Past Life Patterns – The Unwell
This is the description of one of the 16 Past Life Patterns. These patterns were developed by Karen Downing, inorder to help you understand how past life experiences affect your life today.Each person carries 3 to 5 past life patterns in varying levels of influence.By understanding your unique mix of patterns, you can more easily build up yourstrengths and transform your challenges. Past life patterns are the key touncovering your Soul Mission.
The Unwell Description –The Unwell is focused on body issues, problems, challenges, diseases anddisorders. They have a belief that the physical body is inherently flawed andis going to experience problems. This comes from many past lives, where theUnwell either experienced a disease or injury that changed their lifedrastically, or caused them to lose their life. Because of this, the Unwell hasa tendency to focus on their physical body now. The Unwell feels most confidentwhen they are addressing the needs of their own body in some way. Deep down,the Unwell fears that they will meet the same end they did in their past life experiences.
The Unwell is extremely in tune with their body, andthis can be both positive and negative, as it all depends on how the Unwelluses this knowledge in their life now. The Unwell would make an excellentnutritionist, healer, personal trainer, rehab counselor or anyone else whofocuses on the health and well-being of the body in some way. However, theUnwell still tends to hide their own deep fears about their body failing themone day, and they can feel extremes when it comes to how they perceive of theirbody, moving from feeling great to feeling down at a moment’s notice. TheUnwell is also quite sensitive to any comments that others make aboutbody-centric topics, more so if those comments are actually directed at theUnwell.
Some of the typical past life experiences of theUnwell are: being in a disfiguring accident, being born with a serious physicalchallenge, dying of a long term debilitating disease, experiencing a disease oraccident during a life that changed the way they were able to care for themselves.If you find that the majority of your daily thoughts tend to focus in on yourbody and what it is doing, then you hold the past life pattern of the Unwell.
Expression of the Unwell Pattern in Your Life Now –The Unwell fears that something will go wrong with their body one day, and theypermit this fear to rule everything in their life. There is not one day wherethe Unwell is not focused on their body. In fact, they focus on their body somuch, the thoughts of body awareness take up a good 60% of their daily thoughtpatterns! The Unwell also has fear of needing to be dependent on others someday, this is because in the past they had undergone an experience that leftthem unable to take care of all of their own personal needs in some way. TheUnwell feels that they can be a burden on others, and will often apologize forthings that they do not need to be apologizing for. This feeling of being aburden shows up the most in romantic relationships, where the Unwell feels thatthey are being bothersome to their partner, even if the Unwell is engaging innormal household activities, like watching a movie or cleaning the house. Ifthey assess that their activities are interfering with their partner’swell-being in any way, the Unwell will stop immediately, to resume these thingsanother time.
There are two ways that the Unwell theme revealsitself; The Anxious Unwell and the Denying Unwell. If you resonate with TheUnwell pattern, you might discover that you can possess qualities of one, oreven both, of the ways that The Unwell pattern is expressed. Often in one areaof life you can feel one way, and in another area of life feel another way.
The Anxious Unwell – TheAnxious Unwell is busy spending up all of their time and money looking forcures, herbs, supplements, healing modalities or anything else that can fixwhatever they feel their body challenges are. It does not matter if the AnxiousUnwell has actually experienced a serious illness in this life or not, they aretreating every “problem” with the body as if it is a serious condition. TheAnxious Unwell can over saturate their mind with possible symptoms, conditions,and what those symptoms indicate, often taking things to a worse-case-scenarioplace in their mind. Because of this, they will go to the acupuncturist,doctor, chiropractor, healer, etc., much more frequently than others. TheAnxious Unwell often apologizes for “not doing enough” to help others, eventhough anyone who knows them would say that they are a very capable andwonderful friend. The Anxious Unwell will not like it if anyone tries to comein and change something in their environment, especially if it has to do withfood, exercise, healing, supplements or anything else body related. If you aresomeone who is often reading up (and trying) on different healing methods,treatments and/or natural cures, then you showcase the past life pattern of theAnxious Unwell. The Anxious Unwell’s biggest lesson is to learn about how theycan manifest body health, but not through stress and worry about the body.
The Denying Unwell – TheDenying Unwell is given he name because they loath going to the doctor, andwill often ignore medical advice. The Denying Unwell firmly believes that theybody will fail them anyway, so why not stay out of medicine and hospitals, asthe Denying Unwell feels that those environments affect the quality of theirlife. The Denying Unwell will often hold onto a habit, like smoking or sneakingcertain foods, long after it has been told to them that this habit isunhealthy. Their philosophy is: if I like what I do, then today is a good day.However, the Denying Unwell also has a need to complain about their age, oraches and pains (it is like they resign themselves to these experiences). Theyalso do not want to be a burden on others, and it is this feeling that preventsthem from going to the hospital and treatment centers, as they feel thoseenvironments as making them vulnerable to “the health care system.” They wouldmuch rather control their own environment by staying home and “riding thisout.” The Denying Unwell can often be gruff and stern, and at times,inappropriate comments come out of their mouth. They will apologize afterwardif they hurt your feelings, but deep down they feel like life is about doingwhat they want, even if that is making an inappropriate comment. If you avoiddoctors and hospitals, are having difficulty with quitting smoking (or otherhabit that you know is not good for you) and have a blunt personality, then youshowcase the past life pattern of the Denying Unwell. The Denying Unwell’sbiggest lesson is to open themselves up to listen to others, and to release thefeeling of entitlement as related to “bad” behavior.
Past Life Pattern Breakdown:
Body focused thoughts are prevalent
Fears being a “burden” on others
Can be overly apologetic
Tends to be stubborn in how they choose to manage their body anxiety
Affirmation – “It issafe for me to trust my body now. I will not experience a repeat of what hashappened before. I release the fear of disease and injury and allow myself tolive a safe, stress-free and happy life.”
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