When we embark on genealogical or military research or simply share family stories around the Sunday dinner table, we open a space to impact the lives of those around us and heal. Have you ever considered how your one “small” act of research may help someone in countless ways? How that one document you discover or story you share can heal a broken heart?
Recently as I’ve been helping someone research their family history because I simply wanted to know where in Belgium his family came from and had I visited there…..I have been thinking about the ripple effect of this research on his family.
Whether we know it or not, and many of you reading this will know because you are the family healer, the breaker of cycles…..the questions we ask family members or stories we tell has an impact. It may trigger old wounds or memories to surface for the listener to confront.
Think of it like a spiderweb or drop in the water that ripples out. Our story, a document, some military research, or question that begins with us, once shared can impact and change or even heal multiple lives. Lives we may never even know it has affected.
I’m seeing this with my friend and his research as we connect more with his family to discuss the findings. Old stories and memories are being triggered. Ancestors are stepping forward toward me to ask for help or communicate something. I’m realizing the impact I’m already having and I know this information is being shared. I’m also aware of some of the healing taking place through conversations I’m having with family members. It’s humbling to be a facilitator of this helping and healing. It’s also healing for me to witness our shared family patterns and traumas.
Never underestimate how much your research and stories can help someone or heal. You are here to change the world.
Are you ready to step into this space? If so, you are invited to register for my upcoming Patterns Study Group. This 5-week study group will help you identify through genealogical and military records, family beliefs, behaviors, patterns, and traumas that exist and help you think about ways you are living these energies. Current sessions begin 27 March 2023 and 22 April 2023. Summer sessions will be added soon.
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