What happens in the world affects us all. First, it can appear as a fear of an invisible virus. Or maybe you are angry with society and the government because of all the restrictions.
What I have learned is that these deep emotions often have their roots in the past of our family and country’s history. The bible already said that Jesus Christ could see that this goes back at least 7 generations. Modern psychology has elaborated this further. recently I found out for myself again it is true, which I will explain in this article.
The history of the goat riders.
When I recently felt through my frustration with the current rules and such, the process brought me to the distant past of part of my mother’s family. They then lived in South Limburg, near Valkenburg. Even then this was already a three-country area. With the Austro-Hungarian Empire in the east and the French Empire in the South. It was around 1770, so before the French Revolution. The common people were exploited with far too high taxes to pay for the war years. Soldiers simply took the last food away from farmers because they don’t earn much themselves.
At that time, a group known as the goat riders arose in that region. At night, disguised with goatskin over their heads, they went to eat from rich gentlemen farmers, nobility and also monasteries and “retrieve” riches. The biggest monastery in the area Rolduc was also the owner of the mines. People worked there in terrible work situation for a meager salary. In the monastery life was good and with the income the abbot had a library built in beautiful Rococo style (see picture).
After a period of success, the group was finally arrested. People were brutally tortured to extract a confession. Some were crucified. From court records of that time, I have learned that some of my family members were also arrested, tortured and hanged.
For those who are interested, there is a beautiful Dutch TV series that is complete on YouTube about the goat riders.
How deep this pain is became clear to me when I realized that even 7 generations later in this branch of the family there are still people with disabilities, and cases of suicide.
My experience with this piece of history and other pieces is that the past has lessons in it, and that we don’t have to repeat it.
Over the years I have learned powerful methods for healing deep issues in the family tree. And thus to be able to let go of the past and to take the wise lessons with you in the now.
Inspired by this special time, I am organising a special master class. In this I tell more about the backgrounds of the methods and also give you the opportunity to see & heal your history.
It is an ancient tradition to leave the past behind at the end of the year. So use that energy to make a fresh start in the new year!