Meghan Markle introduced Harry to the term ‘ancestral healing’ that he claimed will help him ‘break the cycle’ of ‘genetic pain and suffering,’ DailyMail.com can reveal.
Prince Harry told Dax Shepard on his podcast ‘Armchair Expert’ recently that Prince Charles had ‘suffered’ because of his upbringing and that the Prince of Wales had then ‘treated me the way he was treated’, calling it ‘genetic pain.’
An insider with close ties to Meghan tells DailyMail.com exclusively, ‘Meghan is the one who introduced Harry to the term ancestral healing. She said she learned about generational trauma from her mom [Doria Ragland] who started taking her to weekly services at Agapé International and credits it’s founder Michael Beckwith for teaching her about spirituality.’
‘Meghan said both she and Harry come from a long lineage of pain and suffering, generations of genetic baggage and that it’s now up to them to break the cycle once and for all,’ they added.
Meghan Markle introduced Harry to the term ‘ancestral healing’ that he claimed will help him ‘break the cycle’ of ‘genetic pain and suffering,’ DailyMail.com can reveal
The source went on to say that Meghan is a big advocate of tapping therapy and does reiki on herself, Archie and her dogs. Harry told the podcast: ‘I can take Archie on the back of my bicycle, I would never have had the chance to do that’
According to the source, ‘Meghan is also a big advocate of tapping therapy and said she started tapping regularly after watching the documentary Heal. ‘
The tapping technique, or Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT), is used to relieve anxiety and emotional pain by tapping on pressure points.
‘[Meghan]is convinced that tapping has helped both her and Harry release negative patterns imprinted on their DNA from past generations – generations going all the way back to even the darkest of times including slavery, war, you name it,’ the source said.
According to the source, ‘Meghan is also a big advocate of tapping therapy and said she started tapping regularly after watching the documentary Heal’
‘Meghan also does Reiki on herself, and even on Archie and her dogs to help them feel more balanced and relaxed.’
Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine called energy healing where therapists channel energy into the patient by through touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being.
In the new podcast interview Harry blasted Prince Charles’ parenting, saying he moved to California with his family to ‘break the cycle’ of pain he suffered as a member of the Royal Family – and needed to ‘change that for my own kids’.
The Duke of Sussex also admitted he first wanted to quit The Firm in his ‘early 20s’ because of ‘what it did to my mum’ and revealed that his wife had encouraged him to get therapy and had herself now concluded: ‘You don’t need to be a princess’.
The appearance promoted Harry’s Apple TV+ mental health series with Oprah Winfrey, The Me You Can’t See, which premieres next Friday.
During the wide-ranging interview lasting 90 minutes, Harry said: ‘I don’t think we should be pointing the finger or blaming anybody, but certainly when it comes to parenting, if I’ve experienced some form of pain or suffering because of the pain or suffering that perhaps my father or my parents had suffered, I’m going to make sure I break that cycle so that I don’t pass it on, basically.
‘It’s a lot of genetic pain and suffering that gets passed on anyway so we as parents should be doing the most we can to try and say ‘you know what, that happened to me, I’m going to make sure that doesn’t happen to you’.’
Reiki is a Japanese form of alternative medicine called energy healing based on the principle that the therapist can channel energy into the patient by means of touch, to activate the natural healing processes of the patient’s body and restore physical and emotional well-being. Pictured is author of Self Reiki, Jasmin Harsono of Emerald and Tiger, Remind Studio
Harry, 36, appeared on Dax Shepard’s podcast and described the ‘genetic pain’ of being a royal, saying Charles had ‘suffered’ and he had done the same to him
What is tapping therapy?
Tapping therapy, also called Emotional Freedom Technique (EFT) or psychological acupressure, is an alternative treatment for physical pain and emotional distress.
Those who practice it believe tapping the body can create a balance in your energy system and treat pain and has been used to treat people with anxiety and PTSD.
Similar to acupuncture, tapping focuses on the meridian points or energy hot spots to restore balance to your body’s energy.
The technique is based on Chinese medicine. These meridian points help balance energy flow to maintain your health. Any imbalance can influence disease or sickness.
While acupuncture uses needles to apply pressure to these energy points, EFT uses fingertip tapping to apply pressure.
