In Heal Your Ancestral Roots, author Anuradha Dayal-Gulati posits that we are impacted by our ancestors’ lifestyles and that our ability to transcend any negative effects is largely dependent on our willingness to understand and transform our heritage.
The author, an energy practitioner, explains that there are four pillars (our ancestors, our relationship to the earth, our faith, and ourselves) that govern our ancestral energy field, which is composed of the emotions and experiences of all family members, alive and departed, immediate and extended. In the first of four parts, she describes how she investigated her family’s energy field, and, using rituals such as creating an ancestral altar and studying the healing powers of flower essences, started to transform that field.
In the second part, she describes in detail how to make practical use of flower essence therapy. And she devotes the remaining two parts to explaining how to detect violations in a family energy field—the inherited patterns and themes that create negative energy—so readers can heal and honor their roots. Dayal-Gulati notes that identifying and clarifying these often-unconscious and invisible patterns is rarely easy.
Readers attracted to energy therapies will already be receptive to the belief that removing energy blocks is the primary way to release healing energy into the body. They are also likely to try her flower essences recipes to promote positive energy.
Even skeptics, though, may find the ritual suggestions, such as creating visualizations that include their ancestors, helpful. Delving into a family’s past can provoke painful memories, and the author provides tools, such as journaling, to help with this. Conversely, her advice could also be useful to readers who are forcefully separated from their families and yearn for memories of them.
With an extensive section devoted to understanding the specific powers of various flower essences, Heal Your Ancestral Roots offers a thought-provoking option for dealing with family issues, creating a path to a more fulfilling life.