5 ways to break ancestral trauma
What is Ancestral Trauma?
When a person experiences a traumatic event, which is a guarantee for a human being only differing by its perceived impact and type, they are changed forever. Trauma changes us on a cellular level, as well as behaviorally. So, while you may have never met or even seen a photo of great-great-great grandmother Mildred, that traumatic experience or incredibly challenging and harsh life she endured lives in you cellularly, energetically, behaviorally. Her genetic expression was altered and the emotional and mental coping mechanisms she adopted were also passed down through the lineage.
Family Disease Patterns
“It runs in the family,” isn’t a concretely sealed fate. Things run in the family until someone is brave enough to address the really old elephant in the room. Types of physical health challenges, addictions, behavioral characteristics, and more do run in families and they run in families because of ancestral trauma being passed through the lineage both genetically and behaviorally.
Family Constellation work is extremely powerful in healing ancestral trauma. When working with a facilitator, either in a group or 1-1, you will release what doesn't belong to you, own what does and disentangle unhelpful/burdensome energetic ties.
Here are five ways to begin to break the legacy of ancestral trauma in your lineage:
- Acceptance of your parents as they are/were (what we reject we repeat!)
- Acknowledge unconscious loyalties to pain/addiction you might be carrying for your lineage
- Everyone belongs no matter what, each person must be given a place
- Release what doesn't belong to you, own what does
- Own your place in the lineage
- We recommend working with a trained inherited trauma facilitator (resource below)
How do you most want your life to feel? What experiences do you crave? What depths of yourself do you wish to experience more? These things that feel “blocked” and “out of reach” are blocked for a reason and I will help you reclaim your destiny and personal power by making peace with your ancestry and your childhood.
Your ancestors want you to excel. You are their dream come true and the answer to their prayers. It can feel like a betrayal sometimes when we choose a “new” way, a more nourishing way. We unconsciously hold ourselves back out of loyalty to our ancestors. Yet, this is the work they desperately wanted to begin and whether it was shame, a lack of access to resources, the time they lived in, or more, they didn’t get to actualize the wholeness that it is in your heart.
Do this work for yourself and to have the greatest experience of life possible and do it for those that have come before you.
Work with Nina Mongendre 1-1, she is trained in family constellation work and inherited trauma therapy more information at www.ninasamonov.com