Harry added: ‘I never saw it, I never knew about it, and then suddenly I started to piece it together and go ”OK, so this is where he went to school, this is what happened, I know this about his life, I also know that is connected to his parents so that means he’s treated me the way he was treated, so how can I change that for my own kids’.’
‘And here I am, I moved my whole family to the US, that wasn’t the plan but sometimes you’ve got make decisions and put your family first and put your mental health first.’
The Duke called royal life ‘a mixture between The Truman Show and being in a zoo’ and said he quit last year to put his family and mental health first.
He also put ‘wild partying’ in his youth down to ‘childhood trauma’, having previously admitted experimenting with cannabis and drinking to excess, and joked about the time he played naked billiards at a party in Las Vegas.
The podcast saw both men share their experiences of past trauma – and Dax, who is married to Frozen star Kristen Bell, spoke about his own addiction to smoking crack and alcohol.
Harry asked him what it was like to take a ‘s***load’ of drugs when he was young after suffering sexual abuse as a child – while also speaking about his own experience of ‘pain’ as a senior royal.
Harry asked him if he had ‘an awareness’ whether his abuse of drink and cocaine was fueled by his childhood, saying: ‘For you it was your upbringing and everything that happened to you – the trauma, pain and suffering. All of a sudden you find yourself doing a s***load of drugs and partying hard’.
The Duke described how he started therapy after Meghan ‘saw he was angry’, and when asked if he felt ‘in a cage’ while in royal duties, he said: ‘It’s the job right? Grin and bear it. Get on with it. I was in my early twenties and I was thinking I don’t want this job, I don’t want to be here. I don’t want to be doing this. Look what it did to my mum, how am I ever going to settle down and have a wife and family when I know it’s going to happen again’.
He added that his frame of mind was: ‘I’ve seen behind the curtain, I’ve seen the business model and seen how this whole thing works and I don’t want to be part of this’, before revealing he had therapy after meeting Meghan, which ‘burst’ a bubble and he decided to ‘stop complaining’.
Harry told Dax Shepard on his podcast ‘Armchair Expert’ that Prince Charles had ‘suffered’ because of his upbringing and that the Prince of Wales had then ‘treated me the way he was treated’, calling it ‘genetic pain’
Prince Charles is pictured today during a visit to the the Breast Cancer Now Toby Robins Research Centre in London after Harry’s new interview
He added: ‘So living here (in Los Angeles) now I can actually lift my head and I feel different, my shoulders have dropped, so have hers, you can walk around feeling a little bit more free, I can take Archie on the back of my bicycle, I would never have had the chance to do that.’
Baring his soul, 36-year-old Harry, who is currently living in his $14million Californian mansion with his wife and son, said he was born into extraordinary privilege but hinted that he believes this has changed since he quit with Meghan last year, comparing it to Oprah Winfrey’s humble beginnings. He said: ‘I truly believe you can move along the spectrum as well, wherever you were born you may start in one place but that will change over time’.
The prince also revealed his wife told him of her experience of royal life: ‘You don’t need to be a princess, you can create the life that will be better than any princess’, adding: ‘We got together and she was like ‘wow, this is very different to what my friends at the beginning said it would be’.’
The Japanese therapy that works with energy: What is Reiki, does it really work and can you do it on yourself?
Pronounced ‘ray-key’, Reiki, which means ‘universal energy’ in Japanese, is a type of complementary therapy in which a practitioner puts their hands lightly on or near your body.
It is a Japanese healing art that was developed by Mikao Usui in Japan in the early 20th century.
One of the main aims is to help you relax and ease stress and tension by changing and balancing the ‘energy fields’ in and around your body to help on a physical, psychological, emotional and spiritual level.
Some people with cancer may use Reiki alongside their treatment and some people say they feel better after using therapies such as Reiki.
There are no reports of harmful side effects of Reiki, though there is no scientific evidence to show that Reiki can prevent, treat or cure cancer, or any other disease.
However some healthcare professionals accept Reiki as a complementary therapy which may help lower stress, promote relaxation and reduce pain.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, Reiki self-treatment is a way to perform the therapy on yourself in your own home and there are 10 positions that can be done during Reiki self-treatment.
It is suggested that you start with a 20-minute self-treatment first thing in the morning and then another 20-minute self-treatment at the end of the day.
Source: Cancer Research UK