There are two kinds of people in the world: those that have lost a parent, and those that have not. For many, the experience of the death of a mother or a father is a shattering experience … because you always expected them to be here. The inner child within each of us cannot imagine life without the mother, or the father. We are all unprepared for feeling like an orphan.
When a client books a session with me soon after a parent has died I am often aware of two main issues they are dealing with:
1. Emotional release (expressive) work
2. The energetic DNA transfer (family karma) that may pass between the chakra cords of offspring and parent
Emotional work is best taken to a trained counselor, as often the client has spent years supporting and sacrificing for an elder parent, perhaps having accompanied them through illness, or have suffered emotional estrangement of some kind. Psychotherapy can be an invaluable tool in coming to terms with past events, as well as exploring new options for the future.
It is the energetic DNA transfer (or “download”) across the mother or the father chakra cords after the loss of a parent where I can be helpful for a client. This is a process that happens to many clients, as the heritage information from their newly-deceased mother or father seeks to download into them, as lineage holder. This is the energy consciousness of the family system seeking passage of family patterns into the future. It is where the family patterns will replicate or sustain themselves, generation after generation. These patterns degrade over three to four generations, and the impact of an ancestor’s struggles upon our current life has been noted in various classical sources.
“The gods visit the sins of the fathers upon the children” – Euripides (c.485-406 B.C.)
“For the sins of your fathers you, though guiltless, must suffer” – Horace (Odes, 3)
“The Lord is long-suffering, and of great mercy,forgiving iniquity and transgression, and by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and fourth generations”. The Bible (Numbers, 14)
The mechanism for the energetic DNA (or family karma) appears two-fold in nature. Firstly, the patterns are “downloaded” into your auric energy system, at birth so that you get to participate in your family system. Of course, this is usually unconscious on our part, as we assume the personal issues with which we wrestle are exclusively our issues. Shakespeare tells us that “All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and entrances. And one man in his time plays many parts” (As You Like It, Act 2, Scene 7). The roles in which we often find ourselves are often just like theater. And we unconsciously participate in a family heritage (or ancestral) drama.
The second part of receiving the family karma occurs right after the parental death, and may extend three to six months afterwards. During that time the lineage holders are “downloaded” with karmic patterns through the chakra cord system, so as to allow the “family line” to continue forward in time. But not every offspring member directly takes on all the family patterns. There are many variables.
Energy healing work can potentially make the process of taking on (or of not taking on) family karma much more conscious. For many of us, the “sins of the fathers (and the mothers) may need ending right here, with us. We can interrupt the unconscious assumption of family karmic burdens, and come to make new choices. By becoming aware of what is being passed on to us we can pick a new direction.
Using chakra heritage cord work we may find the tools for the transformation of ancestral “iniquity” (absence of spiritual values) and then work towards a fresh start. We can move into the future freed up from much of the compulsion to repeat the past. Or, at the very least, to come to recognize old family karma quickly, and then to nip it in the bud. We can move from being a player on the stage of life, and graduate to authorship … and write the true story of our life, rather than repeat the life of those long gone before us.
Related Post: Working With Heritage Chakra Cords.
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