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Healing Lyme Disease

by Kathleen Downey, CSC


Lyme disease is a spirochete. Its energetic pattern is to attack weaknesses in our body systems that are caused by emotion and environment. My introduction to the illusive disease that a tick carries into a human body when it invades and lays eggs, came one morning in East Hampton Long Island. My body was like cement.

Unlike flu symptoms, which come on gradually and subside gradually, these symptoms very much like Chronic Fatigue Syndrome include: heavy lethargy, intermittent fever, arthritic joint aches, muscle twitching, sleeplessness, heart palpitations and pressure that felt like a two-hundred-pound weight on the chest, then subside as suddenly as they come and stay away for a few days at a time. Then unannounced they return, shattering all peace and all plans.

There is usually a round red “bulls eye” indicator that signals the presence of the deadly tick bite, which was on my back. I didn’t trudge through the tall grass or walk in the woods unprotected and never stepped on the lawn. Nor did I contract Lyme disease the way rumors spreading like wildfire across the country and scaring everyone suggests, through sexual contact. There is no conclusive evidence that Lyme disease has ever been contracted like the STD that is a spirochete.

Most people are put on long intravenous doses of antibiotics that the body starts to reject. However, like so many people I’m allergic to antibiotics, the only cure modern medicine offers for Lyme disease. Ceftin, the synthetic drug, made me vomit and I turned black and purple for over a month when I swallowed one doxycycline.

I was on my own. My experience with nutrition and herbs told me to detoxify parasitic eggs that the tick must have laid in my body. The first step to healing is often detoxifying, which seemed natural when bitten by a tick except this tick eats up so much energy in the body that detoxifying can be difficult and must be approached very carefully.

After spending months of six days a week with acupuncturists and chiropractors where I was spending thousands and creating dependencies with others and trying to stay balanced, I started asking questions. What I discovered was that my emotions were largely the reason for organ dysfunction. No one else was going to heal me. I had to heal myself.

The summer ended and I was back in my 100-year-old New York brownstone apartment full time and couldn’t sleep, day or night. On the twenty-second night of sleeplessness I had my second death experience. Being enveloped in euphoric light — weightless and separate from my body — stopped the chest pain and released me from the grips of Lyme disease enough to sleep for an hour or two.

This helped me to realize that I had to deal with my spirit-life in order to heal my emotions and it had to be a first-hand experience that was safe, and nearly as deep as a “near” death. Searching for a first-hand conscious experience with my spiritual life and subconscious that went beyond meditation, led me to where meditation was born, the work of the original spiritual practice of the Shaman.

Once given the opportunity to become my own healer and to learn to navigate within my inner landscapes, I healed miraculously. My body naturally detoxified as my spirit let go of trauma, old energy and beliefs. I was given information about my environment that allowed me to understand how important a safe mold- and toxic-free home and work environment is.

I was also shown supplementation and other supportive tools specific to my needs. The miracles I experienced prompted me to dedicate my life to studying, which I did for over seven years. I traveled all over the world to work with indigenous healers, anthropologists and psychologists. For seventeen years I’ve been working on behalf of others offering them the same miraculous experience, insight, empowerment and healing.

Starting with Soul Retrieval, a journey I take on behalf of my clients, wherein I visit situations when they experienced trauma and bring back energy (the whole and healthy energy that existed before they lost part of themselves to those experiences of trauma).

This usually consists of four to eight different issues that had the most impact on one’s life. It sets us up with a road map to understand the emotional issues we agreed to heal coming into this life as spiritual/emotional beings. The initial return of energy through Soul Retrieval helps us to start filling voids in our spiritual/emotional selves that were created by trauma.

As you continue with guided journeys to integrate the Soul Parts that come back with Soul Retrieval, you will understand how profoundly life-changing partial out-of-body journeys help you understand the influence of role models and expectations born from trauma. Most Shamanic practitioners end their therapies here.

Kathleen implements Past-Life regression therapy, which escorts us to the most important emotional release — authentic forgiveness, clear new choices, healthy boundaries and the courage to utilize inherited creative gifts. She is considered a pioneer in this field. Aside from helping thousands of people to heal she trains new and helps established practitioners to fine-tune their therapy. Kathleen sees clients in San Diego, Orange County, the San Francisco Bay area, Felton and throughout the world with long-distance sessions.

Kathleen’s book, Map of The Soul: Journey to The Soul Mate, is due out soon and her published articles can be seen at or Kathleen can be reached at (858) 401-3144 or (415) 536-9403.