Our culture (as Americans) tends to shove all kinds of “standards” down our throats.
- Standards of Beauty: Mostly European :o(
- Standards of Living: You know – spouses, white picket fences, manicured yards, kids, and 4o1ks.
- Relationship Standards: You are not complete unless you are in a relationship, and the relationship must be “normal” (certainly no same-sex, trans, poly, or huge age gap if you are in one – lest you be considered “less than.”)
- Standards of Thinking: Choose your political side & stay on that side of the fence. God forbid you were raped, impregnated by your rapist, and want an abortion. (wtf??)
- Spiritual Standards: Pray to God or Jesus ’cause there is no one else…
…Or is there?
It takes many of us time to consider thinking outside of the standards set before us. Yet, all of these are questionable. For example, the religious zealots that park outside my storefront truly believe praying to unseen ancestors, angels, and other entities “is satanic,” – but they pray to the “unseen God” and statues of a white Jesus – like that makes sense.
To be clear, I believe in God & Jesus – but if you know your history, there was no way Jesus was tall, with blond (straight) hair with blue eyes – (in fact – based on where he lived, he likely looked more like a short, tan, dark curly haired man.)
Why does this matter?
It doesn’t (to me, anyway) – but powerful white men throughout history wanted to be sure they controlled not only the religious narrative (like – he was unmarried – when in fact, he had three children -2 of which were his) but also the visual.
Believe it or not, this newsletter is not about politics.
Regardless of your lineage, your ancestors are a powerful source of support. In fact, I am known for reminding my clients God loves everyone, but your Ancestors love you.
I don’t know about you, but I like to be favored, so working with my Ancestors is a no-brainer.
I won’t preach about “an organized approach.” On the contrary, I’ll make suggestions that, if they resonate, can help you get assistance from the other side.
- For now, take a moment to reflect on the stories you may have heard about your parents, grandparents, and great-grandparents.
- Get a white 7-day candle and create an altar space where you can “commune” (pray to, talk to, ask for support, guidance, etc) with your deceased loved ones.
- Each and every day we move through this month, the veil gets thinner.
- Take this time to thank those before you.
Easy – Peasy!
And remember this: You are the result of the love of thousands.
Isn’t THAT wonderful?