By Kim Hutchinson
- Are you an old soul who was born into a family of younger souls?
- Was your childhood dysfunctional and/or traumatic?
- Do you reject the deeply ingrained, unhealthy patterns or negative beliefs held by many of your family members?
- Have you gone through years, even decades, of intense personal healing to undo the negative programming of childhood?
- Has your personal healing journey had a positive impact on your family and your relationship with them?
- Do you identity with any of these roles: Lightworker, Earth Angel, Healer/Shaman, or Starseed?
If you said ‘yes’ to most of these questions, you may be a Cycle Breaker. So what exactly is a Cycle Breaker?
The Pain Stops Here
A Cycle Breaker is someone who stops an unhealthy pattern in a family. That pattern, often times, is a cycle of abuse. Many abusive adults were victims of childhood abuse. But not all abused children grow up to be abusive parents. Some are able to break that cycle. How?
The Old Soul Advantage
Cycle Breakers are frequently old souls who have weathered many prior incarnational challenges. They have the resources, training and fortitude necessary to survive in dysfunctional families.
Being an old soul doesn’t insulate Cycle Breakers from the dark (i.e. fear, suffering), but it does keep them oriented to the Light (i.e. love, compassion); as such, they are nearly incorruptible. The damage they sustain as children can be healed later in life rather than passing it along to future generations.
Old souls also tend to feel more responsible for fixing problems within a family. They don’t just focus on their own needs; they feel a strong need to help others. This is especially true in the case of a dysfunctional parent, where role reversal is not uncommon. The old soul child will end up playing a parental role.
The fall-out from family trauma is passed down through the generations. This can manifest as anything from unhealthy behaviours, to mental health issues, to disease.
Until the Cycle Breaker is able to break away from the dysfunctional family patterns and undergo intensive self-healing, she may, for a time, embody the dysfunction herself. This path often leads to a crisis (i.e. divorce or job loss) This crisis is actually a gift, for it has the potential to be a catalyst for healing.
When the Cycle Breaker first begins to disentangle herself from her family’s dysfunction, she may be thwarted by feelings of disloyalty to them. Her family may also be highly resistant to the process.
The need for healing versus the strong pressure to preserve the status quo can make the Cycle Breaker feel like Sisyphus, from Greek mythology, who was punished by eternally pushing a bolder uphill only to have it roll back down every night. But, once the healing process starts to peel back the proverbial layers of the onion, the truth revealed will set the Cycle Breaker free.
Healing the Dysfunction
The key to breaking the cycle is insight. A skilled therapist or healer can help the Cycle Breaker to identify the root of the family’s dysfunction, and to clear the effects of trauma. The therapy may include healing for the wounded inner child states along with any past life connections with family members.
If You are a Cycle Breaker
You are a superhero of healing! Not only are you healing your own life, but also the lives of your family and those of generations of ancestors. That’s HUGE! You are helping to clear heavy, stagnant karma so that a new, vastly more loving and light-filled, paradigm can take root.
Thank you for your selfless service to humanity!
If You Need Help Healing
I am happy to help! As a Multidimensional Healing Guide, I will dream journey with your soul to the higher realms, where all is revealed and healed with Love. During the healing process, we are free of linear time, so we can easily move into your childhood or even past lives to free you of the shackles that bind you to a dysfunctional past. We can then realign you with your highest self, and joyfully transform your life with Source Love and Light.