Alzheimer’s and contracts

QUESTION: Masters, my adult daughters and I are in the challenges and lessons of my spouse’s Alzheimer’s disease. We have a spiritual perspective of this and have grown because of it. My daughters each have some nagging fears that they may in fact inherit this disease, and I don’t know how to respond to their concern. Is this a needless fear, something they can change through their own choices, or might it be a planned experience they chose before they were born? ~Lyle, US

ANSWER: Congratulations on seeing that this experience is for all of you to learn and grow. Chosen for this lifetime by your family was the experiencing of frustration, anger, guilt, abandonment, regret, selfishness, and selflessness. You have stepped back and seen each as a lesson that could be learned from and used to enhance your understanding of your own path.

While a physical tendency for genetic transference of Alzheimer’s has been shown to exist, it is like cancer, most prominently breast cancer. One aspect of genetic predisposition is the recipient’s thought process and energy concerning the disease. If you become obsessed with the possibility, you send a message out to the universe that you wish to experience this calamity, and you welcome it on board your body. If, instead, you take the attitude “I do not need to experience this condition,” you tell the energy to by-pass you.

We must give you one caveat: if any daughter previously “signed up” to have this lesson, it will come regardless of the positive attitude attempting to block it. It is possible, though, for her to modify a prior agreement by fully considering everything she has learned since she thought it was a good idea to have the condition, which then makes it not needed or only minimally experienced.

Remind your daughters that they are pieces of Source energy and therefore have the ability to manifest, create, and control their continued lives. If they accept these principles and have faith in their abilities, they are in the driver’s seat of their future.