Our beliefs are deep seeded, and more often than not, never even get examined.
Within our belief system we also hold onto what is known as "false beliefs". False beliefs can be called baggage or limiting beliefs.
We often hear people say, and I include myself in this as well because for a long time it was my standard answer, "That's how I was raised".
So often, we never get past that statement "how I was raised". It becomes an identify, a crutch, a dysfunctional way of life without our conscious awareness.
A technique that has proven to swiftly identify, shift and even release these unhealthy beliefs aka 'baggage' is called MER® (Mental and Emotional Release®).
Imagine if you could release trauma stored in your body (even if it was there before you were born).
Yep, you read that correctly----even from before you were born.
Have you ever had that unsettling feeling that you were becoming just like your mom or dad? You might suddenly hear yourself saying something to your kids that you swore you would never say.
Although you may have built a lifestyle that was totally different than those of your ancestors, you realize there are still some almost automatic similarities in how you think, what you say, and what you do.
We know that we inherit our parents’ noses, eye color, and flat feet through our genes. And psychologists have long acknowledged that even some of our personality characteristics are inherited as well.
For example, a 2012 study of 800 sets of twins reported that genes play a greater role than home environment and surroundings in shaping key character traits such as self-control, decision making or sociability.
What does that have to do with false beliefs or emotional baggage?
Recent animal studies show that we inherit a form of genetic memory.
A traumatic event in our ancestors’ lives prior to our birth can affect DNA in the sperm and alter the brains and behavior of generations that follow.
Now here's where it gets interesting.
In a Nature Neuroscience study published in 2013, researchers trained mice to fear the smell of cherry blossoms. Then a team at the Emory University School of Medicine looked at what was happening inside the sperm.
They found that a section of DNA responsible for their reaction to cherry blossom scent was more active in the mice's sperm. Not only was the mice's direct offspring "extremely sensitive" to cherry blossom, the next generation would avoid the scent as well, despite never having experienced it in their lives. Both generations also showed changes in brain structure.
The report concluded that "The experiences of a parent, even before conceiving, markedly influence both structure and function in the nervous system of subsequent generations."
What does that mean to you?
Well, if a grandparent was traumatized by sexual assault, that trauma may still be in your genes.
If your mother was in a car accident when she was 6 years old, you may have an odd fear of traffic or an unwarranted anger at drivers in the fast lane.
You may feel suspicious around tall men or hate children with red hair all because of something that happened to someone in your family tree years ago!
The technique mentioned above, MER®, is a well proven technique I use with my clients, designed to release emotional baggage (trauma and limiting beliefs) as well as that of your ancestors' trauma.
The best part is you'll discover so much about yourself and your ancestors while clearing this baggage.
How amazing is that!!!!
If you'd like to know more, please feel free to check out my website (www.strengthinsensitivity.com) to learn more about this MER® technique that is successfully used with clients.
It's been a game changer for many people successfully freeing themselves from any false beliefs (baggage) they knowingly or unknowingly hold onto.
Until next time, so much love.
MER® (Mental and Emotional Release®) was designed by Dr. Matthew James, which is who I personally trained with, and became certified through the AIP (Association of Integrative Psychology).