In good hands: Healing ancestral issues with energy work
Our ancestors impact who we are and our energetic effect on others, especially children. This is because values, attitudes, beliefs, and unresolved emotional distress can be passed on—and on.
The impacts can be obvious—everyone you’re attracted to represents your mother, for example. Or they can be vague—you refuse to leave a job you hate and can’t figure out why. (Did you inherit a Puritan belief about the importance of work above all else, perhaps?)
Issues we face can also be systemic. Systems of oppression are passed down, after all. White supremacy, misogyny, homophobia, and many other unfortunate current practices all come from past societal beliefs.
Other generational and ancestral issues can be related to money, anger, addiction, adoption, and abuse. For example, those who are adopted can start their life with the perception of being unwanted and unlovable. This can shape their whole being for the rest of their lives— no matter how loving their adopted families are. People can also be affected by things that happened in utero—if their mother had a car crash or if they could sense their pregnancy was unwanted.
Who we are and the choices we make are often knowingly or unknowingly influenced by the people who have come before us—whether we love, dislike, or even are aware of these relations or the systems we inhabit. So how do we break these challenging patterns that stem from inherited trauma?
The power of Reiki
One way to heal is through the ancient art of Reiki, which is powerful enough to heal a wide variety of generational issues. Some examples include:
- You could learn to love and accept LGBTQ people—even if your ancestors lived in fear of homosexuality.
- You could learn to let your voice be boldly heard—even if you were conditioned to be passive and meek.
- You could learn to leave a traditional job and live your dream of entrepreneurship—even if your ancestors are telling you you’re only worth something if you have a job others recognize as traditional.
In particular, Holy Fire Reiki practitioners (find yours here), are trained to allow those they serve to heal deeply and without distress, namely, healing relationships and interactions with others (essential for those with generational issues).
Reiki inspires inner bravery. It allows us to face the realities that come when we reflect ancestrally. It requires us to not just recognize the beliefs that are holding us back—but to understand them and find the ability to move past them. This obviously is no small task. A Holy Fire Reiki practitioner can help. They are specially trained to deal with this particular kind of spiritual work. It takes expertise to unwrap generations of negative patterns.
Energy medicine and chakra cleaning
If you believe in past lives, then you know that you’ve been around in many incarnations. Some were uplifting, but others could have been bleak. Another way to heal from a past life trauma is via energy medicine and chakra clearing. Because past lives can create weakened or unbalanced chakras, clearing them can help us bring ourselves into balance so we can heal. You may be able to determine which of the main seven chakras are most off balance by determining where your hands go when talking to others or when you’re in a high-stress situation. An energy medicine practitioner can also help you pinpoint your weakness source and give you exercises to further your healing journey.
Ideas for healing—do try this at home
While working with an energy medicine practitioner is ideal, there are tactics you can also try on your own. Some of these include:
- Create a sacred space that’s uncluttered and clean
- Light candles in your ancestors’ honor
- State intentions out loud
- Leave offerings to ancestors on an altar
- Pray to your ancestors, and ask them for support in your journey to healing
- Let energy flow freely
- Conduct breathwork
Most importantly, whether you work with a specialist or not, remember to be patient and kind to yourself. Generational trauma can take a long time to truly heal, but it’s worth the time and energy because the impact is tremendous.
Remember, if we heal ourselves, the effects are awe-inspiring because we’ll simultaneously heal our ancestors and descendants. Isn’t the power of healing wonderful?
For those who may have deep ancestral issues, EnergyGirl, a Holy Fire Reiki practitioner, is offering a Reiki Level I/II class on August 13-14th. Sign up here. https://energygirl2020.com/reiki-classes/