Almost all of us are affected by problems in our life where the root cause is due to departed ancestors’ subtle bodies. This type of spiritual problem affects us regardless of race, cultural background or social status. While this is a spiritual problem, it can manifest in many different ways in our day-to-day lives. In some cases, people have gone through years of suffering only to find out that it could have been alleviated in a few days. The alleviation would only have come about if they knew the root cause, the remedy and if they had there quired know-how to put it into practice.
What are ancestral problems? Ancestral problems is the distress caused to descendants by the subtle bodies of their ancestors who have passed away (died) and it manifests in many ways in our day-to-day lives. It creates obstacles in both, our worldly lives as well as spiritual practice. In some cases, it may seem that the entire family has a dark cloud over it and various family members are undergoing various problems despite all efforts to overcome them.
How can the ancestral problems manifest? The difficulties created due to departed ancestors come in various forms as listed below:
- a)Inability to get married.
- b)Marital disharmony.
- c)Addictions (approx. 70% addictions are due to ancestors who have passed away).
- d)Going blank in examinations despite being well prepared for them.
- e)Loss of job.
- f)Difficulty in conceiving a child.
- h)Bearing mentally challenged children or children with special care and needs.
- i)Death of children in their childhood etc. etc.At an intellectual level, we could use
Two Rules of Thumb to decide if the cause of suffering is Spiritual in nature:
- (1)All remedies to solve the problem have failed. This is especially so when the problem should be easily treatable by modern sciences such as ‘a skin rash, chest pain’ etc. etc.
- (2)A number of family members (e.g. 4 out of 5) are suffering with any of the above mentioned issues/problems simultaneously. The reason that all the family membersget affected is that they all have the same ancestors.
The question arises that ‘Why would our departed loved ones and our other ancestorswant to give us pain?’ The following are the two main reasons as to why ancestors trouble their descendents?
- a)Distress due to unfulfilled desires.
- b)Distress due to a call for help by ancestors.
What can we do to protect ourselves against ancestral problems? Problems caused due to departed ancestors are a specific type of spiritual difficulty. Therefore we can successfully overcome them only by applying a specific spiritual remedy. Psychological and physical remedies simply cannot overcome the root cause of the problem and can only at best provide some symptomatic relief. For example, if a person is suffering from skin rash caused by ancestors, relevant medical treatment can at best provide relief but not cure the rash completely or prevent it from occurring again.
What is ancestral healing you may well ask? The short answer? It is ‘healing your family tree which includes both you and any descendants you have’.
You can heal members of your current family, your children, grandchildren, and so on, even before they are born. Our ancestors exist not only in genes passed down through the generations, but also in an energetic pattern of thoughts, emotions, illnesses and karma which can effect every part of a person’s life. Ancestral healing can transform energetic patterns with a vibrational shift in the entire ancestral line.
What Can Be Healed?
Physical, emotional, mental and spiritual issues can be healed such as alcoholism, depression, mental illness and various physical illnesses. Even criminality which has now been mapped by the Human Genome Project can be addressed by ancestral healing.
In short, anything detrimental you feel you have inherited or where there is a dysfunctional pattern in your family tree can be a candidate for ancestral healing e.g. incest or abuse.
How Does It Work?
Many cultures embrace the idea of the connection with our ancestral lineages. Native Americans and Aboriginal peoples particularly incorporate the idea of their ancestors living with them and guiding them through their lives.
As modern day westerners, unfortunately we have forgotten our ancestral connections as we go about our busy lives. Some of us see little relevance in what our distant family may have done in the past.
We do not realize that whatever has been done, felt or thought is within our DNA. We have inherited all the energetic patterning including our ancestors’ thoughts, feelings, illnesses and reactions to both tragedies and celebrations. Although we normally don’t remember these things, as we become conscious, we become more aware of the importance of making peace with our ancestors.
How Do I Do It?
There are many things you can do to help heal your family tree. From a practical point of view, tracing your family tree and making notes of reoccurring patterns is a starting point. You may also choose to visit ancestral homelands and cemeteries where your ancestors are buried.
Talk to your family and find out as much as possible about your ancestors. Consult a specialist who can assist you with tracing your family tree. Birth and death certificates can be obtained. Check old records. Trace the meaning of your surname.
Surnames often describe occupations or regions where your ancestors would have lived. From a spiritual point of view, in order to heal your family tree, you will need to confront the energetic patterning. This does not necessarily mean confronting your living family members if you have a problem with them. It’s the energy you must confront. This sometimes means you may discover very unpleasant things about your family.
Do not be afraid to do this as you have already been carrying this energy around with you all of your life. If you don’t look at these patterns, they will still influence your life.
If you feel uncertain, consult a specialist healer. Another thing you can do, is a meditation where you go back and talk with your ancestors. Find out what they did and how they lived, then approach the problem with them. If they have made mistakes which are affecting you now, forgive them and tell them they are forgiven.
If you are having problems with forgiving your ancestors, then tell them that you are ‘willing to forgive them’. Not only will you be releasing them from their torment, you will be helping yourself. All that is required is your heartfelt intention to forgive and this will begin the healing process for your entire family.
Remember by making contact with your ancestors, forgiving them where needed and making peace, you can free them, yourself and even your descendants. The sooner you start, the better you will feel and a sense of emotional freedom will envelope you as you free both yourself and your entire family. It’s an interesting journey!