What is Family Constellation work and how does it heal ?
Through being born into a family, we inherit not only our biological genes, but also our belief systems and behavior patterns.
Our family is an energy field within which we are held, each in our own unique position, from the time we are born.
So we are held in our own, individual family energy field at a particular level that limits or enhances our capacity for happiness, freedom of choice, success in accomplishing our goals, ability to maintain enjoyable relationships, health, and well-being.
We may feel that we have been held in a pattern of problems for eternity.
Family constellations offer us a chance to understand these patterns at the deepest level. They enable us to bring our patterns to resolution, and thus find peace and happiness.
The character of our family energy field is formed by our family’s history, including its religions and beliefs.
Our family energy field is shaped by powerful events such as the relationship history of parents and grandparents, early deaths of children, miscarriages, abortions, adoptions, suicides, wars, having to leave one’s country, changing one’s religion, incest, ancestors who were victims or perpetrators, trust, betrayal, and so forth.
The altruistic and generous acts of our parents and ancestors bring benefit, while their harmful acts damage the field and later generations pay the price. Examples of harmful acts include riches ill-obtained, cheating and stealing, murderous professions (the army is one of these), forms of abuse, incarceration of family members in prisons or asylums, accidents that have resulted in death, and denying one’s religion or country.
Our ancestors’ attitude toward men or women influences our ability to form good relationships. A lack of appropriate respect and gratitude toward our ancestors damages the field, too.
Held in the field, we are both unconscious and ignorant of its influence. We are caught up in behaviors and attitudes that are stronger than we are, and moved to act in ways we later regret and do not understand.
Family constellations show that family is destiny. However, we are not caught up helplessly in this destiny, but can achieve healing.
Most importantly, we are empowered, through understanding the mechanisms, to control our behavior so as not to cause suffering to following generations.
In constellation work, we uncover the familial patterns affecting us and heal those so that the order in the family can be restored and negative influences on our life can be healed to once again bring us back to peace and harmony