As a society we have lost touch with our ancestors and our ancestral lineage. What stories do you remember hearing about your great, great, grandfather or grandmother? We don't seem to have the storytelling coming through our family lines. Most people can only recall some details back to their great grandmother or great grandfather. Usually these are very early childhood memories or stories told about them.
A lot of the older cultures have their ancestors deeply in their life always, in ways that may seem foreign to us.
Constellations help us to:
- Bring into consciousness what is subconscious and make visible what is not seen;
- Avoid repeating old patterns and shift away from the old story;
- Make confusing situations clear;
- Find solutions to complex situations;
- Develop new perspectives;
- Clarify goals;
- Connect with where we belong;
- Access the bigger picture;
- Understand that the issues are symptoms asking to be seen and acknowledged;
- To feel the movement/s of the Soul;
- Lean into the field (the greater Soul);
- See the significance of order and being in the right order;
- Accept what was and free ourselves from judgement opening up to compassion and understanding;
- Be at peace with your parents;
- Access the invisible field of information.
Constellations are definitely the tool you need in your toolbox!
(FC) are where individuals seek out an insight into a symptom within the family of origin. It may be something like illnesses that repeat generationally or it may be a symptom such as mental illness that hasn't had a link made back through the generations. We often get caught in our small view of our own immediate family which may consist of our children, us and then our parents and maybe our grandparents. If we think about it we are the result of thousands that have gone before us, yet we limit our view to the generations just mentioned. What we are experiencing may go far beyond our grandparents and this is where FC come into their own. This process can uncover what a system is carrying and explore what the next step toward healing might be.
Organisational Constellations (OC) are when we view the organisation as a system and look at the symptom/s of this system. This is often where the linear thinkers exist and the concept of constellations which is not linear can at first appear to be woo woo and not be given the respectful place it deserves. If you think about it, what are organisations made up of? People, right! Each and every person in that organisation comes from their own family system and merge with the organisation which creates another system. There will be reasons why each individual has been drawn to the organisation and the role they play within it. The gold in OC is that you can gain incredible insights into what is not seen. So instead of symptom managing we get to explore symptom reason and from there, seek to resolve what is needed to be resolved. OC The more open to this process the organisation is the more the organisation will be able to receive. Just as an aside, how many times have you heard people speaking about their work family? Or, how many times has there been someone in your workplace that brings the same reactions as your own family members?
The main difference between Family Constellations and Organisational Constellations is that we refer individual work to a different setting when working with organisations. We are respectful that people are not over-exposed emotionally or by sharing information that may cause shame post the work. So as a facilitator, I take great care to keep the constellation at a level that supports all attending. If there is something in an individuals system that may need more work, then it is suggested that they make a time to explore that privately.