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Julie graduated from Creighton University with a major in dance and Theology and taught for several years at an inner-city school in Milwaukee. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she attended St. John’s University in Collegeville and completed a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the years, her quest to merge diverse religious beliefs and practices through the commonalities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal source of love in all people.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Family Wound: Origins

THE FAMILY WOUND: Origins, Manifestations and the Healing Quest
Presented by Jojopah Maria Nsoroma

Earthly Origins

In every family there is always at least one member who exhibits concentrated emotional pain. It is the family member who is the alcoholic, the drug addict, the drop-out, the criminal, the liar, the one who is mentally ill, or the one who just can’t seem to ever get their life together and is in perpetual struggling and suffering. These family members are always needy and you feel drained just thinking about them. But, these are the family members who we must be most thankful for because they are the messengers of the existence of the family wound.

A family wound is the concentrated emotional pain that gets transferred from one generation to the next – until it is acknowledged, accepted and transformed. And yes, every family member carries the wound, but most aren’t even aware of it. This is because the wound originates from a traumatic event or series of events that impact the wellness, structures, and very existence of a family: war, immigration, economic crisis, slavery, genocide, floods, tornadoes, famines, or earthquakes. These life-changing events demand a focus on survival, leaving little or no time for grieving and other healthy expressions of emotional pain. Emotions become shut down so that the family can survive. After the traumatic event and its aftermath have ended, no one remembers that any pain that is not transformed is transferred.

Cosmic Origins

Before your soul left its non-physical reality and slipped into a human body, you choose a path of cosmic learning. Cosmic learning is always and only about Love, and the Earth plane provides innumerable opportunities to be faced with the choice between Love and Fear. This is how the soul evolves towards the pure experience of Divine Love. The more traumatic the family wound, the more evolved are the souls within the family. Recognizing and learning to heal through the family wound is one of the most courageous and prestigious tasks that a human being can undertake during their lifetime.


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