ancestoral healing, epigenetics and healing the next seven generations

November 16, 2015

It’s funny that I learned about ancestral healing at the same time I decided to get a genealogy report.

I began uncovering details of my mothers painful childhood at the same time connecting with long lost family members. It felt good, but I realize I was diving deep.. Again!

We are the Progeny of the Past. We are the biological collective result of countless generations that lived, learned, taught, created, and dreamed. They collectively created our physical reality through their successes and failures. The actions of our past generations inevitably influence and impact our present one. This year I learned about studies that prove trauma effect your health unless you learn to release them, but what I also learned is that trauma get’s passed down for generations as a way to learn about avoiding the same mistake again. Like teaching a caveman’s future generations to stay away from a certain type of poison berry or tiger.

The cells of our bodies contain the echoes of our ancestral family memories. They are significant factors that determine the way we perceive and deal with our current reality. Reconnection with our lineage helps us to understand who we are and where we came from. We can then determine what is needed to complete our journey,and liberate us from the “Wheel of Samsara” so that we may take the next step in our Soul’s evolution.

Many cultures have active traditions of honoring one’s ancestors, but to truly honor one’s ancestors moves beyond mere respect to recognition of both their positive and negative impact on our current life.

We need to adopt a curative attitude towards our ancestors. The message they transmit through time is one of continuation, knowledge and loving support. To properly honor one’s ancestors, you must be open to forgive them unconditionally, because only through their pardon and Healing can you liberate your negative inheritance. That’s right, we need to forgive them to liberate ourselves from their trauma being passed down our lineage.

Realigning our ancestral process is a necessary reorganization that will allow the release of energetic blockages in one’s life and in the lives of one’s descendants. It is an intense and deep process of multidimensional forgiveness that encompasses a realm beyond time, space, dimensions and frequencies. It is an act of reverence, honor and acceptance, which will release the old paradigm, Heal ancient wounds, and clear the phantom pains imprinted in our memory cells and in our pain bodies.
  What is  Ancestral Healing?
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.

Mine was abandonment. My mothers mother died when she was twelve and she was sent to live on a farm in puerto rico. She was then abused by her drunk aunt, sometimes waking up in the emergency room. The stories my mother told me were horrific. Not only did I need to heal my mother, but also her aunt and her mother and her father.
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. This was my 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. What my ancestors did up to seven generations ago, is effected today.
Making peace
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, ancestral Healing usually starts in the 3rd generation, or two generations before your current life – at the grandparent level. This explains the holocause effecting not only the survivors but their children as well.

How the process works
If you are feeling held back, stymied or blocked in some way, and usual methods for clearing or opening up the congestion have not worked, You will check to see if any one of your ancestors is ‘calling out’ for help. If there is a confirmation of this, You will be asked to call in your Higher Self along with the Higher Selves of your ancestors who wish to be healed. Having the intention to co-create this Healing experience is key to its success.
Since energy is not constrained by time or space, it is possible to connect with the Higher Selves of ancestors who have crossed over, even if they have since returned to this side, or reincarnated.
One by one, the Higher Selves of your ancestors will come through, during which A healer serves as the conduit for the flow of information from them to you.
Most importantly, you will get a firsthand account of the main problem or feeling your ancestor is still harboring which needs to be healed, or any emotional issue or unresolved conflict that your ancestor is dealing with on the higher planes.
If you can do it in a group with a facilitator they can guide you through a simple yet powerful process where love, compassion, gratitude and forgiveness are mutually expressed and received – from you to your ancestor, and from your ancestor to you. This insures a complete release, opening up, clearing and freeing both of you. If your ancestor had an emotional issue, such as a tragedy or traumatic experience that is energetically affecting you today, then the forgiveness exchange will effectively clear this up, liberating both of you.
When the exchange is complete – with full reciprocity between you, involving a sense of mutual understanding and forgiveness – Then your healer will facilitate a severing of any energetic cords or connections between you and your ancestor. The severing of cords is done if and only if these connections are not in your highest good or are preventing you from moving forward on your path and carrying out your soul’s mission or life’s purpose. The severed energetic connections are then transmuted into gold and white light, a very high vibrational frequency of cleansing, purification and Healing. 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.

Heal for Your Future and Others
We all have 3.2 billion base pair of DNA molecules in our bodies. Most of these are identical with other living species on the planet. What makes humans unique is our self-awareness and our ability to change our environment and our bodies to respond to events. We have the power to alter our DNA through our choices of environment, stress, nutrition and more.

Science has made massive strides in discovering how these genes operate. In recent years the science of epigenetics (“in addition to changes in genetic sequence”) has emerged and is changing our concepts of how DNA influences our lives.

Epigenetics are the ‘attachments’ we all collect during life–physical, emotional, environmental, mental etc. Scientist have found these epigenetics are important because they are the triggers that turn on certain diseases, behaviors and other health factors in our DNA such MS, heart disease, diabetes, cancer and autoimmune diseases.

If you think of DNA as an ice cream cone (like a portion of the DNA helix) epigenetics is the ice cream we fill in with our life experience. It is the food we eat, the air we breathe, the abuse we encounter, the emotional attachments we make, our lifestyle choices–smoking, drinking, exercise, learning–and the bacteria, viruses and airborne diseases we are exposed to. The good choices we make positively influences our DNA and allow our strong ancestral genes to prevail. The unhealthy choices we make will trigger the weak genes and cancer, heart disease and respiratory failure will result.

A study was done on a small isolated Swedish village that suffered from food shortage and famine for years. Then there was an abundant harvest. Boys between the ages of 9 and 12 years old who had excess food had grandchildren who died on average 32 years younger of diabetes or heart disease. This conclusion also applied to the girls’ grandchildren who had reduced lifespans. This means that the choices we make in this life will directly affect our children and grandchildren’s lives, health, behavior and well-being.

http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1951968,00.html Why DNA is not your Destiny.

