ancestral healingAll articles are written by Verna Maruata.

We are all spiritual beings having a physical experience. Our physical experience is made possible by the bodies we inhabit during our many lifetimes.

The physical bodies our souls come into are a product of our ancestral lineage, not only in terms of the genetics that creates the body but also in terms of the cellular memory each body stores. When we incarnate, we come into an impure vessel.

In our lifetimes, we dump into our cellular memory some of our emotional and mental pain and suffering, our thought patterns (positive and negative), our beliefs, and our limitations. This memory in the cells is passed on to future generations. We, in turn, are affected by the cellular memory of our ancestors.

This inherited cellular memory places inherited limitations on us which we take on as our own. Ancestral cellular memory can inhibit our lives, emotions, thought patterns, and beliefs. Common examples of ancestral cellular memory that can negatively affect us are anger and abuse.

Not that we enter the body as pure beings ourselves – for the spiritual being entering the body brings their own dross and karma from previous lives as well. This is retained in the chakras.

As part of our ascension, we need to heal our ancestral line to release ourselves from the effects of our inherited cellular memory. Ancestral healing helps us remove the patterns, beliefs, thought processes, and limitations that are not of our own making.

There is also a bigger picture. Think of the countless lives you have had in body. Into each body you inhabited, you also dumped your fears and pain and created your own cellular memory. This cellular memory was, in turn, passed onto the descendants of that physical body. So, people in China, Egypt, India or wherever are having to deal with the mess you dumped into the cellular memory of the bodies you inhabited in your previous lives.

So, spare a thought for your descendants. In this life, you too are creating cellular memory. Let it be positive and affirming memory that will enhance the future lives of your descendants of this physical body. Let your cellular memory be positive memory.

And to extend the picture even further, in healing your past life issues, you are also helping those souls who inherited your ancestral memory from your past lives.