Lyme Disease — What is it? Does it even exist?

Lyme Disease ...

I’m getting a lot of clients with Lyme dis-ease currently. Some self diagnosed!!

Let’s look at what’s going on…


Emerging in the 70s, it’s known as the ‘great mimicker’ of dis-eases. It’s rare for two people to have the same symptoms. Children are

said to have a different experience of the dis-ease than adults.


For children, symptoms can mimic ADHD. Medics theorise that the child’s immune system is not fully developed, that they are more susceptible
to infections. It can be difficult to pinpoint the origins of such issues for children — they generally have limited medical records for tracking back.


For adults, symptoms can range from those of arthritis to HIV, from syphilis to fibromyalgia. Brain fog, Hepatitis C, Bell’s Palsy, all
manner of symptoms are included here.


The CDC says:

Lyme disease is caused by the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi and rarely, Borrelia mayonii. It is transmitted to humans through the bite of
infected black-legged ticks. Typical symptoms include fever, headache, fatigue, and a characteristic skin rash called erythema migrans.”


Here’s what the NHS website tells us:


Lyme disease can be difficult to diagnose. It has similar symptoms to other conditions and there’s not always an obvious rash.


2 types of blood test are available to help confirm or rule out Lyme disease. But these tests are not always accurate in the early stages
of the disease.


You may need to be retested if you still have Lyme disease symptoms after a negative result.”


There’s more…


A few people who are diagnosed and treated for Lyme disease continue to have symptoms, like tiredness, aches and loss of energy, that can
last for years.


These symptoms are often compared to fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome.  


It’s not clear why this happens to some people and not others. This means there’s also no agreed treatment.”


So, there’s a rash. Or there isn’t.

The tests… aren’t accurate.

You may have symptoms for years.

Or not. Which is not understood.

In chronic cases, there’s no agreed treatment.


Named in 1975, in Old Lyme Connecticut, this dis-ease was first described after unusually high rates of what had been diagnosed as juvenile
rheumatoid arthritis prompted further enquiry.


Lyme, from the conventional viewpoint, is a murky topic.


People may or may not have the signs that are tested for — the tests don’t pick up on the bacterium itself, only on proteins believed to signal
its presence. Some people have the bacterium in their blood without symptoms… others have the symptoms without sign of the bacterium.


This is where Meta Consciousness comes into its own. The incomprehensible becomes logical. The murk becomes clear.


As ever, we look at the symptoms separately. Meta Consciousness teaches us to see each body response as specific to a perceived threat of our survival. We after all are hard wired to survive.


Conventional medicine looks to group symptoms into syndromes — a logical approach when you’re looking for a weapon to fight the dis-ease.
Meta Consciousness looks at each symptom separately, asking, ‘For what purpose is this happening now?’


When we look for purpose, remember, we are looking through the eyes of the wild-animal brain, with its pre-programmed biological responses to
threat. If symptoms arise, we look for the traumas that have shocked the primal functions into creating them.


With each client, we are exploring a unique combination of conflicts. We know that each symptom has its own cause. Some may be in stress
phase, others in restoration. Some symptoms are simply the natural byproducts of a body attempting to rebalance. Others are pointing to
a specific trauma or trigger.


When symptoms are chronic, the dis-ease programmes are being triggered and re-triggered. Each attempt to rebalance is being knocked back into stress by some element of the original trauma still running in the environment.


Our approach needs to be bespoke. We focus the lens of Meta Consciousness on each and every aspect. For many, we need to start with the trauma of the diagnosis itself, which sends them into terror of the predicted life of misery ahead.


Looking at the range of possible symptoms that come under the western umbrella of Lyme, we know that predominantly, we are looking at a
blood-related dis-ease programme.


This tells us we will find conflicts involving the medulla. We understand its purpose of this brain relay. The medulla is tasked with giving us
the strength, the power, the capability to handle all that life brings to us.


Fundamental to Lyme dis-ease clients, there is typically a sense of feeling too weak to stand up to life.


Other brain relays may be involved, depending on the specific tracks, traumas and triggers of the individual. We have to look at each
situation separately, chunk it down and explore the body’s primal purpose.


Taking a closer look at some of the most common symptoms we find:


A skin rash — the response to a tick bite.

This is a cerebellum-directed function, a natural response to attack. The redness, swelling, heat and discomfort are all typical second-phase experiences.

A foreign body has invaded the system. The cerebellum — charged with maintaining integrity, protecting us from attack — will activate
its programmes to restore balance.

