Ancestral Healing & Our Emotional Inheritance

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Our ancestors speak through us in whispers of strength. If you are called to heal your ancestral trauma, they have faith in you.

~ Margarita Alcantara

A friend recently sent me an article from Discover Magazine talking about scientific research that shows how the emotional experiences of our ancestors are passed down to us through epigenetic markers in the brain. 

What does this mean? It means we have a predisposition to certain emotional expressions and experiences based on our ancestors experiences. 

For instance, if your grandmother was a real daredevil who took up flying lessons, traveled extensively, started her own business all before having three children. You may have inherited a tendency for adventure and not mind taking risks. 

If on the other hand, your grandfather was orphaned at a young age and grew up in foster care until 18. Then when he got out on his own and married 3 times with 9 children from four different women, you may have some abandonment issues and a general lack of security. Even if you were raised in a stable family environment  and were never abandoned.

Some of these emotionally traumatic legacies can feel heavy and burdensome. However, another field of scientific research is showing how Energy Medicine–under whose umbrella Ancestral Healing falls–is quite good at removing these energy signatures in the epigenetics and healing individuals of the effects of this ancestral legacy. 

I work with people every week who have experiences in their present that have roots in these ancestral patterns. These experiences can be confusing, for many of my clients have had no direct experience of the emotional trauma that they are reacting to in their behavior. 

For example, one client has a rather ruthless reaction to being even mildly betrayed. As I probed her for the origins of where this big reaction might come from we discovered that she never experienced anything in her life that might cause such a severe reaction. 

Through energy work, we learned that this was an ancestral pattern passed down in her family over many generations through her father’s line. She exclaimed, “oh yes, my father is exactly the same way.” 

Once we healed this ancestor, the knee-jerk tendency to react to a perceived betrayal was markedly diminished. She felt some of the same feelings but was able to control her emotions and choose whether the offense was worth ending a friendship over.

Energy Medicine is at the forefront of science. Quantum physics is making it possible to study a truly ancient form of medicine practiced in every culture, over every time period since the rise of human civilization. Research is proving what shamans, medicine men, and intuitive healers have been doing for thousands of years. 

Dr. Bruce H. Lipton, a developmental biologist said, “we are not victims of our genes, but masters of our fates, able to create lives overflowing with peace, happiness, and love.” 

Shamans, medicine men, and intuitive energy healers are guides who assist in moving energy within the physical body as well as the entire auric energy field. Illness, emotional trauma, behavioral patterns, and limiting beliefs are all energy patterns. Transform the energy and change your experience of life.

Discover Magazine May 2013, Grandma’s Experiences Leave a Mark on Your Genes

National Institute for Integrative Health

Scientific Support for Energy Medicine

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Laura Rowe is an Intuitive Strategist & Spiritual Teacher at The Vital Spirit. Living in Portland, Oregon, Laura founded The Vital Spirit in 2013. She has a background in business operations, a master’s degree in organizational management, and she has spent the last 35 years studying spiritual traditions and practices, and the last 12 years training in intuitive energy healing modalities.

Laura helps empaths and sensitive individuals who have been the black sheep or sparkly unicorn their whole life and want to build a fulfilling life by owning what makes them different and cherishing their authentic selves. Explore How We Can Work Together