You are a link in a chain of causation that stretches before and after you for several generations.
In the same way you may have encountered hardship and emotional challenges, those who came before you may have encountered similar hardships and emotional challenges.
When these events took place in a way that was too much for your nervous system to handle it, trauma happened.
Those who came before you may also have experienced trauma.
When their trauma didn’t get resolved –faced, processed, integrated, and healed– before they passed, it was archived in your individual and collective fields.
This trauma gets handled from generation to generation, many times unknowingly, in search for resolution –that is why I refer to it as a “shadow”.
This is how, in the same way traditions, heirlooms, hair color, and secret family recipes were passed down through your family to you, you may have also inherited trauma.
From a larger view, historical examples of groups affected by generational trauma include Black Americans, Holocaust survivors, and Indigenous communities, among others.
To guide and support you while you heal the shadows in your family’s history, I’ve created Ancestral Trauma Healing, follow link in bio to know more: @lucianastiglich
I am here for you.
~ L, xx.