If I Knew Then What I Know Now

Following on from the previous post about the effect each generation has on the next, this post (#1000) reinforces the point that when we bring awareness and an intention to improve our family script (TA), then healing is within the reach of every generation. What’s most attractive about it is that it’s the easiest and most effective way for the species to progress because it’s like starting a project again but with greater knowledge and experience of how things work.

Every one of us, at some point in our lives, has uttered the words: ‘If I knew then what I know now…’ Of course, it’s an impossible fantasy. The closest we can ever get is to pass our knowledge onto the next generation, which is precisely what happens whenever a child is born. But we must exercise discernment with what we pass on. That way we can stem the tide of restrictive and damaging conditioning from previous generations.

I once heard a story about a young woman who, whenever she boiled a leg of ham always cut the end off the bone. When her daughter asked her why she did it, she had no answer, so she asked her own mother. Her mother had no explanation either, so they asked the grandmother, who replied that her saucepan had always been too small, which is why she used to cut the end off. This is a lighthearted example of the influence of family script: generations down the line, people are doing things without any awareness of why; and all because they never questioned things.

Questioning oneself and challenging generations of conditioning is a tough but necessary choice. Max Planck said that ‘science advances one funeral at a time’ because older generations hang on too tightly to their ideas and prevent new ones from thriving. The same is true of mankind: we progress more easily when individuals are released from unhelpful ancestral habits and allowed to flourish. Add to that a questioning determination to discover the truth about our existence, and the future begins to look very bright indeed. With that in mind, I look forward to Spring next year when my own chance to pass on what I have learnt is due to arrive.

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