Posted by: Banta | May 3, 2021

ode to the misfits

Have you ever felt like a misfit in your own family? Ever heard whispers that you’re the odd one, the rebellious child, the black sheep? Friends, you are not alone. There’s a huge global community of folx like us. German psychotherapist Bert Hellinger, best known for his work in family constellations, had this to say about the so-called black sheep of the family: “They are “…hunters born of paths of liberation into the family tree. The members of a tree who do not conform to the norms or traditions of the family system, who since childhood have consistently sought to revolutionise beliefs, going against the paths marked by family traditions, those criticised, judged and even rejected, these are usually called to free the tree of repetitive stories that frustrate entire generations. The black sheep play a basic role within each family system. They repair, pick up and create new branches in the family tree. Thanks to these members, our trees renew their roots. Its rebellion is fertile soil, its madness is water that nourishes, its stubbornness is new air, its passion is fire that re-ignites the light of the heart of the ancestors. …Who would bring new flowers to our tree if not for them? Who would create new branches? Without them, the unfulfilled dreams of those from generations ago who support the tree would die buried beneath their own roots. Let no one cause you to doubt, take care of your rarity as the most precious flower of your tree. You are the dream of your ancestors.” (Image by Jose Francisco Morales) #ancestors #ancestorsspeak #ancestralhealing


  1. Banta, I love this. Thank you. Very cool words of wisdom.

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