Walking through Karma with Love: A Tale of Ticks, Hurricanes, and Lost Keys

By Carol Hiltner with Maia Rose channeling

In 1999, I answered a call by Light Beings to go trekking in the sacred Altai Mountains in Siberia. During more than a decade of spiritual initiation, I went back every year. In 2006 and 2011, when I took groups, Maia Rose went along. For both of us, the journeys were initiations of “remembering our Oneness.”

We met several different types of spirit guides, including a male Siberian Bigfoot named J., who helped Maia “ground” me when, in 2011, I was so overwhelmed by the flow of cosmic energy there that I could not stand up.

Recently, it was suggested that she and I help each other to share our spiritual awakening. On October 12, 2013, we convened to ask our guidance team about this process. Present were: L. and M., male and female members of the White Brotherhood; J. and the Old One, Altai Almysi (Bigfoot); the avatar Anastasia; and two of Maia’s personal guides. Archangel Michael and St. Germaine were called in for assistance. I anchored Maia while she spoke with our guides. J. was the being who communicated for the guidance team. In this transcription of our session, I mark with italics the times when the guides are communicating telepathically with Maia.


Carol: Remember, in 2010, when I got bitten by a tick during my solo trek and I had to be evacuated by helicopter because of possible encephalitis infection? What was that whole drama about?

J.: There’s a part of the Anastasia books[1] where bugs bite Vladimir. They were removing toxins from his body. That’s what happened for you, too. The toxins your tick released were both physical and psychic. Another purpose was to make you more aware of your body and to care for it. Honor it as your vehicle; give it unconditional love and gratitude cell by cell. You and that tick had a contract. You were bound to meet and biting you was that tick’s job. It was giving you acupuncture, providing you the opportunity to walk through some karma with love, which you did.

Carol: We can have contracts with ticks? And I should also love the tick?

J.: Right.

Carol: Thank you, tick. Did I have a contract with the helicopter, too? Because I physically could not get up the steps into the chopper. I had to be pushed and lifted. The tick didn’t cause that. And then, the noise of the helicopter was crazy-making. I kept my hands over my ears for the whole ride. And afterwards, I was disoriented for days. I was embarrassed by my reaction, because I was not injured to that extent.

J.: But you were injured. It just wasn’t currently. You were reacting to a past-life military trauma. Your experience was amped up because the helicopter was in Altai’s higher vibrational energy. So, instead of spending 25 years walking through that karma, you cleared it in that one helicopter ride. That’s why it was so intense.

Carol: After being treated for the tick bite, I went back into the wilderness. I finally got grounded again when a chipmunk came and put her paw on my boot—her right paw on my right boot.

J.: The chipmunk was doing Reiki on you. On the right side, she was healing masculine trauma—military structure, oppression, “do it this way,” father stuff, rigidity. The chipmunk pulled that energy down, so it could go out your foot and into the ground. And even though you didn’t see any Bigfoot people when the tick and chipmunk were working on you, we were around. It was all a coordinated effort.

[Maia hiccups, which is how her body responds to vibrational energy increases.] Maia: Oh, J. is flooding me with love. He wants to remind me how it feels.


Maia: So, I also have a “what happened” question. Remember, on the way home from Altai in 2011, I got caught in Hurricane Irene in New York? I’m still dealing with the emotional consequences, even after two years.

I’ve worked on this, but I admit that I’ve held some resentment toward you—of the “if only” variety. If only you hadn’t finally lost your cool with the group and yelled at us, then I wouldn’t have switched to Layla—one of my child personalities. If that hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t have missed my flight, and if that hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t have been delayed four days by the hurricane. If that hadn’t happened, I wouldn’t feel like I lost my best friend. What was all that about?

J.: Like Carol’s tick and helicopter, the hurricane enabled you to go through a karmic process faster. When you have a speedy clearing, it is more intense. You and Carol had a soul agreement that she would yell. That brought out Layla. You should thank Carol for it.

Maia: Thank you, Carol. I haven’t been truly appreciative of that. You were the precursor of the New York hurricane when you made a verbal “hurricane” in the kitchen in Ust Koksa.

Before that, when we were at the camp in Altai and there was so much drama, I was observing it all, but I wasn’t in it. I was in a 5-D space. I felt so close to J. and all the spirit guides and so connected with our group. After you yelled, I was in the drama, not observing. It seemed like the guides all left me. I wondered, “What did I do wrong? Why did they leave?” But now, I don’t think they left me. I left them. I crashed headlong back into 3-D and could no longer sense what was in 5-D.

Carol: You had to do exactly that to heal and integrate Layla. But why are we still doing this, when we know all the guidelines. We know about unconditional love.

J.: It’s not enough to know about it. You need to make it a spiritual practice and do it.

Maia: In Altai, I set out an intention to stay in the 5-D energy of the mountain after I came back to sea level.

J.: The hurricane had a soul contract with you (and obviously lots of other people) to remind you to practice unconditional love.

