, illness and conditions. It affects everyone differently and constitutions, genetics and lifestyle can influence these karmic moments.
Because we are living biographical storehouses of infinite possibilities, choices and potentials, whatever we experience is contained in our energy fields, soul and DNA. For every action, there is a reaction as well as a consequence.
Our karma comes into play when we are faced with situations that open a door for us to walk through. This door opens the next level of experiences. I call these ‘trigger events.’ For some, it is about relearning new patterns of thinking, behavior and beliefs. For others, it’s about taking action and accountability.
Throughout our lives, we experience different waves of karma that influences our health, wealth, relationships and power in the world. Sometimes, you just have to ask yourself, “How many more times am I going to have to deal with this?”
Karma Waves of Injury and Illness
The first wave of karma initially appears as a sign for you to wake up and take notice of how you are behaving or operating. This may appear as an injury or illness, giving you insight that something is not flowing in the right direction. This is the first opportunity to awaken from your routine as you find a method to control, cure or alleviate the injury or illness.
If you don’t take actions to shift your behavior, the second wave of karma could reappear, reminding you that initial injury or illness left a memorable mark in your DNA. This mark now contains the information of the initial injury, and it’s unknown what sequence of events trigger the second wave from erupting.
For some people, it is not immediate. For others, it’s right away. However, the second karmic wave offers another opportunity to address and treat what is happening with your body on an energetic and physical level.
When you experience second karma around injury, illness and disease, you have to examine a few things:
• Are you still operating in a way that is causing negative karma to appear?
• Are you still ignoring the signs that your body may be asking for help?
• Are you taking action only to not follow through?
• Are you paying the price for this karmic event?
The second wave of karma offers the opportunity to take action. These pro-active actions could mean shifting dietary habits, stopping destructive patterns(i.e. smoking, drinking, pornography, drugs), shifting choices of activities, and increasing psychological health support. For some, it may mean finally going to a health practitioner and following through on their advice.
Unfortunately, some people have a difficult time shifting and through repeated actions, karma appears for the third time. This can possibly cause devastating effects including cancer, multi-organ disorders, strokes or repetitive injuries.
By the time the third effects of karma occurs, this is a sign that the body’s memory of disease/injury has permanently been established and is now part of the present construct in the form of a diagnosis. During this third wave of karma, people may be experiencing treatments for recurring injuries or conditions. This can contribute to feelings of helplessness, frustration and depression.
The third wave of karma can be challenging for many people to the point that shifting or taking a different approach to healing stops them. There is a dangerous bio-feedback loop that gets created where accountability for health shifts to blame, resentment and perhaps even anger. This causes an underlying level of stress to constantly exist.
In reaction to the diseases or injuries, you might give up hope and simply stop trying. If you do not learn or at least attempt to understand what is happening to you, this can seal the Earthly lesson as a chapter to replay in the next incarnation.
So how does this affect your health?
Whether we realize it or not, our physical health and actions hold patterns around self – power, accountability, permission and belief. When we choose to eat or act in unhealthy ways, we pay the consequences for it with our vitality and peace of mind.
If you are experiencing your first karmic awakening to take better care of yourself, then listen to your body. You may need:
• assessment and support from your health practitioner (MD, Naturopath, DC, Acupuncturist)
• supplementation and proper foods to make sure your body’s process are operating at its peak
• rest from an over-active and busy schedule
• information about your constitution, allergies and familial conditions that are hereditary
• to stop the offending habit or situation that is contributing to your condition
If you are experiencing the second karmic awakening, then there are patterns that you need to address. This is a situation that has now repeated itself more than once and is influencing your vitality, power and purpose. You may need:
• added support from your health practitioner to strengthen your immune system, speed up your healing abilities and fortify your defenses
• blood tests and other diagnostic tools to determine if there is a deeper problem underlying your health issue
• treatment in the form of medicine, therapies and counseling to help you get better
• new methods or patterns of living (this is a big shift)
• non-traditional healing methods to support your process
• to journal and reflect about your healing process so that it is not locked in the sanctuary of your mind and taking up extra space
If you are experiencing the third karmic awakening, then you may have a history of repeated visits to your health care practitioner with diagnosis that are now a part of your medical history. Your medical situation may have shifted more to maintenance, comfort and trying to stay on top of the disease/injury before your symptoms beat you. You have your good days and you have your bad days. In that case, you may need:
• support from family or friends to help you with household chores, meals and errands to decrease the pressure or burden on you
• physical assistance in order to get around
• medications taken consistently to manage your illness/condition
• psychological or psychiatric support to assist you with emotional stress
• financial help for the bills you’ve accrued from increasing health care costs
But what about the people who choose to take great care of themselves and still get sick?
Injury, illness and disease have a four part connection:
4. Evolution & Natural Process
Balancing these four is a delicate process as we are biological and chemical beings expressed through pH, complex human circuitry, empathy and constitution.
The Record Keepers state that some people have soul contracts around health to help them understand their humanity, ability to change and take charge in their lives.
So what do you do if you already eat well, get plenty of sleep, feel emotionally balanced, take your supplements regularly and manage stress properly and still get sick?
I suggest that you discover what your karma around health is so that you can best help your body live at its peak capacity. There are many ways you can do this:
• Self-assessment and personal history – Examine yourself and see how your actions contribute to your outcome
• Consider genetic testing such as 23andMe.com or through your physician
• Consider getting lab work around inflammatory markers, auto-immune conditions as well as a comprehensive metabolic panel to get an insight on the state of your organs
• Ask your family about history of diseases or conditions
• Assess what you have placed in the health sector of your home and see how this could be contributing to repeated injuries or illness.
• Open your Akashic Records and experience a holographic body scan
Wherever you are on the health journey, know that it’s a personal one. Your choices, actions and beliefs can change, flex and adapt based on what you are experiencing. No one can really know what you are going through inside except yourself.
So please know that self-judgment, guilt or blame will not do you any good on your path. In order to ride these different waves of karma, you must find a way to temper the inner voice that criticizes how you may be acting, feeling or being inside. This conflict only feeds the negative energy required to pull karma into appearing.
Certain things that you do – no matter how hard you try – may not shift an inevitable outcome. Please know that you are not here to play God and choose who stays or who goes. That burden is thankfully not on your shoulders.
You are here to learn these lessons around injury and illness. Perhaps one of the greatest gifts you can receive is understanding why that illness or injury propelled you into a place of service. Wherever ‘that place’ is that you eventually reach in relation to your injury, illness or disease allows you to honor the fragile dance of humanity and embrace what you are here to do in the time you have.
As for my neck, I found such relief with the chiropractic adjustment that I committed to two more months of treatment, including acupuncture and increasing my hydration. I could see the immediate impact in my work, emotions and relationships. I know this….I’m worth it and so are you.
This time karma…I got this.
About the Author
Anne Marie Pizarro is the founder of Body Energy Connection LLC and Akashic Record Session. She’s an RN/BSN with almost 20+ years of experience. She has worked with hundreds of clients around the world in the Akashic Records and Integrated Energy Therapy (IET). She is available for personal, phone or Skype sessions.