Do you ever wonder what other traits you inherited from parents besides their DNA? I’m sure you can pinpoint certain qualities, habits, and attributes in your character that you feel you acquired from either your mom or your dad.
For example, you might associate your obsession with cleaning as a quality you picked up from one of your parents. Another one is that you naturally struggle with expressing your emotions because you grew up in a household with parents that suppressed their own emotions too. On a more serious example, maybe you feel that you suffer from alcoholism because your mom and her mom struggled with alcohol too and because of this, you’re susceptible to battling this addiction as well.
Acquiring a specific trait or habit from your bloodline through ancestral ties can best be explained as family karma.
What is Family Karma?
Family karma is karma coming from your ancestral bloodline. The most spiritually developed will carry these ancestral ties through karmic DNA and they will be present throughout their life until they release it.
These “energetic blockages” can be passed on physically, verbally, energetically, and subconsciously.
Based on this idea, family patterns are handed down from ancestors to great grandparents, to grandparents, to parents, then to you. This explains certain characteristics that you feel you adopted from multiple generations before you.
Are You the Carrier of Family Karma?
- You are the carrier of family karma if you have any of these traits:
- You are the most spiritually developed and the most conscious among your parents and siblings
- You feel you’re greatly different from your family
- You suffer an inexplicable illness at times, and may even feel that the burdens of the world are on your shoulders
- You’re caught up in bizarre family matters many times
- You recognize the recurring family pattern in your parents and ancestors and have the desire to change it
The concept of family karma can have negative effects in your character if you deeply associate yourself as being tied to a habit or trait because it’s part of your family bloodline.
It’s important to recognize the existence of family karma in your life so that you can break loose from it and know that you are not bound by it.
How Can Someone Break Loose from Family Karma?
To break loose from this negative energy, start by looking within yourself and dig into your own mind and emotions. Analyze how much they’ve affected your life and realize that these ties are just a set of illusions.
To fully express your feelings and thoughts, it may help to journal or take some time to meditate. If you need an outlet to share your experiences, consider talking to someone you trust or possibly look to counselling for comfort.
Once you feel you’ve achieved peace within yourself and that you are no longer bound by these ancestral cords, it’s time to forgive your parents and understand that they’re just carriers of these family ties as well.
It may be difficult to see your parents as victims especially if their behaviour relative to family karma negatively affected your childhood or upbringing but if you yourself experienced a breakthrough from these ties, it may be best to relieve yourself of negative emotions by forgiving them.