My childhood is filled with family stories of war, pain, and displacement. Although I’ve never been a war victim myself, I live on an island that’s still bleeding, both energetically and literally, from the 1974 war during which Turkey occupied the northern part of Cyprus.
I’m more concerned with the psychological and energetic repercussions of it, and how these impact future generations, than with the politics of the matter.
Have you heard of the term secondary trauma? This refers to the emotional and psychological stress experienced by individuals who are indirectly exposed to the traumatic experiences of others, often resulting from hearing about or working with those who have endured firsthand trauma.
In addition, transgenerational trauma involves the transmission of the emotional and psychological effects of trauma across generations, whereby descendants of the original trauma victims can exhibit symptoms and behaviors stemming from a traumatic event they did not directly experience.
I first consciously realized I was hindered by secondary and transgenerational trauma in my early twenties. Passionate about pursuing my purpose and launching my spiritual business, I constantly found myself feeling less than my peers and unworthy of success.
As I explored my triggers, I realized that many of my limiting beliefs resulted from deep-seated familial and ancestral traumas, wounds, and conditioning. Determined to find freedom, I embarked on a long healing journey, identifying, releasing, and reprogramming my belief system.
Today, I feel blessed to have freed myself from a significant amount of ancestral conditioning and to guide others to do the same through my psychic clearing sessions and workshops, such as the Ancestral Healing online workshop.
In episode 145 of the Lit Up Lightworker podcast, Minal Narayani and I discuss healing transgenerational trauma and conditioning by connecting with the land and spirituality of our ancestors.
Specifically, in this episode, you’ll learn:
- Common threads of how post-colonial trauma manifests: shame, guilt, repressed sensuality, racial/cultural inferiority, inexplicable anxiety
- The undigested experiences of our ancestors and the shamanic remedies available for clearing them
- The importance of working with the land we inhabit, as well as the land to which we were born
- Cultural appreciation vs. appropriation
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