The reason we're here, I mean in this incarnation, is because of karma. And by that, I don't mean 'good' or 'bad' karma based on 'good' or 'bad' deeds. There is no such thing! Karma happens where the soul is not self-realised, where it 'forgets' its connection to the One Self, the pure presence of the Source. And so the soul fragments in the fourth density or causal plane. This gathers energy around it like debris in the streams eddy current. The dynamic then manifests in the lower densities of the physical, emotional and mental. Karma is the foundation of the Pain Body, and ultimately we must get into it and process it out in order to unfold into Enlightenment and the New 5D Paradigm (karma is what keeps you incarnating back into the lower densities).

Karma can build because of all manner of circumstances. If you think back through humanity's history here on Earth then you can imagine the traumatic circumstances we've all been through - the various wars, intervention, violence and disharmony for example. Most people are carrying plenty of this in their causal body and we must regress into it in order to process it out; meaning to experience it once more. Not that you actually have to physically relive the original trauma, but rather to meditate into it and activate the feelings (it will keep recreating if we ultimately don't). You then lose your fear and attachment to the original incident.

I know this will be tough to read and take in, but I felt given to share the story of Nusrat Jahan Rafi, because it seemed very poignant at this stage (I warn you in advance, this may bring up your own karma to process). She was tragically burned to death in Bangladesh recently for reporting sexual abuse by her headmaster. Here's a snapshot of the story from the BBC...

Nusrat Jahan Rafi was doused with kerosene and set on fire at her school in Bangladesh. Less than two weeks earlier, she had filed a sexual harassment complaint against her headmaster. Her courage in speaking out against sexual assault, her death five days after being set alight and everything that happened in-between has gripped Bangladesh and brought attention to the vulnerability of those experiencing sexual harassment in what is a very conservative South Asian country.

Many girls and young women in Bangladesh choose to keep their experiences of sexual harassment or abuse secret for fear of being shamed by society or their families. What made Nusrat Jahan different is that she didn't just speak out - she went to the police with the help of her family on the day the alleged abuse happened.

In the ambulance after the attack, fearing she might not survive, despite her injuries, she courageously recorded a statement on her brother's mobile phone. Police have since arrested 15 people. On 10 April, she died. Many thousands of people turned out for her funeral in Feni.

I felt to highlight the story especially because of the desecration of the divine feminine here throughout human history, but at this crucial time, how the energy is rising from subjugation, reflecting back to those who have been ignorant. To me there seems to be a strong correlation with the recent Notre-Dame story.

For those new to karma, as hard as it may seem, it is possible for us to penetrate deep into the challenge and trauma. As real as the physical can feel, nevertheless, it is in essence a complex illusion we make real in the mind. I'm certainly not meaning to make light of the experiences! What I'm saying is that the more awake and enlightened you become, the more it becomes possible to penetrate through such experiences and find the completeness of The One within them. The suffering then ceases. Identification dissolves. The soul is integrated and forged through the experiences.

The point about regressing through the experiences that you yourself may have had, is that you then don't have to recreate them in the physical. You can process them out in a safe and protective environment. As you feel into and through the circumstances, the pain dissolves, the soul integrates, you feel invigorated, revitalised, reborn!

At Openhand we apply essentially a 9 step approach to dealing with karmic source pain. This is taken from the Openhand book 5GATEWAYS: a profound spiritual routemap:

1. Confront the situation: you must first accept and completely acknowledge the truth of what is happening in your world. Get thoroughly used to observing yourself and accepting responsibility for your feelings in relation to what is going on in the situation. If you get tight, angry or wound up, acknowledge it. If someone is steamrollering your truth and that feels unpleasant, witness that too. Do not shy away from, or paper over, any inner retraction caused by events and other people in the outside world. By the Law of Attraction you have manifested them anyway, so as to confront and break through such a limitation. Embrace that.

2. Regress deeply into the feelings of the situation: it may not be appropriate for you to deal with the feelings in the moment they are coming up - you could be at work for example, in public or looking after your children. It is important not to suppress and dissolve the feelings, but rather to contain them: you get the sense that they are inside you, but you are on top of them and can manage them. When the timing is more appropriate (and as soon as possible), regress yourself deeply into the feelings once more: see the images, feel the feelings, let them come up inside.

