What is Ancestral Healing?
The difficulties and challenges of our ancestors can reappear in our lives in hidden ways. We are the direct inheritors of their unfulfilled expectations, betrayals, shame, disappointments, and physical pain. These unresolved feelings can get expressed in our daily behavior, and even effect our life decisions, such as in our choice of a life partner or career. Our emotional make up and physical body bare the weight of the overlay of generational trauma. When there is no outlet for these emotions, the energy connected to them gets fused into the cells of the body. This forms physical and energetic blocks which get passed down through generations. George Kamana Hunter, Native Healer and founder of The Bloodline Healing Method, refers to these accumulated blocks as the invisible burden.
I see the invisible burdens that my clients carry when they seek my help. Rita, for instance, came to my office seeking help for depression. She wondered why she always had a feeling of unrest. As a young girl, she remembered feeling alone and sad, even though her parents were loving and caring. Medication and talk therapy at times took the edge off this unexplained sadness, but it never went away. She described the feeling as an ever-present heaviness which continued to tug at her. “I do not remember ever experiencing full joy in my life,” Rita said to me.
Shortly after beginning our work together I was intuitively shown the image of a woman, a relative in the lineage of Rita’s mother, weeping over the death of her young son. I sensed this woman’s energetic body and could feel the deep emotional hole that was left after her son died. She was never able to fully grieve and she wished to leave this world and be with him. Although she had other children afterwards, she continued to live with a deep sadness which unintentionally got passed down for generations. I asked Rita if depression ran in her family. She said that it did but only in the women.
To heal and unlock these invisible burdens, we do not have to disown our family, or give up our rightful place in our family tree. There is a healing wisdom available to release us from receiving and holding the burdens that do not belong to us. By naming, recognizing, and witnessing the pain of our ancestors, we clear and cleanse the energetic pathways that obscure the hidden gifts within us.
I directed Rita to feel the terrible grief that this woman in her family had known. I held my hand over her heart, loosening and carefully unweaving the energetic block, to help release it from her body. As the block began to slowly move, Rita shook and let out a mournful scream. I steadied and reassured her, as her body shook out the remaining grief. A month later Rita described how she had shared with her mother about the session. To her surprise, her mother filled in some gaps by telling her about Rita’s great grandmother. Rita had never known about this piece of family history. The women wept together. The healing was spreading. Rita reported how she was feeling lighter and that the tugging in her heart had disappeared. She was experiencing feelings of hope.
Awaiting us right now is the privilege of passing on the gifts, our intended inheritance to our children, and what our ancestors hoped for, for us. This is instead of handing down our collective cultural heaviness, our family's remnant emotional holdings which is the Invisible Burden. To be freed of the invisible burden is what your lineage longs for, for you. Your gifts can be revealed, and they can be seen shining through your life and in the world.
What is The Bloodline Healing Method by George Kamana Hunter?
The Bloodline Healing Method is a unique approach to generational healing which identifies and releases the burdens we inherit from our family line. Originally inspired by work with children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors, Bloodline Healing has helped many people to heal the residual effects of past hardships. Our families and communities are often molded by major historic events, leaving behind burdens which impede the full potential of our current lives. In short, it is possible to take on the suffering of the older generations which hampers our ability to thrive. The Bloodline Healing Method helps people unburden heavy expectations, release misplaced responsibilities bequeathed by other family members, and purge trapped grief. The liberation of these burdens serves to unearth the deeper gifts of belonging to our lineages. The benefits to past participants have included resolution of long held emotionally-based body pains, relationship breakthroughs with loved ones, and a sense of freedom from outdated roles. Many go on to courageously follow their dreams and share their innate talents with the world in a bigger way. The Bloodline Healing workshops offer a safe environment for participants to explore the unresolved stories from their past in order to become a changing force in their lineage and society.
Join the catalysts who are changing their families for the better by carving a new path. Bloodline Healing is already an international movement which is empowering communities to heal the pain of their history, enabling future generations to lead liberated lives. Be the free member of your family! For workshop information you can contact Dina Bernat-Kunin LCSW through her website or directly to the director of The Bloodline Healing Method-George Kamana Hunter at Gkhunter.com.