Happy New Year! Did you know that more people get engaged during the period between Thanksgiving and the New Year than any other time of year? So, for those of you love birds who just got engaged, read on to find out how harmonizing your family tree may strengthen a happy marriage and family life.
For everyone else - if the holidays stirred up some old family wounds, or you're simply curious, read on to find out how harmonizing your family tree may also support your wellbeing!
The Family Tree
A family tree is a chart that maps family lineage of a particular person as far back as it has been recorded, including all of the living and deceased who genetically and legally comprise the family. A family tree usually begins with the current generation and works backward, for example, from you and your siblings, parents, spouse(s), and children all the way back to your great grandparents (and beyond) – maternal and paternal. Family trees can also be created for ‘step’ relations and for those who are adopted. Other related terms for a family tree may include “family map”, “genogram”, “genealogical tree”, etc.
Family trees can have various themes, and the most familiar ones are diagramed to show family members along with their names and birthplaces, and sometimes, occupations.
The Ancestral Harmonization Process offers another way to view our family tree. Developed by Dr. Leonard Laskow M.D., my mentor and founder of the Holoenergetic Healing Foundation, this approach can provide us with a deeper, more empowering look into our ancestry, and a way to harmonize our family’s past, present, and future.
In the Ancestral Harmonization Process, we view our family tree through known or ‘presumed’ behavior patterns, meaning we identify the individuals in our family tree along with any exaggerated or obvious emotional, mental, and physical patterns – negative or positive. For example, when I did the Ancestral Harmonization Process with my genogram (family map), I identified patterns of depression, optimism, artistic talent, individualism, and longevity – as far back as my great grandparents.
I refer to “presumed” patterns above, because in the cases where family members are deceased or not accessible, we may receive information about their behavior patterns from other family members or through stories, or even use our intuition.
As the name implies, the goal of Ancestral Harmonization is to use the charted family tree (which includes behavior patterns) in service to harmonizing our ancestral family on all levels – emotionally, mentally, physically, and spiritually. It’s an effective method for healing and attaining a sense of peace, harmony, and wholeness – with yourself, your family, and your ancestors.
Simply put, the Ancestral Harmonization Process enables us to release conditioned ancestral patterns that have affected our family for generations.
As a Certified Holoenergetic Healing Facilitator, I am experienced at facilitating others through the Ancestral Harmonization Process, and have found it to be a genuinely liberating experience for my clients.
Getting Married? Having a Baby?
If you are planning to get married or even have a baby, the Ancestral Harmonization Process may be something to put on your ‘to-do’ list.
I had the honor of working with a couple who contacted me the year before their marriage – to facilitate them in the Ancestral Harmonization Process, in individual sessions. They knew I am a Universal Life Church Minister, so they additionally asked me to assist them in writing their marriage vows, and to perform their marriage ceremony at their wedding day celebration! What a beautifully sacred and uplifting experience this was – for everyone involved!
These are services I am happy to provide for any couples who may be interested.
For Everyone Else!
And for any of you who still get stirred up, blocked, or even haunted by old, dysfunctional family patterns and wounds, Ancestral Harmonization may be the way to release and heal those patterns that you are ready to let go.
Let’s Do It!
If you’re interested and ready to be free of family drama, feel free to contact me for information about the Ancestral Harmonization – and I’ll be happy to help!
Here’s to creating our Healthy Families! Coach Maddisen
“Some people are your relatives but others are your ancestors, and you choose the ones you want to have as ancestors. You create yourself out of those values.” – Ralph Ellison
“Hell, in my opinion, is never finding your true self and never living your own life or knowing who you are.” - John Bradshaw (Healing the Shame that Binds You)
"Family life is full of major and minor crisis - the ups and downs of health, success and failure in career, marriage, and divorce- and all kinds of characters. It is tied to places and events and histories. With all of these felt details, life etches itself into memory and personality. It's difficult to imagine anything more nourishing to the soul." - Thomas Moore
"Families, like individuals, are unique." - Norman Vincent Peale
"The family. We are a strange little band of characters trudging through life sharing diseases and toothpaste, coveting one another's desserts, hiding shampoo, borrowing money, locking each other out of our rooms. . . and trying to figure out the common thread that bound us all together.” – Erma Bombeck
Copyright 2016 Maddisen K. Krown M.A.