One of my great teachers was sharing information on how unresolved issues gets passed down for generations until made right. The example he gave was if your grandfather cut someone's head off with an ax, the weight of causing the death of another would surely visit many generations.
That has been my experience. There was great harm caused to others by my lineage, and it has taken a lifetime to reach a tipping point of healing and beginning to make things right. I am not sure if eternity is enough time for the inter-generational trauma my family created.
I just happened to reach a point in my awareness to know I chose this family, and I chose to end the extreme brokenness they carried, and yes my own brokenness. Crushing would be putting it mildly and it has taken extreme tenacity and commitment to reach this sweet spot I am beginning to experience. I am getting ready to turn 68 and I am at a place in my life where a complete reinvention of my life is being called for. I am gratefully peaceful about this for most of the day. I am getting ready to write a proposal for a project I have held in my heart for years. My passion has been to "sing my soul". To find an expression of my life work that is new and to make a difference in the world.
I think most of us are purpose driven, and for sure I am. I never could just sit up here on this mountain and paint pretty pictures.
I honestly never thought I would have lived long enough to be able to catch my breath and experience this place of trust.
In hindsight, healing inter-generational trauma, requires much, learning how to discharge pain is vital, and calling in ancestors and those that have loved you makes the whole journey doable. Family and community support is the way. My heart aches for the trauma we have caused the Native Americans and the horrendous trauma we caused them.
The tools I have found, held the door open to find a way out, and to heal myself and the 7 generations back and the 7 generations to come. The 3 Selves is foundational, the triple man. Working to elevate our consciousness. Ho'oponopono is the most profound system of making things right, healing ourselves first and therefore our world.
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