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 life times, 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, our emotions, our thought patterns and our beliefs. Common examples of ancestral cellular memory that can affect us negatively are anger and abuse.

Not that we enter the body as pure beings ourselves – for the spiritual being entering the body brings with it their own dross and karma from previous lives, this is retained in our 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 to remove these 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, and 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's 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 ancestral cellular memory – you are also helping those souls who inhabited your ancestors bodies, and who now are in another body having another life.