Finding a Therapist
Ancestral memories and childhood memories are stored in your cells. These memories can be released and cleared with the help of a therapist who specializes in regression.
Sometimes when people feel stuck or paralyzed in their present life or have mystery illnesses or chronic depression looking backwards can help them clear blocks to move forward. (more info. in ‘Spiritual Healing’ category).
If you do choose to see an ancestral healing or regression therapist, look for one that is professional and preferably qualified. A few psychotherapists may do this work – get online, do some research and make some calls
Alternatively someone with a degree or qualifications from a well known school or a well known mentor. Someone who has written books on the subject or devotes their life to this subject.
Most important is that you get an instant safe vibe from them (energy doesn’t lie), that they have experience and that they understand the concept and importance of ancestral healing.
Pitfalls on the Road
Do not trust just anybody you first come across or that is recommended – trust only yourself and your ability to sense what is safe for you. Just as you would not trust a substandard or flaky doctor with your physical health, the same principal applies to your spiritual health. Personally I would run a mile if I entered a room filled with weird new agey stuff and an un-grounded spiritual vibe.
A healers job is to make you feel safe. Although well meaning, many healers are unhealed, are spiritually confused or fearful, are not working from the light and should not be attempting to heal or teach others until they fully heal themselves.
A healed healer has worked hard on themselves. They have worked through the darkness, through their own shadow sides and fears, have healed their own past, have forgiven others and now know that their spirit and energy is safe in the hands of God. They do not need gimics to protect themselves They are strong and safe already.
This does not mean they are religious fanatics. Their only real religion is love and believing in the power of love and of God.
Look for someone balanced… they look balanced, they feel balanced, their space has good energy and you feel safe. They use their head (they’re intelligent), their heart and their healing instincts in combination.
Additional Emotional Support
As the ancestral issues arise you may require healing your emotions regarding the past as well.
Your spiritual therapist may not be an expert in emotional therapy, so if you feel you require additional emotional support discuss this with your trusted healer (they should sense it anyway). They may be able to recommend someone from their contacts that is an expert and safe, or consider seeking out a friend or counsellor (some sort of talk therapy) and use both in combination. Again use discernment and seek out safe people. Someone you can discuss anything with (no matter how crazy it sounds :o) – without judgement.
If you cannot find the right people, pray for guidance and help. Ask that the help you seek comes only from the light and is for your highest good.
After you have some answers to the puzzle of your past that make some sense, think about at some stage visiting or exploring what you are drawn to. At first you may be scared and that’s okay – in time you will feel safer and brave enough to go on an adventure, explore, maybe travel around and meet people by following your instincts and internal radar / warning system. If it’s overseas, group tours are an option too.
Before travelling make sure you are in a balanced, healthy, good space and are well grounded. This is important. You will know when the timing feels right and good, because it will feel exciting rather than terrifying :o)
If in doubt – wait…the right time will come.
Journal your dreams or visions. Do research online, read books, slowly put the puzzle pieces together and after your journey has ended come home refreshed and hopefully with a lot less emotional baggage, more clarity and better health :o)
You may just find out a little family history that is both fascinating and healing.
History repeats itself – so be bold – go forth and change it.
Choose to live and create your best life and future – out of love not fear.
Love and baby steps,
Healing your Spirit
Do you feel strongly connected to an era in history, or to a certain country, person or family from the past. Some people have dreams, flashbacks or visions that are so real that they feel like memories about times in history.
A country you’ve never visited feels like home, people you randomly meet feel like family, and some people feel like enemies.
For sensitive people there may be very good reason for this. We have the ability to reconnect with our lineage and therefore heal our ancestral past.
In order to create good health and to heal fully sometimes it means ‘healing the past’. Most hereditary illnesses have come from a hereditary mindset.
In this sense history really can repeat itself.
Ancestral healing involves healing your ancestors’ unresolved emotional issues, problems or trauma. In so doing, it releases you from any energetic patterns that link you to them – patterns that can have an inhibiting or disruptive influence on your life today.
This Healing process is important because we are impacted by emotional and energetic patterns from prior generations in our family. Some of these can create obstacles in our lives, blocking our pathway to joy, abundance, authentic power and unlimited possibilities.
Since energy is never lost, but simply changes form over time, emotional issues or problems that were not dealt with by your ancestors, or not fully resolved, can ‘hover’ in your energy field today, creating an imbalance or roadblock – also known as a healing opportunity.
Ancestral Healing can transform energetic patterns that are not in your highest good, or are preventing you from carrying out your soul’s mission and life’s purpose. If you are experiencing recurring patterns where things get in the way of feeling satisfied, enriched or successful, then ancestral Healing may be the missing link that can free you to attain personal fulfillment.
Revering our ancestors
Most indigenous cultures believe that their ancestors are a vital force in their lives. This is especially true among Native Americans and the Aborigines. For example, the Navajo honor the perspective of seven generations of their ancestral lineage when making a significant decision that affects their family or community. Even though the ancestor’s body is no longer alive, that person’s soul is thought to be very much alive.
Ancestral Healing is based on the belief that what happened in your family, before your current life, is present or alive in your energy field today. Accordingly, any unresolved conflict your ancestors had – including unhealed emotional wounds, damaging judgments and other limitations – may be in your energetic grid, since this is part of the larger energy pattern of your entire family.
Ancestral Healing allows us to make peace with the members of our family, going back many generations.
Healings generally go back 3 generations but occasionally involve 10 or 15 generations of family members, dating back hundreds, if not thousands of years.
Healing = Freedom
By connecting with your ancestors in this profound way – expressing love, compassion and gratitude, and forgiving them for whatever they may have done, thought, said, felt or experienced that needs to be healed – you can release and free both them and yourself. In so doing, you can break any energetic cords or patterns that are no longer serving you, and turn your life around in a most positive way.
Source: Across Dimensions
Examples of Ancestral Healing In Movies
‘The Lord of the Rings’
Arwen: Why do you fear the past? You are Isildur’s heir, not Isildur himself. You are not bound to his fate.
Aragorn: The same blood flows in my veins. The same weakness.
Arwen: Your time will come. You will face the same evil, and you will defeat it.
Paikea a young Maori girl accepts her destiny and her lineage as the leader of her tribe but comes up against strong resistance from her patriarchal family.
Paikea: ‘My name is Paikea Apirana, and I come from a long line of chiefs stretching all the way back to the whale rider.’
‘The Da Vinci Code’
Film based on the book about lineal descendants of the historical Jesus and Mary Magdalene.