Transgenerational healing involves deep meditation and connecting principles of life, force and energy.Anuradha Ramesh says ‘Karmic baggage’ may be because of day-to-day problems and chronic illnesses.
CHENNAI: Be it a simple roadblock in life or something as major as a chronic illness, everything is attributed to the ‘energies’ around us. At a subconscious level, everyone is linked to the ‘family soul’ — the ancestors, whose energy and karmic residues resonate over a period of time. So, by this concept, most of our problems are not our own, but a carryover from our ‘blood line’. This perspective of one’s true identity being the soul and karmic residue is not new and on several occasions, many have resorted to past-life regression to make peace with one’s present.
In the wake of several alternative healing practices gaining momentum in the city, yet another healing technique has emerged popular among the city folks — transgenerational or family constellation healing. Anuradha Ramesh (Usha), founder, Pink Mist Retreat, who has been healing for 15 years, says the connection to our ancestors and their energies are inherent. In the city for a workshop on trans-generational healing, the reiki grand master and re-birther says, “Ancestries and our connection to them is wired in modern science. There is a whole concept of blood line, which we take pride in, DNA and gene pool that have been in existence for a long time.”
For Anuradha, who has always favoured mediation and energy work, her first brush with family constellation healing in 2005 was an eye-opener. “I attended a workshop on transgenerational healing, by John Payne. Until then I didn’t know what it was and what to expect,” she recalls. In a 15 member workshop, she was picked by Payne for a possible one-on-one training. She shares it validated her ‘intuitive abilities’. “For me it was spontaneous. I was touched, evoked and in awe of the possibility of accessing someone who was long gone, in order to heal and restore balance life in the present. And John picking me among everyone and offering to train me, encouraged me a lot,” smiles the healer.
In most beliefs, the concept of healing the dead is prevalent. But when it becomes a ritual, the practice of long ceremonies is sometimes lost. “From travelling and meeting people from across the world, I have understood that people and the symbolism of healing the dead and letting them go to wherever they are bound is similar. But, unfortunately, this deep rooted practice is lost as it is reduced to a ritual,” she opines.
Energy fields, charges and the amount of energy we discharge during specific encounters form the basis of this healing. For instance, when someone dies in an accident, there is a possibility of the deceased leaving back residual emotional energy, without getting an opportunity to discharge it. This energy becomes available to the entire family system to tap. “So, after generations, when a member from the same family is going through a similar situation – of fear, anxiety or sadness, naturally their energy field attracts the floating energy through resonance. So, if 20% of the fear is yours, 30-40% of the fear comes from the residual energy. And your life experience of the fear you go through is at maximum,” she explains.
Her primary interest revolves around metaphysics and she says the concept of this healing process fits well in her understanding of how laws work and impact life. “These laws are beyond physical laws…especially this particular process. In fact it’s more scientific when we look at the definitive interconnectedness of all beings,” she says pointing to a typical session wherein a group of people is able to experience the memories and karmic residues of every family of representatives in the group. “The best analogy I can draw is the World Wide Web. It’s a good imitation of what exists in the metaphysical dimension. Similar to opening the internet and entering a keyword to get data, we become receptors of information once the key words are announced about our family,” she explains.
Healing a ‘karmic baggage’ can be a herculean task and it takes several sessions depending on the degree of the issue. But in the end, it leaves the individual with a significant catharsis. “In most cases, people report of significant shifts of energy — in terms of relief, healing and also in terms of complete or partial cure in physical ailments,” she claims.
While there are several healing processes, the awareness on transgenerational healing is lacking in the country. “I believe Chennai has caught up a lot on this healing module when compared to other cities. In fact, this is my third visit to the city this year and I will be having another by the end of 2017!” she adds.
What’s the difference
Unlike techniques that involve crystals, transgenerational healing involves deep centered meditation, connecting principles of Prana — life, force and energy. “In the sessions, after a briefing, I start with a centering exercise that focuses on breath. The moment we center ourselves with life, force and energy — the source — we get what we want. The information you receive will surprise you!”