A generational curse is a habit or behavior that has been passed down from one generation to another. Often times it is done without awareness of it and sometimes it is done intentionally.
We live in a world where money is power and if you don’t have money, you may feel that you have to do something that will lead you down a path of destruction. A path that may swallow up your children and your children’s children. Some of us have been living under a curse without realizing it. All we know is that nothing seems to work out for us, so in time you give up trying.
If you grow up in a household where self-destructive behavior is normalized than that behavior is what you do. How can a child dream to be something that they have never seen?
A lot of our young people are struck in menial jobs if they are working at all. Why aren’t our kids motivated? There seems to be a hopelessness among some of our young people. They seem to be struck, so how do we help them?
We adults have to start talking to our children about their future. We need to help them to see a bigger world then the neighborhood that they live in. Positive affirmations are huge. I know my life would have been different if someone had told me I could dream. Get a job, get a good job with the county, state or the federal government was the mantra when I was growing up. Now we need to tell our kids that they can achieve anything that they can imagine, and we also need to tell them that it’s going to take a lot of work. We need to teach our children our history in America and the world. We need to start with ourselves and show our children that self-destructive patterns and behaviors can be broken.
Once we have a positive sense of self then we can pass that down to them. We are living in an age where technology has opened up the entire world to us. We do not have to rely on others for the truth we can seek the truth on our own. My son is always sending me links to things that I may not know. Sometimes I go down a rabbit hole with him but more often than not my son has given me so much to think about. Not only is there a lot to think about he has shown me an unfamiliar perspective.
Breaking generational curses will come about when we stop and acknowledge that something is not right and vow to change.