How To Shift from Survival to Flourishing by Healing Generational Trauma
I just returned home from leading a healing retreat in Sedona, Arizona. While I was traveling, baby quail hatched just outside my home. During my unpacking, I observed the parent quail teaching each fluffy little bird about the world. I wondered if the lessons are focused only on survival. My thoughts expanded. How often do we humans practice sharing only survival tips, because of past ancestral experiences?
Is it possible to shift our approach in life, from survival focus to flourishing focus, by healing our generational trauma?
Generational trauma can happen when a traumatic event of our ancestors affects the following generations. A great example would be looking at The Great Depression. Many of the survivors of this very challenging time frame, raised their children with thoughts of lack and scarcity. The Great Depression was a collective experience that was felt by many generations.
Individual traumas might be losing a loved one, experiencing a significant illness, surviving physical or emotional abuse. A person’s reaction to these challenges, if not healed, can be passed along to other generations.
If you have inherited generational trauma you may have a general lack of trust in the world. You may even find yourself anticipating the worst.
Some people that are victims of generation trauma suffer from poor self image or low self esteem.
Anxiety can often present when you are exposed to traumatic energies.
You may even feel hopeless because the past generation’s wound did not heal. The previous generation passed on the feeling of hopelessness.
You may be easily triggered in the flight or fight response. Do you feel like you need to run for safety or fight to protect yourself? A past generation might have experienced a very traumatic time of flight or fight.
A previous generation may also have suffered physical pain from a trauma. In return they taught you, that everyone will suffer painful experiences in life. This might show up as a back ache, digestive issues, heart ache, bad relationships, the list is endless.
Is there a part of you that feels painful, or incomplete?
Continue reading and discover how to begin healing from generational trauma.
Can you determine what story your pain is connected to? Did a parent or Grandparent experience a painful trauma? Was the the story shared in the words they use? Have you been raised to expect pain to show up in your life?
Figure out what story is showing up in your life. This can an individual’s story or an experience of the collective.
Once you determine whose story you are living, send love to the origin of the pain . Visualize the pain and suffering connected to that event, being released. See the story as having a clear and positive ending. Resolve the issues in the story.
As you let go of the story, allow your thoughts to clear.
See yourself as healed. This healing may be instant or it may take many prayers and meditation sessions, but each of us can be healed.
In the Sedona retreat several people discovered they were carrying the unhealed energy from previous generations. These women located the origin of pain in their emotions and beliefs. They followed the trail to the person that it began with. Collectively we held space for them to release pain and discover new forms of themselves. The next step is to see their loved one’s as healed.
Contact me at Pollywirum.com if you are curious about what stories and thoughts are keeping you in survival mode, versus flourishing in life. We can explore your energy in a psychic reading or with intuitive spiritual coaching.
On a side note, If you are suffering from depression or something else that is significantly impacting your life, contact a licensed therapist for additional help.
You came here to share great bursts of joyful awareness
Be the joy that allows balance
Be the joy that recognizes love
Be the joy that understands compassion
Be the joy that gives color to the flowers
Be the joy that heals the hearts of those suffering
Be the joy that clears the confusion of the collective
Be the joy that holds space for healing
Be the joy that listens
Be the joy that trusts
Be the joy that births light
Be the joy that knows each of us is healed
Be the joy that remembers all that is
Be the joy of peace
Be the joy of knowing self