Happy Family Day everyone!
At least here in Alberta, it is a holiday called Family Day.
Now tell me, what does it say about our society’s state of affairs when you need a holiday to remind you about your families?
Have we all really drank the proverbial ‘Kool-Aid” and made ourselves so busy that we need a government to introduce a holiday* to remind us to connect with our family? Unfortunately, it seems so.
Now that we seem to need two-income families, with parents being so busy with activities that offer kids ‘better’ opportunities than they had (sports, music, etc.), is it any wonder there are an increasing number of adults (that used to be those kids) who struggle emotionally?
Sounds crazy, I know, but this has serious consequences for children. These children then become adults, who didn’t get what they needed from their parents when they were young, who then hit their 30’s and 40’s, and presto, they can’t figure out why the feel so empty inside.
We never stop needing what we didn’t get when we needed it.
Believe it or not, most clients I work with either have a family, or came from a family… I kid you not. 😉
And guess what… most of that unhappiness comes from underlying, unresolved family dynamics.
Introducing – The Generational Path (Path 1 of 3)
With regard to resolving those underlying, unresolved family dynamics, it is vital to explore The Generational Path (also known as The Familial Path, or The Ancestral Path).
Typically, if you had parents, or primary caregivers (referred collectively as parents hereafter), you were the receiver of the projection of your parent’s unresolved mind matter, unless they were highly conscious and were able to separate their projections from their parenting, which is possible but very difficult.
The Generational Path is one of three paths we will be exploring in depth in the upcoming 1-Day workshop, with the other two being The Karmic Path and The Collective Path, respectively.
But here is what is really interesting about The Generational Path… the beliefs that you house in your subconscious don’t just come from you.
It seems reasonable, that if all genetic sequencing is informational in nature, and genes can be switched on or off according to emotional states as is presently being proven in science, then it is plausible that emotional information can be passed down the genetic lineage as well.
What if you had a great, great, great, great grandfather who suffered from depression due to some extenuating circumstances in his life, but he was unable to resolve the underlying relationship to that set of emotions, for whatever reason?
Maybe he didn’t have the tools to resolve it, maybe it wasn’t acceptable for him to explore it, maybe he was too busy working to explore it.
Regardless of the reason, if he was unable to resolve his charged relationship to the context of why the depression came on, that information could be stored in the DNA he passed down to his descendants.
This information could lie dormant for generations, until you came along, and some kind of similar external environmental experience triggers emotions in you that don’t feel appropriate with regard to how you were brought up.
Maybe you had a terrific childhood, with terrific and loving parents, but bammo… this unexplained sadness overtakes you as you after you took on the new position.
Well, perhaps some kind of energetic dynamic in the environment you just took on ended up being similar to the environment when your great, great, great, great grandfather incurred his situation.
Therefore, that code, which was dormant due to being unresolved and highly emotionally charged, was re-ignited when it met the right circumstances in your life. What happens then is you end up feeling inexplicably sad.
So, it’s not your fault, but it is your responsibility to cure if you don’t want it to continue down the generational line.
I will teach you how in my upcoming 1-Day workshop.
A Final Note: Family Dinner
Family dinners used to a big deal. It was a time when everyone in the family could connect on a daily basis, and most times more than once a day.
Have you noticed you have gotten busier, but not more effective?
Have you noticed you reach out and connect with acquaintances around the world often, via Facebook and Twitter, but end up eating alone?
I would highly recommend that you strive to get back to the dinner table, and bring friends and/or family.
It has been demonstrated by scientific research in fact, that those who gather and bond live happier, healthier lives than those who don’t. Check out Dr. Lissa Rankin’s book, Mind Over Medicine, for more information on that one. 🙂