The Holocaust, Ancestral Patterns and Illness
It is essential and proper to understand your own ancestor’s stories. No matter what your background is, it is a big part of your unconscious brain. Many of your decisions and choices in life, most of your patterns and behaviours, as well as some of your health conditions, are related to your family lineage. Having worked with the Recall Healing Method with descendants of holocaust survivors, I could see in my clinic how the Holocaust significantly affects the many generations today that are connected to individuals who were directly impacted by this event. The implications are evident from both a health, behavioural and psychological perspective.
Recall Healing is a consultation method based on scientific principles and biology. It works to identify and solve the traumas stored in the subconscious, ‘recalling’ them with the Recall Healing practitioner’s aid. This process allows the healing and transformation of various illnesses, behaviours, and conditions.
This article will demonstrate the significant personal and health implications of the holocaust and the second world war for the descendants and families of holocaust survivors. It will also provide case studies with the Recall Healing Method applied.
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The “side effects” of your ancestors’ trauma
While working with the descendants of Jews who had survived the Holocaust, I also got the chance to give Recall Healing consultations to descendants from Germany and other countries in Europe affected by the war.
The traumas that people experienced on both sides of World War Two still exist in individuals’ subconscious. Many diseases, patterns, and behaviours that manifest in individuals who are indirectly connected to the Holocaust can be linked back to the traumas experienced by their ancestors.
Various illnesses like cancer, digestive problems, anxiety, domestic violence, fears, and difficulties manifest in individuals who are a 2nd, 3rd or 4th generation from the holocaust survivor. The individual is often not even aware of what happened to his or her ancestors 70 years ago.
Why does the brain store traumas?
Traumas and experiences remain in our subconscious and are passed down through generations, directly affecting our behaviour, nervous system, thoughts, feelings, and beliefs. This is true even if we never consciously learned of the incident. Only by bringing awareness to the trauma in the subconscious and letting it come up can we and our genetic line truly become free of it.
From a biological perspective, every trauma suffered by a person is passed on to their offspring, with the intention that future generations will remember and know how to cope with the same trauma or similar traumas that may happen to them. This is also based on epigenetics studies. When the trauma passes through the generations, how the ancestors had coped with the trauma also gives. Why does “nature” think this is good? Because in fact, it worked – the ancestors survived, YOU are the living proof…
Why does the holocaust have even “stronger” side effects on our body and brain?
In Recall Healing, we know that every experience of trauma, death, loss of a child or illness in the family is preserved as genetic memory. Still, there is something very different about the experience of the Holocaust. The Holocaust threatens the entire family, even the whole nation and the genetic group. It comes with a threat to all the property, memories and lifestyle, and for a long time, there seems to be no way out. In other words, it is much more dramatic than a “normal” death or tragedy in the family. So, our survival-brain and our genes will not let us forget it so quickly.
The experience of the Holocaust is expressed in the descendants of Holocaust survivors in many forms; diseases, certain forms of behaviour, nutrition choices, choice of relationship and profession, etc. There are many examples of people whose illnesses were associated with the Holocaust, such as Celiac disease, shingles, joint diseases, obesity, anxiety, financial problems, learning difficulties and more.
Case Studies of Holocaust Survivors’ Descendants.
In Recall Healing, the underlying emotional cause of Celiac is connected to a trauma that is related to bread or wheat. In one case, a woman named after her grandmother (which creates a robust ancestral connection) had Celiac disease with an extreme sensitivity to even a crumb of bread or any form of gluten. After making the connection to being named after her grandmother, who was in the holocaust and digging up some family history; we found a fascinating story:
Her grandmother had had a limited amount of bread to give to her children, mother, and husband during the war. Every day her grandmother had lived this trauma in the war of dividing the minimal bread rations that they received, between herself, her children, her mother, and her husband. After a while, her mother died from starvation, and in her mind, she was to blame as she had rationed the bread. For the brain, this suffering was connected to the presence of bread and gluten.
When my client realized the connection between the story and her Celiac disease, she became emotional. In her mind and her subconscious – bread, wheat, and gluten were a “bad” thing connected to death. The next day after the session, she tried to eat some bread (her own decision), and she did not react at all -Her brain cured her Celiac disease.
A 32- year-old woman came with a pain in the arm she had had for the past year. A doctor had diagnosed her as having arthritis. After trying various medications, she came to see me for acupuncture. After we talked, we connected that her arm pain had started when she was at the same age that her grandfather was when he had died in the holocaust. She didn’t have any other information but making that connection was enough to allow her brain to release the conflict in her subconscious, and she healed from her arthritis in one session.
How to heal ancestral patterns?
When treating an ancestor’s pattern with Recall Healing, a connection is made between someone’s experience in the lineage to the emotional conflict related to a disease or pattern. The letting-go can be very fast, as if the brain understands: “Oh, it’s not mine, it’s my grandfather’s.” In Recall Healing, there is a subconscious belief or conflict behind every illness. We use a framework to identify the pattern of conflict and where it exists in the patient’s life.
Secrets in the Family
In Recall Healing, we recommend not to keep secrets in the family. Although it can be hard to talk about these events, saving them an enigma won’t protect the descendant. Because their brain remembers what happened unconsciously, secrets make the conflict worse and harder to access and heal.
For example, A man in his fifties came to me to treat shingles. He said that all his life, he had a feeling that he is not free enough. It damaged his relationships with his wife and children and various places like the university, workplaces, etc. We found a story that he was named after his grandfather. His grandfather, his wife, and children had hidden underground from the Nazis during the war. One day his grandfather had enough, and he went out to look for food. The Nazies killed him. So this conflict of “wanting to be free- but it will hurt me or my family” was passed on to his grandchild. This man lived all his life in this manner even though he learned about his grandfather’s incident just a couple of years earlier. In making the connection, his shingles were healed by his brain in one session.
Typical Pattern in Holocaust Survivors’ Descendents.
“End of the world” – Another thing that I noted in cases of Holocaust survivors’ descendants is a very existential fear, a fear that “suddenly everything will end,” or that “suddenly everything will be taken from me,” as the “End of The World.” This fear may cause a person to live a mediocre life without being able to live up to the maximum of their capability in wealth, happiness or fulfillment, to succeed in a relationship, in businesses, etc. The underlying belief structure is something like, “If I will, there will be much to lose… in this case, the fear of falling is stronger than the desire to “stand up.”
General anxiety or Paranoia is also widespread. Your brain is warning you that it can happen again, at any moment. So you can’t trust anyone or anything.
Feeling of lack or fear from lack of food, family warmth etc. – is also very common. Even if you don’t have a physical shortage of these things in your life, you may still feel as if you do.
In all of these cases, if we realize that it is a genetic fear that does not belong to us now, our brain will let go of that. Then, we can pass through the experiences of our lives more healthily physically, mentally and emotionally. That is also what our ancestors would have wanted for us.
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