First published on The Edge Magazine
We have all experienced some form of trauma that keeps us from optimally moving forward in life. These experiences can be anything from verbal attacks, put downs, and mental and emotional manipulation, to physical or sexual abuse. We also have traumatic history in our ancestry which becomes a part of our genetic code. While the DNA in each of our cells is permanent in nature, our epigenome (the way our DNA is expressed) is malleable and can be affected not only by our personal trauma, but also by the trauma of our parents and ancestors. The key is to find ways to energetically uproot the trauma, so we can change the way our body feels and allow it to self-heal.
Through my extensive work with clients, I have found that we’ve all had other lifetimes that influence our current life trauma as well. You can think of these other lifetimes as archetypes. We attract experiences in our current life, so we can resolve our unhealed past life traumas. Moreover, we’ve also likely chosen to come into our current lifetime within a particular ancestry. Old ancestral patterns and cycles of trauma repeat, so we can attract the unresolved ancestral trauma and heal it.
Resolving trauma isn’t always easy, but it becomes easier when you realize you’re not alone. You are not unusual, tainted, or bad, nor are you wearing a scarlet letter because of it. Trauma is a universal part of the human condition and nothing to be ashamed of. Knowing this gives you the confidence and courage to work through it. It’s important to have outside help since trauma can limit your ability to see yourself and life clearly. Working with a skilled practitioner can help you reframe your experience, so you can let go of it on a mental, emotional, and physical level.
You can also lighten up the trauma you carry by working on your ancestry since ancestral trauma can amplify your current life trauma. If your own trauma feels like 5 or 6, your unhealed, ancestral trauma can make it feel more like an 8 or 9. Working on ancestral trauma makes it easier to work on current day trauma and will also help you see how ancestries tend to repeat difficult experiences unless resolved.
Past generations tend to have a lot of unresolved trauma since they were less likely to work on themselves for many valid reasons. In fact, it was often dangerous to express emotional issues and traumatic symptoms. My Grandma Sherman used to say, “If you have too many problems you’ll end up at Anoka State Hospital.” I’ve worked with older people where this happened to them for problems that are considered common today such as postpartum depression and menopause. While things have come along way, still today, there is a definite stigma around having emotional pain and needing help.
Unresolved trauma leaves a lot of pain, confusion, maladaptive behaviors, and stuck energy active in the ancestral energy field. Because we are connected into this field, we tend to feel and act these dynamics out. It’s important to clear up the left over trauma in the energy field so we can more easily work on our own trauma. Moving things out of the ancestral field will also begin the process of expressing your DNA differently which begins the process of clearing up mental, emotional, and physical issues.
Additionally, understanding how past lives affect our trauma is also important since we, in part, come into our current life to resolve these past life issues. We tend to duplicate our past life trauma, so we can work through it today. Resolving past life trauma energetically, makes it much easier to heal our current life experiences.
Working on your ancestral and other lifetimes helps to significantly transform your current life trauma. Doing this work also helps you understand where these traumas are coming from since we tend to repeat anything we haven’t resolved.
We are fortunate to live in an era where we have many energetic tools available to help us let go of our traumas and challenges. This work raises our energy so that we can move into Ascension—a vibration that brings in love, kindness, and unity consciousness. Let’s join hands and do this work together. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for!
Maureen Higgins owns Wings of Freedom, an alternative counseling and coaching business. She helps people be their best selves and recognize they are part of the Divine. She is proud to announce her new website School for Higher Consciousness (SHC). Maureen has developed many energetic healing protocols and workshops that are now a part of SHC. Some of the protocols are turned into audios that clear your energy field like a one-on-one session. Visit her website to try the free sample Activating your Divine Light Codes
Maureen Higgins, MA, Alternative Counselor, Workshop Facilitator
Wings of Freedom