Samhain/Halloween is an ideal time to do healing work on behalf of our ancestors and for ourselves. We are entering the time of year when the veil between the worlds of spirit and form and the living and the dead becomes thin. This makes it easier to connect beyond time and space and to send healing backwards through our lineage. Not only can we heal the impact of family agreements/beliefs and spiritual contracts for ourselves, by shifting patterns within ourselves we can also retroactively restore vitality and grace to our family lines going all the way back to the original source. While October/November is an optimal time for doing this work, it is good to do this work any time it presents itself regardless of the season.
Here are 3 things you can do to support this process.
- Create an ancestor altar and use it as a place to connect and honor those who have gone before you.
- Explore Tapping/EFT to help resolve individual ancestors traumatic experiences and/or release multigenerational contracts, beliefs and/or agreements. Check out the EFT Recipe to learn more if you would like to understand more before moving on to the videos below.
- Meditate and Pray on Forgiveness both for yourself and on behalf of those who need forgiveness who came before you. Since you contain their genetic code you have a connection to them which allows you to do this. A simple and effective affirmation is “I forgive and release the past, the past forgives and releases me.” A more complete approach is using the Hawaiian HoOponoPono prayer: “I’m sorry, please forgive me. Thank you. I love you.”
One thing I want to state about forgiveness. In my experience there is a big difference between forgiving and letting someone off the hook. Forgiveness allows us to let go of the emotional intensity we carry about an issue. It helps to set us free from the pain, the resentment and the bitterness. However a person is still accountable for their actions on the Karmic Scale. Wrong behavior is still wrong, and consequences still remain. It is the control and micromanaging of the Universe that we surrender. Forgiveness releases us from the energy sucking attempt to force for a specific outcome or agenda. The key to forgiveness is to keep working with these words until we feel a shift. I personally find that tapping on forgiveness is a particularly effective way to work with this.
Here are two interactive videos for you to use as a guide to help and support healing for your ancestral lines.
This one is for initiating healing for ourselves and our ancestral lines.
This one is for releasing our loyalty to suffering on behalf of all the ancestors who worked do hard before us.
Obviously tapping along to two 15-30 minute videos is just the beginning. While tapping/EFT is something you can do for yourself deeper levels of work will take more time and often benefit from the guidance and support of a skilled practitioner particularly with issues that are more deeply entrenched or complicated. To learn more about working with me go here.
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