How to Connect with Your Ancestors: Bring Light and Healing to Your Family in a Few Simple Steps, by Shelley A. Kaehr, PhD
(Article originally published in The Llewellyn Journal.)
I'm sure we can all agree that now, more than ever, we're all being called upon to go deep within and bring forth our own unique light of peace and understanding to each other and the world around us.
Historically, I've worked on my own issues and helped clients by guiding them into their own past lives to uncover areas that need healing and transformation.
While past life regression is an amazing tool for bringing greater peace to ourselves, there's another perhaps even more powerful way to make a huge and immediate impact not only on yourself personally, but on those around you. It's what I call Genealogical Regression, the subject of my book Heal Your Ancestors to Heal Your Life.
While working with clients in more traditional past life regression over the past twenty plus years, I always have a goal of helping them find the true starting point of the particular issue or challenge they’re coming to see me about. When they experience the source event, they're able to relieve themselves of stress, trauma, and other unwanted influences discussed in my book Meet Your Karma: The Healing Power of Past Life Memories. My RELIEF method for anxiety, depression, and trauma is designed to help people access the proper source event, because unless they do, the issue will not be fully resolved. A great example would be the weeds in your lawn. You can mow over them with the lawn mower, but invariably, they'll keep on coming back and rearing their ugly heads unless you make that extra effort to dig into the roots and pull them up at their source.
So where does a Genealogical Regression come in? On occasion, I will intuitively sense that a client is not at the optimal space where a full transformation can occur. When that happens, I'm sometimes guided that the issue is not caused by their own karma or past lives, but by something that happened to their ancestors instead. Believe it or not, modern scientists now believe that as much as fifty percent of our personality traits are influenced by genetics. That means that we should not only be tuning in to our own past lives, but to the challenges of our ancestors as well if we want to create optimal healing in our lives. That's exactly when the Genealogical Regression processes in Heal Your Ancestors to Heal Your Life can help.
To give you an example of how this works, you can easily follow a few simple steps right now to practice sending light to your ancestors. All it takes is a few moments to tap in to the incredible power of your imagination and see amazing results. Are you ready to try this? Here are some simple steps:
- Close your eyes.
- Imagine your mother and father in front of you. If they've passed into spirit, that's fine. Just know as you're imagining them, that these are their Higher Selves, or Souls who have come to see you.
- Imagine you can see them as happy, healthy, excited about visiting with you, even if that's not how they are in real life. Remember, our families are likely people we've been around in past lives so at times, that's why they can be so challenging. While these irritations are tough to take at times, the souls who show up to be with us during our lives could be pushing our buttons, so to speak, to help our souls gain greater learning on our life path. At this Higher Self level, our moms and dads should be seen as high leveled souls who are often our greatest teachers in life.
- Imagine you can ask mom or dad which side of the family most needs healing at this time—your mom or your dad? Notice the first thought that pops into your mind. Notice what you notice.
- Whichever parent that is, imagine you can tune into them and ask if it's their mom or dad's side of the family that needs this healing. Again, notice the answer that seems to come into your mind from a higher place or perception.
- Imagine you can send a light to your mother or father, then to their mother or father (whichever most needs this healing) and then imagine that healing light can move back in time through the next generation and the next, from your parent, to your grandparent, great grandparent, great-great grandparent and so forth. Simply allow your light and intention to go back in time for as far as your imagination can carry you.
- Feel a healing light moving through these ancestors.
- Imagine the light is calming their energy, healing trauma, bringing much-needed love and compassion to them and all who are around them.
- Once you feel you've gone back as far as you can go, then move forward in time by noticing your earliest ancestor filling with light. Notice that light moves down through the family until it reaches your mom or dad.
- Take your time and notice when things feel lighter and brighter.
- Finally imagine this loving light moves from your chosen parent and into your body.
- Feel the light in your heart center and imagine it moves through every single cell in your being.
- Take your time. Allow the light to lift your energy and spirit. Notice the greater level of peace you now have in light of this healing you’ve sent your ancestors.
- Thank both of your parents for joining you today.
- If you feel guided, go ahead and repeat these steps with your other parent.
- Whenever you feel ready, open your eyes and come back, feeling lighter and brighter than ever before!
How did you do? Do you feel lighter? When my clients went through the longer version of this process, I know they did, and I've used this method for years to send light to my own family. If we could at least occasionally take a moment to send a quick healing to our family in a proactive way, rather than doing so only when there's a crisis at hand, there’s no telling how much lighter our planet could become. Likewise, in my book Past Lives with Pets, I discuss the fact that our pets are so loving that they can also be a tremendous source of the quality of healing light we need now more than ever. We can easily tune into their love and allow that light to extend to our family as well.
I've found that when we heal any part of ourselves, we show up in our world as a calmer more compassionate being, and therefore all people must shift according to our newly expanded light. When we volunteer to help our ancestors, we're affecting not only them and ourselves directly, but all people who will interact with them and with future generations. The gift of healing goes on and on and the benefits can be felt exponentially for decades to come.
Won't you join me in consciously loving our ancestors and our other planetary co-inhabitants? We're all one human family, and the soul agreement we made to share this world with each other can be so enriched by extending your amazing light to all. With that, I wish you a peaceful journey, now and always! Namaste!
Article originally published in The Llewellyn Journal. Copyright Llewellyn Worldwide, 2021. All rights reserved.