I just returned home from leading a healing retreat in Sedona, Arizona. While I was traveling, baby quail hatched just outside my home. During my unpacking, I observed the parent quail teaching each fluffy little bird about the world. I wondered if the lessons are focused only on survival. My thoughts expanded. How often do we humans practice sharing only survival tips, because of past ancestral experiences?
Is it possible to shift our approach in life, from survival focus to flourishing focus, by healing our generational trauma?
Generational trauma can happen when a traumatic event of our ancestors affects the following generations. A great example would be looking at The Great Depression. Many of the survivors of this very challenging time frame, raised their children with thoughts of lack and scarcity. The Great Depression was a collective experience that was felt by many generations.