ancestry

Who Are The Ancestors? (And Why You'll Want To Connect With Them)

Who Are The Ancestors? (And Why You'll Want To Connect With Them)

What is the first image that comes to mind when you hear the word ancestor? Does it arouse memories of a grandparent, or perhaps of a familial image much more in the distant and forgotten past? For most of us living in the modern and dominant culture, we rarely hear much about the significance of our ancestry and even less about the importance of ancestral reverence and remembrance.

How many of us can remember the names of our great-grandparents? What about great great grandparents or those in our lineages from 100 generations back? How many of us feel deeply connected to the place and the land in which we were born? It is becoming increasingly rare for families to remain in one place for more than a generation.

How To Intuitively Connect With Your Ancestors

How To Intuitively Connect With Your Ancestors

I imagine you’re here because you’re feeling called to connect with your ancestral roots. Having acknowledged this call to connect, you have already begun to speak with your ancestors. It doesn’t take more than heartfelt intention to shift your consciousness into a place where you can begin to connect.

If you’re like me, you can become easily overwhelmed by the process of speaking with the dead. Thoughts like “what will others think?”, “what if someone hears me, or sees me communicating with the dead?” These valid and often judgmental thoughts are enough to keep us from exploring our desire to connect in an authentic way with our beloved ancestors. It’s ok to be that person that speaks to the dead, trust me.

How To Create Belonging With Place

How To Create Belonging With Place

Have you ever felt that you didn’t belong to the place in which you live? In our modern way of living, it can be challenging to find generations of people who still live in the place they were born to. We move frequently, often the impetus is in search of resources, a better job, an education, or a curiosity to seek out and experience adventure. For many across the world, leaving home is not by choice. Throughout our human history people have been forced off of the land which they intimately tended, the land that is a part of who they are.

How do you we stay rooted and connected to place when we feel displaced from the intimate relationships we have forged with the lands who knew us as kin? And what if you never had an intentional relationship with the land? Is it possible to begin now? I believe we can, and that we must if we are to heal the grief that belies our increasing disregard for land and place.