Maia: Layla, one of my inner personalities who is seven years old, came out and blended with my normal personality as a result of being startled by your yelling. Although I didn’t switch completely and have a time loss, her thoughts, feelings, and decision-making dominated the rest of my personality. When I was informed in New York that I had not only missed that evening’s flight, but would also be delayed four days before I could get back home to Seattle, I had the thoughts and feelings of a young child. I began to cry uncontrollably. I called my best friend Q. for help. But she got caught up in my drama, which created tensions in our relationship.

J.: You and Q. love each other so much, on a soul level, that you agreed to do this together. You walked through your karma in New York. But she also has an opportunity to walk through her own karma, and you may not interfere.

You should love Carol for letting Layla out. She was stuck. It’s all in divine order. Nobody was bad. Nobody was wrong. You have walked through this karma with love, but you can’t walk through Q.’s karma for her. Shine love on her and be patient. Being lovingly detached from the people you love the most is the hardest.

Carol: What do you need, Maia, to let go of suffering and the feeling of separation around Q.?

Maia: To know that I’m worth love. To know that, as a little girl, it wasn’t my fault. I didn’t make those people treat me that way. I felt all alone.

J: As a soul being, you volunteered to experience trauma and heal from it, and to become a spokesperson for healing.

Maia: This is the first time that I’ve received this confirmation. I was shown this after the 2006 trip, but had some doubts. I’d better get busy and prepare for this.

J.: The most profound things are simple. The way you walk through karma is with love. You make karma when you take something personally, get mad, or blame others when you make violence of any kind. Karma is a blockage of love. Each time you have a karma opportunity, everyone has agreed ahead of time on a spiritual level to try to walk through it in love.

Carol: So even though I created karma by yelling…

J.: If you walk through it, unconditionally loving yourself and everyone involved, you release it.

Carol: Is there anything I can do to help you with the hurricane?

J.: She could tell you again of her great love for you, but I think you already know that.

Lost Keys

Maia: Any drama is karma, so what’s your next drama?

Carol: A while back, I lost my car keys. I walked into a store to get one item. I picked it up, paid for it, went back to my car, and my keys were lost. For a long time, I understood that I shouldn’t replace them. What’s with my keys?

Maia: I’m getting the words, “keys to the kingdom.” Keys are a symbol. When I encounter a symbol, I ask it what its message is.

Carol: Okay, keys, what’s your message?

J.: Don’t put us down where you can’t find us again.

Carol: Where did I put you down?

J.: In the store, but that doesn’t really matter. You have keys inside you—learnings that are keys—and you set them down. As you’ve come back from Altai, you’ve set down some integral keys where you couldn’t find them.

Carol: Yes, I have. I couldn’t hold onto them and still function.

J.: You left the keys in the store because there is something “in store” for you when you find them again.

Maia: Now they look like piano keys—black and white.

J.: They’re about the dark and the light.

Carol: I’ve been working with another psychic to understand my helicopter drama, but instead, an ancient Bigfoot elder is giving us seven keys. I’ve just received the third one.

J.: If you don’t want to lose your physical keys, work on these seven keys. Put them in your book.[2]

Carol: Yes, I’m working on them.

Maia: It’s interesting to see how something so simple has a profound meaning and how the universe cooperates to show us things.

J.: Now we come back to the same theme—any time there is drama, it is karma. You lost your keys because you had karmic resistance to the flow. So, walk through karma in love. Never blame yourself or the keys. Go back and pick them up. Love yourself for needing a break. Don’t blame yourself. Don’t blame circumstances. Walk through karma in love. Walk through drama in love, because drama is karma. Even if it’s people having drama around you, it’s your karma if you are there. You can say, “Oh, I’m in drama! It’s a love opportunity.” And the more karma you walk through in any lifetime, the less you’ll have to do in the next. And the less the planet will have to do.

Maia: The more we get to the 100th monkey, the easier the planetary shift will be.

Carol: The easier our own monkey business will be.

Maia: J. likes that one. He has a very simian-looking face. You know how sometimes people think the Bigfoot people are a race between monkeys and humans?

Carol: So, the 100th Bigfoot?

J.:  No, we’ve done it already. It’s your turn. Not even the monkeys need it. They’re actually your teachers. All the plants and animals are your teachers.

Carol: And we think we’re at the top of the heap.

Maia: We’re at the top of the food chain, not the heap.

Carol: That’s because we’ve forgotten that we are all connected.

J.: You finally came full circle and got to the main point. Thank you, Carol. Forgetting is the biggest karma of all. Your big and little examples of karma/drama are related to the main karma/drama of life on Earth today: you have forgotten your divinity, your true nature and true abilities—your Oneness.

Walk through the forgetting in love. Love is the restoration of Oneness.


Maia Rose is available for personal readings and for animal Reiki/pet communication at 206-652-0655.

[1] The Ringing Cedars series by Vladimir Megre, translated into English by Dr. Leonid Sharashkin. About an avatar named Anastasia who lives in the Siberian taiga north of the Altai Mountains. http://www.RingingCedars.com

[2] I’m currently writing a book, Off the Map, about my 2010 solo Altai trek.

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