We may look to our distant ancestors for fatal genetic flaws that exist in DNA codes that have been carried for generations. However, the triggers for turning these codes on or off may be found in our more recent ancestors. An earlier newsletter discussed the concept of 7 generations being significant in our lives because we can often remember our great grandparents and live to see our great grandchildren.

It now becomes apparent that this 7 generation lineage is significant from an epigenetic standpoint: our great grandparents’ life choices influenced our parents’ genetic patterns; our grandparents’ choices affected our genetic patterns; our parents’ choices affected our children’s genetic pattern; and we affect our grandchildren’s genetic pattern.

So does this mean our genes control our lives and epigenetics give us even less control? Absolutely not! Epigenetics gives us the answers to how we can heal not only ourselves but our descendants in many instances. Genomics is the study of gene patterns that is fascinating the scientific community now. Huge strides are being made in tracking gene patterns. It has been shown that 30 minutes of exercise for 30 days will actually change the gene pattern for heart disease.

https://www.ted.com/talks/dean_ornish_says_your_genes_are_not_your_fate–Your Genes are Not your Fate by Dean Ornish.

By changing to a healthy lifestyle you can free yourself and your grandchildren from deadly genetic diseases. Meditation has also been shown to alter the genes related to alteration and repair of DNA.

Clearing ancestral patterns in your DNA and your epigenetics is a matter of choice. It can be a challenge to face unhealthy family patterns that are comfortable and familiar to us. Being a couch potato and eating pizza while watching TV is easy and thoughtless. Unhealthy emotional behavior patterns passed down to your children can and will last for generations. Significant mental health issues facing this generation like soldiers’ returning from war zones with PTSD, the displacement of thousands from their homelands due to civil war, abused women and children, and the homeless with mental health issues must be resolved lest we pass them on to future generations.

So how do you go about making the necessary changes? If you have health issues address them with a health professional. Get treatment and resolve the issue-lower your blood pressure, cholesterol, blood sugar levels, etc. If you need to exercise find a fun class like dancing, basketball, swimming or group hiking. If you want to change your diet join a health club, an online support group, a local health food store or check the internet for good information on food changes. Mental health professional are available privately, through your health insurance company or community or veterans’ services. Begin meditating to heal your body, mind and spirit. There are classes locally or on the internet, we facilitate classes at our farm. If you start slowly and simply pay attention you’ll find it can be exciting to see and feel the changes your body and mind wants and needs to be healthy.

If addressed and changed, then the epigenetics will clear and be replaced by positive and healthy markers. These markers will be the ones to carry on to your lineage. You can energetically alter the underlying DNA sources as well as obtain support for clearing epigenetic pattern with Ancestral Lineage Clearing or other spiritual healing techniques. I have personally used these energetic clearing to change the heart disease, cancer in my family as well as generational abuse and co-dependency issues. This energetic clearing supported the other changes I made in my life and helped me bring in more joy and love. I periodically offer classes to teach others these techniques because I firmly believe we must heal for the benefit of future generations.

We want our children and grandchildren and future descendants to have healthy, happy and productive lives. Our ancestors wanted the same for us. The scientific community has given us more tools to heal our bodies and our lives and the lives of our descendants. Let us use what we are learning to help ourselves and them to greater joy.

How Do I Do It?
There are many things you can do to help heal your family tree. From a practical point of view, tracing your family tree and making notes of reoccurring patterns is a starting point. You may also choose to visit ancestral homelands and cemeteries where your ancestors are buried.
Talk to your family and find out as much as possible about your ancestors. Consult a specialist who can assist you with tracing your family tree. Birth and death certificates can be obtained. Check old church records. Trace the meaning of your surname. I did the 23andme test and found family that have been teachimng me about my geneology.

From a spiritual point of view, in order to heal your family tree, you will need to confront the energetic patterning. This does not necessarily mean confronting your living family members if you have a problem with them. It’s the energy you must confront. This sometimes means you may discover very unpleasant things about your family.
Do not be afraid to do this as you have already been carrying this energy around with you all of your life. If you don’t look at these patterns, they will still influence your life. Dig Deep.
If you feel uncertain, consult a specialist healer. Hypnotherapy, EFT (Emotional Freedom Techniques), kinesiology, homeopathy, EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization Response), spiritual healing, reiki, rebirthing, Shamanism – all these things could help.
Another thing you can do, is a meditation where you go back and talk with your ancestors. Find out what they did and how they lived, then approach the problem with them. If they have made mistakes which are affecting you now, forgive them and tell them they are forgiven.
If you are having problems with forgiving your ancestors, then tell them that you are ‘willing to forgive them’. Not only will you be releasing them from their torment, you will be helping yourself. All that is required is your heartfelt intention to forgive and this will begin the healing process for your entire family.
Remember by making contact with your ancestors, forgiving them where needed and making peace, you can free them, yourself and even your descendents. The sooner you start, the better you will feel and a sense of emotional freedom will envelope you as you free both yourself and your entire family. It’s an interesting journey!

All these people in our families make decisions and take actions that influence us for good or ill. These are the 7 generations that affect our lives and whose lives we affect. Our health, values, world view, money consciousness, relationships, happiness and self-esteem are derived from how these people view their lives and the way we fit within them.

When we heal our physical, mental, emotional and spiritual traumas, illnesses and short-comings we will affect all our family members because family patterns don’t exist in a vacuum. They affect us all. Family members love and care about us even if we happen to live far away and don’t see or interact with them often. We are related particles and matter in this world of quantum physics.

Many blessings to you and your family,

Melissa Casanova

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