Beliefs are Passed Down Through the Generations.
Everything you experience in life is filtered through your beliefs about yourself.
It seems simple to say, “if I could just change how I feel about myself then everything will fall into place and I will achieve my dreams.”
Easier said than done, right? You've tried affirmations and yet you still may not be making the money you wanted, or have found that perfect relationship, job, or career. You’re still procrastinating and walking around in fear with stress and anxiety. You still have those physical issues.
Your subconscious is running 95% of your life. You can’t always change those subconscious beliefs by working hard, saying affirmations, or by getting success coaching. These things can definitely help but if they are not working, it is an indication that you still have negative beliefs that stop you from moving forward (because of fear). If you have trapped trauma, and parts within you that believe it is not safe to reach your goals, they will stop you. Likewise, if you are able to achieve your goals in spite of the trauma, it can sabotage your success. Don’t stop saying those affirmations but you must at the same time heal the wounds of the past to be able to let go of any accompanying limiting beliefs you took on from the past.
Where do these beliefs come from?
You learn beliefs about yourself and life in general, from experiences you had during your life when a traumatic event occurred (usually when you are young) or which was passed on to you generationally. In order to survive, and we are all about survival, your subconscious created a belief to keep you safe. The belief is usually ‘not true’ but it remains in your subconscious and runs the rest of your life, still believing that it is keeping you safe from harm and rejection. If you do not heal the trauma and transform the accompanying limiting belief, it will continue to run your life.
You inherit beliefs that your parents and ancestors unconsciously passed on. A child’s brain, between the ages of 0 to 3 years of age, functions at the Delta frequency. Between the ages of 4 -7, the child’s brain functions predominantly at the Theta frequency.
This means that from childbirth (or even in the womb) to age 7, your brain registered things at a “hypnotic” level and drove them deep into your subconscious mind. Those formative years created the foundation for how you will react to the outside world for the rest of your life unless you learn to change the programming at the subconscious level.
As we only have Theta, Delta, and Alpha brain waves up until the age of 7 years, we are in a hypnotic state. What we experience and witness from early childhood we believe to be true. After all our parents are our gods to us when we are children, our survival is completely in their hands, why wouldn’t you believe them, you don’t know anything different and you didn’t have a choice.
Much of the learning we received from our nuclear family and our ancestors are passed on automatically and we believe these beliefs to be true. These beliefs can affect our choices for the rest of our life if we don’t take care of them at the subconscious and cellular level.
Our life, our experiences, and challenges have profound importance, they can form our identity and can affect who we become in this life.
We all experience trauma of some kind and have obstacles to overcome and grow from, some more than others. They are our own particular and unique school of life and profoundly connected to our purpose. These traumas and lessons are the basis of how we give back with the wisdom gained through working through our challenges. if you don’t work through them and get free, how can you truly live your potential, and your purpose to help others?
How do we grow from these negative beliefs and traumas?
You grow by transforming the beliefs you learned. Some of the techniques I have found to be helpful and transforming are EFT and Matrix Reimprinting, Internal Family Systems, and Grief Recovery. If the client is open, I also bring in a way to feel a loving connection to their higher power. Trauma can cause a feeling or belief that you are alone in the world, or that you are unloved, or unlovable. Having a deep understanding that there is a kind and benevolent Higher Power who loves you deeply, will never abandon you, and is within us all, can be healing in and of itself. Many people have been judged, rejected, and deeply hurt by religion and are angry at God. That's understandable but that doesn't mean you can't have a more in-depth and meaningful relationship with this higher power without the judgments and trappings that come with religion.
I am amazed at the learning I have received about my past. Each memory I went back to that was deeply wounding, I am now able to see differently with clarity and understanding. I see how if I didn’t have these experiences then I wouldn’t be doing what I am doing now. I realize the value of these experiences in my life’s journey.
“ Don’t turn away, keep your gaze on the bandaged places. That is where the light enters you” ~ Rumi
Are we victims?
Even though we may be victims as children, subconsciously it's possible to carry that belief throughout our lives even though the abuse or challenging experiences happened so long ago. It can run your life behind the scenes and sabotage golden opportunities and friendships. It's possible to get free of those limiting subconscious beliefs and get to choose what you want to walk away from and not because of fear. This is possible when working on these issues with someone who has compassion, and understanding, and who values and honors you and your unique journey.
At this time, we are beginning to understand the harmful effects of trauma on the body, mind, and spirit but you can also experience the power of God’s love, the power of your heart, mind, and soul to heal. We now have the opportunity to break the negative belief patterns that have been passed down through our ancestors with these new epigenetic techniques. Your parents were the wounded children of their parents and so on. This new learning is transforming.
If you are interested in breaking the ancestral wounding and negative beliefs that have been passed on through to your generation and getting free, please reach out to me for more information.
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