The body is returning to full functioning. This healing generates heat and works best in a fluid environment — oedema is common to this
stage of healing. Pain is also indicative of the body in restoration.

For some people, this is the only symptom. The insect bite heals and no further issues arise.

For others, diagnosed with Lyme dis-ease, there is no evidence of a tick bite ever having happened…


Fever, headache and fatigue — these are also typical second-phase symptoms. They tell us the body is in restoration. It is
rebalancing after a UDIN has resulted in stress-phase functioning.  
Migraines are a healing peak — a need to release toxins after getting out of danger.


Arthritis — we know from the ‘-itis’ in the name, from the Latin word for inflammation, that these symptoms indicate second phase functions.
The medulla-directed programme has been triggered by a shock involving perceived weakness or inability to move. The symptoms tell us that the parasympathetic system has been activated and there is pain, the body is attempting to resolve the imbalance. The swelling and pain is located at the sites of specific conflict resolution.

If the client has arthritic pain in their fingers, we ask questions like, ‘What have you felt too weak to hold on to? What function of your fingers has made you feel you’re not up to the task? For what purpose would your body be going into overdrive to try to power up your fingers?’


Brain fog — This may be a cortex-related programme – we ask questions like, ’In what ways have you felt separated, cut off from their tribe? For what purpose would the body cloud your thinking? What thoughts are you wanting to avoid?


Bell’s Palsy — This too is cortex-directed. We look for separation issues involving ‘loss of face’. ‘What has shamed or humiliated you?’ will
take us to the biological purpose. The cortex perceives the trauma to be a problem with someone who’s saying,
‘Your face is not welcome here’.
To prevent further separation the body does what it can to make the face melt.


Thyroid Issues Thyroid imbalances will likely involve the brainstem. We ask questions about powerlessness and inability to reach for the chunks we need to survive. Chunks of food, in a literal sense become translated to chunks of love, or respect, or attention/responsibility etc. ‘What do you need that has felt somehow out of reach? What makes you feel overwhelmed, dominated, how are you powerless?’


Vertigo — this too will involve the brainstem and the Kidney Collecting Tubules (KCT) are likely to have been engaged. We look at how the
client has felt abandoned or rejected, where their sense of isolation may come from. We ask about disorientation and confusion,
‘What makes you feel you can’t tell which way is up? How has your tribe rejected you for being upright?’


Of course one symptom may trigger another. A client may feel abandoned because arthritis has left her housebound and no one comes to see her any more…


Our questions are always probing for the body’s biological purpose. From a primal perspective the purpose is always positive. The pain of
second phase medulla-directed symptoms is always pointing to the body’s desire to make the body stronger, more powerful, more
capable of strength or movement.


We may find that the multi-layering of conflicts is a result of ongoing bullying or a community where conflicts are being suppressed. Clients
diagnosed with Lyme dis-ease are likely to feel utterly overwhelmed. We need to be aware that secondary dis-eases caused by the trauma of
the diagnosis will need attention.


All dis-ease syndromes as conventionally labelled require this chunking down approach. Take each symptom separately; identify the phase the
symptom indicates; find the brain relay involved and ask, ‘For what purpose might the body be doing this, right now?’


Meta Consciousness keeps us curious. We ask questions to unravel the body’s purpose. When we know its positive intentions, we can
reassure our clients that their healing journey is underway and we can offer it powerful support.


Do share your symptoms, experiences and thoughts!


Is it time for you to book a call with myself or one of IMCA practitioners?



  • Robyn Harris

    Another fabulous blog Penny! I love how MetaConsciousness helps us to bring clarity – and hope – where conventional medicine hasn’t yet got any answers.

    I remember being diagnosed with ME many years ago. It was a relief, initially, to have a label for what was ‘wrong’ with me, but that relief soon gave way to frustration when I realised that there was no treatment and I felt so alone with my symptoms that no-one else could appreciate or understand. So, I completely get what you’ve said about further adding to the issue by our beliefs around the label we’ve been given! My self-talk often wasn’t helpful, at times sending me further into overwhelm and despair.

    It’s so wonderful to have come to Meta and gained a deeper understanding of what my body was doing – that it was actually just processing a load of stuff I’d been holding! Learning this has transformed my relationship with my body and with my mind/thoughts/beliefs too. I feel so much stronger, and happier, as a result!

    I highly recommend this training with Penny! It’s going to be amazing! I’ll be doing it myself and I’m SO looking forward to deepening my knowledge and understanding.

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