Why is it so important to connect with and to honor our ancestors? How do we do this when well, to put it mildly, some of our ancestors have been less than spiritually aware themselves? I mean what is the point?
Honoring our ancestors is another layer of our own self-discovery and empowerment.
Honoring our ancestors helps to restore our own blood, life and spirit to wholeness.
Honoring our ancestors helps to heal and bring transformation to their spirits so that they may transcend and awaken on the Spiritual field.
When I look at it like that, I cannot help but say this is a crucial aspect of our own spiritual awakening. Even while I have the utmost compassion for all of us who have ancestors it might not make sense to connect with, or might not feel healthy to connect with because of trauma, injury, and just general vibe! I have to encourage you to try.
You don’t have to ask the grandfather who beat your mother to a pulp for sage advice.
You don’t have to consult the wisdom of the parent who molested you.
And please, certainly don’t align yourself with the racist, sexist, and prejudiced views of many of our deceased generational progenitors.
BUT DO LOVE.
Offer love. Offer forgiveness. Make a cup of tea. Light a candle in remembrance. Make an offering and set some time aside for messages. I like to make my ancestors a meal.
Noonoo’s spaghetti (it was a rare recipe. wink wink. Tomato soup on noodles. Bleh ) Donuts (My Dowdy loved donuts). Potatoes (I’m Irish after all). Ginger snap cookies and butterscotch candies, Grandma’s blueberry muffins….
It doesn’t have to make sense.
But hopefully it will make peace. (I was going to say love but there are some dirty minds out there LOL)
You might not know what your family loved to eat. That is ok. You may not know your family at all. Again. Ok. Time to do some research though. (This isn’t a plug, but I have loved using 23nme and ancestry.com). Finding out where you come from and to whom you belong can give so many clues as to why you are where you are right now.
The important thing is that you begin making connections in the spiritual realm to your ancestors so that you can begin (or continue) to heal yourself and to heal your family lineage. A wise woman once told me that every step forward we make may heal 7 generations of our line!!
We are energetically building towards Oct. 31 and Nov 1, all Soul’s and All Saint’s day. As we harvest our physical crops and prepare for the saving and wintering over of our earthly bounty, let us also connect with the energy of all that has passed, including our loved ones, with the understanding that past, present, and future are woven vibrantly into the fabric of our NOW.