3. Honour and express the pain: essentially this source pain is caused where your soul identifies somehow with the illusion of separation and the need for a particular outcome – where the soul is not self-realised (not realising of the One). However, if you honour the pain by fully expressing it in some way, then you become 'as-one' with it – you relocate the lost nugget of soul gold that was buried there and you reintegrate as the One. Honouring the pain might mean shouting and screaming, crying, rolling up into a ball, beating a punch bag or cushion, writing a journal or dancing and moving. Listen to your soul, and do whatever you feel given to do.

4. Break through with presence: when the source pain is at its height, when you can truly locate and feel it within your body, such that it is becoming excruciating, then paradoxically, you are ready to become the One through it; you are on the very precipice of presence. Remind yourself that all experience is relativistic and therefore transient – it does not define who you are. What you are, is absolute pure potential, beyond the pain. At this point, there will be some key (such as a word, mantra, a visualisation or symbolic metaphor) to help you ‘open the door’ through the density and into presence. If you are not sure what that is, ask the universe and you will be shown.

5. Feel the light of the soul: when you’ve stepped into the sense of presence, then you are really processing and letting go of the density – it is like you are stirring the bed of the stream in which the nuggets of soul gold have become buried. Now you will be able to see and feel the glint of the soul as it is being liberated. It will be a sense of lightness, completeness, confidence, strength, surrender; you may feel it as a light or warmth beginning to flow into the body, through the previous restriction. Now focus on, and give energy to, this new sensation. It is like pouring fuel on an igniting flame – it grows stronger.

6. Dissolve the source pain: you are now ready to truly dissolve and fully release that aspect of source pain. Whilst staying in the sense of Pure Presence, intuit how your connection with your emerging soul, can best process the dense energy of the source pain. You have to remain soft and expanded, so that you do not tighten down out of the energy that causes the pain. So stay expanded through it, containing it within your consciousness, but then use whatever meditation comes to you to remove it. It could be a particular form of breathing, movement and dance, or it could be a visualisation. Let your intuition carry you – it already knows what best to do.

7. Contemplate deeply any conditioned behaviours: the source pain will have built up conditioned behaviours (as spoken of in Gateway 2). Now deeply contemplate what conditioning – what distortions – the source pain has caused in your life. Maybe, for example, you were needy of others? Or perhaps too competitive and aggressive. See yourself within those behaviours, being totally honest with yourself about them (reminding yourself, if necessary, that you are not to blame for them). It can help to write them down in a journal.

8. Visualise yourself interrupting the behaviours: in motivational and spiritual circles, people often speak of visualising the outcome or behaviour you would like to have happen. The risk is though, that this just becomes another level of programming. Instead, see yourself interrupting the behaviours that have emanated from the source pain. As you get increasingly sensitive, you will begin to actually feel the density and any fixed neural pathways. With a sense of surrendered will, you can begin to break these apart and literally dissolve them within.

9. Become surrendered openness, attune to authentic beingness: as the density and conditioned behaviours have been dissolved inside, increasingly you settle into an awesome place of surrendered openness: you feel expansive, peaceful, whole and complete. You are now much more able to interrupt the old behaviours in daily life and open up through them. Spontaneous acts of authentic beingness then begin to magically flow through you, which are totally right and befitting of the moment. It is like you become less an identity, and more a moving flow of consciousness through life. This is pure joy of living! (I have written more about the qualities of authentic beingness that start to come through, and to which you can give energy, in Gateway 4).

It can help greatly to work with experienced facilitators on this, but I know that people will be having karma activating anyway, and you might not always realise that it's activating. As difficult as it may at first seem to mediate through such circumstances, the faster you recognise and turn into activating karma by working with it, the more adept and skilled you become in processing through. Once you embark fully on the joruney of Enlightenment and The Shift, karma will come up in waves. This is nothing to fear, but to work with. People in the Openhand community have become very adept at working through, and so you can come through relatively quickly. And then the expansion out the other side is always expansive and empowering as you discover and reintegrate lost aspects of authentic beingness.

If you have anything activating yourself, do feel free to share here below. Often karma kicks off as subtle vibrations and strange feelings that we might not even realise the cause of. Once some arising like this then happens, I offer the 9 step process above as a framework you can work through. If that seems complex, you could simplify it with the Breakthrough Process. It's equally as effective at getting into the source...
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