Family and Ancestral Healing
Systemic Family Constellations work can help you to connect more fully with family members, ancestors, and nature. It allows you to see truths that have been hidden and brings movement toward healing for all involved.Many of us in Western cultures feel detached from our ancestors. We can’t understand the reverence for and importance of elders and ancestors that is common in indigenous traditions. Indigenous people know that our ancestors gave us the gift of life; without them, we wouldn’t be here.
Our families are our original place of belonging. Even when family relationships are difficult, we can come to be at peace with the fact that without our family we wouldn’t be who we are.2
Unresolved events in families and ancestry can cause problems in the present. These may relate to migration, historical trauma, exclusion, or confusion about family members’ places of belonging. For example, an oldest sibling may place themselves or be placed by others in a parental role. Without knowing it, we may try to bring these unresolved events and relationships to light by reliving them in our bodies, our connections with others and our work lives.
Family and ancestral healing can free you up to engage in your present life with more awareness and joy. Instead of feeling confused, drained or blocked, you can draw from the life energy and love of your ancestors.
Constellations work can be done individually or in groups.
2 Adapted from the teachings of Lisa Iversen