Why Are Children Born with Physical Problems?

Please help me understand why my children were born with so many physical problems. I love them dearly, but it saddens me and is a great strain on my marriage. Is it a strong karmic pattern we will have to live with for a long time?

When we are in the lifetime where we may reach into the higher states of consciousness, past bonds of love are brought into the present so we can resolve them.  The greatest thing we can possibly gain from this life is the ability to love, and to love greatly.  The ECK brings to us whatever we need and, especially, those who need us and whom we need to fulfill our goal of reaching the richness of love.

Your children have come to you because of your great capacity to give love.  And as you can give love, it increases in you.  Few will understand the ECK’s way of joining you with the richness of love.  But in love is life.

You will find Stranger by the River, by Paul Twitchell, to be one of your most beautiful companions.  No matter what comes, remember that the Mahanta is with you in everything.  He is giving you the love so you can give it to your own.

From Ask the Master, Book 1