3 Steps to Release Ancestral Trauma

release & rise Jun 20, 2023

Do you struggle with anxiety, depression, or negative thoughts and emotions?

You may be able to reflect and identify a specific time in your life when these struggles began.

However, it’s possible you don’t fully understand where these feelings stem from. It might even strike you that this anxiety, this depression, these negative thoughts... feel as though they aren’t fully “yours.”

What if I told you those feelings might not be from your lived experience?

You may be carrying the weight of your ancestors’ past traumas. Ancestral trauma can create patterns of negativity for generations.

Do you sense that ancestral trauma could be influencing your life?

Read on to discover how ancestral trauma can affect your genes, how to release the energetic and emotional patterns it causes in 3 steps, and what you can do about those patterns that are from your own lived experience.

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Ancestral Trauma Impacts Your Genes

Ever wonder why you still have a “fight or flight” response when it's been thousands of years since humans needed to outrun a lion, tiger, or bear for survival? You have inherited the genetic predisposition to survive in your environment. “Survival mode” is built into your genes and is how your ancestors lived long enough to keep the family line going.

There’s evidence showing that brain alterations from trauma can be passed on generationally through your gene expression. Luckily, the trauma that gets passed on by your ancestors can be overcome with conscious awareness.

You are capable of essentially “re-wiring” the brain by choosing to release negative patterns. The amount of power you have to transform your life by changing your thoughts is astounding!

By learning to identify negative patterns and let them go, you can break the cycle of traumatic ancestral gene expression.



3 Steps to Identifying & Releasing Ancestral Patterns

There were probably traumatic events that happened to people in your ancestral line (violence, heartbreak, illness - the list goes on and on). Although there may be no way of finding out what specific events took place, you can still address and release the resulting negative pattern.

Why is it important to identify how the experiences of your ancestors may be impacting you today? You can dramatically improve your quality of life and break the cycle of negativity so future generations are free from the traumatic binds of the past.

Here are 3 steps you can take to identify and release negative ancestral patterns:

  1. Reflect. Examine your common negative thoughts and emotions or trauma responses. Then, identify which ones you have noticed in your parents, your siblings, your grandparents, or any other immediate family. If you were adopted or don’t have generational examples, identifying your own patterns is enough. The most important part of this step is to look within. Once you have your list — highlight the thoughts and emotions that don’t feel like they are rooted in your personal life experience. Reflect on how these thoughts and emotions have impacted your day-to-day life. These are the ancestral patterns that must be addressed.
  2. Forgive. Learning to forgive gives you emotional freedom and helps you maintain a state of flow in your life. Take some time to breathe and connect to your heart. Then, write a letter forgiving anyone associated with your ancestors who may have been the root cause of trauma being coded into your gene expression. Acknowledge that now you are safe and do not need to carry the weight of past traumas.
  3. Release. Once the letter is written, fold it up and say “I easily and freely forgive and release.” Imagine the emotional wound healing. Optional step: either symbolically dissolve the letter by submerging it in water or safely burn the letter with fire.

Feel the weight of the past lifted off your shoulders after you complete this exercise...

Fill the space you’ve just cleared with compassion and love. Acknowledge that your past is part of your journey, but also recognize that YOU chose to break the cycle.

The work you are doing is launching your life in a positive direction that is going to make a difference for generations!



Release Your Own Negative Patterns

Not all of your emotional challenges stem from your ancestry. There are undoubtedly some negative behavioral patterns that originated from your personal experience. All negative patterns must be addressed because they create a barrier to happiness in your life. Taking responsibility for your own negative patterns is an act of love!

You can use the same “Reflect / Forgive / Release” exercise above to take responsibility for your own negative patterns and forgive yourself.

You are the one who has the power to set yourself (and future generations!) free from the patterns you have created. Practice makes perfect — so you may want to set aside a regular appointment time with yourself to reflect, forgive, and release! Over time, you will become more efficient at releasing. Honor the process as a journey of learning, growing, and evolving.



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Each day you are guided through an exercise of reflection, contemplation, journaling, or guided meditation. The progression of the program is designed with your lasting results in mind. With each passing day, you’ll feel a happier version of yourself rising up!

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