We inherit emotional information, did you know?
Broadly speaking, it could be defined as the legacy we receive from past generations. More precisely, it designates a heritage that manifests itself through emotions, beliefs, behaviors or habits … symptomatic. Did you know that what your most distant ancestors went through, that you didn’t even meet, can affect you? Surprising, isn’t it? Well that’s how it is. In fact, we have dozens of experiments to prove it.
The memory of our ancestors
The experiences of our ancestors determine our own biological circumstances and responses. It is therefore important to know its history. “His history?” You may have wondered. But you haven’t even seen a portrait of it. The transgenerational method uses an infallible mechanism to trace the past. Who? The familiar unconscious, since there lies the key and the origin of what is happening in us today. In fact, this ancestral memory can emerge even several generations later, as can physical traits (like the blue eyes of a distant relative, which of all their descendants only “reappear” in a great-great-grandson) .
What does a case think about? What you may not have considered is the reason for these seemingly random outbreaks in the family tree. Caprice of nature? No. Adaptation, survival and evolution. Because whoever does not adapt dies, and the biological unconscious is there to prevent that from happening. Its function is to store the information that allows us to survive, adapt and evolve.
In this sense, the fascinating genetic vicissitudes of African elephants, which to ensure the continuity of their species are born defenseless. Besieged by poaching, of which thousands of pachyderms were victims, the youngest did not develop the coveted ivory that would shake their very existence, but how did they know what was going on? Transmission of information from the biological unconscious from generation to generation for survival and evolution.
Paradoxically, the desire to protect oneself can pose a problem. The cause? That the unconscious is timeless, so it applies the same solution that was adopted to a situation today, for a similar situation, eighty years or a century and a half ago. He does not understand that circumstances have changed and therefore the measure taken at that time may not work for the current times, needs or wants.
In other words: what once served to guarantee survival has now become a mess. Medicine treats it from a pathological point of view, with clinical procedures. Transgenerational therapy, on the other hand, interprets the disorder as the body’s solution to a threat and explores the unconscious memory of the individual, family or group, in order to locate its origin.
Examples of the emotional unconscious
Fortunately, the infant mortality rate is gradually decreasing. Before, it was not uncommon for a woman to experience eleven births, five miscarriages, or the death of three children soon after birth. And it was not uncommon for her to die, or her baby, or both. It was so common that we talk about it with a naturalness capable of trivializing extremely dramatic experiences: “My great-grandmother was the youngest of thirteen siblings, although she only remembers it. six or seven; the rest are dead. Frightening? Above all, the neutral tone with which it sounds, similar to that of an elevator conversation. Either way, emotional suffering not only does not go away but is inherited, and the biological subconscious responds with the solution that negates that pain: faced with the risk of losing a child and suffering, it is better to avoid pregnancy.
Therefore, a (supposed) infertility problem may actually be the precautionary measure the body takes in the face of the danger of death, which it keeps in mind. Because it is less painful not to get pregnant than to lose your life, your own or that of your offspring. Additionally, symptoms such as painful intercourse, vaginismus or anorgasmia are often the reaction to past abuse. Such symptoms therefore constitute the current biological response to the trauma deeply engraved in previous generations, and this is the real problem, on which to act.
Even eating disorders (such as extreme thinness, obesity or the compulsive need to eat) or digestive disorders can have their origins in the hunger and hardships suffered by our ancestors.
Epigenetics and the transgenerational
We inherit genetic material, such as the shape of the eyes, the color of the hair or the pigmentation of the skin. And in addition, we inherit epigenetic contents