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IS A KARMIC DISEASE REVERSIBLE?
This is a question that everyone acquainted
with the idea of reincarnation must ask. My research of the
Cayce readings has led me to the conclusion that most serious, long-term,
degenerative diseases - like Parkinson's disease, rheumatoid arthritis,
amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and muscular dystrophy are karmic in
nature. Seemingly conflicting viewpoints about the reversibility
potential of these diseases can be found in world literature, in the
Bible and in the readings.
For the physician, it is important that a conclusion
be reached, for this question has a strong bearing on how a patient with
such a disease will be treated. For instance, if one carries to
a logical conclusion the Biblical statement that "He that killeth with
the sword must be killed with the sword" (Rev. 13:10), then any karma
that afflicts the body must fulfill its course. There are many instances
that would lead one naturally to assume that in a real karmic condition
it would be fruitless to try to achieve a full return to normal.
However, there is always a point where karma ceases.
Since it really is a debt, it can be paid off like any other debt.
No written law states that the debt must be paid; however, the disease
process ends with death of the physical body. So there is a point
where karma ends - a place of spiritual understanding where the lessons
are well taught and well learned. We might call this process "Where
Karma Ends and Grace Begins." (Hugh Lynn Cayce has spoken on that subject
many times over the years.) What we call grace seems to be a point of
forgiveness, accepted by the person experiencing the karma. The
forgiveness may have been offered for a long time, but acceptance of it
may have been delayed. The Cayce material appears to lend credence
to the concept that rejection is rebellion and rebellion is sin - as is
the disease, expressed as "sin lying at your own doorstep." Acceptance,
then, must be - in this format of thinking - a portion of the healing
process, and must be a part of the spiritual learning that an entity undergoes
during the time he spends on this earth.
In the case of a person with Parkinson's disease,
who had asked about building immunity, the Cayce source offered the following
If precautionary measures are kept, as to producing
the correct vibrations; that is, loosing certain electrical forces - as
with the healing waves from the open machine - these should keep away
any infectious tendencies. For, even karmic forces will be met in
definite spiritual purposes. (3011-2)
If karmic forces can be met in definite spiritual
purposes, then the physician working with a patient with an "incurable"
disease is challenged to treat such a person as an individual who may,
at any moment, find that he has learned the lesson inherent in the experience.
His treatment program must then have a spiritual direction, engaging the
mind in the total educational process. And the physician must work
patiently with those trying to overcome that which has become part of
their total life experience.
It's interesting when one approaches the healing
of the body from the standpoint of an adventure into that person's
consciousness and an opportunity to experience grace becoming active
through the disease process.
[Note: The preceding report was written by William McGarey, M. D. and
is excerpted from The A.R.E. Journal, September, 1977, Volume 12,
No. 5, page 228, Copyright © 1977 by the Edgar Cayce Foundation,
Virginia Beach, VA.]
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