November 2018

Ancestral Reconnection as a Journey of Cultural Healing

Ancestral Reconnection as a Journey of Cultural Healing and Repair As an American of largely English and German early settler-colonizer ancestry, I was neither raised with a framework for ancestor reverence nor taught to value my own ancestors. Before my first experiences with ancestor-focused ritual, not only had I never heard stories about earlier generations of my people, I had never thought to ask. Turning to face this cultural blind spot has served as a gateway of personal transformation and healing, deepened my understanding [...]

September 2015

Five Ways to Honor Your Ancestors

Five Ways to Honor Your Ancestors En EspaƱol: Cinco Maneras de Honorar a Tus Ancestros We all have ancestors, both of blood and of spirit, and each of our lives rests firmly on the foundation of their sacrifice. They are as near to us as our breath and bones, and when related with in conscious ways, they can be a tremendous source of healing, guidance, and companionship. The ancestors we choose to honor may include not only recent and more distant family but also [...]

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