Being a cycle breaker isn’t easy, however, you will feel awesome afterwards

by Kaneesha

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You’ve probably heard the saying from your family, ‘oh it runs in the family, it is okay.’ well when it comes to physical health such as cancer, allergies and diabetes running in the family, I can see how family members would say that. Yes it runs in the family genetically. That also goes for epigenetics. 

What the heck is epigenetics? 

According to the CDC, “Epigenetics is the study of how your behaviors and environment can cause changes that affect the way your genes work.” 

The environment is how we influence the genetic and cellular expressions that manifest as signs, symptoms, and disease states. When we change our environment, then we begin to change our epigenetics. In other words, “Genes load the gun, but the environment pulls the trigger,” said Dr. George Bray. 

You have a bit more control of your life than you think, right? 

There have been studies about how trauma can be passed down from generations to generations. If you are experiencing an emotion out of nowhere, it is possible it came from your ancestors who had a trauma experience and they responded by fight, flight, freeze and/or fawn. Why does this matter? It carries weight because there are genetic markers, including trauma, that get passed down in the ancestral lineage which can have an affect on you and your children. However, like the above quote said, it is about the environment we are in as well. 

When I began my self nurturing journey, I was out of the house I grew up in. I began to realize there were things that happened in my upbringing that were a bit traumatic and just not cool. When you begin to take yourself out of your toxic environment, you may begin to realize how your upbringing was not typical. What we believe is natural growing up turns out not so much. Our bodies are used to situations happening a certain way and it can be uncomfortable at first when you begin your journey. 

There could be shift within you changing 

You may get more physical sensations before they subside. Experience extra emotions than before because you are letting out your feelings in a way which wants to be let go when the event happened, but you had to hold it back for others. You may get exhausted with your daily activities such as a job you highly dislike, friends who you thought were welcoming are probably not really, family members who you do not want to be bothered with anymore. (I think we all have that one family member we cannot be around for too long)

The self nurturing journey can be exhausting as heck from time to time, however, you begin to feel lighter. Of course you will grieve for what you wanted to happen in your upbringing, you have every right to do so. You deserve to feel how you feel right now when you could not in the past. When you begin to have physical and emotional releases from past events which hurt you, you begin to feel a shift. 

Can you clarify for me?

A way to explain this change is you have tons of weight on your body. The weight of people’s opinions, criticism, ancestral trauma, heart break, betrayal, weighs heavy on you to the point it is starting to rupture slowly. Once you have acknowledged those past situations that hurt you, a release may begin and you start to feel like the weight is coming off little by little. You are able to feel a bit lighter on the inside. 

When you begin to break family cycles, you are doing awesome with yourself plus your children. Your children may see a change in you they have not seen before. Preventing generational trauma is the beginning of starting a new cycle, a healing cycle, in your family. You are also nurturing your ancestors who did not get the chance to break the cycle for themselves and they will be grateful to you. 

Give yourself a high five or hug or something special for yourself. Being here reading this blog means you recognize there needs to be innovation and you are at the starting point of awareness you can create a different path for yourself.

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