Monday, 31 October 2016

Healing, Halloween and Family Constellations

Happy Halloween Everyone! 

As you know I live in Mexico, and in Mexico we celebrate Day of the Dead - a day when we celebrate and remember the dearly departed family members (as opposed to dressing up in costumes and asking for candy, which is also great fun). My blog post today is fit for Dia de los Muertos =) 

A few weeks ago I stood in as an extra at a healing session that looks like theatre work, but turned out to be a form of mediumship or channeling - you may have heard of the system known as Family Constellations. It was a weird experience and personally, I am not sure that I enjoy the process although I certainly see the benefit for the person receiving the healing. 

There are situations where healing has to go beyond the person receiving the healing as an individual, so that we can heal an issue that "runs in the family" whether the symptom being healed is a physical illness that appears to be hereditary, or behavioural patterns, belief systems and even emotional wounds that handicap us. An example might be the pain that is handed down through the family when one of the ancestors (say a great-grandparent) was an alcoholic, and how subsequent family members act out that same pattern until the trait is healed and released. 

There are different techniques for these healing and "constellations" are one of them - a technique that was new to me (more on that in a second). 

In my studies at the School of Intuition & Healing we learned to carry out ancestral healing sessions where the Healer calls on the spirits of the parents, grandparents and great grandparents on either side, and sends healing to the one who requests it or who needs it most - while also having a dialogue with them on a telepathic level so that we can gain clarity on the issue at hand. Once that issue has been addressed, the healing light flows down from that ancestor to all of his descendants, including the Healee, essentially clearing and healing the issue so that it is no longer replicated down the line.

With family constellations, a similar process unfolds albeit in a theatrical way. Volunteers are brought in to represent the different people involved in the conflict or issue, as well as energies, such as "Femininity" or "Abundance" or "Empowerment." If for example, the client feels that her relationship with her husband, her father and other significant men in her life block her from feeling "empowered" then a volunteer might represent "male energy" as a whole as well as specific people standing in for the different family members. 

The volunteers feel the energy of the person being represented and share it with the person receiving the healing. The goal is to eventually realise that the people we share our lives with do the best they can, with the tools and insecurities that they are given so that we can eventually accept and forgive them for their mistakes - healing through that forgiveness. 

I was called on to stand in for a grandparent and was blown away by how the grandparent's energy blended with mine so that all I felt was love for the client, despite the fact that the client in question felt "judgement" where there was none. It showed us how we place filters on our relationships and the way that we experience people may have more to do with us than with them. It took a lot of role playing, dialogue and many many attempts at communicating the love from the grandparent before they finally come to an understanding. 

On my side it felt like "mediumship theatre" and while the session was very helpful for the person who received it, I can't say that I enjoyed the process because mediumship (channeling departed loved ones) has never been one of my hobbies; I'm not a fan of that energy. Even so,  the healing modality appears to work well and I would recommend it if you are looking to heal dynamics in the family, especially with people who are no longer there or can't be dialogued with (if they're not talking, etc). 

I would love to hear from you if you have tried constellation work - did you enjoy the process and was it beneficial for you?  Would you recommend it? Please comment below! Here is a snapshot from Dia de los Muertos, in 2014. 








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