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Tending To The Ancestors Through Grief & Ritual

Tending To The Ancestors Through Grief & Ritual

We’re opening up the ancient portals that lead us into the great river of grief. Most of us are feeling overwhelmed and uncertain how to hold what we’re witnessing and feeling into at this moment in time. We feel the duty to remain aware and fierce in our actions. And yet, we often feel ill-equipped to sustain ourselves emotionally, physically, and spiritually while we fight the good fight.

While it is essential that we not turn away from the pain and injustice, we are doing ourselves a disservice by not acknowledging and allowing ourselves to grieve. And yet, why would we? We have no elders or communal guidance showing us that to grieve these sorrows is ok or even necessary. Instead, we become exhausted in our anger. I see this manifesting in shame, or blame, and eventually dividing us even further as our anger is displaced upon each other for not doing enough.

What if after a long day of doing all we could with what we have, we gathered together to share our sorrow and our grief?