Healing the Inherited Burden
Translated from the French edition :
"Intégrer ses héritages transgénérationnels"
As trees have roots, we have links with our ancestors. To a greater extent than we usually assume, their DNA and life experiences live in us, with both beneficial and pathological influences. Indeed, traumas, unfinished mourning, family secrets and conflicts reverberate from generation to generation, shaping the lives of their descendants.
However, and despite the influences of these transgenerational inheritances, the author reminds us that we are not a simple product of the past, nor just the fruit of our family tree. We can integrate our hidden heritages instead of having them unconsciously driving our lives. We can also identify and rewrite the false or missing parts of our genealogy. With many illustrations the author shows how analyzing our ancestors’ lives helps us to understand problematic conditions and heals all kinds of symptoms. Goethe already explained: What we have received from our ancestors, we must assimilate until it becomes a part of ourselves if we want it to be an enrichment instead of a burden.
This is the first time an author has merged contemporary transgenerational therapy and universal wisdoms. In his book, he also reveals how modern practices can benefit from mythological teachings, in line with the ancient maxim: Know Thyself.