For more about what ancestral healing is, read my essays here and here.
How do we begin ancestral healing? We can take first steps into ancestral healing by expanding our awareness of what might be at the root of a difficult emotional state or unhelpful thought or behavior.
Here is one way I do it. When I am having a hard time and I can’t seem to move through it, perhaps feeling gloomy or anxious, I begin with giving myself compassion. Then I get curious.
I use the ThetaHealing meditation to calm myself and get deeply connected with Source. I then examine what might be the underlying reason for my distress.
Triggers for distress can vary greatly, but can include self-judgment (such as thoughts of unworthiness), long-standing habits of people pleasing, resentments, feeling rejected, regrets, a perceived lack of safety, and more. (Of course, if there is a real threat to your safety, please seek help immediately).
I keep looking deeper, which might include identifying which core inaccurate belief is underlying my trigger. Once I find the underlying reasons for my discomfort, I tune into Source (which can be thought of as a higher state of wisdom) and ask if this originated with me, or if it is something that was passed down to me, or even something from a past life or the collective consciousness.
This process helps me go deep and gives me the opportunity to make real changes in my life. When I am only looking at my current life for the origin of my problem, I can miss the real cause. But when I broaden my view and consider ancestral or other causes, I can identify the basis of the problem more accurately.
The next steps for healing might include learning from the past, untangling any patterns from their root, and changing the underlying belief that I took on to something more accurate and positive.
I hope these first steps to ancestral healing are helpful to you.
Please reach out if you have questions or would like support, such as a private session for help with ancestral, or any kind of healing.
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PATRICE SPITZ, C.S.C.
ThetaHealer, Life Coach and Spiritual Counselor