Ancestral Healing: A Shamanic Method to assist ones own healing
In the past couple of years, I have explored the concept of how inherited family patterns are passed down the line and influence our lives in a subtle and unconscious manner. I have seen within my own life, within the lives of clients and also at workshops I have attended (specifically family constellation workshops…which I highly recommend) how the distant past indeed influences the present lives of people, locking them in patterns that repeat until a light is shone on the original issue, allowing it to finally rest and release.
There are a number of very good books complete with case studies that illustrate the varied ways of how past events, some of which occurred decades if not centuries ago can continue to influence behaviour within a family system. (see Gallery on website for pics of books)
Here are some suggested stages in ancestral healing for oneself using shamanic methods:
If you have been trained in the shamanic journey method, here are some suggestions for you.
- Journey 1: Take a shamanic journey either to the lower or upper world to meet with a current spirit ally. Ask that ally to introduce you to a compassionate, wise loving spirit that can assist you with ancestral healing of your own lineage.
- Once you have made the engagement with the ancestral healing spirit, find out the method they will use to heal an ancestral pattern. Ask them to show you their process.
- Journey 2 : My intention is to heal an ancestral pattern that is influencing my life in a negative way, at this time. Witness the pattern become healed and seek to establish if there is a suggested integration task that can assist you to bring the healing up to date on a physical level within your life.
- You can choose to attend to ancestral issues on an ongoing basis. For example, by doing a journey once a month on this area or whenever a pattern becomes evident to you.