It is commonly thought that the spiritual world is far removed from the visible, human world. Yet my experiences of ancestor healing have shown that the two exist together like two sides of a coin. The invisible world is just another dimension of the world we live in. We just cannot see or touch it, but its influence can be far-reaching in our lives.
I believe our ancestors think, worry and feel pain in much the same way as they did when they were alive. They stay in the spiritual world because of strong attachments and emotions and their energy frequency can’t reach the place they should return to. Ancestors exist as energy fields that surround us, and can influence a family many generations after their death.
Most ancestors mean no harm or ill-will to their descendants. They gave birth to us and still carry with them the love and care of parents. However, the vibration created by the emotions and pain they are still carrying can reach out and influence our lives.
Dark or troubled spirits that cannot change the pain of their former lives are attracted like a magnet to their descendants, who have a similar vibration. These ancestral spirits can be desperate for help to relieve their personal suffering. They have a cold “energy body” carrying vibrations of heavy emotions, attachment, pain and regret. Those Ancestors who held strong negative emotions or who died suddenly, in a state of shock or from suicide can interfere and connect with us in a way that can affect our energy system, weakening our physical health and mental wellbeing.
The dark or heavy energy of our ancestors can be likened to the unhealthy root of a tree. It is hard for this tree to produce healthy fruit. If our ancestors’ lives were troubled, if they suffered ill-health or negativity, it can affect future generations. For a tree to bear good fruit it must have strong and healthy roots. Similarly the health and happiness of our lives is intrinsically linked with our ancestral history.
How do I know if I’m affected by my ancestors?
These days it is common for people to be influenced by the spirits of their ancestors. In the same way that an old building holds its history and can have a heavy or dark feeling or energy depending on what has happened there, people reflect the history of their ancestors and what has happened to them. Our ancestors’ emotions and pain are easily held in our own body and mind.
Goodhearted and bright ancestors have a positive influence on the family after death. However, people who died with emotional or physical pain are often desperate for help and invariably tune to their living family members. When we deplete our own energy levels and carry emotional & mental stress from our own lives, we are more vulnerable to their influence.
There are times when this influence is so strong that the spirit is known to enter someone’s body changing their thoughts and behaviour; we often describe people as doing something, “completely out of character”. Especially when we are run-down or negative, our aura is weakened, opening the way to influence from troubled ancestors.
Symptoms of Spiritual Influence
The following list of symptoms does not automatically suggest someone is influenced by spirits or ancestors, but is offered as a guide:
- Always tired and lethargic
- Attitude becomes critical and negative
- Being depressed and gloomy, wanting to be alone
- Loss of self-confidence
- No interest in anything
- Sensitive and suffer from social phobias
- Not sociable in school or in the workplace
- Losing ability to concentrate
- Troubled dreams / nightmares
- Acting too young or too old for one’s age
Ancestor healing is a way to help deceased ancestors release their karma and pain and to be at peace and free.