Chain Breaking Part 2

Since writing my chain breaking post, I have been blessed with more inspiration and some cool experiences. I was reading The Natural Medicine Guide to Bipolar Disorder by Stephanie Morohn (I am planning to write a two-part blog post for this blog about parenting with mental illness) and I came across some interesting work by Dr. Dietrich Klinghardt, MD, PhD. He is internationally acclaimed for his comprehensive model of healing that includes 5 different levels or bodies. They are:

  • The physical body
  • The electromagnetic body
  • The mental body
  • The intuitive body
  • The spiritual body

The idea of having multiple bodies should not be new to Latter-day Saints, and there is a lot good to say about his model, but I’ll save it for another post. Here is what here is what is relevant about chain breaking.

“The fourth level [intuitive body]…is the dimension where people are deeply affected by something that isn’t of themselves, that is of somebody else.” This can include generational issues as well as curses, possession, etc.

Many people with chronic illness or dis-ease have a problem on this level. And of course, if it goes on long enough will affect all the other levels.

“Rather than a genetic inheritance of a physical weakness, it is an energetic legacy of an injustice which the family never dealt….The range of issues that can be the source of the energetic legacy is vast, but it usually involves a family member who was excluded in a previous generation. When the other family members don’t go through the deep process of grieving the excluded one, whether the exclusion results from separation, death, alienation or ostracism, the psychic interference of that exclusion is passed on.”

Here is a condensed example: A woman has asthma since she was 2 years old. Dr. K discovers it is a problem on the intuitive level. They find out that the woman’s mother lost a sibling at age 2. The baby died and was buried behind the house in an unmarked grave and never discussed again in the family. The next baby was given the same name, as if the first had never existed, or worse, been replaced. This kind of exclusion violates a basic principle and that is that everyone in a family has a right to belong.

When the woman discovers this, they do some therapy (basically a hypnotic journey where the woman speaks to her dead mother’s sibling and acknowledges her, tells her she loves her and brings her back into the family and into her heart.) The woman’s asthma is 60% better after this intervention. A few months later, she completes the process by putting a grave stone at the property the family still owned. Her asthma then was completely gone and it has been more than eight years.

There are all kinds of other examples-a man whose father was ostracized from the family because he was bisexual, a child whose parents divorced and the mother never allowed him to see their father again. How would you feel if your parents had got a divorce and one stopped you from seeing the other? It’s just unimaginable. But when children are involved, you need to think about their interests, and simply stopping them from seeing one of their parents won’t do them any good. And these are all exclusions that were never dealt with.

Dr. Klinghardt also identified that “another common systemic factor involves identification with victims of a forebear.”

Whether the crime is known or not, someone down the line will attempt to atone for the sins for an injustice. For example, a woman murders her husband, is never found out, remarries and has a long happy life and children with second husband. Several generations later her great grand child begins to self-sacrifice herself by getting brain cancer, being abused or murdered, or starts taking drugs and begins a slow suicide. It is clear form the outside that some form of self punishment is going on, but no one understands why. She had a good family, good life, etc. This kind of thing is common with the survivors of Nazi ancestors. They will begin to act like holocaust victims in their own ways.

Healing in this case can also be very fast and effective when the cause is identified and the right healing steps taken.

In the case of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia and related disorders, there is often more than one of intuitive issues in the same person. Dr. Klinghardt says that bipolar shows up on this level more than any of the other levels (but it is often only treated only on the physical level and mental level.) When healing on the cause level is applied, the other levels correct very quickly. In all these case histories, he shows that healing is very possible and doesn’t take long. Amazing. I think this is why it is so important to involve personal revelation in every healing process. God knows where the cause is! I will speak more about this in my mental health post.

When one thinks about this idea of exclusion and sin being the cause of much of our discomfort it clarifies some of my thoughts from my last post about why family history and temple work for your own ancestors is so important.

My dear friend Heather Farrell told me a story a few months ago about how she found a sibling of someone in her family tree who had never had her temple work done. So she did the work. She did not know at the time that there was a reason other family members hadn’t done it-some sort of exclusion or ostracism. She said she couldn’t explain all the healing that came from doing just one name, of someone she didn’t even know. When she told me this story I didn’t understand it. What kind of healing? She could explain what it felt like. But now I get it.

