Do you have memories that aren’t yours? 

 April 1, 2019

Do you have memories that aren't yours? Have you ever worried that you're destined to become just like your parents? Your parents may have given you their DNA, but that doesn't mean you have to become like them. It does mean, though, that you've likely inherited memories that aren't yours along with other traits. 


Don't become your parents

When we go through different experiences in life, whether they are traumatic or joyful, all the things that we experience have the potential to be passed on to future generations.

The belief with our genetics and in the world of science used to be that our genes are fixed.

For example, let's say that you have a family history of cardiovascular disease. All of your ancestors that you know, have high blood pressure, high cholesterol, they have strokes, that kind of thing.

The belief used to be that there wasn't very much that you could do to change that pattern for yourself. Sure, you could eat a better diet, and you can exercise and the doctors might put you on some medications.

But the thought was, you've got this from your ancestors and your family line, and you're just stuck with it.

Now we have a much better understanding of these things, and we realize that this is not the case. There is a beautiful aspect of science called epigenetics.

Epigenetics basically tells us that it is possible through our choices that we make in our lifetime, to change what is expressed in our bodies through what we have received from the generations before us. And what we will then pass on to those that come after us.

We have a much better understanding now scientifically of how our actions and the things that we experience in our lifetimes are related to not only our children, but our grandchildren and other generations that come after us. And again, those that came before us.

Healing is a family affair

When you undertake any sort of healing process, it can be an empowering thing for you to realize that you're not only healing yourself, you're healing your generational line as well!

We are all connected very strongly to our family members. We're all connected to each other, but that connection with our families is even stronger.

You may not have grown up in a household where you experienced abuse or trauma, but maybe generations before you had that pattern. And now that pattern has slowly been changing.

There may be things that you attract into your life that don't make sense to you given your upbringing. It might be that some of those patterns associated with addiction or abuse may still be present in your life, even though you did not experience it in your household.

The generations before you still contained that information in their DNA and within their emotions and within their consciousness. And it has been passed down to you.

So if you find yourself dealing with things in your life that don't seem to make a lot of sense in terms of where they've come from, look at your parents, grandparents, even great-grandparents and further back and what their lives were like. Their experiences can have a direct impact on the things that you experience in your own life. 

The beauty of this is that you can choose to break those patterns. Just because you grew up in a household that had certain patterns or certain habits does not mean that you are destined to spend your life the same way.

The beauty of the energy healing work I do is that there are trapped emotions that we have inherited that will come to my client's awareness. When those things come up to be healed and released, you release them not only from yourself, but also from those that have gone before you and from any children that have inherited the emotions as well.

You can release inherited emotions and other energies that have been passed down from generation to generation and break patterns of abuse or addiction.

Memories that aren't yours

The experience that you may have, where you release things, or you have emotions or memories that come up for you that you know, are not yours. When this happens, it can be a bit unnerving.

Why would you "remember" something that you've never experienced?

I've had experiences for myself and with my clients, where memories will come up that are not ours. I have had memories come up that I know for a fact I have never experienced these things in my life. It can be a bit odd, to say the least! These are always memories from other women that have been passed down to me, because they've been stuck energetically in my ancestors.

I do not believe in reincarnation. I believe that these memories are not from a past life experience of mine. Instead, they are memories that have been passed down from generation to generation that have become encoded in my family's genetics, our emotional being and our collective consciousness that have now come down to me.

Memories that aren't mine have been passed down from women before me in my family line.

When these memories come to my awareness, I now have the blessing of being able to heal that wound that is still remaining. It's cleared not only from me, but also from those who have gone before me.

We share an energetic subconscious with our ancestors, and we share their imprinting, their experiences, and their emotions. Anything not healed has that potential to be passed on.

What do you want to pass on to your children? 

As you undertake this process of healing, realize that number one, you may be experiencing patterns or habits or situations in your life, and you're not sure where they're coming from. Maybe if you look at your generations before you, there are things that they have experienced and they have not healed from. 

You may also have emotions and memories that come to you that are not yours, that you have not experienced or generated in your own lifetime. But these things can come from those that have gone before you.

The blessing is that when you release and heal these things, you heal everyone in both directions in your family line. I would encourage you to continue to move forward, to continue to explore and discover what you can find that you can heal within yourself and use that opportunity to heal your family as well.

Anytime we make better choices for ourselves, those choices impact not only us, but also our families and what happens for the generations to come down the line. 

Keep going on your healing journey. Keep putting forth the time and the efforts that you're putting into this wonderful work that you're doing. Watch the benefits cascade down the line within your own family.

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About the author

Jen Bessire, PhD, is a Christian medium, author, and healer. After 23 years as a physical therapist, God called her to her current path in 2014. She delights in helping others come unto Christ, heal generational trauma, and create a life of freedom. God is calling you - are you listening?

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