Trans- generational or inherited trauma can be found as the invisible influence of most things we are seeing and not understanding how this can be happening.
Knowing the events and traumas experienced by our ancestors will be re-experienced in our lifetime often on the anniversary date, helps me sit deeper with the tragic death of George Floyd and understanding the painful legacy of racism in our country.
“Almost 100 years ago on June 1, 1921, the Black community of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was left nearly destroyed following several days of violent attacks by white mobs outraged that Black residents had organized to protect a Black man from lynching. Twenty-five thousand whites, armed to the teeth, were raging the city in utter and ruthless defiance of every concept of law and righteousness. Motor cars, bristling with guns swept through your city, their occupants firing at will." Some researchers estimate that as many as 300 Black people were killed in the violence”
I share this as a way of Seeing and Including a small but potent chapter in our shared history that has been called the greatest conspiracy of silence.
Understanding the phenomena of the Anniversary Syndrome connected to traumatic events it is no coincidence that a portion of our country would raise up against injustice at this time of June 1. It lives in our personal nervous system, historical cellular memories, and systemically deep in the roots of our country.
The pain is alive for the purpose of healing. It has never been laid to rest.
The more we know and heal our trans- generational and historical trauma the more we develop a relationship to ourselves to make an authentic contribution to stop it with us, here and now.
Krista is an international family systems teacher and facilitator with 18 years' experience in the field of trans-generational healing. As a foundation for her groundbreaking work with Inclusion and Belonging, Krista founded the Center for Systemic Healing offering trainings, public workshops and remote client work. She is the author of the soon to be published book The Radical Act of Inclusion, Moving Beyond the Limits of Forgiveness. As a first generation US facilitator Krista has extensive training with the works originator, Bert Hellinger.