While reading Dr. K’s case histories a lot of neurons started firing in my brain. For a long time, I have been trying to break the chains of anger/defensiveness that I feel have come through my father’s line. (I wrote a 4 part post called my anger journey on my other blog.) I only recently figured out it was ancestral, but I never thought of it as an intuitive problem (I am a highly intuitive empath and have had to learn to shield myself so I don’t take on other people’s pain).

I have worked on this particular chain of anger through many avenues. Kundalini Yoga Meditation has been most effective (and I believe has led me to these answers). However, until a few days ago I still struggled with what some would call “an edge.” I couldn’t miss a day of my anger meditation or I’d become irritable and negative. But it never felt like my anger alone, which only frustrated me more! In a moment I realized what was going on.

It’s a wild story. I will give an abridged version. I’ll publish the rest in a future blog post. Here it is:

On my mother’s death bed, she told all the family secrets. For some reason, she felt she needed to tell them to me.

One of those secrets was that my grandfather was not my real grandfather. My grandmother left her first husband when my dad was only 2 years old. My dad knew about it, but it was never really talked about in his family. He was told that the man was “not a good guy.”

I was 11 years old when my mother told me this. 11 years later I decided to find out about him. The only information my grandmother would give me was that she heard he was murdered near Las Vegas. She told me he was most likely running with the mafia (as if to validate his not being a good guy). She also told me his birthday and his birth place. She told me he was Scotch-Irish.

This was enough information to help me locate him in the 1910 census. I also got his death certificate from Nevada. I stopped there for a few more years. When I finally resumed my search I learned some surprising facts. His death certificate had listed his race as white, but the 1910 census listed him and the whole family as Negro.

slaves in chains

I’ll tell the rest of that story in another post, but the important point is that I have slave ancestors and many mixed race ancestors. My people were literally in chains, and then treated as less than, for another century or more. Hence, some of the defensiveness and feelings of “it’s not fair” that I have had since birth. This also explained some of my issues (and my father’s) about working for “the man.” (My father has never had a great track record with supporting the family-and I have always thrived best when working for myself.)

While I have told my I’m Black story many times, and I have made contact with living relatives in Detroit and even taken my grandfather’s name to the temple, I realized that I hadn’t actually included my grandfather in my life.

At the speed of inspiration, I knew what I had left to do to break the chains.

First, I communicated with my grandfather in a hypnosis/trance state and told him that I loved and accepted him and his line of ancestors. I also agreed to figure out some sort of grave marker for him (his body was found in the desert outside Vegas. He was cremated and I’m not sure where the ashes were dumped.) I have decided to make a special rock and put it in my garden.

Then, I went to the temple. For years, I had been waiting for official documents on his parents-my great grandmother and great-grandfather. Those docs came at the end of last year, but I was too busy then. Since January, however, Mary and James had been nagging me. On Friday I finally took their names to the temple.

I can not express how amazing this was. It is ineffable! As I came out of the water after being baptized for Mary, I felt the chains melt away. I felt like giving the ordinance worker a high-five and shouting Wahe Guru! (Praise be to God!)

I then did all Mary’s other work with the same feeling. It was awesome! I will never again not take a family name to the temple. There is nothing like it. As I drove away from the temple down Santa Monica Blvd, I had the awareness that dozens of angels were trailing my car.

There are a few other things I did, and still a few things I need to do, including a very specific kundalini yoga kriya for 40 days that will clear any remaining blocks/trauma from my temple body. But for all intents and purposes, it is done. The chains have been broken.

I couldn’t stop smiling all over my face or praising God. The chains have been broken! I don’t feel the legacy of anger or defensiveness any more. Like the legend of the African-American hero John Henry, I have taken the chains and had them made into a hammer, with which I can build the future for my posterity.

john henry

1 thought on “Chain Breaking Part 2”

  1. It sounds crazy at first to read claims like this, but there is truth in there. Our bodies are the vehicles by which we serve God by improving the lives of ourselves and others. God has also asked us to forgive and love everyone. If we are disobeying those divine commands, there will be some sort of consequence. Since there is a strong body-mind connection (example: you’re told a medicine will work and it does, but you find out later it was just a placebo), it makes sense that the guilt we feel for doing this might instead manifest itself in physical problems instead of obvious feelings of shame. Some really cool stuff to think about.

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