When many people hear the word “ancestor reverence”, they instantly think of African or Asian cultures or (if they are more open minded) the blood relatives that they know of.
In other traditions the word ancestor is more fluid.
It includes the ancestors and spirit beings of water, air, fire, earth, the blood ancestors of your lineage, elevated ancestors – those you don’t know, and the adopted ancestors or guardians who have chosen to work with you in past and present life times (which come in the form of Ascended Masters, Deity’s , Goddesses, Angels, Spirit Animals, Star Travelers, and more.)
These are those who came before you,that opened the way for you to be here, who prayed for you before they knew you. All are those who worked for your future.
Whether we are in tune or not, they walk among us. They are in our blood, in our bones, and when they heal, we are uplifted.
I have come to believe that our ancestors answer our prayers first.
With the Shaman Sangomas of South Africa, Ancestors are the center of their work – connecting them to the rest of the spirit realm. Their traditional beliefs include what western science is now validating:
When we do our own inner healing, we heal 7 generations forward and 7 generations back. This stems from the fact that the memories, traumas, pains, as well as the power and wisdom of our ancestors, runs through our blood – stored in our energetic, mental, emotional and physical bodies.
Reread that last paragraph. How does that sit with you?
The book “It didn’t Start with You” by Mark Wolynn is based on epigenetic research that proves that family trauma is stored in our DNA.
Many of us dealing with depression, imbalances, illnesses, mental issues, and life patterns have not recognized the family patterns we are repeating, and have not recognized that our issues are connected to our ancestor’s experiences.
TIP: These are also ancestral messages. A Lumin8 Reading can help reveal not only ancestral challenges and patterns but also reveal what entities will work with you overcome them and provide the insight to which healing tools will help you clear you and your lineage. (Schedule your Lumin8 Reading here).
To ignore your ancestors is to ignore a part of yourself.
Why honor your ancestors? Because you are connected to them. You honor yourself by honoring them.