Family systems encompass more than just your immediate family, ie. the one you grew up in or the one you live in now.
In fact, those systems stretch back for generations, from grandparents to great-greats and beyond. Usually, however, the influence from way back is small.
There is one area where the influence remains strong through the ancestral lines:
Obviously, there are two different lines of energy through the generations, maternal and paternal. And they hand down different types of energy.
The maternal line tends to carry love while the paternal line carries strength and power.
Did I mention that family systems are conservative?
Fortunately, every one of us has access to both lines, no matter what our genes say or our gender is. We can connect to them and receive both love as well as strength and power.
Maternal energy is love.
Let’s start with this kind of energy. It flows down the maternal line, ie. it comes down to you through your mother, your grandmother, your great-grandmother and even much further back. You may be able to imagine this line of women, gradually fading into the murk of history.
This is also very important for men. If you can, open yourself up to it, especially if you’re a man. We desperately need more love in this world.
Now, this flow of love can be broken. It only takes one member of the chain to refuse to pass on her love, and you will have much less of it.
I have ways of working with my clients to restore this flow of love, but it is generally very individual. What I can offer you without looking at your family system are the tapping sentences below.
Paternal energy is strength and power.
And fortunately, every one of us has a father. Yes, even a purely biological father counts and has his place in the family system, but a social father can also pass on this energy.
Try to imagine this line of men, your father, your grandfather, your great-grandfather and so on. It doesn’t matter whether you knew them or not. They exist and existed, and that’s all that matters for a family system.
And ideally, each of them passes on his strength and power (and love, there is always some love) down to you. Regardless of gender. That means that we daughters can receive it as well as the sons.
If this flow of strength and power is broken, we will have a much harder time succeeding in life. We may find life difficult and hard, with many challenges.
Again, this flow can be restored. If you feel that the connection to your paternal line may be broken (and it doesn’t have to be between you and your father, it can have happened further back, greatly diminishing the flow), please also try the tapping sentence. And I’ll be there to guide you if you need more help.
Restoring the flow of maternal and paternal energy.
Receiving both love as well as strength and power through our ancestral lines gives us much more capability to deal with what life throws at us. It gives us resilience and confidence, as well as the ability to build connections with friends and find support there.
And yes, even as introverted writers, we can make good use of resilience and confidence… as we have to market and show our books to the world.
So this is a thing you would want. And you can get started with some EFT tapping, since it’s energy work and can influence family system dynamics easily.
Even though I never even heard about this ancestral energy, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now give myself permission to access it.
Even though it’s possible I never really felt much of this energy because the line is broken somewhere, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I’m now asking the family system to restore the flow of that ancestral energy.
Even though my family system is chaotic and wild, and I never thought it would influence me that much, I’m totally okay the way I am, and I now choose to restore this ancestral flow and receive that kind of energy.
Have you ever heard of ancestral energy? What do you think?
How did it feel to imagine these lines of ancestors?
What happened while you were tapping?
And finally – what are you creating right now?
Please share in a comment.
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