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Could Unresolved Conflict from Our Ancestors Be Making Us Sick?

Posted by NIHA Staff on Fri, Mar 07, 2014

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It is well-understood now in some progressive scientific circles that everything that happens to us, and our reactions to whatever happens to us, imprints on our actual DNA.  Wow! 

Think about that for a moment. 

We used to think that our DNA was static, did not basically change, and dictated our life experience in a variety of ways.  But no, as it happens our DNA can be altered significantly, both in a positive sense and in a not-so-positive sense.  This, for the most part, would not present a challenge unless whatever happens to us is traumatic or psycho-emotionally damaging…….and is never resolved. 

These unresolved traumas and conflicts then get passed down to subsequent generations of children and grandchildren, through our DNA, and can show up in our lives as chronic illness (or even a repeat of similar traumas, situations, experiences, characteristics and even the emotional imbalances that our ancestry suffered).  In other words, their unresolved psychic distress can become part of the cellular memory we inherit.  Until the issue has been successfully settled or resolved, it can continue to trigger illness in the generations that follow. 

Ancestral Origins of Disease

None of us get to be of adult age without suffering a few slings and arrows.  And none of us come with a ‘handbook’ of ‘how to’ instructions.  We’re basically on our own to figure out our way in the world to the best of our ability.  And as if our own life’s ups and downs weren’t enough to handle, we also have a slew of unresolved conflicts and traumas passed down from our ancestry, possibly causing us acute or chronic illness.   We call this ‘transgenerational transmission of disease’ or ‘ancestral origins of disease’, and now there is an actual scientific term that has been coined for this study called ‘BioGeneology’

Most people believe there is a link between our emotional/psychic health and the health of our physical body, yet some people seem more prone to illness than others.  Could it be possible to trace the root cause of an illness back to its source within our family tree, resolve it, and heal ourselves now?  In a word, yes.

BioGeneology basically states that:

  • All illnesses have a distress as their starting point, which causes ‘biological conflict’.
  • All illnesses begin upon receiving an order from the brain.
  • As genes contain imprinted memories of ancient adaptations to old conflicts, all illnesses are genetic and epigenetic. 

Because, in a sense, our ancestors live within us, we can often find the roots of our illnesses in our family history, in our family tree.  Then it becomes apparent that it is no longer the ailing organ or system that requires treatment, but our life experience and that of our family tree.

Healing the Family Tree

Fortunately there are many ways to finally discover the source of our illness.  Many brilliant minds have developed a variety of ways and means to ‘get our bodies to talk’ and tell its ‘DNA secrets’, and many therapeutic modalities have evolved to bring resolution and healing.  In the hands of a skilled and intuitive practitioner experienced in the subtleties of this work, the roots of illness can be determined and the path to healing forged. 

If you have been unsuccessful in finding resolution to your health concerns or issues, it may be time to take a different path of discovery. This work is profound in its wisdom and offers extraordinary opportunity to transform all who have the courage to embrace it as part of their healing journey. 



Topics: EFT emotional freedom technique, energy therapies, trauma