The cells in our bodies, and especially our muscles, contain the memories of the experiences that haven’t been integrated in the past. And not only our own personal past, but also our past lives or the lives of our ancestors. In other words, in our bodies are the stories of the traumas and incomplete experiences of the past.
We come into this life in a body which has inherited not only genes and physical features, but also memories of past pain and suffering. This is because, anything that has been left unconcluded, any secret that has been quieted, any trauma that could not be dealt with, will perpetuate itself, through the energetic and emotional information that one generation passes on to the next unconsciously.
We inherit the stories of the pain and suffering which was too intense to cope with. In my experience, I first found these stories in my own personal life, as they were activated by my Ego’s fears, and even though my personal experience was not so traumatic, the emotional pain I felt was intense. I could objectively see that what was happening to me was no that serious, but the emotion those events triggered was very intense. So then my mind struggled to interpret the experience I was living and did its best to create a story that would justify the intensity of my emotional pain. I ended up creating a reality based on those cellular memories.
Years later, as I went deeper into understanding myself and my patterns, I realized that the stories I lived and suffered followed the same pattern than those that my ancestors had lived, and although I have not gone through a war, I have lived the pain and suffering of persecution, loss, slavery and terror that my Polish grandmother (as well as other members of my family) had endured through two world wars and the Russian Revolution. They suffered severe hunger when they spent two years in Siberia. At best they were fed in the Gulag a small piece of bread with a bowl of a very watery soup. And when I was 5, I found myself scavenging for food, for leftovers of my schoolmates’ sandwiches, when they finished their lunch because I didn’t have any.
And as I uncovered more and more stories buried deep in my soul, the themes repeated. And I even found myself experiencing past lives with similar stories, of being outcast and rejected, and of having to scavenge for pieces of bread…
In spite the fact that I have had regressions to past lives and it has felt very real, since the patterns were the same as those experiences that my ancestors had lived, and the main themes repeated in my personal history, my conclusion is that one thing is certain. We carry in our bodies certain stories, stored away as cellular memories, reflected as emotional patterns, which when activated, if we are not conscious of this process, we project outside of us, creating our external reality, our own little personal dramas. This serves the purpose of giving us the opportunity to relive the past trauma, so we can finally close that circle and integrate the information.
And sometimes, if guilt and shame is more predominant in our psychological makeup, instead of projecting these memories outside, we hold the energy back and it causes us to have symptoms, pain and even illnesses.
Whichever way, what is really happening is that we are reliving stories that are not personal, that have happened in the past and were not given closure, so the energy with that information has been passed down until somebody feels it, allows the energy to shift and move outwards, releases the memories and integrates the information.
THESE STORIES BELONG TO HUMANITY. THEY ARE NOT PERSONAL, BUT YOU HAVE THE OPPORTUNITY TO RELIVE AND RELEASE THEM.
Releasing Cellular Memories
This exercise is so simple and powerful at the same time, that it can make many symptoms and emotions disappear immediately. In truth it is nothing new. It is the underlying truth behind all therapies. If you practice it regularly you can find relief from many ailments, pains and emotions, as well as release old psychological pattern, without having to understand what it is you are releasing.
These are the steps. In all it should take less than 5 minutes:
This exercise only works when you don’t take personal what you’re feeling. You must be able to detach from personal stories to be able to release the energy stuck in the cellular memories.
The Cellular Memories are stored in the body, instead of the experience being completed, because we separated mind from body to get away from the pain. This dynamic is the most basic reaction of Patriarchy. When we separate the mind from the body, our thoughts create a story, which in turn makes us feel an emotion. In this way, the Ego (which in fact is the mind separate from the body), has the illusion of being under control. Since the Ego creates the story (the interpretation), and this results in an emotion, we get a sense that cause and effect are directly related and observable phenomena.
BODY (sensation) / MIND (thought) + EMOTION
MIND + EMOTION result in the movie which we call reality, but it is only the program that we are repeating based on our cellular memories. This program or movie is what is also known as the Matrix, which has been depicted in the movie with the same name. In this film, starring Keanu Reeves, humans are unconscious, hooked up to machine, who are sucking their energy, while they are believing a reality which is only a mental projection.
Getting back to the exercise, when we connect emotion + feeling in our body + image, we are connecting mind and body. When we move the 3 out, we are shifting the energy outwards. When we dissolve the image, we are releasing the intensity of the energetic and emotional charge. This is NLP 101. When we connect with gratitude, we are reprogramming the brain and telling it that there has been closure and all was as it should have been, releasing also feelings of guilt. And when we connect with the feeling of love, we are rewriting the information in our bodies, this time, with integration. We are telling our bodies that we have learned from the experience.
In the following audio you can follow the exercise as a guided meditation. You can use this audio as you might find it easier to concentrate on each step, but you can also adapt the exercise to your needs, or sometimes even practice shorter versions. I invite to experiment with it. Personally, I like to scan my body first thing in the morning, when I wake up, and do the exercise when I detect an emotion or a pain.
Sometimes, you might find a second emotion or pain underneath the first one. This is ok, you may repeat the exercise all you need to.
My name is Guiomar Ramírez-Montesinos. I am a psychologist, astrologer and transformational coach. I consider myself to be a change agent.