Can you inherit your parents trauma? Can trauma be passed on genetically?

Hello Beautiful Souls,

Welcome and thank you for being here today. We are diving into lineal or ancestral trauma today. What is it? So ancestral trauma are past painful experiences that have been programed into the first chakra and passed on to future generations. It can be emotionally, spiritually, physically and mentally.

The first chakra, the first foundation, is called the root chakra. This is the first one to come online when you're still a fetus. This chakra is the one that is very, very heavily involved in lineal trauma. 

So when I say that a chakra was programed, you have to remember that chakras are energy centers.

They are energy centers that circulate energy in and out of the body. 

Your first chakra is really considered your tribal chakra or the group chakra.

This is the first one that comes online. It's the first one that's programed when you're within a group, whatever group that is, whether it's a biological family, or foster family. This chakra contains all information having to do with families, with tribes, with cultures from past generations and it's going to be encoded in this first chakra.

Your first chakra is of safety and survival. It's the first one to come online, but it's also the foundation of all other chakras to develop based on that foundation.

You have to go down to the first chakra when you're trying to heal lineal trauma, otherwise you won't be able to get to the root of it.  There are two other chakras that are also affected by lineal trauma, and they're affected mostly because they're in very close proximity to the first one.

They get a lot of their programing information from the first Chakra.  The way chakras develop is they develop one at a time, always based on the information of the Chakra below.

So the first chakra is formed by the time the second Chakra comes online.

It's going to be programed a lot with the information that it's getting from the first one and so forth. The other two chakras that are affected by lineal trauma are the second chakra and the third chakra.

The second Chakra is very close proximity to the first one. It's our sexual chakra or the sacral chakra.

This chakra is responsible not just for sexual energy but also bonding with others.

OK, this is crucial to remember that the second chakra is the chakra of bonding. You bond a lot with others through this second chakra. The first chakra is more diffuse in its energy, so it's more about the energy of the group. But then when I go up to the second chakra, now I'm learning to bond one on one with people.

This bonding aspect of the second Chakra also means that it's going to be receiving a little bit of energy from the lineal trauma in the first Chakra. It's going to be receiving a little bit of that energy and it's going to become dysfunctional or imbalanced because of that information.

A lot of times people who have lineal trauma very frequently also have problems relating or bonding with other people. 

Then we move up to the third chakra. This is the solar plexus.

This chakra is a very powerful chakra that's responsible for your personal identity, your personal will.

This is your main chakra of being an individual, of being an independent autonomous individual separate from the world. Think about this, if you have ancestral trauma and it's bleeding up from the first, second and then it gets to the third, the third chakra will literally develop a personal identity with it's habits,  personality and quirks. It build this personal identity based on the information of lineal trauma, and it will create an identity around that, a personal identity around that.

Ancestral trauma affects you personally because the likelihood that you're going to repeat behaviors and traumatic experiences that you've inherited that have been programed in your first chakra is pretty high.

So, for example statistically, the children of alcoholics will have the likelihood of also being alcoholics when they grow up. OK, so this is just a common example.

A person who grows up with a lot of turmoil in their family, will also grow up having a lot of turmoil in their own personal relationships because they're mirroring that behavior from childhood. OK, and their parents were mirroring the behavior of the grandparents.

So this is just a few examples of how ancestral trauma can personally affect you, your behaviors, how you see the world and how you relate to the world.

So that's one aspect. Another aspect that's less talked about, probably because it's a little bit more spiritual, it is the collective aspect of of of lineal trauma.

This is the energy that is collected and amplified when a bunch of people have the same trauma. So when a bunch of people have the same trauma, that energy carries forward and it doesn't just carry forward in individuals, it starts to carry forward in the collective, meaning a group of people. 

So, how do we spot ancestral trauma in yourself?

The first one being repeating patterns. Notice the patterns that you have in yourself, the painful patterns, the things that you repeat, the behaviors that aren't good for you or that are painful for you, that you repeat.

It doesn't have to be alcoholism or substance abuse. It could be other things, for instance, in my own family line on both my mother and father's side, there's a lot of heart blockages.

I've had to work through a lot of heart blockages on both my father and mother lines. So multiple generations of people are super super blocked in their heart, not knowing how to show love or how to be affectionate, how to really show unconditional love. And that was passed on to me.

And I started to do that healing from there. I understood that there was a very strong ancestral component to this heart blockage. The second way to spot ancestral trauma is through difficulty in bonding. If you have difficulty relating and bonding with other people, not just romantic relationships, it can be relating in bonding with everyone, but you can really catch it, if you have issues bonding inside romantic relationships. 

You're either going to become really attached, or you're going to become detached and reject very easily and just want superficial relationships. So if you find that you have difficulties relating and bonding with other people, this dysfunction can also be showing your ancestral trauma.

Question! Do you see any repeating patterns you carry that is ancestral? Post your comments below :)

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