Have you ever felt that you’re carrying pain that’s not your own?
The burgeoning field of epigenetics reveals: “Traumatic experiences in our past, or in our recent ancestors’ past, leave molecular scars adhering to our DNA….The genome has long been known as the blueprint of life, but the epigenome is life’s Etch A Sketch: Shake it hard enough, and you can wipe clean the family curse.”
Unhealed familial and social violence lives inside our bodies, handed down generation to generation, until acknowledgement and forgiveness wipes us clean.
We can heal these traumas for ourselves, our ancestors, our descendants, our world.
Carrying these burdens in our genetic structure can feel like walking through water, being held back by thick, invisible obstacles.