When I was a health coach, I talked a lot about how family DNA and genetics make up a part of our overall wellness. I discussed that genetics play a smaller role than we realize, making up approximately 25% of our health story. The rest comes down to lifestyle choices. That's pretty powerful and means that much of our longevity can be positively affected by our own actions.

As I've delved into working with people using Breathwork and other healing modalities, it is very clear that the same genetic makeup, creates our emotional challenges and patterns too. I don't have the exact percentage, but I'd wager a bet that the opposite is true in this case. That at least 75% of our ingrained patterns, beliefs, fears, and struggles, come from our ancestors and are literally stored in our DNA.

Before we go blaming our lineage for passing on their shit, as we do the inner work, we come to realize that just as easily as we accepted these challenges energetically, we can also move through them and finally heal our family stories forever.

We are not destined to struggle through life. Life can be joyful most of the time. And the very family pain stories that have been passed onto us can be used for growth, expansion, and self-development. We can learn to not only send love and forgiveness to our ancestral family tree, but we can take ownership of the numerous struggles that they went through, find compassion and empathy for their pain, and then take the time to acknowledge and see where we hold similar patterns, in order to release them once and for all.

Many of us, myself included, have hung onto these deep wounds in order to feel closer to our family, feeling that if we cut the energetic cords, there will be no ties at all. But what's fascinating